Due to the different degree of insecurities in some South western state, most especially in Ondo and Oyo State. The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu had came out in the beginning of this month to give a 7 days Ultimatum to Fulani Herdsmen in the forest reserve area of the state to vacate the place or face it’s consequences. While, Sunday Igboho as well had given ultimatum to some Fulani men in Ibarapa, another area of Oyo state to vacate the area or have him to deal with.
But it seems like the issue is already taking another turn as some group of people seems to be against the Ultimatum given by both Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and Sunday Igboho. Concerned Nigerians and legal bodies are already reacting to the Ultimatum and also giving their stand on the issue.
The new group that came out to give their opinion is a Fulani Congress known as Fulani Nationalist Movement (FUNAM).
A representative or coordinator of the Fulani Nationalist Movement (FUNAM) has passed strong message to Ondo State Governor, Akeredolu letting him know that he should be ready for war if the Fulani will leave the forest by all means.
In the report that was released by the West Africa Regional Coordinator of Fulani Nationally Movement, Baadu Saalisu Ahmadu, he had come out to warn Sunday Igboho and Rotimi Akeredolu to reverse their plan of evicting the Fulanis out of their State or face the consequences which could be a war.
He also stated that, the Fulani has every right to live anywhere they like since they are doing their business legitimately and the only institution that can send them out can be the National assembly or the President himself but not some political thugs like Sunday Igboho. See what he said below:
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Joe Biden was officially made the president of united state today following the departure of Donald Trump from the white house. During the inauguration of Joe Biden the popular Anonymous group on twitter sends a message to Joe Biden online. The message was kind of like an order to Joe Biden as he enters the white house today.
Here is the screenshot of Anonymous To Joe Biden ;-
Anonymous where kind of like giving an order to Joe Biden that he close Guantanamo Bay and Pardon Reality winner. Guantanamo Bay is a military prison with a lot of bad past over the years.
Here is a screenshot Of Guantanamo Bay History in case you are wondering what it is :-
The Guantanamo Bay as you have raed above is a military prison where citizens are deprive of their right as they are denied trial as they have being tortured for a long time and later transferred to another prison.
Reality winner is an American former intelligence who was convicted and sent to prison for leaking important information from government facility.
Here is the history of Reality Winner
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Moments after official helicopter meant to convey Donald Trump and his beautiful wife Melania out of “White House” in Washington DC surfaced online, the 78-year-old American politician Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. who is the president-elect of the United States of America, took to his official profile on Twitter to share a post.
President-elect Joe Biden made a post saying; “It’s a New Day in America”.
The former vice president of the U.S is set to become the 46th president of America, after defeating current president Donald Trump in year-2020 presidential election, contesting as a member of the Democratic Party.
See Photos and Video Footage of Trump Departing From “White House”.
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Joe Biden’s Inauguration: Photos From The Historic Swearing-In Of Biden & Kamala Harris
The day has finally come. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being sworn in as our next president and vice president. We have all the photos from Inauguration Day, here.
Just two weeks ago the Capitol was under siege by a group of violent insurrectionists intent on overturning the 2020 election results. Today, January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stood strong in the same location where Donald Trump‘s supporters attempted to defeat them, taking the Oath of Office to become the United States’ next president and vice president. Though the inauguration crowd size was drastically reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still experience every moment through our gallery of photos. Keep checking back to see all the highlights throughout this momentous occasion.
The day will start off with much fanfare — a reading of the Pledge of Allegiance by trailblazing firefighter Andrea Hall and a rendition of the national anthem by the one and only Lady Gaga . Attendees and viewers at home will also be treated to a poetry reading by the nation’s first Youth Poet Laureate, 23-year-old Amanda Gorman . This accomplished young woman will be presenting her latest work, “The Hill We Climb,” after being hand-picked by our incoming first lady, Dr. Jill Biden
Following Amanda’s stirring recitation, Jennifer Lopez will appear for a unique performance to celebrate Biden and Harris’ remarkable win. She’s not the only music superstar lending her voice to the event. Country superstars Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard will also perform. While the performances will surely get major attention, January 20 is all about the main event: Biden and Harris officially being sworn into office. It’s been a long journey to get here, including a days-long election and rampant cries from Trump that the election was stolen .
But this is their day. It’s looking different from inaugurations past. While roughly 200,000 tickets are usually passed out for the swearing-in, only 1000 tickets were available this year — one for each member of Congress and their guest. Gone are the traditional parade to the White House and galas on inauguration night. While Biden and Harris still made their way to the White House with military accompaniment, viewers at home were treated to a virtual parade, featuring a performance by the reunited New Radicals— Biden’s late Son , Beau Biden‘s favorite band.
It’s truly a day to remember. To see more photos from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration, from Lady Gaga and JLo’s performances, to their inspirational speeches, the parade through the nation’s capitol, and beyond, scroll through our gallery above!
The Inauguration will also see America’s Vice president-elect Kamala Harris make history as first Black woman with south Asian roots to resume office of Vice President for the United States of America
It was indeed an emotional moment as the immediate past American President, Donald Trump vacated the White House with his entire family, which included both his immediate and extended family. This comes after Joe Biden and his Vice, Kamala Harris were sworn into office today, January 20, 2021.
Recall that Trump was defeated at the polls during the November 2020 US Presidential election by the Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden. In spite the fact that election was marred with lots of controversies, accusations and counter accusations, Joe Biden eventually emerged winner of the keenly contested election.
Many persons had thought that Donald Trump wouldn’t consent to a peaceful transition going by his utterances and some other actions, especially after he lost the election. But all that thoughts and fears were defeated today as Biden became the 46th President of the United States of America.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump’s time at the White House finally came to an end today, and this evening, photos have emerged as him and his beautiful family were leaving the seat of power after four years as the US President.
Meanwhile, several persons have been reacting to the latest development. Some other person expressed joy and happiness as he leaves the White House, while some others were unhappy and sympathized with the Ex-President.
“This one touch me, I don’t know if I should cry or laugh,” @iamflorencechioma commented.
“He’ll be back in four years time and he’ll loose again,” @dumebiblog wrote.
“Pride comes before a fall,” @quickbrownies.ng wrote.
Below are more photos and reactions as Trump vacates the White House along his family…
Akeredolu had on Monday issued a statement giving herdsmen seven days to vacate all forest reserves due to the high rate of kidnapping in the state.
The Presidency has condemned the seven-day ultimatum given to herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to vacate forest reserves, urging the governor ‘not to act outside the constitution of the country’.
Akeredolu had on Monday issued a statement giving herdsmen seven days to vacate all forest reserves due to the high rate of kidnapping in the state.
The governor also banned the movement of cattle within cities and highways, as well as night grazing.
He had said, “Today, we have taken major steps at addressing the root cause of kidnapping, in particular, and other nefarious activities detailed and documented in security reports, the press, and debriefings from victims of kidnap cases in Ondo State.
“As the chief law and security officer of the state, it is my constitutional obligation to do everything lawful to protect the lives and property of all residents of the state. In light of the foregoing, the following orders are hereby issued: All forest reserves in the state are to be vacated by herdsmen within the next seven days with effect from today, Monday, January 18, 2021.”
But reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, condemned the action of the governor.
Shehu said Akeredolu, being a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and indeed a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, will be the least expected to unilaterally oust thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in the state on account of the infiltration of the forests by criminals.
The statement read, “The Presidency has been keenly monitoring events occurring in Ondo State and the ‘orders’ by the government of the state, ‘asking herders to vacate the forests in seven days.’
“What is clearly emerging, is a lack of consistency in messaging which in turn leads to various contradictions regarding accuracy and the intent behind the message. There is little to be said other than to call for restraint on both sides and urge the state government and the leadership of the Fulani communities to continue their dialogue for a good understanding that will bring to an urgent end, the nightmarish security challenges facing the state.
“Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, a seasoned lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and indeed, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has fought crime in his state with passion and commitment, greater sensitivity and compassion for the four years he has run its affairs and, in our view, will be the least expected to unilaterally oust thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in the state on account of the infiltration of the forests by criminals.
“If this were to be the case, rights groups will be right in expressing worries that the action could set off a chain of events which the makers of our constitution foresaw and tried to guard against.
“We want to make it clear that kidnapping, banditry and rustling are crimes, no matter the motive or who is involved. But, to define crime from the nameplates, as a number of commentators have erroneously done- which group they belong to, the language they speak, their geographical location or their faith is atavistic and cruel.
“We need to delink terrorism and crimes from ethnicity, geographical origins and religion—to isolate the criminals who use this interchange of arguments to hinder law enforcement efforts as the only way to deal effectively with them.
“The President, who swore to defend the constitution has spoken against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in asking citizens of Northern origin to leave; he did not spare the group based in Sokoto, ‘Muslim Solidarity Forum,’ which asked the Bishop of Sokoto to leave and is prepared to do all that the law permits to protect citizens all over the country in their choice of where they wished to reside and are treated as equal citizens.
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“The government of Ondo, and all the 35 others across the federation must draw clear lines between the criminals and the law abiding citizens who must equally be saved from the infiltrators. Beyond law and order, the fight against crime is also a fight for human values which are fundamental to our country
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic who came on an official visit to the country at the State House Abuja.
It is also advisable to observe Covid protocols everywhere you go to help curb it’s spread.
However according to president Buhari’s aide Bashir Ahmed, president Muhammadu Buhari met with the president of Benin Republic Patrice Talon at the Aso Rock earlier today.
Apparently, Nigeria had recorded above the 100,000 virus mark and she’s putting more adverts out there to sensitize people on why maintaining social distancing, washing hands and putting on masks can really go a long way to help curb the virus spread.
Looking at the picture of the two presidents, you’d observe their masks on and sock distancing in their sitting arrangement. Meanwhile, Bashir Ahmed reported that the presidents assured that the two neighbours will continue to work with each other in the light of understanding.
Apart from its plan to engage in domestic and foreign borrowings to fund the 2021 budget, the federal government has confirmed that it will also sell some government-owned properties for the same purpose.
The government also said it will sell some non-oil assets to serve as additional source of finance for the year’s budget.
This is contained in a Tuesday presentation made in Abuja by the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, to stakeholders about the signed 2021 budget. We obtained a copy of the presentation.
The presentation, titled, ‘Public Presentation of 2021 FGN Approved Budget – Breakdown and Highlights’ was dated January 12.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on December 31, 2020, signed the N13.58 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year – about N505 billion higher than the budget proposed in October, 2020.
In the approved budget, about N496.5 billion was approved for statutory transfers and N3.3 trillion was approved for debt services.
The recurrent expenditure was put at N5.6 trillion with capital expenditure at N4.1 trillion and fiscal deficit at N5.2 trillion (5,196,007,992,292).
Already, many have condemned the federal government’s consistent resolve to borrow to fund budgets annually. For this year, the government is to borrow N5.6 trillion from domestic and foreign resources. The amount being the total deficit for the 2021 budget.
This represents 3.93 per cent of the GDP.
This paper had reported how the deficit will be financed, according to the ministry of finance.
Both the president and Ms Zainab had said Nigeria will borrow money from the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and countries like Brazil to fund the budget.
According to the document, another means by which the government intends to fund the budget is by selling and concessioning government-owned properties and non-oil assets.
“Sales of government property” and “non-oil asset sales” were listed under the “additional financing” section of the document. This section shows an overview of how the deficit will be financed.
Although the document did not state the companies that have been put up for sale, neither did it state the expected revenue from the sales, this confirms earlier speculations of the government’s plan to sell off some properties.
In November 2020, the Senate committee on privatisation said it was not aware of the government’s plan to sell or concession some national properties through the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE). This was during the agency’s 2021 budget defence session.
Documents presented to the committee showed plans by the federal government to sell the Integrated Power Plants in Geregu, Omotosho, and Calabar at N434 billion in 2021.
Also in the document were plans to concession the National Arts Theatre, Tafawa Balewa Square, and all the River Basin Development Authorities at N836 million while the National Stadium in Lagos, the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, and two others were pegged for concessioning at N100 million.
The chairman of the committee, Theodore Orji, had said the panel was not aware of the planned transactions. He also complained that the Director General of BPE, Alex Okoh, “refused to carry members of the panel along”.
However, when contacted, the Clerk of the panel, Sadia Abdullahi, told PREMIUM TIMES Wedneaday that the “matter had been resolved.”
She said Mr Okoh appeared again before the panel to submit the necessary documents containing the list of national properties that are up for sale or concessioning as well as their prices. She also said both the committee, the BPE and the federal government are now all on the same page.
Besides selling off national assets, the federal government also intends to finance the year’s budget through “Borrowing from Special Accounts.”
Although no amount was stated for this purpose, many believe it is the government’s plan to borrow money from dormant accounts, as announced earlier.
Ms Ahmed had disclosed that the government is targeting about N850 billion from unclaimed dividends and dormant bank deposits.
The government will also finance the budget through proceeds from privatisation of some public assets which has been put at N205.1 billion.
Other means are Multilateral/Bi-lateral Project-tied Loans pegged at N709.68 billion and ‘New Borrowings’ of N4.7 trillion (N4,686,775,885,696) which includes borrowing from domestic sources of N2.34 trillion and from foreign sources of N2.34 trillion)
The government also hopes to finance the budget from its share of oil revenue- N2.01 trillion, NLNG Dividend – N208.5 billion, Minerals and Mining N2.65 billion and non-oil at N1.48 trillion.
Others are Company Income Tax (CIT) – N681.7 billion, Valued Added Tax (VAT)-N238.4 billion, Customs – N508.2 billion and Federation Account levies at N60.5 billion.
Articles of Biden’s impeachment to be presented in the Congress a day after his inauguration.
Biden to be ousted a day after his inauguration.
His expulsion planned after the emergence of claims that he used his son to illegally obtain cash from China and Ukraine.
Donald Junior Trump’s exit faced with lots of hurdles and barriers.
First, the United States President known for his dictatorial reigns was reluctant to concede defeat.
Secondly, he later conceded defeat on condition that he won’t attend Biden’s inauguration.
Thirdly, Biden’s rivals comes up with a scheme to defame and dethrone him.
Orchestrators of the scheme claim that the latter used scheming techniques to wrongfully obtain cash from China and Ukraine.
“Breaking: Articles of impeachment against Joe Biden are being drafted to be presented to Congress on January 21st, a day after his inauguration. Joe is being accused to have used his son to obtain money from Ukraine and China.” Lord Abraham Mutai claims.
….As Ateke Tom, Boyloaf, Shoot-at-Sight, other ex-Agitators endorse Akwa
Key stakeholders in the development of the Niger Delta region have applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for re-positioning the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to fast-track the development of Nigeria’s oil-rich region.
The stakeholders stated this at the end of a meeting between the three major development agencies in the Niger Delta region; namely the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the NDDC, the Federal Amnesty Programme, as well as a group of ex-agitators at the Palace of the Amanyanabo of Okochiri, King Ateke Michael Tom, in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
A resolution jointly signed by King Ateke Tom, Chief Ebikabowei Victor-Ben (Boyloaf) and High Chief Bibopre Ajube (Shoot at sight), thanked President Buhari for appointing Mr Efiong Akwa as the NDDC Interim Administrator and for his “love and support” for the Niger Delta region.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, the NDDC Interim Administrator, Mr Akwa and the Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd.).
The stakeholders declared: “Let us put it on record that the appointment of Chief Akwa as the Interim Administrator of the NDDC is well received by our people. We want to emphasise that no one is more Niger Delta than anyone else.
“We are aware of the circumstances that led to his appointment as a child of circumstance. He should be supported by anyone that means well for the region. We are also aware of the court order that sacked the previous Interim Management Committee, IMC. But because Akwa was not part of the suit that sacked the IMC, and being the most Senior Executive Director, Finance and Administration, EDF&A, Mr. President appointed him to hold forth and conclude the forensic audit before a new board takes over.
“We know Mr. President will also appoint him as the substantive EDF&A when the time comes. Because of his pedigree and track record of success. He is carrying everybody along and we are happy with the appointment.
“We also thank Mr. President and Senator Akpabio for completing the NDDC corporate headquarters at the Eastern bye-pass, Port Harcourt. This project is a star project and we are waiting for Mr. President to come for the commissioning so that we can have an ample opportunity to show our love towards him.
They called on all youth groups and various organisations to cooperate with the new leadership of the NDDC to ensure the rapid development of the Niger Delta region.
The stakeholders also thanked President Buhari for what they termed “his determination to complete the East-West road and the confidence he has on our leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio to superintend over the project.
They stated: “We believe that our uncommon leader, Chief Akpabio who has a record of achievement in his previous assignment as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State will perform well in this project and we have no doubt about his capacity.
They also thank Chief Edwin Clark for his support to the NDDC Interim Administrator and his call for the youths to stop all forms of protests against the NDDC leadership, noting: “We want to assure him that we will work with Akwa and ensure absolute peace in the region.”
Speaking earlier, Senator Akpabio, commended the stakeholders for bringing unity back to the Niger Delta region, stating: “We need peace to make progress in the region.”
He assured the traditional rulers and the ex-agitators that President Muhammadu Buhari means well for the region, adding: “We must work out modalities for fast tracking development in the region, especially with the army of unemployed youths waiting to be engaged.”
He said that one of the big problems of the region was that so many youths were unemployed. So, we must work together with the Amnesty Programme to initiate things that will generate employment opportunities,” he said.
On the East West Road, Akpabio said: “We have initiated a combined team to raise funds for the completion of the road because if we depend solely on federal budget, it won’t work. I have asked the NDDC to make contributions to the special funding of the road. In my ministry, I have devoted about three quarters of the money for 2021 budget into the road.
He expressed joy that the National Assembly had passed the 2020 budget of the Commission. The details of the budget are expected next week. This will enable the NDDC to intervene in many areas.
Akpabio stated: “We have completed the NDDC permanent headquarters started in the days of the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission, OMPADEC. We shall be inviting the royal fathers to join us in commissioning the project on February.
“We have selected about six major regional projects to undertake within the Niger Delta region and we intend to bring the NDDC board latest by April this year. We want to handover the report of the Forensic Audit to the new board for implementation.”
Former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has emerged as the African Leadership Magazine Africa Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020, ahead of many other distinguished nominees across the continent.
Publisher of the United Kingdom-based magazine, Dr Ken Giami who announced the award at the U.K. Head Office of the group stated that Dr. Jonathan was overwhelmingly chosen by poll respondents because of his “commitment to deepening democracy, peace and security across the continent.”
According to him, the former President “who has led several African Union (AU) and ECOWAS missions across the continent, emerged winner after scoring over 80% of the total votes cast in the category, in a keenly contested poll.”
Dr. Jonathan was announced as the winner in the 9th edition of the annual African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award, alongside 12 other distinguished Africans, including: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization, WHO, as African of the Year 2020; Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, as African Political Leader of the Year; Mo Ibrahim, founder, Mo Ibrahim foundation, as the African Philanthropist of the year 2020; Graca Machel, as African Climate Champion of the Year 2020.
A statement by the magazine indicated that the poll attracted over 120,000 votes on the ALM website, over 7 million active online engagement during the voting period and over 5000 votes via email.
It stated that the winners shall be decorated and presented with honour instruments on February 26th, 2021, during the annual African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award ceremony.
“This year, the event is billed to hold virtually and set to host influential Africans in business, politics, and all spheres of African leadership spectrum”, the statement added.
Giving more details on the selection process, the magazine stated: “The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year which is in its 9th year is an annual award reserved for distinguished Africans, who have blazed the trail in the year under review. A shortlist of nominees are selected from results gathered via a Call for the nomination – traditionally promoted via paid online and offline campaigns across the continent, Europe, and the Americas. The call for nomination is the first step in a multi-phased process.”