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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2008, 02:01:44 PM »
Very funny and enjoy it a lot. Very great presentation because it looks like reading funny comics and it is very nice so funny.
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 10:00:11 AM »
Here's another joke you'll enjoy.

Fresh scandal: Reps: 7 cars for N400m is okay

The House of Representatives yesterday justified the purchase of exotic cars for its principal officers, saying there was nothing untoward about the purchase and that any aggrieved Member who wants to can petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any other anti-graft agency.


Rep Ita Enang (PDP, Akwa Ibom State) confirmed yesterday that there was a contract for the purchase of vehicles for Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Deputy Speaker Usman Bayero Nafada, House Leader Tunde Akogun and Chief Whip Emeka Ihidioha.

According to documents obtained by Daily Trust, the Body of Principal Officers of the House met on May, 2008 and approved the purchase of three Mercedes Benz (Treated) S-600 limousines at N52.8 million each for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, totalling N158.4 million.

The contract with reference number NASS/HR/CHS/06/17/T and signed by Kabiru Suleiman for the Clerk of the House, was awarded through the National Assembly Management on the 30th June, 2008 to M/S Wadatau Global Company.

The  purchase of two Range Rovers (Treated) at N57.2 million each, amounting to N114.4 million for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and another Range Rover (Special) at N30 million for the Speaker and a Range Rover V8 for the House Leader at N27 million were also approved.

Investigations however showed that the contract awarded to M/S Wadatau Global Co. of IBB Way, Opposite Sani Abacha Stadium, 25, Zainab House, Kantin-Kwari, Kano was without competitive bidding. N83.875 being 25 percent part payment was made vide CBN cheque No. 00001922, 1923 and 1924 on 12th September 2008.

Also the Body of Principal Officers on 28th May, 2008 ratified the purchase of one unit of Toyota Lexus GX for the Chief Whip at N13.75 million. The ratification document had reference number NASS/3HR/CT3/13/3 and was also signed by Kabiru Suleiman for the Clerk of the House. The award letter was dated 25th June 2008, but the said vehicle had been supplied at N12.5 million on 16th December 2007.

Daily Trust found that the contractor, M/S KYMCO Motor Nigeria Limited does not exist in the books of the Corporate Affairs Commission, but  N13.75 million including 5 percent Tax and 5 percent VAT had been paid to him via CBN cheque 00001925. However, N1.375million being 5 percent VAT and Tax earlier included in the payment to M/S KYMCO was again paid directly to the FIRS vide CBN cheques 00001926 and 1927 on 12th September 2008.

But Enang, while justifying the purchase of the cars said, “First let us inform the general public that according to the Revenue and Fiscal Mobilisation Act, the President, Vice President, Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are to be provided with a stipulated number of vehicles in their convoy”.   

He said that the Speaker is entitled to 8 cars in his convoy, as is the Deputy Speaker, adding that the vehicles are not private vehicles of the officers concerned but government property for any occupier of the office.

  He added, “Shortly after the election of the present leadership of the House in November 2007, there was a Security Memo which raised issues of security of Mr Speaker. The Memo in question raised fears about the safety of the inherited convoy vehicles which were in almost disused conditions. Repeatedly these vehicles have undergone repairs at the State House Mechanic Workshop in the last 8 months, thus the approval to purchase new convoy cars for the House’s principal officers.   

The condition assumed alarming dimension when on two occasions during an official trip to Gombe, the Staff car of the Deputy Speaker broke down and had to be towed back to Abuja. Again, the Speaker of the House of Representatives had had to borrow vehicles from State Governments and friends whenever he visits Lagos or Ogun State on official trips and in order to get make up for the inadequacies.   

After so much embarrassment and inconveniences to the Number 4 citizen and his deputy, approval was given July 2008 for purchase of convoy vehicles. As I address you, the vehicles ordered for are yet to be delivered due to the fact that due process was being followed and the Speaker and his Deputy are still using the troublesome vehicles in question.   

Another question is whether the purchases were prudent or not given that they were legitimate. Let it be stated that the leadership of the House are at all times conscious of the need for financial discipline. Take the case of Mercedes Benz S.600 car (bullet proof) that is Treated; it cost N52.8 million because it was ordered directly from the manufacturer. The prevailing price of the same model in Nigeria from quotations submitted is between N82 to N105 million, so the House should rather be applauded for its prudence in saving over N25 million on the transactions. The same goes for other purchases that were transparently done.   

Indeed, these purchases were in the 2008 Budget which you know is a law. The cost of the cars purchased which are yet to be supplied were all purchased at prices below what is contained in 2008 Budget,” he added.   

Enang also said that the House of Representatives is ready to face the anti graft agency and directed any aggrieved Member or member of the public to petition the EFCC or ICPC.

He said, “We are aware that powerful interests and groups are not happy in the recent oversight function of the House into various sectors and will fight back with all instruments at their disposal. But the leadership and members of the House are resolute about the legislature’s role in the pursuit of good governance. There is no going back and all reactionary agents using subterfuge would be vehemently resisted while all anti-corruption agencies will receive every co-operation in getting to the root of any allegation,” said Enang.

From Daily trust newspaper.
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 04:34:58 PM »
I dont mind that they should have cars. What I mind is that the cars should be bought at such exorbitant  unjustifiable prices. No government official is entitled to travel in a car costing more than 10 million naira.  Lokacin su Shagari and before them, ba peugeot  is the official car of govt ba? Why a mercedes benz? A mercedes benz is for luxurious cruising not for official purposes.
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2008, 08:31:09 PM »
Members of the House  of Representatives  Committee on Aviation were yesterday shocked in Kano when they were informed that only two radios and two computers are functioning in the control tower of Malam Aminu Kano Interna-tional Airport (MAKIA).

An officer in the control tower told the committee yesterday that virtually all facilities in the tower with exception of the two radios, two computers and one air conditioner were not servi-ceable.

“We are controlling aircraft with only experience. But as far as facilities are concerned, we don’t have them here”, he said. The official also informed the com-mittee that the facilities were ins-talled since 1957, saying virtually all the facilities need replacement.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the visit, chairman of the committee, Mr. Bethal Nnaeme-ka Amadi, expressed concerned and shock over the dilapidation of Malam Aminu Kano Interna-tional Airport, saying it was qui-te unfortunate that the airport had been neglected for years despite the role it had played in the economic sector of the coun-try. He also said bureaucracy was part of the problems militating against the terminal project at MAKIA.

Bathel however said the lost glory of the airport must be res-tored, assured that the commit-tee would bring changes in the airport, as it would mount pres-sure on the MAKIA and NAMA managements about the project.

Earlier, the airport manager, Mr. Ali Nopk, intimated the com-mittee that MAKIA had pro-posed N2 billion for the overall restructuring of its international terminal, saying that lots of work would be executed with the money when approved.
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2008, 11:12:05 PM »
Why am I not surprised by the news? Suma members of the House of Reps din ai munafukai ne. dukkansu sun san abinda ke faruwa. If us lay ppl know that Kano International is dysfunctional I wonder why they are all in awe at the news. They have known ever since all major international traffic was redirected to Lagos and Abuja.
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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2008, 04:52:09 PM »
One of my less pleasing memories of Kano was the disrespect, almost contempt, that many of the "ruling class" (no longer "ruling",ko?) felt for all the rest of their people.
This was not really deliberate. It was custom. It was traditional. It was the way they had been conditioned by society and position to think.
And it could only happen because the rest of their people consented to it.
I had many acquaintances among these persons and many of them were fine people. But it is true to say that they were much more respectful to strangers like me than they were to their own.

Assalamu alaikum,
Did the Colonial masters contributed to the corrupting of our traditional institutions? I think YES Mr. Dave!!! Allah (SWT) Ya Isa da kisan gillar da akayi Sarakunanmu na Musulunchi aka gurbata mana Masarautu da suka amso tutoci da Shehu Usmanu (RL)
In the Affairs of People Fear Allah (SWT). In the Matters Relating to Allah (SWT) Do not be Afraid of Anybody. Ibn Katthab (RA).

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2008, 07:21:31 PM »
No excuse, EMTL.
The problem was just as much those Nigerians who were very keen to dance with the colonial masters.

These times are past. The point I was making was the fact that the traditional deference the common people in the North of Nigeria showed to their leaders, no matter whether the leaders deserved deference or respect or not, tended to hold the North back.
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