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OBJ Accused Of Poor Lagos Infrastructure

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Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is responsible for the poor state of infrastructure in Lagos State. Akiolu said Obasanjo should be blamed, rather than President Goodluck Jonathan.

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The Oba made this statement on February 19, 2014, Wednesday, at the public presentation of the book The Life of James Pinson Labulo Davies: A Colossus of Victorian Lagos and Worthy in Character and Learning, written by Professor Adeyemo Elebute.

Oba Akiolu said when Jonathan visited him recently, he told him that all through the eight years Obasanjo was in office, he denied Lagos its status and ‘bastardised’ the system.

“I told the President about six days ago that no one should play politics with development. Although he had his own challenges, many of the problems for which we are blaming Jonathan, were problems created by the Obasanjo administration.

“So what is he talking about now? Don’t play politics with Lagos. What is due to Lagos must be done for the state. This isn’t politics. What the British did to Lagos can be linked to what the former president did to Lagos during his eight years of administration. And those who were in position at that time failed to call him to order,” he stated.

He said that the annexation of Lagos by the British over a century ago plunged the state into serious problems, saying that the British only came for commercial reasons and that their action led to Iga-Idunganran, the Lagos Palace, losing a larger percentage of its landed property.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, who was also present at the event, urged Nigerians to reflect on the past successes associated with Nigeria as a nation in order to find the right inspiration towards rebuilding the country, saying such reflection would also reawaken their patriotism as Nigerians.

Gov. Fashola said the sooner the nation returned to the path of learning the better for it, adding that it is only by useful knowledge that Nigerians would be liberated.

“So, learning, clearly, will liberate us. It has shown its value in our development  and perhaps as we moved away from learning, whether by accident or by developmental limitations, we have found going forward a little more challenging and I think the quicker we return to learning the better we will be,” the Governor stated.

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Come and enter government” – Desmond Elliot tells youth. (Video)

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Come and enter government” – Desmond Elliot tells youth. (Video)

 

Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.

The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media

 

In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.

He said ;

Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;

The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.

Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.

Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?

Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.

The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.

He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”

He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.

He added ;

Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.

See the clip below;

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Lekki tollgate should be dismantled permanently: Bode George

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Lekki tollgates should be dismantled permanently: Bode George

Former vice-chairman of PDP SouthWest, Bode George has called for the dismantlement of tollgate at Lekki area of Lagos.

The PDP chieftain made this call at a press conference after soldiers were alleged to have shot and killed peaceful EndSARS protesters on October 20.

 

 

According to George, the dismantling of the tollgates would help in pacifying aggrieved Nigerian youths.

In his words;

“Let me reiterate the irreducible minimum acceptable to placate the angry and restless youths in order to restore peace, fairness and equity in our state.

The two tollgates should be dismantled immediately and permanently. AlphaBeta and Lekki Concession Company should be scrapped. The advert signage monopoly given to Seyi Tinubu should be withdrawn forthwith.

The Iya Oloja title should be withdrawn from Shade Tinubu and be given to the individual who deserves it according to tradition.

The NURTW which has become the militia wing of the APC should be re-organized and removed from the ambit and control of political actors.”

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Nigeria Air Force arrest officers for flogging curfew violators in Osun

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The Nigerian Airforce has arrested its erring officers for flogging violators of the state-government imposed curfew in Osun State.

A video that went viral on social media shows Airforce personnel dehumanizing and assaulting residents that violated the curfew.

The video which made rounds on social media on Tuesday, October 27, showed the curfew defaulters inside muddy water while being flogged by the security agents.

But, in a statement released on Wednesday, the Nigeria Air Force said the officers have been arrested and an investigation has commenced.

 

The statement reads:

”The attention of Nigeria Air Force has been drawn to a video showing some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha.

We wish to inform the general public that Nigeria Air Force has identified all the personnel involved in the incident & placed them on close arrest, while investigation to determine their level culpability has commenced, after which appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

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