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History Will Be Cruel To Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Gbajabiamila, Others Over Their Position On Yoruba Nation

The umbrella body for Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has criticised the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and other APC leaders in the South-West leaders for opposing “separatist agitations”.

SaharaReporters had reported that Tinubu and some other APC leaders in the South-West, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila had opposed agitations for Yoruba Nation at a meeting on Sunday.

They however supported some of the resolutions made by the Southern Governors recently regarding open grazing and restructuring.

But Ilana Oodua through its spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye, told The PUNCH Newspaper that the decision made by the APC leaders was unfortunate.

The group headed by Prof Banji Akintoye also told the APC leaders that “history will not be kind to them” for “opposing the wish of the people”.

“People need to correct this. It is not secession. What we are fighting for is the self-determination right of our people as guaranteed by the United Nations Charter on Human rights and even the 1999 constitution.

“It is our right to fight for self-determination. Tinubu and others are entitled to their opinions. Conduct a poll and you will see that a majority of Yoruba people want their own nation.

“It is unfortunate that Chief Bisi Akande is present where the yearning and aspirations of Yoruba people will be denied. If his mentor, the late Chief Bola Ige – is alive, will Bisi Akande say the things he read out yesterday?

“If the likes of Tinubu, Baba Akande because of their ambition, Baba Akande are not careful, history will not be kind to them for standing against the yearnings and aspirations of the people. Without the people, they cannot be leaders,” he said.

Femi Kuti Threatens To Sue Tinubu, APC Over Use Of Fela’s Trademark For 2023 Presidential Campaign

The family of the popular Human Rights Activist and Afrobeat pioneer, Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has threatened to sue Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress for using the musician’s trademark on 2023 Presidential campaign T-shirts for the APC National Leader.

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Femi Kuti, the eldest son of the legendary musician, took to his Twitter page to call out the Nigerian politician’s campaigners and his political party the APC to desist from using the radical artiste’s name to promote Mr. Tinubu and his party; All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I have seen the tweet by @APCNigeria and confirm that use of Fela’s name on the T-shirts bearing the name “JAGABAN”  was never authorized. The family owns the trademark and the use constitutes an infringement and disregard of our legal rights.  The user is advised to cease and desist and to immediately delete this tweet,” Mr. Kuti said.

He stated further that the legend’s name should never be used to promote any political agenda of any sort, as the family does not align with any Nigerian political party.

“We are carefully assessing the situation and failure to comply with this demand will leave us with no other option but to explore any legal options” he added.

Fela’s family threatens to take legal actions against Tinubu and the APC if the parties fail to comply.

Buhari Giving AK47 To Soldiers In Abuja, Gives Old Weapons To Soldiers Facing Terrorists – Ndume

Senator Ndume who’s a member of the President’s political party, the APC has accused General Muhammadu Buhari’s regime of rationing ammunition for frontline soldiers.

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The APC Senator accused the Nigerian government of arms rationing, citing that frontline soldiers are only provided with old weapons to fight bandits, Boko Haram, and ISWAP terrorists.

“I interact with the soldiers, I have gone through the formation, I cannot see a soldier holding brand new AK47. It is so bad that the Nigerian Army is rationing ammunition among soldiers. I can be quoted.

“In a budget of N13 trillion, you are allocating the N30 billion,” said Ali Ndume, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, to the finance minister Zainab Ahmed on the issue of financing the Nigerian military.

On Tuesday, Peoples Gazette reported the spending spree of Mr. Buhari’s regime as exposed by BudgIT, put at over N10 trillion since 2015 to date.

During an interactive session of his committee, Mr. Ndume stated this during an interactive session with representatives of the chief of defense staff and the chief of army staff.

The senator is a member of the country’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, along with Mr. Buhari. The APC rose to power in 2015 on the wave of a pledge that it would end Nigeria’s protracted war against terrorists in the North.

Lamenting the poor funding of the army, Mr. Ndume wondered why the Nigerian Army received only N30 billion out of the nation’s 2021 budget of N13 trillion, describing it as unreasonable.

The senator further stated that the only place he saw well-kitted military men armed with new AK47 rifles in the country was in Abuja.

“As I said, I can be quoted: the only place I see new AK47 is in Abuja. That is necessary because that is the image of Nigeria.

“Nigerians are looking forward to this meeting hoping that we can resolve it, in terms of addressing the challenges of the Nigerian Army,” he explained.

Mr. Ndume disclosed that Mr. Buhari’s regime spent about N54 billion to fund operations of the Nigerian Army between 2019 and 2021.