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DOTUN TAYLOR FLAGS OFF ‘THE ROOT AND HERITAGE MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA

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EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF THE ROOT AND HERITAGE MOVEMENT

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF THE ROOT AND HERITAGE MOVEMENT

A movement poised to draw attention to the disadvantages of an unguided and excessive westernization of Africa, accentuating a need to embrace Afrocentrism, as the only way to economic revival called The Root And Heritage Movement has been inaugurated.

Mr. Dotun Taylor who is a known filmmaker, accomplished voice over artist cum broadcaster with a BA in history and has, since profession inception made known his intentions to put all energies into the emancipation of African intellect using subtle creative means, hence he opened At Groove since 2007.
His 800 man Movement on Sunday 21st August 2016 had its inauguration at Wine Down Lounge, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos where all executives were in attendance.
According to Mr. Taylor, in his words ‘I am not ashamed of myself because my people are shamefully uncultured…Sorry about that. It takes a brave one to want to change the world. Every history has its twists and bends; the more alert we are the likelier we may script it to go our way. Therefore, to have that peace and tranquility we seek, we must not stop teaching…For that which is known to only you, supports you only but edifies no man, and only you make no society. And, for the true measure of internal joy is in the warmth of another’.

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More so, knowledge is the casing of power. Africa is confused and caught in a vicious circle of non-certainty of what to learn, how to learn and way to learn it. He has been thought to hate himself, hate his heritage, hate his skin colour, language, forefather, even ancestors…He only brightens up when it is from “overseas”. Shirts from overseas, trousers from overseas, socks from overseas, pants form overseas, thoughts from overseas even language, from overseas.

The young African is scared of his own linage, roots and heritage. However, silently wishing he wakes up from this bad dream of earth which has begotten him on this continent called Africa. Little does he know that if he were attentive to climate, observant of weather and takes cognizance of topography, he will see that here stands a collection of earth so fruitful it can almost grow human, a vast island so favoured, filled with people who will never see earthquake, volcano, wild fire nor tornado.

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Someone somewhere is again eyeing these advantages and if we are not careful once again the slave ships shall dock and this time it is the land it shall demand. Within us is the power to choose, not only for us but for future generations, he concluded.

The initiator of the movement, emphasized that his name is Dotun Taylor, a filmmaker, broadcaster, historian and hope you will allow him to sink you deep in the waters of nostalgia so that you may raise up like the baptized, ready to take the future, for you shall know exactly how it will turn, he disclosed.

Welcome to the Root and Heritage Movement…history is beautiful…#historyisbeautiful #movement.

The group has outlined immediate actions such as intensifying the struggle to return history into mainstream education curriculum and contribute to the argument seeking the replacement of school shorts, skirts, berets and caps with ofi and other locally produced materials instead of paying lips service to the “buy Nigeria” campaign.

 

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Man Steals Church’s Tithes, Offering

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An 18 year-old man identified as Elikor Ehud has been arrested by men of the Ejigbo police station in Lagos state for allegedly stealing a church’s tithes and offering.

Suspect arrested for stealing Tithes and Offerings in a church in Lagos (photo)

Suspected Thief, Elikor Ehud

Ehud stormed Divine Chosen Vine Ministry in the area and carted away the it’s tithes and offering.

A statement released by the state police command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, was quoted as saying on October 1st, one Pastor Moses Nwoke  of the Divine Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue, Ejigbo, reported at the Ejigbo Police Station that on August 30th after Church Service, unknown persons broke the wooden boxes placed on the altar meant for tithes and special seeds of faith offering carting away the money inside.

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After a thorough and painstaking investigation conducted by the Ejigbo Police Station under the supervision of the Divisional Police Officer, Ehud was arrested on October 15th.

On interrogation, he confessed to stealing the sum of six hundred and seventy thousand Naira (#670,000.00) cash from the church boxes. He also mentioned one Lucky as his accomplice.

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According to the police, efforts are in place to apprehend the said accomplice, while the suspect will be charged to Court.

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CAN Caution MURIC Over Kidnapping For Christ Statement

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Joseph Hayab, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (Northern Region), has cautioned the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) over statements made by its director, Ishaq Akintola.

Akintola had associated the Christ to abduction and recent the news of the conversion of 9 Kano children who were reunited with their parents after 5 years.

He was quoted to have said: “kidnapping for Christ is disgusting, nauseating, wicked and reprehensible. Kidnappers have taken over the house of God. The phenomenon of kidnapping for Christ has now rented the air. We are shocked to our marrows.”

Reacting to Akintola, Hayab described his comment as “irresponsible, derogatory and provocative,” adding that there is nothing like kidnapping for Christ.

Hayab said:

“Criminals abound in everywhere and in every religion, for MURIC to say a crime was perpetrated for Christ, is sheer mischief aimed at provoking Christians,” he said.

“How could rational, sane and educated person, associate the action of criminals to a religion? There are many instances where Christian girls were abducted, forcefully converted to Islam and married off by criminals in Northern Nigeria. In some of these cases, the police either refused to act, or turned blind eyes.

“Will it be right to accused all Muslims for the action of such criminals? The answer is no.

“A particular group which belongs to a particular religious group has always been alleged to be responsible for the rampant kidnappings and banditry across the country, especially in the north, will it be right to say that they are committing the crime to promote their tribe or religion?

“We also have the case of Leah Sharibu who is still being held by Boko Haram insurgents for refusing to denounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam. No Christian has associated Muslims with such criminal acts.

“If we have any witness against the culprits behind the abduction, we will join hands with the people of Kano to testify against him or them in court.

“There is nothing like kidnapping for Christ. This evil kidnapper or child trafficker, knowing that he did not carry away the children for religion gave them new tribal names, MURIC should note.

“CAN northern states, therefore, condemned anybody carrying peoples children away and supports security agencies to investigate the matter and prosecute the culprits. Abduction of children is a criminal offence. MURIC can call whoever is found doing that whatever name they like, but don’t associate criminality with Christ.”

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I Started But I Did Not Finish, Man Who Raped 9 Year-old Girl Says

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A 30 year-old man named Mohammed Babangida arrested for raping a 9 year-old girl has denied committing the offence.

Babangida told men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), who arrested him that he actually attempted to rape the girl, but didn’t carry out the act.

According to the NSCDC, Babangida raped his victim on October 10 at Damare community in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

He was nabbed after being linked to the sad act by Damara residents.

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“The suspect will be charged to court through the intervention and advice by Director of Prosecution (DPP), state Ministry of Justice, which we always partner with on capital offence that amounts to prosecution” The state Commander of the NSCDC, Nurudeen Abdulahi said.

 

Confessing to the crime when paraded before newsmen, Babangida said he gave the girl N50 and N20 on two respective occasions and tried raping her when they met for the third time after giving her N50.

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“I started but I did not finish,” he said, adding that someone knocked on the door and that was how it ended.

He asked for leniency, saying, “I have not done it before and I will not try it again. I have a wife and children. The government should pity me and not ruin my family.”

 

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