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Dele Momodu Confirms Bola Tinubu’s Surgery In UK
The publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu has shed more light on the medical trip of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
The media mogul disclosed that the former Governor of Lagos State underwent knee surgery.
He further stated that the APC leader is in the United Kingdom to recover from the operation.
Momodu while reacting to the visit of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, to Tinubu in the UK wrote on his Instagram account, “Governors Rotimi Akeredolu and Kayode Fayemi jetted out of Lagos last night to visit former Governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who’s currently recuperating from a knee surgery in London.”
The statement released by the media mogul, however, contradicts the statement of Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, who claimed his principal is not in any hospital.
Rahman, “He is not in any hospital. He has no medical problem that would require hospitalization.”
“Yes, he is out of the country at the moment. He will be back shortly.”
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Muiz Banire and many others have paid the former Lagos State governor a visit to the UK.
Call presidency to order before terrorists take over Aso Rock – Gov Ortom tells Nigerians
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called on Nigerians to call the presidency to order before it destroys the entire nation.
DAILY POST reports that the Governor and the presidency have been in a face-off recently over policy on cattle ranching as Ortom insisted that open grazing must be prohibited in the country, particularly in Benue State.
Governor Ortom had during an interview with Channels TV on Tuesday, said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda on open grazing is to ‘Fulanize’ Nigeria.
His comment triggered a reaction from the presidency which accused Ortom of inciting ethnic violence, saying he is responsible for the surge in insecurity.
The presidency made the claim in a statement on Wednesday by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu.
However, Ortom in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Thursday said the presidency via its “unguarded comments” would one day plunge the country into more chaos.
The statement reads in part, “Governor Ortom urges the good people of this country to call the Presidency to order before it destroys Nigeria.
“If nothing is done fast to avert the impending disaster, armed herders, bandits and other terrorists will one day take over Aso Rock Villa and those occupying the Villa at the moment will willingly surrender to them and flee from the country.
“No day passes without reports of herdsmen and other terrorists killing defenceless Nigerians in parts of the country. The number of displaced people has risen to millions, yet, the Presidency wants everyone to remain silent while the country burns.
“Governor Samuel Ortom will not keep mute! Let it be on record that while the Presidency deliberately destroyed Nigeria, someone spoke against the evil.
“The Governor believes in the words of Dr Martin Luther King Jnr: “If peace means accepting second class citizenship, I don’t want it. If peace means keeping my mouth shut in the midst of injustice and evil, I don’t want it. If peace means being complacently adjusted to a deadening status quo, I don’t want peace. If peace means a willingness to be exploited economically, dominated politically, humiliated and segregated, I don’t want peace.”
Taliban Government To Ban Music In Afghanistan, Speaks On Women Covering Themselves
The Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told the New York Times that while women will eventually be allowed to return to work and go on trips to school, and hospitals, they would need a male chaperone for trips that last several days.
He added that music will be banned in the country.
He said, “Music is forbidden in Islam, but we’re hoping that we can persuade people not to do such things, instead of pressure them.”
According to him, things will be different under this Taliban rule than the previous regime.
In reaction to reports that the Taliban is already exacting vengeance on those who opposed them, Mujahid said, “We want to build the future and forget what happened in the past.”
He suggested that women will be allowed to return to their jobs in the future as long as they wear a head covering. He added that concerns that the Taliban would once again force women to stay inside or cover their faces are baseless.
He also said those with proper travel documents will be able to leave the country, and that his regime will not hunt down former interpreters and others who have worked with the American military over the years.
Muhajid, however, expressed frustration at American evacuation efforts.
He said, “They shouldn’t interfere in our country and take out our human resources: doctors, professors and other people we need here. In America, they might become dishwashers or cooks. It’s inhuman.”
But, he said he was still hopeful that the Taliban could build good relationships with the international community, saying they have already cooperated with international leaders on issues like counterterrorism, opium eradication and the reduction of refugees to the West.
Mujahid’s remarks came a day after he announced at a press conference that women should remain inside “until we have a new procedure” in place, while the Taliban trains its forces not to harass women.
He said, “We are worried our forces, who are new and have not been yet trained very well, may mistreat women. We don’t want our forces, God forbid, to harm or harass women.”
He noted that women’s salaries will be paid in their homes, echoing what Ahmadullah Waseq, the deputy of the Taliban’s cultural affairs committee, told the Times: that the Taliban has “no problems with working women” as long as they wear hijabs.
Sources – Naija News, Daily Post, Sahara Reporters