Who is the Presidency? Lets Reply the SGF; Babachir Lawal.

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The media hasn’t recovered fully from the cataclysmic shock it received last week following the news of the Suspension of the Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir David Lawal. B D Lawal (as he is fondly called), prior to this news, is seen to ‘untouchable’. After concrete allegations against him, the man still seems to be standing on both legs. Some has even referred to him as one of the demons (cabal) in the villa.
Pending investigation reports, Babachir was suspended alongside the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) by ‘the Presidency’. The Latter needs to wash himself clean of involvement in 49million Dollars Cash hoarding found in a Flat in Ikoyi, Lagos. A panel of 3 led by the V.President, Yemi Osinbajo, together with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, was immediately set up by the President, Muhammadu Buhari to probe and investigate the SGF. Recall that the Senate had accused him of mismanaging IDP funds back in December.

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Mixed trails of reactions have anguished this frantic decision of the president. Even though Nigerians are finally beginning to regain confidence in the President’s Anti graft War with this fresh attempt to touch one of his anointed, coupled with the fact that it is coming late, they aint pleased with the composition of the probe panel which has further stated that it will conduct the trials in close doors.
In the midst of all of these, the SGF’s reaction to his suspension remains the trending topic. In an ‘on the move’ interview with newsmen in Abuja, the SGF led us through a goof or rather an imperative. When asked to comment on his suspension by ‘the presidency’, B D lawal ‘bladdergashly’ replied the journalists with the question: ‘who is the Presidency?’
That reply got the media a little cranky. In a clear sentence, the SGF is obviously making a mockery of the whole process. Let me guess, his intuition would actually read –How can the Presidency suspend the Presidency? Being the SGF, all documents should channel through his desk. Dear Babachir, Wake up. In Nigeria, Anything is possible when Everything is involved. Continue reading

TRIBES AND CULTURE: ENWAN (AKOKO-EDO)

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Nigerian tribes and culture

Culture regards the arts, ideas, customs, language, religion, intellectual development and also the social behavior of a particular group of people. In this vein, it is a standard aphorism that every tribe, ethnic or society has its own unique and peculiar features. This, amongst others, is a criterion for establishing affinity and relationship between social groups and community.

Nigeria has been established to have over 250 tribes/ethnic groups across its 36 states. Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo being unarguably the largest by population and outreach. In this vein, this blog site has always promised to enrich you with enlightening information. Therefore, We decide to premier another educational writing series –Thus: Tribes and Culture.

Tribes and Culture will go all round the country in search of cultural and historical facts about the various ethnic groups in Nigeria. In a scintillating fashion, the findings together with recommendation will be showcased on this platform on a weekly base. Therefore, prepare to be nourished.

You should also note that you can suggest for muzzammilwrites.com places, tribes, and ethnics you will want the crew to visit next and be sure of it being look into. This can be done by dropping them in the comment boxes under each post.

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akoko edo map.

The premier edition of Tribes and Culture features the Enwan people of the Akoko-Edo region of Edo state. Read and enjoy.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE ENWAN PEOPLE. Continue reading

FRESH XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA: Nigerian students stage protest in Abuja; issues 48hrs leave ultimatum to South Africans in Nigeria.

Following the anti immigrant (xenophobic) protest in Pretoria, South Africa, earlier this week, members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) launched a counter protest against South Africans yesterday in Abuja. The protest was aimed that sending down a strong warning to both the Nigerian and South African government over the looming xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

In reaction, the protesters took to the offices of South African owned companies (MTN, Multichioce) and also the South High Commission office in the capital to express their dissatisfaction. The protesters also burnt the South African national flag at the Commission to Continue reading

110 Rice Milling Machines to be Installed in Different Part of The Country to Boost Rice Production — Presidency.

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Senior Special Assisstant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

According to the Senior Special Assisstant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Federal Government has purchased 110 rice milling machines to boost rice production in the Country. This is aimed at consolidating the efforts of the government so far on rice production. The acquired rice mills will be installed in significant parts of the country before the end of July.

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Mr. Garba Shehu confirmed this development on his Facebook page on Monday. In his post, he was also quoted to have said that Nigeria was the second largest producer of rice in the world. A claim which seemingly proves controversial as some media account users have debunked the claim. Backing his claim, He Continue reading

Polygamy in The North: Emir Sanusi II Wants Poor Men Restricted From Marrying More Than One.

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Emir of Kano: Muhammadu Sanusi II

Polygamous marriage in the North is no doubt not alien. As a matter of fact, it has gradually become a culture supported by even the most practiced religion in the region. However, as welcomed as the trend may seem, its implication on the society is also daring. Polygamy, when not handled properly, can lead to un –appealing situations like poverty, malnutrition, and even terrorism.

Handling a polygamous family does not only require a sufficient wealth, but also very high level of intellect and management from the Head of such family. If these aren’t present, a polygamous family becomes a quagmire of commotion. A shabbily managed factory will produce only substandard products for the market.

Commendably, in the bid to caution and orientate the people, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is taking a giant steps in his capacity. Report has it that he intends to propose a law in Kano state that will Continue reading

LAGOS N-POWER SCHEME: PARTICIPANTS LAMENT NON FUNCTIONALITY.

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N-power logo

The Lagos state applicants of the N-power scheme are lamenting the conditional delay and un functionality in scheme. The applicants, having been screened and shortlisted back in December 2016, are entitled to N30,000 monthly allowance each. With the mini success of the scheme so far, applicants across the country are beginning to reap their fruits of their handwork. But surprisingly, the Lagos state section of the scheme is yet to take off in earnest. Since late December till date, it has been series of excuses from the Agency. The participants are yet to be verified and deployed for assignments. This prompted a constructive protest to the State House of Assembly in Alausa by the applicants later last month.

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participants protest in January

In a peaceful manner, the protesters were able to pass their message as to know why and when the scheme will fully take off sometime in January. According to reports, The Speaker, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa, together with some other members witnessed the protest. The protesters are of the feeling that the promising scheme has been hijacked by some unfortunate fellow within the scheme. A Petition was written and forwarded to the State Houser of assembly to that effect. Reacting to the petition, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy has described the situation as “appalling, embarrassing and flabbergasting” also urging that the House look carefully into the issue and possibly instigate a probe.

With effect, the House invited the State Continue reading

ASUU Sanctions UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has placed a sanction on the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) following a perceived lawlessness and violation of Union rights. It has hereby directed its members in the institution to boycott all academic and allied activities at the school.

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This resolution was passed during its National Executive Council meeting in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The NEC during the meeting recognized distinct groups that have emerged in creating and prolonging the crisis at Unilorin. A copy of the sanctions was therefore made available to reporters in Ibadan by Chairman of the University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole.

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