Boko Haram, ISWAP Unite After Shekau’s Death, Plan Jihad
Top commanders of Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) has agreed to work together in a jihad following a recent peace pact between the two groups.
The negotiation occurred one month after Abubakar Shekau, former Boko Haram blew up himself during a violent confrontation with ISWAP.
The terrorists united in a 13-minute video obtained by PRNigeria.
They placed their hands atop one another while making friendly comments.
They pledged allegiance to Aba Ibrahim Al-Hashimiyil Khuraishi, who was unanimously ordained as ‘Khalifan Muslimai’ (The Leader of all Muslims).
Four commanders from Boko Haram and ISWAP announced their loyalty. They spoke in Arabic, Hausa, English and Fulfulde.
One of them, in his remarks, confirmed Nigeria intelligence services played a major role in creating divisions in their camps.
Another thanked Khuraishi for the pact and said members of the sects should be happy about the reunion.
An ISWAP fighter, with a rifle on his neck, declared: “What is left now is Jihad. We will not stop fighting the unbelievers. All the disbelievers have entered trouble.”
Source – Daily Post
Olubadan Says Tinubu Will Make A Good President
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has endorsed the idea of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, vying for the Nigerian Presidency in 2023.
The Olubadan expressed his support while receiving members of the Tinubu Vanguard, a support group for Tinubu’s presidency project in Ibadan on Saturday.
A statement by Dr. Johnny Benjamin, The Director-General of Tinubu Vanguard, Dr Johnny Benjamin, said this in a statement on Saturday.
Olubadan described Tinubu as a good man whose stewardship as president would consolidate on the progressive agenda of of the APC and propel Nigeria to the path of economic prosperity and sustainable development.
“Tinubu is a good man and I will do everything within my power to support his candidacy for the 2023 presidential poll,” he said.
The director-general said that representatives of Tinubu Vanguard were at the palace to intimate the Ibadan paramount ruler of their intention to deliver a Tinubu presidency in 2023, and to solicit his royal blessings.
Benjamin added that the group was committed to ensuring that the Tinubu presidential mandate was actualised in the interest of national unity and cohesion.
Meanwhile, Tinubu Vanguard has sent congratulatory messages to Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos on their birthdays.
Benjamin commended both celebrants for their dedication to delivering democratic dividends to Nigerians in their respective positions
“Sanwoolu’s programmes and policies are people oriented and we are proud of his achievements as governor in charge of a complex state like Lagos.
“As for the Speaker, his commitment to hard work and his pragmatic leadership style have set him apart as a quintessential statesman.
“We wish both of them long life and prosperity, as they continue to support the delivery of good governance in their different capacities,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sanwoolu and Gbajabiamila celebrated their birthdays on Friday, June 25. The Speaker turned 59 while Sanwoolu celebrated his 56th birthday.
Source – Pulse Nigeria
Man Jumps From Moving Plane At LA Airport After Trying To Break Into Cockpit
A passenger jumped out of a moving plane at Los Angeles International Airport after unsuccessfully trying to breach the cockpit, authorities said.
United Express flight 5365, operated by SkyWest, was leaving its gate at LAX around 7pm local time on Friday for Salt Lake City when a disturbance occurred inside the plane.
Source – Independent
11 Killed, 22 Injured In Osun Road Crash
Eleven people have been killed and 22 others seriously injured in a road crash at Gbangan in Osun state.
The accident occurred opposite the Ayedaade Local Govt Secretariat, some 5 kilometers from Sasa Bridge on Osogbo-Ibadan expressway.
The accident involved a White Mazda E2000 commercial Bus with registration number KJA392YA and a Black Toyota Hiace commercial Bus with registration number GWL427YM.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) arrived at the scene to evacuate the injured to hospital and took recovered bodies to mortuary.
The Sector Commander of the (FRSC) in the state, Corps Commander Paul Okpe said the accident was caused as a result of head on collision.
Phones and luggage including cash were recovered from the scene of the accident and that policemen have taken over the two vehicles involved.
According to the FRSC, “16 injured victims were taken to Ariremako hospital Gbongan, 6 injured victims were taken to Central Hospital. The corpses were taken to the morgue of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) Ile Ife.”
The relatives of one of the dead, believed to be Muslim, did not allow FRSC to take the body.
The family took possession of his remains for immediate burial.
Source – Daily Trust
Mexico: 18 Bodies Found After Suspected Drug Cartel Gun Battle
The bullet-ridden bodies of 18 men were discovered after an apparent gun battle between suspected drug cartels in Zacatecas state in northern Mexico, authorities said on Friday.
“There were 18 dead, and the confrontation occurred in the community of San Juan Capistrano, in the municipality of Valparaiso,” said Zacatecas state security department spokeswoman Rocío Aguilar.
Source – Reuters
Convene National Dialogue Or We Move For Freedom, Clark Tells Buhari
Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has issued a three-month ultimatum to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to address the pressing issues of the country through a national dialogue.
In a communique issued at the end of a South-South zonal conference comprising representatives of ethnic groups in order on Friday in Rivers State, the group urged Buhari to convene a national dialogue to chart a new course for the country.
The conference which has critical stakeholders and representatives of ethnic nationalities in the region was organized by the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development in partnership with Agape Birthrights Development Initiative.
Clark was represented at the event by Chief Obiuwevbi Ominimini who read his address, career diplomat and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, Dr. Godknows Igali and the National Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Senator Emmanuel Ebok-Essien were present at the event.
While restating the urgent need for restructuring and devolution of more powers to the states, they said oppressive and repressive tendencies against the Niger Delta region and its people would no longer be tolerated and urged the apex government to stop selling out their resources to the Chinese and others.
Source – Wuzup Naija
Qatar Olympic Star, Abdalelah Haroun, Dies In Car Accident
Qatar Olympic star, Abdalelah Haroun, dies in car accident
Qatar’s track and field athlete, Athlete Abdalelah Haroun, has died in a car accident, the Arab country’s Olympic team have confirmed.
In a statement released on the team’s official Twitter handle, the 24-year-old who was born in Sudan died on Saturday, less than a month to the summer Olympics holding in Japan.
Source – Wuzup Naija