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Why Is Obama Visiting Ghana Before Nigeria?

"The President and Mrs. Obama will visit Accra, Ghana, from July 10 to 11. While in Ghana, the President will discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues with Ghanaian President Mills. The President and Mrs. Obama look forward to strengthening the U.S. relationship with one of our most trusted partners in sub-Saharan Africa, and to highlighting the critical role that sound governance and civil society play in promoting lasting development"

Ghana is American most trusted partners in sub-Saharan Africa

We go stop to give them our Oil, till they trust us.

America no trust Nigerian people and their Govt.

it is a shame.

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My friend I am not in the business of lumping you along with any person but just responding to your black and white comments. You saw Ghana economic and democratic progress as not the best thing since slice cake, well said but and then tell us what it that can tickle your fancy?

Before, even myself believed that black man will never practice true democracy or we are not culturally equip for it but that tiny country with limited resources has proved me and many others wrong that it just a stereotype. And this was a country we expelled their citizens few decades ago as economic nuisance and now they are mile ahead of us.

While they were busy perfecting a true democratic/economic process, we busy perfecting election rigging and capital flight. Every election in Nigeria brings a new dimension into election rigging. From adding zeros to numbers to make them outrageously bigger to now stuffing /snatching of ballot boxes.

Just like every other individual, no country is perfect and Ghana as our reference point are not either but they are doing something positive and you can see, feel, hear the progressive movement but ours is so stagnant that you can never point one thing on your finger that Nigeria is good at in terms of positiveness unless you are blindly patriotic.

Before, we use to comfort ourselves in so many of the meaningless aged youth football tournament we branded as world cup, and now even our senior team can’t even upset a country like Angola to qualify for world cup, like in the last one.

My forefathers have said that no sensible man will leave a party where cow are being slaughtered and roasted and went to the one where they are roasting a cricket. Obama and the U.S are not silly and if you can’t see the diplomatic slap on the face of Nigeria because of this Ghanaian visit by president Obama, it means you knew nothing about world affairs

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I love this, maybe finally Nigeria will realize that they are no more the giant of Africa.

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The idea that Yar Adua is the problem is not true. It is the way the map of nigeria is. IBB should have remove the yorubas , edo, delta and bayelsa during June 12 election. Instead of what he did. IBB did not take the decision himself. It was just the way the politics of Nigeria is. We have to remove the yorubas, edo, delta and bayelsa state to Benin republic.

Democracy is working in Ghana because the ashati are the majority. Tribalism is low in Ghana than nigeria. If you remove the yoruba, edo, delta and bayelsa you would reduce tribalism in Nigeria to 20% from 100%. There would be a clear majority. THE NORTH.

Britian and france made a mistake in drawing the map of Nigeria. And this is the reason for the election fraud, census fraud and corruption going on in nigeria. Corruption is linked to ethnics loyality.  As long the yorubas, edo, delta and bayelsa remain in Nigeria. corruption would continue. And the international community better expect more fraud from Nigerian.

See the composition of Ghana and thier president.

ethnically, Ghana is high-majority 45% Akan (with subunits Asante, Fante, etc.), with Mole-Dagbon 15.2%, Ewe 11.7%, Ga-Dangme 7.3%, Guan 4%, Gurma 3.6%, Grusi 2.6%, Mande-Busanga 1%, other tribes 1.4%, other 7.8% (2000 census; CIA information)

The Ghanaian Leadership  Roll Call

Source (Wikipedia)

• Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 - 27 April 1972; prime minister from March 6, 1957 – 1 July 1960; president of Ghana from 1 July 1960 – 24 February 1966); from Nkroful, Western Region; Nzima ethnic group.

• General Joseph Arthur Ankrah (18 August 1915 - 25 November 1992, military ruler from 24 February, 1966 – 2 April, 1969); of the Ga ethnic group, around Accra capital

• General Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa (24 April, 1936 - 26 June, 1979 ; military leader from 2 April, 1969 – 3 April, 1970 ); from Mampong, Ashanti Region;

• Dr. Kofi Abresia Busia (11 July 1913 - 28 August 1978, civilian prime minister from October 1, 1969 – January 13, 1972); from Wenchi, Brong Ahafo Region.

• General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong (23 September 1931 – 16 June 1979, military ruler from 13 January 1972 – 5 July 1978); from Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

• General Frederic William Akuffo (21 March 1937 – 26 June 1979, military ruler from 5 July, 1978 – 4 June, 1979 ); from Akropong, Eastern Region

• Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 to date, military ruler from June 4 -September 24 1979); born in Accra; mother is Ewe, father Scottish.

• Dr. Hilla Liman (12 December 1934 – 23 January 1998, civilian president from 24 September 1979 – 31 December 1981); from Gwollu, Upper West Region

• Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 to date, military ruler from 31 December 1981 – 7 January 1993); father Scottish.

• Jerry Rawlings (22 June 1947 to date, civilian president from 7 January 1993 – 7 January 2001 ); mother Ewe, father Scottish.

• Dr. John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor (8 December 1938  to date, civilian president from 7 January 2001 – 7 January 2009 ); from Kumasi, Ashanti Region

• Prof. John Atta Mills (1944-to-date, civilian president from January 7, 2009 to ?); born Tarkwa, Western Region; hails from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East Constituency of the Central region

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What has Ghana done lately for Africa you asked? You should know the answer but decided maybe to blind your eyes and closes your ears as to what they have done lately. Lately Ghana have shown the world that it's possible to have true and real democracy inside Africa, where an opposition party can actually win, where an election umpire is truelly independent, where a sitting president doesn't try to change the law in order to continue.

Ghana has shown us that we can successfully ran away from the bad images and memories of the past and forge ahead successfully without making excuses or posponing it progress just because it took many countries centuries to get it right therefore syconphancy is allowed.

Ghana has shown the third world that you can be successful wiithout crude oil and if oil is found, you don't abandone every other sources of revenue and rush into it head on.  Those who can't see a fresh and a very popular U.S president has chosen Ghana instead of a self proclaimed giant of African to visit first are either myopic or has lost their head. In the Southern himisphere of Africa, it's south Africa, in the north it's Egypt, despite their dictatorial regime, but important as a bridge between the Arabs and Israel and in the West coast of Africa, it was meant to be Nigeria but what has Obama done? He went to Ghana, unofficially telling Nigeria that they should get their act together. That being big is not enough.

The U.S has an embassy in Nigeria and their missions are not blind to what PDP/Army in Agbada govt in Nigeria are doing, camouflaging junta rule as democracy,stealing the collective wealth of their people, killing their own people in Odi, Biafraland and recently in the Delta. They are not blind to what happened in Ekiti just recently and they duly fed their govt about the carrying on in Nigeria.

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the idea can not work. it is not acceptable to majority of nigerian. mostly northerner. But if you look at the idea of the Yoruba, edo, delta and bayelsa been removed to benin republic. Majority of nigerian would accept it.

Why do I say majority.

If just pretend we have a true census figure, which we do not. Half of the population they claim are northerner. 90% of Northerner would not care or are not against the Yoruba, edo ,delta and bayelsa been part of the benin republic. Some may want bayelsa to remain. Even if we say for Jonathan reason, bayelsa remain part of Nigeria, and only yorubas, edo and delta state is remove to Benin republic. 90% of northerner would agree. which they claim thru the fraud census is 45% of Nigeria . we Yorubas , edo and delta state have another 35% of the population. And 99% of us , would agree to join benin republic.

When you add 45% + 35% , you have 80% of nigerian. Who would agree to remove Yorubas,edo and delta state from Nigeria. 80% is majority.

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No, that is not the reason. Obama does not like fraud. he refused to take money from NSE lady. He just have his principle.

Like I told you people before if Yar Adua and the national assembly pass this bill. Obama would be in Nigeria before the end of this year. Take my word for it.

You see the major reason nigeria have problem in the international community is found in the satellite pictures. While for many years we use to wonder how can the white man in USA and claim our election were rigged. The reason the white man can do this is because they know in some places we claim people won election. There is nobody there. So how can someone get 1 ,000,000 in empty place.

Now ask yourself why do we rig election and have fraud census. The answer is simple. Every ethnics group want a piece of the national cake.  Most  of this election rigging and census fraud are by northerner, which lead to Abiola June 12 election. 1963 census lead to awo arrest, which lead to the first coup and lead to Nigeria civil war.

Now ask yourself why do northerner rig election and get involve in census fraud. The answer is simple because they are minority in Nigeria. And they do not want to loss power.

Our problem started when nigeria was created. They did not under africa politics before the creation of nigeria. If we redraw the map of Nigeria and give the north majority. The north does not need to rig election. While if you ask why igbos have not been president. The answer lays with northerner, who are scared that the Igbo if they get into power may break up nigeria. Since it is assume that the igbos may join forces with the yorubas and remove them.

Now to solve this, If the northern have full majority , they would not be scared to make igbo president. If we remove Yorubas, edo, delta and bayelsa state. we would have 25 state and the north would have 17 state. This way they know in the national assembly , even if an igboman is president, they can impreach him. It remove the fear. Look at the case of ashati in Ghana with close to 50% of the population. they have rule only twice.

Now if this bill pass, an igboman would be president in 2015, because it would be the turn of the south. But the Yorubas would be in Benin republic.

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Maybe his visit is due to the fact that Ghana is the first independent country in W.Africa, or maybe Nigeria reminds him of the US Republican party, enough comparing Ghana to Nigeria, there is no much difference between the two, economically (GDP) Nigeria is stronger in the international viewpoint, Ghana doesn't even come close. There is a lot of improvement that could be made to Nigeria, such as our reliance on the oil sector, we should consider other sectors, by doing this will boost our economy further, Our problem are the old ones that can't see past the colonial blindfold, holding and influencing power and wealth within the country, I don’t think having an educated sound reasoning mind as being a criteria in selecting the country’s president or other important political role (influence and wealth are the criteria)…so how do we expect things to change for the better…well just like the US, our time will come.

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Why shouldn't he visit Ghana before Nigeria? What do you think Nigeria is - Better than Ghana? I don't think so.

Obama has chosen to visit countries that are important to America's interest. Period.

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i sure obama visit nigeria when he ready to buy a old head or a stinky foot at the lagos market. ooooooooooooo

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I think those who argue in favour of an ulterior motive of the USA over her President's visit to Ghana , rather than Nigeria, do Obama a disservice. Pertinent to factor in also is an intrinsic need of Nigerians to always defend Nigeria even when the actual truth is inescapable. No one can deny that the USA is self -serving - and cunningly so. Obama , even as I am not a complete fan , is an emotional man who has already made it obvious that , within the constraint of putting the interest of the USA above everything else , he will attempt to do the right thing.

He has spoken against corrupt African leaders from day one. As a direct descendant of an African it is not surprising he is passionate about the continent and prepared to go beyond the lip service and hypocritical posturing previous American Presidents have deployed in dealing with vile leaders regressing Africa.

Obama appears prepared to show , with his actions and nuances , that he will not tacitly support or diplomatically endorse overtly corrupt and despotic leaders like Yar Adua.

As the leader of the largest black nation , with that positions attendant importance for the progress or retrogression of Africa and the black race, it is clear from 'events' , for those who want to view things dispassionately, that Yar Adua has been singled out by Obama for subtle humiliation much like how most of us will fail to appear with the village LovePeddler in public !!!

Yar Adua solicited a meeting with Obama. The Nigerian President was curtly rebuffed. Still, skilled Nigerian Spin doctors spun away.

Obama is visiting Ghana rather than Nigeria. We are seeing the various spins ongoing from AFRICOM to Ghanaian docility and 'malleability'.

Well can anyone deny that Obama is , to say the least , 'unimpressed' with Yar Adua from the oft- missed snub he dished out to the President of "the Giant of Africa"  at the inception of his presidency as quoted below :

http://www.punchontheweb.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200905193435557

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Ghana sell pigs feet at de market

Nigeria sell peoplez feet at de market

decisions decisions

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Character is like a smoke, no matter how much you cover it, it will find its escape route. You can pretend and hid your character from people, but just like a smoke, it will reveal itself. Yar’adua thinks he can get away with lying. Maybe we can pardon him because he was getting ready to go back to his remote village in Katsina before OBJ beckoned to him to make a detour to Aso Rock. He doesn’t appreciate that a leader does not just open his mouth and talk; that as honorable people, the words of leaders are their bonds and that lying is not part of the leader’s antics/character.

He went to White House and lied through his teeth to George Bush promising all sorts of reforms that he knew he has no political clout to execute. He promised electoral reforms but implemented electoral brigandage. He promised to institute zero tolerance on corruption but he is dinning and winning with the most corrupt elements in the country. His attorney general is the most corrupt attorney general in the world. People have been telling him since August 2007 when he was barely three months in office that the attorney general is morally bankrupt and a misfit for the office, but he never listen. Today the whole world knows Andoakaa as the most corrupt man in his administration and continues to wax stronger in office.

He promised seven point agenda as his administration's road map to sustainable economic development in the country. He has not executed any of the agenda after two years in office. You can go on and on to expose the man's impotence when it comes to good governance.

Why then would a US President waste his time talking to a liar? A president that has no integrity and is duplicitous is unworthy of association with the US President.

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no,it can't be,his English isn't that good !

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It is called gettting investment.

The USA FBI have to clear obama to visit. And the FBI have prove that nigeria election is fraud. USA govt does not like Fraud based government. It is USA policy.

That why we have put a bill to stop all this fraud. And make the North majority in Nigeria instead of the minority that are. That way, they do not have to continue to rig election. This bill removes the Yoruba, edo,delta and bayelsa into Benin republic, making the north majority. And there would not be need for fraud in election in Nigeria.

here is the copy of the bill. President Yar adua, senators, houses member and clark would already have the bill in thier email before tomorrow sitting. They should all check thier email.

A BILL

AN ACT TO CREATE THE NIGERIA-BENIN COMMISSION AND BOUNDARY RELOCATION AND NIGERIA-BENIN PARLIAMENT.

SPONSORS

EGBE OMO ODUDUWA

This Bill shall amend the boundary of Nigeria. And the following state of Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, lagos,Oyo, Ogun, Delta, Ondo, Osun, Kwara,kogi and Borgu(niger state) [Belodok states ] shall be permanently transferred to Benin Republic with supervision of the Nigeria-Benin commission. All land, air, coastal area, land, everything inside its land and air shall belong to the Republic of Benin

NIGERIA-BENIN COMMISSION ROLE AND RULES

This bill also create the Nigeria- Benin commission, which is to be headed by the president of Nigeria and President of Benin republic in rotation. A Two year duration , shall be approved by members of the Nigeria-Benin commission. The head of the Nigeria-Benin commission shall be called President General. The position of President General is reserved for only the president of Nigeria and Benin Republic. No other member of the Nigeria- Benin commission can hold the position of President General or deputy President General apart from this two.

The position of President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. While the position of deputy President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. With Nigeria President Umar Yar Adua starting first.

The Nigeria-Benin commission shall have 17 members. There are

The president of Nigeria.

The president of Benin republic

The president of Nigeria-Benin parliament

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament (Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The senate president of Nigeria Senate

The Deputy senate president of Nigeria senate

The President of the Nigeria house of representative

The deputy President of Nigeria house of representative

The senate president of Benin Senate

The Deputy senate president of Benin senate

The President of the Benin house of representative

The deputy President of Benin house of representative

All serving governor, members of the senate, house of representative, chairman of local government, all elected position shall retain their position either transferred from Nigeria to the New Republic of Benin or in Nigeria.

There would be one currency in Nigeria and Benin republic with one central bank in each country. The currency shall be knew as Nibe. From the first two letter of the name of Nigeria and Benin Republic.

Nigeria and Benin Republic would financed the Nigeria-Benin commission and Nigeria-Benin parliament base on a 70% for Nigeria and 30% Republic of Benin ratio.

And an open boundary with no immigration officers expect at the boundary with other nation apart from Nigeria and Benin Republic.

All citizen of both Nigeria and Benin shall have right of resident in both country.

Nigeria and Benin republic shall still remain separate sovereign nation

This bill is based on the willingness of Benin republic accepting the Belodok state, if in an otherwise case the Belodok states shall become sovereign nation and all refers to Benin republic in this bill shall be replaced by Belodok, including the commission and parliament.

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The Nigeria-Benin commission role is an executive role , while the Nigeria-Benin parliament is a legislative role.

All non physical assets of Nigeria including money and external reserve and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.

Nigeria and Benin Republic shall contribute military force to Ecowas, Africa union and United nation if need be.

All office, officer and position either in the military or civilian retain in the Nigeria shall be transfer over to Benin republic and shall all retain the same position expect if in conflict. All personel should not be sacked. And most retain their position or be created.

All physical military position and assets of Nigeria including money, weapon, ships, tanks and others and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.

All military personel in Nigeria of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same military position and rank expect if there is conflict.

All civilian personel in Nigeria service of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same position and scale expect if there is conflict.

All physical assets outside of Nigeria should be divided and transferred with a ratio 60% for Nigeria and 40% for Benin Republic.

All physical properties, document and other in The New Republic of Benin should be transfer by Nigeria. Include Airport, stadium, universities, roads, railway, seaport, etc belonging to Nigeria but is located in the New Republic of Benin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin.

Each countries shall monitors its territory according to international law.

All international agency should be inform of the change in boundary and the establishment of the Nigeria-Benin commission including Ecowas, Africa union, the United Nation, European Union, USA, UK, Canada, China, India, Japan, Germany France, south Africa and other countries.

Nigeria-Benin commission headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would still remain the capital of Nigeria.

Nigeria-Benin commission duty include to execute law and rule set for it by the Nigeria-Benin parliament.

NIGERIA-BENIN PARLIAMENT ROLE AND RULES.

Nigeria-Benin parliament official languages shall be in English and French

Nigeria-Benin parliament headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would remain the capital of Nigeria.

The present Nigeria and Benin republic senate and house of representative would be merge on both level to create the initial Nigeria-Benin parliament.

In future the Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be made of members 60% of Nigeria and 40% of Benin Republic members.

The Nigeria-Benin parliament shall formate law leading to the unity of both economy

Nigeria-Benin parliament shall have one President and 6 deputy President. Three each from Nigeria and Republic of Benin

Nigeria-Benin business licensing board shall be created to licence business in the Nigeria-Benin parliament area.

All business licence shall be merge.

All members of Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be eligible for election to the office of President or deputy president of Nigeria-Benin Parliament.

The President or deputy president of the Nigeria-Benin parliament cannot combine his duties with any post expect ecowas related.

The President shall reside at the seat of the Parliament.

Before every round of voting at the Nigeria-Benin Parliament, the list of candidates for the post of President or deputy president shall be submitted to the Oldest Representative in term of age who shall read it out to the Parliament.

The President shall be elected by a two-thirds of Members of Parliament at the first round of voting, by an absolute majority of voting members at the following rounds at which only two (2) candidates who obtained the highest number of votes shall be presented.

As soon as the President has been elected, the oldest Representative shall vacate the Chair as acting President of Nigeria-Benin Parliament .

Only the elected President of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament may deliver an opening address.

Election of Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament

Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament would be elected. Three each from Nigeria and republic of Benin.

Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall then be elected separately. The candidate obtaining the majority of the votes cast on the first ballot shall be declared elected.

Should the number of candidates elected be less than the number of seats to be filled, a second ballot shall be held under the same conditions to fill the remaining seats.

Should a third ballot be necessary, a relative majority shall suffice for election to the remaining seats.

New nominations may be introduced between ballots during the election of Deputy President

Deputy Presidents to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall take precedence in the order in which they were elected and, in the event of a tie, by age,

The term of office of the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be one time term of two years

The term of office of the President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be rotated between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

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The term of office of the all members of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be four years.

The Parliament may, on the basis of the report of a special committee, remove the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament by a vote of two-thirds majority of the members, for serious shortcomings in the management of the affairs of the Parliament .

The special Committee may be set up at the request of a parliamentary group or at least twenty (20) Members of Parliament. The decision to set up the Committee shall be approved by a simple majority of the Members of Parliament of Parliament.

When a Representative changes parliamentary group he shall retain, for the remainder of his term of office, any seat he holds in the Nigeria-Benin Parliament.

Should a vacancy for one of these positions occur before the expiry of his term, the Representative elected shall serve only for the remaining period of his predecessor's term of office.

Vacancies

Should it be necessary for the President, a Deputy President or any other member of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament to be replaced, his successor shall be elected in accordance with these rules.

A newly elected Deputy President shall take the place of his predecessor in the order of precedence.

Should the President’s seat become vacant, the first Deputy President shall act as President until a new President is elected.

Duties of the President

The President shall direct all the activities of Parliament and its bodies under the conditions laid down in these Rules. He/she shall enjoy all the powers necessary to preside over the proceedings of Parliament and to ensure that they are properly conducted.

The duties of the President shall be to open, suspend and close sittings, to ensure observance of these Rules, maintain order, call upon Presidents, close debates, put matters to the vote and announce the results of votes, and to refer to Committees any communications that concern them.

The President may speak in a debate. Should he wish to take part in a debate, he shall vacate the Chair and shall not reoccupy it until the debate is over.

Parliament shall be represented in international relations, on ceremonial occasions and in administrative, legal or financial matters by the President, who may delegate these powers.

Duties of the Deputy President

Should the President be absent or unable to discharge his duties, or should he wish to take part in a debate pursuant to Rule , he shall be replaced by one of the Deputy Presidents, in order of hierarchy.

Duties of Treasurers

The Treasurers shall be responsible for administrative and financial matters directly concerning Members of Parliament, pursuant to guidelines laid down by the Nigeria-Benin Parliament

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Cant the man make his own choices? Seriously, what meaningful contribution would Obama's visit have on the lives of the ordinary Nigerian, or is just to blow hot air that Nigeria is the first black African nation to host the President of the USA?

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I can tell you this if Yar adua remove the Yoruba, edo, delta and bayelsa before tuesday when obama leaves Ghana Obama would visit nigeria after Ghana if the national assembly pass the bill .

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CyberG (m) George Bush only allow Yar adua to visit the white house before they discover that YAr adua was making deal with one of the axis of evil. Now Yar adua and Osama bin ladi is seen the same way.

Nigeria is on the terrorist watchlist . And the USA does not deal with terrist nation or so call terrorist president.

Hezbollah is in Nigeria, and did you remember this picture. I can tell you this if Yar adua remove the Yoruba, edo, delta and bayelsa before tuesday when obama leaves Ghana Obama would visit nigeria after Ghana if the national assembly pass the bill .  So tell Yar Adua to pass the bill in the national assembly and Obama would visit after he pass the bill.

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Nigeria is a hypocrite nation full of rats who call themselves leaders ruling docile citizens, who rather die hungry than fight for their civil rights. Why should Obama's administration recognize such a puppet government.

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Has a president ever been kidnapped? I doubt a bunch of yahoo-yahoo boys could pull it off. They might spam his inbox to death though. If u were the president would u go to a country that believes in ju-ju and mammywater? ooooooooooooooooooooooooh

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Can u buy smelly body parts in ghana? Obama likes souvenior but not shrunken heads.

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till we get our acts in order we will continue to be the sleeping giant of Africa. this is just to show the regard the western world have for a would have- been- great country like Nigeria. f

irst it was exclusion form the G-20 Summit now Obama is going to Ghana that once upon a time depended on Nigera for survival.

we really need to put our acts straight

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I totaly agree with you on this one.

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Sounds like becomrich to me.

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I have a knack for predicting accurately what the West (America, Europe and Japan) will do at any one time. My predictions are informed by ideas and beliefs I have about the West and the “Western Agenda”. My belief and ideas may seem unconventional to say the least, but they have often served me well in making accurate predictions. So, before continuing, let me make a prediction.

Here is that prediction: America will close their embassy in Nigeria and relocate it to Ghana.

When I last visited Nigeria, I warned many, so jubilant about the Obama victory, that Obama would be bad for Nigeria. During the ensuing debate, I gave my reasons for predicting this, and it was no grander than the fact that Obama grew up in America and that like most African Americans he would be hostile to Nigeria and Nigerians. That’s it, nothing more sophisticated than that. Sure, there are other motivations, and I will touch on those, as briefly as I can, but his (Obama) personal, African-American-based-feelings, will influence those close calls against Nigeria every time.  

Sometimes Nigerians miss the right answers, which wallow in the shallow end, as they go looking for deep answers. Nigerians also tend to project their own wishes and desires into others. A good example of the later is the absurd notion that, ‘America secretly desires Nigeria to be a great country, and that’ is why Obama will go to Ghana to teach us Nigerians a lesson’. How ridiculous. The only good country, as far as America and its western allies are concerned, is an obedient country. You can bet every penny you have that although a healthy China is good for the world economy and America benefits from Chinese investment and from investing in China, America secretly wishes China to crumble. America would rather India than China. In Africa, think of Ghana as India and Nigeria as China.

Finally, here is a fraction of what I think about the West/white agenda in West Africa. Put simply, the West see Africa as playing a grater role in the world as this century unfolds. That role could simply be as a provider of resources, provider of disability or both. America wants to play a grater role in Africa than it has done since after the Cold War.  In West Africa, it wants to establish an influential role in an anglophile country. Nigeria is too complex and its people too independent minded. Ghana, more reliant on foreign aid and therefore apparently more controllable, seems ideal.

I predict that America will be forced to create a pseudo “West African State” with Ghana as its “Capital”:

Here is the crucial thing of which Nigeria most take account and be weary.  America/West primarily wants to prepare Africans to intervene in potential world destabilising conflicts that they predict will rise in Africa. They figure that if they invest heavily in Ghana and exploit Nigeria’s own negative rhetoric about itself as a cover, they can create a West African State if not in reality then all but in name. The reason why America will attempt to create a West African State is that they will eventually discover after investing and creating a powerful country out of Ghana that they cannot get Ghana to intervene in African conflicts - not for all the money or military equipments in the world.  I believe that Americans have thought about this and have a backup plan. The backup plan would involve creating a sort of West African shock troops with manpower contribution from as many African country as would participate. Although the countries who contribute troops will get some financial assistance, that assistance would be nothing compared to that being given to Ghana.  They know from experience that Nigerians seem more willing to put their lives on the line when it comes to intervention in African wars so Nigerians would probably form the backbone of such a West African force.  The American difficulty will then be, how, from your base in Ghana, do you compel Nigerians to go lay down their lives. Howe do you turn Nigerians into solders and Ghanaians into commanders of those solders.  How do you get one country, you deride, to go do the dirty work while you financially and economically assist another?  Well the way you would do that is by either creating a West African State or by creating the impression that there is a West African State. That way Nigerians can go die in the name of West Africa rather than at the behest of Ghana.

Ghanaian may well take up the challenges inherent in letting Americans turn them into the pr-eminent power in West Africa. If they do, I would be happy for them to go and lay down their lives.  I do not want Nigeria contributing troops to any more African wars.  Unfortunately I think Nigeria would if asked, and it is this willingness on our part to soldier on after we have been snubbed and insulted that encourages further insult on us. If Nigerians boycott virgin Nigeria, for instance, Virgin wouldn’t so soon relocate to Ghana.

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. . .(Continued)

Finally, did you see the performance of Yaradua at the last time he had audience with 2 Presidents at 2 different times:

Yar'adua Meets Bush at White House         

The PM and President Yar'Adua of Nigeria   

Do you think whatever statements he made then have not been evaluated over time to see if he was honest? They do not suffer from short memory syndrome like Nigerian leaders! What of body language? His demeanor? How impressed do you feel knowing this is the 'best' to represent us on the world stage? Now, imagine you will be meeting this same man who clearly had no (or at best a weak) presence in earlier meetings. . .what substance has he got to showcase to the world while the cameras are on Obama and him? Why did Yaradua send Maduekwe & Co, recently, to 'lobby' for a meeting to be arranged with Obama with the resultant snubbing we got? As it stands, Yara has no political capital and will add no value to a discussion on democracy and good governance, which he really knows nothing about!

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I will break this down into two posts:

The decision of the Obama administration to visit Ghana and not Nigeria, believe it or not, could not have been made lightly. First, we must recognize that the US have very STRONG intelligence gathering on Nigeria (and all their interests) and Obama gets detailed security reports on a daily basis. . .highly classified information about almost everything of US interests. So, "our secrets" are so wide open, they are no secrets! Everything from the flawed 2007 elections, to the Ekiti shame of an election, corruption (KBR, Siemens, , fill in the gap), absence and continual collapse of infrastructure, continuous killings in the Niger Delta. . .while Yaradua keeps lying about 7 point (non) agenda, lying about his health, lying about electoral reforms, collecting aid money (in whatever form for EFCC and any government agencies without results to show), no significant improvement since he got rigged in. . .etc are open and not hidden at all.

Now, if Nigeria is what it has been but has made any meaningful progress and appears to be making progress, perhaps, a viable argument may be made in that case, but as it is, there is NONE. While Nigerian leaders think little of the examples they set, their values, actions or inactions, the American president has a very different set of values that the Nigerian one, as it is, completely contradicts. Obama cannot stand on the same platform with this man because doing so is viewed as an endorsement of some sort, and also indirectly endorses all the corrupt alliances and dealings of Yaradua through Ibori, Turaki, Andoakaa, Waziri. . .do Nigerians think they don't know all those details? You can bet your last dime, all the reports are diligently recorded and analyzed before a decision as this is made.

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Even OBJ knows the answer to your thread

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i sure obama visit nigeria when he ready to buy a old head or a fresh foot at the lagos market oooooooh

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The Past Military Regime is our Backwardness, Because we fear for Army gun and Police Brutality.This is Democracy Let us not think Democracy is like Military Regime where Army have the right to treat you anyhow they like.We have to think for once.If we want to move this Country forward.Let forget what will happen.We fear the Government they are Human being like Us, Please We cant fear them Instead let them fear Us. We cant continue to give those slowpoke a chance to defeat us always.Nairalander,Nigerians It time to Knock Down of your Neighbor to Advice them and Let act fast on the coming Election 2011.If you believe we can do it. Say Yes we can.

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WHY WASTE YOUR TIME GETTING ON A SINKING SHIP WHEN U GOT 1 ALREADY AFLOAT AND MOVING FORWARD?

I DON'T BLAME OBAMA.

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This is a very good development ,at least we should be aware our sins are no secret

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This is a very good development ,at least we should be aware our sins are no secret

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Ikey who created south south idea. It was northerner, Abacha. Why did he create it. To divided the south , it is called divided and rule.  Look at the map of Nigeria. it is technical impossible to have south south  republic. It is just the north playing game. they know that. How can you have that. It is all creek , creek creek. creek. The north and abacha was only playing games.  Look since Yar adua have been in govt, the north have awarded billion of dollar to the niger delta. 90% of the money was just in paper. It should tell you it is just a game. for silly people who believe in the northern idea of Niger delta. Divided and rule.

What make me sick is some leaders in this area because of contract now sell thier people for cheap just for contract.

Everytime you find them in Aso rock claim they represent Niger delta. Niger delta is an idea of abacha to divided the south. I can tell Jonathan they may promises heaven and hell, they would not make you president. Ask MKO abiola  

Ikey wake up. it is just a game by the north.

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A nation that cannot hold a state election wants the president of the free world to visit. U gotta be kidding me. How about the fact that Ghana's ex president John Kuffor was the only African head of state treated to a White House presidential banquet hosted by Gorge W Bush? Ghana is coming of age in African democracy and it deserves to be compensated. Nigerians should get their house in order and stop whining. South Africans are not complaining cos they hold hold their ground. Nigerians are paranoid

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The pictures are real. more than one year ago, when i started this online protest. I called google and NASA to verify the pictures.

Of the 81 cities above 300,000 people, 55% are based in the Western Niger of Niger ( Belodok states) And when lagos can produce 53571 of those satellite pictures of an average northern town. You know that the only thing for the north to do is remove the belodok states into Benin republic. see calculation.

That 81 cities above 300,000 people

Western Niger of Nigeria: Lagos , Abeokuta, Ijebu ode, Ijebu Igbo, Sagamu, Abeokuta, Ota, Ikorodu,Ondo, Akure, Owo, ore, Okitipupa, Ibadan,oyo, Ede, Ogbomoso, Ikare Akoko Iseyin, Saki, Keshi, Erewa, Osogbo, Ife, Ilesha, Ikiru, Ikire,Iwo, Ado Ekiti, Ikere Ekiti,Benin, Auchi(Jatto), uromi, Ekpoma,Argbo, warri, sepele, Asaba,Ugelli,Yenago, Ilorin, Ofa, kabba, Okene, lokoja, = 45 (55%)

Rest of Nigeria: Port Harcourt,Uyo,Eket, Calabar , Aba,Owerri,Nnewi, Onitsha,Abakalili, Enugu, Umuhia, Akwa, Idah,Oturpo,Markudi, Gboko,Jalingo, Yola, Mubi, ,jos, Minna, Bida, Abuja, Maiduguri, Potisum, Kaduna, Gombe, Azare, Bauchi, kano, zaria, sokoto, gozua,Kebbi, futua, Katsina = 36 (45%)

May be with this yar adua would get the message that we want to be in benin republic. with more state join

the area of an average north town is 0.20 length X 0.14 width = 0.028 sq km.

while half of lagos is 1500 sq km.

the calculation for how many average north town in lagos is 1500/0.028 = 53571.42 town

now if you divide by 19 state in the north 53571/19 =2819 town.

it mean lagos can supply 2819 town in each state in the north. how can the north be more than the south .

Yar adua better support a bill we are written and also monitor the bill , we would sent him a copy via email and we would copy the clark of both house to , the senate president and the speaker of the house.

The bill would remove the Belodok states into the republic of benin and create a joint National assembly for both Nigeria-benin. While both countries would still have thier assembly. Creating an open boundary, just like the USA and canada.

Egbe Omo Oduduwa

Egbeomooduduwa@hotmail.com

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It is statement to Nigeria that the world would not accept fraud election again. It is a statment to Yar Adua. we have sent the bill to President Yar Adua email. And I hope he and the national assembly do the right thing.

If Yar adua and the north, do not know where the oilfield are. Are is a map showing them. we are saying that they should take them and let we yoruba, edo, delta and bayelsa join the republic of benin now. The USA have 3 ,000,000 military men. Let the yorubas go. It solve Yar Adua problem. We have sent the bill to the clark of the national assembly, we email David mark, Bankole, CNN, NBC, ABC, Yar Adua, most member of the senate and national assembly and 5,000 media around the world.

We can not fight the USA. It is better we are smart. They would attack USA if you people claim all those your nonsense lies again. The world of do not want to here that nonsense you people won again. They know you are telling a lie.

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The United States President visiting Ghana first despite our president's lobbying is to make a statement and it's not about yahoo yahoo boys or 419ers or drug pushers, the statement is simply that the rest of the world knows about our ''little secret''. The one where ballot papers were thumbprinted in private quarters and officially signed by INEC officials and an illegitimate govt was sworn into power.

To be honest though, Im not bothered if Obama comes to Nigeria or not infact, Ild rather he doesn't until we clear the entire mess we have created by way of electoral fraud.

Guys, 2011 is around the corner, wetin we go do? na just to siddon look?

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niger-delta my Bottom leave them out of that

carry ur yoruba de go if u are serious

damnt it!

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The USA FBI have to clear obama to visit. And the FBI have prove that nigeria election is fraud. USA govt does not like Fraud based government. It is USA policy.

That why we have put a bill to stop all this fraud. And make the North majority in Nigeria instead of the minority that are. That way, they do not have to continue to rig election. This bill removes the Yoruba, edo,delta and bayelsa into Benin republic, making the north majority. And there would not be need for fraud in election in Nigeria.

here is the copy of the bill. President Yar adua, senators, houses member and clark would already have the bill in thier email before tomorrow sitting. They should all check thier email.

A BILL

AN ACT TO CREATE THE NIGERIA-BENIN COMMISSION AND BOUNDARY RELOCATION AND NIGERIA-BENIN PARLIAMENT.

SPONSORS

EGBE OMO ODUDUWA

This Bill shall amend the boundary of Nigeria. And the following state of Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, lagos,Oyo, Ogun, Delta, Ondo, Osun, Kwara,kogi and Borgu(niger state) [Belodok states ] shall be permanently transferred to Benin Republic with supervision of the Nigeria-Benin commission. All land, air, coastal area, land, everything inside its land and air shall belong to the Republic of Benin

NIGERIA-BENIN COMMISSION ROLE AND RULES

This bill also create the Nigeria- Benin commission, which is to be headed by the president of Nigeria and President of Benin republic in rotation. A Two year duration , shall be approved by members of the Nigeria-Benin commission. The head of the Nigeria-Benin commission shall be called President General. The position of President General is reserved for only the president of Nigeria and Benin Republic. No other member of the Nigeria- Benin commission can hold the position of President General or deputy President General apart from this two.

The position of President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. While the position of deputy President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. With Nigeria President Umar Yar Adua starting first.

The Nigeria-Benin commission shall have 17 members. There are

The president of Nigeria.

The president of Benin republic

The president of Nigeria-Benin parliament

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament (Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The senate president of Nigeria Senate

The Deputy senate president of Nigeria senate

The President of the Nigeria house of representative

The deputy President of Nigeria house of representative

The senate president of Benin Senate

The Deputy senate president of Benin senate

The President of the Benin house of representative

The deputy President of Benin house of representative

All serving governor, members of the senate, house of representative, chairman of local government, all elected position shall retain their position either transferred from Nigeria to the New Republic of Benin or in Nigeria.

There would be one currency in Nigeria and Benin republic with one central bank in each country. The currency shall be knew as Nibe. From the first two letter of the name of Nigeria and Benin Republic.

Nigeria and Benin Republic would financed the Nigeria-Benin commission and Nigeria-Benin parliament base on a 70% for Nigeria and 30% Republic of Benin ratio.

And an open boundary with no immigration officers expect at the boundary with other nation apart from Nigeria and Benin Republic.

All citizen of both Nigeria and Benin shall have right of resident in both country.

Nigeria and Benin republic shall still remain separate sovereign nation

This bill is based on the willingness of Benin republic accepting the Belodok state, if in an otherwise case the Belodok states shall become sovereign nation and all refers to Benin republic in this bill shall be replaced by Belodok, including the commission and parliament.

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The Nigeria-Benin commission role is an executive role , while the Nigeria-Benin parliament is a legislative role.

All non physical assets of Nigeria including money and external reserve and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.

Nigeria and Benin Republic shall contribute military force to Ecowas, Africa union and United nation if need be.

All office, officer and position either in the military or civilian retain in the Nigeria shall be transfer over to Benin republic and shall all retain the same position expect if in conflict. All personel should not be sacked. And most retain their position or be created.

All physical military position and assets of Nigeria including money, weapon, ships, tanks and others and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.

All military personel in Nigeria of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same military position and rank expect if there is conflict.

All civilian personel in Nigeria service of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same position and scale expect if there is conflict.

All physical assets outside of Nigeria should be divided and transferred with a ratio 60% for Nigeria and 40% for Benin Republic.

All physical properties, document and other in The New Republic of Benin should be transfer by Nigeria. Include Airport, stadium, universities, roads, railway, seaport, etc belonging to Nigeria but is located in the New Republic of Benin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin.

Each countries shall monitors its territory according to international law.

All international agency should be inform of the change in boundary and the establishment of the Nigeria-Benin commission including Ecowas, Africa union, the United Nation, European Union, USA, UK, Canada, China, India, Japan, Germany France, south Africa and other countries.

Nigeria-Benin commission headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would still remain the capital of Nigeria.

Nigeria-Benin commission duty include to execute law and rule set for it by the Nigeria-Benin parliament.

NIGERIA-BENIN PARLIAMENT ROLE AND RULES.

Nigeria-Benin parliament official languages shall be in English and French

Nigeria-Benin parliament headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would remain the capital of Nigeria.

The present Nigeria and Benin republic senate and house of representative would be merge on both level to create the initial Nigeria-Benin parliament.

In future the Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be made of members 60% of Nigeria and 40% of Benin Republic members.

The Nigeria-Benin parliament shall formate law leading to the unity of both economy

Nigeria-Benin parliament shall have one President and 6 deputy President. Three each from Nigeria and Republic of Benin

Nigeria-Benin business licensing board shall be created to licence business in the Nigeria-Benin parliament area.

All business licence shall be merge.

All members of Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be eligible for election to the office of President or deputy president of Nigeria-Benin Parliament.

The President or deputy president of the Nigeria-Benin parliament cannot combine his duties with any post expect ecowas related.

The President shall reside at the seat of the Parliament.

Before every round of voting at the Nigeria-Benin Parliament, the list of candidates for the post of President or deputy president shall be submitted to the Oldest Representative in term of age who shall read it out to the Parliament.

The President shall be elected by a two-thirds of Members of Parliament at the first round of voting, by an absolute majority of voting members at the following rounds at which only two (2) candidates who obtained the highest number of votes shall be presented.

As soon as the President has been elected, the oldest Representative shall vacate the Chair as acting President of Nigeria-Benin Parliament .

Only the elected President of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament may deliver an opening address.

Election of Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament

Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament would be elected. Three each from Nigeria and republic of Benin.

Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall then be elected separately. The candidate obtaining the majority of the votes cast on the first ballot shall be declared elected.

Should the number of candidates elected be less than the number of seats to be filled, a second ballot shall be held under the same conditions to fill the remaining seats.

Should a third ballot be necessary, a relative majority shall suffice for election to the remaining seats.

New nominations may be introduced between ballots during the election of Deputy President

Deputy Presidents to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall take precedence in the order in which they were elected and, in the event of a tie, by age,

The term of office of the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be one time term of two years

The term of office of the President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be rotated between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

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The term of office of the all members of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be four years.

The Parliament may, on the basis of the report of a special committee, remove the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament by a vote of two-thirds majority of the members, for serious shortcomings in the management of the affairs of the Parliament .

The special Committee may be set up at the request of a parliamentary group or at least twenty (20) Members of Parliament. The decision to set up the Committee shall be approved by a simple majority of the Members of Parliament of Parliament.

When a Representative changes parliamentary group he shall retain, for the remainder of his term of office, any seat he holds in the Nigeria-Benin Parliament.

Should a vacancy for one of these positions occur before the expiry of his term, the Representative elected shall serve only for the remaining period of his predecessor's term of office.

Vacancies

Should it be necessary for the President, a Deputy President or any other member of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament to be replaced, his successor shall be elected in accordance with these rules.

A newly elected Deputy President shall take the place of his predecessor in the order of precedence.

Should the President’s seat become vacant, the first Deputy President shall act as President until a new President is elected.

Duties of the President

The President shall direct all the activities of Parliament and its bodies under the conditions laid down in these Rules. He/she shall enjoy all the powers necessary to preside over the proceedings of Parliament and to ensure that they are properly conducted.

The duties of the President shall be to open, suspend and close sittings, to ensure observance of these Rules, maintain order, call upon Presidents, close debates, put matters to the vote and announce the results of votes, and to refer to Committees any communications that concern them.

The President may speak in a debate. Should he wish to take part in a debate, he shall vacate the Chair and shall not reoccupy it until the debate is over.

Parliament shall be represented in international relations, on ceremonial occasions and in administrative, legal or financial matters by the President, who may delegate these powers.

Duties of the Deputy President

Should the President be absent or unable to discharge his duties, or should he wish to take part in a debate pursuant to Rule , he shall be replaced by one of the Deputy Presidents, in order of hierarchy.

Duties of Treasurers

The Treasurers shall be responsible for administrative and financial matters directly concerning Members of Parliament, pursuant to guidelines laid down by the Nigeria-Benin Parliament

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Look there is no point being in denial

You can argue all you like about the significance of this occassion

but a "NEW WORLD ORDER" is emerging

Why not wonder why he visited TURKEY recently .  . . . . .  they are a Secular country with muslim majority

also watchout for countries like Jordan where the civilised King Abdullah holds forth.

Egypt is also very necessary in breaking the Isreali Palestinian deadlock.

In West Africa . . . . . . the Obama administration has described Ghana as their most trusted allies in the region, bear in mind this is coming after the Yar'adua administration made frantic efforts for Yar'adua to visit President Obama in White house, instead he personally goes first to Ghana in our backyard. . . . we have handed over our leadership of West Africa to Ghana . . . . . and yes South Africa will be next black African visit.

Watch out for his speech in Ghana, he will call the next generation of leadership through democratic means to emerge across Africa, and no where else is it better to call for such than a nation that has succeeded where its neighbours failed.

And yes the US will mantain some kind of ties with Nigeria because of oil, but bear in mind President Obama is pushing for electric cars and alternative energy sources in a bid to make oil less relevant.

So our importance in commity of Nations will continue to dwindle unless we change course and get more serious.

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The USA FBI have to clear obama to visit. And the FBI have prove that nigeria election is fraud. USA govt does not like Fraud based government. It is USA policy.

That why we have put a bill to stop all this fraud. And make the North majority in Nigeria instead of the minority that are. That way, they do not have to continue to rig election. This bill removes the Yoruba, edo,delta and bayelsa into Benin republic, making the north majority. And there would not be need for fraud in election in Nigeria.

here is the copy of the bill. President Yar adua, senators, houses member and clark would already have the bill in thier email before tomorrow sitting. They should all check thier email.

A BILL

AN ACT TO CREATE THE NIGERIA-BENIN COMMISSION AND BOUNDARY RELOCATION AND NIGERIA-BENIN PARLIAMENT.

SPONSORS

EGBE OMO ODUDUWA

This Bill shall amend the boundary of Nigeria. And the following state of Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, lagos,Oyo, Ogun, Delta, Ondo, Osun, Kwara,kogi and Borgu(niger state) [Belodok states ] shall be permanently transferred to Benin Republic with supervision of the Nigeria-Benin commission. All land, air, coastal area, land, everything inside its land and air shall belong to the Republic of Benin

NIGERIA-BENIN COMMISSION ROLE AND RULES

This bill also create the Nigeria- Benin commission, which is to be headed by the president of Nigeria and President of Benin republic in rotation. A Two year duration , shall be approved by members of the Nigeria-Benin commission. The head of the Nigeria-Benin commission shall be called President General. The position of President General is reserved for only the president of Nigeria and Benin Republic. No other member of the Nigeria- Benin commission can hold the position of President General or deputy President General apart from this two.

The position of President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. While the position of deputy President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. With Nigeria President Umar Yar Adua starting first.

The Nigeria-Benin commission shall have 17 members. There are

The president of Nigeria.

The president of Benin republic

The president of Nigeria-Benin parliament

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament (Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)

The senate president of Nigeria Senate

The Deputy senate president of Nigeria senate

The President of the Nigeria house of representative

The deputy President of Nigeria house of representative

The senate president of Benin Senate

The Deputy senate president of Benin senate

The President of the Benin house of representative

The deputy President of Benin house of representative

All serving governor, members of the senate, house of representative, chairman of local government, all elected position shall retain their position either transferred from Nigeria to the New Republic of Benin or in Nigeria.

There would be one currency in Nigeria and Benin republic with one central bank in each country. The currency shall be knew as Nibe. From the first two letter of the name of Nigeria and Benin Republic.

Nigeria and Benin Republic would financed the Nigeria-Benin commission and Nigeria-Benin parliament base on a 70% for Nigeria and 30% Republic of Benin ratio.

And an open boundary with no immigration officers expect at the boundary with other nation apart from Nigeria and Benin Republic.

All citizen of both Nigeria and Benin shall have right of resident in both country.

Nigeria and Benin republic shall still remain separate sovereign nation

This bill is based on the willingness of Benin republic accepting the Belodok state, if in an otherwise case the Belodok states shall become sovereign nation and all refers to Benin republic in this bill shall be replaced by Belodok, including the commission and parliament.

.

The Nigeria-Benin commission role is an executive role , while the Nigeria-Benin parliament is a legislative role.

All non physical assets of Nigeria including money and external reserve and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.

Nigeria and Benin Republic shall contribute military force to Ecowas, Africa union and United nation if need be.

All office, officer and position either in the military or civilian retain in the Nigeria shall be transfer over to Benin republic and shall all retain the same position expect if in conflict. All personel should not be sacked. And most retain their position or be created.

All physical military position and assets of Nigeria including money, weapon, ships, tanks and others and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.

All military personel in Nigeria of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same military position and rank expect if there is conflict.

All civilian personel in Nigeria service of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same position and scale expect if there is conflict.

All physical assets outside of Nigeria should be divided and transferred with a ratio 60% for Nigeria and 40% for Benin Republic.

All physical properties, document and other in The New Republic of Benin should be transfer by Nigeria. Include Airport, stadium, universities, roads, railway, seaport, etc belonging to Nigeria but is located in the New Republic of Benin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin.

Each countries shall monitors its territory according to international law.

All international agency should be inform of the change in boundary and the establishment of the Nigeria-Benin commission including Ecowas, Africa union, the United Nation, European Union, USA, UK, Canada, China, India, Japan, Germany France, south Africa and other countries.

Nigeria-Benin commission headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would still remain the capital of Nigeria.

Nigeria-Benin commission duty include to execute law and rule set for it by the Nigeria-Benin parliament.

NIGERIA-BENIN PARLIAMENT ROLE AND RULES.

Nigeria-Benin parliament official languages shall be in English and French

Nigeria-Benin parliament headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would remain the capital of Nigeria.

The present Nigeria and Benin republic senate and house of representative would be merge on both level to create the initial Nigeria-Benin parliament.

In future the Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be made of members 60% of Nigeria and 40% of Benin Republic members.

The Nigeria-Benin parliament shall formate law leading to the unity of both economy

Nigeria-Benin parliament shall have one President and 6 deputy President. Three each from Nigeria and Republic of Benin

Nigeria-Benin business licensing board shall be created to licence business in the Nigeria-Benin parliament area.

All business licence shall be merge.

All members of Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be eligible for election to the office of President or deputy president of Nigeria-Benin Parliament.

The President or deputy president of the Nigeria-Benin parliament cannot combine his duties with any post expect ecowas related.

The President shall reside at the seat of the Parliament.

Before every round of voting at the Nigeria-Benin Parliament, the list of candidates for the post of President or deputy president shall be submitted to the Oldest Representative in term of age who shall read it out to the Parliament.

The President shall be elected by a two-thirds of Members of Parliament at the first round of voting, by an absolute majority of voting members at the following rounds at which only two (2) candidates who obtained the highest number of votes shall be presented.

As soon as the President has been elected, the oldest Representative shall vacate the Chair as acting President of Nigeria-Benin Parliament .

Only the elected President of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament may deliver an opening address.

Election of Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament

Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament would be elected. Three each from Nigeria and republic of Benin.

Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall then be elected separately. The candidate obtaining the majority of the votes cast on the first ballot shall be declared elected.

Should the number of candidates elected be less than the number of seats to be filled, a second ballot shall be held under the same conditions to fill the remaining seats.

Should a third ballot be necessary, a relative majority shall suffice for election to the remaining seats.

New nominations may be introduced between ballots during the election of Deputy President

Deputy Presidents to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall take precedence in the order in which they were elected and, in the event of a tie, by age,

The term of office of the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be one time term of two years

The term of office of the President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be rotated between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

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The term of office of the all members of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be four years.

The Parliament may, on the basis of the report of a special committee, remove the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament by a vote of two-thirds majority of the members, for serious shortcomings in the management of the affairs of the Parliament .

The special Committee may be set up at the request of a parliamentary group or at least twenty (20) Members of Parliament. The decision to set up the Committee shall be approved by a simple majority of the Members of Parliament of Parliament.

When a Representative changes parliamentary group he shall retain, for the remainder of his term of office, any seat he holds in the Nigeria-Benin Parliament.

Should a vacancy for one of these positions occur before the expiry of his term, the Representative elected shall serve only for the remaining period of his predecessor's term of office.

Vacancies

Should it be necessary for the President, a Deputy President or any other member of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament to be replaced, his successor shall be elected in accordance with these rules.

A newly elected Deputy President shall take the place of his predecessor in the order of precedence.

Should the President’s seat become vacant, the first Deputy President shall act as President until a new President is elected.

Duties of the President

The President shall direct all the activities of Parliament and its bodies under the conditions laid down in these Rules. He/she shall enjoy all the powers necessary to preside over the proceedings of Parliament and to ensure that they are properly conducted.

The duties of the President shall be to open, suspend and close sittings, to ensure observance of these Rules, maintain order, call upon Presidents, close debates, put matters to the vote and announce the results of votes, and to refer to Committees any communications that concern them.

The President may speak in a debate. Should he wish to take part in a debate, he shall vacate the Chair and shall not reoccupy it until the debate is over.

Parliament shall be represented in international relations, on ceremonial occasions and in administrative, legal or financial matters by the President, who may delegate these powers.

Duties of the Deputy President

Should the President be absent or unable to discharge his duties, or should he wish to take part in a debate pursuant to Rule , he shall be replaced by one of the Deputy Presidents, in order of hierarchy.

Duties of Treasurers

The Treasurers shall be responsible for administrative and financial matters directly concerning Members of Parliament, pursuant to guidelines laid down by the Nigeria-Benin Parliament

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I knew Obama's Ghana visit would be a hit on Nairaland.

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@ What wrong with you all in Nairaland sef. Na wa oo. Ha ba .Obama Obama Obama obama . Wetin sef. Make una shut up make una find better discussion bring. Na Obama Obama na won solve una problem. full of poo you all. Better wake up. silly Nigerians wen dey Nairaland.

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@walata44

Are you implying that election of ZUMA was rigged?

No I am not implying that at all, although you cannot take it for granted, but South Africa does have a better electoral system than Nigeria. However, the crime rate in South Africa, while not as public as Nigeria's, is judged by many commentators as among the worst in the world. Plus, they just elected a leader who has to choose which among his many wives to be first lady. The fight between Zuma and Mbeki was reminiscent of Atiku and Obasanjo, and the latter even wished at a point that he had powers to dismiss his vice-president like in South Africa. Doesn't sound like Nigeria to you(?)

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Are you kidding yourself or me? so you believe Nigeria is better than Ghana, OK that's why Nigerian students fight tooth and nail to get into Ghana universities.

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