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How We Conspired To Cage Obasanjo As President – Segun Osoba

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Chief Olusegun Osoba, a former Governor of Ogun State,  in Abuja on Tuesday gave a vivid account of how he and his former colleagues put aside their party differences and caged ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo while in office.

According to him, state governors at that time were better and more mature than the crop of governors now in government.

He spoke on behalf of former governors during a colloquium organised for the 80th birthday of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, and public presentation of his book. The book which is titled, “It is well with my soul,” is about his eight years administration as governor.

Among those in attendance were the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel; former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; and former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Ibrahim.

Others were former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio; national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole and past and present members of the National Assembly.

Osoba who recounted how governors in those days rallied behind Attah and other Niger Delta counterparts in the agitation for resource control, expressed reservations on the quality and character of those aspiring to become governors these days.

He said, “Today, we are happy to celebrate a man of honour. In our time, we did not know the differences in the party you belonged to and Obasanjo then dared not play with any of us governors. Obong Victor Attah was then from the Peoples Democratic Party while I belonged to the Alliance for Democracy. The AD group included the late Lam Adesina and Bisi Akande.

“When we spoke, to our surprise, Obong Attah who was in PDP would take it up from there, contributing intelligently to the issues we raised. It was on the ground of his style of leadership that we were able to cage former President Obasanjo. I used the word seriously because, first of all, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) left a huge sum of money that was to be distributed to the governors.

“The first thing Obasanjo did was to seize the money and use it to buy vehicles for local government councils. We kicked, went to court and won. On the fiscal responsibility Act, he (Obasanjo) said he would not implement Section 8 where all revenues were to go into an account from where it would be distributed according to the constitution.

“When it became almost impossible, we went to court and we won. In all of this, it was not resource control alone; Obong Attah was in the forefront of all these struggles.

“I want to appeal to all of us, we should go back to the characters that formed government in 1992 and 1999. Twenty-six years ago, most of us who were governors had had exposure, John Odigie-Oyegun was a former Permanent Secretary, I was former Managing Director of Daily Times.

“I can go on to give you backgrounds of all those who became governors in 1999; none of us are people you will say where are we coming from. We need to go back to that.”

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, although represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the occasion, spoke in his personal capacity on his experiences with Attah.

He said, “I have not read the book, but I have the rare privilege to read the man, Victor Attah and there is much I can say about him. I have known him for a long time, long before politics.

“Our families have been very close. Throughout his eight years as governor, I was the senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District and also served as the leader of the Akwa Ibom Legislators Forum, having been unanimously elected by my colleagues.

“During our time in the National Assembly, there was no Abuja front working against the home front. Under Victor Attah’s leadership, we were a young united team and having worked with him, I can say something about his character.

“He is somebody you can go into battle with because he is fearless and once he gives you his words, he does not turn back, no matter how fierce the battle may be.

“The battle to remove the onshore/offshore dichotomy was indeed a fierce one. At one point, the three of us, myself, Obong Attah and Senator Ibok Essien, were summoned to Abuja and made to appear before the President, Minister of Defence and all the service chiefs and were threatened with prosecution for inciting our people against the President and the Federal Government.

“But under his leadership, we refused to allow ourselves to be cowed or intimidated. We believed in our cause and we did not stop the fight till we succeeded. As the senator who led the fight in Abuja, it really helped us as we staked our political career to ensure the passage of law abrogating the onshore/offshore dichotomy into law.

“It was good for us to know that we had a fearless governor back home who was watching our back.”

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Pretty Lady Who Recently Got Married Dies During Child Birth

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A beautiful Ghanaian lady simply known as Nadia has lost her during childbirth months after tying the knot in a glamorous wedding ceremony earlier this year.

Ghanaian social media activist, Inusah Kate Gyamfua broke the sad news via his personal Facebook page.

It was learnt that the baby survived and has been kept in an incubator.

Hundreds of comments and reactions poured in over the post as many social media users were shocked by the news of such a fresh marriage ending in an abrupt sorrowful end.

Gyamfua shared her photo with the caption;

Married 2020.
Died 2020💔
Baby in incubator
Hmmmm…. 2020💔😭
Such a Painful Death😭😭😭😭😭
RIP NADIA😭😭😭😭😭😭

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“Marrying Adesua is the second best decision I made in my adult life” – Banky W

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Banky W and Adesua Etomi-Wellington are marking their third wedding anniversary today and the couple left sweet posts on Instagram.

The singer shared a video from their wedding and spoke of their love journey.

He wrote:

3 years ago, Susu and I made the decision to love each other forever. But the only reason forever is even possible, is because we made the decision to make God our foundation. And while a foundation is the part of the house that people don’t see, it’s by far the most important.

Because you can fix cracks in the walls, refurbish the rooms and repaint the halls, but you can’t get the foundation wrong if you want any chance of the house standing at all. The structural integrity of a house requires a foundation that is built to last.

I recently heard a Pastor say that love can’t keep a marriage going… he said it takes God and commitment. I think maybe he had a bit of a misunderstanding of what love really means. Because… well, God IS love. And love is commitment. Without both, it certainly isn’t love and it definitely won’t work. People sometimes think Susu led me to God. But it’s not true. God led me to Susu. And He has kept us through it all.

Marrying @adesuaetomi is the 2nd best decision I made in my adult life. The best was re-dedicating my life to Christ.

Susu, I am thankful for you, and grateful to you. You are everything I want and much more than I deserve. You mean the world to me and I intend to spend the rest of my life proving it. I love you now more than ever.
3 years down, I’m looking forward to forever.

I love you. Happy Anniversary Shuga.

#BAAD2017 #BAAD2020 #BAADforever

“Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud…It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
– 1 Cor 13:4..8

“… and the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”
– Matt 7:26

Adesua shared the same video on Instagram and told Banky that apart from Jesus, he is the light of her life.

She wrote:

Three years? Seems like yesterday. Seems like forever.
Three years with my bestie.
Everyone knows you’re my husband but today I want to thank you for being my best friend.
The most attentive, loving, funny, caring, inspiring friend I have ever had.
I thought I knew how to love but omo, you have schooled me.
I never knew it was possible to be with someone this long and not have it be riddled with tons of fights. I’m glad for our low voiced intense conversations. Lol
You don’t make me feel crazy, I don’t have to yell before I’m heard. I don’t have to worry. I don’t second guess how you feel about me. I know I’m valued, as I should be.
Thank you bubz, for just being a correct human being. For the heart that you have. For being quick to be sorry when you’re wrong (whispers…even when you’re not. Lol) (I do the same sha)
For not putting your ego before us. For giving me a home that’s my safe haven. I’m grateful for the home we have built. I always look forward to coming home and it takes a lot to even get me out of the house. Lol.
God has done the most marvellous things these past 3 years. May he continue to be the 3rd cord in this threefold cord. As long as he lives and he shields and we keep him part of our lives, we will never be easily broken.
Apart from Jesus, you are def the light of my life.
May that light continue to shine brighter and brighter.
You, my darling are a force to be reckoned with and the world will remember your name.
@bankywellington I love you doesn’t seem to suffice anymore but I’ll say it anyway. I love you with every fibre of my being. Let’s do this till we’re old and grey and maybe in heaven too?
#BAADFOREVER

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Fans Of Yemi Alade Mocks Tiwa Savage For Not Making Grammy Awards Nominees

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Fans of Yemi Alade mocks Tiwa Savage for not making Grammy Awards nominees.

A Twitter page @YemiNews wrote;

“The moment Tiwa savage went to submit sulia album for world best album at the #Grammys”

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