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April 21, 2018

Nigerians Protest against Buhari in London

Nigerians protest against Buhari

  … They are looters-FG Some Nigerians living in London on Tuesday April 10, protested against President Muhammadu Buhari. The protesters stormed the Abuja House in Kensington London, where the President is staying, blaming him for the nation’s ills. The protesters accused the President of not addressing the herdsmen-farmers attack, and not doing anything about the citizens’ welfare. The angry Nigerians were seen with placards bearing various inscriptions as: “Save Benue,” “Save Nigerian Christians,” “Fulani herdsmen are Boko Haram members freed by Nigerian Government,” “They want to kill us all.” The protest came just a day after President Buhari declared…

  Bishop Kukah berates political class over primitive accumulation

Bishop Kukah berates political class over primitive accumulation

  Says Buhari does not share in the suffering of the people The Catholic bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has appealed to governors and other politicians to please abandon the spirit of selfish accumulation and embrace the principles of integrity and genuine service of our country. In his Easter  message titled: “Easter Message to Mr. President and all Nigerians”, Kukah said, the average age of Governors and Legislators across the country is 50. These are the years of dreams, maturity, sacrifice, patriotism and self-giving. But, sadly, they do not seem to be ready to depart from the…

‘Go and fight snake that swallowed N36m’ – Ghanaians tell Buhari

Ghanaian citizens, particularly social media users have descended on President Muhammadu Buhari over his promise to help Ghana in its fight against corruption. Buhari had during his visit to Ghana on her 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations, which held at the Independence Square, promised to help the country in its fight against corruption. His pledge, however, did not go down well with some of the citizens, who wondered why Buhari, whose country was ranked 148th most corrupt country in the world could help Ghana in fighting corruption with his own unending corruption load in Nigeria. The angry citizens asked the Nigerian…

Dapchi Abduction – One Kidnap Too Many!

Dapchi Abduction

When we thought we had seen and heard it all with the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, in Borno State in 2014, we are confronted with yet another strange abduction of 110 young students from the Government Science and Technical Girls’ College Dapchi in Yobe State. Some people have rightly described it as a national disgrace and that is what it is. It is indeed an embarrassment for which the Federal Government should cover its face in shame. The current kidnap comes four years after Chibok and less than a year to the nation’s next general election. We…

Petrol Problem: A National shame

  Everything seems to have gone awry with the petroleum sector, so much that Government does not seem to be in control any longer. It is unbelievable that two months after the usual Christmas and end of year rush, the price of petrol is still hitting the roof, and in some states, the product is seldom found. From the pre- December price of 145 naira per litre, which many Nigerians were struggling to pay, the price of fuel abruptly jumped to 185 naira per litre or more. In fact, the product sold for between 200 and 250 naira per litre…

Address of the Catholic Bishops to Buhari

Catholic Bishops with President Buhari on Thursday

  AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA (CBCN) ON THE OCCASION OF A COURTESY CALL ON  HIS EXCELLENCY MOHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE  FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018   Your Excellency,   Preamble We, the representatives of the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, bring you our cordial greetings and blessings. We desired this meeting, in order to continue the dialogue we initiated with you even before your election as President. We therefore thank you for granting us this audience, which affords us the opportunity to share with you, once again, our thoughts and concerns…

Nigerians are suffering – Catholic bishops tell Buhari

Catholic Bishops with President Buhari on Thursday

  I’m doing my best – Buhari The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari that the enormous goodwill with which he assumed office in 2015 was being fast depleted by some glaring failures of his government. The bishops said this when they paid a courtesy visit to Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Their address at the visit, a copy of which was made available to The Leader, was jointly signed by the CBCN President and Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama; and the Secretary who is also the Bishop of Gboko, Most Rev….

Herdsmen attacks: You’re not prepared for governance – Kukah tells Buhari

  Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Most Reverend Mathew Hassan Kukah, has blamed the incessant attacks allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government’s unpreparedness to tackle the many challenges bedevilling the nation. Kukah spoke to newsmen in Sokoto during the inauguration and dedication of the new secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Sokoto State chapter. According to him, it was uncharitable on the part of government to blame citizens or any particular group for the incessant attacks instead of looking for a way to tackle the challenge. The clergy said, the primary responsibility…

Too many killings with Impunity

Day of anger anguish in Benue

  No words, than sorrow, tears and anguish can best describe the tragic experience of victims of mass killings that took place on New Year Day, 2018 in some parts of our country. At Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State, over 70 people were killed in cold blood by marauding herdsmen, while 14 others were also shot dead at Omoku LGA in Rivers State the same day. A monarch and his pregnant wife were sent to their untimely graves on the same New Year Day in Kaduna State, while hoodlums attacked churches and raped worshippers in Ilorin,…

Buhari Appoints Boss Mustapha as SGF

Buhari Appoints Boss Mustapha as SGF

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Mr. Mustapha will replace Babachir Lawal who was sacked on Monday. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said the sacking of Babachir follows the report of a three-man panel led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that investigated some allegations levelled against him. The Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, who was also indicted by the panel was sacked. The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed…

Address grievances, agitations now – Catholic Bishops tell FG

Address grievances, agitations now - Catholic Bishops tell FG

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) rose from their Second Plenary Meeting in Jalingo, Taraba State (Sept. 7-15) with an appeal to the Federal Government to address various grievances in the country. In a strongly worded communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the bishops noted that: “Our country is currently passing through a phase that is marked by tension, agitation and a general sense of hopelessness and dissatisfaction. This we believe is as a result of years of injustice, inequity, corruption, and impunity. There are agitations in many sectors of the country against the one-sidedness in appointments…

THE INVASION OF IGBOLAND BY NIGERIAN ARMY – A RIDICULOUS MISSION

The Invasion of Igboland by Nigerian Army – A Ridiculous Mission

Nathaniel I. NDIOKWERE  Preamble NIGERIA NOT A ZOO, BUT A JUNGLE You come to the above conclusion, without much reflection when you consider absurdities that one finds “Only in Nigeria!”. Just one example: “NIGERIA’S UNITY IS NOT NEGOTIABLE!” And this testament was written and signed by two people, BUHARI and OJUKWU, and this time the venue was not ABURI, in GHANA, but in KATSINA, NORTHERN NIGERIA! The implication of this two-man agreement is that anyone that tampers with the sacred accord, the testament, must be ruthlessly deal with! Wow! Recently, Philip Omenukwa, a young Nigerian writer, in a fine article…

Until ordinary Nigerians feel impact of recession exit, we are not done – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has °said the real impact of exit from recession would be better felt when ordinary Nigerians experience a change in their living conditions. To ensure this, he assured that more work needed to be done to improve the growth rate. The president who spoke on Tuesday in his country home in Daura, Katsina State, when he received the President of Niger, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou said he was “very happy” to hear the country was finally out of recession, adding that the real gain should be improved conditions for Nigerians. Responding to questions from newsmen, Buhari said: “Certainly,…

That anti-Igbo hate song

With less than five weeks to the expiration of the October 1, deadline for the quit notice, issued to all Igbos residing in the North, by the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY) to leave that region or risk the destruction of their lives and property, the anxiety and tension which that ultimatum generated in the land, is being aggravated by yet an anti-Igbo hate song which has gone viral.   The promoters of this hate song, composed in Hausa Language have no other purpose than to prepare the Northern masses ahead of the October deadline, for eviction and slaughter of…

Plans to Islamise Nigeria Real – T.Y. Danjuma

…Allocate Sambisa Forest to Fulani Herdsmen For sometime, there has been an Islamic handwriting on Nigeria’s wall. But now, some retired army generals and Christian elders, among them Gen. Theophilus Danjuma rtd, have woken up and warned the Jihadists to stop interfering with governance. Speaking under the name: National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) after a meeting in Abuja, Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (rtd), Gen. Zamani Lekwot (rtd), Gen. T. Y. Danjuma (rtd), and a group of eminent Christian elders, including Elder Solomon Asemota, Elder Shyngle Wigwe, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife and Elder Moses Ihonde said they are alarmed at the audacity and…

COUP: UK warns on alleged plan to overthrow Buhari …PDP, Ohanaeze react

The British government has warned against the planning or execution of a coup in Nigeria by soldiers as a way of changing government insisting it will not support such undemocratic process. There was concern that some soldiers were being approached by politicians on how to carry out a coup and this concern was strengthened by Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai’s warning to soldiers not to mix with politicians. The army chief warned all officers and soldiers interested in politics to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith. “Any officer or soldier of Nigerian Army found…

Chibok Girls: Exchange for more blood

There is no doubt  that Nigerians wants the 217 schoolgirls forcefully taken away from their school by Boko Haram, nearly three years ago, back home.  What they do not want is to exchange the girls for more kidnapping and more blood, which is what Boko Haram represents and promises Nigeria. It is sad that kidnapping, even of school children, is no longer a strange thing in Nigeria.  Since the Chibok girls were whisked away from their school on May 14, 2014, other cases of kidnapping of students have occurred. Nevertheless, none was on the same scale as the Chibok kidnap…

Looting and whistle blowing Policy

Those who fought for Nigeria’s political independence had a dream of a country where tribe and tongue will not count and where no man shall be oppressed. It was with pride, and great sense of nationalism and patriotism that they looked forward to a country that will stand shoulder to shoulder with other nation states. Theirs was a dream of building a country where corruption and its attendant vices, are banished; a country where human life is sacred and respected, and where the rights of the individual are protected. But alas what we have today as a nation is a…

Buhari’s Whistle-blowing policy working wonders

President Buhari’s corruption sledgehammer has eventually fallen on two heavy weights in his government.  Ambassador Ayodele Oke, Director-General Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, have been suspended. Ayodele is being investigated for a whopping N13 billion loot, (comprising $43 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million) found in an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, frequented by his wife, Folashade, while the SGF is being investigated for allegations of violating the law and due process in the award of contracts, amounting to billions of naira, under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE)….

Buhari suspends SGF, NIA DG

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, have been suspended from office and placed under surveillance, by President Muhammadu Buhari. Their suspension Wednesday followed an alleged involvement in corruption. Daily Sun gathered that the movements of the duo are being monitored, as investigation into their cases commences. Their suspension, which would last pending the outcome of the investigations, was contained in a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina. The SGF is being investigated following allegations that he violated law and…