In a video circulating the social media, Akintoye and Igboho, along with some Yoruba leaders stated that the Yoruba nation could be independent and yet, thrive.
Akintoye said the most important thing for the Yoruba nation is to learn to work towards its sovereignty.
According to him, this is not a time to discuss issues surrounding restructuring, resource control or a new constitution but rather to secede from Nigeria.
He urged all Yoruba patriots to work together for the independence of the Yoruba nation, urging the young ones not to involve violence but peaceful deliberations.
“We have declared that sovereignty now but we must work together. We have just talked about what the Yoruba nation is suffering from in Nigeria. There should be no reason why we cannot all work together to extricate ourselves from this rubble that Nigeria has become.
“My advice to young people is to gather together, speak to leaders hesitating about Nigeria, there is no reason for any Yoruba person to be talking about restructuring or a new constitution or resource control, the game is up.
We have seen enough of Nigeria, we have decided our status in the world today. We have moved forward, let us move smoothly without any violence, don't fight anyone. There should be no war, we are going to have a separate Yoruba conference very soon.”
Using $1.5 billion to renovate dead refinery is satanic – Dino Melaye blasts FG [Video]
Former senator who represented the Kogi West Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, has slammed the Federal Government for approving $1.5 billion to renovate the Port Harcourt Refinery.
In a video he posted on his official Twitter page on Thursday evening, the former senator alleged that the money was approved to be embezzled by those who gave the approval.
Dino, who described the refinery as dead, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the decision.
In his words, “It is sad to note that the Federal the Government wants to spend 1.5 billion dollars to renovate Port Harcourt Refinery,
“They want to use N720 billion to renovate a dead refinery, because Port Harcourt Refinery is dead.
“Are you using $1.5 billion for the embalmment of the dead refinery? Because this money is going to be spent on a dead refinery.
“When will this stealing stop in this country? When will this inconsiderate corruption stop in this country?
Igboho: Arewa youths give Yorubas 72 hours to leave north
The Arewa Youth Assembly, AYA, has given Mr. Sunday Igboho 72 hours to move his Yoruba people from the north or be forced to take necessary actions by personally taking the responsibility of getting them back home.
The group explained, “We are hereby giving him the ultimatum of 72 hours to move his people out or we will be forced to take necessary actions by personally taking the responsibility of getting his people back home.”
Six Super Tucano aircraft to arrive in Nigeria July –Presidency
The Presidency, on Thursday, said six of the 12 Super Tucano fighter aircraft earlier ordered by the Federal Government will arrive in the country by July 2021.
The Spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu, announced this in a statement titled, ‘Nigeria’s Super Tucanos To Arrive Mid-July 2021’.
It read, “Six of the twelve Super Tucanos are on track to arrive in mid-July 2021. With the remaining six shortly after that. There are 14 Nigerian pilots currently training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.
“The Super Tucanos came off the production line in Jacksonville Florida and are now being equipped and flight tested. Nigerian pilots and maintenance personnel are training on these planes. Currently, the construction is ongoing, which will house the aircraft.
This comes over a month after the ex-service chiefs’ resignation and replacement by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
REVEALED: Olonisakin, Buratai, Others Spent N2.6trillion On Arms Under Buhari Apart From $1billion ECA Funds
The immediate past service chiefs who held the military command under President Muhammadu Buhari for about six years spent more than N2.659 trillion on military arms and ammunition between 2015 and 2019, records have revealed.
SaharaReporters learnt that the N2.659 trillion is outside the controversial $1 billion Excess Crude Account Fund which was approved by Buhari in April 2018 despite public outcry.
The $1 billion was nonetheless approved and released, partly because the former military chiefs impressed upon the National Assembly that they did not have enough funds to fight the insurgency.
The N2.659 trillion for military arms was the total, according to records, for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and was shared among the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.), the former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.), the former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (retd.) and the former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retd.).
SaharaReporters learnt that the $1 billion release was approved by the National Assembly and shared to the military arms in 2019 without public knowledge to avoid criticisms.
In December 2018, Buratai, while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State, had himself hinted that the money had been released but had not, as of then, got to the army’s coffers.
The National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno (retd,), had last week questioned that some funds meant for the purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram and other security challenges in the country were missing
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