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Ohanaeze, Afenifere, NEF, Others Meet Over State Of Nation

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The Leaders and Elders Forum of Nigeria on Wednesday expressed concern on the state of the nation and urged the Federal Government to do more to stop the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians.

The Forum made the call in a communique signed by Chief Edwin Clark, Leader Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Convener Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Leader Afenifere Socio-Cultural Group and Chief John Nwodo, President Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

The communiqué was signed at the end of the Extra ordinary summit of leaders and elders of Nigeria, titled: “State of the Nation: The rising spate of killings must stop.’’

The elders called on the Federal Government to address the security challenge and revamp the security architecture of the country.

They said that the general state of insecurity and incessant killing in Nigeria had escalated in recent times with several communities at the mercy of marauding killers.

They added that the affected communities perceived the government to be complacent with the killings that claimed over 3,500 lives in 2017 and even more in 2018.

They noted that the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) had increased from 1.5million in 2015 to 4 million currently.

They also said that Nigeria had degenerated from the 136th to 148th position on the corruption perception index out of the 180 countries surveyed in 2018.

“The summit observes with alarm the flagrant abuse and disrespect for the rule of law as well as the systematic violation of election processes.

“These infractions are steadily eroding public confidence in our hard earned democracy.

“It is necessary to ensure the removal of marauding killers from the communities they have occupied and return same to their rightful owners who now live in IDP camps.’’

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 20, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Na true

  2. Anonymous

    July 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    too late

  3. Anonymous

    July 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    U better unite for better Nigeria.

    • Anonymous

      July 19, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Better what?? ur coment is too elementery? go and tell ur stupid pple housa muslims wt ur best pple fulani that u want best nigeria and not we Biafrans. idiot go and lain how to make speach direct to the law brokers.

    • Anonymous

      July 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      All hail biafra

  4. Anonymous

    July 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Now they are beginning to understand what nnamdi kanu was warning them about

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Buhari Trusts Women More Than Men — Garba Shehu

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Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has disclosed that his principal trusts women more than men.

The Presidential Spokesperson disclosed this while making an appearance in an NTA programme on Friday May 29. When asked if President Buhari would appoint more women in his government, Shehu said;

“This is a prayer you are making and I join you in prayer, I support you. I think he should get more women.”

“In any case, do you know that all his ministers of finance have been women.

“Let me say this, I hope I don’t get myself into trouble. He is more trusted of women than men, because he has given this country… all these years, all the country’s money is in the hands of women and they kept it safely. And they are doing well.”

Garba Shehu also revealed that the President spends time with his grandchildren during his leisure, and usually takes a walk as a form of exercise.

He added: “The president watches television, he watches wild life, he does watch NTA promptly as much as he can.

“And the president enjoys being with little ones, he has a number of grand children and he is entertained by them all the time.

“He takes a walk around the house and in a way, exercises himself.”

There are only seven women among President Buhari’s 43 ministers.

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Buhari Has Done Well In Power Supply, Food Sufficiency, Security — FG

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The Federal Government on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari, has put the country on an irreversible road to development in the last one year.

It said the country had never witnessed such positive steps in a short time.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated these in Abuja at a press conference to mark the first year of Buhari’s second term in office.

He said, “The past one year has been momentous for Nigeria, as the President has taken some actions, mostly bold and highly visionary, that have now put Nigeria on an irreversible road to sustainable development.

“Never in the history of Nigeria have so many positive steps been taken in so short a time as Mr. President has done in the past one year.”

The minister listed some of the gains of the administration as power supply, food sufficiency, enhanced security, increased revenue, infrastructural development among others.

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Buhari Came To ‘Steal, Kill, Destroy’ — Fani-Kayode

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A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the five years of President Muhammadu Buhari as “disastrous.”

He disagreed with Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, whose weekly column argued the President’s emergence, saved the nation from collapse in 2015.

Fani-Kayode, on his verified twitter handle, said Buhari’s emergence has plunged the nation into deeper abyss.

Responding directly to Adesina’s tweet, the former Minister said: “Not so my friend. The emergence of Buhari in 2015 annihilated Nigeria and plunged her into darkness, death and destruction.

“He came to steal, kill and destroy and for the last disastrous 5 years that is all he has done.”

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