The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), on Monday, alleged that it has intercepted a human intelligence report that the Nigeria House of Representatives leadership was poised to forcefully pass the compulsory vaccine bill without subjecting it to the traditions of legislative proceedings.
In a statement issued and signed by the spokesperson of the opposition political parties, Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere and sent to DAILY POST in Abuja on Monday, the body urged lawmakers in the lower chamber to rise against impunity.
The body in the statement alleged that a sum of $10 million was offered by the American Computer Czar, Bill Gates to influence the speedy passage of the bill without recourse to legislative public hearing, a development they averted as anachronistic, adding that the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila should be impeached if he forces the bill on members.
The statement read:
“Opposition Coalition (CUPP) has intercepted very credible intelligence and hereby alerts Nigerians of plans by the leadership of the House of Representatives led by Femi Gbajabiamila to forcefully and without adherence to the rules of lawmaking to pass the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020 otherwise known as the Compulsory Vaccination Bill which is proposing a compulsory vaccination of all Nigerians even when the vaccines have not been discovered.
“This intelligence is coupled with the information of the alleged receipt, from sources outside the country but very interested in the Bill, of the sum of $10 million by the sponsors and promoters of the Bill to distribute among lawmakers to ensure a smooth passage of the Bill.
“This will manifest in a wishy-washy public hearing which the promoters still insist on cancelling under the pretext of containment of the spread of the coronavirus. The intelligence is that the House will under whatever guise pass the Bill tomorrow 5th May, 2020 upon resumption.
“The Nigeria opposition rejects the Bill and urges opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives to confront the Speaker of the House with these facts tomorrow at plenary and resist every plan to illegally pass the Bill.
“We have been informed that the alleged deal on the passage of the Bill was struck during a trip to Austria a few months back while the financial support for the promotion of the Bill was allegedly received last week to mobilize for a push leading to the hurried attempt to pass the Bill by any means necessary.
“Nigerians are reminded that at present, there is no discovered/approved vaccine anywhere in the world and one now begins to wonder why the hurry to pass a Bill for a compulsory vaccine when there is none.
“What if the world eventually does not find a vaccine or cure for coronavirus just like it has not found a cure for HIV AIDS? What is the hurry in passing a Bill based on speculation or is there anything else the leadership of the House would want to tell Nigerians? Is this bill what will stop the mass deaths and infections rising in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Gombe, Borno, Kaduna, Ogun, Bauchi and indeed all over the country?
“Is this Bill going to revive and grow the economy and reduce hunger and give us more testing kits or bed spaces? Is this Bill going to stop the stealing of palliatives meant for poor and vulnerable Nigerians? Is it true that all these noises for the Bill is all for the alleged $10 million?
“The leadership of the House needs to start speaking now on why the hurry when there are a lot of urgent Bills to be passed which are not being attended to.
“Where is the Bill to make the wearing of face masks compulsory now that the Federal Government has against all wisdom insisted on easing the lockdown and the people have trooped out already without obeying the health regulations that will make them safe?
“Where are the economic revival Bills to protect jobs and vulnerable Nigerian workers whose livelihoods are threatened daily by this pandemic? Where are the Bills to compel the Federal Government to look inwards and encourage emergency research for the manufacture of essentials like test kits, ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment, vaccines, drugs, masks, sanitizers etc
“All opposition lawmakers should prove they are not part of the evil or partakers of the financial inducement and confront Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to come clean.
“Let all parliamentary rules be dropped and opposition members should turn the House upside down using their parliamentary privileges if that is what it takes to stop this foreign-sponsored Bill.
“Why make a law for a vaccine that has not been discovered? Does it mean that Femi Gbajabiamila and the promoters have an idea of the vaccine and when it will be ready? When nations like Madagascar are making local remedies which is working, APC is making a law to compulsorily inject Nigerians with vaccines our former slave masters have not yet discovered.
“The plan to push the passing of the bill is evil
“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC did not make any contributions to the drafting of the Bill and has even told Femi Gbajabiamila to suspend the Bill as the timing is very wrong but Mr. Gbajabiamila believes he can secure the silence and acquiescence of the NCDC with all the illegal powers been provided for the NCDC in the Bill hence he still wants to push ahead with it the passage.
“Like we told the Federal Government before, do not bring Chinese doctors, shut our external borders, do not ease the lockdown, do not relax Kano lockdown and they refused to heed to wise counsel preferring to play myopic politics with the lives of Nigerians, today the community transmission is getting worse and it has almost been confirmed that the so called strange deaths in Kano of hundreds of citizens is a result of the COVID-19.
“We are saying loudly again and calling on House of Representatives to suspend this Control of Infectious Diseases Bill and await for proper input and scrutiny after the pandemic and charge all efforts towards giving the needed support to reduce the spread and find a homegrown solution.”
Historical photos of the life and times of Prince Philip as the world continues to mourn the late Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip died on Friday morning, April 9, aged 99.
His death comes weeks after he was discharged following surgery on a heart condition last month .
He was respected for his deep wisdom, sense of humour and was the Queen’s companion as she toured the UK and the globe. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, was said to be the monarch’s rock during her 69-year reign.
Below is a compilation of some pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh.
He told Obasanjo when he was dressed in traditional Yoruba attire: “You look like you’re ready for bed.”
Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban after campaigning for the right of girls to go to school without fear.
The Queen and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh on the Great Wall of China during a royal visit in October 1986
Princess Anne and Prince Philip at her wedding to Lieutenant Mark Philips at Westminster Abbey in 1973
Prince Philip walking with his daughter Princess Anne to a Christmas Day service at Sandringham in 2005
The Duke of Edinburgh pictured talking with Aboriginal men in Queensland, Australia in 2002.
When visiting an Aboriginal culture park in Australia, he asked an Aboriginal businessman: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”
Prince Philip with Queen Elizabeth and German President Johannes Rau
The Queen and Prince Philip watching a Concorde fly over Buckingham Palace
The Queen and Prince Philip marking their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007
The first colour photograph of Princess Anne in 1951, in the arms of her mother the Queen with Prince Philip and a young Prince Charles
Prince Philip poses at the RAF Club to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Fresh Auchi Polytechnic graduates drives over a man while spraying cash in celebration of graduation (Video)
Video footage has captured the moment fresh graduates of Auchi Polytechnic accidentally ran into an excited man who seemed to be leaping for joy as they (graduates) threw out some cash to mark their celebration.
The students could be seen in a car convoy as they randomly threw cash into the air as a way of expressing how excited they were to have successfully graduated from school.
As expected, a whole lot of people followed immediately as they hailed the students and struggled to pick as much cash as they could lay their hands on.
Things seem to have gone the other way round when a man got hit by the car while struggling to get his share.
Watch the video below:
What's actually happening here?😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BGRUvCJBzF
— Naija (@Naija_PR) March 27, 2021
Covenant University sacks lecturer arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old student
Dr. Ukenna was a lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the Covenant University before he was arrested for “forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of the student.”
It was earlier reported that he was nabbed on March 11, after a complaint was lodged at Ota Area Command by the parents of the victim.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed in a statement that the victim called her parents on phone from the school that she was invited by the lecturer to his office on the said date under the pretense that he wanted to plan a surprise birthday party for her close friend.
“But on getting to the lecture’s office, he locked the office door and forcefully had sex with her on top of the table in his office.
Upon the report, the Area Commander Ota, Acp Muyideen Obe swiftly deployed his JWC team to the school where the randy lecturer was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect admitted having carnal knowledge of the victim, but was unable to give any reason for his action.” the statement read.
The lecturer has been dismissed with immediate effect as approved by the Chancellor and President of the University’s board, Bishop David Oyedepo.
An Alumnus of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria with a Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing, the suspect was employed in the University in 2017 as a lecturer in the Department of Marketing.