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 2023 League Highlight: Tinubu On A Freeway As James Ibori Crashes.

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2023 League Highlight: Tinubu On A Freeway As James Ibori Crashes.

Welcome back to your weekly predictions and soccer highlights, sorry for the break-in transmission last week, we actually went on a hiatus. I remain your presenter, Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah.

The last two weeks have been an incredibly wild encounter, if I may put it this way it was explosive, as the spin doctors were fully at work.

It started with the reports that the EFCC was on the heels of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the head coach of team Tinubu FC. The report was a direct attempt at goal and of course, it drew the applause of supporters of the invading team.

In what appears to be an orchestrated combo attack the news was followed with reports that the EFCC has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC against selling forms to persons with a file with the agency who are aspiring to contest in the 2023 general elections.

Then they came with up the slogan “Malami Goes After Tinubu’s Jugular”, not done they said Tinubu’s flies at CCB disappeared.

Ever heard of the super ultra combo moves? That was sure meant to be a hattrick. In short, the attacks were simultaneous from all flanks.

What an angle of run by the invading forces.

But Team Tinubu seemed undaunted maybe because the whole narratives in the first instance were false.

The EFCC, the office of the Attorney General and CCB have all debunked media rumours of a probe on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Team Tinubu came out of the attack unscathed, and in an EPIC innuendo, the United Kingdom government announced its readiness to return to the Nigerian government over 4.2 Million GBP of Ibori’s looted funds.

Chief James Ibori served as Delta State Governor the same time duration Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu served as Lagos State Governor. (1999-2007)

Since the announcement of the return of the BOOTY the detractors of Team Tinubu have suddenly gone quiet and instead are fighting over the sharing of the bounty, they say it is not 4.2Million pounds but over 6 Million pounds.

They are arguing that the Federal Government has no right to claim the returning loot that it belongs to Delta State.

James Ibori was a PDP governor while Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was Lagos State Governor under the platform of Alliance for Democracy.

James Ibori as Delta State Governor earned unprecedented revenue as it was a great time of oil boom, not only Delta State was swimming in riches, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Rivers State, Cross Rivers State and even Edo State, it was a time of JOLLY JOLLY.

During this same period, Tinubu was going through nerve-racking experiences from the Central Government led PDP who acted as a biased referee and refused Lagos State its budgetary allocations for years even after the courts have ruled otherwise.

Meanwhile, other State Governors were busy looting their States dry with nothing at all to show.

These same naysayers that should be requesting their State Governors to come to give an account of their stewardship during the dollar rain are instead cooking unfounded stories of how Tinubu is the problem of Nigeria.

No companies are left in those states, Chevron, Shell etc have all left Delta State, today Lagos has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa, It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

A look at all other states of the Federation shows more outflow of their citizens with no single inflow of investors, fun seekers, even its citizens that left earlier in search of greener pastures are not returning.

When Tinubu was busy laying the foundation for sustainable growth in Lagos centred on continuity these other Governors that are peoples heroes today were busy building a personal dynasty of wealth overseas.

Lagos State is unarguably the most developed State in Nigeria today.

Anyway, the local storm seems to have catapulted the Jagaban into greater heights as team Tinubu seems to have gathered more new signees.

Our predictions for the week.

After coming out undefeated from the deceptive attacks, Team Tinubu will be looking to return back to winning ways.

We are positive that Team Tinubu will adopt an attack-minded approach in the next football match.

Team Tinubu would take the centre spot. Team Tinubu still remains the formidable team to beat.

Our sure bet this week goes to team TINUBU.

Commentary by Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah.

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Oyegun, Oshiomhole Attend APC Stakeholders’ Meeting In Edo, Urge Members To Close Ranks

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Two former National Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole attended a stakeholders meeting of the Edo APC in Benin City on Saturday.

Also in attendance at the meeting were former Governor Oserhiemhen Osunbor and his erstwhile deputy, Chief Lucky Imasuen, as well as former Deputy Governor Dr Pius Odubu,‎ a member of the APC Board of Trustees, Prince Malik Afegbua, former and serving members of the National Assembly, including Hon Razak Bello-Osagie, Hon Gabriel Oiboh, Senator Francis Alimikhena, Hon Dennis Idahosa, Patrick Aisowieren, among others.

At the event, Chief Oyegun commended the State Caretaker Committee of the party, led by Col David Imuse (retd), for the success of the just-concluded membership registration exercise of the party in the state.

He predicted that the future is very bright for the APC and said, ‘let us put the past behind and let us look at the future.’ He then reiterated his membership of the party, saying: ‘I am APC… I belong to APC body and soul’

Chief Oyegun, an ex-governor of Edo State, and current chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan appealed to party leaders to recognise the role of party members in the growth of the party.

‘Every member of the party including party leaders have a contribution to make for the improvement and success of the party,’ he said, adding that ‘no individual can be greater than the party.’

Former Governor Oshiomhole, speaking, urged party members in the state to close ranks and work with the leadership of the party at the State and all other levels, harmoniously in the overall interest of the party.

In his speech, Col Imuse praised all members of the party for the huge success of the concluded membership registration exercise, adding that the turnout of eager voters to join the party was quite impressive despite the APC being in opposition in Edo State.

‘Right now, the APC has a very credible and reliable database of its members, in every unit across the entire country. Our party is now a stronger and more united party as a result of the exceptional membership registration exercise.

‘The implication of this healthy development is that in subsequent, free and fair elections, our party is confident of undisputable victory. But this does not mean we should rest on our oars.

We must stay focused, awake, and be alert to the whiles of our opponents. We must keep working as one, united and indivisible members of the APC, so that, we can stop them, very early, on their nefarious tracks,’ Col Imuse said.

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2023 Presidency: Igbo Will Occupy Aso Rock, Tinubu, Atiku Should Step Aside – Ohanaeze Chieftain

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The immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, on Saturday, vowed to ensure the emergence of an Igbo presidency in 2023.

Ibegbu, who was recently appointed as the Special Envoy on Nigeria Presidency on Ndigbo Extraction by a coalition of Igbo organisations, vowed to put an “executive Zik in Aso Rock in 2023.”

In a terse statement he signed and forwarded to DAILY POST, the Ohanaeze chieftain promised to build bridges with all stakeholders, groups and power points in the country to realise his ambition.

Ibegbu noted that the “Nigeria Presidency is not gotten by sentiments, threats or emotions but through diplomatic persuasion and he will reach out to all Nigerian stakeholders and party leaders to achieve that.”

He called on “presidential aspirants of Igbo extraction to start showing interest now so that the Igbos will be taken serious on the issue.”

The former Ohanaeze’s spokesman also appealed to “Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and others showing interest in 2023 Presidency to sheathe such interest in the overall interest of the nation.”

He called on Nigerians to do everything to ensure peace, unity and progress of the country, stressing that “If Nigeria breaks, Africa and the black race is doomed.”

Ibegbu noted that there has to be political, economic and structural justice in the nation.

He urged people of the Southeast to put their acts together in the pursuit of their legitimate rights in Nigeria and condemned the killings all over the country.

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Who Are The Enemies Of The State? Why  Are Nigerians Clamouring For A Tinubu’s Presidency? A Short Compilation

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Who Are The Enemies Of The State? Why  Are Nigerians Clamouring For A Tinubu’s Presidency? A Short Compilation

If not us, then who? And if not now, then when? This is one of the most famous quotes used in inspiring people to take actions and take responsibility into their hands without relying on anybody or institution to step up.

It simply means that the change which you desire is in your hands and you must use it to change the world.

Who is then an enemy of the State? An enemy of the state is a person accused of certain crimes against the state, such as treason.

Nigeria as we speak is in turbulence due to so many factors ranging from the insincerity of its leaders to the docility and hypocritical nature of its citizens. Some Nigerians want the best for themselves but wish the Nation the worse for HER. How contradictory and feeble-minded such Nigerians can be, it’s like a young “lad” who wishes freedom for himself and at the same time wishes poverty upon his dad in other for him to get his wishes so he can be free.

Only if the young man knew that whatever evil that befalls his dad would ultimately alter his destiny. Nigerians are busy doing what they are not supposed to be doing if truly they say the country is burning.

If truly Nigeria is at the brink of collapse then patriotic citizens should be serious and be seen acting on changing the impending doom. In every forum, some Nigerians are heaping blame on Buhari saying or sorts of things. Even the ones that are young enough to be Buhari’s grandchild are still shouting upadan. Now ask yourself would Buhari be there forever? After Buhari what next? Ok, the president has less than two years left and what are these wailers doing about it?

I ask again, who are the real enemies of the State? Those that acknowledge that a disaster is about to befall the Nation and fail to act or those that are taking up arms against the State or succinctly for me to say the present leaders? The last time I checked it is also a crime to hide or conceal a criminal act if brought to your knowledge.

If we all agree that the Nation is on the brink of collapse then we should be thinking of constitutional ways to halt the impending doom.

Instead of sitting down and thrilling themselves with petty drama and gossips, what role are they playing to make sure Nigeria gets it right?

Some of these people fuelling this crisis on WhatsApp and other social media platforms are grooving their lives and yet spreading hate with the tips of their fingers.

let me give you an illustration, today is Saturday go round the hotels in town, from Abuja to Lagos to Rivers there are probably fully booked with people having fun, live bands everywhere, big parties are going on and it is these same people in those functions that are taking up their phones and fanning the embers of disunity from the confines of their comfort and pleasure.

So when I say who are the real enemies of the State I know why I ask. For me, if you say Nigeria is ruined then what should preoccupy your mind in less than two years to a general election is who should represent you as a councillor, as a local government chairman, members of the house of Assemblies, federal lawmakers and finally the presidency.

If you say Nigeria is bad and by now you do not have a presidential candidate then with all due respect you are an enemy of the State. You say Nigeria is broken and you are not ready to vote out the leadership of who you claim is in charge then you are an enemy of the State.

You cant be enjoying your life, be involved in mundane things and yet you do nothing in having a say on who governs you and then come out and scream Nigeria Jaga Jaga.

Anyway, so many Nigerians are not that complacent and have decided to change the narratives.

The Tinubu phenomenon is what is in vogue now. Patriotic Nigerians funny enough have started identifying Tinubu as a panacea to the myriads of problems facing the Nation, and according to them if not now then when? If not Tinubu then who?

In a chat with Hon Olalekan Oyadiran the facilitator of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Support Group, Germany the APC chieftain described Tinubu as the right choice for the top job hence the heavy mobilization in support of the Jagaban in every nook and cranny across the Federation.

“If we miss it this time around it may be too late, what Nigeria needs at this point in time is a leader who has the capacity to empower the right hands in executing the task, we need a leader who has the political will power to implement proactive measures and finally a leader who is committed to the unity and cohesiveness of our country, a financial wizard who can handle the economic hardship and turn it around for our good.

It would amount to injustice to humanity if we sit down and allow this golden opportunity to slip us by. At this juncture, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has all it takes to lead Nigeria to greatness. It is only imperative will leave our comfort zone to drum support for his candidacy.”

The clamour for Tinubu’s presidency is deafening.

They base their support for Tinubu because of his consistency in keeping to the tenets of democracy, they say at this time they need a firm leader with the required intelligence to steer the ship of the nation to shore.

For me, Nigerians should start bringing up their alternatives to what we have and in turn question their commitment to serving Nigeria, sitting idly away without positively contributing your quota to the building of our nation is very unpatriotic and for those that take pleasure in escalating the plights of the country without genuinely seeking to be participants are indeed the real enemies of the State.

Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah writes in from Lagos.

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