Who wins in an all you can eat buffet restaurant, the restaurant or the customer?
— Ogbeni Ayotunde (@OgbeniAyotunde) October 20, 2017
I don’t get it when a rich man claims a poor man is taking advantage of him. – @OgbeniAyotunde
The head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Mr Oritsejafor‘s (close personal friend of President Goodluck Jonathan) private jet was caught in South Africa stuffed with $10m cash, money alleged to be used for the purchase of weapons from an Israeli arms dealer.
The Nigerian government quickly took ownership of the cash and transaction. The Nigerian government caught in a shady (illegal) arms deal with the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria as the front man. Nigerians believe these so called men of God are beyond reproach; meanwhile they commit the greatest crimes against humanity in Nigeria today.
Twelve Nigerian soldiers were sentenced to death for “mutiny”, the penalty for firing shots in the air as they watched the bodies of their fellow soldiers brought in after an ambush by Boko Haram and to show their dissatisfaction at how ill equipped they are in the fight against terror. If the Nigerian government should carry out the executions of these brave hearts then I believe all pastors in Nigeria should also face the firing squad.
Now if the Sultan of Sokoto is caught in the same act Mr. Oritsejafor is guilty of he would be labeled a Boko Haram financier by the Christian population of Nigeria. Truth be told all pastors mega or not are the biggest crisis facing Nigeria today not Boko Haram or Ebola. – @OgbeniAyotunde
Parental child abduction victimizes more than 354,000 U.S. families each year. This crime is widely misunderstood by those not directly affected by the crime, including some law enforcement and government officials, who are under the misconception that children are inherently safe when they are with an abducting parent. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Dr. Dorothy Huntington, an early leader in parental child abduction issues, best describes what parental child abduction fully encompasses, in her 1982 article entitled, Parental Kidnapping: A New Form of Child Abuse. She states, “Child stealing is child abuse…..Children are used as both objects and weapons in the struggle between the parents which leads to the brutalization of the children psychologically, specifically destroying their sense of trust in the world around them…..We must re-conceptualize child stealing as child abuse of the most flagrant sort.” (Huntington, 1982, p. 7)
Parental Child Abduction often scars children and their left behind families for life. In addition to psychological trauma, children often suffer from inadequate schooling, poor nutrition, unstable lifestyles, and neglect. The abducting parent poisons the child against the left-behind parent until the abducted children believe the left-behind parent is either dead or will harm them if found.
Parental Child Abduction is not an act done out of love for the child. The primary goal of the parental child abductor is to get even with the other parent. The abductor victimizes the left-behind family by depriving them of visitation or custodial rights and in the process psychologically torturing them with worry and grief. Statistically, half of parental child abductors have criminal records and most have a history of violent behavior, substance abuse or emotional disturbance. Gender doesn’t matter. Both fathers and mothers abduct equally and 15% of the time the abduction is with force or violence. Half of family abductions occur before the relationship between parents end while half occur 2 or more years after divorce or separation, usually after parents develop new households, new relationships, move away or are frustrated with the legal system. Once abducted, the children are at the mercy of the abducting parent, who, in hiding, avoids scrutiny by police, doctors, counselors, and child protective services.
The victimization that children suffer when taken by a parent is no less than that of children taken by a stranger, yet the response of society varies considerably. It is this variance that lessens the chance of aggressive investigation by law enforcement or from the public intervening. The left behind families are left in a constant state of emotional turmoil, never knowing if their children are safe, where they are, or whether they’ll ever see them again.
Even if a family is lucky enough to find their children, life is never the same again. Families must start over, attend counseling (sometimes for years and years) and in many states must face allowing the children to have visitation with the abductor again and the possibility of re-abduction.
Education, awareness and stronger penalties for parental child abductors are key in the fight to keep children safe and deter would be parental abductors. Unfortunately, the process has been slow across the 50 United States. Some states do not even recognize parental child abduction as a crime while others treat it with the severity it deserves. Until the justice systems in all 50 states uniformly handles the issue with severe punishment, the lives of innocent children will continue to be destroyed in mounting numbers.
Senator John McCain of Arizona bragged of how he had met several times with the Free Syrian Army and he knows they are good honest people, so we should now rally American young men and women to go die for their cause.
Senator John McCain before you volunteer the life of my son or daughter for another man’s beef realize that good honest people make mistakes. You should spend the time knowing that young woman in the Alhambra District of Phoenix Arizona who is about to loose her soul while dropping that bomb on baby Mohammed in Ash-Sham, Syria.
Foreign oil companies like Shell, Mobil- Exxon, British Petroleum, Chevron etc and their allies in the Nigerian political system have managed to pollute the Nigerian air and environment. Every home in Nigeria runs on gasoline or diesel fueled generators only using power from NEPA as a sorry subside. Greed has not allowed the Americans to publish the fact the all the hurricanes landing on their shores is generated right here in West Africa.
Sure enough Nigerians are now living with high rates of cancer in less than 30 years with damaged rivers, creeks, land and air.
There is no shortage of talented carpenters and craftsmen in Nigeria. When I needed a table for my studio in Abuja I went to Deidei Lumberyard, there I was able to pick wood from a forest in Ondo State and had my choice of craftsmen right there to build a table with very minimal tools.
To encourage this industry the Nigerian government banned the importation of furniture. A symbolic gesture to appease the poor masses, what are the chances of Akintunde a Danfo driver in Ibadan ordering his new living room furniture from Ikea.
How do you tell the latest big money politician who just had his new castle in Maitama designed by a German/Arab architect, marbles and stones imported from Italy, security doors by American and Israeli companies, appliances and such from South Korea, Japan and Germany. All ideas and materials imported, slave labor courtesy of the Nigerian labor force. The castle is not complete without a Bentley and a Rolls Royce from England to adorn the garages.
How do you tell this dude to have his furniture designed and built in Deidei and not Moda Italian.
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$470m CCTV Cameras installed in Abuja, Nigeria by ZTE Corporation of China., a photo by Jujufilms on Flickr.
$470m CCTV Cameras installed in Abuja, Nigeria by ZTE Corporation of China.