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Economy

Buhari, Create Lake Chad Basin Agricultural Development Agency (LaCBADA)

This article is an attempt to get the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend oil exploration in Lake Chad in response to drastically falling oil prices, and instead use the N37 billion allocated for oil exploration in the area to promote agriculture in the region. We will propose the creation of a new Federal Agency which we have given the provisional name Lake Chad Basin Agricultural Development Agency (LaCBADA) be created. 

For many years oil has been a money spinner and guarantor for geopolitical leverage, not only in Nigeria, but globally. Countries and communities that had oil, if they played their cards right, could overnight become, not just rich, but also politically influential, using their oil as a bargaining chip.

For example, countries like Saudi Arabia became enormously powerful after oil was found in their territory. There have been rumors that the Saudis used their oil clout to force a revolution in Iran in the 1970s that led to the deposition of the former Iranian monarch, the Shah.

There are rumors that the Saudis also increased oil output last year to decrease prices and punish Putin’s Russia for not listening to them on the issue of Syria. The Saudi-led arms embargo against friends of Isreal in the 1970s (even though it eventually failed) is another clear example of the political power that oil can bring.

So powerful did oil make Saudi Arabia, that all it took to influence the policy of powerful Western countries on important matters was frequently a phone call to the leader of the country concerned, threatening to withholding of Saudi oil or petrodollars, and the government of that county would duly change cause.

At the same time the expression, ‘as rich as a Saudi Prince’ became apt, as the princes of Saudi Arabia who are very much involved in the oil sector there are stupendously rich, thanks to oil.

In Nigeria, the Niger Delta militants during the heydays of Resource Control militancy, used their ability to disrupt oil production as a bargaining chip in negotiations with the Federal Government; and it is even argued that this ability was what convinced former president Olusegun Obasanjo to push for Goodluck Jonathan to be given the post of Vice President in the administration of Umaru Musa YarÁdua.

At the same time, oil made the states of the Niger Delta extremely rich, as they secured 13% derivation from oil as a concession from the Federal Government.

It is clear that oil has made many territories rich and powerful; and therefore understandable that the North or Arewa would be very keen on oil exploration in Lake Chad- given the geopolitical and economic implications of oil being found in the Northern Region; and the enthusiasm of the Federal Government over the years to promote oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin is understandable.

For instance, between 2011 and 2013, the Federal Government through Prof. Jerry Gana, the Chairman of the North­ern Economic Summit, said that it approved the sum of $240 mil­lion to promote the search for oil and gas in the Lake Chad Basin and other areas of the North including the Bida Basin, the Benue Trough, and the Sokoto-Rima Basin.

The Buhari Administration has also budgeted N37 billion for oil exploration in Lake Chad. So committed is President Buhari about the need to promote oil exploration that in April 2015 as President Elect, he promised Borno elders that he would resume exploration in order to increase the export potentials on Nigeria, and also to balance cross regional perceptions and manage agitations as a way of enhancing the stability of the country.

Last year, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced that it was on the verge of a big oil find there from oil exploration done already.

But continuing robust exploration in the Lake Chad Basin of the commodity frequently referred to as black gold, is at this time the Right Idea undertaken at the Wrong Time. The reason is simply because the thumbling and unstable price of crude oil has made it a very bad investment at present.

When President Muhammadu Buhari took over as President, oil was at $60 to a barrel, at the time of writing this report, oil price is hovering around the $30 mark, a 50% loss.

As a result of this many oil exploration projects in many counties have been suspended with related job losses and business closures.

Earlier this month Royal Dutch Shell, announced that it had postponed the final investment decision (FID) on its Bonga South-West deep-water project in Nigeria.

The $12 billion project includes the construction of a new floating production, storage, and offloading facility,  a peek into the kind of investments needed to explore and develop any large oil finds in the Lake Chad Basin in this season where the price of oil is not what it used to be.

On February 19 it was announced that Mexico’s government owned oil company Pemex has postponed several deep water exploration projects as part of a raft of planned capital delays due to slumping crude prices.

In a PricewaterhouseCoopers report entitled, ‘Fit for $50 oil in Africa’ the investment advisory has stated that oil and gas explorers must rethink their capital expenditure on exploration activity across the African continent in the wake of the big drop in the global oil price.

If one good thing has come out of the current budget crises, it is the opportunity to reorder our priorities. The N37 billion allocated for oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin and select parts of the North should instead be reallocated to agri-business development in those specific areas. A more surer investment for the North at this point is to bring back the groundnut pyramids that used to be synonymous with Northern agriculture in the 1960s.

Turning Lake Chad Into An Agricultural Hub

Over In the Lake Chad region today, farmers produce an array of agro-products including dairy products, fish, meat, grain and cotton and these businesses have a lot of potential for development – these businesses if supported rightly can increase national Food Security, generate more Jobs and badly needed Foreign Exchange for  the country.

But due to inefficient damming and irrigation methods as well as drought and deficits in rainfall the Lake has shrunk to about 90% from 1963.

To fight this water depletion, the multi-nation Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has put on the drawing board a plan to replenish the lake by building a dam and 60 miles of canals to pump water from the Congo River and the Chari River to Lake Chad. And the World Bank has committed $10.6 million to the reversal of land and water degradation in parts of the lake.

These are the kinds of projects the N37 billion in our budget should be used for. The Federal Government should instead use the money to help implement the LCBC plan to replenish the Lake which is of economic importance to over 30 million people. Replenishing the water would give new economic opportunities to many youth in the area, and cool the anger that has led to dangerous being witnessed in some of the LCBC countries today.

If the money is spent on oil now that its future is looking a bit bleak and oil prices keep tumbling, it would have been a colossal waste of money and opportunity to transform people’s lives.

I hereby propose the formation of the Lake Chad Basin Agricultural Development Agency (LaCBADA) as an agency that will work to bringing to reality the agricultural benefits lying in the Lake Chad Basin for the benefit of Nigeria in particular and neighboring countries in general. LaCBADA will assist the multi-nation Lake Chad Basin Commission in the important tasks of:

  • replenishing the water in the Lake Chad Basin
  • training livestock herders on gaining access to grazing and watering areas
  • educating water users on efficient water-utilization methods
  • teaching fishermen more appropriate techniques for their trade
  • ensuring that there is adequate monitoring of the water resulting from mixing the waters of the Lake Chad Basin and other water sources, and also monitor their effect.

What I am proposing is a kind of Niger Delta Development Commission, but this time dedicated primarily to agricultural development of our own Amazon Forest (Lake Chad) and its environs. Agricultural development would then catalyze other forms of socio economic development and promote social stability in the region.

We are not against the exploration and drilling of oil in Lake Chad when oil is found, but we merely say that there should first be a foundation based on Agro-Business, especially now that oil prices are in the down-low. Furthermore, agriculture is the mainstay of a majority of the population in Lake Chad, and it will enhance their economic prospects if developed further.

The LaCBADA should not be a permanent agency, but rather it should last for the duration of the said N37 billion. Furthermore, LaCBADA should replicate the Lake Chad project in the other Northern areas slated for exploration, namely, the Benue Through, Bida Basin and Sokoto-Rima Basin.

 

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Commentary

Maritime University And The Niger Delta

“We are not going ahead with the university project (referring to Nigeria Maritme University (NMU), Okerenkoko), proposed by NIMASA because we have an institution in Oron, we have Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria and we have the Nigerian College of Aviation in Zaria, which we could upgrade to a university status and NIMASA is proposing to build a new one.”

With the above words, Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi announced the stoppage of the Nigeria Maritime University, the first maritime university in Nigeria, which was conveniently cited in the Niger Delta, the region with the largest coast line in Nigeria.

The Niger Delta people who comprise many ethnic groups, including the Ijaw, Igbo, Ibibio, Efik and many others, has for centuries felt a great sense that their resources are being taken away from them by outsiders. They’ve have had such feeling, sometimes rightfully, and sometimes wrongfully that something that belongs to them is being taken away from them.

During the time of Jubo Juboha also known as King Jaja of Opobo, the Niger Delta had a serious quarrel with the British over access to the palm oil trade which the foreigners wanted to take away from them. The quarrel led to the death of King Jaja, and ultimately the Niger Delta lost that access. We may all be familiar with the story of Isaac Adaka Boro, who fought the Federal Government in the 1960’s because the Niger Delta felt they were losing out.

During the time of General Abacha, the Niger Delta, in this particular case the Ogoni People, felt rightfully that the fertility of their lands were being taken from them through uncontrolled and unpunished oil spillage. The struggle then, led to the death of Ken Saro Wiwa, a great Ogoni activist.

It is the same way  a large section of the Niger Delta feels today about the jettisoning of the Nigeria Maritime University by the Federal Government. They feel a morale-draining sense of loss, but it is not late for the Federal Government through Amaechi to reverse an order that is currently sinking the spirits of a people.

Why is it sinking the spirits of the people? For one thing, the maritime university is the first of its kind in Nigeria. It is the first specialized university in Nigeria.

According to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State who is a staunch supporter of the establishment of more specialized universities in Nigeria, NMU will give the right tools and   practical learning that will make graduates employers of labour, rather than job seekers.”

A  former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Power Ziakede Aginighan listed the advantages of the NMU to include capacity building for Nigerians in the maritime industry, bringing in of direct foreign investment and the arrest of capital flight from the country, and you will agree with him that such will go a long way not only to improve the economy of the Niger Delta, but also that of Nigeria in general.

Chief Amaechi argued that NMU is not needed because there were other maritime education institutions in Nigeria, but the truth is that the other institutions are there to provide world class technical maritime education, but not the world class maritime managerial education NMU is there to provide. Both are two different aspects of maritime education which if Nigeria can train its citizens adequately in within Nigerian educational institutions, would arrest capital flight, and  improve the  economy in many facets, bringin peace and stability.

NMU’s establishment in the Niger Delta would go a long way over time to give Niger Deltans a greater sense of inclusion in the Nigerian project instead of the perennial sense of loss they have always felt.

The people of Niger Delta feel they have lost the headquarters of the oil companies like Shell, Chevron and Mobil to Lagos, a city that is not in their region when their region is the epicenter of oil production in Nigeria. For years there have been calls for oil companies to be mandated to set up their headquarters in the Niger Delta, where most of their operations are based. Those calling for this say that is the only just thing to do, and point to various economic benefits the Niger Delta has lost because those multinationals are not based there.

The people of the Niger Delta feel that they have lost their arable land and their fishing opportunities. Before the commercial exploitation of crude oil deposits started in their region, there was no pollution contaminating Niger Delta waters and killing their fishes. The lands were arable and they could easily cultivate them. But gone are those days, as oil pollution has caused serious economic devastation.

The people of the Niger Delta have an uncanny feeling that they may have lost the chance to benefit from their oil, because when oil was at a very high price, they agitated for 50% percent derivation, but got only 13%. Now the price of oil is in the downlows and no one knows when or if it will ever come up again.

The people of the Niger Delta feel that they have lost the presidency for now, with Goodluck Jonathan serving only one term as president before being defeated by Muhammadu Buhari. Yes, Buhari won fair and square,but some still feel that the fact that Jonathan who is from their area was beaten means that the Niger Delta lost.

They also feel they may have lost the amnesty programme, due to all the current uncertainty surrounding its future. In the heydays of the amnesty programme for Niger Delta militants, many Niger Delta youths, albeit predominantly those of Ijaw stock benefited immensely, and were able to travel abroad for maritime studies and return with enviable academic and technical qualifications and greatly improved economic prospects.

In fact, there is a widespread feeling among the people of the Niger Delta feel that the stopping of the Nigeria Maritime University project is a deliberate move to punish Niger Deltans for voting predominantly against Buhari in the last general elections. The Niger Delta people feel so down now, and having lost all the things I have mentioned above, they would have like to at least hold on to the maritime university – at least they would gain economically from it far into the future, as their youth gain revenue-enhancing academic qualifications from it. But they are now being told instead that they may also have lost the  university.

One of the greatest victors in world history, Winston Churchill said that in victory, there should be magnanimity, as in mercy. Let there be mercy.

It is alleged that the land on which the university was built was sold to the Federal Government in fraudulent circumstances. Let the fraud be uncovered, and let the perpetrators be punished. In fact, if absolutely necessary, let the university be relocated, but not outside the Niger Delta. They need to hold on to that university to make them feel a sense of inclusion in the Nigerian project.

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Commentary Economy

Babatunde Fashola And Nigeria’s Coal Deposits

In 2006, when the then outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu anointed his then little known Chief of Staff, one Babatunde Raji Fashola as his chosen successor to the governor’s seat at Alausa, not a few feathers were ruffled.

Many of Tinubu’s disciples who had expected the Jagaban Borgu to name them as his successor had their hopes dashed, and many quickly decamped to other parties. As for the public, a lot of people were like; ‘Babatunde who’? So the then ruling ACN was left with a governorship candidate who didn’t have the support of a sizable section of the political elite in Lagos, and was almost totally unknown by the masses.

It looked as if the Jagaban had made a bad political move, but Tinubu, a politician known to follow his political convictions to the very end, irrespective of where the political pendulum seems to be swinging to, stuck to his guns, presented his candidate to Lagosians and managed to convince Lagosians to give Candidate Fashola a chance.

Today, millions of Lagosians are convinced that they and Tinubu took the right decision in giving Fashola a chance, as Fashola wrote his name in gold by many of his awe-inspiring actions as governor, and secured for himself a calling to Federal Service.

Clearing Oshodi

When Fashola came into office he immediately began to sanitize the unhealthy environment in many parts of the city. Take the strategic area of Oshodi for instance – it used to be an epicenter of traffic gridlock, and passing there was every motorist’s nightmare. It was more than that. Oshodi was a crime capital, a notorious place where pick pockets made fat profits plying their notorious trade virtually unchallenged, day in day out.

Oshodi was a place where muggers and molesters would operate boldly in broad daylight, not bothering to hide their faces. That was until hurricane Fashola assumed office. He fearlessly led a charge to sanitize the place, and today, the place, while still being far from perfect, has been transformed into a much safer, much more beautiful place than it used to be.

Where there was grime, there are now beautiful parks and strategically placed pedestrian bridges; and the police has now set up a permanent presence in several points in the formerly over-troubled zone. In this way did Lagosians feel the impact of Fashola’s administration.

The ex governor planted gardens in many areas of the state, and while the opposition sneeringly called him the Gardener Governor, they themselves cannot deny that their eyes have benefited from the lush green landscapes that wow by day and the street lights that wow by night which Fashola brought into being and which the current Governor Akinwumi Ambode has so creditably enhanced.

Many previously misguided youths that used to make that place a dangerous zone have been given training and gainful employment. All this is not to say that crime has completely evaporated from Oshodi, but that the level of crime there today was greatly reduced by Fashola.

Saving Nigeria From Ebola

Another place where Fashola wrote his name in the sands of time was during the Ebola epidemic of 2014. Someone who knew he had Ebola had flown into Africa’s largest country and began to spread the ‘incurable’ disease. By the time the man died he had spread Ebola to so many people, including some of the health officials that treated him.

Nigeria was thrown into an existential struggle and was in a state of panic, and even the violence in other parts of the country then couldn’t overshadow Ebola in the news. It was estimated that before the disease could be contained in West Africa, it would have killed thousands of people. But what was not added in the estimation was that the man Babatunde Raji Fashola was Governor of Lagos.

Fashola successfully coordinated the state’s response to the epidemic in conjunction with other organizations and the epidemic was put under control in a way that generated international praise for Nigeria, considering the currently incurable nature of Ebola. Without Fashola’s hands-on, insightful approach to the crisis, Ebola would have wrecked more havoc on Nigeria’s population.

Fashola’s fight against transport offences greatly reduced accidents on Lagos roads, where motorists often drove on the wrong side of the road, sending many people to unscheduled visits to the hospital, or even worse, to the mortuary. (Thankfully, Governor Akinwumi Ambode has introduced another dimension to this fight.)

Fashola’s achievements as governor, except in a few areas where his policies seemed genuinely anti-ordinary-people was stellar and exemplary. My NGO, the Prince And Princess Charles Offokaja Foundation even benefitted indirectly from Fashola’s good policies. Also, I remember once when I sent him an email over the need to build a pedestrian bridge in my area because of the high number of accidents affecting people crossing the road there – his response was immediate. So, once again I give him a Big Pass Mark on his performance as Governor of Lagos State.

Now That He Is Minister

But now that he is Minister for Power, Housing and Works, he cannot afford to rest on his laurels. Unfortunately that is just what he seems to have started doing.

His biggest policy to date as Minister of Power is to mastermind the increase in electricity tariffs as a way to solve Nigeria’s electricity problem. As far as solving Nigeria’s current Gigantic energy problem is concerned, that solution is an non-solution. In fact, the additional monies generated may just end up in the pockets of some very corrupt public officials if care is not taken, as has happened in the past.

The solution to Nigeria’s power problem starts with coal. The most fundamental problem in the power sector is the scarcity of gas supplies for our power stations. Nigeria depends on gas for 80% of its electricity, but there is just too much competition for gas for Nigeria to depend on it for most of its electricity. Besides there has been great reluctance to cooperate on the part the oil companies that provide the gas due to complaints that government is fond of owing them. These complaints have led to the collapse of several agreements between the companies and the government for the supply of gas for electricity.

While the Federal Government splits hairs trying to secure enough gas to give us a manageable power supply, massive coal deposits which would have given us stable power supply lie untouched in Enugu, Delta, Kogi and other parts of the country. There is no reasonable explanation for this.

One common explanation often mentioned whenever the issue of non-exploitation of  Nigeria’s coal deposits to solve our power problem comes up is that coal burning for electricity causes massive environmental pollution.

The people who say this often quote consultants from more industrialized nations who have propagated these views for commercial interest. What they fail to tell us is that in these consultants’ countries coal power is often the biggest source of energy they use to generate electricity.

For instance; coal accounts for: 93% of South Africa’s electricity; 79% of China’s electricity; 45% of the United States’ electricity; 40% of Germany’s electricity, 78% of Australia’s electricity – and it goes on and on.

So, if all these countries use coal power to generate electricity, what is stopping us in Nigeria from doing the same? I know an energy consultant that can set up coal fired plants all over Nigeria within 18 months at very affordable price when compared to our gas stations.

There is a reason President Buhari gave Fashola a super ministry to handle, combining Power, Works and Housing under one man. It is because President Buhari has great confidence in Fashola’s ability to make great impact in Nigeria to the credit of his administration. What better way is there to make such an impact than to diversify Nigeria’s source of electricity away from scarce gas and towards abundant coal?

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Development

Innoson, Job Creation & Foreign Exchange

In a time of great despair in Nigeria, in a time of very bad economic stories heard and seen, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company has emerged as a signal that no matter what happens to crude oil, we can survive if we make the right efforts.

For when we hear of scores of our unsold barrels of oil we are very saddened. When we hear that the Dollar has risen to new heights against the naira, we are filled with trepidation. When we go out to buy things and are told of the new unbelievable price of the item, we wonder begin to wonder where we are heading to. Is it a bottomless pit?

The promises the government gave us before they were elected now seem so hard to fulfill, and they were our last hope…It is as if nothing is working. Then we hear of how one diligent hard working company in Nnewi is doing things that so many racists have said blacks would never be able to do – we hear of Innoson, an indigenous vehicle manufacturing outfit, and at last, we have some course to smile in the midst of our tears.

How Innoson started
Inoson is the brain-child of Innocent Chukwuma, who hails from Nnewi, that town known for producing industrialists in Anambra State.

When he started importing motorcycles, he devised a way to import them in a more efficient way; by losing the motorcycles into spare-parts, packing them up in the containers and then reassembling them in Nigeria. That way he was able to import more motorcycles than his competition and crash the price of motorcycles in Nigeria. Thus, when tokunboh motorcycles were selling for N100,000, he was able to offer Nigerians brand new motorcycles at N60,000.

When he moved into motor manufacturing many thought he would not last long, because there was no precedent of a black man manufacturing vehicles. They thought he would fold up, but the man kept surprising them.

The Ghanaian government, seeing the enormous economic possibilities that would accrue to them if they could lure this visionary to establish his manufacturing base fully in their country, sent a delegation to lobby him to do so.

Support From Jonathan Administration
We must thank the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan Administration for really supporting Innoson, buying vehicles from the company and giving them funds in the billions of naira to help them expand.
We also thank the Redeemed Christian Church of God for buying several buses from IVM.

Growing Support Under Buhari
Then came the second coming of President Muhammadu Buhari, and people said that the new administration would neglect Innoson for political and ethnic reasons. They opined that the Buhari Administration would ignore Innoson; or even shut down the company.
But rather than being shut down the company, has indeed been growing in leaps and bounds in the Buhari era. Last month a delegation from the Presidential Committee on Defense visited the company at Nnewi to inspect facilities at the vehicle manufacturing plant and see how the Nigeria’s defense sector in could benefit from the company.

One of the chairs of the visiting delegation, Professor Isaac Olawale Albert. said, “We saw at the factory, pick-up vans that can be used by the police, army, air force, navy, customs and immigration. We also saw buses that can be used to convey officers and men…“Our observation is that Nigeria can produce her own armoured vehicles for carrying out operations.”
On the 22nd of January an Army delegation also visited Innoson. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) was also full of praise as it lauded Innoson for supporting its operations with its technological prowess.

A statement from the force read in part; “The Company, at a time when the NAF would have been forced to ground its entire fleet of Alpha Jets due to lack of brake assembly, had helped to locally modify and overhaul the brake assembly of the MB-339 aircraft for adoption on the Alpha Jets. This ingenious effort by IVM is instrumental to the continued operation of the Alpha Jets, and had helped to save the day when help was not forthcoming from abroad.” The Air Force also expressed hope for more the collaboration with Innoson in other areas of mutual interest.

Ben Murray Bruce of SilverBird, a high profile Senator and entrepreneur just bought a couple of Innoson cars a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a sedan and plans to buy a bullet proof version of the SUV in the next few months. Senate president Bukola Saraki has also introduced the founder of Innoson to the head of the procurement Department of the National Assembly, possibly to facilitate the purchase of Innoson cars as official cars for National Assembly members.

Some disappointments can indeed be blessings in disguise, and it is no doubt that with the two pronged challenge of the high price of the US dollar and the ever-plummeting price of crude oil, Nigerians have begun to realize the values in diversification, looking inward and digging our wells before we get thirsty. But we must not rest on our laurels. This is just the beginning of what we must do to get full value from Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing.
The Buhari Administration needs to encourage as much as possible, the purchase of Innoson cars as official cars of all the ministries, departments and agencies within it. The President needs to make Innoson the official car within the presidency. The National Assembly not only needs to make Innoson cars the official cars of its members and staff, it also needs actively consult in order to enact favorable laws to help Nigeria’s cottage industries grow to maturity.
President Buhari needs to even go further. He needs to become the salesman-in-chief of Innoson cars as well as other Made-in-Nigeria products in his visits abroad.
What stops the president from negotiating with other countries to have them buy Innoson armored cars for their armed forces? What stops the president from negotiating with these countries to get them to lower tariffs for Innoson vehicles?
The answer is Nothing. Presidential negotiations for to sell their country’s products to other countries is the bread and butter of international politics. It brings foreign exchange, jobs and robust economic activity to their countries. That is why you’ll see the French President traveling out to negotiate the sale of Airbus planes with other countries. That is why the Russian President would go to Iran to negotiate the sale of a nuclear reactor or two to that country.
President Buhari is indeed fortunate that he has such products as Innoson vehicles to pitch. He shouldn’t waste this opportunity. If President Buhari and Innocent Chukwuma play their cards well, Innoson can become a great foreign exchange earner and job creator for Nigeria, the way Nokia phones earned real money for Finland for many, many years.

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News

Actress Gets Bitten By Colleague On Location In Lagos

Actress Princess Chineke said;

She bounced on my lap with her teeth.She hit me in their front b4 I could hit back the men cane in separated us.She said check your leg see what I did to you?I didn’t feel the pain untill I went to pee I saw she ripped my washed pants in the bathroom.I pulled the pyjamas and saw a chunk of my flesh out.Showed it to every one who ran to the room.

Source: Actress Princess Chineke Alleges Fellow Actress Chrystabel Goddy Bit Her Lap On Location (Photos) – CityPeople Magazine Nigeria | Nigerian Celerbrities | Entertainment | Stars

Now, if that happened, it is very bad. I saw that wound and it was very ugly. and I just have to ask: why would a human being allow the devil to use them like that? Simply not cool at all. If Princess sues you for assault now, them go begin dey beg am to forgive. Why scar your fellow woman like that?