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  1. Pls Mr Jimi I need the link for the story/post on your blog about CAN president’s meeting with christian leaders where he said “oil wells that is behind his father’s house all belong to the northerners…” And the story also said that the oil blocs/wells are due for renewal this year. Please I need the story again. Saw it on your blog some 2weeks back. Thanks

    • Oga J D,
      Please assist to prevail on our Governor- Mr Ambode before it is too late. Lagos under Governor Fashola is no longer the same under Governor Ambode oooooo.
      The type of brazen indiscipline in Lagos this days calls for ACTION. Eko o gba gbere o!

  2. Uncle JD, keep up the good work sir. i will like you to please bring on the permanent secretary, Lagos state ministry of agric on the discourse after this political issues going on. Thank you sir

  3. Uncle Jimi,
    Kindly help me get across to INEC to explain why I cannot get my PVC since late last year 2014. The excuse I have been given at Yaba local government where I am supposed to pick the PVC is that it was not sent from Abuja. Meanwhile when I checked online at govote.ng, I was directed to go pick my PVC at Kadara Grammer School Lagos Mainland. When I visited the school today (18/2/15), I was directed again to Yaba LGA (Adekunle). When I got there today (18/2/15), the officials again maintained that my card was not delivered from Abuja. I would like to attach a copy of my TVC for you to see but I just can’t find a way to attach it here. The number of the card is: PU: 24/15/05/010. VIN: 90F5AFB23A295802069. Thank you.

  4. Uncle JD, I am into property business. I quite appreciate your objective analysis of issues. I came across this article on lagos state property saga involving tinubu (https://www.facebook.com/hopefornigeria/posts/877777598947030:0) and I think you need to read this if you haven’t already. I have had a direct contact with some property owners and what I was told was not far from the content of that article. Well in most cases their properties were switched with lekki properties in the end. I hope people like you would deem it necessary to put this in the lime light cos a very ugly precedence is being set by politicians. We hope the concept of the C of O will not one day be flushed down the drain by a heart hardened ‘politrikcian’. So help us God. Thank you.

  5. Uncle JD, concerning the Nigerian Police going on strike on March 28 2015, we’re not adding something together. That day is also Election Day and if the issue is not resolved, it means election has to be postponed.

    My question, how are we sure that this strike was not Federal government’s plan to extend election and constitute an interim government?

  6. Nigerians are the most interesting people on planet earth and our politicians are even more interesting, their selfishness and greed is evident in their attitude and speech, they are so shameless and I am so vexed that they think Nigerian Masses are stupid. How on earth will any right thinking Nigerian except us to go back to the way elections were conducted in the past? How can we face the international community and say we practice democracy? The card reader will ensure” one man one vote”.

  7. Dear Uncle J. D
    I have been a very ardent listener to your reviews on Classic FM every morning. I have always looked forward to your views on major national issues because I feel you have seen it all and known it all. But of recent I am getting so much worried with your one sided analysis. You have suddenly become the voice of APC and Pa Buhari. Your comment is not the issue but your extreme hatred and disdain for anything GEJ is the cause of my worry. You seem to be getting into the mould of the likes of FFK and Fayose. These characters are not in your class. Why do you want to come down into their style. I as a young fellow would therefore appeal that you remain focused and balanced in your analysis. The way you have been carrying on for the last few weeks especially since you returned from Chatham House is giving some of us a course to worry.
    Hope you will not say I am a PDP apologist because I am not. I am just one of your concerned fan.
    Thank you sir.
    Ola

      • Uncle DJ,

        I should start by saying that I have sympathy for PDP, however we should move on from this corruption talk, I agree that people that looted the treasury should serve time, but that is a matter for the Police and not the President and the National Assembly.

        Udo Udoma has proposed a 6 Trillion ($30 Billion) when Harvard University Income for 2015 is 4.5 Billion Dollars. The truth is that FGN is very poor and cannot fund the development that we desire, it is not looting of the treasury that is the major problem.

        How do we create wealth?

  8. Uncle JD don’t u think dat we are moving to d end time of politics in this country when people like Gain Adams a tout of no origin about 16yrs ago now one of d contractor of mr Jonathan and he represent is family as a Yoruba leader in fact I don’t think we are running democracy but chop and chop government so far u can run a good mouth for jona remember Taylor of Liberia all dat ate with him were not in his jail in US.

  9. Hello Uncle Jimi,

    I was listening to the radio this morning when you mentioned something about Police check points in surulere.It’s even more than that.

    There’s this police fellow named ‘TAJU’, i don’t know his rank within the police force but recently, he goes around surulere every night with a long convoy of police vans harassing people, bundling innocent people who are just walking on their own. I was once harassed by them some days back.

    i was on my way from ojuelegba having closed from the office by around 9;30pm. On getting to Fashoro/Mabo street to buy bread, i saw this convoy of police vans and danfo buses as they got close to where i was, one of the policemen jumped out from their van and grabbed me by the shirt collar.

    the first thing he just said was ‘where do you work’? at that point, i asked him who is was, he didnt respond. He asked me for my ID card, i showed him and he left me alone. Others who where either walking or came to buy bread but where without their ID cards were thrown into the police vans and taken away.

    This happens everywhere in surulere now. If you take a walk around and just mention ‘TAJU’, everyone has something to say.

    It’s quite sad…

  10. Hi Jimi,
    I would like to know what you think about the candidacy of Buhari. I know you once addressed it but I missed that episode as I had to be out of town.
    Thank you

  11. Uncle Jimi,your page on The Discourse is not usually updated with your recent interviews.I was expecting that the interview with some youths few weeks ago would have been online but up till now i cant get to see it here.i was listening to the kids whose age ranges from 10 to 11yrs the other time but unfortunately i had to see someone.Kindly update your onlline blog on The Discourse.

    Thank you.

  12. Uncle Jimi,good morning,
    i have been one of your listeners in the fron page news on classic FM.but for the past three weeks now i found it worrisome with some of your comments.
    Everyone have the right to belong to any political party of its choice,therefore, weather you are APC or PDP is none of anybody’s business: my most concern is the way you handle the issue of tribes.
    The Ohaneze congratulates GMB on his poll victory over GEJ and you said, i quote ” They are congratulating him now(Ohaneze) but before they did not support him, Everybody now wants to be identified with him”
    Such statement does not worth to be said on national radio, it can cause discrepancy. for instance,in my Area, iwaya, yaba. some Yourubas last night started threatening the IGBOS who voted for the PDP. Therefore, i’ll also like you to advise people on that very soon to avoid chaos. thanks for your concern. from ORIE

  13. It is funny listening to you and your comments on Classic FM front page news and it is not difficult to see through the façade you’ve been putting up and the dip in your objectivity. But I must commend you for the skill you’ve exhibited in trying to hide your bias over the weeks leading up to the election. First you made it look like you are all for change and a departure from all the ills we have come to associate with the GEJ administration. Your submission on Classic FM today 1st April 2015 was not a surprise, it confirmed your hidden biases. After weeks (leading up to the elections)of seeking to appear fair and posturing that GEJ has achieved a few things in office you have turned around to quickly dismiss him as not being a presidential material even his concession to defeat, you have chosen to belittle suggesting that he was compelled even when that sounds remote without facts. And that was just the icing. Your true colours emerged in your quickness to ascribe victory to Tinubu forgetting that Tinubu’s gains today are the result of the Buhari factor. For how well did Tinubu fair with ACN when he fielded Ribadu. Then in a massive display of sentiment you went on a sectional outburst and stated that Jonathan lost for not courting the south west. While that is debatable (unless the South westerners like you wanted more than just being courted)since the National conference was more or less at the behest of the South West but your position betrays you (and I must say others of your ilk) as people who view the recent entire political record through the lens of yoruba interest characterized by intrigues to gain political dominance at the centre. Your favourite saying is usually “we are who we are as Nigerians” I guess I can confidently say the same about “You are who you are as a Nigerian”. Orubebe’s conduct was reprehensible but what is clear is that Jega’s INEC responded to the protest email of APC over Rivers by constituting a panel but refused a Petition of PDP even when it came through the proper channel (A fact you and others have chosen to ignore).Well my humble advice to Buhari is that he should embark on a genuine resolve and effort to restructure Nigeria or else good luck to him!

  14. Uncle Jimi please continue the good work on Classic fm 97.3. You are the reason I listen to the analysis of the morning papers on radio; tuesdays to fridays. I have a feeling that you are sympathetic with the APC so in your analysis you hit the PDP hard, but you are entitled to your views. As a respected public communicator your views are taken to heart as the gospel truth so when you lilt towards one party it makes me a bit sad. To whom much is given much is also expected. I’m 55 and you are one of the bright lights in our generation please don’t lilt to any side. Today 1st April 2015 you didn’t give GEJ enough credit for what he did. First time in Nigeria that a sitting President will congratulate the person that defeated him just before the declaration from the umpire. It is unfair to say that GEJ was ‘managed’ by some people to do so. You and I know that if GMB had lost, not only will he not have congratulated his opponent but he would have threatened the peace. The hate campaigns were from the two parties but you singled out PDP only.

  15. Dear JD, I have never met you but you can jolly-well guess I am your fan(atic) of a sort. I took the liberty of googgling your images..ehhmmmm, wellll…you look like the voice I hear on radio. I mean I saw some tell tale marks of the jovial-seriousness and cynicism on the JD pictures I saw. The good part is that you are a classic actually – pictures don’t lie.

    I need your email or phone number so I can make a more serious request. I wont beg for money, I promise. After all, you are not a politician. By way of introduction, I am working in Lagos, security consultancy firm and a Ph.D. candidate in communication.

    It will be appreciated if you permit a brief meeting with you after the elections. Pls oblige me your email address so I get off this public forum.
    mine is – rayobaji@gmail.com

    And by the way, to enable me get

  16. Dear JD, I have never met you but you can jolly-well guess I am your fan(atic) of a sort. I took the liberty of googgling your images..ehhmmmm, wellll…you look like the voice I hear on radio. I mean I saw some tell tale marks of the jovial-seriousness and cynicism on the JD pictures I saw. The good part is that you are a classic actually – pictures don’t lie.

    I need your email or phone number so I can make a more serious request. I wont beg for money, I promise. After all, you are not a politician. By way of introduction, I am working in Lagos, security consultancy firm and a Ph.D. candidate in communication.

    It will be appreciated if you permit a brief meeting with you after the elections. Pls oblige me your email address so I get off this public forum.
    mine is – rayobaji@gmail.com

  17. EKO HOSPITAL, A BUILDING OF DEATHS?

    This piece is a hard one for me to write, hard and very difficult. As I write this, I am filled with deep sorrow for what could have been that was not. This piece is not intended to do anything but to warn unsuspecting members of the public. A warning that is necessary at this time because “evil deeds thrive when good men do nothing”

    My discourse is centred on the level of mismanagement, inefficiency and a total lack of respect for life exhibited by management and staff of EKO Hospital on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja.

    My friend’s wife, Dolapo, a young mother of 2 boys , with a promising banking career, pregnant with the 3rd child had complained of leg pains to her husband on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Her husband took her to the EKO Hospital for treatment (their registered HMO provider), they were told that the leg pains were normal for pregnant women at her stage and were subsequently given some paracetamol tablets to use.

    Getting home, the pains did not subside, in fact, it grew worse. It got to a point that she could not walk with the legs on her own. The husband had no choice but to return to the hospital on Friday April 3, 2015 at around 3pm when it was obvious things were not getting better. At that point, The doctor on duty advised them to wait for the consultant and Dolapo was made to sit out the ‘’wait’’ in a wheelchair as her legs could no longer support and carry her, in any case the consultant did not show up until Saturday afternoon being 04/04/1. She repeatedly beckoned on the staff on duty to perform a CS and safely get the baby out as she could sense and feel that something was ominously wrong. The pregnancy was well into 8 months. Some scan were recommended and the person to conduct the scan had reportedly closed for the day and only surfaced at about 9pm on Friday and the wait dragged well into the night

    Dolapo was in pains on the wheel chair, she was being moved from her ward to the scanning room when the head of the baby came out on the wheel chair, her husband screamed and rushed her quickly into the elevator, yes, ELEVATOR!!. The baby could not stand the trauma, he came out in transit, right there in the elevator. A nurse had to hold the baby’s head, supporting it while the elevator goes to labour theatre, the baby was pulled out before they could make it to the theatre. This was at 9.30pm on Friday. The baby became the centre of attention for the hospital staff of Duty while neglecting Dolapo all alone for more than 1 hr 30 mins while they attended to the baby to revive him.

    She was left unattended to, in pains, right there in the theatre. She was eventually moved back to her ward . The consultant eventually turned up around 4pm on Saturday. The husband engaged him and he requested that some tests be done to ascertain what level of treatment or care to give. He was told she (the wife) would be fine and the test results would be ready by Tuesday because of the holidays.

    On Sunday, April 5, 2015, at about 8am in the morning, I visited her in the hospital and sat beside her on the bed offering words of encouragements. She was still in pains, and she was hardly audible, she could only answer in nods and made attempts at a faint smile to reassure myself and her husband that she would be fine.

    It came as a rude shock when I called the husband at about 12 pm and he was crying profusely, saying Dolapo is lying down lifeless and that I should please pray. I was to say the least devastated, I was asking loads and loads of questions and he kept saying please pray, pray.

    I got to the hospital to meet the lifeless body on the bed, she was dead! What happened? How did this happen? Nobody could offer any explanation. There was no doctor around, I asked the nurse on duty and she just said she is dead. I recalled she was eating when I left earlier, how could she have gone from eating to being dead in less than 3 hrs?

    The husband told me she was given an injection to suppress the pains on her leg and immediately started gasping for breath, oxygen tanks were brought in to revive her but it was too late. She was gone before anything could be done.

    The body was left in the room for more than 24 hours, several prayer sessions were held to bring her back to life. In the more than 24 hrs period after her death, no doctor from EKO Hospital came out to say this was what happened. No personnel came around to ask people to leave the room, the body was not covered nor washed. It was simply business as usual for them.

    It was normal for someone to give birth and die? The Medical Director of the hospital did not deem it fit to offer explanation or even try to prevail on the family to leave the body so that necessary medical procedures could be done.

    I will leave my readers to ask questions from this write up, perhaps, I am being too expectant, maybe too optimistic about my expectations from a Hospital as reputable as EKO Hospital!

    The family has accepted their fate and decided to move on…. But should we move on? Should we just accept this as normal? I was talking to a friend in my office yesterday and was shocked when he informed me that his wife also died in this same EKO Hospital some 6 years back and the same treatment was meted out on him!

    Please pass this story around, let people know what is going on, don’t stop until it gets to the right quarters where something could be done to save others and geNJ t doctors and hospitals to be more responsive to their duties of saving lives and not taking lives. Dolapo is gone but who knows who will be next?????

  18. Dear JD.

    Though I understood your reaction to GEJ and Nobel Peace Prize, I think was too harsh. Am of the opinion that in analyzing today, yesterday has to be considered.
    We are leaving in a continent were there is senseless ground-standing-Leaders refusing to concede defeat. We are coming from a very dirty electioneering of 2015 election were both parties have implicitly promise to let hell loose if they lost. Remember GEJ is not under any duress to accept defeat. He would have towed he line of most African leaders but he did chose otherwise in such a remarkable manner manner that peace was maintained.
    GEJ winning Nobel peace prize… maybe undeserving giving the what Nobel prize stand for but the last time I checked the prize is for He who devised strategy for bringing peace to a community and for me giving where we are coming from and the implication of a chaotic Nigeria to Africa, GEJ deserves the award.

    Check past winners and u will see they didn’t have to do grandiose things to win the award.

    • Whose camp created the tension in the first place?FFK and the PDP ran a most irresponsible campaign and the principalquietly endorsed this.Throw in the threat from his people and think what you could have gotten.Nobel prize indeed!

      • FFK and PDP cannot nullify the action of GEJ. The president action should be well commended. He allowed commonsense to prevail. Lets not give that dog that bad name…
        Threat from his people is akin to Buhari’s statement on ‘blood’ which by no small measure heightened the tension in the north. Nobody is condemning that even when Buhari never refuted it.

  19. In as much as i believe that two wrongs cannot make a wright, what would you say about Akpabio and Wike banning the Nations News Paper from covering their states functions after you have wrightly condemned Buhari on the statement he made banning AIT from covering events at the National level? Please be sincere. Have a good day.

  20. Hello Sir, Listen to your programme monday through friday and i m always informed. Sir concerning your view on political arrangement for BUHARI government that there must be slot/position for south/south and south east I think it is not compulssury Buhari give speakership position to south south because under current government of GEJ there is no south west person in the top four (president,vice president,senate president and speaker. even attorney general of federation)so if they arrange their govt they it pleases them Buhari should arrange his govt the way it will please him. Thank you.

    • But whose fault was it that there was “no south west person in the top four of Jonathan’s government”? The south west legislators voted against the south west candidate for Speaker of the House of rep. The people of the south west should learn to be honest to themselves and stop blackmailing everyone with issues that they caused.

  21. Good morning uncle jimi.They have started again.Vio and lastman.i was just given a fine of 20,000 for expired road worthiness which expired last week and my car impounded.This is real CHANGE from car owner to bus passenger. This is not fair so we they left the roads so we could forget all their atrocities.

  22. Hi J.D.,
    Words are not enough to express how depressed I am at the news of Sly’s demise.
    What happened? I was wondering why he stopped presenting the newspapers reviews with you and Bukky.
    Truly,life is short.
    I pray that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

    • I am shocked beyond words at news of Sly’s death.This gentleman whose voice I always hear but have never seen him in person seems to depart with a part of me. May his soul progress in profound peace. We ll all miss him.

  23. I would like to send a big condolence to you sir on the death of sly i pray the God Almighty will give the family the grace to over come this very tragic and shocking situation and also give you the strength to also over come this as i know he was close to you while alive.

  24. Good evening Uncle JD!

    If I am not mistaken, that’s how Sly (of blessed memory…may his soul rest in peace) used to refer to you. At times, he called you Mr. Jimi 2times…the meaning, I can never get to learn from him anymore…

    I noticed how uncomfortable you felt this morning on the FPN when Yinka mentioned something about Sly, and I sensed immediately that something was amiss. As I listened on to 97.3 after the FPN, I got to hear about Sly’s passing on. I never knew about his demise until the later part of the morning. So sad!

    I never met him or you, but I enjoyed the scenes you both created in the studio, during the analysis of the news on the papers and how you often cracked jokes about Sly being your in-law. If only he was still around to continue to be so…

    Listening to Sly gave me a bit of insight into who he was…a family man…with 2 daughters and a loving wife…needs electricity 247…and complains about the road network and traffic situation in his neighbourhood…and so, I could relate excellently with him.

    My attraction to Sly was further reinforced by his personality while on air, either on the FPN with you, or on Saturday mornings when he anchored the Rap & Hip-Hop Classics. He often reminded me of a sibling – a brother I lost a few years ago, to a motor accident which damaged his spinal column, and had him bed-ridden for a while before he passed on. Just like Sly, he LOVED music too.

    I sense that his untimely demise and the fact that you struggled to wrap you head around how it has come about must have been what got you uncomfortable in discussing the issue with Yinka this morning.

    Hearing about Sly made me wonder – does God love the music lovers so much that He takes them away in their prime? Way earlier than we would have envisaged them to live? But I guess He takes anyone he wants, when He knows it’s time for that soul to return to Him.

    Sly’s time (perceived as unfortunate only because our reckoning is imperfect) has come. The pain we all feel from his departure – family, friends, fans etc. – is a testament to how beautiful his soul is and why God has decided to take him, and enjoy Sly for eternity.

    I may never get close to his family, his friends (which includes you), colleagues, Classic FM 97.3 or fans to pay my personal respects and condolences, but I can do that through your blog. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Since he was Catholic as well, I say to his soul…

    – Eternal rest grant unto you Sylvester “Sly” Ojigbede, and may perpetual light shine on you…

    – Eternal rest grant unto you Sylvester “Sly” Ojigbede, and may perpetual light shine on you…

    – Eternal rest grant unto you Sylvester “Sly” Ojigbede, and may perpetual light shine on you…

    May your soul, and those of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

    Adieu bro…

  25. I am a regular listener to your program FPN. This morning you were silent when asked about Sly. Recall that sometime last two weeks ago, you said he would be back. What happened to him?

  26. Hi uncle Jimi. Some of these expatriates companies in Nigeria do have Nigerians as their Directors. They will refused to pay our retirement benefits a well as remitting Pension funds deducted from our salaries. If you ask for your money, they will give unreasonable excuses. You take them to court
    court will frustrate you in your country. I asked them can they do it in their countries to their people. Some of them have cases in courts, EFCC, etc and they get away with them. They give themselves and their unqualified families fat salaries which they take to their countries, we are made to surfer because of their connections. My case with one is in the court. What about those that cannot afford to pay lawyers? pls let us address the situation especially CONSTRUCTION companies. Thank You

  27. Dear Sir,

    SAVE US FROM THIS ROT MRS ABIMBOLA ANIMASHAUN ODUNAYO
    WE ARE CONSTRAINED TO USE THIS MEDIUM TO EXPRESS OUR DISPLEASURE AT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE PRESENTLY GOING ON IN THE LAGOS STATE CIVIL SERVICE. THE VIBRANT LAGOS STATE CIVIL SERVICE IS FAST LOSING ITS VIBRANCY AND IN ITS PLACE IS A GROWING RESTLESSNESS WITH REGARDS TO SOME DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE ADMINISTRATION OF MR BABATUNDE FASHOLA SAN.
    AS OUR POINT OF DEPARTURE, SEVERAL AIDES OF THE GOVERNOR HAVE BEEN ABSORBED INTO THE CIVIL SERVICE ON VERY SENIOR GRADE LEVELS THAT THEY ORDINARILY SHOULD NOT HAVE MERITTED. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THIS FORMED PART OF THE REASONS WHY MAJORITY OF CIVIL SERVANTS DID NOT VOTE FOR APC IN LAGOS STATE. ANYWAY, THE ADMINISTRATIVE CADRE WOULD FIGHT ITS COURSE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.
    THE MOST DISTURBING AND ALARMING IS THE IMPUNITY WITH WHICH CERTAIN CONTRACT APPOINTMENTS WERE DONE VIZ: THE APPOINTMENTS OF TPL TOYIN ABDUL AS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF LAGOS STATE PHYSICAL PLANNING PERMIT AUTHORITY(LASPPPA) AND MRS ABIMBOLA ODUNAYO AS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF LAGOS STATE BUILDING CONTROL AGENCY(LASBCA).
    TPL ABDUL RETIRED FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE IN MARCH 2013 AFTER ATTAINING THE 60 YEARS STATUTORY AGE FOR RETIREMENT AND HE WAS IMMEDIATELY GIVEN 2 YEARS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT TO CONTINUE AS THE GENERAL MANAGER. THIS SINGULAR ACT OF THE GOVERNMENT NEGATED ITS STANCE IN THE PAST ON CONTRACT APPOINTMENT. THIS ADMINISTRATION WAS OF THE OPINION THEN THAT THERE SHOULD BE SUCCESSION PLANNING HENCE IT DISCOURAGED CONTRACT APPOINTMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY UNDER ANY GUISE OR FORM. THE SURPRISING PART WAS THE RENEWAL OF HIS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS BY THIS SAME FASHOLA ADMINISTRATION ON THE EVE OF ITS DEPARTURE. WHAT IS GOVERNMENT TRYING TO INSTITUTIONALIZE HERE?
    THE SECOND ISSUE BEGGING FOR RESOLUTION IS THE UNJUST IMPOSITION OF ONE MRS ABIMBOLA ANIMASHAUN-ODUNAYO ON THE LAGOS STATE BUILDING CONTROL AGENCY AS ITS GENERAL MANAGER.
    IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE ENABLING LAW OF THE AGENCY WHICH IS THE URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT LAW 2010 EXPRESSLY STIPULATES THE REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE AGENCY VIZ: SECTION 46(1) (a) AND (b) WHICH READS:
    (1) THERE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR FOR THE BUILDING CONTROL AGENCY A GENERAL MANAGER WHO SHALL BE—
    (a) A HOLDER OF A RECOGNIZED QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION IN ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL/STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING OR BUILDING; AND
    (b) WHO SHALL HAVE NOT LESS THAN FIFTEEN (15) YEARS COGNATE POST PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION EXPERIENCE.
    THE POSITION OF THE ENABLING LAW IS VERY CLEAR ON WHO SHOULD BE THE GENERAL MANAGER FOR THIS AGENCY BUT EITHER BY SHEER ERROR OF OMISSION HIS EXCELLENCY MR BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA SAN WAS NOT PROPERLY ADVISED ON THE APPOINTMENT OF MRS ANIMASHAUN-ODUNAYO WHO HAD VARIOUSLY REFERRED TO HERSELF AS AN ARCHITECT, A BUILDER AND/OR AN ENGINEER OR A DOCTOR DEPENDING ON HER WHIMS AT ANY POINT IN TIME. FROM OUR FINDINGS FROM ALL THE PROFESSINAL BODIES, SHE WAS NEVER REGISTERED WITH ANY. AT BEST, THE CERTIFICATE SHE HAS BEEN BRANDISHING ABOUT IS AN HND (QUANTITY SURVEYING) AND A HOST OF OTHER CERTIFICATES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED FOR THEIR EQUIVALENT IN THE NIGERIAN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT.
    THE GOVERNOR ACCORDING TO THE LAW HAS THE RIGHT TO APPOINT THE GENERAL MANAGER BUT HE/SHE MUST MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AS STIPULATED BY THE SAME LAW THAT EMPOWERED THE GOVERNOR IN MAKING SUCH AN APPOINTMENT. IS THIS INDIVIDUAL PRIMA FACIE QUALIFIED FOR THIS POST? THAT IS THE ONE BIG QUESTION BEGGING FOR AN ANSWER.
    LAGOS, CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, WHICH OTHER STATES IN THE FEDERATION TAKE CUE FROM SHOULD NOT BE ENTANGLED IN THIS ROT. THE IN-COMING ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT INHERIT THESE APPOINTMENTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE CREATED UNIMAGINABLE DISCONTENT AMONGST PROFESSIONALS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE.
    WE HOPE OUR PETITION WE BE LOOKED INTO BY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.
    THANK YOU.

    CONCERNED PROFESSIONALS IN THE STATE CIVIL SERVICE.

    CC
    1. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICE,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA.

    2. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    MINISTRY OF HOUSING,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    3. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    OFFICE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
    MINISTRY OF WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    4. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    OFFICE OF DRAINAGE SERVICES,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    5. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    MINISTRY OF PHYSICAL PLANNING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    6. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    MINISTRY OF WATER FRONT AND INFRASTRUCTURE,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    7. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION AGENCY,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    8. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    LTV 8,
    LATEEF JAKANDE ROAD,
    ALAUSA, IKEJA

    9. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    10. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    MINISTRY OF EDUCATIONE
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    11. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    12. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    MINISTRY OF ESTABLISHMENT, TRAINING AND PENSIONS,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    13. THE CHAIRMAN,
    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    14. PERMANENT SECRETARY,
    MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION,
    SECRETARIAT, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    15. THE CHAIRMAN,
    NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF TOWNPLANNERS,
    LAGOS STATE CHAPTER,
    PA JOSEPH AWOGBEMI HOUSE
    OPP ALAUSA SECRETARIAT CENTRAL MOSQUE,
    CBD, ALAUSA, IKEJA

    16. THE CHAIRMAN,
    ARCHITECT REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA,
    HOUSE 1A&B, DOLPHIN HOUSING SCHEME II,
    BEHIND FEDERAL SECRETARIAT, IKOYI, LAGOS

    17. THE CHAIRMAN,
    NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS,
    2ND FLOOR, SUITE 2, FRONT WING, OSHOPEY PLAZA,
    17/19, ALLEN AVENUE, IKEJA, LAGOS.

    18. THE CHAIRMAN,
    COUNCIL OF REGISTERED BUILDERS OF NIGERIA (LAGOS CHAPTER),
    33, TOYIN STREET, IKEJA, LAGOS

  28. Dear Jimi,
    Good afternoon. Kindly look at this dealdey.com website. They have a deal from Dana Motors for Kia cars.. You have 99% discount, and then fine print says you have just 1% discount. How do they try to explain that? They say it is an error. but has been there for 4 days now, misleading people. A lot of Us rushed into it only to have our 40000 naira held back and takes a week to complete refund process. Is this not a one week loan they have taken to sustain their business, because I can imagine how many people fell for the scam. A call to Dana Motors, and then Indian who takes the call is laughing out loudly, so they are complicit in this. Kindly look through. A lot of impunity and arrogance.

    Thanks

  29. Uncle J.D I want to comment in the way you refused to pass any comment on the passing away of sly. That in my opinion is not good enough. I heard about it on another radio newspaper review programme. I believe that no matter how painful, sly has done his bit here and any mention of his passing away even including details that may be as lesson to the rest of us still living will mean celebrating him. Where is buky? We have not been hearing her voice on npf on 97.3 fm also. Please we need feed back please.

  30. Dear Uncle Jimi
    How the chicken comes to back to roost. If only subsidy was removed in 2012, by now we would have been even at a small measure ripping the benefits of a completely deregulated oil sector. Save Nigeria Group never tought of that.
    Secondly, If only Amaechi and cohorts never opposed Okonjo-Iweala bid for Soverign Wealth fund, by now some money will be left in the treasury.
    My point is blame should be well apportioned.

  31. Greetings Uncle Jimi.
    I want to ask, What do you have to say about Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s clarification on the state of the economy?

  32. Dear Uncle JD,

    I write this piece with a very heavy heart, not because i am bereaved of any relation or friend of mine, but because i am bereaved of a country.
    Every passing day, I try to rationalize this geographical entity called Nigeria and its equally enigmatic population of homo-sapiens, and each time I realize that I get more confused than when I started.
    Could it be that I am devoid of intellectual reasoning capabilities OR that the situation defies all human reasoning.
    The latest in our list of embarrassments on a global scale is the “apparent” scarcity of a refined version of our National Export crude oil.
    I cannot for the life of me decipher why I cannot drive normally to a petrol station and buy petrol like any other regular human being.
    I have to plead, beg, shout and gnash my teeth in frustration whenever my fuel gauge starts dropping.
    At this stage, mentioning an alternative power source in the form of a generator is more or less a luxury considering that we are already in the stone age without any form of modern energy system.
    I could not even be bothered with a soaked bed every night, courtesy of our “privatized” leprosy PHCN.
    I am more concerned with getting this hydrocarbon to fuel my only means of mobility, except for a long and endless wait at the bus stop if i chose to disregard it.
    Uncle JD, please tell me, is it a crime to be called a Nigerian???
    Did I find myself on planet earth to be counted amongst the most abnormal of mankind?

    Please and please I need answers!!!!

  33. Hi Jimi,

    Did you see the master piece of parliamentarism today?
    I bet Jagaban Bogu and his team didn’t see this coming. A lesson or two for those who do not do some serious homework in developing politics 101. You can’t leave the flow open to experienced senators and ride solely on the back of majority.

    Kakaki.

  34. Uncle JD. Pls the TANKERS are back on Apapa Roads, live is unbearable, we cannot get to work; children are going through stress, weekend husbands, etc. The TANK FARMS OWNERS are heatless, they forced you to sell your properties, etc. They forgot tomorrow that they will all leave this earth someday. They will never find peace all their lives. Amen

  35. uncle JD, On children’s day you talked about AUTISM & special schools for special children, pls i need the address of the school. mercy

    • Good day sir Mr Jimi.Am one of your fan I listen to your analysis every Tue-Fri.Please your analysis of formation of new airline 6th Aug 2015 was very professional. Can you please do a small piece on this topic in your blog for the benefit of some of us who are interested in that topic.Again more grease to your elbow

  36. Dear Uncle Jimi, I would like you to examine the appearance of beggers with children in traffic between Lekki Scheme 1 and Ajah. It is worrisome because the beggers are consistent and they appear with babies in their hands who are ill kitted in this cold weather we are experiencing. I am sure that officers of the Lagos State Government live within this axis and they all see this show of shame and dehumanising treatment. It is a violation of The Child Right Law Of Lagos State and I am very sure that these women have men who impregnated them and they have a shelter which they retire to after the day’s ‘business’. It is my belief that you can use your program to draw the attention of the State Government to this unhealthy and unsavoury development.

  37. Good evening uncle Jimi and how is yr weekend going sir? Sir, I knw you r not a lawyer but I don’t knw if you can introduce a kind of discuss , may be once in a month where people will call and we talk about our experience with some instiitutions. Nigeria just have to move forward, and like u do say, we all have to put our little contributions. Lawyer might be a guest to give necessary advice. Please think about it. Ajeigbe Taiwo Femi

  38. Dear Jimi, I heard you over Classic FM 97.3 advocate to marry culture with constitutional provisions. What is your view about “Oro” (where human beings are killed to perform rituals for burial of Obas)?

  39. Pls bros jimi, I’ve checked your blog for your last edition of the discourse but couldn’t find it there, so please upload it now. Thank you

  40. Uncle JD Please we have a serious problem going like 3 years in my area in which people could’t rise the matter up. My names are LAWAL ABDUL-HAKEEM KAYODE i live in LAKOWE but now moved to MALETALAFIA IBEJU LEKKI AREA LAGOS. This is my 11th years in these area, as i’m speaking with you right now we’re having serious issue with NEPA AND MAYFAIR GARDEN in terms light because the step-down we use in these before has been taken to MAYFAIR GARDEN right now MAYFAIR GARDEN are in charge of light from EPUTU down to IBEJU just because they have the step-down in their estate. Please i want you to help us escalate this because we have 2 kings and many BALEES in these area, non of this leaders could speak for us in these area. i don’t mind an invitation to your studio. Here is my phone No. 08075601432, 08022885299. Thanks.

    Regards.

  41. Uncle JD you said something today about an article on fibroid. Please would you mind mentioning it again. I am wishing you post it here l am sorry if I ask too much.

  42. Please I want to use this opportunity to commend our new President GMB..for the few good work he has done and for the ones is yet to do. I want to use this forum to appeal to LCDA in Surulere and Coker aguda for the repair of drainage/canal leading to babs Animashahun and the abanhdoned reconstruction at the back of orile/ James island estate. Thank you.

  43. Hello Uncle JD, I am one of your ardent listener of both your weekly news analysis and sunday show on the radio. Just for confirmation, I learnt you once mentioned on air that you are a member of a National Association of Seadog( A.k.a Pyrate Confraternity), is it true?

  44. Good day Mr JD,
    Am having problem with PHCN in my area in Mushin.I made payment and for the past seven month the payment is not reflecting on the bills they give me and every time i go to there office they keep telling to make a photostat of bill for them so as to fix it,which i did but they are yet to credit the money.And this month they send a bill of estimation without reading the meter.I went to there office to ask why they did not read my meter but all they told me was that they gave every body estimated bill.

    Is there any place or agency i can complain to about this things.

  45. Jimi please can u help talk about the issue of change of name or lost of international passport that you have to go to Abuja passport office before you can get another one.
    Because of the stress of going to Abuja many women did not change their maiden name, please help address this issue. Thank you, God bless you.

  46. Hello Uncle Jimi,
    Please, It has become a permanent practice now at the Muritala Muhammed Airport Lagos now that if you are travelling out of the country and its your first time(Virgin passport), you must part away with some certain amount of money to the immigration officers at the Airport unless you are ready to miss your flight. This practice has been on now for years now mostly for young passengers. My cousin missed his flight because of Immigration demanding for 200USD from a student travelling to study Medicine in Russia…………we had to re-scheduled our flight…….same thing happened they delayed him again, no option than to give them 150$USdollars, i think this is really bad.

  47. Uncle J.D,I have been a very ardent listener to your reviews on classic fm every morning but which you don’t even show up on monday morning.I would like to raise this issue concerning the present adminstration of mr ayodele fayose that the past admistration of dr kayode fayemi pay huge amount of money to the ekiti state scholarship board which the Governor have sign it,which the money not yet given to the students.

  48. Mr Jimi, I want to implore you to please use your widely reached “Front page News” program to educate Nigerians and the Government on the importance of Insurance.
    House of Representative committee on Insurance is very necessary please.

  49. Good morning

    Kindly help bring to the attention of the Government on the issue of the dangerous Manholes on Eko Bridge- Contain to Ijora. Some of the holes were repaired about 6 months ego but about three has gone bad again. It seems no body is doing anything about it.

    It very dangerous to have such a big hole on the express especially with the street lights not working.
    It better to be preemptive and safe life than to be sorry and sympathetic later.
    Kindly use to media to highlight this pending danger before it too late. You never can tell who it might be.

  50. Two news items caught my attention this morning and I wish to have a say on them.

    1. Lagos State Govt #plans CCTV for public places.
    This is quite cherry ain’t it? Well I dare say it is not for me. And I’ll tell you why.
    What happened to the ones that were mouthed in previous administrations? Or were they just mouthed? What then is the guarantee that this one will not go the same way as the others we have heard both from the past federal & state govts?
    Another issue that this news (if it is news) raised for me is the fact that SECURITY is most effective IF it is not seen or heard.
    We have a govt or security apparatus that will always rush to the press to announce every single move including something as sensitive as this that is meant to be and more effective if kept SECRET.
    What then is the guarantee that the persons that these gadgets were meant to curtail will not sabotage them now that they have been intimated of its intended installation?
    Govt should learn to KEEP QUIET AND JUST WORK.
    If the idea behind this announcement was to score points or to be seen to be working, I think the reverse is what it will bring. I will rather feel safe not hearing security strategies but knowing that they are working than to hear about it before they are installed only to discover they were never carried out or sabotaged before we could benefit from their work.
    But alas! Ours is a people that put its government and security apparatus under pressure not to work BUT to tell them what they are planning to do. And the govt in a bid to maintain public favour, dance to these unintelligent calls. This is why we need brilliant people in govt not the average thinkers.

    2. FG orders ban of “I better Pass My Neighbor Generators.”
    This is quite hilarious and for want of a better word, an escapist approach to solving serious global issue.
    Note that the govt didn’t ban the #usage but #importation of the generators and their claim for this vindictive move is that it contributes to AIR POLLUTION. How convenient!.
    While I totally agree that ALL generators (not just the one banned) contribute to air and noise pollution I totally disagree that the major culprit is the “I better pass my neighbor”.
    How much fumes does a PMS engine” I better pass my neighbor” emit when compared to the heavy diesel engine plant that is being used in many industries and “big men” homes?
    What I see is a govt, like all others before it, who finds it convenient to take away the little the down-trodden has rather than, like my friend Patrick O. once said, “put culpability where culpability lies.
    If there is any generator that is to be banned, it is the ones that does the major harm. And I posit that it is the ones used by the big shots. The poor man turn on his “I pass my neighbor” for few hours in the week (judging by his low income). However, the big shot has his on 24 hours-7 days a week. I have one directly adjacent to my house.
    In any case, If the govt is serious about banning ALL generators, isn’t it sensible to put the horse before the cart. In this case, is it not better to first FIX the nation’s power situation before attempting to ban generators. That way, it will not be seen as a vindictive move against the poor and downtrodden.
    For the record, I do not have any generator. The reasons are both personal and social. So don’t take me as an activist of the poor or bad belle against the rich.

  51. Good Morning Mr. Disu, pls let me bring to your notice and seek your attention to a serious issue in our education system in Lagos Private schools, which needs not only be discussed or flagged but requires everyone’s energy to follow it through for a change. It is a the stress of over sylabus and burden put on young children by the private schools either to justify the huge school fees, to promote earnings from published books etc. You have kids loaded with numbers of assignments, go to school with heavy bags loaded with books for 15 to 19 subjects, students can’t pass used books to the next child following year as they make them now use ink pen to write and answer exercises on printed books to make them useless, children now commonly compalin of tiredness, headache, back pain. Pls before the society come to face a new generation of ailments in another decadesto come, better we are sensitive to address now and stop our show of wealth, class and ignoring this fearful trend. Pls help investigate and let make Lagos State government put control and close monitoring on this issue. Children and their parents are more stressed these days in the name of education. You can’t imagine the level of assignment given to very young kids. Let’s benchmark with other countries. Habaaaa. Pls SOS! Thank you. Trust you will take this over. Regards. Adeniyi

  52. Dear Uncle JD
    I really admire the way and manner you analyze critical issue bothering on the entity called NIGERIA.Thumbs up to you.
    Uncle JD in recent time there have been too many effort to strength the naira by the CBN which is a good move and to stablise the economy.This move have since then bring about so many changes in the Bureau De Change (BDC) business which is a welcome development but feelers has it that the body language of the CBN is not just to stablise the BDC business,Its seems to so many that there are forces wanting to remove Nigerians who are into the BDC business for there own selfish interest.Today we have over 2000(Two thousand Bdc’s) and each employs at least 4 Nigerians in there company which is about 8000 or more people working within this arena and the multiplier effect and now a non Nigerian company is scheming it way to the top to edge out Nigerians who are doing this Legitimate business in there own country.Uncle JD PLAESE THE LEAST YOU CAN DO FOR US IS TO BRING THIS ON AIR IN ONE OF YOUR PROGRAMS.THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU.

  53. Please Uncle Jimi I am an addicted motor bike rider I had one even before it was prohibited from the major roads.But my problem now is even in and around the interior streets of ajegunle, mushin, orile lanwanson police are now arresting poor bikers both commercial and private. Can you please tell the able governor to sign post in around streets where bikes are allowed to ply without being molested or arrested by police and each bike arrested is fined N5k for what? Police are no longer friends they are enemies of the people.

  54. Uncle Jimi, I have tried to bring this issue up on air but one thing or the other seems to over shadow it. Now my main grip is the Ajah roundabout, I hear you say but a flyover has been proposed for the area. That is the list of the issues, how can a place be riddled with so much dirt , the “danfo” , sand truck and Keke Maruwa” drivers seem to be in charge of the so called “police force” . The “okadas” drive on the opposite side of the road, the express!!!! There seems to be a truck load of beggers littering the front of the Olumegbon palace. The gutters are filled with sand and the horrible “pure water discarded satchels” that never gets cleaned. Help us now Mr Jimi.
    All am asking is for you to give a shout out to the area. I can just imagine the first “Zika” outbreak in the area, the “Lasar fever” is probably found its root there but as you know misdiagnosis is the norm in Nigeria, have the environmental health department not thought this through. The market has now spilt onto the main road. Uncle Jimi help us oh. Point us in the right direction, one person in the right department hopefully would make a difference.

  55. Jimi,
    I listened to your radio show one morning and the issue was on Eze Ndigbo in Ondo state(hope ondo). Your comment struck me as not fully well thought out. You insisted that there cannot be two monarchs in one domain… Of course your logic was wrong.Eze Ndigbo infers that the person in question is the leader/repesentative of the Igbo people(Ndigbo) in the area. There is basically nothing wrong with that.There is a Yoruba Oba In Jos. The Gwom Gwom Jos is not worried at all. In Ondo as well as in Lagos, we have Sarki Hausawa who to all intents and purposes is like Eze Ndigbo. You are not worried about that. You even commented on the dressing and”full regalia”of the Ondo Eze Ndigbo. The Sarki Hausawa always comes out in full regalia with matching turban. Nobody in South west is bothered. Can you imagine any group of miscreants i SW openly attempting to disrobe a Sarki Hausawa. Yet you did not condemn that act.I enjoy your early morning discussions…you are a bit old school like me. Do not leave the gap that will make a MASSOB fan scream BIAFRA.

    • The truth of the matter is that there cannot be two leaders in an area. Whether it is oba yoruba in Jos Eze Ndigbo in Ondo or Sarki Hausawa in Ondo, the fact remains that two kings cannot rule in a territory. My little knowledge of Ecology also stress the point that you cannot have two males of the same specie in a territory.
      Let us all realise that if I decide to move to the East I will be govern by whosoever their leader is not start my own mini kingdom in someone else’s backyard. It is just courtesy to respect one another.
      Thanks

      • The Sarki Hausawa/Eze Ndigbo/Oba yoruba Jos all play vital roles for their people. During the crisis in Jos,theIgbo and the Yoruba found a sense of direction and purpose from them The bloodletting was halted because of their stance and actions. The Hausa Maigad needs protection/direction from his Sarki Hausawa.He cannot get it form the Oba or even from his elected councillor. These officers ply great roles in stabilizing the polity. We can all pontificate from the safety of our apartments, but Nigeria is on the move. The migrant population will always seek its safety. The earlier we accommodate the new realities the better.

  56. QUESTION FOR THE COMMISIONER OF
    TRANSPORTATION
    Sir we need community traffic management group in every locality to monitor and manage traffic in each neighbourhood. A way of decentralising LASTMA.
    QUESTION FOR THE COMMISIONER FOR
    ENVIRONMENT.
    How about solar lightening in our neighbourhoods to lighten up the dark spots.

  57. Hello Jimi, there seems to be no talk on the deplorable state of the Apapa Oshodi express way, the Iyana Itire axis. The craters have never been so huge. Trucks are meeting their demise there at a more faster rate than ever. It was so terrible last week saloon cars stopped following the main section of that road and started using the side road instead which too has started developing it’s own serious pot holes.

  58. Oga Jimi,

    I am an ardent follower of FPN on 97.3 every weekday and The Discuss on Sunday. Indeed I want to commend you on the exceptional insights that you give on both programmes.
    I never believed that Nigerian Journalists can say it the way it is , until I listened to your program.
    I would like to crave your indulgence by using this medium to appeal to the Lagos State Government to enact a law that bans the erection of canopies in residential areas, all in the name of
    1. Parent’s Rememberance
    2. Birthdays
    3. Church programmes
    etc.

    Sir, I live in Akerele Extension Surulere, and since I moved in to the house, I am sorry to say that no week passes without a resident celebrating something or the order.
    At the risk of sounding tribalistic, this is mostly perpetrated by residents of South West origins.

    Sir, I know that we are in a Democracy and therefore people are free to express themselves, but the irony is that, “where your freedom ends is where another person’s starts!”
    While I am not Anti-social, I would like the Govt to tow the line they did with religious houses that were in the habit of noise pollution and public nuisance.
    If individuals must celebrate, they should do so inside thier premises or in an event centre that is located away from residents.

    Thanks and May God continue to bless and stregthen you as you perform the work of Masses Advocate.

  59. Dear sir,

    I am one of your regular listeners of the discourse and appreciate most of your contributions towards building a better Nigeria. I just read your interview on Vanguard about your take on this current administration but surprised that you did not mention that Fashola allowed the Discos to charge higher rates for the light Nigerians don’t enjoy. Majority of Nigerians would have expected Fashola to enforce full distribution of prepaid meters before any increment in the rate. By this, people will be conscious of how to use gadgets in their homes since they pay directly for what they use and as a nation we will be able to manage the little Megawatts we can generate. You are the voice for the voiceless, please use your good office to address this issue. May God continue to bless you.

  60. Egbon,

    Thank you as always, for not keeping quiet.

    I’d like to say President Buhari has just started what he should have done a long time ago.
    In Project Management, there’s what you call Stakeholders – those who could support PMB’s CHANGE Project or frustrate it ab initio if their interests are not taken into consideration.
    It’s one thing to fight corruption, it’s another thing to carry relevant people (stakeholders) along – remember, their existing source of livelihood is threatened, they won’t sit idle and watch:

    1. As regards fuel availability, the key stakeholders are the Oil marketers. The subsidy issue is the catalyst to performance. To forestall fraud, set up a credible monitoring and control team.
    2. As regards the Budget, members of the 8th the Senate are another set of stakeholders.
    3. As regards electricity generation and distribution, importers of electricity generators are key stakeholders.
    4. As regards road construction, the existing construction companies whose contracts have been revoked.
    5. As regards agriculture and food production, importers of different food items who no longer have access to forex.
    6. As regards, exchange rate and availability of forex to those who need it for tuition, health, business, and other critical needs, we need to watch out for the IMF! Again, the interests of Bureaux de Change operators also matter.

    If not taken into consideration, they could ensure the programmes of this regime do not get off ground.

    I hope and pray Mr. President keeps carrying these people along.

    In addition, I’m sure Mr. President, as a former military General, knows about sabotage in warfare, consequently, he also needs to deploy appropriate strategies to nullify the activities of saboteurs.

    Sir, Please keep talking; keep writing; keep advising.

    Agba yin ko ni d’ibaje o.

    God bless my country Nigeria.

  61. dear uncle Jimi, I need you to clear me on some issues here. please is it a true statement that the present president PMB still enjoys benefits of his old appointments held as former governor of the north eastern state, minister for petroleum and natural resources, head of states etc…

  62. Good Morning Sir,

    Thanks for the good work.

    I always refer to the Podcast on your blog for Newspaper Review and Analysis but discovered the podcast has been removed for a while now. Could you please help restore it. Thank you.

  63. Hi uncle JD, I could not see the video captain blaze or Blade promised to give you to upload the last time he attended the discourse.The video of Boko haram and Nigeria army, which he was involved. Please how can I see it. Thanks.

  64. Uncle JD,
    Good morning hope my mail meets you well,my reason for asking this question is to know if this is done outside Nigeria just because Mr president is on a two days visit Lagos state government mandated all shops to be locked down from cele bus stop alone Oshodi apapa express to Ago palace down to apple junction. The same government that instructed just last week that No work No pay.if information minister could be bold enough to say that the country is broke how then does the common man on the street feed when he has been deprived of his daily bread. Am still asking is this the change we voted for

  65. Dear Egbon JD,

    I want to share with you an experience i had today on my way to the office in Victoria Island.

    I was driving behind and escort pick up with registration number FFF 666 BK (A Toyota Pick up). The pick up was escorting two Asians in a Toyota Hiace Bus. I didn’t get to copy the registration details of the Bus (as it was ahead of the pick up)

    At the approach of the Army Barracks on Ahmadu Bello Way just before the Mobil Fuel Station on that route, i saw a Tricycle (Keke) move in between the escort vehicle and the lead vehicle to avoid another Keke that had blocked the path of this Keke under reference. The escort pick up blared its siren to alert the Keke of the need to exit back from the back of their lead vehicle. This the Keke driver did within seconds of passing by the obstacle in its path.

    Egbon, you will not believe the drama that happened thereafter as the escort pick up was passing by this Keke. Do you believe that one of policemen in the escort vehicle, reached out and push the tricycle in motion off the road and up into a mound across the drain separating the road and the Army walk path. The Keke and its passengers went crashing..

    I drove-by i must confess without stopping but feeling very miserable about this show of power by the Policemen in this escort car. I don’t know for certain what became of the occupants of the Tricycle but i wish someone can find a way to sanction the policemen in that pick-up escort car. I thought i could reach you with the information and maybe you may be able to reach the authorities to sanction these officers

  66. Uncle Jimi, please can you use your good offices to ask Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State when he will start and complete the construction of the Alagbole, Akute, Ishashi to Denro roads. The government has been constructing the bridge at Alagbole for over 2 years but the roads are in a very terrible state making people go through untold hardship. Some landlords have left their homes and gone to rent apartments because of these bad roads and damage to the cars.
    He should please give us a plan and date of construction of these roads.
    Thank you.

  67. Good day oga jimi. I listened to the last discuss as usual. the high point for me was listening to ovie, the solar energy guy. Am an entrepreneur, pls can you link me with him.Am interested in alternative energy and I need someone to clarify a few things for me.I have a first degree in Bio-chemistry and an MBA.THANKS

  68. Jimi,

    Have you ever wondered why civil servants are owed salaries for months and they still keep quiet? Well l have a conspiracy theory.
    They actually consider government work as bonus. Their real pay is from the runs, corruption, money laundering, scams, private practice, hustle and other illegal activities they do on daily basis. The resident doctors also work or own private clinics. The teachers and lecturers run extension/coaching classes. The clerks and other staff collect gratification and bribe everyday. So when government owes them, they consider it as a form of savings.

    Just figure it. Is it possible to owe workers in the private sector for months where your productivity counts and everyone is accountable? Governance in Nigeria at all levels is a big joke. That is why the Governors are getting away with blue murder. Owing salaries for months and heaven has fallen. No wonder nothing works in Nigeria. Government itself is the problem with Nigeria. If all the civil servants and public officials devote all their time for the progress of this country things would have been better. Fighting corruption in a country where civil servants are owed salaries for months is just semantics. Until Governance and the civil service are reformed where productivity and performance are the yardstick, Nigeria will remain a dungeon.As things are today, the civil servants are the architects of their misfortune. Nobody should shed any tears for them

  69. Big Uncle, i do appreciate your analysis on air, if you are not on classic FM by 7am, honestly i just manage to listen.

    Nigeria issues bother me every day and i keep thinking as if there are no solutions to our problems but there are solutions. Our politicians are rotten in corruption for so many years and this triggers my “thought to feel that we cannot rule ourselves.

    I repeat, “we cannot rule ourselves”, if we can, it will be under the rule of kleptocracy! Anything you can think or predict about Nigeria is the unpredictable or uncertainty.

    During my undergraduate years, i was able to project the crisis that would be occurring at this present time. What a pity, is there any hope that we can rule ourselves, with all these unserious politicians who have found themselves above the law. If revolution should take place in this country (Nigeria), this means there will be a total collapse of the nation.

    Sir, Ghana saw the persist unbearable living condition then, and strict measure (Capital Punishment) was taken on those unscrupulous elements. Nigeria is a pure dependable country, where one day meal is not just sure for some people, a place where masses do not get service paid for (P.H.C.N), hospital bills become unaffordable, house rent on the increase and expensive to maintain continuously, much downsizing in the industry with lots of confusion, just to mention few of the issues. After President Buhari, the next president bothers me! We need to sanitize the country. People want free embezzlement of the resources but frowns at the consequence. If Capital Punishment would not be embraced, then how do we discourage embezzlers and move the nation forward?

  70. Dear Jimi,
    i am a frequent listener to your discourse and I feel that is the only sane and sensible thing in this whole nation at this time. I respect you and wish you Gods protection.

  71. Sir, please advice; we have been on wait for months to receive our late Mum’s (worked under LagosState -SUBEB) Death Benefit from PFA – Trust Fund,who claim PENCOM has not given approval without any reason to backup.

  72. THE STATE OF MY MIND IS CONTINUALLY AGITATING FOR FAIRNESSS
    How can those with an enviable job cheat on those with nothing or menial meager earning? Do you think there is a conscience left in this people? Do you think this people are not worst than the armed robbers that come in to reap from where they haven’t planted? What do we call this act of greed and wickedness? What do we call these voiceless people being maltreated? I think it high time I speak.
    I happen to be one of those cheated in GIS Sure P program. The last administration of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan lead government put this scheme forward to aid graduates who were hopeless of getting employment to internship training program where skill acquisition and confidence can be instilled into them. Thanks goodness this program was truly a life changing one because my life saw that change and confidence was reinstalled back to me through it.
    I happen to be among the final batch of this internship before the program was terminated and replaced by N-Power of the present government. This program work in a way that Interns were asked not to be paid a dine by the organization where they were attached to and they the government promises to pay N1500 and 20 working days amounting to a total token of N30000 which was tag transport token. To my amazement this token was never consistent and were never paid as at when due. We struggle to go through this program by borrowing hoping to remit our lenders when refunded by GIS but this never happened.
    The GISure P had ended for three month now and I was owed 6 month token plus the training allowance of N15000, making a total of N185000 . I had kept quiet all this while thinking the looters might repent but to no avail any repentance.
    Is it this government really fighting corruption or fighting political enemy? I want to know the government that will allow vulnerable unemployed intelligent person like me to go through this kind treatment? Do they think they can stop us from taking into crime or doing anything to get out of the country? Thank God am of positive mindset! I cannot go to crime because I am smatter than that.
    Finally I would like the EFCC & ICPC to beam their search light in to the activity of GISure P and Ministry of Finance to fetch out those corrupt and element as soon as possible.
    If nothing is done to culprit I doubt the success of N-Power program.
    ANONYMOUS!!

  73. Good morning Uncle JD,

    Pls,i heard Bukola during the Newspaper Analysis this morning that the IDP camps in Lagos are complaining that their children do not have access to formal for 3 years now, I don’t know if there’s anything you can do to help facilitate Voluntary services towards that. I am ready to render my services free-of-charge and can speak to some friends who am sure will do this effectively, Thanks

  74. Uncle Jimi,

    Please The lady on the show. i’m interested in the party organizer training. Please i need details of the venue, and anyone i can contact.

    Thank you sir
    08032266285

  75. Sir,
    Good afternoon. I am an ardent follower/listener of all your programs on radio. We the youth are thankful for your kind for the free advice and education we get everyday and for free, once again thank you.

    I also want to ask you what are the procedures or criteria you use when choosing guests on your Discourse on Classic FM 97.3 because I would love for you to interview one of my friends. He is a member of the APC Board of Trustees, His name is Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed. He is the founder of the All Progressive Youth Forum (APYF) a group that was instrumental in mobilizing young people to participate in what was described as a historic electoral victory for the APC.
    He studied Masters in International Law, Diplomacy & Communications from Webster University in St, Louis, Missouri. You can also find (as reference) some of his interviews on Channels TV with Kadaria Ahmed and on some other programs before and after the 2015 elections.

    I want to inquire on whether you would want to grant him an invitation to your studio or any other platform to answer some questions on the progress of the present government as it is approaching its 2 years in office. I have spoken to him about you and even made him listen to some of your programs online. He has agreed to come to Lagos if you invite him to your Discourse
    Thank you and hope to hear from you soonest.

  76. Sir JD, which of the radio station do you go after news analysis at 7:30. You always say we talk at 9:00am but never mentioned the station. Please let me know

    Yemi Owolabi

  77. Hi Jimmy, In the last one week or thereabout, I have made it a routine to listen to your papers review every morning. I want to recommend that you manage your reviews on issues that have religious sensitivities. Your bias is becoming evident though you try to play a neutral and fair role. Our strong biases always show up in our comments irrespective of knowledge or educational attainment. Corruption is not just about stealing, it is also about unfair comment, assessment, judgment, actions or analyses of an event or situation. No doubt, you are well read, but I can share with you some examples through your comments to show that you are bias in this regard. All the same, they are your perspective and you have the opportunity of airing them to all. If “Nigeria’s corruption” was just about stealing, then we have little problem in our country. The bigger corruption is when people call day as night or night as day or oppress another with impunity. – They may not steal a kobo. Unfair treatment/judgment creates ripple effects such that generations unborn will come to life with the bitterness and hatred against the other. No nation can make progress under this situation because every action will be driven by emotions and biases without the benefit of intellectual reasoning. Please let us not add to this.
    I give you a thumbs up for every other analyses and reviews you do daily. Including your advise to the youth. We need to bring back the work culture and the right values. You are doing a great job at this. We owe it a duty to support our Country in whatever way we can to make it a better place for all and also pray for our leaders to succeed – APC or PDP. At the end of the day it is about us, not about them or “I said it”. We have no other country. God bless Nigeria.

  78. Good morning to you sir.
    i am a fan of the 93.7 front page news and analysis.your the main reason why i tune in to that station.
    Today the 31-01-2017, you reacted to the Dss invitation to Apostle suleiman Johnson that it was wrong for him to go along with the much entourage.i am highly disappointed by your statement.this issue is about the killings in the southern kaduna.you fail to understand that the government is not doing anything about the killings. at the first instance, why the attempt to arrest him in ekiti? now you expect him to walk along all by himself.You don’t have an idea of the much killings in that part of the country,go there and see by yourself and then your perspective about the whole issue will change.Thank you.

  79. Mr JD its now so obvious in your analysis on which side you belong, Government side or the suffering masses. Come on It now look like you landed that contract to do image laundry for the federal government. I still remember how much and how well you criticize the Buhari government in the first 1 year, now i wish you hear yourself and how you sound. Everyman has a price afterall.

  80. please Mr Jimi, there was a presenter at classic FM i used to like bac in the days his name is team team. How can i get to him.

  81. Uncle J.D, Good morning sir, we are truly enjoying your program,kudos to you and AYO.
    Pls i will like you to talk about the treatment of workers in Nigeria, the country should try and review the labour law..
    . measure of worst labour law in my

    beautiful country.A painful heart of

    workers in my motherland. Where you

    work hard and eat like a slave, A place

    where being a graduate is not valued

    any more, HND/Bsc Graduate certificate

    is being looked as if it was just

    gotten within 1hr…

    Criticism is allowed, but the fact

    still remains that OUR so called

    NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC),should

    try and push the ammendment of Labour

    Law in this country forward to the

    HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY….

    Sit….Relax….Take a 50 Naira

    Groundnut and contribute to what am

    about to write….

    Take a look at Note counters in Zenith

    bank,they are being paid a token of

    58,500 monthly with no promotion,no

    leave allowance,no profit sharing,no

    christmas bonus,pays for fake note if

    found in is cash. Thou it was stated in

    there letter that they are being

    employed by peoples plus management

    service as a contract to zenith bank.

    But the question is this, who owns

    People’s Plus Management Sevice..it is

    actually owned by Zenith bank, Zenith

    bank pays the staffs of Peoples Plus…

    Some Note counters has HND/Bsc/Msc and

    some are ICAN certified, thinking

    someday they will upgrade them to a

    higher place in the company being the

    fact that it is there field,but yet

    they have being waiting for more than

    10yrs and yet it is this same Note

    counter that first train the Tellers

    how to handle cash which in the next 3

    to 4 years after employing the

    Teller,they get promoted ET (Executive

    Trainee),which comes with the increment

    in salary and some other packeages..Take

    a look at the Note counter,he still

    remain on the 58500 with no other

    packages,and still pays for shortage or

    fake note found in there cash after

    counted. But yet they give the so

    called contract Note counter a pension

    scheme. They are on contract, why give

    them a pension scheme (To my little

    understanding,contarct is a short time

    thing)….
    This same Zenith bank goes to open

    business in Ghana and Zambian, all the

    workers there from the head to the

    cleaner are all staffs and benefitting

    all the goodies of the the package a

    normal employer should enjoy….NLC,

    should look into it, cos the so called

    zenith bank says they pay over 100k

    plus to the Note counters monthly and

    also said tthey don’t have contract

    staff as passed to the so called CBN,

    but the NLC and CBN should not be

    deceived, they are the owners of the

    peoples plus,so the called money goes

    back into there account…The NLC

    should look into this matter..

    Take a look at the factory workers

    OK food, Amingo , Expression e.t.c . Do

    they really take care of them what

    are they paid what packages comes

    with there employment? We are being

    used like a slave in our motherland and

    being paid token, at the end of the

    day,they will say” we give your people

    jobs”…In so many manufacturing

    companies,people are being used anyhow

    and some people die on the job almost

    everyday and yet they don’t compesate

    and take care of the rest in the

    company…
    Are we truly a Citizen of Nigeria
    Do we have a good NLC??
    If yes is the Answer…
    So Justice should be done, by looking

    into the LABOUR LAW in this country….

    Please Share till it get to the

    neccessary place…It is all for

    Us…Present worker…People Looking

    for Jobs and for our future

  82. FORCING EXCO OF PARTY TO OATH TAKING IN ALIMOSHO LOCAL GOVERNMENT BY SOME APC PARTY LEADERS AT ADENIYI JONES PARTY OFFICE ON L/G AND LCDA CHAIRMANSHIP AND COUCILORSHIP PRIMARY ELECTION LEVEL RESPECTIVELY IS A BAD SIGN OF IMPOSING WRONG ASPIRANTS TO REPRESENT THE PARTY.THE PARTY MAY BEGIN TO LOOSE HER MEMBERS GRADUALLY IF THE NATIONAL AND STATE LEADERS FOLD THIER HARMS AND ALLOW THESE SO CALLED GRASSROOT POLITICS CONTINUE IN THIS MANNER THINKING ALL IS WELL WHEN EVERYTHING IS GOING THE WRONG WAY.

  83. Good morning Uncle JD. You are doing a great job. Please what’s the name of the artiste and the title of the track you always play at the beginning of your morning digest programs? Thank you in anticipation.

  84. Good day sir my name is Atomode oluwatimilehin Bolarinwa Joseph… am student of kogi state University studying library and information science…. with the matriculation number 16ls1033…please sir my school has been on be on strike since February…. please sir am in urgent need of your help sir please sir am a 27year old and the last born of my parent eight children and the very first to attend a higher institution….. please sir…..am in need of financial help please sir I have written to the oba of Ikorodu,Lagos state government, and three biggest churches in Lagos without helpful response sir….please sir sir my generation depends on me sir I tried working with one security outfit when I came back but sir they allow cheating sir and if anything gose wrong the guard will be the one to go to jail…. please sir I don’t want to commit….please sir just help me sir….please sir heaven is my witness that I will pay back..even with my life….I should just break that jinx in my lineage…. I will pay everyone that contribute towards my success even if I will have to serve in their houses whenever am home…please sir even if the strike is off now hmmmmmmmmm their is no way to get back to school…the radio station I called last told me not to call again the other Church I went refused to do anything because am not a member…. please even if it with my life..or drop my certificate…. please the my number is 08133571754….please sir I borrowed the phone sir I might not be able to see your reply sir but I will listen to your programme tomorrow sir…

  85. Good morning Jimi.
    I am an ex-pilot and ex-ship captain. I listened to your comments this morning on the stowaway on Medview Airlines. Nigeria is strewn with unprofessional and emotional talk and it can be very embarrassing when foreigners listen to us.

    The wheel-well of an aircraft is an unpressurized compartment. In orders words, as the aircraft gains altitude, the pressure of the compartment changes rapidly and in a climb, the pressure in the compartment reduces. When the aircraft levels out, the wheel-well compartment takes the ambient temperature and pressure of that altitude. I have flown both as passenger and pilot to various destinations around the world including Europe. On a Lagos-London flight and vice-versa, you would hardly be flying below 30,000ft. Now click on this link to see the average temperature and pressure at 30,000ft https://www.avs.org/AVS/files/c7/c7edaedb-95b2-438f-adfb-36de54f87b9e.pdf
    The temperature alone is “Minus 44Deg Celcius”!!!! check the equivalent pressure on the same horizontal line. Give these figures to a Doctor and see whether a human being can survive those conditions.
    Now check the same conditions for 10,000ft and you would see that the temperature is “Minus 5Deg Celsius”. I came to this 10,000ft issue because of the stowaway on the Arik flight from Benin to Lagos. On all my flights from Benin to Lagos, due to the busy nature of the air traffic conditions on approaching Lagos and the short flight period for jets, I could never get a clearance above 10,000ft. And I believe such was the case for that Arik Air flight with the stowaway. This was the reason the boy survived. If that aircraft was bound for Abuja, the boy would have landed leaving others to speculate!
    Please educate the public on this so future adventurers should have their protective gear on, before embarking on such missions leaving the ignorant ones on ground making all kinds of stories portraying the nation as if we don’t have schools or we cannot relate with fundamental studies. As a matter of fact, the scenarios I gave above are common secondary school physics. The higher you go, the cooler it becomes and the lower the pressure. Which is why water boils below 100Deg Celsius at higher altitudes.

  86. Pls. Mr.Jimi i am a first time writer, can you Pls. help me appeal to the federal govt. during tomorrow’s review of newspapers on classic FM as i am usually behind the steering wheel by 7am so i won’t be able to tweet or text to please publish the list of ministries, parastatals or any govt agency that kept money outside the single treasury account as directed and names of persons, or institutions that made payments in or received payments from those accounts for the sake of transparency thank you.

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