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Fayemi Under Fire For Asking Buhari To Turn NYSC Camps To Armed Forces Training Ground

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Governor Kayode Fayemi has come under attack for urging President Muhammadu Buhari to turn National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps into security training grounds and recruit “willing and able” graduates to join the military and the police.

Recall that Fayemi pointed out that one of the cheapest and fastest ways to handle this was to amend the law setting up the scheme.

According to him, if NYSC ‘corpers’ are converted into soldiers, they could be deployed to fight against Boko Haram terrorists, bandits, separatists and so on.

He added that corps members, who cannot join the military services, can serve in their communities without pay.

But reacting, some Nigerians on social media urged him to lead by example by bringing his children abroad to join the military.

Here are some comments

@abeesoyeh, ”I just hope all your Children would also be among the troop to fight the bandits. Wicked souls after siphoning all the funds meant for the masses, your next agenda is to start your suicide mission.”

@opeyemibanzini,” When will these folks stop treating NYSC as the panacea to all Nigeria’s problems. Can’t they just leave these graduates to face real-world post-graduation uncertainty in peace!”

@holluwaphemmy88, [email protected] one of the qualities of a good leader is leading by example. Will you be kind enough to bring one of your children just one, not two to join in beefing up security?”

@dbassboi, ”After all the sufferings in school, when it’s now time for parents to reap their labour, they should lose their sons and daughters to the hand of Bokoharam and bandits. You have children also, Mr. Fayemi, Please recruit your children to fight them.”

@Dot_E_Fresh, ”Insane. Fayemi is better than this. Sensible people like him and Fashola seem to lose their marbles when they get near the levers of power.

@adresbello, ”This is pure madness. Why don’t you lead by example by bringing your kids to join this security training grounds.”

@DopplerFilmz, ”Looking for people’s sons and daughters to kill in an avoidable war fuelled by Islamists expansionist agenda and corruption.”

@magnus_coker, ”Some suggestions to Gov. Fayemi of Ekiti State: 1. His children should be at the forefront of this security campaign.
2. He and other governors should reduce the number of DSS operatives, Police personnel, and Civil Defense personnel on their security detail.”

@O_basslet, ”APC is a curse. Fayemi wants the FG to recruit Corps Members as security personnel. Tinubu wants to recruit 50M youths into the army. Are you people okay?”

@SodiqTade, ”Osinbajo is their best choice in that party for the sake of the country if at all APC get to rig the 2023 election successfully. I can’t have Tinubu who believed in 50m battalion or Fayemi that believed Corp members should be used to beef up the country security.”

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Israel Adesanya Beats Jared Cannonier To Retain UFC Middleweight Title

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Israel Adesanya defeated Jarred Cannonier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) to retain the UFC middleweight championship.

Adesanya fought against middleweight contender Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 at the T-mobile Arena, Las Vegas Sunday morning.

Since making his debut in 2018, ‘The Last Stylebender’ has looked better each time he’s stepped into the Octagon and is still undefeated in the middleweight. He first captured the interim title in the Fight of The Year winner against Kelvin Gastelum in 2019.

‘Izzy’ then defeated Robert Whittaker and unified the titles that same year.

He has successfully defended his title four times since then. On an otherwise perfect record for Adesanya (22-1), his only loss was during his unsuccessful step up to light heavyweight, losing to then-champion Jan Blachowicz.

On Sunday, the Nigerian-born New Zealander successfully defended his middleweight title for the fifth time.

While Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker in February for the second time to retain his middleweight strap, Cannonier knocked out Derek Brunson in the second round in February to become the weight’s No.1contender.

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Ekiti Election: INEC Calls For Speedy Prosecution Of Arrested ‘Vote-Buyers’

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday called for the quick prosecution of all those arrested for vote-buying during the Ekiti State governorship election.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the call during a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Election Security in Abuja.

He said he was satisfied with the conduct of security agencies during the election, and that the speedy prosecution of culprits of vote-buying will serve as a deterrent for others.

“Vote busying remains a major area of concern. We appreciate the role played by anti-corruption and security agencies,” he said.

“We are working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ensure the prosecution of persons arrested in the Ekiti governorship election.”

The INEC Chairman also highlighted the commission’s activities lined up for the forthcoming Osun State scheduled for July 16.

According to him, INEC is committed to the conduct of pre-election activities to perfect the Osun polls.

“The Commission is deploying a readiness assessment team to Osun State next week to assess our preparations. We will visit some of our local government offices in the state, hold meetings with our staff, we will also observe the mock accreditation of voters in some polling units across the three senatorial districts in the state,” the INEC Chairman added.

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Let Me Go, I Hate Playing In Europa League, Ronaldo Tells Man United

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Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Manchester United to let him leave should they receive a satisfactory offer this summer, the UK Times reports.

The 37-year-old’s decision is driven by his desire to play in the Champions League for the remainder of his career.

Ronaldo has featured in Europe’s top tier club competition for the last 19 consecutive seasons since he left Sporting Lisbon in 2003.

The Portugal captain has made 183 appearances in the Champions League, notching 140 goals and providing 42 assists.

Ronaldo has never played in the Europa League, in which the Red Devils will feature this season, after they could only finish sixth in the Premier League.

According to Ronaldo, he has “three or four years” left at the highest level.

The player has been linked with Chelsea and Bayern Munich in recent weeks.

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