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“We will not Allow China Maltreat Nigerians” – Gbajabiamila Confronts Chinese Ambassador

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“We will not Allow China Maltreat Nigerians” – Gbajabiamila Confronts Chinese Ambassador

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives had a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian on April 10 over the maltreatment of Nigerians living in China.

He confronted Pingjian with a protest video in which a Nigerian was seen challenging Chinese officials over the maltreatment. He also demanded that Chinese authorities address the issues.

In some of the videos, some Nigerian citizens were protesting against being forced into another 14-day quarantine after the initial 14- day they spent for same purpose over the COVID-19 pandemic in China.

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Commenting on the incident, Gbajabiamila said;

 “If the diplomatic relationships between our two countries are for the mutual benefits of our citizens, then there must be respect for our citizens, and we should not compromise it.

“As a government, we will not allow Chinese or other nationals to be maltreated just as we will not allow Nigerians to be maltreated in other countries.

“The way you treat your citizens, we expect that’s how you’ll treat others. We will not tolerate our citizens breaking your laws but the crime of one citizen cannot be used to stigmatize the whole country.

“It appears that’s what happened in this case. You can’t use one brush to smear the whole wall. Whatever the reason, it cannot be used and taken out on the entire community in China”.

Responding to the confrontation, Pingjian promised to take it up with the home government even though he has not been officially informed.

He said;

“We take our relationship with Nigeria very seriously. Until we receive a full report from back home, I cannot act but I can assure you it is not a policy issue.

“We treat everyone equally but during the implementation of the COVID-19 measures in China, it is possible for some incidents; all I do is to take it back home, today I will.”

Gbajabiamila further stated that he will be expecting a feedback from Chinese authorities.

He added;

“It is better we nip it in the bud so that it doesn’t escalate to another level. So, by Tuesday, if you have the information to give us, if steps have been taken, let’s talk about it and let’s see the way forward.”

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FACTS AND FIGURES: 21 REASONS GYB STANDS OUT- PART II

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Governor Yahaya Bello

Recall, sometime last week we hinted you on the 21 Reasons Governor Yahaya Bello ‘GYB’ Stands Out (Part 1). Obviously, the good works of his administration are visible to the blind and resounding to the deaf; In recognition of his outstanding Leadership style, he was awarded the Best Governor of the year by Aluta Media Limited  a popular News platform that focuses on the general welfare of the Civil Society Organizations.

The curiosity that greeted the first part of this series on the glowing stride of an unusual 45 years old who superintends the Confluence State of Kogi from LUGARD HOUSE, Lokoja is profound.

The Young man in Kogi is not one who will fix a road and spend half the said amount in Commissioning the Road. He believes in hard work over propaganda. His strides are Olympic and his commitment to good governance incredible, and that is the enigma called GYB.

Follow me as we present the second Part of the 21 things that qualify Governor Yahaya Bello GYB for higher office, indeed GYB STANDS OUT.

8. Are you aware that in 2017/2018 whilst the media was awash with heavy criticism of GYB and whilst the many political Godfathers that be deployed the Press against him, The World Bank rated Kogi State as one of the 9States in the Country that successfully reduced unemployment. Facts are sacred.

9. Are you aware that Kogi is not only the safest State in the North, Kogi is the second safest in the nation after the State of Osun. And Kogi has one of the most effective Vigilante Service that at some point have rescued kidnapped Police Officers. GYB has put a lie to the tale of Governors not being effective as Chief Security Officers of their States, having not only shown capacity and competency, GYB has made the Confluence State that shares border with almost 7 states the safest in the North, and the second safest in Nigeria. That’s the enigma called GYB.

10. Are you aware that cited in Kogi State is the third biggest Rice Mill in Nigeria built by GYB and functional. A very great stride that others will spend almost the equivalent in publicity, but with GYB service delivery is the way to go.

11. Do you know that GYB has built numerous skill acquisition centres across the three Geopolitical/Senatorial zones of Kogi, and that fully trained young men and women are given support capital, and that is why the World Bank MDG rating has Kogi amongst the best in Nigeria.

12. Whilst other States are busy profligately spending the Covid19 States Intervention and Support Fund, Kogi State is far gone in building one of the biggest medical facilities in Africa. To GYB “Even though I have my firm reservations on the Covid19 pandemic, I have decided to spend the Covid19 funds in building the biggest medical facility in this part of the world in Kogi, so that I shall have no cause to travel for medical tourism now or in the future.” That is the enigma called GYB.

13. GYB patriotically mobilized the Federal Government and His fellow Governors into a NO SHUT DOWN of the Economy in the wake of the second phase of the Covid19 pandemic. He has maintained that until the Covid19 pandemic is dispassionately interrogated, we cannot afford another LOCK DOWN of the economy. How more patriotic can a leader be?

14. Kogi State is an example of proactive Youth competency and capacity in governance. GYB with a cabinet of average age of 46 has ensured a safe, effective and prosperous Kogi.

You are at liberty to interrogate these fact, as we believe that the enigma fondly called GYB is fit, able and qualified for higher office.

TO BE CONTINUED…

Chabor Musa Nyamgul Jnr.
Convener GOT YOUR BACK NIGERIA (GYB NIGERIA).

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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar welcomes new son from Moroccan 4th Wife, Jennifer (3rd Wife) Excuses herself

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Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar, third wife of the former vice-president has excused herself from her matrimonial home due to her husband’s decision to take a fourth wife.

According to the information from the family sources, She is yet to file for divorce and it was yet unclear whether or not she planned to do so.

Atiku Abubakar’s strong desire for a large family have been taken in good faith by his wives for many years. But his entanglement with a new wife of Moroccan origin appears to have dropped a bombshell for his favorite spouse, Barr. Jennifer.

Atiku Abubakar and 3rd Wife, Jennifer

According to the Republican News,  Mrs. Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar only recently relocated to London from their family homes in Abuja and Dubai, she has mulled her husband’s action and its consequences since Mr. Abubakar first introduced his new wife to the family in 2017, sources said. He married the Moroccan that year and in 2018 they welcomed their first son together.

The relationship has been kept a secret from the public even as Mr. Abubakar sought presidency as the major contender against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

“He saw the relationship as a personal matter,” a family source told the Gazette over the weekend. “But it is understandable why the public would be interested in what is going on even in the most intimate corners of his household.”

Mr. Abubakar, 74, has for decades been vocal about his quest to manage the affairs of Nigeria’s governance systems. He first sought presidency in early and mid-1990s before being tapped as vice-president by Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, leaving office in 2007 after two terms.

“Many people have become too used to his suave appearance that they often forget that he is a devout Muslim,” a family source said under anonymity to comment on Mr. Abubakar’s personal concerns.

“His faith allows him to take four wives or even more and we all know he has the financial and intellectual ability to elevate all his wives and children.”

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Gistflash gathered that Mr. Abubakar’s other wives have been more accepting of the Moroccan new wife than Mrs. Douglas-Abubakar, whom sources said was considered to be the worst hit by the development.

“She saw it as a let down because of the special level of care she had been receiving from the former vice-president,” a family source said. “She just felt the Moroccan woman had arrived to take her place.”

Our sources said Mrs. Douglas-Abubakar was expected to get over the matter since the Moroccan wife has been at home for three years and their new son has already clocked two.

A seasoned attorney of Igbo extraction, Mrs. Jennifer Abubakar has long been renowned for her critical roles in her husband’s political and vast business interests.

It was widely believed that her devotion to her husband’s success informed her alleged involvement in suspicious movement of funds on his behalf, which culminated in her indictment by the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs a decade ago.

The Anambra-born lawyer has since denied the scandalous allegations, dismissing them as a fruitless expedition of her husband’s political detractors.

However, the fallout from Mr. Abubakar’s marriage to a fourth wife may not necessarily constitute a stumbling block for his political fortunes in 2023, said political analyst Shola Olubanjo.

“For those of us who know Atiku Abubakar’s journey with Jennifer Douglas, it is difficult to say that the former vice-president should not take her reservations, whatever their nature, seriously,” Mr. Olubanjo said.

“Now that 2023 is gradually taking the front burner, he has to move fast.’ Nonetheless, Mr. Olubanjo expressed confidence in Mr. Abubakar’s ability to resolve the issues before campaign season to avoid being bogged down by personal challenges.

“He’s a shrewd politician and businessman,” the analyst said. “We shouldn’t expect anything less from him with respect to his household.” (Peoples Gazette)

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Police recovers the genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

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Police recovers the genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

The Bauchi Police Command has recovered a genital organ suspected to belong to the 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Jamaare Local Government Area of the state.

Police recover genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

Recall that two suspects Abdulkadir Wada Haladu, 19, and Adamu Abdulrauf, 20, were arrested in connection with the crime. Wada was nabbed in Mararraba, Nasarawa State where he voluntarily confessed to the crime.

Spokesperson of the command, Wakil, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, January 13, said a bottle containing the suspected genital organ (complete Vulva; Libia Majora, Libia Minora and clitoris) was recovered in the house of one of the suspected ritualists, Abdulkadir Wada Haladu.

Police recover genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

Other items recovered include two knives, three bottles containing native medicine.
One carton containing some native dry medicines tied inside polythene bags, one dry animal skin, two Islamic native black boards, one calabash, one hoe, and two locally made Disks.

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