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Obasanjo Highlights Reason for Boko Haram Insurgence

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, speaks on the Insurgence of Boko Haram as he reveals some interesting details.

The former head of state recently brought to light reasons he believes the Nigerian Terrorist group ‘Boko Haram” reared their ugly head and the insurgency in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.

According to him, he made this discovery while conducting a research for his degree in Christian Theology. He disclosed this delivering his speech in the 2017 Foundation Day Public Lecture entitled: ‘Corruption and the Challenges of the African Child’,  which marked the 14th anniversary of Dorcas Oke Hope Alive Initiative (DOHAL) and was held at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

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Obasanjo, who is also a former military Head of State of Nigeria categorically pointed out that  the main reason was due to abject poverty arising from Nigeria’s corrupt system which invariably led to the “formation of kick against western education otherwise known as Boko Haram.”

He added in his message, saying that:  “One of the reasons that members of the extremist group – Boko Haram, gave for their insurrection is that they became disillusioned when they saw how corrupt Western educated leaders were.

“According to them, if those who occupied government offices by virtue of their western education would corruptly enrich themselves and deprive others of the basic things of life, then that education is ‘haram’ which means forbidden.”

He went on to say “I am told that when Mohammed Yusuf, the original leader of Boko Haram and his early followers first started, they all gathered and tore their certificates because they said a certificate, which could not fetch them a source of livelihood is useless to them. Similarly, they saw Western education as corrupting the individuals.”

He also cleared the stance on how he and the government and of course the good people of Nigeria, feel about the terrorist group. He made mention of the fact that the underdevelopment of the country, the impoverished situation of the people and inability of the leaders have led to the insurgence of Boko Haram.

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He said “We may not agree with their position, but the disappointment and disillusionment of citizens over the inadequacy or poor performance of their leaders is real.”

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, “Statue Of Unity”

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India unveils the world’s tallest statue named the “Statue of Unity.”

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the country’s independence leaders has been unveiled. The “Statue of Unity,” located in India is 182 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the world. The Indian president, Narendra Modi officially unveils the statue at an event attended by more than 5,000 police officers.

The president describes the statue as ‘an answer to all those who question the existence of India,’ saying that “the height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this.”

According to reports, the bronze-clad statue cost $430 million to build. The statue also houses a memorial garden and a museum at its base.

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Kanye West Is Taking A Break From Politics

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American rapper Kanye West is now breaking from political talk, saying he was used as a pawn and that his “eyes are now wide open.”

The rapper who once referred to the President of the United States as his brother takes to his Twitter page with a series of tweets declaring that his eyes are now wide open. On Tuesday, 30th October, Kanye West wrote a series of tweets breaking himself from President Trump’s beliefs.

He writes:

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he wrote. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Kanye who had earlier said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat made him feel like a superhero, also declaring “I love this guy” has said he is done being a messenger of beliefs that doesn’t appeal to him personally.

He also writes:

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.

“I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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