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#RevolutionNow: Tinubu Shouldn’t Feign Ignorance Of The Protest – CNG

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The Coalition of Northern Groups on Tuesday said former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, should not feign ignorance of the #RevolutionNow protest.

The group in a statement by the CNG’s spokesman, AbdulAzeez Suleiman, on Tuesday in Kaduna, also described Tinubu’s concept of nationalism as fake.

The CNG argued that Tinubu could not feign ignorance of the protest because the convener of the #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and key supporters of the protest including Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka and Mr Femi Falana (SAN) were his allies.

The group argued that the national leader of the APC could not have claimed to be patriotic when his allies were the ones organising a revolution protest against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tinubu had in a statement “Let’s work for growth, not separation” on August 11 urged Nigerians to be nationalistic and patriotic while responding to issues affecting the country.

But the group stated that Tinubu could not justify his claim to nationalism when his actions were allegedly “against all democratic norms.”

It said, “Where was Tinubu’s sense of patriotism when his tutelage Omoyele Sowore called for a violent protest with the ultimate aim of overthrowing a democratically-elected government?

“How does Tinubu explain his conspiratorial silence when Prof Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, SAN, and other rubble rousers openly supported and backed the mastermind of the overthrow attempt?” The former governor’s August 11 comment, the group added, only succeeded in “exposing his hypocrisy and obsession with double standards.”

Tinubu’s spokesman, Mr Tunde Rahmon, did not take his calls which rang out many times. He had also yet to respond to a text message sent to his telephone line as of the time of filing this report.

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BREAKING: Traditional Ruler, Oluwo Divorces Jamaican Wife

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The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has divorced his wife, Chanel Chin, saying “she is now an ex-Queen of Iwoland.

Though the reason for the separation between the traditional ruler and his ex-wife, a Jamaican who had a boy named Oduduwa for him could not be ascertained, a statement signed by the monarch’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Alli Ibraheem confirmed the development.

According to the statement: “This is to inform the general public, most especially friends and associates of the Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, that Ms Chanel Chin is an ex-queen of his majesty.

This information is necessary for the attention of the general public to avoid representation on proxy or accordance of respect attached to the sacred stool of Oluwo to her.

“For personal irreconcilable differences, Chanel Chin ceased to be his Majesty’s queen. We equally enjoin the public to disregard any business transaction or request with her using the office of his majesty. We wish her the best in her new journey,” the statement concluded. It would be recalled that Oba Akanbi got married to Chanel Chin shortly after he ascended the throne of his forefathers in November 10, 2015.

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2023 Presidency: Jonathan, Others Destroy Zoning Formula – Arewa Youths

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The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has accused a former president, Goodluck Jonathan and all those who helped him to get to power in 2011 of breaking the zonal arrangement for a rotational presidency.

The accusation was made by AYCF’s national president, Yerima Shettima, when he visited Legit TV studios on Tuesday, December 10 in Lagos.

Speaking on Legit TV’s live programme, Political Arena, Shettima argued that Jonathan was supposed to just finish Yar’ Adua’s term after the latter’s death and move on, rather than choosing to stay on.

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, is accused of destroying the zoning arrangement by contesting in 2011 instead of stepping aside for a northerner.

Shettima noted that by staying on in power after using up Yar’Adua’s two years, Jonathan took an additional 4 years away from the region.

This incident, Shettima said, completely ended the gentleman’s agreement between the north and the south on rotational leadership at the centre.

“Jonathan had that remnant of two years from Yar’Adua’s regime and subsequently in 2011, ordinarily, in the spirit of a rotational presidency, or whatever-whatever, ordinarily in normal circumstances, one would have expected Jonathan to step aside and allow another northern person to come onboard.

But Jonathan still went ahead (to contest for the presidency). And that was the moment when the issue of a rotational presidency was completely jettisoned. It is not even on record anymore. At that level, I believe strongly that the agreement had been broken.”

Asked if he blamed Jonathan for the collapse of the zoning arrangement, Shettima replied, “I blame those who stood at that time to do what they did.”

Arewa youths believe that the gentleman’s agreement to rotate the presidency between the north and the south has been broken completely – AYCF’s national president, Shettima, said the blame for this should be placed on all of those that helped Jonathan become president in 2011 – Shettima believes that because of this and more, the north deserves to remain in power for longer than 2023 when President Buhari ends his term

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BREAKING: I Am Still Alive And Healthy – IBB

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Rumour of the death of former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has rented the air in the last couple of hours

DAMMYLINK can confirm that the Former President is alive and well. However, one of his media aides, who is also a journalist with Nigeria Info 99.3FM, Yemi Saka has posted on his Facebook wall to debunk the rumor.

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