D-banj visits Nyanya blast victims, urges youths to shun violence

Date: 22-04-2014 10:01 pm (6 years ago) | Author: abu aliu
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Abuja – A popular Nigerian musician, Mr Dapo Oyebanji (D-banj) on Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerian youths to shun violence and embrace peace.

D-banj made the call when he visited some victims of the Nyanya bomb blast in company of the FCT Health Secretary, Dr Ademola Onakomaiya, at the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja.

According to him, government alone cannot do all that is required for peace to reign in the country.

“I am a Nigerian and I am affected by any tragedy that befalls us and particularly in the spirit of Easter, I came to show the victims support.

“I have seen that the survivors are responding positively to treatment and thanked the medical team here for the efforts.

“We are appealing to the perpetrators of these acts to have a rethink and support the peace initiative so that our people would not be subjected to such wickedness,” he said.

D-banj said that terrorism in Nigeria was strange as Nigerians were known to be peace loving and advised them to embrace peace in the interest of development.

He said that artistes should be concerned about achieving peace in Nigeria because if the violence continued, the entertainment industry would be endangered.

D-banj donated several gift items to the victims and also settled some hospital bills.

The hospital management said that over 27 corpses and 26 victims were brought from the blast but 16 were still receiving treatment as others had been discharged.

The FCT Health Secretary urged artistes to support the Federal Government’s fight against terrorism by creating awareness in their performances.

Onakomaiya urged people in the entertainment industry to unite and produce songs, plays, paintings that would condemn and discourage terrorism.

He said that the potency of art as a communication tool amongst Nigerian youths would make it an effective medium in creating awareness.

According to him, security is the responsibility of all Nigerians, therefore, should not be left in the hands of government alone.

Onakomaiya said that the visit of D-banj would go a long way to lift the spirits of the patients.

“You can see that some of the patients are really excited to see a renowned artiste like D-banj visit them; it is very commendable,” he said. (NAN)

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- Bamijay at 22-04-2014 11:11 PM (6 years ago)
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That's impressive!
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- ADEYEME at 22-04-2014 11:23 PM (6 years ago)
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D'banj visited Nyanya blast victims today April 22nd, where he reportedly donated several gift items to the victims and settled some hospital bills.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the entertainer visited the victims at the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja in company of the FCT Health Secretary, Dr Ademola Onakomaiya.

During his visit, D'banj said the government alone cannot do all that is required for peace to reign in the country.
"I am a Nigerian and I am affected by any tragedy that befalls us and particularly in the spirit of Easter, I came to show the victims support. I have seen that the survivors are responding positively to treatment and thanked the medical team here for the efforts.
"We are appealing to the perpetrators of these acts to have a rethink and support the peace initiative so that our people would not be subjected to such wickedness,” he said.


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- daveobahon at 23-04-2014 07:21 AM (6 years ago)
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yea it is
Posted: at 23-04-2014 07:21 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 23-04-2014 08:15 AM (6 years ago)
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Nice !
Posted: at 23-04-2014 08:15 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- okilo101 at 23-04-2014 08:37 AM (6 years ago)
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Nice 1
Posted: at 23-04-2014 08:37 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Zunurayn at 23-04-2014 08:39 AM (6 years ago)
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U will see others artists going dere very soon, d banj, thumb up 4 u
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- dynasty4all at 23-04-2014 09:00 AM (6 years ago)
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GOOD, HOW MUCH DID HE PLEDGED?
Posted: at 23-04-2014 09:00 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chylind5 at 23-04-2014 09:12 AM (6 years ago)
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Inyanya set the pace, Dbang followed, where are Wizkid, Davido, Don Jazzy and others. No be to dey show us 20 million Naira wrist watch.
Posted: at 23-04-2014 09:12 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- tankNZ at 23-04-2014 09:54 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Bamijay on 22-04-2014 11:11 PM
That's impressive!
yep
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- gmarley at 23-04-2014 09:54 AM (6 years ago)
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nice one keep it up is not all about money money money
Posted: at 23-04-2014 09:54 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 23-04-2014 10:21 AM (6 years ago)
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Nice
Posted: at 23-04-2014 10:21 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- cocoeni at 23-04-2014 10:33 AM (6 years ago)
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 Cool
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- proly at 23-04-2014 10:37 AM (6 years ago)
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Posted: at 23-04-2014 10:37 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 23-04-2014 11:43 AM (6 years ago)
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I talk am. So many others too will use dis visit for cheap publicity since Iyanya did it other fake ones will do too.
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- Ashonibare at 23-04-2014 12:53 PM (6 years ago)
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Yea yea...sad part is, doze blood-thirsty idiots r nt d type 2 b eazily convinced to reason!
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- Fazob at 23-04-2014 01:02 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 23-04-2014 11:43 AM
I talk am. So many others too will use dis visit for cheap publicity since Iyanya did it other fake ones will do too.

I don't know why some of u could be careless and ignorant with words. talking about cheap publicity, which is even wrong, the word is popularity, to one who is internationally recognized as a renounce celebrity is an insult. Pls lets be reasonable and appreciate good things.
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- Chijoy4peace at 23-04-2014 01:35 PM (6 years ago)
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 Cool Grin Cheesy Kiss Kiss
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- beneno at 23-04-2014 01:37 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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- graceoneday at 23-04-2014 01:56 PM (6 years ago)
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May God bless D-BANJ & CO, On behalf of me family & Aguleri people, we appreciates. May God bless D-Banj & Co. May the haters confess the love through D-Banj my guy's Evangelism 
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