‘Presidency not on same page with military” – Sheikh Gumi 

Renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has given some insight into why the bandits/killer herdsmen crisis rocking the nation still persists. Gumi, in an issued statement on Monday, disclosed that the Presidency and the military were not ‘on the same page’ when it comes to handling insecurity in the country. He wrote: “I have met many of the bandit leaders to see a way out of this gridlock. I have talked to the political class and security agents. Except for an exception, most State governors want a peaceful resolution of…

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Insecurity: ‘FG should be two steps ahead of criminals’, Ex-IGP Okiro advises FG 

A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mike Okiro, has advised the Federal Government to be global best practices and be “two steps ahead of the criminals”, by funding, training and equipping security agencies to achieve the desired results. Okiro said this while fielding questions from journalists after a press conference he addressed in his capacity as chairman, Board of Trustees, (BOT), of the newly formed Old Seminarians Association of Nigeria, ahead of its inauguration. According to him, insecurity has continued unabated in the country because some security personnel may have…

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State of the nation: Nigeria will bounce back, CAN, PFN assure wary Nigerians

National Presidents of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Reverend Supo Ayokunle, and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke, have declared that Nigeria will bounce back regardless of the country’s many challenges besetting its progress. Ayokunle and Oke gave the assurance at the flag-off of the eight-day 39th annual Holy Ghost Convention of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, with the theme: “Abundant Rain”, which held at the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU) campus, Garden of Victory, Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The clerics urged Nigerians not to lose hope…

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Insecurity: “Buhari met Nigeria as one, but allows bandits to rule some parts” — Sheikh Khalid

The Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters mosque, Sheikh Nuru Khalid, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to tackle banditry in the country.  Addressing worshippers during his Friday sermon, the Imam said President Buhari met a united Nigeria but allowed bandits to rule part of the country. “Go and tell the president that under his government some group of people are issuing threats to local communities, demanding that they be paid some amounts of money or face attack”, Khalid said. “And they would gather the money and announce…

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Insecurity: “Defend yourselves”, CAN youths urges Nigerians

The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (YOWICAN), has urged Nigerians to defend themselves following the rising cases of insecurity in the country. The YOWICAN National Chairman, Ambassador Belusochukwu Enwere, yesterday in Abuja, said that the crisis in Plateau State and some other parts of the country is enough to convince Nigerians that the nation’s security agencies are not on top of the situation. According to him, the mass killing of Christians and Plateau State citizens, especially last Wednesday by bandits in Jos-North LGA, was condemnable. He, thus…

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“Your failure is responsible for insecurity in Nigeria”, APC Reps. member tackles President Buhari

A House of Representatives member from Plateau State and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yusuf Gagdi, has said that the strategies adopted by the President Buhari-led administration have failed and cannot guarantee the safety of Nigerians. The lawmaker, who stated this in a letter addressed to the president, asked President Buhari to “show leadership” and rise to the task of protecting lives and property in the country.  Gagdi, a lawmaker from Plateau state and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this in a letter addressed to the…

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“Buhari met Nigeria as one, but allow bandits to rule part of country” – Sheikh Khalid

The Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque,Sheikh Nuru Khalid, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to tackle banditry in the country. Addressing worshippers during his Friday sermon, the Imam said President Buhari met a united Nigeria but allowed bandits to rule part of the country. His words: “Go and tell the president that under his government some group of people are issuing threats to local communities, demanding that they be paid some amounts of money or face attack. “And they would gather the money and announce publicly…

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Insecurity: Nigeria’s situation calls for deepening of political, religious collaborations – Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has disclosed that he believes Nigeria’s current security challenges call for deeper collaboration between political and religious leaders in the country. He made the remark during the 3rd Quarter 2021 meeting of the Intra-Religious Council, in Abuja on Thursday.  The SGF explained that religious and traditional leaders must partner with the government to end hostilities in Nigeria.  “The situation in Nigeria today calls for the deepening of political and religious collaboration at all times,” he added. “As a body,…

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Insecurity: ‘Nigeria must renegotiate its peace and unity’ – Sultan Abubakar

…Says situation getting worse by the day …’President aware of insecurity, concerned, says SGF Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has suggested that President Muhammadu Buhari, as a matter of urgency, convoke a Dialogue to discuss the peace and unity of Nigeria. Delivering his remarks at the third quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) in Abuja, the Sultan said the meeting should be attended by traditional, community and religious leaders, as well as opinion leaders, people from political and business communities, and other people that matter in the…

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Insecurity: ‘Silence not golden at this time’, Senator Ndume tells Buhari

The senator representing Borno-South and Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has urged President Muhammadu to cultivate the habit of talking to Nigerians amidst scary security situations in the country. Senator Ndume gave the admonition, yesterday, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja. The Chairman Senate Committee on Army asked President Buhari to learn from the President of the United States, Joe Biden, who makes it a daily event to brief Americans on the fate of his citizens still trapped in Afghanistan. Senator Ndume said Nigerians did not vote…

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