A Colombian man identified as Dairo Antonio Usuga popularly called Otoniel was recently caught and the media has been swelling and speaking about his arrest ever since. It would seem that this man is a very dangerous character, who has been on the minds of thousands of officials all over North America and South America.
The history of secession in Nigeria is very clear. Nigeria planned to get their independence by 1954, but the North, fearing the educational and technological advancement of the South vis-a-vis the North, opposed the move for independence and threatened to secede from Nigeria if the independence move succeeds.
Amidst uncertainty over the zone of the Peoples Democratic Party 2023 presidential ticket, some governors elected on the platform of the party, former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal ( Sokoto State Governor) and Bala Mohammed ( Bauchi State Governor) are all politicians who are interested in the 2023 PDP presidential ticket.
The Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Gumi has stressed that Bandits should not be proscribed as a terrorist group after Nigerians called for their proscription. In a post shared by Punch Newspaper, Gumi said that proscribing them would make foreign jihadist movements to set in as they won't be pleased with the fact that they would now be addressed as 'Islamic Terrorists'.
picture.credit.aljazzeranews. Nigeria is on the verge of breaking down security-wise. At the same time, the Boko Haram terrorist extremist groups are causing havoc in the north. The ISWPA has taken the lead after they neutralized Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram. The bandits are waging war against the northern States, killing, maiming, and invading military camps.
It is no longer a secret, that the North and Southern regions are already battling it out for the 2023 Presidency. Recall that for a while now, the two regions have been at loggerheads over the issue of where the next President of Nigeria should be elected from.
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.
Recently, Agitations are mounting for Power Shift to the Southern Region in 2023. Southerners believe that by then, the North would have held on to power for Eight years. Therefore, the Next President should emerge from the South. On the other hand, Majority of Northerners have kicked against power shift saying it is not back up by the Consistution.
The 2023 Presidential election has undoubtedly become one of the most keenly discussed topics among political elites in Nigeria. The election which comes up in less than two years from now, has seen the North and Southern regions, continue to engage each other in a debate over which region should take over the Presidency in 2023.
Popular Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi has recently addressed the issue of Insecurity in Nigeria, most especially in the North, as well as the constant demand for self-determination by separatists groups In the South East and South West region of the country. File photo: Sheikh Gumi| Credit: Vanguard
Many people in the northern region of the country have described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a waste, which they claim has not helped those in the zone. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, made the disclosure during an interview on Daily Trust TV.
The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare has expressed his doubt over the North's willingness to cede power to any other region come 2023. Bakare, who made this known during a chat with ThisDay, said anyone who wants to lead Nigeria beyond 2023 must negotiate with the political elites in the Northern region, adding that they have a way of 'giving you the crown but holding the sceptre'.
This year plenty of people have lost their lives to the myriad of insecurity challenges in various parts of the country, especially in the North and in the South East. It was reported that unknown gunmen believed to be bandits on Monday morning invaded Maza-Kuka in the Mashegu local government council of Niger State, killing no fewer than 18 persons in a mosque.
The debate regarding the level of influence the power brokers in the North has over Nigeria has continued to generate a lot of reactions among Nigerians, most especially in times like this when the 2023 general elections is no longer far away. A lot of people believe that as it stands, Northern Nigeria has a lot of influence on the outcomes of election in the country.
Insecurity remains a ravaging factor that has claimed more lives and properties in Nigeria following the mindless and senseless activities of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists, bandits, killer Fulani herdsmen and other criminals operating in the North and Southern part of the country. This has been a worrisome situation for both the government and citizens in the past few months.
The political understanding to compensate the South-West region of the country, which is in line with the annulment of the 1993 presidential election won by late Bashorun M. K. O Abiola and his subsequent death in detention while insisting on actualizing his mandate, gave birth to the idea of rotational presidency between the North and Southern part of Nigeria.
When they say politics is by number, it is true, but also requires understanding and permutations among all prospective candidates. In a multi-party political system like that of Nigeria, the person who becomes the president must have majority votes from all zones in Nigeria. In the APC, the 2023 political game is that the North has agreed for power to come to the south, and Southwest more specifically.
Former Nigerian presidential aide, Reno Omokri has once again spoken. This time around, the outspoken social media Activist took to his official twitter page and shared his views regarding Sheikh Gumi and his constant advocacy for bandits.Photo credit: Premium Times Reno Omokri who appeared disappointed, said Sheikh Gumi never speaks for the victims of armed banditry but when bandits are affected, he speaks.
The 2023 presidential election is fast approaching and at the moment, a lot of political parties are already making moves to ensure that they do well when they go to the polls. One of the major issue of contention between the Southern political elites and their Northern counterparts is the zoning arrangement for presidency.Photo credit: The Sun News
The federal government have secured a Super Tucano aircraft from the U S. This craft will used to fight terrorism in the northeast where Boko Haram terrorists have engaged the Nigerian state in a decade-long insurgency killing thousands and displacing millions. The US military warned the federal Government not to deploy the security equipment in the South-East despite the designation of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra as a terrorist organisation and the setting up of the armed Eastern Security Network by IPOB.