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Yinka Odumakin: Nigeria Lost Towering Patriot – Jimi Agbaje
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Yinka Odumakin: Nigeria Lost Towering Patriot – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos State in the 2015 and 2019 general elections, said Nigeria has lost a towering patriot in Yinka Odumakin, who died on Saturday. The late Odumakin, who until his death was the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) COVID-19 Isolation Centre. In his tribute, Agbaje said: “Nigeria lost a towering patriot in Yinka Odumakin. May his Lion’s soul Rest In Peace. Amen.”
Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje
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Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said youths who gave ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate Yorubaland must have acted out frustration after the government repeatedly failed to listen to their cries and save them from incessant attacks from bandits while the perpetrators were also not prosecuted. Violence had erupted in Igangan, Ibarapa, on Friday when a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, alongside his followers, stormed the Fulani settlement in the ancient town to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agbaje...
Yahaya Bello Doesn’t Deserve NCWS Gender-sensitive Award — Natasha Akpoti
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Yahaya Bello Doesn’t Deserve NCWS Gender-sensitive Award — Natasha Akpoti

A former governorship candidate in Kogi State Natasha Akpoti has opposed the conferment of the most gender-sensitive governor in Nigeria award by the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello. According to Ms Akpoti, the award does not take into cognizance the governor’s alleged violent actions against her and others. “National Council for Women Societies @ncws_abuja should bury their heads in shame,” she tweeted on Sunday. “Honouring Kogi’s Gov. Yahaya Bello as ‘Most Gender Sensitive Gov in Nigeria’ is an insult to d violence he unleashed to me, the dead @OfficialPDPNig woman leader & a host of others. Evil monster.” The award presentation and decoration ceremony held on Saturday at the Glass House of Kogi State Government House, Lokoja. ...
I Once Hawked, Shouted ‘Orange Di Uto, Oka Di Oku’ In Streets Of Aba – Uche Nwosu
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I Once Hawked, Shouted ‘Orange Di Uto, Oka Di Oku’ In Streets Of Aba – Uche Nwosu

The former governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State, Mr. Uche Nwosu has called on youths not to be in a hurry to compare themselves with others, saying such person overtime have invested in building themselves. While revealing that he once hawked orange and cooked corn in the streets of Aba in a chat with ABN TV in Abuja, he added that some people knew him when he became the Commissioner for Land and later Chief of Staff to former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha. "Don't be ashamed of what you do. Some people will say 'I wish I was in Uche Nwosu's shoe' but have you asked yourself what I went through before becoming Commissioner for Land and even Chief of Staff before I ran for election as the governor of Imo State. "Most of them don't know. I tell most of them...
Snitches On Twitter Will Get You Arrested And Still Want You To Fight Government – Naira Marley Writes After Arrest
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Snitches On Twitter Will Get You Arrested And Still Want You To Fight Government – Naira Marley Writes After Arrest

Naira Marley has lashed out at “snitches”, days after being arrested by the police for violating the order on social distancing and public gathering after being spotted at Funke Akindele’s houseparty for her husband, JJC Skillz 43rd birthday on April 4. The rapper said in his tweet that “snitches on Twitter get people arrested and still want them to fight the government on their behalf”. Naira Marley tweeted; Snitches on twitter will get you arrested and still want you to fight the government for them. From now on it’s just Marlians Only. Let’s all listen to the government and give them our full support Recall mycelebrityandi reported earlier that the Lagos state government withdrew the charges filed against Naira Marley and former governorship candidate, Babatunde G...
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No Worker In Lagos Can Live With N30,000 – Babatunde Gbadamosi

A former governorship candidate under the Action Democratic Party in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has said no worker can comfortably live with the new minimum wage of N30,000 in Lagos. Gbadamosi while speaking at a conference in Lagos, said a minimum wage of N100, 000 should be paid to workers because of the high cost of living in the state. Gbadamosi said, “Lagos should be paying at least N100,000 minimum wage because of the high cost of living in the state. “There is no worker that can live comfortably on N30,000 salary in a month. The bad roads force transporters to keep increasing fares, rents are high, Lagosians pay so much to send their children to school. “Lagos State internally generated revenue in a month is said to be above N30bn and that is the official figu...

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