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Today's Headlines: Buhari sends Strong Message to Prof. Olu Obafemi, PDP Chairman Slams Makinde

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Two Miyetti Allah Leaders Killed In Nasarawa.

Suspected bandits have killed two leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in Nasarawa State, Northwest Nigeria.

Naija News understands that the bandits killed the chairman of the association in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Hussain, and the association’s chairman in Toto Local Government Area, Mohammed Umar, on Friday night.

Confirming the sad event in a statement on Saturday, Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa, Ramham Nansel, said the police has begun an investigation into the tragic incident.He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe, has deployed Operation Puff Adder II personnel to the scene where the two corpses were recovered and taken to the hospital.

“On 2/4/2021 at about 7pm, information was received that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani bandits attacked and killed one Mohammed Hussaini, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Nasarawa State and Mohammed Umar, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Toto LGA at Garaku market.

“Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe swiftly deployed Operation Puff Adder II personnel to the scene where the two corpses were recovered and taken to the hospital,” he said.

PDP Chairman Slams Makinde.

South-West State chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have dared the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, to dump the party, after he warned the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party against postponing the South-West congress of the party. PDP had fixed April 10 for the event to hold in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

However, Makinde, in a statement issued by his media aide, Taiwo Adisa, warned the NWC against bowing to pressure to postpone the congress, saying such would be resisted.

Makinde urged the NWC to rise to its responsibilities and prevail on the person or persons who are “acting as clogs in the wheel of the party’s progress.”But the Chairman of the South-West PDP Chairmen, Dr Sikirulai Ogundele, in a statement released on behalf of PDP chairmen in Ekiti, Lagos and Osun states – Otunba Bisi Kolawole, Adedeji Doherty and Sunday Bisi, respectively – has noted that it is shocking that Makinde could insult “the custodians of the party just because they chose to obey an order of the court.”

FG can’t arrest Igboho without picking Gumi, others –Falana.

Reacting to the botched attempt to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Igboho, in January, human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), had said it would be wrong for the Federal Government to arrest Igboho and not pick up Islamic cleric, Gumi, who had been meeting with bandits, and other northerners who had in the past issued notices to quit to southerners.

Falana, who spoke in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, had noted that Gumi had told bandits that Christian soldiers were behind the attacks on them.

He said, “Sunday Igboho should not be arrested because those who had issued quit notices in the past were not arrested. Someone like Gumi, who is causing religious division in the military, has not been arrested. Unless they are ready to adopt the same standard, you cannot arrest Igboho.

“Those who gave quit notices in the past were never arrested. In any case, the DSS has denied trying to arrest him. However, you cannot arrest him.”

Ebonyi Massacre: Attack capable of causing civil war — Umahi.

Abakaliki- Last Monday, March 29, residents of Amaezu, Nkalaha, Obegu and Umuhuali communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State were preparing to have their dinner. Some had even finished theirs and were about to retire to bed. All of a sudden, sounds of gun shots rented the air and everybody started running helter-skelter.

The attackers were armed with cutlasses and AK-47 rifles. They were herdsmen on a mission to kill the entire members of the four communities. By the time the dust settled the following morning, more than 15 corpses were picked up.

Members of the communities now live in fear as a shocked Governor David Umahi declared that such attack was capable of degenerating into another civil war if nothing urgent was done of stem the tide of criminality by the rampaging herdsmen.

One of the survivours claimed that apart from the 15 corpses that were counted immediately after the incident, more victims of the affected communities were still discovered within and around the area.

Buhari sends message to playwright Prof. Olu Obafemi.

From London, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Prof. Olu Obafemi, renowned author, playwright who clocks 71 tomorrow.

Obafemi, a professor of English and Dramatic literature was the recipient of the 76th Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) award (2018).

He retired from the University of Ilorin last year.

He was at various times, president of Association of Nigerian Authors, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments and Chairman of the Nigerian Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG).

Obafemi was also Director of Research at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), studying and researching in University of Sheffield and University of Leeds.

Buhari, in a statement by media adviser Femi Adesina, said he is celebrating the professor, along with the academia, family members, friends and associates.

“The President rejoices with the scholar, who had his first play published in 1974 as an undergraduate and has remained consistent in writing, teaching and consulting, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience to uplift many and create opportunities for others”, Adesina wrote.

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