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‘You’re Insensitive”, Nigerians Blast Seyi Tinubu For Urging Citizens To ‘Endure Hardship’



President Bola Tinubu’s son, Seyi Tinubu, has come under severe criticism after his call for support for his father generated a heated response from Nigerians.

Seyi, in a statement on his verified Instagram handle on Monday, urged Nigerians to endure the hardship being experienced all over the country.

While stating his unwavering support for the president, Seyi using a hashtag, noted that, “our generation will yield the fruits of this hardship.”

Quoting the president, Seyi wrote, “There is no joy in seeing people of the nation shoulder burdens that should have been shed years ago.

“I wish today’s difficulties did not exist. But we must endure if we are to reach the good side of our future.”

Reacting to Seyi’s call for Nigerians to endure the hardship being faced under his father’s administration, Omotayo of Lagos noted that it is only expected for him to support his father because, unlike the average Nigerian, he is not facing the brunt of the hardship.

She wrote, “Is he also enduring? Things like this are easier said when you are in your luxurious apartment eating what you like with a constant power supply.”

Supporting Omotayo’s claims, Agaba noted that “the masses will endure while they eat fat. There was a country.”

Another Nigerian, simply identified as Lagos Cinematographer, urges Seyi to advise his father to resign from his position as president rather than urge people to “endure hardship.”

He wrote, “When there’s a wound, you stop the bleeding first, then proceed on healing, which of course may take time.

“Nigeria is bleeding. If you’re unsure what to do, tell your dad to step down and let someone else take charge.”

Noting that Seyi speaks thus because “His generation may never be poor again at the expense of the masses,” a man simply identified on X as Kamal noted that the president’s son made the statement while “typing from chilled AC and a wel fed stomach.”

For Lawal Olabisi, he argued that “there is no hope the way your father is running the country.”

In its reaction, an X user with the handle Citizens of Ethical Governance opined that “Your Father is the weapon fashioned against the people of Nigeria.

“Very insensitive with a touch of rascality in spending. All his policies are anti-people; who is he ruling?”

Eunice Vince urged him to speak to his father about the hardships being faced by Nigerians, saying Tinubu should bring back fuel subsidy.

“Let him tell his father to undo what he has done to us Nigerians by bringing back subsidy, ” she said. “Because we, the masses, are the ones getting affected,” she added.

Speaking on the fuel subsidy removal, Cyril Onyekachi stated that “Bola Tinubu should have utilised the subsidy money to caution its effects rather than sharing amongst these corrupt and greedy governors.”

Dav Zico, in his reaction, claimed Tinubu is clueless about solving the problem of the country because “there’s no actual plan on the ground; everything the government does is tried by error.

“A president who has plans won’t just come on national television and shout that the fuel subsidy is gone when he knows that the subsidy was removed by the previous administration.”

Adewale Olanike opined that “this was the same thing Yemi Osibanjo and Adesina said in Buhari‘s tenure, but nothing changed. If there’s going to be a change, we will start seeing it from the very little things, then till it spreads out all over Nigeria.”

Okafor noted that Seyi is in no place to advise Nigerians to endure hardship, something he has never experienced.

“How I wish you knew what suffering and hardship are all about. But no, you haven’t seen or sensed it, and there’s no way you can tell what an average person in Nigeria is going through at the moment.”

Buttressing Okafor’s point, another Nigerian argued that “you’re not feeling the heat and the cost of things in the market, so I don’t expect anything different from you.”


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‘Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish’, Nigerians React As High Court Sentence Bobrisky To Six-Month Imprisonment



Nigerians have taken to microblogging platform, X (formerly known as Twitter) to express their thought on the court judgment, which saw cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Recall that Bobrisky, on Friday, was sentenced to six months in jail with no option of a fine.

The judgement was passed by Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, April 4, filed six-count of money laundering and abuse of naira against him.

On Friday, April 5, the EFCC arraigned Bobrisky in court on six charges, including Abuse of the Naira and Money laundering.

The court, however, dismissed the money laundering charges but convicted him of Naira Abuse after he confessed to the crime.

Some Nigerians, reacting to the court judgement, saw the ruling as an injustice against the cross-dresser.

Others wondered which section Bobrisky will be in jail because of the controversy around the gender he aligns with.

See some reactions below:

@brodamike07 wrote, “If this is true, the judgment is harsh and should be condemned by all.”

@Grachidex wrote, “So is it gonna be the male or female prison?”

@iamkelechiO wrote, “I honestly don’t feel sorry for him. He’s a bad influence in the society.

“Good riddance to bad rubbish.”

@_konfam wrote, “This is not right at all, they’re sentencing him over what everyone is guilty of?”

@IamKonrade wrote, “I hope this sets precedence and that anyone who violates the naira, politicians inclusive, is sentenced.”

@JoyMart14 wrote, “May we not offend people wey no deh accept apology ”

@Iamlexprince wrote, “Ok, now this is pure wickedness and jealousy. Bobrisky is the least of our problem in this country. If they channel that same energy to the right people, we for no dey complain for this country.”

@divfee wrote, “This country funny, is she the first to spray money like this in naija??


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Junior Pope: Police Recover Three More Bodies From Boat Mishap



Police authorities in Anambra State have recovered three more bodies from a boat accident involving a movie cast.

Nollywood star Junior Pope Odonwodo was part of the crew that drowned in the boat mishap two days back.

While some crew members were yet to be found following the boat tragedy, the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command Tochukwu Ikenga said three more bodies of members of the movie cast have been recovered.

“Marine Police of Anambra State Command has recovered bodies of the three remaining victims of the unfortunate boat accident involving a movie cast,” he said in a Friday statement.

“Two of the bodies were recovered yesterday 11th April, 2024 while the last was washed in by the tide this morning.”

The bodies have been deposited at a morgue in Asaba, Delta State while authorities of the guild of actors have also been informed about the recovery.

The spokesman quoted the state’s police commissioner Aderemi Adeoye as advising water commuters to be safety conscious while in transit.

According to the commissioner, the police are fast-tracking the investigation into the accident.


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Lagos Court Grants Emefiele N50m Bail



The Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has granted bail to a former Central Bank (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele.

Justice Rahman Oshodi granted him bail in the sum of N50m with two sureties in like sum.

The court also held that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have three years of tax payment with the Lagos State Government.

Justice Oshodi said that the sureties must show proper identification and they must be registered in the Lagos State Bail Management System.
Lagos Court Grants Emefiele N50m Bail
The judge also said that he was satisfied with the bail conditions of N1 million, earlier given to Emefiele’s co-defendant Henry Isioma-Omoil who is standing trial on another charge before Justice Olufunke Sule-Hamzat of the Lagos High Court sitting in Yaba.

According to the court, the bail documents must be transferred to the special offences court and it must also be registered in the Lagos State Bail Management System.

Last week Monday, the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Emefiele before the court on a 26-count bordering on alleged abuse of office and irregular allocation of $4.5 billion and N2.8 billion respectively

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