Friday, 30 August 2013

Lagos ranked 4th world’s worst City

Lagos is the fourth worst city in the world, Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, an independent forecasting and advisory business within the Economist Group has said. And its top worst cities, are scattered around Africa and Asia. Lagos, the fourth on the list, shares its 137 position with Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea on 38.9 per cent. The report made available yesterday described it as the second-fastest growing city in Africa and the fourth worst city on earth.

I really miss sex and intimacy

      By: Ada

Hi guys. I have been single for 3 months now from a year and a half relationship. At the moment I feel really sad and miss sex and intimacy with...  but generally with someone I love. It's a beautiful feeling. When I think of it or something triggers sexual thoughts I get quite horny and think of my ex (he was absolutely gorgeous and fit) but it makes me really sad. It's automatic for me to have him come to my mind. Because I cannot think of anyone else whom I love and am so attracted too.

Yeh I could sleep with someone but I really don't want to because its not my ex :'( I have tried to masturbate, only once since the break up and I cried because he came to my mind... I have tried to think of a "hot guy" or a hot celebrity but I just CAN'T. I wish I was with someone I loved and had that amazing feeling every time I get horny. Which I realize and makes me really sad :'( that now someone else will be having him... :'( 

Blueberries, not fruit juice, cut type-2 diabetes risk

                         Blueberries and apples
A study in the British Medical Journal suggests that eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes.  Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit - but fruit juice did not appear to have the same effect.
The research looked at the diets of more than 187,000 people in the US. But Diabetes UK said the results of the study should be treated with caution. Researchers from the UK, US and Singapore used data from three large studies of nurses and health professionals in the US to examine the link between fruit consumption and the risk of contracting type-2 diabetes.

Bianca Ojukwu denies dating Femi Kayode-Gives him 7 days to retract his claims

Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, who spoke through her lawyers, Wall Street Attorneys, has, therefore, threatened to drag the former aide to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo to court if, in the next seven days, he fails to retract his libelous publication against her.

In the letter from her lawyers to Fani-Kayode, dated August 27, 2013 and signed by Mike Ugwuanyi, Esq, Mrs. Ojukwu demanded that the former minister writes an apology and retraction of the said libelous publication in The Sun and Thisday newspapers, as well as publish it in the online publication, where it emanated, in the next seven days or face litigation.

WONDERS!!! Meet The Woman Who Says A Reptile Lives In Her

Maria Tsotetsi (49), from extension 28 in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, SA, says she has an evil snake inside her stomach. 

She said she has been told by several prophets and traditional healers that the reptile lives inside her.
Maria, who looks pregnant, said she was in hospital in 2011, where 
the doctors told her she had a growth."They told me I had lost blood and they wanted to operate on me but nothing happened after that. The nurses put me on drips but a few days later, they released me."

Female Student bathes boyfriend with hotwater

A jealous female student of the Osun State Polytechnic, simply identified as Yetunde has been arrested by the police for pouring hot water on her boyfriend, Niyi Adelana shortly after his birthday.
The 19 year-old lady, Yetunde of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) department was said to have poured hot water on Niyi because he invited other girls and failed to give her adequate attention during the birthday party held at Miracle Hall, BHS area in Iree.

Video: Mystro – One Kain Love ft. Chidinma


Don G Entertainment premieres the video to ‘One Kain Love’ by Mystro featuring Chidinma. The video features couples across ages and generation in a splendid monotone picture as directed by Clarence Peters,also watch out for cameo appearance by MTN Project Fame winner Ayoola.

GB JOBS: Automobile/Oil and gas company recruiting in 4 Positions

We are highly reputable organization with specialty in automobile sales, oil & gas and home furnishing products with office in Lagos.
·         MARKETING MANAGER: B.Sc. in Marketing/Business Management. MBA is a plus, 10 years experience in similar post, female, not more than 40 years of age, single

GB JOBS: MPH Global recruiting in several Job Positions

Nigerian subsidiary of international company looking for a:
Sales and Operations Manager (Nigerian citizen preferred) - position based in Lagos
Must have:
-          Minimum of 5 years in oil & gas industry
-          Good knowledge of sales and marketing in oil & gas industry
-          Understanding of upstream oil & gas development project roles
-          Experience in management is appreciated

GB JOBS: Advertisement for a Managing Director

Monmodu Investment Company Limited is a Holding Company with substantial asset in stocks, real estate and agriculture. The intention of the Director is to find an experienced Managing Director to review existing investments practices of the company and develop policies to further diversify investments to include agriculture and agro allied industrial projects, international stock holdings and export/import business in agricultural products.

GB JOBS: A reputable and well established Water Production company in Ogun state, recruitingin 3 Job positions

A reputable and well established water production company based in Ogun State is looking for result oriented candidates to fill the following positions:
1.       QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER: A first degree or its equivalent in Sciences with a minimum of 5 years working experience

GB JOBS: International Primary school in Victoria Island/Lekki Phase 1 recruiting in 9 Positions

Competent people are needed in an International Primary School Located in Victoria Island/Lekki Phase 1 axis to teach/work as:
1.       Nursery Class Teachers
2.       Class Teachers
3.       English Teachers
4.       Mathematics Teachers


·        B.Sc/HND Mechanical/Electrical Engineers with 10 years industrial experience
·         Must be computer literate, (Expatriate or Nigerian can apply for the post
·         B.Sc/HND Mechanical/Electrical Engineers with 10 years practical experience

GB JOBS: Swiss Pharms Nigeria Ltd. recruiting Medical, Sales Reps

Due to expansion and growth in our operations, vacancies exist for the following under listed positions:
1.       Medical representatives                               -  East, North & Lagos
2.       Sales representatives                    -  Lagos & Benin
Dynamic and focused young men and women of between the ages of 25-28 years with good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

GB JOBS: Oil and Gas company recruiting in 11 Vacant Job Positions

A reputable indigenous company with a strong vision to be the foremost in logistics, catering and engineering construction in the oil & gas industry in Nigeria and West Africa with many years of experience seeks to recruit qualified professionals highly competent, energetic and dynamic individuals into the following departments:

Clint Eastwood Separates From Wife After 17 Years


The four-time Oscar-winner, Clint Eastwood 83, and  his wife, Dina, the former TV reporter, 48, have separated after more than 17 years of marriage, Dina tells Us Weekly. An insider tells the magazine that they separated last year but remain friends. Adds their source, "Clint fell out of love with Dina a long time ago."
Eastwood's manager, Leonard Hirshan, told omg! that he does not comment on the star's personal life. The couple met when Dina interviewed the "Unforgiven" star for a local TV station back in 1993. At the time, Dina thought the much-older Eastwood would be a perfect match … for her mother.

Thursday, 29 August 2013


1. I was not waiting for your call.
2. I really like you but I don't know when the transition to love will happen.
3. If I wanted to sleep with anyone right now, it would only be you.
4. I think we should share the bill. You don't have to always treat me.
5. I have truly never realized that I would like this so much.

Man tells court..................My wife is dirty

Emmanuel Kayode, of Maraba Area, Ilorin, on Thursday told an Ilorin Area Court that his wife, Omolade Emmanuel was dirty.
The 35-year-old man prayed the court to dissolve his three-year-old marriage to Omolade, for being dirty.
“My wife hardly sweeps our surroundings and bedroom, and that makes our environment irritating and unconducive,” he said.


We an indigenous Pharmaceutical Company with foreign partners and brands in the ethical and OTC markets, seek candidates for immediate employment in the following categories:

GB JOBS: Vacancies Exist in Aba and Lagos Manufacturing Company

B.Sc/HND Accounting with minimum of 5 years work experience. Must be very versatile with the use of various Accounting packages and Tax/Audit matters. Candidate must be presently based in Aba or the South East/South-South environs.

GB JOBS: Veritable Plastics recruiting in Several Job Positions in Nigeria

We are interested in assembling a team of dynamic, proactive and vibrant professionals to pilot the organization.
We have vacancies for the following categories:
1.       General Manager (Nigerian or Expatriate)
·         The ideal candidate must have minimum of 15 years previous experience in the plastics (PVC Pipes, PVC Ceiling, Household Plastics & Bottles Preforms) industry.

GB JOBS: Four Star International Brand Hotel recruiting in Several Positions

We are a 4* hotel manned by an international brand and we are currently seeking for professional people to join our team, the following positions are vacant:

GB JOBS: FMCG Company recruiting Competent Analyst.

A highly vibrant FMCG company in Nigeria is sourcing for talents to fill the position
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Track financial status by monitoring variances from budget.
·         Determine financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results.

GB JOBS: FMCG Company in Lagos recruiting in Multiple Positions

A fast growing FMCG company in Lagos wishes to recruit into the following positions:
·         Prospecting, identifying and qualifying leads from the field
·         Preparing and submitting proposals to prospects
·         Presentation and negotiating terms of business with prospective organizations Coordinating supply, regularly in-store stock taking and quality checks
·         Credit tracking and management

GB JOBS: Vacancies exist in Plastic, Glassware and Furniture Company

Vacancies exist in a Plastic, Glassware and Furniture production plant located in Mowe, Ogun State for:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: B.Sc/HND in Production /Mechanical Engineering from a reputable institution. Minimum of 5 years experience in a plastic industry, glassware, furniture or spairparts production company


Our client, a production and manufacturing Company, urgently requires a suitably factory Cost/Management Accountant to head and lead the Finance and Accounts function of the company.  
Qualifications: HND/B.Sc. Accountancy plus ACA, ACCA, or CIMA.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years manufacturing cost accounting experience
Age/Gender: between 35 and 40 years old; Male or Female
Please, send your application and CV to:

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GB JOBS: Specialist Hospitan in Gbagada Lagos recruiting in 16 Positions

As part of ongoing rebranding, a specialist hospital in Gbagada Lagos requires highly experienced and dedicated personnel with relevant academic qualifications in the following areas.

Various Positions


GB JOBS: Riders Vancy

Riders is an international, not-for-profit NGO working to improve the capacity and efficiency of health care delivery platforms in Africa. Our vision is a world in which health care reaches everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to make the ‘last mile’ the most important mile in health care delivery: creating, showing and sharing the solutions for achieving truly equitable health care.

GB JOBS: Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Recruiting in Muiltiple Positions

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. we live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

GB JOBS: Marketing System Seeking Motivated Professionals

Discover The Amazing Income-Generating New Business Model That Leading Marketing Minds Have Endorsed As The Most Exciting Opportunity in Marketing.

Finally You Will Be in Full Control of Your Own Financial Destiny.
You don't have to demean yourself to beg for a job you are over-qualified for or eternally working for somebody else.

GB JOBS: Ericsson Jobs in Nigeria


M-Commerce, including mobile payments and person-to-person money transfers, is identified as a high a growth area in the coming years within Ericsson, providing a substantial global market potential - for us and our customers.
Ericsson is now looking to strengthen its team in Sub-Sahara Africa with a number of Solution Architects to drive and further grow its M-Commerce business. This role can be based in Nigeria or Ghana.

GB JOBS: Shell recruiting Graduate Trainees Jobs in Nigeria

At Shell, we’re developing all kinds of ideas to help meet the growing demand for energy. And we’re looking for ambitious students and graduates to help us do more.

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 87,000 people and operating in more than 70 countries and territories. Our aim is to meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future. Our focus on innovation and technology has made us a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of refined petroleum products and has us ranked amongst the top 50 most innovative companies in the world.

Suspected Assassins attack the CEO of the Young Shall Grow Motors

The CEO of The Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo, was attacked by suspected assassins on Tuesday night August 27th on 22 Road in Festac Town, Lagos, killing his driver and police escort. He narrowly escaped death.

The multimillionaire businessman was returning home from work on Tuesday night when an SUV double-crossed his vehicle in a lonely area, and some armed men opened fire on Chief Obianodo's car. His orderly who attempted to fire back was killed, his driver who was trying to escape was also killed while Chief Obianodo was shot in the arm.

Kris Jenner's Talk show axed due to poor ratings

Radaronline reports that Kris Jenner’s new FOX chat show Kris had been cancelled after it's initial six-week trial run.
Kris did get a ratings bump for her last show when Kanye West revealed the first baby pic of daughter, North West, with Kim, but that was a one time shot in the arm and it wouldn’t be indicative of what the ratings trend would be.’

A source further explained to Radar: ‘It’s a very crowded market and Kris didn’t do anything to set herself apart from the field.
‘Believe it or not, most of America doesn’t want to hear about the Kardashian’s for an hour everyday.


Angelo defends Beverly Osu, she inspired him to read the bible

Lagos State Govt buys back LCC's concession rights in Lekki-Epe Expressway

The Lgos State Government has announced the termination of its concession agreement with the Lekki Concession Company. Find a press statement from the State Govt below..

The Lagos State Government wishes to state clearly that it has neither terminated nor cancelled the Concession Agreement it entered into with the Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) to reconstruct and expand the 49.36 km Eti-Osa Lekki-Epe Expressway.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

New Video: KCee – Okoso


New video from Limpopo chairman, Kcee and this is for his track, Okoso that was released just over a month ago.


IG of Police MD Abubakar set to remarry in September

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar is getting ready to re-marry a year and a half after loosing his wife, Maryam Abubakar, to cancer. (Mrs Abubakar died in January 2012)

IG Abubakar will be engaging in a three-day wedding ritual to 35 year old Safiya (pictured above with him). Their wedding proper will take place on Saturday September 14th. 

Sahara Reporters obtained a photo from a series of photos taken during a photo shoot in preparation for their grand wedding. 
Congrats to them.

Giant Whale washed ashore Alpha Beach Lagos (Photo)


OH MY GOD!!! This is really incredible and people really need to be careful this period. Remember the Lagos State Government warned that there will be an ocean surge and residents who live close to the beach should vacate for now.

 Above is a picture of a whale found on the beach....................BELIEVE IT OR NOT !!!!

Beverly responds to Afrocandy's porn movie offer+Melvin on plans after BBA

Beverly and Melvin had their first interview on Cool Fm& Wazobia FM this morning and they explained their plans for the future and the way foward.
Excerpts below

'll continue with my online reality show 'Beverly Says' and I'll finish school that's what important now!
"I don't want to talk about his so called girlfriend coz I don't know anything about her.I did not have sex with Angelo. I loved him and I still love him. I would get married to Angelo if I had the chance! I'll still say,nothing happened between me and Angelo"

Afro Candy Offers Beverly Osu A Role In Her Next Movie

Afro Candy has come out publicly to say that she’s willing to give Beverly Osu a role in her next “movie” seeing as Beverly has all it takes to be in her kind of production.

Ice Prince Buys Bentley GT Coupe


Group Offers Arik Stowaway Teenager Scholarship


De Raufs, a volunteer group extolling the virtues of Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun State has volunteered to sponsor 15year old stowaway boy, Daniel Ohikhena who  hid in the tyre compartment of Arik air flight from Benin to Lagos.

In a statement by the Director General of the group, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, the group stated that it  is ready to give scholarship to Daniel up to university level and help him realise his dream of travelling by air legitimately.

According to him, the little boy’s ambition should be nurtured through qualitative education, and the group is ready to give the boy all the necessary support to make his dream a reality.

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones separate after 13 years

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones confirm they are to separate after 13 years of marriage (Image © PA)

I was so sad when i heard reports that Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas are having a break from their relationship. A spokesperson for the couple told The Daily Mail: “Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage. There will be no further comment.”

The movie star couple have been together for 13 years. Earlier in the week The Mirror reported an insider told them "Michael is going to announce the split soon. Catherine is fighting to save the marriage but he's had it." It's been a tough few years for the couple, who haven't been pictured in public together since they attended a charity event in April.

Birthday message from Mercy Johnson Okojie

This is a message from Mercy Johnson as she turns a year older today. Read below.. 

Today, I thought of many things I would love to have as birthday gifts and the many dreams I am still pursuing. In all of this I’m not losing sight of the fact that if not for God I might have ended up on the street like the many kids and young adults begging for food and some prostituting to make ends meet.

If we know the circumstances that force some of these people on the street, we would spare a thought for them. I am where I am today purely by the grace of God and the grace of people who believed in me from the word go. Recently, I was at the Boys Reform Home, Oregun, Lagos, the discussion I had with the principal Mr. Kotun and much later with the Special 
Adviser in charge of all remand homes in Lagos set me thinking about the boys and girls on the street. They have dreams too. Can they fulfill those dreams on the street? The answer will likely be no; because I won't be where I am today if I ended up on the street.

Suntai Dissolves Cabinet, Appoints New SSG, Chief Of Staff

Gov. Danbaba Suntai of Taraba has dissolved the state executive council and appointed a new Secretary to the State Government (SSG), and a new Chief of Staff, Government House.
Mr Silvanus Giwa, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity to the governor announced the dissolution and new appointments at a news conference on Wednesday in Jalingo.
He named the outgoing Commissioner for Justice, Mr Timothy Kataps as the news SSG and Alhaji Aminu Jika as the new Chief of Staff, adding that the appointment were with immediate effect.
Giwa, who said that he was speaking on the orders of Suntai, said all Commissioners and Special Advisers had been relived of their appointments.
He passed the governor's message appreciation to the out-going Commissioners and Special Advisers for their services to the state, and wished them well in their future endeavours.
NAN recalls that the State House of Assembly had on Tuesday, announced that the Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, would continue to act in that capacity until Suntai was able to appear before the lawmakers to confirm that the transmitted letter to the House was genuine. (NAN)

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There was confusion in Taraba State on Wednesday as the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr.  Haruna Tsokwa and the Majority Leader, Mr. Joseph Albasu, disagreed on who ran the affairs of the state as governor.
While Tsokwa said the Deputy Governor, Alhaji  Alhaji Garba Umar, would  continue to act as governor  until the Assembly deliberated  on the letter by the recuperating Governor Danbaba Suntai seeking to resume duty, Albasu  claimed that Suntai had already taken charge as the state’s Chief Executive.

The   Majority Leader told journalists  at the assembly complex in Jalingo that the lawmakers  gave the governor the nod to begin work since he had  fulfilled the provisions of the  1999 Constitution.
Albasu, who said  he was speaking for   all the lawmakers, added that the governor was mentally fit to carry out his duties.
He argued  that the constitution did not  make it mandatory  for a governor to appear before the assembly  on the matter in  question.
The  Majority Leader, also stated that it was against the spirit of   the constitution for the  assembly to debate the letter by Suntai.
 But the Speaker faulted him, saying the governor must  appear before the Assembly  or be prepared to receive  its principal officers  in his office in the Government House,  Jalingo.
 He  said,  “Governor Suntai has transmitted a letter to the Assembly, but his deputy, Alhaji Umar, will continue to act, until this assembly deliberates on  his letter.”
The PUNCH however learnt that the lawmakers might deliberate on the letter on Wednesday (today).
The speaker, who claimed that he was  unaware of the claims by the  Majority Leader, also confirmed earlier reports  that  Suntai’s wife  blocked  him  from seeing   her husband  on Tuesday.
Tsokwa became the speaker when Istifanus Haruna Gbana –an ally of  Suntai, was  removed while Suntai was still  receiving treatment abroad for injuries he sustained last October when a small plane he piloted crashed.
 Findings by The PUNCH on Tuesday showed that apart from the speaker, who led a delegation to the Government House,   Alhaji Umar;  the  Commissioner in charge of the state Police Command  and the Director of State Security Service    were  prevented from   seeing the governor    by Suntai’s  family members and influential associates  on Tuesday.
There were reports on Monday that Umar, who acted as governor during the 10 months  that  Suntai was out of the country, was barred  from seeing the governor on his arrival at the Jalingo Airport. But  a credible source had  told The PUNCH  that the deputy governor  met the governor  in Jalingo even  before he alighted  from the aircraft  that flew him there.
Sources close to the  state government  informed one of our correspondents on Tuesday   that  Umar, Tsokwa and the two security chiefs  were told that Suntai would not  be able to see them  until he had rested for 72 hours.
One of the sources  said, “What we have been told is that the governor will rest for 72 hours in compliance with the instructions of his doctors. This was the explanation they also gave to the D-G, SSS and the CP. They were there to see him, but they were stopped.”
According to another source, “the speaker’s delegation was kept waiting for about one hour and the governor’s wife (Hauwa) later told them that Suntai was resting.”
He added that because of  the development, the state House of Assembly had resolved to sit on Wednesday (today) and debate the governor’s letter.
“What the members have decided is to sit tomorrow (today) and formally invite the governor to address the House. He has been away for about 10 months; so, coming to address them will at least put all the speculations and uncertainties surrounding his health to rest”, the source added.
Asked what Taraba stakeholders considered to be the way forward for the state, a top  Peoples Democratic Party member from the state, said that much depended on the assembly’s decision.
He said, “This situation must be addressed with all the caution that it requires. There is no point rushing things or being unnecessarily preemptive.
“If the House say they are going to invite him, the right thing is to await the outcome of the decision of the House. Let them come up with their decision.”
In Abuja, the Conference of   Nigeria Political Parties and the Inter Party Advisory Council  called on the  state  House  of Assembly to set up a medical panel to examine Suntai’s  state of health.
Both CNPP and IPAC, whose officials spoke separately with the News Agency of Nigeria,said this was in accordance with the provisions of the  1999 Constitution.
The CNPP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Osita Okechukwu, told NAN that the  assembly should set up  the panel immediately “to determine if Suntai is capable or incapable of carrying out his constitutional functions.”
IPAC, through its  chairman,  Mr. Yusuf Tanko,  also said the governor’s health status must be established before any action could be taken.
It said, “It is in the interest of democracy that Suntai’s health situation is established. If he is found incapable, there are constitutional provisions that should be followed, otherwise we will continue to put democracy in danger.’’
In Lagos, human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN),  gave a three-day  ultimatum to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, to   investigate  the   governor’s  letter of intention to resume duty.
Falana, in a  letter to Abubakar, which was obtained by one of  our correspondents, threatened to go to court if his demand  was not met before the expiration of the ultimatum.
The letter reads in part,  “We therefore urge you, in the interest of the people of  Taraba State and Nigeria as a whole,  to use your good offices to cause a detailed investigation to confirm the authenticity of the letter of intention sent by  the Governor of Taraba State.  We believe  that the letter of intention may have been forged by the governor’s handlers.”
Another civil rights lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, said Suntai’s medical fitness must be ascertained to avert “governance by proxy.”
 Aturu said, “We thank God that he has returned. But it is not all about returning. We want to know if  he is capable of performing the functions of his office. His state of health must be ascertained by a medical team otherwise  Taraba State may be governed by somebody else we don’t know. That will amount to governance by proxy, which is not recognised by the constitution.”
Chairman, Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Monday Ubani, who described as worrisome “the secrecy that still surrounds Suntai’s health status”, argued that it was criminal to allow an ill person to govern a state.
Ubani said, “Why are these facts shrouded in  secrecy and why are Nigerians, nay the citizens of his state, denied the opportunity  of hearing from their governor.  It will amount to fraud and ill governor to run the state contrary to the express provision of the constitution.”
Two civil society groups – Say No Campagin and United Action for Democracy – also  criticised the politicisation of  Suntai’s  illness and return by “some people who are against the state.”
The groups,  at a joint press conference in Abuja,  described the hasty tranmission of  the  letter to the state House of Assembly as “the handiwork of political jobbers bent on satisfying selfish interest at the detriment of the state.”
The  Convener of the SNC, Ezenwa Nwagwu, said, “While we sympathise with the Sunatais and the entire people of Taraba State, we however condemn unequivocally, the attempt by some political vultures within and outside the state who are bent on holding the whole state to ransom and making effective governance once again unrealistic.”
The  UAD Director, Jaye Gaskia, likened what was happening in Taraba State to a repeat of  the late President  Umaru Yar’Adua’s saga when he was brought in by his associates to keep running the country even though he was incapable of doing so.
Also,the Conscience Nigeria and Northern Youth Assembly disagreed with those advising  the state House of Assembly to  invoke relevant sections of the  1999 Constitution to make Umar the state  governor.
According to them, the deputy governor cannot be made a substantive governor, given the fact that he was not democratically elected alongside the governor in 2011.
They argued that  Umar  was handpicked by the governor after the impeachment of the former deputy governor, Alhaji Sani Abubakar.
The Executive Director of CN, Mr. Tosin Adeyanju, and Speaker of NYA, Mr Gideon Oband,  who stated this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, asked the  state   assembly to urgently treat Monday’s letter from the governor  so that he could resume work in earnest.