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Without progress in the stalemate that followed the treatment of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki in India, the Shiite leader returns to Abuja, Nigeria.
He left New Delhi on a commercial airline at 5 pm Nigeria time. In a letter sent through his office, Sheikh said he had decided to return to the country.
A senior member of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) who negotiated medical treatment in India said that the intervention of the Nigerian government and the interruption of the entire process instead of the supervision ordered by the court were the direct cause of the impasse.
At the same time, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) released an audiotape in Zakzki. The Shiite leader complained about the Buhari government and its dealings in India.
The federal government in Nigeria changed its Twitter username from AsoRock to NigeriaGov on Thursday.
In a tweet published this morning, the government said the change was to reflect the identities it represents and act on its behalf.
The tweet reads:
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On Thursday, The Federal Superior Court in Lagos state-granted bail to Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP in 2019.
Judge Nicholas Oweibo gave him a bond for the sum of N20million with a guarantee in the same amount.
The guarantee must be a resident in Lagos and must present evidence of the means through an affidavit. He also ordered Babalele to deposit his passport.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had prosecuted Babalele on Wednesday for allegedly laundering $ 140,000 during the general election. However, he pleaded not guilty to the charges of two charges brought against him.
The nigeria president,Muhammadu Buhari has issued a warning to his new ministers. This was contained in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari Wednesday night.
He said: The incoming Ministers, who will be sworn in next week, will receive clear implementation targets tied to their portfolios.
“We will ensure these targets are complied with; performance will be monitored by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The Fulani at the sharo event, which is a annually event organised at the end of the Eid-el-Kabir festival,which was last held eight years ago due to the less security occasioned by banditry.
Matawalle invited the Fulani people and the repentant bandits for the festival in fulfillment of the peace agreement and reconciliation his government reached with the ex-bandits.
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The state government of Cross River has announced the suspension of the activities of the Independent Association of Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria (IPMAN) in the State.
The suspension, met GISTOK, takes effect immediately, pending the resolution of the leadership crisis in the association.
Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday lauded the Old Students’ Association of Ibadan City Academy, Eleta, Ibadan and its School Governing Board (SGB) for having expended over forty million naira on rehabilitation of fifteen structures, including classrooms, laboratories and the school’s library while another five structures were presently under renovation.
The school has six teachers under the employment of the alumni to take care of various subjects like English Language, Mathematics and sciences to support teachers under the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) while a borehole was sunk for the students’ population to have access to portable water.
President Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba (Dr.) Abdulganiyu Adekunle Salau and other monarchs from the South-West at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Mohammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police, were at the event. Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, Oluwo of Iwo, were among the traditional leaders in attendance.
The General Supervisor of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries International (EBOMI), the Prophet Isa El-Buba, has stated that the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is gradually worsening the prospects for unity and cohesion in Nigeria, emphasizing that the country “is already is moving towards war” due to specific trends, actions and policies of the administration.
He said that due to the lack of sincerity of those in power and the personal benefits derived from the war, Boko Haram’s terrorism would continue until his perpetrators in power decide to end it.
The coordinator of a group known as concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, criticized Wednesday claims that some foreign interests were sponsoring the Omoyele Sowore RevolutionNow protest.
Speaking to GISTOK, Adeyanju accused those behind the claim of making public his proof of the Sowore RevolutionNow protest backed by some foreign interests.
The border city of Idiroko in the local Ipokia government of the state of Ogun has become one of the headquarters of the two commands of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, in the country.
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The NCS, on Wednesday, said it has broken down its Ogun State Command in two; one in Abeokuta and the other in Idiroko.
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Residents of the Monguno local government area, in the state of Borno, in the northeast region, said Tuesday that Boko Haram’s attack, Monday night, at around 10:25 p.m. .
Mohammed Muktar, a resident, told GISTOK that the situation in Monguno is now calm, but there were restrictions on movement somewhere in the city.
According to him, “There have been several attempts by Boko Haram to take over Monguno since the beginning of this year. But last night the attack was deadly.
We do not know how many soldiers or Boko Haram were killed, however, the lost bullets killed five civilians and wounded many others. It was very bad. Most of us have just returned from hiding. ”
Kingsley Moghalu, the 2019 Young Progressive Party presidential candidate, YPP, intervened in the arrest of the revolution now protest convener, Omoyele Sowore.
GISROK recalls that DSS arrested Sowore over the weekend after he called a national protest organization against what he described as a corrupt government.
The arrest of the 2019 presidential candidate of the AAC has provoked reactions from well-intentioned Nigerians. The protest, labeled “Revolution Now,” was planned for Monday, August 5.
A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticized the administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari for taking drastic measures against people considered critical.
Falana said this by insisting that the protest march planned by the 2019 presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore and some other people was not a treacherous crime.
A human rights group, the Center for the Vulnerable and Disadvantaged, CENTER, on Monday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately release Omoyele Sowore from the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. However, the group condemned Sowore’s call for a revolution against the federal government led by Buhari.
This occurs when the protest of the planned revolution that was expected to take place across the country on August 5, was not held in Warri and its surroundings and elsewhere in the state of Delta.
The Biafra Youth League of Nations, BNYL, has denied being in alliance with the revolution now protest by the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, although he used harsh words against the northern part of the country.
The daily message reported Monday that heavily armed security officers from the Police Command in Lagos, the Army, and the NSCDC blocked the entrance to the National Stadium, Surulere, before the RevolutionNow protest led by Omoyele Sowore.
A combined team of security agents broke into the main entrance of the University of Ibadan on Monday morning in an attempt to stop the revolution now national protest spearhead planned by the editor of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omowole Sowore.
The Daily Post correspondent, who arrived at the door a few minutes before 8 in the morning, noted that the presence of massive security operations around the main gate of the main university led to many students, professors and other visitors to the institution without realizing it.
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has joined other Nigerians calling for the release of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), Omoyele Sowore.
The editor of Sahara Reporters and convener, Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria, was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for a planned revolutionary protest that was held in some states but was thwarted by security agencies.
5.RevolutionNow: Ex-APC chieftain sends strong message to DSS over claim of Sowore’s protest being sponsored
Former Undersecretary of National Advertising of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Timi Frank, challenged Monday the State Department of Services, DSS, to make public the names of Nigerians abroad and foreign collaborators who allegedly sponsor the protest RevolutionNow.
Frank took office in response to the DSS claim that some Nigerians abroad are sponsoring the protest organized by the 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore.
DSS had arrested Sowore over the weekend after he called for a protest against the bad government. Frank now warned the secret police about the blackmail of innocent Nigerians abroad.
A statement that he signed and sent to the Daily Post on Monday said the security agency should not be allowed to be used by the All Progressive Congress, APC, against some perceived political enemies.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on GISTOK. See you again tomorrow.
The Ogun State Police Command said Saturday that it rescued one of the five pastors kidnapped by alleged Fulani pastors.
The Command, in a statement by police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said one of the victims, deaconess Ibelegbo Chidinma, was rescued unharmed. He said the remaining four kidnapped would be rescued from the pit of the safe and sound kidnappers.
The Presidency has criticized former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for his reaction to reports that the Nigerian army secretly buried more than 1,000 soldiers killed by terrorists from Boko Haram.
The Wall Street Journal had reported how soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents were allegedly buried in hidden cemeteries.
Atiku Abubakar, Democratic candidate of the People Democratic Party of 2019, PDP, reacted on Saturday to the arrest of the presidential candidate of the AAC, Omoyele Sowore, by agents of the Department of State Services, DSS.
GISTOK had reported that Sowore, the #RevolutionNow Protests convener, was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.
The assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media issues, Lauretta Onochie, praised the arrest of the presidential candidate of the AAC, Omoyele Sowore, by agents of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Gistok had reported that Sowore, the #RevolutionNow Protests convener, was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the Catholic Church for the murder of the Rev. p. Paul Offu, priest of the Catholic Church of the Greater Parish of St. James, Ugbawka, Enugu State, by alleged pastors.
GISTOK reported yesterday that the cleric was killed by men who were said to be pastors. A statement sent on Saturday by the presidential spokesman,
Garba Shehu, said that “President Buhari expressed his deep shock and dismay at the murder of another priest, ordering an exhaustive search for the murderers and their immediate prosecution.”
“The President pities the government and the people of the state of Enugu, a family of Fr. Rev. Offu and members of the parish and all Christians.
Amnesty International, a global human rights organization, has called for the immediate release of the AAC presidential candidate and editor of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.
Amnesty International made the call through its official Twitter account on Saturday after Sowore’s arrest by men from the Department of State Services, DSS.
Daily Post had reported that Sowore, the convenor of Revolution Now Protests against the Buhari government, was arrested in his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.
The Youth Leaders Forum of Nigerian ethnicity has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the challenges facing Nigeria.
In a joint statement on Saturday, the coalition lamented what it called the serial political imbalance and government policies.
The statement signed by Yerima Shettima, President of the Arewa Youth Advisory Forum; Oladotun Hassan, President, Yoruba Youth Council; Okechukwu Isiguzoro,
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General President, Youth Council of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Pereotubo Oweilaemi, also demanded a new master plan of National Dialogue documents to save the nation from the impending collapse.
The Presidency has reacted to a list that rounds “Ministers appointed and assigned portfolio” by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had sent a list of potential ministers to the Senate last Tuesday for evaluation.
Legislators postponed their annual vacation to evaluate within five days. All 43 ministerial candidates sent to the Red Chamber have already been confirmed.
Buhari’s special assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmaad, on his Twitter page, urged Nigerians to ignore any list of portfolios of ministers circulating on social networks.
The Catholic parish priest of St. James, the major parish, Ugbawka, in Enugu state, the Rev. FR Paul Offu is dead. Alleged Fulani pastors reportedly shotted him on Thursday night.
The death was announced on the Diocese’s Facebook page. He said: “THE TRAGEDY DOES AGAIN IN THE DIOCESE OF ENUGU !!!
With a deep feeling of sadness, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu announces the tragic death of REV FR PAUL OFFU, who was shot dead tonight (August 1, 2019) by some thugs suspected of being the notorious and murderous Fulani shepherds, to along The-Agbudu. I walk in Awgu LGA.
Amnesty International accused the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday of sponsoring protests against the body for its condemnation of the fatal use of force against Shiite members demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
His spokesman, Isa Sanusi, said this on Friday after protesters stormed his office about the position of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and other human rights cases in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved an induction retreat for the appointed ministers that will be held in the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja after Sallah’s break, from August 15 to 16, 2019.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Federation Government, Boss Mustapha, on Friday.
The Federal Government has said that it has blocked the leakage of N500 billion in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDA, through the Presidential Initiative for Continuous Audit (PICA).
The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mohammed Dikwa, revealed this on Wednesday when students from the National Institute for Political and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) visited him.
According to him, if the PICA initiative were not in place, the MDA would have spent the N500bn saved by the government.
The Presidency reveals when the portfolios will be allocated
The Presidency has revealed that the National Assembly has not yet officially communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari about the finalization of the selection of ministerial candidates.
Recall the Senate on Tuesday, complete the exam and confirm the appointment as substantive ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 43 candidates initially sent by President Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have closed their defense in the petition of Atiku Abubakar and the People Democratic Party (PDP) before the Presidential Court of Erection Petition (PEPC).
Buhari’s principal lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and APC’s chief lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi, announced that the second and third respondents (Buhari and APC) were closing their defense in the case.
Buhari called six witnesses and handed out documents between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Presidential Election Petition Court postponed Thursday until August 21 the approval of the final speeches on the petition presented by the People Democratic Party, the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement as the winner of the presidential elections of February 23.
This development followed the separate oral requests of Wole Olanipekun, SAN, and Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, leading the legal teams of Buhari and the ruling of All Progressives Congress , APC, respectively.
The All Progressives Congress , APC, and its candidate for governor, Emmanuel Jime, closed the case on Thursday at the Benue Governorate Election Court after calling 59 witnesses.
NAN reports that the petitioner also delivered more than 1100 electoral documents, including forms EC8A, EC8B, EC8C, EC8D, EC8E, voter registrations and card reader reports, manuals and guidelines for election officials, 2019 in 384 voting units in 11 areas of local government in dispute.
Jime challenges the results declared in Buruku, Gboko, Guma, Gwer East, Gwer West, Konshisha, Kwande, Logo, Ukum, Ushongo, and Vandeikya.
6.Presidential tribunal: Atiku’s senior aide, reacts as Buhari, APC ‘quickly closes case,’ demands President’s WAEC
Paul Ibe, a prominent media and publicity advisor to the presidential candidate of the Popular Democratic Party, PDP, reacted when President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress, APC closed his defense in the Petition Court of Presidential Elections.
GISTOK reported Thursday that Buhari and APC had closed their defense before the Court.
People PDP described Buhari and the APC action as a tactic. GISTOK reported Thursday that Buhari and APC had closed their defense before the Court.
Buhari’s lead attorney, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and APC lead attorney, Lateef Fagbemi announced that the second and third respondents were closing their defense in the case.
Nigeria’s defense headquarters, DHQ, ruled out on Thursday a Wall Street Journal report that claimed that a thousand soldiers in the northeast were secretly buried under cover of darkness after being killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents.
The Director of Defense Information, Onyema Nwachukwu, insisted that the Nigerian Armed Forces do not participate in the secret burial of the soldiers, but grant the fallen soldiers a military funeral according to the international standard.
President Muhammadu Buhari revealed why Nigeria helped Zimbabwe in the face of the devastating cyclone Idai, which devastated the country earlier this year.
The President said the situation was so huge that Nigeria could not afford to look the other way, and had to offer a helping hand.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern about the persistent stagnation in Apapa, Lagos state.
He spoke when he received the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lagos (LCCI) in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
“I must admit that the stagnation of Apapa remains a challenge. It saddens me that companies have had to suffer as a result of this. “We are trying our best to work with the Lagos State Government to end this problem,” he said.
A security committee set up by the Zamfara state government to investigate the criminal involvement of highly located people, especially traditional leaders, has revealed that more than 250 kidnapped victims have been rescued from armed bandit camps and notorious kidnappers in the state.
Addressing journalists in the chamber of the Government House in Gusau, the state capital, chairman of the Committee, former Police Inspector General, Mr. Mohammed Dahiru, said the Committee had rescued more than two hundred and fifty people kidnapped by bandits and notorious kidnappers in the state.
The court of the petition of elections that met in Akure, the capital of the state of Ondo, dismissed Wednesday Ikengboju Gboluga of the People Democratic Party, PDP, as the member representing the federal constituency of Okitipupa / Irele in the House of Representatives.
The court dismissed Gboluga for his loyalty to the United Kingdom for having acquired British citizenship.
According to the court, the petitioner, Albert Akintoye, of the All Progressive Congress (APC) had been able to prove that the defendant was a citizen of the United Kingdom and was not eligible to run for political office in Nigeria under section 66, subsection one. Of the 1999 constitution.
Governor Bello Matawalle, of the state of Zamfara, announced plans by the state government to recruit 8,000 workers for civil service.
The governor, according to the Nigeria News Agency, made this disclosure during a media program in Gusau on Wednesday.
He said the government has saved money and perfected plans for the payment of new workers. “The state government has perfected plans for the recruitment of 8,000 workers in the civil service.
Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian president, said he would assign portfolios to his ministerial candidates when the cabinet is officially opened.
GISTOK understands that Buhari let him know through his Twitter account on Tuesday, where he also took the opportunity to applaud the Nigerian Senate for the quick confirmation of the ministerial candidates he had sent to the red chambers for confirmation.
Recall that the 43 names of ministerial candidates sent to the Nigerian Senate were confirmed by Tuesday with reports that they could be inaugurated on Wednesday.
The organization of Shia factions, the Al-Thaqalayn Cultural Foundation, described the Islamic Movement led by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky in Nigeria (IMN) as a false movement.
The group warned the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to give up using the RMI crises to make Nigeria another testing ground for their struggle for regional supremacy.
The Senate of Nigeria embarked on Tuesday on its annual vacation after selecting the ministerial candidates that President Muhammadu Buhari sent them.
GISTOK recalls that President Buhari had sent a list of 43 nominees for Senate confirmation.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan announced that the Superior Legislative Chamber would return from his recess on September 24.
This online media had reported that Red Chamber had previously confirmed the 43 ministerial candidates sent by Buhari.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde said on Sunday that the Governors of the South West Region have agreed to launch a new security architecture in August.
Governor Makinde, who was speaking at a special thanksgiving service in honour of his mother, Madam Abigail Makinde at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Yemetu, Ibadan, said that Oyo State will equally launch a state-wide security system before his 100 days in office.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Governor Makinde as saying that the Governors of South West states have been meeting to find lasting solutions to the security challenges in the region.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the establishment of a National Action Committee (NAC) for the implementation of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
President Buhari recently signed the AFCFTA agreement on behalf of Nigeria at the 12th Special Session of the Heads of State of the African Union on July 7, 2019, in Niamey, Republic of Niger.
A statement addressed to GISTOK on Sunday by its Special Adviser on Media and Advertising, Garba Shehu, said the “National Action Committee will be composed of representatives from Ministries and Agencies with competent and relevant jurisdiction, and selected stakeholder groups from the private sector and civil society will coordinate the implementation of all AfCFTA preparation interventions.
The governor of the state of Ebonyi, David Umahi, has transmitted the second and final batch of his candidates for the commissioner to the House of Representatives of the State.
Nominees must appear before the State House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to be examined.
A statement by Okene Oketa, Chief Press Secretary of the President of the Chamber, Francis Ogbinna Nwifuru, ordered the nominees to submit their Curriculum Vitae.
Others are “photocopies of relevant credentials and tax settlement certificates with evidence of the payments of your property taxes, in 30 file copies.”
Public affairs analyst Steve Aluko has urged Nigerians to set a progressive and development agenda so that incoming ministers allow them to perform optimally when they take office.
Also made the call in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Jos, adding that such a move would put the country on the path of growth and development.
President Mohammadu Buhari, on July 23, sent names of 43 ministerial candidates to the Senate for confirmation. The Senate, having examined and confirmed 31 nominees so far, will resume the selection exercise on Monday.
Nigerian Army Division 1 troop have neutralized five bandits and arrested four others in two separate operations in the Local Government Areas of Chikun and Igabi in Kaduna State.
Colonel Ezindu Idimah, Deputy Director of Public Relations of the Army, 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, disclosed in a press release published in Kaduna on Sunday, NAN reports
Idimah said that Operation Harbin Kunama III Troops evicted a bandit camp in the town of Dagu in the local government of Igabi on July 24, after reliable information.
“During the operation, two bandits were neutralized, and one was arrested. Others escaped with gunshot wounds.
” The troops also rescued two kidnapped victims, Mallam Yakubu Hamidu and Alhaji Isa Saidu from the den bandits around the Makarfi Farm crossing in Igabi LGAsl on July 25.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja, reiterated the determination of his administration to stop importation of basic items to create job opportunities for unemployed citizens across the country.
The President stated this when he received leadership of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) led by its acting President, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He also revealed that the Federal Government had put in place various measures and sustainable platform for businesses to succeed in the country.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness, Emir of Lafia, Sidi M. Bage CON, JSC (rtd) as the Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt.
Wike made the appointment in exercise of the powers conferred on him by S. 3 and Schedule 1 of the Rivers State University Law, 2017.
A statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, said the appointment took immediate effect.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja reiterated the determination of his administration to stop importation of basic items to create job opportunities for unemployed citizens across the country.
The President stated this when he received leadership of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) led by its acting President, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He also revealed that the Federal Government had put in place various measures and sustainable platform for businesses to succeed in the country.
The Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of all forms of protests within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to the Unity Fountain, Central Business District, Abuja.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mba said the order was in furtherance of the efforts of the police to ensure security of lives and property, free flow of traffic as well as protection of economic activities.
Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has travelled to the UK, to attend the graduation of his son, Fiyinfoluwa. his was disclosed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
“VP Osinbajo is in the UK attending his son’s graduation today. He returns to Abuja tomorrow,” Akande tweeted on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message to Fulani herdsmen urging them to ignore the recent call by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) asking them to leave the Southern part of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available to GISTOK on Wednesday by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
Buhari questioned the intentions of the NEF and the other so-called leaders in delving into issues with unsolicited, ill-intentioned advice.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday met with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, where issues of national interest were deliberated upon.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting held at the State House, Abuja, between the president and the two leaders of the National Assembly (NASS) came barely 24 hours after the assembly announced its plan to hold another security summit to tackle the nation’s security challenges.
Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the closed door meeting, the President of the Senate revealed that the national assembly would collaborate and cooperate with the executive arm of government in addressing the nation’s security and socio-economic challenges.
The People Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for his description of “gruesome murders, bleeding, violence and widespread kidnapping in various parts of our country” as “isolated cases.”
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Kola Ologbondiyan, is the Secretary of National Publicity, the party described the comment as unfortunate, adding that it exposed more the incompetence of the Presidency of Buhari, as well as his insensitivity to pain and anguish of the victims of hostility. Violence under this administration.
The Senate on Wednesday extended by one week the time given its ad-hoc committee to investigate the alleged assault of a nursing mother by the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial district, Elisha Abbo, at a sex-toy shop in Abuja a few months ago.
This followed the request for an extension of time by the Committee Chairman, Sen. Sam Egwu (Ebonyi). Egwu, who told the committee that the matter is already prejudice, therefore said he cannot give further comment.
He said: “We set out to do the investigation by inviting people that are involved including our colleague, Sen. Abbo, who made it clear that he was invited by the Police, detained for a day and later charged to court.”
The Petitions Tribunal for Presidential Elections has granted the request of representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the equipment to play a video in which the president of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, rejected the use of electronic transmission of results for the 2019 elections.
GISTOK reports that Atiku Abubakar and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging the re-election of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, President Buhari.
The panel led by Judge Mohammed Garba suspended the procedure until today (Tuesday) following the request of Buhari’s lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), to bring the equipment to play the DVD after Atiku’s lawyer and the PDP, Chris Uche (SAN) opposed. The use of your television and DVD player.
The governor of the state of Abia, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, approved the extension of the hours of operation of the operators of tricycles, popularly known as Keke, at 9 pm every day in Aba and Umuahia.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Press Officer, Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka and remitted to GISTOK on Monday, stating that the extension goes into effect immediately.
According to the statement, “The operators of tricycles under the aegis of the Association of operators of amalgamated bicycles of the state of Abia must correspond to the generosity of the governor, be of ethical behavior and control the use of their bicycles for criminal activities.
The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) reaffirmed on Tuesday the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to make the country well insured.
BMO said this in a statement signed jointly by its president, Niyi Akinsiju and the secretary, Cassidy Madueke in Abuja, as it reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter about the state of the nation.
According to BMO, Obasanjo had once again demonstrated his propensity for making mischief with his recent letter to Buhari, designed to promote his claim of a Fulanization agenda, reports NAN.
Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has nominated 15 people for selection and confirmation as commissioners on the State Executive Council.
The chairman of the Chamber of State Assembly of Bené, Titus Uba, announced this on Tuesday when he announced the receipt of a list of the 15 candidates for commissioner remitted to the legislature by Governor Ortom.
According to him, the governor’s correspondence entitled “Forwarding of Curriculum Vitae with respect to nominees for confirmation of appointment as commissioners”, listed the names of nominees such as Micheal Gusa, David Olofu, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Bernard Unenge, Dennis Ekpe Ogbu, Merga Kachina, Mrs. Ladi Ajene and Mrs. Ngunan Adingi.
President Muhammadu Buhari says that any state with two many almajiris is not following the constitution of Nigeria.
Buhari said this on Monday when he received members of the executive committee of the Medical Association of Nigeria (NMA) headed by its president, Dr. Francis Faduyile, at the State House, Abuja.
In health and education, Buhari urged states and local governments to play more important roles to complement the efforts of the federal government, especially for more children to enter the classroom.
The former president Goodluck Jonathan today paid a condolence visit to Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, in Akure, Ondo state capital, where he said insecurity is getting worse under President Buhari.
Although Jonathan did not mention the name of Buhari, he clearly referred to the government headed by his successor.
He challenged the federal government to come up with new strategies to tackle insecurity, adding that one could not continue doing old things and expect new results.
President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that criminal elements are taking advantage of the focus on the North East to commit crimes in other parts of the country.
He promised that the successes recorded in degrading terrorists in the North East will be extended to other parts of the country experiencing challenges. Buhari assured Nigerians that security still tops his list of priorities.
According to his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President stated this when he received executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, led by the President, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, at the State House on Tuesday.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the immediate impeachment of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila for allegedly negotiating with armed bandits in Zamfara.
HURIWA faulted the reported parley between the Speaker, bandits and hoodlums in Zamfara State, describing the act a high treason and one of the most serious crimes against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The group stated that, “state officials have sworn an oath on their honour to defend the Nigerian constitution just as the Nigerian constitution had in section 6 conceded the judicial powers of the federation on the Courts of competent
Mohammed Hayatu, one of the witnesses summoned by the presidential candidate of 2019, Atiku Abubakar and his party, the People Democratic Party, PDP, have told the court what his father told him about the main opposition presidential candidate.
Hayatu, who appeared before the Petitions for Presidential Elections Tribunal (PEPT) on Tuesday, said his claim (from Hayatu) that Atiku is a Nigerian by birth and qualified to compete in the presidential elections, was based on the information he received from his father.
Hayatu said he retired as a customs officer, adding that his father, who gave him the information, is now dead.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Monday made public his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets.
The Governor, who visited the Oyo state office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form said that his decision to make the assets public was in fulfillment of a personal promise he made during the elections.
Details of the assets as contained in the CCB 1 with the name Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, which was declared at the High Court of Oyo State, on May 28, 2019, indicated that the Governor is worth…
The Supreme Court confirmed on Monday the nomination of the member of the House of Representatives representing the Federal District Oye / Ikole of the state of Ekiti, Mr. Peter Owolabi for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The five-person panel headed by Judge Inyang Okoro, dismissed an appeal filed by a defeated participant in the primary, Mr. Bimbo Daramola, who challenged the victory of Owolabi, stating that a valid primary was not held in the federal constituency.
The highest Court in the nation dismissed Daramola’s appeal against the nomination of Owolabi as an APC candidate because it was filed outside the time allowed by law.
The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, have criticized the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, for commenting during a recent visit to sympathize with the leader of Afenifere, Pa Fasoranti, for the murder of his daughter by presumed pastors. Last weekend.
In a statement from the IPOB spokeswoman, Emma Powerful said that the Yorubas were informed and would not support Tinubu’s attempt to drag the Igbos into the murder of their daughter.
Part of the publication says: “You can not sacrifice the blood of your brothers in the sanctuary of your greed, presumption and unbridled presidential political ambition of 2023.
The Presidential Elections Tribunal on Monday admitted 48 compact video discs as evidence of the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the lawsuit challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The court also ordered the viewing of the records in a public hearing.
Nigerian police launched an organized search of kidnappers of Madam Ogere Siasia, mother of former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia and two other women in the state of Bayelsa.
The journalists informed the security agents that the mother of Samson Siasia and two other women were quickly moved from their homes by unknown armed men in the community of Odoni, in the local government area of Sagbama.
In November 2015, it was previously reported that Madame Ogere was once a victim of a kidnapping and spent about 13 days with kidnappers in their hiding places, while her son, Siasia, was in the Gambia preparing the country’s team for the African Sub qualifier. -23 for the 2016 Olympic of Rio.
Several civil society organizations (CSOs) have accused service chiefs of operating illegally since his term ended on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
CSOs under the aegis of the Civil Rights Coalition for Justice, Peace, and Security (CRJPS) criticized the approval of the Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, for a reorganization within the superior hierarchy of the army.
Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Monday, Executive Secretary of the coalition, Barr. Abubakar Dan Bauchi said that due to the worsening of insecurity in the country, it was time for President Muhammadu Buhari to hear the upheavals in many sectors and to review Nigeria’s security architecture.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review the security apparatus in the country to stop the wave of killings and other crimes.
The president of the party, Mr. Tunde Adeniran, made the call in a statement Monday in Akure. He called on the federal government to step up actions to ensure that the perpetrators of the cowardly act are brought to justice without delay.
He reiterated the urgent need for Buhari and the security agencies to deploy more resources to combat the perpetrators of violence in the country.
The Cross River State Chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) has denounced the killing and beheading of a father and his son, as well as the mutilation of others, and asks Governor Ben Ayade to explain how he is spending the security vote N7billion supposedly appropriate in the 2019 Budget.
The president of AAC Cross River, Agba Jalingo, in a statement lamented the alleged action of the people of Usumutong who, according to him, had asked the wife and mother of the victims (Mr. Oti Ato and his son, Sunday ), Aliza who observes them. her husband and son were beheaded by men from Usumutong.
The party, similarly, denounced the senseless absence of the governor of the state, Professor Ben Ayade, whom he described as “Father of the State”, before the community clashes.
The Arewa Youth Advisory Forum, AYCF, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his promise to end banditry and assassinations across the country.
AYCF made the call in the context of the brutal murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere.
In a statement made on Sunday by its national president, Shettima Yerima, the young Arewa called for the urgent arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the death of Olakunrin.
Over 700 witnesses have been enlisted to appear before the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal presided over by Justice Halima Shamnaki, to testify for and against APC and PDP as regards the March 2019 governorship election won by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Counsel to Governor Ganduje, the second respondent, Barrister Offiong Offiong (SAN), Saturday at a pre-hearing session held at Miller road High court complex, informed the tribunal that 203 witnesses have been assembled to testify before the tribunal in support of the election won by the incumbent governor.
According to him, the witnesses have undergone all the pre-requisite requirements laid down by the law that permits the witness to testify before the court.
3.Fasoranti’s Daughter’s Death: Stop Indicting Fulani Herdsmen, We Know How Kidnapping Started – Tinubu
The national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, urged caution on the labeling of Fulani herdsmen as responsible for the murder of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the Ms. Funke Olakunrin.
Tinubu, who paid a visit of condolence to the National Leader Afenifere in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Sunday for the murder of Ms. Olakunrin for alleged shepherds, said Fulani should not be responsible for the incident.
The former governor of Lagos state, who emphasized that the origin of the kidnapping can be traced back in the country, argued that the death of the 58-year-old should not be used to divide the country.
Senator Elisha Abbo (PDP-Adamawa North) has revealed the reason he assaulted a lady at a sex toy shop in Abuja. GISTOK recalls that Abbo, who is Nigeria’s youngest Senator, was caught on CCTV assaulting a nursing mother in an adult toy shop.
He, however, apologized to the woman and Nigerians, promising to be of good behaviour. Speaking with The Punch on Saturday, Abbo lamented that Nigerians don’t want to hear his side of the story.
He noted that there were many misgivings in the narratives in possession of most traditional and online media. Senator Elisha Abbo narrated that he was called by his wife’s younger sister that his only sister had been killed.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated veteran journalist and former governor of Ogun, Chief Olusegun Osoba, on his 80th birthday.
The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday noted that the event had been beautifully heralded with the launch of his memoir, “Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics.”
Buhari, therefore, felicitated with family, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the elder statesman and loyal party stalwart.
The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, transmitted a list of commissioners appointed to the House of Assembly for ratification.
The list contained twenty-five names, which must assume the position of Commissioners and Special Advisers once ratified by the legislature.
A statement from the Deputy Press Secretary of the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said that Sanwo-Olu carefully selected the nominees based on their experience in their respective professions.
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The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Supo Ayokunle has condemned the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunri, daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in strong terms.
He called on the Buhari government to urgently step up the security system in the country with a view to stopping the unending killings.
A statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, said killings in Nigeria had become too alarming. “Is the government totally overwhelmed? What is the essence of government? Is it not first of all to protect lives and properties. The stories we are hearing are neither exaggerated nor politicized”, he noted.
The President of the Court of Appeals, Judge Zainab Bulkachuwa, canceled the annual vacation for judges of the Court of Appeals in 2019, according to a statement from the Media Officer of the Court of Appeals.
The head of the press, Saadatu Kachalla, quoted “the enormous requests facing the court” as the reason for the cancellation.
“As 2019 was an election year, it became obvious that we have to give up our annual vacation to allow us to receive and determine all appeals that arise from the various Electoral Petitions Courts transmitted to the Court,” Bulkachuwa said, citing the statement.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on Sunday urged residents to plant trees to hold commemorative events to ensure safer and greener environments and save the planet from further destruction.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the deputy governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, made the call in the 2019 Tree Plantation campaign, organized by the Ministry of Environment of Lagos State in Iganmu, Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this year’s exercise, with the theme “Clean and green is our perfect dream”, takes place simultaneously in 57 locations throughout the state.
The Igbo socio-cultural organization of the apex, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has stated that Nigeria was already on fire and awaiting disintegration.
Ohanaeze was cited by the Sun for having said this on Saturday through his national advertising secretary, Uche Opaga-Achi,
The organization reacted to an earlier statement from the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) that urged those opposed to the establishment of settlements of Fulani pastoralists, popularly called Ruga, throughout the country, to abandon their opposition and allow politics to take off.
Ohanaeze said that the positions of both ACF and the coalition of young people in the North show the level of impunity that they demonstrate or operate.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the murder of the daughter of the Afenifere leader, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.
GISTOK reported that Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Ruben Fasoranti, was killed by armed men suspected of being Fulani pastors on Thursday.
The report quoted an eyewitness who said the 58-year-old woman died of gunshot wounds. According to the eyewitness, Olakunrin was shot by suspected Fulani herders at the Ore crossing in Ondo state on Friday.
But Ondo state police, on Friday night, said the thugs attacked the Benin-Sagamu Highway. Ondo State police spokeswoman Femi Joseph told GISTOK that other passengers were abducted during the incident, which occurred on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Jaji, Kaduna State, said Nigerian Armed Forces and their allies are winning the war against terror.
Addressing Graduation Ceremony of Senior Course 41 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) in Jaji, Buhari commended the collaboration with neighbouring countries in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, noting that the effort was crucial in decimating the enemy.
‘‘Many of the security threats faced by Nigeria are trans-border in nature. That is why the West African sub-region and indeed the African continent must step up the level of military cooperation that currently exists amongst us.
‘‘I am sure you are aware of the collaboration of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Republic of Cameroun, Niger, Benin and Chad in a multinational operation to decimate Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin and other regions.
Former Kaduna central senator and human rights activist Shehu Sani has urged the federal government to hold Kyrgyzstan accountable for the killing of Aliyu Tijjani Abubakar.
The former legislator, while reacting to the murder through his verified Twitter account, wrote on Saturday: “Our jaws are bleeding and we are turning the other cheek.
“The increase in the murders of Nigerians abroad is becoming alarming. “The FG must hold the Kyrgyz government accountable for the brutal killing of Aliyu Tijjani Abubakar.”
GISTOK recalls that the alleged Kyrgyz citizen Kaduna, 39, was attacked and killed in cold blood on July 2, 2019 in downtown Bishkek.
The former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, described the murder of the daughter of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, deceased Mrs. Funke Olakunri, for alleged shepherds as a disturbing event for Nigeria.
On Saturday, Obasanjo said that Nigeria has been diminished by the assassination that occurred at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians preached tolerance and political adaptation in national politics.
He said this in a letter of condolence to Pa Fasoranti, for his Special Media Assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Saturday in Abeokuta. Obasanjo instructed the security agents to catch the perpetrators of the atrocious crime in the interest of justice.
The message says: “This is a worrisome development in our politics, especially at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians preach tolerance and political adaptation in national politics.
“I must say that Nigeria, in general, is diminished by the way Funke died. We deplore this cowardly act and we take this opportunity to ask governments at all levels to leave no stone unturned to ensure that our security agents persecute and find energetically the perpetrators of such a heinous crime and make them face the full weight of the law.
The driver and domestic help of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of leader Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, has told how she was murdered.
Funke was killed by armed men along the Ore highway on Friday. TVC News reports that the driver, Tayo Ogundare, recalled that some masked men left the forest to attack their vehicle.
He added that they fired at the vehicle just after the Ore toll gate. Tayo confirmed that his boss died in the hospital due to gunshot wounds. “We had a stop to buy refreshments in Ore. We were attacked by masked men who emerged from the jungle.
“At this point, the lady asked me to reverse what I did. They started firing at us and at other vehicles.
The government of President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked for the murder of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political Organization, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
GISTOK recalls that the incident was confirmed by the Afenifere Spokesperson, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.
He said that Ms. Olakunrin, 58, was killed by people suspected of being shepherds while on her way to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers. But the Ondo State Police Command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack.
In addition, Buhari in his place said: “The leader of the Afenifere tribe, the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin was killed on the Ondo-Ore road by those qualified as thieves armed by the Police Command of I’m listening. ”
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has condemned the killing of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
He lamented that the death further signified a dark spot in the history of the Yoruba’s renewed struggle to protect its land from invaders.
Makinde, in statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described the dastardly act as shocking, saddening and despicable.
The governor demanded that the security agencies must get to the roots of the incident. He commiserated with Pa Fasoranti and the family, praying God to grant succour and comfort to the family.
9 .Yoruba group gives Miyetti Allah 72-hour ultimatum to fish out killers of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter
A Southwestern group, the Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA) expressed its shock at the murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the President of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, for people suspected of being shepherds in the state of Ondo.
In a statement signed by its national president, Olalekan Hammed, the group gave the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) a three-day ultimatum to remove the perpetrators from the evil act.
GISTOK recalls that the assassination of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter was confirmed by the Afenifere spokesperson, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.
He said that Ms. Olakunrin, 58, was killed by people suspected of being shepherds while on her way to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.
But the Ondo state police command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack. However, YYSA said it would convene an emergency meeting on Saturday (today) to discuss the next line of action after the ultimatum to MACBAN.
10. Ruga: Coalition that fought Biafra in 1967 has collapsed, you can’t win any war again – Afenifere warns Northerners
The socio-cultural organizations of Yoruba, Afenifere, warned its counterpart in the North, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, against the flames of the war flames in the country.
Afenifere stated that ACF’s support to establish settlements for Fulani herders in Nigeria was another way of calling for war. The Yoruba organization was reacting to the last position of the ACF,
where the group from the North urged those opposed to the establishment of settlements of Fulani herders, popularly called Ruga, throughout the country to withdraw their opposition and allow the policy takeoff.
Afenifere, through its spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, told reporters that “these people are praying for war. “They want to set fire