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“Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter”

By Uba Acho

Countless times I’ve had to agonisingly listen to fellow Africans being grateful for slavery and colonisation, because to them, if the whitemen did not come, Africa would’ve remained a ‘dark continent’ Africa would’ve remained ‘uncivilised’ They are convinced Africa and Africans were savages dying of hunger, starvation and diseases until the white man came to the rescue. They say Africa wouldn’t have had education or know God if slavery and colonisation didn’t happen.

To every Igbo, black person or African who falls into this category or has same mindset. I have a message for you.

Igbo race, like every other African culture were progressing and developing in all spheres of life at their own pace pre slavery and colonial era.

The Igbo people had:

Nka = Science

Uzu = Technology (Blacksmithing)

Ogwu Agwo = Medical Science

If you’re Igbo you might be conversant with the term ‘Nka na Uzu’

Move the western world and African world back 600/1000yrs ago, then maybe we will understand who was civilised and who was dying of hunger and diseases.

But as many black people and Africans have wondered and asked how things were with Africans prior to the invasion, many have believed we were naked savages jumping from the trees, I will give you a glimpse.

Africa from east, west, north and south have left behind evidences of a progressive people, an evolving people in every sphere of life before the abrupt disruption by slavery era, and colonial era.

For example in:

1) #Education: By 16th century Mali 🇲🇱 was the hub of international students, they had the famous university of Sankore, Sidi Yahya university and Djinguruereber university.

The Sankore university had capacity of about 25,000 students, with over 100,000 manuscripts. The evidence is still there in Timbuktu.

Not forgetting the famous Library 📚 of Alexandria in Egypt founded in 295 BCE.

2) #Metallurgy: Africans had successfully progressed and evolved from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and Bronze Age simultaneously. The evidence is there closer to home.

The Igbo Ukwu bronze in 8th & 9th century.

The Ife bronze in the 13th century

The Benin bronze in the 16th century. The Benin people were also manufacturing glass and glass beads. The Great Wall Of Benin, is considered arguably the largest single archeological phenomenon in the world, it was four times longer than the Great Wall Of China, and consumed a hundred times more materials than the great pyramid of Cheops. They couldn’t have been idiots and not civilised to have achieved such feat.

The evidences of African metallurgical developments are out there all across Africa, the Sahel, sub Saharan Etc. You just need to educate yourself.

3) #Mathematics: Just educate yourself about the concept of “Fractal Geometry” which was in existence in Africa long before recorded history, and it is quite evident and applied in games, arts, social design structures, architecture, divination and trade systems.

Read up on Binary Numeral System, Which was credited to Africa and widely known through out Africa before it was known to the rest of the world. This Binary numeral System influenced the western Geomancy, which would lead to the development of today’s digital computer.

The oldest evidence of mathematical symbols were found in the mountains of Swaziland 🇸🇿, South Africa 🇿🇦 and Congo. They’re called;

A) lembombo bone (35,000 BCE)

B ) Ishango Bone (18-20,000 BCE)

4) #Medicine: They say Hippocrates of Greece 🇬🇷 was the father of medicine. But before Hippocrates, there was Imhotep from Kemet (present day Egypt) who was practicing medicine and writing on the subject 2,200 years before Hippocrates.

The dangers of smoking tobacco was documented in the Timbuktu manuscripts long before the West begin to discover the effects of tobacco to the human body.

The concept of Inoculation was already a common use in west Africa, before any European showed up on African shores. The west Africans were already inoculating themselves against small pox, read about the Akan people in Ghana.

In Djene they’ve already discovered mosquito as a common cause of malaria and removal of cataract was a common surgical procedure.

In east Africa, the likes of Uganda 🇺🇬 and Rwanda 🇷🇼 were already performing Caesarean sections on a regular basis in the early 19th century.

The expectant mother would be anaesthetised with banana 🍌 wine and herbal mixtures were used to initiate healing.

Dear African child, just take some time out and research on precolonial and pre-slavery Africa and our developments, growth and evolutions on Textiles, Agriculture, Architecture, Maritime Technology, Commerce Etc.

I can reasonably and confidently assert that , slavery and colonisation did Africa more damage and harm. Because they disrupted our evolution as a people, they obstructed our development as a people, that’s what is called “Arrested Development” They set us back 500yrs behind them, they’re 500yrs ahead of us in this human race, thanks to slavery and colonisation.

When it comes to the real history and story of Africa and Africans prior to the encounter with the white man, many Africans are suffering from temporary and permanent amnesia, which has resulted in developing a Stockholm syndrome mentality, that they’ve become grateful for slavery and colonisation, because they thought and believe we did be doomed had we not been colonised. Well, I’m not surprised, for we are a product of an education that taught us “Mongo Pack discovered river Niger” and David Livingstone discovered Zambezi river. Many Africans still believe it till today.

As Honourable Marcus Garvey said “If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves.”

— Marcus Garvey

And as Muhammed Ali the greatest said “What is written on the walls of KEMET and in the books of TIMBUKTU is also written in the hearts of AFRICAN WARRIORS”

Be an African warrior, know yourself, know your story and history not His-story.

Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

Thank you 🙏🏿

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Change The Narrative

By Uba Acho

I don’t think or talk about ancestral curse.

I think and talk about ancestral blessings.

Go look in the mirror, if you like what you see, be thankful to your ancestors, they made it possible.

If you blush when they call you fine girl, beautiful woman. If you consider yourself strong and handsome man. You see that your eye colour, physique, mannerisms and tone of voice are all thousands of years old, all genetically preserved and transferred down your ancestral family lineage to you. Be thankful to your ancestors.

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people” (This is my own understanding and concept of reincarnation).

If you love that space of land you call home, be grateful to your ancestors, you never know what they went through to secure, protect, preserve it so you can inherit it.

If you love that language you call mother tongue. Be proud of your ancestors, for they gave you a tongue and voice you can call your own.

Think about ancestral blessings, don’t let religious zealots cajole you into all that illusionary ancestral curse.

Ancestral blessings are mine….Ezigbote Nwafo Dim kam bu.

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Don’t Demonise, Monetise.

By Uba Acho

This little piece is more of an appeal to my African Christian, Muslim, Judaic and atheist communities.

Today 31st October is Halloween festival across Europe and America. Halloween basically originated from the celebration of the dead members of a Celtic community. Christians appropriated this ancient traditional festival of the Celts and called it the Feast of All Saints or feast of all Hallows’ to remember dead Christian saints. European and American Christians didn’t demonise Halloween, their atheist community didn’t cajole and make mockery of it as bullshit and irrational. They didn’t demonise, moralise or rationalise it, rather they monetised. The National Retail Federation estimates consumers in the USA alone spent a record $9.1 billion in 2017 Halloween festival celebration.

Last week from 25th -29th October was Diwali festival. Hindus, Sikhs and Jains both in India and across the world take part by decorating houses and public spaces with thousands of lights, candles and colourful designs. As well as the bright colours and glittering lights, there’s music, dancing, delicious food and a cresting wave of community feeling. The Indians wherever they’re found are doing everything possible to promote and market their Diwali festival to the world. They are monetising it, recking in millions of dollars in just five days, while promoting their cultural identity.

Don’t be fooled, Christmas is nothing but an ancient European traditional festival, appropriated by the church. Again the Europeans who understand how things work, didn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. They’ve monetised their ancient tradition of sun worship, now in Jesus name, and exported it to the world. Christmas is typically the largest economic stimulus for many nations around the world as sales increase dramatically in almost all retail areas. The United States’ retail industry generated over three trillion U.S. dollars during the holidays in 2013.

Again Easter celebrations, an ancient European traditional festival of fertility, adopted by the church, exported to the world and has been heavily monetised. The National Retail Federation estimates that in America alone, consumers collectively spent $17.3 billion on clothing, food, decorations, and other holiday items on Easter 2017, up from $16.4 billion the year before. $2.4 billion strictly on candy for the holiday, up from an estimated $2.2 billion last Easter.

What about Olympic Games? The ancient games were also a religious festival, held in honour of Zeus, the Greek king of the gods.

It was a French man Baron Pierre de Coubertin who founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896. Today both Christians, Muslims, atheists and non religious are all participants in the ancient traditional and religious festival of the Greeks. Generating billions of dollars wherever it is hosted.

My dear African Christians, Muslims and atheists, when you hear me preach and promote our African traditions, festivals and cultural practices, don’t only think about spirituality, don’t only think about religiosity, think about money, think about revenue generation, think about tourism.

To my Igbo people, think about what we can do with our Mmanwu festival celebration (Masquerade festivals). Think about what we can do with our Iri ji festivals (New yam festival celebration). We have amazing traditional festivals all across Igbo land. Just imagine if the five eastern Igbo states come together to establish a four days of Mmanwu and iri ji festivals across the five states simultaneously. Just think about the revenue that will be generated from transportation, high demand and consumption of yam, kola nut, Palm wine and other drinks. Think about the tourist attraction. Think about the money hospitality industry in the states will make, hotels, brothels, joints etc.

You don’t have to accept them for their spiritual and religious value, but think about their economic, commercial and tourism values.

Make me a commissioner of culture and tourism Imo State. And watch me give my people lemonade from our despised lemon.

Make me the commissioner of culture and tourism Imo State and watch me turn my passion into business and greatly monetise some of our great traditions and cultural heritage.

My people, think tradition and culture, think money and tourism. Not only spirituality.

Thank you.

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A Nation with misplaced priorities.

By Chukwuemeka Samuel Nwaiwu

LWKMH (Laugh want kill me here) So the worst performing state on education Zamfara State Government has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the situation where some pages of the Qur’an were found in the sewage in a primary school on Friday.

led to the immediate closure of the school and the indefinite suspension of the teachers on the orders of the state governor, Bello Matawalle.

The government promised to reward anyone with useful information about those involved in the act with two million naira.

Security agents from various security agencies have been deployed to monitor people’s movements and arrest anyone found attempting to abuse the holy book in any form.

“Similarly, the state government appeals to the citizenry to continue to pray for Allah’s intervention in exposing all those behind these acts of desecrating our Holy Book,’ the government said.

Nigerians who bewitched you?

You close down school, offer 2 million naira to catch “a student or teacher that wiped his or her ass with passages of a religious book.

If such energy is transferred towards catching bandits and terrorists plaguing you state instead of taking photo ops with them your state would be very peaceful, and would save the nation billions on aid and security.

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Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa.

It’s really sad to see the news coming out from South Africa, this is it “Phobia” many seen not to know how deadly phobia can be. Sometimes we keep quite just because it’s not happening to us.

The international media chooses which news is worth highlighting, based on each countries national interest.

We all frown on atrocities when it affects our on interest while we turn the other way when it’s not in our interest.

The South Africa government owe Africa an apology.

Mr President, Nigerians are very angry. This is the time Nigeria need to sure the world it’s giant of Africa, you need to to show reciprocity. The South African deputy minister of police needs to be sacked and bared for life from any African country….. If you don’t do something, Nigerians may resort to self help. Don’t let it get to that. You must act decisively NOW!!

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The Yam Eaters

By Emeka Samuel Nwaiwu.

I think it’s time to go renew my SIA License…..

After the humiliation suffered by on of the elite Nigerian politician in Germany at a new yam festival.

The Nigerian political elites are trying to push a bill upon resumption of parliamentary proceedings after the summer recess, which would give them security protection when ever they travel abroad.

Of course we all know that apart from the president and Vice foreign governments won’t want to waste state resources on clowns.

This clearly shows that the average Nigerian politician only cares about themselves, when it comes to issues that affects them the rally round themselves. They put their part affiliation aside for their common interest.

Actually on a second thought, this is another means of milking the national treasure all in the name of securing themselves. I could imagine the amount of money the will budget for security firms abroad, and we are not taking of 30k Naira minimum wage.

But anyway the say in every disappointment there is a blessing.

If you get badge abeg keep it ready and up to date, it looks like the share of the National cake is coming your way soon. Since the ones back home are not ready to hold their leaders to account.

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Addressing the The Igbo Crime Culture from Fredrick Nwabufo and the political correctness.

By Emeka Samuel Nwaiwu.

Just as the News broke yesterday on the list of 77 cyber crime suspects wanted for arrest both in America and Nigeria.

The Nigerian social media space was trending as usual with ethnic profiling, ethnic bashing, regional bashing, and religious bashing.

A columnist on Sahara Reporters Fredrick Nwabufo wrote an article titled The Igbo Crime Culture (2)

In one of the paragraphs he said

“Crime has no ethnic face, but does that imply condoning or rationalising a persistent ill?

I have said it before, we have a problem. The Igbo have a problem.”

Yes Fredrick Nwabufo you are right crime has no ethnic face, same way there is nothing like an Igbo crime culture.

It’s like saying Fulani crime culture, Muslim terrorist culture or Yoruba Juju occult crime culture.

There is a general problem in Nigeria where the youth out of its quest for wealth indulge in crime to become rich and celebrated.

But Fredrick and co in trying to sound politically correct decide to see it as an Igbo problem.

Am sure that while Fredrick Nwabufo and co where making their research the skipped other ethnicities and nationals caught and convicted on different crime charges.

I can list some names for Fredrick and co to research on (Zain Qaiser, (Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, Rasaq Aderoju Raheem and Femi Alexander Mewase (Nigeria), who were extradited from South Africa for Internet fraud schemes, including romance scams, re-shipping scams, fraudulent cheque scams, work-at-home scams as well as bank, financial and credit card account takeovers, are collectively facing hundreds of years in prison after being found guilty in Mississippi.)

(Max Butler (Idaho), known as Iceman and then Max Ray Vision, hacked US government Web sites in 2001 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. In 2007, after using WiFi to commit attacks, programme malware and steal credit card information, Butler pleaded guilty to wire fraud, stealing millions of credit card numbers and around $86 million in fraudulent purchases. Butler, who is due for release in 2019, was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay $27.5 millionin restitution.)

Kevin Mitnick (America), who used social engineering and phone phreaking to get free long-distance calls and access to secret information, was sentenced to a year in prison, followed by three years’ probation, for hacking and stealing $1 million of software. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, possession of unauthorised devices and unauthorised access to a federal computer, and served a total of five years in prison.)

(Michael Calce (Canada), aka MafiaBoy, launched several high-profile denial-of-service attacks against companies like Yahoo, Amazon, Dell, eBay and CNN, reportedly causing losses of approximately $1.2 billion. At only 15 years old at the time of offence, the Montreal Youth Court sentenced him to eight months of ‘open custody’, a year of probation, restrictions on his Internet usage, and a small fine.)

(Matthew Hanley and Connor Allsopp (England) were sentenced to 12 months and eight months respectively for their involvement in the TalkTalk data breach in which they stole banking and sensitive information for over 150 000 customer accounts. The breach is estimated to have cost TalkTalk £77 million, including a record £400 000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office.)

(George Garofano (Connecticut) was behind the “Celebgate” phishing scheme in which he admitted to using a phishing scam to break into more than 250 iCloud accounts, including those belonging to Hollywood A-listers. He was sentenced to eight months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.)

https://www.itweb.co.za/content/WnxpEv4DVDBvV8XL

The list are too many to for me to mention on here, kindly visit the above site to view more.

I went on Twitter and I was amazed on how Nigerians were bashing each other trying to make it look like it’s a one region problem, some made it an Igbo problem.

It’s a Nigerian and a world problem, cyber crime unfortunately is one of the problems that come with the digital age.

As for Nigerians I totally agree with this Twitter user:

@cchukudabelu Just like you can’t get the Nigerian Police to stop taking bribes, you can’t stop any Nigerian who has decided to defraud people.

Unless you want to keep venting on social media till you die, you better find something else to do.

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Meet an Igbo man…. part 2

By UBA ACHO

THE MAN WHO SAVED KANO

During the 1972 Cholera Epidemic in Kano, millions of lives were on the line. A man rose to the challenge and developed a World Health Organisation-approved Cholera Vaccine, which was used to combat the 1972 Kano Cholera Epidemic 😷, saving lives and generations. That man’s name is Professor Augustine Njoku Obi, an Igbo man.

Remember this was just two years after the unfortunate uncivil war, where same people from Kano were principal perpetrators of the Igbo genocide for three years.

One of the major sociocultural principles of Ndi Igbo is Ndukaku/Ndu Ka aku, Ndukuba/Ndu Ka Uba, Ndubuisi, Ezi aha Ka ego, Eziokwu bu Ndu. A fundamental Igbo man or woman and society never extols wealth and money over life, dignity and legacy. If you’re Igbo, wherever you are, don’t forget this 👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾

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Meet an Igbo Man

By UBA ACHO

Meet Chinedu Echerou, an Igbo man, born in Nigeria, schooled in Nigeria and Harvard. He invented HotSpot.com for 300US cities to find direction in Subway stations.

Apple bought his company for $1bn.

Chinedu has since returned to Nigeria to invest in Agriculture and African Food company.

Ndi Igbo are a great people, and like every great people, you find the Great, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

All those using their brain, intellect, hard and smart work to make black race, Africa, Nigeria and Ndi Igbo proud, Ofo ndu na Ofo Aku na Uba kam na agoro unu, na Eke, Orie, Afo and Nkwo ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

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UK power cut: National Grid promises to learn lessons from

I have always wondered what it’s going to be like if there is a power failure in the UK. I woke up this morning to News of power failure in some parts of the UK.

It’s amazing how does part affected was on a stand still for some hours. I could imagine the panic,confusion and embarrassments.

National Grid has said it will “learn the lessons” after nearly one million people across England and Wales lost power on Friday.

The director of operations Duncan Burt told the press that its systems “worked well” after the “incredibly rare event” of two power stations disconnecting.

He said he did not believe that a cyber-attack or unpredictable wind power generation were to blame.

Regulator Ofgem said it could take enforcement action, including a fine, after train passengers were stranded, traffic lights failed to work and thousands of homes were plunged into darkness during the blackout.

The power outage happened at about 17:00 BST on Friday, National Grid said, with blackouts across the Midlands, the South East, South West, North West and north east of England, and Wales.

Industry experts said that a gas-fired power station at Little Barford, Bedfordshire, failed at 16.58, followed two minutes later by the Hornsea offshore wind farm disconnecting from the grid,power was restored by 18:30 BST.

This is the type of news our African/Nigerian leaders will refer us to anytime we cry about steady electricity supply.

You will hear people like Femi Adeshina say even in the UK there are power outage, you people will always complain.

Wailing wailers. 😂

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Nigeriologists The Bane Of our Development

By Uba Acho

In 1999 the Nigerian military under Obasanjo/Atiku regime wiped off the entire village of Odi in Bayelsa state or reduced to state if nothingness. You said nothing and did nothing. Rather you tag them these Niger deltans, deal with them, they’re militants.

In 2016 the Nigeria military and police, shot and killed protesting IPOB members, some were buried in an unknown mass grave. You said nothing and did nothing. Rather called them miscreants, low lives, constituting nuisance, they should be crushed.

In 2018 the Nigerian military shot and killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims. You said nothing and did nothing. You tagged dangerous breed of Muslims, how dare they block the passing route of almighty Brutai, smoke them out.

Today in Lagos the Nigerian military and police are tear gassing and shooting at the #Revolution_Now protesters. You said nothing and doing nothing. Rather you’re taunting them, making jest and fun of them for daring.

We watched as they arrested and hanged Ken Saro-Wiwa.

We watched as they arrested, incarcerated and attempted killing Nnamdi Kanu.

We watched as they’ve just abducted Omoyele Sowore, now in incarceration. One day they will come for you or me, and we will have no one to speak or march for us.

Millions have become emergency experts on Nigeriology, armchair and social media experts on the best way to do it, the best way to get Nigeria and the system working. They know everything wrong with Nnamdi Kanu and his method, they know everything wrong with Swore and his strategy. But all they ever have to offer is theory, another theory and more and more theories from the comfort of the computers and homes, but can never raise a finger or move or muscle.

Anyone doing anything that doesn’t involve loss of lives to challenge and distort the status quo in Nigeria, to irritate the bourgeoisie political class to stimulate the sociopolitical and socioeconomic consciousness of the people will always have my support. I supported Nnamdi Kanu and his movement #IPOB, I’m supporting Omoyele Sowore and his #Revolution_Now movement.

In this struggle to get Nigeria and Africa working for the betterment of us all. If I’m not one of the players on the pitch facing the hard tackles and knocks, be sure I will be that ardent fan and supporter at the stands cheering the players on, for we are on same team.

Which side are you?

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El-Zakzaki granted bail again by the court.

So after the Noise making that led to the unnecessary death of a young journalist, police DCP, and uncountable numbers of Shiites. EL-Zakzaky is still granted bail one more time.

While i was stating the obvious, some people accuse me of liking to argue and supporting a Muslim sect above the other.

You know what? The law is the law, it doesn’t not care about your emotions or sentiments black is alway black and white is always white no matter how you look at it.

Am I optimistic the government will release him on bail this time around? No

In fact I will be shocked if Buhari release this man. We all know it’s a religious war that Buhari is fighting and nothing to do with the National interest.

Related News: https://punchng.com/breaking-court-grants-el-zakzaky-permission-to-travel/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Should I give up my citizenship?

By Chukwuemeka Samuel Nwaiwu.

Should I give up one of my passport just for the love of country?

While Nigerians celebrates one of its own been made a junior minister Kemi Badenoch born in Wimbledon, UK, she was raised in Lagos Nigeria Before moving back to the UK at the age of 16.

Toni Chike Iwobi (born 26 April 1955), better known as Tony Iwobi, is an Italian politician for who was elected to the Lega Nord. Toni was elected to the Italian Senate in the 2018 general election.

Godson Chikama Onyekwere was born in Nigeria to an Igbo family from Umuahia, Abia State. He moved to Poland in 1993, and in 2001 became a Polish citizen. In 2008, he became a member of the Łódź City Council. In 2007, he unsuccessfully ran in the Polish parliamentary election. In 2010, he was re-elected for the City Council with 4736 votes, the second best result out of almost 800 candidates.

Ezeajughi, a native of Anambra State, Nigeria, was elected mayor on April 16, 2019, by the College of Councillors on Brent, London.

Meanwhile in Nigeria, The Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal has nullified the election of a member of the House of Representatives, Ikengboju Gboluga.

section 66(1) of the 1999 Constitution.

The section states that, “No person shall be qualified for election to the Senate or the House of Representatives if: (a) subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, has made a declaration of allegiance to such a country.”

While the world is becoming a global village Nigeria is yet to tap into the trend of opening up its political space.

While researching I bumped into this article: https://thefirmaadvisory.com/new-blog/2018/7/18/does-dual-citizenship-disqualify-a-person-from-seeking-or-holding-elective-office-in-nigeria

Decision of Nigerian Court:

The question of dual citizenship and forfeiture of same has attracted judicial attention in Nigeria because of the Constitutional provisions. One of the most outstanding judicial authority on this matter is the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Dr. Willie Ogebide v. Mr. Arigbe Osula (2004) 12 NWLR Part 886 page 138 paras C-E where Onnoghen JCA (now JSC) in the same case opined in:

“… it is clear and I hereby hold that the acquisition of dual citizenship by a Nigerian per say is not a ground for disqualification for election to the National Assembly particularly where the Nigerian citizen is a citizen by birth. That is the clear meaning of the provisions in sections 66(1) and 28 of the 1999 constitution when taken together. The only Nigerian citizen disqualified by the said sections is one who is a citizen of Nigeria by either registration or naturalization who subsequently acquires the citizenship of another country in addition to his Nigerian citizenship…” (Bold for emphasis)

While leaders in Nigeria have constantly encouraged Nigerians in diaspora that they have a huge role as well as the huge potential in terms of national development. section 66 of the 1999 Constitution does not encourage people like me whole have lived abroad and have family abroad. How do I just drop everything I have worked for and move back to Nigeria just because I want to assist the nation politically?

I can understand that the writers based their thinking on National security and the possibility of espionage, where one can possibly be a work for another country he or she swore allegiance to.

The case of Ikengboju Gboluga is a case I will love to follow until the end.

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Understand And Respect Nature

By Uba Acho.

Nature do not understand sin and forgiveness. Nature only understands balance & imbalance. Cut down the trees in your community and watch nature pay you visit with erosions, your air polluted and subsequent health issues that follow, and watch as some of your rare breed of animal 🦔 species go extinct.

Distort the balance in nature and it’s only natural that nature come hunting for you.

What Nollywood taught you to be Evil Forests, were actually hectares and acres of land designated by our ancestors to protect and preserve some natural habitats. Some special herbal and medicinal trees 🌳 and plants 🌱 were preserved and protected in such forest reserves. That’s why it’s mostly the native medical doctors #Dibia_Mgborogwu_Na_Mkpa_Akwukwo that Pay visits to such forests.

We cut down our trees for outdated form of electrification for electricity we don’t even have. We cut down our trees for so called community liberation that never came, we still wake up to face same hash realities of life everyday.

Maintain balance in nature, for we are part and parcel of nature.

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Worlds Apart

By Uba Acho

While Ethiopia 🇪🇹 is planting 350million trees 🌳 in 12hours, some ignorant and religious extremists in Nigeria are cutting down trees, even iconic and landmark trees, tagged them evil trees, abode of witches 🧙‍♀️ and wizards and claimed they’re responsible for people’s poverty and misfortune.

To many of us, our knowledge of importance of trees is limited to the fruits 🍈 they bear for us to feed on. Take sometime out to study and understand how important trees are to your health, to the environment, to wildlife, to the economy, to community life, and to the future.

“Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.

Not only are trees essential for life, but as the longest living species on earth, they give us a link between the past, present and future.

It’s critical that woodlands, rainforests and trees in both rural and urban settings, such as parks, are preserved and sustainably managed across the world.

#Trees_benefit_health

The canopies of trees act as a physical filter, trapping dust and absorbing pollutants from the air. Each individual tree removes up to 1.7 kilos every year. They also provide shade from solar radiation and reduce noise.

Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by trees and green space, your blood pressure drops, your heart rate slows and your stress levels come down.

#Trees_benefit_the_environment

Trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow and the carbon that they store in their wood helps slow the rate of global warming.

They reduce wind speeds and cool the air as they lose moisture and reflect heat upwards from their leaves. It’s estimated that trees can reduce the temperature in a city by up to 7°C.

Trees also help prevent flooding and soil erosion, absorbing thousands of litres of stormwater.

#Trees_boost_wildlife

Trees host complex microhabitats. When young, they offer habitation and food to amazing communities of birds, insects, lichen and fungi. When ancient, their trunks also provide the hollow cover needed by species such as bats, woodboring beetles, tawny owls and woodpeckers. One mature oak or Iroko tree can be home to as many as 500 different species.

#Trees_strengthen_communities

Trees strengthen the distinctive character of a place and encourage local pride. Urban woodland can be used as an educational resource and to bring groups together for activities like walking and bird-watching. Trees are also invaluable for children to play in and discover their sense of adventure.

#Trees_protect_the_future

Soon, for the first time in history, the number of people with homes in cities will outstrip those living in the countryside. Parks and trees will become an even more vital component of urban life. We must respect them and protect them for the future”

(https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park/things-to-see-and-do/gardens-and-landscapes/tree-map/why-trees-are-important)

Trees are not evil, Trees give Life and improve quality of our health and environment. Don’t be deceived by any illiterate and ignorant man called pastor/Man of God who has only read the bible, and is out to feed on your gullibility.

Cutting down trees won’t elevate anyone or community from poverty, misfortune and illness.

Don’t be anti Nature.

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Sacked for having dual citizenship.

Apparently You won’t be able to seek political office in Nigeria unless you renounce your dual citizenship.

The Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal has nullified the election of a member of the House of Representatives, Ikengboju Gboluga.

Mr Gboluga represents Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency.

He was sacked by the tribunal for allegedly having dual citizenship.

Mr Gboluga was in April declared the winner of the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

But the APC candidate challenged the declaration on the grounds that Mr Gboluga holds United Kingdom citizenship in contradiction to the relevant laws of the country, particularly section 66(1) of the 1999 Constitution.

The section states that, “No person shall be qualified for election to the Senate or the House of Representatives if: (a) subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, has made a declaration of allegiance to such a country.”

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/344125-tribunal-sacks-pdp-house-of-reps-member.html?amp_markup=1&__twitter_impression=true

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History Repeating Itself?

By UBA ACHO

This is Mohammed Yusuf the founder of what is known today as Boko Haram. He established a religious complex and school that attracted poor Muslim families from across Nigeria and neighbouring countries. It was a non violence group or should I say a lesser evil, until the Nigeria 🇳🇬 government with their incompetent and inept security forces killed him.

Then they created a vacuum for the violent and bigger evil, Abubakar Shekau to occupy and unleash mayhem on the innocent Nigerian populace.

And the government is repeating same failed approach with the Shiite Muslims. Free Shiite leader #Ibraheem_Zakzaky as the court ordered. We are potentially creating another monster.

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The black man stopped thinking.

By oluwaloninyo

The black man had his way of worshiping his God.

The white man came & told him it’s black and devilish; his is the way.

The black man stopped thinking.

The black man no longer needs chains!

He willingly gave his powers & freedom to the unknown God of the white man.

In his foolishness, a black man talks about advancements of the white man.

He doesn’t know of the technologies of the black ancestors before they stopped thinking; believing they were inferior.

Most of the advancements of the white man were built on the blood of slaves.

@oluwaloninyo

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THINK NIGERIANS..

My response to THINK NIGERIANS..

by Samuel chukwuemeka Nwaiwu

Has Religion has become a big problem in Nigeria??

Answer: yes it’s become a very big problem not just in Nigeria but all over Africa.

If a pastor rapes, he shouldn’t be exposed to face the law??

Answer: yes he should be exposed because Rape is a crime and all criminals are prosecuted in a court of law.

No one should talk about it??

Answer: every reasonable person should talk about it as it goes against everything the church stands for.

But if a woman accuses a pastor of rape

Everyone believes her??

Answer it’s not a question of everybody believing her or not, court of public opinion will always pass judgement but only a court of competent jurisdiction can pass judgement rightly or wrongly.

Every one carries placards for protest???

Answer: Not everyone carries/carried a placard in protest. Less than 500 people Out of 170 million people in Nigeria can never qualify as Everyone.

How many people even have time to cross check the story??

Well this is my submission.

Answer: Not everyone have the time to check her story, her family and friends wouldn’t have that time as they trust her. The same way you will trust your sister, daughter, wife and mother if such calamity befalls them.

Your submission is irrelevant to the case if at all it sees the light of day in court, as you are neither a judge nor a jury.

Busola Dakolo said she was raped by Pastor Biodun when she was 16.. No year added..

She was the winner of Idols west Africa in 2007..

She met with her husband Timi Dakolo in the same Coza church in 2008

She claimed her parents had traveled out of town with her siblings, leaving her alone..

She said it was about 7am when Pastor Biodun knocked on her door, she opened the door and the pastor without wasting time pushed her down and raped her, she even said she didn’t struggle due to how the pastor petted her..

My question is..

1..How could her parents traveled out of town with other siblings leaving her alone in a Duplex like she described??

Answer: My Dad worked far away in Lagos while me and my siblings and mum lived in owerri, my mum goes to the shop every Monday to Saturday living us to ourselves.

Not all family has the same model as yours while growing up.

2.. How did Pastor Biodun know her parents had traveled and she was alone, such that he raped her not minding if anyone could come out??

Answer: A groomer studies it’s prey, works his or her way around its victim and their family. Most rape cases are done by close relatives and friends.

3.. How can a man disvirgin a teen without lubricant and she said she didn’t struggle??

Is there a virgin so wet and opened?

She said he raped her the second time in a secluded Bush

Answer: you might have had sex with a virgin who screamed and cry does not mean every girl in the world screamed and cry on their first time having sex, especially if it was not a forceful penetration. Hence i continually ask you to study cases child groomers, most times the victims never knew they where manipulated and raped until a later stage in their life. Timi have never said he was a member of CoZA neither has CoZA claimed he’s was ones a member.

4.. Was the sex in the bush still rape??

Could it be possible to follow a man who raped you alone into a bush??

Where they looking for snails??

Answer: like I pointed out earlier her case has all the signs of grooming, hence she might not have knows.

The report says her parents knew about it and confronted the pastor, but the Pastor begged and blamed it on the devil..

Answer: reports from unverified source can’t stand as facts, as far as am concerned it’s rumours until we hear from their parents.

5.. Is it possible for a parent to ignore a pastor who defiled their daughter??

A man who raped your daughter both at home and the bushes?? Waka ✋

Answer: With the current rate of brain washing going on in religious places in Nigeria? Yes it’s very possible. We all saw how God of men told parents to throw away their babies because the are witches and wizards. This are verifiable cases in calabar. I will look for the link on aljazeera for you.

6.. Could it be possible for the parents to still worship in such congregation until Busola met Dakolo in 2008??

Answer: very very possible.

NIGERIANS THINK

Does anyone know what Rape is??

Can you all imagine the pains and effects??

Especially a little teenager

Do you all visualize the picture of the victim..

Answer: yes I have worked with a couple of them in line with my job so I know first hand.

But no, she followed him again to the bushes , That’s the lie that can break my spines..

Answer: Grooming…….

Why don’t these raped community women accuse prayer houses prophets.. ??

Why don’t they accuse upcoming churches??

Answer: you haven’t spoken to any Rape activist to find out the number of cases the deal with on a daily bases. I will direct you to AKU a Youtube blogger and a human rights lawyer. Speak to her or any of her colleagues and thank me later.

Why must it be Big churches

Especially when the pastor wears designers and wears good perfumes..

You now remember how you were laid off in the bushes..

Answer: It’s not only big churches, big church make the news because they are big. This only became popular because it involves big celebrities. Ese Walters was a nobody hence her story against the same big pastor was swept under the carpet.

7.. What was Busola’s position or her parent’s in the church that warranted such closeness of the pastor going to the house by 7am..

Answer: you and I don’t know how close he was to the family so that question is left for the pastor to clear the air on.

Note that i don’t support Rape, be it by anyone..

What i hate is lies from the pit of hell..

Cheap lies..

you claim not to support rape but your views and the way you are trying to suppress the issue shows complacency.

I don’t know if there will be any reasonable prove by Busola in future..

But for now

I don’t see any living evidence to prove her right, especially saying the pastor used her in the bush like a bush meat.. 😂

Let’s do away with religious sentiments

Jesus didn’t rape and so his followers should not rape, no one is justified by raping..

But don’t also forget that people lied against Jesus Christ

Infact they killed him..

And even up till today

People still write books of Anti Christ

They accuse Jesus of being Gay in books 😂

Let us never be quick to Judge a man..

Before you take up that placard and match out for protest..

THINK

THINK

THINK NIGERIA.. 💔💔

Answer BLA BLA BLA

Take this from me, Forget the title Pastor, Reverend, Daddy GO, Konji doesn’t Respect anointing.

Hence you guys warn against indecent dressing. 👍🏾🙏🏾

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EL Zakzaky the New threat?

By UBA Acho

El Zakzaky is a threat to Nigeria 🇳🇬 and it’s people they’ve been echoing. But he wasn’t dangerously a threat when Buhari was seeking for Office? They all paid him a courtesy visit seeking for his support.

Some individuals are using their positions in authority to fight religious and Islamic war of Sunni vs Shia Muslims. If proper care is not taken Nigeria might become a ground for a battle of supremacy between Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 and Iran 🇮🇷.

If it’s genuinely about Nigeria’s democracy, I think Miyetti Allah pose more threat to Nigerians. A government that is releasing captured and incarcerated Boko Haram fighters shouldn’t be telling us how dangerous El Zakzaky and Shiites are. My only concern is, let rule of law take its course. If court of competent authority has granted him bail, then he should be released. And protest shouldn’t be a death sentence, employ a better crisis and conflict management technique.

Is El Zakzaky and Shiites dangerous? Yes

Is Miyetti Allah dangerous? yes

Are Fulani Herdsmen terrorists dangerous? Yes

But why is the government fiercely dealing with one while dealing with the other with kids-gloves?

For all those mostly from the North supporting this government’s impunity, may I remind you, none of these leaders’ families or relatives are in any IDP camp. When e go red, na me and you go suffer amm. Use your brain if you have one.

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Living in a glass house

After a hot debate and disagreement with some colleague on a topic on TVC your view about people from other church denomination secretly going to white garment churches through the back door for prayers. Yet they don’t want to associate with white garment churches in public.

I argued there is nothing wrong with going to white garment church as I don’t see the difference with what’s going on in the churches today. people run to men of god for prayers and expect quick answers to their prayers, i believe It’s just prejudice and misconceptions from Nollywood movies and public perception.

I asked a few questions waiting for a reply but unfortunately, I got the usual responds, which was quite disappointing.

  • Have you ever attended a white garment church before? Answer NO but I have heard things about them.
  • Has it occurred to you that the white garment churches have their own doctrine of worship just as your church has theirs? Answer yes but they use RED candles instead of white candles. RED candles are evil that makes them evil. They destroy families and tell people false vision that people are after their life.
  • But Catholics use red candles. No, they don’t they only use white candles.
  • But most churches are guilty of selling visions to their worshippers, including your church. No, my church doesn’t.

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and to think i was talking to graduates who should know better on how to research and  not to generalise, but on a second thought its coming from Christians and friends who has repeatedly refuse to debate discrepancies in their faith and believes in Christianity.

I once made a post saying watching Nollywood reduces one IQ and sense of reasoning to 0 and I made no apology for that statement.

These individuals couldn’t see they were generalising based on hear say and not necessarily backed up by proper research.

These people failed to see that just like them, some people were born into white garment church and never chose to be members.

Even after I showed them evidences of red candles being used in church service, they blatantly chose to ignore my evidence.

Just in case you are among the shallow minded Christian, that believe red candled signifies evil then think again.The catholic church which was on of the first church that propagated Christianity you practice today do use red candles for

  • Transubstantiation: celebration of Eucharist, breaking of bread and drinking of wine in remembrance of Jesus death and resurrection. Catholic theology teaches that through the priest words of consecration, bread and wine are supernaturally and fundamentally changed into the body and blood of Christ.
  • The burning of red candles is said to put one in touch with the power of the flesh.
  • Sanctuary lamp: honour given to the body and blood; red candle is traditionally lit beside the tabernacle to show it contains consecrated elements.
  • Other of candles have symbolic functions, according to st Mary’s Anglican catholic church of Denver, sometimes Catholics lite candles as a reminder that their prayers continue to rise to God even after they leave the church building.
  • Candles also reminds them that Jesus is the light of the church

 

 

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Faith failed LEAH SHARIBU

By UBA ACHO

Heard that Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted last year has been killed by Boko Haram.

If true, go well and rest well beautiful soul. Jehovah failed you, Jesus Christ failed you, Holy Ghost failed you.

Adeboye failed you, Oyedepo failed you, Suleiman failed you, CAN failed you.

Buhari failed you, Nigeria army and Police failed you.

The church was busy singing when they should be swinging. The church was busy praying when they should be marching. Con men on the pulpit dubbed Pastors lost their voices. Jehovah God and Adeboye were busy drinking tea while you were languishing in captivity.

Jesus Christ was busy working in mysterious ways and Holy Spirit the errand boy was nowhere to be found.

My thoughts are with your family and loved ones 🙏🏿🙏🏿✊🏿✊🏿

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Lucky Dube Was Right, It’s a Crazy World

By UBA ACHO.

Ladies and Gentle men, this is a feminist art exhibition somewhere in Europe.

Let’s consider few points;

1) Imagine for a second, if the roles reversed with a table filled with model penises, a room full of men watching on, one of which is exposing himself to a handful of young girls? I’m dead sure the cops would not have been called fast enough screaming “paedophilia”!

This is child abuse!

2) If the roles were reversed, there would be an outcry and outrage about child abuse, and “grooming” of young girls to be sexually submissive to men.

This is child abuse in all levels!

3) Isn’t this in essence, adults flashing to children? and pushing sexually charged dialogue? exactly the type of thing that used to be called sexually deviant and used to carry a prison term?

Is engaging with a child sexually, now ok?

Sexualisation of children is not ok, be it heterosexuality or homosexuality, leave the kids out of it. There should be a clear line between adults living according to their beliefs about sexuality and gender, and imposing those beliefs on young children.

Modern Liberalism, contemporary feminism and current Leftists inadvertently are creating a new generation of conservatives, they’ve created a pathway for the new wave of populism and populists rise to power around the world. Is not a coincidence that far right movements are on the surge, rising from the ashes of obscurity.

The look on the faces of the kids tell the story.

#Feminism_Liberalism_Leftism_On_Self_Destruct

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Reyes died from over speeding.

JOSE ANTONIO REYES died after losing control of his high-powered Mercedes when a tyre punctured while he was travelling at 147mph, it was reported today.

Spanish sports daily Mundo Deportivo said a preliminary police report pointed to a blowout as the former Arsenal star was going more than 70mph above the speed limit as the probable cause of the accident that killed him and a cousin.

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Demolition of Akachi and the rate Fake News spreads like fire with the aid of social media.

While at work yesterday I received a WhatsApp text from a friend showing pictures of the famous and controversial Akachi statue in Imo state being pulled down with a bulldozer.

I opened my Facebook and saw similar stories and videos, some claiming the current government of imo state are the ones pulling it down, another claiming the real owners of the land are claiming back their land forcefully taken by the Ex Governor.

Then there was another claim that people of imo state are claiming that the statue is a diabolical shrine or symbol used by the ex governor to hold the state down. This claim was funny and I easily dismissed it until I saw a full post about it validating such nonsense.

Claim 1: How can you Governor Ikedioha be in office while miscreants takes laws into their hands. It puts you as a weak Governor and not in charge of the state. The Governor should be mindful of his cronies trying very hard to impress him. This was how Rochas lost it, to many praise singers no critics. If the government didn’t send those that demolished the state property, you must arrest those who did this immediately.

Claim 2: Land use act states that all lands belong to the government. One can only be duly compensated if your land is taken for state use.

No court can give such judgement allocating state land to individuals against the state.

Claim 3: it is very stupid to think that Akachi is a shrine. This thoughts my have emanated from some of my usual stupid Christian religions friends who sees everything as diabolic except that of their own Neo Colonialism, inferiority complex and mental slavery.

These same people are ready to spend money to travel to sites that has got similar structures all over the world to take pictures and admire such structures.

Christ of the Ozarks

As a former fine arts student, I totally understand the whole concept of beautification using arts.

Cristo del Otero

I am not a fan of Rochas on some of his policies and can sound a bit biased in favour of artists benefiting from his regime.

Leave the statue alone, it’s not the statue that is making you not to prosper as an individual neither will it stop the current government from hitting the ground running.

By Samuel Nwaiwu.

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Slim Thug

Because The Media Won’t Show Or Tell You This Story👇🏾

“Rapper “Slim Thug” founded “Boss Life Construction” they venture into different cities and restore abandoned homes with no value and turn them into nice homes with value.

These brand new homes are given to people with low income and single parents even homeless people for free. This investment improves the community image and brings value back to the hood.

Slim Thug invest hundreds of thousands of his own money/profits into the hood for these families. Lets make sure we give Slim Thug some love for this while he is living and not wait to embrace this awesome deed when he dies like we did Nipsey Hussle” (Source Online)

When They Tell You ‘Black on Black Crime’ Show Them This 👇🏾.

By Uba Acho.

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Gunmen kill Army Garrison Commander.

Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, Col. Mohammed Barack by suspected gunmen.

The incident which took place on Bauchi – Jos Road was said to have taken place on Sunday while the deceased was riding a Power Bike from Kaduna.

A source said, “The Garrison Commander of 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army (Shadawanka Barracks) Bauchi, Col. Mohammed Barack, has been shot dead. He was shot on Sunday along Jos Road, while on Power Bike and was coming back from Kaduna; he is from Kano State.”

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Buhari didn’t need NJC to appoint me – Justice Tanko Muhammad

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari does not need the permission of the National Judicial Council to appoint him as the acting CJN.

Muhammad made the claim in response to a query given to him by the NJC, the body constitutionally empowered to recommend the appointment of chief justices and heads of courts.

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School collapse: Where was God?

Children are Trapped In a Lagos Island School Building which Collapsed this morning with children inside. We hope they all come out safe and sound. Unfortunately someone could protect them probably due to the there sins or the sins of their parents.

Someone need to be held accountable for putting this children’s life at risk.

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BREXIT: Confused parliament, confused electorate.

What do we really want from Brexit? Everyday headline keep popping up…..

Headline: MPs rejected Theresa May’s deal again last night

Headline: Commons vote on leaving EU without deal

Headline: How tariffs would work in the event of no deal

Theresa May’s deal again last night

• Tonight: Commons vote on leaving EU without

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Breaking: Disgraced Cardinal George Pell

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in jail after sexually abusing two choir boys.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6801755/Cardinal-George-Pell-sentenced-abusing-two-choirboys-1996.html?ito=social-twitter_DailyMailAU

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Video: When Emekuku Elders bless you.

PDP Governorship candidate, visited Emekuku community during the election campaign.

He was blessed by the elders and reminded never to forget his promises to the people.

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HOW SAD FOR THE YORUBA NATION

Did the Igbos put guns on anybody’s head before buying up Alaba, Ajegunle, isolo and Oshodi in Lagos?

Did they use juju before the Ibadan surrendered Iwo Road to them?

And what were we looking at before the Igbos took over Isida and Adeti in Ilesa ?

Where were the YORUBAS when the Igbos thrived and built 90% of the Hotels in Abuja. Was there a law that excluded the YORUBAS from selling building materials? Dei Dei building materials market in Abuja is 90 % Igbo owned.

So the more we point one finger at the Igbos, the more we have the other four fingers pointing at our laziness and lack of initiative as a society.

The YORUBAS should have been better with all our education, but we may be worse than the Fulanis who just roam around the bush.

Why? Because we lack the entrepreneurship spirit. We just want salaries from doing 8am to 5pm job. We proceed in foolishness and we persist in hoping to reap plenty without sowing hard. The Igbos are different, hence we are now jealous and envious.

We love wasteful parties and Aso Ebi. Just a little business without even making any profit yet, we usually call musicians to spray money like coffetti .

Where are all the Board Members of Ebenezer Obey today? Where is lawyer Omoyinmi and Lanre Badmus? Where is Oroki Social Club of Osogbo? Where is Felates of Ilesa and the likes whose trade mark was to bring Sunny Ade to Ilesa every Xmas, to waste all income gathered for the year?

The Yoruba society wasted their leading lights on excessive consumption and wasteful attitudes. We wasted our capital on frivolous social gatherings.

We took religion to ridicoulous levels, such that the wealthiest pastors and churches are now Yorubas. But all the wealth extracted by the churches from the Yoruba nation is also merely flaunted to show whose God is the most miraculous.

So we have become paupers and destitutes, as the Yoruba nation cannot now pay salaries. Pensions are owed for years.

Tell me, is Osun State filled with human beings or goats to have tolerated Aregbesola, when they rejected Akande. Say it loud, is the Constituted Authority of Ibadan sane to just bring about 21 Obas from nowhere to receive salaries, where there is no money to reopen Ladoja Akintola University?

Are the Ondos so wise to have allowed Mimiko to devastate their terrain as to be now saddled with 12 months salary arrears? What of Ekiti with rabble rousing Fayose and the intellectually arrogant Fayemi?

But the Igbos are hard workers. Let us not continue to deceive ourselves. 20 of their young boys can live in the shop from where they sell goods. There is no place too dirty or remote for them to hibernate and incubate their ideas. Give them 5 years, you will see them buy and take over all shops and lands.

True, some of them are criminals, but majority of the Igbo youths build and build physical structures always, while the YORUBAS are content with looking for salaried jobs, so that they can have siesta in the afternoons and then attend parties on Saturdays. Then spend Sundays in church wishing and praying for divine miracles.

How foolish! As the Igbo youths are meeting and strategizing on Sundays, so that they can gather money and buy the houses and lands owned by our Yoruba fathers, the Yorubas youths are busy in churches on Sundays praying for miracles.

Whether we like it or not, Obokungbusi Town Hall will soon be on concessional PPP sale. The Igbos will buy it. The proceeds will be used to pay backlog of salaries owed to impoverished Ijeshas. It will come willy nilly.

It will happen even in a declared Oduduwa Republic. Afterall, the Chinese, the Lebanese and the South Africans are buying us out with reckless abandon. See how ShopRite is buying up everywhere. I heard that they bought Owena Motel estate in Akure. How come we did not sell it to the Igbos?

We shall continue to grumble and hate the Igbos until eternity. Unless we spy on them, copy their ways and imbibe their ‘can do’ attitude.

The Yoruba nation and society have been pauperised and destituted. In desperation, we shall soon start to behave like the Almajiris in the North.

In grinding poverty and out of jealousy, the Almajiris of the North regularly loot Igbo shops and businesses. Very soon Yoruba urchins will start looting too to show that they hate the Igbos.

Even some of us here will defend it to show our hatred for the Igbos. Whereas, the looting is as a result of hunger and uselessness of our society.

How sad for the Yoruba Nation.

Source: The Republican News

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PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha Wins Imo Governorship Election

Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, secured 273,404 votes to defeat defeated Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) and Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Nwosu, who was backed by Governor Rochas Okorocha, finished second with 190,364 votes; followed by Senator Uzodinma who got 96,458 votes.

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A mother has been jailed after becoming the first person in the UK convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM).

The 37-year-old Ugandan woman was found guilty of cutting her three-year-old daughter despite deploying witchcraft to ‘shut up’ her accusers.

Mrs Justice Whipple jailed the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, for 11 years for FGM and added two further years for possessing indecent images and extreme pornography.

The judge said: ‘FGM has long been against the law and let’s be clear FGM is a form of child abuse.

‘It’s a barbaric practice and a serious crime. It’s an offence which targets women, particularly inflicted when they are young and vulnerable.’

The judge said it was not known why the woman inflicted FGM on her child, contrary to her culture, although witchcraft was a possibility.

On the psychological effect on the victim, she the told defendant: ‘This is a significant and life long burden for her to carry.

‘You betrayed her trust in you as her protector.’

Her partner, a 43-year-old Ghanaian, was cleared of involvement following a trial at the Old Bailey.

However, he pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of an indecent images of a child and two charges of possessing extreme images showing people having sex with a horse and snake.

The judge sentenced him to 11 months in prison, although he had already served his time on remand.

It is now up to the Home Office to decide whether to allow him to continue living in Britain, the court heard.

The couple, from Walthamstow, east London, had been jointly accused of carrying out FGM on their daughter over the 2017 summer bank holiday.

The girl was subjected to ‘deliberate cutting with a sharp instrument’ at her mother’s dirty home, and medics raised the alarm after she was taken to hospital with severe bleeding.

The defendants had lied to authorities that their daughter had been reaching for a biscuit when she fell and cut herself on the edge of a kitchen cupboard.

But the victim later confided in specially trained officers that she had been cut by a ‘witch’.

Prosecutor Caroline Carberry QC said: ‘Two cow tongues, they were bound in wire with nails and a small blunt knife also embedded in them, 40 limes were found and other fruit which when opened contained pieces of paper with names on them.

‘The names embedded included both police officers involved in the investigation of the case, the social worker, her own son and the then director of public prosecutions.

‘These people were to “shut up” and “freeze their mouths”. There was a jar with a picture of a social worker in pepper found hidden behind the toilet in the bathroom.

‘Another spell was hidden under the bed.’

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‘Only 28 candidates registered for common entrance exam in Zamfara’

Federal Government of Nigeria express worries about the low number of candidates seeking admission into its 104 colleges across the country, who registered for the 2018 National Common Entrance Examination.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Priscillia Ihuoma, noted that only 28 candidates from Zamfara State registered for the examination.

Pleading with state governments, heads of schools and interest groups to persuade school-age children in the areas with low registration to register for the examination, he said that a directive had been given to leave the portal open for registration until April 13.

Stakeholders meeting held recently indicated that Taraba, Kebbi and Zamfara states had the lowest number of candidates who  registered for the entrance examination. While Taraba had 95 candidates, Kebbi had 50.

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MY LIFE IN SEARCH OF AFRICA (J.H Clarke)j

“The Europeans not

only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people. In order to do this, they had to forget, or pretend to forget, all they had previously known abut the Africans.

It is unfortunate that so much of the history of Africa has been written by conquerors, foreigners, missionaries and adventurers. The Egyptians left the best record of their history written by local writers.

Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as ‘Western Civilization,’ long before the greatness of Greece and Rome.

When a Alexander the Greek (Not Great) came into Africa, instead of burning libraries, and that’s one of the greatest myths of history (The burning of Alexandria library 📚) he sent the books home to Aristotle, who rewrote a lot of them and put his name on them. And So a lot of what you think is Aristotle’s writings are plagiarism from African writings

The cruelest thing slavery and colonialism did to the Africans was to destroy their memory of what they were before foreign contact”

~John Henrik Clarke

He captured my thoughts exactly. The colonisation of information about Africa is more DETRIMENTAL than the geographical colonisation.

Dear fellow African people, we’ve got a lot of decolonisation to do.

Decolonise your minds

Decolonise your worldview

Decolonise your Tongue/language

Decolonise your names

Decolonise your spirituality and divinity

Decolonise your God (for the religious)

Decolonise your Government

Decolonise education

Etc

If you haven’t read any of his works, hurry now, you will be glad you did.

Uba Acho.

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My second term would be tough – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a hint into how his second tenure would be, saying ” is going to be tough.

Speaking when members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) paid him a congratulatory visit today, he said the last lap of his administration would be tough.

Source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/breaking-my-second-term-would-be-tough-buhari.html

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Tambuwal confirms 16 killed in fresh Sokoto banditry

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has confirmed the death of 16 people in a fresh banditry attack at Dalijan, Rakkoni and Kalhu communities in the Rabah Local Government Area of the state.

Tambuwal made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday in Sokoto, saying that the incident occurred on Monday night.

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Unknown Gunmen Attack Kajuru, Kachia Villages

Unknown  Gunmen have reportedly invaded Maro village in Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna razing many houses and injuring many.

Maro was one of the villages that came under attack two weeks ago.

Although the police are yet to confirm the attack, a source from the village told our correspondent that the armed men numbering over 200 invaded the village early on Tuesday morning wielding dangerous weapons.

Source: https://www.channelstv.com/2019/02/26/breaking-unknown-gunmen-attack-kajuru-kachia-villages/?utm_source=TW&utm_medium=ChannelsTV-+AutoPoster&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BChannels+Television

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Buhari will be returned as president of Nigeria.

By Samuel Nwaiwu

After collation of results in 14 states by INEC it is very clear that the president Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2019 presidential election.

It is clear from my calculations that Buhari will win by land slide, more than what he won Jonathan with in 2015.

Nigerians just need to brace up for the Next Level. Seems their campaign worked.

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APGA wins Federal constituency seat in Taraba

Danjuma Shiddi of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has emerged winner of the Wukari/Ibi Federal Constituency seat in Taraba.

Declaring the result in Wukari, the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. Chibiya Shangu said Mr Shiddi polled 39,312 votes to defeat his close rival, Prof. Yakubu Aliyara of Action Alliance (AA) who got 22,147 votes.

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Dr Chimaroke Nnamani returns to the Senate.

Former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani has won the Enugu East Senatorial Election.

Nnamani of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled a total of 128,843 votes.

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BREAKING: INEC Declares Kogi East Senatorial Election Inconclusive.

INEC Returning Officer, Professor Emmanuel Bala, explained that the decision was taken because the election did not hold in 129 polling units in the senatorial district.

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In Nigeria everything goes

By Uba Acho

In Nigeria everything and anything goes. The so called elites know this, they’re not afraid of any backlash for their decisions, because there won’t be any.

Remove the CJN, we make noise on Twitter and Facebook for two days, and follow another trend.

Cancel the presidential & parliamentary elections few hours to the election, the people can only rant behind their keyboards for two hours and life goes on as if nothing happens.

Kill innocent unarmed protesters, majority blame the victims, and see them as fools for daring to exercise their constitutional right of civil disobedience.

Put the students out of school with ASUU strike for months even a year, our parents and even the students are happy attending political campaign rallies of those that put them out of school.

In deed poverty and ignorance have proven to be an effective political tool and control mechanism in the hands of the so called elites. Keep them poor and ignorant and you have successfully created a docile easy to manipulate populace.

And I tell you, the so called elites hate anyone who can or who’s trying to stimulate the consciousness of the poor and ignorant

About 60% of Nigeria population are under the age of 30yrs. We sure can change the situation, we only need to stimulate the consciousness of our sleeping young generation. Yes we can .

15th Century Print Media, 21st Century Social Media.

By UBA ACHO.

When German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg invented movable-type printing machine around 1436 (although he was far from the first to automate the book-printing process). Little did he know what a revolutionary invention he has gifted the world and Europe in particular.

In the 15th century, the innovation enabled people to share knowledge more quickly and widely. The printing press was the invention of the century, and radically changed how ideas and thoughts were shared. Books, pamphlets, and documents of all types could be printed and distributed all throughout Europe; leading to a mass spread of knowledge and communication – ultimately pushing the scientific enlightenment. Printing press drastically changed the way society evolved. It had dramatic effects on European civilization. Its immediate effect was that it spread information quickly and accurately. This helped create a wider literate reading public. It caused new ideas, thoughts, and doctrine to be made available to the public in ways that had never been seen before the sixteenth century.

The printing revolution also contributed mightily to the Protestant Reformation that split apart the Catholic Church. Recorded history had it that, it was on the 31st October 1517 that Martin Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. Printing press helped Luther´s opinions and disagreement to spread around, this way people would be informed about reality. His followers also started disagreeing with the teachings of the Catholic Church, so a protest started.

With the invention of #internet #Social_Media and #Smart_Phones, the sociocultural, sociopolitical and religious dynamics in our societies can never remain the same.

Ten years ago in our African societies, these fraudsters, scammers and actors called pastors would’ve got away with this movie and play acting called miracle. They hired the woman, and used her condition to deceive and brainwash the gullible and unsuspecting masses, then go ahead and defraud them.

The church is not under any attack, the church is being found out and called out. The truth is, Nigeria and Africa will never see pastors at the calibre of Oyedepo, Adeboye, Oyakhilome, TB Joshua, Suleman Etc again, that era is over, people know better today and have the facilities to expose the tricks, deception and lies.

What Printing press did to Europe in 15th century, is what internet, social media and smart phones are doing and going to do to Nigeria and Africa. End of dark ages and usher in renaissance age, the Age of Enlightenment, the age of reason.

The printing press almost immediately change culture, politics, beliefs and religious practices in Europe and Germany in particular. Today internet, social media and smart phones are doing exactly same thing in Africa and Nigeria in particular.

Wake up my fellow Africans, no miracle can build our societies for us, no Jesus is coming to take us to any beautiful city in the sky. Only us can build our society, only us can develop beautiful cities here on the continent of Africa. Only us, by us and for us.

Africa is rising again ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

AtikuIsNotComing

I remember making a post sometime in August I tagged #AtikuIsNotComing.

I hope my fellow Atiku friends and PDP sympathisers will finally come to terms with reality.

I hope we can all move on now and start playing the normal opposition role. We need to start putting pressure on the current administration to reform the electoral laws that is currently a waste of time and money.

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