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THE ABOMINABLE SLAUGHTER OF A MARTYR CALLED DEBORAH

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THE ABOMINABLE SLAUGHTER OF A MARTYR CALLED DEBORAH

 

 

 

 

The barbaric slaughter of Deborah, a young, female Christian student in Sokoto by her fellow students who, within minutes, transformed themselves into a rampaging and wild mob of religious bigots and fanatics is totally unacceptable. It is also inhuman and unislamic.

 

 

 

 

 

Worse still it has set back ethnic and religious harmony in our country and threatens to fuel and ressurect age-old divisions, bad blood, malevolence and malice between our people.

 

 

THE ABOMINABLE SLAUGHTER OF A MARTYR CALLED DEBORAH

 

 

 

We must resist the temptation of going back to the heady days of harsh confrontation, undue antagonism and reckless abandon but at the same time let no-one be mistaken about our resolve to resist evil and the sort of gratuitous violence that these road-side butchers have displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The truth is that our people will never accept this level of barbarism and neither will they continue to remain passive and turn the other cheek if it continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both the Sokoto State Government and the Federal Government would do well to do everything in their power to put a stop to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have sheathed our swords in good faith, limited our criticisms, refused to be confrontational and sought to build bridges of love, compassion, unity, forgiveness and understanding for almost two years now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This must not be taken for granted and neither does it mean we cannot return to the trenches.

 

 

 

 

 

Politics or no politics the authorities must bring the culprits of this heinous and condemnable act to justice and ensure that the targetting and brutal slaughter of our people by homicidal maniacs and rabid mobs, for whatever reason, ceases forthwith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whilst it is important that we respect each others religious sensitivities we must also acknowledge and recognise the fact that Nigeria is a SECULAR state where freedom of speech is guaranteed by the constitution and that killing others for no just cause is an indefensible and unacceptable way to behave.

 

 

 

 

 

The number of calls that I have received today over this issue from members of the Christian community and Church and Christian leaders in our country are legion and the outrage is real.

 

 

 

 

 

The truth is that we are sitting on a keg of gunpowder and we must do all in our power to ensure that it does not explode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cannot and must not tolerate the lynching of Christians, Muslims or members of ANY other religious faith in our streets by frenzied and rabid mobs for ANY reason whatsoever. We must also put a stop to the targetting and murder of members of other ethnic nationalities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are not a nation of animals but one of civilised human beings who must always be compassionate, respectful, disciplined and restrained when it comes to interacting with one another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God guide and defend our people and may He keep the peace and preserve the unity of our nation.

 

 

 

Our union may have its’ challenges and its’ ups and downs but we must iron out our differences in a peaceful manner and MAKE IT WORK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permit me to end this contribution with the following.

 

 

 

 

 

I acknowledge the strong and timely condemnation of the mobbing, lynching and burning of Deborah by no less a person than His Eminence, Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111, the Sultan of Sokoto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sultan has consistently spoken against religious intolerance and sectarian violence over the years and he has fought hard for the peaceful co-existence of those with different faiths thorought the country and particularly in Sokoto state, the North West and indeed the wider North.

 

 

 

 

 

This gladdens my heart and provides a veritable and credible source of hope for the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May the soul of the courageous young lady by the name of Deborah who was murdered in cold blood for no just cause rest in peace and may the good Lord comfort her loved ones and all those she left behind.

(FFK)

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Comly Cuisine boss, Comfort Okpoyo adds a year

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The stylish CEO of Comly Cuisine, Comfort Okpoyo, became a year older today, 26 May, 2022.

 

 

 

 

The elegant Okpoyo runs one of the fastest growing culinary outfits in Lagos and has a lot of top Nigerians as her client base.

 

 

 

 

Comly Cuisine boss, Comfort Okpoyo adds a year

 

 

She celebrated the birthday at her posh apartment in Surulere and was surrounded by clients from all strata of the society, family and well wishers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

She is fast becoming the caterer of choice at all A-class events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors at her birthday were wowed by the different cuisine she prepared as she used her birthday to showcase her cooking dexterity and a tasting session.

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FAKE NEWS: SCOTT TOMMEY DEBUNKS ARREST RUMOUR

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FAKE NEWS: SCOTT TOMMEY DEBUNKS ARREST RUMOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

But for the need to set the records straight before some unprofessional platforms run with a mere rumour fabricated from a pit of hate, top businessman, Scott Tommey would ordinarily have remained his reticent self and allowed his detractors to choke on their evil machinations.

 

 

FAKE NEWS: SCOTT TOMMEY DEBUNKS ARREST RUMOUR

 

 

But in an era when utter falsehood can be easily manipulated and dressed in a robe of credibility, fifth columnists should not be given an opportunity to have a field day while flying a kite bearing fake news.

 

 

 

 

Consequently, through his Media Adviser, Peter Okechukwu, Scott Tommey, the Group Managing Director of Osmoserve Group, has debunked the false claim that he has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

 

 

 

Tommey, who has been in business for well over two decades without any scuffle with government authorities, described the story as a “mere rumour concocted from a diseased soul needing urgent surgical attention.”

“In over twenty years of running a business that has grown to become one of the most sought after groups in Nigeria, I have never been involved in any act that sabotages the economy or anything that has the tendency to tarnish my hard earned image.
We place premium value on transparency and accountability in all my businesses. So that story should be discountenanced and not be dignified with any mileage,” Tommey said in a statement made available to TheCapital.

Debunking the story as utter lies, Peter Okechukwu, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Osmoserve, “This is calling on unsuspecting public to be wary of their shenanigans, as we also wish to sound a note of warning to all those who have made it their pastime to sponsor malicious write-ups, tweets and online publications against Osmoserve Global and our MD, Mr Scott Tommey, that their day of reckoning is not far away,” Okechukwu expressed

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Entertainer Bovi Ugboma becomes GoAmbassador

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Entertainer Bovi Ugboma becomes GoAmbassador; advocates meaningful Youth Participation in the 2023 General Elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ace Entertainer, Bovi Ugboma has joined other distinguished celebrities in endorsing the GoNigeria advocacy campaign for effective youth participation in the country’s electoral processes re the 2023 General elections. He is the latest GoAmbassador and is helping to intensify the enlightenment initiative in the actualization of better outcomes from the forthcoming elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entertainer and latest GoAmbassador’s appointment is coming at a time the public enlightenment campaign themed GoNigeria, an advocacy to sensitize Nigerian youths to participate in the electoral process, is gaining greater momentum in the run up to INEC’s 30 June, 2022 deadline for voter registration.

 

 

 

 

 

GoAmbassadors are celebrities and outstanding people in various endeavours that include the arts, sciences, entertainment, tech professionals, performing artists, sport persons, innovators and social advocates, who have all bought into the GoNigeria initiative and are helping to deepen the conversation on this very important national issue that is of utmost importance for Nigerian youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anap Foundation have been partnering with celebrities (GoAmbassadors) who wield an appreciable fan base and/or followership on social media with a strong voice and influence on young people through what they do. The overall aim is to encourage Nigerian youths to register and vote en-masse in the 2023 General Elections. Hence, Bovi Ugboma’s addition to the growing list of GoAmbassadors is a positive development that will add great value to the works of the foundation as the international entertainer’s social influence is expected to deepen the ongoing voter sensitisation campaign, which is aimed at getting the young demographic that constitutes over 80 percent of the electorate to become politically active and also, further stimulate their direct involvement in the 2023 general elections, thereby shaping the nation’s political destiny. In his debut video for the GoNigeria advocacy campaign, Bovi uses comedy to ridicule a vote buying politician who pretends in public not to be seeking to buy votes, whilst actually seeking to do so in private.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GoNigeria is an initiative of Anap Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to promoting good governance in Nigeria. Anap Foundation is partnering with enlightened celebrities (GoAmbassadors), corporate bodies eager to support the initiative via co-branding (GoPartners) as well as many enthusiastic young volunteers who will help to amplify the messaging to their age mates (GoVolunteers). The overall aim is to encourage Nigerian youths to register and vote en-masse in the 2023 General Elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 18 Initial Advocates of the GoNigeria Movement are drawn from all the 6 geopolitical zones (3 from each zone). They are: Atedo Peterside (Convener), Aisha Yesufu, Nuruddeen Lemu, Dike Chukwumerije, Folarin Falana (Falz), Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah, Arunma Oteh, Hamzat Lawal, Tomiwa Aladekomo, Osita Chidoka, Dr. Tony Rapu, ‘Yemi Adamolekun, Muhammad Ali Pate, HH Muhammad Sanusi II, Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, Ayisha Osori and Ibrahim Dahiru Waziri.

 

 

 

 

To know more about Anap Foundation’s GoNigeria Initiative, visit:  www.GoNigeria.com

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