A tweet by Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, telling the Federal Government that Nigeria is hellish; and a presidential aide’s response have set Twitter agog, as Omotola and Bashir Ahmed have continued to trend as Nigerians respond to their tweets.
Jalade-Ekeinde had, on Sunday, tweeted at President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, via her official Twitter account, @Realomosexy: “The country under your watch is hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident The lack of Money in circulation, now coupled with the continuous assault and killings by uniformed men will make this country implode!!! It’s unbearable! Do something! Insecurity! Fear and desperation everywhere.”
The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmed, via his verified Twitter account, @BashirAhmaad, on Tuesday, responded, “Madam Omotola, those who are working for clean money are not complaining and will never refer to our dear country as ‘hellish’. In Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small-scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions.”
However, Jalade-Ekeinde, in her reply, called on the presidential aide to put politics aside and address the issues objectively.
She said, “As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working clean for my money, I hear you. It’s good that there are some (signs of) progress. Do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?”
Jalade-Ekeinde’s tweet generated support from several Nigerians, including a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who reminded the actress that public servants were wont to turn a blind eye to the protests of the public.
Ezekwesili said, “Don’t worry yourself. We all know foolish hubris when we see it. The world is filled with relics of governments that ignored the outcries of their citizens. Don’t worry yourself. #MessageToOmotola.
“Those with the privilege of education must use their voice in every society to demand a better life for especially the weak, the poor and the vulnerable. Don’t worry yourself about what is thrown at you. They and not you have the duty to the accountability you demanded.”
Primate Ayodele to S’West govs: “You’re breeding terrorists with Amotekun” +His fulfilled prophecies on rain and air crash
The founder and spiritual leader at INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele (JP), has warned that the decision by governors of Southwest Nigeria to establish a security outfit for the region called Amotekun, was a risky one.
The popular seer, during a Sunday service message at his church headquarters in Lagos, said the governors have set the tone for those who would exploit their good intention for fanatical purposes.
“Southwest governors are creating internal terrorists. The governors must be careful,” Ayodele cautioned, “so that Amotekun does not become another terror group in the Southwest region through those who might want to use it for purposes other than solving people’s security challenges.”
The cleric, at the service, recalled some of his fulfilled prophecies for the new year. They include his warning to the transport union against impending crisis. Ayodele had mid December 2019, warned that the Lagos NURTW leader, MC Oluomo, “should put the house in order because NURTW will experience serious crisis and violence next year.”
On January 12, 2020, the servant of God also asked for rain “within seven days”. The cleric said “whether the weather likes or not, I’m speaking to God as His servant, let there be rain within seven days. Prophets in the Bible prayed, they asked for signs and you listened to them. I stand in that gap and ask for signs for your children; my Lord, answer us with rain. Lord, show us that you are with us in 2020.”
On the evening of Monday, 13th of January, heavy downpour was reported in major cities of the country.
On January 8. Primate Ayodele recalled his November 2019 forewarning that “the first three weeks of the new year would be terrible, except God hears our prayers.”
“America has never experienced earthquake,” said the prophet, “but this year, I foresee America experiencing earthquake for the first time. I speak as servant of God.” Ayodele, who warned on January 7th that, between 2020 and 2022, there will be a big event that would shake the world, noted that prophecy, is the real security report as it is a message that comes straight from God, “but because governments do not understand prophecy or they choose to be stubborn about it, they do not regard it.”
Some of Primate Ayodele’s recent prophecies that have come to pass include the Ukranian plane crash in Iran, the recent attack on churches and Christians, the Iran and America crisis, the renewed attacks on soldiers by the Boko Haram, and many more.
Foundation organises free medical care for children with sickle cell disease
The Brain and Body Foundation, in partnership with Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) and The Federal Ministry of Health has organized a free medical clinic for children with sickle cell disease (SCD) ages 1-12 years.
The event with the theme Breaking The Cycle Of Pain’ was held on Friday December 20, 2019 at the Kernel Park, off Amosu Road, Surulere, Lagos State.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. David Ajibade, the founder and executive director of the Brain and Body Foundation, explained that the purpose of the event was: to help children with sickle cell disease live as normal a life as possible; one which peers without the disease enjoy; one without pain or suffering.”
As the co-convener of the event, he gave a keynote address on how to combat the pains and other symptoms associated with the ailment. He also spoke on genetics, and on the importance of intending couples checking their genotype in a qualified clinic or laboratory before tying the nupital knot.
Dr. Ajibade also spoke about the importance of children with the disease taking high quality nutrients in order to boost their immune systems and improve blood flow.
A co-sponsor of the event – A United States based psychiatrist, Dr. Yinka Onafuya, said that there is a genuine need and urgency to properly educate people with sickle cell disease and of the crucial need for supplements that can help them live free of the life threatening consequences of the disease.
His words of advice also included the importance of regular follow-up (regular blood tests), of staying well hydrated, and of using well treated mosquito nets to prevent malaria.
Another participant at the event – Ms. Toyin Adesola, spoke on the use of folic acid and other supplements by children with SCD and the importance of consuming vegetables often.
It was a rewarding outreach because at the end of the event, over 200 sickle cell disease patients between the ages of 1 and 12 were attended to at the venue.
There was a questions and answers segment too, and the kids who had severe issues were each able to consult with a team of doctors individually who made out time to attend to them.
Participants came from both within and from outside Lagos for the event and all went home happy at the end of the day.