I need blood to drink, as idol cries out before killing thief in Taraba

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Nemesis has caught up with a thief in Taraba state who made away with an idol from a Tiv community in Taraba state.

The middle-aged man was said to have gone to the crisis-ridden Tiv community to loot, but he chose to also take away the antiquity kept in a shrine.

But he kept the object in his room secretly without informing his co-looters what he had stolen.

Speaking to Daily Trust, a source from the community, Shamaki Solomon, explained that the man could not sleep the day he stole the antiquity.

He said the idol is a deity in the community used for protection by traditionalists in the village.

The man was said to have later confessed, saying that he heard a loud sound in his room saying ‘l need blood to drink’, which came from the position where he kept the antiquity.

Following the incident, the man could not sleep for three days. He then became sick, lost his senses and died later.

On what happens with the antiquity, the source said everyone was afraid to touch the antiquity which the victim hid in a bag.

BONANGS CHAMPAGNE spotted oN #SAINAUGURATION food and wine tasting

Ramaphosa with BNG

This has left everyone wondering if House of BNG will be served today or not?

After Fikile Mbalula’s cryptic insistence that there was “no such endorsement” of Bonang Matheba’s bubbly at the 2019 presidential inauguration, the public has been left wondering if House of BNG will be served today or not?

An eagle-eyed Twitter user’s observation has brought about further questions after they took a screenshot from a video showing Cyril Ramaphosa at an inauguration tasting where a bottle of House of BNG can be seen in the frame.

Ndisha Makhari@ndisha

There was a Cupcake tasting food and wines that will be enjoyed tomorrow. Bonang’s MCC is there. Fikile WA phapha.

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Come here bafanas @MbalulaFikile

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EFF leader Julius Malema even tagged Mbalula in the tweet demanding answers.

The ANC leader who is often quick to respond to Malema has opted to tweet solely about inauguration preparation while Bonang and the president’s office have remained mum on the matter.

Meanwhile, politicians, delegates, international guests and members of the public have all arrived at Loftus Versveld Stadium in Tshwane for the event which is expected to begin shortly.

You might also like…Pictures: Back shot from gifted Lethabo Molotsi

Mzansi’s b00ty queen has something special for us today and guess what it is, a shot from the back. Taking to her Instagram she wrote, ‘Not feeling well today but here’s your back shot‘. Not really sure about what might be bothering but anyways she has made our day.

Lethabo Molotsi

We think she decided to spoil us with a back shot since she is not sure when she will serve another one due to her not feeling well, See more pictures…

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THROW BACK-see what IBB said about Buhari in 1985

(THROWBACK) See What IBB Said About Buhari In 1985 (DETAILS)

Less than two years into Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime, the country was plagued with stern declarations and approaches and which was described by a lot of people as oppression.

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The story did not end well for Buhari and Tunde Idiagbon, his second-in-command, as they got toppled in a coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida and other members of the ruling Supreme Military Council (SMC) on Tuesday, August 27, 1985.

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In his takeover speech, Babangida reportedly said the decision was taken because Buhari was uncompromising in his attitude to issues of national significance and he was unwilling to change his stand.

Find below the full transcript of the speech by Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, given on Tuesday, August 27, 1985:

Fellow Nigerians, When in December 1983, the former military leadership, headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, assumed the reins of government, its accession was heralded in the history of this country. With the nation at the mercy of political misdirection and on the brink of economic collapse, a new sense of hope was created in the minds of every Nigerian. Since January 1984, however, we have witnessed a systematic denigration of that hope.

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It was stated then that mismanagement of political leadership and a general deterioration in the standard of living, which had subjected the common man to intolerable suffering, were the reasons for the intervention. Nigerians have since then been under a regime that continued with those trends. Events today indicate that most of the reasons which justified the military takeover of government from the civilians still persist. The initial objectives were betrayed and fundamental changes do not appear on the horizon.

 

Because the present state of uncertainty, suppression and stagnation resulted from the perpetration of a small group, the Nigerian Armed Forces could not as a part of that government be unfairly committed to take responsibility for failure. Our dedication to the cause of ensuring that our nation remains a united entity worthy of respect and capable of functioning as a viable and credible part of the international community dictated the need to arrest the situation. Let me at this point attempt to make you understand the premise upon which it became necessary to change the leadership.

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The principles of discussions, consultation and co-operation which should have guided decision-making process of the Supreme Military Council and the Federal Executive Council were disregarded soon after the government settled down in 1984. Where some of us thought it appropriate to give a little more time, anticipating a conducive atmosphere that would develop, in which affairs of state could be attended to with greater sense of responsibility, it became increasingly clear that such expectations could not be fulfilled.

 

Regrettably, it turned out that Major-General Muhammadu Buhari was too rigid and uncompromising in his attitudes to issues of national significance. Efforts to make him understand that a diverse polity like Nigeria required recognition and appreciation of differences in both cultural and individual perceptions, only served to aggravate these attitudes. Major-General Tunde Idiagbon was similarly inclined in that respect. As Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, he failed to exhibit the appropriate disposition demanded by his position. He arrogated to himself absolute knowledge of problems and solutions, and acted in accordance with what was convenient to him, using the machinery of government as his tool.

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A combination of these characteristics in the two most important persons holding the nation’s vital offices became impossible to content with. The situation was made worse by a number of other government functionaries and organisations, chief among which is the Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO). In fact, this body will be overhauled and re-organized. And so it came to be that the same government which received the tumultuous welcome now became alienated from the people. To prevent a complete erosion of our given mandate therefore, we had to act so that hope may be rebuilt.

 

Let me now address your attention to the major issues that confront us, so that we may, as one people, chart a future direction for our dear country. We do not pretend to have all the answers to the questions which our present problems have put before our nation. We have come with the strongest determination to create an atmosphere in which positive efforts shall be given the necessary support for lasting solutions. For matters of the moment which require immediate resolutions, we intend to pursue a determined programme of action. Major issues falling into this category have been identified and decisions taken on what should be done.

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Firstly, the issue of political detainees or convicts of special military tribunals. The history of our nation had never recorded the degree of indiscipline and corruption as in the period between October 1979 and December 1983. While this government recognises the bitterness created by the irresponsible excesses of the politicians, we consider it unfortunate that methods of such nature as to cause more bitterness were applied to deal with past misdeeds. We must never allow ourselves to lose our sense of natural justice. The innocent cannot suffer the crimes of the guilty. The guilty should be punished only as a lesson for the future. In line with this government’s intention to uphold fundamental human rights, the issue of detainees will be looked into with despatch.

 

As we do not intend to lead a country where individuals are under the fear of expressing themselves, the Public Officers Protection Against False Accusation Decree 4 of 1984 is hereby repealed. And finally, those who have been in detention under this decree are hereby unconditionally released. The responsibility of the media to disseminate information shall be exercised without undue hindrance. In that process, those responsible are expected to be forthright and to have the nation’s interest as their primary consideration. The issue of decrees has generated a lot of controversies.

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It is the intention of this government to review all other decrees. The last twenty months have not witnessed any significant changes in the national economy. Contrary to expectations, we have so far been subjected to a steady deterioration in the general standard of living; and intolerable suffering by the ordinary Nigerians have risen higher, scarcity of commodities has increased, hospitals still remain mere consulting clinics, while educational institutions are on the brink of decay. Unemployment has stretched to critical dimensions. Due to the stalemate, which arose in negotiation with the International Monetary Fund, the former government embarked on a series of counter-trade agreements.

 

Under the counter-trade agreements, Nigerians were forced to buy goods and commodities at higher prices than obtained in the international market. The government intends to review the whole issue of counter-trade. A lot has been said and heard about our position with the International Monetary Fund. Although we formally applied to the fund in April 1983, no progress has as yet been made in the negotiation and a stalemate has existed for the last two years.

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We shall break the deadlock that frustrated the negotiations with a view to evaluating more objectively both the negative and positive implications of reaching a mutual agreement with the Fund. At all times in the course of discussions, our representatives will be guided by the feelings and aspirations of the Nigerian people. It is the view of this government that austerity without structural adjustment is not the solution to our economic predicament.

 

The present situation whereby 44 per cent of our revenue earning is utilised to service debts is not realistic. To protect the danger this poses to the poor and the needy in our society, steps will be taken to ensure comprehensive strategy of economic reforms. The crux of our economic problems has been identified to centre around four fundamental issues:

 

1. A decrease of our domestic production, while our population continues to increase.

 

2. Dependence on import for both consumer goods and raw materials for our industries.

 

3. A grossly unequal gap between the rich and the poor.

 

4. The large role played by the public sector in economic activity with hardly any concrete results to justify such a role.

 

These are the problems we must confront.

 

ON FOREIGN POLICY: Nigeria’s foreign policy in the last 20 months has been characterised by inconsistency and incoherence. It has lacked the clarity to make us know where we stood on matters of international concern to enable other countries relate to us with seriousness. Our role as Africa’s spokesman has diminished because we have been unable to maintain the respect of African countries. The ousted military government conducted our external relations by a policy of retaliatory reactions. Nigeria became a country that has reacted to given situations, rather than taking the initiative as it should and always been done.

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More so, vengeful considerations. must not be the basis of our diplomacy. African problems and their solutions should constitute the premise of our foreign policy. The realisation of the Organisation of African Unity of the Lagos Plan of Action for self-sufficiency and constructive co-operation in Africa shall be our primary pursuit. The Economic Community of West African States must be reborn with the view to achieving the objective of regional integration. The problems of drought-stricken areas of Africa will be given more attention and sympathy, and our best efforts will be made to assist in their rehabilitation within the limits of our resources.

 

Our membership of the United Nations Organisation will be made more practical and meaningful. The call for a new International Economic Order which lost its momentum in the face of the debt crisis will be made once again. Nigeria hereby makes a renewed request to the Non-Aligned Movement to regroup and reinvigorate its determination to restructure the global economic system, while we appeal to the industrialized nations to positively consider the debt plight of the developing countries and assist in dealing with the dangers that face us.

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We shall remain members of the various multilateral institutions and inter-governmental organisations which we belong to and do what must be done to enhance the membership and participation within them. Fellow Nigerians, this country has had since independence a history mixed with turbulence and fortune. We have witnessed our rise to greatness, followed with a decline to the state of a bewildered nation. Our human potentials have been neglected, our natural resources put to waste.

 

A phenomenon of constant insecurity and overbearing uncertainty has become characteristic of our national existence. My colleagues and I are determined to change the course of history. This government is determined to unite this country. We shall not allow anything to obstruct us. We recognise that a government, be it civilian or military, needs the consent of the people to govern if it is to reach its objective. We do not intend to rule by force. At the same time, we should not be expected to submit to unreasonable demands.

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Fundamental rights and civil liberties will be respected, but their exercise must not degenerate into irrational expression nor border on subversion. The War Against Indiscipline will continue, but this time, in the minds and conduct of Nigerians, and not by way of symbolism or money-spending campaigns. This government, on its part, will ensure that the leadership exhibits proper example. Criticisms of actions and decisions taken by us will be given necessary attention and where necessary changes made in accordance with what is expected of us.

 

Let me reiterate what we said in 1984: This generation of Nigerians and indeed future generations have no other country but Nigeria. We must all stay and salvage it together. This time it shall be pursued with deeper commitment and genuine sincerity. There is a lot of work to be done by every single Nigerian. Let us all dedicate ourselves to the cause of building a strong, united and viable nation for the sake of our own lives and the benefits of posterity. Finally, I wish to commend the members of the Armed Forces and the Nigeria Police for their mature conduct during the change. I thank you all for your co-operation and understanding. God bless Nigeria.

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