Nigeria will fail in 2019 if the National Association of Nigerian Students fail to act now

“My daily nightmare is to know that despite our huge God-given resources, there is no State out of Nigeria’s 36 States, that is as efficient or rich as the poorest country in Europe. It is as painful as it is incomprehensible. Our eyes are red but we refuse to cry.”  Frederick Odorige

5 ways on how NANS can support in reclaiming Nigeria in 2019. In the heart of the 5 points is what I call MMS. Meet and Mobilize and Supervise. That is, NANS should embark on a project tagged MMS. How can this work?

  • The executive body of NANS and all executive members of respective Students’ Union Governments in all tertiary institutions must meet to EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY plan for the 2019 elections. As I am talking now, politicians are listening and planning on how to bribe you. Take their money but do the needful. Nigeria comes first.
  • Meet and mobilize and supervise other trade unions and associations like the National Union of Road Transport Workers and others because people were already hungry and angry. Nigerians are waiting for action.
  • Mount public speakers on some of your vehicles to encourage and mobilize people to come out to vote.
  • Dispatch all your students to all polling stations on election days from local to federal elections to supervise the elections through proper monitoring. You have the capacity. We have 40 federal Universities, 44 state universities, 68 private Universities, 80 Polytechnics and 82 Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The students should wear big badges to show that they are student observers. On the days of elections, they must combine the jobs of the Police, INEC and party agents by closely monitoring the elections and making video of all results in their polling stations. 30,000 police officers were deployed to the kitikiti governorship election of Ekiti state; INEC officers and party agents where all there, yet APC and PDP were shamefully buying votes.
  • Seize money from anybody you see trying to buy votes. That money should go to the purse of SUG. It is part of the money they stole from you. If you could effectively do this, you would have laid the foundation for the Nigeria of our dream come 2019.

Remember, we are also fighting to abolish the Senate from Nigeria. Share the message. We need only the House of Representatives. They do the same job with the Senate yet we are wasting money on Senators who do not mean well from our country.

We must begin to educate our fellow Nigerians that on election day for Senators, collect your ballot paper, thumb print in many boxes so that the result will be invalid. There can be no results when there are no votes. We must refuse to vote for Senators in 2019. That is how we can abolish the Senate. This is what we mean by Revolution without Ammunition.

Please do not forget that on November 1st we shall vote for the Presidential candidate that we will support in the 2019 election. We must form a united front to destroy the parasites and monsters of Nigerian politics if we must see a better Nigeria. We have complained enough. When campaign fully starts, you are free to sponsor the broadcast our videos on Nigerian TV and radio stations so that we could spread our message outside youtube. You could also use your local town criers in the villages to spread the messages too. Channel your resources towards that. Do not send us the money; pay directly to the service providers. That is how we operate.

Due to popular demand, we have modified our protest marches scheduled to hold in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Coordinators have suggested that we should spread the dates of the protests. Therefore, on the 1st of October 2018, Nigerians living in Belgium and in neighbouring countries should meet by 10 am in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels Belgium. Arrangements have been concluded for that protest and the formal presentation of our letter of grievance about what is going on in Nigeria. We must fight from in and outside Nigeria. Please pick your NO!! T-shirts from Ikponmwosa Idahosa one of our coordinators in Belgium. They also have a whatsapp group for ECSDN Belgium chapter.

If you wish to join our vote on this channel on 1st November, simply click on the subscribe button of this video and you can vote for your preferred Nigerian Presidential aspirant and the winner will be the person that we will support and campaign for in the 2019 elections. Please share this message and invite your friends. The Nigerian project is our collective project.

My prayer for 2019: May God not pass us by. Amen. Thank you.

 

Abolish the Nigerian Senate in 2019.

OUR ECONOMY CAN’T TAKE CARE OF SENATORS ANY LONGER..

Senators Annual Pay World Wide:

* Sri Lanka – $5,100.00
* Malaysia – $25,300.00
* Spain – $43,900.00
* Ghana – $46,500.00
* Saudi Arabia – $64,000.00
* France – $85,900.00
* South Africa – $104,000.00
* Britain – $105,400.00
* Germany – $119,500.00
* Canada – $154 000.00
* United States – $174,000.00
*Nigeria – $2,183,685.00
The details of the remuneration of an
average Nigerian Senator is detailed below;
Monthly
* Basic Salary (B.S) – N2,484,245.50
* Hardship Allowance (50% of B.S) –
N1,242,122.70
* Constituency Allowance (200% of B.S) – N4,968,509.00
* Newspapers Allowance (50% of B.S) –
N1,242,122.70
* Wardrobe Allowance (25% of B.S) – N621,061.37
* Recess Allowance (10% of B.S) – N248,424.55
* Accommodation (200% of B.S) – N4,968,509.00
* Utilities (30% of B.S) – N828,081.83
* Domestic Staff (70% of B.S) – N1,863,184.12
* Entertainment (30% of B.S) – N828,081.83
* Personal Assistants (25% of B.S) – N621,061.12
* Vehicle Maintenance Allowance (75% of B.S) – N1,863,184.12
* Leave Allowance (10% of B.S) – N248,424.55
* Severance Gratuity (300% of B.S) –
N7,452,736.50
* Car Allowance (400% of B.S) – N9,936,982.00
* TOTAL MONTHLY SALARY = N29,479,749.00 ($181,974.00)
* TOTAL YEARLY SALARY = N29,479,749.00 x 12 = N353,756,988.00
The average salary of Nigerian worker based on the national minimum wage is N18,000.00. So, the yearly salary is N18,000.00 x 12 = N216,000.00
Remember, yearly Salary of Nigerian Senator = N353,756,988.00 (three hundred fifty-three Million, seven hundred and fifty-six thousand, nine hundred and eighty eight Naira.
Proportion: N353,756,988.00/N216,000.00 = 1,638

It will take an average Nigerian worker 1,638 years to earn the yearly salary of a Nigerian Senator.

REMEMBER: Nigeria is mow the poverty capital of the world with 86m Nigerians living in extreme poverty. While 6 Nigerians slide into poverty every minute, 44 Indians get out of poverty every minutes.

IRONY: Nigeria has huge natural resources, borrow, receive aids yet has become poorer than it was 30 years ago.

HOW TO PEACEFULLY ABOLISH THE SENATE:

On election day for Senators, collect your ballot paper, thumb print in many boxes so that the result will be invalid.

There can be no results when there are no votes.

NIGERIA MUST BE FREE.

No Youth can be President of Nigeria in 2019 unless… says Frederick Odorige

Now Nigerian youths are anxious to take over government in 2019. Good as this idea is, desire without determination and action is wishful thinking. It will only be a dream unless you work hard to make it a reality.

A YOUNG ASPIRANT CANNOT WIN THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY IN 2019 UNLESS 9 THINGS ARE URGENTLY DONE:

1.All young aspirants must team up and project one Presidential candidate. APC and PDP have registered many small parties in order to scatter the votes of young aspirants. Others have been registered so that when politicians  do not get the nomination of their present party in the next election, they will quickly decamp and contest in one of the new parties which they have been funding. The fact that we now have around 100 political parties shows that something is very wrong. What for? So, all aspirants must present one candidate.

  1. Youths must massively register to vote and individually begin to campaign for their candidate without expecting, demanding or receiving money. Remember that some desperate and evil politicians are importing voters from Niger Republic and Cameroon to register and vote., especially states close to the borders; but our immigration officers are just there expecting to spend 126m naira for name tag sin the 2019 elections.

For you to understand why you need to register and vote, let us analyse the last three governorship elections of Ekiti, Anambra and Ondo states.

In the 2016 Governorship election of Ondo state, a total of 1,647,973 registered as voters but only 584,997 were accredited for the election. From the difference between registered and accredited voters on election day, it means that around 1.1million people did not turn up to vote. That is a shame. In the 2017 Anambra state governorship election 1,770,127 registered for election but just 465,891 turned up for accreditation. It means that 1.3million voters were absent. That is a shame!

In the Ekiti governorship election of 2018, total registered voters was 909, 585 but only 405,861 turned out to vote. Which means that more than half the number of registered voters did not come out to choose their governor.  If you register but do not vote, you are the same with the person who did not register at all. If youths do not register and vote, and you are busy saying: this is my candidate; that is my candidate…you are only deceiving yourself. You will only end up getting dealers, not leaders and the hunger and unemployment will continue.

  1. There must be a complete agreement that the next Nigerian President must not be produced from PDP or APC. We refuse to go back to our vomit. Our dry bones shall rise again. Check the background of two persons that defected recently. Godswill Akpabio defected from PDP to APC. He was Commissioner for 8 years and Governor for 8 years in Akwa Ibom. He has been in the Senate for 3 years; all under PDP. As Governor, he designed a mind-blowing pension package for ex-governors like himself. As a new member of APC, he has promised to empower the youths, end impunity and other fake promises. Why did he not do all of these when he was in PDP? He might have been planted in APC now as a PDP spy. Meanwhile, Akpabio has an EFCC case hanging round his neck based on huge corruption. The other defector Senate President Bukola Saraki was Governor of Kwara state for 8 years under PDP. He later crossed and was planted in APC where he schemed his way to the Senate Presidency. He condemned the PDP with all sorts of words. Now he has gone back to his PDP and he is saying all negative things about APC. Is it the APC and PDP that Saraki and Akpabio are condeming that we should vote for? The answer is a loud NO!! We refuse to vote the Master- minders of our wasted years. The years of the grasshoppers must end. And the time is now.
  2. Young aspirants must set up different mobilization committees and spokespersons now. The time is short. They should pick their running mates if possible. You must remember the women when picking your running mates. Nigeria is due for a female Vice President if women are ready to support women. Nigerian women always ask for their rights but they hardly support fellow women. They must change that mindset.
  3. Youths must me prepared to resist the temptation of 3, 4 or 5 thousand naira for one day; which is the day of the election. Evil politicians have introduced vote buying into our politics. Majority of persons that received bribe during the last ’ see and buy’ Ekiti election were young persons. You thumbprint your ballot paper on their candidate, they see it and pay you for it while the 30,000 police officers and INEC officials kept quiet because they were also bought. The system is too dirty for comfort. The system made you hungry so that you will believe that 4 or 5 thousand naira is big money.

On election day, without money, all youths must act as agents, as police and as INEC so that you can check and apprehend.

If you see somebody sharing money for votes, physically seize the money from them. These people are principalities and powers. You cannot deal with them using kids’ gloves. They are evil investors and destiny traders. The corruption associated with vote buying make it impossible for INEC to discharge its duties under Section 153 of the 1999 Constitution (as ammended) and paragraph 15(a) of the third schedule of the Constitution, the Electoral Act of 2010 (as ammended) and  the UN Convention against Corruption.

  1. Youths must teach each other how to vote. Our people do not have adequate voters’ education despite the huge amount of money budgeted by INEC. You should also teach the old people how to vote. On your own, print samples of ballot papers and show people how to vote in order to avoid invalid votes. One vote can change an election result.
  2. Youths must help young aspirants to build structures in all wards. None of the young aspirants have the structures of APC and PDP. Many of them do not have the money for that too. However, with or without structures, vote for a new generation of politicians. It is the votes that matters. Youths must be on ground to stop under-aged voters from queuing up, you need to have people on ground to stop suspected non-Nigerians from queuing up to vote. It is your dutyi f you want a new era Nigeria.
  3. As politicians continue to change parties like women changing wrappers, voters especially in Oyo, Delta, Benue, Kano, Kwara and other states must prevent few persons from hijacking political parties and imposing candidates against the will of the people. You must resist that with every strength. Such persons are the evil investors and destiny traders. The people’s will must determine who emerge as winners.

 

9. Youths must stop decamping with Nigerian politicians. They should carry their loads with their heads. Youths must stop decamping with the political prostitutes of PDP and APC. When they are stealing our money they cooperate with themselves but when they have any problem among themselves, they want our sympathy. That is when they seek sentiments and they tell you that they are defending our democracy. Most leaders in the PDP and APC are people who have various corruption charges against them. Even ex-convicts are political leaders. A thief will run away from APC and cross to PDP or the other way round and you just cross with them. They leave that party to another Bread and Butter party, and immediately, you decamp with them. No!!

The Nigerian Senate could be invaded again; Nigerians must Abolish the Senate – Frederick Odorige

 

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We heard about the siege on the National assembly by the Nigerian security agencies. Something worse than that will happen soon. Nigerians will lay siege on the National assembly and abolish the Senate. Nigerian legislators especialy Saraki and his gang members of senators put Nigeria where we are now through their bogus salaries and continuing padding of our national budget. That is why we are saying that Nigerians must scrap the Senate during the 2019 elections. If they give you a ballot paper to vote for Senators, thumbprint in many places so that it it will become invalid. There will be no result if there are no votes. This is revolution without ammunition. These people have taken us for a ride for too long. When the police stopped the so-called senators from entering the national assembly promises, God is only telling Nigerians that it is time for Nigerians to finally stop and scrap the position of Senators in Nigeria. You saw police officers standing but we saw angels with flaming swords beckoning at us. We must abolish the Senate. We saw one of the Senators swearing with the name of God. Shut your mouth; which God? Your small letter g-o-d who teaches you how to pad our budget and make Nigerians poorer or your small letter g-o-d which teaches you how to pocket money meant for constituency projects? They did not even stop there. The Senators shamelessly told us that they are protecting our democracy. Again, Nigerians say sharrap!! Which democracy? Fela’s demonstration of craze where you delay passing budgets till the middle of the year and receive huge allowances for going on break? Democracy where Nigerians can no longer feed well while you park unused exotic cars in your premises? Democracy where Nigerians cried that SARS was oppressing them, and you did nothing? Why do you seek our sympathy when it is your turn? We must abolish the Senate. We don’t need them. The House of Representative is enough. They do the same job. All Nigerians, civil society organizations and movements must hammer upon this now. Abolish the Senate. The Senate is only an office for experienced Nigerian looters and a retirement playground for ex-governors. Senate President Saraki for example, is playing hero because he believes that all Nigerians are from Kwara state. Kwarans endured him and his late father as if Kwarans are born slaves to the Saraki family. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Kwarans demonstrating and singing Saraki Ole! Saraki Ole! Their eyes are now open! Do not vote for APC or PDP. They are the same people that have put us where we are now. Boko haram, herdsmen killing and the monumental corruption will not end until some politicians go to prison. Boko haram and herdsmen killing Nigerians is business for Nigerian politicians because they do not value the lives of our people.

 

Even Senator Ben Bruce said that he will make sure that those behind blocking the national assembly should be banned from travelling to developed countries. In as much as we do not support the besieging of the national assembly premises, Ben Bruce is not qualified to say that. All of you are the problems we have as a country. It is not enough that you are an eloquent speaker skilled in attrracting sentiments from Nigerians. We are more interested in the 30m naira you are stealing from Nigerians monthly. That is why ont he 1st of October 2018, we are having three protest marches at the UN headquarters in New York, Switzerland and at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. The aim of the protest is to ask the international community to ban ALL Nigerian Senators, other public officers and their families from travelling to the European Union, United States of America and Canada. Why? For three reasons: the gross and uncontrolled corruption, the continuing killing and the gross abuse of human rights and the rule of law in Nigeria. How dare you turn us to the poverty capital of the world ? 87million Nigerians live in extreme poverty. It has been reported that as 44 Indians come out of extreme poverty every minute, six Nigerians become extremly poor every minute. We cannot watch and allow this to continue. NO! NO!! NOOOOO !!!!

Politicians, especially Senators have destroyed our country. It is very painful, frustrating and annoying, to be full of so much and be imprisoned in so little.

Nigerians must stop taking serious issues like our elections for granted. We cannot afford to turn everything to disco and celebrations. Timaya sang „ dem kill my papa, dem kill my mama” and people were dancing in clubs and ceremonies over the mass killing in Odi, Bayelsa state in November 1999. That is why some persons are not taking the current killings in Nigeria seriously anymore.

Nigerians don’t know their rights. That is why our silence is killing us. That is why I am suggesting that a new subject should be added into our secondary school curriculum; and that subject should be NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION. Students should have deep knowledge of our constitution. That is how they can know their rights. Nigerians will be more informed. It is only then that you will know that corruption by public office holders is against the human rights of Nigerians.