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Saturday, 10 April 2021

Today’s Headlines: Aisha Request For 1st Lady Office, Arms Everywhere As If War Is On - Akinyemi


Aisha Buhari’s Summit wants First Lady office Legalized into law.
 

Nigerian First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari took the opportunity of the Summit on Emerging Trends in the Role of the First Lady in National Development, which was organized by the Office of the First Lady in collaboration with Women and National Development (WAND) to recommended that the office of the wife of the president and her counterparts at state levels to institutionalized. 

Too Much Of Arms are flooding into Nigeria as if The Nation Is In war— Bolaji Akinyemi 

Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi is a highly respected Nigerian, distinguished, an accomplished academic and retired diplomat. 

In Arise Television Morning Show when fielding questions, Professor Akinyemi speaks his mind on the happenings in Nigeria, he was very much emphasized on the backdrop of the recent invasion of the nation’s prison and police headquarters in Imo State capital, Owerri. 

Also on the state of insecurity in the country and the bad image of Nigeria in International community. 

See below response from Professor Akinyemi:

Professor Akinyemi: Well Nigeria has always been a lucky country and that luck is still operating in the sense that the rest of the world doesn’t have the time to focus on Nigeria’s misfortunes now since they have problems in Myanmar. 
They have problems with COVID-19, they have problems even in the United States and all over the world. 

So it is not to say that the world is not paying attention to our misfortunes and that has been ably illustrated by the fact that while Biden was calling African leaders and Kamala Harris was also calling African leaders, they relegated Nigeria to the position where it was their foreign minister calling our foreign minister. So we’ve been put in the third class category.
This is very upsetting to those of us who have been in the field. It might not be upsetting to other Africans because you must recall that none other person than Nelson Mandela said in an interview with a Nigerian journalist that the world will not accord blacks their rightful status in the world until Nigeria gets its act together. So the rightful insult meted out to Nigeria was to all blacks and we must keep that in mind that whatever we do in this country reflects on blacks all over the world because we are the only authentic African country that has the capacity to lift blacks by their boot traps onto, if you like, a first-class status. I said the only authentic African country because I’m aware that south Africa is there, I’m aware that Rwanda is there but we are the only African power. If I can still use that word without you bursting into laughter out of respect for our audience, we are the only African power that has the capacity to lift Africa from the third world status to the first world status if I can borrow the words of from Lil Kwan Yun. What do you make of the statement by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar that there are six million arms in Nigeria resulting in the death of 80, 000 people? Dr. Ekomo, a security expert said the six million arms is an understatement. 

Professor Akinyemi: Yes I do agree with Dr Ekomo that that’s understated. President Jonathan set up a task committee. I Don’t know if it was a task force or just a task committee on this same issue and like everything else, they classified the report but it wasn’t made known to the public because I was a member of what I call the Boko Haram committee. We got hold of a copy of the result and maybe it’s because of the content was frightening. Arms are flooding into Nigeria as if Nigeria is a war zone. Maybe, it is going to be a war zone; maybe they are telling us things that are going to come. 

The moment Ghaddafi got destabilized and you would say it wasn’t Ghaddafi just Libya but you see, at that time Libya was Ghaddafi and Ghaddafi was Libya but the moment he got destabilized, the arms depots were looted and those arms just came down south and Nigeria at that time with Boko Haram flexing its muscle was regarded as a rightful platform for which the arms could find usage. 
They did a risk analysis of the problems of Nigeria and they knew that we were not headed for a wedding ceremony, that we were headed for a turbulent future in this country. 
There was money available to different groups who had been funded by people with money. I mean to procure the arms and that’s why those arms found a respectable acceptance you in Nigeria. 
And you have seen the evidence of that, how useful that calculation was to them, not to us because from the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East, you now have herdsmen or bandits or whatever you call them all over Nigeria and those arms are still flooding in. 

Now the question you ask is what are we doing about it and I dare say I’m not in the business of running down governance or running down anybody. We are doing nothing about it. We still have an underpaid army. There’s a United Nations report on the strength of that, but they restricted it to the police only. Again, we came across this in one of the task forces I served that instead of the 345,000 plus policemen that we have, Nigeria actually needs over one million policemen in Nigeria. we are nowhere near that and I keep asking myself, there are educated people who have no jobs who will gladly become policemen; what is the problem about increasing the number of policemen in Nigeria from maybe 345,000 to 445,000 to 545,000 every year until we meet that united nations target? But we are not doing that.
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Friday, 19 March 2021

Doyin Okupe: Shoot Me If I Failed As President”, Nigerians Reacts, “Someone That Failed As A Father”


Former senior special assistant on public affairs to former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, has given the assurance that he is ready to take gun shots if he fails to deliver, if elected as Nigeria’s President.

He further averred that technology should be deployed to wipe out the criminals.

His words: 
“No president has ever given a detailed explanation of how they intend to tackle insecurity, improve the economy is this country. They always don’t give a blueprint. “I have a masterplan to eradicate insecurity, particularly the activities of banditry. If the situation continues the same way, I am going to run for presidency. “I am ready to face firing squad if I don’t deliver as President of Nigeria.”“If all I am seeing is not handled better and properly too, I am telling you I am stepping out for presidency come 2023.  

However the statement from Okupe to become Nigerian President seems to be a welcome development for him and his loyalists, but for most Nigerians, it seems to looks so irritating to them as many have taking to social media to voice out their minds.

See below Reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter: 

1. Martin O-  Oga, it's no longer "call me a bastard, it's now shoot me". This man has gone mad again ooo🤣😂 
2. @Ike- Call me a bastard if APC survive more than 6 months, the bastard tag is still hanging on your head now it is death. Abeg we can't risk a second with you, pele, it is better you live forever than we risk the country ose.

  1. 3. Jolson - You don't have good reputation especially when it comes to telling the truth. There is no need trying....we've had enough of trying.

  2. 4. Papyrossy - Put it to writing, sign and seal with the legal backings.. I can't come and go to jail for your own doing?

  3. 5. Ajibola Yusuf - See this clown, he thought we already forgot how he mismanaged funds for the light rail project under Jonathan to give us ‘1800 locomotive rail system’ and still defended it on live interviews by saying “that is what we deserve as Nigerians”, you’re dead on arrival for me. No No

  4. 6. DELTA People- Buhari said more than that and became worse... we know all of una

  5. 7. CHUKWUDI IGWEDIKE - That’s how you politicians make useless promises.... all of your are the same.. we don’t have a credible presidential candidate now

  6. 8. Dinolasky - You failed as an adviser is it the presidency that you’d pass? Some of these past criminals who somehow found thier way into office be thinking with thier stomach instead of thier brains!

  7. 9. Olusegun Olabode - Lori iro, even in an example you can never be President of Nigeria.





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Thursday, 18 March 2021

Sunday Igboho Declared Yoruba Nation, Vows To Tackle Police Brutality


Popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said there’s no need for one Nigeria since federal government cannot tackle insecurity in Yoruba land.

The freedom fighter on Thursday, declared the Yoruba Nation, claiming that south western states are no longer a part of Nigeria Nation.

The decision have since gone viral on the internet, including all social media caused uproars among many personality including the Igbo saying that the only solution was for the Yoruba Nation to stand on its own.

He farther said that it is now time to actualise Yoruba Nation and declared that if any police attack them, they will fight back.

His words: “If any police attack us for that, we are ready for them. We don't want Nigeria again, but Yoruba nation."

Since the declaration, reactions from many Nigerians have since been causing series of arguments which some people support while some go against the decision.

Below are few reactions from concern Nigerians:







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TODAY’s POLITICS: Account For $3.5 Billion Arms Money, PDP Challenges FG, APC Vows To Find, Prosecute Looters Of Public Funds


Nigeria ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) vows to find, prosecute all looters of public funds


Nigerian ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government would not spare or condone any looters of public funds within and outside government. 

APC mentioned this in a statement by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on Wednesday 17/03/2021 in Abuja.


He said: 
“In the past weeks, the PDP has laboured to canvass tales of a phantom stolen N15 trillion public funds in the media.” 
“It is not surprising that the generality of discerning Nigerians have ignored the unfounded and baseless allegation because it is clear that only the PDP believes its deviant tales,” 

PDP challenges Buhari-led federal government to AC count for $3.5 billion arms fund:

Main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an explanation from the federal government on how the $3.5 billion allegedly meant to buy arms for the country was expended. 

PDP stated this in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday. It said with the fresh $2.5billion arms scandal reportedly involving the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, who himself had earlier claimed that $1 billion meant for the purchase of weapons under the immediate past service chiefs could not be traced, the Buhari-led APC administration oozes with corruption. 

It also called on the National Assembly “to conduct a joint open inquest into the funds and other monies drawn purportedly for the security of our nation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.


Buhari warns concerns people against looting of $890million health grant to Nigeria:


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that, the Global Fund’s $890million donation to Nigeria’s fight against HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria must be spent appropriately without any looting of any funds. 

Buhari issued the directive on Thursday at the virtual launch of the grant for the period of 2021-2023. 

His words:  ”Let me also emphasize here that this administration has zero tolerance for corruption and inefficient use of resources.”

Fani-Kayode asked his bodyguards to strip, flog me —Nannyn

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PM News: We Are Gentle But Not Weak- Christians Warn Muslims, In Kwara, Shouting Match In Senate, Lawmakers Suspend Bill To Restructure Military


Lawmakers gave a shouting match in Senate, suspend bill to restructure military:



The Senate, on Wednesday 17/03/2021, had a rowdy session following the heated debate that greeted the presentation of a bill aimed at restructuring the Nigerian Armed Forces. It was titled: ‘A bill for the Establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission, 2021’. 

It was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. He said:
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria is a national institution of Nigeria that should be insulated by the vagaries of political divisions and therefore the framers of the constitution in their wisdom inserted this section to prevent a situation where our national symbol of unity and strength could be sacrificed on the altar of political temperament.

Lawan opposed Abaribe and his action led to an uproar, which made him to call for emergency closed session.

The Senate resumed from its closed door session after 20 minutes at 12.43pm.

Lawan said members during the closed session appealed to Abaribe to withdraw the call for division and also suspend his bill so that he could present it again at a later date after wide consultation.


Hijab crisis: Don’t take our gentleness for weakness – Christians warn Muslims, Kwara govt



Reverend Victor Dada, the President of Kwara Baptist Conference, has warned the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration and Muslims in the state not to take the gentleness of Christians for weakness. 

He stated this while describing the Kwara government as government of the Muslim, by the Muslim and for the Muslim.

Reverend Dada said this in a statement on Wednesday following the clash between Christians and Muslims at the First Baptist Church Surulere, Ilorin, Kwara State.

Imo North Senatorial Seat: Court Orders INEC To Issue Certificate Of Return To Ararume:

Justice Taiwo Taiwo who delivered the judgment ordered INEC to quickly issue the certificate of return within 72 hours without any farther delay. 

According to him, with regard to the Appeal Court judgment in Abuja, the third defendant (Chukwuma Ibezim) remained disqualified. 

The Judge held in a judgment that Senator Ararume remains the authentic candidate of the APC and should be declared the winner of the election.
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Headline News: Judge Worried Over Delay In Evans Trial, Kanye West Becomes Richest Black Man In US


Ikeja special offenses Judge worried over delay in Evans’ trial:
 

An Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos on Wednesday expressed worried over the delay in the trial case of a serial kidnap suspect, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans). This followed the absence of prosecution witnesses in the two cases involving the alleged kidnap kingpin. 

PDP Urges President Buhari, APC To Embark On Immediate Electoral Reform: 

In a meeting held on Wednesday at the PDP national headquarters in FCT Abuja. National Chairman of the Party, Uche Secondus said: 
 “We urge President Buhari and his APC administration to embark on immediate electoral reform that will ensure free, fair, and transparent election in the country and put Nigeria in the piety with other developed democracies in the world, just like Ghana,” 

 ”I think we need to be strong enough to face the challenge. It will be tough, it will be rough, but please let us not give up this party,” Saraki said. 

Kanye West becomes richest Black man in U.S:

According to People, Kanye West, 43 years old, is now worth $6.6 billion, a significant rise from his previous numbers. Last year in April 2020, Forbes reported West’s worth as $1.3 billion after an analysis it conducted but West maintained the figure was much higher, saying: “It’s not a billion. It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.” 

Biafra claims Bakassi Peninsula, hoist Biafran flags:

According to Biafra Nations League (BNL), they have taken over the creeks and bushes of the region to hoist the Biafran flags in all parts of Bakassi Peninsula of both Nigeria and Cameroon. In a statement signed by its Operational Commander in Bakassi Peninsula on Wednesday, the group also threatened to enforce the expulsion of oil companies from the region. 

BNL quoted as warning: “Activities in Bakassi Peninsula will differ from other areas,” 

 “Any oil vessel coming towards Bakassi Peninsula to stay off, otherwise their vessels will be hijacked in the sea,” it boasted.
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Wednesday, 17 March 2021

“Osinbanjo Workers Make Sense Pass Buhari’s Own”- Says Man After VP Workers Surprise Visit To WTO DG


This days social media platforms have really help lots of people around the world to be able to express themselves without hindrances from their government or any others. 

A Nigerian lady by name, Tolani with the Twitter handle @tolanialli cause many funnies and lamenting reactions after she posted a tweet saying that women working in the office of the Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo paid a surprised visit to the WTO DG, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. 




Tolani is a storyteller and a photographer, she took to her Twitter timeline to post photos of the VP females workers and wrote: ” Women working in @ProfOsinbajo ‘s office surprised @NOIweala after her meeting with the VP.” 


Miss Tolani post attracted many readers in which some people expresses funnies reactions and others uses the trending tweet to voice out their feelings, saying that insecurity and inflations in the country is on the high side that the government should do something about it. 

It is no doubt that Nigerians are facing serious securities issues, and inflations are on the rise leaving majorities of the citizens to wonder how they will manage to survive. 

 See below reactions from her followers:








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Checkout Nigerians Reactions After Lady Says She Now Work Less Immediately Her Former Boss Died


A Nigerian Lady by name Amie with Twitter handle @_a_mie took to her Twitter timeline to share a post saying that since their CMD at place of work called to glory and was letter replaced another, that she have since been working lesser compared to the time their former CMD who died was still alive. 

She wrote: “ Since our CMD died and was replaced almost immediately, I no dey do pass myself. If hungry catch me, I chop. If I'm tired, I rest.” Though it’s a pity and I believe his soul will rest in perfect peace. 

Amie tweet caused so many reactions from other concern Nigerians as many where also share their own side of life experiences.

Below are the reactions from some Nigerians:





  • Callum Tuchel @Reformmer07 (Twitter) - “Since Former MD of GTbank ~ Late Tayo Aderinokun died and we had only 1 minute silence btw 12:00pm to 12:01pm. I stopped stressing myself on the Job. I just meet my deliverables, eat, listen to music, play with my phones then bold 4 and sometimes watch or play football games
  • Steven Anny @mr_stevanny (Twitter) - “Lol. As I chose to stay home from work today who arrest me? My Director called and I told him I didn't go to base today, "why?" I feel I need to rest, "Ok". Tomorrow we continue.”
  • Someone’s Daddy @mister_olumide (Twitter) - “My dads boss at the time was killed in an armed robbery attack with his orderly and driver on an official duty on a Sunday afternoon, first mail my dad received on the following Monday, was to resume in the mans office, that’s when he got tired of the job.”

My opinion is that, in this life you can be lucky at God.

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

“Is The Galilee Slippers For Me?” Twitter Users Blast Lady Who Said She Can’t Marry A Broke Man


From Real_ETM

I could not really believe my eyes this morning when streaming my Twitter timeline and saw this lady by name Queen Vivian with Twitter handle @vivianrora.




Vivain on her Twitter handle this morning drop a tweet saying that she can never have any relationship with a broke and poor man because she is a daughter of a billionaire.

She wrote: ” I can’t go into any Relationship with a wretched and poor man, My Billionaire father will disown me” 


 Many got angry for her saying that she is a daughter of a billionaire after sporting her slippers to be very local and cheap. 


My opinion is that she would have planned it very well before thinking of coming up with this kind of tweet. It’s a pity that many people are now trying to live fake lives just to satisfy their financial income. 

 See below Reactions from her followers:










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