“POWER OF SORRY”

Please try to read to the end”

Joseph was born into the family of middle class in the city of umuahia part of Nigeria.

Joseph found music as an inspiration to him.. he love music

At the age of ten 10, he became stubborn that is father could hardly handle him but the love his father had for him won’t let him push him away.

Joseph became adult and he thinks of finding his career.

One good morning he sat his father and mother down and said to them “father, mother I am leaving” his father said please I love you please don’t leave us you are all we have, you can manage my poultry farm I will leave it for you ..he insisted dad mom am leaving with your consent or not.

Joseph left, years after years without looking back…then one day his father was diagnosed with cancer due to loneliness and thought of his beloved son. His mother try to get to him but to no avail.

Joseph became a man then he needs to find love .. the think of going back home.

He left back to umuahia to his family. When he got home it was a different things everything was not the same..then he sighted his old lonely mom from far ..he asked mother where is my father.tears rolling down from his mother cheeck at that moment he knew something is wrong..son your father waited for you just to say am sorry ..but you didn’t show up..

Now Joseph realized how foolish he was ..with tears in his eyes crawling in his father’s grave “am sorry he said but his father could not hear him anymore. His full of regret..he wish he could turn back the hand of time..how good it would have been if he has said sorry to his father.

We fail realized that our parents are irreplaceble we should cherish them and listen to them. The end🙌🙌. Thanks for reading.. please show your reaction with how good or bad is this post.

A man die after jumping off the building in oyo ibadan Nigeria.

A young Nigeria I dentified as got himself killed jumping a high building.

Sola was said to have killed himself on Saturday morning after he climbed and jumped down from the peak of a mast belonging to a commercial bank at Sango area in Ibadan.
An eyewitness told Channels Television at the scene of the incident that the victim who appeared to be deeply troubled was seen naked before the tragedy.

According to her, Sola had made an attempt to climb a fence near some shops in the area but was prevented by the traders.

He was said to have taken another route through the bank’s premises where he gained access to the mast.
She explained that the victim climbed to the top of the mast and was shouting that he wanted to die before he eventually jumped.
In his reaction, the father of the victim who was accompanied by the mother described the incident as shocking and unbelievable.
The father refused to disclose his name but narrated that Sola had gone to church with his mother on Friday night and returned early on Saturday without any noticeable problem.
He said neither the victim’s mum nor himself knew when Sola left the house, only for them to be alerted by neighbours who saw him stripping himself on the road just before the incident.
The Oyo State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels Television shortly after it occurred.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, disclosed that the man was confirmed dead at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan.
He said the victim was able to gain access to the bank’s premises as the security operatives on duty mistook him for a beggar requesting money from ATM users.
Mr Fadeyi added that Sola fell on the roof of the bank and was rescued but was certified dead at the hospital as he bled through the mouth.
He added that his body has been moved to the morgue but the victim’s relatives have yet to claim it.

Welcome to the world full of disappointment

In this life we think catastrophe is when things didn’t go the way we want it to be..No ..

Certainly, if life is not going our way, it is an unpleasant experience, but it doesn’t amounts to “catastrophe”

Remember human being is born with difficulty and to face responsibilities but the catastrophe is that we tend to run away from all this problems not realizing that running away and avoiding it is never the way to solution but facing it is towards achieving the solution.

So stand t up today tell your self you can do it .I can defeat it..and see your self conquering the world around you.O:-)👌👌👌.

POWER PROBLEM: some State has almost 24 hours power supply..fashola.

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing has said that some cities in Nigeria can now boast of constant power supply.

He made the assertion on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday.

“Sitting down here I can tell you some states that have almost 24 hours – Kebbi, Yobe. Some have five, some have 10 and there are still outages,” Fashola said.

The former Lagos State governor said the Federal Government will solve the problems of poor power supply in the country and will continue to keep the people informed as to the watts being consumed in the country.

Another internet fraudster arrested in ibadan.

Ademola Babalola, Ibadan

Six suspected Internet fraudsters were, on Tuesday, arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, when operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission raided their hideout at the Kolapo Ishola Estate, Akobo area of the city.

The early morning bust, according to sources in the commission, followed series of petitions by residents of the community detailing the alleged illegal activities of the suspects.
Items recovered from the suspects included five different models of exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, and several documents on which they allegedly made false representations.

Reference

Punchng.com

War ! As zodwa meet with Ntsiki Mazwai at love studio moja

Zodwa Wabantu was not impressed when she heard that Ntsiki Mazwai had used her semi-nude pictures as a “debate starter” Zodwa couldn’t pretend when she meet her at the Moja love studio.

The entertainer clarified recent tabloid reports that they got into a heated confrontation, saying it was blown out of proportion, but admitted that she wasn’t too pleased with Ntsiki.

“I had never had any interaction with Ntsiki before the one you are talking about. I know she’s popular on Twitter, but I don’t have Twitter, so I know from what my friends told me what she says about me. I was at the Moja Love studios for a shoot and she approached me in the make-up room to tell me how she loves me and stuff, but I was firm and I told her where to get off, because I know what she says behind my back,” Zodwa told TshisaLIVE.
The entertainer said she wasn’t one to pretend.

The entertainer said she wasn’t one to pretend or beat around the bush.Zodwa explained that her friends told her about Ntsiki’s post from a few weeks ago and that Ntsiki had a lot to say about her

“I don’t care about her or what she says. I just can’t pretend, so when she came to me I was firm, I told her the truth about how I feel. People always use me for whatever reason behind my back for relevance or fame or whatever, and then want to come to me like we are friends. I don’t appreciate being used like that. I was just protecting myself. Don’t say one thing about me in my absence and another in my presence.

“I wish Zodwa love and happiness. As for me, I am focusing on my new journey at Moja Love TV and would like to concentrate on positive energy,” Ntsiki said.

Appeal Court grants PDP, Atiku permission to serve petition on Buhari through APC

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday granted permission to the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to serve their petition challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 election, on President Muhammadu Buhari through substituted means.

A three-man bench which sat in a “pre-hearing session” of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, granted the request contained in the petitioners’ ex parte application that Buhari, who is the second respondent to the petition, be served through any senior official or an officer of the APC at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.

The petitioners had on March 18, 2019, filed their case to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Buhari and his party, the APC, as the winner of the election.

The INEC, Buhari and the APC are the first to the third respondents respectively.

Reference.punch.com

Sweet jokes to spice up your day😄😄😄😄

One cute guy will just walk up to you to tell you his friend likes you(pointing at one dragon smiling at you)😂😂

Am I The Only One Who Never Bumped Into Someone Carrying Books, Then We Pick Them Up Together And Fall Inlove?? 😑😏
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Get Scared Wen Girls Approaches Me 1st, I Feel They Just Want To Sleep With Me And Run Away.

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If ur babe ask you for tfare, remind her what Peter told the man at the beautiful gate: “Silver nor gold I have not, but what I have I give u, stand up n walk.😄

MARY was a virgin and she married a carpenter (JOSEPH).
You are not a virgin and you are waiting
for a billionaire to marry you?
I will not say anything
😳😂😂😂😂

If the Government should band woman from using makeup, a lot of kids won’t recognize their mothers, if you like Angue with
our.. Forefather’s

You’re telling me to keep a secret, that I shouldn’t tell anyone. If it’s that easy why did you come and tell me?
Yeye…Mchteeeeew!!

INEC suspends Certificates of Return issuance to Zamfara Gov, Assembly polls winners



The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended the issuance of Certificates of Return to winners of the last governorship and House of Assembly elections in Zamfara State.

On its verified Facebook page, INEC said, it was just served the court orders cancelling the primaries conducted by the Zamfara All Progressives Congress.

The court order was issued by the Court of Appeal in Sokoto State on Monday.


Another building collapse in lagos

Another Building Collapses In Lagos

Channels Television  
Updated March 25, 2019

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Another building has collapsed in Lagos on Monday, March 25. 

The building, a two-storey edifice collapsed midday on Lagos Island.

According to the Lagos State Management Agency (LASEMA), no one was trapped in the rubbles.

Occupants of the collapsed building have been exiting all apartments and shops attached to the building after the Lagos State building control agency marked the building for demolition last week Friday.

A few others were still moving their property when the building caved in.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that a few people were injured and taken to the hospital.

Reference channel tv

Important of Algae .. “spirulina” to be specific

Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria that can be consumed by humans and other animals. The two species are Arthrospira platensis and A. maxima. Cultivated worldwide, Arthrospira is used as a dietary supplement or whole food. It is also used as a feed supplement in the aquaculture, aquarium, and poultry industries. 

Reference.. Wikipedia

This is serious Nigeria girl cried out to have just one night f***k with kiss Daniel.

She is seriously begging for connection.. you can just share this video…

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Couples got stuck while having sex

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Pilot die in in crashing plane in club house in bid to kill wife

A pilot, Charl Viljoen, has died after crashing a plane into a club in Botswana in an apparent bid to kill his wife after they had an argument.

Viljoen was reported to have stormed out of the clubhouse where his wife was attending a baby shower before stealing a small aircraft.

Footage showed the plane flying barely above the ground before it crashed into the venue near Mochudi, Botswana, close to the country’s border with South Africa

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Black is beautiful 💖💖💖💖

The other side of love

I have decided to share this story .. because it is the biggest sacrifice I have made in my life few years ago I fell In love with a beautiful girl.

She might not be so beautiful to you but for the love I have for her I see everything is beautiful about her .. that’s one of the magic of love you don’t see the ugly side of the person you love.

Virtually, I don’t really care if she love me but what does matter to me is that I love her. To cut the story short we were happy and planning how beautiful our future is gonna be.

One day a sudden change occurred ..she started ignoring me ..she doesn’t pick my calls anymore even when pick it as if we haven’t met before..that feelings of disappointment, heart break, anger all began to grow in ..so many thoughts on my mind.. asking myself so many questions but no answers.

One morning my phone rang, she said to me my boy friend is back, I was silent for some minutes I lost my focus it was like hell is raining down on me..I definitely understand what she meant by that statement..hmmmm.then she hang on.

However,, I thought and I thought so I came to know that sometimes you just have to let go.. because if you don’t it will create a big hole in your heart.

Another thing I understood is that love come naturally .if you love someone and they don’t love you .. don’t force it, because it will only lead to tragic end. I understand that I am special and best for the one who love me.at the right time I will find my love.

This is life .like a clock it move around with different segment and purpose (good or bad) what ever way it’s with you have patients it’s a only temporary. What is yours will definitely be yours.

God bless 🙌🙌🙌Jamiu🗣️💖👩😀😎

The other side of love

I have decided to share this story .. because it is the biggest sacrifice I have made in my life few years ago I fell In love with a beautiful girl.

She might not be so beautiful to you but for the love I have for her I see everything is beautiful about her .. that’s one of the magic of love you don’t see the ugly side of the person you love.

Virtually, I don’t really care if she love me but what does matter to me is that I love her. To cut the story short we were happy and planning how beautiful our future is gonna be.

One day a sudden change occurred ..she started ignoring me ..she doesn’t pick my calls anymore even when pick it as if we haven’t met before..that feelings of disappointment, heart break, anger all began to grow in ..so many thoughts on my mind.. asking myself so many questions but no answers.

One morning my phone rang, she said to me my boy friend is back, I was silent for some minutes I lost my focus it was like hell is raining down on me..I definitely understand what she meant by that statement..hmmmm.then she hang on.

However,, I thought and I thought so I came to know that sometimes you just have to let go.. because if you don’t it will create a big hole in your heart.

Another thing I understood is that love come naturally .if you love someone and they don’t love you .. don’t force it, because it will only lead to tragic end. I understand that I am special and best for the one who love me.at the right time I will find my love.

This is life .like a clock it move around with different segment and purpose (good or bad) what ever way it’s with you have patients it’s a only temporary. What is yours will definitely be yours.

God bless 🙌🙌🙌Jamiu🗣️💖👩😀😎

Remembering Idiagbon, the “no-nonsense” military general who ran Nigeria with Buhari

Today, March 24, makes it exactly two decades since Nigeria lost one of its foremost heroic figures, the late Major-General AbdulBaki Babatunde Idiagbon, to the cold hands of death.

He was 56 years old.
General Tunde Idiagbon, as he was simply known, was a celebrated soldier, an accomplished statesman and a remarkable ‘political figure’ who served as the Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters (de facto Vice President) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985.

Short history of idiagbon

It’s no longer news that the main reasons Nigerians voted en masse for Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election were his perceived integrity, firm stand against corruption and no-nonsense disposition to all forms of indiscipline and administrative recklessness. Some Nigerians are however of the opinion that it was the late major general Tunde Idiagbon who was behind many of the successes recorded, especially the war against corruption and indiscipline to which the then Head of state, general Muhammadu Buhari was given credits and accolades.
The Ilorin born major general was believed to be at the centre of coordination, was general Buhari’s“backbone” and the brain behind most of his achievements. The submission that Muhammedu Buhari never made key decisions without first consulting his vibrant lieutenant during the military regime has however been proved right by the series of events that had unfolded since the inauguration of the present APC-led administration three years ago which has made many Nigerians to begin to doubt if Mr president is really in charge of his government.
If the glaring and unnecessary rivalries and contradictions between agencies of the federal government, cases of insubordination and utter disobedience to direct presidential orders and directives by appointees of the president, the needless clashes, battles for supremacy and lack of respect to the constitutional provision of separation of power by the executive towards other arms of government, and the way and manner with which this government goes about the ongoing war against corruption are anything to consider, they show there’s a lacuna and great lack of coordination within the present government.

Whenever he was on holiday in Ilorin, Mr Idiagbon hawked water across the city before graduating to become a newspaper vendor under the then doyen of journalism in Ilorin, who later served as the national president, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Micheal Asaju, of blessed memory.
The late general attended the Ilorin United School, an institution founded by the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), for his primary education between 1950 and 1952.
In 1953, Mr Idiagbon proceeded to the Okesuna Senior Primary School, Ilorin, from where he finished his primary education in 1957.
Among his mates, were Mr Yinusa, who was a commissioner for agriculture in Kwara and a former national president of the IEDPU, as well as his younger sister, Maimunat Oniyangi, the wife of A.S. Oniyangi, a former secretary to the military government of Kwara State and a former national commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mr Idiagbon was probably among the first set of indigenes of Ilorin Emirate who enrolled in the Nigerian Military School, Zaria, which he attended between 1958 and 1962.
He was, thereafter, enlisted as an officer into the Nigerian army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1965 after successfully completing training at the Pakistani Military Academy, Kakul, from where he also bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
He was, by that, one of the first officers who obtained a university degree while in the military service.
In 1976, Mr Idiagbon went back to Pakistan where he attended the country’s Command and Staff College.
He also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, in 1981. In 1982, he was at the Naval Post Graduate School, United States, from where he obtained an International Defence Management Diploma. He was also a distinguished member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
As an industrious, brave and gallant soldier, Mr Idiagbon never missed any promotion.
He became a captain in 1968 during the bloody Nigerian civil war. In 1971, he was promoted to the rank of major and in 1974, he became a lieutenant colonel. He was decorated with the rank of a full Colonel in July 1978. In May 1980, this enviable son of Ilorin was elevated to the rank of a brigadier-general. He was eventually promoted to the rank of major-general in 1984.
In the course of his outstanding military services, this gallant soldier held various command posts. He was the commander, 4th Battalion of the Nigerian Army from August 1965 to February 1966. He was the sector commanding officer, 20 Battalion from October 1967 to February 1968. He also served in the same capacity at the 125 Battalion from 1968 to 1970.
This remarkable apostle of discipline was the brigade-major and deputy commander, 33 Brigade between March 1970 and March 1971. He served as the commander, 29 Brigade from March 1971 to December 1972.
As a result of the military involvement in the political administration of Nigeria, coupled with his glittering erudition and alluring leadership skills, the late Mr Idiagbon was a star in the succeeding military regimes which ruled the country from the end of the civil war to 1979 and between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985.
He was appointed the general staff officer, grade 1, and later principal staff officer, Supreme Headquarters, from January 1973 to August 1975. He also served as a member of the governing council of the University of Jos, Plateau State.
Mr Idiagbon’s direct political appointment, however, began in August 1978 when he was made the military administrator of the old Borno State.
He was at the same time the commander, 33 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, as well as a member of the National Council of States till October 1, 1979 when he handed over the administration of the then Borno State, which included the present day Yobe State, to Mohammad Goni who was elected governor on the platform of the Great Nigerian Peoples Party (GNPP).
From October 1979, General Idiagbon was the director, manpower and planning, army headquarters, till February 1981.
Between 1981 and 1983, he was the military secretary (army). He was on that position when he and his colleagues overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari, which they accused of mismanagement of the nation’s resources.
While Mr Idiagbon was, no doubt, the engine-room, the brain-box, and the star boy of the military regime headed by Mr Buhari, the story of how he emerged as the deputy head of that corrective government needs to be shared for us to have an insight into that unique ‘leadership partnership’ he built with his lanky boss and friend.
It was, indeed, very clear that neither Mr Buhari nor Mr Idiagbon was the initiator of the coup that toppled Shagari. They were, however, the greatest beneficiaries of the plot, courtesy of their integrity and decency.
Mr Buhari was said to have been invited to head the government as a way of adding the much-needed legitimacy to the desire of the military adventurists in power who initiated and executed the coup.
Such invitation was premised on Mr Buhari’s profound administrative experiences and infectious integrity, which characterised his career as the military governor in charge of the present day north-east region, as well as being the minister of petroleum and chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Mr Buhari was said to have accepted to lead the government only on the condition that he would be given the absolute liberty to select his deputy. Because Mr Buhari was so needed, he was allowed to make his choice and the lot fell on Mr Idiagbon because of their apparent compatibility in the realm of background, career path, integrity, personality, and political philosophy.
It was, therefore, not surprising that the duo not only worked seamlessly throughout, but the latter was given free hand to operate. That alluring working relationship saw him dominating the government so well that for the first and only time in the political history of Nigeria, the names of the head and his deputy were used to ‘nomenclate’ the administration as the Buhari/Idiagbon regime, even when the head of state did not pass on while in office.
Adding credence to that assertion, Mr Buhari had said in an interview granted a news magazine in 1993 that Mr Idiagbon was among the three Nigerian military officers he trusted and respected most. He added that the case of Mr Idiagbon was even unique among the trio because Providence had always made Mr Idiagbon to either serve under him or take-over offices he had previously occupied, and he always left those places better off.
For instance, the two at various times were sent for training at the Indo-Pakistani region. They both served as the chief executive of the Northern State of Borno, at separate times. Also, Mr Idiagbon took-over from Mr Buhari as the military secretary.
Mr Idiagbon was a man who not only chorused discipline, he lived it throughout his career and life. He was a man who utilised the privileges of several offices he held to promote nation-building and national development. He demonstrated absolute honesty, loyalty, and comradeship to the extent that 35 years after he left public service and two decades after his death, no one has accused him of any form of moral or financial corruption. He was, in fact, an epitome of transparency, honesty, and incorruptibility.
While he wished and worked for the unity and greatness of Nigeria, he also posted several patriotic contributions to his beloved Ilorin Emirate. He was among those outstanding patriots who assisted in placing the Emirate in the commanding position of the political configuration of Kwara State. He did this by teaming-up with like-minds from across the then Kwara State and beyond led by the late Yusuf Gobir to entrust the political leadership of the Emirate and that of the state on the late third Waziri of Ilorin and the Second Republic Senate Leader, Olusola Saraki.
Mr Idiagbon, then a Lt Colonel, served as a member of the main committee, which organised the inauguration of the highly-resourceful Mr Saraki as the political leader of the Emirate and Kwara State through his investiture as the second Turaki of Ilorin on April 12, 1974.
Mr Idiagbon’s love for Kwara State can also be appreciated in how he encouraged the Kwara state government under the leadership of Salaudeen Latinwo, a group captain, to initiate and launch the Kwara State Industrial Development Fund targeted at promoting the industrialisation of the state.
Besides, Mr Idiagbon was also a silent community leader who influenced many of the developmental agenda of the IEDPU prior to, while he was in, and even after leaving office as the nation’s number two citizen.
Apart from influencing the appointments of many of his compatriots into positions of authority in order to help others, he was always affording the IEDPU necessary and periodic advice on how the interests of indigenes of the Emirate could be propelled and sustained for community development.
No one is too good not to have his fault. One of the weaknesses associated with the late Mr Idiagbon was his extreme taciturn nature, which brought him so many misrepresentations.
Perhaps, particular experiences are responsible for his reluctance to open-up on issues and experiences that shaped his life. After his displacement from office and unlike his boss, he neither granted any press interview nor made any public statement for people to know where he stood on issues. His lack of will to put the account of his life and times, directly or through someone else, into writing has surely foreclosed for his countrymen and women, the privilege of learning one or two factors that accounted for his unique personality and statesmanship.
I also believe that his involvement in military politics was also a mistake. Politics, of whatever nature, is too dirty for a man who believed and expected loyalty and who could neither lie nor withstand betrayal. He should have refused every effort to bring him into it and that would have made him a professional soldier to the core and saved him from the disappointment he eventually suffered from his colleagues.
But having said these, I share the view of many others that the late Mr Idiagbon was an uncommon human and humane phenomenon who contributed a lot to the evolution and development of this country as a citizen and leader.

I, therefore, suggest that for his heroic labour not to be in vain, the present and future crop of the nation’s leadership should endeavour to emulate his discipline, patriotism, seriousness, loyalty, and civility. The present government should also go a step further by renaming national monuments after him.
While I urge the Kwara State Government to rename the Metropolitan Square, Ilorin, after him, I think it will also be appropriate to ask the federal government, led by his unassuming principal, friend, soulmate and comrade-in-arms, President Muhammadu Buhari, to confer an appropriate post-humous national honours award on him as he did to the late M.K.O.Abiola and Gani Fawenhimi last year. That will go a long way in appreciating his services and stimulating the interest of the present and future generations in patriotism and national development.
Mr Imam is the deputy editor of Unilorin Bulletin and the national publicity secretary, Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU).‎

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Remembering Idiagbon, the “no-nonsense” military general who ran Nigeria with Buhari

Today, March 24, makes it exactly two decades since Nigeria lost one of its foremost heroic figures, the late Major-General AbdulBaki Babatunde Idiagbon, to the cold hands of death.

He was 56 years old.
General Tunde Idiagbon, as he was simply known, was a celebrated soldier, an accomplished statesman and a remarkable ‘political figure’ who served as the Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters (de facto Vice President) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985.

Short history of idiagbon

It’s no longer news that the main reasons Nigerians voted en masse for Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election were his perceived integrity, firm stand against corruption and no-nonsense disposition to all forms of indiscipline and administrative recklessness. Some Nigerians are however of the opinion that it was the late major general Tunde Idiagbon who was behind many of the successes recorded, especially the war against corruption and indiscipline to which the then Head of state, general Muhammadu Buhari was given credits and accolades.
The Ilorin born major general was believed to be at the centre of coordination, was general Buhari’s“backbone” and the brain behind most of his achievements. The submission that Muhammedu Buhari never made key decisions without first consulting his vibrant lieutenant during the military regime has however been proved right by the series of events that had unfolded since the inauguration of the present APC-led administration three years ago which has made many Nigerians to begin to doubt if Mr president is really in charge of his government.
If the glaring and unnecessary rivalries and contradictions between agencies of the federal government, cases of insubordination and utter disobedience to direct presidential orders and directives by appointees of the president, the needless clashes, battles for supremacy and lack of respect to the constitutional provision of separation of power by the executive towards other arms of government, and the way and manner with which this government goes about the ongoing war against corruption are anything to consider, they show there’s a lacuna and great lack of coordination within the present government.

Whenever he was on holiday in Ilorin, Mr Idiagbon hawked water across the city before graduating to become a newspaper vendor under the then doyen of journalism in Ilorin, who later served as the national president, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Micheal Asaju, of blessed memory.
The late general attended the Ilorin United School, an institution founded by the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), for his primary education between 1950 and 1952.
In 1953, Mr Idiagbon proceeded to the Okesuna Senior Primary School, Ilorin, from where he finished his primary education in 1957.
Among his mates, were Mr Yinusa, who was a commissioner for agriculture in Kwara and a former national president of the IEDPU, as well as his younger sister, Maimunat Oniyangi, the wife of A.S. Oniyangi, a former secretary to the military government of Kwara State and a former national commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mr Idiagbon was probably among the first set of indigenes of Ilorin Emirate who enrolled in the Nigerian Military School, Zaria, which he attended between 1958 and 1962.
He was, thereafter, enlisted as an officer into the Nigerian army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1965 after successfully completing training at the Pakistani Military Academy, Kakul, from where he also bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
He was, by that, one of the first officers who obtained a university degree while in the military service.
In 1976, Mr Idiagbon went back to Pakistan where he attended the country’s Command and Staff College.
He also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, in 1981. In 1982, he was at the Naval Post Graduate School, United States, from where he obtained an International Defence Management Diploma. He was also a distinguished member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
As an industrious, brave and gallant soldier, Mr Idiagbon never missed any promotion.
He became a captain in 1968 during the bloody Nigerian civil war. In 1971, he was promoted to the rank of major and in 1974, he became a lieutenant colonel. He was decorated with the rank of a full Colonel in July 1978. In May 1980, this enviable son of Ilorin was elevated to the rank of a brigadier-general. He was eventually promoted to the rank of major-general in 1984.
In the course of his outstanding military services, this gallant soldier held various command posts. He was the commander, 4th Battalion of the Nigerian Army from August 1965 to February 1966. He was the sector commanding officer, 20 Battalion from October 1967 to February 1968. He also served in the same capacity at the 125 Battalion from 1968 to 1970.
This remarkable apostle of discipline was the brigade-major and deputy commander, 33 Brigade between March 1970 and March 1971. He served as the commander, 29 Brigade from March 1971 to December 1972.
As a result of the military involvement in the political administration of Nigeria, coupled with his glittering erudition and alluring leadership skills, the late Mr Idiagbon was a star in the succeeding military regimes which ruled the country from the end of the civil war to 1979 and between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985.
He was appointed the general staff officer, grade 1, and later principal staff officer, Supreme Headquarters, from January 1973 to August 1975. He also served as a member of the governing council of the University of Jos, Plateau State.
Mr Idiagbon’s direct political appointment, however, began in August 1978 when he was made the military administrator of the old Borno State.
He was at the same time the commander, 33 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, as well as a member of the National Council of States till October 1, 1979 when he handed over the administration of the then Borno State, which included the present day Yobe State, to Mohammad Goni who was elected governor on the platform of the Great Nigerian Peoples Party (GNPP).
From October 1979, General Idiagbon was the director, manpower and planning, army headquarters, till February 1981.
Between 1981 and 1983, he was the military secretary (army). He was on that position when he and his colleagues overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari, which they accused of mismanagement of the nation’s resources.
While Mr Idiagbon was, no doubt, the engine-room, the brain-box, and the star boy of the military regime headed by Mr Buhari, the story of how he emerged as the deputy head of that corrective government needs to be shared for us to have an insight into that unique ‘leadership partnership’ he built with his lanky boss and friend.
It was, indeed, very clear that neither Mr Buhari nor Mr Idiagbon was the initiator of the coup that toppled Shagari. They were, however, the greatest beneficiaries of the plot, courtesy of their integrity and decency.
Mr Buhari was said to have been invited to head the government as a way of adding the much-needed legitimacy to the desire of the military adventurists in power who initiated and executed the coup.
Such invitation was premised on Mr Buhari’s profound administrative experiences and infectious integrity, which characterised his career as the military governor in charge of the present day north-east region, as well as being the minister of petroleum and chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Mr Buhari was said to have accepted to lead the government only on the condition that he would be given the absolute liberty to select his deputy. Because Mr Buhari was so needed, he was allowed to make his choice and the lot fell on Mr Idiagbon because of their apparent compatibility in the realm of background, career path, integrity, personality, and political philosophy.
It was, therefore, not surprising that the duo not only worked seamlessly throughout, but the latter was given free hand to operate. That alluring working relationship saw him dominating the government so well that for the first and only time in the political history of Nigeria, the names of the head and his deputy were used to ‘nomenclate’ the administration as the Buhari/Idiagbon regime, even when the head of state did not pass on while in office.
Adding credence to that assertion, Mr Buhari had said in an interview granted a news magazine in 1993 that Mr Idiagbon was among the three Nigerian military officers he trusted and respected most. He added that the case of Mr Idiagbon was even unique among the trio because Providence had always made Mr Idiagbon to either serve under him or take-over offices he had previously occupied, and he always left those places better off.
For instance, the two at various times were sent for training at the Indo-Pakistani region. They both served as the chief executive of the Northern State of Borno, at separate times. Also, Mr Idiagbon took-over from Mr Buhari as the military secretary.
Mr Idiagbon was a man who not only chorused discipline, he lived it throughout his career and life. He was a man who utilised the privileges of several offices he held to promote nation-building and national development. He demonstrated absolute honesty, loyalty, and comradeship to the extent that 35 years after he left public service and two decades after his death, no one has accused him of any form of moral or financial corruption. He was, in fact, an epitome of transparency, honesty, and incorruptibility.
While he wished and worked for the unity and greatness of Nigeria, he also posted several patriotic contributions to his beloved Ilorin Emirate. He was among those outstanding patriots who assisted in placing the Emirate in the commanding position of the political configuration of Kwara State. He did this by teaming-up with like-minds from across the then Kwara State and beyond led by the late Yusuf Gobir to entrust the political leadership of the Emirate and that of the state on the late third Waziri of Ilorin and the Second Republic Senate Leader, Olusola Saraki.
Mr Idiagbon, then a Lt Colonel, served as a member of the main committee, which organised the inauguration of the highly-resourceful Mr Saraki as the political leader of the Emirate and Kwara State through his investiture as the second Turaki of Ilorin on April 12, 1974.
Mr Idiagbon’s love for Kwara State can also be appreciated in how he encouraged the Kwara state government under the leadership of Salaudeen Latinwo, a group captain, to initiate and launch the Kwara State Industrial Development Fund targeted at promoting the industrialisation of the state.
Besides, Mr Idiagbon was also a silent community leader who influenced many of the developmental agenda of the IEDPU prior to, while he was in, and even after leaving office as the nation’s number two citizen.
Apart from influencing the appointments of many of his compatriots into positions of authority in order to help others, he was always affording the IEDPU necessary and periodic advice on how the interests of indigenes of the Emirate could be propelled and sustained for community development.
No one is too good not to have his fault. One of the weaknesses associated with the late Mr Idiagbon was his extreme taciturn nature, which brought him so many misrepresentations.
Perhaps, particular experiences are responsible for his reluctance to open-up on issues and experiences that shaped his life. After his displacement from office and unlike his boss, he neither granted any press interview nor made any public statement for people to know where he stood on issues. His lack of will to put the account of his life and times, directly or through someone else, into writing has surely foreclosed for his countrymen and women, the privilege of learning one or two factors that accounted for his unique personality and statesmanship.
I also believe that his involvement in military politics was also a mistake. Politics, of whatever nature, is too dirty for a man who believed and expected loyalty and who could neither lie nor withstand betrayal. He should have refused every effort to bring him into it and that would have made him a professional soldier to the core and saved him from the disappointment he eventually suffered from his colleagues.
But having said these, I share the view of many others that the late Mr Idiagbon was an uncommon human and humane phenomenon who contributed a lot to the evolution and development of this country as a citizen and leader.

I, therefore, suggest that for his heroic labour not to be in vain, the present and future crop of the nation’s leadership should endeavour to emulate his discipline, patriotism, seriousness, loyalty, and civility. The present government should also go a step further by renaming national monuments after him.
While I urge the Kwara State Government to rename the Metropolitan Square, Ilorin, after him, I think it will also be appropriate to ask the federal government, led by his unassuming principal, friend, soulmate and comrade-in-arms, President Muhammadu Buhari, to confer an appropriate post-humous national honours award on him as he did to the late M.K.O.Abiola and Gani Fawenhimi last year. That will go a long way in appreciating his services and stimulating the interest of the present and future generations in patriotism and national development.
Mr Imam is the deputy editor of Unilorin Bulletin and the national publicity secretary, Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU).‎

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Breaking: Ex-FCT Minister Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi guber supplementary poll

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bala Mohammed has just been declared winner of Saturday March 23, 2019 governorship supplementary election.

Returning Officer Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement on Sunday, a day after the exercise took place in the state, Channels TV reports.

According to him, the PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar, who is the incumbent governor polled 5,117.

The RO, however, noted that he is in no position to make a return because the case involving the Tafawa Balewa LGA is still in court.

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This question has been running through my mind..

If sex before marriage is a sin and a child is blessing from God

My question is can a sin produce a blessing?

A young Nigerian is boast of her beauty

No preek can satisfy me ..a young Nigeria tweet

A young Nigerian DJ Timo v on her tweeter page no preek can satisfy me ..oh ..I don’t know what this world is turning too

See what our music stars are doing to the world: They ignite fire from Lagos to the whole world

  • By Ehi Braimah
  • …Nigeria’s music culture ignites fire from Lagos to Accra, Nairobi, Dubai, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Toronto, Houston and Atlanta.

On election day for governors in 29 States and State Houses of Assembly seats on Saturday March 9, 2019, my family and I were having a late breakfast at about noon and Trace Naija, the popular music channel on DSTV, was on and featuring songs by top Nigerian artistes.

Then I popped this question to no one in particular: who is your favourite Nigerian music artiste and why? My daughter, a keen music follower with her eyes on media arts as a possible future vocation, answered me and announced Wizkid and Davido because of the lyrics, beat, tempo and rhythms of their songs. Wow, I exclaimed! She explained further that their songs are popular and relate well with a youthful audience.

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