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God Is A Nigerian – Obasanjo

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Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that ‘God is a Nigerian if not, the country would have ceased to exist’.

Obasanjo, made this known at the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, also said that Nigeria is losing its identity due to ‘poor management of the nation’s diversity.’

“God is a Nigerian because what we have gone through in Nigeria and what we are going through, probably, Nigeria should not be on the map of the world. That’s why I say God is a Nigerian. God has been kind to us; if not, the country would have ceased to exist.

“Towards a reunification of the sacred and secular religious intervention in politics,”

“We are badly handling our diversity that we are losing our identity. And for as long as we are doing that, we are not going to get far even if we get anywhere at all. The management of our diversity must be right.

“Religion is part of our diversity. Politics is part of our diversity. Ethnicity is part of our diversity. We must manage our diversity properly. But when you mismanage diversity with impunity, it is particularly annoying. It may lead to what we may not want it to lead to.

“I don’t know of any Nigerian who doesn’t wish Nigeria well. But I know of many Nigerians who are so unhappy with Nigeria that they may walk away from Nigeria. However, I am an incurable optimist about Nigeria.

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Edo Assembly Orders Closure Of Bank Accounts

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Edo Assembly has ordered closure of all accounts of the House.

The new Speaker Victor Edoror gave the directive at its first sitting in Benin.

He also told the executives to stay clear of activities of the House.

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Edo Assembly Swears In 12 APC Members In An Undisclosed Location

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Twelve members of the Edo state house of Assembly loyal to the All Progressives Congress, APC have been sworn-in on Wednesday at an undisclosed location in Edo state.

It will be recalled that the Governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki ordered a ‘renovation’ of the Edo state house of assembly on Wednesday afternoon in order to quell an alleged plot to impeach him.

For several months now, Obaseki has actively worked to prevent the inauguration of the lawmakers in order to maintain ‘control’ over the assembly.

Following a fallout with his predecessor, Adams Oshiomole, Obaseki ensured that the lawmakers were not inaugurated in order to prevent Oshiomhole’s loyalists from taking control of the state legislature.

Below are photographs from the swearing-in ceremony.

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Edo Assembly Shut Down, Roofs Removed As Obaseki Fingers Oshiomhole, Uzodinma In Police Invasion

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has accused his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of being responsible for the police invasion of the state’s House of Assembly on Thursday.

Obaseki accused Oshiomhole and Uzodinma of trying to cause tension in Edo ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.

The governor spoke to BBC Pidgin through his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, on Thursday.

Obaseki and the Edo Assembly Speaker were said to have stormed the complex and ordered the police out of the premises to prevent “forceful takeover” of the assembly.

According to reports, the speaker subsequently gave an order of no entry into the assembly complex.

It was learnt that shortly after Obaseki and the speaker left the complex, some trucks started to deliver stones and sands at the premises.

Heeps of stones and sand offloaded at entrance of Edo Assembly Complex after police invasion

Some youths were also seen pulling down the roofs of the assembly complex to indicate commencement of renovation work at the premises.

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