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Character Moulder, ASABA KP ASABA Ask the Government of Bayelsa State to Withdraw the appointment of NNEGI as SSA to the Governor.
Asaba KP Asaba who is in the business of building character in the lives of young ones, who is also a banker with one of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria has posted on his official Facebook page calling on the government of Bayelsa State to Withdraw the appointment of Nnegi, he wrote:
"The Government of Bayelsa State should withdraw the Appointment of Miss Rebecca Nnegi Hampson as the SSA to the governor on Girl Child Development.
The appointment of Rebecca popularly known as Nnegi was based on the fact that she could be of a good role model to the younger generation, mostly on "Girl Child Development" as intended.
But we are deeply disappointed seeing our supposed Role Model gracing a birthday party Pantless.
As such, she will only influence the younger generation Negatively. I call on the good government of Bayelsa State to review her appointment as Senior Special Assistant immediately before she influence our younger generation Negatively."
ASABA KP ASABA.
Nigeria Army Redeploys Generals, Commanders, Senior Officers
The Nigerian Army has redeployed some of its top generals and senior serving officers.
Col. Sagir Musa announced the shake-up in a statement on Monday, adding that all new postings will take effect from July 20.
Sagir said Maj. Gen. L. Irabor has been redeployed from Defence Headquarters, Department of Training and Operations to Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, while Maj. Gen. F. Agugo was moved from 6 Division NA, Port Harcourt, to Headquarters, NA Signal Corps, Apapa, Lagos as Corps Commander Signals.
Maj. Gen. M Mohammed is transferred from Headquarters, NA Signal Corps Apapa, Lagos to Office of the COAS and appointed Special Adviser, NA University, Biu, Borno State, while Maj. Gen. A. Dikko of Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, was moved to NA Training Centre, Kontagora.
Maj. Gen. U. Yakubu has been moved from NA Corps of Artillery Kontagora to Army Headquarters, Abuja while Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen. B. Sawyer was moved from AHQ Department of Policy and Plans to NA Armour School Bauchi.
Maj. Gen. I. Uzamere has been redeployed from the NA College of Logistics, Lagos, to AHQ Abuja, Department of Logistics as Chief of Logistics (Army).
Others include Col. B. Sarki from Defence Intelligence College to 6 Military Intelligence Brigade as acting Commander; Col. K. Ogunsoya from DHQ to Headquarters, Directorate of Army Public Relations; Chief of Staff, Col. T. Antigha from Headquarters, Multinational Joint Task Force, Ndjamena, to Defence Headquarters as acting Executive Director, Armed Forces Radio.
Rivers APC crisis: Rotimi Amaechi loyalists blast Magnus Abe
A faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State loyal to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the leader of the rival faction, Senator Magnus Abe, of throwing in spanner into wheel of all efforts to bring about peace and reconcile members of the the party.
The faction of the party in a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke, a former lawmaker in the House of Representative claimed that Magnus Abe from all indications is gradually transforming himself into a stumbling bloc in efforts to reorganize and reconcile members of the party in Rivers.
Nwuke said in the statement, “Last week, you will recall, Distinguished Senator Abe chose when a hearing was about to commence in a competent Court to provide a legal opinion, which was viewed by well meaning persons as an attempt, perhaps to influence the thinking of the law.
“We urged our brother, associate and friend to refrain from acts which may endanger the attempt by good men and women to build the peace and restore sanity within our party. On that occasion, we also urged him to return home and join in the effort to keep our party united.
“On Wednesday, 7th July, 2020, our Distinguished Senator opened yet another flak. This time, he openly linked those he called the “Promoters of Violence” to the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. the Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“APC regretted that even when The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has rebutted the claim that those who engaged in the protest in Abuja were known to him and also said clearly that his followers are not violent people. He has refused to be involved in the battle which has been going on within the party. What does Abe want?
“Those who know the Minister are aware that he is a man of great integrity and honesty; a patriot and nationalist; who would do nothing to undermine the country that he is serving so well.
“If the Minister has cleared himself of any involvement in the matter and Abe still insists that his former boss, friend and ally is the mastermind, could it be that Abe set up the protesters so he could find dirt on Rotimi Amaechi?
“We fear that Abe’s mission to link the Hon Minister to what he has no fore knowledge of might be consistent with a flimsy plan to smear and blackmail an innocent man.
“Given what is playing out, it would appear that Abe’s initial call for reconciliation made in the public place was a complete hoax. It seems to us that his call for peace may have been a mere smokescreen put in place to hoodwink right thinking members of the public, including members of the party, into believing that he truly wants peace within the ranks of the APC.
“We ask, what has happened to his commitment to the restoration of peace? Why is our Distinguished Senator looking for loopholes to shoot down the peace process that members of the party are committing themselves to? Why is the Senator pretending to be this angry just to execute his plan of destabilization?
According to Senator Abe, “Nigerians must be prepared to put in the hard work and sacrifice that is required to build Nigeria and we must condemn the unacceptable with one voice.
“In the words of Boris Johnson, “No ifs, no buts”. We must show zero understanding and tolerance for evil that is capable of destroying our country. What is wrong is wrong, what threatens our public peace should be punished’.
“We agree with the Senator that all who in any way endanger the peace, progress and stability of the nation should be punished, particularly where security agencies have proof of a visible plot to destabilise Nigeria, or any part thereof.
“We also agree that. ‘Nigerians must be prepared to put in the hard work and sacrifice that is required to build Nigeria’.
“This is exactly what the Minister of Transportation is doing at this time. Nigerians agree that Rt. the Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has shown qualities of exemplary performance in office, and remained focused on his primary assignment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged publicly that the Minister of Transportation has surpassed his expectations. He has said his Minister is a man given to making sacrifices in the interest of all, and capped it with the comment that posterity will not forget the contributions that the Minister is making at this time to advance the cause of the nation.
“Unfortunately, Senator Abe appears to be the only one who either does not agree, or who is determined to drag the Minister into a needless controversy because he asked for something that he had reason to believe was within his reach and didn’t get it. As a political party, we do not want to have a bull in a China shop. Rather, what we want are egg heads who are committed to the welfare of Nigerians.
“We have stated earlier that we do not desire to have strong men. For the avoidance of doubt, we want to repeat our position that we want men and women who would join hands in building strong democratic institutions. Abe should retrace his steps. Such a move would be in his best interest.
“Senator Abe equally noted in his latest press release ‘These are trying times for our party, particularly in Rivers State, anyone with a contrary opinion is being labeled as an agent of the PDP, and yet every action of the APC leader including this sponsored threats of needless violence, and our refusal to punish those who openly defy the law are the actions that set our party against Rivers people and promotes the interest of PDP’.
“If Abe and his friends shared no relationship with the powers that be in the Rivers PDP, how did his allies at war get there? Why did Abe issue a statement a few days to an election urging his followers to withdraw support from a candidate that the APC backed in 2019 and vote for a candidate of their choice? Who was the candidate that Abe referred to?
“We put it to him that he was referring to the PDP candidate in that election. The Senator may have forgotten, but they are matters which are still evergreen in the minds of others.
“Our thinking is that Abe cannot probate and reprobate as it suits him. Our Elders say that when one points a finger at another, the remaining fingers point at the one who is pointing. The words of our elders are words of wisdom.
“In alluding to a claim in his latest outburst that the security agencies should be allowed to do their job, the Distinguished Senator was probably inferring that there may be someone who is preventing such officials from working.
“It is well known that security agencies take instruction from the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Could Abe be referring to the President as the one who may be obstructing the investigation that he seemingly wants?
“Abe should know that there was no time in the APC that he was betrothed to the governorship ticket. His inability to ride the back of the Minister to the governorship of the Rivers State has turned a professed Christian to an unforgiving gentleman. Is it right for Abe to destroy Amaechi because, of all the favours that he ever sought in the past, Amaechi could not help him with his quest to be Governor of Rivers State?
“We believe that it is time for Senator Magnus Abe to search his conscience. Power comes from God and no one else. He should listen to radio stations in the State and hear what people who do not even belong to the APC are saying about his unending war against an innocent man who helped him with his climb to stardom.
“Amaechi helped Abe from the time he met him at the Rivers State House of Assembly until he got to the Senate against the will of mainstream Ogoni leaders. Can this be the best way to repay kindness? We leave members of the public to judge.
“We would not bother to dwell on the other issues that Abe raised. They are pointless. They are comments that are coming from a broken heart; comments which obviously are being seen in the public place as the reaction of someone who may be drowning.
“But we, however, wish to recall the invasion that took place not long ago at the former State Party Secretariat along Forces Avenue in Old GRA. Whose forces attacked that establishment? Who were they loyal to? Where they loyal to you or Rt. the Hon. Rotimi Amaech? Abe should please tell the public the truth.
“All said, we think that Senator Abe should calm down and return to the fold. The doors are still wide open. APC members, including those he leads all want peace to return to our great party. They are the ones who have been denied a stable and credible platform on which to build their aspirations as a result of Senator Abe’s insistence on “a pound of flesh”.
“As a Caretaker Committee, we shall continue to pursue the best interest of our party men and women who are tired of a revisionist tendency within our midst, which unfortunately is being championed by our brother and friend.
“Regardless of all that have transpired, we bear no grudge against Senator Abe. We do not believe that the Minister who he is to turning into a punching bag bears him any grudge. Politics is about negotiation and constructive engagement. It is not war. This why politics is the master art or science of who gets what, when and how.
“We hope a word would be sufficient for the wise. While we pray for God’s blessings upon the APC, we pray that Abe would make a u-turn in order not to lose his followers who like their other colleagues in the party are tired of unwarranted hostilities.”
??Signs You’re With A Good Man??
When it comes to dating and relationships, I often find myself wondering how certain people end up with others. Wondering why they don’t walk away if they don’t get what they deserve and hoping that they truly appreciate their teammate if they are getting what they deserve.
I think a big part of the problem blurring this line is that many people aren’t even quite sure what a healthy relationship looks like these days or how a “good man” (or woman) should act towards their partner. To help clarify, I have put together this list of how a good man should act while in a relationship.
1. A good man never lets you forget how much he loves you.
I cannot tell you how many conversations I have had with people who tell me that there is no affection in their relationship. The man in their life does not make them feel loved, wanted or appreciated. This is a profoundly important piece of the puzzle — a good man will always remind you how much you mean to him.
If someone truly loves you, you will know it and feel it. If they don’t, you’ll be wondering all the time if they do.
2. A good man always supports you.
Regardless of whether you want to go back to school after 20 years to get your Master’s degree, start a singing career or stay at home to raise a family, a good man will always support you and what you want out of your life. He will never discourage you or make you feel as though you can’t do what you set out to do. He will be beside you every step of the way, cheering on your victories and comforting you during your defeats.
3. A good man will inspire you.
This goes one step beyond supporting you, which can be more passive. To inspire someone takes effort both in how one lives their own life and how they encourage others to live theirs. A good man’s drive and ambition will rub off on you as he pursues his own passions.
4. A good man will work to gain your trust.
A good man will want you to be comfortable and confident in your relationship. The very cornerstone of this is being able to trust someone, and he will realize that. Without trust, there is no foundation for love or respect.
He will understand that trust is not just handed over to someone — it has to be earned, and then it has to be kept.
5. A good man will always make you feel beautiful.
He will understand that making you feel beautiful does not just mean saying the words to you. It will mean truly making you feel beautiful. In the way he looks at you, touches you and treats you. He will notice details when you put effort into your appearance and remind you how attractive he still finds you, even when you don’t.
A good man will understand that whether you are in your sweatpants on the couch or in your evening gown heading to a gala, when you love someone for who they truly are, everything about them becomes beautiful.
6. A good man will make you feel safe.
I have always said that I believe one of the best compliments a woman can give her partner is telling him that she feels safe around him. Regardless of how attracted she is to you or how funny she thinks you are or how much money you have, if a woman cannot sleep soundly by your side at night, none of it matters.
7. A good man does the little things.
Do you need a prescription filled, but have to stay late at work? Did you mention an art exhibit coming to town and he made plans to take you to see it? Regardless of how small certain things seem, he will understand they are really the big things that matter most.
8. A good man never crosses the line.
It is natural to have disagreements and even arguments in a relationship, but there is no reason to make things personal, become insulting and never, ever to become abusive. A good man will remain calm and focus on the topic at hand.
9. A good man is always trying to improve himself.
Whether it be learning new things, developing a new skill set, reading a new book or watching a documentary, a good man who prides himself on continuous self improvement will always be intellectually challenging you and keeping your attention. He will be doing these things for himself, but the added benefit will be the positive impact it has on your relationship.
10. A good man understands actions speak louder than words.
Having the right man in your life will make you understand that people who make empty promises do not deserve your respect. People who keep promises deserve your respect, and he will be one of them.
11. A good man will open up to you.
It can be difficult for some people to express their emotions, fears and even inner-most desires, but having the right person in our lives often helps to open those doors. A good man, while understanding of course that some things are to be kept private, will not hide things from you or bottle up his feelings, knowing that doing so will cause tension and frustration.
12. A good man will always be honest with you.
When building a foundation for a happy, healthy relationship, a good man will understand that honesty is always the best policy.
13. A good man will make you feel comfortable being honest.
Comfort in a relationship (the good kind, not the kind that makes you stop trying) comes from the ability to be open and honest with your partner — and the ability to do this comes from knowing you will never be judged. A good man will encourage you to open up and share your feelings with him. There should never be any fear of him flying off the handle or overreacting if you share something with him.
This means being able to be the most genuine, uncensored version of yourself around him.
14. A good man will never be abusive.
Perhaps the most important point of all. Whether it be mentally, emotionally or physically, a good man will never even think about being abusive towards you or harmful in any way. If this happens to you, please have the courage and respect for yourself in order to talk to someone or walk away immediately. No good person would ever act like this, and it will not get better on its own.
15. A good man will stand by you.
When a man commits his love and his time to someone, there are no stipulations or circumstances required. There will be good times and there will be not-so-good times. There will be challenges and unexpected situations that arise. But he will stay by your side and be your teammate through it all.
Of course, there is an asterisk to this. This does not mean you can disrespect your partner, lie or cheat. It does not mean you can betray his trust and expect him to stick around because he promised to commit to you. This point is about things the two of you go through together and him having the integrity to not walk away when times get hard.
Any man can be by your side on the sunny days. The real test of character is whether or not he will hold the umbrella over you during the stormy days.
Remember, if the person you are with puts in the effort to be this person for you, please let him know how much you appreciate him. No matter how kind someone is, there is no emptier feeling than giving your heart to someone who you feel takes it for granted.
ADVICE TO MY FELLOW MEN ABOUT
THEIR PREGNANT WIVES...
I am a man,but today I want us to discuss
Do you know that certain things you do when your wife is pregnant actually contributes to state of health of the mother and unborn child?
Listen, it bothers me a lot when I see men showing no concern to their pregnant wife or fail to adjust to some temporary changes!!!
It's just 9 months, not like it's forever. Pregnancy is not bought in the market, neither is it a software downloaded from the internet. It's a seed planted by us men and is germinating. There has to be a carrier of that seed while it grows, and women have been given the responsibility to carry it.
Pregnancy is preparation to welcome
a new member into the family.
Pregnancy is a
journey fun filled, amazing etc.
Women differ in body changes. Although Pregnancy makes women do certain things in common.
■Once in a while she would nag
■Once in a while she would request for things unimaginable e.g she wants to eat okro and bread
■Once in a while she would get so lazy to make you your meals
■Once in a while she would want to stretch her legs on your laps. Please pardon her... carrying the baby ain't easy.
Her needs may be unsatisfiable at times.
The first Tri_mester of the journey can be so annoying. Like I say women differ from each other during pregnancy.
●While most women are busy vomiting.
●Most of them sleep like water leaf, they sleep off anywhere with the slightest chance even in the kitchen.
●While most women have fever.
●Most women be looking cranky and dry like Dustin powder.
●While most women add up weight.
●Most women appear like burnt offerings.
●Some even go round with White handkerchief spitting in it. ALL THESE ARE STILL OUR WORK.....
Please tolerate this, it's beautiful afterwards.
Her attitude becomes annoying, most times you cant stand her. But I get annoyed when I see men like me neglect their pregnant wife. She's not an abomination, neither is she a curse. I must say, it's not an easy journey for all.
The last Tri_mester is when we need to be extra patient, loving, enduring and understanding.
1) Always observe your wife's feet while pregnant, it swells often. Please give her a basin of water to soak her leg once in a while, it's one of the best treat women enjoy during pregnancy.
2) Ask her regularly how she feels and how the baby is. She's the carrier so she feels him/her move.
3) Tell her how beautiful she looks during pregnancy e.g " Honey see as the pregnancy make you fine, I will be impregnating you every month ooo" or even "is it my child that makes you fresh like this pass normal" Even if she has grown bigger in size cause of the pregnancy, celebrate her.
4) Don't be upset if she ever wakes you up by 2am to help massage her feet. We need to feel little of her discomfort and pain. She shouldn't carry it alone, it's our baby,we need to carry it together. (I don't mean physical carriage though).
5) No rule book stopped sex during pregnancy, in short it's the best sef.... do it. It's not like the vagina stopped working during pregnancy. o boy continue the work that brings the pregnancy.
6) Don't be ashamed to take her out. Take her out once in a while to those lovie dovie places you used to go together. #They_love_it...
Most times I wonder what crosses the heart of men when they see their pregnant wives. Carrying a child for 9 months isn't easy.
I urge all men to get closer to their spouses during pregnancy because that's one of the times she needs you most.
A big shout out to all men who fully stand
by their wives during pregnancy.
God bless you all.