Who is bankrolling Atiku campaign now?

Nyesom Wike the PDP CEO don vex since his candidate was out-dollared in Port Harcourt.

Udom Emmanuel have his hands full with Akpabio challenge.

Ben Ayade has kept himself away from PDP frenzy.

Seriake Dickson is more of an observer now.

Okowa is fighting for his own survival.

Gov. Umahi is fascinated by Buhari’s achievements.

Gov. Obiano don’t want anything to do with PDP and would rather work with Buhari.

Gov. Dankwambo now knows it is suicidal to support Atiku.

Ishaya Darius of Taraba is minding his own business.

Ortom suddenly has realised that herdsmen crisis can no longer give him automatic ticket, and the Ortom slogan of “Otomatic” don’t sound like automatic any more and no more appealing.

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal is begging sokoto people to forgive his stupidity and still allow him to be their governor for the second time.

Kwara’s Fatai Ahmed has woken up from Saraki’s induced coma.😂😂

Nnmadi Kanu’s brother Gov Ikpeazu cannot bankroll Atiku since the supreme leader said No “Lefeledum no Erection”. 🤣🤣

Kwankwaso wants to save some face and may actually be on his way back to APC.

Lamido is no longer willing to work with Satan to dethrone Buhari, maybe the only Satan he is willing to work with is himself.

Makarfi just fizzled out as if he didn’t fight heaven and earth to collect the PDP Chairman position from Modu Sheriff.

David mark is still in shock with the 35 votes he got in PH, he didn’t know who he should be angry at; is it the 122 Benue state delegates that gave him only 35 votes or the party he served for 20 years, that couldn’t reward loyalty?

Jonah Jang’s own is worse, this time around he got the 19 votes he needed to beat Ameachi in the GOVERNOR’S FORUM’S election, but alas this is a different election. Ok.

Maybe OBJ will roll out the money, but Baba Iyabo is only known for spending government money during election.

So Atiku is left with SARAKI and those who want to even make dollars from him instead of contributing to the election.

It sounds funny but so true.

In short, all PDP Governors have suddenly realised that their support for an Atiku over a Buhari, is nothing but sure way to waste their states meager resources and a journey to nowhere.

LAGOS 2019: 24 Ambode’s offenses against APC.

1. Removed Oresanya LAWMA boss, sacked LASAA boss, sacked LAMATA boss, disorganized LASEB, disorganized LAWMA, public works, changed KAI to LAGESC. Oga calm down, he no listen.

2. Sacked over 25000 staff of Lawma in one day and introduced Visionscape that was dead on arrival.

3. Sacked Alausa Chaplain because the wife was not first to take holy communion.

4.Increased Toll fees and property tax.

5. Treating electorates with disdain. No communication and accessibility.

6. Abandoning the Lagos healthcare plan.

7. Dilapidated infrastructure.

8. Unconcern to traffic gridlock

9. Disengaged almost 300 health volunteers who have put five years of their lifetime into volunteering for Lagos state primary healthcare system. Stepped into data gathering and management. They have become experts in the data system. Sack them just because FASHOLA recruited them.

10. Nobody could reach him to advise him.
Till today Oga Ade is yet to provide land for National Housing project despite Fashola’s plea as minister of Housing.. 30 states have.

11. He is personally vindictive of anyone that criticizes him.

12. He threw the mother of the former National Legal adviser out of his house because he opposed him.

13. He threw more than 5000 street sweeper and refuse worker off their job gave to a new company Lagos was spending N300m on waste now it N930m yet the whole place is dirty,

14. His commissioners cannot call. He does not pick calls except he calls them.

15. Projects they send to him are only approved if his cronies are given the jobs even when they are not qualified since they did not bid.

16. He has only constructed One bridge at Abule-egba and has massive road projects, what of housing, what of health, what of school, what of job/employment creation.

17. The flood and traffic in Lagos and potholes everywhere is because as the practice he refused to release fund for drain clearance since he does not have cronies willing to do it,

18. He gave all the road projects to one contractor that is now overwhelmed.

19. Lagos exco meeting used to take 12 hrs and continue next day but now its 3-4 hours because he listens to no idea or arguments, all he say is “who is Governor”.

20. Lagos is about continuity so why abandon all the projects left by Fashola like Badagry expressway, the Light rail Project, Housing projects…Fashola gave jobs to party members depending on their competency.

21. Fashola never used siren but Ambode closes road if he wants to pass causing pains and traffic.

22. He has made himself governor of Epe while he did commendable well in touching Epe his hometown, but it was too lopsided and he and his cronies flaunt it.

23.Removal of Commissioner Ganiyu Johnson (works) TP Anifiwose (Physical planning) because they disagreed with him on a process. They are party men since 1999, building the party, people and policies, he joined APC in July 2014

24. At loggerheads with all party elders on whose shoulder he was hoisted on us in 2014. A lot more i hear but i will stop here……

Now it is not TINUBU, it’s the party elders and members and for the growth of our party they said let’s go for primaries.

Let nobody pity him cos he is the architect of his problems

The Hijabist

The Hijabist – In Touch, The Nation newspaper, 26/11/2018

It is a fashion statement. But not the sort when a girl dons jeans beneath a flowery satin top. So, in between, a belly button sizzles the eye of a lustful onlooker. That is fashion statement, human style. Curves, hips, the rise and fall of bosoms, the tints of skins, the half-bare shoulder or thigh and the half-vivid ideas they suggest. These images mark out a fleshly, material domain.

Parents frown and play cop of the corporeal. Not for them the wisdom of world-famous designer Hubert De Givenchy that “the dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” The former applauds licence, the latter obedience. So, such parents could ground the daughter or confiscate the attire.

In this case, it is fashion statement, God style. If the sinner’s eye courts body contours, the scarf smothers it. Hijab shields the female body from the chic, from the concupiscent contortions of the streets, the classroom, the office, even the mosque. The parents are the fashion police and enforcers. The couture is from heaven. How dare any human, school or government stand in the way of the holy command. That is what is sizzling beneath the burner of education in Nigeria. And, of all places, the Southwest.

While the Osun case has backed a retreat, we are seeing its potential cauldrons in Ibadan and Lagos. The International School, Ibadan has shut its doors over parent odium. They insist their wards must wear hijab to school in pursuit of their right to free worship. Others, including Muslims, on the school board say ISI is a secular body and it cannot brook a religious war within its walls. It is also a private school, so it is not beholden to the arguments of a public institution.

In Lagos, the Court of Appeal has already ruled in favour of hijab, and the Lagos State government seems to have bowed ahead of the Supreme Court verdict. So in Lagos, hijab is it. At least, for now. If we are to follow the directions of the court so far, it would mean that the ISI case may be settled in favour of the hijabists unless it sees the school as a private affair.

It will be the case of the rule of law. It is not just a case of a person who some see as fanatics, but as a test of our democratic credentials. Is it right for the hijab to swish side by side the Christian, the atheist and the Ifa worshipper?

It is not as simple to say the hijab is just a religious statement. Its supporters say it is a way of life, it is a mark of social and cultural identity, so a school or a government office cannot stop such expression. To them, it is an expression of freedom. To stop them is to stop their right to express themselves as units and exemplars of the democratic tradition.

They are democrats, too, if they call in their hearts for a theocracy, a government by God. In the United States, the gay rights movement has spurred Christians to deny gay services in their businesses in pursuit of their religious freedom. The far-right Christian says he has the right not to hire a gay or lesbian or transgender person or retail wedding cake to them because they collide with his beliefs. He expresses his religious liberty by denying gays any services. But the Supreme Court ruled against him, and everyone who does not sell wares to gay couples would have committed a felony.

It was a slim victory. It was the vote of Anthony Kennedy, who has now retired from the Supreme Court, that tilted it in favour of the progressives. I don’t know if the case will win under the post-Kennedy judges.

It shows how faith can be a delicate point even in the definition of freedom. Those who disavow the hijab case say this is a secular society. Every school has rules, and the rules apply to Muslims as they do to hijabists and ifa worshippers. They can wear their hijabs outside school, but not within the four walls of the institution. The argument has been made that the uniform is a Judeo-Christian attire imposed by colonial Britain. But that is wrong. The uniform takes its root in western Europe, not Israel. Their schools are products of their own culture, even though we cannot take away the Christian influence. In school prayers, curriculum, etc, we see Christian influences. Even those have ebbed away substantially since Europe and the Americas have fallen under increasing liberal prejudice.

If we pit ourselves as a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, it does not profit us to bring religion into the public space. Hijab cannot in any way be seen as a mere way of life. Non-Muslims do not wear hijab, so it is a distinctively Islamic wear. It does not just signal a culture but a belief, and bringing it into the classroom is to stamp it on others as a special fashion. But it is a special fashion. Hence in ISI, some Christians and other religions are threatening to wear their own religious codes to school. What this promise is an anarchy of fashions. The hijab, the celestial white and the traditional hues will turn the school to an odd kaleidoscope, a platform of colliding colours and clashing designs. The students, rather than go to school for studies, will mimic what model Kimora Lee Simmons meant when she said, “always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.”

In ISI, it is a private school, and they have the right to enact and enforce them. But in a public school, we should tread gingerly. If a girl that has worn hijab all her life is asked to defrock, it’s like going naked. Private and non-Muslim schools can enforce hijab rule, but if we bring that rule to the public space, we shall have a problem that is beyond religion on our hands. When only well-heeled Muslims can afford to educate their kids in private Muslim schools, we run the risk of educationally disenfranchising poor kids who would rather stay home than go ‘naked’ into a classroom.

The danger is flooding society with so many young girls without education. It may dovetail into boys as well as the same parents would disavow their boys from infecting their minds with western education. The Southwest may now run into the northern problem of the girl child without education. This is not just a judicial problem, it is also a cultural problem and a social booby trap. We know how Boko Haram started. We should be wary of planting a mullah on the streets because we denied him a root in the classroom.

We should understand that we are trying to educate our kids, not indoctrinate them. We want to enlighten them. They are not in school to “dress to kill.” Those wearing Hijab wear it all day long, in and out of school. No other segment of society does it. It did not Islamise society 10 years or 20 years ago, why would it do so now?

It is because our minds have been abused over the decades. We have politicised religion and where faith has been innocent, we have planted suspicion. The battle should not be against wearing hijab, but against suspicion. The fanatics on both sides, though, have not let calm settle over the controversy.



Dear women, ….and their husbands,

Please stop this “Hebrew women child delivery style” nonsense. It doesn’t exist as a pattern any where in the world.

Even where the concept was drawn from (Exodus 1:16-19), It was a fat lie told by the midwives to escape the wrath of pharaoh for deliberately sparing Hebrew male newborn lives. How this turned around to become some “revelation knowledge” or a show of faith in Africa is still a mystery to me.

Let no prophet deceive you. Let no pastor use you to score cheap ministry goals.

If your doctor says you need a surgery (CS) please go for it. It may save your life and that of your unborn baby.

I need you to start trusting doctors as trained professionals. They are not deputising for devil or in connivance with him. They are trained to help you, for a fee of course.

Many have lost their babies to stillbirths simply because they tried to “exercise faith” by rejecting surgical intervention in difficult labour. Some have lost their wombs and others, their lives in the process.

I know a woman who recently escaped death by the skin of her teeth as a result of “exercising faith” by refusing surgery. Having had 2 previous CS, she was billed and pre-planned for a third one. Suddenly she declined surgery When time fell due.

Her reason? She had been prayed for by her pastor and, together with her husband, believed for a new womb at delivery. Sadly, her womb tore, the baby was lost but thankfully, she narrowly escaped death. This headache is simply avoidable.

Still, many have given birth to brain-damaged babies due to difficult and prolonged labour that could have been saved by surgery.

Few months/years later, the effects of a damage to an immature brain will start showing up and you will will begin to shout “spiritual attacks” and blaming “village people”.

I know you have been been brainwashed to believe childbirth without surgery makes you a “hero of faith” of some sort.

This is not true. They lied to you. There is nothing about going through surgery that suggests you don’t have faith in God.

Please stop being decieved. When your spiritual daddy needs surgery, he would get it. If his wife needs it, she would get it without consulting you.

I have seen couples who couldn’t make decisions to go into surgery, even in emergency situations, until they had spoken to their spiritual daddies.

Friends, there’s nothing spiritual about surgeries. Otherwise, they would be conducted by spirits.

CS has become a safe option in child delivery. Let’s start embracing it especially when labour/childbirth is difficult.

The “Hebrew women” child delivery concept is a hoax. It didn’t happen in Bible days and It doesn’t exist. Please stop believing a lie.

While it is desirable to have what is considered a “normal delivery”, should you need a surgical intervention, please take the option without hesitation.

It is a new day!



Very rarely that I agree with a collection of sayings. This one caused me to agree with all the 35 statements.

The compiler is excellent.


*1. Don’t complicate life. We won’t be here forever. Once this day is over, it’s gone forever. Your time is too valuable to waste on nonsense.*

*2. No matter what knocks you down in life, get up and keep going. NEVER GIVE UP. Great blessings come as a result of great perseverance.*

*3. Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.*

*4. Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.*

*5. Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.*

*6. Disappointments were not meant to destroy you. They were meant to strengthen you and give you fortitude to accomplish your God-given destiny.*

*7. We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but by appreciating what we do have.*

*8. Your child will follow your example, not your advice.*

*9. One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.*

*10. Associate yourself with people of good quality. For it is better to be alone than in bad company.*

*11. Don’t fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.*

*12. When you love what you have, you have everything you need.*

*13. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.*

*14. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have – GRATITUDE.*

*15. Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it has left you.*

*16. When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.*

*17. Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.*

*18. Isn’t it ironic:*
*- We ignore those who adore us, but adore the ones that ignore us*
*- We love those who hurt us, but hurt the ones that love us.*

*19. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning.*

*20. You were born to win. Although to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.*

*21. Every day is a NEW beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN.*

*22. Know that you are loved. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are beautiful. You have purpose. You are a masterpiece.*

*23. Don’t compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.*

*24. Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.*

*25. Bad things happen everyday to everyone. The difference is in how people deal with it.*

*26. When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust.*

*27. Two things define you: Your PATIENCE when you have NOTHING, and your ATTITUDE when you have EVERYTHING.*

*28. Being honest may not get you a lot of FRIENDS but it will always get you the RIGHT ONES.*

*29. Working on yourself is the hardest part of life. Keep growing up, no matter where you are.*

*30. Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.*

*31. Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.*

*32. Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.*

*NO ➔ Shortcuts*
*NO ➔ Quick fixes*
*NO ➔ Blaming others*
*NO ➔ I’ll do tomorrows*

*34. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.*

*35. Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.*

*Enjoy God’s grace on this journey we call LIFE.*


Lord God Almighty, the Creator of heavens and the earth; who created the sun, moon and stars by command. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; of our fathers in faith; the same King of yesterday, today and everlasting; we honor you.
The greatest King who dwelt in a virgin; the Mightiest, who spoke in human being; the fearful one whose glory is on His throne and who covers the whole earth, we adore you.
The King who can who can kill and no one to revive; the one who can revive and no one can and no one can kill.
The King who rebuked wind and wind heard His voice; and when he rebuked the storm, the storm was vanished; we shout halleluyah.
The King who remolds the poor person to become the most lucky man; cures multitude of illness without receiving compensation; and turns people without cloth to be wealthy in clothing; we salute you.
We thank you for creating us human beings and not animals; even for your breath of life that you breathed into our nostrils, which made us living souls.
We are thankful for knowledge, wisdom and understanding you gave us for the control over all other creatures. Thanks for the provision of spouses or children for the married or single parents; and also those who are looking unto you for provision of partners. Thanks for clothing, with which we cover our nakedness and protest ourselves from different weather; including good shelters whether as a tenant or as an owner. Thanks also for mobility either by official, commercial or private; by which we travel from one place to another without being hurt. Even when someone is hurt, your healing is always secured.
We thank you for surrounding us with various relatives; though some are with problems, you do spear their lives. We are thankful also for many friends and friends of friends; some that we know and some we do not know; they care about us and they pray for our well being; and they also give us phone calls. There are some who just appear to be real friends; while they are not. Some also appear to be real enemies. Their criticism and persecution had made us to be strong in our prayer lives and more faith in you. Therefore we praise you FATHER.
Oh Lord our God, we lift you high. We humbly submit our thanksgiving and praise in our Redeemer’s name Jesus Christ.
Olúwa Ọlọ́run Olódùmarè, Ẹlẹ́dàá Ayé àti ọ̀run; Ọba tí ó fi àṣẹ dá oòrùn àti òṣùpá pẹ̀lú àwọn ìràwọ̀ fún ìmọ́lẹ̀; tí Òun pàápàá ń gbé nínú ìmọ́lẹ̀; afọpẹ́ fún Ọ.
Ọba tí ó da Ayé lédè rú nígbàtí ará Ayé ń gbìmọ̀ ọ̀tẹ̀. Ọlọ́run Ábúráhámù, Ísáákì, àti Ọlọ́run Jákọ́bù, Ọlọrun àwọn baba ńlá wa nínú ìgbàgbọ́; Ọba kan lánàá, Ọba kan lónìí, Ọba títí ayérayé a ṣèbà Rẹ o.
Ọba ńlá tí ó gbé inúu wúndíá ṣọlá, Èdùmarè tí ó gbé inú ọmọ ènìyàn fọhùn, Ẹlẹ́rù-níyìn tí ó ń gbé orí ìtẹ́ ṣògo, Ọba atẹ́rẹrẹ kárí Ayé, a wárí fún Ọ. Ọ̀gbàgbà tí ń gba aláìlárá, adúró ti ni lọ́jọ́ ibi; Olùgbìjà ọmọ òrukàn, Ọkọ àwọn òpó; Eni tí ń ṣe bàbá fún aláìní bàbá, a yìn Ọ́ lógo.
Ọba tí ó ń pa tí ẹnìkan kò le jí, tí ó ba sì jí tì tí ẹnìkan kò le pa. Ọba tí Òun pàápàá sọ ra rẹ̀ dènìyàn toríi kó le dá ènìyàn nídè. Ọba tí ó bá afẹ́fẹ́ wí, tí afẹ́fẹ́ kò leè janpata; tí ó sì bá ìjì wí, tí ìjì líle fi di àwátì A ké halleluyah rẹ o. Ọba tí ó ń sọ olórí burúkú di olórí ire, awo igba ààrùn má gbẹ̀jẹ́. Ọba tí ó ń sọ alákìísà di onígba aṣọ. Kábíyeẹsí Rẹ o ìbà.
A dúpẹ́ pé ẹ dá wa lénìyàn, ẹ kò dá wa lẹ́ranko, a dúpẹ́ fún èémí Rẹ tí O mí sí ihò imú èrùpẹ̀ wa; tí O fi sọ wa di alàáyè ọkàn. A sì dúpẹ fùn ìmọ̀, ọgbọ́n àti òye tí ẹ fún wa láti fi ṣe àkóso lórí ohun gbogbo tí ẹ dá.
A dúpẹ́ fún mímú wa wà láàyè láì sọ wá di òkú. A dùpẹ́ fún ipèsè ọkọ tàbí aya pẹ̀lú ọmọ fún àwọn abilékọ. A dúpẹ́ fún àwọn tí wọ́n sì ń wojú Rẹ fún ìpèsè ọkọ tàbí aya tabí ọmọ.
A dúpẹ́ fún ìpèsè ibùgbé, bóyá ẹni tí ó ń yá ilé gbé tábí ẹni tí ó kọ́ tara rẹ̀. A dúpẹ fún aṣọ tí ẹ fi ń bo ìhòìhòo wa àti láti dá ààbò bò wá lọ́wọ́ orísirisi ìgba àti àkókò.
A dúpẹ́ fún àwọn ohun ìrìnsẹ̀ tí à ń lò láti ibì kan sí èkejì tí ẹ kò jẹ́ kí ó pa wá lára. Bí ẹlòmíràn tilẹ́ rí ìpalára nígbà míràn, ẹ̀ ń wò wá sàn. A dúpẹ́ fún àwọn ẹbí àtí ará gbogbo tí ẹ fi yí wa ká; bí ó tilẹ̀ ṣe wí pé olúkalukú wọn wà pẹ̀lú ìṣòro kan tàbí èkejì, a dúpẹ́ pé ẹ dá wọn si láye àti láàyee wọn.
A dúpẹ fún àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ gbogbo tí ẹ fi jíǹkí wa; àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ tímọ́tímọ́ àti àwọn míràn tí àwa kò mọ̀, tí ẹ sì mọ̀ wọ́n; tí wọ́n ní ìbìkítà fún wa. tí wọ́n ń gbàdúrà fún wa; àwọn míràn ń pè wá lórí ago láti béèrè àlàáfíà wa. Bákan náà ni a dúpẹ́ fún àwọn tí wọ́n mú wa ni ọ̀tá. Omíràn nínúu wọn fi ara kàn bí ọ̀rẹ́; òmíràn sì fi ara hàn bí ọtá pọ́nńbélé; ìnilára tí wọ́n ń fún wa ti sọ àwa pàápàá di aládúrà àti alágbára nínú ìgbẹ́kẹ̀lé nínú Rẹ; nítorí náà, a yìn Ọ́ Bàbá. Olúwa Ọlọ́run a gbe Ọ ga o.
A fi ọkàn ìrẹ̀lẹ̀ mú ọpẹ́ àti ìyìn wọ̀nyí wá ní orúkọ Jésù Krístì Olùrapadàa wa.

‘Jonathan lied’ – ex-ministers angry over ‘twisted’ version of concession call

Some ministers who served under former president Goodluck Jonathan have angrily reacted to some of the claims by him in his book, ‘My Transition Hours’, released on Tuesday.

Commenting on his acclaimed concession call to President Muhammadu Buhari while the final results of the 2015 presidential election were yet to be announced, Jonathan said he rebuffed advice from ministers and an aide not to concede.

Those he named as having advised him are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (then minister of finance), Mohammed Bello Adoke (attorney-general), Osita Chidoka (aviation), and Warpamowei Dudafa (senior special assistant on domestic affairs).

Jonathan wrote: “They were recommending sundry alternatives, but I was quiet in the midst of their discussions. I hugged my thought, figuring out how to do that which was best for the country. My personal interest was receding rapidly and the interest of Nigeria looming large.

“I excused myself and left the sitting room. I walked into my study. Even there, my mantra was a strong circle around me, supporting and comforting me. Let the country survive. Let democracy survive. My political ambition is not worth people being ‘soaked in blood.”

However, a former minister, who spoke with TheCable, has described Jonathan’s version of the events as a “big lie”.

“Let him enjoy the euphoria of his book launch first, but those he has defamed will surely respond in due course,” the former minister said, adding that Jonathan, by his latest claims, may finally demystify himself over the concession speech “which had elevated his status internationally”.

Another former minster who spoke with the TheCable but also refused to be identified described Jonathan’s version of events as “most unfair and petty”.

“The impression the former president is trying to create is that the people came to tell him not to concede. In truth, Jonathan was being persuaded by a former south-south governor not to concede, so some ministers were quickly invited to come and counter them,” the former minister said.

“What would Okonjo-Iweala, Adoke and Chidoka be doing a the villa at that time if not that something was going wrong? Is Jonathan trying to say he was not involved in Elder Godsday Orubebe’s attempt to disrupt the announcement of the results? Is Jonathan trying to claim innocence of a plot to secure a court injunction to stop INEC from further announcing the results? Jonathan needs to be a man of honour.”

Here are the other versions of the concession story as narrated in books by Okonjo-Iweala, who was a witness; Olusegun Adeniyi, celebrated journalist and author; and Bolaji Abdullahi, former minister of sport.

Okonjo-Iweala’s version

Okonjo-Iweala said she whispered to Jonathan to concede

Okonjo-Iweala wrote that when she got to the villa on March 31, she found a group of politicians urging Jonathan not to accept defeat and another group asking him to throw in the towel.

“At the Villa, I was met outside the residence by Osita Chidoka, who collected my input for the (concession) speech and told me the president was in the residence. When I entered the Villa, the president was in one of the living rooms with the Vice President, some advisers, and a group of politicians who were arguing passionately about the conduct of the elections and irregularities of which they said they had evidence, such as videos of underage voting in certain parts of the country.

“They were urging the president not to concede the election. More politicians came in and joined them. On the opposite side of the room were the Minister of Aviation Osita Chidoka; the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke; and the Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina. They were relaying a dissenting view, arguing that the president should concede.

“I was immediately drawn into the argument as everyone turned to hear my views. I said I thought the president should concede and do so before the announcement of the vote count was completed. The Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Dudafa Waripamo-Owei, a politician, whom I expected to side with the politicians, also said he sided with those who thought the president should concede.

“A heated argument ensued. Throughout the discussion, the president said not a word. He kept his own counsel and just kept welcoming guests and party loyalists who were joining us at the Villa.

“I sat next to the president and whispered to him that if he was going to concede, he probably should do so before the announcement of election results ended.

“Suddenly, he got up and left the room. We all thought he had gone off for a few moments of quiet. He returned about twenty minutes later and sat down without saying a word. I decided to take a chance and press him again on a timely concession. As I whispered again for a second time, the president responded to me out loud, “CME (Coordinating Minister of the Economy), it is done. I have called President-elect Buhari and conceded!”

Olusegun Adeniyi’s account

Olusegun Adeniyi authored ‘Against the Run of Play’

Adeniyi, in his book, ‘Against the Run of Play’, said Dudafa knelt and begged Jonathan to concede.

He wrote: “Kneeling in front of Jonathan were his Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN; Aviation Minister, Mr. Osita Chidoka and Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Affairs, Mr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

“The mission of the three officials was to persuade Jonathan to call and congratulate his opponent, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), even as the final results were still being collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“Seated a few metres away in the room were Vice-President Namadi Sambo; Akwa Ibom Governor, Mr. Godswill Akpabio; Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Mr. John Kennedy Opara and the Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

“Chidoka had co-opted Adoke and Dudafa to make the plea after a conversation he had with Jonathan the previous day. The President had acknowledged that the results were going against him and that he was going to concede.

“This was at a period when Nigerians were unsure who would win, with many politicians within the ruling People’s Democratic Party still betting on Jonathan. He, meanwhile, had asked Chidoka and a few others, including his spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, to give him a draft concession speech.”

Bolaji Abdullahi’s account

Abdullahi wrote ‘On a Platter of Gold’

Abdullahi wrote more comprehensively on the concession in ‘On a Platter of Gold’.

He said Jonathan had told Chidoka earlier in the day that he was gong to accept defeat, but things began to change quickly.

He wrote: “By the time he returned later that day, the sombre atmosphere at the Presidential Villa had become somewhat charged. The president’s media adviser, Reuben Abati had also brought a draft speech. He was asked to go and work with Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture, to reconcile the two speeches. Several other people had also arrived, and now sat around the presidential living room like a delegation of mourners, each trying his best to surpass the other in a show of grief .Among them was the Vice President, Namadi Sambo and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio.

“Jonathan had by now given indication of his plan to accept defeat. What they probably did not realise, however, was that by asking him not to concede, they were presenting him with a dilemma. He had roundly promised the country a credible election. And if there was one legacy he would like to leave behind in office, it would be that he conducted the most credible election in the nation’s history. Therefore, to contend that the election has been anything but credible was to rob himself the chance to leave even this imprint on history. The alternative of course was for him to simply accept defeat and walk away.

“In the battle for the president’s mind, Chidoka could see that he was hopelessly outnumbered. Many had even started to accuse him openly of working for the former Minister of Federal Capital Territory and APC Governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai. Having taken in the atmosphere, the Aviation Minister quickly summoned two other people he knew could exert significant influence on the President: the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke; and the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. They soon arrived.

“A usually sedate President Jonathan, who appeared like he did not care only a while ago, was now fuming. He ranted about how the election was rigged. How children were used to vote. How Jega had compromised and betrayed his trust. Okonjo-Iweala, whose words normally carried weight with the President, was pleading with him, but he was not listening.

“Abati returned with an updated draft of the speech, which he had started by having the president congratulate the winner, Muhammadu Buhari. But the president said, no, he was not going to congratulate Buhari because he wasn’t convinced that he had won the election fair and square. Chidoka turned to Jonathan and asked, ‘Sir, but are you still going to give the address?’

“President Jonathan said he was going to give the address, but he was not going to congratulate anyone. He would only appeal to Nigerians to remain calm and await the announcement of the final results. It was obvious that the ‘rejecters’ had made an impact and were having the upper hand. And, sensing that they were winning, they pressed their advantage. They reminded President Jonathan of what Buhari was capable of doing to him,and argued that even if he was going to concede, the terms had to be negotiated.Vice President Sambo wanted Jonathan to wait until the full results were announced before he made a statement. Even then, he thought the statement should not be to congratulate Buhari but to say that the president had kept his promise to conduct the elections but the party would meet to review the results and then decide whether to accept the outcome or reject it. Some others argued that even if he must concede, the Peace Committee should be brought in to negotiate some kind of softlanding not only for him, but also his associates. No one gives away power so cheaply, they insisted.

“Okonjo-Iweala and Adoke however countered that if the president issued a statement conceding defeat as he had planned to do even before the final results were announced, he would be snatching a major victory out of the jaws of defeat.

“Sir, why don’t you even call General Buhari to congratulate him?” No one could recall who first made this suggestion. But this was a major tipping point that every one of the ‘persuaders’ would be happy to claim. They all agreed that if the President called Buhari to congratulate him, that would settle the matter and turn him to an instant hero, even in defeat. “You have lost the mortal game, this is the chance to claim immortality,” one of them.

“One person who had been listening to all the arguments but contributing very little was Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, the President’s long term aide. His only previous contribution to the debate was when he said to the president, “Daddy, no matter what, we are leaving here May 29.” He knew President Jonathan more than most. He knew that if all these people pressuring him to reject the outcome of the election had known him half as well, they would have realised the catastrophic implication of what they were advocating and would have known that this man did not have the stomach for carnage and blood. Dudafa knew that when President Jonathan said his ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian, he meant it. He also knew what the president meant when he once said, that he was no Nebuchadnezzar. Therefore, the moment the idea of a phone call to General Buhari was mentioned, he started working with some other domestic aides to get Buhari on the phone. He soon got through.

“Your Excellency, sir. Hope I’m speaking with General Buhari, sir. President Goodluck Jonathan would like to speak with you, sir,” Dudafa said to the phone and handed it over to President Jonathan.”


A police detective has taken to social media to enlighten Nigerians about another trick being used by fraudsters on unsuspecting victims.
Ogbonnaya Nwota, revealed that a young lady simply identified as Amaka, is currently in police custody after she was involved in a fraud case of N5 million which was paid into her account by a “good Samaritan” from Facebook who later rewarded her with N100,000.

Read below what the detective shared on Facebook;

She went down on her knees as she was ushered into my office, weeping uncontrollably, she muttered, ‘Officer, please, help me. I need your help. Yes, I acted stupidly, but I didn’t do it’. Having comported herself, I demanded to know her story regarding a case of fraud of N5, 000, 000 (Five Million Naira) I was investigating.

Amaka, 33, tall, elegant, hippy and busty, a young graduate in Owerri, is an active netizen of social media. She belongs to many Facebook groups. On one of the groups, the Admin on a Sunday morning asked members to post their account details, as someone maybe touched to ‘do Sunday’ for them. Different account details flowed ceaselessly on the group’s platform and few confessed how some hitherto unknown persons have credited their accounts. Amaka got a chat up from someone who promised to send money to her the following day being Monday. The duo chatted for about 15 minutes on Facebook with the man bragging how money wasn’t his problem but a good lady to spend it on. They ended up booking an appointment to see each other the following day since both of them stay in same city.

Both kept to the time of their appointment and in a few minutes, ordered for food in an exquisite eatery where the meeting was taken place. The guy re-emphasized how wealthy a man he is to Amaka and promised to see her more often, when he returns from his intended overseas trip. The guy was glued to his phone and ipad, pressing them interchangeably and smiling intermittently at no one in particular. As they were about to leave, he told Amaka to expect an alert of N50, 000 from him and while he was paying the bills for their order, Amaka got an alert of N5, 000, 000 (Five Million naira), which she didn’t notice initially was N5, 000, 000 until when the guy asked her to recheck the alert she got, telling her that he mistakenly transferred 5M instead of 50k as promised.

Both headed to the bank in the guy’s car. He told Amaka to withdraw the entire 5M from the bank, pay whatever charges and hand over the cash to him. He as well upgraded Amaka’s cash gift to 100k. Amaka who was already elated dashed into the bank, while the guy sat comfortably in his car outside the bank premises. About 30 minutes later, Amaka was back in the guy’s car and handed over the cash to him, having collected her N100k. She was dropped off few minutes after and she boarded a taxi to her house with indescribable happiness written over her face. What a day she exclaimed as she opened the door to her house. No sex, no request for sex, no touch, no even a hug and she was given N100K. It was simply unbelievable to her.
A week later Amaka was at her bank’s ATM to withdraw some cash, but the card got trapped. She went into the bank to lodge a complaint and possibly retrieve her card, but instead of giving her the card, she was handed over to the Police and that was how she was brought to my office.

Police investigations linked Amaka’s bank account to a sum of Five Million naira moved from a certain company’s account that was hacked into by some fraudsters.
Investigation is ongoing, but until Amaka produces the guy she alleged transferred the said money to her, of course whose Facebook is no longer in existence and phone number inactive and the guy also admits to have made the said transfer to Amaka, Amaka will definitely be contesting her innocence in the court of law, where she will be charged for fraud.

Times are perilous, my people. The criminals are obviously getting wiser and you must remain vigilant in order not to be tacitly involved in a crime you know nothing about. Secure your account details and report to the Police if you receive any suspicious credit alert.

Learn from the mistakes of others.

Top 20 Universities With Most Employed Graduates In Nigeria

*Top 20 Universities With Most Employed Graduates In Nigeria*

by Mayowa Tijani

Covenant University, Ota; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, produce the most employed graduates in Nigeria, a 2018 graduate report has found.

According to the recently released Stutern Nigerian Graduate Report, 2018, Lagos State University (LASU), is the state university with the most employed graduates in Nigeria.

The report shows that 83.70 percent of Covenant University graduates are employed, while UNN and UI boast of 68.18 percent and 61.76 percent respectively.

“For the second time in a row, Covenant University have the most employed graduates rate in Nigeria. 13 federal universities, 4 state universities and 3 private universities made the list,” the report read in part.


Rank University /Percentage Employed
1 Covenant University Ota 83.70%

2 University of Nigeria 68.18%

3 University of Ibadan 61.76%

4 Federal University of Technology, Minna 60.61%

5 University of Ilorin 60.22%

6 Bowen University 60.00%

7 Obafemi Awolowo University 59.30%

8 University of Benin. 58.51%

9 Lagos State University 58.49%

10 University of Lagos 58.13%

11 Federal University of Technology, Owerri 56.82%

12 Babcock University 52.70%

13 Federal University of Technology, Akure 51.72%

14 Adekunle Ajasin University 51.22%

15 Olabisi Onabanjo University 50.00%

16 Nnamdi Azikiwe University 50.00%

17 University of Agriculture 48.08%

18 Ekiti State University 39.34%

19 University of Port-Harcourt 37.93%

20 Ahmadu Bello University 37.50%

However, when it comes to returns on investment, TheCable found that University of Ilorin, University of Ibadan, and Federal University of Technology, Akure, led the pack.

“On our ranking of the best institutions for return on investment, University of Ilorin retained the first position from our previous edition,” the report read.

“A student from this school can earn their total tuition fee more than 13 times in their first year of full-time paid employment.”


According to the report put together by Stutern, Jobberman, and BudgIT, “3 out of 5 (about 60%) of Nigerian graduates earn less than 50,000 ($139) as their first job monthly salary”.

“Upon getting a later job, that number falls to 2 out of 5 (a little above 40%). Overall, most recent graduates earn between N20,000 to N49,999 ($56 to $139) in their first job after graduation while for their later job salary, most earn between N50,000 to N99,999 ($139 – $278).”

The report also found that the most employable graduate courses for 2018 are: Medicine, Library and Information science, Marketing, Quantity Surveying, Physiology, Management Information Science, and Law.




Written by: Adexshowking Adeniji

Bimbo didn’t want me not to take up that job initially. She said something about her heart not being comfortable with it but what was a man like me to do when I have been living on my wife’s meager income for the past four months.

So I took up the job and the morning of my resumption, dressed in a crispy blue shirt and a new pair of trouser Bimbo got for me, I worked into Jabs Consult feeling like a man for the first time in a long time. I was again going to be the provider of my home. Well, wasn’t that my responsibility in the first place?

But I noticed something as the MD introduced me to the staff as the new accountant. They all stared blankly at me. I noticed the fake smiles, the forced responses of ‘welcome’ and the cold handshake. They didn’t look so happy to see me and that disturbed me greatly. My first day at work wasn’t pleasant as expected but I remained focused. I needed the job badly. What mattered was that there would be food on the table provided by me, the leader of my home.

Three months later, the Managing Director, a woman with a beautiful face in her mid fifties, called me into her office.

” You are an intelligent man and I’m always amazed at the suggestions you give at the staff general meeting. From the day you stepped into this place, I knew there was something special about you. Weldone, Mr Kayode.”

I went back to my office feeling really excited. As I entered, two ladies were already sitting down waiting for me. Kemi, the customer care rep rolled her eyes as I walked to my seat. Her low cut black top caught my attention but I quickly took my eyes away. Instead, I focused them on Gloria, a petite lady in a fitting blue gown, whose voice was so tiny, it made me laugh.

“Hello Ladies. What can I do for you?”

They smiled. “Can’t we just come and greet you in your office.” the lady with the tiny voice said.

“I wonder o.” Kemi responded. “I don’t know why you like locking yourself up in the office. Socialize. Even Jesus socialised with sinners.’

” I have a lot of work to do.”

Gloria stood up. “On behalf of the staff members, we want to say we are sorry for the way we treated you when you first arrived.”

Kemi nodded in agreement. “We are really sorry. It’s just that the person you replaced was very much loved here and we were really sad when she was told to leave.”

I pulled my chair back and sat down. “What really happened? Why was she sacked?”

“She was accused of stealing some money and we know she didn’t. I can bet my life on it.”

“Since I started working here, more than five accountants have been sacked. Nobody knows how the money disappears.” Kemi said.

I stared at them, shocked at the news I was hearing. Then I smiled to myself. Money cannot disappear from my hands, I muttered. I do not steal neither was I careless with money.

But I was wrong when two weeks later, I counted the money made from the sales for the day.

50,000 naira.

impossible! When the sales rep came with the money, right in her presence, I counted 200,000 naira. I upturned the drawers and poured out the contents while my heart pounded in fear. But I didn’t find the 150,000 naira.

Jesus, I muttered and rushed to the Sales department.

“Ranti, how much did you bring to my office?”

Ranti was just about leaving the office when I approached her desk. She hesitated before responding.

“Please don’t tell me that money is missing.” The other sales rep stood there watching. She ran out and returned with more of the staff members.

“How much did you give to me?”

“200, 000 naira.”

“Lord Jesus.” I clapped my hands together. “I can’t find 150,000 naira.

The others gasped. Ranti fell back in her seat. “This must stop in this company! I am tired of this place. How did the money disappear? Ise yi tii su mi o.”

“Did you check your office very well?” Dayo, the verification officer asked. I showed them all that I had found in the safe box when I unlocked it.

“This is not funny at all! Something is not right in this company.” Fisayo, the receptionist shouted.

“Nobody leaves this company till we have searched every bag..” Ranti barked

“That cannot work o. Are you now suspecting us?”

“Let’s check her office again.” Dayo left with two others. Just then Kemi and Gloria entered the sales office with a look that said, ‘it has happened again?”

“Things were not like this in this office five years ago. All of a sudden, everything just changed. That same year, I got pregnant. lost the child and I have never been able to keep a child in my womb.”Ranti lamented.

“What about me? I have been writing CIPD exam for three years straight. I will read and read and yet every night before my exam, someone will hit my head with a big stick and when I wake up, I’ll not be able to understand anything again.” A lady said.

“I thought I was the only one facing problems o. Every time a man proposes to me, I see myself tied to a tree and an old woman pouring mud clay on my face and when I would say Yes to the proposal, the guy changes his mind. I’ve fasted and prayed. I don tire. After this month, I dey resign.”

How did I end up in a place like this?

Dayo and the search team returned empty. For some minutes, we stood there in silence. I hadn’t expected this kind of reaction from my colleagues and the fact that they believed I didn’t steal the money surprised me. We held hands together and prayed, asking God to intervene in the situation and fish out the culprit.

“How do you want me to believe that you didn’t steal the money?” The MD shouted. “What is wrong with these accountants. You keep stealing the company’s money and denying it.”

“I didn’t steal it!” Anger covered my face. My blood rose. No one had ever accused me of stealing any money.

“So how did the money disappear? If you don’t cough out that money before next week, You’ll have to use your salary to pay for it. Get out of my office!”

That evening I lay on the bed, weak and tired. How much was my salary. 50,000 naira. So, I was going to use my three months salary to pay for this. I had planned so much for that money and now I wouldn’t be able to even spend a dime out of it?

Despair descended on me like a thick cloud. My wife returned from the bible study to find me on my back, facing the wall.

“Sweetheart, what’s wrong?” I didn’t want her to see my swollen eyes so I faced the wall while I explained all that had happened.

I expected her to be so angry like I was but instead she stayed calm and that annoyed me more. How could she just stay unruffled when someone called her husband a thief. Did she believe I stole the money?

“There is only one thing we can do now. We pray and trust the Lord to reveal whoever is behind this.”

For no reason, I hissed. I wanted her out of my sight and a strong disgust filled me. So I raised my voice. “I don’t have the strength to pray!”

“That’s why I’m here dear. Let me be your strength. You should eat something.”

I hissed again. “Just leave me alone.”

She left the room and even though the door was closed, I could hear her voice from the other room.

She started praying in the Spirit and then I began to hear her quotes scriptures that cut through my heart.

“This is your battle Lord. Open our eyes. Show us Lord what is going on. Your word says your eyes are over the righteous and your ears are opened to their prayers. Lord, you said in your word that He who follows you will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.

“Expose every darkness Lord. Reveal whoever is behind this in the name of Jesus!”

She switched back to tongues and back to the scriptures again. I just stayed on the bed listening, too weak to stand up.

“We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers in high places. In the name of Jesus, every dark places be exposed. Vindicate your son oh Lord and let your name be glorified. Show us what’s going on. Strengthen my husband. May every despair be lifted this moment in the name of Jesus.

Something strong lifted from my chest. I was surprised. Suddenly, I felt light and strengthened in a way I couldn’t explain. Bimbo was praying in tongues again. I sat up. Didn’t the bible say, two shall chase a thousand? As I stood up to join her, my phone rang.

Ranti. Why would she be calling me at this time of the night.

“Hello Ranti.”

No response. She was breathing hard.

“Mr Kayode, please pray for me. Something is pressing my stomach. I don’t want to lose this child. Please!”

Pregnant? I hadn’t even noticed she was pregnant.

“In the name of Jesus, I command you, stop oppressing her!” I heard my wife shout from the other room. My eyes widened I rushed out to the living room and saw my wife singing and dancing.

“Ranti, are you there? Ranti!”

“I’m fine. I fell on the floor.” she was panting hard. “I feel better. Thank you.”

When I ended the call, Bimbo wrapped her hand around my shoulders. “Let’s go to bed. She pulled my hand and led me back to the room. What kind of woman did I marry? In a few minutes, she was fast asleep. I lay beside her staring at her for a long time.

That night in a dream, I was in the office with my wife. She was trying to fill a form and I was helping her out when she pointed my attention to an old woman walking towards the safe box. She tapped it thrice and the box opened. Then she began to count money.

“So it is you who steals the money of the company.” I stood up, angry. Bimbo grabbed my hands.

She stood straight, shocked while her weak eyes bored into mine. Her face looked familiar. As I was wondering where I had seen the face, the winkles began to disappear and was replaced with glowing fair skin. Right before me stood Kemi. I almost jumped at the sight, my mouth agape. The money fell from her hand.

“There is no hiding place for you. In the name of Jesus, I command you to lose your hold over every staff in the company..”

She cried, and turned back into an old woman before disappearing out of sight.

I woke up with a start, beads of sweat covering my face. I couldn’t sleep till the day broke.

The next day when I got to work, Ranti hurried to my side.

“Thank you. My husband and I are hoping to pay you a visit soon.

I smiled. The secretary walked towards me as I spoke with some other colleagues who were waiting at the reception. They wanted to know what the M.D said about the missing money.

“The M.D wants to see you.” the secretary said and hurried back to the office. As I followed her, Dayo called out to me. I turned.

“We have your back. This time, we will defend you to the last. ”

I smiled and continued walking to the office. When I entered, she was already seated. She leaned forward, her hands on the table.

“I’m sorry about the way I lashed out at you yesterday. So many things have been wrong with this company. I have lost deals that I would normally have won and I had to deal with my son’s mental illness. It has been so frustrating. I work hard every day but I don’t see results. Money get missing in this company, I have called prophets and spiritualists for prayers but nothing changed and just last week, I was telling my husband that we should close the company but he insisted we gave it some more time. It was with all of that that I responded harshly to you.”

“I didn’t steal that money.” I said, when I didn’t know what else to say.

The MD sighed. “Let’s forget about that incident. Just be careful next time.”

I nodded.

” I’ll call you later today. There is something I want us to look into. A follow up on the deal we had with that client I spoke to you about. Lest I forget, the deal clicked. The client called me this morning to seal the agreement. Thank God I listened to you.”

I nodded and left her office. Almost all the 20 staff members of the company were waiting to hear the outcome of the meeting. They shouted in excitement when I informed them that I had not been fired. That was the beginning of a new kind of friendship. I looked around for Kemi but she was nowhere to be found. She didn’t come the following day and the day after. Her lines were switched off and till date, I have not set my eyes on her.

It’s been five years and Jabs Consult has seen better days. I head a department and Ranti’s babies are doing fine. But this incident, I will never forget. When I look at the woman I married, these words just run through my lips:

Don’t mess with a righteous woman wife who knows her authority in Christ. You can’t mess with her home, with her husband and with her kids. I’m learning to be that man who realises that the name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous runs into it and is safe….

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