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I didn’t beg to be Vice President, I can leave at short notice – Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday night said he would rather vacate his office as the nation’s Number Two man than compromise his Christian faith.

Osinbajo stated this while responding to posers raised by some Christian leaders at the stakeholders’ meeting held at the new Banquet Hall of the Benue State Government House, Makurdi.

He said under no circumstances would he give up his faith but would rather vacate his position as the nation’s Vice-President at the slightest attempt to cause him to abandon his Christian virtues.

One of the speakers, the Catholic Bishop of Gboko, His Lordship, Williams Avenya, had reminded Osinbajo of the then-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promises that he would not Islamise the country and would protect the interest of all Nigerians including citizens of minority ethnic groups if voted into power.

Quoting Buhari, the bishop said, “My deputy is a Christian and there is no way I will Islamise Nigeria with many Christians in my team.”

Avenya noted that the killing of Christians and members of the minority ethnic group particularly in Benue State had proved that the Federal Government under Buhari was not living up to these promises.

Facing Osinbajo, the bishop said, “The point I’m trying to make is that a day is going to come when you, as the Vice-President, will bear the brunt of that problem of injustices in our land, especially those perpetrated on smaller ethnic groups that have no one to fight for them.

“So, as a Christian person, exonerate yourself from this situation,” the bishop advised the VP.

Responding, the vice-president said, “My Lord Bishop, you said you are not a politician, I am also not a politician. As a matter of fact, I’m also a priest and I’m a Christian, a born again Christian. Because I’m a born again Christian, my destiny is not determined by any man but by God who I serve.

“Let me assure you that under no circumstances, none whatsoever, will I give up my faith or refuse to stand up for my faith.

“You can take that to the bank. Even the position that I currently occupy, I did not ask for it and I’m prepared to leave it at a short notice.

“It doesn’t mean anything. I became a born again Christian after I became a professor, a professor of the law of evidence, a professor of proof.

“But when the Lord Jesus Christ met me, He persuaded me by showing me clearly that there is such a thing as the evidence of things that are not seen.

“It is because of the evidence of things that are not seen, it is because you can make something out of nothing that I stand here today as Vice-President.

“How possible can anyone say that the killing of women and children doesn’t matter because he is Vice-President or because he is President? How is that possible? Certainly, it cannot be for a person who is born again. A renewed mind will know that there is justice, there is consequence even if there is no justice here on earth.”

The Vice-President, while reacting to the issue raised by another speaker, Dr. Magdalene Dura, that the invasion of the state was an ethnic agenda, said no one would deliberately kill his own people.

“I do not accept and I do not believe that there is an agenda. No one will deliberately kill his own people. No one will do so. But we cannot bring back the dead but we can make life more bearable for the living.

“This is why coming here today at the behest of the President is first, to look at the situation myself, to get a first-hand view of the situation because the President has mandated me to take this on board and deal with the issues,” Osinbajo added.

In his remark, Governor Samuel Ortom appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that peace reign in his state.

The governor said that the killing of the two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners could have caused a religious crisis but for the prompt action of his administration.

He appreciated the Federal Government for deploying more troops to the state as well as releasing funds for control of flood in the state.

– Punch

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”The Whole Government Should Step Down” – Burna Boy Reacts To Shooting Of Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

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”The Whole Government Should Step Down” – Burna Boy Reacts To Shooting Of Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate
”It will get worse but Please LET US NEVER BACK DOWN” – Burna Boy writes as he declares his love for Young Nigerians.

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Popular Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has reacted to the shooting of peaceful #EndSARS demonstrators at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.

Many were left injured while some dead after men dressed in military gear shot sporadically at them.

Taking to Twitter, Burna Boy wrote;

“These are the most serious times of our Lives. And Some people want to play games with me. May GOD help me and you to not lose focus.

“They removed the cctv cameras, turned off the lights and They are killing people and taking their body’s. The whole Government should step down!! I’m in so much pain.

“Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials – Petitions! We Need 100k signatures from UK Citizens for this to be tabled by parliament. Please Help is make our Killers pay.

“May the heavens open and celebrate all Martyrs and Fallen Heroes who Died today and all who have died for this Movement from the beginning . You are our Heroes and we will not let your death be in vain

“I am in London and Im doing my best to make sure sanctions are imposed against Nigerian Government Officials. I need all citizens of all European countries ,America , Asia EVERYWHERE to please Do the Same. THEY MUST ALL PAY!!”

Read Also: Burna boy calls for “institutional reform” in Nigeria, solicits for better salaries for police officers

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#EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” – Beyoncé

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#EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See The Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” - Beyoncé
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American singer, Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities agitating for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.

This comes after the unfortunate shooting of unarmed demonstrators at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos by security agents on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls Tiwa Savage had called on the music icon to lend her voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.

Beyoncé released a statement via Instagram on Wednesday in which she said that she is heartbroken about the current state of Nigeria.

In her words;

“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria.

There has to be an end to SARS.

We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.

To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.

Please visit Beyonce.com for a list of organizations to show your support.”

Read Also: “You cannot be quiet” – Tiwa Savage calls out Beyonce to Join the #EndSARS movement(Video)

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Actress Eniola Badmus Debunks Reports That She Was Shot During Lekki Tollgate Massacre

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Actress Eniola Badmus Debunks Reports That She Was Shot During Lekki Tollgate Gun Attack
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Popular Nigerian actress, Eniola Badmus has refuted claims that she was shot during the violent attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday.

Sharing a photo of herself, the movie star wrote;

“Against all speculations about me being shot or dead at the unspeakable incident that happened at the toll gate few hours ago, I would like to inform you guys that I Eniola Badmus is hale and hearty. Infact, I couldn’t make it there today to lend my voice on the #endsars movement.

But in truth, I am broken and scattered to see what my country has become. We are tired and it’s becoming one time too many, how is it wrong to demand for our right/ expectations and be killed at it. How?

We wont forget this day – 20.10.2020 in a long time.

May the souls of the fallen heros Rest In Peace!”

It didn’t end there as she also had an Instagram live session where she expressed her gratitude to people for checking up on her as she reaffirmed that she is hale and hearty.

Read Also: Eniola Badmus Celebrates 43rd Birthday With Stunning Photos

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