Shagari’s son Aminu apologises to Jonathan, knocks Buhari

Aminu Shagari

Aminu Shagari, three-term House of Representatives member and lawyer son of the late President Shehu Shagari, has apologized to the former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Aminu said he helped to bring down Jonathan’s government to ensure Muhammadu Buhari emerged despite that as a military officer he led a coup that dethroned his father in 1983.

Mr. Shagari, who was president between 1979 and 1983, passed away on December 28, aged 93. He was removed in a military coup led by Nigeria’s current president, Muhammadu Buhari.

Years after, Mr. Buhari was elected as a civilian president in 2015 and while preparing to run for another tenure in 2019 he traveled to Sokoto to pay a condolence visit to the family of the former president.

He also ordered that flags should be flown at half-mast for three days at all military formations and public places in the country.

After his visit, Aminu called him out Buhari by stating that the President never gave “words of comfort” during his visit.

He said: “We didn’t hear such because he didn’t say anything. We gave him the condolence register. He only signed and put the date. Personally, I was very disappointed with that. I expected that at least, as Muslim, he would write, ‘May Allah forgive him and may Allah forgive us when our time comes.’ That makes me extremely disappointed in him.”

And in a recent interview with Punch, Aminu stated that Buhari has not contacted his family or deliver the promises to immortalize their father.

“I was never contacted and the Presidency has not contacted our family, to the best of my knowledge. Nothing has changed; the only thing I remember is that, at a campaign rally in Bauchi, after his visit to our father’s residence in Sokoto, prayers were offered for my Dad. This probably was an afterthought following the backlash that followed his (Buhari) mere signing of the condolence register, with no written or verbal condolence message.

“This is somebody we really supported, campaigned for and mobilised people for his election because we obediently adhered to our father’s dictate to forgive and let bygone be bygone. The same Muhammadu Buhari, in the condolence letter he gave the state governor (Aminu Waziri Tambuwal), promised to immortalise our dad. Close to two years after his death, he is yet to fulfil his promise. Whereas he recently named certain landmarks after some Nigerians who are still alive, including former President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Let me use this opportunity to tender a public apology to former President Jonathan and seek forgiveness because I helped to divide the Peoples Democratic Party and bring down his government, but, I have found out that what we thought about his stewardship was not entirely true. I expect President Buhari to also ask for forgiveness having found out that most of the things he accused my dad’s and President Jonathan’s administrations of are not true.”

Speaking on the current state of Nigeria, Aminu said “I am very disappointed.” He noted that Nigeria’s only hope is in good governance.

“I believe if we get it right in this aspect of our national life, our story would turn from bad to good within a short time. With emphasis, all we require is a credible and sincere leadership that will maximise our God-given talents and resources. A lot of us committed so much to bring this administration on board. As an individual, I assumed that, if nothing else, we would get the issue of security right, and every other thing would follow.

“Unfortunately, our security situation has degenerated from bad to worse and the President has refused to listen to every voice of reasoning. Rather, he has turned a deaf ear to what people are saying and insisted on keeping the service chiefs.

“Just recently, the government slammed the entire citizenry with a double post-COVID-19 assault – fuel price hike and increase in electricity tariff, without considering the income of Nigerians. With the minimum wage, in the face of the depreciating value of the naira, how do you expect an average Nigerian worker to survive, meet their family’s financial needs, and be happy?.”

We Reject This Truck!’ – Angry Fan Reacts Over New Car That Was Presented To Laycon

Most of you probably had one or two favourite housemates that you wished emerged the winner but had to rejoice with Laycon on Sunday. In as much as he emerged a winner, he wasn’t presented with his gifts that same day like most people who were probably not accustomed to the show and its rules anticipated it.

Today being Wednesday, the housemates both the evicted and the top 5 finalists graced the prize presentation of Laycon today. He is recently a proud owner of a Brand New Innoson SUV which is said to be worth over N25million, he was also given the cheque of 30 million, a two-bedroom flat, and some other prizes he was awarded that you can decide to add to the list.

The joy and happiness on Laycon’s face could not be contained as he was seen posing with his new car and people took many pictures of him. Notwithstanding all these, so many fans still took to social media on their displeasure over the new car that was presented to Laycon.

On a post made by ” yabaLeftOnline.com” about Laycon’s new car a few minutes ago, fans expressed their disappointment over the car. Most of them even went ahead to attest to the fact that the car was ugly and that Ozo’s car was better.

Someone even typed “we fans reject this truck, we don’t like it, it is better you give him 2015 Camry than this truck!!!.”

Another comment even encouraged Laycon to return his car first thing tomorrow morning;

What are your thoughts on this? Could this be jealousy or otherwise? Leave your comments below, like, and share with friends to see this too.

Real Reasons Why Ladies Wear Waist Beads

Waist beads are traditional accessories made from seeds, glass beads or crystal stones worn around the waist. Waist beads have been worn by African women as a symbol of femininity and prosperity for centuries and it is believed to have been in existence since the 15th century.

Waist beads are popular across Africa. According to Google Arts & Culture, “Beads were first made in Africa from organic materials – like bone, shells and seeds – many thousand of years ago.” African women have traditionally worn these beads as a symbol of femininity, attraction and sexuality.

Women use it to adorn or accentuate their waistline thereby making their hips appear bigger and flexible. It is one of the best selling accessories in west Africa.

The Yorubas call it the “ileke” and they come in various shapes and sizes and suited for all body types.

These are some of the reasons people wear waist beads.

Body Ornament
Just like many other accessories such as watches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces that people wear on their bodies, a lot of women wear waist beads to beautify and adorn their body.

Sexual attraction
Some women wear waist beads because it is believed to attract the oposite sex. It is believed that waist beads stir up deep emotional responses. There is a saying that “it is the beads that make the buttocks to shake”.

Symbol of love
A few men purchase the waist beads for their special woman according to them, it’s a turn on.

Ceremonies and festivals
During traditional marriage rites, the brides wear more waist beads to accentuate her features.

It is also believed that seeing a woman’s waist beads is the same as seeing her nakedness.

Contraception
Although there is no scientific evidence to back it up, some women adorn ‘special’ waist beads to either prevent or induce pregnancy. Some are worn to provide protection for the mother and growing baby.

Weight control
Some women wear waist beads to keep track of their weight. Due to the fact that waist beads don’t stretch, you can use it to gauge the size of your waist. When you gain weight, the beads will sit higher on the waist or feel tight. And if you were to lose weight, the beads will feel loose and fall further down to the hips.

Although waist beads are frowned upon by some people who deem it as fetish, it is fast becoming a trend.

Breaking News Security Agents Never Rescued Us, We Paid N36 Million Ransom To Be Freed – Kidnapped FRSC Officials

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Contrary to police reports that no ransom was paid, the six Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials who were recently released by their abductors have said they paid for their freedom.

According to them, they were not rescued by any security agency and each of them paid N6m as a ransom to the kidnappers before they were freed.

Recall that the Police spokesman, Ramham Nansel, had said no ramson was paid for their release.

“They were rescued by the security agencies comprising police and soldiers supported by vigilante groups and hunters,” ASP Nansel said.

However, the officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to BBC Hausa Service, said the police lied.

One of them said, “What the police are saying is a big lie, there is no element of truth in it, the kidnappers established contact with our relatives, the ransom money was withdrawn in Nasarawa town.

“They instructed that only the driver should come with the money; when the driver brought the money, they kept us aside and counted it to ensure it was complete, but because it was getting dark, they did not finish and asked the driver to go with us while they also proceeded into the bush shooting in the air.”

Another victim whose leg was amputated as a result of the gunshot from the incident said, “We paid ransom through our relatives before we were released; some paid N5m, others N6m.”

The FRSC officials were kidnapped around Nasarawa while on their way to Abuja for a corps training.

Source : Thestreetjournal.org

State Anthem, Flag, Others Giving AKS Identity – Info Commissioner

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The Akwa  Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong has commended the state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel over his concerted move to carve a definite and organic identity for the people of Akwa Ibom through a universally acceptable Anthem , Coat Of Arm, Flag, and Emblem.

The commissioner made the commendations in his Keynote Address during a public hearing on: A Bill For A Law To Establish And Regulate, Akwa Ibom State Official Symbols, And For Other Matters Connected Therewith, which took place at the Old Chapel Auditorium, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Complex in Uyo.

The Commissioner emphasized that the quest by the Akwa Ibom State Government to have a distinct and a recognisable identity was borne out of the acceptance of a preponderant similarities existing amongst states, tribe, countries and purpose, and with the consciousness that despite the glaring similarities there were still manifest differences existing between one state to another and therefore it became imperative for Akwa Ibom people and the state to be clearly defined through a commonly shared heritage and ideologies.

The Info Boss espoused that all over the world, people, states and countries have always sort to acquire features that would differentiate them from competing and complementing peers, thus the desire by the state government to use the historic 33rd anniversary of state creation to introduce critical identity items like the proposed State Anthem, Coat Of Arm and Emblem was a commendable move by the Udom Emmanuel-led administration.

He further explained that identity sticks with humans and usually becomes synonymous with its bearers over a period of time and called for a deeper reflection of the proposed symbols which would later adorn the state as timeless symbols that would distinguished Akwa Ibom in the comity of states.

The state spokesman hinted that the symbols were selected through a citizen-participatory processes which made it very competitive and further applauded Members of the State House Of Assembly for their Intellectual Inputs and for the accelerated hearing with which the bill has been given.

Responding to questions from newsmen shortly after his keynote address,  the information helmsman justified the move by the state government as a right step in the right direction towards given Akwa Ibom State and its people an identity through unique optics and symbols that would resonate with the ideologies of her founding fathers  which would be appreciated and acceptable globally. He commended Governor Emmanuel for his continued commitment to foster peace and unity amongst the people.

Also addressing the public hearing , the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly ( AKHA ),  Rt Hon. Aniekan Bassey stated that the bill was forwarded to the House by the executive arm of government for considerations and possible passage into law, thus it became imperative and appropriate for the House to conduct a public hearing as a deliberate policy of the 7th Assembly in order to ensure maximal participation of the Akwa Ibom people.

The Speaker also noted that the bill when passed into law, will give the people and the state a greater sense of pride and further unite the people, raised their hope and emboldened the uniqueness of the state. In compliance with the open policy of the House, he urged all stakeholders to freely interact, debate, contributes and called for civility and self – restrained in stating divergent opinions.

In a similar remark, the Member, representing Etinan State Constituency and the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Hon. ( Bar. ) Aniefiok Dennis, expressed optimism that the members of the state legislature would bring their legislative competence to bear in the deliberations and  eventual passage of the bill into Law.

The Lawmaker noted that the general principles of the bill has sufficiently indicated that when passed into law, the bill will entrench pride, hope, reference as well as inspire sentiments and psychological attachment between the people and the state.

Other lawmakers present at the public hearing included: Deputy Chairman, Akwa Ibom State House Committee on Information and Member, representing Mkpat Enin State Constituency, Hon. Victor Ekwere, and other Members of the Committee on Information.

Notable stakeholders at the public hearing: were members of Civil Liberty Organizations ( CLOs ), Akwa Ibom State Branch, Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch, Bar. Aniema Etuk, Director of Strategy in the State Ministry of information and Strategy, Mr. Joseph Stem, Assistant Director in charge of Ikot Ekpene Zone, Mr. Aniekan Ukpong,  Curators of National Museums, and many other dignitaries.

The Public Hearing was at the instance of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Information and also featured presentation of Memoranda by various stakeholders.

BREAKING: Thugs Chase Away Agents Of Other Political Parties From Polling Unit

The governor, who is on the queue, watched on as the thugs carried out the act.

hugs loyal to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently chasing away agents of other political parties from the polling unit where he is to vote.

A fight broke out at polling unit 19, ward 04, Oredo local government area of Edo, as the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his wife, Betsy, are set to vote.

It was learned that the incident occurred at Emokpae Model Primary School in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) attacked each other shortly after the governor arrived at his polling unit for accreditation and voting.

Investigative reports show that trouble started after a PDP youth leader simply identified as Jimoh hit a supporter of another party.

The politician was said to have mistaken the observer for another party agent and challenged him for sitting on a seat meant for the electoral officials.

As a result, both men engaged in an altercation as other electorates at the venue watched. The situation was later brought under control following the intervention of the security agencies on the ground.

Representatives of the two leading political parties in the state traded words over who should be blamed for the incident.

Credit : SaharaReporters, New York

FIRS Explains “Self Certification” Exercise, Gives Details Of Particular Individuals Affected

Yesterday, there was palpable tension in the whole country as regarding the new mandatory financial exercise that was recently announced by the FG.

Account-holders in the country were mandated to go to their different banks to fill out a self-certification form and submit back to the banks.

This announcement came amid opinions from people that the BVN which serves as the previous identity marker in banks, was enough for the security agencies and the financial houses to use for anything they wished for, as long as customer identification was concerned.

With the rage and the counter statements from reputable Nigerians, the federal inland revenue commission, FIRS, early this morning, came out with a deeper explanation of the exercise.

According to the FIRS, in a statement issued via its twitter page, they announced that the exercise was not for all Nigerians but for a particular set of people who they described as “Reportable persons”.

These are people who hold bank accounts in Financial institutions that can be described as “Reportable Financial Institutions” under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

According to FIRS, the set of people described as “Reportable persons”, are primarily people who don’t permanently reside in Nigeria OR other people who have a residence in more than one jurisdiction or Country just for tax purposes.

The body therefore, called on the financial institutions to present such persons with the self-certification forms once it gets information that such an individual fits into the description.

By this new information, account holders will once again, heave a sigh of relief as the previous information had sent a shock down the minds of Nigerians as the thought of joining long unending queries in banks have been every account holder’s nightmare even as the COVID-19 pandemic is still being treated.

“She Sleeps With My Uncle Whenever He Is Around”-Lady Exposes Robbery Attack’s Post Of An Influencer

“She Sleeps With My Uncle Whenever He Is Around”- Lady Exposes Robbery Attack’s Post Of An Influencer

Wonder, they say, shall never end. While it is true that the importance of social media can never be overemphasized, its negative effect can’t be quantified too. 

A social media influencer is currently being trolled for an allegation of sexual indecency. The bird app influentcer who goes by name EWAWUNMI has now become a topic of reactions for an alleged sexual act.

EWAWUNMI had posted on her Twitter page on the 10th of September over a case of robbery incident against her when said:”On Sept 10, I experienced the shockest thing of my life. I was robbed on my way home & they took everything from me. My phone, money & all valuables. I’m just thankful for life. I’ll be staying offline for a while. Thanks to all my friends & loved ones that looked out for me”.

However, another lady with a Twitter handle @boutiquie41 has come to debunk EWAWUNMI’s claim saying she was neither robbed nor valuables were collected from her. She said EWAWUNMI is a harlot that sleeps 😴 around with men.@boutiquie41.

“… she lied that she got robbed when she is the thief herself…”

Read the complete tweet below.

Twitter has started trolling EWAWUNMI on the allegation made by @boutiquie.

See their reactions below:

EWAWUNMI, on the other hand, has not come out to debunk @boitiquie’s claim.

What are your reactions on this?

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Nurse Exposes American Physician Who Removes The Wombs Of Immigrants

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A whistleblower nurse and attorneys have recognized a surgeon, who removes immigrants’ wombs at a detention facility in Georgia, USA, whereas working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE.

A whistleblower criticism was despatched to the Division of Homeland Safety and its inspector common, by a nurse named Daybreak Wooten, accusing the Irwin County Detention Centre of permitting an uncommon variety of hysterectomies to be carried out on immigrants detained there, “usually with out their consent”.

Wooten mentioned the ladies have been despatched to a health care provider outdoors the power, who selected to take away all or some elements of their uterus, or womb.

Whereas Wooten didn’t determine the physician, attorneys for detained ladies recognized the physician as Mahendra Amin.

It was reported that Amin continued to see ladies from the power for the previous a number of years regardless of complaints from his sufferers.

Amin was additionally recognized by interviews with a detainee, two detainee advocates, and a former Irwin worker.

He additionally has ties to Irwin County Hospital, the place some detainees on the detention centre are taken for remedy.

One former Irwin worker confirmed that Amin is the one gynaecologist that treats those that are detained.

“All I do know is, should you go in for something, the vast majority of the time, he’s going to counsel surgical procedure,”the previous Irwin worker mentioned. 
“I don’t know why. I simply — I don’t know why. He does quite a lot of surgical procedures.”

Reacting, Amin mentioned he solely carried out “one or two hysterectomies previously two [or] three years.”

Nonetheless, he didn’t reply whether or not these procedures have been finished on folks detained at Irwin.

“Every part is unsuitable, and if you wish to discuss, discuss to the hospital administrator,” Amin mentioned, including that the allegations have been ruining his observe.

Talking, Irwin County Hospital CEO, Paige Wynn, mentioned consent was obtained for all surgical procedures.

Wynn mentioned: “We don’t do any surgical procedures that shouldn’t have prior consent from ICE and the sufferers.

“We can’t particularly touch upon any particular affected person matter as a consequence of affected person privateness obligations.”

For ICE: “US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, doesn’t touch upon issues offered to the Workplace of the Inspector Common, which gives impartial oversight and accountability inside the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety.

“ICE takes all allegations significantly and defers to the OIG concerning any potential investigation and/or outcomes.

“That mentioned, basically, nameless, unproven allegations, made with none fact-checkable specifics, must be handled with the suitable skepticism they deserve.”

The detention facility, which homes not solely immigration detainees but in addition inmates from the US Marshalls and Irwin County, is operated by LaSalle Corrections, a personal jail firm.

Attorneys that named Amin because the surgeon removes immigrants’ wombs are Elizabeth Mathren and Benjamin Osorio, who mentioned their shoppers had hysterectomies carried out on them that they didn’t suppose have been essential.

One consumer mentioned she was instructed she had the process as a result of she had stage four cervical most cancers. She later went to an oncologist who mentioned she didn’t have most cancers.

Nigerians are suffering, Jega, Onaiyekan tell Buhari

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Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega; and a former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, have told the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that Nigerians are facing “double suffering” due to insecurity and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They therefore called on the President to do everything possible to address the security challenge even if it means sacking service chiefs.

They stated this in a statement titled, ‘Mr. President, Governors: The Time for Dialogue is NOW’ on Sunday.

The statement was signed by Jega, Onaiyekan, Gen. Martin Agwai, Amb. Fatima Balla, Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, Dr. Nguyan Feese, Dr. Usman Bugaje and Dr. Chris Kwaja who are all members of the Nigeria Working Group on Peace-building and Governance.

The statement read in part, “Nigeria, like the rest of the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. However, citizens in Nigeria are facing double the suffering because they also have to contend with rising insecurity and violence across the country.

“The Nigerian government must immediately address the rising insecurity, if it is to succeed in the fight against the pandemic. A recent USIP-commissioned survey in Nigeria found new linkages between COVID-19, instability, and conflict.

“In particular, the survey found that victims of recent violence are less likely to trust the government’s coronavirus response measures compared to those who have not experienced violence.

They subsequently made recommendations on how the Nigerian government could strengthen its efforts to manage the pandemic by addressing the rising insecurity across the country.

“Kidnapping for ransom is an acute concern across Nigeria. The North-East is witnessing resurgence in Boko Haram activity, and thousands of people are internally displaced by banditry across rural communities in the North-West.