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I don’t care about what people say about me when I’m dead – Obasanjo

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I don’t care about what people say about me when I’m dead – Obasanjo

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has fired back at people criticising him over his condolence message to the family of late Buruji Kashamu, a former senator and factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.

Speaking in an interview with Premium Times, Obasanjo said: “When I was growing up, in our community, when anyone known with bad character died, we usually only mourn him and bury him. No eulogy. No praise-singing.

There is an English saying that urges us never to talk ill of the dead. But in this case, we are not talking ill of the dead. We are only drawing lessons from the life and history of the dead. I am not gloating over his death. It is sad for anyone to die and we must mourn him.

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But we must learn from such a passage. There will be bad lessons. There will be good lessons. But we should not just be praise-singing or eulogising the dead, especially when there is no need to do so.

We should not cover up bad histories and conducts so that the right lessons can be learnt.

As you know, I say my mind as truthfully as I know them and in line with my convictions. People are free to say whatever they want about my comment. I don’t begrudge people for holding opinions on whatever I say or do.

Let people say whatever they like when I transit. Now that I am alive, am I not being abused? Whenever I transit, let people say whatever they know or think about me. Let them say it as it is. What my maker thinks of me is what matters most.

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Thunderstorm Kills 3 kinsmen Hiding Under a Big Tree

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Thunderstorm Kills 3 kinsmen Hiding Under a Big Tree

Thunderstorm has killed three out of five farmers who were hiding under a big tree during heavy rain in Kukar-Gesa Village in Katsina Local Government of Katsina State.

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Malam Musa Danladi, the head of the family confirmed the death of his two children and a grandson and considered their death as an act of God.

“The rain started at about 5:00 pm on Saturday, while the five farmers were in their family farm cutting down the millet that had become ripe.

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According to one of the family members, the thunder stroke at the tree and 3 out of the 5 farmers lost their live. The other 2 survived but sustained injuries.

The family announced the death of the deceased after the rain stopped at about 11:00 pm and they were nowhere to be found.

The family dispatched a search party that uncovered the bodies of the deceased and rescued the surviving two and rushed them to the village dispensary.

The three deceased were buried this Sunday morning at Kukar-Gesa cemetery according to Islamic rites.

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2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu

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2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia state governor and current Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he will build a 20th-century economy in Nigeria if Nigerians make him president come 2023.

Kalu said this on a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital while speaking on his presidential ambition in 2023. According to him, he is more than capable to do the job of a president.

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“Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job.

The problem is who is capable of doing the job. For now, I am focusing on my constituency; there is a lot of job to be done.

If you give me opportunity, I will like to go back to the Senate for a second term, but if the people of Nigeria want me to be president, they will show the hand. I can do the job. I can build a 20th century economy for our people.” he said

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Nigerian Man publicly Denounces Fiancee on Social Media

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Nigerian Man publicly Denounces Fiancee on Social Media

A Delta State businessman, Elliot Lions, publicly denounces his fiancee via social media.

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Elliot took to Facebook to announce his disengagement notice after publicly engaging his girlfriend, Success Oyoviwkose at a party.

Stating the reason the for his action simply as “abuse of engagement”, Elliot stated that he has withdrawn the engagement ring and wishes to have nothing more to do with Success.

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He further warned that henceforth, no one should call or attach her name to his.

Special announcement to the general public That I Elliot Ihwia have openly withdrawn my engagement ring from Success Oyoviwkose . nor in anywhere regards her with me or call her joined my name’s any kind , Abuse of engagement” he wrote.

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