Monday, 26 December 2016

I am ready to dialogue with Militants- President Buhari

President Buhari said the dialogue would give both the government and the militants the opportunity to decide how the nation's resources could be managed rather than agitators picking up arms against their fatherland.

Speaking to residents of the Federal Capital Territory, led by Minister, Muhammad Bello, the president had this to say;

"I want you to talk to people to be patient with the government. We are always thinking about our country and we are thinking about our people

"I assure you that the country and the people of the country are always uppermost in our minds. With our performance in the North-East, Nigerians know that this government is serious.

"For our friends in the Niger Delta area, We will persuade them that they should please sit down with us and agree to manage our resources rather than think of fighting it out"

President Buhari promised that his government would concentrate on infrastructure development, revealing that jobs would be created through the process.

"Its about 18months since we resumed here. I believe some of you followed us during our campaigns and what we identified are still fundamental problems.

"The first is security and we kept on saying whether it is an organization or a country, we have to first secure it before we can manage it properly. Without security, nothing can work.

"Secondly, the economy and the unemployment of able-bodied persons. From 1999 to 2014, the crude production was over 2.2m barrels per day. The average cost per barrel was $100.

“When we came, it was $37. I think it is now between $40 and $50. I asked for savings, there was no saving. I asked them what they used the money to buy, they said they bought food and oil. I do not know how long it took me to recover from the shock.

“Some of you will recall either by history or discussion that it was cocoa, palm kernel, cotton, agro allied industry that we used to build infrastructure, be it rail or school.

“We also used the proceeds to develop oil. When we got the oil, we threw everything away. We thank God this year, the harvest was quite good; otherwise, I do not know what we would have done.

“There was no money saved, no infrastructure built, and power is still our main problem. Old roads are dilapidated and they need to be repaired from Lagos to Kano, Port Harcourt up to Maiduguri. There are rail lines we want to develop from Lagos to Calabar, from Lagos to Kaduna and the Abuja one.

“If we can get the infrastructure done, we cannot even know the number of Nigerians that will get jobs. So, we have to get infrastructure. It will take tankers and other articulated vehicles off the road; we will save vehicles and we will save lives and we will get jobs for a lot of Nigerians.”

Wow! Come and see Kris Jenner's offer to buy Dream Kardashian

Kris Jenner has reportedly offered to pay off her soon-to-be daughter-in-law Blac Chyna in exchange for custody of her baby daughter.

According to reports, Kris is sick and tired of their on-off relationship and decided to take matters into her own hands by bringing up her chequebook even though Rob and Chyna recently confirmed they're back together with loved-up selfie after their bust-up.

The little Dream Kadarshian was born on 10 November 2016 and has already endured her parents fighting, breaking up and reuniting.

It was reported by Star Magazine that Kris Jenner wants to offer Blac Chyna $5million to "walk away" from the KUWTK star and give up their newborn child.

Something tells me Chyna won't cash out, maybe she won't be selling her child anytime soon no matter how much money Kris offers her.

What do you think folks?

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Dad Jailed on Christmas Eve after trying to steal presents for kids from B & M

Ian Hamilton, 42, was caught stealing the goods from a B & M Store in the city of Dundee on Friday afternoon.

Prosecutor Saima Rasheed told Dundee Sheriff Court "He was leaving the store with the items and was stopped shortly after. They were recovered and total value £143.92.

"He said sorry immediately on being restrained. He said it was pure desperation."

He pleaded guilty to shoplifting.

Anika Jethwa, defending, said "He has a bad record- He has been in and out of prison in relation to thefts since 2008. He has longstanding difficulties in his life.

"He didn't have any money to get anything for his children and that's why he committed this offence"

"That's why he said it was desperation."

Hamilton was jailed for four months and ordered to serve a further 30 days of an unexpired portion of a previous prison sentence.

See what Beyonce got all her formation dancers for Xmas

Maybe you wish you were part of her squad?

As reported, Beyonce gave her staff their xmas gift a bit early, likely knowing she was going to be well in the running for best of all time, let alone 2016.

One of her famous dancers posted on instagram saying that Queen Bae gave each on her squad new ipad Pros for Xmas.
One of her dancers "Ashley Meverette" had this to say online "Christmas came a little early this year.." "Thank you @beyonce and #parkword for showing appreciation for this years hard work! #grateful #blessed #merrychristmas #happyholidays."

Thats awesome!

It was announced on the 23rd of Dec that Beyonce will be joining Adele to perform at the Grammy Awards in 2017 and likely will be joined by her great formation dancers.

There you have it folks, What did you think?

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tupac's 1994 Sexual assault Charge

Hey folks if you are not aware, In December 1994, Tupac was convicted of Felony Assualt and served 9months in prison in 1995. After getting info about this, Its hard for me to find concrete reasons to doubt the jury's decision.
Ok I will quickly highlight the areas that seems to be confusing to me.

- Tupac was not actually convicted of the gang rape that actually took place, but instead, "an apparent compromise Verdict, convicted of two counts of sexual abuse- Specifically, forcibly touching Ayana Jackson's butt". This makes it hard to take a stance on what the jury believed actually happened.
- Tupac seemed to believe that one of the other men involved in the situation, Jacques Agnant, was a Government informer who had who had set him up, but I'm not entirely sure how this process worked in Tupac's side of the story...Did agnant get jackson to lie about the entire incident for him?
- Tupac's defense doesn't seem to be that the gang rape never occurred...merely that he was not in the room at the time. Its hard for me to come with a reason as to why Jackson would lie in her testimony just to include Pac in the story.
- Some seem to believe that the verdict only happened because the Government really wanted Tupac in Jail for other reasons but couldn't pin anything on him.
I think Tupac was one of the greatest,Maybe the Greatest rap artist of all time, but I'm not sure if its worth absolving him of this crime and I'm not sure how to deal with it.

Finally, my question goes thus;
It doesn't look like we can ever know for sure what really transpired at the time, but Do you really think Tupac was guilty of the charge? And what percentage or odds would you put on the conviction?