Showing posts with label corruption. Show all posts
Showing posts with label corruption. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 December 2013

"We steal because you never stoned US for It" - Governor Rotimi Amaechi quoted. (Video)

At a tribute event held in Lagos for late Nelson Mandela, Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, said Nigerians have not shown enough aggression or resistance against stealing, crime and corruption by political leaders. He said that political office holders steal public fund because citizens have not confronted or stoned them (including himself) for the act.
In his word, he said "If you see a thief and you allow him to thief, what do you do?...You have stoned nobody that's why we are stealing." He continued by saying "If you don't take your destiny into your hands, we will go and other leaders will come and they will continue to steal".
Watch the video after the cut:

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Obasanjo accuses president Jonathan of lying, destroying Nigeria & promoting corruption in an 18-page letter.

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly written an 18-page letter to president Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of ineptitude and of taking actions calculated at destroying Nigeria.
According to Premium Times who exclusively obtained the letter dated Monday 2nd December 2013, said the letter is one of the most acerbic letters in modern history.
Excerpts from the 18-pages letter:
Nigeria is bleeding and the hemorrhage must be stopped. He said Mr. Jonathan has failed to deliver on his promises to the Nigerian people, stem corruption, promote national unity and strengthen national security. 
He said in the letter titled “Before it is too late” that rather than take steps to advance Nigeria’s interest and up the standards of living of Nigerians, Mr. Jonathan had betrayed God and the Nigerian people that brought him to power, and has been pursuing selfish personal and political interests based on advice he receives from “self-centred aides”.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

This is crazy! Watch how traffic law enforcement agents exploit drivers in Edo State (Video)

This video was captured at the Traffic Enforcement Agency along Sapele Road in Benin City.
According to the cameraman who happened to be one of the victims, "On this day, while driving around Sapele Road, a female traffic officer jumped out of an obscure location, raised her hand on a 45 miles/hour traffic. Immediately, every driver came to a screeching halt. Some other traffic officers (mostly males) rushed out of their cars and started arresting all the drivers for "made up" offenses. It was later learned that it is their strategy to arrest and exploit the driving masses. On the way to their office, they requested for bribes. If you bargained too low, they took you to the office and their supervisor will then set the non-negotiable bribe amount. 5,000 Naira bribes were paid by most drivers on this day."
Watch the video after the cut:

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

No more policing the police in Nigeria - Man arrested for videoing a policeman in Lagos State.

The Nigeria Police Force are not smiling at all and not happy with the general public who are policing the police. A similar incident has happened before where a man was arrested for videoing a policeman extorting money from a commercial driver, and now it's happening again. Only God knows how many people the police have arrested for policing the police. If Ngozi Braide is not against arresting an innocent person for more than 24 hours but she is against videoing a police officer on duty (oppressing the citizen and extorting money from drivers), then she is as guilty and corrupt as the rest of them. According to Punch,
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Pre-Adult Affairs Organisation, has accused the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, of illegally arresting and detaining a teacher, Abragahou Aminu, for four days for taking a picture of a policeman. The organisation said the detention of Aminu, a Togolese, constituted a breach of his fundamental human rights.

Friday, 15 November 2013

BUSTED! LASTMAN caught extorting bribe from motorist in Lagos. (Video)

These rotten public officers just won't learn. An official of the Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) was caught red-handed demanding bribe from a motorist who is suspected to have broken the Lagos traffic law deliberately to expose corrupt law enforcement agents in the state.

The motorist, driving on Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos state, was stopped at the Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant junction, recorded an amateur video and sent it to the eyewitness platform of Channels Television. The unidentified LASTMA official accused the motorist of beating the traffic light. As penalty, the motorist was charged the sum of N8,000 and was escorted to the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to withdraw the cash to settle the officer.
Watch the video after the cut:

Friday, 8 November 2013

Ghanaian minister fired for saying she plans to make $1million from politics

According to BBC News, Ghana's Deputy Communications Minister Victoria Hammah has been sacked after she was recorded allegedly saying she would stay in politics until she has made $1m (£600,000).

"If you have money then you can control people," she seems to say on the tape which has been widely circulated. Ms Hammah has not yet commented on the tape or her sacking. The BBC's Sammy Darko in Accra says she played a key role in President John Mahama's election last year.

Some pundits will feel vindicated over her sacking, as they warned that she was too young and inexperienced to serve in government, our correspondent says.
In August, she said there was a lot of pressure on her to steal public money because people thought that, as a minister, she was rich. She described such demands as "obnoxious", reports the Ghanaweb news site. "Corrupt politicians are the reflection of [a] corrupt society!" it quotes her as saying.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Nigeria Is The Most Stressful Country In The World - Bloomberg

While anti-depressant use is surging in Sweden (up 1000% since 1980), bursting in Britain (up 495% since 1991), and up an astounding 400% since 1994 in the USA (with 1 in 10 on some kind of 'prozac'), it is the poor-old Nigerians that should really be complaining. Based on seven variables, Bloomberg has scored 74 nations around the world for their "stressed-out" factor and finds the USA to be 54th (so stop whining and suck it up), Norway the least stressed-out of all and El Salvador and South Africa at the top with Nigeria (with the roiling Egyptians ranking 15th). Bloomberg ranked countries based on the stressfulness of their living environments.

Methodology

Seven equally weighted variables were considered:
Homicide rates - El Salvador and Venezuela were the worst
GDP per capita on a purchasing-power-parity basis -0 Blanladesh, Pakistan, India, and Nigeria were the lowest
Income inequality - South Africa and Colombia had the largest Gini Coefficient (with USA 20th worst)
Corruption perception - Venezuela, Bangladesh, and Nigeria are seen as most corrupt
Unemployment - Macedonia, Greece, Bosnia, and Spain have the highest unemployment
Urban air pollution - Mongolia, Pakistan, Egypt, and Iran are most polluted
Life expectancy - Nigeria, South Africa, and India have the lowest life expectancy