On Friday's edition of the Journalist Hangout Program, the subject of the fire that was reported at INEC office in Enugu, and the burning of a police station in Abia state, were among the issues that were discussed in the program.The host asked Babajide Kolade Otitoju for his reaction concerning the matter of burnt INEC offices and police stations.
Veteran journalist, Babjide Kolade-Otitoju has expressed his dissatisfaction over the unrestricted attacks by the Boko Haram on men of the Nigerian Army, humanitarian workers and indigenes of Danmasak in Borno State.BKO further stated that he knew that many quarters would feel displeased about his statements and he dared the governor of Borno State disprove his claim that five attacks have taken place in two weeks in the State.
On the Wednesday edition of the Journalists' Hangout, the PDP's warning to the APC to steer clear of their members was one of the topics that was discussed.You may recall that some PDP governors have moved to the APC, hence, the warning.Babajide Otitoju expressed his thoughts on PDP's warning.
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju (BKO), has reacted to the news about the decamping of Buhari's ardent critic, Chief Femi Fani Kayode, to the ruling party APC. The former Aviation Minister who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), finally dumped the opposition party and moved to the APC on Thursday.
Award winning investigative journalist Babajide Akolade Otitoju (BKO), addressed a section of the public asking the government to proscribe bandits as terrorists. The renown TVC journalist opined that bandits are not terrorists. Speaking during Monday's edition of the current affairs program 'Journalist Hangout', BKO expressed that bandits are not terrorists.
Award winning investigative journalist Babajide Akolade Otitoju (BKO), shared his thoughts regarding twitter ban in Nigeria. The latest development of which the Ambassadors of the UK and US as well as other members of the diplomatic commitee, were summoned by the federal government. Speaking on the current affairs program 'Journalist Hangout', BKO said he understands the position of the government, but for the timing and excessive nature of the punitive action.
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju Points Out A Major Weakness Of Nigerian Army In The Fight Against Insurgency
Yesterday, on the TVC's Journalists' Hangout, the issue of insecurity was discussed and Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, explained why the Nigerian Army has not been able to win the war against Boko Haram insurgents.Here's what BKO said about the Nigerian Army: "If we can provide game changing weapons for our troops, they will be confident to go and face insurgents.
On the TVC Journalists' Hangout(Monday edition), Babajide Kolade-Otitoju aired his view on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government primaries that held on Saturday, in Lagos State. Here's what BKO said: "This is a shame. People who knew they were not going to win the elections contrived violence so that elections did not hold in their polling areas and the leadership of the APC needs to look into this matter.
Today, veteran journalist and panelist on the Journalists' Hangout, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, made a post on his Facebook page telling his followers how safe Kano State is, regardless of the security situation in the North-East. Here is what BKO wrote on his FB page: "I agree with my friends on this platform that Kano is the safest State in the North-West after Jigawa.
On the Sunday night edition of the Journalists' Hangout, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju discussed the issue of insecurity in the North East and he explained why several individuals have been moving out of the North-East.BKO also shed light on the effect of insecurity on the prices of agriculture products.
On the Issue with Babajide, BKO stated that although the people of the South-East have not enjoyed the full benefits of national integration, they have helped to develop Nigeria through their business acumen. Check out what BKO said: "The government can not cover themselves in glory, whenever the issue of the Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Reconciliation of the South-East is discussed.
On the Thursday edition of the Journalists' Hangout, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, shared his thoughts on the level of insecurity in the Northern part of Nigeria and the need for the government to intervene. Here is what BKO said: "If the Government does not do something about this situation, insecurity may get worse in Kebbi State.
On the Journalists' Hangout of yesterday, the autonomy of the Judiciary and the JUSUN strike was discussed and Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, wasted no time in calling out the Nigerian Governors over the role they have played against the autonomy of the Judiciary. Here is an excerpt of Babajide Kolade-Otitoju's statement: "The Nigerian Governors should be convinced by now that the strike action by the JUSUN is on an irreversible journey to the autonomy of the Judiciary. The governors do not lose anything by granting
On the Wednesday edition of the Journalists' Hangout, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju gave insight as to why bandits make use of motorcycles and why the Nigerian Army may encounter challenges when carrying out operations against bandits in the North-East.Here's an excerpt of Babajide Kolade-Otitoju's statement: "Even the testimonies from victims of banditry that I have, point to the fact that these bandits usually come to attack on bikes, usually three persons per one.
Report has it that about 10 students of Bethel Baptist College, Kaduna, kidnapped by bandits a few months back, have been released. This is according to a post on social media, by Babajide Akolade Otitoju (BKO). The award winning investigative journalist, took to his facebook page to post the update.
Veteran journalist, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, expressed his thoughts on the Journalists' Hangout concerning Dr Isa Pantami's support for Jihadists groups, in the past.BKO blamed the security forces for not running a proper background check on Pantami before he was nominated for the position for his Ministerial position.
Report has that the bandits who kidnapped students of a university in Kaduna has threatened to kill the students.The threat was reportedly made during an interview between the leader of the bandits and the voice of America.According to a tweet by Sahara Reporters, the leader of the bandits acknowledged that an initial amount of N55million ransom, has been expended to feed the victims.
On the TVC Journalists' Hangout, veteran journalist, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju Shares his thoughts on the killing of 33 people in Zamfara and it's effect on food Read what BKO said: "For a long time, we stopped hearing about bandits in Zamfara State because we thought the governor had an agreement with them.
You may recall that on the Wednesday edition of the Journalists' Hangout veteran journalist, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, asked the People's Democratic Party(PDP) to go and beg Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, who is also the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC. BKO's statement, was in response to the PDP's warning to APC, asking them to stop poaching their members. On opera news hub, Mr_chunde(for verification) wrote about BKO's statement to the PDP and it was met mixed reactions. Here's are couple
On the Friday edition of the Journalists' Hangout, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju explained why he was in support of the former IGP's decision to disband the State Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS). Here is what BKO said: "So many police men, within the Force disliked SARS operatives because of their excesses.