Tag: Nigeria

Religion is the Ironic Product of Human Inadequacy,We must Tame it before it kill us- Soyinka

 

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka while speaking in Abuja on Thursday at the presentation of Prof. Olufemi Vaughan’s book “Religion and the Making of Nigeria” he discussed what the world would look like if religion had never been invented and condemned killings in the name of religion saying he wondered how any rational being could attempt to justify homicide  as an act of devotion.
He said, If we do not tame religion in this nation, religion would kill us. “I do not say kill religion.Though, I wouldn’t mind a bit if that mission could be undertaken surgically, painlessly perhaps, under anaesthesia, effectively sprayed all over the nation or perhaps during an induced pouch of religious ecstasy. “However, one has to be realistic. Only the religiously possessed or committed would deny the obvious. 
The price that many have paid, not just within this society but by humanity in general, makes one wonder if the benefits have really been more than the losses.” Can one think of any landscape without religious architecture?

Many Nigerians have paid the ultimate price because of religion and religion is now embedded in our society.  In this very nation, in Southern Kaduna, over 800 souls were brutally extinguished suddenly while the issue of grazing land versus farming is unquestionably part of the conflict. It is equally undeniable that religious differences have played crucial role in the conflict.

The innocent ones are the ones who often pay the ultimate price in religious crisis. Even religious leaders cannot denounce the murdering acts of religion. 
Religion now induces trauma and anxiety instead of solace that it claims to give. Religion is the ironic product of human inadequacy.

There is a monster always waiting to pounce on innocent Nigerians under the name of religion,” he concluded

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NYSC speaks on Kano Corper’s Death

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has cleared the air over the controversial death of a first class graduate of Transport Management, Ifedolapo Oladepo, at Kano Orientation Camp.

Kano NYSC coordinator, Abdullahi Baba, in a chat with Vanguard on Friday, said that the graduate from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Osogbo died in a Government hospital and not inside the camp.

He, however, distanced the Camp management from the Ifedolapo’s death as earlier reported that she was allegedly forced to go for the early morning drills, thinking she was pretending.

“We have nothing to do with her death, the records and the file are there, the Doctors that treated her at the camp are there likewise those that treated her in her at the Government hospital.

“Anything outside this account is falsehood and people are free to hold opinion whether positive or negative but the beautiful things are that the records there for anyone to access. Her case was handled by professional and I believe they know better,”the coordinator added.

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Source: Greennews NG.

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Contents manager,Emiralty: @ayoadams

PDP mismanaged Nigeria for 16years-Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari stated today that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) mismanaged Nigeria throughout the 16 years it ruled the country.

A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the President spoke during a meeting with governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, APC elders in the state, and national officers of the party before the commencement of the party governorship campaign rally in Akure, the state capital.

President Buhari assured that his government would correct mistakes of the past administrations.

The statement said, “Buhari assured Nigerians that determined, steadfast and patriotic people in the APC-led government will transform the nation’s ailing economy, which was run aground by the party that governed Nigeria for 16 years from 1999 to 2015.”

He also advised aspirants that lost the party’s ticket to Akeredolu to to try their luck in future elections.

President Buhari signs Eight Bills Passed by The National Assembly to Law

According to a media report;

Ita Enang, the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senate, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the bills signed into law are: Prevention of Crime Amendment Act,‎ 2016; and The National Crop Varieties and Livestock Breeds (Registration) Amendment Act‎, 2016.

Others were: Telecommunications and Postal Offences Amendment Act,‎ 2016; The National Agricultural Land Development Authority Amendment Act‎ 2016; and The Produce Enforcement of Export Standards Amendment Act‎ 2016.

Also signed  were: The Agricultural and Rural Management ‎Training Institute Amendment Act‎ 2016; Bee Import Control and Management Amendment Act‎ 2016; and Water Resources Amendment Act‎ 2016‎

Mr. Enang commended the president for assenting the eight bills at a time, saying “this is unprecedented because this is the very first time in this administration that eight bills are forwarded to him at a go for assent.

“In all my years in the National Assembly, except for the 46 bills which were passed a day to the end of that administration, no such number of bills had been passed and forwarded at once ‎to the president for assent and no such number of bills had been assented to, at a record time.”

The True Story of the Viral Jungle Justice Pictures of a Supposed 7year Old.-Lagos Lawyer Narrates


Continue from the picture: “They approached and circled the woman. She was held from behind by two members of the gang. One of them deftly pruned her hand bag off her shoulder and the same time attempted to retrieved the telephone with which she was making calls from her other arm. .

The last of the gang stood guard, providing cover for the others. The victim reacted swiftly. She let the hand free and held on tenaciously to her phone. A struggle ensued. The victim plaintively cried out for help. A motley crowd gathered. The other members of the gang, appropriately appraising the situation fled the scene. 

The 4th member was not so lucky. He continued to engage in an internecine struggle with victim for the phone. In desperation, he brought out a dagger, and cold bloodedly stabbed the woman repeatedly in the chest, stomach and shoulder. .

There is a proverb, when a strong animal flirts too much with the trap, he makes his meat available for children to share with teeth. The gathered crowd became enraged and promptly apprehended the abandoned thief. He was beaten to stupor, tied up and set ablaze. 

Joint Action Aid was alerted on Monday when video clips went viral on social media. We reported to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state. The video clips were carefully analyzed and some arrest made. 

The six people arrested through our efforts denied criminal culpability and brought fast talking lawyers. More frustrating, the charred remains of the alleged thief had been removed. The area council and Orile Iganmu police claimed ignorance of the whereabouts of the corpse. 

Thus we have a dead zone situation. No dead body, no witnesses and then, most understandably, an unwilling complainant still battling for survival from the grievous multiple stabbing at the hospital. 

We returned back to the office, again defeated. Frustrated. And defeated.The rule of law is vanquished again. The rule of the jungle continues to win triumphantly.

Kingsley Ughe, a legal practitioner and General Counsel of the Joint Action Aids, can be reached via k.ughe@aol.com.”

Ayo Adams (Contents Manager,Emiralty)

Nigerians and Pakistanis Named Top Searchers of Gay Porn over the Internet

In a report by Huffington Post,Nigeria and Pakistan are two of the planet’s most anti-gay countries, 

so why are residents of both nations searching for so much gay pornography?

As eagle-eyed Alex Park pointed out in a recent Mother Jones post, Pakistan is, according to Google Trends, “by volume the world leader for Google searches of the terms ‘transgendered sex,’ ‘teen anal sex,’ and ‘man fxcking man.'”

Both Pakistan and Nigeria rank in the top five for Google searches of the term “gay sex pics” and “anal sex pics.” Kenya, another vehemently anti-gay nation, ranked first for both searches.

Nysc Confirm Dates for Prospective Batch B Corp Members’ Orientation Programmes

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has assured university graduates that it has made necessary arrangements to ensure eligible prospective corps members, are mobilised in the next service year.
In a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure, disclosed that 2016 Batch ‘B’ stream 1 will commence orientation exercise on the 24th of November while stream 2 are expected to commence orientation in January 2017.

The DG said, “In the 2016 budget, provision was made for the mobilisation of a total of 210,000 corps members. However, the figure for both 2016 Batch ‘A’ and Batch ‘B’ has more than doubled the original projection,” he said. “Like we did before the 2016 Batch ‘A’ orientation course, we have appealed to the government for special intervention grant to mop up excess of this figure. “So far, we have received the green light from the relevant government agencies to prepare for the mobilisation of all qualified prospective corps members. 

“However, the limited cumulative capacity of the orientation camps nationwide necessitates a second stream orientation course for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ which is planned for January 2017,” Kazaure added.


Ayo Adams( Contents Manager,Emiralty)