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Kayode Ajulo, lawyer, politician and Civil rights activist is of the opinion that some states need that "declaration of emergency rule."

Ajulo made this know on Saturday as guest on CityTalks with Reuben Abati.

The Proposed state of emergency rule by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami have being criticized by the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano and the Ohaneze Ndigbo.

Their arguments were referenced to the killings in Borno, Yobe, Plateau, Benue, Katsina, Niger and even in Kaduna State and yet elections were held in all those states and nobody contemplated a state of emergency in those states.

According to Ajulo’s views, “I’m sure that the legality of it is not the issue, What I think that everybody is concerned is the policalization of the issue of the state of emergency.

“The truth must be told, whether we like it or not, Nigeria is at war particularly some part of the nation is at war and declaring a state of emergency is very parity.”

The civil activist added, “I sympathize with them and I appreciate their sentiments particularly in the sense that Anambra state is not the only state in the federation where we are having insecurity challenges, the question today is that why should it be Anambra?”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied asking Cubana Group Chairman, Obi Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana, to loan money to Nigeria.

The Ministry on its verified Facebook page on Sunday placed a ‘Fake News’ stamp on a report claiming that the Information Minister made the statement.

The news read in part, “Obi Cubana has this kind of money and Nigeria is borrowing money from China. Cubana should borrow us money, Nigeria is collapsing -Lai Mohammed”.

The socialite and club owner's as been trending on social media for the last four days for hosting an opulent for his mother in Oba, a town in Idemili South local government area of Anambra State.

Several videos on social media from the event showcased people spraying money indiscriminately while a concert was held after the burial and was attended by musicians Davido, D’Banj, and Phyno, among others.

The ‘naira rain’ at the event has led to several memes asking Nigeria to borrow money from Obi Cubana instead of China.

The country’s debt has risen by N20.8tn to N32.92tn since President Muhammadu Buhari took over.

Nightclub owner and socialite, Obi Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana, has said that the splendor of his mother's funeral will make will make people hungry for death.

Cubana laid his mother to rest on Friday in Oba, Anambra, in an event that went viral on social media.

 Many celebrities turned out in large numbers for the funeral.

Most his guests were seen in videos from the occasion  spraying thick wads of Naira and foreign currencies, in addition to the drinks and over 246 cows that were donated to Cubana prior to the funeral.

From the over 400 cows donated to the host, the $100,000 diamond pendant, 67 private jets that landed Oba to the fleet of over 500 luxury cars, the ceremony was as loud as loud can be.

The nightclub boss also bought a diamond chain and pendant from popular jeweller, Efobi Stephen, which had his late mother’s face engraved on it. Stephen stated that Iyiegbu asked him to make a chain worth $100,000.

 Lagos Socialite, Pretty Mike, has now claimed Obi Cubana had been planning the burial ceremony for his mother for a long time.

Via his Insta stories, Pretty Mike wrote, ”I remember when Obi’s wife’s father died some months back. We came for the burial. It was nothing short of a carnival. I asked him so why wait till July to bury your mum. He said let’s keep her on ice for now. She has to go out gloriously, she deserves it. I said bros stop being humble. He replied “after my mama burial ceremony, to die go dey hungry some people… Today I understand.”

 

 

The convener of the Concerned Nigerian movement, Deji Adeyanju, has queries the source of Obi Cubana’s wealth.

Obi Cubana caught the attention of many on Friday, 16th July 2021 after he held an expensive burial ceremony for his late mother.

The activist in a post on his Twitter account called for caution, adding that richest men don’t throw money the way it was done at the burial ceremony at Oba, Anambra state.

Adeyanju who made reference to Hushpuppi who showcased his lifestyle on social media before he was arrested in Dubai, warned Cubana and others spraying bundles of Naira note to be careful of attracting FBI and EFCC.

The activist wrote, “This was how some of us kept asking what Hushpuppi was doing that he was throwing money up and down but we were called names and insulted. Today, he is in an American jail.”

“Even the richest men in the world won’t throw money up and down anyhow. Continue attracting FBI and EFCC.”

“Hushpuppi once made several videos mocking me that I am jealous of him. That I should focus on politicians, activists and allow them to enjoy his money. Today, how far? We cannot watch you guys negatively brainwash young people and say nothing. Nobody hates poverty like me but, easy.”

He charged Nigerians not to be pressured to make money through illegal means.

“Don’t allow anyone to put you under pressure of any kind. Gradually, you will get there. Societal pressure is why some people have turned kidnapping, Yahoo Yahoo and even banditry into a profession.” 

 

Hon Akin Alabi popularly called Otunba Akin, Member of the House of Representatives explains why he  he did not spray money at Obi Cubana’s mother funeral.

This comes after he was criticized by Nigerians on social media for dancing to the tune of Ogene singers hailing him in the Igbo language and didn’t spray any money.

Obi Cubana lost his mother in December 2020, and was laid her to rest on July 16th in Oba, Anambra state.

According to the Nairabet boss, he is a government worker and can’t afford to spray more than he could afford to spray. The lawmaker also insisted that he sprayed 9k and not 2k as people had insinuated.

Thanking Obi Cubana for hosting him, he wrote; ‘As a government worker, i could not afford to spray (or was it sprinkle) more than this. And it was not 2k as bad mouthed people said. It was 9k. Thank you @obi_cubana for hosting us. You deserve all the love. Oya —Akin Nalabi eeehh’