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Sowore, Kogi dep gov fight dirty on social media

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The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Edward Onoja, and Revolution Now convener, Omoyele Sowore, have exchanged words on Twitter.

This was after Onoja shared photos on the social media platform to celebrate his daughter’s university matriculation.

“Congratulations Oma Daddy on your matriculation. God grant you speed and excellence,” the deputy governor captioned the photos.

Reacting to the post, Sowore congratulated Onoja’s daughter on her matriculation and also said some prayers for her.

“#Freekogi2 I congratulate your daughter on this special occasion of her matriculation. May she never live in a world of impunity, may she never become unemployed upon graduation, may her future be bright and may she never have to work without getting paid, may her pension never be denied her when she retires, may she never be silenced for speaking up against tyranny and may she never die in election related violence! Once again, congratulations to her!” he tweeted.

The #FreeKogi2 hashtag used in Sowore’s post is a campaign on social media that alleges that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and his Deputy Onoja “humiliated and arbitrarily jailed” two activists “for freely expressing their rights to dissent against @MBuhari’s tyranny.”

Apparently not pleased by the reaction from Sowore, Onoja responded by sharing his own prayer for the Revolution Now convener.

He tweeted, “Dear Sowore, I thought families, especially, the children are out of bounds in political brickbats? Abi, your school of thoughtlessness does not teach sense and sensibility?

“Anyway, I too have a prayer for you… I pray that you are Nigerian and patriotic enough to stay at home, establish and have your family here in Nigeria, just like I have done. It will teach you to truly work for the improvement of the country for their sakes.

“I pray you are man enough to hustle with your mates, working to assume leadership of the nation by paying your dues, and not trying to jump in through the window like a palliative thief. It will teach you that your contemporaries at home are not indolent layabouts looking for a saviour from abroad to whom they will hand over govt once he wears an orange beret and yells ‘revolution’ or ‘Buhari Must Go.

“I pray for you that you will truly come to love this great country and her people with a mindset to sacrifice for her and not to sacrifice her to your lust for power.

“It will stop you from trying to set fire to your own father’s house simply because you have a mat in your rich uncle’s BQ who has induced you with peanuts in the name of activism so he can claim the land once the house is destroyed.

“I pray you have the balls to learn from some of us and begin your leadership quest from your state.

“You will finally learn Leadership 101, not #gbasgbos and chewing gum activism. I recommend you start as a councillor in your ward, if you know your ward.

“I pray you grow out of your desire to seek attention and play to the gallery.

“Leadership and governance is not a circus, you know and a dancing monkey can only grab attention for only so long.

“I pray you redeem your already lost image amongst genuine freedom fighters.

“Shebi you know say dem no send you again?.

“I pray my daughter won’t need to defend you pro bono when you are 70, still wearing a beret, sagging trousers and still unable to distinguish between lawful and unlawful protest. Shebi you see the travails of your types wey invade US Congress in the name of revolution?

“Sowore, this is brother to brother, comrade to comrade, Aluta to Aluta… guy e get wetin person dey grow pass. Leave this lane and get serious if you really want to do politics. You don old pass this thing.

“Another brotherly advice: Find another target. Kogi is getting on very well and fine. This your contract don cut. Those who gave you this job, tell them say we be street pass you. E no get where you fit take your madness pass. We go cure am for you.

“All of you unpatriotic citizens wey dey plan burn Naija after securing your families safely abroad, make una go restrategize.

“I pray this sinks and leads you on the path to being a better man. Thus far. you are way below the bar of a patriotic citizen.”

-Punch

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JOHESU, AHPA issue fresh 15 days nationwide strike notice

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The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations have issued a fresh 15 days strike notice.

This followed an unanimously resolution adopted by the two groups to step down the notice of strike due to expire midnight September 17 and issue a fresh notice of 15 days.

It would be recalled that the union had on September 2 issued the Federal Government a 15 days ultimatum to meet its demands or embark on nationwide strike at the expiry date.

The JOHESU Acting General Secretary, Chief Matthew Ajorutu, said this in a communique issued at the end of an Expanded National Executive Council emergency meeting of the union via Zoom and physical attendance on Friday in Abuja.

The expanded NEC had the Presidents and General Secretaries of affiliate unions and professional associations, NEC members of affiliate unions and JOHESU Chairmen and Secretaries at the state and branch levels.

Ajorutu said that NEC-in-session had critically appraised the reports of JOHESU negotiation and conciliation meetings with the Federal Government since the declaration of the trade dispute through the 15 days strike notice issued on September 2.

He said that NEC also noted the appeal from President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to show understanding with his administration and the President’s pledge to pay any debt owed health workers.

He said that NEC also received and examined reports of congresses held at various health facilities across the country on the mobilisation for the strike action due to commence at midnight on September 18.

According to Ajorutu, NEC, after long hours of exhaustive deliberations on issues surrounding the planned industrial action, resolved that the Federal Ministry of Health should ensure speedy circularisation of all establishment and welfare matters as agreed during negotiation meetings.

He said: “The Federal Government should ensure that the new data for the computation of the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for JOHESU members be completed and submitted to the ‘High Level Body (HLB)’ of the FG not later than Wednesday, September 22, as agreed.

“NEC-in-session urges the Federal Government to ensure that the High Level Body (HLB) complete and submit the computation of the adjusted CONHESS for inclusion in the 2022 budget within the September 30th, submission window.

“NEC urges the Federal Government to reciprocate the patriotic humanitarian gesture of JOHESU in the interest of the larger Nigerian masses to expeditiously resolve all the demands within the fifteen days window.

“Finally, NEC-in-Session unanimously adopts a resolution to step down the notice of strike action due to expire mid-night September 17, and issue a fresh notice of fifteen days.”

The communique further said that NEC commended all members for their commitment and understanding towards the struggle for better working conditions, improved healthcare services and social justice for all.

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Defection: Gumi knocks Fani-Kayode, calls him ‘Judas of Oduduwa’

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Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has described Femi Fani-Kayode as the ‘Judas of Oduduwa’ following his defection from the opposition party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Gumi wrote:

“I have for long, neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor.

“Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history.

“It is him now, one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.”

Recall that the Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation under President Olusegun Obasanjo, berated those fronting for bandits and terrorists in the country. Though he never mentioned names but his rhetorics suggested he was referring to Sheikh Gumi.

On joining the APC, Fani-Kayode, however, said that he was moved by the Spirit to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC, pointing out that he was a founding member of the ruling party.

Arogbonlo Israel,Vanguard News Nigeria

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BDCs funding Boko Haram, kidnappings, says CBN governor

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has accused operators of Bureaux de Change (BDC) of funding terrorism and kidnapping in the country.

Governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, stated this in Abuja on Friday after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.

He also vowed that CBN would not rescind its decision to ban the sale of foreign exchange to the BDCs.

Emefiele said the CBN had resolved to stop funding the BDCs in the name of stabilising the forex market.

He said, “We have decided that this will stop and it has stopped for good. It beats my imagination that Nigeria carried on with this kind of practice that tended to support illegal activities of people who are involved in graft and involved in corrupt practices.”

He also said, “We have unwittingly supported activities of those who illegally buy foreign exchange from this illegal market, carry them in aircraft out of the country and go to buy arms and ammunition and bring them back into the country and conduct crime whether it is Boko Haram, kidnapping or all sorts of nefarious activities.

“We the CBN take our country’s dollar and sell to people to go and buy arms ammunition to come and hurt us. That is what we are saying that people want us to continue to do. We cannot do that any longer.”

He told bank customers with legitimate requests for forex exceeding the official limit that “your bank will speak to us and we will give you what is even more than the limit. We will continue to monitor the banks.

“We conducted a study, one of the banks sold in one day forex to 52 people who wanted to travel. After two weeks, they went to check, 40 out of the 52 had cancelled their tickets. They will have to return the forex or we will pursue you if you are involved in this nefarious activity. We are not going to go back there again.”

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