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#Covid19 update: #NigerianPresident FINALLY takes control, imposes Curfew on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun for two weeks

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#BREAKINGNEWS: The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has declared curfew in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States. . He said the restriction was to curb the transmission of the coronavirus in the states, where it is prevalent. . The PUNCH reports that Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria. . He said this during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. . He said, “Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States. . “All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period. . “The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Minister of the FCT, have been notified. Furthermore, heads of security and intelligence agencies have also been briefed. . “We will use this containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases. We will ensure the treatment of confirmed cases while restricting further spread to other States. . “This order does not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care-related manufacturing and distribution. . “Furthermore, commercial establishments such as; food processing, distribution and retail companies; petroleum distribution and retail entities, power generation, transmission and distribution companies; and private security companies are also exempted. . “Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored. . “Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted.” —— Follow us for breaking news and videos —— #buhari #curfew #lagos #abuja #ogun #coronavirus #punchnewspapers

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ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020

Fellow Nigerians,

From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.

The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis.

Nigeria, unfortunately, confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020. Since then, we have seen the number of confirmed cases rise slowly.

By the morning of March 29th, 2020, the total confirmed cases within Nigeria had risen to ninety-seven.

Regrettably, we also had our first fatality, a former employee of PPMC, who died on 23rd March 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this very difficult time. We also pray for quick recovery for those infected and undergoing treatment.

As of today, COVID-19 has no cure. Scientists around the world are working very hard to develop a vaccine.

We are in touch with these institutions as they work towards a solution that will be certified by international and local medical authorities within the shortest possible time.

For now, the best and most efficient way to avoid getting infected is through regular hygienic and sanitary practices as well as social distancing.

As individuals, we remain the greatest weapon to fight this pandemic. By washing our hands regularly with clean water and soap, disinfecting frequently used surfaces and areas, coughing into a tissue or elbow and strictly adhering to infection prevention control measures in health facilities, we can contain this virus.

Since the outbreak was reported in China, our Government has been monitoring the situation closely and studying the various responses adopted by other countries.

Indeed, the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was one of ten global health leaders invited by the World Health Organisation to visit China and understudy their response approach. I am personally very proud of Dr Ihekweazu for doing this on behalf of all Nigerians.

Since his return, the NCDC has been implementing numerous strategies and programs in Nigeria to ensure that the adverse impact of this virus on our country is minimized. We ask all Nigerians to support the work the Federal Ministry of Health and NCDC are doing, led by the Presidential Task Force.

Although we have adopted strategies used globally, our implementation programs have been tailored to reflect our local realities.

In Nigeria, we are taking a two step approach.

First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners to ensure their families get through this very difficult time in dignity and with hope and peace of mind.

To date, we have introduced healthcare measures, border security, fiscal and monetary policies in our response. We shall continue to do so as the situation unfolds.

Some of these measures will surely cause major inconveniences to many citizens. But these are sacrifices we should all be willing and ready to make for the greater good of our country.

In Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or an under reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.

Accordingly, as a Government, we will continue to rely on guidance of our medical professionals and experts at the Ministry of Health, NCDC and other relevant agencies through this difficult time.

I therefore urge all citizens to adhere to their guidelines as they are released from time to time.

As we are all aware, Lagos and Abuja have the majority of confirmed cases in Nigeria. Our focus therefore remains to urgently and drastically contain these cases, and to support other states and regions in the best way we can.

This is why we provided an initial intervention of fifteen billion Naira (N15b) to support the national response as we fight to contain and control the spread.

We also created a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to develop a workable National Response Strategy that is being reviewed on a daily basis as the requirements change. This strategy takes international best practices but adopts them to suit our unique local circumstances.

Our goal is to ensure all States have the right support and manpower to respond immediately.

So far, in Lagos and Abuja, we have recruited hundreds of adhoc staff to man our call centers and support our tracing and testing efforts.

I also requested, through the Nigeria Governors Forum, for all State Governments to nominate Doctors and Nurses who will be trained by the NCDC and Lagos State Government on tactical and operational response to the virus in case it spreads to other states.

This training will also include medical representatives from our armed forces, paramilitary and security and intelligence agencies.

As a nation, our response must be guided, systematic and professional. There is a need for consistency across the nation. All inconsistencies in policy guidelines between Federal and State agencies will be eliminated.

As I mentioned earlier, as at this morning we had ninety-seven confirmed cases. Majority of these are in Lagos and Abuja. All the confirmed cases are getting the necessary medical care.

Our agencies are currently working hard to identify cases and people these patients have been in contact with.

The few confirmed cases outside Lagos and Abuja are linked to persons who have travelled from these centres.

We are therefore working to ensure such inter state and intercity movements are restricted to prevent further spread.

Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.

All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period.

The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Minister of the FCT have been notified. Furthermore, heads of security and intelligence agencies have also been briefed.

We will use this containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases. We will ensure the treatment of confirmed cases while restricting further spread to other States.

This order does not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution.

Furthermore, commercial establishments such as;
a. food processing, distribution and retail companies;
b. petroleum distribution and retail entities,
c. power generation, transmission and distribution companies; and
d. private security companies are also exempted.

Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored.

Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted.

All seaports in Lagos shall remain operational in accordance with the guidelines I issued earlier. Vehicles and drivers conveying essential cargoes from these Ports to other parts of the country will be screened thoroughly before departure by the Ports Health Authority.

Furthermore, all vehicles conveying food and other essential humanitarian items into these locations from other parts of the country will also be screened thoroughly before they are allowed to enter these restricted areas.

Accordingly, the Hon. Minister of Health is hereby directed to redeploy all Port Health Authority employees previously stationed in the Lagos and Abuja Airports to key roads that serve as entry and exit points to these restricted zones.

Movements of all passenger aircraft, both commercial and private jets, are hereby suspended. Special permits will be issued on a needs basis.

We are fully aware that such measures will cause much hardship and inconvenience to many citizens. But this is a matter of life and death, if we look at the dreadful daily toll of deaths in Italy, France and Spain.

However, we must all see this as our national and patriotic duty to control and contain the spread of this virus. I will therefore ask all of us affected by this order to put aside our personal comfort to safeguard ourselves and fellow human beings. This common enemy can only be controlled if we all come together and obey scientific and medical advice.

As we remain ready to enforce these measures, we should see this as our individual contribution in the war against COVID-19. Many other countries have taken far stricter measures in a bid to control the spread of the virus with positive results.

For residents of satellite and commuter towns and communities around Lagos and Abuja whose livelihoods will surely be affected by some of these restrictive measures, we shall deploy relief materials to ease their pains in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, although schools are closed, I have instructed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with State Governments in developing a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding program during this period without compromising our social distancing policies. The Minister will be contacting the affected States and agree on detailed next steps.

Furthermore, I have directed that a three month repayment moratorium for all TraderMoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni loans be implemented with immediate effect.

I have also directed that a similar moratorium be given to all Federal Government funded loans issued by the Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture and the Nigeria Export Import Bank.

For on-lending facilities using capital from international and multilateral development partners, I have directed our development financial institutions to engage these development partners and negotiate concessions to ease the pains of the borrowers.

For the most vulnerable in our society, I have directed that the conditional cash transfers for the next two months be paid immediately. Our Internally displaced persons will also receive two months of food rations in the coming weeks.

We also call on all Nigerians to take personal responsibility to support those who are vulnerable within their communities, helping them with whatever they may need.

As we all pray for the best possible outcome, we shall continue planning for all eventualities.

This is why I directed that all Federal Government Stadia, Pilgrims camps and other facilities be converted to isolation centers and makeshift hospitals.

My fellow Nigerians, as a Government, we will avail all necessary resources to support the response and recovery. We remain committed to do whatever it takes to confront COVID-19 in our country.

We are very grateful to see the emerging support of the private sector and individuals to the response as well as our development partners.

At this point, I will ask that all contributions and donations be coordinated and centralized to ensure efficient and impactful spending. The Presidential Task Force remains the central coordinating body on the COVID-19 response.

I want to assure you all that Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies with a role to play in the outbreak response are working hard to bring this virus under control.

Every nation in the world is challenged at this time. But we have seen countries where citizens have come together to reduce the spread of the virus.

I will therefore implore you again to strictly comply with the guidelines issued and also do your bit to support Government and the most vulnerable in your communities.

I will take this opportunity to thank all our public health workforce, health care workers, port health authorities and other essential staff on the frontlines of the response for their dedication and commitment. You are true heroes.

I thank you all for listening. May God continue to bless and protect us all.

President Muhammadu Buhari
29th March 2020.

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RenoOmokri intensely educates #Nigerians on the pile of Sanusi’s #Transgressions

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Reposted from @renoomokri ‪As Emir, Sanusi spent billions to renovate his palace, and ₦37 million on phone calls in 3 years. He furnished his palace with ₦152.6 million, and bought vehicles worth almost ₦200 million. He had a personal
library worth hundreds of millions. All at taxpayers expense. Please Google everything I just wrote. I deal in facts, not speculation. How much did he spend on the almajiri he loved so much?‬ Sanusi talked passionately about educating almajiri and talakawas. Yet, whilst he was Emir, he built not even a single school for them. The billions of Naira he spent renovating his palace could have built 500 schools for the talakawa he ‘loves’ so much! – #regrann

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After being Dethroned Sanusi Lamido becomes a true #Legend amongst Nigerians

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…Says removal destined by God The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he accepts his removal as the will of Allah (God). He said this in a video recorded shortly before he was taken away from the palace on Monday. In the video, which was obtained on Tuesday by The PUNCH, Sanusi says his removal was best for him, according to God’s plan. The former Governor of Central Bank said there was no reason to be sad over his removal. Instead, he urged people to be appreciative and believe in God’s decision. In the video recorded in Hausa Language, Sanusi did not state his next line of action. He said, “With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage. Today (Monday), the Almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership, has destined to take it back. “As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah destined are numbered. When the days come to an end, one must leave. “We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us.” He subsequently appealed to those displeased by the decision to support the new Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero. “We enjoin everyone to remain peaceful. We have directed our family, our children and those that support us that whoever gets it and is endorsed by the people they should pay allegiance to him. “They should follow him (the new emir). They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the honour and dignity of this palace,” he added. Using his grandfather’s sobriquet, Sanusi expressed pride in his leadership style during his reign as the Emir. “It is a thing of pride that made us rule and end in the same fashion as Halifa,” he added. He thanked Kano people and titleholders, palace officials and friends for their support during his reign. The PUNCH reports that Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday, dethroned the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. #emirofkano #sanusi #kano #dethronement #ganduje #punchnewspapers

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See deposed EMIR SANUSI II being flown to Abuja…

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The Kano State Government has given reasons for the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II. . Among the reasons stated were alleged insubordination, refusal to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Law, The PUNCH reports. . The Kano government made this known in a press statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, announcing the removal of Sanusi. . Before the announcement on Monday, members of the Kano House of Assembly had engaged in a free-for-all over an attempt to remove the Emir. . The statement noted that Sanusi’s removal was a unanimous decision of members of the State Executive Council. . The statement read, “The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of his Excellency, the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi GAnduje, has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi II. . “The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amounts to total insubordination. . “It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of Kano Emirate. . “This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 Section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above. . “The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion, and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.” . The governor subsequently called on the public to remain calm, law-abiding and to go about their normal businesses. . “A new Emir of Kano will soon be appointed,” the statement added.

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Yusra Sanusi hails her dad after his dethronement

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#Nigerians watch in shock as #Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II gets #impeached and #overthroned by Cousin

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Shocking.. How did the Governor get all these powers so much so that he can dethrone a whole Emir? it smells fishy, but then again Nigeria issues are constantly in that state. I really like Sanusi and that beautiful way he speaks about all that is happening in this country and especially in the north. we are sure going to see the far end of this dethrone and over throne and back stabbing. Arewa broke the internet today if I do say so myself.

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See Who Is Lined Up To Become Next Emir Of Kano The Kano State government on Monday announced the dethronement of Muhammed Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano. While this news has been greeted with mixed reactions from Nigerians, the state government has also announced a replacement will be named soon. If feelers from Kano are anything to go by, the man to replace the former CBN chief will be the Crown Prince of Kano, Nasir Ado Bayero. Nasir Ado Bayero is one of the sons of former Emir of Kano, Abdullahi Ado Bayero. He was born 2nd February 1964 into the respected family of the late Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Abdullahi Bayero, the immediate past Emir of Kano. He had his primary and secondary education in Kano from where he proceeded to the University of Maiduguri to study Mass Communication. He is also a graduate of the Executive Programme of the prestigious Harvard Business School. He has had extensive experience working with Continental Merchant Bank Nigeria; Coastal Corporation (Oil and Gas) Houston, Texas and Hamlet Investment Inc. London, UK. An accomplished entrepreneur and consummate manager of people and businesses, he sits on the board of several successful businesses. Prominent amongst these are SEPLAT Petroleum (Nigerian independent producer), Platform Petroleum Limited (Nigerian independent producer), Intels (Oilfields) Services Nigeria Limited (Intels is the largest marine logistics company in Nigeria). He is the Chairman of Enclo Limited a Nigerian company providing currency operations support services to the Central Bank of Nigeria and other financial institutions as well as security documents design and printing solutions. Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero is the Chiroman Kano (Crown Prince) and the District Head of Nassarawa in Kano State.

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#BarrackObama and family,many others and the now elderly civil rights organizers converged to reenact the Selma walk

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from @barackobama 55 years ago, in Selma, Alabama, John Lewis and Amelia Boynton Robinson were two of the many civil rights organizers who were beaten for the simple act of attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. In 2015, Michelle and I, along with Michelle’s mother and our girls – three generations, hand-in-hand – joined these heroes to walk the path that they had paved.


The story of Selma is quintessentially American – it’s the story of ordinary people coming together to shape our nation’s course because they believed in the simple idea that people who love their country can change it.


Today, the march goes on. But the way forward is a little easier, thanks to all those who came before us, who sacrificed everything for the foundation stone of democracy – the right to vote. Now it’s up to us to honor their legacy by protecting and exercising that precious right, knowing that the work of perfecting our union is never done.

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#Tyrese reveals the series of world #Epidemics for every #American Election year since 2004

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from @tyrese The good thing is that if you’re reading this and you were born a little before 2004 NONE of these random man made diseases killed you…….. I wanna remind you all as I board this flight that JESUS IS REAL!!!!!! Most of us study his word but haven’t made time at all to get to know the “author” – 4 months from now as the world is freaking out about yet another random “thing” I will be here…… Feet up relaxing cause Jesus convinced me that he’s got me……… Covered in his BLOOD!!!!!!!!!! [ if you agree say AMEN ] – #regrann

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#China makes face scan #compulsory for phone users

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China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls.

In September, China’s industry and information technology ministry issued a notice on “safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of citizens online”, which laid out rules for enforcing real-name registration.

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#DonaldTrump and #Nancypelosi continue their public display of Affection for eachother

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Reposted from @nytimes As President Trump’s State of the Union speech ended, Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of his address, capping a decidedly chilly confrontation between the two. ⁣

The sour dynamic was on display from the start on Tuesday night, the eve of a Senate vote on whether to remove Trump from office. When Trump handed her a printed copy of his speech, Pelosi rose and extended her hand to shake his. Trump turned his back, and the speaker quickly withdrew her hand, appearing to shrug slightly with her eyebrows raised.⁣


⁣Then Pelosi dealt Trump a slight of her own by omitting the customary laudatory words in her introduction of the president. Normally, she would have said, “I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the United States.” Instead, she said simply, “Members of Congress, the president of the United States.”⁣

Tap the link in our bio for more on the interactions between Trump and Pelosi, who had led the drive to impeach him. – #regrann

Reposted from @coveringpotus As President Trump ended his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the speech and tore it in two, a moment caught for the cameras that instantly went viral. It was an incredible ending to a partisan standoff in the speech, quite a different moment than the 2019 presidential address that had a viral moment when Pelosi gave a mocking clap toward Trump.

A few minutes later, after most members had left the House floor, Pelosi left the podium and walked down an aisle on the floor, waved to her family, friends and special guests in the box of seats reserved for the speaker.

She pulled out the ripped apart speech and started waving it to her guests. Read more by clicking the link in our bio. (Photos by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) – #regrann

Reposted from @washingtonpost Nearly a year ago, during President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address to Congress, Trump was supposed to be the center of attention. But in a single moment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s clapping became the Internet’s newest obsession. Despite being engaged in a tense standoff with Trump over his border wall, Pelosi managed to limit her reactions to subtle head-shaking, pursed lips and eye-rolls. But when Trump declared, “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good,” she appeared to be unable to hold back. Rising from her seat, Pelosi began applauding with her arms oddly extended out toward the president. When Trump turned toward her and the pair locked eyes, Pelosi, still clapping, appeared to smirk. Trump will stride into the House chamber once again Tuesday night for the 2020 version of his speech. Read about what he’s expected to say by clicking the link in our bio. – #regrann

Reposted from @msnbc BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi tears up President Trump’s speech as the president ends his State of the Union address.⁠ More at the link in our bio.⁠

📷 Mandel Ngan / @afpphoto – #regrann

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#Nigerians super curious as their former and present #Presidents hold a closed door meeting

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Ever since the news broke that a Former Southern President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his political rival and Northern current one PMB were said to have been seen having a closed door meeting after years of a face-to-face political battle for presidency in 2015.

Now reuniting and going ahead to have a peaceful meeting with each other, Nigerians are extremely hopeful that unlike other acclaimed events, something meaningful and beneficiary for the now desperate country people.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday held a meeting with the the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Jonathan was seen entering the President’s office about 1.45 p.m. He came shortly after a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by Buhari ended. All heads of security agencies attended the meeting.

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Thousands of #Iraqi people March in demand that the #US completely leaves their #Country

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A case of national bullying. When a person doesn’t want you, they say it. And this is infact what is going on in Iraq. According to black and world minority activist Shaun king, Contrary to what the media would show, a street pack fill of Iraqis, are holding and clearly marching in protest, demanding that the US and all that belongs to her, leaves their country alone.

Seeing what was done to their neighbouring country Iran, Iraq is trying to prevent than cure.

No one trusts the US these days, alot goes down that no one ever mentions, and knowing they act with impunity, they just aim and hit without warning. Behold how scared they have made Iraq, that they have this many citizens converge to request that they are leafy alone.

In the play ground, you can come in and play with kids that like you, while the ones who don’t like will avoid you. But you are a certified playground bully when the playground is no longer commodating to others when you simply show up.

Your unpleasantness can be predicted, and they would rather get it of you than tolerate you despite your strength, and capabilities. That is called having seen enough.

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Lagos State #Governor calls for equal partnership between the #UK and #AfricanCountries

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While fully representing Nigeria alongside his very significant country men at the UK-Africa Summit on 20th Jan 2020…

from @delemomoduovation President MUHAMMADU BUHARI with the CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation MS IFEANYI UGOCHUKWU, the world famous Philanthropist and banker extraordinaire DR TONY ELUMELU and the Governor of Lagos State BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU and the Minister of Foreign Affairs GEOFFREY ONYEAMA, at the UK-Africa Summit on 20th Jan 2020…
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Reposted from @jidesanwoolu I am currently attending the UK – Africa Investment summit with other African leaders, International Business Chief Executives and Heads of International Organizations with the aim of creating new partnerships that will deliver more investments and job opportunities in Africa and the United-Kingdom.

This summit is a major opportunity for Africa, most especially Lagos, to increase the level of investment in our state by these global organizations.
For us as a state, we are open for collaborations. And as a responsible Government we will ensure we go into business with credible partners, who will see themselves as equal Stakeholders and act with a goal to achieving rapid infrastructural development in our state.

I also joined President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo for meetings on Trade and Investment that will be beneficial to our state and the Country at large.

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#Court Removes Ifeanyi Ubah as #Senator

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Following the removal of Ihedioha as Governor, apparently others are going to see the same fate. They have set off a process and that process promises to involve those didn’t expect it.

Ifeanyi Ubah is now seeing the same thing. We hope this doesn’t spread dangerously through out the South East.

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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar reacts to the level of #impunity #SupremeCourt Acts with.

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from @atikulated_1 H.E Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s Position On The Verdict of the Supreme Court Imo State: “With regards to the judgment of the Supreme Court, which nullified the election of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Emeka Ihedioha, as Governor of the state of Imo, I can only say that since the Supreme Court is final, we must accept its judgment, however unexpected and unpalatable it may be. The Rule of law must guide our paths even if logic sheds light on a different path.

Let me state unequivocally that I solidarize with Emeka Ihedioha, a man I know to be a great leader of men and resources. In the fullness of time, I am convinced that he will overcome this setback and emerge stronger. 
I also stand fully with the Peoples Democratic Party. In good and bad times, we must continue to be the object of hope that the Nigerian people have for their escape from the prevailing despotism and despair that has gripped almost every aspect of our national life. We provided genuine democracy for this nation once before, and I believe it is our destiny to democratically restore what has been lost due to the encroachment of anti-democratic agents.

Philosophers have said that tough times never last, but that tough people do. I urge the people of Imo and the entirety of the Nigerian people not to give in to despair. This nation has gone through despotic times before, and we have survived them and thrived. I am very confident that this history will repeat itself. 
My greatest desire, and one I hope to see again in my lifetime, is that Nigeria will fulfil its potential as the land of Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress. These four ideals have been missing from our borders for a while, and all freedom-loving Nigerians ought to henceforth work together to bring them back. So help us God.” AA – #regrann

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*H.E Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's Position On The Verdict of the Supreme Court Imo State:* "With regards to the judgment of the Supreme Court, which nullified the election of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Emeka Ihedioha, as Governor of the state of Imo, I can only say that since the Supreme Court is final, we must accept its judgment, however unexpected and unpalatable it may be. The Rule of law must guide our paths even if logic sheds light on a different path. Let me state unequivocally that I solidarize with Emeka Ihedioha, a man I know to be a great leader of men and resources. In the fullness of time, I am convinced that he will overcome this setback and emerge stronger.  I also stand fully with the Peoples Democratic Party. In good and bad times, we must continue to be the object of hope that the Nigerian people have for their escape from the prevailing despotism and despair that has gripped almost every aspect of our national life. We provided genuine democracy for this nation once before, and I believe it is our destiny to democratically restore what has been lost due to the encroachment of anti-democratic agents. Philosophers have said that tough times never last, but that tough people do. I urge the people of Imo and the entirety of the Nigerian people not to give in to despair. This nation has gone through despotic times before, and we have survived them and thrived. I am very confident that this history will repeat itself.  My greatest desire, and one I hope to see again in my lifetime, is that Nigeria will fulfil its potential as the land of Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress. These four ideals have been missing from our borders for a while, and all freedom-loving Nigerians ought to henceforth work together to bring them back. So help us God." AA

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Ubi Franklin announces his #appointment as special adviser to #Crossriver State #Governor

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What type of advise do you think Ubi is capable of giving? Well the father of four is surely happy that the new year is starting on a very delightful note. Congratulations 🎉 to him.

from @ubifranklintriplemg APPOINTMENT AS SPECIAL ADVISER
I, Ubi Ekapong Ofem (Ubi Franklin) wish to inform the public that I have been appointed Special Adviser on Tourism to His Excellency, Professor Benedict Ayade, Governor of Cross River State.
It is indeed an honour to be deemed fit by His Excellency to serve the good and resilient people of Cross River State in this capacity.


More so, I am most delighted to be functioning in the Toursim sector, one sector which is dear to my heart and one which I believe I fit into appropriately considering my background in the entertainment industry .


I thank God for His grace upon my life. I thank Governor Benedict Ayade for giving me this golden opportunity to serve.I thank my family, friends and well wishers for all the support and encouragement.
On behalf of myself and my family, I promise to work diligently and efficiently with all necessary stakeholders in ensuring that Cross River State returns to the summit of the world’s tourism index.
God bless Cross River State.
God bless the federal Republic of Nigeria.
@sirbenayade.

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Almost a year later, the Supreme #Court declares Ihedioha “No longer a Governor”

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The extent up and down of politics can never be underestimated. This court sessions can last for a long as a decade. This is happening right now, as the 2019 gubernatorial election that tool place in imo state has now been nullified after a Governor had been identified and sworn into office for months. This is the extent of the unpredictability of these political ups and downs.

According to news making headlines, the highest form/order of our judgement The Supreme Court, has reportedly nullified the election result of imo that saw Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State.


The Supreme Court has given reasons why it nullified the governorship election of Imo State and allowed the appeal filed by Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress.

The seven-man panel led by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State.

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Reno Omokri tables the current #issues of #Arabic Inscription on #Naira Note

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The inscription on our naira note has been something most people see every single day, but never take note of it. While we very much agree that there is a significant number of Nigerians who are Muslims, it however makes a little or note clarification why Arabic is on out currency when we are not Arabians.

from @renoomokri – Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Nigerian Army Flag (Part 1)

By Reno Omokri
Recently, a lawyer sued the Federal Government on the issue of Arabic inscriptions on our currency and on the Nigerian Army’s logo.


The fellow, Malcolm Omirhobo, wants the Federal High Court to declare as “illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional to allow the Nigerian Army logo to be adorned, and inscribed in Arabic language, instead of the official English language or Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo which are the three main languages or ethnic groups in Nigeria.” I see this as a function of ignorance, and I will explain. Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo are all spoken languages. None of them are written languages, although there does exist some limited form of writing among a few Nigerian tribes.

The Hausa people adapted Arabic into the ajami script, and the Igbo have an ancient pictogram writing style called Nsibidi that is entirely indigenous to them and was developed without any outside influence. But both these scripts are insufficient for modern writing, except they are developed, and we have yet to develop them.


Now, both Arabic and Roman scripts are foreign to Nigeria. We must understand that Arabic does not mean Muslim, and Roman does not mean Christian. To, therefore, go to court to seek an order rejecting Arabic on our Naira notes and on any of our national emblems is actually silly. You might as well ask the courts also to outlaw Roman script.


There are Arabian Christians who have used the Arabic script since before Islam even existed. Waraka ibn Nawfal, the man that prophet Mohammed went to after he had his revelation, was a Christian priest, and he taught and wrote Scripture in Arabic.


Mr. Omirhobo’s case would only make sense if the inscriptions were an Arabic script conveying an Islamic message, but thank God that that is certainly not the case.


The Arabic Script on Naira notes has nothing to do with Islam. They only indicate the denomination of the Naira note in question. And the Arabic script on the Nigerian Army’s logo represents their motto. It does not carry an Islamic message.

So, why do we have Arabic scripts on our currency and on the emblems of some of our na .

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Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Nigerian Army Flag (Part 1) By Reno Omokri Recently, a lawyer sued the Federal Government on the issue of Arabic inscriptions on our currency and on the Nigerian Army’s logo. The fellow, Malcolm Omirhobo, wants the Federal High Court to declare as “illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional to allow the Nigerian Army logo to be adorned, and inscribed in Arabic language, instead of the official English language or Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo which are the three main languages or ethnic groups in Nigeria.” I see this as a function of ignorance, and I will explain. Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo are all spoken languages. None of them are written languages, although there does exist some limited form of writing among a few Nigerian tribes. The Hausa people adapted Arabic into the ajami script, and the Igbo have an ancient pictogram writing style called Nsibidi that is entirely indigenous to them and was developed without any outside influence. But both these scripts are insufficient for modern writing, except they are developed, and we have yet to develop them. Now, both Arabic and Roman scripts are foreign to Nigeria. We must understand that Arabic does not mean Muslim, and Roman does not mean Christian. To, therefore, go to court to seek an order rejecting Arabic on our Naira notes and on any of our national emblems is actually silly. You might as well ask the courts also to outlaw Roman script. There are Arabian Christians who have used the Arabic script since before Islam even existed. Waraka ibn Nawfal, the man that prophet Mohammed went to after he had his revelation, was a Christian priest, and he taught and wrote Scripture in Arabic. Mr. Omirhobo’s case would only make sense if the inscriptions were an Arabic script conveying an Islamic message, but thank God that that is certainly not the case. The Arabic Script on Naira notes has nothing to do with Islam. They only indicate the denomination of the Naira note in question. And the Arabic script on the Nigerian Army’s logo represents their motto. It does not carry an Islamic message. So, why do we have Arabic scripts on our currency and on the emblems of some of our na

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