Buhari’s Ex-Minister Dead, Yoruba Group Backs Sunday Igboho, Vows To Deal With Herdsmen

JUST IN: Former Buhari’s minister, Abdullahi Ibrahim, dies of COVID-19

Mr Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was said to have died of COVID-19-19 in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday.

Mr Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as Minister of Transport and Aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday.

A former top government official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak publicly on the matter ahead of the family, broke the news to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.

Mr Ibrahim’s Wikipedia page was also updated on Sunday to reflect his demise.

Mr Ibrahim, from Kogi State, served as the AGF of the military regime of Abdusalami Abubakar, an army general, that handed over to the civilian administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.

Prior to his appointment as the AGF, Mr Ibrahim served as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology.

Mr Ibrahim is the latest among former and serving top government personalities who lost their lives to COVID-19.


Source:  Premium Times



We’ll deal with killer herdsmen, OPC vows

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has vowed to get rid of killer herdsmen from the South West.

It also offered to enforce the quit notice to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves by Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, which expires on Sunday.

Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”

The socio-cultural group said: “Although the millions of law-abiding Fulani men and women living in our midst have absolutely no cause for alarm, those Fulani criminals hiding under the cloak of being herdsmen to perpetrate evil against law-abiding citizens should know their time is up. Henceforth, it will be fire for fire.

“We are fully prepared to help enforce Governor Akeredolu’s quit notice in Ondo State at the expiration of the two-week deadline.

“Anybody found in the jungle will be regarded as a kidnapper and bandit and will be appropriately dealt with. We Yoruba shall rise up to defend our land from foreign marauders who daily rape our women, kill our farmers and kidnap Nigerian citizens. Enough is enough.”

OPC described the manhunt launched for Igboho as misguided and provocative.

“The government must guarantee the life of Sunday Igboho. Rather than declare Sunday Adeyemo an outlaw, the Federal Government’s security agencies should turn their attention against criminal elements engaging in kidnappings and killings in the South.”

Urging all Yoruba to speak with one voice against the rising insecurity in their land, OPC said the race currently faced an existential threat to its survival as foreign criminals had turned highways, forests and farms into danger zones while the Buhari government turned a blind eye.

The group added: “We cannot fold our arms and wait to be wiped out of our Fatherland by foreign elements. The Yoruba are peace-loving people with a great reputation for extending hospitality to visitors in order to produce mutually-beneficial advantages.

“But what we see today are invaders, murderers and parasites committed to snuffing the life out of their hosts. We can no longer tolerate them and we must reclaim not only our land but our peace from these children of Satan.’’


Source: The Nation



BREAKING: Man Utd knock Liverpool out of FA Cup

Bruno Fernandes’ superb 78th-minute free-kick gave Manchester United victory in a thrilling FA Cup tie with old rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Liverpool led a fantastic contest through Mohamed Salah, who then equalised after Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford had struck for the hosts either side of the break.

But in a game which had everything last week’s drab stalemate between this pair at Anfield lacked, Fernandes came off the bench to have the final word after Fabinho had fouled Edinson Cavani on the edge of the area.

Fernandes might have been slightly off the pace in recent games but when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed his £47m inspiration to come up with another special moment, the Portuguese delivered, bending his shot round the wall and beyond Allison’s reach.

The victory earns United a home meeting with an in-form West Ham side managed by former boss David Moyes in the fifth round.

But the search for form goes on for Liverpool, whose only win in seven games since that seven-goal hammering of Crystal Palace came against Aston Villa’s kids in the last round, and who have a meeting with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham looming on Thursday.


Source: BBC Sports



Be cautious of COVID-19 second wave – Cherubim & Seraphim head tells Nigerians

The Spiritual Head and Chairman of the Holy Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (CSMC) Worldwide, Most Reverend Samuel Adefila Abidoye, on Sunday, called on Nigerians to be cautious of the second wave of the deadly COVID -19 pandemic. The Most Reverend Abidoye made the call in Bauchi during a condolence/goodwill message to the congregation of the CSMC, Yandoka road, Bauchi.

Represented by the General Organizer (GO) Boys Brigade CSMC Worldwide, Most Senior Apostle Joseph Baoku, Abidoye particularly charged churches across Nigeria to strengthen the enforcement of strict adherence to all the Covid-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks, hand washing with soap and running water, using hand sanitizer, ensuring physical and social distancing, among others.

The cleric called on Nigerians not to only ask God to bring an end to the challenges currently confronting the country, but also observe the COVID-19 protocols to curtail the virus. According to the spiritual head, his delegation was in Bauchi to condole the church over the death of some of its members.

“We are here to condole the church over the passing on of two of our members as well as deliver Baba Aladura, Most Reverend Samuel Adefila Abidoye’s goodwill message to the congregation in this trying time of our dear country.”

“I am here with the District Organiser (DO), Jos District and other members of our entourage to pay condolence visit to CSMC No 1 Yandoka road Bauchi over the demise of Matron, Boys Brigade 5th Bauchi Company CSMC, Special Mother in Israel Beatrice A. Fayomi and the passing away of officer Olaiya Oladeru’s wife. May their souls continue to rest peacefully in the bosom of our Lord. “Baba Aladura is asking us and all Nigerians not to relent or get tired of praying, especially at this trying time so that God will heal the land of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic,” he stated.


Source: Dailypost



No runs girl is happy in her marriage – Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo (video)

Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo has revealed that no runs girls and women who sleeps around will never be happy in her marriage.

According to Pastor Okonkwo, when such girls get married to men who can’t fund the lifestyle they had before marriage, it makes them unhappy.

He added that most of the girls try to be contented and happy with their new lifestyle but go back to their old lifestyle when their husbands can’t fund them.

The preacher revealed that he knows women who are like that because he meets people daily.


Source: Lailas

Mob Sets Suspected Motorcycle Thief Ablaze In Benue

A yet-to-be identified man suspected to be thief has been reportedly set ablazed by mob for allegedly attempting to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi, the capital of Benue state.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that one of the suspect was set ablaze by mob in front of LGEA primary school in Wurukum in the early hours of Sunday, January 24.

A witness told newsmen at the scene of the incident that the deceased suspect was killed and burnt with tyres after he made unsuccessful effort to snatched a motorcycle from its owner.

Another witness, a food vendor, whose makeshift shop was situated closely to the scene of the incident, further narrated, that it was about 5:20am when a certain commercial motorcyclist and his two passengers alighted at the gate of the primary school.

“An argument ensued between them after the motorcyclist insisted that he was yet to reach where the duo told him was their destination. The two passengers had earlier forced him to stop them at the primary school on gunpoint just as they demanded for the key to the bike,” she narrated.

“But, the motorcycle rider refused to hand them the key so they shot at him and the bullet didn’t penetrate. The motorcycle rider on his part picked a stone from the rubbles around there and hit it on one of them while he also raised an alarm which attracted people to the scene. One of the suspect escaped while the other was unlucky as the people who got to the scene to help the cyclist rider set him ablaze,”


Source: Within Nigeria



Expect More Sunday Igbohos In S’West If Killer Herdsmen Are Not Prosecuted —Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari’s Government

Aformer Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari government to expect more Sunday Igbohos to rise up, if killer Fulani herdsmen are not arrested and prosecuted.

Fani-Kayode added that the South-West welcome peace-loving Fulani people but “those that kill, steal, rape and destroy must leave and they must be brought to justice by the authorities.”

Femi Fani-Kayode
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Chief Sunday Adeyemo, more popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has in the last week become a prominent name in the South-West for issuing a seven-day ultimatum to killer Fulani herdsmen in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State to leave.

The former minister stated this in an article he wrote on Sunday, titled “Sunday Igboho and the threat of war.”

He said, “For soldiers to escort murderous Fulani herdsmen back to a community in Ogun State from which they were earlier evicted and then to publicly whip members of that community for evicting them simply beggars belief.

“Have the people of the South-West now become slaves in their fatherland? Have we finally been conquered and occupied?

“It is utterly mind-blowing. It is wicked. It is evil. It is unacceptable. How much more bloodshed, carnage, violence, insults and humiliation are the people of the South-West expected to take? Soldiers are whipping our people like dogs in the street in order to reinstate those that are killing, raping and maiming them?

“Is our Army a Nigerian Army or a Fulani Army? Are the Fulani superior to all others? Are they above the law? Is the Presidency a Nigerian Presidency or a Fulani Presidency?

“The Constitution does not grant the Fulani or anyone else the right to commit murder in Nigeria or to turn the South-West into their killing fields. The Constitution does not regard Yoruba blood as being cheaper than others and neither does it prescribe that the Yoruba people are to be treated like sacrificial lambs and killed at will.

“Some Yoruba leaders want to be President or Vice President in 2023 and are therefore prepared to keep quiet and tolerate this rubbish that is being done to our people.

“Peace-loving and law-abiding Fulani people are welcome in the South-West but those that kill, steal, rape and destroy must leave and they must be brought to justice by the authorities. If this does not happen expect many more Sunday Igbohos to rise up.”



Source: Sahara Reporters



INEC Gives Update On Resumption Of Continuous Voter Registration Exercise

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked rumours that it plans to resume the Continous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise on Monday, 25th January.
INEC in a statement on Sunday via its official Twitter account urged members of the public to ignore the news on the resumption of the exercise.

The statement reads: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wishes to inform the general public that no date has been fixed for the resumption of the Continous Voter Registration (CVR).”

“We implore Nigerians to ignore the fake news making the rounds that the commission will open the register of voters from 25th January 2021.”

It will be recalled INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu had in November 2020 while defending the commission’s 2021 budget before the National Assembly, disclosed that it plans to resume the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) ahead of the 2023 general elections in the first quarter of 2021.

This he said during the budget defence of the commission before the Senate Committee on INEC, noting that the sum of N1billion has been earmarked by INEC for the exercise.

No specific date was however revealed the commencement of the exercise.

Meanwhile, there are reports that INEC is considering using the National Identity Number as a precondition for registering voters in Nigeria.


Source: Naija News