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Acting President Osinbajo urges youths to promote Nigeria’s unity narratives

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

The Acting President, Prof.
Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday in Abuja urged Nigerians, especially the
youths, to promote narratives that promoted unity of the country. Osinbajo
made the call at a National Security Seminar with “Unity in Diversity:
Security and National Development” as theme, organised by the Department
of State Service (DSS).

He said that the future of the country lay with the youth and that they must be involved in building it.
He
said that he had been able to discover some “false narratives” about
the country in the course of his engagement with various stakeholders
arising from different agitations and quit ultimatum.
One
of the false narratives, according to the acting president, is that
Nigeria is a mere geographical expression formed with the agreement of
its people, and as such, will fail.
He
said that such narrative was not true as it was first used for Italy,
exactly a century before Nigeria was born, adding that Italy was still a
“geographical expression’’ and had not failed.
“We
must not be misled by some few intellectuals suggesting to us that if
we do not for one day hold a conference to come together as a nation, we
cannot stay together. Indeed, we can.
“Most countries of the world came together by some accidents of history in one way or the other.
“Many were put together, many were forced together, but the wise ones have remained together and united.
“The
second false narrative is that one particular religion or ethnic group
is more responsible for the Nigerian problems than the other, or that
one is superior to the other. My experience is exactly the opposite.
“As
a matter of fact, whenever you find a charge-sheet of people who have
been charged with an offence, especially stealing or corruption, you
will never find one ethnic group alone represented.
“You
will always find an equal representation of the ethnic groups. There is
complete unity in this business of stealing. You will also not find one
religious group.
“You will find that there is nobody arguing about religion when it comes to this matter,’’ Osinbajo said.
He
added that there was also the belief among Nigerians that they would be
better off when their people were in power, saying “history and
experience are of course, exact opposite of that.
“As
a matter of fact, what history has shown is that no ethnic group can be
better off, economically or socially, merely because a leader of the
country as at that time is from a certain ethnic group.’’
He
added that there were also complaints that certain ethnic groups were
being marginalized and said that each group in the country could bring
up a narrative to suit it on the matter.
“There
was also a false narrative that hate speeches is allowed by freedom of
speech. This is very wrong and we should not allow that to continue.
“We
must ensure that there is respect for each other in conversations and
interaction. We must show respect for one another, respect for each
other’s religion and views. The language of interaction must be civil.’’
Osinbajo assured that President Muhammadu Buhari administration
was committed to the protection of lives and property as well as
ensuring that each Nigerian was confident of his security.

He
said the executive was working on all agencies of government – the
police, the security and the armed forces – to ensure that they
understood the first primary duty of government.
He said that the government was also seriously committed to ensuring social justice and tackling poverty in the country.
Osinbajo
urged Nigerians to be united in the fight against corruption, saying
that corruption was the worst evil the country had or would experience.
“We should not look for excuse for people who make our feature impossible,’’ he stated.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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