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‘I Bought A House At 14’ – Atiku. Who Cares!

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A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, seems to be a dogged fighter in the game. In politics, he has an ample dose of unsettled issues with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, especially now that he is linked to the New PDP.

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Not done with that, the other day too, he engaged his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, in a debate about his eligibility to travel to the United States of America.

However, just as the US dust is settling, the former number two citizen on Tuesday stirred a fresh debate on the social media space, declaring via a post on his website that he bought a house for his mother at the age of 14.

Atiku, in the blog post, said contrary to the belief that he “soiled” his hands while serving in the Nigeria Customs Service, as well as during his eight-year tenure as Vice-President; he had a history of genuine “business success.”

He said, “It never mattered that I had a history of business success prior to entering politics. It never mattered that from the moment I bought my mother a home as a 14-year-old boy, I was running various businesses to provide for my family.”

But tell it to the marines, seems to be the thinking of the some Nigerian social media users, who received the claim with a pinch of salt. Little wonder, they further prodded him to explain how, at 14, he mustered the financial muscle to buy a house.

For instance, an online socio-political activist, Kayode Ogundamisi, is one of the first critics, who questioned the former Vice-President’s claim.

Ogundamisi said, “How did we end up with deluded characters as so called leaders in Nigeria. That former Vice-President Atiku would have Nigerians believe he bought a house for his mother as a minor/child is a clear indication that Nigeria’s problem is beyond human understanding.”

Another Facebook user, Adedayo Daramola asked,“Was it through innovation or through corruption that the former Vice-President accomplished the feat.”

For another Facebook user, Steve Collins-Ogwu, there appears to be more than meets the eye.

He stated, “At that age, what was he doing to rake in cash to have been able to afford the home? The last I checked, he was not into entertainment of any kind or an athlete to be able to earn cash at such an early stage. I need him to lecture me on how he did it.”

On Atiku’s blog post also, a reader, who identified himself simply as Inyang described the former vice-president’s piece as “rhetoric” and called him as a “trickster.”

Inyang said, “Sir, I pray many Nigerians will be able to see beyond that gibberish piece of write-up and see you for the trickster that you are. You bought your mother a house at 14! What business brought forth such largesse?

“I personally would like to know. Please spare us the rhetoric and leave room for the younger and honest blood in our beloved country Nigeria who are out there praying for the chance to lead this country out of the mess you and your likes have led it. Please find a place to sit and give chance.’’

Source: Punch Nigeria

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  1. Comr john Uk

    September 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Atiku is really gifted in lying. I’m nt surpriz cos such comment is possible wen one is seating on a hot pin. Sorry!

    • Ola

      September 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Why cant he buy a house.its before independence.cant u read!!!!!Why can’t people just try to focus on making history.instead of chatting shit about someone who has made history already.please people that man is a great man whether u like it or not.and I adore him.so pls focus on making a mark in history for yourself.

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Lady buys carton of indomie with COVID-19 sticker in Akwa Ibom

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Lady buys carton of indomie with COVID-19 sticker in Akwa Ibom

A Nigerian lady has lamented over the insensitivity of some Nigerians who go about selling what rightfully belongs to the citizens of the country.

In a Facebook post, the lady, Inemesit Green-Nathaniel said she bought a carton of Indomie and removed a new sticker found on it. It turned out to be a covid-19 sticker, stating that the indomie is not for sale.

 

To her utmost surprise, after removing the “indomitable” sticker, she found COVID19 sticker, underneath it.

“I don’t really know what took my mind to this pack of indomie in my house, I decided to remove this new sticker from it, lo and behold at the back of it I saw Covid 19, Not for sale.

So all this while I have been buying my own right? So if you are looking for warehouse in Akwa ibom, our own palliatives has been sold out to us. HOW HEARTLESS CAN PEOPLE BE?”, She lamented.



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Looted COVID-19 palliatives were meant for widows in Ikorodu – Lawmaker

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Looted COVID-19 palliatives were meant for widows in Ikorodu – Lawmaker

Lawmaker representing Ikorodu Constituency 1, Sanai Agunbiade aka SOB, has reacted to the invasion of his home in Ikorodu area of Lagos state.

The majority leader in the Lagos State House of Assembly said the looted covid-19 palliative were meant to be shared to 50 selected widows on his birthday.

 

Information Nigeria recalls that an irate mob invaded the lawmaker’s house, ransacking the lawmaker’s wardrobe and that of his wife and children, thus carting away with food items and personal belongings.

His statement reads:

The violent attack on my house: Thank you Ikorodu.

To God be the glory that the violent attack on my house on friday 23rd October, and the massive destruction of everything therein did not record any fatalities.

I got intelligence reports of the plan to exterminate me early enough, but I took it as unfounded rumours. Moreso, I was not ready to have security operatives around lest lives be lost. I trusted in God’s plan for my life.

But to those that masterminded and sponsored the carnage for nothing other than political vendetta, I say ‘thank you.’ We know ourselves in Ikorodu, but God reigns supreme. God will repay every hands involved in the attack in appropriate proportion.

I am happy to be alive to witness the 2020 anniversary of my birthday on Sunday 25th October. The plan of detractors to delete me before my bithday has failed. To God be the glory.

Let it be noted that at the peak of covid 19 pandemic, I personally distributed palliatives to my constituents more than three (3) times at my personal expense and recently, my team also shared palliatives to very indigent residents of Ikorodu. All these and many more of efforts aimed at taking care of my constituents are public knowledge as we have a way of ensuring open nomination of beneficiaries.

And for my bithday on 25th October 2020, I have sent out, through my Media Team, notice of my intention to give support to 50 widows who have already been nominated by different groups in a programme christianed Widows Mite for Widows and also distribute to some vulnerable and indigent individuals across the three local councils of my constituency, some palliative materials donated by the state and federal governments, as well as myself. Those are the materials stolen from my house yesterday. Alhamdullilah.

My service to Ikorodu since my teenage years up to this present time is already treasured by posterity and remain immutable. God knows I do not deserve the treatment meted on me by the perpetrators of this politically motivated attack and their sponsors, but I seek solace in God.

It is a truism that no one will attack the property of a mad man, but people of reckoning always suffer vilification. The barbaric event of friday is though shocking but like a dolphin which is happy even in the middle of giant waves and horrible storm, I am stable and my faith in the mercy and grace of God is very fat.

For certain the looters are not #Endsars protesters because the youth in Ikorodu engaged in very peaceful and well coordinated protest. The perpetrators of the attack on my house are group of assailants on a mission targeted at my life. They stole my certificates and travelling passports of my family. They emptied my wardrobe and that of my wife and went with other valuables…pure broad day robbery! But we thank God.
Nigerian politics is indeed very profitable! Ikorodu you have done well for me, I thank you.

For all of these, I thank God for the preservation of lives. I thank God for his infinite mercies and grace.

SOB will not go down, no matter how much they try because God is my armour. Whatever the situation, Ise Oluwa n tesiwaju insha Allah!

Agunbiade S.O.B

Watch videos of residents carting away the palliatives below:

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Ensure fundamental freedoms of peaceful protesters – Martin Luther King III writes Buhari

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Ensure fundamental freedoms of peaceful protesters – Martin Luther King III writes Buhari

Son of late 60’s civil rights leader, Martin Luther King III has joined other world leaders in lending their voice to the peaceful #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.

Martin Luther King III stated that Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari should guarantee fundamental freedoms of peaceful protesters, adding that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

He made this known on Sunday, in a tweet he sent to Buhari on Twitter.

The American human rights advocate disclosed this in a statement on Twitter, where he also noted that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

He wrote: “I appeal to @MBuhari to guarantee the fundamental freedoms of peaceful protesters in Nigeria, including their right to protest. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -MLK, Jr. We must stand with those protesting to #ENDSARS.”

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