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Bayelsa State Permanent Secretaries to be Sworn in Tomorrow: Will Dame Patience Jonathan be Attending?

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The announcement by the Bayelsa State Government of the appointment of the First Lady of the country, Patience Jonathan, as a Permanent Secretary in the state was accompanied by a lot of criticisms, with the state government coming up with a statement in defense of its decision. The office of the First Lady too came up with a release on how the First Lady intends to carry out her responsibilities as a permanent secretary.

No release, either from the First Lady, or from her office has talked about her “humbly” rejecting the appointment, and appreciating the gesture on the part of the state government, thereby pledging to do all she can to contribute to the development of Bayelsa State, using her position as the wife of the president of the country (and the office of the wife of the president does not have to be legalized in order to achieve this!). This sounds like the most logical thing to do in the circumstances.

Coincidentally, one of the recommendations of the Justice Belgore-led Committee on the Review of the Constitution of the country, is the scrapping of the offices of the First Lady in all levels of government in the country. It is believed that they wield so much power already, even though their office is not recognized in the constitution of the country.

Interestingly, one of the excuses given by the Bayelsa State Government is that the office of the First Lady is not constitutionally recognized, hence we should not make them feel deprived. Perhaps Justice Belgore’s should have recommended the recognition of these offices in the constitution, but with clear cut responsibilities. A substantial part of our resources go into the “upkeep” of these First Ladies already. And with latest developments, will they even be blocking civil servants from rising to attain their well deserved positions?

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  1. Ejuo

    July 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Did she accept the nomination? If yes, then she is expected to be there. What are your plans, maybe you people want to make an issue out of this. Do not you this matter to heat the polity. She is qualified for any ofis in the state and federal level. Stop heating the polity, you people have caused so much confusion in the Nation

  2. Machienti

    July 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    @Ejuo,who caused d confusion,the media or d idiots in power?Let her go becos no mata wat any1 says her greed n stupidity wil stil get d best of her.Lyk husband lyk wife.No wonda they married each oda.But let dem kno dat evn tho d masses seem helples,we wil neva stop talkin cos talkin is all we hav.They cnt take dat frm us.We wil heat up d polity until it scorches dem.Na only evil ppl dey fear d heat.DEM PAPA!

  3. James

    July 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    @Ejuo hw on earth a ghost worker like her 2 becom a parm.secrt.. do u guyz tink dat d post of a parm.secrt is a political appointment? Bayelsa state dull dull dull…eh God for bid such in my State..

  4. godwin

    July 20, 2012 at 7:47 am

    My Questn: has she been a civil servant and at what grade level b4 this appointment? Perm sec is d highest level to attain as a civil servant. Every other promotn is political. She must be atleast grade level 15 to merit this appointment. If not so, then usual Nigeria system is what we are seeing here.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

Read Also: Femi Otedola Spotted Dancing With His Children (Video)

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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