Afternoon Update: Fani-Kayode Names Two Zones That Should Produce Buhari’s Successor, Boko Haram Terrorists Take Over Borno Community

2023 Presidency: Fani-Kayode Names Two Zones That Should Produce Buhari’s Successor

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has named two geopolitical zones in Nigeria which should push for the presidency in 2023.

Fani-Kayode named the Middle Belt and Southeast as the two zones which should push for the presidency in 2023.

In a tweet, the former minister stressed that all geopolitical zones in the country with the exception of Middle Belt and Southwest have produced Nigeria’s President…READ MORE>>>

Blockade Of Cattle, Foodstuff From North An Act Of War – Yoruba Youth Group

The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW), the apex umbrella body of youths in Yoruba land, on Monday, condemned the recent move by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) to block cattle and other foodstuff going to the South West, describing it as an act of war.

According to the group, the blockade was a move to sabotage the efforts of the government, knowing that past and present administrations have heavily invested taxpayers monies into the agricultural sector starting from the Olusegun Obasanjo’s and Goodluck Jonathan’s era.

President, YCYW, Aare Oladotun Hassan, said the South-West youths would not fold their hands and watch the “unscrupulous elements” under the guise of an association or trade union, sabotage efforts of the government…READ MORE>>>

Sowore Takes ‘Juju Man’ To Court Hearing

Former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore, shocked some people on Monday when he appeared in court with a man in ‘juju’ attire by his side.

He was in court to contest his unlawful detention by the Department of State Services (DSS) in 2020.

Ripples Nigeria had reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in February adjourned the fundamental rights enforcement suits filed by the human rights activists, Sowore and Olawale Bakare, against the Department of State Services and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Federation, Abubakar Malami, over their unlawful detention…READ MORE>>>

Boko Haram Terrorists Take Over Borno Community, Beg Residents Not To Flee

Hundreds of people have been trapped in the ancient town of Dikwa in Borno State after Boko Haram fighters dislodged Nigerian troops in the community.

Dikwa town is about 90km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital and has experienced several attacks from the insurgents since the liberation of the town in 2016.

Military sources told SaharaReporters that the insurgents overran Dikwa on Monday and while most of the villagers ran away for safety, some were held by the insurgents.

SaharaReporters gathered that the gunmen came with heavy machine guns and trucks and took possession of the military Super Camp 9 formation, including high-profile fighting equipment and vehicles…READ MORE>>>

Obasanjo, Saraki, Oyinlola In Closed-Door Meeting

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and former governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Tuesday visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the state capital few minutes after 12noon and proceeded to observe a ‘closed door’ meeting at Pent House within Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).

The meeting is still ongoing as the time of filing this report.

The visit might be connected with consultations ahead of the 2023 presidential election but it is not clear if Saraki has ambition to run…READ MORE>>>

Bandits Asked Us To Marry Them – Rescued School Girl Narrates Ordeal

Hunainatu Abubakar, one of the abducted girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara, says their abductors asked them to pray for them to become good citizens.

Hunainatu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that they were ridiculed and called many bad names.

”They threatened to kill us and then later, they asked us to pray for them to be good citizens and that we should teach them English so that they could speak.

“They also threatened to rape us but their leader warned them against that, they always added sand to our foods and only allowed us to dig for water with our fingers at a drying pond,” she said…READ MORE>>>