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LIGHTER MOOD: Words On Marble- War, Far More Than Shooting Guns!



LIGHTER MOOD: Words On Marble- War, Far More Than Shooting Guns!

*People who never witnessed war Will think war is just shooting guns and killing people. They forget that*

*War is starvation,

*War is rape,

*war is deprivation of movement,

*war is fear,

*war is lack of access to health care,

*war is lack of access to your wealth,

*war is Diseases,

*war is hopelessness,

*war is losing children,

*war is losing parents,

*war is losing spouse,

*war is losing loved ones,

*War is not going to school

*War is not going to work,

*War is excreting right in your hiding spot,

*War is drinking your own wee

*War is creating an entire generation who will be illiterate,

*War is so much more than just shooting guns and ending lives.

Even after war, it will take decades for a nation to heal, to reconcile and to rebuild, etc, Ask Rwanda, Congo, Liberia, South Sudan, and Libya, War, in reality, is different from war in the movies. When next you wish for war ask those who have witnessed the 1966 Nigerian Civil War, Everybody became casualties of war both dead and the living. “United we stand, divided we fall”. 

Stop �� inciting the youth, Stop �� promoting Chaos, and Stop �� forwarding messages and videos that are capable of causing crises.

May God Unite Nigeria “One  love keeps us together “

This is for those who have ears��

Kindly Forward to others, sensitization for peaceful coexistence must start now.


LIGHTER MOOD: Words On Marble- War, Far More Than Shooting Guns!

*Chief Adebayo Sarumi


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TAMPAN Mourns Murphy Afolabi, Saint Obi, Two Others; Black Day in Osogbo Over Murphy



The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) says the death of Nollywood actors, Murphy Afolabi, Saint Obi, Mukaila Adedigba, and Wasiu Adegbenro, is devastating to the association.

Bolaji Amusan, National President of TAMPAN,  stated this in a statement issued on Monday in Lagos.

Amusan condoled with the families of the departed colleagues and prayed that God grants them all the fortitude to bear the loss.

“TAMPAN received with shock and great disbelief the sad news of the untimely departure of popular Nollywood stars, Murphy Afolabi, Mukaila Adedigba, Wasiu Adegbenro, and the English actor, Saint Obi.

“The news came to us as a rude shock at this time when TAMPAN is intensifying efforts toward improving the welfare of members and the quality of life of the Nigerian artists.

“We pray that God grants them all eternal rest,” he said.

Amusan said the increasing rate of untimely death among its members and others within the creative industry had become worrisome.

He called on TAMPAN members and Nigerian artists generally to pay proper attention to their health.

“These sad incidences necessitate another clarion call to all members of our association and Nigerian artists, in general, to pay close attention to their health.

“It is also very important at this time to admonish all individuals within the creative sector in Nigeria to create time for recreation and take time off once in a while from work,” he said.

 Saint Obi passed on at the age of 57 after a protracted illness. Murphy Afolabi, aged 49, reportedly died of complications from a slip in the bathroom on Sunday.

Also, Mukaila Adedigba died on  May 13 while Wasiu Adegbenro, a sound recordist, popularly known as “Techno”, died on May 14.

The Maritime First can authoritatively report that for youths in Osogbo, Sunday was a  Black Day, as fans gathered in little crowds and spoke in hush tones. 

The Fetuata Compound, the traditional home of Murphy wore a very mournful look, Monday morning. 

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Makinde Explains Delay In Emergence of New Aalafin, Soun, Swears In New CJ



Makinde Explains Delay In Emergence of New Aalafin, Soun, Swears In New CJ

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says delay in the emergence of the new Aalafin of Oyo and Soun of Ogbomosoland, was to allow due process to be followed in their selection to avoid a repeat of past mistakes.

Makinde made this known on Tuesday in Ibadan while swearing in the new Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyabo Yerima.

The event was held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

Makinde said he had already communicated to the kingmakers in the two towns that institutional framework should be followed in the selection of new Alafin and Soun.

According to him, once due process is followed, things generally will work out more efficiently.

“We have gone through a situation where a king was removed by the judiciary in the state after he has been on the throne for over 22 years.

“And I said to myself, not under my watch are we going to repeat the same mistake. I will rather delay and have due process followed.

“Then, if anybody decides to go to court after the emergence of the new traditional rulers, such exercise might be a nullity.

“I believe this is what we need in Nigeria right now – strong institutions.

“But, we also need people to build them, people with experience, capacity and people with a strong conviction to do what is right.

“That is why the appointment of people like Justice Iyabo Yerima is important because she has experience in leadership,” Makinde said.

Swearing in Yerima, as a substantive Chief Judge, he said that her appointment was in accordance with Section 271 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.

He said that the swearing-in was done after her appointment was confirmed by the House of Assembly.

Makinde, while congratulating the new Chief Judge, promised to give her the necessary support to succeed.

He hinted that his administration had taken steps to ensure that judiciary in the state work effectively, assuring that his government would try its best to provide resources as they were available.

The governor said that if justice was to be dispensed efficiently, it should be carried out in a befitting environment.

In her remarks, Yerima pledged to take Judiciary in the state to a greater height.

She lauded Makinde for the cooperation that the judiciary in the state has been enjoying since the inception of his administration.

The Chief judge, however, pleaded for the renovation of all the courtrooms in the state.

The highlights of the event were the administering of Administration Oath and the Judicial Oath on the Chief Judge by the governor.

The Deputy Governor, Chief Adebayo Lawal; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubanwo Adeosun; High Court Judges and other top government functionaries were present at the event.

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