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[ Masterweb Reports: Yusha’u A. Ibrahim reports ] - For Tahir Ibn Muhammad, the popular proverb ‘99 days for the thief, one for the owner’ applies. Popularly known as Barrister Easy Kurna, he is a fake lawyer who has been practicing the profession in Kano State for over six years before he was exposed by another lawyer, Barrister Abba Mahmud Salisu on March 13, 2017.
 
Both Salisu and Easy, Daily Trust gathered, were attending a court session at Kurna Shari’ah court in Dala Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State when the former, who has been monitoring the latter, blew the whistle. 
 
Trouble started when Salisu, a resident of Kurnar Asabe in Fagge LGA where the fake lawyer was residing whispered to some senior colleagues present in the court that Barrister Easy Kurna was not a genuine lawyer.
 
Consequently, one of the senior lawyers summoned courage and jokingly confronted the fake lawyer with some questions regarding the legal profession which Easy Kurna failed. Dissatisfied with his response, the senior lawyer returned to his seat and informed his colleagues that he also doubted the man was a lawyer.
 
Following the development, the whistle blower took the risk of informing the court. He simply stood up and sought the permission of the presiding Shari’ah court to speak. When the judge granted him permission, Salisu told the court that Barrister Easy Kurna was not a genuine lawyer and that he wanted the court to further investigate the matter.
 
Consequently, the judge, therefore, directed the fake lawyer to borrow a leaf from the whistle blower by standing up before the court to clear his name on the allegation. In his testimony, Kurna admitted that he was a fake lawyer, but pleaded with the court for leniency.
 
The judge, therefore, ordered for his immediate arrest and directed the police to liaise with the Kano state chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to further investigate the matter. The fake lawyer was first detained in the court’s cell for some hours before he was taken to Kurmawa Central Prison where he was remanded for four days.
 
On Friday March 17, the fake legal practitioner was arraigned before a Magistrate court sitting at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano for one-count charge of impersonation, an offence contrary to section 179 of the Penal Code Law.
 
It was like a movie scene when Kurna, who had two pending cases before the court was called to the dock. Many court officials, including the magistrate, were stunned when they saw him marching towards the box. 
 
When the charge sheet was read to him, the fake lawyer pleaded guilty of the offense, therefore, his counsel, Barrister Abbas Rabi’u pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy. In view of his admission, the Presiding Magistrate, Talatu Makama sentenced him to two years without an option of fine. 
 
Speaking to Daily Trust, Barrister Salisu said he discovered the fake lawyer through his behavior, which he said was not in conformity with that of trained lawyers.
 
“We lawyers have a peculiar behavior, in the way we conduct ourselves in court and how we relate with other people, especially those who do not belong to our profession. I have been following the conduct of Barrister Easy Kurna for a very long time without telling anybody because it occured to me that he is not a genuine lawyer.
 
“The way he dresses, the way he presents cases in the court, his conduct and the way he relates with other people differs from the way a trained lawyer should behave. Fortunately for me, we reside I the same community, so I kept on monitoring his activities and each time we met, he will do something that would cast doubt in my mind about his authenticity as a lawyer.”   
 
Barrister Salisu said one of the characteristics of fake lawyers is that they don’t go into the rigorous proceedings of the legal profession when they appear before the court. “For instance, they will never cross-examine in the court because they never allow their cases reach that stage. Rather, they always prefer settlement out of court and once they settle the warring parties in the case and collect what they have charged their clients, you will never see them in the court again until they get another case,” he explained, adding that they only entertain cases that involve rural dwellers and capitalize on their ignorance. 
 
Before he exposed the fake lawyer, Barrister Salisu said a senior colleague had asked  Kurna about the law school he had attended and the response he gave was that he attended Zaria law school in Kaduna State. There was no such school in Zaria.
 
Salisu said being the person that exposed the fake lawyer, the secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association, Kano State chapter, assigned him to follow up the case on behalf of the association. He added that they were taken to the Bachirawa police station where they gave their statements.
 
Findings at the Bachirawa Police Division indicated that even the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) that handled the case has known the fake lawyer as a legal practitioner for almost four years.
 
However, Daily Trust gathered that although the fake lawyer had appeared before both Kurna Shari’ah court and Magistrate court at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) on several occasions, he had never won a single case. 
   
A Kano based private legal practitioner, Barrister Ali A. Jamilu, who spoke to our correspondent, described the development as unfortunate to every right-thinking legal practitioner who has gone through the hurdles of studies for five years, only for someone who has not gone through all these to present himself as a lawyer.
 
“This is morally, ethically and spiritually wrong. And whatever such a person collected from his unexpected clients is ill-gotten wealth, because it is obtained illegally. Such person should be dealt with decisively,” he opined.
 
When contacted, the State Chairman, Kano State Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar, said the association is receiving complaints about the activities of fake lawyers in the state. He said the case of Barrister Easy Kurna was not the first reported to the association, noting that a similar case involving a popular fake lawyer called Kantoma is currently before a Chief Magistrate court at No Man’s Land. The man was exposed by a policeman at Police Headquarters, Kano. 
 
“There was another case of impersonation that was taken to Chief Magistrate Kabara, who convicted the accused persons but because he gave him an option of fine, I think the man paid the fine instead of serving his jail term. So, we have such cases in Kano but we are doing our best to stop the trend because it is tarnishing our image and the profession as well,” he said.
 
Mukhtar explained that some of the fake lawyers had little background of the legal profession. Some of them had obtained diploma in law while others worked in the judiciary for many years. They mostly operate in the Shari’ah courts where proceedings are being conducted in the vernacular language and in some few occasions in the magistrate courts. 
 
“You know it would be difficult to determine the competency of a professional lawyer in such courts and that is why these lawyers always approach these courts with their cases so that they can scale through unchallenged,” he noted.
 
Barrister Mukhtar added that the association is currently handling an impersonation case involving a fake lawyer that spent over 20 years in practice. “We are investigating the matter and as soon we are through, we will make it known to the public because we will not just fold our hands and watch a few bad eggs among us tarnish our image. The association will not hesitate to take necessary action on whoever is found guilty of impersonation under the umbrella of the legal profession in the state,” he said.
 
The chairman further said the association would continue to sensitize the general public about the activities of fake lawyers, and appeal to them to help the association with useful information that would help fish out fake lawyers. 
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Samson Atekojo Usman reports ] - Senate on Wednesday has approved the sum of $500million eurobond meant to finance 2016 budget deficit. The approval was after two hours closed door session. Moving the motion, Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn N’allah explained that time was against the 2016 budget, adding that it would be disastrous for nation for any delay.
 
He urged the Senate to set aside processes that will make it possible for prompt approval.
 
In response, Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio while seconding the motion, said: “despite the lack of consultation, I wish to second the motion to enable the Committee of the whole consider the request”
 
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the Committee put a vote and it was immediately approved.
 
Meanwhile, the approval would enable President Muhammadu Buhari to source the amount from the Capital Market.
 
*Photo Caption - Muhammadu Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Peregrino Brimah reports ] - Let's face it, Nigeria is an apartheid state. Apartheid, from the word "apartness" was the name given by the South African National Party in 1948 when it formalized a system of racial segregation by opportunities and endowments. In Nigeria today, while race is not the separator, every aspect of apartheid has been enshrined, with class being the permanent delineator. The system of apartheid in Nigeria has transcended through military and civilian regimes and becomes important to write and worry about because till date, it continues to exist and expand throughout the current 4th republic democratic dispensation regardless of party in power. From the PDP to the APC, Nigerians remain separated in all aspects of life, with the elite living in one world and the masses confined to another. Just like the caste system of India, the elite live one way and intermarry while the poor live another way and interrelate and co-procreate within their dejected, destitute social and physical space.
 
As late Sage Fela Kuti sang, the masses are subjected to harsh discipline, incarcerated for years without charge or trial for petty stealing, with robbers sometimes killed on the spot, while the rich, "authorities" continue to steal "with the pen" and get a slap on their wrist or even positive appraisal and promotions to the tops of Nigeria's three governing arms and the military. From the Senate president through the National Assembly to men in the presidency, ministerial cabinets and judiciary, the elite have been indicted in corruption, massive looting, budget padding and grass cutting scandals to the tunes of millions of dollars and nothing is ever done to them. The poor however are locked up for the smallest offenses with the keys tossed. This segregation where "stealing by government officials is not corruption" or a crime, remains intwined in the Nigerian system. You can't bite the hand that feeds you –"you" being the political party– thus the elite sponsors of the political parties are protected by virtue of the colonial democratic system Nigeria embraces. But of what use are the poor?
 
Like South Africa's apartheid, the housing opportunities and areas of dwelling of Nigerians are harshly divided by class. The rich dwell in pleasing areas similar to the United Kingdom and America in development. Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Abuja are no different from the western world in habitation and even culture and language. The schools are different, the roads are different, even the way the people eat, walk and talk. Indeed we have a first-world class of human beings in these areas, with most traveling abroad for fun and western cultural updates. In contrast, the poor live in slums; there is no public housing and never will be.
 
The new minister of Works and Housing has no plan to establish public housing which according to its definition, are affordable-free rented/government paid mass quarters in the heart of all communities including all towns of the rich. The most on the table is cheap housing, which are flats to be bought by the wealthy middle class (upper-class usually get them) being constructed in select areas. In the United states for instance, no matter the city, you have "Projects" in the middle of it, "town houses" as they are called in the United Kingdom. These are massive complexes for the poor to be able to live alongside the rich. Not so in Nigeria. Rather as is observed in Abuja, Kaduna and Lagos constantly till date, slums of the poor are demolished, typically in violation of court orders and the areas are used to further build estates for the wealthy. Does anyone know of any public housing complex in major cities like Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna or Port Harcourt?
 
Though the current administration is taking petty steps to provide meager social welfare opportunities for a lucky few poor, there is no serious attempt to bridge the gap between the rich and poor and end the apartheid in Nigeria. Once you visit a place like Abuja or the Islands of the rich in Lagos, you immediately get a sense of this class divide. Water flows in the taps, either from the government or from private boreholes. Electricity is constant, again with better provision by government and the wealthy being able to afford solar panels and inverter systems. The poor however have remained at the same state of perpetual existence for the past 50 years. The wealthy travel by air around the nation and are not bothered by the roads the poor bump up and down on with their shabby vehicles devoid of shock-absorbers.
 
On road-sides are armed men, so-called police and soldiers, focused on taxing the poor for tips rather than providing security for them. Old and new administrations have never seen anything wrong with this exploitation of the poor sector of Nigeria by armed security men on the government's payroll. Who cares? After all these armed government bandits salute the cars of the elite and allow them speedy passage and only tax vehicles of the poor, routinely killing commercial drivers who hesitate to pay up. And talking about security, the rich drive in bullet-proof jeeps. They live in bunker-homes with high fences in secure estates with real police stations not too far off. Robbery is foreign to them. While the poor face increasing spates of armed crime.
 
The banks are encouraged to tax the poor on all transactions with fees for every single activity, with the poor forced by fines to use the exploitative banks as compares to the "developed" world where incentives are given and there are no such fees to keep the poor down. Phone companies charge the highest rates ever for data usage, again as compared to the United States where there are flat rate $20/month unlimited talk, text and data deals. How can you grow without power, security, transport and internet? The poor in Nigeria have only direction: into the gutters, while the rich continue to amass wealth from one political dispensation to the other. You only need to watch the opulent weddings and even birthdays of the rich to understand the two worlds that exist in the world's most populous black nation. No surprise poor Nigeria has some of the world's richest Forbes billionaires. Caretakers of looted money and benefactors of a "beggar-thy-countrymen" system made to bleed the poor to fatten the rich.
 
When Nigeria's president was sick, he flew abroad for the best therapy that exists. This was paid for by scarce foreign exchange. The rich have access to government subsidized foreign exchange for whatever they desire while the poor cannot benefit from this even if for the sole purpose of reducing the cost of petrol for their vehicles. The wealthy pilgrimaged to the United Kingdom to visit the president with ease. Nigeria's head of police went with a delegation on such trip, as did senators, governors and party big wigs. The poor however live and die in squalor. I always ask, in what way have the people of Borno every benefitted from Nigeria's oil except in the gas they buy with their money at the pumps? Nothing has been built for them; rather wealth looted by Nigeria's rich from grass-cutting and other scams is ultimately used to finance the purchase of weapons used to kill them. The Dangotes are given billions of dollars in a subsidized government-run forex scam while the poor are forced to compete for limited foreign exchange at skyrocketed rates, thereby crippling small businesses–the largest employers of labour.
 
One can only guess what frustrated Allwell Orji, a Medical doctor at Mount Sinai's Isolo hospital branch, that got him to park his vehicle and jump into the Lagoon. He was the latest in rising cases of suicide in Nigeria. An atmosphere of shared frustration, hopelessness and desperation permeates the Nigerian society. The current administration has unfortunately failed to deliver the promises Nigerians desperately needed.
 
Dr. Peregrino Brimah ( Email: drbrimah@gmail.com ) reports.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Seun Opejobi reports ] - Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court, on Monday held that witnesses testifying against leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu will either give their testimonies behind the screen or on mask.
 
The judge gave the ruling after Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor informed the court of an application filed for the review of the judgment made by the court previously on the protection of witnesses.
 
But Justice Nyako maintained that she will not vary her order for the protection of witnesses in the matter.
 
The judge explained that her order was aimed at protecting security operatives who will be testifying against Kanu and his co-accused.
 
According to Nyako, “I will not vary my order on protection of the security operatives, it is either they come wearing masks or we hear their testimonies behind the screen.
 
”The only people that will see them is me, you (the counsels involved) and the defendants.”
 
*Photo Caption - Nnamdi Kanu

[ Masterweb Reports: Ifreke Inyang reports ] - The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, has warned civilians against wearing military camouflage. Usman stated this in a recent interview with Punch. He said such offence attracted a one-month prison term.
 
“It is an offence. I expected journalists to have done their homework very well. The Penal Code is there. And I think the punishment is even mild.
 
“Knowing what the law says about wearing military camouflage is part of basic civic responsibility. I also know that ignorance of the law is not an excuse.
 
“However, for the benefit of doubt, please know that Sections 110 & 111 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act states: Any person who unlawfully wears the uniform of forces, etc. L.N. 112 of 1964. 1967 No. 27(1) not being a person serving in any of the armed forces of Nigeria, wears the uniform or any part of the uniform of such forces, or any of the armed dress having the appearance or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of such uniforms; or (2) not being a person holding any office or authority under the Government of Nigeria or of any part thereof, wears any uniform or distinctive badge or mark or carries any token calculated to convey the impression that such person holds any office or authority under the government; is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for one month, or to a fine of N10, unless he proves that he had the permission of the President or of the Governor of a State to wear such uniform or dress, badge or mark or to carry such token: Provided that this section shall not apply to the wearing of any uniform or dress in the course of a stage play or in any bona fide public entertainment,” Usman said.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: IICN reports ] - Uburu, the scenic and beatiful town in Ohaozara , Ebonyi state will witness  a deluge of hundreds of Igbos inthe Diaspora and also at home for the Easter Retreat for Ndigbo in the Diaspora . The event to be hosted by Dr Ogbonnaya Onu will witness lectures, speeches and other side attractions.
 
Meanwhile some Igbo Governors , Senators, business moguls and opinion leaders have indicated interest to attend the event. It is a none partisan event and will dwell more on the development of Igbo land.
 
Youths, students and women leaders in Igbo land will also be at the event.

 
The LOC Chairman of the event Edomobi Promise told news men that the event will now be an annual thing and appealed to other Igbos to also host future events, irrespective of their political leanings. The event is organised by the IGBO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND THE WORLD IGBO LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL COUNCIL.
 
The event will hold on 14th of April, 2017 at Uburu in Ohanaozara LGA  of Ebonyi state at the home of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Victor Sorokwu reports ] - The decomposed body of the kidnapped Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of 'C' Division, Asaba, (bridge head), Delta State, SP Valentine Mbalu, has been allegedly found in a bush at Umunede near Agbor.
 
SP Mbalu, was abducted last week by unknown gunmen on his way from Agbor to Asaba when a reportedly five-man armed bandits, disarmed him and whisked away to an unknown destination.
 
 It was gathered that the kidnappers who suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had established contact with the family of the deceased family with a demand of N50 million to set him free and later reduced to N20 million and N5 million before the latest discovery of the decomposed body of the DPO in the bush.
 
 When contacted, the Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said he is not aware but stated that wherever he has been kidnapped to, he will be rescued adding that some members of the five man gang who abducted the DPO have been arrested but the PPRO who sounded depressed could not give the exact number of persons arrested so far as claimed.
 
 However, a police source who pleaded anonymity confirmed that the decomposing body of the DPO was found Friday in Umunede forest, Ika North East local government area of Delta state adding that a Hausa Fulani man has been arrested in connection to the kidnap of the deceased.
 
Victor Sorokwu reports from Asaba, Delta State.
 
*Photo Caption - Decomposing body of SP Valentine Mbalu
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Israeli Investors and technologists who were part of the South East Youth Economic Summit 2016(SEYES) also known as Igbo-Israeli Youth Economic Summit have fulfilled their promises of giving continuous technical support to participants and entrepreneurs  especially in the fields of agriculture, entrepreneurship and ICT.

 
This was contained in the situation report from the President of Diamond Youths Transformation Initiative(DYTI) Ambassador Uchechukwu Ekpere Paul  while  briefing the delegation of members of Igbo Mandate Congress (IMC) led by its Director General, Rev Obinna Akukwe while on inspection tour of some agricultural and business sites under the mentoring of the Israeli technicians.
 

 
Igbo Mandate Congress delegates visited sites in Awka, Abakaliki, Enugu and also spoke with team leaders of Diamond Youths who expressed their elation and hopes at the outcome of the Igbo Israeli South East Youth Economic Summit.
 

 
Mr Ikechukwu Kanu, an agricultural economist and investment banker is the Head, Investment Unit of Diamond Youth. He reported that the agricultural section was subdivided into seven units with different persons heading the sub-units. The units include piggery, poultry, fisheries, and vegetable, maize, cassava and rice sub units. According to Mr Kanu” the poultry project at Emene, near Enugu has over five hundred (500)pig units which are confined and its fat value reduced considerably. The transfer of technology from the Israelis have been helpful and locals have also been employed”
Mr Kingsley Odiamma is in charge of Poultry Unit. He reported that with the Israeli support on new ways of growing birds, including handling and management systems, they have acquired 3 plots and 12 plots in different locations with 600 and 1500 birds respectively.



 
Mr Ikechukwu Ani, a cleric turned farmer, is the Head of Fisheries Unit of Diamond Youth. He reported that they were trained in Aquapaulic farming by the Israelis such that as they grow their fishes, the waste water is recycled into ponds where they are used to grow vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, water melon among others. He also said that “with the help of some Israeli fish food and leaves, we accelerated the growth of 8600 units of fishes and have established eight fish ponds in Awka North and 14 ponds in Ugwogo Nike near Enugu”
 

 
Mr Augustine Okoye Chukwuma is in charge of Rice Unit. According to him, land has been acquired in Ugwogo-Ndiabo in Aninri Local Government to the tune of 100 hectares. He said that currently he is using Israeli technology and little support from Bank of Agriculture (BOA) Project.

 
Mr  Daniel Nwankwo is in charge of Cassava Unit. He reported that 120 hectares of land has been acquired and currently some planted with cassava at Isu-Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State. Mr Nwankwo and his team are currently undergoing more training on Israeli techniques on cassava but FADAMA have promised to help them with further technical support.

 
Miss Cynthia Linus Ugwuegbu, a graduate of human physiology, is in charge of Greenhouse Farming and Vegetables. She alluded that the Israeli trainings they received have helped in the production of greenhouse tomatoes which has over six month value. She also expressed joy at the further technical support from Miss Nneka Nebo whose vast farm they used for experimentation.

 
Miss Onyekwuru Chisimdu Stephanie , an Industrial Physicist, is head of Events Planning and Management. She said that they now have industrial ovens which they use for various bakeries and their products are n high demand in the city. The skills they received on management helped them develop into resourceful event planners. According to Stephanie “the Israelis taught us  to start small at the summit, and we started small and have grown big now”

 

 
Mr Eze Treasure is the Deputy Head of ICT. He explained that with the entrepreneurial mindset acquired from the Israelis they now teach willing youths skills on video editing, web design multi media and app development which according to him are “skills they can easily use to put food on their tables”

 
Delegates from Igbo Mandate Congress ( group which promotes Igbo Interest through non-violence, mutual understanding , respect  and cooperation of  other tribes and races) were stunned at the level at which the youth are applying new skills, technology and establishing small and large farms and businesses using the Israeli technical support. Igbo Mandate Congress also noted that Dr David Day, Dvora Anat Perl and Yaspi Yoran are among the lead of the Israeli Technical support initiative while Professor Chinedu Nebo (former Minister of Power ), Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife (former Governor of Anambra State) and  Architect Emeka Okoye (UK based Estate Entrepreneur)  provided local support.
 
Igbo Mandate Congress fact finding team were informed that an International  African Women’s Economic and leadership Conference will be coming up on the 25th and 26th of  May 2017 at the Dome Event Centre, Enugu. Those expected at the conference include Hajia Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary General United Nations), Mary Francois (USA)and Dr Chibundu Anene(USA) Dr Anthonello  lo Verchio (Italy),  Mrs Anat Perl (Israel) among others The leadership of Igbo Mandate Congress thanked the young and old  entrepreneur and expressed the hope that the upcoming women summit will have a greater impact as the successful South East Youth Economic Summit.
 
*Photo Caption:-  L - R: Prof Chinedu Nebo, Rev Dr Obinna Akukwe, Dr David Day at the South East Youth Summit taggedIgbo-Israeli Summit
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Johnkennedy Uzoma reports ] - Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has vowed that he will not hand over power to anybody from the Mbaise ethnic group or a former senator for the Okigwe Zone, Sen. Ifeanyi Ararume, saying age was not on his side.
 
 
He said that the time had gone for anybody above 50 to dream of piloting the affairs of the state.
 
Okorocha revealed that he would by September this year begin assessment of who would succeed him come 2019.
 
He told journalists yesterday at the Owerri Government House that the measure would enable him pick someone who would be able to govern the state effectively.
 
Insisting that the next governor of the state must come from the Rescue Mission camp, Okorocha said he knew the character of all his appointees and that zoning would no longer be the determining factor.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Rochas Okorocha

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Kingsley Kanayo reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This was the first time Buhari is presiding over the meeting since he went on medical vacation on January 19.
 
The President’s arrival at the Council Chamber by 10:00 a.m. was announced by one of the aides shouting “Kindly rise for Mr. President.”
 
Buhari stepped into the chamber, dressed in White Babanringa and cap to match.
 
After the rendition of the National anthem, the President called on the Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi for the opening Christian prayer.
 
After Fayemi ended the prayer, Buhari looked around and said “I haven’t seen Lai.”
 
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, immediately shouted “I’m here sir.”
 
He then called on him to say the opening Muslim prayer.
 
The minister prayed for more strength and wisdom for the President to continue to steer the affairs of the nation.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari