OSINBAJO DISAGREES WITH BUHARI: THE PAST NOT AS GLOOMY AS IT HAS BEEN PAINTED

As Buhari villifies those who ruled Nigeria before him, especially in the last sixteen years, his deputy seemed to have pitched his tent away from him by declaring that the country’s past is not as bad as has been painted. Recall that BUHARI in his 60th Independent day address blamed the nation’s near collapse on his predecessors who are all from the PDP NAD said he was the only one doing things differently.

His deputy however said that the past was not as gloomy as it has been painted and that Nigerians endured that past and they will surely have a glorious future.

As Nigerians, including public commentators reflect on the country’s journey to nationhood over the past 60 years, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN called on the youth not succumb to the challenges confronting the nation, noting that young Nigerians hold the key to a more united, peaceful and prosperous nation.

Prof. Osinbajo also expressed disagreement on comments reflective of a bleak view of Nigeria’s history noting that “despite the onerous challenges we face, we have endured as a people and there is still so much that I believe should give us reason to face the future with hope.”

The Vice President made the remarks Thursday at the virtual edition of the NASFAT Global Youth Seminar themed: “A Unified, Peaceful and Prosperous Nigeria”.

According to him, “I urge you to guard your hearts and protect your capacity for idealism and creative optimism. These are the tools with which you will build the Nigeria of our dreams. We have a future worth fighting for.

“Your generation has what it takes to move us away from the destructive and unproductive rent-seeking attitudes that engender conflict and on to the terrain of enhanced productivity.

“Your generation has the tools to usher in a new age of abundance and wealth creation that will lift our society beyond the hunger-induced and poverty-inducing squabbles over a national cake that has ceased to exist. As Nigeria seeks to find her proper place in the world in the 21st century, you are our nation’s most important resource. It is because of you that a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria is very possible.”

Speaking about overcoming the challenges confronting the nation, Prof. Osinbajo said the youth’s capacity for innovation would come handy in an era of scarcity and unequal distribution of resources.

He said “Much of the discontent and tensions that we have are distributional conflicts ignited by the struggle for access to tangible and intangible resources. As resources become scarcer, identity-based claims to a share of the national patrimony become more aggressive and lead increasingly to conflict. Under these circumstances, we are liable to see each other as competitors and rivals instead of compatriots and eventually we begin to demonize each other as “enemies.

“With a population of about 200 million, and with our country on track to be the third most populous nation on earth in a few decades, the challenge for us is creating opportunity for the huge number of people that increasingly need education, food, healthcare, and employment. This is where your capacity to innovate comes in.”

Recalling efforts made in the past to promote unity among Nigerians and progress across different sectors of the economy, Prof. Osinbajo said Nigerians must not relent in striving for a progressive and united country

Inspired by constitutional imperatives, we created institutions such as Federal Government Colleges otherwise known as Unity Schools and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to foster cohesion and solidarity amongst our diverse people. And we instituted the Federal Character Principle to govern the Democratization of opportunity participation, and representation in our public Institution

“We are therefore alive and here at a time in history when our society must complete the unfinished tasks of resolving issues of structural poverty, entrenched inequality, disparities in access to social and economic opportunities, fractured access to justice, and the diminishing faith in governing institutions – all of which create profound radical discontent with the social order,” the Vice President added.

Osinbajo then noted that “those of us who desire a united peaceful and prosperous Nigeria must confront the everyday injustices that mock our aspirations and erode our confidence in a shared future.”

His words: “It is important that we do not raise our voices only when we perceive the rights of our own group to have been violated. We must make common cause with other groups when they are injured because our rights are rooted in universal principles that cannot be selectively applied.

“We must also reject the idea that some Nigerians have to lose in order for other Nigerians to win, and that some Nigerians have to be deprived in order for some Nigerians to prosper. We can all win and we can all live in prosperity. Nigeria will work for each of us only when it works for all of us.”

Continuing, the Vice President said “we must resist the temptation to demonize whole groups by judging them by their most extreme fringes. We must resist the urge to portray communities in caricatures.

As citizens, there are moral choices upon us. Are we using our influence to promote measured voices of reason or are we amplifying the voices of divisive hate-mongers? The choice before us is clear.”

The event featured presentations by Islamic scholars including Sheik Nurudeen Lemu, Mufti Ismail, Imam Abdul Azeez Morufu Onike, among others.

“Your Mother, Carol Afegbai Killed A UNIBEN Student In 2013″ – Nigerians Blast Actress Lilian Afegbai

Actress Lilian Afegbai and her mother, Carol Afegbai, are in the news for an alleged crime commited 7-years-ago.

Nigerians are calling for the arrest of CSP Carol Afegbai, the mother of Nollywood actress Lilian Afegbai, for allegedly killing Momodu Ibrahim, a student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in May 2013.

"Your Mother, Carol Afegbai Killed A UNIBEN Student In 2013″ – Nigerians Blast Actress Lilian Afegbai 1

Social media users are dragging the actress on Twitter, asking her to produce her mother, CSP Afegbai, who is said to have shot Ibrahim three times in the chest on board daylight, buried him and later exhumed his corpse.

It was gathered that in June 2013, the Edo Political Forum (EPF) had urged the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to investigate the death of Ibrahim who was murdered “animalistically by CSP Carol Onyekachi Afegbai, the Divisional Police officer (DPO) of Ogida Police Station in Edo State”.

The body, in a petition signed by Emmy Uwangue, said the then Commissioner of Police (CP) alleged that the young man was an armed robber.

The EPF accused the Commissioner of “relying on the mendacious information that was given by the She-devil DPO who they also described as the first daughter of the devil (Carol Afegbai)”.

The petitioners quoted the CP as saying that the student was “a bus driver and that a cut-to-size gun was found on the young man after he was shot just about 100 meters from his family’s house where he resided before Afegbai killed him.”

They noted that that CSP Afegbai claimed having a nightmare the day before the incident in which she personally killed two armed robbers.

“Carol Afegbai led out a team on May 27 looking for two imaginary armed robbers to kill, saying that her dreams always come true.”

The forum decried that Momodu Ibrahim was hurriedly buried on May 28, 2013, without the consent of the family or any close relative.

“How can you kill an innocent boy and bury him, this is another Clifford Orji in Edo State as killer DPO Carol Onyekachi Afegbai,” the petition said.

EPF demanded that Afegbai be dismissed and be “tried for murder for killing innocent persons, and be investigated properly about the source of her stupendous wealth”.

Since then, the Police has not provide any update. Nothing has been heard or said about the case until yesterday when Nigerians opened a remembrance book, recalling how Lilian’s mother, Carol allegedly executed a citizen seven years ago.

Lilian Afegbai has strongly supported the #EndSARS movement but sadly her mum Carol Afegbai was a Police Officer who brutally killed Ibrahim Momoh in 2013.

Do we appreciate Lilian’s support? Yes

But we want her mother Carol to be charged & prosecuted. End of story

— Dr. Oluwafemi Anthony (@thefemianthony) October 16, 2020

Lily afe’s mother was a police DPO and she allegedly killed and buried a uniben student in 2013, to think no one would have remembered if she didn’t make that dumb video.

— Uloma (@TheUlomaa) October 16, 2020

Hey there, @lilyafe Pls can you clear some of these allegations about someone related to you being a DPO, that’s responsible for killing a Uniben student in 2013? Thanks! https://t.co/XenM8ajNhq

— Beejies (@beejiess) October 16, 2020

CSP CAROL ONYEKA AFEGBAI is responsible for the death and murder of Ibrahim Momodu, a final year student at the University of Benin 2013. @lillyafe thank you for the chicken republic you bought the protesters but we can refund you if that’s the price to speak the truth. #EndSARSpic.twitter.com/uY90bz65uS

— Dad. (@cloverlagos) October 17, 2020

I just read of Momodu, a young man killed by Carol Afegbai a terrible DPO 7years ago.

He was named an “armed robber”, they planted guns on him and killed him.This boy was in 5th year in uni. And she killed him.

Today is the day we fight for Momodu.
Arrest Carol Afegbai now.

— #OurFavEndSARSDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@DrOlufunmilayo) October 17, 2020

Is this not Lilyafe????#EndSARShttps://t.co/8sGq7LtTDi

— Fat Belly ‘Nenye (@The_Nenye) October 16, 2020

That Lilian Afegbai mum’s matter, we must resurrect it. The student she killed was in SLT, life science faculty, Uniben. I remember my neighbors went to protest, shocked she got away Scot free. We need to tag the handles that can begin investigation, Ibrahim has to get justice.

— #EndSARS (@Aituaa_) October 16, 2020

Lily Afe’s mother killed and lied against an innocent person and she has the guts to be chatting shit about Lekki protest. She and her stupid friends have been bringing alcohol and weed to the protest.

— Ashleyxx (@ashleyismynam) October 16, 2020

Hi @lillyafe

They said, your mother (CSP Carol Onyekachi Afegbai) is a murderer,she shoot a student 3 times in the chest and hurriedly bury his corpse.

We don’t want to confirm from you if it’s true or not. We just want to know where is your mother? #EndSARS

— AUNTY ADA (@Auntyadaa) October 17, 2020

If you read lily afe mother’s case, you will be very very angry!!! She killed and buried that boy ohhh, she exhumed the corpse set after shooting him on the chest three times!! That woman must be brought to justice🙏🏿

— IYA ONI WEAVES (@Auntyfeyi) October 16, 2020

Madam Sulia Queen, There’s an allegation that your old wicked Mum, CSP Carol Onyekachi Afegbai, then DPO of ogida police station in Benin-city, extrajudicially killed a Uniben student in the year 2013 & hurriedly buried him in a shallow grave. #EndSARS #ReformTheNigeriaPolicehttps://t.co/KQzjIyxc6L

— Duke of Africa (@Allezamani) October 17, 2020

Lily Afe don put Padlock for her IG account. Yup, her Mother did that shit they said she did – Guilty as fuck.

— … (@Sxmto_) October 16, 2020

Majority of those on the streets today are like Lilian Afegbai…their parents are part of the reason we are here.
However, this doesn’t stop the govt from doing the right thing with regards to the rot in the police force, I’m hoping her mum is caught and made to pay 4 her crimes https://t.co/MHkvS6a44L

— Souljah (@jeffphilips1) October 17, 2020

https://t.co/hl40H46o9U this is the 7year old youtube video made by a passerby. Lily Afe’s mother killed the innocent guy in broad daylight!
Check 2013 Sahara reporters news. They tweeted about it. She must be brought to book. SHE IS AN EPITOME OF POLICE BRUTALITY .

— #EndSARSnow (@NmaOkonkwo) October 17, 2020

Is your mother CSP Carol Onyekachi Afegbai, and did she shoot a student 3 times in the chest and hurriedly bury his corpse? https://t.co/iuqNyHmpW5

— mayowa. (@Wana____) October 16, 2020

This coming amidst the ongoing #EndSARS protest across the country against the SARS tactical unit of the Nigerian Police Force over its brutality, illegal arrest, extortion, extra-judicial killings, among others.

End SARS: Osinbajo apologizes to Nigerians, talks about govt’s plans as police brutality protest continues

The demonstration started last week after operatives of the recently-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killed a young Nigerian in Delta state and also made away with his vehicle.

Before its dissolution on Sunday, October 11, 2020, SARS officers were infamous for extra-judicial killings and human rights violation.

Despite the dissolution of the police unit, the #ENDSARS protest has intensified across the country as it spreads to major cities and gathers momentum and support from Nigerians abroad.

Speaking for the first time on the youths’ protests, the VP in a series of tweets on Friday, October 16, 2020, apologised to the youths saying he understands their anger and frustration.

The VP admitted that too many Nigerians have been brutalised by the police, who are paid to protect them.

On efforts to address the situation, Osinbajo said several meetings have been made with the leaders of the National Assembly, Police authorities and President Muhammadu Buhari.

He assured the youths that work is ongoing on some of the issues they’ve raised, adding that the 36 governors have been asked to set up judicial panels of inquiry to deliver justice to victims of police brutality in the country.

The VP also promised to update and engage the youths on steps being taken to address the situation and the youths’ demands.

Few Hours After Apologizing To Nigerians, See What Was Found On The Vice President’s Table(PHOTOS)

Our dear country has been thrown into a protest zone by the youths of the country against police brutalities as well as the The killings, and extortions. Few days ago, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on the police reform matter, but youths are not convinced yet.

Few hours ago, the vice president professor Yemi Osibanjo addressed the nation through his twitter handle, he apologized to the Nigerian youths for the long time it’s taking to address all these matters in the country. He went ahead to send his condolences on those that have lost their lives in the struggle.

However, in the picture he posted with the tweet, there were some plain papers on the table, and we had to take a look at them.

We found printed tweet from news accounts.

Nigerians have also reacted on the photo