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Presidency Cabal in dilemma on Buhari – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency cabal is in a state of dilemma as to whether to bring President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country with his present state or leave him in London, adding that; “The President has become a bad business for the cabal that imposed him on Nigerians.” Ayodele Fayose Governor Fayose, who insisted that Nigerians must be told the truth about the President’s state of health, said; “I told Nigerians then that President Buhari was a black-market packaged by the APC cabal that was only interested in seizing power by whatever means and now, I have been vindicated.” In a statement issued on Monday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said; “For a President who has spent 113 days abroad taking care of his health out of the 191 days in 2017, it is time for Section 144 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to be invoked.” He said “President Buhari left Nigeria for London on May 7, 2017 and today is July 10, 2017, 64 clears days since Nigerians saw their President or heard anything from him. Even the President’s handlers are keeping Nigerians in the dark. “Even though the number of days that a president can spend outside the country is not specified in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the makers of the laws of Nigeria envisaged this kind of situation and made provisions for how to resolve it in Section 144. “It has therefore become pertinent that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) must invoke Section 144 of the 1999 Constitution by passing a resolution declaring that President Buhari is incapable of discharging the functions of his office.” Governor Fayose, who insisted that he was not interested in President Buhari’s death, said freeing Nigeria from the hands of those who are presently holding the country to ransom should be the major concern of all well-meaning Nigerians. “They are always quick to tell Nigerians that there is an Acting President in person of Prof Yemi Osinbajo and as such, no vacuum government. However, we all know the limitations of the Acting President. We know that there are so many things Prof Osinbajo cannot do and Nigerians are the ones bearing the consequences of a bedridden President.”

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What Former President Obasanjo Told Me-Alex Ozone

IMG_0927_filteredxRecently you posted a picture and a video clip of you and former President
Olusegun Obasanjo in a flight, what is your connection and relationship with the former Nigerian leader?
You see, I actually wanted to pass a message particularly to the
Nigerian youth through that my little encounter with Chief Obasanjo, I used the term ‘little’ because it wasn’t a major. As an aspiring Entrepreneur, as
an artist, as a young person, whoever you are,  what a ever you want to
do or be, they say opportunity comes but once. So when you see an
opportunity don’t fail to grab it no matter the obstacle you might
face. What I did there was to pass a message to our youths to take a
good advantage of the opportunities that comes their ways no matter
what. No matter who the person is, if you feel he is who you really
desire to meet please go ahead, he may bless you, he may cures you but
the most important thing for you is to play your own part which is to
take the bold step to approach him, and also be ready and willing to accept whatever the outcome of that your step. But most importantly never fail to cleared your conscience because if you
don’t, one day you will look back and regret not taking your chances.
Meeting Obasanjo for me was an ordinary thing because it was not
actually major, it was not planned, we were just on the same flight returning to Nigeria,
and when I saw him I observed that no one was going to meet him or exchange pleasantries probably they were scared or something. Though
initially I was like, what is baba doing here? because ordinarily baba
was supposed to be rolling with private jet as former president. So I got up from my seat and
approached him. When I got him I simply said, ‘baba o’ and he said ‘’how are you’’ I
responded and introduced myself as Alex Ozone of O3 Media, from there
we started talking. Obasanjo I must say is really a nice and jovial person. In the
course of our discussion he asked me what I do,  I told him that I am into
entertainment business, and that coming back from tour with my artist, from there I  introduced Skales, in fact it was Skales that actually informed in the
first place that OBJ was in the plane with us, I introduced him and also his
manager and his producer too. Of course I’m the promoter. Baba said
‘really?‘’ I said yes, then he asked ”what work is now left for me, can I be the distributor”? I
said of course. From there we chatted all through the journey back home. Of
course we snapped pictures and exchanged contacts, it was a very nice
and pleasant experience for all us on the flight.IMG_1108_filtered Have you tried to contact or approach him for any favors since you came back?
Not really, I am also important in my
own right, so when I need baba I will reach out to him but for now I
will not want to abuse the privilege he gave me by calling him
unnecessarily. I survive through myself, I
hustle, I work hard for myself, for my family for the Nigerian youth, and
for the general society. I help push and positively project the
image of Nigeria to the outside world through my work. So when I need
person in the capacity and position of Obasanjo, why not, I will approach
him.
Based on that experience with Chief Obasanjo, what would you like the youths
to learn from it?
My message to everybody out there, not just the youths, though the
youths are my primary constituency, is that they must believe
in themselves. Self confidence leads to so many good things in life,
you must believe that nobody is better than you, you must believe that
nobody is bigger than you, you must believe that you can achieve
whatever you set out to achieve. Obama is the next person I really
want to chill with and it will surely happen soon.
Looking at the general society and the polity, what do you think
of Nigeria, is this the Nigeria your dream?
My brother nothing is working in this country I won’t tell you lies.
In fact, Nigeria feeds me with pain and sorrow whenever I come back
into this country. Right from the airport nothing is really working
here. Hunger everywhere, suffering everywhere, anguish, pain,
frustration all over the place. Its no longer funny, they promised us
change but the way it appears now it seems we are now in chains, it is
even so funny that nobody is talking about this, we all travel outside
this country, we see how things are done over there, but rather than come
back and do what is right to help our people, we will be doing the
opposite. They promised us change and nobody is asking questions, what
is happening to the change. Is this the change they promised us? What
is happening? Why is no one asking questions? No electricity, no food,
no job, nothing and everyone pretends as if though all is well.IMG_0808_filteredx

I have
been reading about the increased cases of suicide and suicide attempt
in Nigeria, and it’s becoming so alarming. How did we get ourselves to this
position? Why is no one talking? If want to come back to Nigeria sometimes I will become agitated and filled with anxiety because I know what I
would be coming back to face. I know the kind of suffering and
frustration I would be coming back into.
Don’t you think the poor health condition of President Muhammadu
Buhari is part of the reason things have not really worked as they
should?
The president’s health has got nothing to do with what is going on in
Nigeria because it has always been like this. The president is just an
individual, he has his cabinet and runs the affairs of the country
through these cabinet members, so the president illness does not stop
his ministers from working, or is all the ministers, heads all
departments also sick? Must the country be grounded because Mr.
President is sick? Don’t we have vice president again? What is he
doing? The problem is not the health of Mr. President, the problem is
actually those who are working with Mr. President. Take for example, I
have been away for some time now in Europe and my office is still
functioning because I put capable hands in place. We Nigerians need to
start thinking outside the box because these so called politicians are
like wolves, the only thing they think about is how to feed themselves
and their families and make themselves comfortable. I even feel pity
for some youths out there who are killing themselves and destroying
the little they have because of these politicians who doesn’t care
about them. Look, these people only care about themselves, check out
the recent the wedding ceremony of the daughter of former head of
state, Ibrahim Babangida, all these people both from the north, south,
east and west, they all gathered, they were all smiling as they merry
but the poor masses were shut out because that place is not for them.
Then you will see these poor masses marching the streets, killing one
another because of their collective enemies, and that to me is the
irony of life for you. Look, we must rise up and say to these people,
you promised us change, where is the change? We must do something, we
must say enough is enough. Buhari is not the issue here unless we want
to deceive ourselves. Anyone can fall sick, I can for sick and my
office will still be running because everybody have got their jobs to
do, everyone has got their role to play.IMG_0863_filteredx
Based on what you have just said, are you by any means trying to say
that those Mr. President have chosen to help him run the affairs of
the country are not capable of doing the job?
They are all capable but they don’t want to do the job, they are
selfish. They always want to blame someone else for their failure. You
have to own up to your responsibility, that way you can be able to
evaluate your progress. Minister of power must own up to his
responsibility, the minister of Agriculture must own up to his
responsibility, minister of Sports must own up to his responsibility
and so on. The reason the previous person was removed and you put in
that place is for things to change and work for better. Not for you to come
back to us every now and then with excuse of how the previous man did not
do it therefore the thing cannot be done. So why are you there? If the
previous man had done it then there wouldn’t have been a reason  to
change him and put you there in the first place. Minister of works
must make sure that the roads are in order, minister of agriculture
must make sure there is food, minister of power have to make sure
there is electricity, that is why they put them there, they were not
put there to come and be giving us excuses or blaming another person
who was there before them. You don’t blame your predecessor for your
failure. Because your predecessor failed doesn’t mean you must
fail too.IMG_0927_filteredx
Do you think Nigerians made a mistake by
electing this administration into power?
Don’t misquote me here, nobody made a mistake but we Nigerians don’t
want to face challenges, we don’t want to face reality. You elected
somebody and that person should take responsibility, that is all I’m
saying. The person should deliver on his promises, not blaming another
person for his shortcomings. We elected you because we felt the other
person was not delivering, now you are there rather than deliver even
on your own promises you’re blaming the other person for not
delivering. How do you want to progress by blaming your passed
leaders? You only move forward by making a difference, you move
forward by setting aside ethnic, tribe and religious sentiment. Look,
we don’t ask for too much o, the only thing we ask for is electricity,
communication and good roads, that is all and we can survive. A person
like me all I need is my phone, once I have my phone I can do so many
things and make money, likewise many Nigerians. We don’t ask for much.
With the way things are now in Nigeria, if President Buhari present himself for elective post would you still vote him in?
I will vote for you In fact I want you to come out. Do you know why I
will vote for you? Because you’re a youth, the power belong to the
youths. Again because you’ve gone through what we’re going through you
will understand the pain of the common man on the street,and when you
get there though you will want to make yourself comfortable, still you
will remember where you are coming from and the plight of those you
left behind. Another reason I will vote for you is because I can
challenge you when you are no longer doing what you should do, but all
these big men over there, I can’t challenge them because they’ve
criminally enriched themselves and surrounded themselves with security
that we the people can no longer reach them. But as a youth, I believe
we share the same view and ideology and you understand where I am
coming from, so I will vote for you.

 

Make your health condition status now, Ohanaeze tells Buhari

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare satus the state of his health which has prevented him from attending to important national issues.

Chief Nnia Nwodo, the President of the Igbo group made this known at a news conference in Enugu on tuesday. Nwodo also described the bail condition for Nnamdi Kanu’s release as “a celebrated example of judicial rascality” and vowed to challenge the action in court. Nwodo further said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo would file an action against the discriminatory appointments so far made by President Buhari  against Ndigbo, as  they were unconstitutional. He said that although Ohanaeze was in support of a similar suit filed by Chief Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, in 2010 , he pointed out that it was only made public now because Agbakoba was recommended by the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, to be appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in a bid to disqualify and ridicule him. On the recent declaration by some northern elders  led by Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu that  the north would not support restructuring of the country, Nwodo said, those opposed to restructuring were unpatriotic. His words, “Not too long ago, a group of northern elders met in Abuja and through their spokesperson, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu , made very strong views on the national discourse. They first of all distanced themselves from the conclusions  of  the 2014 constitutional  conference describing their treatment at the conference as intimidating and claiming to have been under represented and therefore advised the present Federal Government and the National Assembly not  to  take the conclusions of that conference seriously. They also condemned any suggestion to restructure the federation insisting that our present structure must remain. “Ohanaeze finds these conditions patently unpatriotic, inciting and capable of whipping divisive tendencies in our polity. We do not know how any patriotic person of the immense character and reputation of our leaders at the Abuja meeting will wait for nearly three years to disassociate themselves  from  resolutions  they contributed to, moved motions  on, voted for, had taken seriously we also plead to be excused from the 1979 and 1999 constitutions which were prepared by military governments dominated by northern military officers in which officers from Ohanaeze states had only token representation. “Our federation is totally out of sync with all known definitions of a federation. We have no independence of federating units. Nigeria is a unitary state with too much powers in the federal government and no fiscal independence or responsibility for domestic security in the states. The need for restructuring is so obvious when Kano with 9.5 million people has 44 local governments and Lagos with 9.1 million has 20 local governments… “Some northern leaders in their utterances give the impression that our nation is their conquered territory. God forbid! We should all be joint and equal partners in a common bid to build a united, virile and strong country…” Nwodo further condemned the inability of the Federal Government to end the Fulani herdsmen killing of innocent Nigerians in Kaduna, Benue, Enugu among other states in the South West, South East and Middle Belt states across the country saying that Buhari must order their arrests and prosecution for peace to reign. On railway development, Nwodo said it was “a vote against the South East, North Central and North East” in the country. “The major railway projects by the Federal Government are the Lagos- Kano modernisation, standard gauge rail lines and the Lagos – Ibadan segment is already undoing at the cost $1.231 billion; the Lagos –Kano modernisation standard gauge rail line project which Kano- Kaduna segment alone will cost $1.146 and the Lagos- Calabar Coastal Line will gulp $3.474 billion… “There is absolutely no plan for the Port Harcourt – Maiduguri or the Eastern Rail line which traverses Port Harcourt – Aba- Enugu – Oturkpo- Igumale- Makurdi- Kafanchan – Kuru- Gombe and all the way to Maiduguri…” he said.

Buhari failing health: Akande weeps for Nigeria

 Former National Chairman of the Action Congress, AC and later Acting Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande had urged Nigerians to pray fervently for President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. A statement by Chief Akande in Osogbo yesterday, read in part: “The health of the leader is intricately intertwined with the health of the nation. It is more so in a delicately fragile union of nations called Nigeria. I did not see President Buhari at the wedding of his adopted son in Kaduna, last Saturday. I was sad and I wept. “When last we met at the wedding of his daughter in Abuja, last December, I complained to him that I was not happy about his stressful looks. His reply connoted some allusions to circumstances where an honest man fighting corruption is surrounded mostly by unpatriotic greedy ruling class. He felt painfully frustrated. “He assured me he would soon be going on vacation. I then knew that corruption has effectively been fighting back. And I prayed for Nigeria. That was why Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and I rushed to meet him in London in February this year when he was sick and could not return as scheduled from his vacation. The rest is history but we must appreciate that his poor health is already taking a toll on the health of Nigeria as a polity. “There are two challenges facing the country today. The first and most critical is the health of the President which, unfortunately, is a development beyond his control and for which we did not prepare. The second is the disorder and lack of cohesion between the National Assembly and the Presidency. “These are two great red flag dangers that have the potential of plunging the country into unprecedented chaos and of destabilising the gains of democracy since 1999. “The greatest danger, however, is for political interests at the corridor of power attempting to feast on the health of Mr President in a dangerous manner that may aggravate the problems between the Executive and the National Assembly without realizing if, in the end, it could drag the entire country into avoidable doom. “As delicately fragile the Union of Nations making up Nigeria, so delicately fragile the democracy and the rule of laws governing the polity of the Union called Nigerian Federation. “Certain Nigerian leaders, having been blindfolded by corruption, assume the possibility of using money in manipulating the national security agencies to intimidate, suppress and hold down certain ethnic nationalities or playing one ethnic nationality against the other with a view to undermining the constitution and perversely upturning the rule of law. “To avoid the ugly consequences of letting President Buhari’s ailments throw Nigeria into confusion, I am urging all Nigerians to begin to pray for his divine healing and perfect recovery. “Let me warn today that those who wish to harvest political gains out of the health of the President are mistaken. This is not Nigeria of 1993. We are in a new national and global era of constitutionality and order. We hope Nigerians have enough patience to learn from history. “My greatest fear, however, is that the country should not be allowed to slide into anarchy and disorder of a monumental proportion.”

Trending: Buhari arrives Abuja

488fe-muhammadu-buhariTrending news has it that the President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to the country after after about two-month medical vacation in London, United Kingdom.

The presidential jet that conveyed Buhari landed at the Air Force Base in Kaduna at 7.40am.

He will be conveyed in an helicopter to the Presidential Villa, Abuja where top government officials are already waiting to receive him.

Those already at the helipad include Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari as Fujiiopo gathered

Keep praying for Buhari him, CAN tells Christians

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has once again asked its member to continue praying for President Muhammadu Buhari until he returns back to the country hale and hearty from the United Kingdom where he has been since January 10,2017.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja said the results of President’s medical tests suggested further rest.
In a swift reaction to the new development, the CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, on Thursday in Abuja, urged all well-meaning Nigerians especially Christians not to cease praying for the President, the acting President and the country until he returns in good health and sound mind.
 
Ayokunle, in a statement issued and signed on his behalf by his Special Assistant (Media and Communications); Pastor Adebayo Oladeji reminds Christians that it is their responsibility to pray for the country and her leaders in season and out of season.

“I call on all well meaning Nigerians, especially Christians not to cease praying for President Muhammadu Buhari as he takes further rest as advised by his doctors until he returns back to the country hale and hearty to continue his good works.

“It is needless reminding you that as Christians, our responsibilities include but not limited to making supplications, prayers, and intercessions, and giving thanks for our leaders and for all that are in the position of authority, ‘that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour…’” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

 
The CAN President also allayed fears being expressed in some quarters that the prolonged absence of Buhari has created a vacuum in the Presidency cited the transfer of power to the Vice President “who is up to the task” unlike what happened during the Presidency of the late Umaru Yar Adua.

“We don’t see the need for any hue and cry being made by some people that his unprecedented absence could create a vacuum in the Presidency since President Buhari has done what is needful by transferring power to the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who is up to the task.

“The Church should also continue praying for him for divine wisdom, knowledge and understanding as he discharges his constitutional responsibilities.”

 
Meanwhile, Ayokunle called on the security agencies to rise up to the security challenges in the Southern Kaduna by flushing out the hoodlums who are still killing the innocent people despite the presence of policemen and soldiers in the area.

“We call on the security agencies in the country to stop the killings in Kafanchan despite their presence in the area, we heard of recent attacks in Atakar and Kaninkon villages of Kaura and Jema’a local government areas in the state”.

“All hands should be on deck to flush out those criminals from their hideouts in order to restore a permanent peace to the Southern Kaduna communities once and for all.”

LEGAL AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF PRESIDENT BUHARI ‘S CONTINUED STAY ABROAD-Mike Ozekhome

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On the political implications of President Muhammadu Buhari extending his medical/holiday period abroad, it keeps the nation on ethno-religious tenterhooks,dangerous precipice, uncomfortable tension, anxiety and a dark pall on government and governance.

It reminds one of the dark better forgotten days of the Yar’dua brouhaha when what late Dora Akunyilu described as “the cabal” unceremoniously seized the reins of government and held the nation to unspeakable ransom.

God forbid a repetition of history.God forbid us behaving like the Bourbons of European history who learnt nothing and forgot nothing.

On the legal implications, it is constitionally provided that once the president transmits his absence or inability to act to the National Assembly, then the Vice president Acts in his place.

This means‬: that the VP takes full control of governance and government apparatus, thus leaving no vacuum in governance . He does it till the president returns.

For crying out loud, let PMB address the nation physically on Skype.Let us see him. He is President of Nigeria, father of the nation.

He belongs to‬ government and the nation.This means Nigeria. He lost his anonymity and individuality the day he was voted into office as president and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The only privacy he has is in his wife’s kitchen, his parlour and the other room.

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