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Commendations Trail launch Of The Animated Narration Of The Legend Of Buratai




“A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time”- Usain Bolt

It was glitz and glamour as the much anticipated public presentation of the Legend of Buratai, a fictional book and animated narration of the heroic deeds and exemplary life Of Ambassador Lt Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (CFR) was launched on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 in a well-attended ceremony by top-notch dignitaries across the board in Nigeria who unanimously commended the book.

The Legend of Buratai is the enthralling life story of Buratai, the former Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army, who rose to legendary status by dint of hard work, bravery, diligence, excellence, and honesty. His journey through life is presented as an exemplary story for all who would aspire to follow his path.


The author of the book, Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Sani stated that the book which also came with an animated presentation was written in honour of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai (CFR). He disclosed that the edition is targeted at the younger Nigerians and also teaches them the principle of leadership. He reiterated that the book focuses more on pre-documentation of history and encourages the younger generation to join the Army.

While reviewing the book, Dr. Liz Ben- Iheanachio, the award-winning author of Children’s Literature, Critic and Folklorist described the book as a beautifully illustrated narrative of the biography of an officer, a gentleman, a philosopher, a soldier soldier, and indeed a very brave soldier. She said the book meets the requirement targeted at young readers.

“This theme of courage, bravery, adventures, environmental security consciousness, patriotism, and romance is the stuff the youth connect with in Nigeria. The narrative purpose is appropriate for the audience. The action is fast-paced with fascinating use of flashbacks that connect history, folklore, and the immediate reality of the populace”

She also appraised the quality of the book. According to her, the qualities required to build a great nation lie in each individual.

“ By sharing the values and ethics that propel him into becoming one of Nigeria’s authentic heroes and making it available in formats and templates and resonate with the owners of tomorrow’s leadership, Buratai who played the role of an omniscient narrator is not only shedding the light and passing it on but investing in our youths by upholding the professionalism of those who have sworn to defend Nigeria’s territory. The book is an adaptive recreation of the prayers in our national anthem which says, the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain. I urged that this book be stocked in all government-own secondary schools across the nation. I also called for an endowment of lt general Buratai’s national awards for young adults under the auspices of the Association of Nigerian authors”.

The celebrant, Buratai in his remarks appreciated the dignitaries who graced the occasion. He reiterated the fact that the book is being launched for the second time. The first volume was in prose type while the adaptation of the Legend of Buratai volume 1 with the animated version. He stated that the idea was solely initiated by the author. While addressing the school children he maintained that he is an ordinary boy who excelled through diligence, perseverance, hardwork, loyalty, respect for parents, and religious piety. He said he has realized that anyone can become extraordinary if he or she can embrace the aforementioned virtues. Buratai also admonished them to be mindful of the types of friends they associate with. He appreciated his friend Dr. Manzo Ahmed who is a good friend that never influenced him negatively.

The colourful book launch was chaired by co-chaired by Hia Excellency, Rt, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation, was ably represented by Sen, Ayogu Eze, while the chief launcher was Asiwaju Bola ahmed Tinubu, APC Chieftain and presidential candidate who was also represented by the Chairman of the house committee on defense, Honourable Babajimi Benson, while the unveiling was done by Alh.(Dr) Abubakar Muhammed Sani ( Sarkin Shanun Yamaitu). Other dignitaries included all service chiefs who were ably represented.



In a truth, the legend of Buratai has garnered good reviews across the globe. According to Susan Keillor, LSW, MBA, freelance editor, and writer. The book is, “A fascinating book with a nice mix of military tactics and important life lessons from the mind of one of Nigeria’s most notable military strategists”. In his own words, Moses A. Uyang, author and humanitarian claimed that its“An unbelievable masterpiece, rich in history… children who read this will wish they had met General Buratai in person. This book is capable of reawakening patriotism to our fatherland.”


Breaking: ‘Mad Man’ Sits , Eats Sacrifice Kept Around A Polling Unit In Lagos (Video)



A video currently circulating online has captured the moment a mentally derailed man is seen eating a sacrifice on the street of Lagos.

The video which is currently generating lots of comments online was recorded at a polling unit at Graceland Estate in Ajah

While eating it, passersby provided him with a bottle of water

In the video, a voice could be heard saying ” This is an overnight sacrifice that was kept in one of the polling units. A madman suddenly came out and started eating it. This is how God is destroying the work of the enemies. God will keep frustrating their plans in Jesus’ name “


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BREAKING: INEC Postpones Gov, Assembly Elections In 10 Lagos Polling Units



INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos, Segun Agbaje addresses reporters on March 18, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City (VGC) around the Lekki area of the state.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje made the announcement when he addressed reporters at the VGC.

According to him, corps members deployed as ad hoc staff on Saturday were hesitant to enter the VGC estate as they alleged that they were held hostage in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Agbaje said the commission’s ad hoc staff set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday but the estate residents claimed that hoodlums might disrupt the process, so they did not feel secure and could not cast their votes.

He said the situation was difficult for security agents to contain hence he and his team had to come to the area.

“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs,” he stated, adding that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were also affected. “Eight here (in the estate) and two outside,” he noted.

“After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 08:30am to conduct the elections.

“By 08:30am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”

Agbaje said the chairman of the security committee of the estate had assured the commission of the safety of corps members and INEC staff as well as the safety of voters.

Some of the polling units affected include PU 032,033, 119 -12

The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Tunde Doherty, whose polling unit is in the VGC scolded INEC for poor arrangement, saying the situation is “unfortunate”.

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Breaking: Party agent arrested with N3.2m cash in Oshodi



A party agent was arrested in the Oshodi area of Lagos with N3.2 million cash. This is just as a woman, who identified herself as a Ward leader in the Ejigbo area of Lagos was arrested with a herbalist, on the Isolo/Egbe road.

It was gathered that some Military men on patrol, who were alerted on the harassment of voters by thugs, were on their way to attend to the distress call when they intercepted some persons in one of the pooling units in Oshodi.
The bag of one of the unidentified agent attracted the Military personnel, who insisted to know what was inside.
After much hesitant, the party agent(names withheld) reluctantly opened the bag , where its content was discovered to be naira notes.

It was  gathered that one of the Military patrol teams attended to not less than 24 distress calls between 8.30 am and 1.30 pm, from different polling units in Oshodi, Jakande Estate, Ejigbo, Ajao and Oke- Afa areas of the state.

One of the distress calls received from Igala estate on the Isolo/Egbe road, had a report of a voter whose skull was broken by a thug.

While attending another one at the Borokini hall, on the same axis at about 11.45am, a tricycle in which were three passengers was flagged down.
While one of the occupants, a woman whose identity could not be immediately ascertained claimed she was on her way to her ward in Ejigbo, others simply said they were going to vote .
However, when the two men were searched, one of them was discovered to have guarded his waist with kneated charms.

Upon further enquiry, the self acclaimed Ward leader said she hired the service of the herbalist and the other passenger to accompany her to her ward.

Three of them were whisked away in the Military patrol van.
Some suspected thugs were also arrested .

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