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Group accuses Yayi of personalising government-funded projects Or Empowerments done by Yayi not from his personal pocket, but govt funds- Group insists Or How Yayi converted government-funded projects to his own-- Yewa Group A socio-democratic group, Yewa/Awori Youth Network has accused the Senator representing Ogun West at the National Assembly, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, popularly known as Yayi of allegedly personalising projects funded by the government. The group accused that the Senator of allegedly conniving with some federal government agencies to portray projects funded by the government as something done from his personal pocket. Recalled that Yayi had recently claimed to have launched a scholarship and bursary scheme by empowering 1,600 students across the five local governments in the Ogun West Senatorial district. The education support scheme tagged: 1st Yayi Scholarship/Bursary Award Programme, held in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, saw selected indigent students in 53 tertiary institutions benefiting from the financial support. Speaking at the event, Senator Adeola said the scheme was in fulfillment of his electoral promises to the people and youths of Ogun West. But the Yewa group in a statement by its general secretary, Abidemi Gandonu said the Senator Adeola violated the procurement act by tagging them as his personal financed projects. Gandonu also alleged that some projects reportedly meant for the Lagos West were reportedly brought to Ogun West, insisting that the action by the Senator contravene the procurement act. Citing findings by a project tracking organisation, Tracka, the Yewa group general secretary said investigation reveals a pattern of deceit, where government-funded projects are repackaged as personal donations to deceive the public. He noted that Tracka's findings emphasise how projects like ambulances and tricycles, touted as personal contributions by Senator Olamilekan, are, in fact, financed by taxpayers' money. The statement further read, “The narrative of benevolent gestures masks a deeper reality, one where political agendas intertwine with federal resources, blurring the lines between public service and personal gain. “The spectacle unfolds with a script familiar to seasoned observers: a politician parades as a benefactor, showering constituents with scholarships, empowerment programs, and a medley of commodities under the guise of personal initiatives. However, a closer inspection reveals a convoluted web of government projects camouflaged as altruistic donations, executed with meticulous precision to garner political capital. “Senator Adeola Olamilekan Yayi's playbook, honed from previous exploits in Lagos West Senatorial District, remains consistent. His purported acts of generosity, exemplified by the recent distribution of scholarship cheques, bursaries, and assorted items to Ogun West constituents, echo a recurring theme of political theatrics. Yet, behind the veil of magnanimity lies a carefully orchestrated charade, facilitated by federal agencies complicit in the illusion. “As the charade unravels, questions arise about the source of funds fueling Senator Olamilekan's ostentatious displays of generosity. With over two decades in public service, scrutiny over the sudden influx of resources into his purported personal projects intensifies. The illusion of philanthropy, meticulously crafted by Senator Olamilekan, crumbles under the weight of public scrutiny, revealing a tale of deceit and manipulation. “The saga surrounding Senator Olamilekan underscores the urgent need for transparency and accountability within Nigeria's political landscape. The illusion of benevolence must be dismantled, exposing the truth beneath the facade. Only through collective action and unwavering resolve can Nigeria transcend the shadows of political deceit, forging a path towards genuine progress and equitable representation for all its citizens. “In the pursuit of ethical governance, citizens must remain vigilant, holding politicians accountable for their actions. The collaboration between Tracka and other civil society organizations exemplifies the power of grassroots movements in uncovering truth and promoting transparency. It is imperative that the narrative of political charades be confronted head-on, paving the way for a future where accountability and integrity reign supreme in Nigerian politics. “As we reflect on the intricacies of political theater and the illusion of benevolence perpetuated by figures like Senator Adeola Olamilekan Yayi, we are reminded of a timeless saying: "The greatest magic trick ever known to mankind is to put a piece of meat in the mouth and make it disappear." Just as the art of sleight of hand mesmerizes audiences, so too do the grand gestures of politicians captivate constituents. “In the case of Senator Yayi, the illusion of philanthropy serves as a veil, obscuring the truth of government-funded projects repackaged as personal donations. Like the vanishing act of the meat, the transformation of public resources into tokens of generosity is a sleight of hand that beguiles the public eye.” The group, however, called on relevant government agencies, including the ICPC, EFCC, and other oversight bodies to thoroughly probe Senator Adeola Olamilekan and other lawmakers who disguise government projects as their personal donations. The statement further stressed, "Given Senator Olamilekan's extensive tenure in government since 2003, questions about the source of his personal wealth must also be addressed. "Transparency and accountability demand nothing less as we strive to uphold the principles of good governance and serve the best interests of the Nigerian people. “However, just as skilled magicians unveil their secrets, so too must we unravel the charades of political deception. By exposing the truth behind the facade and demanding accountability, we reclaim our power as vigilant citizens. The pursuit of transparency and ethical governance becomes our mandate, ensuring that the greatest magic trick of all—manipulating public trust for personal gain—never again casts its spell over the people.” Meanwhile, a quick search by our correspondent revealed that the projects reportedly financed by Senator Adeola and celebrated during empowerment programme were in the 2023 Zonal Intervention Projects document. It was discovered that some of the projects funded by the federal government were supposed to be carried out under the supervision of government's agencies, including Federal Cooperative Colleges, Institutes of Oceanography, Fisheries Colleges, and Professional Registration Councils. During the search, it was discovered that while Senator Adeola was the facilitator of some of the projects, they were solely funded by the federal government and not the Senator. Below are Federal government agencies that funded projects facilitated by Senator Yayi; 1. Federal Cooperative College, Oji River 2. Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan 3. Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Technology and National Productive Centre, Abuja (N50,000 for 5,000 traders) 4. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos 5. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria 6. Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria 7. Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries 8. New Bussa 9. Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research, NIFOR, Benin Meanwhile, Ogun West Coalition for Good Governance (OWECOGG) has berated a group, Yewa/Awori Youth Network, for falsely accusing the senator representing Ogun West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, otherwise known as Yayi of alleged conversion of Federal Government-funded projects to his own personal projects. OWECOGG equally faulted the allegations that the senator had connived with some federal government agencies to portray projects funded by the government as something done from his personal pocket. Reacting to the allegations in a statement signed by the convener of the socio-political group, Adeosun Benjamin popularly known as Benji, on Wednesday, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said that the accusations of Yewa/Awori Youth Network are not only untrue, but fabricated and sponsored by political traducers of the senator who are afraid of his political stature and popularity, not only in Ogun West, but in the entire state. According to him, the "faceless group is only doing the job of its puppet masters masking themselves to launch attacks at the senator". Adeosun noted further that Senator Adeola has not failed to always indicate that he facilitated the projects to his senatorial district to enhance the socio-economic development of Ogun West, which according to him, has suffered stunted development over the years due to bad representation.

 

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A socio-democratic group, Yewa/Awori Youth Network has accused the Senator representing Ogun West at the National Assembly, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, popularly known as Yayi of allegedly personalising projects funded by the government.

 

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Empowerments done by Yayi not from his personal pocket, but govt funds- Group insists 

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How Yayi converted government-funded projects to his own-- Yewa Group 

A socio-democratic group, Yewa/Awori Youth Network has accused the Senator representing Ogun West at the National Assembly, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, popularly known as Yayi of allegedly personalising projects funded by the government. 

The group accused that the Senator of allegedly conniving with some federal government agencies to portray projects funded by the government as something done from his personal pocket. 

Recalled that Yayi had recently claimed to have launched a scholarship and bursary scheme by empowering 1,600 students across the five local governments in the Ogun West Senatorial district.

The education support scheme tagged: 1st Yayi Scholarship/Bursary Award Programme, held in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, saw selected indigent students in 53 tertiary institutions benefiting from the financial support.

Speaking at the event, Senator Adeola said the scheme was in fulfillment of his electoral promises to the people and youths of Ogun West. 

But the Yewa group in a statement by its general secretary, Abidemi Gandonu said the Senator Adeola violated the procurement act by tagging them as his personal financed projects.

Gandonu also alleged that some projects reportedly meant for the Lagos West were reportedly brought to Ogun West, insisting that the action by the Senator contravene the procurement act. 

Citing findings by a project tracking organisation, Tracka, the Yewa group general secretary said investigation reveals a pattern of deceit, where government-funded projects are repackaged as personal donations to deceive the public. 

He noted that Tracka's findings emphasise how projects like ambulances and tricycles, touted as personal contributions by Senator Olamilekan, are, in fact, financed by taxpayers' money. 

The statement further read, “The narrative of benevolent gestures masks a deeper reality, one where political agendas intertwine with federal resources, blurring the lines between public service and personal gain.

“The spectacle unfolds with a script familiar to seasoned observers: a politician parades as a benefactor, showering constituents with scholarships, empowerment programs, and a medley of commodities under the guise of personal initiatives. However, a closer inspection reveals a convoluted web of government projects camouflaged as altruistic donations, executed with meticulous precision to garner political capital.

“Senator Adeola Olamilekan Yayi's playbook, honed from previous exploits in Lagos West Senatorial District, remains consistent. His purported acts of generosity, exemplified by the recent distribution of scholarship cheques, bursaries, and assorted items to Ogun West constituents, echo a recurring theme of political theatrics. Yet, behind the veil of magnanimity lies a carefully orchestrated charade, facilitated by federal agencies complicit in the illusion.

“As the charade unravels, questions arise about the source of funds fueling Senator Olamilekan's ostentatious displays of generosity. With over two decades in public service, scrutiny over the sudden influx of resources into his purported personal projects intensifies. The illusion of philanthropy, meticulously crafted by Senator Olamilekan, crumbles under the weight of public scrutiny, revealing a tale of deceit and manipulation.

“The saga surrounding Senator Olamilekan underscores the urgent need for transparency and accountability within Nigeria's political landscape. The illusion of benevolence must be dismantled, exposing the truth beneath the facade. Only through collective action and unwavering resolve can Nigeria transcend the shadows of political deceit, forging a path towards genuine progress and equitable representation for all its citizens.

“In the pursuit of ethical governance, citizens must remain vigilant, holding politicians accountable for their actions. The collaboration between Tracka and other civil society organizations exemplifies the power of grassroots movements in uncovering truth and promoting transparency. It is imperative that the narrative of political charades be confronted head-on, paving the way for a future where accountability and integrity reign supreme in Nigerian politics.

“As we reflect on the intricacies of political theater and the illusion of benevolence perpetuated by figures like Senator Adeola Olamilekan Yayi, we are reminded of a timeless saying: "The greatest magic trick ever known to mankind is to put a piece of meat in the mouth and make it disappear." Just as the art of sleight of hand mesmerizes audiences, so too do the grand gestures of politicians captivate constituents.

“In the case of Senator Yayi, the illusion of philanthropy serves as a veil, obscuring the truth of government-funded projects repackaged as personal donations. Like the vanishing act of the meat, the transformation of public resources into tokens of generosity is a sleight of hand that beguiles the public eye.” 

The group, however, called on relevant government agencies, including the ICPC, EFCC, and other oversight bodies to thoroughly probe Senator Adeola Olamilekan and other lawmakers who disguise government projects as their personal donations. 

The statement further stressed, "Given Senator Olamilekan's extensive tenure in government since 2003, questions about the source of his personal wealth must also be addressed. 

"Transparency and accountability demand nothing less as we strive to uphold the principles of good governance and serve the best interests of the Nigerian people.

“However, just as skilled magicians unveil their secrets, so too must we unravel the charades of political deception. By exposing the truth behind the facade and demanding accountability, we reclaim our power as vigilant citizens. The pursuit of transparency and ethical governance becomes our mandate, ensuring that the greatest magic trick of all—manipulating public trust for personal gain—never again casts its spell over the people.” 

Meanwhile, a quick search by our correspondent revealed that the projects reportedly financed by Senator Adeola and celebrated during empowerment programme were in the 2023 Zonal Intervention Projects document.

It was discovered that some of the projects funded by the federal government were supposed to be carried out under the supervision of government's agencies, including Federal Cooperative Colleges, Institutes of Oceanography, Fisheries Colleges, and Professional Registration Councils.

During the search, it was discovered that while Senator Adeola was the facilitator of some of the projects, they were solely funded by the federal government and not the Senator. 

Below are Federal government agencies that funded projects facilitated by Senator Yayi;

1. Federal Cooperative College, Oji River

2. Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan 

3. Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Technology and National Productive Centre, Abuja (N50,000 for 5,000 traders)

4. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos

5. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria

6. Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria

7. Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries

8. New Bussa

9. Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research, NIFOR, Benin

Meanwhile, Ogun West Coalition for Good Governance (OWECOGG) has berated a group, Yewa/Awori Youth Network, for falsely accusing the senator representing Ogun West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, otherwise known as Yayi of alleged  conversion of Federal Government-funded projects to his own personal projects.

OWECOGG equally faulted the allegations that the senator had connived with some federal government agencies to portray projects funded by the government as something done from his personal pocket.

Reacting to the allegations in a statement signed by the convener of the socio-political group, Adeosun Benjamin popularly known as Benji, on Wednesday, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said that the accusations of Yewa/Awori Youth Network are not only untrue, but fabricated and sponsored by political traducers  of the senator who are afraid of his political stature and popularity, not only in Ogun West, but in the entire state.

According to him, the "faceless group is only doing the job of its puppet masters masking themselves to launch attacks at the senator".

Adeosun noted further that Senator Adeola has not failed to always indicate that he facilitated the projects to his senatorial district to enhance the socio-economic development of Ogun West, which according to him, has suffered stunted development over the years due to bad representation.

The group accused that the Senator of allegedly conniving with some federal government agencies to portray projects funded by the government as something done from his personal pocket.

Recalled that Yayi had recently claimed to have launched a scholarship and bursary scheme by empowering 1,600 students across the five local governments in the Ogun West Senatorial district.

The education support scheme tagged: 1st Yayi Scholarship/Bursary Award Programme, held in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, saw selected indigent students in 53 tertiary institutions benefiting from the financial support.

Speaking at the event, Senator Adeola said the scheme was in fulfillment of his electoral promises to the people and youths of Ogun West.

But the Yewa group in a statement by its general secretary, Abidemi Gandonu said the Senator Adeola violated the procurement act by tagging them as his personal financed projects.

Gandonu also alleged that some projects reportedly meant for the Lagos West were reportedly brought to Ogun West, insisting that the action by the Senator contravene the procurement act.

Citing findings by a project tracking organisation, Tracka, the Yewa group general secretary said investigation reveals a pattern of deceit, where government-funded projects are repackaged as personal donations to deceive the public.

He noted that Tracka’s findings emphasise how projects like ambulances and tricycles, touted as personal contributions by Senator Olamilekan, are, in fact, financed by taxpayers’ money.

The statement further read, “The narrative of benevolent gestures masks a deeper reality, one where political agendas intertwine with federal resources, blurring the lines between public service and personal gain.

“The spectacle unfolds with a script familiar to seasoned observers: a politician parades as a benefactor, showering constituents with scholarships, empowerment programs, and a medley of commodities under the guise of personal initiatives. However, a closer inspection reveals a convoluted web of government projects camouflaged as altruistic donations, executed with meticulous precision to garner political capital.

“Senator Adeola Olamilekan Yayi’s playbook, honed from previous exploits in Lagos West Senatorial District, remains consistent. His purported acts of generosity, exemplified by the recent distribution of scholarship cheques, bursaries, and assorted items to Ogun West constituents, echo a recurring theme of political theatrics. Yet, behind the veil of magnanimity lies a carefully orchestrated charade, facilitated by federal agencies complicit in the illusion.

“As the charade unravels, questions arise about the source of funds fueling Senator Olamilekan’s ostentatious displays of generosity. With over two decades in public service, scrutiny over the sudden influx of resources into his purported personal projects intensifies. The illusion of philanthropy, meticulously crafted by Senator Olamilekan, crumbles under the weight of public scrutiny, revealing a tale of deceit and manipulation.

“The saga surrounding Senator Olamilekan underscores the urgent need for transparency and accountability within Nigeria’s political landscape. The illusion of benevolence must be dismantled, exposing the truth beneath the facade. Only through collective action and unwavering resolve can Nigeria transcend the shadows of political deceit, forging a path towards genuine progress and equitable representation for all its citizens.

“In the pursuit of ethical governance, citizens must remain vigilant, holding politicians accountable for their actions. The collaboration between Tracka and other civil society organizations exemplifies the power of grassroots movements in uncovering truth and promoting transparency. It is imperative that the narrative of political charades be confronted head-on, paving the way for a future where accountability and integrity reign supreme in Nigerian politics.

“As we reflect on the intricacies of political theater and the illusion of benevolence perpetuated by figures like Senator Adeola Olamilekan Yayi, we are reminded of a timeless saying: “The greatest magic trick ever known to mankind is to put a piece of meat in the mouth and make it disappear.” Just as the art of sleight of hand mesmerizes audiences, so too do the grand gestures of politicians captivate constituents.

“In the case of Senator Yayi, the illusion of philanthropy serves as a veil, obscuring the truth of government-funded projects repackaged as personal donations. Like the vanishing act of the meat, the transformation of public resources into tokens of generosity is a sleight of hand that beguiles the public eye.”

The group, however, called on relevant government agencies, including the ICPC, EFCC, and other oversight bodies to thoroughly probe Senator Adeola Olamilekan and other lawmakers who disguise government projects as their personal donations.

The statement further stressed, “Given Senator Olamilekan’s extensive tenure in government since 2003, questions about the source of his personal wealth must also be addressed.

“Transparency and accountability demand nothing less as we strive to uphold the principles of good governance and serve the best interests of the Nigerian people.

“However, just as skilled magicians unveil their secrets, so too must we unravel the charades of political deception. By exposing the truth behind the facade and demanding accountability, we reclaim our power as vigilant citizens. The pursuit of transparency and ethical governance becomes our mandate, ensuring that the greatest magic trick of all—manipulating public trust for personal gain—never again casts its spell over the people.”

Meanwhile, a quick search by our correspondent revealed that the projects reportedly financed by Senator Adeola and celebrated during empowerment programme were in the 2023 Zonal Intervention Projects document.

It was discovered that some of the projects funded by the federal government were supposed to be carried out under the supervision of government’s agencies, including Federal Cooperative Colleges, Institutes of Oceanography, Fisheries Colleges, and Professional Registration Councils.

During the search, it was discovered that while Senator Adeola was the facilitator of some of the projects, they were solely funded by the federal government and not the Senator.

Below are Federal government agencies that funded projects facilitated by Senator Yayi;

1. Federal Cooperative College, Oji River

2. Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan

3. Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Technology and National Productive Centre, Abuja (N50,000 for 5,000 traders)

4. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos

5. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria

6. Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria

7. Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries

8. New Bussa

9. Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research, NIFOR, Benin

Meanwhile, Ogun West Coalition for Good Governance (OWECOGG) has berated a group, Yewa/Awori Youth Network, for falsely accusing the senator representing Ogun West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, otherwise known as Yayi of alleged conversion of Federal Government-funded projects to his own personal projects.

OWECOGG equally faulted the allegations that the senator had connived with some federal government agencies to portray projects funded by the government as something done from his personal pocket.

Reacting to the allegations in a statement signed by the convener of the socio-political group, Adeosun Benjamin popularly known as Benji, on Wednesday, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said that the accusations of Yewa/Awori Youth Network are not only untrue, but fabricated and sponsored by political traducers of the senator who are afraid of his political stature and popularity, not only in Ogun West, but in the entire state.

According to him, the “faceless group is only doing the job of its puppet masters masking themselves to launch attacks at the senator”.

Adeosun noted further that Senator Adeola has not failed to always indicate that he facilitated the projects to his senatorial district to enhance the socio-economic development of Ogun West, which according to him, has suffered stunted development over the years due to bad representation.

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Felix Oboagwina

I care little for former Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike and the 25 pro-Wike lawmakers in the State House of Assembly. However, in their current quarrel with the incumbent Governor Simi Fubara (the godson who succeeded Wike), only one factor works against Wike in the court of public opinion: In the 2023 elections, the Rivers strongman worked for the emergence of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President; and Tinubu has today raised Nigerians’ pain and poverty to record proportions! President Tinubu’s failures solely win for Fubara massive support in this lingering faceoff with Wike, his erstwhile godfather, predecessor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

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This colourless former Rivers State Accountant-General emerged as the Dark Horse and clinched the Rivers governorship completely by the grace of Wike. How? In the penchant of political godfathers to prepare for themselves a soft post-office landing, by planting spineless acolytes as successors, Wike manipulated Fubara over far popular and formidable aspirants, and handed him PDP’s Rivers State governorship ticket. Wike financed all the campaigns, swayed the rostrum with his oratory and persona, brought in the votes and handed Fubara the election on a platter of gold. But talk of Karma. Not only has Fubara turned around to bite the fingers that moulded him, he has injured Democracy in the most unimaginable fashion.

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As the Yoruba say, the new king devours the kingmaker first. Fubara turned against Wike and rubbished him. Not done, Fubara, late 2023, stormed the Rivers State House of Assembly (having majority 25-7 as Wike PDP loyalists), with police firing gunshots and water cannons to keep the rampaging Governor at bay!

His supporters thereafter set ablaze the Parliament building.

Fubara then sent the demolition squad to bulldoze the entire complex to smithereens.

Every single one of these anti-legislative steps amounted to a desecration of Democracy and an assault on a sacred institution of popular government. It amounts to treason!

This much President Tinubu told Fubara to his face when the First Citizen brokered peace between these gladiators. The Parliament, everywhere, exists as the truest representation of the people and the incontrovertible custodian of Democracy. Whereas the Executive and the Judiciary exist in other forms of government (autocracy, military, monarchical), the Legislature’s participation distinguishes Democracy from all of them. Thus, demolishing its habitation connotes the highest threat to Democracy. The Congress is an institution; and we have always mouthed the need to build strong institutions as opposed to strong politicians.

Fubara went further. Most recently, he AGAIN stormed the makeshift accommodation that the Rivers Parliament resorted to at the Assembly Quarters. Then, on May 10, “Emperor” Fubara enacted an Executive Order to force the House of Assembly to hold its sittings inside the Government House! Sacrilege! Whatever happened to the Doctrine of the Separation of Powers?

Imagine the contradiction. An Executive Order passed on the Legislature! The Executive ORDERS the Legislature! How can? Nowhere does the Constitution place the control of the Legislature (and the Judiciary) under the Executive.

These assaults the Rivers State Legislature has endured.

Pray, who advises this guy?

The Legislature is made so potently powerful that the Constitution allows it to overrule the Governor and railroad a Bill into law without his consent.

Section 96(5) says:

Where the Governor withholds assent and the bill is again passed by the House of Assembly by two-thirds majority, the bill shall become law and the assent of the Governor shall not be required.

Even the budget of the Legislature, like that of the Judiciary, goes by first-line charge, all in order to ensure its independence and the Separation of Powers.

How can a Governor with the vast resources at his disposal prove incapable of lobbying, courting and winning over the State House of Assembly, and instead His Excellency resorts to thuggish, strong-arm tactics? You wonder what terror this character wouldn’t unleash if backed by a Rivers State Police Force completely at his beck and call!

Fubara-Wike’s wahala factionalised the House of Assembly 25 to seven and the Accountant-General-turned Governor chose to work with the minority, in clear violation of Section 96 that says:

(1) The quorum of a House of Assembly shall be one-third of all the members of the House.

(2) If objection is taken by any member of a House of Assembly present that there are present in that House (besides the person presiding) fewer than one-third of all the members of that House and that it is not competent for the House to transact business, and after such interval as may be prescribed in the rules of procedure of the House, the person presiding ascertains that the number of members present is still less than one-third of all the members of the House, he shall adjourn the House.

The majority of Rivers legislators, for political expediency and most likely to take cover under the Federal might, crossed carpet to the ruling APC.

Commissioners are resigning from Fubara’s cabinet, citing the toxic atmosphere working with him.

The 23 local government chairmen have drawn a battle line with him.

All these could be predictable because most of those officials owe their emergence in office and pledge loyalty to Wike. They all jumped ship after Fubara, egged on by whomever, flung reconciliation with Wike against the rocks.

Contrary to President Tinubu’s peace agreement that Fubara and Wike’s group signed December 2023 at Aso Rock, the Governor refused to re-present the 2024 budget to the State House of Assembly, continuing to work with an illegal Appropriation Act passed by a mere seven out of 32 lawmakers. This he did even when, in the spirit of that agreement, the majority Wike group of legislators withdrew their lawsuits against him and aborted impeachment proceedings on the understanding that the budget would be properly presented for passage.

Bottom line? The crisis in Rivers goes beyond a Fubara-Wike brouhaha. It queries the very essence of Nigeria’s Democracy and the sanctity of the Nigerian Constitution. Everyone taking sides does so with the mentality of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” But power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Those beating the drum for Fubara’s dance of madness are pushing Nigerian Democracy to ride the back of a tiger. How do you end the ride without Democracy ending up as a meal down the tiger’s throat? If Fubara’s style of burning, demolishing and choking the Legislature becomes a culture, then what fate befalls this Democracy? If the President takes a cue and chooses to tackle the National Assembly in a similar style? What species of Legislature will the Upper and Lower Chambers turn to, being Executive-ordered to perform legislative duties right inside the Aso Rock Villa, under the nose of the President?

The problem that lovers of Democracy must tackle is stopping Fubara becoming a role model for how the Executive can emasculate and stifle the Legislature’s independence at the state and Federal levels. Or are we going to let Fubara get away with this abuse of the Parliament because of the disdain we nurse for his adversaries, Wike and Tinubu?

OBOAGWINA IS AN AUTHOR, JOURNALIST AND PUBLISHER, REACHABLE VIA: foboagwina@gmail.com

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How Pro. Kingsley Accurately Predicted Death Of Iranian President Raisi

 

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The prophetic grace upon Prophet Kingsley Aitafo is unquestionable as one of his international prophecies has come to pass again.

 

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Months back, he gave a prophetic warming about the untimely death of Iranian president, Raisi. He also warned that his seat will be taken over by his vice president.

Interestingly, his prediction came to pass as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was killed when his helicopter crashed in poor weather in mountains near the Azerbaijan border, officials and state media said on Monday.

 

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The charred wreckage of the helicopter which crashed on Sunday carrying Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and six other passengers and crew was found early on Monday after an overnight search in blizzard conditions.

 

Supreme Leader Khamenei, who holds ultimate power with a final say on foreign policy and Iran’s nuclear programme, said First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, would take over as interim president, the official IRNA news agency reported.

 

 

“I announce five days of public mourning and offer my condolences to the dear people of Iran,” Khamenei said in a statement. Mokhber, like Raisi, is seen as close to Khamenei.

 

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….. Challenged Christians across the Globe to Pray against unexpected plane Crash

 

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The world woke up to the news of the death of the Iranian president, who died in an helicopter craah in his country. Prophet I.O Samuel of Shiloh Word Chapel in Abuja.

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In a service attended by a lot of congregants on Sunday 12th, November, 2023. He asked his congregation to pray against plane crash from then till 2024.

In the now viral video seen by our reporter he said “ The angels destroyed one plane crash, the other plane can not land. Please pray for country that start with A and end with N and also country that starts with N and ends with A. Projection on air crash has been destroyed before, let’s pray more till 2024”

These are his prophetic words which came like a parable as it finally came to pass as people never suspected that such tragic occurrence would take place. The respected president of IRAN died in an helicopter crash.

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It will be recalled also in America a country that starts with A and would involve a Nigerian National.

On Saturday February 10th, was a black day all over the world as the CEO of Access Holdings died in a helicopter crash in America, involving a Nigerian a country that starts with N and ends with A.

Prophet I.O Samuel, is renowned for his fervent prayers of mercy and intercession for Nigeria and also for the citizens.

But like the word of Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible that says “A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house”

The tragic occurrence would have been averted if people had heeded the warnings and call to pray by the man of God.

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