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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Power star, Rotimi reveals he bought a penthouse in Ikoyi as birthday gift to himself

Power star, Olurotimi Akinosho, popularly known as Rotimi who recently turned 31-years-old, has revealed he bought a penthouse in Ikoyi as a birthday gift to himself.

Taking to his Twitter page, the Nigerian-American actor wrote: 'As a Bday gift to myself. I bought a penthouse in one of the most prime locations in Lagos w/ no mortgage (ikoyi) full on paid for. Its important we know the value of real estate & legacy money. #InvestInYourSelf

Congrats to him!

Our leaders are openly pushing for the social media bill so they can prevent ALL of us from speaking up against bad governance- Banky W

Banky W took to his Instagram page on Wednesday morning to call for action from all Nigerians on all the numerous issues bedevilling the country at the moment.

The singer cum politician made reference to the social media bill which he opines is being pushed by Nigerian leaders as a way to silence everyone speaking up against bad governance.

He wrote

It's heartbreaking to take stock of where we are. Yesterday was International Human Rights Day. We've been working with the European Union and the British Council on a campaign - "16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence and Sexual Assault", and yesterday, as we brought the campaign to a close, we discussed the current state of Human Rights in Nigeria. Sowore, despite being granted bail by the Court, was re-arrested less than 24 hours later in a brazen assault on the Judiciary & the rule of law in Nigeria. Abba Jalingo is still locked up for criticising a Governor. Sahara reporters have had their Nigerian bank accounts frozen with no explanation, and assets seized.

As far as Gender Equality goes... the Gender Equality bill did not make it past a 2nd reading before being shut down in the National Assembly. And yet the social media bill is on its way to a 3rd. Our constitution basically says that women are 2nd class citizens, yet that is not deemed a serious enough issue... instead, people like Elisha Abbo (the senator that physically assaulted a woman for daring to ask him to calm down) is one of the "leaders" openly pushing for the social media bill to pass, so that they can once and for all prevent ALL of us from speaking up against bad governance.

There is a very obvious, blatant assault on free speech and the freedom of expression going on right before our eyes. There is an emergency when it comes to the treatment of women and children.. when Senators are allowed to marry teenagers and physically assault women... when 1 in 4 girls in Nigeria are victims of sexual assault - the youngest patient of the Mirabelle Center is a 3 month old girl, the oldest is an 80 something year old Grandma.

When it comes to Human Rights in Nigeria.. there is nothing to celebrate, there's just a whole lot of work to do. We must all do something. Maybe u can call/email your Senators and Reps? Maybe we can all can post online and get the attention of International News Media so that they can join us in pressuring our Government? Maybe U can volunteer/donate to a Sexual Assault Referral Center? Just do something. Anything.

Kogi State University final year student allegedly shot dead by gunmen

A final year student of Kogi State University identified as Joseph Apeh was allegedly shot dead by unknown gunmen after concluding his examination yesterday December 10.

The deceased who was allegedly gunned down after being trailed to the campus, was a final year student in the Department of English at the Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba. The gunmen that reportedly shot him at close range, rode on a motorcycle.

Joseph Apeh was confirmed dead after being rushed to Kogi State University Hospital.

The state's police spokesperson, William Aya confirmed the incident and also told newsmen that an investigation has been launched to arrest the suspects behind the murder.

Friends of the late student have also taken to social media to pen down tributes to him.

Bill Clinton weighs in on Trump's impeachment

Former US President Bill Clinton has reacted after the US House of Reps passed two articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump.

Trump has been accused by Democrats for abusing his power as president by allegedly telling the Ukraine government to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden while withholding a White House meeting and military aid while the second charge states that Trump obstructed congress by ordering White House staff and agencies not to testify in the just concluded impeachment hearing.

Clinton who was impeached in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice related to the Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky controversies but was acquitted in the Senate says congress is doing what they feel is right.

“They’re doing their job as they see it and we should wait to see it unfold,” Clinton told Fox News while touring a Clinton Foundation program in New York City.

“And the rest of us should go about our jobs and do them as we see it.”

Nigerians react to Aisha Buhari's fresh attack on Mamman Daura, Garba Shehu

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to Aisha Buhari's recent attack on Garba Shehu, her husband's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity and Mamman Daura, her hubby's closest ally.

In a statement released today December 11th, The first lady of Nigeria, Mrs Buhari alleged that Garba Shehu has shifted his loyalty from the President to others who have no stake in the compact that the President signed with Nigerians on May 29, 2015 and 2019.

Some Nigerians on Twitter are not taking sides with Aisha Buhari on this matter, mostly because she is in support of the Social Media Regulation bill. See their reactions below.

Calling Buhari ‘major general’ is proof of press freedom - Femi Adesina further reacts to Punch Editorial

Calling Buhari ?major general? is proof of press freedom - Femi Adesina further reacts to Punch Editorial
In a statement he shared today, December 11, on his verified Facebook page, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, said the decision of Punch Newspaper to henceforth refer to President Buhari as Major General, is a ''testimony to free speech and freedom of the press'' being enjoyed in the administration. 

Read Adesina's statement below..
A newspaper says it will henceforth address President Muhammadu Buhari by his military rank of Major General. Nothing untoward in it. It is a rank the President attained by dint of hard work before he retired from the Nigerian Army. And today, constitutionally, he’s also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
All over the world, just as in our country, a large number of retired military officers are now democrats. It does not make those who didn’t pass through military service better democrats than them.
Rather than being pejorative, addressing President Buhari by his military rank is another testimony to free speech and freedom of the press, which this administration (or regime, if anyone prefers: it’s a matter of semantics) has pledged to uphold and preserve.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
December 11, 2019

Calling Buhari ?major general? is proof of press freedom - Femi Adesina further reacts to Punch Editorial
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