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A pastor in Ghana was caught batting female members saying it's a cleansing for good luck in 2022.
A pastor in Ghana was caught batting female members saying it's a cleansing for good luck in 2022.
She ignores their fake rumours around, trying to keep herself alive and move on as she get attacked from outsiders who hates her making progresses from her own sweats.
She got attacked from her own people... They don't believe in her works and her progress due to the fact that they had been mind-poisoned by people who 'eats' from her handwork illegally.
Her own sons are seeking divisions amongst themselves, thinking they could do it as their mother did it alone.
She becomes a slave due to the type of children she has. Tell me, how can one's child go to a stranger and starts degrading his own Mom just to find favour in the stranger's face??? Disgusting!!!
She becomes a terrorist, a bandit, a kidnapper, a thief!
But she never minds as she keeps going in the slow pace she could.
She cared for all of her children but only few of them cared to care back.
WHO IS THIS WOMAN???!
She's mother of over 200 million people!
She's a nation with great people!
SHE IS NIGERIA......!!!!
Country flowing with milk and honey....
Proud to be one of her children.
I believe in her greatness!
I'm a Nigerian! I'm strong! I never give up!
What you need to know about "Red Bananas" and the wonders they've got in their sleeves.
I know most of you might be confused and be asking yourself "Is there any banana with color red??!" Yes! There is.... So follow me as I take you through a Tour on details about the Red Banana. Take a bottle of Coca-Cola and chillax 😀😀😂
Red Bananas are a group of varieties of banana with reddish-purple skin. Some are smaller and plumper than the common Cavendish banana, others much larger. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream to light pink in color.
They are also softer and sweeter than the yellow Cavendish varieties, some with a slight raspberry flavor and others with an earthy one.
They also have a nice aroma, somewhat like berries. According to health experts, they are way healthier than a regular banana and have a different nutritional profile.
Many red bananas are exported by producers in East Africa, Asia, South America and the United Arab Emirates.
Red Banana is considered as an ideal addition to your daily diet because of its amazing health benefits. 😊😁
Keep a date with me as I make you dive into the ocean of its benefits.
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Daniel James Attah (born October 18th), who is also addressed as SOA, is a fast-rising Nigerian fashion model.
He is made it to become one of the most scouted young fashion models in the Nation.
He is also famous for being the face behind the well-known fashion magazine, LUSH.
Daniel James Attah: History, Bio, PhotoFull Name:Daniel James AttahOther Name:SOABorn:October 18Age:N/A years oldPlace of Birth:Plateau, NigeriaState Of Origin:Kogi StateNationality:NigerianParents:N/AHeight:N/ASiblings:N/AGirlfriend • Wife:Not DisclosedOccupation:ModelNet Worth:$50,000
Daniel James Attah‘s love for modeling began even as he was as yet a kid.
Even though he hails from Kogi State, he was born in Plateau State, Nigeria. He was born on the 18th of October.
He fostered steady energy for modeling as he developed more established, which drove him into fashion modeling.
With Daniel James Attah‘s parents’ support of his career pick, he groomed himself to be a figure to love.
It boosted the energy in him. He trusted it was something hereditary, so he clutched it.
The youthful and gifted model, Daniel James Attah, completed his additional instruction (Secondary School education), and he was tied in with advancing more.
He went ahead to read Public Administration from the prestigious Plateau State University.
It was right in the institution that he picked complete interest in modeling.
Daniel James Attah began modeling at an extremely young age. So instead, he takes after his passion, which is being a renowned expert model.
He professed to have known a ton about modeling and had fallen head over heels for it from his youthful age. He once said in the interview with TheCityCeleb, “‘My role models accommodate the likes of Drake, Davido, Chris Brown and Son Of Attah, this has so far encouraged me to move non stop till my dreams turn reality.”
He began thinking of modeling phases of his life as a youngster. However, his point is really to be an important figure in the Modeling business.
Daniel James Attah dreams to advance self-esteem, certainty, and a force to reckon with and make mental mindfulness among the young. He’s enthusiastic and decides to go further.
He simply needs to rouse the adolescent to adhere to their fantasy regardless of how troublesome they appear.
Daniel James Attah is an impending Nigerian star, a model, a lyricist, and an artist. He was likewise a fashion model for the top fashion brand, LUSH.
He’s a youthful, however capable young man with a radiating desire. His adoration for modeling drove him to participate in various activities, which encompass modeling, music, and drama.
His facial appearance would leave any viewer intrigued; Daniel James Attah has utilized this on his social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and others.
He has garnered a reasonable following across all his social media accounts and still counting.
He can be reached using the handle @danieljamesattah.
The super-handsome and talented Nigerian fashion model, Daniel James Attah has accumulated an estimated net worth of $50,000. This is projected to increase as he continues to gather momentum in his field of profession.
Senior Advocate of the Masses
I have watched closely enough to realize that being an advocate is no longer restricted to legal practitioners dressed in apparel, working in a law firm and handling lawsuits in the court of law. At some point in life, one will need one of these advocates to speak for the masses where there is an infringement on citizens’ rights. Only a few persons are in that position advocating for Nigerians without being in the court of law or panel of judges.
I remember as far back as June 2005 in Abuja, the unfortunate police brutality case of six Nigerian youths that needed a strong voice from the presidency but there was no one to get the “Apo six” justice. Hence it was swept under the carpet.
Fortunately, we now have a member of the presidency who has fashioned out a perpetual solution to this societal ill that arose again in October 2020. 15 years down the line, the “Apo six” families each got compensation of ₦200 million after a fair hearing from the judicial panel of inquiry.
Here you will meet our Senior Advocate of the masses standing for us beyond the borders of his constitutional roles, currently receiving the reports of his effort through the state judicial panels of inquiry set up nationwide, and the successful journey on this advocacy thus far.
On October 4 2020, he summoned the erstwhile Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over rising concerns of brutality, assault and extrajudicial killings by members of the now-disbanded police unit – Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) and the general police force.
After the meeting, he addressed the press and described the situation as deeply unpleasant stating that you cannot have a situation where SARS says they are investigating cybercrime by arresting young men and women carrying their laptops and phones. “Cybercrime is an electronic crime. I don’t see how you can investigate that by seizing people’s phones in a taxi or in their cars.”
On October 7, he met with the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director-General of State Security Services (SSS), Yusuf Bichi, and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anthony Ojukwu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting was based on discussions on ending police brutality and reforming the police force in Nigeria.
On October 9, he went along with IGP Muhammad Adamu to meet with President Buhari to discuss the decisions made from the previous meeting held with other security stakeholders on October 7th 2020, particularly concerning possible disbandment of SARS and the implementation of reforms in the Nigerian police force.
On October 11, he ensured the President officially disbanded SARS through the Inspector General of Police.
On October 12, the President officially spoke and affirmed the disbandment of SARS at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme in Abuja. The President noted that the disbandment was only the first step, adding that the police reforms will ensure the police’s primary duty remains the protection of lives and properties and that all culprits of police brutality are brought to justice.
That same day after the President spoke on the disbandment of SARS, he also spoke with the press and restated the government’s commitment. He said, “I think the clear message is that there is a government commitment to ensuring that the process of reform is done and those who have committed wrongful acts are duly investigated and prosecuted; and whatever replaces SARS is something that is acceptable, first of all, in its compliance to all the tenets of the rule of law and human rights.”
On October 15, he chaired the National Economic Council meeting and directed the immediate establishment of Judicial Panels of Inquiry in each state of the country and the FCT. These Judicial Panels of Inquiry investigated all issues of police brutality or related extra-judicial killings petitioned to them and proffer justice to all victims (or their families) of the dissolved SARS and other police units.
On October 16, he highlighted all the measures taken to meet the demands of ENDSARS protesters which involve setting up the Judicial Panels of Inquiry and a victims’ support fund to compensate victims and their families for any consequences of police violence they may have suffered.
On October 21, he apologized to Nigerians for the incident at the Lekki toll-gate and the loss of lives and properties across the country.
By October 23 through November 3, states had set up Judicial Panels of Inquiry to bring justice for SARS/police brutality victims.
On the 26th of October, another emergency National Economic Council meeting was held and a committee was set up to engage the youths, representatives of Civil Society Organizations, religious and traditional leaders on employment, social safety net programmes, security, empowerment programmes and national unity among other key issues of concern. The committee was chaired by him and it comprised governors representing the six geopolitical zones.
On November 3 2020, he inaugurated the National Economic Council Ad–HOC Committee Meeting created to engage with youths, civil society organizations and different groups and strands of leadership across the nation on the deeper issues ascertained from the post-ENDSARS protests.
In course of the last quarter of the year 2020 through 2021, the state judicial panels of inquiry have heard not less than 100 victims and compensated them. The Senior Advocate of the masses continues to monitor this process closely and has begun receiving the panels’ reports since June 17 2021 for the National Economic Council review.
We look forward to more of his honest display of care and concern for Nigerian citizens.
Meshach Chukwuma writes from Abuja.
The time to act is now. The transformation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must go on
By Samuel Haruna
Recently, I had the pleasure of writing the memoirs detailing the decades spent in active service by a retired distinguished senior officer in the Nigerian Foreign Service. It was a most informative and educating exercise, to say the least. The discourse that ensued is best narrated in his own words.
The purported letter dated May 4, 2021 addressed to Mr. President by some unknown persons has created an opportunity for the need of some anomalies ongoing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be brought to the open. One of the most resisted things in organizations or most establishments, has always proven to be change.
Change from the way of doing things and change that tend to bring about transformation and betterment of the establishment; resulting in the curbing of waste and injecting of new ideas into the system. The classical example of this analysis is what is currently playing out at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs especially as it relates to foreign service officers, a firsthand information of a retired staff.
The slogan “Soldier come, Soldier go, barrack remain” has shown to be apt and accurate, even so beyond the military circles. For many of us who know the inner workings of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by extension, the Foreign Service operations, the expectations that things will improve in areas of service delivery to Nigerian citizens in the diaspora, continue to get dashed as things continue to be recycled in a business as usual manner.
Having served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Ambassador, now retired and in the position of a highly informed observer, he gets numerous calls from friends and former colleagues who are still in active service, every time on issues both those that affect Nigerians and the staff of the Ministry generally.
The insanely high levels of corruption in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) over the years begs for urgent attention ranging from over inflated ticket costs and passages of officers, using official resources to ferry family and friends not covered by official travel, is a well-worn tale that needs not be rehashed.
The resultant effect is that the crop of young officers who do get recruited periodically are speedily initiated into the cesspool, leaving not much hope for any systemic change, irrespective of the lofty ideas these younger ones may have held upon entering the service. It has become imperative that the time is now for that drastic change and holistic overhaul of the Ministry, in order to rid it of this deep-rooted systemic corruption.
The high level of indiscipline inevitably characterizes any such work environment, and directly for the work culture as well. Numerous cases readily come to mind over the course of years spent on active duty, where undisciplined officers at Nigerian foreign missions were never sanctioned, but instead they got cross-posted to other stations, in order to calm frayed nerves and cover up their criminal acts and misdemeanors.
Most times one would be forgiven if you find yourself wondering whether there is a Code of Conduct to guide actions by the officers. This is due to the way Public Service Rules and Extant Circulars get flouted at will. In the end, operations become subject to the fancies, whims and caprices of the most senior officer on ground, and his inner circle.
Quite unforgettable is one such case where principal officers of the ministry were known to be collecting 5 Million Naira (5,000,000.00) per month for sundry issues without recourse to any financial guidelines bordering on such spending.
Most of these misgivings are done within the staff with no knowledge of the Hon. Minister whom one would imagine turns a blind eye to all these happenings. Equally deserving of note is the firebrand approach of the new Permanent Secretary, who is currently unearthing and suspending unjustifiable spending, thereby curbing wastages of the Ministry’s limited resources.
However, I will quickly add that with the caliber of Foreign Service Officers we have, who are desperate and bent on using Aso Villa connections or “my Oga at the top” to clip his wings, and thwart the efforts of the permanent secretary as a result of all his well-intentioned reforms, so that they can continue in their nefarious ways unchecked.
Over the years, things have truly fallen apart, as can be seen in the breaking down of facilities in the MFA Headquarters such as elevators, generators, working materials, even when money was duly voted, disbursed and expended as clearly shown in the financial records and books of the Ministry.
One inevitable effect of these decades of decay is that Foreign Service officers lack capacity for effective representation abroad. Nigerian owned mission houses are known to be abandoned in order to justify rent of alternative houses at very ridiculous and exorbitant costs. Your guess is as good as mine as to where the padded monies from such real estate deals are headed.
Presently, we see situations where the current minister cannot stamp his authority to whip this hydra-headed monster into manageable shape. Staff of the MFA lament openly that he is being too much of a gentleman while dealing with hardened law-breakers who only see personal profits, not minding the far-reaching damage being done by the day. They feel he is too laid back for the good of the ministry; the time to act is NOW.
There have been some tough stances as it is echoed in the Ministry from the desk of the Permanent Secretary in dealing with matters under his purview, and the heat is building up thereby making these elements uncomfortable. The firebrand approach he brings to work is starting to give some hope for sanity.
Most insiders who try to be neutral are quick to tell you that the caliber of Foreign Service Officers who populate the rank and file of diplomatic missions abroad will not hesitate to deploy ‘Federal might’ underhandedly through known Aso Villa ties, if push comes to shove.
Recently, the usual grumblings are starting to well up from various camps of entrenched interests, that he is threatening their illegal sources of slush funds by his insistence on carrying out operations in the most professional way possible, devoid of sentiments as he is widely known to be a stickler to extant rules and regulations.
The sovereignty of every land upon which the foreign missions are located is called into question when one realizes that the citizenship services which Nigerians are routinely denied in these foreign mission offices, can be easily gotten from offices located near the same missions and are often run by Nigeria’s retired foreign service officers.
These services have become so openly brazen that they now advertise online in US cities, obviously orchestrated in connivance with mission staff who get their regular cuts, or even own these business centers out rightly. This is the so-called ‘express service’.
The presence of operations such as these, effectively usurps the sole responsibilities of Nigeria’s missions abroad. Suffice to say that they are now running parallel government services without due authorization from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The ministry which has a penchant for fighting dirty especially against non-career Permanent Secretaries, in order to sustain their looting game, are already at it again. This was done to their last Permanent Secretary who lasted only 31 days in office at the ministry. Her only wrong doing was wanting to do things right.
If Nigeria must see effective and competent foreign service representation and a return to the good old days of global significance, when Nigerian missions abroad were well respected, had the requisite clout and caliber of persons, then we must deliberately embrace a new paradigm shift towards respect for extant rules and regulations, training and re-training, entrenchment of discipline, amongst others within the Ministry and its foreign service operations.
As a keen follower of the happenings in the Ministry, I am very confident of some achievements of the current Permanent Secretary, Mr. Gabriel Aduda who is barely 4 months in the Ministry, and should be encouraged to sustain the reformation ongoing at the Ministry. When my attention was drawn to the publication of May 4, 2021, it was not the least bit surprising for me to understand that corruption is fighting back with the sponsored “non-note” written by unknown concerned Foreign Service Officers and purportedly forwarded to Mr. President.
The Federal Civil Service under the leadership of Dr. Yemi Esan, must by all means rise to the occasion and identify this faceless group, towards applying the appropriate sanctions in line with Extant rules. The impunity in the Ministry must be addressed headlong in the interest of the country. The orchestrated blackmail against non-career Foreign Service Officers posted to serve as Permanent Secretary, must be effectively addressed. The Service is beyond an individual or group of people who are benefiting from the deeply entrenched corrupt system.
The era of sacrificing competence on the altar of selfish interests and resistance must come to an end. Waste in the Ministry must be investigated, the unfathomable spending must be investigated and culprits brought to book.
The publication has indirectly unearthed their sordid gimmicks, however unknown to them, and the time to act is now. The anti-corruption agencies as a matter of urgency, should beam their searchlight into the affairs of the Ministry and the assertions contained in that publication should be completely ignored as the attempt is to distract the attention of the new management, who have made bold moves to change the state of affairs at the Ministry by challenging the usual norm for the sake of what is right and proper.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs must not die, and the much needed transformation has just begun. The Ministers and the Permanent Secretary should be allowed to do their work.
Long live Nigeria’s Foreign Missions!
Long live the Ministry of Foreign Affairs!
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
(Samuel Haruna has served as a Senior Media Aide in the Nigerian Consulate)
Military Air Crash: Tears, emotions as Osinbajo's wife visits Attahiru's family, homes and relatives of other departed military officers
There was shedloads of emotions and tears as the wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo visited the wife and family of late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.
Mrs Osinbajo who paid to a visit to seven of the families, all of whom reside in Abuja, conveyed the message of the President and First Lady. NAN had actually reported earlier that she was among early callers at the residence of the COAS on Friday soon after the news got out. Since then reports say she has been visiting the relatives of the departed every day.
In what was a very emotive scene, Mrs Osinbajo could been seen embracing the wives of the departed officers.
When she arrived at the residence of Mrs Attahiru, she was received by Mrs Victoria Irabor, the wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor.
She assured Mrs Attahiru and family that both the President and his VP would ensure that the memories of the COAS and all the military officers involved would not be forgotten.
She was then accompanied by leaders of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA) to pay condolence visits to the families of six other families over the weekend.
Rudolf Okonkwo and the Plot to Weaponize Osinbajo
By FEJIRO JOHNSON
When a majority of Nigerians re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for a second term in 2019, it was more because they believed in the integrity and fidelity of the Buhari administration to deliver on its promise of reforms and change.
Although many factors have hampered the speed of that change, but only a few would argue that there have been major developments across different sectors since President Buhari was elected in 2015, especially in the areas of infrastructure, social investment programmes and economic recovery polices.
Six years have gone by. Has it been worth it? Definitely. The Buhari government was dealt a hard hand in 2015 when it was first elected into office due to some circumspect global events.
Rudolf Okonkwo, in his article, the moral burden of Yemi Osinbajo, forgot to mention that President Buhari administration inherited a country that was virtually on its knees in terms of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the North East and other parts of the country; the slump in oil prices to as low as $35 per barrel, in contrasts to the former administration when oil at a time sold for up to $100 per barrel.
Due to the slump in global price of crude oil, Nigeria officially entered into a recession in 2016 for the first time in 20 years. The price of oil has fallen from a record high of about $112 a barrel in 2014 (before President Buhari was elected) to below $50 in that period. Between 2014 and 2016, it was reported that there was about 60 per cent drop in the global oil prices, which further exposed the country’s economy. As at June 2014. the price of Nigeria’s crude - Bonny light, was about $115 per barrel, but by January 2016, it had plunged to as low as $31 per barrel by January 2016.
Also, during that time, the country’s economic situation was worsened by the frequent attacks on oil installations and the renewed militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region which grossly affected production of crude oil, which accounts for about 70 per cent of government’s revenue. By May 2016, Nigeria’s crude oil exports had slumped from about 2.2 million barrels per day to less than 1 million barrels per day.
And there was Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. When President Buhari chose Osinbajo as his deputy before the 2015 elections, he already saw what many Nigerians now know: that Osinbajo is a thoroughbred intellectual and public servant who throughout his stellar career in public service, academia and clergy, has proven (and continues to prove) himself as a man of integrity, honour, strong character and values and has continued to make significant impact in every area of governance and public service.
Through Osinbajo, the Buhari government’s Niger Delta New Vision, was set in motion to develop the Niger Delta. On behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice president undertook a tour of the region to meet with leaders and stakeholders in the region in 2017 so as to find lasting solutions to the issues in the region. Osinbajo’s leadership and foresight was instrumental to ensuring the peace and stability in the region. This helped to improve oil revenue and the country’s economy.
It was Osinbajo that President Buhari named as chair of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which was inaugurated in July 2016. PEBEC was the administration's initiative to reform the business environment, attract investment and diversify the economy to reduce the nation's reliance on oil. Since its setup, PEBEC has spearheaded reforms that have improved the nation’s economic environment through its Ease of Doing Business reforms. This ensured Nigeria moved up 24 places on the World bank’s Ease of Doing business index and earned the country commendation as one of the top 10 reforming economies in the world.
Also, the Vice President has helped launch the administration’s Energizing Economies project which provides solar power to markets and economic clusters for small businesses and petty traders and has helped to boost economic growth. One should also add that the VP was mandated by the President to head the country Economic Management Team (EMT).
Recall that the Buhari government had developed an Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) in 2016. The ERGP is a medium-term economic framework meant to stimulate the Nigerian economy back to sustainable, accelerated development and restore economic growth in the medium term (2017-2020). In a nutshell, the ERGP was designed to address long-standing economic vulnerabilities.
Despite the arguments of armchair critics like Rudolf Okonkwo and his ilk, economic analysts can attest to that coupled with Nigeria’s resilience, the proactive economic policies of the Buhari government, also ensured that the country was able to exit is faster than would have happened. It should also be stated that through Osinbajo’s vision and forthright leadership, the Buhari administration’s economic policies and initiatives helped to steer Nigeria clear of recession and drive growth across different sectors.
What about the impactful National Social Investment Programmes (SIPs), which was driven by the Vice President from its inception in 2016 and 2019? It was Osinbajo that spearheaded what has been described as the most successful social investment programmes ever implemented in Nigeria, and the largest social investments scheme in sub-Saharan Africa. The Buhari administration’s SIPs have since lifted millions of Nigerians out of poverty and provided support to many small businesses through its various components. The SIPs comprise of the N-Power Programme, employed 500,000 graduates; the GEEP loans (Market Moni, FarmerMoni andTrader Moni), provided credit to over 3 million Nigerian traders, artisans and businessmen; the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, feeds over 10 million children in public schools in 31 states nationwide; and the Conditional Cash Transfer programme, helped to empower over 300,000 of the poorest families in Nigeria with monthly stipends. Again, it is important to state that the SIPs were designed, promoted and managed by Vice President Osinbajo, until 2019.
Osinbajo’s interventions has also helped to strengthen Nigeria’s unity and economy. Recall that following the #EndSARS protests nationwide in October 2020, the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo directed the immediate establishment of State-based Judicial Panels of Inquiry nationwide to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extra-judicial killings with a view to delivering justice for all victims of the dissolved SARS and other police units.
The Council also resolved that the Judicial Panels would include representatives of Youths, Students, Civil Society Organizations and would be chaired by a respected retired State High Court Judge. Since then, the judicial panels have made far reaching resolutions and recommendations.
Also, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the economies of countries globally, did not spare Nigeria. Again, Africa’s largest economy entered a second recession in five years due to the fallout of the global pandemic. In June 2020, the World Bank Nigeria Development Update (NDU), had stated that, “the collapse in oil prices coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to plunge the Nigerian economy into a severe economic recession, the worst since the 1980s.”
But again, Nigeria’s economy rallied round and successfully exited recession in the fourth quarter of 2020, faster than other countries that experienced the economic fallouts from the pandemic, and triumphed over doom predictions.
A major factor that was credited for Nigeria’s successful exit from recession was the Buhari administration’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). The ESP was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 24, 2020, as a N2.3 trillion stimulus plan to mitigate the effects of a deep recession from the fallout of the pandemic. Interestingly, the Plan was developed by the Economic Sustainability Committee established by President Buhari in March 2020, which he asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to chair. The presidency rightfully noted that that “Nigerians can expect more because the administration is unrelenting in its determination to pursue the steady recovery and growth of our economy.”
Again, Osinbajo’s Midas touch is evident in not only helping Nigeria exit recession, but improving the economy and other aspects of national life. The ESP, through the Survival Fund and other components, has continued to impact the lives of Nigerians and support small businesses nationwide.
It is noteworthy to state that Vice President Osinbajo has played and continue to play pivotal role in every major achievement of the Buhari administration. So, has it been worth it for Vice President Osinbajo. Certainly. These are just some of the reasons why.
Nigerian voters voted with knowledge. They went with trusting two leaders to manage their resources better than any other candidate in 2015 and 2019. Osinbajo remains a favourite leader among millions of Nigerians because he has continued to prove his worth, not only to the Buhari administration, but also to Nigerians who know they have a dependable Vice President and one many have described as the best Vice President that Nigeria has ever had.
Haters like Rudolf and his gang have 2023 in mind, and they know that even with the permutations of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the picture, VP Osinbajo remains a formidable candidate for the presidency and would be a natural successor to President Buhari. These detractors are on a smear campaign against the VP because they know that the Osinbajo would provide the most formidable opposition to whoever their interests favours come 2023.
But thing is, no matter what the detractors try, they would always find it difficult to tarnish the shining image of a man who has already written his name in gold and continues to prove his critics wrong in delivering high quality performance in government through dedicated focus and commitment towards improving the welfare of the people and nation at large?
So, has Osinbajo’s six years as Vice President and deputy to President Buhari been all worth it? A resounding yes. Despite the challenges, Nigeria will surely prevail and become great.
The Political Hack Called Tunde Odesola & Osinbajo.
By Mustapha Olatunji
In today's world, fake news, misinformation and disinformation appear to be the order of the day and platforms, especially the media, that are supposed to protect and share the truth, have become the purveyors of fake news. The Punch media outfit is a classic example.
The latest offering on the platform of Punch Newspaper comes from a certain Tunde Odesola whose attempt to put his murky thoughts into words makes for a torturous read. But this is what is expected of bloggers, most of whom lack the basic ethics of journalism. Even Odesola, who used to be a reporter has certainly forgotten that facts are sacred. Or did he just chose to lie?
Not only did this Odesola fellow fail to convey his thoughts but he also used the opportunity to beat around the bush including apologising profusely to Pastor E.A. Adeboye and his family on behalf of Sunday Ighobo. But again, show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.
But more importantly was that Odesola showed how callow and sparse his knowledge of government, even worse was his lacklustre position on foreign policy and relations.
A student or Elementary Government in the Junior Secondary School level will exude more understanding of this subject matter.
For the sake of continental and global readers, it is expedient that I spell out the difference between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's profession as a lawyer, and his role as the Vice President.
For starters, the Vice President never applauded President Museveni, this was made up due to Odesola's desperation to tell lies. If this is not true, Odesola should provide proof of where the VP said anything like that.
This lie defines him as a political hack pretending to be an independent, even, constructive critic, an impression he labored rather desperately to create but failed sumptuously at it.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has often represented Nigeria at the inauguration of continental leaders. He represented Nigeria in Liberia for the inauguration ceremony of George Weah; In South Africa for the inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa; in Gambia for the inauguration of Adama Barrow and very recently he represented Nigeria at Sierra Leone's 60th anniversary, to mention but a few, all in his capacity as Vice President and not as a law lecturer or Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Secondly, Uganda is a sovereign state and the elections that gave President Yoweri Museveni his fifth-term as President was not conducted by Nigeria or the Independent National Electoral Commission, so in what capacity should the Vice President have acted differently?
Attending an inauguration of a friendly country is not necessarily a sign of validation of any perceived inconsistent or undemocratic conduct, there is a good age-long relationship between Nigeria and Uganda that overrides current political leaders and their perceived impishness.
As a student of history, may I point out to Odesola that it was Ugandan legislators who voted to amend the country’s constitution to allow 73-year-old leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule, potentially guaranteeing him a life-time presidency the same way Russia passed a referendum allowing Vladimir Putin to remain in office until 2036 after serving for more than two decades, we also have some African leaders who served for more than three decades, the likes of Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea who is referred to as the longest serving president having served for 41 years, President Sassou Nguesso of Congo who spent 36 years in office.
I don't understand why Odesola is fuming about why Osinbajo attended Uganda inauguration which he attended on the directive of his boss and as a result of the diplomatic relationship that exists between both countries and not their leaders.
At this point, I find it humanitarian to educate the writer; Prof. Osinbajo is currently the Vice President of Nigeria. He is not a law or election analyst and it is not in his functions that he should comment on the election of other countries.
We have had Vice Presidents in the past and they all had careers before they became Vice President but no one ever asked why they did not speak or act based on their profession.
The main contender of the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was a former senior Customs Officer but hacks like Odesola never thought it opinion-worthy to ask him why he never condemned the Customs when he was Vice President for eight years.
What about Goodluck Jonathan who is an academic or Namadi Sambo who is an architect? The question is simple, where is the ignorance coming from and why is Punch newspaper the vehicle? Or is this a deliberate attempt by half-baked bloggers to tarnish the reputation of a good man?
Any in any case if Odesola feels Osinbajo has let him down, let him look beyond his nose and discover that over 500,000 Npower beneficiaries in this country, millions more who were blessed by the Social Investment programmes of this government and the hundreds of thousands of MSMES thank God for the VP’S role in the government. Let us also remind Odesola, the once upon a time reporter that Osinbajo stood firmly on the Rule of Law when he condemned police brutality even as number 2 way ahead of EndSars. Pray we ask him what was Osinbajo doing when he ensured that judicial panels are sitting all over this country on the matter of EndSars and redressing other forms of human rights violations against Nigerians.
Nigerians must be wary of wolves in sheep clothing who will not only sell their souls but are willing to drag others on their way down.
Mr Olatunji, a political commentator writes from Abuja
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
2023 PERMUTATIONS A DISTRACTION, OSINBAJO HAS NOT DECLARED INTEREST IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE
The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a website:supportosinbajo.ng that is calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilizing support for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Details of this website and the solicitation of the group are currently trending on WhatsApp with a suggestion that Prof. Osinbajo has "quietly" declared interest in the 2023 election.
The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected to this website or the group behind it and considers such an enterprise an unnecessary distraction. Prof. Osinbajo has not declared any interest whatsoever in the 2023 election, but he is rather focused on working in his capacity as Vice President in the current administration to address all the compelling issues in the country and concerns of Nigerians, including finding effective and lasting solutions to the security challenges.
Therefore, we ask that people desist from such unhelpful permutations while we all deal together with the challenges confronting us as Nigerians, and resolve them for the benefit of our people, peace and prosperity in the land.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity
Office of the Vice President
17th May 2021
US Twins Born 15 Minutes Apart In 2021, 2022
Congratulations are in order for an American mum, Fatima Madrigal, who was delivered of twins. The twist is the babies were born 15 minutes apart but in two different years; 2021 and 2022.
According to People, the twins were born at the Navidad Medical Center in Salinas, California. While the boy was born in 2021, his twin sister showed up 15 minutes later in the New Year, 2022.
The hospital, Navidad Medical Center in Salinas, California also shared the not-so-common birth on their Twitter handle, saying, “Natividad welcomed Aylin Yolanda Trujillo as the area's first baby of 2022! Her twin, Alfredo Antonio Trujillo, was born 15 minutes earlier at 11:45 pm Friday, Dec. 31, meaning their birthday falls on a different day, month and year— a 1 in 2 million chance!"’
Photo credit: Natividad Medical Center