Today’s Headlines: Anger As Buhari Thretens To Deal With Insurrection, Buhari Sacks NSITF Management

Anger as Buhari threatens to deal with promoters of insurrection

Some Nigerians on Twitter have expressed their anger at the warnings by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to treat promoters of insurrection in a language they will understand.

In a statement on Tuesday, the President had said, “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

This statement did not go down well with many Nigerians as they have reacted to the President’s statement.

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Buhari sacks NISTF management over N3.4bn fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) over an alleged N3.4 billion fraud.

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A new board was inaugurated on Tuesday by Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, in Abuja.

Adebayo Somefun, NSITF managing director, and members of past management were accused of spending the sum on “non-existent staff training”.

In a letter dated July 1, 2020, and addressed to Somefun, Ngige had said Buhari approved the suspension of the management.

Security challenges won’t define Buhari’s legacy

The Federal Government says the security challenges facing the country are ephemeral and will not define the legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in Abuja at the presentation of a documentary showcasing the achievements of Buhari’s administration, on Tuesday.

“I want to state emphatically that while more attention has been given, especially in recent times to the security challenges facing our country, those challenges are fleeting and will not define the legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

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Mixed reactions over Buhari’s threat to shock traducers

He said attacks across the nation were targeted to show his administration has failed. Buhari recalled that he visited all the 36 states before the 2019 elections “and majority of the people believed me, and the election proved it.”

He pledged to continue leading the country in accordance with Constitutional provisions.

He said those misbehaving in certain parts of the country were obviously too young to know the travails and loss of lives that attended the Nigerian Civil War.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand. We are going to be very hard sooner than later.”

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