Right from the very beginning of the operations of the proscribed Boko Haram terrorists in 2001, the federal government (FG) has never at anytime given them a breathing space. It has always been clamping down on them. And it was in the course of this that Malam Mohammed Yusuf who founded it was killed in 2009.
Recall: Some hours ago, it was reported that about 4 youths were killed by the South Eastern Security Outfit, Ebube-agu, in the Amasiri community in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. According to the report by the Punch Newspaper, the Ebube-agu security outfit stormed the community in 5 vehicles and killed 4 youths of the community after alleging that the youths sealed off a Lebanese quarry company.
According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria currently has forty nine federal universities. However, these institutions have unequal capacities which reflect in the number of courses they are currently running. Data obtained from the regulatory body (NUC) show that only six out of these ivory towers currently have 80 or more accredited programs.
Come November 6th, the election will take place in Anambra State and somebody will become the new governor of the State. Either some miscreants or sit-at-home enforcers like it or not, a democratically elected governor will be sworn in to rule the State for the next four years.
The increasingly daring terror attacks by armed bandits in recent times have prompted many Nigerians to appeal to the Buhari administration to designate the perpetrators of the attacks as terrorists.Apart from individual Nigerians, organizations, and even government organs, have made the same appeal to the government. The latest organ of government to make the call is the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria.
The controversial Islamic cleric and scholar, Sheikh Gumi has weighed in on the increasing calls for the Federal Government to declare the acts of banditry in the Northwestern region as terrorism. These calls were orchestrated by the increasing number of casualties recorded in the region because of banditry.
Quack doctors in Nigeria are becoming plenty by the day. Medical quackery is rampant in Nigeria. The culprits cut across the whole strata of medical and health practitioners. These quack doctors have become very greedy and selfish because they need to make mega-profits from practice in private hospitals and clinics.
Below are possible solutions to the menace of banditry that is destabilizing Nigeria in the present day. Photo Credit: Vanguard News 1. Federal government should ban all the activities of motorcycles all over the country, as motorcycles play a vital role in continued terrorism by the bandits.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare bandits in the northern region as terrorists. (Photo Credit - The Punch Newspaper) He stated that the declaration will enable the Nigerian military to attack and kill the bandits without any major consequences in the international law.
The leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court yesterday, Thursday, October 21, 2021, to continue his trial based on charges slammed on him by the Federal Government, bordering on acts of terrorism, treasonable felony, and others.
From all indications in recent times, gone are the days when all the northern bandits were known for was kidnapping, as previously propagated by the likes of Sheik Gumi. Nowadays, they kill as well as kidnap, or just shoot people sporadically for hours as seen in case of the Goronyo Market massacre which resulted in the loss of over 40 lives in Sokoto state.
Many hours ago, reports were filed by some notable media houses in Nigeria concerning an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train and rail tracks . Having read these reports, I will be looking at some things the federal government (FG) should do to avoid a repetition of the barbaric act.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday denied Nnamdi Kanu's request for him to leave the custody of the Department of State Services. The request was made by the self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed group known as IPOB after his trial for several count charges began today.
Photo credit : Opera News (Ken Saro Wiwa) President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted on the consideration of a state pardon for the nine Ogoni sons that were executed by the military administration of late General Sani Abacha in 1995. The President disclosed this in a meeting with some leaders from the Ogoni community at the state house in Abuja on friday.
The federal government of Nigeria has been investigating the financial sponsors of the arrested leader of Yoruba self determination group, Sunday Adeyemo, populalrly known as Sunday Igboho. Photo credit: Daily Post Recent revelations have shown that President Muhammadu Bihari-led government has uncovered the sponsors of the popular Yoruba activist who is currently in prison in Benin Republic.
Photo credit : Opera News (Nnamdi Kanu) The trial of the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu,began today at the Federal high court,Abuja. As expected,security around the court and adjourning areas were tightened to prevent any security breach.
EndSARS Anniversary: It’s sad that security agents who killed protesters still walking free – Saraki
Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has decried the unwillingness of the Federal Government to prosecute security agents who murdered peaceful protesters across the country in October 2020. In a message to mark the 1-year anniversary of the EndSARS protest, Dr. Saraki commiserated with the family of Nigerians who lost their lives at the Lekki Tollgate.
Following the arrest of Yoruba activist, Igboho Sunday, the Nigerian federal government is investigating to find out more about him and the way he works. The Punch report revealed that the federal government had found evidence that Igboho had an affair with suspected Boko Haram sponsor Surajo Mohammed, who was sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates on terrorism charges.
According to the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, he unveiled that the Federal inland revenue plans to make the informal sector add to building an advanced society. According to Nami Muhammad, in his statement at Abuja, where he recently got a designation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists led by Chris Isiguzo, he said that this proposed road infrastructure tax would equip the Government with satisfactory finance for recovery, support and for road construction, and also this asserted scheme however would likewise give the required security for roads in the country.
Barring any last minute changes, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State will on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021, assent to the amended Community Volunteer Guards law of the state. The Law was first passed in year 2000 by the Benue State House of Assembly and assented to by the then Governor George Akume.