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No End To Buhari’s Overseas Trips Yet- Oyegun.



Anyone expecting President Muhammadu Buhari to do away with his numerous overseas trips is probably living in dream world because his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said there is no end in sight to such foreign trips for now.

Some Nigerians who are not comfortable with the way the president has been  flying across the world in the name of looking for solutions to the myriad of the nation’s challenges have condemned him to no end.
A lot of questions have been raised on the financial implications of the President’s numerous trip abroad and the fact that no much physical manifestation of the fruit of his trip are being felt back home in the country.
But his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the fruits of President Buhari’s very many trips will soon become manifest for all doubting Thomas to see.
Speaking with newsmen at the APC National secretariat on Friday, John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the APC said Nigerians need to imbibe the spirit of patience and be prayerful so that the promised change will come soon.
He cleared the air on the numerous trips of the president, saying the nation’s number one citizen has not been junketting across the world for pleasure sake, but has been going round, looking for how to get help from other nations in solving the financial challenges the nation is facing due to fall in global oil prices which is affecting the nation’s economy adversely.
He, however, admitted that no one can tell when the expected change will come.
“I do not see how anybody can give you a date,  but very very soon. I have no doubts at all. The president knows what our national issues are, he knows that a lot of it has international connotations.
“A group of the World is fighting to be the most highly industrialized. China wants cheap oil because it’s a manufacturing hub, India wants cheap oil and a lot of other countries want cheap oil which of course is contrary to our own interest because we want good prices for oil so that we can carry on with our own national development plans.
“So that is only the tip of the iceberg of what Mr president is doing, trying to talk to those who have an impact in rearranging the international economic realities to change some of the current dynamics that is making oil collapse in such a precipitate manner” he said.
The APC chairman tacitly admitted the power of criticism especially from the media, on the government, as he pleaded for understanding and tolerance of efforts  the government is making at remedying the poor economic situation.
“We want to plead with the press,  we cannot totally on our own solve our problems, the world is a global village, everybody now knows that, everybody trumpets it and since we are in a bit of a bind now, thanks to forces not totally within our control, we must talk to others, who would have a role to play in helping you out of your present issues and problems.
“So that is where we are  we need a lot of investment, we need a lot of infrastructural upgrading and you would be surprised that very soon, particularly in the field of infrastructure some of what Mr. President has been travelling about putting together, would become manifest, because these projects would start the process of implementation and  they would bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians.
“Some of the last trips especially the ones to the Middle East countries have had to do with oil and you read some of it in papers that we have to do something to shore up the prices of crude worldwide, because the minutes we allow things to drop to the point that what you get paid become less than what you invest in, producing it, then we have real serious issues.
“So Mr. President. is doing a fanstatic job. It is not building an estate or things you can see visually and physically, but it is building and rebuilding the cracked foundation of our nation Nigeria.
“Please let’s understand that, that is what is going on. Let’s understand because he (Buhari) is the best salesman internationally for this nation” he said.

Source: DailyIndependent

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“From bum shorts to leggings” – BBNaija’s Ozo called out over his choice of outfits



It is not new that ex-BBNaija housemate Ozoemena Chukwu likes to wear skimpy shorts – the kind of clothing items called bum shorts that are mostly worn by ladies.

Throughout the BBNaija show, Ozo was often seen wearing those kind of shorts, sometimes pulling them further up himself to reveal his light-skinned thighs.

Ozo’s choice of outfit lately makes him trend and at the same time, his getting backlash from his fans for what he is wearing.

The light skin big brother Naija ex housemate doesn’t look bothered, as he keeps wearing what he feels comfortable in.

The picture above was what Ozo was seen wearing that got him a lot of backlash as he decided to wear something more longer but still the trolling didn’t stop.

A Facebook user identified as Bright said “Ozo upgraded from bum short to leggings”

@enna said “if I catch my man wearing a leggings like that, we are done”

@alpha said “what is this guy wearing”

@enioluwa said “what kind of trouser is this guy always wearing”

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North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto



The Sultan of Sokoto,Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday lamented the high rate of insecurity in the North, saying it was the worst place in the country to live.

Sultan of Sokoto North

The Sultan, who stated this at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja, said bandits were fast overrunning the North as residents slept with their eyes open.

While describing the North as the worst place to live, he said that bandits had become daring.

He said they moved from house to house, village to village, market to market, with AK-47 rifles openly, purchasing foodstuffs and other items and even collecting change without any challenge from the security agencies.

The foremost traditional ruler stated that the security system in the North had completely collapsed.

He said, “Security situation in Northern Nigeria has assumed a worrisome situation. Few weeks ago, over 76 persons were killed in a community in Sokoto in a day. I was there with the governor to commiserate with the affected community.

“Unfortunately, you don’t hear these stories in the media because it’s in the North. We have accepted the fact that the North does not have strong media to report the atrocities of these bandits.

“People think North is safe but that assumption is not true. In fact, it’s the worst place to be in this country because bandits go around in the villages, households and markets with their AK 47 and nobody is challenging them.

“They stop at the market, buy things, pay and collect change, with their weapons openly displayed. These are facts, I know because I am at the centre of it.

“I am not only a traditional ruler, I am also a religious leader. So, I am in a better place to tell the story. I can speak for the North in this regard because I am fully aware of the security challenges there. We have to sincerely and seriously find solutions to the problem, otherwise, we will find ourselves soon, in a situation where we would lose sleep because of insecurity.

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‘Stop Calling Friday ‘Black Friday’, Its A Holy Day For Muslims’ – Kano Hisbah Board Warns Radio Station



The Kano Hisbah Board has reportedly warned a Nigerian radio station and it is about Black Friday.

Per the letter sent to the radio station, the group ordered the station to stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’ ahead of a “Black Friday Sales” which is scheduled to take place today.

Per the letter from the Sharia Police, majority of the residents in Kano are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.

Read the letter below;

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