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Niger PDP Affirms Suspension Of Babangida Aliyu
The Niger State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated that former Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu remains suspended for his role in undermining and ensuring former President Goodluck Jonathan lost in the 2015 Presidential Elections.
The Party leaders and faithful in the three senatorial district of the state reaffirmed their support for the suspension of Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu through their spokesman, Mallam Yahaya Mohammed Usman.
The PDP spokesman in the state said it is throwing its support behind the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike who said, Former Governor, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu owes the PDP an apology for admitting that he undermined the party in 2015 elections.
Umahi Asks Herdsmen To Stay Away From Ebonyi
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has asked herdsmen to stay away from the the state, for now.
The governor gave the directive while briefing journalists at the end of the state executive council meeting, on Tuesday.
He said at the moment, there is no herdsman in the state as a result of the tension in Ebonyi. The governor, who condemned the killing of policemen and burning of police stations in the South-East zone, directed the cattle owners to stay away from the state until the place is calm.
History Won’t Be Kind To Buhari If Nigeria Breaks Up – CAN
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says history will not be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari if Nigeria breaks up before the end of his tenure.
CAN Vice Chairman (North), Rev. John Hayab, said this on Tuesday while reacting to the claim by the Presidency that secessionist groups could not intimidate Buhari.
Hayab, who described the claim by a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, as a display of fake arrogance, urged Buhari to tackle the factors responsible for the agitations for Nigeria’s break up as things were not working well in the country.
FG Warns UK Against Granting Asylum To IPOB Members
The Federal Government on Tuesday described the reported decision of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as disrespectful of Nigeria as a nation.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while fielding questions at a News Agency of Nigeria flagship interview programme, NANForum, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the decision was unacceptable to Nigeria. He said the decision was akin to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security.
“Let me say straight away that this issue is within the purview of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and I am sure he will handle it appropriately. But as the spokesman for the Federal Government of Nigeria, I will say that if indeed the report that the UK will grant asylum to supposedly persecuted IPOB and MASSOB members is true, then something is wrong somewhere. Against the background of the fact that IPOB is not only proscribed but also designated as a terrorist organisation here in Nigeria, the UK’s decision is disrespectful of Nigeria as a nation. The decision amounts to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security. It is not only unconscionable, it is inexplicable,’’ the minister stated.
Governors Unanimous On Killing Of All Bandits, Terrorists – El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai, has said that governors in the 36 states are unanimous on the need to kill all bandits and other criminals taking shelter in the forests.
El-Rufai said all terrorists and bandits should be killed as the only way of ensuring security in troubled parts of the country.
He said this in Abuja Tuesday at a high-level dialogue on ‘Financing Safe Schools: Creating Safe Learning Communities’ organised by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
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