Monday, 9 January 2012
FYI: "IHAVE NOW SAID MY LAST PRAYERS WAITING FOR THEIR LAST ATTACK WHICH WILL CERTAINLY BE LIFE AMMUNITION" and other news from #occupy Nigeria
"I have now said my last prayer and pressed send. A lot of my friends have done so too. As I sit here like a duck waiting for their last attack which will certainly be life ammunition, I steel my heart with final conviction and remember “if nigeria doesn’t change, it won’t be for my lack of effort”. The police have surrounded us and one looks at me begging us to drive off. We have been ordered to shoot if u do no leave he whispers" - OccupyNigeria Abuja protester
"Tell the world, that's alll we ask. If we die here today, tell the world, the police did it" -@ESSDonli, OccupyNigeria protester......last tweet #Occupy Nigeria
" They(Police) are trailing us to AIT. I expect them to shoot us soon.".Azeenarh Mohammed
"Azeenarh Mohammed, has been injured by men of the Nigerian Police Force. Social Network Blogger Abdul Mahmud arrested by Police!!!!! Pls share!!!!!! #OccupyNigeria #Abuja #FuelSubsidy If you are on twitter, Azeenarh's handle is @Xeenarh #OccupyNigeria "
"The UN has dissociated itself from Jeffrey Sachs's comments suggesting the UN was supportive of the #fuelsubsidy removal" #OccupyNigeria
" House of Rep members claim they heard about the subsidy removal in the pages of the newspaper. They claim they were not consulted before the action was taken by GEJ, Okonjo Iwealla and co " #occupy Nigeria
Aminu Muhammad Ofs wrote:
"A filling station (Ammasco International Ltd, No 51 Kofar Mazugal Road, Kano) yesterday sold petrol for 65 naira and the filling station was sealed and the workers and managers in a commandos style, whisked away by same people who cannot fight Boko Haram. The owner claimed he was selling his old stocks and to the government, that is a crime worse than boko haram. So the policy is that we must suffer by force #FuelSubsidy #OccupyNigeria"
"In Abuja, people are going to work. I'm going to work. Let's not exaggerate, many will be going to work" - Fianance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on BBC. Hmmn...don't worry,by the time you return from work, we would have 'occupied' your bedroom.#OccupyNigeria #EconomicHitMan
“It was never to my knowledge that the president gave such a date (April 2012). There is no particular time one could say was best suited for the withdrawal (subsidy). It is the prerogative of the president. The important thing is that we cannot carry on the way we did in the past. It would be plunging our future into crisis.” - Minister for Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
"The next time any church is bombed, we'll set this country ablaze. We are no longer going to take it. Do they think they can survive it if I set you (Christians) loose against these people? Enough is enough." - Bishop David Oyedepo via Adelakun Adunni Abimbola.
"Breaking News! NaijaCyberHacktivists Hack Cabal Member Aliko Dangote company website for violating workers' right to protest. Dangote had threaten to sack any of his workers who may join #OccupyNigeria protest. http://www.dangote-sugar.com/"
At 01:55am OccupyNigeria protesters were attacked by policemen in mufti at the Eagle Square, Abuja. They attacked peaceful protesters with sticks, cudgels and irons metals. I witnessed it. There are the injured here. I have been here for the third night to give legal protection to the #OccupyAbuja activists and it is clear the state is becoming repressive" -Abdul Mahmud
" Ours is a repressive state. Live rounds were opened this morning by armed policemen and Aso Rock security officers led by the Chief Security Officer(clearly with Bayelsa accent) and DSP Adejumoh on #OccupyAbuja activists."
More to come on this page
More important information:
When President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power, we spent 300 billion per year on the fuel subsidy. Under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, it shot up to 1.3 trillion naira in the last one year alone. Can someone please explain to me how it got so high in 4 years and what exactly they were subsidizing with the extra one trillion naira?
When the Obasanjo government left power in 2007, the country was no longer in debt and the 30 billion dollar foreign debt that Obasanjo met when he came to power in 1999 was fully paid off. Today, under the administration of Jonathan, our country is back in debt to the tune of 41 billion dollars (both foreign and domestic) and we are still borrowing. Can someone please tell me what the loans were used for and whether we will ever be able to pay them off?
When the Obasanjo administration left power in 2007, our foreign reserves were 80 billion dollars, even though when he came into office in 1999 we only had 1.5 billion dollars. Today our foreign reserves have dropped from 80 billion dollars in 2007 to 33 billion dollars. Can someone please tell me where all the money went?
When the Obasanjo administration left power in 2007, 23 billion dollars was left in the Excess Crude Account after he built it up from nothing in 1999. Today we do not have one dollar left in that
account because the money has been squandered and the account scrapped. Can someone explain to me who spent that money and precisely what it was spent on?
By the time the Obasanjo administration left power in 2007, not one bomb had gone off in Abuja throughout his 8 years in office and neither did we shy away from confronting the evil and dealing a hard blow to terrorists wherever and whenever it was necessary to do so. Today, bombs go off at will all over the north, the President hides in the Villa and churches are targeted!.
If you have a blog, PLEASE spread the word.
What You can do (Everyone has a part to play)
1. Do a similar post of your own on your blog using the title "GEJ Presidential Palace Subsidy Must End: Nigerian Bloggers' Protest"
2. Add the pic/tabled diagram in this post
3. Publish your post today or latest by tomorrow
4. Please allow for seven days on your blog or place in a prime position on your blog for seven days.
5. You can still play your part as a non-blogger: share on facebook, twitter and other relevant social media.
6. Journalists, use your media space.
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