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Shehu Sani Reacts To IPOB Threat That Forced Pastor Kumuyi To Cancel Aba Crusade

Shehu Sani Reacts To IPOB Threat That Forced Kumuyi To Cancel Aba Crusade

Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has condemned the threat that led to the cancellation of a planned crusade in Aba, Abia State by the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Church, Pastor W.F Kumuyi.

Sani in a Twitter post on Monday, said the act stands condemned and people should have the courage to openly condemn it.

It will be recalled that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had asked Pastor Williams Kumuyi of Deeper Life Bible Church to cancel his scheduled crusade in Abia State.

The pro-Biafra group issued the stern warning in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, on Thursday.

IPOB asked the cleric to cancel the planned crusade because any attack that leads to bloodshed would be planned on the group.

According to the group, Kumuyi and other clerics should pray for an end to killings in the South-East.

Following the threat, after initially insisting the crusade will proceed as planned, Pastor Kumuyi eventually cancelled the programme, citing security challenges.

Reacting to the episode, Sani took to his Twitter page to condemn the threat.

He wrote: “The threat against Pastor Kumuyi that led to the cancellation of his crusade in Aba is a condemnable act; And people should have the courage to say so.”

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Yomi Fabiyi Gets Attacked By ‘Supposed’ Fans Of Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh and Yomi Fabiyi

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has got more than he bargained for after cautioning his colleague Tonto Dikeh over her fight and threat to Kemi Olunloyo.

Naija News earlier reported that Yomi Fabiyi in a lengthy post on his Instagram page urged Tonto Dikeh to stop promoting violence and taking laws into her hands.

Yomi Fabiyi opined that Tonto Dikeh’s threats to Kemi Olunloyo are criminal and antisocial considering she is a public figure and many people are looking up to her both online and offline.

He added that if Kemi Olunloye had supposedly infringed on her right, then it’s important to report to the police or courts instead of issuing threats.

This earned Yomi Fabiyi criticism as netizens believed to fans of Tonto Dikeh recalled how he once endorsed and promoted rape with his controversial movie ‘Oko Iyabo”.

Other social media users also berated him for being guilty of the same issue he is cautioning against Tonto Dikeh.

_ucheii wrote: “Person wey endorse and even standby r*ping person sef dey advice”

vitamin_tomiwrote: “Coming from someone that Is always in another person ‘s business and fighting wrongly”

poshest_hope wrote: “Pot calling kettle black. You that promoted paedophilia nko?? No let me stone you from my house o”

cleanlook_cleanlook wrote: “I think the matter does not really concern you.. something we should learn to stay far away from trouble… and think more about making money”

glamsplash_hair wrote: “You are cautioning her over being crass whilst you’re doing same. Abeg shift”

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Buhari Will Play Key Role In Selection Of APC Presidential Candidate – Zulum

The Governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will play a key role in determining who emerges as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Zulum who received the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to the state, said APC delegates in the state are waiting for the directive of Buhari on who should emerge as the candidate of the party.

According to Zulum, the ruling party needs a candidate that would enable the APC to retain power in 2023.

The Borno State Governor said, “Borno state delegates will vote based on their conscience. But again, our leader, General Muhammadu Buhari, is very important in this political equation.

“We are still waiting for him to tell us what to do and we will follow. His advice is very important so we have to wait for his advice.

“Nigerians should pray for a good candidate to emerge, irrespective of tribe, region or ethnic background but a candidate that will ensure the APC forms the central government come 2023.”

Amaechi on his part promised to end insecurity in the NorthEast and across Nigeria if he emerges president.

The presidential hopeful said, “When I was governor of Rivers State, Buratai was a brigade commander while Abba Suleiman was the police commissioner.

“We ensured we engaged the teeming and idle youths by giving them jobs that kept them from the streets.”

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2023: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amosun Should Withdraw Presidential Bids – Nwajiuba

2023: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amosun Should Withdraw Thier Presidential Bids - Nwajiuba

Former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has asked the trio of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Senator Ibikunle Amosun to withdraw their presidential bids.

Nwajiuba urged the three presidential aspirants under the All Progressives Congress (APC) to jettison their presidential ambition and support the clamour for the Igbo presidency.

In an interview with This Day over the weekend, the minister stated that the South West should not be contesting for the presidency, after former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s eight years in office.

Nwajiuba asserted that if the South West aspirants pull out of the presidential race, aspirants from the north would also rest their ambitions and allow the South-east to produce Buhari’s successor in 2023.

The former minister, however, defended the decision by some northerners to join the 2023 presidential race, adding that they have the right credentials to be Nigeria’s president.

“There are three people from the north, who purchased the APC presidential forms: President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello; and Governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Mohammed Badaru. They all have the right credentials to be Nigeria’s president.

“They are men of foresight. They are from the North-east, North-central, and North-west. They are possibly in the contest to make a statement that if we are talking about national justice and fairness, we should only be thinking of the South-east. This is because it is the only zone in the south that has not produced President since 1999.

“However, for them to be seeing about eight people from the South-west suddenly laying claims to the same argument they had against the north makes it look very silly. This is because you cannot be accusing the north of something you are also perpetrating.

“Olusegun Obasanjo had been president for eight years; Osinbajo has been vice president since 2015. Why should the South-west say the north should cede power to the south and that they must be the beneficiary? How does that make any sense of any type?

“Yet they are asking the young patriots in the north to cede power to them. I am sure if the South-west pulls out of the presidential race, aspirants from the north would also rest their ambitions and allow the South-east to produce Buhari’s successor in 2023,” he said.

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Blessing Okoro Accepts She’s Controversial, Reveals Other Things People May Not Know About Her As She Celebrates 33rd Birthday

Nigerian relationship expert and blogger, Blessing Okoro says she has accepted the tag people have put on her as a controversial personality.

Okoro, also known as Blessing CEO took to her Instagram page on Monday 23rd May to accept the tag and also list some probably unknown things about herself as she celebrates her 33rd birthday.

According to her, being controversial is a good thing because it means such a person is different.

Before the video, she also shared a photo to celebrate her birthday.

Blessing CEO
Blessing Okoro

Sharing a video on her page with the caption, “Burst my brains. High me like w*ed. Few things many of you don’t know about me… Happy birthday blessingceo,” the mother of two revealed some things about herself.

According to her, she was born on the 23rd of May, 1989. She attended Marvel Nursery and Primary School in Lagos before proceeding to Federal Government College in Ebonyi State for her secondary education.

For her tertiary education, she studied at the University of Calabar, and did her NYSC in Akwa Ibom State.

Blessing revealed further that her first job was with the Transcorp Hotel in Calabar before she joined the services of the Nigerian Police Force Pension where she resigned later to pursue her passion in relationship issues.

She went ahead to describe herself as a shy person and a relationship therapist who is misunderstood.

The controversial relationship expert added that she would include having a husband as some of her fresh prayer requests to God. She revealed that her spec is a slim, tall and handsome man who has lots of money.

Watch the full video below.

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Toyin Abraham Opens Up On How Her Life Changed After Marriage To Kolawole

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi has opened up on how her husband Kolawole Ajeyemi changed her life after marriage.

Recall that Toyin got married to Ajeyemi in July 2019 after her marriage to Adeniyi Johnson ended. The couple welcomed their first child together in August 2019.

Speaking on her married life and motherhood during a TVC programme ‘Your View’ on Friday, the actress explained that her marriage and motherhood now makes her feel like a woman.

Her words: “It (referring to motherhood) is a new experience and it’s has really changed me. I can tell anybody now that I am a woman coupled with the fact that I married to a good man. My name now is mummy Ire. Motherhood has changed my life.”

Meanwhile, Toyin, who is a movie producer, said she started making money four years ago about 13 years after she began her acting career in 2003.

She revealed that measures she and her team put in place to ensure that those who benefitted from her giveaways online are people in need.

Before I give people money, I check their social media accounts to know when they came into into existence,” she said.

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‘Radio Without Battery’ – Kemi Olunloyo Mocks Tonto Dikeh After She Stormed Lagos To Beat Her

Kemi and Tonto Dikeh

Nigerian investigative Journalist Kemi Olunloyo has mocked Tonto Dikeh after claiming she had stormed Lagos to beat and arrest her.

Naija News earlier reported that Tonto Dikeh in a post shared on her Instagram page on Saturday night said she’s currently in Lagos and dared Kemi Olunloyo for a public fight over a series of allegations against her.

However, in a post shared on the microblogging platform Twitter, Kemi Olunloyo described Tonto Dikeh as a radio without a battery stating that the actress didn’t show up.

Laughing over the issue, Kemi Olunloyo questions who leaves a young boy at home in Lagos to beat a veteran journalist.

Kemi Olunloyo added that Tonto Dikeh is only clout chasing and urged her to heal herself.

She wrote: “Live scores, Kemi Olunloyo 5-0 Tonto Dikeh. Radio without battery, Tonto Dikeh did not show up. Who leaves a young boy at home to travel to Lagos to beat a veteran journalist. Nothing but clout, Hear yourself.”

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2023 Presidency: Tinubu, Nnamani, Onu Are Too Old To Lead Nigeria – Nwajiuba

2023 Presidency: Tinubu, Nnamani, Onu Are Too Old To Lead Nigeria - Nwajiuba

Former Minister of State for Education and Presidential hopeful, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said that some of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirants are too old to lead the country in 2023.

Nwajiuba specifically stated that the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, and former Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, should not plan to contest the 2023 presidency due to their age.

In an interview with ThisDay, the former minister stated that the trio are above 60 years and are disadvantaged by their ages to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

He also stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State are unsuitable for Nigeria’s current work plan.

Nwajiuba, however, said the listed presidential hopefuls are patriotic Nigerians with good intentions but not the best candidate for the ruling party.

He said: “You may be a smart person in the 60s, but the knowledge of economy has moved beyond your era. You might have governed Lagos State before, but those people you trained are also doing fantastic.

“That, then, did not make the knowledge resident in only you. You could have great leaders like Asiwaju Tinubu or men like Ibikunle Amosun, even the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, who by their nature are very nice persons, they might not be suitable for the work plan now.

“There are those, who mean well but being challenged by the age factor, like the former senate president, Ken Nnamani. He is a lovely person, who has the interest of Nigerians at heart, but he may not be as strong as he used to be when he was in government. So, you must excuse him.

“The same thing applies to Ogbonnaya Onu, who also has the challenge of the age. They are good men. We also have younger elements, like the governor of Kogi State, who, is very agile in his 40s, but he has not garnered a nationalistic experience yet. He must be given room to grow.

“There are many constraints for different aspirants. We need somebody, who has the empathy, the energy, the enthusiasm, and exact understanding of the experiences and knowledge that are required.”

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Catholic Priest Suspended For Interest In Benue Governorship Seat Defends Himself, Vows To Return To The Pulpit Later

Catholic Priest Suspended For Interest In Benue Governorship Seat Defends Himself, Vows To Return To The Pulpit Later

The Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Hyacinth Alia who was recently suspended after declaring interest in contesting the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the next Benue State Governor has reacted to the suspension.

Alia said the suspension didn’t come to him as a shock as he was prepared to face and make sacrifices since he took the decision to join the governorship race.

Naija News recalls the Catholic Bishop of Gboko Diocese in Benue state, Most Rev. William Avenya on Saturday evening announced the suspension of Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia from priesthood over involvement in partisan politics.

Avenya in a letter dated 21/5/2022, disclosed that the suspension takes immediate effect.

However, Alia said his resolve has not been dampened by the decision adding that he understands why the Church took such a decision.

He however added that after his political sojourn, he would return to the church, put on his robes and continue the priestly duties.

According to him, he is on a mission to save the people of Benue State from years of bad administration.

The clergyman turned politician in a post on his Facebook page wrote: “From the day I took the decision to answer the overwhelming calls of my people to contest the governorship of Benue with the aim to rescue our people from the shackles of maladministration, I was fully aware of the sacrifice I was going to make.

“And I am convinced that it is worth the cause I am fighting to serve the souls of Benue people and the state. I remain resolute and please don’t be anxious either because I am well prepared and focused.

“More importantly, I am more charged because I have seen the genuineness in the agitations for me to step in and help salvage the already sorry situation the state has found itself for some time.

“As stated in the last paragraph of the suspension letter, I shall return to the public pulpit after I must have served out my mandate as the Governor of Benue state.”

Speaking on the canon law of the Catholic church which forbids clerics from being involved in partisan politics, Alia through his spokesman, Donald Kumun pointed out that those who formulate the laws never imagined a time that the political leaders would be oppressing the people and clergy will be needed to save the people.

He went ahead to list some of the ills been suffered by the people of Benue which is pushing him to step in and rescue them.

“They never imagined that there would be a governor who would refuse to listen to a Catholic bishop begging for the payment of workers’ salaries in the way and manner that Bishop Avenya (Catholic Bishop of Gboko) has done in Benue state,” he was quoted as saying.

“They never knew it would be possible for a governor to stay in power for almost eight years with literally nothing to show for it by way of infrastructural development.

“They never thought of a situation where a state would produce numerous raw materials with practically no industry to process them; while the government plans to sell the existing state-owned industries.

“They never imagined that poor farmers, who are not benefiting anything from the government, would be made to pay cut-throat taxes on their farm produce.

“None of the drafters of the code of canon law imagined that a state will deliberately increase school fees in government-owned tertiary institutions in a way that makes it impossible for the children of the poor to go to school.

“Certainly, they never knew there would be a state in Nigeria where a government would deliberately and consciously impoverish its citizens just to make them politically pliable.

“The canon law never envisaged a state that would turn her highly intelligent youths into political thugs instead of engaging them productively just to mention but a few,” he added.

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Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review | Monday, 23rd May, 2022

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Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Monday, May 23rd 2022.

The PUNCH: The All Progressives Congress chapters in states including Rivers, Benue, Oyo and Sokoto are currently facing crises arising from last week’s election of delegates for governorship primaries holding on Thursday. Factional leaders and aspirants in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Sunday alleged that elections were not held rather delegates were hand-picked by rival groups.

The Guardian: As political parties enter the decision week where delegates will determine flag bearers for the 2023 general elections, some presidential aspirants – in both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – are set to stand down, considering the last minute political tinkering.

Vanguard: Fresh facts emerged over the weekend suggesting that barring any last-minute success for lobbying, President Muhammadu Buhari may not sign the amended Electoral Act, 2022.

This Day: With just a few days to the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential hopeful and former Minister of State for Education,  Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has described the trio of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,  Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Senator Ibikunle Amosun – all contenders for the APC ticket – as unsuitable for Nigeria’s current work plan.

The Nation: With a lot of drama, clashes and upsets, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday held primaries across the states to pick candidates for House of Representatives and House of Assembly elections. There were upsets in Bayelsa and Ondo states, where the daughter of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Orode, lost the PDP Warri North Constituency ticket to Fred Martins, and Minority leader of Ondo State House of Assembly Rasheed Elegbeleye, lost out at the primary to Akintola Olarenwaju.

Daily Trust: Barring any setback, the flag bearers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general elections are expected to emerge this week.

Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.

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