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Cleric blames President Buhari over worsening security situation

The Ecclesiastical Justice Forum, EJF, has said that insecurity was getting worse in the country because President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration is directly antithetical to the lofty ideals of democracy.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: Banditry now war situation

Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has urged the Nigerian government to take his advice and grant amnesty to bandits for them to lay down their arms.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

PDP blasts popular preacher for berating Oyo governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State chapter, has described comments credited to Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello over the present PDP government under Governor Seyi Makinde as ‘uncharitable and unfair.’
Ridwan Taiwo, 30, Rafiu Mutiu, 35, Olumide Ajala, 36, Rafiu Modinat, 29, Bashiru Mohammed, 33, and Opeyemi Oyeleye, 25, were arrested and are being prosecuted for abducting the twins at their Ojoo residence on April 17, 2020.

Court frees ‘kidnappers’ of popular Islamic preacher’s twins

A High Court in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered the release of six defendants who allegedly kidnapped the twins of a popular Islamic preacher, Sheik Taofeek Akewugbagold.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi: Pardon bandits as you did coup plotters and Biafra soldiers

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has submitted that Nigeria would escape banditry and achieve peace only when bandits were granted amnesty.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Banditry: CAN decries President Buhari’s silence over Sheikh Gumi’s outburst on military

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed disappointment over what it described as the prolonged silence by President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the alleged move to polarise the military along religious divides by Sheik Abubakar Gumi.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Ex-Rep: Plateau has let down Middle Belt through Governor Lalong’s utterances

The alarming rate of insecurity in Nigeria needs to be tackled not from the point of weakness on the part of government and security agencies but decisive actions against criminal elements causing havoc in the country.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys, staff’s abductors threaten to starve victims to death

Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.

Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor: GSC Kagara victims have not been released

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has debunked the news making rounds on the release of the victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.

Edwin Clark urges President Buhari to restore peace, trust to the country

Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, restore peace and trust to the country.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: Bandits plan to acquire anti-aircraft weapons

Influential Islamic cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has disclosed that bandits operating in the northern states forests are planning to acquire anti-aircraft missiles to repeal attacks by the military.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

CNG: We didn’t disagree with Sheik Gumi on amnesty for bandits

Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has dismissed media report that it disagreed with Sheik Ahmed Gumi’s call for bandits to be granted amnesty.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his constituency in Daura, Katsina State.

Northern elders restate total support for President Buhari, APC

Northern elders have restated their unflinching support to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress,APC-led federal administration in the country.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Group dismisses Nigerian Army chief’s coup alarm as diversionary

A Coalition of elders under the auspices of Nigeria Elders for Peace and Good Governance (CONEPAGG), has accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, of raising false alarm about “imaginary” coup to divert the attention of Nigerians from the failings of the Service Chiefs.
The immediate past Kano State Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr Muazu Magaji, who was relieved of his appointment following alleged unguarded utterances he made against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, has finally cleared the air of what he actually meant.

Abba Kyari: Kano sacked commissioner says he was misunderstood

Kano State erstwhile Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engineer Mu’azu Magaji who was sacked by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has disclosed that he never celebrated the death of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, insisting that his post on social media was misunderstood.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor swears in predecessor’s ex-appointees, others as commissioners, special advisers

The new commissioners are: Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau, Alhaji Aminu Sulaiman, Abdulkadir Buhari Gora, Jinaidu Muhammad, Muhammad Sadiq Maiturare, Zainab Lawal Gummi, Jamilu Aliyu, Dr Nura Isah and Rabiu Garba.

DSS: Sambo Dasuki, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky chose to be in our custody

The Department of State Services (DSS) has declared former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, and leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shittes, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, chose to be in its custody on their volition.

Council seeks punishment for Kano children’s abductors

The National Council of Islamic Scholars, under the aegis of Majlis Atta’awun, Kano State branch, has called for the prosecution of abductors of nine Muslim children from Kano allegedly sold in Anambra and converted to Christianity.

Emir wants elected politicians to prioritise security of lives, property

The Emir, Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Dr Shehu Idris, today urged elected officers to prioritise security of lives and property of Nigerians above any other issue.

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