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2019: ‘You Have No Conscience’ – Shehu Sani Carpets Northern Govs For Endorsing Buhari

2019: ‘You Have No Conscience’ – Shehu Sani Carpets Northern Govs For Endorsing Buhari

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Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has lambasted seven governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in 2019. Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Jibrilla Bindow (Adamawa), had on Friday visited Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja asking him to seek re-election. El-Rufai told journalists after the meeting: “We believe in Mr. President, we want him to continue running the country in the right direction. People can speculate about 2019; we have no apologies”. He added that the governors were interested in “continuity and stability”. But Sani said the endorsement despite the killings going on in
Military Announces Death Of Dreaded Militant ‘General’ Karowei’

Military Announces Death Of Dreaded Militant ‘General’ Karowei’

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The military has announced that a dreaded militant, cultist and kidnapper, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, aka ‘General’ Karowei, arrested by men Joint Task Force, JTF, operating in the Niger Delta during the week, has died in its custody. The military said that after a fierce gun battle, that saw the death of many militants in the area, Oyawerikumo was apprehended by some soldiers attached to the JTF and was kept in the custody of the special security outfit before his demise in yet suspicious circumstances yesterday. The 28-year-old notorious militant, was accused of beheading an officer of the Department of State Services (DSS), closely followed by the murder of four soldiers at Toru Ndoro community, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. He was also fingered in th
Herdsmen Attack: Emir Sanusi Admits Being Patron Of Miyetti Allah, Names Sultan Of Sokoto, Others

Herdsmen Attack: Emir Sanusi Admits Being Patron Of Miyetti Allah, Names Sultan Of Sokoto, Others

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The Emir of Kano , Muhammadu Sanusi II has admitted being a patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN. The former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor also named the former Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar III, as the grand patron, now replaced by successive Sultans: Dasuki, Maccido and now Saad Abubakar. While fielding questions from Punch on the recent killings in various parts of the country by cattle herders, Sanusi said the Emir of Katsina, the Emir of Zazzau and the Lamido of Adamawa were also patrons of MACBAN. Sanusi, however, stated that the group was not a violent one. He said, “As I understand it when Miyetti Allah was first set up , they requested a few Fulani emirs to be their patrons in their capacity as emirs. The first grand patron w
2019: Dele Momodu Reveals Why Buhari Should Not Stand For Re-Election

2019: Dele Momodu Reveals Why Buhari Should Not Stand For Re-Election

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Media mogul, Dele Momodu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will be too “tired” to run a “complex” nation like Nigeria at the age of 76. Momodu, in an interview with Punch, advised Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019 because “Nigeria needs a man with full stamina”. “I have no doubt in my mind that even if he does not want to run, some people are going to push him to run because their lives depend on it. If he goes, they are gone. But unfortunately, I don’t know what he is enjoying in power again; God has done everything for him. “He will be at least 76 years by next year; at that age, I believe he would be too tired to run a nation as complex and as complicated as Nigeria. Right now, Nigeria needs a man with full stamina. That is why I have written consistently in
Fulani Herdsmen: Fayose Releases Emergency Lines

Fulani Herdsmen: Fayose Releases Emergency Lines

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Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has released telephone numbers to call to report any strange movement of herdsmen in the State. This is contained in a terse statement on Friday by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka. “Members of the public should endeavour to call any of the numbers or send SMS in the event of strange movement of herdsmen and other suspected criminal elements in the State. “The phone lines will be on 24 hours. 08104780752; 09070769294; 09038122504; 08104730482”, it reads. Recall that on Wednesday, the governor met with Ekiti hunter over herdsmen menace. Fayose warned that the state will fight anyone who attempts to create anarchy and bloodletting. “On the issue of protection of the lives of Ekiti people, I’m not one that will want to be politically c
Visit Benue Victims In Appreciation Of Yusuf’s Recovery – Omokri Tells Buhari

Visit Benue Victims In Appreciation Of Yusuf’s Recovery – Omokri Tells Buhari

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Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonatham has reacted to the discharge of president Muhammadu Buhari’s son,Yusuf from the hospital. Buhari on Friday thanked Nigerians for their prayers and support after the release of their only son, Yusuf from Cedarcrest hospital, Abuja. Omokri, however, urged Buhari to reciprocate love and prayer shown to his son to the people of Benue by paying them a visit. He said, “I celebrate with the first family as their son, Yusuf is discharged from hospital. I urge the First Family, particularly President Buhari, to reciprocate Nigerians love to him during his sons trying time by visiting Benue to comfort those whose sons were killed by Fulani herdsmen “President Buhari, remember how heartbroken you were when you saw your
2019: Fayose Blasts Northern Governors Over Buhari’s R-Election Bid

2019: Fayose Blasts Northern Governors Over Buhari’s R-Election Bid

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Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has condemned the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari by Northern governors. Seven Northern governors after a meeting with President Buhari declared him fit to run for a second term based on their belief in his governance. El-Rufai among other governors told state correspondents that Buhari is leading the country in the right direction, therefore, needs to seek re-election. Fayose, however, described comments by the northern governors in time of fuel scarcity and herdsmen killing as unfair to the plights of Nigerians. Fayose via his official twitter handle wrote “No fuel, killings in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Rivers, etc. But some people’s response to all these is to endorse President Buhari for second term. What a way to treat Niger
Buhari: How Not To Squander An Opportunity – The Analysis

Buhari: How Not To Squander An Opportunity – The Analysis

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The turn of events in the Muhammadu Buhari presidency, between May 2015 and January 2018, leaves many learning new lessons in how not to squander an opportunity. This is because at the onset of his administration, many had argued that his was the last chance to Nigeria to get it right. Many also gave him the benefit of the doubt and permitted his initial missteps. But as 2019 ticks in, the tide seemed to have changed and the pendulum is steadily swinging against his administration. As it is, the administration seems to have taken the patience of Nigerians for granted. Indeed, Nigerians were ready to permit Buhari’s mistakes because they knew he had been disconnected with governance for over 30 years before voting him. For this reason, his initial mistakes were tolerated. Even str
Biafra: Focus On Achieving Igbo Nation Through Referendum – Ohanaeze To Agitators

Biafra: Focus On Achieving Igbo Nation Through Referendum – Ohanaeze To Agitators

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The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has called on agitators from the South East to focus on the 2018 Biafra restoration through the universally accepted peaceful referendum. OYC gave the call while advising agitators to discard rumour of Federal Government’s plan to establish a military barracks in Afara-Ukwu, Abia State, the country home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The body’s stance was contained in a statement signed by its National Vice President, Comrade Obinna Achionye. Achionye also admonished the Federal Government to urgently rebuild the Palace of Eze Israel Kanu of Afara Ukwu, father of Kanu, allegedly destroyed last September when soldiers raided it in search of the IPOB leader. The youths said rebuilding the palace could go a long wa
Goodluck Jonathan Speaks On ‘756 Nigerians Dying Under His Watch’

Goodluck Jonathan Speaks On ‘756 Nigerians Dying Under His Watch’

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the claims by the presidency that 756 Nigerians were killed under his administration. Jonathan in a statement issued by his media office to DAILY POST on Thursday, described the statement as mischievous and false. He blasted the special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina for trivalizing such heinous crime. He further condoled with victims of Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and Nasarawa states, over the recent spate of killings by Fulani herdsmen. The statement reads “Former President Jonathan wishes to express his condolences to the government and people of Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and Nasarawa states, over the recent spate of killings occasioned by herdsmen/farmers clashes. “His h
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