The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, says autonomy for federating units in Nigeria is the best political solution to resolve the various secessionist groups and arrowheads in the country.
Iba Gani Adams stated this in reaction to a statement by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), saying that the Federal Government won’t rule out a political solution to resolve the crisis surrounding separatist agitations in Nigeria.
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Growing dissatisfaction, disaffection, and perceived injustice have fueled secessionist agitations in Southern Nigeria of late. While detained Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho is an arrowhead of Yoruba Nation in the South-West, embattled Nnamdi Kanu leads the proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra in the South-East.
Speaking with our correspondent, Adams said, “The Federal Government have no choice than to proffer political solution to the two cases – Igboho and Kanu – because whether the Federal Government believe in their cause or not, their followers believe in what they are doing.
“In the South-East, the people already have the mindset that they are being shortchanged and marginalised in the political system. What they are agitating for is either to have their liberation or get a certain autonomy.
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“And for Igboho, I haven’t seen the offence Igboho committed than warranted criminal charges. He was pressing his demands peacefully and if the government wants to move this country forward, if the Federal Government does not want agitations to breed in other regions, it should resolve the two cases politically, it is the best option to douse tension.”
Adams also said though the government is against the secession of any part of the entity called Nigeria, it should not be against autonomy for the various regions.
He said, “The government should not only resolve the issue of Igboho and Kanu but to listen to the cries of the people. Even though the government does not allow secession, it should allow the federating units to develop at their pace so that more agitation won’t rise because, without this, more agitations may arise in the country because people are hungry and angry.”
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Willow Camille Reign Smith, also known as Willow, is an American singer, actress, and dancer.
Willow Smith was born on October 31, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actress-musician Jada Pinkett Smith and actor-musician Will Smith. She has two older siblings: her brother Jaden Smith, an actor and musician, and her half-brother Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III, an actor and DJ. Smith and her siblings are youth ambassadors for Project Zambi, which, in conjunction with Hasbro, provides assistance for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.
Smith attended Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles.
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In 2018, Smith began co-hosting the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk, which has earned her two NAACP Image Awards and two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. In 2021, Smith released the single “Transparent Soul” featuring Travis Barker, which reached number one on the Billboard Rock Streaming chart. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.
Smith made her acting debut in 2007 in the film I Am Legend along with her father Will Smith, and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl alongside Abigail Breslin.
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In 2015, Smith released her debut album, Ardipithecus, including the single “Wait a Minute!”, which was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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“It Was A Little Bit Surreal” – Frank Lampard Narrates How He Was Brutally Sacked By Chelsea After Being Summoned To The Boardroom
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has shed light on the way he was dismissed from his post as the club’s manager at the beginning of this year.
The ex-Blues midfielder enjoyed over a decade at the club before making the switch to Manchester City, calling time on his playing career after a brief spell at New York City .
After a first managerial gig at Championship side Derby County , Lampard was entrusted with the responsibility of taking charge of his former side through a particularly turbulent period that involved a two-window transfer ban.
Having secured Champions League qualification in his first term, things quickly soured around the festive period of his second campaign at the helm.
Lampard oversaw some heavy spending in the summer of 2020, enticing the likes of Timo Werner , Ben Chilwell , Kai Havertz , Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech to Stamford Bridge as well as Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
The accumulative total of seven new additions came to a whopping £220m, meaning the pressure was firmly on Lampard to guide the Blues to a title tilt – yet performances on the pitch were some way off the required standard.
As a result, the former England international was sacked from his role as Chelsea manager at the turn of the calendar year, replaced by ex- Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel.
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Lampard has since given an insight into how he was relieved of his duties by those at the top of the Chelsea hierarchy.
The former Blues boss explained: “We had beaten Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round, and it was the next morning – I got a text from [chairman] Bruce Buck saying can you move training and come and meet us in the boardroom.
“You know that first message as well, you wake up and think ‘let’s have a flick through Instagram – I’m joking but once the club make that decision, there’s no nice way to do it.
“They said can you come and meet us in the boardroom, I knew straightaway there is no nice way of doing that, there may be different ways of etiquette but at the end of the day results are the same.”
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He went on to give details of the following meeting with Buck and Director Marina Granovskaia, revealing: “When I met Bruce and Marina, it was very cordial – I knew what was coming then.
“Not at the time but I was thankful for the period, you understand what it is – they are going to move on and there is nothing you can do about it, I’ve never been in that position before and it was a little bit surreal at the time, but it is what is.
“When you take the job, you understand that call may come, unless you are winning back to back titles that’s going to happen.”
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