Buhari govt planning to kill Igbo agitators – Biafra group.
BNL said the order by Adamu that police officers use maximum force against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has exposed a plot by the Federal Government to carry out extra-judicial killings of Biafra agitators.
Adamu had given the order following the attacks on Police headquarters and Correction facilities in Owerri, Imo State.
But the Deputy National Leader of BNL, Ebuta Akor Takon, who did not welcome the order, condemned the activities of the gunmen, stressing that his group is currently investigating their motives.
Taken in a statement sent to DAILY POST said, “since the IPOB has denied involvement, and no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on uniformed men in the South East, Cross River and Akwa Ibom State it means that the federal government is sponsoring the attacks to label all Biafrans as terrorist”.
The group warned that the federal government “must not play with the lives of the people of the old Eastern Nigeria.”
APC asks Amaechi, Abe to reconcile within three months.
The All Progressives Congress in Ahoada Local Government Area of Rivers State has given the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; and Senator Magnus Abe three months to settle their differences or face sanctions.
Rising from an extra-ordinary meeting of the party held in Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state, leader of the group, Ibiso Nwuche, said the ultimatum was due to the failure of the APC leadership in the state to resolve the crisis rocking the party.
Having not had any benefit from the party due to failed leadership from the state and the grassroots levels in Ahoada East, we resolved and gave them (Amaechi and Abe), till July this year to reconcile themselves at the top and move the party forward before we take next action,” Nwuche said.
He said comments by Amaechi directing the riverine part of the state to prepare and produce the APC governorship candidate to take over power in 2023 was his personal opinion, adding that the Ekeye ethnic nationality will express their interest come 2023.
Buhari loses official Driver.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, Sa’idu Afaka is dead. He died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
Disclosing this in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka.
President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka on the passing of Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, his official driver, who died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
“President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.
Pa Fasoranti: Why Tinubu deserves to emerge as Nigeria’s president in 2023.
Pa Reuben Fasoranti, elder statesman and former leader of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has declared that National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has all what it takes to rule Nigeria.
Pa Reuben Fasoranti told members of South West Agenda for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA 23), who paid him a courtesy visit in his country home in Akure that the National Leader of APC deserves to be President in 2023.
“Tinubu has all it takes to rule Nigeria. Considering his activities and track record, he deserves to be President, come 2023.
“May his prayers be answered. When he gets there, he will do all we want,” he said.
According to the Afenifere leader, with Tinubu as president, all the prayers of Afenifere for Nigeria will be answered, particularly on the issue of restructuring and federalism.
Earlier, Prince Dayo Adeyeye the Chairman and Coordinator of SWAGA, said Yoruba must unite and speak with one voice, ahead of 2023 presidential race.
Military, Politicians Responsible For The Rot In LGs – Obasanjo.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has attributed the rot in Nigeria’s local government system to the military rule and politicians.
Obasanjo said the rot started with the military heads who wanted to have local government councils in their respective areas, adding that the political class took the rot further with corruption.
A statement by the former president’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, quoted him to have said this on Tuesday while playing host to the new President of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Akeem Olatunji Ambali, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse residence, Abeokuta.
The former president noted that the survival of the current state of local government administration in the country “is in the hand of God.”
According to him, the situation in the 774 local governments has been worsened as they could not even afford graders to make their roads motorable among other functions highlighted by the 1976 Local Government Reform.
He said the reform has been degraded by the states’ executives.
The former president urged the local government workers in the country to be prayerful for things to get better.
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