Politics

Abaribe Is An Elder For Nothing For Wearing ‘ Dot Nation’ T Shirt – Joe Igbokwe

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe has berated the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe over his customised shirt “The Dot Nation”.

According to the APC chieftain: “A Senator and an ethnic bigot, an elder for nothing.”

“The blood of those policemen and the uninformed youths killed in the South-East will be accounted for in the fullness of time, We cannot be mad all the time”, He said.

The special adviser to governor Sanwo-Olu , vow to write on the minority leader saying: “I will soon write a book on Abaribe.”

Education

Former President Of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Gets Another Appointment In Uganda

Former Nigerian President, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan has been recently recognized and appointed as Chancellor of Cavendish University Uganda (CUU).

Former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan

The appointment is one of the numerous international recognitions given to the former Nigerian President.

Cavendish University Uganda which is a private University is one of the leading Universities in Uganda and among the list in world ranking.

The university started operating in 2008. At the opening ceremony, the former Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda (now late) was the Chancellor of the university.

Cavendish University Uganda is affiliated with Cavendish College London, Cavendish University Tanzania and Cavendish University Zambia. CUU held its first graduation ceremony in November 2011.

The university has different campus across the country including a campus in the capital city of Kampala.

Congratulations Your Excellency!

Politics

The Former Super Eagles Player, Ighalo Visits Governor Yahaya Bello.

Former Super Eagles Striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has described the Governor of Kogi State as a bridge builder whose leadership style has been a source of hope to the Nigerian youth.

The footballer made the statement while paying courtesy call in the Governor at his Abuja resident on Monday.

He commended the Governor for recognising the efforts, contributions, patriotism of the Ex-Super Eagles players by organising a world class reception for them in Lokoja in March, 2021.

He said such recognitions and honour remained the biggest inspiration to the young athletes who want to represent Nigeria at any level.

While urging other leaders to emulate the Kogi Governor, Odion said Bello has demonstrated the character and quality of a leader who believe in the prosperity of the youth of this country. He commended the Governor for his various projects in Kogi state and appealed to him to continue to speak on behalf of the Nigerian youths.

Bello thanked the Eagle’s player for the visit which he described as heart warming, adding that Odion Ighalo just like every other Nigeria sports person have served the Nation diligently, made the nation proud and brought glory to her

The Governor noted that the Nigerian forward has often displayed love and passion for the Nation on and off the field of play which he asserted was a duty and dedication expected of every loyal citizen of the country

He stressed that football just as other sports have been a veritable source of national integration and cohesion hence those who are actors in achieving such feat must be recognized and honored at every available opportunity

Governor Bello while urging his visitor to continue to play his role in national growth, grass root sport development and other areas of interest, urged that citizens of the country should remain united in the interest of the Nation

Crime

Police Arrest 60-Year-Old Man Conveying Rifles In Car Bonnet.

A 60-year-old man, Umar Muhammed, was arrested while conveying firearms across the country.

The suspect uses his vehicle to transport rifles concealed in the bonnet compartment from one location to another, authorities say.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, the suspect uses his age to beat security checks since the African tradition gives respect to those advanced in age.

The suspect told the Police that he mostly helps Fulani nomads convey their rifles.

A group of kidnappers identified as Muhammed Bello, 52; Umar Abubakar, 22; Usman Mohammed, 20; Musa Ibrahim, 53; and Lawal Ismail, 25, have been linked to the suspect.
Meanwhile, the FPRO assured that the Police would be more thorough and discreet in conducting searches on the elderly.

Politics

Corruption: We’re Probing Tinubu – EFCC Boss, Bawa

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is under investigation.

He said: “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him?’

“Investigation is ongoing. When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a day. Thousands of investigations are going on, on a daily basis.

“You understand? You know you are from the media. After you will say we are doing media trial.”

Bawa was said to have requested for Tinubu’s assets declaration form when he was the head of Lagos Zonal Office.

Crime

Lagos Set To Prosecute Employee Who Allegedly Assaulted Her Sales Lady.

The Lagos State Government has announced its readiness to prosecute a 50-year old store owner, Mrs. Rashidat Adeleke, for allegedly endangering the life of her 29-year old sales lady by pouring hot water on her face at Ikotun Area of the State.

The Director of Citizens’ Rights, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Odusanya, said the rescue team stepped into the matter following a report to the Directorate by the victim.

She said, “It was gathered that Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke, who owns Super King Mark Supreme Store at No. 35 Ayodele Ogunkoya Street, off Governor’s Road, Ikotun area of Lagos, employed the victim as a sales lady in 2019 but the employee ended up residing with her due to the high transportation fare and other stress-related issues for the past 18 months before the ugly incident happened”.

Mrs. Odusanya further noted that the victim narrated that her employer had the habit of abusing her at the slightest provocation, noting the cause of the alleged incident happened when two other sales representatives in the store aged 10 and 14, had a quarrel, which resulted in damages of some goods at the shop.

The victim said, “When they got home that fateful evening, Alhaja Adeleke asked me how the goods on sale were damaged by the younger sale girls and I responded that I had no idea about how it happened”.

“Alhaja Adeleke then angrily dragged me into the kitchen, locked me inside and asked the younger sales representatives if there was hot water available. They responded none was available. But she immediately boiled water and then poured it on me twice before proceeding to flog me repeatedly before I eventually collapsed”.

The Director, however, informed that the employer, Rashidat Adeleke, has been arrested and transferred to the Gender Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, for prosecution.

Politics

President Buhari Asks MTN To Reduce Data Prices For Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the MTN Group to make available top-of-the-range service to its Nigerian subscribers and at cheaper rates.

The president made the call when he received in audience members of the board of MTN Group, led by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Mupita, at the State House, Abuja, on Friday.

Buhari said: “I congratulate you on your appointment as the Group President of MTN. I wish you all the best.

“Nigeria is your most lucrative market in Africa, Asia and the Middle East as well as the source of a third of the income of the entire MTN Group.

“As such, we urge you to offer top-of-the-range and affordable services to Nigerians.

“As we seek to make broadband widely available and affordable, we urge MTN to continue to support our efforts by expanding high-quality connectivity to Nigerians in un-served and under-served areas.”

Politics

Obasanjo Contributed To Nigeria’s Crisis, He Should Mind His Utterances –Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo contributed to the current chaos in the country, adding that the ex-military general should mind his utterances.

He stated this on Friday in a piece titled, ‘Nigeria’s Unity And All The Iberiberism’.

Adesina wrote, “The sabre-rattling about Nigeria’s unity and the possibility of disintegration has got to the point of Iberiberism (an Igbo word which could mean stupidity). Some people have no other business than doomsday predictions of a crumbled, collapsed Nigeria, as if they actually fast and pray for that eventuality.

“When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was President between 1999 and 2007, they predicted that he was going to be the last President of a united Nigeria. It didn’t happen. When Umaru Yar’Adua came, they said he was too sick to hold Nigeria together. The country stood.

“Under Goodluck Jonathan, they said the man was too weak, and different components of the country would soon say, ‘to your tents oh Israel.’ Nigeria survived. And for six years under Muhammadu Buhari, they have not changed their songs. The Somaliasation of Nigeria was on the way. The Fulanisation of the country would be the final death knell. But Nigeria lives. It trudges on from day to day, month to month, and will surely survive.”

Adesina said though some people dwell on negativity, “some fathers of the land will not fold their hands and see Nigeria go down”.

“Fortunately, we have one of them as President now. The young Muhammadu Buhari spent 30 months in the frontlines as a young army officer, fighting the war of unity. And he has said it: we will not be around and watch Nigeria go down. Never. We will rather speak to insurrectionists in the language they understand.

“And what of Olusegun Obasanjo, a civil war hero. Despite all that he has contributed to the current upheavals by his actions and inactions, words and bile, he says it is idiotic to wish Nigeria disintegration now. Good. But let us put our money where our mouth is. Let Baba mind his thoughts

Security

Yoruba Nation: Akintoye Hails Lagos Speaker, Obasa, Urges Other Yoruba Elites to Speak Out.

Warns “Any Nigerian Leader who dare to order shooting of Yoruba Self-Determination Activists will have a date with the International Criminal Court”

Says “The journey to Oduduwa Republic is advancing fast, and we already have good reasons to start congratulating ourselves”

Friday June 18th, 2021

A Renowned Historian and leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba Yoruba Self-Determination Movement, Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, has hailed the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for speaking truth to power, saying his comment warning the Nigerian Government against the use of Force to thwart Yoruba Self-Determination Activists agitating for the emergence of Yoruba Nation from Nigeria has helped to lift and boost his morale.

The 86-year old Ado-Ekiti Born former Senator called on other ruling and non-ruling Elites of Yoruba Descent to emulate Obasa by start speaking truth to power without a dint of fear in defense of Yoruba Land and the emergence of Yoruba Nation, saying “our elites have more to gain in Yoruba Nation than living in fear under the Nigerian government”.

In a statement personal signed by him and made available to Newsmen on Friday by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, Akintoye warned the Nigerian Government against the Use of Force to quench the agitation for self-determination, warning that any Nigerian Leader who dare to order shooting of Yoruba Self-Determination Activists will have a date with the International Criminal Court.

He advised that rather than threatening war against people exercising their fundamental human rights in a peaceful manner, the Nigerian Government should call for dialogue on how to peacefully dissolve the almagamation of 1914 of the Southern and Northern Nigeria so that both regions can continue to collaborate peacefully as Sovereign Countries.

Urging the Yoruba people never to be deterred or intimidated, Akintoye stated that “the journey to Oduduwa Republic is advancing fast, and we already have good reasons to start congratulating ourselves”

The statement reads: “This statement by Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa is about the first forthright statement by any Yoruba highly placed public official on the issue of self-determination. Rt. Hon. Obasa has not only spoken truthfully; he has demonstrated unusual boldness.

“His comment has helped to lift and boost my morale to keep marching like a valiant soldier in the journey to Yoruba redemption. The vast majority of Yoruba people are thanking and praying for Hon. Obasa today for speaking truth to the Nigerian Government.

“We ask all our other public officials, politicians and the Yoruba elite to pick up courage to emulate Hon. Obasa now. It is their sacred duty to their Yoruba people, and they stand to receive great blessings by faithfully doing standing by their people.

“All our elected and bureaucratic public official know what Hon. Obasa has now dare to proclaim – namely, that every nationality in the world has the right of self-determination, that a nationality’s right of self-determination is inalienable, and that, to seek to assert its self-determination, a nationality does not need the permission of the country to which it now belongs.

“The overwhelming màjority of the people of our Yoruba nation have made it absolutely clear that we Yoruba now want to assert our self-determination, sepparate our nation from Nigeria, and go forth to run our own Oduduwa Republic or Yorubaland, a country that will be highly respected in the world for its security, limitlèss opportunities for all our citizens and all law-abiding foreign residents among us, and eminent respect for human life and human dignity – a land of order, law, wealth and prosperity.

“Seeking all these is entirely our right as a people. We have embarked on the journey to our goal, there is no looking back, and nobody can force us to give up.

“Many other nationalities in Nigeria seek to assert their self-determination too, and we have announced our willingness to work with them as co-travellers seeking identical goals. The journey is advancing fast, and we already have good reasons to start congratulating ourselves.

“We need to warn the Nigerian authorities who say they are determined to thwart our quest. You cannot stop us or any of the other nationalities seeking self-determination. When you say you have ordered the Nigerian police and military to be ruthless against us, we advise you to be aware that you might be breaking laws that cal lead you into serious criminal prosections in international criminal courts.

“We Yoruba do not wish such a fate for any of the persons who are until now our co-ctizens. The truth is that you cannot stop any nationality that is presently part of Nigeria from asserting their self- determination.

“The United Nations Constitution, various United Nations conventions, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, convetions of the African Union, all lay it down that every nationality in the world, large or small, have the inalienable right of self-determination . Nigeria is a signatory to all these laws, and therefore, these laws are all part of Nigerian laws.

“Our ultimate advice to Nigeria is that negotiations be embaked upon now to enable the departures from Nigeria to be be negotiated in peace and in the spirit of brotherliness, so that as different countries, our nations may live as friendly neighbors in all our future. The Nigerian federal government has a duty to humanity to lead us to such negotiation”, he said.