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Popular Nigerian Comedian, Okey Bakassi has called out clerics and state governors seeking support and justifying the actions of bandits.Okey Bakassi

Recently, some governors have supported the calls for negotiation with bandits in order to end kidnappings in their States.

Also, recall that popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, had said the bandits were peaceful people and victims of circumstances who were forced into criminality.

The Islamic Cleric had called for a more lenient approach to the bandits’ activities, adding that attacking them brings out the ‘monster’ in them.

Speaking on the development, Bakassi on his Instagram page wondered why no one is settling Nigerian youths who are struggling to survive.

According to him, rewarding insurgents, bandits and those who go into crime in Nigeria has now become the order of the day, while other Nigerians struggling do not have any support.

Bakassi said: “I want to call your attention to this disturbing trend in Nigeria. Service chiefs retired but recently the National Assembly confirmed them as ambassadors. The same service s chiefs who could not provide security.

“Also let me bring to your attention that recently some clerics and governors have been justifying what bandits are doing. Some are saying they should be settled and accepted into the society.

“My question is when you settle all insurgents, who is taking care of Nigerians who have refused to go into crime but are struggling .

“COVID-19 has been here for a year but no one is talking about how entertainers, Nigerian youths who have chosen not to do violence or crime would survive.

“If you Google how much an AK 47 cost, let’s say we all decide to purchase AK 47 and take youths into one forest and begin to kidnap innocent people suddenly the government who is busy can now shake your hands and defend why you should be settled by government because you have gone through a lot.

“Suddenly the pastors and congregation will be praying for peace, security agencies will start negotiating ransom. We must help ourselves in Nigeria.”

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“Nigerian pastors are fraudsters” – Singer, Samklef says, reconciles with Daddy Freeze

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Nigerian Singer, Samklef and Daddy Freeze have ended their squabble 3 years after they mercilessly dragged and blocked each other on social media.

Recall that in 2018, Samklef and Daddy Freeze disagreed over religion.

Trouble started when Freeze criticized a report about the healing of a mentally challenged man at an RCCG church.

Samklef, who was displeased with his critics against men of God, slammed Freeze, telling him that his constant criticism of the church was getting boring.

The exchange heated up, with Freeze telling Samklef his career was dead which led to the singer calling him a “fake ass oyinbo” and his followers “mumu Satan followers”.

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Following the development, they later blocked and unfollowed each other on all their social media platforms.

However, Samklef took to his Instagram account on Sunday to reach out to Daddy Freeze, stating that he can now see “clearly”.

He said most religious leaders are “419” and Freeze was right all along.

“I was blind and ignorant but now I understand and can see clearly.

“Everything Daddy Freeze has been saying is the truth. 90 percent of the so called Nigerian men of God are fraudsters.

“It’s your faith that makes you whole so they collect money for miracles that happens through you.

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“Daddy Freeze is the John the baptist of this generation. I can finally see,” he wrote.

In his response, Freeze acknowledged his acceptance and admitted he should have been patient with Samklef at the time.

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Sound Sultan was kind, lived an exemplary life – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the Fasasi family on the death of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.

Buhari mourned the passing of the 44-year-old artiste in a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.

The Nigerian leader described Sound Sultan’s demise as a loss to the music industry and Nigeria.

Buhari said the rapper, singer, songwriter and actor, “lived an exemplary life and achieved several milestones in his career”.

The President said he contributed greatly to the development of music and entertainment through his artistic genius, creativity and talent, which has inspired many.

He affirmed that Sound Suntan was kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which was reflected in his music and art.

“As an avid basketball fan, he made telling contributions to the development of local basketball in the country,” the statement added.

Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for his family, friends and associates.

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T.B Joshua: Are you true Christians – Daddy Freeze questions top pastors over funeral turnout

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Popular On-Air Personality, OAP, Daddy Freeze, has slammed top Nigerian pastors for not attending the funeral of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Late Prophet T.B. Joshua.

The deceased clergyman died on June 5 and was buried on Friday, July 9.

We had reported that top pastors, church owners and religious leaders in Nigeria were conspicuously missing during the burial of the late Prophet.

It was also observed that the only notable clergyman who attended his funeral was the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Lagos state chapter, Rt. Rev. S.T.V Adegbite.

Reacting, Freeze in a video via his social media account expressed his disappointment in top Nigerian pastors who failed to identify with the deceased prophet even in death.

He stated that no matter what may have transpired among them when he was alive, they should have had a forgiving heart and attended his funeral.

“Prophet T.B Joshua has been laid to rest. May his soul rest in peace.

“However, the turnout of Christians especially top Nigerian pastors who attended this man’s funeral makes me worry.

“If we truly are Christians, every church should have sent a delegation.

“I must say I am so disappointed in all these pastors because they have not shown a legacy of love. So, none of them could fly their private jets and attend the funeral?

“If you ask me and you expect me to be honest, I am entirely disappointed in all the big daddies that we have.

“If they behave like this, how are we the children going to behave? You people have turned gods of men.

“I’m sure they don’t understand the gravity of their actions, especially these ones we call our daddies,” he said.

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