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‘Marshal Plan’ not asset sale is what the country needs – Olanipekun


Former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun has said that what Nigeria needs to recover from the present recession is to develop a sort of Marshal Plan, advising the government not sell national assets as some have recommended.

The Marshall Plan is a historical reference to the European Recovery Programme (ERP), an American initiative to aid Western Europe following the second world war, in which the United States gave over $12 billion (Approximately $120 billion in current dollar value as of June 2016) in economic support to help rebuild Western European economies. The plan was in operation for four years beginning April 8, 1948.

Olanipekun gave the advice in an interview with journalists shortly after the commissioning of the multimillion naira Wole and Lara Olanipekun Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge, which the family built for Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, Oyo State.

“The Federal Government does not need to sell any of our national assets. Let us first use our brains to manage the economy of Nigeria.”

He stated that “I have a right to insist that Nigeria must be governed properly and I am saying that today Nigeria is not been governed properly. There is a rudderlessness on the part of the government both at the federal, state and local government levels. They are leaving things that they should do undone.”

Olanipekun, who is Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of ACU, also stated: “In a country that wants revival, the leadership of that country will identify those who matter. They will identify people of substance who can give their all, not beggars. In a situation where we are talking about economic recession, who are the people who are managing our economy? What do they know about economy and economies?”

He advised President Buhari to stop blaming past administrations for the economic crises of the nation, but to find a way to manage things as they are more effectively.

“It is not everything about the past governments that is bad. For example, has anyone of us gone back to the archives to scrutinise those General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida appointed as ministers? I believe leadership must not be intimidated by some people in the country; rather call them, use them and tap their brains, tap their resources.”

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.


The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

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Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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