They’re coming back, the gods forbid —- Ugezu J Ugezu

"Many of those people attacking you online are your close friends" ---- Ugezu J Ugezu

Nollywood actor has made a comparison of Nigeria before and Nigeria now, judging that the country is worse than it was.

Taking to his Instagram handle, the actor posted a picture of a part of the city of Lagos in the 1960/70s. He opines that the city was looking more beautiful than it is now.

He blamed “men in uniform” for destroying the country. According to him, if present Nigeria is compared to former Nigeria, one would weep at the outcome.

Recall that the actor had earlier spoken against the ambition of Bola Tinubu to run for the 2023 Presidential election.

This recent post is speculated to be a continuation of his earlier post concerning the former governor of Lagos State.

See his post below:

Men who have caged the country —- Ugezu J Ugezu about Tinubu

2023; “I Want To Build On Buhari’s Legacy”: Tinubu Declares

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Lagos governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, has said he is aspiring to be president in 2023 so as to build on President Muhammadu Buhari’s legacy.

The ex-governor, who visited the president to discuss his political ambition on Monday, made this statement after meeting with him.

“I have the confidence, the vision, the capacity to rule, build on the foundation of Mr President, and turn Nigeria better. I have done that with commitment and unyielding, you know, in Lagos state,” Mr Tinubu said. “You’ve seen that experience and the capacity to turn things around, and that is what we are doing.”

Men who have caged the country —- Ugezu J Ugezu about Tinubu

Men who have caged the country —- Ugezu J Ugezu about Tinubu

Nollywood actor, Ugezu J Ugezu has revealed his thoughts concerning the intention of former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The actor took to his Instagram handle to express his displeasure at Tinubu’s plans. He described the ex-governor as one of the men who have caged the country. He went further to say he awaited the outcome.

Here’s his post:

Tinubu’s presidential ambition a huge joke -Bode George

Tinubu’s presidential ambition a huge joke -Bode George

Peoples Democratic Party stalwart, Chief Bode George, has said the presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was a huge joke.

During a chat with The PUNCH on Monday, he said this in reaction to Tinubu’s decision to inform the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of his intention to contest.

“This so-called ambition must be a huge joke. The Presidency of Nigeria is not for characters like Bola Tinubu. Look at how he mismanaged the resources of Lagos State. It is surprising that he can even dream of becoming the President of Nigeria. He is living in cuckoo land,” said George.

The former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP said the turn-out of things and double-crossing by those he trusts would shock him.

Although George admitted there were quality leaders in the South-West who could produce the next President of Nigeria, he, however, said Tinubu was not one of them.

Settling for Tinubu, he said , was an insult for the South-West, which he described as the most sophisticated region in the country.

George also said it was unfortunate that a hallowed ground like the Presidential Villa would be the location for Tinubu to declare his ambition.

Tinubu, who was governor of Lagos State, told Buhari of his intention to contest in next year’s election.

The former governor lamented that he was tired of being a kingmaker and it was time to actualise his dream.

2023 Presidency: We’ll sue you to court if you fail to contest, Group tells Tinubu

With or without money, I’ll be next Governor of Kaduna – Shehu Sani

Activist and immediate past Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has expressed confidence that with the masses by his side, he would be the next Governor of Kaduna State with or without money.

Shehu Sani, in a radio interview monitored in Kaduna, said he was  interested in participating in the Kaduna State Governorship race in 2023.

According to him,”anyone who insults and embarrasses the people is not worth being in power because respecting human being is very important in religion.”

“It’s left for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unite its members to ensure that they form a government that will respect the will of the poor in Kaduna.”

“We  sat with my loyalists and supporters and they wanted me to contest the governor of Kaduna state which I will do to remove APC, God willing; to remove anointed candidate of the state governor and to enter Government house where Comrade will be sworn in as the next governor that will bring changes, that will clean all the dirt they brought in the state in the name of development.”

“I will bring security. This is what my supporters wanted and I trust them. So, I will contest the governorship seat under the PDP. Therefore, I call on the people of Kaduna to support and collaborate with me.

“I also solicit for their prayers; I need the prayers of religious leaders, marketers, physically challenged, women and youths. You voted for Malam as Governor what remains now is to have a comrade as a governor so as to see the difference between us.”

“You must reject the anointed candidate ‎of those who demolished your houses. Support us to see how we form a government that respects the will of the poor in the state.”

“I don’t have money to share to delegates to vote for me,  money politics is what brought the country into the mess under the ruling party.”

“If  the masses decide to vote for me, with or without money, I will win.

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2023: Group vows to drag Akpabio into presidential race

We will not rest until Akpabio joins in the 2023 presidential race ---- Group

A political pressure group, Senator Godswill Akpabio For Common Good, SGACG, has urged the Minister, Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio to join in the 2023 presidential race.

The group also called on Nigerians to assist them in persuading the Uncommon Transformer to declare interest in the presidency as from the year 2022.

The call was contained in a Christmas message issued by the group and endorsed by its National Coordinator, Dr Jibril Tafida, in Abuja.

According to the group, “We are a group of volunteers, united under the banner of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good( SGACG). We heartily rejoice with all Nigerians on this occasion of Christmas and express our gratitude to God for sparing our lives to witness this special day.

“All said and done, we wish to convey an important message on this special day:

” We call on Nigerians to join hands with our group in urging the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, to aspire for political office in 2023. The year 2022 should offer a special opportunity for Nigerians from all walks of life to join the SGACG in persuading the Minister to actively participate in the general elections of 2023.

“Regardless of ethno-regional or religious affinities, Nigerians should come together and speak with one voice and rally round Senator Godswill Akpabio, as nationalist, with goodwill all over the nation to aspire for a higher elective office in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

“His sterling records of achievements during his sojourn as Akwa Ibom State governor and his legislative activism as Senate Minority Leader have made him well-cut out for a higher elective office, especially that of the President. We won’t rest on our oars until we successfully convince Senator Akpabio to join the 2023 race and leave his footprints on the sands of Nigeria’s democratic history.

“The time is ripe for Nigerian men and women of good conscience to join million others in the SGACG train, to convince Akpabio to step out for higher national service; because he has all it takes in terms of leadership abilities and top-level connections at the domestic and international levels.

“Lastly, we urge Nigerians to use the spirit of Christmas as an opportunity for promoting tolerance, love for one another and brotherhood beyond other related barriers”.

2023 Presidency: We’ll sue you to court if you fail to contest, Group tells Tinubu

I’ll keep doing my best till May 2023 I will leave office – Buhari

I’ll keep doing my best till May 2023 I will leave office – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured that his administration will not relent in giving its best for the development of the country until when he’d leave seat on May 2023. He promised to hand over as stipulated by the Constitution.

The President gave this speech after the commissioning of Oriental Energies Resource Ltd Hanger, Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre and an International Conference Centre donated to the University of Maiduguri by business mogul, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi.

President Buhari also commissioned the Tijjani Bolori Memorial Secondary School and the first fly-over in Borno State, Custom Roundabout (3.5km) with a stretch of 10 km Gamboru Ngala Road constructed by the state government.

The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina last night said, “ I know I swore by the Constitution, and I will leave in 17 months. I pray that the person that will take over from us will also follow the targets of securing the country and building the economy.

“Without securing the country, you cannot grow the economy.”
The president also called on Nigerians to commend the performance of his administration, comparing the state of the country’s security, economy and corruption before he came in and how it is now.

“We have a great country,” he said, “and we thank God for giving us so many resources. But we need to develop our resources.”

The president noted that one way to sustain development was by empowering the people.

Concerning the security in the North West, he regretted that it was the same people who lived together, shared the same culture and outlook that were now stealing, kidnapping and killing one another.
He however warned that the military will come down hard to stabilize the situation.

“I am highly impressed with what I have seen at this state-of-the-art Centre for Distance Learning and Auditorium sited here, the University of Maiduguri. I am told that this international conference hall has 1,300 seats. The high-quality standard of this edifice is major contribution by Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi. This intervention will benefit not only students from Borno and the North East but also students from all parts of Nigeria.

“For the Oriental Energy Resources Hangar which I commissioned, it will welcome and offer support services to aircraft and pilots involved with Humanitarian Air Services,” the President noted.

President Buhari did not fail to commend Prof. Babagana Zulum, Governor of Borno, for his work and efforts in two years, noting that he had visited the state state earlier in June to commission developmental projects.
Governor Zulum in turn appreciated the President for honoring the state, adding that Alhaji Indimi’s contributions to the development of the state showed his love for his people.

“Words cannot convey our gratitude for the statesmanship, “ he said.

Governor Zulum added that, in recognition of the contributions of Alhaji Indimi, the state had honoured him by renaming the Damboa Road after him, now Alhajji Muhammadu Indimi Road.

In his remarks, Alhaji Indimi said he was motivated to build the Distance Learning Centre and the International Conference Centre to encourage education in the state.

“I believe the centre will help in delivering training and skills as well as encourage those who will be taking lessons from remote places,” he said.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Aliyu Shugaba, thanked President Buhari for honoring the invitation and Alhaji Indimi for the contribution.

Buhari leaves Abuja for Maiduguri

2023 Presidency: We’ll sue you to court if you fail to contest, Group tells Tinubu

2023 Presidency: We’ll sue you to court if you fail to contest, Group tells Tinubu

A group, The Disciples of Jagaban (DOJ) ,has made threats to sue to court the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, if he doesn’t contest for the Presidency in 2023.

National Coordinator of DOJ, Comrade Abdulhakeem Adegoke, made this known when being interviewed by journalists. He explained that the reason why Nigerians have to take him to court was because Nigeria had suffered enough and they know Tinubu’s capacity and strategy for change. 

“We know his capacity to change the scenario, his capacity to change things from negative to positive. “

“He has done it in Lagos state which supposed to be the headquarters of criminals and bandits, but he turned them into good persons.”

Politicians from across the North had converged on Kaduna Saturday, under the aegis of The Disciples of  Jagaban ( DOJ) ,to flag of sensitization of the electorate to the continuous voter registration ( CVR).

 Comrade Abdulhakeem Adegoke disclosed their target of boosting the support base of Asiwaju Bola  Ahmed  Tinubu.

He said that the decision to sue Tinubu if he refused to contest for election was made far back in 2019.

He said that the DOJ wanted good governance and encourages Nigerians to support Tinubu.

” Presently, the DOJ remains the first and the most widely accepted political institution for Tinubu’s 2023 Presidential ambition. We however, appreciate all other groups that cane after us because we cannot do it alone, especially with the deluge of resistance and opposition towards our principal, “he said. “

“EndSars and the Yoruba nation agitators, those who focused on our principal but hidden under something deference entirely, some of us relocated back to the South West, to make sure where ever they move to we were there to preach unity, love and harmony to all other tribes living in the Yoruba land, Today we give all glory to Almighty God all the fake and fabricated journey has come to an end, “

“As at then, some Nigerians believed it was too early; but we went ahead all the same. With the support of many trained intelligentsia and many men of God in both Faith’s in our midst, we prepared for all the attacks that happened before the criminally-minded perpetrators carried them out.”

“Just a month before the botched EndSARS protests of October 2020, DOJ called for a national prayer for our principal; but, some were looking at the request as if we did not know what we were doing at that time. When the attacks began, we stood by our principal, defending him against the hijackers of the protests that many innocent Nigerians ignorantly got involved in, without knowing the real devilish mission of some of their sponsors. We thank the Almighty God for His mercies on our principal despite the evil-minded attacks.”

“When the agitation for Yoruba nation was brewing, DOJ realized that this is going to be a completely Yoruba affair; so, we moved down to Yoruba land under the umbrella of Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG) to take effective steps to counter the attackers in Yoruba land; some innocent Yorubas were also involved because it started, hidden under the umbrella of fighting against kidnapping and banditry across Yoruba land. We followed them gently and ended up preventing them from mixing the bitter truth with their fabrication of lies. We were already aware that all these would be coming.”

“We are now calling on all Tinubu supporters to get prepared because some more are still coming. Instead of trying to manipulate others if we the leading one are not grumbling not to see other behind us, why must those who are just coming want to swallow those who have been labour before your establishment of your own. Please let all Tinubu groups be focused and stop manipulating ourselves, 

Today we in DOJ appreciate seeing many springing up behind us, we welcome you all,” he said.

Various groups and associations were represented on the occasion. 

Present at the occasion were distinguished personalities such as Senator Mohammed Sani Saleh, Engineer Muhammad Namadi, Alhaji Dangulguli, Alhaji Lawal Meyere, among others. 

Speaking in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the voter registration sensitization exercise, Comrade Abdulhakeem Adegoke said, “From our findings, we found that millions of youths have refused to come out for the voter registration. With that, we are not safe. We need to let these young Nigerians realize that when you need a good governance, and you did not participate in the registration of those who will choose a good leader, this is totally zero. If there must be positive changes that we are talking about, its already identifying the good among the bad among us, in person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“We are not adopting Tinubu because he  is a Muslim or Christian or Yoruba. We adopted him because he is a leader, based on  his past experience, his past achievements and past involvement…..we adopted him based on that and  there is nothing.

“Many people come out to say why Tinubu. But they’ve not come out to say this is a candidate  better than him,” he said.

Alhaji Meyere spoke on the sensitization of the youth as if they’re not sensitised to register, the nation would be losing a colossal number of the voting population. 

Engr. Namadi said they’ve begged the traditional ruler and others who were not pleased with the current political arrangement, to make themselves available and be part of the process. 

Senator Sani Saleh stressed the Importance of the voter sensitization exercise. He emphasised especially the need for youths to register.

He also said leadership needs experience which is acquired over time.

“Power belongs to the people, what is that power, it is the voter ‘s card, ” he said. 

The Woman leader, Maryam Baba  called on women and youths  to register and  participate actively in the political process, come 2023.

Major General Hassan Usman, retired, disclosed that even though he is a security consultant, the current situation in Nigeria made him restless.

He therefore called for all hands to be on deck to ensure that all youths of voting age, register and participate actively.

Dave Umahi prays for a president like Buhari in 2023

Dave Umahi prays for a president like Buhari in 2023

Governor Dave

The Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, has wished for another president like President Muhammadu Buhari to emerge in 2023. He opined that Nigeria needed a person with a good heart like the current president.

Governor Umahi made his wish known during an interactive session with State House correspondents after meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He went on to say engaging in 2023 politics now would be a distraction to both the president and state governors as it was too early.

However, he revealed that members of different political parties were working towards conceding their Presidential tickets to the region.

He said: “Well, for me, I’m very much entrenched in completing my projects.

“And I will look into politics when my tenure is remaining one year, which is from May 29 2022. And I think it is the same thing with other governors of southeast and by extension, governors of APC.

“My position about what you ask is that our people that are in those political parties are making the efforts in selling the need for south east to produce the next president.

“But I think both the governors and Mr. President should not be distracted. When the elections done and won, it should be governance. But in this country, the moment the election is completed, the next one starts is the masses that are being cheated.

“So, those whose job politics and who are not into elected position, or appointed position have all the time and the opportunity to do this canvassing. And I think that doing it and that doing it very well.

“But I continue to say that power rests in the hands of God. And God will also give us the next president who has good heart like President Buhari for the good of this country.

“We need God’s own anointing for our own anointed president for the interests and unity of this country.”

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