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Northern Youths Give Buhari Ultimatum To Reveal Sponsors Of Killers

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Adesina Admits Banditry, Kidnapping Started Under Buhari

… Urge President To Sack Malami

President Muhammadu Buhari has been given a 14-day ultimatum to reveal sponsors of killers of innocent Nigerians.

The Northern Youths Council of Nigeriana (NYCN) which gave the ultimatum threatened to occupy the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory.

The NYCN also suggested that President Buhari should sack Abubakar Malami, Attorney General and Minister of Justice for not doing anything to prosecute members of Boko Haram and ISWAP that have been arrested.

The forum added that the minister had failed to prosecute over 400 Bureau de Change operators that are either in custody of the security agents or probably regained their freedom.

The NYCN President, Isah Abubakar, in a statement made available in Kaduna, said: “The Council wish to call on Mr President to immediately sack Mr Abubakar Malami who first brought the issue of the sponsors of insecurity to public with the promise of unveiling their identity but failed to do so, which has led to this embarrasing and weighty allegation of sectionalism against the government.

READ ALSO: Governor Matawalle Wants State Of Emergency Declared On Insecurity

“We believe strongly that the attorney general is not doing much in prosecuting Boko Haram and ISWAP elements that have been arrested and the over 400 Bureau de Change Operators that are either in custody of our security agents or have probably regained their freedom.”

The youths noted that they monitored yesterday’s “Sunrise Daily,” a flagship programme of Channels Television, wherein their guest, Kunle Olawunmi, a retired navy commodore and a professor of Intelligence and Global Security Studies, alleged that “he was member of the committee that interrogated a senior member of this government on Boko Haram-related issues”.

According to the statement, he (Prof. Kunle Olawunmi) further stated : “In April this year, the government said they had arrested 400 Bureau De Change (BDCs)-related people that were sponsoring Boko Haram. They told us”.

The youths believed that the weighty allegation if not properly treated, via deliberate government action, it was capable of further polarising the country.

The statement firmly believed that there could not be peace without justice, stressing that “the office of Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation should be occupied by a proactive and more intelligent person other than the “the snail paced and docile Malami”.

READ ALSO: College Beefs Up Security As Bandits Threaten Attack In A Letter

The youths further noted that poor Northerners were the victims of terrorism and banditry, pointing out that “any attempt to further shield the identity of the Bureau De Change Operators financing the spilling of the blood of our brothers will be met with massive protest.”

 

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Okorocha Declares Bid For Presidency In 2023

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Okorocha Declares Ambiton For President In 2023

The former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.

This was disclosed in a letter read at the plenary on Wednesday by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

READ ALSO: Uzodinma Names Okorocha, Son-in-law As Sponsors Of Banditry, Kidnapping In Imo

Okorocha in the letter, stated that he will address a world press conference on Monday, January 31, 2022 to speak more on his ambition.

 

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PDP Primaries: Over 150 Thugs From Oyo Arrested In Ekiti

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PDP Primaries: More Than 150 Thugs From Oyo Arrested In Ekiti

More than 150 political thugs with different harmful objects including guns, cutlasses and charms planning to disrupt the PDP governorship primary election holding today have been arrested.

The political thugs who were said to have come from Oyo State were halted by the men of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, Ondo State at Ita Awure/Efon Junction in Efon Alaaye in Ekiti State.

They were said to have been arrested at about 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

The thugs were in many vehicles before they were intercepted.

READ ALSO: Adebayo Sues For Peace In Ekiti APC Primary

It was gathered that the thugs were believed to be members of Oyo state Park Management System (PMS).

Sources said that the thugs were caught with various weapons.

Items recovered from the suspects included guns, machetes and charms.

It was also gathered that the soldiers would take the suspects to Owens Barracks in Akure for further investigation.

The Public Relations Officer of the Brigade, Akin Omojokun, when contacted, confirmed the arrest and said the brigade would soon issue a statement on the development.

 

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NLC Suspends Plan To Protest Against Fuel Subsidy Removal

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NLC Suspends Plan To Protest Against Fuel Subsidy Removal

Following the new position of the Federal Government on fuel subsidy removal, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its nationwide protests slated for Thursday 27 and February 2.

The congress took the decision at its National Executive Council meeting held virtually on Tuesday.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who broke the news at a press conference hinged the decision to suspend the protests on the reversal of the Federal Government’s plan to stop the subsidy on petrol.

He said members of the NLC who had been mobilised would be demobilised following the decision to suspend the protests.

READ ALSO: No Removal Of Fuel Subsidy Soon – Govt

The congress said on Monday that it would continue with the preparations for the protests.

Wabba stated that the National Executive Council of the NLC had given directives for the mobilisation of workers and citizens for the national protests if the Federal Government refused to reverse the planned hike in the pump price of petrol.

But justifying its decision, the NLC president said the congress dropped the planned protests “following the reversal and reapproach by government.”

He said, “At the peak of very rigorous mobilization of Nigerians by the Nigeria Labour Congress and a host of her civil society allies, the government through the Minister of Finance yesterday, January 24, 2022, made a public announcement reversing the plans to increase petrol pump price.

“The position of the government was also officially communicated to the Congress with calls for further engagement. Following the reversal and reapproach by the government, the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress met this morning virtually to consider the new position of the government.

“The NEC after vigorous debates took a decision to suspend the planned nationwide protest scheduled for January 27, 2022, and the national protest scheduled for February 2, 2022.”

The labour leader said the congress has communicated the decision to its civil society allies who have stood stoically behind Nigerian workers in their quest for social and economic justice.

The union argued that the attendant effect of the proposed removal of petrol subsidy would push the pump price of petrol to between N320 and N340 per litre.

READ ALSO: Buhari Approves Suspension Of Fuel Subsidy Removal

This, it noted, would have exacerbated the inflation in the country, deepened poverty, heightened social tensions and pushed the country and millions of poor citizens to the very precipice.

Going forward, the NLC said it would continue to engage with the government on the very critical issues of ensuring local refining of petroleum, creation of sustainable jobs and affordable price of petrol for Nigerian workers and people.

It commended the workers, people and the civil society allies for “their unwavering solidarity and support during this struggle.”

 

 

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