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Buhari Colluding With Bandits, Kidnappers - Bishop Kukah Petitions US Congress

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 The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah has accused the federal government of being helpless in tackling insecurity ravaging the country. In a statement to the United States Congress Commission, Kukah lamented that the Buhari government has failed to address insecurity which it promised Nigerians in 2015. The Bishop accused President Muhammadu Buhari of showing preference to his fellow Muslims which according to him, has worsened the level of rivalry between Muslims and Christians: "The North, even the whole country, is invaded by armed bandits, kidnappers etc, who attack communities at will. The fact that the government seems to be either helpless or uninterested in dealing decisively with these people has added more confusion. "The contradiction here is that the President has blatantly pursued nepotistic agenda and policies that show very clearly his preference for men and women of his faith. "For the first time in Nigeria, the people heading the three ar

Update: Israeli Embassy Reacts To The Arrests Of Israeli Filmmakers In Nigeria

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  Three Israelis shooting a documentary in a separatist region in southeast Nigeria were arrested last week, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed. According to Times Of Israel, Nigerian authorities arrested and interrogated the trio on suspicion that they had come into contact with ‘Biafran separatists.’ According to the Foreign Ministry, the Israeli Embassy in Abuja is following the case closely and is in contact with Nigerian authorities. One of the Israelis arrested is Rudy Rochman, a Zionist activist with almost 95,000 followers on Instagram. Making the flight with him were filmmaker Noam Leibman and French-Israeli journalist E. David Benaym. The Israelis were in Nigeria to film “We Were Never Lost,” a documentary exploring Jewish communities in African countries such as Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, and Nigeria. They took off from Ben Gurion Airport on July 5 and landed in Nigeria the next day. According to residents, the crew was detained at a synagogue during Friday night services in

Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in UK, Nigeria government lied - British Govt Clears Air as Tension Rocks Everywhere

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The British High Commission has cleared air on the insinuations that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in the United Kingdom. Dean Hurlock, a spokesperson of the British High Commission, on Tuesday said the Kanu was neither arrested nor extradited from the UK. “We can confirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK for extradition purposes,” TheCable quoted him. Recall that the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami had disclosed on Tuesday that Kanu was arrested on Sunday. According to him, Kanu was arrested through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services. Kanu who is a dual citizen of both Nigeria and Britain was rumoured to have been arrested in the UK where he was believed to have been staying since his escape from the country in 2017. There are claims that he was arrested in one of the African countries.

Nigeria Is The Best Country In The World — UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed Says

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Despite the myriad issues that its people face, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has stated that Nigeria remains the best country in the world. The UN head conceded that previous governments in Africa's most populous country had failed at some point, but stressed that all hope for the country's restoration was not lost. She urged Nigerian youths to stop criticizing the country, saying that foreign countries could not afford to house 240 million Nigerians. According to a statement signed by the UN National Information Officer in Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun, Ms Mohammed said this during an event organized by the Baze University in Abuja over the weekend. “You have got education, you have the tools, and you have a huge future ahead of you, and you are condemning yourself before you start on that journey. Do not do that! Be proud of Nigeria, your country; do not condemn her and do not lose hope. “If you will your country that way, that’s the direction it will go. Even if i

BREAKING!!! Nigerians Suffering as World Bank makes Touching revelation

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The World Bank says inflation pushed seven million Nigerians below the poverty line in 2020. In its latest report, “Nigeria Development Update: Resilience through Reforms,” released on Tuesday, the bank said the high inflation rate is worsening poverty and depressing business activities in Nigeria. The report came a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari said his government had lifted 10.5 million people out of poverty in the last two years. “In the last two years, we lifted 10.5 million people out of poverty – farmers, small-scale traders, artisans, market women and the like,” Buhari had said during a speech to commemorate the June 12 Democracy Day. According to the report, the Nigerian economy in 2020 experienced a shallower contraction of -1.8 percent than had been projected at the beginning of the pandemic (-3.2%). Although the economy started to grow again, prices are increasing rapidly, severely impacting Nigerian households. As a result of this development, rising prices the

JUNE 12: U.S. Issues Strong Warning Against Tomorrow's Protest

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The United States Mission in Nigeria has warned its citizens in Nigeria to exercise caution during the June 12 protests. This was contained in a demonstration alert posted on the Embassy's website on Friday. It was titled, “Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (June 11, 2021) – Nationwide Protests on Democracy Day.” It read, “Several groups have announced their intentions to protest nationwide on June 12, Democracy Day.  “Police presence and response can be expected nationwide, including in Abuja where government events are scheduled to celebrate the national holiday and in Lagos where simultaneous protests are planned.   “The likely locations for the protests in Abuja will be at Unity Fountain (Hilton Hotel area), Wuse, Berger Roundabout, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Airport Road, and British Circle. In Lagos, the likely locations for protests will be Lekki Toll Gate and Gani Fawehinmi Park. Calls for the protests suggest they may begin as early as 07:00 a.m.  “Actions to Take: Avoid t

Argentina country of Pope Francis legalises abortion

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  Argentina on Wednesday became the first major country in Latin America to legalize abortion. The country’s Senate voted by 38 in favour to 29 against with one abstention to approve a bill allowing the procedure through the 14th week of pregnancy. The vote bucked the traditionally strong influence of the Catholic Church in the region. The reigning Pope Francis is from Argentina. The contentious vote followed a marathon debate that began at 4 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Tuesday. After the vote was announced, pro-abortion supporters burst out dancing and singing. More to follow

Germany extends ban on arrivals from Britain and South Africa

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    ‌ Germany on Tuesday extended a ban on arrivals from Britain and South Africa until January 6 after a new more infectious coronavirus strain appeared in the two countries. “The transport ban covers passenger traffic by train, bus, ship and flights directly from these countries,” the health ministry said in a statement. “The order covers the period from December 22, 2020 until January 6, 2021.” It added that people who have valid residency permits for Germany could return from January 1. Many European countries have also banned travel from the UK while the World Health Organisation has called for stronger containment measures as the British government warned that a highly infectious new strain of the virus was “out of control”. ‌

End SARS: DJ Switch to speak to Int'l Criminal Court today

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A Nigerian female disc jockey,  DJ Switch, says  she'll be addressing the International Criminal Court (ICC) today, 17th December, 2020 over the #EnSARS protests that greeted the country in October. Her words; “Tomorrow 17th of December 2020, I will be speaking at the 19th assembly of states parties to the International Criminal Court. "I know we are all experiencing hardship one way or the other, I know it seems like no one cares enough for Nigeria and Africa to help us fight our oppressors. but this is the generation that does not take NO for an answer! So let me tell you straight up, it will take time... Maybe a long time." "So what do we have to lose that we already did not have? Security? Jobs? A working health system? What do we have to lose? Don't give up! I told you... I'm not great at social media and updates but we are fighting seriously behind the scenes, something will definitely give," she wrote.

UN breaks silence over abduction of Kankara school boys

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday reacted to the abduction of students by suspected bandits at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State. Guterres’ statement by UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Monday in New York called for “immediate and unconditional” release of no fewer than 300 male students abducted from Government Science secondary school. “The secretary-general strongly condemns the Dec. 11 attack on a secondary school in Katsina State, Nigeria and the reported abduction of hundreds of boys by suspected armed bandits. The secretary-general warned that attacks on schools and other educational facilities constitute a grave violation of human rights. The UN chief urged security agencies to arrest and bring those responsible for the heinous act to justice. He reaffirmed the “solidarity and support” of the organisation to the Federal Government and Nigerians in their fight “against terror, violent extremism and organised crime”.