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Nigeria Belongs To All Of Us- Revd Matthew Kukah

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Catholic Bishop of Sokoto diocese, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah, has cautioned members of the National Assembly against making laws that could disunite Nigeria. He gave this warning in Abuja while speaking at the 50th birthday celebration of Senator Osita Izunaso and the 11th anniversary of his Kpakpando Foundation for physically challenged persons.
Bishop Kukah said Nigeria has gone through a lot of tough times since the days of independence up to the present day, which has made the country fragile and sensitive, and has positioned the society on the brinks of disintegration.
He described as regrettable the plan by some lawmakers to call for the introduction of sharia law across the country and challenged all Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity, religion or party affiliation to join hands in making national cohesion a day-to-day reality for every citizen.

He said: “This country has gone through so much. We have shed so much blood. We are still going through the problem of Boko Haram. We are still going through the problems of Niger-Delta Avengers; we are still going through the problems of Biafra. “It saddens me to hear that politicians, again, are filled with the idea of Sharia law.
“I want to call out to the members of the National Assembly. Nigeria does not belong to nobody. It does not belong to Christians. It does not belong to Muslims. It does not belong to APC, or to PDP. It belongs to all of us. Therefore, irrespective of our ethnicity, religion, social status, we all have a role to play in this country. Keeping this country united is paramount.
“The greatest challenge we face as a nation is National Integration. Everywhere you turn, the country is crying for justice and national cohesion.” Kukah also faulted the structure of the Nigerian state and attributed the faults in the political system to the deficiencies of the constitution.
“I think it is important that we ask how is it that that no constitution can foresee the future? The best a constitution can do is to articulate the dreams and aspirations of the people. Therefore you see in making constitution, there are certain realities and people that are never covered by the constitution. “If as it is, we are trying to construct a social order that focuses on national beliefs and common citizenship, what really are the critical issues that we must put in order? “To answer that question we have to talk about the structure of the Nigerian state, and how it has produced so much poverty in the nation.
“We must therefore come to the reality of the kind of political system and structure that we have that produces such massive poverty amidst so much wealth in an environment of this nature, where even those who are able-bodied or have graduated from tertiary institutions cannot find a job. “Therefore, I make the call, the issue of building our country is too important to be left in the hands of executives alone. Those of you who carry the responsibility of guiding our country, who have been entrusted with that service, must do all that lies within your powers to make national cohesion become a day-today reality for every Nigerian.
” Meanwhile, Senator Osita Izunaso said although he is glad to have reached the milestone of age 50, his will be fulfilled when the House of Representatives passes the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill, currently on the floor of the House, which seeks to provide social protection to persons with disabilities and provide safeguards against any discrimination that they may suffer as that bill will bring succour to the physically challenged in the society whom he has consistently empowered on every of his birthday celebrations since 2005.
As part of the celebrations, senator Izunaso presented the key to a brand new Toyota Corolla salon car to a disabled man, Jaja Oparaku, for his selfless service to other disabled persons in Imo state. Izunaso also gave the keys to a newly-constructed house in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, to another physically challenged man, Jamilu Adamu., as a free gift. Over 2,500 other persons with disabilities, drawn across the country, went home with various gift items which include; sewing machines, crutches, automated wheel chairs, grinding machines etc. Earlier on, Catholic Bishop of Orlu diocese, Emeritus Revd Gregory Ochiagha, applauded the kind gestures of Senator Izunaso expressed towards the physically challenged in the society and called on Nigerians to pray for him and support the Kpakpando Foundation in its good works.
Dignitaries present at the event include; national chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir, El-Rufai; Speaker of the House fof Represenrtatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara; Governors of Sokoto, Jigawa, Plateau, and Bauchi states: Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Badaru Abubakar, Simon Lalong, and Abubakar Muhammad; Ministers of Transport, Federal Capital Territory, Science and Technology, and Labour and Productivity: Rotimi Amaechi, Muhammed Bello, Ogbonnaya Onu, and Chris Ngige amongst others

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Biodun Stephen’s “Muri and Ko” Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office

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The Nigerian box office witnessed a power shift this week, with Nollywood’s “Muri and Ko” making a surprising climb to the top. Let’s take a closer look at how these films are performing.

Debuting at number six, “Muri and Ko” defied expectations by surging to the coveted second-place position.

This heartwarming story follows the unexpected turn of events for a thief named Muri. After stealing a car, Muri discovers a child inside. Forced to go on the run from the police with a bounty on his head, an unlikely bond begins to form between Muri and the child.

This unique premise and strong performances seem to resonate with Nigerian audiences, propelling the film to financial success.

Hollywood’s action-comedy juggernaut, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” continues its reign at the top of the box office chart for the third week. This highly anticipated sequel to the popular “Bad Boys” franchise continues to rake in the big bucks. It grossed an impressive ₦100.8 million this week. With a total haul of ₦216.5 million so far, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

After holding the top spot for three consecutive weeks, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti,” a biographical drama chronicling the life of the famed Nigerian activist, has been dethroned by “Muri and Ko.”

This week, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” only managed to secure ₦15 million. The movie dropped down to fourth place with a total gross of ₦156.5 million. While it seems to have lost its initial momentum, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” still holds a respectable position at the box office.

The action thriller film, “Criminal,” took a hit this week. It experienced a significant drop in its position on the charts. Falling from fourth place to sixth place, “Criminal” brought in only ₦8.2 million this week. This brings its total gross to ₦45.7 million. The reason behind the film’s decline in popularity could be due to a combination of factors. These factors can be competition from new releases or negative word-of-mouth.

The Nigerian box office is a dynamic landscape, and these rankings can fluctuate from week to week. However, the success of “Muri and Ko” demonstrates the potential for Nollywood films to capture the hearts and wallets of Nigerian audiences. This can happen with captivating stories and strong performances.

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Victony Drops Debut Album “Stubborn”

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Nigerian artist Victony, known for his global hit “Soweto,” has finally dropped his debut album, “Stubborn.” This highly anticipated release marks a turning point in Victony’s musical journey.

Victony collaborates with a star-studded lineup. This includes Afrobeats giant Asake, Shallipopi, American rapper Teezo Touchdown, and Guyanese-American star Saint Jhn. This impressive roster blends musical styles. Also, it showcases the rich tapestry of African music for the world.

Released on June 21st, 2024, “Stubborn” is more than just music.

The album is a testament to Victony’s resilience. Three years ago, he was in a near-fatal accident that tragically took his best friend’s life. Victony required extensive surgery and rehab to walk again. The title “Stubborn” reflects his unwavering determination to return to music stronger than ever.

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Kanayo O. Kanayo Vows To Disrupt Any Film Set That Engages The Service Of Actress Angel Unigwe

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Veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo is raising a red flag about working with young actress Angel Unigwe. In a recent Instagram video, Kanayo expressed his frustration with Unigwe’s mother, who he believes is managing her daughter’s career unprofessionally.

Kanayo admitted hearing rumours about unprofessional behaviour but didn’t take them seriously until he had a personal experience. He had apparently cast Unigwe in a film and reached an agreement with her mother, the details of which weren’t mentioned. However, the agreement wasn’t honoured, prompting Kanayo’s public warning.

Furthermore, Kanayo urged other movie producers to avoid working with Angel Unigwe.

He went as far as saying he would disrupt filming sets if he saw her working on a production. This is a serious move in the Nollywood industry. Also, it highlights the level of Kanayo’s frustration and his desire to protect other producers from similar experiences.

He stated,

“I am making this video to protect the entertainment industry in Nigeria. A particular woman has been holding producers to ransoms and it is unfortunate it has happened to me. Unfortunately, she is Angel Unigwe’s mother. A contract is breached by every producer, orally or written and it’s all respected but I found out that immediately this woman takes money from you, everything changes. She took her daughter at 9 pm when the particular date that we agreed hadn’t expired. She came at 9 pm and took her daughter.

“I have gotten reports from people before it happened to me. This is a Clarion call to producers, I beg you in the name of professionalism, from this moment to the first day of July 2024 any set that employs the services of Angel Unigwe, I will come to that set and make sure filming doesn’t hold. Her mother has been threatening many producers.”

 

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