The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has accused the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, of being behind the political crisis rocking the state House of Bola Tinubu, adding that the governor’s woeful leadership in the state will hopefully come to an end soon.
In a statement released on Friday August 7, Tinubu accused Governor Obaseki of ”making a mockery of Nigeria’s constitution by blocking the timely inauguration of two-thirds of the elected members of the Edo State House of Assembly, and now resorting to the strong-arm tactics of dictators.”
His statement reads
”IN DEFENCE OF CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY The recent actions of the Governor of Edo State represent the gravest possible assault on constitutional democracy and the rule of law and escalation of violence and tension in the state he purports to govern.
Not satisfied with making a mockery of our constitution by blocking the timely inauguration of two-thirds of the elected members of the Edo State House of Assembly, Governor Obaseki has now resorted to the strong-arm tactics of dictators.
First, he sponsors hoodlums to deface, indeed destroy, parts of the House of Assembly Building in Benin, feigning the building is undergoing renovation. Then, he imports sand and gravels to prevent access to the assembly complex.
In effect, the man has spent state funds to thwart the very apparatus of the state government he was sworn to uphold. He has squandered public money to defeat the very will of the public. This is tragic beyond words.
As a pretext for his refusal to allow the Edo House of Assembly to function, Governor Obaseki’s actions are perverse. This is a cowardly act and a move to thwart representative democracy in Edo.
No renovation has been planned for the state house building. No appropriation was made in the state’s budget. The only reason any renovation could be deemed necessary is the destruction wrought by his own goons.
Governor Obaseki’s governance of Edo State recalls the worst excesses of our military past and represents a direct threat to the democratic order by his refusal to permit duly elected members of the Edo State House of Assembly to perform their constitutional duties.
Governor Obaseki betrayed contempt for the people of his state and, unfortunately, his ignorance of Nigeria’s constitutional order. As a Governor he ought to know better than to obstruct the functioning of his own legislature, but perhaps he is in need of a quick lesson.
Indeed, it is no coincidence that of the three arms of government, the powers of the legislature are enumerated first, in our Constitution.The legislature is the authority imbued with the power to make laws for the peace, order and good governance of the federation and states
Indeed, the Constitution makes clear that a Governor’s role primarily extends to the maintenance and implementation of the laws set down for him by his state’s legislature.
Although Governor Obaseki’s conduct in the past year is undoubtedly impeachable, these legislators have made no threat to impeach the Governor. Their only desire is to peacefully perform the duties asked of them by the constituents who elected them.
The rule of law and preservation of democracy is too important to sacrifice at the altar of any one man’s ambition. Governor Obaseki’s woeful leadership of Edo State will hopefully be brought to an end soon by the very people whose rights he has so carelessly trampled upon.
One can only hope that the damage he is doing to the most important of the state’s democratic institutions can just as easily be repaired.”
Rivers university suspends lecturer for allegedly sexually harassing and impregnating a student
The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has suspended a lecturer, Dr Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology for allegedly impregnating a student.
It was gathered that the lecturer allegedly intimidated, sexuallly harassed the said student before impregnating her.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, who confirmed the development in a statement on his personal Facebook account, on September 24, said the undergraduate suffered health complications as a result of the pregnancy.
“The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has placed a lecturer, Dr Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology on an Indefinite suspension on an allegation of serial intimidation, sexual harrassment and undue canal knowledge of a female undergraduate which resulted in her impregnation and other health complications.”
“The matter has been referred to the Council-Senate Committee on staff disciplinary matters for further investigation.” the statement reads.
Too much humility can destroy you – Actress Chika Ike
Nollywood actress, Chika Ike has said that humility is self-destructive.
The beautiful thespian via her Instagram story, advised people that it is great to be humble, but that they should know when to switch it up. According to her, people take your humility for foolishness or timidity and too much of it can destroy you.
Read as she wrote below….
“Humility is great; it’s a core value everyone should have. But you must know when and where to switch it up. Because some people in these streets will take your humility for foolishness or timidity. Too much humility is self-destructive.”
DJ Cuppy weighs in on the pant washing conversation after BBNaija’s Neo was seen washing Vee’s pants
Neo washing his love interest Vee’s pants on the BBNaija reality show has started a conversation across various social media platforms and DJ Cuppy has weighed in.
“Pant” is the number 1 trending topic amongst Nigerians on Twitter as some mocked Neo for washing a woman’s underwear while others asked what is wrong in a man washing a woman’s underwear when women do that for their men all the time.
Reacting to the pant washing debate, DJ Cuppy wrote: “Please EVERY person should wash their OWN pant themselves! #FreeCuppy”
A number of men reacted, expressing their willingness to wash Cuppy’s underwear.