Obasanjo Writes Buhari, Says Nigeria At Tipping Point

By Uche Mbah Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on what he described as (an) “issue of life and death for all of us and for our dear country, Nigeria.” He frowned at the way the government is handling the herdsmen issue “with cuddling instead of the hammer”. Below is the letter. Dear President and General Buhari, OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT, GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the…

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Why Algeria Beat Super Eagles; Nigeria To Play Third Place Match

Super Eagles of Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles of Nigeria has failed to feature in its Eight African Cup of Nations final, as a last-gasp set-piece from Leicester City midfielder, Riyad Mahrez, shattered  the hopes of coach Gernot Rohr side. The Desert Warriors of Algeria defeated the Super Eagles 2-1. The Algerians dominated the match right from kick-off, creating several scoring chances, but Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, saved the situation on,at least, two occasions. The pressure from the Algerians paid off, as a cross from Mahrez was deflected into the net…

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Fasoranti: Tinubu’s Defense Of Fulani Herdsmen Sparks Outrage

Bola Tinubu

By Uche Mbah Tinubu’s vehement defense of Fulani herdsmen during a condolence visit to the Fasorantis has raised eyebrows about his dedication to the Yoruba cause with many describing him as the “modern day Afonja”. Tinubu had, during his visit to the bereaved Fasorantis questioned the rationale behind the “demonization” of Fulani by the Yoruba race. Police had said that the killers were armed robbers, a position echoed by President Muhammadu Buhari. But a member of the Fasoranti family claimed that the police earlier told him that the killers were…

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Herdsmen Killings: Yoruba Leaders Spit Fire

WARN BUHARI AGAINST CIVIL WAR Prominent Yoruba leaders have sent strong worded message to President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly put an end to spate of herdsmen killing in the south west failure which may lead to reprisal attacks from the people of the region. The warning came following the killing of daughter of leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuban Fasoranti by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Funke Olakunrin, was killed along Ore, ondo state by the killers who are now being hunted by security forces. The assailants were said to have shot at…

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Herdsmen kill Fasoranti, Afenifere Chieftain’s Daughter, Funke Olakurin

By Uche Mbah The daughter of Afenifere’s leader, Ruben Fasoranti, has been reported killed by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen at Ore. Punch Newspapers had reported Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson of the Pan Yoruba Socio cultural group, as putting the dead squarely on Fulani herdsmen. “We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our leader, Chief Fasoranti,” he was reported to have said. “Witness accounts say she died of gunshots from herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction in Ondo state earlier today. “She was coming from Akure when…

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The UK Report That Nailed Buhari Over Killing Of Christians

By Uche Mbah Rt. Rev. Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro in the United Kingdom has submitted a comprehensive report on human right activities in several countries to the British Parliament. His reports focused on the persecution of Christians, using seven countries, including Nigeria, as pilot countries. The countries are Iraq, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria. It focused on the killings of unarmed Christians in Nigeria. In the report, the security agencies were indicted. He stated that the security agencies would prefer to go after the victims of…

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Era Of Technicalities: Court Dismises Suit Against Buhari’s Qualifications For 2019 Elections

Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah For the second time in recent times, an Abuja court has dismissed a  suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s qualification for contesting the 2019 Presidential elections on technical grounds. The supreme Court has also recently ruled on Osun governorship elections on technical grounds. While the Supreme court carefully avoided the merits of the case but based their ruling technically on the absence of the head of the tribunal to nullify the PDP appeal ruling, the court of Appeal in Abuja hinged their ruling on the fact that the…

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Insecurity: Buhari Should Implement Confab Report, Says Jonathan

By Uche Mbah Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pointedly told the Presidency that the only solution to the myriads of problems plaguing the Country is for them to implement the Confab report. Jonathan had convened a National Confab during his tenure, when the grievances of various interest groups were tabled and openly discussed. But the coming of the Buhari administration saw the jettisoning of the report as he is not predisposed to some aspects of the resolutions. But Jonathan in Lagos Thursday insisted that revisiting the report remains the only…

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For A Second Day Running, Shiites Clash With Security Agencies

By Uche Mbah The rage of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, generally called Shiites, against the federal government has remained unabated as their clash with security agencies continued Wednesday,with the Shiites again launching an assault at Federal Secretariat. The Shiites, Who have been protesting the continued detention of their spiritual head, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, had taken their protests to the National Assembly, where there was a clash with the security agencies resulting in damaged cars and wounded policemen. The Federal House of Representatives had to hurriedly  adjourn plenary. Many new…

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Increase In Petrol Price Looms, As NNPC GMD Says Nigeria’s Price Is The Cheapest In West Africa

Mele Kyari - NNPC GMD

By Akinwale Kasali The nation is on the verge of witnessing a repeat of what happened four years ago when the pump price of Petrol jumped  from N97 to N145 a  few months after the inauguration of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. A repeat of that is allegedly in the offing. The government may increase the pump price of Petrol to much more than N145 a litre. The new Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC,  Mele Kyari, gave this inkling  when he dismissed  the N145 pump price…

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