Nigeria may not last till 2023- YCE scribe
The Secretary-General of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr Kunle Olajide, has said Nigeria may not last till 2023 when another round of general election will hold.
Olajide said the level of mutual suspicion among various ethnic nationalities in the country and the level of attacks against the government agencies were an indication that all was not well with Nigeria and urgent actions must be taken to bring it back from the brink.
He said, “The attacks on police stations, Independent National Electoral Commission offices are a manifestation of general disenchantment of Nigerians. When INEC offices are being attacked, and police stations are also attacked, that is a direct attack on the state.
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Those behind Imo attacks have willingly confessed
Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo, says some persons have confessed to being behind the recent attacks on government facilities in the state.
Over the past months, unknown gunmen have attacked security facilities in the state, including the police headquarters and correctional centre in Owerri, the Imo capital.
Speaking at a meeting with Samuel Uche, prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria (MCN), on Satuday, the governor said those who confessed will soon be be revealed to the public.
Amaechi orders arrest of buyers of vandalized rail equipment
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has ordered the arrest of buyers of vandalised rail track facilities and other equipment.
Amaechi said cases of vandalisation exists because there are those who have indicated interest in the vandalised facilities.
He also said the rate of vandalisation would reduce if the judiciary system dispenses justice without delay, adding that State Government need to create more jobs.
Gunmen kill 9 in Benue community
Unidentified gunmen have killed nine persons during an attack in Agan community in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue on Friday.
One of the locals, Terkimbi Shom, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that nobody knew where the attackers came from.
“These attacks are becoming too frequent. This is the second time in less than three weeks that the attackers launched attacks on our community.