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You Are Selfish, You Want To Be Vice-President In 2023 — Arewa Youths Blast Kaduna Gov Over South Presidency Comment

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The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, President-General, Yerima Shettima on Tuesday insisted that Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State was working towards becoming the Vice President in 2023.

Shettima, who spoke exclusively with DAILY POST, made the remark while condemning the governor for saying the Southern part of Nigeria should be allowed to produce the country’s next president.

El-Rufai had said the North had no justification to hold onto power at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure in 2023.

The governor had stressed that the South should be allowed to produce the country’s next president in the interest of justice, equity and fairness.

However, Shettima stressed that the governor was only pursuing his selfish interest.

He maintained that El-Eufai’s comment was not in the interest of the North.

According to Shettima: “El-Rufai is just a governor and a mere politician who is ever ready to bargain for what he feels will represent his individual and personal interest.

“He is probably saying this because he wants them to consider him for Vice President and only God knows the side of the South he was referring to as he did not specify. But he may be saying this because he wants to be considered as a running mate to whoever will contest.”

The AYCF President General stressed that El-Rufai’s statement was not a reflection of the North.

He cautioned Nigerians against absorbing declarations of politicians without proper scrutiny.

Shettima added: “For us Northerners, he remains a governor, his decision does not in any way reflect the interest of the North even in Kaduna he won’t get one-third. His statement holds no water and it represents his personal interest.

“You know due to his character of desperation, he is ever ready to bargain and that is why if a politician comes out to make any statement look at it thoroughly you will realize that it’s his personal interest.”

He expressed the belief that the governor was going about justling for the position of the Vice President because he’s not popular in the North, even in Kaduna.

“He is probably going around behind the scenes now negotiating to be Vice President of the country considering the fact that he may not be the popular candidate from the North. If the North is to produce candidates for the presidency, El-Rufai is not among the first 10 we are considering.

He has probably realized that his chances are slim and narrow so he is ever ready to negotiate and make it looks like he is more accepted in one part of the country so he is willing to go around side by side whoever emerges from the South.

“I can see his body language that whoever he thinks it’s going to work with is completely doomed so whoever he thinks will consider him to be Vice President is just wasting time and whatever he says does not represent the interest of Northerners and it can never be.

“What do you expect from a sinking boat who has lost the goodwill of his people can’t go for the third term as governor, as a result, he is desperate to remain in political office, hence he is ever willing and ready to bargain against the collective interest of his people because he’s desperate to hold the political office of the vice president and unfortunately for him he is not that popular so whoever considers him as Vice President should know his picking a product that is not sellable in the North. El-Rufai is a sinking ship that can only fall anywhere just to survive.”

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VIDEO: I’m Ashamed Of Pastors Linking 5G To Antichrist, COVID-19 —- Pastor Ashimolowo

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Matthew Ashimolowo, senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London, says he’s ashamed that some “men of God” will link the 5G network to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video now making rounds on social media, the clergyman also called out pastors who think 5G is an initiative to facilitate the antichrist agenda across the world.

5G is the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks which were first deployed in 2019.

Its introduction, however, has continued to generate clouds of dust, with many claiming the technology has led to the outbreak of COVID-19.

In his reaction, Ashimolowo pointed out that it was unfortunate that many people including pastors have joined in the fray of spreading falsehood without any scientific proof.

“Too many theories, too many videos and fake news out there. There are too many theories out there, 5G and all that. Please, stay out of all those theories, keep your eyes on the lord. Do not be afraid, don’t think oh my God, this is the Antichrist,” he said.

He also urged Christians to avoid being deceived by some of their leaders who often associate any major technology breakthrough or shock in the world to the antichrist.

“Yeah, there may be things that are pointers to the last days. But not everything that happens around us should make us think that the Antichrist wants to take over our lives. Every time, there has been a major shock to the world, the church has often thought this must be the Antichrist,” he said.

“I am not a scientist, I am a pastor. But all these 5G theories is not biblical, it’s not practical. There is a virus out there killing people, stay lockdown, don’t think it is 5G that is killing people.

“How come it got to my village when there is no 5G. A sickness is out there killing people and I am very disappointed that some pastors have hastily shown crowds that there is a conspiracy theory to take over the world and place chips in people’s bodies.

“We know the Antichrist will play all those pranks..but this is not it. This is a pandemic. Jesus Christ spoke about it in Matthew 24:8”.

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BREAKING: Funke Akindele, Husband Plead Guilty To Violating Social Distancing Law

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Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz has pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of violating the Lagos State Government directive on social distancing.

Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC skills were arraigned before a magistrate court in Lagos.

They were arraigned for breaching the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) which prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.

The proceedings are still ongoing at the time of this report.

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BREAKING: Buhari Approves Withdrawal Of $150m From Sovereign Wealth Fund To Tackle Coronavirus Impact On Economy

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The President, Major-General Muhamadu Buhari (retd.), has given approval for the withdrawal of $150m from the Sovereign Wealth Fund for distribution to the three tiers of government.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this on Monday, in Abuja during a media briefing on the fiscal policy measures to tackle the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

She said the amount would be withdrawn from the stabilization fund component of the Sovereign Wealth Fund.

The fund is currently being managed by the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.

Zainab said the need to withdraw the amount was to cushion the negative impact of the drop in revenue on the federation account.

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