The Igbo Canadian Community Association, ICCA/Umunna, has condemned the naming of the newly-established Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies of the Ebonyi State University, EBSU, by the Governor Dave Umahi government after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai.
ICCA described the approval given by the Ebonyi State Government to name the newly established institute after Buratai as a disgraceful ill-advised decision that spits on the graves of Nigerians “who have been killed by the army under Buratai”.
Recall that Col. Sagir Musa, the Nigeria Army spokesman, had in a statement, quoted the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Chigozie Egbu, as saying the university was naming its newly-established institute for Peace and Strategic Studies after the Chief of Army Staff, for his selfless service to the nation and humanity.
According to Musa, the Vice Chancellor stated this when he led a team from the university on a courtesy visit to Buratai in Abuja recently.
The VC, during the visit, disclosed that the state governor and the State Executive Council had approved that the institute be named “Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies”.
However, the President of the socio-cultural and political group, Chief Ugochukwu Okoro, insisted that the Army failed in its duties under Buratai.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the group, Ahaoma Kanu, reads: “It is incomprehensible and unconscionable that a serving governor will take the very inhumane decision to name a building after a man whose hands are dripping with the blood of innocent Nigerians killed in broad daylight by Nigeria Army soldiers under the command of a despicable officer like Buratai who not only has blood on his hands but pungently oozes of corruption and has failed in his duties as the Chief of Army Staff as his tenure can only be described as a total failure.
“Governor Dave Umahi has shown, by his decision to solely select Buratai, his short-sightedness in selecting honourable Nigerians dead or alive that would have been more befitting to wear the honour of selfless service to humanity more appropriately.”
The socio-cultural group stated that from the vague reasons given by the Ebonyi government why Buratai was selected to be honoured, it showed the governor and the Executive Council failed to take into consideration the actions of the Nigeria Army under Buratai against human rights in the country.
“We find it unbelievable that the Ebonyi State government wants to reward failure; cloth dishonor with honour; encourage indiscriminate killing of the innocent citizens by the Nigeria Army or tell the world that Ebonyi rewards bloodshed.
“Does it mean that during the selection discussion that the Executive Council failed to look into the human rights records of the Nigeria Army under the leadership of Buratai? Have they forgotten so soon that juts some six months ago the Army under the command of Burata killed 42 Shiite Muslims in Abuja; gruesome lethal attack on protesting Nigerian citizens some of which was captured on video.
“Has Governor Umahi and the Executive Council of Ebonyi forgotten that on December 12, 2015 the Nigeria Army killed 348 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria with 347 bodies buried in secret. Are they not aware that the Judicial Commission for Inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government in January 2016 under the chairmanship of Justice Mohammed Garba, a presiding justice of Court of Appeal, found the army gunned down 348 Shiites and urged for prosecution.
“How can Governor Umahi and his Executive Council forget that about 150 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were killed in a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions by the Nigeria Army under the command of Buratai between August 2015 and August 2016?
“Does it mean that Gov. Umahi and his Executive Council have forgotten Operation Python Dance; the infamous military exercise that left over 100 Igbo youths dead? What inspiration did the Ebonyi Governor see in a man that has questionable properties obviously acquired through proceeds from corrupt acts in the United Arab Emirates, and who, under his leadership, horrendous calamity is constantly befalling officers and men of the Nigeria Army under his command?
“Is Gov. Umahi aware that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in December 2018 indicted the Nigeria Army under Buratai for committing war crime varying from murder, torture, and intentionally attacking the civilian population?
“We beg to ask Gov. Umahi which face of Buratai that has a resemblance of humanity for which he is been honoured.
“There are several families across the South East that are still mourning; there are families that have lost bread winners in Kaduna; there are many youths whose life have been cut short by the orders of Gen. Buratai and yet Gov. Umahi chose name a building after him in Ebonyi State to be a constant reminder to the families that lost loved once in the South East of the pain they feel and are still feeling.
“If Gov. Umahi had truly wanted to name a building after a deserving Nigerian, dead or alive, perhaps Late Gani Fawehinmi would have been more befitting to have his name on that building; or maybe coming home to the Ndigbo, Late Dr. Dozie Ikedife name would have stood tall on that building; or if he needed to give that honour to a soldier who have given great service to the nation, then no other would have been more appropriate than late Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali who paid the supreme sacrifice in defense of this nation. Late Col. Ali represents everything Burutai isn’t.
“Maybe, having that building named after Mrs. Josephine Agwu, who returned a large sum of money at a national airport would have gone a long way to show our children that integrity has many rewards.
“Naming such a building after Buratai is shameful, immoral and condemnable.
“We are therefore calling on Governor Dave Umahi to immediately strip Gen Buratai of that honour and look for a more worthy Nigerian to bestow it on. Having the name of a man who ordered for the death of our brothers, sisters, fathers and children is shows a direct disconnect the government has with the pains and anguish of the people.”
Waiting For A Rapist To Get Rich Before Speaking Out Is An Act Of Gold Digging — Cubana Chief Priest
Popular socialite, Cubana Chief Priest has reacted to the recent social media campaign which has seen many people including the rich and famous being called out for rape.
In his Instagram post, the club manager stated that rape victims who wait for a rapist to get rich or famous before speaking out are gold digging.
He also appealed to parents to teach their children how to speak up to ensure justice is served, because silence endangers others.
Cubana Chief Priest wrote;
“Waiting For A Rapist To Blow Or Get Rich Before Speaking Out Or Reporting To The Right Authorities Is An Act Of Gold Digging N Dragging, Parents We Have To Teach Our Children How To Speak Up Immediately It Helps Authorities In Proper Investigation To Get Justice Served, Why Did It Take You So Much Time To Report What Caused You Severe Pain ?
To Be A Rape Victim No Be Hustle Or Pay Back, I Wonder Why This Recent Calling Out No Dey Reach The Poor Or Don’t The Poor Rape, Lets Be Guided How Can You Wait For Someone Who Raped You When He/She Was Poor To Get Rich N Famous Before Calling Him/Her Out Or Reporting To The Right Authorities, The Chances Of Getting Justice Is Low Because This Person Now Has Money N Fame And Delay Helps Destroy Evidence, Your Silence Endangered The Lives Of So Many People When You Let A Rape Case Slide Or Waste Time, Rape Is Evil It’s Best Tackled As E Dey Hot !!!!
#SayNoToRape Speak Out With No Shame There N Then Don’t Stress The Police, Judiciary N The Masses, Above All Don’t Risk Another Victim As You Wait, The Earlier The Better Rape Evidences Are Easily Determined By Physical Appearance Don’t Let That Heal Before You Speak”.
Man Arraigned For Allegedly Raping His 7-Month-Old Daughter Starting From When She Was 3 Months Old
A 38-year-old man has been arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate court for allegedly raping his seven-month-old daughter.
The father, named Mr. Simon Emeka, is alleged to have raped daughter Prosper Emeka starting from when she was only 3 months old.
When the case came up in court on Friday, June 5, prosecuting police officer, Sergeant Friday Kanshio told the court that on June 1st, 2020, one Ms. Josephine Habba of No. 34 Modern Market Road Makurdi reported the matter at the Nigerian Police Force ‘D’ Division, Makurdi.
Kanshio said Habba had complained that on the same date, she went to Jestic Hospital in Makurdi with her daughter for treatment and heard one Mrs Favour Emeka crying and telling a nurse that her seven months old baby girl named Prosper Emeka was raped by her husband, Simon Emeka. It was alleged that the accused had been raping the baby since she was three months old.
Kanshio said during police investigation, the suspect was arrested for committing the crime which is contrary to sections 391 and 284 of the penal code law of Benue State.
When the charge was read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. However, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.
The prosecuting police officer told the court that investigation into the matter was still on and asked for another date to enable the prosecution prove its case.
The trial Magistrate, Mr. Isaac Ajim remanded the accused at the Nigerian Correctional Centre and adjourned the case to August 31, 2020, for further mention.
He Is Your Boyfriend Not Your Boycustomer — Reno Omokri Speaks To Ladies That Are In Relationships Because Of Money
Nigerian popular political critic, Reno Omokri in a recent nugget on Saturday spoke on relationship especially ladies that see their boyfriends as money making machines.
Reno Omokri noted that ladies shouldn’t see their boyfriends as boy customers as what should connect them should be friendship and affection.
He stated people need to know this else they wouldn’t know the meaning of true love.
Reno Omokri wrote, “The word is boyfriend, not boycustomer. What should connect you two is friendship, and affection, not finances and remuneration. I teach this because if we don’t change this mindset, some people will go through life without ever knowing real love.”
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