Real Madrid Loanee Dani Ceballos Dazzled The Fans As Arsenal Beats Sheffield United

Arsenal fans were very delighted with the unique performance of Dani Ceballos as many said he is really a joy to watch, especially in the second half of Arsenal Premier League home game with Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium today.

Ceballos performance was very impressive despite been quiet in the early minutes of the game, he easily won balls from the opposition and always tries to find Bukayo Saka with good through balls, he also seemed to be the man at the heart of the arsenal play and his absence was felt after he was substituted.

Arsenal was apparently over relying on him to play out from the back, control the game tempo and play effective finals third passes to the front three, which is far too much responsibility for one central midfielder, but yet he still proved to be the best player on the pitch.

Dani Ceballos starts against Sheffield United: He made 92% pass accuracy, 82 accurate passes, 2 key passes, 3 long balls, 3 dribbles, 1 foul won, 2 interceptions, and 4 duels won.

UEFA Champions League group stage DRAW 2020/2021

The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw has been made in Geneva, with the pick of the matches including Bayern vs Atlético Madrid, Paris vs Manchester United and a Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi encounter between Juventus and Barcelona.

2020/21 UEFA Champions League Group Stage

Group A: Bayern, Atlético Madrid, Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moskva.
Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Internazionale, Mönchengladbach.
Group C: Porto, Manchester City, Olympiacos, Marseille.
Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland.
Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.
Group F: Zenit, Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.
Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv, Ferencváros.
Group H: Paris, Manchester United, Leipzig, İstanbul Başakşehir.

Road to Istanbul

Group stage
Matchday 1: 20/21 October
Matchday 2: 27/28 October
Matchday 3: 03/04 November
Matchday 4: 24/25 November
Matchday 5: 01/02 December
Matchday 6: 08/09 December

Round of 16
Draw: 14 December
First legs: 16/17 & 23/24 February
Second legs: 9/10 & 16/17 March

Quarter-finals
Draw: 19 March
First legs: 6/7 April
Second legs: 13/14 April

Semi-finals
Draw: 19 March
First legs: 27/28 April
Second legs: 4/5 May

Final
Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı, Istanbul: 29th May, 2021.

DISCLAIMER: The Bar. Gambo Idris Listed As One of The Conveners of The 26/09/2020 Meeting of Concerned Members of PRP By The BOT Chairman Is Not Me

My attention was recently drawn by some well meaning members of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) to a letter dated 19/09/2020 and signed by Alh. (Dr) Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, the Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman of our great party.

I wish to therefore, for the purpose of the records, state that the name listed as number 6 in the list of the conveners of the purported meeting, was that of one Hon. (Bar.) Gambo Idris, while my name for all intent and purposes is Bar. Idrees Gambo or better still Bar. Idrees Safiyanu Gambo or for the short of it Bar. S. G Idrees, that at no time did I ever wrote or wished that my name be written as Bar. Gambo Idris.

And as a person who used to have great respect for the person of Alh. (Dr.) Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, I believe, as one of our leaders he will not descent so low, as to include my name in a letter, group or meeting I was never part of at any time, let alone been a convener of such meetings.

But if for anything the name Bar. Gambo Idris was designed to be mine, then I wish to openly disclaim and disassociate myself with anything that has to do with the purported meeting by Concerned Members of the PRP held on the 26/09/2020.

As it is against my principles and beliefs to be part of anything that will bring disrepute to the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), as that is equally capable of destroying the good legacies of Malam Aminu Kano of blessed memory. And it will never be.

Long Live The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)

By: Bar. S. G Idrees (Idrees Gambo),
PRP State Legal Adviser,
Bauchi State Chapter.

9 Foods You Should Avoid Eating After Age 30

Forty’s the new 30, huh? Well, if you keep eating these foods, your 40-year-old self will look like it’s 50.

Some of these foods have been found to increase wrinkles, induce obesity, shut down organ functions, and make you sick. Take a look and start cleaning out your kitchen of these foods today.

1. Canned Soup

We know, we know — chicken soup for the soul, right? Well, not if it’s canned. A cutting-edge study published in 2013 found a connection between high blood pressure and skin aging.

Compared to their older-looking counterparts, female study participants with fewer wrinkles also had lower blood pressure. U.S. guidelines call for less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, but many popular cans carry 40 percent of the day’s recommended salt intake in just one serving.


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1. Canned Soup

We know, we know — chicken soup for the soul, right? Well, not if it’s canned. A cutting-edge study published in 2013 found a connection between high blood pressure and skin aging.

Compared to their older-looking counterparts, female study participants with fewer wrinkles also had lower blood pressure. U.S. guidelines call for less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, but many popular cans carry 40 percent of the day’s recommended salt intake in just one serving.

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So what to eat instead? Hmmm, try homemade soup, there’s an idea.

2. Diet sodas

Stop thinking that dark sodas are worse for you. Both are pretty bad. Drinks like Mountain Dew and Fresca may look less chemical-filled than cola because of their lighter hue, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Instead of caramel coloring—the chemical that makes Coke brown—Diet Mountain Dew and Fresca are colored with brominated vegetable oil, a chemical used in rocket fuel and flame retardants.

It has been shown to have negative effects on thyroid hormones and fertility, a primary health concern of people in their 30s. Added chemicals like BVO can contribute to internal inflammation, which has been linked to obesity.

3. Sugar-Free Snacks

Think you’re doing better by eating “sugar-free?” Think again. If you’ve become thicker around the middle since turning 30, it may be a sign that your liver isn’t functioning optimally.

Avoiding toxins like artificial sweeteners will help the vital organ work more efficiently, and in turn, slim your middle. To jump-start the detox process, kick foods made with fake sweeteners (like sugar-free gum, candies, and snacks) to the curb and go for low sugar or things made with real/raw sugar.

4. Salami and Hot Dogs

Men, pay special attention to this: A 2014 study published in the Journal Epidemiology found an association between eating processed meats like salami and hot dogs to lower sperm count.

And interestingly enough, the meat’s saturated fat content—a nutrient previously associated with poor sperm quality—wasn’t to blame. For a safe bet, limit the amount of processed meat you consume.

Try to get all-natural and grass-fed, both of which limit the number of hormones you’re eating.

5. Microwave Popcorn

In it’s purest form, popcorn is a healthy snack filled with energizing whole grains. But some food companies have managed to transformed something wholesome into something harmful to our health.

Pop Secret’s Butter Popcorn, for example, has five grams of trans fat per serving—that’s more than double the government recommended daily limit to clog your arteries.

Trans Fats are particularly important to avoid as people get older because the risk of heart disease increases with age. For a healthier snack, go old school and pop your corn kernels on the stove.


6. Packaged Soy Sauce

Puffy, dark circles under the eyes tend to become more pronounced with each passing birthday—and being dehydrated makes matters even worse.

To wake up looking refreshed, steer clear of moisture-sucking salty foods like soy sauce (think of all those nights you had Chinese food takeout and used soy sauce packets on it). A mere tablespoon of the stuff has a whopping 879 milligrams of sodium!

7. Coffee Creamer

Coffee creamers contain titanium dioxide, an ultraviolet radiation blocker that doubles as a whitening agent. Besides conventional creamers, it’s also found in so-called ‘healthy’ bottles like So Delicious’ coconut milk-based varieties.

The additive has been proven to cause liver and tissue damage in mice, and may also have health implications in humans, according to a recent review of the chemical.

Coffee creamer is also typically packed with trans fats, often hiding under its lesser-known name: hydrogenated oil. Many of Coffee Mate’s and other coffee creamer products have this ingredient that has been shown to diminish memory in adults under 45 years old.

8. Protein Bars

While younger folks might be able to get away with skipping breakfast or simply eating a starchy ‘weight loss’ cereal or bar, research suggests that eating 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal is ideal—especially as we age.

Aside from its high sugar count, many protein bars only pack 10 grams of protein, which won’t do much in terms of keeping you full and satisfied until lunch.

If you typically reach for a bar like this, swap it out for a quick homemade meal of boiled or scrambled eggs in light butter or olive oil and whole-wheat toast.

You can try homemade protein shake or real (not ‘non-fat’) yogurt with granola.

9. Margarine

I’ve been saying this for years. Remember those cheap brown tubs of butter-like substances growing up?

Butter alternatives like margarine are often made with partially-hydrogenated oils, one of the most common trans-fats.

You may have heard that this type of fat is linked to heart disease, but what most people don’t know is that it may also accelerate the skin’s aging process by making the skin more vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation.

When the skin gets damaged by the sun, it breaks down the skin’s elastin and collagen.

But now some butter substitutes are advertising non-trans fat products.

But that’s not all, studies have also found that eating margarine can cause chronic inflammation, which may also accelerate wrinkle formation.

Stick to the real thing–just don’t eat a lot of it.

Source: Dr. P. Gould from BlackDoctor.org (BDO).

Europa League Group Stage Draw For 2020/2021

The 2020/21 UEFA Europa League group stage draw has been made in Nyon, with Arsenal, Tottenham, AC Milan, Napoli, Roma, Celtic and Benfica among the teams learning their fate.

Below is the outcome of the draw comprising of a total of 48 teams, constituting 12 Group of the usual 4 Teams each:

GROUP A

GROUP B

GROUP C

GROUP D

GROUP E

GROUP F

GROUP G

GROUP H

GROUP I

GROUP J

GROUP K

GROUP L

When will fixtures be confirmed?

The full fixture list for the group stage will be communicated on Friday evening after taking into account the calendars of participating clubs and stakeholders.

Road to Gdańsk

Group stage
Matchday 1: 22 October
Matchday 2: 29 October
Matchday 3: 5 November
Matchday 4: 26 November
Matchday 5: 3 December
Matchday 6: 10 December

Round of 32
Draw: 14 December
First legs: 18 February
Second legs: 25 February

Round of 16
Draw: 26 February
First legs: 11 March
Second legs: 18 March

Quarter-finals
Draw: 19 March
First legs: 8 April
Second legs: 15 April

Semi-finals
Draw: 19 March
First legs: 29 April
Second legs: 6 May

Final
Gdańsk Stadium, Poland: 26th May, 2021.

What Should I Do After Seeing This In The Bible That Made Me Cry?

My parents are atheist, they never believed in religion, or the Bible. I only became a Christian when I left my parent’s house to live with my aunt in Lagos. My aunt on the other hand, is a devoted Christian. She does not miss any Sunday service. In fact, she made to love the Bible, and I became a born again Christian afterwards. But there was something I saw in the Bible that made me cry.

One faithful day, I was reading and skimming through the Bible in search of New verses that can improve my spiritual life. All of a sudden, I encountered a particular verse in the Bible that made me cry. I almost lost my faith, and I’m still wondering whether to stop going to church as a woman. This is the passage I saw, 1 Corinthians 15 from 34-35.

The Bible is a Christian holy book. It was used many years ago, and luckily, it has gained momentum all over the world. People read the Bible every day just to know more about God, while some read the Bible in other to improve their spiritual lives. There are still some things in the Bible you will read and have doubts, some will even make you shed tears.

From my point of view, here are what I understand from that Bible verse.

1. Women may not be needed in meetings.

Women are also human beings, and they should be allowed to be in any meeting, or place. They should be allowed to speak their minds, because we also have opinions too. We do not need our husbands to speak for us. If you understand what that passage in the Bible was trying to convey, please kindly let us know on the comment section.

2. Women should not speak in the house of God.

I’m really confused about all this. Like I said earlier, I and my aunt are devoted Christians, and we also love the Bible. Is their any reason we should not speak in church?

3. Women should allow their husbands to speak for them.

Since we are not allowed to speak in the house of God, we should allow our husbands to speak for us. The thing is I do not have a husband, so what should I do?

If I may ask, why are some women not only speaking in our Churches today, but administering, preaching and leading men in it?

Are those so called men of God aware of this provision in the Bible, while they allow women to be vocal in the Church?

Let us know your thoughts and opinions by sharing it with us on the comment section below. Do not also forget to share this article to your friends and family.

The Poet: Nation of Wonders

Ours is nation of wonders
We are rich in nature eat by vultures,

Our culture, it cultivate our nature,
We are rape by accumulators of power,
We are stand still in capture.

Our is vehicle with spare of tyres,
We are helpless with tyreless.

Ours is nation in motion,
When we have locomotion with notion.

Ours is great nation, when there is action,
Ours is nation in detrition by distributors
of division.

Ours is nationhood with hope, when we hook together with our conversation and contribution.

Ours is nation in commotion of corruption.

Ours is nation with agitation of separation,
now our options is to move forward as nation.

We are all actors, as we the conductors
of the nation to be in motion.

Let’s all support our nation.

By: Auwal Uba Mustapha

Happy @60 Independence!

Nigeria’s Independence Day Address By President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s Sixtieth Independence Day Anniversary, Today Thursday 1st October, 2020. Except of President Buhari’s Adress To The Nation:

Fellow Nigerians

I speak to you today as your President and fellow citizen on this epoch occasion of our country’s 60th independence Anniversary. As President, I wish to renew my appreciation to Nigerians for entrusting me with your hopes and aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria.

  1. Today, it is my unique privilege to re-commit myself to the service of this great country of great people with profound diversities and opportunities. We are bound by destiny to be the largest and greatest black nation on earth.
  2. At this stage in our nationhood it is important that we reflect how we got here to enable us work TOGETHER to get to where we aspire to be as a strong indivisible nation, united in hope and equal in opportunity.
  3. On October 1st 1960 when Prime Minister Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa received the constitutional instruments symbolizing Nigeria’s independence, he expressed his wish that having acquired our rightful status as an independent sovereign nation, history would record that the building of our nation proceeded at the wisest pace.
  4. This optimism was anchored on the peaceful planning, full and open consultation and harmonious cooperation with the different groups which culminated in Nigeria emerging as a country without bitterness and bloodshed.
  5. Our founding fathers understood the imperative of structuring a National identity using the power of the state and worked towards unification of Nigerians in a politically stable and viable entity.
  6. That philosophy guided the foundation that was laid for our young nation of 45 million people with an urban population of approximately 7million occupying an area of 910,768 square kilometers. These demographics led to development challenges for which major efforts were made to overcome.
  7. Today, we grapple with multiple challenges with a population exceeding 200million occupying the same land mass but 52% residing in urban areas.
  8. Sixty years of nationhood provides an opportunity to ask ourselves questions on the extent to which we have sustained the aspirations of our founding fathers. Where did we do the right things? Are we on course? If not where did we stray and how can we remedy and retrace our steps?
  9. Upon attaining independence, Nigeria’s growth trajectory was anchored on policies and programmes that positively impacted on all sectors of the economy. However, this journey was cut short by the 30-months of civil war.
  10. We came out of the civil war with a focus on reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation that enabled the country to put in place world class development structures and a strengthened public service that well served the government. This positive trajectory continued with a return to democratic government which was truncated by another round of military rule.
  11. For a cumulative 29 of our 60 years existence as a nation, we have been under military rule.
  12. My summary of our journey so far as a nation is necessary to appropriately chart where we need to go and how to get there TOGETHER.
  13. Today, I am aware that our economy along with every single economy in the world is in crisis. We still face security challenges in parts of the country, while our society suffers from a high loss of moral rectitude which is driven by unbridled craving for political control.
  14. An underlying cause of most of the problems we have faced as a nation is our consistent harping on artificially contrived fault-lines that we have harboured and allowed unnecessarily to fester.
  15. In addition, institutions such as civil service, police, the judiciary, the military all suffered from a general decline.
  16. We need to begin a sincere process of national healing and this anniversary presents a genuine opportunity to eliminate old and outworn perceptions that are always put to test in the lie they always are.
  17. The stereotype of thinking of ourselves as coming from one part of the country before seeing ourselves as Nigerians is a key starting point to project us on the road to our deserved nation’s evolution and integration.
  18. To start this healing process, we are already blessed with the most important asset any nation requires for such – OUR PEOPLE – and this has manifested globally in the exploits of Nigerians in many fields.
  19. It has been demonstrated time and time again that Nigerians in the diaspora frequently excel in science, technology, medicine, sports, arts and many other fields.
  20. Similarly, the creativity, ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Nigerian at home have resulted in globally recognized endeavours.
  21. I am convinced that if we pursue our aspirations TOGETHER we would be able to achieve whatever we desire. That informed our adopting the theme TOGETHER to mark this epochal event.
  22. Together we can change our condition for the better and more importantly, together we can do much more for ourselves and for our country.
  23. I chose the path of self-reflection because this is what I do on a daily basis and I must confess that at most times, I always felt the need for a collective reflection as I know that the foundation for a solid future which this administration is laying can only be sustainable if there is a collective commitment by Nigerians.
  24. Nigeria is not a country for Mr. President, any ruling or opposition party but a country for all of us and we must play our part, irrespective of challenges we face, to make this country what we desire.
  25. To achieve this, we must focus our minds, TOGETHER as a people, on ways of resolving the identified critical challenges that underlie our present state. These include:

a. Evolving and sustaining a democratic culture that leaves power in the hands of the people;

b. Supporting the enthronement of the rule of law, demanding accountability of elected representatives and contributing to good governance;

c. Increasing our commitment to peaceful co-existence in a peaceful, secure and united Nigeria;

d. Harnessing and Optimizing our tremendous human and natural resources to attain our goal of being in the top twenty economies of the world and in the process;

e. Lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years;

f. Strengthening institutions to make them stronger in protecting National Interests; and

g. Imbibing tolerance in diversity.

  1. I am a firm believer in transparent, free, fair and credible elections as has been demonstrated during my period as a democratically elected President.
  2. The recent build-up and eventual outcome of the Edo State elections should encourage Nigerians that it is my commitment to bequeath to this country processes and procedures that would guarantee that the people’s votes count.
  3. The problems with our electoral process are mainly human induced as desperate desire for power leads to desperate attempts to gain power and office.
  4. Democracy, the world over and as I am pursuing in Nigeria, recognizes the power of the people. However, if some constituencies choose to bargain off their power, they should be prepared for denial of their rights.
  5. This call is made more urgent if we realise that even after a transparent, free, fair and credible election, desperation leads to compromising the judiciary to upturn legitimate decisions of the people.
  6. It is necessary to, therefore support the enthronement of the rule of law by avoiding actions which compromise the judiciary.
  7. Fellow Nigerians, our history has shown that we are a people that have the capacity to live peacefully with one another.
  8. As a government, we remain committed to our constitutional oath of securing the lives and properties of the citizenry. I, however, call on the citizenry to also support government by providing the necessary community level intelligence in addressing these challenges.
  9. In moving forward together, it is important to strengthen our economy to provide sustainable means of livelihood for as many Nigerians as possible so as to eradicate absolute poverty from our midst.
  10. I want to re-emphasize my dedication and commitment, a dedication and commitment that propelled my public service career and informed my quest to continually seek for an opportunity to improve the lives of Nigerians, set the country on the path of prosperity and lead the country to a better future.
  11. This administration has been focused on rebuilding and laying the foundations for a sustainable Nigeria. Of course, we have met and are still meeting the challenges inherent in any rebuilding initiative – more so that of a nation like Nigeria that has undergone avoidable levels of deprivation – but can be surmounted if we all work together.
  12. I wish to re-iterate that our people and our spirit of excellence remains our most important asset.
  13. In this wise, the need to return to our age-old ethical and high moral values would be necessary and this informed my launching of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy on Monday 28th September, 2020.
  14. The policy would not implement itself and the first contact of the visibility of its implementation is the Public Service whose on-going reforms would be expected to be sustainable and give a radical re-direction in providing services to all Nigerians.
  15. Fellow Nigerians, in addition to public health challenges of working to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, we have suffered a significant drop in our foreign exchange earnings and internal revenues due to 40 per cent drop in oil prices and steep drop in economic activities, leading to a 60 per cent drop in government revenue.
  16. Our government is grappling with the dual challenge of saving lives and livelihoods in face of drastically reduced resources.
  17. In this regard, sustaining the level of petroleum prices is no longer possible. The government, since coming into office has recognized the economic argument for adjusting the price of petroleum. But the social argument about the knock-on effect of any adjustment weighed heavily with the government.
  18. Accordingly, in the last three years, we have introduced unprecedented measures in support of the economy and to the weakest members of our society in the shape of:

a. Tradermoni

b. Farmermoni

c. School Feeding Programme

d. Job creation efforts

e. Agricultural intervention programmes

  1. No government in the past did what we are doing with such scarce resources. We have managed to keep things going in spite of the disproportionate spending on security. Those in the previous Governments from 1999 – 2015 who presided over the near destruction of the country have now the impudence to attempt to criticize our efforts.
  2. In the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions.
  3. Petroleum prices in Nigeria are to be adjusted. We sell now at N161 per litre. A comparison with our neighbours will illustrate the point;

a. Chad which is an oil producing country charges N362 per litre

b. Niger, also an oil producing country sells 1 litre at N346.

c. In Ghana, another oil producing country, petroleum pump price is N326 per litre.

  1. Further afield, Egypt charges N211 per litre. Saudi Arabia charges N168 per litre. It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than in Saudi Arabia.
  2. Fellow Nigerians, to achieve the great country we desire, we need to solidify our strength, increase our commitment and encourage ourselves to do that which is right and proper even when no one is watching.
  3. Fellow Nigerians, let us collectively resolve to continue our journey beyond the sixty years on the clear understanding that as a nation we are greater together than being smaller units of nationalities. By the special grace of God we shall come through any transient challenges.
  4. It is my sincere hope that by the end of this anniversary on September 30th 2021, we will all be proud of taking this individual and collective self-assessment for the progress of our great Nation.

Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

God Bless us all. Thank you.

Hadith of The Day: Kindness To Parents

Abu Hurayrah reported: that a man came to the prophet and asked, ”O messenger of Allah, who is most entitled to good companionship from me?” the prophet replied: ”Your mother”. The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your father. “
(Related by Muslim and al-Bukhari)

Abu Hurayrah also narrated that the prophet said: ”Rubbed in dust is the nose, Rubbed in dust is the nose, Rubbed in dust is the nose of him {meaning, ‘Shame and disgrace on him’} who is alive when one or both of his parents reach old age – and who then fails to enter paradise {by serving them and showing them kindness and compassion}”.
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EFCC Probe: I’m Having No Regrets For Chairing Panel To Probe Magu – Justice Salami

Justice Ayo Salami, Chairman of the presidential panel investigating Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he does not regret his appointment to serve on the panel.

Magu is being investigated over allegations of abuse of office and mismanagement of recovered assets from May 2015 to May 2020 — the time he acted as Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency.

Magu’s lawyers have always disagreed with the panel. But in a memo on Tuesday, Salami accused the lawyers of planting reports in the media that he regrets chairing the panel.

Justice Salami said in the memo that,“The reports were a figment of the wild imagination of the reporter, the two lawyers quoted as his sources and the medium that published the story,”

“There was no time anything near the unthinkable scenario painted in the false story occurred in any meeting between myself and the lawyers to Magu or any other person, for that matter, since the Judicial Commission of Inquiry began its sittings.

“I have no cause to express any regret over my Chairmanship of the Commission, not to talk of betraying any form of emotion before anyone about it. I see my appointment to serve as the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry as an honour and call to service, thus my decision to accept diligently and patriotically discharge this responsibility.

“I have never appointed any of the two lawyers or any other person(s) to speak on my behalf as I can express myself without recourse to the lawyers of the persons we are probing. As an eminent jurist, who retired as the President of the Court of Appeal, I have handled much more complex cases than the current one before the Commission. There is no doubt that the false reports were aimed at causing mischief and tarnishing my hard-earned reputation and integrity. I remain resolute and committed to the service of the nation and ready to champion the ideals of justice and fairness.

“I want to point out that such wild claims against me and the Commission are not strange to me, given the manner in which the lawyers to Magu have been carrying on in the conduct of their client’s case before the Commission. Planting such lies in the media about proceedings at the panel has been their pastime. They believe that it is by engaging in such media propaganda against the Commission that their client can be easily absolved of the various allegations that have been brought against him.”

Asking Nigerians to disregard the report, the retired president of the appeal court said the “lies  and blackmail” will not deter him and other members of the panel from discharging their duty and mandate.

He said in conclusion, that the panel which he chairs will continue its investigation of the allegations against Magu with a view to unearthing the truth and ensuring that justice is done.

Source: Political Digest.

Our Strength lies in truth