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Let’s Call On Obasanjo To Advise President Tinubu On How To Get Debt Relief For Nigeria – Afe Babalola

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Legal icon and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Afe Babalola, has stressed the need for President Bola Tinubu to seek debt relief for Nigeria from the country’s international creditors.

He emphasized the need to seek a reduction in the interest of the loan and the loan itself in order to save Nigeria’s economy from collapse.

Recalling how former President Olusegun Obasanjo got debt relief for Nigeria, Babalola said it is time to call Obasanjo to advise the Tinubu government on how to get it done.

Speaking on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti during the 6th Induction Ceremony of the 2023 graduating set of the College of Medical and Health Sciences of ABUAD, Babalola, if Nigeria does not seek debt relief, the country’s economy may be crippled with the way things are going.

The legal luminary also lamented that the loans accrued by the government have unfortunately been embezzled by some private individuals.

He emphasized that the sorry state of the economy and the frustration of the people are responsible for the protests across some major cities in the country.

He said, “Nigeria is one of the heaviest debtors in the world, I have written articles about it, let us investigate how we came to several trillions of dollars, what do we spend it on? I can assure you, these money are pocketed by those who said they collected it.

“Let us call on Obasanjo again to advise the present government. When we were in serious trouble in the 90s, after he took over, he went round all the creditors and begged them, one, to peg the interest, two, to even reduce the indebtedness and today, we are better for it.

“Unless we do that, this indebtedness will cripple this country and it will lead to anything. I have seen people especially, in the North who are agitating because of the fact that the naira is getting worse, food prices are high, no employment, and those who get it are not paid. Something has to be done about it.”

Speaking further, Babalola condemned the recent killings of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State and the hike in food prices.

He urged the government to intensify efforts at tackling insecurity so that farmers can access their farms without fear and enable all Nigerians to be producers of crops by investing in Agriculture.

Babalola also advocated an increase in the salary of teachers in the country to bolster their teaching delivery towards achieving and sustaining quality education in the country, as it has been in the 20th century.

His words, “Monarchs are killed, it is an unusual development, so, what is behind all these is the fact that we have no money, our money has no value, our currency is as worthless as toilet paper, something has to be done about naira and productivity.

“Farmers have left their farms now because of kidnappers, something has to be done about kidnapping and farmers have to be encouraged to go back to their farms.”

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Samoa: Sexual Orientation Is A Big Lie, Political Manipulation Of Europe – ECOWAS Commissioner

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By Gloria Ikibah 
 
ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Development and Social Affairs, Prof. Fatou Sow Sarr, has said that the issue of sexual orientation is a political manipulation of the Europe.
 
Prof. Sarr stated this during an interactive session with ECOWAS Commissioners on the implementation of the programmes of of their departments, at thr ongoing 2024 Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS on Friday in Abuja. 
 
Naijablitznews.com reports that members of Parliament has expressed their concerns and worries about the Samoa Agreement and sexual orientation, and they wanted to know the position of ECOWAS Commission on the subject matter.
 
Responding to the quest, the ECOWAS Commissioner said, “Gender and LGBT is a big lie and is a manipulation for political reasons. Gender is a science but sexual orientation is political.
 
“Masculine and feminine roles are societal construct, for instance you are not born a woman you become a woman”.
 
Giving an example of David Greyman who was born an hermaphrodite and was later turned to a woman, she said  “it is this theories that gives you the sexual theories”.
 
“The issue of ggender is a science and  there is a political agenda today in the world with regards the issues of gender.
 
“In my department nobody will come and tell me about LGBT. No partner will tell me about LGBT, I will not bend my back when it comes to partners”. 
 
On the Issue of funding of ECOWAS Sarr explained  that contrary to the speculations that 70 percent fund is from European partners, it is only 30 percent that comes from partners, while the remaining 70 percent is the contributions from members states.
 
“I am a specialist on gender issues for 30 years. We believe that gender is a science. Imposition of sexual orientation is a political agenda the Europeans wants to impose on us. We should not allow them to succeed”, she added. 
 
 
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Just in: Residents warned as hundreds of terrorists reportedly escape from Niger prison

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

A large number of terrorists have reportedly escaped in a mass breakout at the high-security Koutoukalé prison in Niger Republic.

According to security expert Zagazola Makama, the incident happened on Thursday, resulting in the release of hundreds of terrorists, criminals, and drug traffickers.

The prison, situated near Niamey, the capital city, experienced a violent uprising that overwhelmed the guards, enabling the prisoners to escape with weapons and vehicles.

Witnesses said they heard gunfire and explosions around the afternoon time, which prompted a swift response from security forces.

However, by the time they arrived, the inmates had already taken control of the prison, breaching armored gates, barbed wire, and trenches.

The escape has raised serious questions about the security of the prison, which has previously thwarted two jihadist attempts to free comrades.

An investigation is underway to determine how the inmates were able to procure weapons and overpower their guards.

The Interior Minister has issued a radio message to all governors, confirming the escape and urging village chiefs and religious leaders to report any suspicious individuals.

A curfew has been declared in the Tillabéri region, and the entire River Niger region is on high alert.

The escape is considered a major security breach, and authorities are working to recapture the fleeing inmates.

The public has been warned to be vigilant and report any information that could aid in the recapture of the escaped prisoners.

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See photo of collapsed Saint Academy school in Jos

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

The photo of the collapsed Saint Academy school in Jos, capital of Plateau state has emerged online.

Naijablitznews reports many students reportedly died in the building warehousing several students.

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