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Today's Headlines: Seun Kuti Becomes Obidient–Rudolf; Delta CJ Urged To Order Release Of 8 Inmates

Seun Kuti Becomes Obidient–Rudolf

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Several weeks ago, in the heat of the 2023 campaign, I commissioned two social scientists conversant with Nigeria to help me map out the DNA of an Obidient. They went to work. Periodically, they sent me their findings. After stating that deep down, the Obidient movement is not about Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Scientist #1 propounds that Obidients are desolate, dejected, and dislocated hitchhikers who saw a shiny wagon on a muddy road and hopped on. Scientist #2, on the other hand, sees them as reluctant anarchists plotting destruction in the bushes, only to be distracted by the sound of a noisy wagon full of hitchhikers enticing them to give the Nigerian project a final chance.

The first time they appeared close to a consensus was when Wole Soyinka intervened in the political process after the election in the infamous Datti/fascism debate. The team thought they had mastered the characteristics of the Obidient. They mentioned one particular trait, anger. They said that these were furious people who were also impatient. They compared them to one specific group during the Civil Rights Movement in the US that forced Martin Luther King Jr. to start to talk about the "urgency of now."

Delta CJ Urged To Order Release Of 8 Inmates

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Conference for the Actualisation of Human Rights, CAHR, has urged the Chief Judge and Prison Controller of Delta state to order the release of Mr Isiah Mumbor and seven others, saying they had served beyond their jail terms.

Coordinator of the group, Mr Omes Ogedegbe who spoke to journalists in Warri said the suspects had served beyond their jail term of ten years, adding that they should be released.

” In the event, the period of their Imprisonment is made to run from the 13th day of December 2016, the defendants had done a total of uninterrupted 7 years and when the remission system or formula is put into consideration, the 8 defendants have served their jail term.”.

Refinery Will Generate Massive Job Opportunities — Dangote

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The Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said his refinery will generate enough job opportunities for Nigerian youths.

Dangote disclosed this on Monday while speaking at the commissioning of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals.

The project was commissioned by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

“The refinery operation will generate massive job opportunities in their hundreds of thousands,” he said while highlighting the benefits of the refinery.

Don’t Be Distracted – Northerners Tell EFCC Chair, Bawa Amid $2m Bribe Allegations

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The Forum also revealed its commitment to Bawa in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Recall that Gov Matawalle had accused Bawa of demanding a whooping $2 million bribe from him but the EFCC denied the allegation, insisting it will not be drawn into a mud fight with a suspect under its investigation for corruption and unconscionable pillage of the resources of his state.

However, CNF’s Chairman, Muhammad Sanni, said the various allegations of corruption against the EFCC boss were “absurd, planned and executed by certain corrupt individuals to smear the chairman of the commission and distract him from fighting against corruption and other related financial crimes.”

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