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Davido & Chioma back together?

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A popular Instagram blogger Cutie Julls has alleged that the rift and crisis existing between Nigerian power couple Davido and Chioma, has been resolved.

Cutie Julls revealed on Instagram that Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke called him to order because he would take no nonsense.

The blogger celebrated the billionaire father and asked for God’s blessings on him and all other responsible fathers.

She wrote:

Now let’s celebrate a very responsible man in our society. Wanted to do this list yesterday but obviously got distracted.

Papa has called son to order and everything is settled. This man is indeed a gentleman and very very perfect example of i.e; “I did not disgrace my parents so no child of mine will disgrace me”. A great dad indeed. God bless our heroes who strive at making us better and responsible people in society. : 🙌


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Veronica your mother die of cocaine overdose – Kemi Olunloyo blast Davido.

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Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has claimed that Davido’s mother died of cocaine overdose.

She made this known while calling out the singer for sexually harassing her back in 2018.

“Sexual violence in Nigeria starts with sexual harassment. @davido fans don’t know how he sexually harassed me October 20th 2018. His fans and associates endorse this reckless behavior and it spirals. He has found it hard to say “Sorry”, an easy word that goes a long way.”

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What warrants you to call me “cheap drug user?” and “Werey” in three tweets? Did your mother teach you manners? No! Vero died of a cocaine overdose. I lived on your street in 1993 and even babysat you occasionally. You told DJ Abass you don’t know me. True!”

@SAMKLEF plead to me to let things go. I said NO! Nobody forgives and forgets. You cannot do both. I am NOT forgiving you as I told @SaharaReporters and will never forget. I HATE U @davido with passion. You sexually harassed me! You apologise! It was WRONG”


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Adeleke’s daughter made him Proud in US after doing this. [NIGERIA]

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A former Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Osun State and senator who represented the Osun-West Senatorial district until June 2019, Ademola Adeleke, has had cause to rejoiceafter been missing in action for some time.

His daughter Adenike has just graduated from the Oakwood University in Alabama, US and he can’t keep calm.

Sharing photos from her graduation ceremony, Ademola Adeleke wrote “Glory be to God! I’m so proud my beautiful daughter 😘 Adenike Marlyn Adeleke graduated today from Oakwood university in Alabama class of 2020 please help me congratulate her 👩‍🎓@nikos_babii 👏 👏 👏”

The Graduate, Adenike also wrote “I GRADUATE TODAY !!!! Lord knows I’ve been counting down the days 😅…….. even though i won’t be walking across the stage due to covid 19 , I’m super excited I’m finally done 🙏🏾 Gods plan !! “Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.”

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Fondly called the ‘dancing Senator’, Adeleke went off the social radar ever since he lost the ‘battle’ for the Osun governorship seat, to his main contender, the All Progressives Congress’ Gboyega Oyetola.

The politician who came close to being called the Governor of Osun State was obviously distraught when he wasn’t declared the winner. Though Adeleke maintained that the results of the election were manipulated, the Supreme Court has since affirmed Oyetola’s victory.


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Chioma’s first appearance amid COVID-19 positive test. [Nigeria]

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After testing positive for Coronavirus, Davido’s wife, Chioma has made her first appearance on social media.

Today, Thursday, April 30, Chioma turns 25 year older and the decided to celebrate with new photo on her Instagram.

“@thechefchi 25 🎉 Thank God for life 🙏🏾, she captioned the photos she shared.

NobleReporters recall that Davido who is also known as Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) had taken to his Instagram page to reveal how he would have painted Lagos red for the mother of his son, if not for the lockdown.

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Sharing lovely photos he took with the mother of his son, the multiple award winning artiste wrote, ” HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE STRONGEST WOMAN I KNOW !!! @thechefchi !!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ !!! Ohhhh Man if we wasn’t on lockdown u already know we for turn the city upside down!! !!!! My dear wife, may your birthday be as happy as you have made me. AND THATS ON GANG ! #1 CRO”

Few days ago, Davido also revealed that Chioma has recovered from COVID-19 and tested negative.


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Adeleke, Nigeria’s own Mike Tyson Defeat PDP in Court.

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A Federal High Court in Lagos State has ruled against the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Bukola Saraki, his campaign director in the 2019 general election over unauthorised use of the photograph of Mrs. Amuda Adeleke, Lagos-based trader, on their campaign billboard.

NobleReporters reported late last year that Mrs Adeleke, a Lagos-based trader, had dragged Saraki who was the Director-General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation during the 2019 General Election, before the court for using her picture on campaign billboards without her consent.

Also joined in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/./19, were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s presidential flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi, his running mate.

Justice Ayokunle Faji, who has been in charge of matter, made a monetary award of N5m to Mrs. Adeleke, yesterday, explaining that the money would be jointly and severally paid by Atiku, Saraki, the PDP, and Peter Obi, Atiku’s running mate during the election.

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Atiku and Obi lost the election to the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates, Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The trader had told the court that the unauthorised use of her photograph for the party’s campaign caused her embarrassment.

“All my friends who saw the campaign billboard said it portrayed me as a woman stricken with poverty who had lost all hope and was prepared to commit suicide,” she said.

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She asked the court to award N45m against Atiku, Saraki, the PDP and Obi for infringing on her fundamental right to privacy as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

However, after ruling in her favour, the judge, instead, awarded N5m against the defendants


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[Nigeria] My Father’s wealth is the reason many despise me – Davido


Singer Davido has stated that his father’s wealth is the reason why so many people hate him so much.

The son of a billionaire made this known while reacting to a comment on social media on why he’s hated so much.

“Davido doesn’t deserve the amount of hate he gets,” the Twitter user wrote.

And Davido responded: “What hate ?? The just mad my Dad rich !! MY FANS LOVE ME !!”

Davido was born in Atlanta, U.S, and raised in Lagos. H made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International.

His father, Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian billionaire, business magnate, founder and president of Adeleke University. He is also the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited.

He was married to Dr Vero Adeleke who died on 3 March 2003.


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Adeleke shares food stuff worth N500M, Donate N500M to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria.


Davido’s father, Deji Adeleke has donated the sum of 500 million naira to the federal government, in a bid to help in the war against coronavirus.

Adeleke also distributed foodstuffs worth 500 million as confirmed by Dele Momodu.

He made this known via his official twitter handle @DeleMomodu. In his statement, he wrote, ‘DR ADEDEJI ADELEKE CONVID-19 DONATION…

Dr. Deji Adeleke (aka BABA OLOWO) Donates N500milliion worth of foodstuff across Osun State and N500million to FG. MAY GOD REPLENISH SIR…’


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My mom died when I was 11 – Davido


Davido has revealed why most rich kids end up not having money and according to him, it is because they don’t feel the need to work hard.

NobleReporters recall that he mourned his mom on “mother’s day” ceremony showing the desist photo.

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The singer in a new interview that he was really broke when growing up. He stated that his hardwork brought him this far and it was not because of his father’s influence.


Davido also recounted that his mum ‘Veronica Adeleke’ died when he was just 11years old and as at then, he knew what he needed to do. He said the normal cycle for rich kids was to go to school, graduate and work for their parents but he had to break that and hustle for his own money.

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People get inspired seeing me flaunt my wealth.


Nigerian singer, Davido says he’s unfazed by the criticism he has received for flaunting his family’s wealth in a country that’s battling high poverty levels.

The musician’s father, Adedeji Adeleke, owns a business conglomerate and a private university.


Davido recently shared a video of his father’s newly acquired, second, private jet landing at a Nigerian airport.

He says that his public displays of wealth are intended to inspire people. He says he also wants to show the world that Africans are living large.


“We’re not here to rub it in anybody’s face, we’re here to show motivation. Many kids write to me and tell me that I’m the reason they want to finish school, and projects, and become successful.

In America there are people who think we live in huts, sometimes I feel like I want to show them… We’re living the life, we’re going crazy, you feel me?

It has nothing to do with showing off or trying to oppress anybody. They oppress us enough.”


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They want to drown me – Cubana chief priest cries


The Executive Director of Cubana Group, Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest has cried out over an alleged nonchalant attitude of his family members in towing the lane of financial independence.

The nightlife maestro who wondered if it is a crime to be successful in an Instagram post he shared, stated that his family members will henceforth get nothing from him except they reciprocate what he gives them.

Cubana Chief Priest averred that his family members want to drown him, while also pointing out that they will flee when they succeed in getting him broke.


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Chioma celebrate Davido as he goes double platinum (Photos & Video)

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Chioma Avril is celebrating her husband, pop artiste, Davido as he was presented with a plaque for his records which have gone platinum.

The singer’s recent album, ‘A Good Time’; his collaborative single with Popcaan, went platinum, another of his song, ‘Risky’ went double platinum, as well as ‘Blow Your Mind’ with Chris Brown.

A portrait was presented to Davido during a dinner hosted by Sony Entertainment Industry in South Africa

Proud wife to be, Chioma took to her Instagram page to share the video saying: ‘So proud of my husband😍😍 Congrats baby’.

Trust Davido not to let go of any chance at public display of affection, he swiftly responded by calling her ‘Iyawo mi’. Which translates to ‘My wife’ in English.

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See how hushpuppi spray dollars in Davido brother’s wedding (video & photos)


It was a glamorous event as Davido’s brother Adewale Adeleke and Kani holds their white wedding in Abu Dhabi, UAE’s capital.

A lot of celebrities graced the event, as the wedding took another dimension as billionaire, Hushppuppi sprayed hundred dollar bills to celebrate the couple.


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Just how looking pretty Chioma was to Davido brother’s wedding [Photos] ..


Chioma Avril, the fiancee of Nigerian singer David Adeleke has shared photos of her outfit as she steps out with her husbnd’s family for the wedding ceremony of her brother in-law, Adewale Adeleke.

The wedding is one of the most talked about on the internet at the moment. Davido is set to be his brother’s Best man was also recorded dressing up the groom on his big day.

See photos of Chioma’s outfit below;


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Davido, chioma, son flies to Dubai for brother’s wedding ..


Singer and proud father, Davido has been spotted in a private jet, with Chioma and their son as they head to Dubai for his Brother’s wedding.

Davido and his family are heading to Dubai for his brother’s wedding scheduled for February 2nd. Chioma was seen carrying Ifeanyi as they both looked away from the camera.

Sharing a photo, he wrote:

“Dubai ✈️✈️✈️ #Adekani”


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Reasons Davido unfollow chioma of IG


Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has unfollowed his heartrob, Chioma, on Instagram.

This might not be unconnected to a claim that Peruzzi, his artiste, and Chioma had been in a relationship.

On Friday, King Patrick, the Executive Producer at GoldenBoy Entertainment, made revelation about how he had signed Peruzzi.


He released Peruzzi’s version of Davido’s hit, FIA, which he said was recorded years ago.

Patrick lamented that Peruzzi went behind him to join Davido’s label, DMW, and that he was yet to be compensated.


In his #SurvivingPeruzzi thread, Patrick wrote: “I signed Peruzzi and we all moved to Lagos, I got a better accommodation for him, a 5 bedroom house in Sangotedo. I also shot 3 videos for him but we released only one (For Your Pocket) which caught the attention of @Davido

“Davido reached out to Peruzzi and they were in constant contact. Peruzzi started telling me about how Davido wanted “US” to join DMW, I was excited because I wanted that exposure.


“I woke up to the news of the signing and I was mad and that marked the beginning of my depression. If only you know how it feels to be cheated by someone you truly loved and supported with all your heart.

“I have moved past wanting our brotherly relationship back, now all I want is my due compensation. I cannot be cheated out of this unjustly.


“I have been attacked and ambushed before because of this matter, now tell me would an innocent person do this? Twitter please help me restore my sanity and tell your fav to do the right thing.”

In his reaction, Davido tweeted: If you’re feeling depressed, remember that you’re not alone. God is with you always. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people in your family, your church, or your friend circles.Ask them to pray with you and not give u drugs ! Hope u feel better bro. Crackhead!”


The response, which apparently angered Patrick, triggered a tweet that seems to have split Davido and Chioma.

He replied: “If you’re Feeling stupid and you’re out there popping babies and giving girls STDs, don’t be sad, reach out to loved ones and get advise from your Huncho (reference to Peruzzi) on how to f*ck his Side Chick and pimp her out to you as his cousin. Let’s be guided pls. Incest is a Sin.”

It would be recalled that Davido on September 5, 2019, had an introduction ceremony with his fiancée’s family.

Davido and Chioma welcomed a baby boy one month later.


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Davido’s big sister, Coco dragged him to church. (Reactions)


Nigerian Pop singer and DMW boss, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido was on Sunday dragged to church by his elder sister, Coco Adeleke.

A viral video that was filmed from the worship experience and shared on Twitter on Monday, showed the superstar standing at the front roll while a chorister was ministering in songs.

The musician dressed in his usual casual wear – a shirt and jean trousers with a little bit of some of his usual jewellery.


His cousin brother and musician, B-red stood behind him as he was filmed still putting on his cap while the church service was going on.

Another video shows Davido in a car on his way to Church alongside his cousin and their elder sister who allegedly dragged them both to a Church service.


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Nigerians divided on social media with different reactions to Davido and Sophia’s parole.


Nigerians on social media are divided with regards to the ongoing drama between singer, Davido and his baby mama, Sophia Momodu, on IG.

On Thursday evening, singer Davido took to his Instastories to correct the insinuation that he flew with Sophia, his first babymama, and their daughter, Imade, for a mini vacation in Ghana, last week. This speculation was fuelled after both of them shared photos from the same private jet on same day with Davido’s caption reading ” a mini vacation with my daughter”.

Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu

In his post shared today, Davido said he only gave Sophia a lift as she had business to do in Ghana as well and could not have imagined Sophia leaving their daughter back in Nigeria or Imade flying an economy class to Ghana.

Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu

Sophia didn’t take Davido’s post lying low as she immediately took to her page to react. She stated that she did not ask for a lift as Davido implied. She also pointed that she and their daughter fly first class or business class.

Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu

Well, Nigerians on Twitter are divided in their opinions on the drama. See their reactions below

Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu

Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu


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Davido reacts to flying to Ghana with first baby mama Sophia momodu and Imade.


Davido has responded to reports that he took his first daughter’s mother to Ghana.

The singer said he did not take Imade’s mother, Sophia Momodu for a “holiday” to Ghana as claimed. He explained that he was traveling to Ghana and since she also had business in Ghana, he gave her a “lift” for their daughter’s sake.

He reminded everyone that he recently proposed to Chioma and pointed out that the false news reports are disrespectful to his fiancee and her family.


He wrote on his Instagram Stories:

“I just want to drop a quick comment on the headlines of the silly blogs I’ve been seeing circulate about me ‘taking the mother of first child on a trip to Ghana’ and really wish y’all will quit with it.

“You ALL know that I just proposed to Chioma recently and it would make no sense whatsoever for me to be doing such.


“My daughter’s mother had her business in Ghana with Afrochella selling Imade’s hair products at stalls and I was obviously booked to perform at Afronation. I simply gave her a lift for the sake of Imade who I didn’t want to be left in Lagos without her mom. It was either that or she fly economy.

“I don’t understand why you all would spread such rumours you know would do nothing but hurt my fiance and disrespect her family. 2020 is for positive energy. Get it with it.”

Davido clears the air following reports that he took his first daughter


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Update: We fly first or business class – Sophia Momodu said after flight with Davido.


Sophia Momodu has hit back after Davido spoke up to clear the air amidst rumours that he flew her to Ghana

Davido said he did not take his first daughter Imade’s mother to Ghana on a holiday as implied. He explained that they both had business in Ghana and because he didn’t want her stranded in Lagos with his daughter, he decided to give her a “lift”. He said it was either that or “she flies economy.”

Shortly after Davido’s explanation, Sophia hit back. She shared photos of herself and her daughter Imade at the airport waiting lounge in Lome and added in the caption that she flies first or business class with her daughter and not economy as her daughter’s father claimed.

She wrote: “Entering 2020 just how I like it… With my best girl & on the move. #2020WeMoveNoMatterWhat #BreakingLimits #WeFlyFirstOrBusinessClass.”


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I don’t think there’s any way Buhari will present the third term agenda after swearing by the Holy Quran – Dele Momodu.

Dele Momodu in his weekly column ‘Pendulum’ writes about the rumours surrounding President Buhari and a possible third term agenda.

According to him, ‘on a serious note, I choose to believe President Buhari on this occasion. I can’t see how he can come out in the open and tell us he wants to stay longer than 2023, after swearing by the Holy Quran. Besides as a Muslim he understands man alone cannot determine his tomorrow’.

Read the full piece below…

Fellow Nigerians, I don’t know about you, but I find the cynicism of many Nigerians very strange and sometimes distressing and depressing. If you’re a social media addict like me, you must have experienced the horror of reading some banal arguments on some platforms.

Believe me, it is no longer funny! No surprise that some wonder wonder legislator has decided that hate speech must not only be legislated out of existence but made a capital offence so that horrible death awaits the purveyors of such filth, not minding the constitutional guarantee of Nigerians to freedom of speech and expression.

Everywhere you turn, on the internet and even in the print and electronic media, you will be assailed and assaulted by all manner of conspiracy theories. We seem to have all become ‘doubting Thomases’. Just in case you’re not familiar with the story behind that popular phrase, let me regurgitate it here.

It is a Biblical tale that can be found in the book of John 20: 24-29. According to the account, Apostle Thomas was totally sceptical about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, after he was told by his ten other Apostles that Jesus had already appeared to them.

Thomas Paine, one of my favourite authors of all time, ironically, says the original Thomas was not a doubter but an unbeliever, suggesting that his was not a situation of doubt, but one of total disbelief. He went on to differentiate between the two in his seminal masterpiece, The Age of Reason. According to Paine, an unbeliever has no iota of faith or belief in him whereas a doubter still has some redeemable faith.

This scenario is what I think is playing out in Nigeria right now. Despite copious denials from the President and the Presidency about President Muhammadu Buhari’s lack of interest in elongating his stay in power by any means possible. If there is one thing I know the President does not joke with, it is his faith in Islam.

The President even swore by the Holy Koran that he will never go against the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by doing the unthinkable. Yet people are saying they don’t believe the series of denials emanating from his camp or even the Man himself.

One must ask why not a few Nigerians have refused to budge on the matter. As for me, I believe there is no way President Buhari can wake up tomorrow and reverse these public statements. I would be astonished to see which mouth he will use to tell us that he is under pressure, as some have suggested he will do, and that he has thus changed his mind and has decided to run again or simply extend his term of office.

To be honest, it will shock me to the marrow. Notwithstanding his foibles and weaknesses, I still cling to the belief that he is a man of honour and integrity, probably the last saint standing in Nigeria. I have thought long and hard about the possibility of him looking at us with a straight poker face and saying I want to contest again or stay for a little while longer. The President may sometimes have a taciturn, inscrutable expression, but I doubt that even he could carry this one off without looking sheepishly guilty.

But the unbelieving Thomases of Nigeria have said they see Buhari contesting in 2023 or even thereafter despite the sporadic denials. Perhaps it is worth considering their uncharitable contentions. So, what are their arguments.

Possibly the strongest argument, is their claim that in fact we must take Buhari’s strident and passionate denials at no more than face level. They contend that Buhari’s saintliness would not be tainted or tarnished because he would not have broken his promise. He would not be breaking any Law or reneging on his words as long as he finds a way to change the Constitution.

Simply put, what the President had said was that he will never do anything unconstitutional, but not that he will never change or alter the Constitution and thus be acting unconstitutionally if there is tenure elongation or a third term or both added to the Constitution. Is it that some of us who see this as preposterous, nay impossible, are plainly naive or even stupid?

The unbelieving Thomases are pointing to their imaginary tell-tale signs. The first is that Buhari has refused to change the military Chiefs who have definitely overstayed their welcome and are certainly not as effective as to justify their being over-pampered by the State, thus depriving some of our young Turks the opportunity of demonstrating how they can positively change the narrative of our security challenges.

But I refuse to see any big deal. The President himself is a retired General of the Nigerian Army, one of the most accomplished soldiers Nigeria ever had. He definitely knows more about military strategy than most of us combined. I believe we simply lack the competence and experience to challenge him on matters of security, even if his knowledge and experience were gained in yesteryears or what some have taken to describing as the dark and arcane days of the mid-20th century.

The unbelieving Thomases also point at the fact that the top security echelon of Nigeria comes from President Buhari’s part of the country and this can only mean that he feels he would need them to support him, by fire by force, one day sooner rather than later. As tempting as the argument might be, I still maintain my lane that our people are just crying wolves where there are none.

The unbelieving Thomases believe it is very easy to change the Nigerian Constitution now that Nigerians have been totally cowed by President Buhari and no one, including the tempestuous, fiery and usually vociferous Obasanjo who has gone funereally quiet, can dare stand to challenge the President. They reason that who will challenge Buhari if and when he decides to strike.

According to the doomsday apostles, Buhari now has a docile and pliant legislature on his side. He has practically tamed our hitherto robust and fearless judiciary. To cap it all, he has the instruments of the most fearsome and intimidatory enforcement agencies at his beck and call and the pen is no longer mightier than the sword. It is suggested that when these attack dogs are unleashed on an already battered and shattered citizenry their collapse into the waiting arms of a dictator potentate would be calamitously swift.

The unbelieving Thomases point at the spate of meetings and consultations going on almost on daily basis between the President and Nigerians from all walks of lives, including the military wing, serving or retired, political class, old or new, traditional rulers, relevant or not, and so many others. They are peeved at the fact that the President recently invited Speakers of all the State Houses of Assembly to Abuja, belonging to different political colouration and persuasion.

They point out that the State legislatures will be needed for any Constitutional amendment and they are just being sweetened for the dastardly act that is to come. Again, I don’t see any big deal. A President is usually the father of the nation and may decide to call on anyone for support in the face of the current tribulations ravaging the country. Indeed, the President must be commended for reaching out in this way.

The Man simply cannot win. Hitherto, he was accused of being insular and withdrawn, almost reclusive. Now that he is reaching out, people are seeing phantom plots and sub-plots! Nigerians!! I simply can’t see what is wrong in the President hosting people and ensuring he enjoys everyone’s cooperation and collaboration in the turbulent times that we face.

The unbelieving Thomases see these meetings as precursors to a hidden agenda that will ultimately snowball or metamorphose into a political conflagration when events begin to unfold at the speed of light. Call me stupid, but I don’t see how this is possibly feasible, now or ever.

True, most members of Nigeria’s political class lack principle and courage, but if the unexpected is tried by Buhari, it may ignite an unexpected reaction that may lead to even opposing forces coming together to face him squarely. Buhari knows this fact very well, that the seeming docility or obvious reticence of Nigerians is more tellingly dangerous than their open loquaciousness. An animal backed to the wall is most dangerous running back to face his attacker!

Still the unbelieving Thomases insist the President is not the sort of person to waste unnecessary time and resources on bringing a deluge of fat cats into Abuja without having a serious and sinister motive. They argue that the President knows what he is doing, and that he is certainly not so jobless or just seeking good company in a gilded cage. I’m unhappy that we have become so angrily divided that all we see are frightening apparitions attributable to our wild imaginations.

The unbelieving Thomases think the matter of the supposed ostracisation of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is a powerful message to would be aspirants that there is no vacancy in Aso Rock villa and that whosoever is nursing any such ambition should urgently perish the thought.

Osinbajo is seen as an unwilling and unwitting pawn in the game of politics and may not be disturbed for as long as he stays in his track without as much as a whimper, otherwise, he would be squashed and resampled underfoot like a pesky pest! Nobody seems to care that this is far from the truth.

I am assured, and the President and the Vice President have taken great pains to guarantee us that the relationship between Buhari and his Deputy has never been stronger than it is now and that the trust and camaraderie between them is solid and unbroken.

On a serious note, I choose to believe President Buhari on this occasion. I can’t see how he can come out in the open and tell us he wants to stay longer than 2023, after swearing by the Holy Koran. Besides as a Muslim he understands man alone cannot determine his tomorrow. There are supernatural forces at play. Man can only propose but God is always the one to dispose.

The unbelievers should calm down, especially, now that APC has publicly disowned a rascal who went to court seeking extension to Buhari’s stay in power. If I had doubts before, that was a clear indication that certainly, neither the President nor the ruling party is in cahoots with strange and mindless bedfellows with phantasmagorical ideas that may be running riot in their brains.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its Constitution.

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