Thursday, 17 December 2015
"I remember being that girl in the middle of the gas station trying to call 9-11 or call my mom and he's got me by my head and by my hair and he's pulling me back and there's people just watching and they don't know what to do. And all you could hope for is that someone will save you. But at the same time, you don't know how to save yourself."Another time,
"He literally put a bullet in the gun and pointed it at my face."
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Olu-Kayode has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari over Saudi Arabia’s inclusion of Nigeria among the military coalition to combat terrorism globally.
Saudi Arabia yesterday announced formation of a coalition of 34 mainly Muslim countries – including powers such as Egypt and Turkey – to coordinate a fight against “terrorist organisations”. Nigeria was included
The idea didn’t sit well with Fani-Kayode.
“Al Jazeera says Nigeria is now part of a “34 member coalition of muslim nations” and that they will “fight terror in the name of islam”” he tweeted.
“Is this part of “change” agenda? Can’t they just, for once, think about the implications of what they are doing?”
“Nigeria is not a muslim state. We are a multi-religious, multi-cultural secular state and 1 million Muhammadu Buharis and his Saudi friends cannot change that.” he added.
Only yesterday the Magistrate court in Wuse zone 2, Abuja, dropped all charges of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and leading an unlawful society brought against Kanu by the federal government after the DSS appealed to the court to strike out his case so he can be taken to a higher court that can entertain charges bordering on terrorism.
A statement signed by the General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Asake yesterday night reads
“This singular gesture of the Buhari government betrays so much, and tends to confirm our fears that underneath everything this government is doing, there is an agenda with strong Islamic undertones, aimed at undermining Nigeria’s pluralistic character and neutrality regarding government’s affiliation to any one religion. While joining hands with other countries to fight ISIS is something good, our country must not be tagged as a Muslim or Arab nation. Christians must make a public statement showing their discontent on this development which portends great danger to national unity and integration".
Model, Natalie Yoshida had a brilliant idea for a Christmas card and it's one that is sure to polarise opinion. She is pictured along with her sister Rachel and their mother wearing t-shirts with “HO” emblazoned on in bright orange letters. The father of the Florida family has a shirt that says, “Chillin’ with my hos.” Natalie included the caption: "My family's xmas photo dis year. Disclaimer: this was my idea I want the credit bc it's damn good"
Speaking about convincing her family to take part Natalie said: “My mom agreed immediately. My dad never actually agreed or disagreed. He’s a great sport."
She says their friends understand their sense of humour and have no problems with it and folks who criticise can't take a joke.