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  • Photo of Buhari running a regime of secrecy – Abati

    Buhari running a regime of secrecy – Abati

    Former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is running a government of secrecy. Abati said this at the launch of a report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), titled “Something to Hide?: Media Freedom Under Siege in Nigeria.” Speaking at the event, Abati compared the President Buhari-led administration to the military era. He expressed concern over what he described as the restriction of freedom happening under the Buhari government noting how the government has made it difficult for journalists to hold public officials accountable. “People are embarrassed, because despite the fact that the democratic…

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  • Photo of We were ready to lose students in planned bandits’ bombardment – El-Rufai

    We were ready to lose students in planned bandits’ bombardment – El-Rufai

    Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that when 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, were abducted, the plan was to attack and kill the bandits even if it meant some students would die in the process. The governor said this on Thursday during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group. He said Kaduna is currently at war and such would only be considered as collateral damage, a price he would be willing to pay instead of paying ransom. The governor, however, stated that before this could be done, the bandits hurriedly changed…

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  • Photo of Insecurity: Nigerians ignored my prophecy in 2015 – Nnamdi Kanu

    Insecurity: Nigerians ignored my prophecy in 2015 – Nnamdi Kanu

    Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said that when he prophesied about the activities of Fulani herdsmen which has recently plunged the entire nation into an unusual security crisis in 2015, he was ignored. Kanu said he spoke with a session of Nigerians in the United States in 2015 that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would usher herdsmen and farmers’ crisis. The IPOB leader stated this while reacting to a report that some schools in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja were shutting down following the alleged influx of Fulani militias into some parts of…

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  • Photo of We are working to get abducted Greenfield varsity students freed -Sheikh Gumi

    We are working to get abducted Greenfield varsity students freed -Sheikh Gumi

    Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi has assured that talks are ongoing for the release of the Greenfield University Students who are still in their abductors custody. Five of the students have been killed by the bandits while their leader, Sani Jalingo, said the remaining students would be killed if the government or the parents failed to provide N100 million and 10 motorcycles. The deadline to kill the remaining students had lapsed since Wednesday. But on Thursday, Gumi while receiving the parents of the 27 Afaka students on a thank-you visit to his Kaduna residence, said the bandits had rescinded their decision…

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  • Photo of Insecurity: Over 2000 pastors storm Ebonyi state to pray for Governor Umahi

    Insecurity: Over 2000 pastors storm Ebonyi state to pray for Governor Umahi

    Following the spate of insecurity in the country, over two thousand pastors have embarked on fasting and prayers in Ebonyi State for Governor David Umahi. The one-week fasting and prayers is organized by the Ebonyi State Government in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ebonyi State Chapter. The clergymen offered fervent prayers to God to arrest every criminal behind the insecurity in every part of the country. They also asked God to give the leadership of the country the wisdom to tackle the challenges of insecurity.

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  • Photo of “With the way it is going, we can wake up tomorrow to see that insurgents have mounted Boko Haram flag in Aso Rock” – Pat Utomi

    “With the way it is going, we can wake up tomorrow to see that insurgents have mounted Boko Haram flag in Aso Rock” – Pat Utomi

    Nigerian economist and leadership expert, Professor Pat Utomi has lamented the state of the country following its current security situation. The former Presidential candidate predicted a gloom future for Nigeria. According to Utomi, if the security situation in the country doesn’t change soon, we could see a situation where Boko Haram terrorists place their flag in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power in Abuja. Speaking in an interview with SunNewsOnline on Thursday, Utomi noted that for Nigeria to really progress, criminally minded politicians will have to be eradicated from political parties while also saying In his words; “It is very…

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  • Photo of Two escape as gunmen abduct Abia varsity students

    Two escape as gunmen abduct Abia varsity students

    Gunmen have abducted unspecified students of Abia State University (ABSU) Uturu but two of them escaped from the abductors. According to TheNation the victims were seized from a mini bus heading to Uturu from Okigwe in Imo State between the hours of 7-8pm on Wednesday Commissioner of Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, confirmed the incident. He said the students were attacked by gunmen in Imo State and not Abia State as being speculated on social and by mainstream media houses. Okiyi-Kalu, who said the Abia Government is monitoring development on the incident, said the two students were able to escape from their…

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  • Photo of NIN-SIM linkage will cover our security structure, identify crooks – Buhari

    NIN-SIM linkage will cover our security structure, identify crooks – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has stated the need for Nigerians to link their SIMs to their Identification Numbers (NIN). He said that getting it right would determine the success of the ongoing war against insecurity. This was according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina at the launch of the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Cards registration at the State House in Abuja. The President noted that proper identification of all Nigerians and legal residents in the country and ability…

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  • Photo of Working together, Nigeria will realise it’s true potential – Osinbajo

    Working together, Nigeria will realise it’s true potential – Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says if Nigerians work together it will overcome its diverse challenges and realise its potentials. The vice president made the remarks on Wednesday when he received members of a South West Think-Tank, known as IMODOYE (knowledge is valuable), led by a former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. “I am very hopeful that this country will truly realise its potentials and I believe that all of us working together can make that happen; if the progressive ideas are put forward and we focus, then this country indeed will work,” he…

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  • Photo of No adequate satellite to monitor Bandits – National space agency DG

    No adequate satellite to monitor Bandits – National space agency DG

    The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Wednesday said inadequate satellite and other facilities affect monitoring of bandits and other criminal elements operating in the country. The newly appointed Director-General of the Agency, Halilu Shaba disclosed this to journalists in Abuja after an interactive meeting with staff of the agency in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He said the bandits have become sophisticated in their operations and waves received by the agency from remote areas shows the bandits no longer use Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) phones, but walkie-talkie. “The Satellite is not static where the insurgency is…

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  • Photo of Insecurity: Nigerians do not deserve what we are going through – Jerry Gana

    Insecurity: Nigerians do not deserve what we are going through – Jerry Gana

    Former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana has lamented the worsening state of insecurity in the country. He said Nigerians do not deserve what they are going through. Gana stated this in Abuja on Wednesday when he officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s national secretariat. “Nigerians do not deserve what we are going through today. We must take decisive steps that will help rescue our nation,” he was quoted as saying via a statement issued by PDP’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan. “Nigeria is on the brink. The economy is stagnated. There is insecurity everywhere. Nigerians are beginning…

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  • Photo of Catholic Church suspends Father Mbaka

    Catholic Church suspends Father Mbaka

    The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has suspended Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka from church activities for one month as the controversial priest’s political escapades continue to overshadow his theological obligations. Mbaka was asked to proceed on suspension with effect from May 3 after being summoned by Callistus Valentine Onaga, the diocesan bishop. Onaga called Mbaka in following his repeated clashes with President Muhammadu Buhari and warned that his conduct was smearing the church’s image. Speaking at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, Mbaka had said it is wrong for Buhari to maintain grave silence despite the incessant killings in the country. He…

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