Nigerian Newspapers, read top Naija News headlines today, 25 November 2022 below.
So Much Fake Love In The Music Industry – Iyanya
Nigerian singer, Iyanya has said that there is no love in the Nigerian music industry .
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He wrote: “If anybody calls you “my blood” in this industry, ask him red or white blood lol. Y’all say what you don’t mean. Too many fake people in this game.”
Police Begin Indepth Investigation Into Allegation By Man Who Was Brutalized By Kidnappers In Lekki – Hundeyin
SP Benjamin Hundeyin the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command has reacted to the viral . a Lagosian who cried after he was allegedly beaten by Northern kidnappers in Lekki, Lagos .
See the . below :
In a statement released by Benjamin Hundeyin said an in-depth investigation on the incident .
Babachir Lawal And Aggrieved Northern APC Christian Leaders Declare Support For Peter Obi
The Babachir Lawal led aggrieved Northern APC Christian Leaders have declared support for Peter Obi .
“The Obi/Datti will give us breath of fresh air and the greatest opportunity to redeem our country from the quagmire into which we have been plunged by a recurring group of self-centred reactionaries.” The group said .
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The group, who have openly opposed the same faith ticket of the Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, issued a statement on Thursday announcing Mr Obi as their candidate.
The group, in the statement by the former Secretary General of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, denied endorsing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
Mr Lawal stated that both APC and PDP are more or less the same thing.
He, therefore, highlighted seven reasons why the group decided to back the former Anambra State governor for the 2023 general elections.
He said, among other things, that a government of either APC or PDP will only be a recycling of the same class of people who have been running and ruining the country from independence to date hence it has remained static.
“The Obi/Datti will give us breath of fresh air and the greatest opportunity to redeem our country from the quagmire into which we have been plunged by a recurring group of self-centred reactionaries,” the statement said.
Mr Lawal and other APC leaders from the North backed Mr Tinubu during the APC primaries,but changed their position when he picked Mr Shettima, a Muslim and former Borno State governor, as his running mate.
The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and Elisha Abbo, a senator from Adamawa State, also Christians, have all openly criticised the same faith ticket.
Mr Tinubu has maintained that the choice of the former Borno State governor is purely on competence and not based religious persuasion.
The statement in full
WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN TO ENDORSE THE OBI/DATTI TICKET
As one of the foremost critics of APC’s single-faith presidential ticket, and also in difference to those who have patiently waited for our guidance as to where to pitch our tent, after a painstaking review and analysis of the alternative presidential tickets, we now wish to recommend the Obi/Datti presidential ticket.
We wish to briefly narrate some few reasons among many why we have endorsed this ticket and commend it to all Nigerians of good conscience who desire justice, equity and a harmonious co-existence of all Nigerians across tribes, religion and geopolitical regions.
More over there is currently in circulation the fake News that I have thrown in my towel with the PDP. Nothing could be further from the truth. To me the PDP and APC are different sides of the same coin.
1 The APC same-faith is a deliberate, well-calculated plan to sow the seeds of religious and social discord among Nigerians. It is obvious that Northerners, in particular, are the intended targets and victims of this satanic plan. It is an indisputable fact that the whole of Northern Nigeria is currently mired in several intractable socio-economic problems due to the activities of several nebulous criminal groups. Agriculture, the mainstay of the northern economy, is all but abandoned because kidnappers and bandits have prevented people from venturing out of the safety of their homes. Interstate and intercity travel for either business or leisure have all but ceased not only due to un-motorable roads but more so for fear of kidnapping, armed robbery and other forms of banditry. Our rural schools have all but closed for fear of kidnappers. Government-owned universities have closed thus depriving the children of the already impoverished Northern masses access to affordable higher education. Thus, our out-of-school and idle children have become easy targets for recruitment by bandits and kidnappers. And there is no solution in sight.
Then, out of nowhere this man Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a renown Yoruba-hegemonist, a man who championed the establishment of a Ministry of Regional Integration in each state government of the South-west geopolitical region which he bestrides as an emperor, and a man who was once quoted as saying “I do not believe in one Nigeria” (THISDAY, The Sunday Newspaper, April 13, 1997, page 9) comes up with a Muslim-muslim ticket knowing fully well that religion is the underbelly of Northern Nigeria. APC’s same-faith ticket is a ploy to further sow discord among Northerners using the most potent weapon of social discord – religion. As Karl Max once said – “religion is the opium of the people”. Nigerians from all shades of the society must see this Tinubu/Kashim same-faith ticket as a proposal from the pit of hell that can only be conjured by the most Machiavellian minds known to man and therefore must be rejected wholesome by all lovers of our country and its nascent democracy.
On the other hand, Alhaji Kashim Shetima, Tinubu’s Vice Presidential running mate is a man who once said “restructuring my foot, let’s restructure our minds”. For eight years he presided over Borno State at a time when Boko Haram was overrunning the state almost at will and restructuring the minds of its victims against Christianity and western education. The kidnapped Chibok and Dapchi girls and many more are now slowly trickling out of captivity in the Boko Haram indoctrination camps fully Islamized and carrying children born into Islam in captivity – a true example of “mind restructuring” if there ever was one. There is also this little matter of an allegation of a very close relationship or otherwise between the Vice Presidential candidate of APC and Boko Haram! And, which Christian can forget one Kabiru Sokoto the alleged Boko Haram kingpin accused of complicity in the Christmas bombing of St Theresa Catholic Church, Madallah that resulted in 44 deaths and 77 injured Christian worshippers? Or that the said Kabiru Sokoto was eventually arrested at his hiding place in the Borno State Government Lodge Abuja? Are Christians not justified in being scared of a government run by these duo?
2. Surely, APC’s same-faith ticket is intended to shame Christians and bestow on them and their religion a second-class socio-political status in their own country. In particular it is a validation of the discrimination and oppression being meted out on Northern Nigerian Christians where they are now denied employment, promotion, contracts, and admission to read prestigious and marketable courses in government-owned schools simply on account of their religion. It is no wonder then that Alhaji Bola Tinubu thinks that the Bible is a book of jokes from which he can freely construct his “jokes” like his “Poisoned Holly Communion” and “Speaking in Tongues” jokes. If he is man enough, I challenge him to ridicule the Holy Quran even once as he freely does the Holy Bible. This guy has no respect for Christians and Christianity at all.
3 This APC ticket goes against the grain of Nigerian politics which in practice (if not in law) has always sought to achieve a religious balance in its politics and governance. It is worth noting that all the other seventeen political parties fielding presidential candidates have gone the way of established conventions and practices by fielding different-faith tickets. Truly except for its incitement to social disharmony, there is no sense at all in APC’s same faith ticket.
Furthermore, in our quest for justice and equity in the socio-political and religious space of the country, it is obvious that only the Obi/Datti ticket has the potential of speaking to the genuine clamor for power shift to the South-East and at the same time speak to the cry of marginalization by our people of the South-East. Obviously, a Christian/Muslim presidency like the Obi/Datti one will be most appropriate at this stage of our political journey more so since we are now transiting from a Muslim/Christian presidency. It will also achieve the regional shift of the presidency from the current NW/SW to a SE/NW presidency as popularly being canvassed . This is justice; this is equity. This is political engineering at its best and one that engineers peace and harmonious co-existence of the various socio-political and religious classes of our nation.
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5 Nigerians should also resist the temptation of being ruled by the same set of courtiers who are recycling themselves, their children and their friends in a monarchal fashion, in and out of government to the exclusion of other segments of the society. This trend has resulted in these disastrous consequences in which we now find ourselves – impoverished, unsecured, divided, severely underdeveloped and massively unemployed with a widening gulf between the rich and poor of the society. A keen observer will not fall to notice that APC is a transmutation of Action Group/UPN that is dominated by the children or grandchildren of those who once run and ruined the Action Group while the PDP is a transmutation of NPC/NPN similarly dominated by the children or grandchildren of the people who once run and ruined the NPC. A government of either APC or PDP will only be a recycling of the same class of people who have been running and ruining the country from independence to date. Is it any wonder that Nigeria has remained static?
The Obi/Datti will give us breath of fresh air and the greatest opportunity to redeem our country from the quagmire into which we have been plunged by a recurring group of self-centred reactionaries.
6 There is a also this palpable fear and anxiety over a possible transition of the current presidency from one Fulbe to another – same tribe, same religion, same region, same courtiers. This has given rise to a heightened fear of a possible perpetuation of a Fulbe hegemony in the country. Besides, there is the perception by many Nigerians that the Fulbe are the main actors in the banditry and kidnappings currently ravaging the country. Therefore, there is a widespread perception that another Fulbe-led government will not have the inclination or political will to address the country’s security challenges seeing as a majority of the perpetrators are its kindred.
There is also this perception that appointments by the current government are driven more by ethnic and religious cronyism than by Nationalistic considerations. This has given rise to a fear of a possible perpetuation of this trend by another Fulbe-led government. Both APC and PDP presents us with these horrible options. The Obi/Datti ticket possesses a great potential to wean us from these problems.
7 Finally, as the political campaigns advance towards the election dates, the tendency to divide the country along regional, tribal and religious affiliations is gradually beginning to manifest. We can see very clearly that the APC having woefully failed in its original plan to instigate a form of jihad which it had sought through its same-faith ticket in order to capture the moslem votes, has now resorted to a tribal card. The battle cry is now “it is our turn” tribal card in the South-West. The PDP on the other hand, seeing new opportunities in APC’s failed jihad strategy is tending towards adapting both the religious and ethnic strategies of APC in the North.
Nigerians must be awake to these very dangerous campaign trends because any of the political parties that comes into government by pandering to ethnic or religious sentiments may not be able govern successfully and might further accentuate the social cleavages.
Men of good conscience should therefore look to opportunities that unite rather than divide us. Only the Labor Party presents this opportunity. We therefore call on all patriots to labor for our country in this presidential election. Nigeria’s future is at stake in this presidential election. Obi-Datti is the only way to go. All other ways lead to perdition.
Rita Dominic’s White Wedding: Kate Henshaw And Mitchel Dede In Bridal Train
Nollywood actress Rita Dominic and Dr Fidelis Anosike are set walk down the aisle this Saturday in England .
You would recall that they did their traditional wedding in April this year .
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The couple reportedly met at the 2017 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) session on the film business and their relationship was a closely guarded secret.
Rita had recently, in a viral post on Instagram, revealed why she prefers to keep her relationship and marriage private.
The 47-year-old hinted that she prefers to keep her relationship private but not hidden.
“A relationship that’s private but not secret. People know we are together but don’t know anything about us. There’s a difference between privacy and secrecy. And to me, that’s perfect.”
Nigeria Is Not Ready For The Use Of BVAS And IReV – APC Chairman
Senator Abdullahi Adamu the Chairman of the APC has said Nigeria is not yet ripe for the use of BVAS and the INEC Results Viewing Portal, IReV .
Naija News NG reports that he added that Nigeria is not yet ready for the use of such technologies.
Adamu made this statement on Wednesday while speaking to a delegation from the Commonwealth Election Observation Mission.
Recall that there had been reports of scheming to have Professor Mahmood, the INEC chairman, removed over his insistence to deploy technology to enhance the credibility of the electoral process.
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However, Adamu alleged that the country does not have the telecommunication infrastructure required to use the system.
He said, “Our concern is how ready are we to deploy some of these technologies as regards transmission.
“To transmit results, every part of the nation Nigeria, I’m not sure that the network covers it. I know that even in parts of Abuja, there is no network, and we have from now till February when in substantial parts of the country, there is no electricity.”
Adamu added that the INEC must assure his party 100 percent they are ready.
Also speaking at the delegation, the National Organising Secretary of the party, Ambassador Suleiman Argungu, toed the same line as senator Adamu.
He said that apart from the issue of electricity, which is unstable, some communities and villages bordering other countries such as in Kebbi State, could not get Nigerian networks, including Glo, MTN, Airtel, in the previous elections.
“If you want to get them, you have to use the number of the other countries to reach them. So, during the election, I don’t see how the transmission of results will work,” he said.
David Beckham Open To Talks About Acquiring Manchester United
After the Glazers family put Manchester United up for sale, David Beckham is reportedly holding talks with potential buyers .
Financial Times reports that the United legend is open to holding talks with interested parties bidding for the club.
The report states: “The former England captain’s history with United and affinity with its fans could prove vital to any bidders if the Glazers go ahead with a deal, the people said.”
“The current owners said they would “consider all strategic alternatives, so an outright sale is not guaranteed.”
“One banker close to the process said United could be sold for close to £7bn.
“A bidding war could send it higher, they added.”
“However, some footballing finance experts have said that even a £4bn-£5bn price tag was too high for a club that was unprofitable last year. ”
“At these valuations, prospective owners need to have deep pockets, with investors perhaps based in the US or the Middle East eyeing the football club, analysts said.”
“While Beckham alone might not have the wealth to buy Man United, his global reach and affinity with the fans could prove to be a huge boost to any buying parties.”
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The Glazers, who bought Man United for £790million back in 2005, put the Old Trafford club on the market on Tuesday. The family is looking for as much as £8billion to sell the club.
In another development, British billionaire and lifelong Man United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to launch a bid to take over the Red Devils after his attempt to buy the club in the summer proved fruitless. He also tried and failed to buy Chelsea last season.
Ratcliffe owns petrochemical giant Ineos and is one of the richest men in the world.
SHOCKER : Donald Duke reveals that the childhood picture used as Bola Tinubu in his documentary is his
Former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke , has revealed that the childhood picture used as Bola Tinubu in his documentary is his picture !
He said : “I am the boy in the picture, not Tinubu as they claimed in their documentaries. That photo was taken when I was 12 years old during my school years at the Federal Government College Sokoto, in Sokoto State”
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Reacting, Nigerians wondered what part of Bola Tinubu’s identity is real. Some asked if he can’t produce a single photo of himself as a young lad . Read their words below :
Question for Bola Tinubu’s supporters:
What is it that makes you support a man whose entire life is built on lies, whose source of wealth is shrouded in mystery and allegations of grand and ongoing corruption, and whose health and mental cognition is failing?👂🏿
Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 @SavvyRinu
You mean APC stole Donald Duke’s picture and used it in a documentary for Tinubu?
Vote APC Out next year!
I don’t think many people realize how bad Bola Tinubu stealing a young Donald Duke’s photograph is. Does he not have a childhood to which he can refer and of which there is picture evidence?
Tinubu could have used any of his pictures but he wanted a picture of a young person to prove he had a proven past. So he stole a picture of someone else.
The question is WHY? What is he hiding? Why is he unable to show evidence of his childhood?
It’s not funny at all… That a man who claims to be real, has no send of picture from his youth as he was going to the USA… those pictures from the time, were as standard as passport photographs…
How do you steal someone else’s existence?
Seyi Tinubu overseeing all this shows the level of his greed and selfishness….All those friends of his because he feed you crumbs, and choose not to call him out are also complicit in the destruction and infantilisation of Nigerians…
Ifeabunike Chukwudi @Ifeabunike
For them to go ahead and also use it on thr website is quite telling of their motive for identity theft. He could have used any current picture but chose that to pass a message that he has a ‘verifiable’ past
He stole Donald Duke’s picture?
Well, Duke should be happy it’s only a picture he stole.
After all, his entire identity was stolen from someone else.
I was shocked when I saw Donald Duke’s tweet highlighting the picture. I was like, ” what won’t this man steal?”.
Red Cap Chief @007burch
My problem is that he went for our most handsome politician, when he knows where he falls in this category.
Labour Party Support
One day! One goof! Now it has come to faking with Donald Dukes picture as a young Bola Tinubu. Does Reno Omokri and Festus Keyamo also have explanation for this one.
We’re tired 😭
David Hundeyin @DavidHundeyin
How hilarious is it that
‘s documentary on Bola Tinubu which had a budget of $0 had about 35x the production quality of @TVCconnect
‘s reactionary propaganda trash which labelled Donald Duke’s photo as Tinubu?
And someone definitely got paid MILLIONS for it!
Bola Tinubu’s Criminality has gotten to the point of stealing Donald Duke’s Childhood Picture.
Some Agbado Boys and Girls will still defend this act.
May you all receive SENSE!
A Distinguished Field Marshal ⚡️
We need to find out who the real Bola Tinubu was and how she died. Someone must remember her in the US or Nigeria.
Aji Bussu Onye Mpiawa azụ 🇨🇮
Sadly, nobody (children and wife inclusive) around Bola Tinubu cares about his mental health and wellness, they are only interested in the perks that come with him being President. How these people are comfortable seeing this man consistently embarrass himself is heartbreaking.