e-GUARDIAN: Readers have continued to react to stories trending on our website
IN our lead story titled ‘Austerity: 30 per cent pay slash for Jonathan, ministers, others, a respondent by the name Enny , said: ‘’What is the problem with this RMFAC, the president said they should cut his and his ministers salary they refused, I don’t understand, so does this mean there can only be upward review of salary but such can’t be changed according to the country economic situation?’’
A certain Francis John said: ‘’I am not a fan of Jonathan or his government but I think RMFAC is right because each and every one of them deserve their basic salaries. That is not the area the president should effect changes. The money they are stealing everyday through Crude oil theft is more than all the monthly salaries of the executive sput together. The bonuses, allowances and security vote exceeds their salaries.’’
Another respondent, Truthisreallybitter, said: ‘’The truth is that most Nigerians are neither patriotic nor sincere. The fact on ground is that 50 per cent of oil revenue is not available and we want to pretend it would not affect us anyway? I am even thinking that more measures should be announced and ways of cushioning the effect also announced. We are in an election year and the presidency is being cautious. Beyond this however, the government should fast track every effort to diversify the economy so that it is not weakened at anytime by future fluctuations.’’
Grelia One on his part said: ‘’As good and patriotic as this move is, more is needed. The entire system needs a surgical change, and only a fiscal restructuring can do it. We can no longer afford dedicating over 70 per cent of our budget to recurrent expenditure at the expense of manpower, infrastructure, etc. development upon which any economy depends. We deceive ourselves by expecting that we can get out of this mess through belt-tightening measures, which will only scratch the surface at best. Shagari’s austerity measures and IBB’s structural adjustment program did not stem our backward drift. We need to restructure, and that’s why these elections are more about our future than about Jonathan and Buhari.
A certain Kunle said: ‘’The greatest deceit ever, is of no importance. You have milked treasury dry already.’’
Again, Controversy Trails NLC Election
IN another story titled: Again, Controversy Trails NLC Election, a certain Keneri reacted thus:‘’The NLC election was not rigged, it was free, fair and very much transparent but, of-course, as Nigerians, is in our blood, we hardly accept defeat.’’
Another respondent, Uta62 , said : ‘’Bros, were you part of the delegates? What evidence do you have to prove your assertion? Can you convince the Nigerian public the reason(s) for your claim of the election being “free, fair and very much transparent”. Until these questions are addressed by you, your claim may fall flat on the altar of genuine evidence which you may not have.’’
Egbokodo Andrew Jolomi , said: “There was politics between APC and PDP and this is how they are planning to rig the presidential election. So everybody should shine their eyes and we should be ready to stand for our rights.”
Another respondent, Maforall Egbokodo said: “This time, Nigeria will shine their eyes, no more rigging election.’’
The truth is that most Nigerians are neither patriotic nor sincere. The fact on ground is that 50 per cent of oil revenue is not available and we want to pretend it would not affect us anyway? I am even thinking that more measures should be announced and ways of cushioning the effect also announced. We are in an election year and the presidency is being cautious.
Anxiety as Lagos doctors begin indefinite strike
IN our story titled: Anxiety as Lagos doctors begin indefinite strike, a certain respondent, Fairgame, said: ‘Lagos state money has been stolen …. and the little left over has been donated… Change is coming to Lagos. No vacancy in Aso Rock.’’
On his part another respondent, Ademola, said :‘’Where is the progression in the so-called progressives? APC has failed the people of Lagos, the time has come for Lagosians to take charge of their destines by voting out Lagos State LTD own and run by its CEO, Biggest landlord in Lagos…. Change must start from Lagos not Abuja.’’
Kwankwaso’s Aide, Others Defect To PDP
IN another story titled: Kwankwaso’s Aide, Others Defect To PDP, a respondent, Stephen said: ‘’Their choice, but at what amount? I am sure they must have been given their transformation gift.’’
Ssysmooth Stephen said: ‘’If they decamp from the APC, it is at what amount but if they decamp from PDP, they are progressive, you guys are so pathetic.’’
Stephen Emma Etin said: “Well with the way money is been shared makes one to look stupid. What other reason is there for changing camp now when clearly where they departed from has a better chance of victory.””
Yet another respondent, Stanko Stephen, said : ‘’How much money have you gotten since the campaign started?’’
AO Stephen asked: “How much have you been given?’’
Stephen replied: ‘’ Not a dime. I am still in the winning camp, no plans of decamping. ‘’
Another respondent DCW Stephen said: ‘’So when some disgruntled PDP members decamped to APC did money not change hands? Because it is PDP now people like you are thinking in that line.’’
Kolapo Ahmed DCW said: ‘’ PDP has money to share to people and those deceiving them and APC does not have .’’ CW
Stephen replied: Stay put in APC! You will soon be the last man standing.’’
YK on his part said: ‘’This is politics, you lose some you gain some.’’Na’aba decamps today and joins APC. Decamping has nothing to do with this movement, we are ready to have our destinies in our hands. You will soon realize you have been dreaming, after you have woken up.’’
Cote d’Ivoire begged me to miss penalty, Flying Eagles’ skipper reveals
IN the story titled: Cote d’Ivoire begged me to miss penalty, Flying Eagles’ skipper reveals
A respondent, KUNLE, sees it as ‘’epidemic of corruption all over africa continent …number one figure is Isa Hayatou’’
Is This TV Station Another Arm Of Govt?
IN a letter to the Editor titled: Is This TV Station Another Arm Of Govt? written by Simon Abah, from Port Harcourt, here are readers’ reactions:
Olufemi said: ‘’You spoke the mind of many Nigerians Simon but do you think it is appropriate to refer to the presenters at AIT as Anchors? They are more of the PDP spin doctors. I do not blame them remember that he who pays the piper dictates the tune. Uhnnn!! stomach infrastructure.’’
Princejoe said: ‘’Hi! Simon, do you watch TVC News channel, would you say it is another arm of the Opposition APC or PR station for those “Skirt” wearing boko haram? I’m sure you must have an opinion on that, just let the world know please.’’
Another respondent named PhD-Port harcourt Diploma, said: ‘’ I hope one day government will wake up to enforce corporate governance law in respect of public limited liability companies….
Ade Omoba said: ‘’AIT has lost its dignity and pride. I have stopped watching AIT since 2013.There are other stations that offer a balanced view of events. AIT has surprisingly turned itself to a partisan station.
Yet another respondent, Georgy, said: instead of pounding AIT let those who make such ‘false campaigns’ target go to court immediately. Isn’t that what people with clear conscience do?
Sankara said: ‘’It is only natural for a group or party to oppose everything that is right. Please AIT keep up with your good job.
Ish Adam said:Very stupid article.If not for AIT a lot of ignorant Nigerians would not have known how corrupt and deceptive our politicians are. Who is afraid of AIT?
AO ada711 said: ‘’You are in a dream. Meanwhile what would you call what TVC, RC, LTV and the Nation are doing?
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