Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been advised in his best interests to stay away from Nigeria except he is ready to continue his trial for treason charges.
The IPOB leader, who fled the country and has been in exile since September 2017, is reportedly seeking a return to the country for the funeral of his late mother.
Daily Independent on Friday quoted an unnamed senior presidential aide to have said that Kanu will be deceiving himself if he thinks he can just “stroll into the country and go out after the funeral”.
“When a prisoner loses his mother and seeks permission to go and bury her, won’t the prisoner return to the prison after the conclusion of the burial?
“How then can a man who is standing trial and fled the country now want to return for the burial of the mother and say he will go back after the funeral? Is that logical? If he likes himself, let him come to Nigeria,” he said.
Recall that former governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, had on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to allow Kanu travel to Nigeria for his late mother’s funeral.
Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Ezeife said the government should also make a promise not to harass or arrest Kanu throughout his stay in the country until he leaves.
Ezeife, who said the death of a mother is very painful, said he is happy that a lot of people have been calling on the government to allow Kanu come home.
“I am very happy to hear a lot of people supporting Kanu on this. This is the death of a mother, a very painful death. The federal government should allow him to come and make a promise that they will not harass him if he comes until he leaves,” he said.
Buhari Trusts Women More Than Men — Garba Shehu
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.
Buhari Has Done Well In Power Supply, Food Sufficiency, Security — FG
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.
Buhari Came To ‘Steal, Kill, Destroy’ — Fani-Kayode
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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