The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has warned Christians in the country not to waste their votes in the forth-coming 2023 general elections, saying that the adoption of the same faith Presidential and Vice-president ticket by the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) is antithetical to Nigeria’s quest for nation building.
On Tuesday at a summit tagged “Meet the Church” organized by the Nigerian National Christians Coalition (NNCC) with the theme; “The role of the Church in Nation Building”, Dogara said every Christian knows that God does not tolerate waste and as such, it is unchristian for the church to waste anything given to them from above.
He argued that the APC ignored warnings by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Catholic Secretariat, ECWA church and many other Christian bodies and adopted the same faith ticket in a manner that negated the fundamentals of nation building, such as shared identity, values and vision.
“The APC adopted the same faith ticket in a country that has never attained nationhood. These warnings were not only ignored but dismissed in one fell swoop by the APC presidential candidate who strangely believes that he can build a strong, secure and viable nation-state without first forging a shared identity, vision and values for our people thereby enabling us transit from citizens of a country into a nation of people with strong shared identity and values.”
“In their convoluted posturing, they have placed state-building ahead of nation-building; a task never before achieved in history and we need no seer to tell us that such endeavour is guaranteed to end in spectacular failure. No divided people have ever built any civilization.”
“To demonstrate that the church is right, it is not alone in condemning the same faith ticket. Other prominent Islamic clerics and Muslim leaders have also spoken in the same light. It is a good omen that both Christian and Muslim elites are not complacent over this matter. To this end, it will be easy to generate the needed elite consensus that is key to nation-building. All nations are built by elite consensus while all countries that failed at nation-building were destroyed by elite complacency.”
“Granted that the Christians and Muslims will always disagree on some issues, there are, however, many things over which we are agreeable. It is enough to forge ahead with the task of nation-building based on those common issues we agree on. It must be noted that just as Muslims alone cannot build a nation out of Nigeria so also Christians alone cannot. We have to work together on “nation formations” he said
Dogara commended the church in the country for shaking off the beast of the complacency of the past by speaking up and resisting measures adopted by some political platforms that will hamper nation-building.
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Twitter post: ‘This Is Pure Wickedness, You’re Not God’, Comedian Mr Macaroni Blasts Aisha Buhari Over Aminu Adamu’s Arrest
Famous Nigerian skit maker and social activist, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has called on the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to go to court if she has any grievance over Aminu Adamu’s criticism.
Mr Macaroni also advised her to use her power to serve and not oppress the people.
He made the statement on Tuesday via his verified Twitter handle.
Recall that Aisha Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) are facing criticism over the arrest of Adamu, after a remark on Twitter.
Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, is in detention for commenting on Aisha’s weight.
However, following the illegal detention of Adamu over his comment, Mr Macaroni has come out to say that the First Lady is not bigger than the citizens.
He wrote, “Madam First Lady, you are not God!!! If you have any grievance whatsoever, go to court!!! You are not bigger than the Citizens of Nigeria, neither are you bigger than the Law!! You should use your power to serve the people, not oppress them!!
“President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife suffered so many insults. Even from people who are in this present government.
“APC trolls curse and insult some of us here every day. We dey chest am. The ones we can’t chest, we go to court!
“Madam First Lady, stop abusing power!!!
“I can speak so much about issues like this because I have been a victim of oppression and brutality and I know how horrible the experience is!!! If you are being held by security agents with backing from political figures, they will do the unthinkable!! Dem go lick you finish!!”
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2023: Why Nigerians Must Vote Wisely For Peter Obi, Singer, Mr P Opens Up
Peter Okoye of the P-Square music group says Nigeria has only two tribes, which according to him are the poor and the rich people.
The popular music star, who is a staunch supporter of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, made the claim in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle.
According to the tweet, the inability of the poor masses to unite and fight for better governance, had kept them as slaves to the few rich Nigerians.
He called on Nigerians, particularly eligible voters, to make wise decisions while casting their votes in the forthcoming general elections.
He wrote, “We only have two Tribes in Nigeria, THE POOR and THE RICH. The poor are higher in number while the rich are fewer but the rich managed to keep the poor in perpetual slavery because the poor have refused to unite and fight for their freedom. 2023 election Vote Wisely #ObiDatti023”.
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World Cup: My Son Wept After Argentina’s Defeat To Saudi Arabia – Messi
Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has revealed that his son, Mateo, immediately started crying after his side’s World Cup 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia last week.
Recall that Saudi Arabia came from a goal down to beat Argentina on November 22.
Speaking after Argentina’s World Cup 2-0 win against Mexico over the weekend, Messi said via Mirror, “Mateo left the stadium crying after the first game (vs Saudi Arabia) and Thiago came out counting telling me that if we won both games we would qualify.
“My family suffers the same as all Argentines but we’re happy and we get comfortable again because now our progress depends on us.”
Messi will now hope to lead Argentina to victory when they face Poland on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Messi’s agent, Marcelo Mendez, has played down speculation his client is on the verge of joining Inter Miami when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires next summer.
Reports had emerged that Messi, who inspired Argentina to beat Mexico 2-0 in a World Cup tie last weekend, would leave PSG on a free transfer.
Reacting to the speculation, Mendez branded the rumours ‘fake news’.
“It’s false,” Mendez told CNN when asked about the reports. “It’s fake news.
“There is no negotiation for Lionel to join Inter Miami next season.”
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