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  • in reply to: How Shekau escaped again! #5849

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    @wiwee, tell us more. Where did you find out this information from? Can you post a link?

    I do remember that the former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was able to escape  detention in the UK dressed as a woman, so I guess that this disguise does have its efficacy.

     

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  • in reply to: Tithe 10% #5247

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    @bamz, it seems very clear that tithing is about giving a tenth of your income to an organisation,  not just to any person or group that you wish.

    The question arises as to whether it benefits society as a whole if you tithe or not. What do you think?

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  • in reply to: Settler vs Indigene #5126

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    Stabiliti, there is no easy answer to this.

    I want to say “may the best person win” and support whoever is the smarter person, as long as they are abiding by the law.

    But the problem is that you can’t just tell an indigene whose way of life is changing before his very eyes that he should just accept it, because he isn’t as sharp as the newcomer. Nobody likes the life that they are comfortable with to be made to disappear in front of their eyes. And so, whether we like it or not, indigenes will get angry… and their anger could boil over into violence.

    Maybe we should just cover our eyes, ears and mouths until we can no longer ignore the problem…

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  • in reply to: 2019 is just a year away… #5102

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    Old people have more experience than young people, so they should not be excluded from the political process.

    And have they used their experience to better the lives of Nigerians?

    No… we should have a younger president.

    But you are right about money and connections, sha… by the time a young man has been able to acquire both, he would have joined the ranks of the old people. 🙁

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  • in reply to: Benefits of Entrepreneurship #5938

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    @aezolase, while it is true that the government cannot employ everyone, it is also true the government has a major role to play in creating an environment where entrepreneurship can flourish.

    What good is it if a young person trains to be a barber if there is no light for him to operate his barbing equipment, because the government has botched the privatisation of electricity companies by giving control of electricity distribution infrastructure to companies that are incapable of performing?

    What is the point of being a furniture maker when it is nearly impossible to get loans to start your business because the government pursues economic inflationary policies by selling treasury bills at over 10% yield, thus making banks uninterested in lending to people at less than that rate?

    Entrepreneurship is hard in Nigeria.

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