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“We choose to succeed” – Acting President Osinbajo tells ministers

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The Acting President, Prof.
Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday asked Federal Executive Council (FEC) members
to brace up for challenges of economic recovery as the country had
chosen to succeed.
He gave the advice at the opening of a Cabinet Retreat on the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) and the 2018 Budget preparation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Osinbajo told them that the real work on Nigeria’s economic recovery had just begun.
“We
simply have to accept that there is nothing Nigerian about failure,
because as we know in our personal lives, failure and success are
commodities on offer to everyone all over the world.
“And,
every individual and every country makes a choice of which to buy and I
will say on our behalf that we will choose success,’
’ he said.
The retreat featured guest speakers, including Dr Idris Jala,
a former top official of the Malaysian Government, whose lecture
Osinbajo described as “more than motivational”, which took the
participants through the Malaysian experience to economic growth.
According to him, Jala’s speech is one I think that challenges our whole legitimacy as persons entrusted with leadership.
“I think it goes beyond motivational speech; I think it really challenges the core of our relevance as leaders.
“I am challenged and I know that many of us here are, and I think that
we
will do what we need to do to make sure that we see through the labs,
that we have to identify specific areas where we will do these labs.
“We must see to it that this works,’’ Osinbajo affirmed.
The
acting president said that the guest lecturer’s assertions were “so
right in every way”, adding that the challenge was to imbibe the
discipline to be reasonable in our targets and objectives.

“The
discipline of attending the labs diligently and accepting to be locked
in a room for as long as it takes to iron out what it is that needs to
be done.
“I like the point also
that Dr Jala made that the excuse that it won’t work here, the Nigerian
factor, or some say exceptionalism, or the acceptance of failure before
you even start is certainly not tenable anymore,’’
he said.
He commended Jala for “this exceptional moment you have taken us through”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat was in pursuance of the realisation of the letters of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper approved by FEC on Wednesday.

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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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