Saturday, August 18, 2018

Gospel Force - All Power (Prod. By Mr. Wols)

Gospel Force - All Power (Prod. By Mr. Wols)


The energetic Christian rock boy-band Gospel Force is out with another smashing banger titled “ALL POWER”. The new single ” follows the release and massive reception of “CLAP YOUR HANDS”.

The song talks about the sovereign power of God to heal, save, deliver and set us all free from all bondage. “All power in heaven, on earth and under the earth has been given to our Lord Jesus Christ.

And therefore, we will proclaim His almightiness with dancing and singing. ” – Gospel Force. Get your dancing shoes and get ready to scream! This new music from Gospel Force was produced by Mr. Wols for Greenland Factory.

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MI Releases Tracklist For 'Yung Denzel' Album

MI Releases Tracklist For 'Yung Denzel' Album


MI Abaga releases the his track list, feature credits and production credits for his forth coming 8th music procject YUNG DENZEL which drops on Friday 24th August, 2018.


5 FACTS ABOUT YUNG DENZEL ALBUM

 Here are 5 things you did not know about Yung Denzel album by MI ABaga All but one track title are actual sentences. It is a part one in series of 3 music projects by MI ABAGA. It has been ready for over a year. It is MI Abaga's 2nd album in 2018. All track titles were tweeted by MI in secret.


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#Moms At War Movie - Omoni Oboli,Mo Abudu, Eucharia Anunobi, Funke Akindele, AY Makun And Others In Attendance

#Moms At War Movie - Omoni Oboli,Mo Abudu, Eucharia Anunobi, Funke Akindele, AY Makun And Others In Attendance




Movie premieres at Film House Lekki are turning out to be " a thing " that no one wants to miss, and Sunday August 12 was one of those perfect nights when everyone just wanted to party. The combination of red carpet glam, great food and a movie experience that was totally worth it, was all that was needed to make this a memorable night.

It was the exclusive premiere of Omoni Oboli's "Moms at War," featuring Omoni herself starring opposite Funke Akindele and a posse of top-rated young actors who delivered stellar performances to everyone's delight.

In attendance were the cast Sharon Ooja, Michelle Dede, Eucharia Anunobi as well as friends in industry, AY Makun, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mc Dermott, Shaffy Bello and many more.
Raised by a single mom who practically gave up her life to make her children happy, Omoni Oboli, the film & #39;s director, said making this movie was a different experience for her " Making this movie brings many memories and mixed feelings, " she said " but I have nothing but gratitude in my heart for my mother. This is a tribute to all mothers out there who are doing their best. Thank you! & quot;

There was an after party at Signature Lounge in Film house to celebrate the premiere which was hosted by Mavin records DJ, Big N who had everyone dancing into the night. Food and drinks at the lounge kept flowing to keep the guests going.

Producers Inkblot, Dioni Visions and FilmOne production and distribution,who have such hits to their name as New Money, Wedding Party 2 and Wives on Strike 2, had announced the premiere of "Moms at War" weeks ago, promising laughter and intrigue. The film did not disappoint. "Moms at War" is written by Naz Onuzo, with stellar performances by Yul Edochie, Eucharia Anunobi and others. The movie hits cinemas nationwide on August 17th and is a must watch.

The “Moms at War” movie premiere was sponsored by Mall for Africa, Coca-Cola, Tetmosol, Dominos pizza, Pinkberry and Photogenic photo booth.
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Former UN Secretary-General, Koffi Annan, Dies At Age 80

Former UN Secretary-General, Koffi Annan, Dies At Age 80



Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his 
 foundation confirmed Saturday.

Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, and was the first to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff.

He had been a member of The Elders, a group of global leaders working for human rights, since it was founded in 2007. In 2013, he became its chairman.

According to a CNN report, the Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death with “immense sadness” in a statement posted on Twitter. Annan passed away peacefully Saturday morning after a short illness, with his wife Nane and their three children by his side during his final days, it said.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

FG Declares Tuesday & Wednesday Public Holidays

FG Declares Tuesday & Wednesday Public Holidays



The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.

The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja in a statement issued by Dr. Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry.

While wishing Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Dambazau enjoined the citizens to use the period to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of the country.
He urged Nigerians both at home and abroad to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to foster a peaceful and united Nigeria.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Body Of Late Ras Kimono To Lie In State At COSON House On Thursday

Body Of Late Ras Kimono To Lie In State At COSON House On Thursday



The body of reggae legend, Ras Kimono will lie in state at the magnificent COSON House on Thursday, August 23 before the motorcade carrying his body sets out for Asaba, capital of Delta State for the activities leading to the burial on Saturday August 25, in his home town, Onicha Olona about 20 kilometers from Asaba.
Friends and fans wishing to pay their last respect or view the body are requested to be at COSON House, 41 Oluwaleimu, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, at 9.00 am of Thursday, the 23rd for the lying in state which will last for about one hour only. Following the lying in state, a strong delegation of the COSON leadership and officials; members of the family, friends, other entertainment industry personalities and the media will accompany the body to Asaba.
Before the lying in state on Thursday, COSON House, will on Wednesday, August 22 witness a super classy event in honour of the great reggae toaster.
The sleek red-carpet event, a tribute night like no other, will climax the week-long program of the funeral of the massively beloved music legend who passed on at Lagoon Hospital, Ikoyi Lagos on June 10, 2018.
Speaking on the Tribute Night, COSON Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Chibueze Moses Okereke said “the event will be strictly by invitation. The invitation cards are already in circulation. We know that people from all walks of life would wish to attend this big event especially as the sleek tribute night is being personally produced by the COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, Nigeria’s undisputed master of special events.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate everyone so if you get the IV, please honour the event because it means that you belong to a select group”
Also speaking about the forthcoming Red Carpet Tribute Night in honour of the great Ras Kimono, the COSON General Manager, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, said, “Ras Kimono was not just a COSON member, he was a 100% committed COSON member, totally dedicated to the COSON cause. As a hyper creative person, he fought against anything that will destroy COSON as he saw the organization as a watershed development in our country and an important legacy for the Nigerian creative industry. No one should forget that until he passed on, Ras Kimono was a key member of the COSON Board and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji through every challenge. Chief Okoroji was one of the last persons Kimono spoke to on his sick bed, before he passed on.
“The COSON Board he left behind, has held a special meeting in his honour and has instructed that at the magnificent COSON House that Kimono contributed to build, this one of a kind Nigerian artiste must be honoured and celebrated. All hands are on deck at COSON, the organization that Ras Kimono loved with all his heart, to ensure that Kimono is buried like the king that he was”
MUSIC: Aramide – Emeka (Amaka cover)

MUSIC: Aramide – Emeka (Amaka cover)



Queen of Afrosoul and award winning singer Aramide has released a cover to Amaka.
In her usual way, Aramide makes the song her own singing a response to one of the biggest songs of 2018 by 2baba and Peruzzi.

Her version was produced by BigFoot. Aramide will release her second official single off her sophomore album on Thursday
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

VIDEO: Mayorkun – Posh

VIDEO: Mayorkun – Posh


Just few Hours after the release of his new single “Fantasy” & “Posh”. The DMW Star – Mayorkun is out with the official visuals for the “Posh”. The Song “Posh” was produced by Northboi and the video was directed by Clarence Peters.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Emma Nyra Welcomes A Set Of Twin

Emma Nyra Welcomes A Set Of Twin



Nigerian artist Emma Nyra gave birth to a set of twin on Sunday 11 August 2018, and she expressed extreme joy.


In her own words

“I have never been so inspired and full of love as I am today. With style and full force, you’ve both entered this world and forever impacted my destiny. My career has been my top priority for the past ten years of my life, so you can imagine that I was surprised and shocked for what God had in store for me! Last year I over booked and over worked myself tirelessly just to be able to accomplish one of my biggest goals which was to move into my dream home in Lagos!
“I was in a place in my life where I couldn’t imagine being more content! My parents were extremely proud of all of my accomplishments and my personal life was full of love and friends that encouraged me, since we all have similar goals and dreams.

Emma did a good job in hiding it from the media, as she kept it low key. We rejoice with her as she has begun motherhood.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

VIDEO: Davido – Nwa Baby

VIDEO: Davido – Nwa Baby


After serving up hits back to back, OBO  dishes out another Powerful tune accompanied with A movie-type visuals for the tune dubbed “Nwa Baby”.

The SuperStar singer took to his Instagram to announce the Arrival of his private jet, And here he follows up with a trilling visuals #Nwababy.

The video was directed by Meji Alabi. Watch and Enjoy!

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Atiku- I’ll Serve One Term If Elected President In 2019

Atiku- I’ll Serve One Term If Elected President In 2019




Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if elected president, he will sign an undertaking to serve for just a term.

The former vice-president, who said this in an interview with THISDAY, added that his case would not be like President Muhammadu Buhari who allegedly reneged on his promise to serve for one term.
“If I am elected as the president in 2019, I give an undertaking that I would only do one term,” he said.
“Having said that, let me remind Nigerians that Buhari also gave such an undertaking in 2011, but he is not living up to it today. My own case will be different. I am prepared to sign an undertaking to do only one term.
“I am not Muhammadu Buhari. I do not make promises I cannot keep. I am assuring Nigerians that I will keep this promise. I am making it out here in the open.
“I am willing to sign a written document. If you or any other Nigerian can come up with an iron-clad legal document that binds me, I am willing to publicly commit to it.”
“Hypocrisy has always been the APC’s stock in trade. They claimed that the PDP mismanaged Nigeria for 16 years, yet in just three years of APC being in power, Nigeria experienced a recession, which we never experienced under the PDP.”
“Nigeria’s currency became the fourth worst performing currency in the world and in just three years, they have taken more loans than the PDP took in 16 years. They claim the PDP was corrupt, yet Nigeria made its best showing in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index under the PDP in 2014 when we moved eight places forward, from 144 to 136. Meanwhile, under the so-called anti-corruption government of the APC, we made our worst performance ever, moving 12 places backward, from 136 to 148.
“They claim that the PDP lost the war on terror and they declared victory. But look at where we are today? Terror has spread nationwide and the man who said the PDP was weak on terror says there is nothing he can do but pray! So when you talk about hypocrisy and the APC, you are referring to two evil twins that are so identical that one can pass for the other.”

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Lupita Nyong’o Covers  Latest Issue Of Porter Magazine

Lupita Nyong’o Covers Latest Issue Of Porter Magazine




Kenyan-Mexican Actress, Lupita Nyong’o featured on the Porters as its 2018 Fall’s cover.
Scroll for more stunning looks of the Beautiful Lupita.



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Armed Robbers Attack Banks, Kill 10 & Set Ablaze Area Commander’s Car  In Edo State

Armed Robbers Attack Banks, Kill 10 & Set Ablaze Area Commander’s Car In Edo State


Reports reaching us indicates that no fewer than 10 persons have been reportedly killed by suspected armed robbers in Igarra, in the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the gunmen on Thursday invaded the town, in attempt to rob the Unity Bank and Keystone Bank branches in the area.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen had earlier stormed a police station close to the banks in a bid to demobilize the policemen.

A policeman and two detainees were said to have been shot dead at the police station, while three other persons outside the station were killed by the robbers.

It was learnt that the official vehicle of a newly posted area commander was also set ablaze by the robbers and made their way to the commercial banks, where four other persons were also killed.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Chelsea Complete World Record Signing Of Kepa Arrizabalaga From Athletic Bilbao

Chelsea Complete World Record Signing Of Kepa Arrizabalaga From Athletic Bilbao


Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.

Kepa arrives at Stamford Bridge after his release clause of £71.6m was met, with the deal surpassing Alisson’s £66.8m move to Liverpool.

He will replace Thibaut Courtois, who has joined Real Madrid.

Kepa is Spain’s number two behind Manchester United’s David de Gea and has one international cap.
He has spent the past two seasons in Bilbao’s first team, making 53 La Liga appearances.

Upon completing his move to Chelsea, Kepa Arrizabalaga said: ‘It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life.

‘So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League. It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.’

Chelsea’s Director of football Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Kepa is a talent we have admired for a long time and we are extremely excited about his arrival. He has already demonstrated fantastic quality and consistency and will be a big part of any success Chelsea have in the coming years. His long-term contract reflects the belief we have in him and we look ahead to the coming seasons with an enormous sense of optimism.’
Real Madrid Confirm Signing Of Thibaut Courtois From Chelsea

Real Madrid Confirm Signing Of Thibaut Courtois From Chelsea


Thibaut Courtois is now set to join Real Madrid pending a medical after both Chelsea and Madrid announced they had agreed to a deal on Wednesday night.

Real Madrid is expected to pay Chelsea £35 million pounds for Thibaut Courtois and the deal includes Mateo Kovacic joining Chelsea on a season-long loan.

Courtois has now signed a six-year contract at Santiago Bernabeu.

Chelsea have already moved to replace Courtois, activating the €80 million (£71.5m) buyout clause in the contract of Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to make him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
VIDEO: Idowest X Davido – Ji Masun

VIDEO: Idowest X Davido – Ji Masun


DMW Latest signed Street Act – Idowest is out with is first official single on the roll. Not forgetting the Shaku Shaku prime since start, Idowesr recruits the OBO Himself – Davido, on his new tune titled “Ji Masun”.

“Ji Masun” is a Yoruba street word which means (Don’t sleep). The Song was Produced by DMW Finest Producer – Fresh.

Femi Fasan - Ire Mi De(Prod. By Wole Oni)

Femi Fasan - Ire Mi De(Prod. By Wole Oni)



Femi Fasan drops a new single from the place of Spirit, passion and purpose fulfillment. It is not the usual. It is AFRO POP! "Ire Mi De" leaves a sweet taste in your heart, for every time you hear it. You connect with it personally, as everyone wants good in his or her life.

It keeps you expectant and hopeful. It leaves you grateful and assured. Femi Fasan is a prolific and diverse artist, who did not allow his passion and love for music to deter him from going all out to obtain his Bachelor's Degree and his Executive Master Degree.

On the contrary, he used every phase of his academical career and advancement as a tool to express his passion for Music. He has served and led various choirs and musical organizations. He has received awards. He has also worked with many popular artists, among which are Samsong, Segun Obe, Ggenga Wise, Soji Israel and many others. His admiration for Fred Hammond and Marvin Sapp majorly informed his decision to do Music in a positively unusual approach. That leaves the listener craving for more. He strongly believes that Song composition and delivery should always be done with uniqueness and expertise. Such that the listener is left with a lasting impression. Produced by the maestro, Ambassador Wole Oni.

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Nigeria LGBT Community Excited As Charly Boy Declares Support

Nigeria LGBT Community Excited As Charly Boy Declares Support



By Funso Kairah

There has been excitement among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Nigeria following the declaration by popular singer and social activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, to fight for the rights of people involved in same-sex relationships.

The development came recently following his daughter’s coming out of the closet to declare her sexual orientation. Dewy Oputa, the United States based daughter of Charly Boy recently came out as a Lesbian and also showed off her lesbian partner. Charly Boy stated his support in a social media post in which he says he has in time past fought for Okada riders, Musicians and many others and that now is the time for him to fight for the LGBT community in Nigeria. In an Instagram post Charly Boy wrote, “All that I have done for over 50yrs of my life is to root for the underdogs.

I turned my back on my gold-plated pedigree and wondered into the unknown. I discovered that victory is a million times sweeter as an underdog. Oh!!!!! Yes,” he said. He continued, “My life has been one big fight, against bad habits, poverty, hopelessness and principalities. But I never backed down. I battled for the rights of the Okada’s to make a living.

I battled for the rights, respect and the big money for the Nigerian Musician, spent weeks in the police cell, as a PMAN President. Today, thank God they have a better life. Now I am the President of Frustrated Nigerians. “I am battling with my comrades to stop the senseless killings of Nigerians. The oppression of innocent Nigerians and the weaponization of hunger. Many battles too many to mention. I have been beaten black and blue by the military, police, security agents, been teargased, shot at, stoned and most time misunderstood even by the people I fight for.

No big deal because I never back down. Now I reactivate my fight in defence of the LGBT community. You know something? Openness may not completely disarm prejudice but is a good place to start. I am hoping that my support will be a show of strength to the Nigerian LGBT community. ” Nigeria has a law against same sex relationship which stipulates penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriages which it describes as amorous relationships as well as categorizing it as illegal any membership of gay rights groups or any kind of support that will promote LGBT activities in the country forcing so many gay people who have been living in underground existence to either leave the country or remain in the closet.

 Many members of the Nigeria LGBT community welcomed the development saying the entrance of the famed activist will help the process of acceptance for the sexual orientations of people. Osemwengie Pedro, a Nigerian gay, who had to leave the country after the Nigeria government passed a law outlawing same-sex relationships in 2014 said that Charly Boy should be commended for coming out to stand for the gay community who face persecution, imprisonment and death in the country. “I ran away from my country because of my orientation I'm one of the numerous person persecuted for being gay and being gay was never my making I was born and this is who am,” the 34-year-old Edo State indigene said.

He urged other activists to emulate Charly Boy and fight for the rights of people who are looked at indifferently due to their sexual orientation. Another Nigeria gay man, Tochukwu Iroekwe, described the decision made by Charly boy to be one step in the long race to achieving a Nigeria free of persecution of people of different sexual orientation.

 Speaking from Germany, Iroekwe said “Nigerians need to understand that focusing on people with a different sexual orientation with a mind-set to kill them isn’t the best approach. They should try and advocate for them and understand that this is how we are,” he said. He recalled how he escaped death by the whiskers in Kano State where he was almost killed through a mob action when he was discovered with his partner. “

It was like a movie, I was with my friend when they barged in and started beating us with all manner of weapons. I had to run for my life when I saw that the people were ready to kill us. I later heard my partner, Chidiebere Kenechukwu lost his life. I had to hide and when the Sharia police started looking for me, my brother helped me with securing a visa to flee from the country,” he said, “I am happy Charly Boy had decided to stand up for us.” Kingsley Odumene, a gay activist said due to what he described as the harsh legislatures against same-sex relationships in Nigeria, he had to flee for his life and as well as discontinue his education due to the stigmatization he was getting from both his family and society. “I left Nigeria due to my homosexual tendencies, which, as is well known, cannot be publicly manifested in Nigeria,” he said as he urged more activists to emulate Charly Boy and stand up for the LGBT community.

“I don’t know how the sexual orientation of people should be a big issue on a country where corruption, crime, kidnapping and terrorism are high. They government should pay more attention to issues that matter and not who people choose to love,” said the 31-year old Odumene who is a native of Isselu Uku in Delta State as he called on the federal government to revisit and reverse their policy on Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the country.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Coward Called Godswill Akpabio By Fani-Kayode

The Coward Called Godswill Akpabio By Fani-Kayode


“You remain the father of the nation, our father and political father to all. Just like i told Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Osinbanjo yesterday in Nigeria… Those who think that they have politically grown to insult you will all regret it before month end sir. I am here (London) to register my undiluted love and unalloyed support to you. I was involved in all their meetings and I know what their plans are. The long recess of NASS is going to be your advantage and not theirs like they thought and planned”- Senator Godswill Akpabio to President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Those that do not have the courage of their convictions and that do not have the guts to stand against tyranny when under fire are not worthy of being called men: they are little better than beasts. 

The fact that the former Governor of Akwa Ibom, Senator Godswill Akpabio, is a coward and a traitor is no longer in dispute. The fact that his brazen treachery knows no bounds is what can best be described as “settled law”.

A leader must be ready to sacrifice his liberty and life in defence of truth, justice and righteousness and he must be prepared to defend his nation, faith, people and loved ones no matter the price he may have to pay.

Sadly such noble virtues and high standards are lost on men like Akpabio. To them such matters and sentiments are like Greek or Latin: they can neither understand their meaning or grasp their import.

They fail to appreciate the fact that fear is not a virtue but a vice. They refuse to acknowledge the fact that to blink the eye, bat the eyelid, surrender, compromise, buckle, capitulate and bend the knee to the tyrant and his minions in a futile and last minute attempt to preserve your life and liberty is utterly shameful.

Akpabio‘s desire to decamp to the APC due to his trepidation and fear of the EFCC and Buhari’s regime is pitiful. If he has done nothing wrong then why the fear and why the trepidation? Where is his faith in God?

And if he has done something wrong, given the fact that he has opposed them virulently for the last three years, does he honestly believe that the Buhari regime will not punish him by using it against him if they manage to get back to power next year, no matter how much he helps them today?

If he believes that then he is not half as intelligent as I once thought. Buhari is not a man of honor, he is not a worthy ally, he does not keep to his promises and he does not have friends. The only friend he has is his insatiable lust for power which he feeds on a daily basis.
Aside from that the following questions come to mind. Does Akpabio honestly see any good in Buhari and his government? Is that what he thinks that Nigerians deserve to suffer for the next few years and if so what is their crime?

Has he forgotten the gratuitous insults that Buhari dishes out so lavishly on the Nigerian people whenever he travels abroad and speaks to foreign leaders and the foreign press?
Has he forgotten about all those that the Buhari government have killed and all those that have died and suffered in the struggle against them? Does the shedding of innocent blood by a desperate government mean nothing to him?

Has he forgotten the tears of the tormented and persecuted and the cries of the widows, orphans and the bereaved whose loved ones have been butchered by jihadists, religious fanatics, cow-lovers and ethnic supremacists that Buhari has protected and encouraged over the last three years?

Has he forgotten the anguish of those whose loved ones have been locked up indefinitely and those who have been demonised and subjected to the most barbaric and insidious media witchunts in the history of our nation?

Has he forgotten the practice of double standards in the application of our laws? Has he forgotten how the rogues in Buhari’s cabinet and government and the governors in his party are above the law and get away with blue murder?

Has he forgotten about the slaughter of northern Christians, IPOB youths and Shiite Muslims?

Has he forgotten about the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Fulani terrorists and herdsmen? Has he forgotten about the attack against the Church and the attempt to undermine and ridicule Christendom?

Has he forgotten about the censorship of the media and how newspapers houses and radio and television stations are warned against airing or publishing anti-government material?
Has he forgotten the appalling way that members of our Armed Forces are being treated by the government and how they are massacred on the front lines and given secret mass burials in secret graves with no honor or thanks?

Has he forgotten about the brutal assault on the judiciary and judges and the undermining of the rule of law? Has he forgotten about the relentless attacks on the legislature and the humiliation of his colleagues at  the National Assembly?

Has he forgotten about the horrors and wickedness that members and leaders of the opposition PDP were subjected to over the last 3 years? Has he forgotten about what the Government did to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Sheik El Zak Zaky and Col. Ibrahim Dasuki?
Has he forgotten the vitriolic terms and words that they used to describe President Goodluck Jonathan, President Olusegun Obasanjo and every single PDP leader and government that held power between 1999 and 2015?

Has he forgotten that Buhari considers himself to be the third and final Mahdi of the north and that he has nothing but contempt and disdain for those that come from the Middle Belt and the south and those that do not share his religious faith?

Has he forgotten the insults the Buhari government heaped on southerners, Middle Belters, Afenifere, Ohaeneze, the Niger Delta Elders, the Middle Belt Forum and every single elder statesman and leader that has called for the restructuring of our country.

Has he forgotten about the division, strife, disgrace, penury, corruption, poverty and despair that they have subjected the Nigerian people to over the last three years.

Has he forgotten what Christians have been subjected to by these demons from hell? Has he forgotten their hatred for the Church?  Has he forgotten the division, strife, turmoil, bloodshed, torment and havoc that they have inflicted on our nation?

Has Akpabio forgotten about all these things or is that he is so tormented by the fear of his own shadow, the EFCC and Buhari’s ghost that he has capitulated like a fatherless peasant that lacks nobility, class, dignity, self-respect, good-breeding and honor?

On a general note one is constrained to ask: why are most Nigerian leaders plagued with such a cowardly disposition and servile spirit? Why do they compromise so often and why do they tremble before power?

If Akpabio had issues with PDP that is fair enough. We all have issues with the party in varying degrees.

Yet if he felt constrained to leave why can’t he join any of the other numerous opposition parties? Why does he have to sell his soul to the devil and enter a Faustian pact with Buhari and the APC.

Why should he join the birds of prey to feed on the blood, flesh and guts of the Nigerian people?

The truth is that he has betrayed his people and joined forces with those that seek to enslave them simply in an attempt to secure freedom and goodwill for himself.
Is that what leaders are meant to do? Are they meant to give in to their most morbid and irrational fears and collaborate with those that seek to destroy their nation, their people and their future?

Akpabio reminds me of the old African chiefs and traditional rulers that sold their own people into slavery to the white slave dealers in return for tiny crumbs and protection.
He reminds me of the black slaves that fought on the side of the southern secessionist forces in the American civil war who attempted to preserve the institution of slavery.

He reminds me of the inglorious Scottish clans that turned their backs on Scotland’s heroic Bonny Prince Charlie and instead betrayed their people and fought on the side of the English oppressors to oppose Scottish emancipation and liberation.

He reminds me of everything that is unpleasant, servile, weak, ugly, uncouth, cowardly and dishonorable.

The fact of the mattee is that Akpabio deserves to be pitied. He is more worthy of pathos than wrath because, like Judas Iscariot and those that betrayed and crucified Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, he “knows not what he does”.

Shakespeare wrote that “a coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.”

Soyinka wrote that “the man died in him who remained silent before tyranny”.
Akpabio has died a thousand deaths and the man has died in him.
Courage, risk and sacrifice are the fuel and engine room of the struggle for liberation. I would rather live as a free man for one day than live a thousand years as a coward and a slave.
May God guide my friend and brother Godswill Akpabio and may He open his eyes and cause him to appreciate the folly of his own actions and the very grave consequences of the monumental mistake he is about to make.
May He remind him that the forces of darkness have nothing to offer but death, sorrow, shame and destruction.
May He remind him that no matter how dark the night, joy comes in the morning for those who have faith, who trust in the Lord and who stand firm till the end.
May He remind him that those that joined Adolf Hitler, even in his last days, ended up dying with him.

Monday, August 6, 2018