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He claims he rolls with my bosses, why didn’t he call them when we shut down his party, Runsewe mocks Bobrisky [Video]



The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has mocked crossdresser Idris Okuneye otherwise known as Bobrisky over his ill-fated birthday party last weekend.

WuzupNigeria reports that Bobrisky’s 28th birthday celebration was slated for two locations in Lagos with one to hold on Saturday 31 August and another for Sunday 1 September, but operatives of the Lagos State Police Command sealed the venue on Saturday.

The Lagos Police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, had said that they acted on intelligence to seal the venues of the birthday party at Pearls Gardens in Lekki Phase 1 and Paradise Boat Club, Victoria Island where another one was scheduled to hold on Sunday.

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But Nigerians on social media attributed Bobrisky’s ordeal to his face-off with the NCAC DG.

Recall that a few days before his birthday, Bobrisky had lashed out at Runsewe for calling him a ‘national disgrace’.

Runsewe had condemned Bobrisky’s way of life and said he would be dealt with if caught on the streets.

In his reaction, Bobrisky took to his IG page to dare Runsewe to make good on his threats and claims he rolls with his bosses in government.

In the IG post he has since deleted he said:

“I heard someone in the govt talked about me few days ago. Pls tell him am waiting for him. Is then he will know I roll with his boss in the government and not someone in his level. So he left other serious issues in Nigeria to address Bobrisky. But I am popular sha.”

On Saturday, when all was set for his much talked about birthday party, police sealed off the venue and the party could not hold.

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Runsewe who featured on NTA’s current affairs programme, ‘Platform’, said Bobrisky’s statement that he rolls with his bosses is enough to put a dent on the credibility of the nation.

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Asked by the presenter, Bridget Onochie, on his thought about Bobrisky’s claim on social media about his (Runsewe) bosses, he said:

“He is a national disaster and an embarrasment to this country.

“If he rolls with my bosses, when they sealed where his party was to take place on Saturday, why didn’t he call my bosses to come and open the door

“We blocked the place and the whole food, everything wasted.

“If we catch anybody on the street disgracing this country, there is no room for anomaly in this country.

“He was only dropping names, he knows nobody.

“That statement he made is enough to disgrace the credibility of our country.”


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Resident doctors threaten strike, issue 14-day ultimatum



Resident doctors threaten to strike, issue FG 14-day ultimatum

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to immediately implement all the agreements it had with the Association or it will embark on an indefinite strike.

The ultimatum was issued by the NARD in Bauchi on Saturday at the end of its 2020 Ordinary General Meeting with the theme: ‘Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health in Nigeria.

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It also lamented the poor working condition of its members across the country.

The National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, who read the communique at the end of the OGM, lamented that some of its members were intimidated, harassed and maltreated in Lagos, Kaduna, Plateau States and FCT in the cause of performing their duties.

The communique was read at the Multipurpose Hall of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.

He faulted the sacking of 26 members at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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He also faulted the Kaduna State government for slashing the salaries of its members by 25 percent.

Aliyu said, “NARD demands immediate recall of the sacked resident doctors at Jos University Teaching Hospital and payment of their salaries.

“NARD demands immediate implementation of the revised hazard allowance, payment of COVID-19 inducement allowance. NARD condemns all illegal deductions in salaries of our members by some state governments and demands an immediate refund.”

“NARD calls on security agencies to stop the harassment and assault of doctors while carrying out their legitimate activities.“The association hereby issues a 14-day ultimatum to the government to meet her demands failure of which the association cannot guarantee industrial harmony.”

The National President said that the NARD also demands a supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other consumables to all health facilities across the country.

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Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO



European leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S.’ relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump announced the decision on Friday, arguing the UN agency has failed to respond to U.S. concerns about its handling of the virus, which originated in China.

A spokesperson said the WHO, the founders of which include the U.S., had no comment to make on Saturday.

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The European Commission was more vocal. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on Trump to reconsider, saying only global cooperation and solidarity could help to combat the virus.

Global cooperation is needed rather than solo efforts, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told newspapers belonging to the Funke media group.

He and Development Minister Gerd Mueller both called Trump’s move the “wrong signal at the wrong time.”

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These concerns were echoed in Sweden, where a cabinet member said the move could lead to significantly more deaths.

“I think it’s very serious. It risks creating a situation where the WHO must cut down on operations that support poor countries instead of scaling them up,” Peter Eriksson, minister for international development cooperation, told Swedish broadcaster SVT.

Eriksson said he also feared that other countries might follow the U.S.’ decision. Last week, Trump said he would pull the plug on U.S. contributions to the WHO – which he said was between 400 million and 500 million dollars a year – if the organization did not make improvements within 30 days.

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The U.S. leads the world in the number of COVID-19 deaths and Trump’s response to the pandemic has been widely criticized.

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I am battling a gang-up, says Bauchi governor



Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Saturday said he was battling a gang-up by people he had worked with before clinching the governorship position.

Mohammed made the revelation in Bauchi during a chat with journalists as part of activities marking his first year anniversary in office.

”We are doing our best and we are not doing it to be praised; we are doing it because we have to do it so as to free resources.

“My commissioners are complaining but we have to make sacrifices because we are bogged down by a feeling of gratitude to God and the people of Bauchi for what they have done for me.

“I’m the most investigated and denigrated person but the people have faith in me. I’ve faced opposition; even now I’m suffering from a gang-up.

“A gang-up by even people that I have worked with to come to this level,” said Mohammed.

The governor further stressed that he had no ‘god-father’ and no liability on his head to service anybody.

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Mohammed, who said he had no partisan consideration in discharging his duties, revealed that most of the projects embarked upon by his administration were kickstarted by N11 billion recovered by EFCC and handed over to his government.

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