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Yoruba Elders Laud Omoluabi Principles, call for rebirth

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Only a return to time tested Omoluabi principles of probity, honesty, temperance and commitment to community goals rather than that of self will make Nigeria great again. This was the conclusion as prominent southwestern leaders recently gathered  at at the first summit of Yoruba socio-cultural organization-The Omoluabi group. The event held at the MITROS Events Centre Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The  event themed OMOLUABI PRINCIPLES: A CALL TO RETURN had in attendance many Yoruba leaders including His grace, Emeritus Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu, who opened the summit with a thought provoking perspective on the omoluabi ethos while Professor Banji Akintoye presented the lead paper. Other distinguished speakers include Senators Mojisoluwa Akinfemiwa and Femi Okunrounmu.

According to Senator Okurounmu, “it is lack of omoluabi values that has led to the current reign of low integrity, dishonesty and bad governance being experienced generally across the length and breadth of Nigeria”. He stressed that today’s youth ought to become value driven at an early age similar to the likes of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe. He concluded by expressing his faith in groups like the Omoluabi Group. According to him, “with initiatives and groups like this Nigeria will no doubt reach her desired destination”.

On his part, his grace, Emeritus Archbishop , Ayo Ladigbolu  admonished that “as parents and leaders, we must always think of the legacy we wish to bequeath our children and country”.

Lead speaker, Professor Banji Akintoye was full of praises for the host city Abeokuta and the legendary political juggernaut, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The professor however did not spare the present order of government in Nigeria. He stressed that Nigeria stopped growing some 54 years ago when the system of government changed from federalism to the unitary system of government. He emphasized the need for Yorubas to become bold again and take their place of leadership in Nigeria. In his words, “the fact that the Yorubas belong to Nigeria does not mean we should forget our destiny of global leadership”

Other speakers including senator Akinfemiwa stressed the need for Senators, Governors, Ministers and even Presidents to be first Omoluabis before vying for any office. That it is only an Omoluabi who would not abuse or steal whilst in office.

The event came to an end with a question and answer session anchored by the chairman of the group, Mr. Ladi Smith, who also took time to buttress the fact that the vision of the Omoluabi Group is to inculcate and incorporate Omoluabi Principles in all human endeavors in Yoruba land and Nigeria.

 

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Prophet Soul E predicts presidential election winner

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South Africa-based, Prophet Okose Ifechukwude Emmanuel formerly known as Soul E has predicted emphatically that President Muhammadu Buhari will win Saturday’s election.

Sometime last week, I tuned in to his Facebook live daily prayer broadcast where he usually pray and minister to his listeners from around the world.

We haven’t spoken much since he moved to South Africa where he is doing big things. He likes to call me his publicist. Our relationship goes back to that day I interviewed him and after, he began to pray and tell me deep things (story for another day).

So as his broadcast, he digressed spontaneously. He began to address those of us listening from Nigeria. Reaffirming himself, he disclosed how he said it from the start that President Buhari will do a two years tenure of four years apiece.

He stressed that the results of the election will shock many.

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Alleged $2.1m Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence Against Ex-NHIS Boss

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Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, admitted a document tendered in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Dr. Martins Oluwafemi Thomas, a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Thomas was re-arraigned alongside one Kabiru Sidi, a Bureau De Change Operator, on June 28, 2017 on an amended six-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of $2,198,900 (Two Million, One Hundred and Ninety Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars)

He was alleged to have conspired with his wife, Femi, to make a cash payment of the sum to one Ibitoye Bamidele at their residence on 20, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.

The second defendant, Sidi was also said to have lied to an EFCC investigator, Afeez Mustapha that he was the owner of the money that the first defendant and his wife transacted with.

One of the count reads: “That you, Kabiru Sidi, on or about the 15th day of July, 2015, at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Lagos Zonal office, Ikoyi, before the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, made a false statement to Afeez Mustapha, an investigating officer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 39 2(b)and punishable under Section 39 (2)(c)of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act, 2004.”

At the resumed hearing today, a prosecution witness, Emmanuel Egwu, who is the Director of Finance, NHIS, gave a breakdown of total amounts of the entitlements, salaries and emoluments received by Thomas while he worked at the NHIS between November 2013 and May 2015.

Egwu, the third prosecution witness, PW3, while being led in evidence by counsel for the EFCC, Ekele Iheanacho, revealed that the total money Thomas received in his official capacity was a sum of N62,919,154.75 (Sixty- two Million, Nine Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty- Four Naira, Seventy-Five Kobo) only.

When Egwu sought to tender the said documents as evidence, there was no objection by counsels for the defendants.

The documents were, thereafter, admitted in evidence as exhibits F1 and F2 respectively.

When counsel to the first defendant, Collins Ogbona, asked the witness, during cross-examination, if he knew the first defendant personally and all his sources of income, the witness said: “I only know the first defendant in his official capacity as well as only his official income.”

Consequently, Justice Faji adjourned the case to March 8, 19 and 20, 2019 for continuation of trial.

 

 

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It’s okay for women to send nudes, just don’t betray her – Lady says

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A Nigerian identified as Sally on Twitter has said it’s okay for women to send nudes, especially when they are in love.

While defending her opinion, she however stated that most women do so to keep their relationship with the man, especially the ones they trust.

It’s okay for women to send nudes, just don’t betray her – Lady says

So the blame now comes on the man when he betrays such trust to leak her nude on the internet

Read her post:

Women send nudes out of Love, also trying to keep their relationship. If she loves you and trust you why betray that trust? There’s no excuse for leaking her nudes even if she cheated.

In another post, she wrote that women hardly leak their nudes and it is mostly done by men who she regarded as betrayers

Women hardly leak nudes sent to them by their boyfriend, I have never seen one. But I don’t know what’s wrong with some men. You will beg your girlfriend for nude, she will send you out of Love… you’d then want to blackmail her. Imagine if a guy did that to your Sis.

 

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