Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says it is in the best interest of Nigerian elites for the country to remain united.
Mohammed stated this on Wednesday when he featured on a NAN flagship interview programme, NAN Forum.
The minister accused elites of fanning the embers of disintegration in the country, and warned that they will bear the greater consequences if Nigeria breaks up.
Nigeria accounts for 70 percent of West Africa’s population, and if Nigeria should disintegrate today, we are going to overrun Benin Republic, Togo, Niger and other neighbouring countries.
“The elites will suffer more because some professors could be working in bakeries in Togo just to survive. We saw it happen when the Liberians came here during their civil war.
Ada Jesus Is Dead
Popular Facebook comedienne, Ada Jesus is dead.
It has now been revealed that the comedienne died in an Abuja hospital today April 21.
The 22-year-old it was gathered died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night, April 20.
She was rushed to the ICU where the doctors monitored her. Sadly, she lost the battle to the kidney ailment she had been battling with on Wednesday, April 21.
Before her death, she had been suffering from kidney disease.
We become clueless when media breaks news on insecurity: CDS Irabor
The Chief of Defence Staff Lucky Irabor on Tuesday said security chiefs sometimes become confused and clueless about how to react to the barrage of negative breaking publications around insecurity.
Mr Irabor, a general, said the Nigerian media should tone down its reporting around insecurity in order not to stoke fears amongst citizens and security agents across the country, saying positive news should be emphasised by media houses in order to attract foreign investments.
He pointed out that the media must consider the nature of business in the country particularly because
“a failed nation is actually not also good for the business of the media,” he added.
House of Reps minority leader calls for Pantami resignation
House of Representatives member Ndudi Elumelu on Wednesday joined calls for the removal or resignation of Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami over pro-terrorist comments he made in the past.
The minister initially denied making pro-terrorist comments after media reports of his previous teaching were published but later acknowledged his past views.
Pantami said he has since renounced those radical comments.
The minister blamed his past radical leanings on age, immaturity and limited knowledge.
The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to immediately invite the Minister for questioning and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the minister, “given the sensitivity of the issue at stake.”
Bandits Kill One, Raze Military Camp In Niger
Bandits have attacked a military base in the Zazzaga community, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.
One civilian identified as Jacob Auta was killed and a military vehicle was stolen during the attack which took place around 4:00 pm on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen numbering about one hundred, came riding on motorcycles as they stormed the area, shooting sporadically at the camp.
The camp was razed and some military vehicles were also burnt during the attack.
Although the soldiers were able to repel the attack, their properties were burnt by the bandits.
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