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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

                                                           Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon obscurantive or to be gymnosophist in my communication.
There has been no deliberate attempt at all to obfuscate or envelope my audience in a state of orgamoga

This man video below

Government extends ban on old cars to 15yrs. Also lifts ban on toothpick, fabrics etc

The Minister of Finance, Dr Olusegun Aganga yesterday announced government’s economic blue print going forward which included extending the age of banned used motor vehicles’ importation from 10 years to 15 years from year of manufacture. Government also removed certain items from the existing import prohibition list.

The Minister of Finance who made the revelation at a press briefing in Abuja also stated that the Ministry has “conducted a review of the existing Import Prohibition List and Tariff Structure in line with best practices to review the impact of the prohibitions on the Government’s revenue and local industry on an on-going basis. The NEMT held extensive consultations with key stakeholders and found that import bans are ineffective and result in a huge revenue loss to Government through significant trade diversion to neighbouring countries and the routine smuggling of banned goods into the country. In addition, the items on the Prohibition List cost more than what obtain in neighbouring countries due to the smuggling activities.

“It is expected that these trends are likely to continue; therefore we have received Presidential approval to replace the bans with tariffs to protect domestic industries with regards to the following items:

1.Cassava: A 15% levy in addition to the substantive 20% duty;

2.Toothpick: A 20% levy and duty of 20%;

3.Furniture: A 20% levy and duty of 20%;

4.Textile Fabrics & Articles (Lace Fabric, Brocade, Voile, African Print etc. and Made-up Garments): A 20% levy and duty of 20%;

5.Waters & Beverages (excluded items like health & energy drinks only): A 10% levy and duty of 10%; and

6.Vehicles: Extending the age of banned used motor vehicles’ importation from 10 years to 15 years from year of manufacture.

Kenyan Prime Minister calls for arrest of gays


Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga has ordered the arrest of gay couples in the country.

Addressing a rally in the capital Nairobi on Sunday, the prime minister termed their behaviour "unnatural".

“If found the homosexuals should be arrested and taken to relevant authorities,” Mr Odinga said.

The premier thrilled the crowd in a largely conservative country when he asserted that the country's recent census showed there were more women than men and there was no need for same sex relationships.

He termed it "madness" for a man to fall in love with another man while there were "plenty of women" and added that there was no need for women to engage in lesbianism "yet they can bear children".

Mr Odinga’s statements are likely to rub Kenyan activists the wrong way, who have recently been emboldened to go public to campaign against widespread homophobia.

The remarks also come months after the country's special programmes minister Esther Murugi attracted the wrath of Kenyans by calling for recognition and acceptance of gays, a topic almost anathema in the conservative country of 40 million.

On Sunday, Mr Odinga accused the ‘No’ team [that opposed the passage of Kenya's new constitution] of misleading Kenyans during the campaigns that the new constitution recognises same sex relationships.

New Video: Rihanna 'What's My Name'

Rihanna is such a lazy dancer. 'What's my name' is such a danceable song, she should have at least made an effort in the video...wth?