Sunday, March 26, 2017

What Nigerians most know about my father’s death – Rashidi Yekini’s daughter, Omoyemi

Omoyemi Yekini,
Omoyemi Yekini

Omoyemi Yekini, second daughter of late Nigerian football legend, Rashidi Yekini, has dismissed report that her father suffered some mental disorder before his death.

She said she wants Nigerians to understand that the former Super Eagles striker did not die of mental ailment.

Omoyemi, a 200 level English student of University of Ilorin, said this in an interview with Punch, adding that her father’s fame had not affected her lifestyle in anyway.

She said, “He was such a special father; every day with him was memorable. I still remember him taking me along for his football trainings; I loved spending time with him. Whenever I was on holiday, he ensured I never left his sight.

“I was quite young then, so I didn’t really understand the fame that came with having a famous footballer as a dad. I also didn’t understand how much people valued him. I began to understand things as I grew older.”

Asked if her father’s name has opened ways for her, she said, “No, probably because I live a normal life. Many people don’t believe me whenever I tell them I am Rashidi Yekini’s daughter. I don’t go around flaunting his name. I try as much as possible to live a normal life.

“If my father was alive he would want people to know that he was normal and that he didn’t have a mental disorder. He wasn’t ‘crazy’ before he died, as some people claimed. He would have loved it if people treated him like a normal person. He would also have wanted people to appreciate him for his great impact in Nigerian football history.”

She added that it was not necessary for Government to waste their time investigating the cause of the former football star, adding that knowing what killed her father will be of no gain.

Omoyemi added, “Honestly, I’m not interested in any investigation, but I’ve not heard anything about that. The fact that he is dead is hard to take. I would want to know how he died, but what would I gain from it? It would not bring back my dad; he is gone.”

Asked if the Nigerian Government has redeemed its pledge on the Rashidi family, she said, “This is the first time I am hearing such; I never knew about that promise. Maybe my father’s lawyer would know about. But I know nothing about any house.”
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by Tayo Demola:

At this moment of our national life where Nigeria has been plunged into avoidable economic hardship and the living standard of many Nigerians instead of improving, has gradually deteriorated below poverty level, many Nigerians are shocked by what they got from the Buhari government which has failed to make any positive change in the lives of the people.

And with the way we are all astonished as to how a government that promised us heaven could turn around to give us hell instead, many Nigerians have wondered if that Presidential Villa, Aso Rock is truly a blessing to Nigeria or a curse.

Is the President even aware that many Nigerians are killing themselves due the hardship and suffering brought about by government? Does he even know that an average Nigerian is so disenchanted with his government that some Nigerians are now even ashamed of their country? Does he even know that due to the high expectations Nigerians had of him when he was sworn in, that some Nigerians now regret voting for him in the first place? 

But the President knows all these, he cannot pretend not to know but the activities of praise singers and the enemies of Nigeria who would tell him that all is well would not make him realize the magnitude of the public disenchantment and disconnection of his government from the masses of Nigeria and from the reality on the ground.

The Nigerian government has undoubtedly been hijacked by a certain selfish cabal who are no doubt enemies of Nigeria and who would do anything possible to entrench their own selfish agenda on Nigeria. People like the President’s Special adviser on Media Mr Femi Adeshina would always tell him that all is well and that Nigerians are wailing wailers. And talking about wailing wailers, Mr Femi Adeshina has introduced another vocabulary into the Nigerian political arena which we shall make reference to from time to time.

But let’s look at this critically. Does Mr Femi Adeshina have any right as a political appointee who is paid with the Nigerian taxpayer’s money to even call Nigerians who are complaining about bad government policies wailing wailers? Does he not know that the Nigerian masses have the ultimate power to choose who should lead them and after choosing such person the people have every right to complain about the government if their expectations are not met? Does he not know he is a public servant and that his duty is to serve the interest of the people and that it is completely disrespectful to call the people of Nigeria wailing wailers?

If as a government you have failed the people and you failed to meet up with the expectations of Nigerians, then don’t expect Nigerians to be happy with your government. It is completely unacceptable to continue to take Nigerians for a ride after we have voted you into power and instead of improving the lives of the people, you’re increasing their sorrow. What sort of government is that?

I noticed that every Presidential candidate or political party in Nigeria would always come with sugarcoated mouth and promise heaven and earth during campaigns and the people will be so deceived into voting for them thinking they would change their lives for the better but as soon as they get power, they would not fulfill such deceitful promises to the people.

It looks as if there is something in Aso Rock that makes every President that gets there forget all the promises he made to the people. It looks as if that Aso Rock is jinxed against the Nigerian people. It seems to me Nigeria may never make any meaningful headway until that Aso Rock is completely disbanded to pave way for the building of another Presidential Villa by a Godly and properly elected Nigerian leader who would lay a good foundation for the building of that new Presidential Villa.

It is very clear that there are many forces militating against the performance of any Nigerian leader who enters that Aso Rock. It is very possible that our lovely Aso Rock which we built with a lot of money during the military era may actually be the problem of Nigeria. If not, why do leaders suddenly turn against the masses as soon as they’ve taken over the mantle of leadership? Why do they say one thing and do the complete opposite of what they say? Is there not something mysterious about that Aso Rock?

The one thing that also amazes me is how the President allows certain people, praise singers and cabal to hijack his government without standing up to the occasion for the sake of Nigeria. Is the interest of Nigeria not above any selfish personal interest? The level Nigeria is now economically shows clearly that this government is either unprepared for leadership from the onset or completely incompetent and therefore does not deserve to lead Nigeria any more. Nigerians were even better off during the tenure of former President Goodluck Jonathan and things were not so bad. We are tired of promises that will never materialize, we want action. We want an action government that will ameliorate the suffering of the masses of Nigeria within a reasonable period of time and better the lives of Nigerians and any government that cannot do this should be shown the way out of Aso Rock for another government to take over.

Nigerians have never had it so bad and even during Jonathan’s government, the economy was not so harsh on Nigerians. Despite all the efforts of Jonathan, we called him clueless because he could not meet up with a whole lot of our expectations. He didn’t fight corruption and he exhibited a lackadaisical attitude to the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents who destroyed countless lives and property in the Northern part of Nigeria. But while Jonathan could not do any of these and Nigerians hated him so much and voted him out, we now have a President who we think is fighting Boko haram and corruption but the people are dying of hunger and committing suicide on a daily basis due to the excruciating economic hardship in Nigeria.

But under Jonathan Nigerians could still afford to eat what they wanted and the cost of things in the market was never so outrageous. We called Jonathan clueless but I bet you many Nigerians are so disappointed now that they don’t even know what name to call the Buhari government. But this government is worse than clueless because if in a clueless government the people are better off and in a supposedly ‘‘non-clueless’’ government the people are suffering, then what is means is that the Buhari government is worse than clueless. And it is very clear that things were quite better for an average Nigerian under the Jonathan government and despite his supposed ‘‘cluelessness’’, Nigerians even wish they never voted him out in the first place.

If at all you are fighting corruption and Boko Haram, this is never enough if the people are suffering. And what manner of corruption is the government fighting in the first place? Is the corruption fight all encompassing or is it only against some perceived opponents and enemies? Is it only against certain people while some sacred cows are left off the hook? What about those in the President’s cabinet and those in the current government who have been indicted and who should have been investigated and prosecuted if found wanting? Now we can see that it’s the usual ‘‘paddy-paddy’’ government which our all-time legend Fela told us from time immemorial. The fight against corruption can never be holistic if certain people who are indicted for corruption and tainted are still in this government without being shown the way out. It would be hypocritical to do so and that would mean taking Nigerians for granted.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently told us that President Buhari is not good with the economy. Now some Nigerians might take that statement with a pinch of salt but that is the plain truth. If Buhari was good with the economy, if he were a good manager of the economy, by now the Nigerian economy would not have gone from good to bad and now to worse. This clearly tells us that we made a great mistake for voting in the Buhari government into office in the first place since he is not a good manager of the economy. It’s just like someone who doesn’t know how to cook and you ask him to go and manage the kitchen and get a good meal out of that kitchen, how possible is that? He will only go there and turn the kitchen upside down and get you a badly prepared meal that will turn your stomach upside down. That is what you get when you make the mistake of voting in someone who doesn’t know how to manage the economy.

But mind you, former President Obasanjo cannot be wrong on this statement because we can all see how the Nigerian economy is being badly managed with all sorts of trials and errors that keep impoverishing the masses the more. And the funny thing is that the President acts as if he has all the time in the world to make the change that we Nigerians desire.

He acts with so much slow pace and reckless abandon as if he has ten or twenty years more to lead Nigeria. He has forgotten that he has only FOUR YEARS to make any impact and nothing more because it is very clear that Nigerians will never vote for this APC government in 2019 except if Buhari is not the Presidential candidate of the APC. The people want change and we want it in record time and not endless promises. You don’t have to make things worse before you make it better. Any government that makes things worse for the people with a promise that things will get better is an incompetent government that should be removed from office. Infact Nigerians were already tired of this government as far back as 2016 when it started to inflict pains and suffering on the hapless masses.

We were promised that the fuel price which was increased last year will gradually come down but nothing of such has happened. We were told that kerosene will soon get cheaper but instead of getting cheaper, it now even costs more. And every commodity in the Nigerian market is beyond the reach of an average Nigerian.

So with all these failed promises and with 2019 around the corner when the government will come up with another set of deceptive and dubious promises, we must all ensure we obtain our voter’s cards and vote out this government since it is clear it cannot take us anywhere. We must change this government before it finally destroys Nigeria. Is it when everybody dies of hunger that the change we all clamoured for will come?

Human Rights Advocate & Relationship Counsellor, Lagos, Nigeria.

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South Africa confiscate three containers carrying 'action bitters' and other goods from Nigeria (Photos)

The Port Elizabeth Border Police and the Customs Control officials in South Africa have intercepted three containers from Nigeria.
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South Africa confiscate three containers carrying 'action bitters' and other goods from Nigeria (Photos)

The Port Elizabeth Border Police and the Customs Control officials in South Africa have intercepted three containers from Nigeria.
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South Africa confiscate three containers carrying 'action bitters' and other goods from Nigeria (Photos)

The Port Elizabeth Border Police and the Customs Control officials in South Africa have intercepted three containers from Nigeria.
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Apostle Suleman & Wife Playing Sweet Love In New Photos

 Apostle Suleman & Wife

Here are interesting pics of Apostle Suleman and wife Lizzy, probably in the mood of his birthday as they look happy together with good chemistry. See more photos…
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MTN Loses 714,000 Internet Subscribers In February


Nigeria’s telecommunications networks lost 1,275,573 internet users in February, with MTN losing 714,700 subscribers, the highest.

The NCC made the disclosure in its internet subscribers’ data for February.

The publication indicated that internet users on both Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks dropped from 91,304,755 in January to 90,029,182 in February.

It also showed that, of the 90,029,182 internet users in February, 89,998,873 were on GSM networks, while 30,309 were on CDMA networks.

It showed that the GSM service providers lost 1,275,573 internet customers as they recorded 89,998,873 users in February as against 91,274,446 they recorded in January.

The CDMA operators retained 30,309 internet subscribers in February as recorded in January.

The data revealed that MTN had 30,300,705 subscribers browsing the internet on its network in the month under review. MTN recorded a drop of 714,700 internet subscribers in February after recording 31,015,405 in January.

According to the data, Globacom had 26,932,485 customers surfing the net on its network in February, revealing a decline of 143,787 users from the 27,076,272 who surfed the internet on the network in January.

Airtel had 19,468,684 internet users in February, reducing by 149,801, the number of customers in its January record of 19,618,485.

The data also showed that Etisalat had 13,296,999 customers who browsed the internet in February. It recorded a decrease of 267,285 users from the 13,564,284 users it recorded in January.

The NCC data revealed that the CDMA operators, Multi-Links and Visafone, had a joint total of 30,309 internet users on their networks in February, maintaining their January record.

According to the data, Visafone had 30,305 customers surfing the internet in February, while Multi-Links had four.
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How Four school principals died in Delta auto crash

Tragedy has struck the education sector in Delta State as a bus conveying secondary principals who were traveling for an all-important education meeting was on Friday involved in a ghastly motor accident killing at least four of the principals while nine others are said to be battling for their lives. 

It was learnt that the principals were travelling to Kwale in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state when the 18-seater bus that they were in from Oghara to the venue of the meeting lost one its tyres which resulted in the accident. 

The teachers had just left their take-off point barely 15 minutes when the accident occurred along the Oghara-Mosogar section of the Benin-Effurun-Warri road. 

Although, it was not clear how many of the teachers were in the vehicle, it was learnt that the majority of the principals were women.

The State Commissioner for Basic & Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie, who conveyed the meeting, confirmed the incident in a chat with our correspondent on Saturday, describing the incident as most unfortunate and regrettable. 

Ebie, who abandoned the meeting for the scene of the accident and the hospitals where the victims were taken to, lamented that the incident was a big blow to the education sector in the state and the Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is saddened by the development.
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Italian judge sparks outrage after he clears accused rapist because his victim did not scream

A 46yr old sexual predator accused of raping a woman on a hospital bed walked free from justice as a judge acquitted him because his victim did not did not call out for help. Although she said 'enough!' to the former colleague accused of raping her, the court ruled that this constituted too weak a reaction to prove that she was sexually attacked. Judge Diamante Minucci said:

'There was no crying, no screaming. You didn't push him away. We have to ask why?'The alleged victim's lawyers argued that her silence represented her 'painful situation' rather than proof she had not been attacked.

The court ruling has sparked anger in Italy and justice minister Andrea Orlando has ordered an investigation. MP Annagrazia Calabria decried the ruling, saying:

'Certainly, you cannot punish the personal reaction of a woman terrified by what is happening to her.'For his part, the defendant does not deny contact with the woman but insists their association was consensual.

Source: Dailymail
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Bullfighter undergoes Anal reconstruction after a Bull attacked his Bum (Photos)

A 38-year-old Spaniard bullfighter is currently recuperating at a hospital after undergoing Anal reconstruction surgery following a bull that gored his bum with its 11-inch horn. Antonio Romero, a professional bullfighter was attacked during an annual bull-running celebration in Mexico City last Sunday. He was quickly rushed to a hospital after the gruesome incident left his anal sphincter damaged leaving him in a need for urgent surgery to restore his anus to its previous state.

A paramedic was quoted to have said:

'It is a serious and deep goring approximately 30 centimetres.' Confirming this, Dr Rafael Vázquez related that the Bull identified as Caporal left a 'very, very serious damage to” Romero’s 'anorectal region.”The horn, Vázquez said:

'Completely destroyed the anal sphincter and seriously damaged the rectum.'Meanwhile, Romero who spoke from his hospital bed says he’ll be returning to bullfighting to show that he can be someone important. 

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Sahara Reporters' owner Sowore blasts Dino Melaye over threat to send him to jail

The publisher of the online news portal, Sahara Reporters (SR) Omoyele Sowore has reacted to the jail comment made by embattled Nigerian senator Dino Melaye.

You recall Senator Dino Melaye had vowed that Omoyele Sowore, would go to jail for an alleged crime of cyber-stalling against his person.
Dino stated this on his Twitter handle (@dino_melaye) while sharing a copy of a petition he wrote to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, calling for an investigation into the alleged crime of cyber-stalling.

Mr Sowore had in the past few days been digging deep into Melaye's education background where he 
alleged that Dino did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, a prestigious university based in Kaduna, Nigeria.

Sowore has reacted saying he's not going to be intimidated even if it takes his life. read his Facebook statement below:

Folks: It was brought to my attention earlier that Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye promised to 'send me to jail' over the recent unraveling of his questionable educational background. 
While some are worried, appalled, alarmed and concerned and even scared about this declaration, it had me thinking differently. 

I am a Nigerian citizen who had been through torture, humiliations, and incarceration by dictators in uniform between 1992-1999 before I eventually left Nigeria. I have never doubted the power of justice over legalities. 

That a Nigerian Senator in a democratic era could make this proclamation is indeed a sign that our democratic transition was a farce, particular when you've now noticed that Mr. Melaye was sitting at the feet of one of Nigeria's worst military dictators, Ibrahim Babangida just a week ago. 

One of Babangida's worst crimes against humanity was the assassination of notable investigative journalists of our time, Dele Giwa, by way of a parcel bomb. 

Another thing Melaye shares in common with Babangida and his killer squad was using libel lawsuits to silence inquisitions. In the 80's Gani Fawehimi was found liable of libeling the killers of Dele Giwa and asked to pay damages to Halilu Akilu. 

Here is how I am different and also not different, I am not going to run away from criminals running the Nigerian political space until they are defeated, and their ideologies of greed, bloodiness, and avarice are entirely abandoned and discredited forever (Apology to Bob Marley). 
If it takes my life, so be it. 

If it means another unjust ruling asking for damages for thieves. So be it. 

We must take our space back from the 10 percenters, drug dealers, certificate forgers, money launderers, political manipulators, and assassins.

Thank [s] you.
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Saraki/Melaye probe: Obasanjo, Buhari, Patricia Etteh, others have also been investigated- Ali Ndume says

Ali Ndume
Ali Ndume

Former Majority leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, says he did the right thing by moving a motion for the investigation of Saraki and Melaye in the Bulletproof/Certificate scandal linked to both men. On Tuesday, Ndume during plenary, drew the attention of his colleagues to the scandal currently linked o both men, The senate afterwards mandated its committee on Ethics and Priviledges to investigate both men. In an interview with DailyTrust, Ndume said he raised the motion in the interest of the public.

He stated that he bears no grudge against both men. According to him, past leaders and members of the senate have also been investigated over some allegations. Ndume was the only senator that opposed the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman:

"Are you saying I should not have raised the issue? It was in the public domain, and it is in the Senate tradition by Rule 14 and 15. There were precedents that were investigated. In the history of National Assembly, Salisu Buhari’s case came in the media too that he did not graduate from the University of Toronto Canada and was investigated.
When it was discovered he did not have the degree, he stepped down and was prosecuted and sentenced before he was pardoned by former President Obasanjo. During the Fifth Assembly, Masari as Speaker was investigated over his certificate and cleared. Bankole was accused of not observing the NYSC and he was investigated. He produced his certificate and we verified it. Also, there was the Patricia Etteh case, and she had to clear herself. 
In the Senate, Enwerem had difference of ‘S’ controversy in his certificate as in Evan and Evans, he was investigated and when it was discovered that there were discrepancies, he resigned. Chuba Okadigbo was investigated too and he lost his seat. 
Adolphus Wabara was accused of corruption and investigated. Even David Mark was accused and investigated and cleared. If you observe, the rate of abuses thrown at the Senate has reduced since I raised the issue,” Ndume said.

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Actor, Yomi Fabiyi shares photos of his estranged son on his birthday - explains why he got married to a white woman

Actor, Yomi Fabiyi whose marriage to a white lady ended barely three years after they got married has explained why they initially got married. According to him, apart from liking each other, the white lady was supposed to help him get in contact with his son, whom he has not spoken to or seen in many years. 

Yomi Fabiyi shared a photo of the boy and wrote an emotional birthday post saying that it hurts to celebrates his son's birthday with just stolen pictures as his first ex-wife won't allow him talk to or see the boy. He wrote;

Thank God I took these pictures then. That means I may not have any with the boy. It hurts to celebrate your own child's birthday at any point with stolen pictures for the past 8years.
This is NOT a punishment to my sin cos I am clean and innocent on this. It's a clear case of recklessness and youthful exuberance.
Since she took him away at this age, she must have decided not to return him to Nigeria so I won't have access to him. Now she has secretly relocated to America with him when I was thinking they are in South Africa. Ibukun know me better and know instantly I would never have married Fran because of paper or money despite our differences. I can bet my life on that.
So, for those who had said rubbish about me marrying a white woman because of passport or money, I forgive you. Now you know one of the reasons I got married to the white woman. Aside we liking each other and in a class of her own right, she promised during the early stage of the relationship to help by travelling with me to South Africa to sort my access to the kid out(not necessarily custody) as that will be easy as a step mother. That got me and I didn't mince words, I went in for the marriage. I doubt if any thought about a different reason, YOU JUST WENT WITH CROWD. If what you are ready to give out is a guess, please don't prove to know.
I cannot have a child and forget he existed because the mother is unnecessarily evil and enjoy connivance with some evil characters too. My child is worth more than anything and denying him my love, care and tutelage is criminal and sinful against God and him.
However, please learn to free your mind and thinking. I don't care if you are rich, popular, exposed or has professorate degree. If you cannot respect an adult' s choice or decision, provided it is nothing criminal, illegal, evil or anti-social, YOU ARE UNCIVILIZED. You are poor. Rich & busy minds don't get angry or pained about the choice others make (If not bad) to be happy.
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