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Yemi Osinbajo : Corruption Cuts Across Everyone

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the major problem of stagnation of development in Nigeria is as a result of corruption. He states also that corruption wasn’t perpetrated by the politicians alone but it also comprises of the elites and the religious leaders.

Vice President Osibanjo, speaking against the backdrop of the agitation for the restructuring of Nigeria which has taken in strands in the last couple of years, he asked “how many Christian leaders stood up to complain” when there was rampant corruption that crippled Nigeria?.

Rev. Abayomi Kasali, also speaking yesterday in Lagos at the Greater Nigeria Pastors Conference which was themed, ‘Towards a Better Nigeria, the Role of the Church,’ and was convened by the Senior Pastor and Founder of Foundation of Truth Assembly (FOTA), he had insisted that no nation could have survived the kind of corruption Nigeria went through in the recent times.

Rev. Abayomi Kasali

Rev. Abayomi Kasali

He says “It is my view that the Nigerian elite, religious leaders and politicians think alike when it comes to corruption and they were always very selfish, playing religious and ethnic cards when it pleases them,” he concluded.

Vice President Osinbajo also added that the high level of corruption in the country is not related to ethnic or religious colouration, saying: “Our elite and politicians are united when it comes to corruption. I have never seen a situation where an Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and other tribes joined hands to steal money and argued about it.”

He encourages everyone to join hands to build a new nation, stating that ‘’there is the need to raise men and women of integrity’.

He, however, expressed total confidence that Nigeria would take a new turn in the next few years, but at the same time he also challenged the leadership of the church to remove religious and ethnic sentiments in their approach to the issue of Nigeria, wondering as he stated: “Why can’t we have Christian agenda based on the principle of the Bible, as the Lord Jesus Christ teaches?’’

He continued saying “The church must begin the process of uniting Nigeria by uniting itself. What Nigeria needs to survive are already contained in the Bible. We cannot practice two gospels. The reason the country is what it is today is that we (Christians) care to practice what the Bible teaches.”

He told them to remove statements from their minds insinuating that the herdsmen’s killings in the country sky-rocked when Muhammadu Buhari, who is a Fulani, became President. He insisted saying: “The Fulani herdsmen crisis became rampant as far back as 1996 and it took a devastating effect in 2014 during the Libya crisis.”

Speaking more on agitation of restructuring, Vice President Osinbajo said the problem with the issue was that there has not been a demand that borders on any concrete agreement even among those championing the cause, bringing to note that what the manifestoes of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says is devolution of powers, which he subscribes to.

In conclusion, he charged church leaders to henceforth, to speak for the sanctity of human lives and not necessarily to aggravate the situation by insinuating that religious extremists were killing Christians or southerners because that on its own would throw the country into further unrest and panic.

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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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