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Femi Aderupatan Hails General Abdulsalami Abubakar At 70

Femi Aderupatan Hails General Abdulsalami Abubakar  At 70

Our  former president and great leader General Abdulsalami Abubakar  is 70years old and Let's all wish him a very happy birthday, and may your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door. At 70, Abubakar has remained a reference point on good governance, diplomacy and conflict resolution, not only in Nigeria but the world over.

General Abdulsalami Abubakar is a…

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Added by Femi Aderupatan on June 13, 2012 at 2:43am — No Comments

Can this Verdict ever happen in Nigeria: Blagojevich Sentence: 14 Years In Prison For Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, one of the stiffest penalties imposed for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politics.

Among his 18 convictions is the explosive charge that he tried to leverage his power to appoint someone…

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Added by Femi Aderupatan on December 7, 2011 at 8:36pm — No Comments

President Jonathan: Proving the Sceptics Right by Femi Aderupatan

Many years ago, those who do not share our political system common aspirations doubted if the country would survive as a viable economic entity, judging by its size, corruption, and missmanagement of our natural resources. But with President Jonathan, Nigeria is at a cross road due to lack of leadership in the country.

The president indeed have proved that the survival of a country does depend on abundant natural resources but not on a pragmatic and purposeful leadership. The President…

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Added by Femi Aderupatan on November 20, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Ban On Plea Bargain For Nigeria by Femi Aderupatan

Plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal cases whereby the prosecutor offers the defendant the opportunity to plead guilty, usually to a lesser charge or to the original criminal charge with a recommendation of a lighter than the maximum sentence.

A plea bargain allows criminal defendants to avoid the risk of conviction at trial on the original more serious charge. For example, a criminal defendant charged with a felony theft charge, the conviction of which would require imprisonment…

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Added by Femi Aderupatan on November 19, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Why Nigeria lacks Great leaders -by Femi Aderupatan

Why Nigeria Lacks Great Leaders-by Femi Aderupatan

Great leaders have to be capable of inspiring others. Either by offering an exciting vision of the future, even if it turns out to be the dark and perverted vision offered by Hitler, and by that token a dull speaker like Bill Gates can inspire people with his vision of the future. Or by appealing to people's idealism and desire to do good as…

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Added by Femi Aderupatan on November 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The need for a corruption-free society in Nigeria

Corruption And Nepotism

Corruption in Nigeria

Corruption in Nigeria is a consequence of the nexus between Bureaucracy, politics and criminals. Nigeria is now no longer considered a soft country. It has now become a consideration state where everything can be had for a consideration. Today, the number of governors, senators, ministers and politicians with an honest image can be counted on fingers. At one time, bribe was paid for getting wrong things done but now bribe is paid for… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 6, 2011 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

Is politics a noble profession in Nigeria?

Yes, politics, if conducted properly, should be a noble profession. When I was a kid, I used to really respect presidents, ministers, governors and politicians. I thought they were trying to pass laws that would help people.



I believe that many people, when they first go into politics, honestly do want to make a difference and are very idealistic, kind of like James Stewart's character in "Mr Smith Goes to Washington." The problem is that anyone who gets elected becomes dependent on… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Nigeria-The Biggest Brain Drain

Nigeria is another African nation that has suffered due to a massive brain drain. With much of Nigeria still essentially a developing nation with unreliable power and few resources, higher level science, engineering and medical professionals often find little to motivate them into staying, especially with job offers from the U.S. and European nations exerting a powerful pull. Since Nigeria’s brutal civil war in late 60s, the country has bounced between military governments and dictatorships,… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 4, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments

How to stop corruption in Nigeria by Femi Aderupatan

Way back in 200 B.C., Kautilya meticulously described 40 different kinds of corruption in his Arthashastra. He has aptly commented: "Just as it is impossible not to taste honey or poison when it is at the tip of the tongue, so it is impossible for a government servant not to eat up a bit of revenue.



And just as it cannot be found out whether a fish swimming through water drinks or not so also government servants cannot be found out while taking money for themselves."



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Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 4, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Recognize the spirit of American Labor Day on September 5

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 4, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments

First 100 days of President Goodluck Jonathan Administration: Passed or Failed? by Femi Aderupatan

First 100 days of President Goodluck Jonathan Administration: Passed or Failed? by Femi Aderupatan

In his first 100 days in government office, it has been a roller coaster ride for President Goodluck Jonathan. The administration has been receiving cold feedback in its performance so far from Nigerians home and abroad.

President Jonathan’s first 100 days in office, have been marked with very serious instability in the country. The current level of insecurity, political corruption and… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 4, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Despite though times America is still the Greatest in the World by Femi Aderupatan

Despite though times America is still the Greatest in the World by Femi Aderupatan

Americans have had pretty incompetent administration for the last 8 years and things can be much better than they are today but despite all the problems, America is still the best country in the world overall. Our political system has been corrupted due to excessive role of corrupt media and lobbies but people still can change things through democratic process if they really want to. I have had a chance to… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 2, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Will The World's Markets Crash On September 7th

Only a few short days from now - world financial markets could implode.

On that day, Germany's highest court will decide if it's constitutionally legal for the German government to fork over billions in bailout money to Greece.

If the answer is no... then it's almost certain that the entire Eurozone will collapse like a deck of cards... The result? A massive financial crisis that would make the 2008 market meltdown look like child's play in comparison.

As you can imagine the most… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 2, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Our society does not expect much from their leaders

Let us have a look at our current state. What type of leaders do we envision in the Nigeria. Certainly one that truly cares for the people and that is headstrong in upholding justice and bringing prosperity for all, one that is prepared to sacrifice his or her own interests to obtain that goal.

Unfortunately, it would seem that our history has shown that most candidates are anything but that. Campaigning for a position in the government is an expensive undertaking; it costs billions of… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on September 1, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Perry Less Likely Than Romney to Beat Obama in 2012, Poll Shows

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who leads his rivals for the Republican nomination for president, is less likely than his closest primary competitor to beat President Barack Obama in the general election, a poll released today found.



Just two weeks after he announced his candidacy for the White House, 24 percent of Republican voters and those who lean Republican say they prefer Perry while 18 percent favor former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, according to a Quinnipiac University… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on August 31, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Youth unemployment in Nigeria by Femi Aderupatan

Youth unemployment in Nigeria is a ticking "time bomb" despite positive indicators at the macroeconomic level, it was impossible to ignore the high level of inequalities that existed. Such a high level of unemployment, especially youth unemployment, and such a high level of inequality in the country create a social situation that may end in unrest.

You cannot expect to have nice economic development without having the society as a whole following. Unemployment in Nigeria is one of the most… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on August 28, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Nigerians abroad blamed President Jonathan for instability in the country for lack of leadership

This is a depressing time for Nigerians home and abroad who have transcended the barbaric level of this present administration. This is the month we living abroad are too ashamed to hail ourself as Nigerians. My people and the lackluster government that runs the affairs of the country have mortified our conscience appallingly. We have never felt so let down by my own people the way we feel this time with Jonathan. This is the time Nigeria exhibits herself as a nation that lacks respect for… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on August 28, 2011 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

My Advise to the New Speaker Aminu W Tambuwal by Femi Aderupatan

Some say great leaders are born, not made. And while there are some born leaders, many more have honed their leadership skills through extensive practice. So, if you're not a born leader, but want to learn how to be, this article will show you what you need to do to become the most effective leader you can be.

Be prepared for commitment

Effective leadership is much more than simply giving assignments and direction. It requires vision, collaboration, planning and practice. And this all… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on August 26, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments

East Coast Quake Reportedly Felt In Chicago

East Coast Quake Reportedly Felt In Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast on Tuesday may have been felt here in Chicago.



Immediately after the quake hit in Virginia, the City of Chicago reported that they received several 911 calls about shaking and rattling in the city.



Several people in the northern suburbs, including Evanston, Skokie and Deerfield, reported feeling mild shaking in their offices.



University of… Continue

Added by Femi Aderupatan on August 23, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits East Coast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to Boston on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was initially reported at 5.8 magnitude.

The Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building in Washington were evacuated

Added by Femi Aderupatan on August 23, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

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