Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said it was sheer madness for anybody occupying public offices to be looking for money.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari told him repeatedly that at his age, his only heart’s desire was to see a great Nigeria.
He said Buhari had no other objective in office than that.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke while receiving a delegation of Christian Ministers Welfare Initiative also known as the Pastors’ Forum, Taraba State, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“This morning, I had a meeting with the President and he repeated to me twice, he said ‘at my age, there is only one thing I am looking for, I want to see a great Nigeria.’ He has no other objective and I feel very inspired by that,” Osinbajo reportedly told his guests.
He said anybody who had the opportunity of being the President of the country should only be thinking of how to improve the lot of the people.
Osinbajo said, “It is madness for anybody in our position to be looking for money.
“According to him, God put people in a position of authority for them to be able to do something for their people.
“I think if any Nigerian gets the chance to be President of the country, there is nothing he/she is looking for anymore, except that, while there, you improve the lot of the people.”
Osinbajo reiterated his position that no economy could tolerate the level of corruption seen in Nigeria without the consequence.
He regretted that while Nigerians were being killed by the Boko Haram fighters, people could not account for $15bn meant for the purchase of security equipment to fight the insurgents.
The Vice-President also explained how vandalism of oil installations had contributed to the recession being witnessed in the country.
He said Nigeria had lost several millions of barrels of crude oil due to the activities of militants in the Niger Delta.
On power, the Vice-President said the country was producing 5,000MW of power for the first time by early 2016, but by February 2016 the Forcados terminal was destroyed by militants.
As a result of the vandalism, he said 40 per cent of the gas used to fire the power plants was lost and the country was down to 2,500MW of power.
He observed that at the time the militants started blowing up oil and gas installations, the amnesty stipends were still being paid, insisting that they went violent because of ongoing investigation of corrupt persons.
“Nothing changed, the only reason is that we are investigating people who have stolen money,” Osinbajo said.
He added that the country was losing one million barrels of oil a day, nothing that, that was 60 per cent of the country’s revenues, and there was nowhere such an amount of revenue would be lost that people would not experience economic challenge and recession.
While expressing optimism that the country would come out of the recession, Osinbajo stated that “there is no question at all, God has a reason for bringing us in at this time and God helping us, we will see a change in this country.”
He urged the Church and all religious leaders to stand up against corruption, stressing that if this government had been doing the right thing by fighting corruption, the Church should support it.
He also assured his guests that the Federal Government was working hard to end the problem of the ravaging herdsmen.
Osinbajo said the President had instructed the police and the military to act and deal with the herdsmen’s menace.
He said those behind the herdsmen’s violence were criminals.
While calling on honest men in the country to work together, Osinbajo said God had structured Nigeria in such a way that no one could dominate another.
“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.
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.”
‘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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