Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he believes God is a Nigerian because he allows Nigerians get away with so many ”stupid things.”

 

Speaking at the official launch of a book in Abuja on Thursday December 1, Obasanjo said the country should blame itself for failing to use the resources given to it by God.

 

He said;

 

“I believe that God is a Nigerian. Bishop Kukah may not agree with me. Because God loves us so much that we have done so many stupid things and he allowed us to get away with these stupid things.

“I sincerely hope that God’s patience has no limit of elasticity because if he does, there will soon be a day that God will say: ‘No, I have heard enough.’ And if God says he has heard enough it doesn’t matter, Musikilu can write 20 books on Lettermen and Letter women, it won’t help us.

“I believe the right lessons must be learnt. We have all that we need to have. God has given us all that we need to have; that we are not doing what we should do. It is not God; we should blame ourselves.”

 

Recounting how world leaders consulted with Nigeria before decisions are taken in Africa, the former President wondered how the country fell from such lofty height.

 

Obasanjo said;

 

“We probably don’t appreciate what we have as a country and I believe if we do appreciate it, make good use of it, we will do better than we are now.

“I have sent for an interview with the only remaining member of what they call the 12 disciples in the foreign service; that’s the 12 Nigerians who first joined the foreign service before our independence, Amb Adefuye is the only remaining one.

“In that interview, he said that when Nigeria became independent it was a giant in the sun. That was the expectation; not a giant even in Africa. A giant in the sun. That was the expectation of the world about Nigeria.

“Have we lived up to it? No. If we have not, why haven’t we? And it is not so far to seek.

“Somebody talked about Jimmy Carter visiting Nigeria. Of course he did visit Nigeria but before he visited Nigeria we were struggling with America, something they call constructive engagement with South Africa. What can be constructive with apartheid?

‘’We said no we don’t accept that. Kessinger said he was coming to Nigeria three times and three times I said I will not receive him. You may say that’s madness. Yes, there is a touch of madness but you have to do what is right.

“There was this election coming. It was Ford and Jimmy Carter. If Ford won the election, I would have to do acrobatics. I would not be able to say America cannot come to Nigeria for four years. Before the election, we started looking for who was in the camp of Jimmy Carter and we found Andy Young before the election and when the election took place, Cater won.

“Within two weeks of him being sworn in, Andy Young came to us. We became very close with Andy Young to the extent that the Carter administration will not do anything in Africa without informing us. People ask me: how did we lose that? How did we lose it?”

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued two children abandoned by their mother at Marina, Lagos state.

 

The patrol team at Marina rescued the underage boys on Thursday evening, December 1, 2022, as they were about to be run over by speeding vehicles on the expressway.

 

“The boys, Chidara, 5 years and Shonton Chukwu, 3 years, disclosed that their mother boarded a car and left them. The team took the children to Adeniji -Adele Police Division for them to be re-united with their parents,” the police said.

 

Police rescue two children abandoned by their mother in Lagos Police rescue two children abandoned by their mother in Lagos

The band’s lead singer, Bamidele, has survived a catastrophic car accident. The band performs at several events for Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike.

 

Bamidele posted pictures of himself bleeding and getting medical help, claiming that his car “somersaulted over eight times into the jungle from the road.”

He also disclosed that some people died in the accident. The singer wrote;

 

He moves mountains And he cause walls to fall
By his power he performed miracles .
And am standing here only because He made away ….
Guys and families … SENSATIONAL BAMIDELE IS ALIVE TO GIVE GOD MORE ND MORE PRAISE FOR HIS MERCIES ENDURETH FOR EVER

My bois that where with me are also Alife to join in the praise … glory to God who stood tall and said it’s not yet time … Amen .
This is my vehicle that somersaulted over 8times into the bush from the road .
May the souls of the departed Rest in peace
That had a head on coalition with us
The devil came so very late … Please debunk the rumours because I am alive .
IF GOD BE FOR ME

 

Lead singer of Governor Wike

Lead singer of Governor Wike

Lead singer of Governor Wike

The 2022 World Cup’s Group F has been won by Morocco after a 2-1 victory over Canada on December 1.

 

The North African squad defeated Canada handily thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri in the first half. Croatia and Belgium, who placed second and third in the 2018 World Cup, were placed in the same group as Morocco and Canada. The North African team defeated Canada in their final group match by scoring four points against the European teams.

A victory for Croatia over Belgium who faced off at the same time as Morocco played Canada, could have seen the North Africans drop to second. This is Morocco’s first last-16 appearance at a World Cup since 1986.

 

With Morocco and Croatia finishing first and second in the group respectively, Belgium and Canada are now out of the tournament.

 

This is Canada’s first World Cup since 1986. On the other hand, this is the first time Belgium has failed to qualify for the Round of 16 since 1998.

 

Morocco will now play the runners-up in Group E; either Spain, Japan, Costa Rica or Germany

A naked woman was found locked in a dog cage and authorities said she had been beaten and forced to live in terrible conditions.

 

Officers with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home for a report of false imprisonment on Nov. 29, WJBF reported.

A former resident of the home called the police after going there to pick up property he had left behind and discovered the woman held captive, police told WRDW.

 

“Upon entering the room he observed an unknown light brown-skinned female that was naked, beaten severely, and currently locked in a dog cage,” deputies wrote in an incident report obtained by WRDW.

 

Deputies said the property owner, Shawna Powell, told the former resident that the woman stole from her, so she is keeping her as a sex slave.

 

“That is my whore. She stole a bunch of stuff from me so she is going to be my sex slave and I am going to pimp her out until she pays it off,” Powell said.

The person who called the police said they overheard someone inside the home saying multiple people were en route to the house.

 

The unnamed witness said multiple people inside the home were armed. He added that he even had a gun pointed at him because some residents of the house didn’t know who he was.

 

When deputies found the victim, they described her as “injured and emotionally distraught,” WRDW reported.

 

Deputies said when they removed the victim from the room where she was held, they saw she had a severely swollen and bruised eye.

 

She was treated at the scene and then taken to an undisclosed location for her safety.

 

Powell was arrested along with Anjelika Figueroa, DeMichael Dawson, Savannah Piazzi and Dawson Weston.

 

All five were charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and aggravated assault.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has put into law a female inheritance measure that will allow Abia women to inherit and possess properties in their father’s family.

 

Ikpeazu said his administration would continue to promote women. He congratulated women on the bill, which is now officially known as “The Female Persons Right of Inheritance of Property Law 2022.”

 

The Governor expressed gratitude to the state legislature for having the guts to enact the legislation and made a vow that in carrying out its duties toward state people, his administration will err on the side of reason and common sense.

 

Women will no longer be considered as second-class citizens, even in their families, according to Ikpeazu, who also referred to the bill as historic.

Portable bemoaned the lack of fuel in Nigeria on Instagram.

 

The artist is overheard expressing that standing in line for hours to buy fuel is “sufferness” as he waits in the line at a gas station in Lagos.
He attributed this to the government and admitted that he is sweating in his car but is unable to turn on the air conditioning because he is out of petrol.

After Mexico’s first-team manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino resigned from his position, the North American country failed to go past the World Cup group stage for the first time since 1978.

 

After Mexico’s disappointing performance in Qatar, where they were ousted in the group stages, the illustrious Martino was fired.

 

The Tricolor were eliminated after finishing third in Group C of the competition with four points after beginning their campaign with a draw against Poland and being defeated 2-0 by Argentina in their second match.

 

As a result, Mexico’s string of nine consecutive tournaments in which it advanced to the knockout rounds came to an end. They last failed to advance past the group stage in 1978.

Residents of Gidan-goga village, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, allegedly paid a N20m levy imposed on them by bandit leader, Bello Turji, to stop him from attacking them.

 

The bandit leader had asked the villagers to pay the money on or before Sunday, November 27, or face his wrath.

A resident of the community said that the money was paid on Sunday and villagers who fled to other places, have started returning to their homes.

 

Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, West Africa, on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, shared photos of the residents arranging the cash.

 

“The people of Gidangoga town in Maradun local government in Zamfara state have collected 20 million from the community and paid to Bandit as tax to save them from attacks. Maradun LGA is the home town of the Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle,” he wrote.

 

Update: Photos of N20m cash Zamfara community paid to bandit leader to avoid attacks Update: Photos of N20m cash Zamfara community paid to bandit leader to avoid attacks Update: Photos of N20m cash Zamfara community paid to bandit leader to avoid attacks Update: Photos of N20m cash Zamfara community paid to bandit leader to avoid attacks

Update: Photos of N20m cash Zamfara community paid to bandit leader to avoid attacks

Sandro Wagner, a World Cup analyst and former German forward, was obliged to issue an apology after referring to Qatari traditional clothing as “bathrobes.”

 

Wagner made the remark regarding the traditional thaub clothing on Sunday, November 27, when commentating for German broadcasters ZDF during his nation’s 1-1 draw with Spain.

Towards the end of the game at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, the 35-year-old said he had thought one end of the ground was filled with German fans wearing the country’s famous white shirt.

 

‘I thought before that the whole corner was full of German fans. Then I realised it was the Qatari bathrobes,’ Wagner said.

 

He was referring to the thaub, the traditional white robes with long sleeves worn by many men in Qatar and Arab region.

 

Wagner tweeted an apology on Twitter on Monday.

 

‘It was an ill-considered saying with an inappropriate remark that I would be better off not saying. If anyone felt offended – sorry, that was zero point zero my intention.’

 

German broadcaster ZDF has stated that there will be no further consequences for Wagner, who will resume his co-commentating duty on Wednesday’s game between Poland and Argentina.

 

ZDF replied to some of the complaints on Twitter with a short statement: ‘Sandro Wagner´s comments about the thaub, unfortunately, occurred during an emotional phase of the game. He’s not permitted (to say that). We´ll talk about it.’

 

Wagner made eight international appearances for Germany during his career, playing for Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim among a host of German clubs.