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PHOTOS: Wole Soyinka Leads Nigerians Pay Tribute To Mandela In Lagos

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Nigerians from all walks of life pay glowing tributes to late South-African anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela.

The event which took place at the Freedom Park in Lagos was hosted Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka.

Several writers, poets, activists and community and religious leaders sang songs, poetry and engaged in dance performances at the event.
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  1. osas ogbeiwi

    December 14, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    If our politicians think Mandela is as great as
    they have been shouting why cant they
    emulate Nelson Mandela in leadership,
    simplicity and service to the people? While
    Mandela died in his country South Africa,
    many of our politicians die abroad except when they die in an accident.Mandela was
    hospitalized and treated in a South African
    hospital throughout his health challenge
    while our leaders prefer to go to foreign
    hospitals to treat common headache.Mandel
    a died a contented man and not a wealthy man. He did not own any diamond mine,
    private jet, bullet proof vehicle whereas our
    politicians are fighting themselves over our
    oil blocs and our national treasury. Mandela
    did not worship money. He surrounded
    himself with the love of the people.Mandela was not known to be religious. He never
    attended any Holy Ghost service or any
    special religious convention. He served God
    through service to humanity, forgiveness
    and love for his neighbour. Our politicians
    have many spiritual leaders praying for them yet their ways are not right with the
    people they claim to serve. God is not
    mocked. He sees the hearts of all men. Shame
    on all Nigerian leaders shedding crocodile
    tears and paying tributes to a great man like
    Nelson Mandela. Pay tribute to him by emulating his leadership style. Mandela
    believed its better to lead from behind and
    to put others in front. All we are asking is for
    the leaders to do like Nelson Mandela. Fix our
    hospitals, give the masses quality education,
    give us good roads, lead by example. All we are asking is, fix Nigeria. Please share until it
    gets to our good-for- nothing politicians
    who are stealing us blind. According to
    Nelson Mandela, We must use time wisely
    and forever realise that the time is always
    ripe to do right.

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Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola

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Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola
Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola

Afe Babalola

Legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Afe Babalola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians over the violence that has erupted in the country following the #EndSARS protests.

He made the call on Wednesday in reaction to the recent happenings across the country following the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

“Protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, otherwise known as SARS or FSARS, have spread to all parts of Nigeria and beyond.

“The deployment of soldiers to the streets is not the answer. The imposition of curfews is certainly not the answer,” Babalola said in a statement.

Also Read: SERAP Drags Buhari Government, Military To ICC Over Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters

He said that he had before now appealed to President Buhari to please address the issue at that time.

“I now again plead with him to address the root causes of the pain which the youths are complaining about,” he said.

“The use of live bullets and other lethal weapons against protesting youths is not the answer. The killing of protesting youths is also not the answer.

“A protest both in fact and in law is analogous to a message which an injured toe sends to the brain complaining about unbearable pain,” said Babalola in his reaction to the shooting of the protesters.

He added, “The response by the brain and the head is normally to take steps to treat the pain to the toe.

“Any injured person who refuses to take steps to treat pains to any part of the body does so at his own peril.”

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You’re a total idiot – 2Face and Blackface clash again

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You’re a total idiot – 2Face and Blackface clash again

Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia a.k.a 2face has slammed his former bandmate, Blackface for saying he never spoke up during the PDP administration.

This came after 2Face called for a total shutdown of activities in Nigeria iin support of the widespread #EndSARS protest.

However reacting to this, Blackface took a swipe at 2Face who according to him never spoke up during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration even though things were allegedly worse then.

Firing back at him, 2Face described his former bandmate as an “idiot”.

See the exchange that ensued below;

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Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet -Deceased’s Brother

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Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet -Deceased's Brother

Younger brother to the promising lad who died barely 3 hours after he tweeted, Daniel Obi-Enadhuze has broken silence to share how his brother was killed by thugs and not stray bullet from the Police.

AKpraise gathered that the deceased, Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze tweeted around 1:54pm saying ‘Nigeria will not end me’ was allegedly shot by the Nigerian Police.

According to Daniel, his brother was neither hit by a stray bullet nor a deliberate bullet.

He mentioned that his brother was stabbed by thugs who came to invade their home at the Makinde police barracks, Mafoluku, Oshodi, where he lives with his brother, Oke and their mother.

Sharing the sad ordeal on Twitter, Daniel wrote;

“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.”

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