…Says Members Who Can’t Join Military Services Can Serve Without Pay
Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti,l State and the Chairman, Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF), has said the security situation in the country requires concerted effort to address it.
Fayemi while speaking at an event in Ibadan said the present situation in the country didn’t warrant politics of blame and opportunistic opposition, but “it is time to build a nation and not to fritter it away.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Fayemi stressed that Nigeria is in need of patriotic statesmen and women and not rumour mongers, ethnic crisis entrepreneurs, provincial men of little minds who see everything from the prism of ethnic and religious conspiracy.
According to him, one way to bring the current wave of insecurity to a halt is to recruit a large number of people to join the police and the military, on a short service or otherwise.
He pointed out that one of the cheapest and fastest ways to handle this was to amend the law setting up the Nation Youths Service Corps (NYSC).
The Governor explained that the existing orientation camps can be used to train willing and able graduates to reflate the security personnel under a special arrangement that will be worked out.
He said corps members who cannot join the military services can serve in their community without pay.
“By available statistics, we need minimum of 200,000 personnel to boost the fighting power of our men.
“This number is very large and a potential financial and logistic nightmare, yet we cannot delay any further.
“The ungoverned spaces needed to be closed up quickly by motivated men with the singular objective to save the nation.That takes us to the number two issue of financing and arming large recruitment.
“With this, we can use the existing orientation camps to train willing and able graduates to reflate the security personnel under a special arrangement that will be worked out.
“That way, the fund that is currently deployed to the NYSC can be used with just some additional funding, which could be sourced through a national emergency fund for the next five to 10 years.
“Those who cannot join the military services can serve in their community without pay, if we must still retain the NYSC for everyone.
“To incentivise those who may volunteer to serve, they will have a separate certificate and medal of honour in addition to having priority for military, paramilitary and civil or public service recruitment after service.
“We also need to encourage investment in the real sectors that can engage people and reduce unemployment, which is a major source of insecurity,” the NGF chairman added.
Fayemi, however, said he has confidence that though, the situation might look helpless, sooner than later, the security situation would see a significant improvement and that Nigeria would come out stronger from this moment of national distress.
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‘This Is Totally Unacceptable’, PDP Kicks Against Planned BRT Fare Hike In Lagos
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has faulted the proposed increase in the fare for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) across various routes in the state, calling for a reversal of the plan.
The Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Hakeem Amode, in a statement on Saturday in Lagos, berated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving such a hike, saying it would add to the plight of the masses.
Amode said the APC-led government blamed the hike on the pump price of diesel from N187 to N830 and the unavailability of spare parts for the increase were not justifiable.
According to him, with the crippling economic situation being experienced by Lagos residents daily, the government showed a lack of compassion and total disregard for the plight of the citizens of the state.
“Sanwo-Olu-led APC administration has completely abdicated its responsibility to the people of the state and turned a blind eye to their predicament.
“The few ‘luxuries’ that the people benefit from the state are being taken away.
“Now is not the time for any form of increment, as the people of the state have suffered enough under this unsympathetic government,” he said.
Amode said the proposed increase should be “shelved so as not to worsen the citizens’ situation in the face of dilapidated infrastructure, insecurity, hunger, rise in crime”, among others being experienced by the people of the state.
Sanwo-Olu had on Thursday approved a flat rate increase by N100 in bus fares for all Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Standard Routes with effect from July 13.
With the increase, a bus ride from Ikorodu-TBS will now cost N600 from N500 while Berger to Ajah is now N700, up from N600.
Also, Oshodi to Abule Egba will cost N450 from N350 and Abule-Egba-CMS-Obalende will attract a fare of N600.
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“I Love The Fact That She Gives Me Money”, Toyin Lawani’s Husband, Segun Wealth Makes New Revelation About Their Marriage
Photographer and husband of celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani, Segun Wealth has revealed one of the reasons why he loves his wife.
The couple sat down with Pulse TV for ‘Fun Facts’ about the couple where he boldly made it known to the world that his wife gives him money.
Though Toyin Lawani tried to hush him up and cover it, Segun Wealth maintained his stance that the go-to celebrity stylist credits his account.
During the interview, Toyin Lawani had asked him the 3 things he likes about her and the photographer stated that he loves that she gives him money among other things.
Toyin Lawani later acknowledged that her husband never spends her money.
She noted how she credited his account once with N20 million and he never spent it.
See their conversation below,
Toyin Lawani : What do you love the most about our relationship?
Segun Wealth : 3 things that I love is that one, the relationship isn’t getting old, we do everything together and lastly, you give me money.
Toyin Lawani: Segun ti ba interview je (Segun has spoilt the interview). Which money?
Segun: I like that you bring a lot of money
Toyin: They would bow say it’s because of money u married her
Segun: What’s my concern. Don’t you give me money?
Toyin: Egbami o Sugar Mummy
Toyin: What I love about our relationship is that you are one of the people that I have dates that I know isn’t after my money, even when you need something, you literally kill yourself before you ask me for that thing. You never take advantage of me. Times that I will leave 20m in your account, I will come back and meet it there. You will need money for yourself, you wouldn’t even touch it.
Toyin Lawani vowed that no man can dupe her with her money again, “No man can chop my money again”.
Netizens had a lot to say about the interview.
hublovey_ : Full house husband
rhodaowolabi : I love her sincerity, unlike some others who fool themselves by saying the husband is the one giving money when it’s obvious he’s not financially buoyant
etimajonathan : With my full chest, I’m not amused. How old is this man’s last child from his other wife? Mtchewwwwww! Una two should just gerrout!
Jacyntambachu : she will still come back to tell us how he stole from her
callmegeraldinee : She wan use laugh cover am
Kemi Filani news recalls Toyin Lawani had opened up about controlling her husband Segun Wealth, as widely speculated by many social media users.
Toyin Lawani revealed the current state of her marriage following the criticism and backslashes she received after sharing a video of her husband, kneeling to feed her.
A follower had commented on the post, saying that with many people seeing such a display of love online, they will conclude that Toyin Lawani was controlling her husband.
Responding, Toyin Lawani opined that only those who do not know her husband will think anyone can control him.
She wrote: Only people who don’t know my husband will think anyone can control him. He’s just normally a clown.
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Odogwu Wore It Better, Singer Ayra Starr Reacts After Burna Boy Recreated Her Outfit On Stage
Nigerian international singer Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe professionally addressed as Ayra Starr, has reacted after superstar, Burna Boy recreated her recent outfit on stage.
During a recent stage performance, hit maker, Burna Boy, who has been described as an inspiration to Ayra Starr recreated her outfit, a pair of feathered jeans and sleeveless top.
Reacting Ayra Starr shared photos of them both rocking the outfit and declared that Burna Boy wore it better that her. She wrote: ‘Odogwu wore it better’
Recall that Ayra Starr, who recently penned a father’s day note to her mother, replied a troll who referred to her as a prostitute.
It all began after Ayra shared a new photo of herself with the caption: New 🎶?.
The new photo sparked reactions from her followers, but one comment that grabbed the attention of the singer was the one by a commenter with the username, ‘Ib fire’, who called her a prostitute. “best in being ashawo”, he wrote.
Ayra, in no time, replied him throwing the insult back at his mother and twins.
“Just like your mom, twins”. The singer wrote.
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- “I Love The Fact That She Gives Me Money”, Toyin Lawani’s Husband, Segun Wealth Makes New Revelation About Their Marriage
- Odogwu Wore It Better, Singer Ayra Starr Reacts After Burna Boy Recreated Her Outfit On Stage
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