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Lawmakers Tell Nigerian Youths To Leave The Streets

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Lawmakers at the National Assembly have told Nigerian youths to end the anti-SARS protest and leave the streets.

Nigerian youths are yet to back down from the End SARS campaign and there no signs yet of ending the protests yet against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police.

At the National Assembly on Thursday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said ending the protest would pave the way for the President, General Muhammadu Buhari, to work on the implementation of their five-point agenda.

Lawan also asked the President to expedite actions on the reform of the Nigeria Police for peace to reign, Punch reports.

He stated this after the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, briefed the plenary on the outcome of his meeting with #EndSARS protesters on Wednesday.

The protesters had blocked the National Assembly entrance forcing Lawan to ask Abdullahi and the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, to meet with them.

Lawan said, “The government has responded, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been disbanded. All the five demands of the protesters have been accepted. Since such demands have been accepted, then we should expedite action to actualise them.

“I believe that when protesters’ demands are met, their goals should have been achieved. Therefore, there’s a need for our compatriots to go back home and give the government the chance to quickly and expeditiously implement those demands.

Also, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, expressed the need for the #EndSARS agitators to end their protests since President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the House had addressed the reason behind the protest.

Gbajabiamila said the ongoing #EndSARS protests had exposed the weak policing structure of the country.

The Speaker made these remarks on Thursday when the House inaugurated its Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution.

Gbajabiamila said, “For those of us who are out there, we must be careful not to lose the plot. The Inspector-General of Police (Mohammed Adamu) has heard you, and he has spoken. The House has spoken, even before now, and continues to speak. The President has been unequivocal and communicated clearly. It is now time to sit back and see what happens.

“The simple truth is that we have a police that doesn’t have the trust of the people and a policing system that doesn’t make for productive partnerships between the police and the communities they serve.”

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Pastor Bakare In Financial Trouble Because He Tore Bishop Oyedepo’s Book On TV – Biodun Fatoyinbo

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The senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, has urged his church members to always put God first.

Fatoyinbo, during a recent sermon, said that honouring God and putting him first is the surest way to exponential wealth. He urged his listeners to always pay their tithes and “first fruits”.

The preacher also had words for the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC) general overseer, Pastor Tunde Bakare, over the bank loans he took to build his Lagos megachurch.

Fatoyinbo said that Bakare’s act of tearing Bishop David Oyedepo’s book could be the reason the CGCC pastor is in financial trouble over his megachurch project.

Bakare, many years ago, tore the book after, according to him, he read a portion in which Oyedepo called anointing oil “God’s life in a bottle”. Bakare was of the opinion that the claim was heretic and occultic.

But Fatoyinbo suggested that because the book was dealing with the topic of prosperity, tearing it may have taken Bakare far from financial stability.

“Someone tore Bishop Oyedepo’s books on prosperity and others on live TV. According to the news, he is now having issues because of N10 billion,” Fatoyinbo said without mentioning Bakare’s name.

I heard somebody is in trouble for N10 billion.

“Don’t let anybody deceive you. The church that they (Oyedepo’s church) are building, they already paid N100 billion cash for their building.

“They didn’t raise a dime. N100 Billion cash! And that’s not completion of the building. By the time they are finished with it, it has not been done on earth. Everybody is struggling to work there because it will be on their CV. It has not been done on earth. Anywhere. America. Anywhere. It has not been done on earth.

“Guys, I’m telling you there is a dimension we need to plunge into and I’m trusting God for sons to believe it.

“We are not teaching you what we are not doing, we are not following cunningly devised fables. It’s possible some people have taken advantage of Christians, but this is the truth,”
he said.

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Buhari’s Daughter, Zahra Slams Culture Of Men Not Crying

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Zahra, the daughter of the President, Muhammadu Buhari has said that as long as men have feelings, they should be able to express them, including crying.

Sharing an Islamic quote, which said, ‘In paradise, we will never cry’, she added her thoughts, saying, “Sometimes, don’t you just wonder why men aren’t allowed to cry? These emotions were given to us to express…if a woman can feel, so can a man.”

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President Buhari Arrives Lagos, Visits Shonekan’s Family

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President Muhammadu Buhari, mourned the death of the former head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan.

President Buhari was accompanied to the Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi’s residence of the late Shonekan by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Ogun and Yobe State counterparts, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Mai Mala Buni.

Buhari, who was on a one-day presidential visit to Ogun State to commission some projects by Governor Dapo Abiodun administration, stopped in Lagos on his way to Abuja and spent some time to commiserate with the late Shonekan’s family.

He sympathised with the family over the demise of the former Head of the Interim National Government, who died in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85.

Shonekan was at the helm of affairs in Nigeria between August 26 and November 17, 1993 after General Babangida stepped aside as military president.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described the late Shonekan, as a renowned technocrat, seasoned administrator and passionate leader who served his country meritoriously as a public servant during his short tenure as Number One Citizen in Nigeria.

He said the late elder statesman did his best for the country in contributing to the growth and development of Nigeria.

The Governor also praised Shonekan’s contribution to the economy of Nigeria as boardroom guru and employer of labour, especially during his tenure as the Chairman and Managing Director of the United Africa Company.

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