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Nationwide Protest: 2face Reveals Real Reasons Behind the Protest, Changes Date

Following wide criticisms on the planned nationwide protest pioneered 2Face Idibia, the hip-hop star has opened up on reasons behind the protest, as well as reasons for postponing the date.
Some quarters have alleged that 2face was being used as a stooge to drive the protest aimed at smearing the Buhari-led Federal Government. He has been asked to come out clean and tell Nigerians the real reason behind the protest rather than hiding under the guise of clamoring for good governance.
In reaction, 2face has released a statement on Tuesday, defending his actions as well as disclosing that the protest scheduled for February 5, has now been moved to February 6, 2017, in order to coincide with the date President Buhari will return to the country to resume work.



Hear him:
“Since the idea of a nationwide march was first mentioned, the need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear. The people have hoped for a better Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority. We are still where we are – poor and desperate. I will be no longer be quiet.
“I want to thank EiE, The 2face Foundation, numerous colleagues and countless fellow Nigerians for stepping up to partner with me. I am just a musician with a point of view and the ear of my fans.
“I have dedicated my time and resources to peace building, voter education towards peaceful elections and youth engagement in governance in Nigeria. This time around, my partners, colleagues and I have come together to present a platform for real Nigerians to communicate their real pains to the government at all levels in a peaceful and articulate manner with a view to getting lasting solutions to our problems.
“This march is about demanding that all saboteurs of good government policies should hands off. This march is about encouraging positive minded Nigerians to continue to work without intimidation. We have a system that is clearly designed not to work for the majority. What is this match not about?
“It is not a platform for politicians of any party to manipulate. I know you will still spin it but for one second, leave your battles aside and just listen to people without trying to score cheap political points against one another.
“It is not a point scoring exercise. It is certainly not personal. It is not an organized labour platform. With all due respect to our comrades who have done much for Nigeria, this march is for the unrepresented. It is not a ‘my religion or tribe is better than yours’ matter. All our blood is red.
I, Innocent Idibia, am a living example of a Nigerian who owes their success to Nigerians of every tribe and religion. None ask what religion or tribe I am before supporting me. I am grateful.


Therefore, it is with every sense of humility that I say that with this march, I want:
1) Security
All Nigerians lives MUST matter. My religion, ethnicity or what part of the country I live shouldn’t determine the type of protection I get from my government. According to the Constitution, “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.”
2) Education
To develop beyond oil, we have to invest in our human capital. Every child must have access to quality education. If our teachers are not paid, how will we raise the next generation to lead the country and run our businesses?
3) Health
Health is wealth. People die daily from lack of basic, affordable health care. We can definitely do better.
4) Power
The government needs to make it easier to generate power at the state and local government level so everything is not tied to the centre. We need electricity to be productive. The cost of generating our own power is crippling.
5) Unemployment
Poor education plus a struggling economy means a lot of people are unemployed. Unemployed people are hungry and angry.
6) High cost of living
Food, transportation, medicine, everything is 3 times, 4 times more expensive but our salaries haven’t increased. What do we do???
7) Social Justice
According to the Constitution, “The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be a State based on the principles of democracy and social justice.” There cannot be one set of rules for the poor and another set for the rich.
8) Transparency
The best way to kill corruption is to increase transparency. Government finances and contracts must be open and available to all. Who got the money, to do what and by when?
9) Cost of government
Our governance is TOO expensive – federal, state, local – cars, housing, allowances. We must reduce the cost of maintaining our public officials
10) Patriotism
I stand with Nigeria. There is enough in Nigeria for all of us to “chopbelleful”. Enough is enough. We must put Nigeria first and keep all the greedy & selfish people away from leadership.
Call to Action:
“Between now and Monday, February 6, I ask you to share via videos, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, SMS to 0902-355-5335. How are these issues affecting you? What are your daily struggles? How is it doing you? No matter what part of the world you are, I encourage you to share your stories. And join me on Monday in Surulere or online. Use any of the hashtags #IStandWith2Baba #IStandWithNigeria #OneVoiceNigeria on social media.
“We will take all the reports and send them to our elected representatives as ONE VOICE of Nigerians across party, ethnic and religious lines – as they hear real people talk about real issues.
“On Monday, February 6th, meet me at the National Stadium at 8am and we’ll walk to the National Theatre – 2 national icons that epitomise our decline – as we state clearly and peacefully that #IStandWithNigeria and Nigeria must work for all of us and all of us must work for Nigeria.
“Thank you! God bless Nigeria!!!”


Since 2face first announced plans for the protest, other
celebrities like Charly Boy, I Go Dye, Daddy Showkey,
Olamide , Davido, Burna Boy and many others have joined forces with him.

On the other hand, an indistinct group is currently brewing plans to stage a counter rally against the planned protest.

Health Benefits Of The African Star Apple(Udara)


Agbalumo is a fruit found in some part of Africa. Agbalumo is it yoruba name, and igbo called the fruit udara. Scientifically called chrysophyllum albidum. its sub-spherical in shape with edible sweet fruit pulp and usually contains 5 seeds. Here are some health benefits.
The bark is used for yellow fever, cough, iceterus.


The cotyledon of the in-seed can be use as ointment in treating vaginal and dermatological infection in western Nigeria.
It contains vitamin C, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids and phytochemical.
It have higher content of ascorbic acid than orange and guava.


The leaves is good for malaria, high blood pressure, and anemia.
It is a good source of anti bacteria thus fight against common bacteria such as E. coli, staphylococcus e.t.c.


Its a good source of vitamins, iron, flavours to diet.
Good for toothache, constipation, sore throat.



Recent research at college of science and technology, biology science department in covenant university Ogun state in Nigeria showed that it lowered blood sugar and cholesterol, and could be useful in preventing and treating heart diseases.
very sweet, sweet or sour provide essential nutrient for the body. Take more.

Controversy As 2Baba Plans To Lead Protest



As February 5th draws closer, 2face’s proposed nationwide protest against the federal government has engineered mixed reactions from fans all over the nation.
It goes as far as his ex-band mate,
Blackface calling Mr. Idibia an illiterate for proposing such a protest against the Buhari led administration.

Here’s the thing, we’ve heard opinions that 2Face may have been bribed for this protest but it seems fans are marching forth with the star regardless of the rumors.

READ ALSO: 2Baba To Lead A Massive Nationwide Protest Against The Federal Government

NEMESIS: Fuel Thief Dies Inside Tanker

The corpse of two men, a suspected fuel thief and another unidentified man who fell into a deep well, have been recovered.
The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, LSFS, Rasak Fadipe , disclosed on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, that the two bodies were
recovered from a petrol tanker » and a deep well on Monday, January 30, 2017, Xclusive Gists reports. 


Fadipe said that the man who attempted to steal fuel from a parked tanker was reportedly suffocated to death by the fuel fumes.
The directors told reporters, “The tanker was parked opposite Morogbo Police Station, along the Badagry Expressway. The dead man was removed at about 5 pm on Monday and was handed over to Morogbo policemen.”
Fadipe added that the body of another yet-to-be identified man who fell into a deep well of about 150 feet on Monday night was also recovered by the service.
“The well is located at a virgin land, no one knows what the victim was looking for before falling into the well.”
The LSFS boss said that the sad incident took place at Iju Isahga area of the state, noting that it had been difficult for the service to retrieve the corpse of the deceased.

He said, “We got information that a male adult fell into a deep well of about 150ft deep at Iju Road, besides Skye Bank. Our men mobilized and went there immediately, but were able to retrieve the body many hours later on Monday."

2Baba To Lead A Massive Nationwide Protest Against The Federal Government


He Posted the below on Instagram;

FIRST MASSIVE NATIONWIDE PROTESTS ON THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY, 2017.


 
A call for good governance.
A call for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide.
A call for nationwide protests as we say No to the Executive, No to legislatures, No to judiciary… You have all failed us.
We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but afflicting the people. We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day.

Where are the recovered looted funds?
Why do we still have the executive arms and legislatures still enjoying their salaries and allowances while we hear there’s no money to pay workers?
Why do we still see ceaseless power failures with no explanation and hope of getting out of it unlike before?
Why do we keep seeing peace talks in Niger Delta, fulani heardsmen and ipob without any solutions being reached, while the strategies keeps aggravating the people involved as political leaders stage forums to extort funds in the name of addressing their subjects?
Why did we have petrol price rise to 145 for the sake of global oil price crash and removal of subsidy but such price is still being maintained despite significant re-awakening of the oil price from $30/barrel to $56/barrel?
Who is to be held accountable for the sudden and continuous hike in price of commodities in the market, where for the first time in history, Nigeria is suddenly selling kerosene at 400 naira per litre as against 50 naira per litre, diesel at 300 naira per litre as against 100 naira per litre and petrol from 87 naira to 145 naira? Yet maintaining the same systems, environment and maybe a lesser money spending government.

There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail