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I Have 60 Reasons Not To Vote For Jonathan, Failure To Rescue Chibok Girls Is One – Soyinka




Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Thursday, disclosed that he had 60 reasons not to vote for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan. However, he did not list the reasons, but he said he would not encourage anyone to vote for the continuation of Jonathan’s administration, which he concluded had failed the tenets of leadership.

Soyinka spoke in Lagos, at the 2015 edition of the annual Vision of the Child (VOTC) programme which commenced in 2012, with this year’s edition themed: “The Road to Sambisa.”.

“I will not vote and I will not encourage anyone to vote for the continuation of this government, simply because your colleagues numbering over two hundred were kidnapped, ” Soyinka told students at the event.

He lamented that the Chibok girls kidnapped on April 14, 2014, were sent on a mission to acquire education, but ended up being kidnapped, “and the government of this nation failed to show leadership. So, anyone who says after that event that I will vote or cast my vote or encourage anyone to vote for this regime must be living in Sambisa forest.”

The forest is believed to be the abode of the Boko Haram terrorists, who kidnapped the Chibok girls

Soyinka lamented that it took the Jonathan government 10 days to even accept that the Chibok girls were missing, not to talk of commencing a rescue effort.

“There has been a failure of leadership. Our children whom you represent today have been betrayed.

“After that dereliction of duty, after that failure of leadership, after that betrayal for our future, for anyone to think or to put words in my mouth suggesting that I will vote or encourage anyone to vote for this regime is a travesty of intelligence,” Soyinka said.

About 250 student from 60 primary and secondary schools within Lagos, between the ages of nine to 12, attended the interview. Their entries were assessed by a panel of judges, comprising teachers, artists, child carers and social workers.

Festival Secretary and Programme Manager for the programme, Foluke George, said 60 finalists were drawn this year from 35 schools within Lagos State.

The finalists would be invited on March 7 to the National Conversation Foundation Park, Lekki and provided with brush, paint and easel, and required to illustrate their literary presentation in the complementary medium painting.

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  1. makei talk

    February 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Abeggeee stop confusing the electorates. On one occasion you are endorsing a candidate and shortly after “dis-endorsing ” d same candidate. While you are entitled to your opinion, please kindly stop creating contradictions.

  2. don

    February 6, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Can’t forget what late abacha said about soyinka. Soyinka is just fighting for his pocket

  3. pato

    February 6, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Prof, you are speaking over and above the heads of your audience. What you are saying in effect is that though GEJ leadership may be weak it is better and preferable to the monster called Mohammadu (Mohamed?) Buhari. Therefore Nigerians should vote for Jonathan, a lesser evil. VOTE JONATHAN

  4. saint Passionate

    February 6, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Tell him”!. ContrAdictorate

  5. saint Passionate

    February 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Tell him”!. ContrAdictorate what has him”, himself done about that as a spokesman

  6. Ahmed

    February 6, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Nigeria’s we knw d truth…we won’t vote for good luck is bad luck…

  7. dam

    February 10, 2015 at 11:14 am

    what do you want him(soyinka) to do about the kidnapped chibok girls, when the GCON, GCFR, chief of armed forces, president jonathan has shown no sympathy? Let’s reason

  8. sammy

    February 16, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Prof or whatever they call u,vote for whom u like and stop saying bullshit.what a fuck is wrong with your brain.u can go rescue the girls if GEJ is not trying.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church



BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

Nyesom Wike

An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Ondo on map

Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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