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Elders in the South West under the aegis of Coalition of Oduduwa Elders have condemned Friday’s attack on Sarkin Fulani in Oyo State, Alhaji Salihu AbdulKadir and his family, where houses and 11 cars were burnt and livestock killed.
The elders, who stated their opposition to the action, attributed it to some criminals, led by a secessionist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, and said the development was inimical to the country’s unity, which they stand for.
Expressing shock that such ugly development could happen in Yoruba land, which they noted had been at the forefront of a united Nigeria, the elders tasked security agencies to immediately swing into action to arrest the culprits, so they can face the wrath of the country’s law.
In the statement signed in Abuja, yesterday, by the National Coordinator, Dr. Tunde Aremu, and National Secretary, Barr. (Mrs.) Folake Ajasin, respectively, the elders said the action did not represent the Yoruba people.
The statement partly read: “We received with utmost shock and disbelief the burning down of the residence of Sarkin Fulani, Oyo State, his livestock and 11 cars, by some suspected criminals in Yoruba land, allegedly instigated by one Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Igboho. This action is unacceptable to us. It is criminal, barbaric, and uncivilized, and we call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Sunday Igboho and all the perpetrators of this dastardly and unwarranted act.
“While we acknowledge the criminal activities of some suspected Fulani herdsmen in the state, we must state that the attack of the Sarkin Fulani Oyo is madness taken too far.
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Twitter Bans Iran Account After Threatening Donald Trump
On Friday, #Twitter permanently banned an account that posted threats to Donald Trump.
According to ABC News, some Iranians believe the account is linked to its supreme leader’s office.
The tweet went out late Thursday and included an image of Trump playing golf in the shadow of a large drone. The caption read, “Revenge is certain,”—which was written in Farsi.
A Twitter spokesman told the Associated Press that the account was fake but violated its “manipulation and spam policy.”
The spokesperson did not elaborate on what led them to that conclusion. However, the spokesman did add that the image violated Twitter’s “abusive behavior policy.”
In Iran, the suspect account may be linked to the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The belief is based on the fact that the account mirrored that of other accounts identified in state-run media tied to his office.
The account had a link to Khamenei’s website.
The leader’s other account tied to his office, including Khamenei’s leading English language account, remained active. It did not have the golf-drone photo.
Still, the golf-drone picture was reposted on the leader’s website and retweeted on his Farsi language account but was deleted later on.
Facebook and Twitter severed ties with Trump as a user after he was accused of inciting the assault on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. The news outlet said activists called on companies to apply the same rules to other political figures worldwide to prevent hate speech and content that may provoke violence.
Last month Khamenei gave a speech, while not mentioning Donald Trump’s name, warning that there would be vengeance against those that ordered and executed the attack that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.
“Revenge will certainly happen at the right time,” Khamenei had declared. #news
Big Brother Naija star, Kiddwaya in a question and answer session with his fans admitted being proud. The reality show star who was asked why he is proud by a follower, affirmed that it is what will keep “your self respect in check.” Kiddwaya also revealed that he gets his motivation from knowing that so many people want to see him fail. He added; The post Pride is what will keep your self respect in check – Kiddwaya ‘admits’ being proud appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Bolu Okupe, one of the sons of former Presidential spokesperson Doyin Okupe’s son has shared more insight about his sexuality which he went public with few days ago. In an interview with Punch, Bolu disclosed that he knew he was gay at the age of 10. He added that he never choose to be gay, same way people don’t choose to be straight. Bolu said; From the age of 10 or 11 I knew I was different, and if you speak to more people in the LGBTQ community they will tell you the same thing, it starts around pre-puberty years. We would progress more as a society if we spoke more to each other and judged less. If people take time to have conversations with people of the LGBT community and understand their point of view and perspectives, you will realise that most of us are really not trying to harm anyone and there is no “agenda.” We simply just want to exist and be entitled to the same basic human rights as everyone else.I did not choose to be gay. No one chooses their sexual orientation. The same way people do not choose to be straight, you just know. On his father’s Facebook posts in which he (Doyin) expressed strong belief that he will reconsider his sexual orientation as a gay someday, Bolu said; Sexual orientation is not something that one can “reconsider”. This is the way I am and it is the way I have always been and will always be. I and many others in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community were born the way we are, many may not understand this but stop and think for a second, why would we intentionally choose this lifestyle when we know that we will be ridiculed and shamed by society? I do hope that one day we can, as Nigerians and Africans, get to the point where we love and accept each other regardless of things such as sexual orientation.I will just say that I love and appreciate every one of my family members, my father inclusive, because if not for him, I definitely would not be able to live the life that I currently live. So, I will never utter anything disrespectful (to him) on any platform. With regard to homosexuality being anti-Christ, this is not incorrect, as many have pointed out to me. It is clearly forbidden in the Bible; however, I would like to also mention that there are a lot of things that are also forbidden in the Bible that many Christians partake in. So, it confuses me why people of the Christian religion feel like they can pick and choose what to be morally superior about. On coming out at as gay even with his father’s political inclination, he said; I do not have any regrets about coming out. Whether people like it or not, it (the law) has started a discussion on this topic within the Nigerian atmosphere that was necessary. Being gay is not “Western” or “European.” There are many gay people in Nigeria, they just do not have the ability to openly live that way due to fear of criticism and judgments similar to the reactions that I received. I hope one day homosexuality can be decriminalised in Nigeria. However, I know that we have a long way to go before we get there.My orientation can never change. As I stated before, if I was still living in Nigeria I would likely be living the same way all the millions of gay men there live, in secrecy. What happens in Nigeria is that many gay men lead a double life and this is not a life that I want for myself. Our time on this earth is short and limited and you don’t want to waste it living a lie or pretending to be something that you are not. There are also many Nigerian women who are married to gay men and basically their whole lives and marriages are a complete sham. Some know, some don’t, but I would never be able to do that to another human.The post I knew I was gay at 10 Former Presidential spokesperson Doyin Okupe’s son, Bolu says appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has reacted to the statement released by the Area Consultative Forum, in which they warned the SouthWest governors to stop the attacks on Fulanis in their states as it can lead to reprisal attacks in the North which in the long run can lead to a repeat of the 1966 civil war.
In a statement released by its publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere said its attention was drawn to the hypocritical tears of the AFCF over clashes in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State occasioned by the ”inimical activities of Fulani herdsmen against indigenous Yoruba people”.
The group frown at ACF’s comment warning against a repeat of the 1966 civil war, insisting that the group shouldn’t use war to threaten the Yorubas. The statement in part reads
“While we have gone to a great length to sue for peace and have appealed to our pained people to be law-abiding even with the daily provocations of the Fulani and harassment of our people, we frown at the very arrogant and insulting ACF statement, especially their reference to the event of 1966.
We must make it clear to them that they cannot threaten us with a war at this stage as we will not provoke war but never are we going to run for anybody on our land.
We are miffed that a body like ACF that has never shown any remorse over the killing of our people can open their mouths anyhow now because there are consequences for the irresponsible actions of their people.
We advise them to call their criminals to order and not expect our people to sheepishly wait to be killed by those who value cow lives more than human beings.”
We do not want a repeat of 1966 event but if there are people plotting such event again, the rain will be over their heads.” #news
Lady murders her husband with a high-heeled shoe in Warri
A wife on Saturday, in Ugbuwangue, Warri, Delta State, hit her husband with the heel of her shoe over allegation of infidelity, killing him in the process.
The mother-of-two reportedly struck her husband, Sylvester Etsebanghanro Ighomi, at the back of his head with the shoe
Further reports revealed that the couple had engaged in a misunderstanding over alleged infidelity on the part of the deceased.
It was learnt that the woman had approached her husband where he sat and struck him with the shoe heel in the back of his head from behind.
Sylvester reportedly fainted and began to foam from his mouth and died before he could reach the hospital. The suspect is currently being held by the police. #news