Obasanjo Reveals Solution To Insecurity
Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday said the security challenges affecting Nigeria can be solved by Nigerians both home and abroad.
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The elder statesman said Nigerians have a role to play if there would be a lasting solution to the security challenges in the country.
He called on Nigerians to contribute their quota towards the development of the nation saying, “the current regime had done all it could to tackle security challenges in Nigeria
Panic in Anambra over attack on soldiers
There was panic in Anambra State yesterday following rumours of an attack on five soldiers in Ihiala area of the state. Commuters passing through major entry and exit routes in the state, especially the Niger Bridge Head entry point from Asaba in nearby Delta State, Amansea border to Enugu State as well as Amorka boundary with Imo State experienced serious gridlock because of tightened security checks.
Passengers were forced to disembark and trek with their hands raised up while passing through the check-points.
Fear as herdsmen flee South East, invade Benue communities
Fulani herdsmen hitherto grazing in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, have reportedly fled the zone and are now settling in some communities in Ogbadibo, Okpokwu, Ado and other Local Government Areas of Benue State.
The invasion may not be unconnected to the current unrest in the Southeast birthed by the activities of the Eastern Security Network, ESN which was established by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to stop the activities of herdsmen in the region.
I’ve not promised anyone to be governor of Rivers in 2023 – Wike
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has stated that he has not promised anyone to be governor of the state on 2023, vowing that he would resist any cabal within and outside the state contemplating to foist his successor on the people.
The governor also declared that he has not anointed anyone to succeed him in office, and has urged church leaders in Rivers State to pray for a rancour free transition ahead of 2023.
ECOWAS suspends Mali after second coup in nine months
The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) has suspended Mali from its fold following two military coups in the country.
The decision was reached at the ECOWAS emergency summit in Ghana on Sunday.
According to Shirley Botchwey, Ghana’s foreign minister, the decision to suspend Mali was to ensure the return of democracy.
Governor cries for help as bandits run riot in Niger communities
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger has decried the recent attacks by bandits in three local government areas of Rafi, Wushishi and Lavun where innocent people were abducted and killed by bandits
A statement by Mr Bello’s spokesperson, Mary Noel-Berje, said the bandits shot one person dead and left one seriously injured during the attack in Tegina community in Rafi Local Government Area.
The Boko Haram We Knew Disappeared And Merged Into Bigger Threat – Garba Shehu
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has lamented over the spate of attacks by Boko Haram, saying the terrorists have disappeared and merged into a bigger threat.
Boko Haram launched series of attacks in the northeast in 2009 after its leader, Mohammed Yusuf, who was captured by the military authorities died in police custody.