SELF-REPRESENTATIVES By W.D Warigon

In the wake of the London Westminster’s terror attack on the 22nd of March 2017, the picture emblazoned on the front pages of the British newspapers of Mr. Tobias Elwood, the Foreign Office Minister hit home hard! For one, he is a British MP, a former Army Officer and was seen by millions giving a mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on PC Palmer, a victim of the attack. The question is, would any Nigerian legislator stoop so low as to alight from his/her fast-moving jeep that defies trafic lights to help a poor victim in need such as Palmer?
Nigeria’s legislators are suppposed to be the people’s representatives with the constitutional obligations to make laws for the good of the people and the nation. But the so-called peoples’ representatives only serve to represent their self-aggrandized interests. To that end, the hallowed chambers had been turned into a circus and den of sorts.
Lately, the Senators, obliquely bearing the moniker Legislathieves (or Sinators), were embroiled in controversies ranging from forcing the Customs boss, Hameed Ali to appear before them in full customs paraphernalia and refusing to confirm the appointment of the EFFC boss, Ibrahim Magu, as the substantive chairman of the anti-corruption outfit. Moreover, there was this story that the Senate president blew his top and threatened to bring down Buhari’s government within hours if Buhari’s cabal were not called to order, (albeit later lamely debunked)and the perennial certificate forgery scandal that bedevils the NASS; this time, involving the garrulous Dino Melaye. Not to mention the spectacle the said Melaye displayed after filing a Five Billion Naira libel suit against the online medium, Sahara Reporters; and some foreign institutions denying Melaye’s alleged participation in their degree programmes as claimed.
The former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has been calling the legislators unprintable names and one would think that the present crop of legislators would go all out to ensure that the reputation of the NASS is thoroughly laundered by working assiduously to pass meaningful bills that would make great impact on the Nigerian populace. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has proven to us that things could be done in this country in the shortest possible time, with or without any red tapism. There are many bills such as the Whistle Blowers, PIB, 2017 Budget Appropriation, Review of CAMA 1990, and other key national statutes that have been relegated to the background, while they are bickering and grandstanding on frivolities.
Interestingly, the bills on Kidnapping and Code of Conduct Act were given accelerated passage because they are mainly the targets of kidnap and their head is presently facing trial under the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The fact remains that the huge budgetary amount being spent on the legislators is not at par with what they bring out as output. Before you know if they are getting to a second reading of any bill, they will announce that they are going on vacation.
The Legislators should wake up from their slumber, stop dissipating energy on frivolous matters and work hard on lawmaking regarding burning issues that make our democracy robust. Our ailing economy needs their inputs. Egotistical grandstanding from the offences of certificate forgeries, fake custom duty papers and the like only go to paint the legislators in darker light. All their vendetta antics are being viewed on social media and that is why they are becoming targets of vicious attacks by their own constituents. In a matter of months, they will start electioneering campaigns. That is when their achievement cards will speak on their behalf as to whether or not they are representing and serving the people of themselves.

Beyoncé Is Reportedly the Top Choice to Voice Nala in the Lion King Live-Action Remake

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TheLion King live-action reboot might be getting just a little more flawless.

According to Variety, Beyoncé is reportedly the top choice for director Jon Favreau for the role of Nala. The film has already secured Atlanta star Donald Glover to voice Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Simba’s father, Mufasa. Favreau helmed the recent live-action remake of The Jungle Book; The Lion King will follow a similar style with realistic animated animals.

Queen Bey, who’s currently pregnant with twins, has reportedly not made a decision yet about whether or not she’ll take the role.

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Hundreds of schoolchildren are missing after Boko Haram’s largest-ever mass kidnapping, reports say

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Hundreds of children remain missing while officials refuse to acknowledge the largest-ever mass abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of children in the northeastern town of Damasak on Nov. 24, 2014, the New York-based organization said in a dispatch from researcher Mausi Segun.

She quoted traditional leaders as saying they submitted a list of 501 missing children to police and local government officials in April 2015, when the town was briefly freed from Boko Haram, but have never received a response.

International outrage met the separate April 2014 abduction of 276 girls from a school in Chibok. Dozens escaped early on and Nigeria’s government last year negotiated the release of 21. More than 200 Chibok schoolgirls remain missing.

But there has been no word about the children of Damasak. Nigerian officials in the past have not responded…

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Court jails man 6 weeks for stealing purse

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Abuja ? A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, has sentenced a 49-year-old man, Ibrahim Jibril to six weeks imprisonment for stealing a purse.

Jibril of no fixed address pleaded guilty and was subsequently convicted on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft levelled against him.

The judge, Mr Umar Kagarko, however, gave the convict an option of N6,000 fine.

Kagarko said he considered the convict’s age in giving him light sentence, and also because he did not waste the time of the court as he quickly admitted committing the crime.

Prosecutor Fidelis Ogbobe had told the court that on March 27, the convict “criminally trespassed into the building of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).

“He went into the office and stole a purse belonging to one Mrs Oloruyonu Maria, a staff of the office of the AGF.

“During police investigation, the said purse was recovered from…

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How to Develop Rapidly (1 min read)

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Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ivan S.

Founder & Owner of: Colourful Life Notes

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In life you can’t grow unless you step outside your comfort zone – it’s that simple. Nobody became great by laying around and doing nothing. Whenever we decide to face our fears and worries – that’s when we progress! We are not the social status, physic or intellect we receive in the day we are born, we are the decisions we take in the present moment. Do you want to know why there are so many people who talk about their dreams and end up with the eloquently said words imprisoned in their mouth? Because they never get to follow their instinct,they are afraid of the world and the troubles it may present. They find comfort in staying in the same place their entire…

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Finding Motivation for the Day | Quick Reads (2 min read)

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Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Dustin Meyer

Founder & Owner of:Evolutionary Mind

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Daily motivation is something that we as people always are seeking to find. The big thing is, where do we find it to get through our day to day lives? Simply put, self motivation is a concept which is very much internal (hence self) but there is always going to be a direction to take. Here are a few things which you can try and apply today in order to find a bit more motivation for today.

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