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COWS FINISHED MY BEANS FARM DESPITE LOCATED CLOSE TO MY COMMUNITY! SO PAINFUL!!!

COWS FINISHED MY BEANS FARM DESPITE LOCATED CLOSE TO MY COMMUNITY! SO PAINFUL!!!

Due to the rising cost of foodstuffs I decided to engage in large scale multi-crop farming this year. My beans farm located close to my community produced bountiful seeds.


Last Sunday 21st November, 2021 I drove to the farm after service and saw that the beans produced bountifully and are dry ready for harvest, but because I wanted to travel I couldn't arrange for people to help me harvest the beans.


So I traveled on Monday and returned today Saturday 27th November, 2021. While on my way back to Kaduna, I arrange for who will help in the harvest, as I arrived Kaduna, this evening we drove to my beans farming to commission the commencement of the harvest. Watch and behold there is nothing else to harvest as those callous Fulani Herdsmen have brought their cows to my farm and the farms of others around and their cows ate and finished all the beans.


We still met the cows and their herdsmen grazing in my farm. Since we (those who want to help me in the harvest and I) are not wearing bullet proof we only decided to take pictures lamenting the destruction we couldn't do or say anything to the herdsmen because we value our lives more than what they have destroyed.


We all know how much a bag of beans cost today. Even if it's only 6 bags of beans I could get we know how much that will be. And no matter what, we could have harvested far more than 6 bags of beans if the Fulani Herdsmen had not turned my farm to their grazing zone. .


What kind of destructive regime did gullible people bring upon my beloved country?!


SO PAINFUL!!!


Emmanuel Olorunmagba


Photos of the farm:










Due to the rising cost of foodstuffs I decided to engage in large scale multi-crop farming this year. My beans farm located close to my community produced bountiful seeds.


Last Sunday 21st November, 2021 I drove to the farm after service and saw that the beans produced bountifully and are dry ready for harvest, but because I wanted to travel I couldn't arrange for people to help me harvest the beans.


So I traveled on Monday and returned today Saturday 27th November, 2021. While on my way back to Kaduna, I arrange for who will help in the harvest, as I arrived Kaduna, this evening we drove to my beans farming to commission the commencement of the harvest. Watch and behold there is nothing else to harvest as those callous Fulani Herdsmen have brought their cows to my farm and the farms of others around and their cows ate and finished all the beans.


We still met the cows and their herdsmen grazing in my farm. Since we (those who want to help me in the harvest and I) are not wearing bullet proof we only decided to take pictures lamenting the destruction we couldn't do or say anything to the herdsmen because we value our lives more than what they have destroyed.


We all know how much a bag of beans cost today. Even if it's only 6 bags of beans I could get we know how much that will be. And no matter what, we could have harvested far more than 6 bags of beans if the Fulani Herdsmen had not turned my farm to their grazing zone. .


What kind of destructive regime did gullible people bring upon my beloved country?!


SO PAINFUL!!!


Emmanuel Olorunmagba


Photos of the farm:










How Nigerian Air Force pays terrorists/bandits N20 million to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane

How Nigerian Air Force pays terrorists/bandits N20 million to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane








The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded.

The Nigerian Air Force coordinated ransom payments to armed bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army, The Wall Street Journal said, in a desperate deal that was brokered as President Muhammadu Buhari was planning a trip to Katsina.

The U.S. outlet said N20 million was delivered to the bandits in Rugu Forest by a Nigerian Air Force official, who leaked details of the operation under anonymity, because the military realised that it would be too risky to leave the weapon in the hands of violent criminals operating in an area the presidential jet would fly over. 

The rugged, lawless jungle that covers parts of Kaduna, Zamfara and the president’s home state of Katsina has served as a vast haven for bandits terrorising Nigeria’s northwestern communities. A large portion of kidnapping plots emanates or terminates in or around the forest, security agencies have previously warned. 

“The mission to buy back the antiaircraft gun began with a handoff from a high-ranking air force intelligence officer in the capital Abuja: a black zip-up bag he said was full of 20 million Nigerian naira,” the paper reported, after stating that such military hardware in the hands of bandits “posed a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari, who had been planning to fly to his hometown about 80 miles away.”

The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded. 

The Journal did not specify when the deal was brokered or the presidential trip that was planned. The president has been in his hometown at least twice this year that his office disclosed to the public. The first trip was in late January and another in July. 

Although the Nigerian government claimed combat victories against armed bandits, several military bases have been sacked by the violent criminals dreaded largely for their abduction of schoolchildren and prominent personalities, including politicians and emirs. 

Last month, a forward operating base crucial to the military campaign against banditry was raided in Zamfara, leaving at least 12 officers killed. The bandits also seized military equipment when they captured the base in Dansadau, about 80 kilometres south of the capital Gusau, in the September 11 operation.

Less than two weeks later on September 24, bandits again struck a joint base of security forces in the neighbouring Sokoto State, killing several soldiers, Civil Defence officers and civilians. 

The Nigerian Air Force also confirmed on July 19 that bandits had shot down one of its fighter jets, but the pilot was able to eject without and there were no casualties. The incident came as Mr Buhari was visiting his hometown for this year’s Sallah. 

It was not immediately clear why service chiefs opted for a ransom payment in the operation described by The Journal. Military weapons that fell into the hands of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits were usually destroyed by airstrikes. 

Whereas Mr Buhari has promised to be tough on the bandits and publicly railed against governors negotiating with them, his government has been known to pay ransom to terrorists and other violent criminals.

The government paid millions of dollars to free some of the Chibok girls seized in 2014 under President Goodluck Jonathan. It also facilitated hundreds of millions of naira in ransom to bandits who seized schoolchildren in Niger State earlier this year.

The Gazette has yet to hear back from the Nigerian Air Force about the reported N20 million ransom to bandits.



Source: SM







The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded.

The Nigerian Air Force coordinated ransom payments to armed bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army, The Wall Street Journal said, in a desperate deal that was brokered as President Muhammadu Buhari was planning a trip to Katsina.

The U.S. outlet said N20 million was delivered to the bandits in Rugu Forest by a Nigerian Air Force official, who leaked details of the operation under anonymity, because the military realised that it would be too risky to leave the weapon in the hands of violent criminals operating in an area the presidential jet would fly over. 

The rugged, lawless jungle that covers parts of Kaduna, Zamfara and the president’s home state of Katsina has served as a vast haven for bandits terrorising Nigeria’s northwestern communities. A large portion of kidnapping plots emanates or terminates in or around the forest, security agencies have previously warned. 

“The mission to buy back the antiaircraft gun began with a handoff from a high-ranking air force intelligence officer in the capital Abuja: a black zip-up bag he said was full of 20 million Nigerian naira,” the paper reported, after stating that such military hardware in the hands of bandits “posed a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari, who had been planning to fly to his hometown about 80 miles away.”

The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded. 

The Journal did not specify when the deal was brokered or the presidential trip that was planned. The president has been in his hometown at least twice this year that his office disclosed to the public. The first trip was in late January and another in July. 

Although the Nigerian government claimed combat victories against armed bandits, several military bases have been sacked by the violent criminals dreaded largely for their abduction of schoolchildren and prominent personalities, including politicians and emirs. 

Last month, a forward operating base crucial to the military campaign against banditry was raided in Zamfara, leaving at least 12 officers killed. The bandits also seized military equipment when they captured the base in Dansadau, about 80 kilometres south of the capital Gusau, in the September 11 operation.

Less than two weeks later on September 24, bandits again struck a joint base of security forces in the neighbouring Sokoto State, killing several soldiers, Civil Defence officers and civilians. 

The Nigerian Air Force also confirmed on July 19 that bandits had shot down one of its fighter jets, but the pilot was able to eject without and there were no casualties. The incident came as Mr Buhari was visiting his hometown for this year’s Sallah. 

It was not immediately clear why service chiefs opted for a ransom payment in the operation described by The Journal. Military weapons that fell into the hands of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits were usually destroyed by airstrikes. 

Whereas Mr Buhari has promised to be tough on the bandits and publicly railed against governors negotiating with them, his government has been known to pay ransom to terrorists and other violent criminals.

The government paid millions of dollars to free some of the Chibok girls seized in 2014 under President Goodluck Jonathan. It also facilitated hundreds of millions of naira in ransom to bandits who seized schoolchildren in Niger State earlier this year.

The Gazette has yet to hear back from the Nigerian Air Force about the reported N20 million ransom to bandits.



Source: SM

#ENDSARS Memorial: Osinbajo's NEC-in-Council advises against planned protests,, they ordered the killings!!!

#ENDSARS Memorial: Osinbajo's NEC-in-Council advises against planned protests,, they ordered the killings!!!











Protesting Youths demanding for an end to police and security Brutality and asking for good governance were brutally massacre, arrested, maltreated, tortured and illegally detained last year in many places across the country. Many are still in detentions illegally without been charged to court. 

For many that were arraigned in court, the Nigeria police has not been able to provide convincing evidence as to the cookup allegations leveled against them.


October 20 2020 was the real black day when the security operatives comprises of the police, the Nigerian Army and others on their cohort evil agenda opened fires on the peaceful protesters holding the Nigerian flags at Lekki toll gate in Lagos State.


With series of denial, panel of enquires were set up in 28 states and revelations were already in the public that Nigerian government through the security apparatus of the State killed her abled body youths for demanding for good governance and leadership from the Major General Muhammadu Buhari led Federal lawless regime.


As Memorial programs were lined up by the concerned Nigerian youths to mark the one year of the killing, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's led  National Economic Council has confirmed the administration's failure again that the country is unsafe under this regime to guarantee the constitutional right to protest and therefore can't protect the protesters, if they choose to protest to mark the one year anniversary of those innocents killed last year by this incumbent regime.


To dose the tensions the Osinbajo led NEC have resolved that payment of compensation to victims should proceed with each State, in collaboration with the Federal Government, establishing the modalities for the settlement of all monetary compensations awarded by the panels. 


Equally, NEC, which is composed of all State Governors in the Federation and representatives of the FG, Chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also unanimously resolved today to ensure the prosecution of persons indicted by the panels. The Council specifically directed States "to immediately forward copies of final reports of the panels to their Attorneys-General for prompt arraignment and prosecution of all indicted persons. 


However, let them scale through this month, you will hardly hear anything about the NEC resolutions again unless their is another crisis threatening their authorities. 


 The Boko Haram/ISWAP and other terrorists who killed, raped and abducted citizens and even security officers are already been pardoned and reintegrated back to the society by the pro-terrorists Buhari led Government.


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𝗡𝗘𝗖: 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦, 𝗙𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗢 𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗦𝗔𝗥𝗦 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗦 & 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗧𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗘𝗗


*Council also strongly advises against planned protests considering security situation 


*Urges organisers to consider other options 


In receipt of reports from judicial panels regarding EndSARS protests set up in 28 States across the country and in the FCT, the National Economic Council have resolved that payment of compensation to victims should proceed with each State, in collaboration with the Federal Government, establishing the modalities for the settlement of all monetary compensations awarded by the panels. 


Equally, NEC, which is composed of all State Governors in the Federation and representatives of the FG, Chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, also unanimously resolved today to ensure the prosecution of persons indicted by the panels. The Council specifically directed States "to immediately forward copies of final reports of the panels to their Attorneys-General for prompt arraignment and prosecution of all indicted persons. 


"Where incidents in the reports relate to matters of discipline, in addition to prosecution, NEC urged the Nigeria Police Force to take disciplinary action on the affected officers in line with the provisions of the Police Act 2020." 


Also rising from today's NEC meeting, members strongly advised those planning protests to mark the anniversary of the ENDSARS to reconsider the option in view of "current security situation across the country and the possibility of such protests being hijacked by armed hoodlums and other opportunistic criminals to cause mayhem at such protest events and venues."


Below are the NEC resolutions on the panels and an advisory on the planned protests: 


NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON “ENDSARS” PANELS’ REPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY - 15TH OCTOBER 2021


At its meeting today, 15th October 2021, the National Economic Council (NEC/Council) received an update on the Reports of Judicial Panels of Inquiry into Allegations of Human Rights Violations against Members of Nigeria Police Force and other Security Agencies. 


2. It may be recalled that following the October 2020 #EndSARS protests, which later transformed into violent demonstrations, in furtherance of resolution of NEC, twenty-eight (28) States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) (under the auspices of the National Human Rights Commission) had set up Judicial Panels/Commissions of Inquiry (Panels) to investigate allegations of violations of human rights levied against members of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies, especially members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). 


3. The 28 States that set up these Panels were Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba. 


4. Out of the 28 States, 11 States (Abia, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, and Rivers) have submitted their final reports to Council; with Lagos, set to finalise its sittings on 19th October 2021, submitting an interim report. Governors of other States including Delta and Ebonyi at today’s meeting also indicated that their reports would be submitted soon. 


5. Following deliberations on the recommendations of the panels, NEC agreed/resolved as follows, (and this applies to all the States and FCT that set up the panels): 


PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION TO VICTIMS

6. Each State, in collaboration with the Federal Government, shall establish modalities for the settlement of all monetary compensations awarded by the Panels. Already, as resolved by NEC, a number of States have set up Victims Compensation Funds, from which several victims have already received payments of sums awarded to them by the panels. 


PROSECUTION OF INDICTED PERSONS (SECURITY PERSONNEL AND CIVILIANS)

7. Council directed State Governors to immediately forward copies of final reports of the panels to their Attorneys-General for prompt arraignment and prosecution of all indicted persons. 


8. Where incidents in the reports relate to matters of discipline, in addition to prosecution, NEC urged the Nigeria Police Force to take disciplinary action on the affected officers in line with the provisions of the Police Act 2020.


IMPROVED EFFICIENCY OF NIGERIA POLICE FORCE AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES' ARCHITECTURE

9. NEC called on the leadership of the security agencies to ensure that –

a. Persons recruited into arms-bearing security agencies undergo psychiatric evaluations and drug tests before enlistment and periodically after enlistment to ensure that the personnel are psychologically fit to carry live weapons and to identify behavioural tendencies that may require psycho-social interventions. 


b. Personnel of the agencies dutifully observes Rules of Engagement in the discharge of their functions/duties around and within the civilian populace. 


c. While acknowledging the various initiatives introduced by the Federal Government to: 


*strengthen police accountability through the Police Service Commission,

*sustain improved funding and budgetary allocation to the Nigeria Police Force and other securities agencies,

*and the lifting of the ban on recruitment of police officers, 


Council urged the Federal Government to give priority to the general welfare of police officers and personnel of other security agencies. 


In particular, it advocated the review of pension and gratuity of retired police officers and attainment of parity of remuneration by police officers with sister security agencies. 


d. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of all police stations across the country with a view to ensuring that they are fit for purpose. 


e. Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies should deploy cutting-edge technology in the fight against crimes. 


f. Nigeria Police Force to, in line with the mandatory training provisions of the Police Act 2020, prioritize training of Police Officers on procedures for the entrenchment of Human Rights Provisions guaranteed by the Constitution and on the professional handling of weapons. 


g. All those detained by the Police as a result of the EndSars protests are expeditiously processed with due regard to the principles of fair hearing. 


h. The system established within the Nigeria Police Force for receipt and handling of complaints or petitions is strengthened, and all police officers on duty should be in police-approved uniform with their full names and force numbers boldly written for easy identification. 


i. The States should, as resolved by NEC: 


i)Properly utilize and support the community policing programme of the Federal Government, with active collaborative efforts and participation of traditional rulers, elders, youths, vigilante groups, etc.; 


ii)Establish standing committees under States Ministries of Justice to address human rights violations on a continuous basis; and 


iii)Take measures aimed at flushing out miscreants squatting in uncompleted buildings, and other blackout spots that serve as hideouts for criminals.


THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL ALSO ISSUED AN ADVISORY ON PUBLIC PROTESTS AT THIS TIME AS FOLLOWS: 


While appreciating the role of lawful peaceful protests in the advancement of public discourse under democratic governance, the National Economic Council (NEC) strongly advises those planning public protests across the country to mark the anniversary of the #EndSARS, to consider other lawful alternative means of engagement. 


This is because of the current security situation across the country and the possibility of such protests being hijacked by armed hoodlums and other opportunistic criminals to cause mayhem at such protest events and venues. Council, therefore, urges the organizers to reconsider their plan. 


NEC would also like to point out the various actions already taken by Federal and State Governments to address the grievances that led to the 2020 protests, including: 


* the disbandment of SARS;

*broad police reforms;

*establishment of judicial panels of inquiries to investigate allegations of human rights violations by members of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies;

* recommendations of which panels are already at various stages of implementation including the setup of Victims Compensation Funds from which several victims have received payments of sums awarded to them by the panels; 

*and prosecution of police personnel indicted by the panels. 


These are commendable actions that ought to be taken to a logical conclusion in a peaceful atmosphere. 


Organizers of the planned protests should explore the various channels of communication with governments at various levels to advance their positions and avert the breakdown of law and order that may result from such public protests. 


HIGHLIGHTS OF SOME OTHER ISSUES AT TODAY’S NEC MEETING 


A.

PRESENTATION ON THE DRAFT NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (2021-2025) 


Council received a presentation and memo from the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning on the draft of a National Development Plan 2021-2025, which is a successor plan to the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020. 


Among other highlights, the presentation and memo were to acquaint Council with the need for linkage between Annual Budget and Plans. 


The plan also targets an average of 5% GDP growth, the creation of 21million jobs, and lifting 35million people out of poverty within the duration of the Plan. 


What is new in this plan? 


·   A mechanism to engage, empower and employ our teaming energetic youths 


·    Inclusiveness - Opportunities for young people, women, vulnerable people, etc., via mainstreaming. 


·        A financing plan to increase revenue to 15 percent of GDP by 2025 and to decrease the budget deficit 


Policy Action: 


·   Prioritization and implementation of critical and strategic infrastructure projects that will directly boost production and productivity 


·   Institutional reforms in public sector, law enforcement, judiciary, and secure property rights, including intellectual property. 


·  Measures to diversify revenue and increase tax to GDP ratio by improving tax administration, including the informal sector, and widening the tax base.


B.

PRESENTATION ON THE GRAZING RESERVE AUDIT COMMITTEE & SYNERGY WITH THE NLTP


NEC received a presentation from the Governor of Kebbi on behalf of the Grazing Reserve Audit Committee. The summary of the presentation was to brief NEC on the essence of the audit which is to document available land in order to aid the implementation of the 10year National Livestock Transformation Plan approved by NEC in 2019. The presentation clarified that the audit committee is not mandated to recover grazing reserves. 


C.

PRESENTATION ON THE PROGRESS REPORT OF THE NEC AD-HOC COMMITTEE INTERFACING WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE (PTF) ON COVID-19 TO EASE THE LOCKDOWN OF THE ECONOMY


·     Council received a progress report from the Chairman of the Committee, Delta State Governor on the above. 


The Federal Ministry of Health is establishing oxygen plants across the 36 States in the country, but currently, 6 States have been provided with oxygen cylinders so far. 


·        The FG has paid for 40 million doses of Covid -19 vaccines coming in batches and therefore a considerable amount of the vaccines will come into the country between now and January 2022 


·      Nigeria is now classified among the 50 countries in the green zones

D.

STATE PERFORMANCE REPORT ON COVID -19 BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL 

 

Council was informed as follows:

No of Cases                                =208,404 


No of Cases tested                   =3,142,971 


Active Cases                              =9,520, 


Discharged Cases                     =196,123 


Number of Deaths                     = 2,76


·        Council was also informed on the global situation of Covid-19: over 237million confirmed cases and over 4.8million deaths due to Covid -19. There are now over 6.3billion vaccine doses administered 


·        Nigeria is still in the first wave of vaccination and vaccination tools will improve as the country receives additional vaccines 


·        Covid-19 cases have declined by 7.5% over the last week



·        States are urged to continue to push testing activities in other to detect new cases before the situation worsens 


·       An update on travel restrictions on certain countries expected to be announced soon by the FG. 


Council was also updated on the situation regarding the Cholera outbreak 


Current Cholera situation in the country; 


Suspected No of Cases            =88,704 


No. of States                              = 31t FCT 


Number of Deaths                   = 3,208 


·        Multi-sectoral emergency operation centers activated at level 2 continues to coordinate the national response. 


Challenges 


·        Difficulty in accessing some communities due to insecurity 


·        Open defecation 


·        Lack of portable drinking water 


·        Lack of basic health primary health care infrastructure 


·        Inadequate health facility and cholera commodities for case management.


Resolution 


·        Council commended the insightful presentations and congratulated the outgoing DG NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu on his new appointment at the W.H.O and also welcomed the incoming DG, Dr. Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa.


E.

FINANCIAL UPDATES 


The Honorable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning gave Council an update on the under listed accounts as follows: 


1.       EXCESS CRUDE ACCOUNT (ECA) 


BALANCE AS AT 13TH OCTOBER 2021 STANDS AT $60, 857,773.43


2.      STABILIZATION ACCOUNT 


BALANCE AS AT 13TH OCTOBER, 2021 STANDS AT N 25,009,892,511.55 



3.      DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ACCOUNT 


BALANCE AS AT 13TH OCTOBER, 2021 STANDS AT N56,144,024,000.71


𝗟𝗮𝗼𝗹𝘂 𝗔𝗸𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲,

𝑺𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂 & 𝑷𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒚,

𝑶𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑽𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕. 

15th October, 2021











Protesting Youths demanding for an end to police and security Brutality and asking for good governance were brutally massacre, arrested, maltreated, tortured and illegally detained last year in many places across the country. Many are still in detentions illegally without been charged to court. 

For many that were arraigned in court, the Nigeria police has not been able to provide convincing evidence as to the cookup allegations leveled against them.


October 20 2020 was the real black day when the security operatives comprises of the police, the Nigerian Army and others on their cohort evil agenda opened fires on the peaceful protesters holding the Nigerian flags at Lekki toll gate in Lagos State.


With series of denial, panel of enquires were set up in 28 states and revelations were already in the public that Nigerian government through the security apparatus of the State killed her abled body youths for demanding for good governance and leadership from the Major General Muhammadu Buhari led Federal lawless regime.


As Memorial programs were lined up by the concerned Nigerian youths to mark the one year of the killing, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's led  National Economic Council has confirmed the administration's failure again that the country is unsafe under this regime to guarantee the constitutional right to protest and therefore can't protect the protesters, if they choose to protest to mark the one year anniversary of those innocents killed last year by this incumbent regime.


To dose the tensions the Osinbajo led NEC have resolved that payment of compensation to victims should proceed with each State, in collaboration with the Federal Government, establishing the modalities for the settlement of all monetary compensations awarded by the panels. 


Equally, NEC, which is composed of all State Governors in the Federation and representatives of the FG, Chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also unanimously resolved today to ensure the prosecution of persons indicted by the panels. The Council specifically directed States "to immediately forward copies of final reports of the panels to their Attorneys-General for prompt arraignment and prosecution of all indicted persons. 


However, let them scale through this month, you will hardly hear anything about the NEC resolutions again unless their is another crisis threatening their authorities. 


 The Boko Haram/ISWAP and other terrorists who killed, raped and abducted citizens and even security officers are already been pardoned and reintegrated back to the society by the pro-terrorists Buhari led Government.


WHAT DO YOU THINK?



I am 'Dele Abiola

[email protected]


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𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 


𝗡𝗘𝗖: 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦, 𝗙𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗢 𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗦𝗔𝗥𝗦 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗦 & 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗧𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗘𝗗


*Council also strongly advises against planned protests considering security situation 


*Urges organisers to consider other options 


In receipt of reports from judicial panels regarding EndSARS protests set up in 28 States across the country and in the FCT, the National Economic Council have resolved that payment of compensation to victims should proceed with each State, in collaboration with the Federal Government, establishing the modalities for the settlement of all monetary compensations awarded by the panels. 


Equally, NEC, which is composed of all State Governors in the Federation and representatives of the FG, Chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, also unanimously resolved today to ensure the prosecution of persons indicted by the panels. The Council specifically directed States "to immediately forward copies of final reports of the panels to their Attorneys-General for prompt arraignment and prosecution of all indicted persons. 


"Where incidents in the reports relate to matters of discipline, in addition to prosecution, NEC urged the Nigeria Police Force to take disciplinary action on the affected officers in line with the provisions of the Police Act 2020." 


Also rising from today's NEC meeting, members strongly advised those planning protests to mark the anniversary of the ENDSARS to reconsider the option in view of "current security situation across the country and the possibility of such protests being hijacked by armed hoodlums and other opportunistic criminals to cause mayhem at such protest events and venues."


Below are the NEC resolutions on the panels and an advisory on the planned protests: 


NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON “ENDSARS” PANELS’ REPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY - 15TH OCTOBER 2021


At its meeting today, 15th October 2021, the National Economic Council (NEC/Council) received an update on the Reports of Judicial Panels of Inquiry into Allegations of Human Rights Violations against Members of Nigeria Police Force and other Security Agencies. 


2. It may be recalled that following the October 2020 #EndSARS protests, which later transformed into violent demonstrations, in furtherance of resolution of NEC, twenty-eight (28) States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) (under the auspices of the National Human Rights Commission) had set up Judicial Panels/Commissions of Inquiry (Panels) to investigate allegations of violations of human rights levied against members of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies, especially members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). 


3. The 28 States that set up these Panels were Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba. 


4. Out of the 28 States, 11 States (Abia, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, and Rivers) have submitted their final reports to Council; with Lagos, set to finalise its sittings on 19th October 2021, submitting an interim report. Governors of other States including Delta and Ebonyi at today’s meeting also indicated that their reports would be submitted soon. 


5. Following deliberations on the recommendations of the panels, NEC agreed/resolved as follows, (and this applies to all the States and FCT that set up the panels): 


PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION TO VICTIMS

6. Each State, in collaboration with the Federal Government, shall establish modalities for the settlement of all monetary compensations awarded by the Panels. Already, as resolved by NEC, a number of States have set up Victims Compensation Funds, from which several victims have already received payments of sums awarded to them by the panels. 


PROSECUTION OF INDICTED PERSONS (SECURITY PERSONNEL AND CIVILIANS)

7. Council directed State Governors to immediately forward copies of final reports of the panels to their Attorneys-General for prompt arraignment and prosecution of all indicted persons. 


8. Where incidents in the reports relate to matters of discipline, in addition to prosecution, NEC urged the Nigeria Police Force to take disciplinary action on the affected officers in line with the provisions of the Police Act 2020.


IMPROVED EFFICIENCY OF NIGERIA POLICE FORCE AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES' ARCHITECTURE

9. NEC called on the leadership of the security agencies to ensure that –

a. Persons recruited into arms-bearing security agencies undergo psychiatric evaluations and drug tests before enlistment and periodically after enlistment to ensure that the personnel are psychologically fit to carry live weapons and to identify behavioural tendencies that may require psycho-social interventions. 


b. Personnel of the agencies dutifully observes Rules of Engagement in the discharge of their functions/duties around and within the civilian populace. 


c. While acknowledging the various initiatives introduced by the Federal Government to: 


*strengthen police accountability through the Police Service Commission,

*sustain improved funding and budgetary allocation to the Nigeria Police Force and other securities agencies,

*and the lifting of the ban on recruitment of police officers, 


Council urged the Federal Government to give priority to the general welfare of police officers and personnel of other security agencies. 


In particular, it advocated the review of pension and gratuity of retired police officers and attainment of parity of remuneration by police officers with sister security agencies. 


d. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of all police stations across the country with a view to ensuring that they are fit for purpose. 


e. Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies should deploy cutting-edge technology in the fight against crimes. 


f. Nigeria Police Force to, in line with the mandatory training provisions of the Police Act 2020, prioritize training of Police Officers on procedures for the entrenchment of Human Rights Provisions guaranteed by the Constitution and on the professional handling of weapons. 


g. All those detained by the Police as a result of the EndSars protests are expeditiously processed with due regard to the principles of fair hearing. 


h. The system established within the Nigeria Police Force for receipt and handling of complaints or petitions is strengthened, and all police officers on duty should be in police-approved uniform with their full names and force numbers boldly written for easy identification. 


i. The States should, as resolved by NEC: 


i)Properly utilize and support the community policing programme of the Federal Government, with active collaborative efforts and participation of traditional rulers, elders, youths, vigilante groups, etc.; 


ii)Establish standing committees under States Ministries of Justice to address human rights violations on a continuous basis; and 


iii)Take measures aimed at flushing out miscreants squatting in uncompleted buildings, and other blackout spots that serve as hideouts for criminals.


THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL ALSO ISSUED AN ADVISORY ON PUBLIC PROTESTS AT THIS TIME AS FOLLOWS: 


While appreciating the role of lawful peaceful protests in the advancement of public discourse under democratic governance, the National Economic Council (NEC) strongly advises those planning public protests across the country to mark the anniversary of the #EndSARS, to consider other lawful alternative means of engagement. 


This is because of the current security situation across the country and the possibility of such protests being hijacked by armed hoodlums and other opportunistic criminals to cause mayhem at such protest events and venues. Council, therefore, urges the organizers to reconsider their plan. 


NEC would also like to point out the various actions already taken by Federal and State Governments to address the grievances that led to the 2020 protests, including: 


* the disbandment of SARS;

*broad police reforms;

*establishment of judicial panels of inquiries to investigate allegations of human rights violations by members of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies;

* recommendations of which panels are already at various stages of implementation including the setup of Victims Compensation Funds from which several victims have received payments of sums awarded to them by the panels; 

*and prosecution of police personnel indicted by the panels. 


These are commendable actions that ought to be taken to a logical conclusion in a peaceful atmosphere. 


Organizers of the planned protests should explore the various channels of communication with governments at various levels to advance their positions and avert the breakdown of law and order that may result from such public protests. 


HIGHLIGHTS OF SOME OTHER ISSUES AT TODAY’S NEC MEETING 


A.

PRESENTATION ON THE DRAFT NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (2021-2025) 


Council received a presentation and memo from the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning on the draft of a National Development Plan 2021-2025, which is a successor plan to the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020. 


Among other highlights, the presentation and memo were to acquaint Council with the need for linkage between Annual Budget and Plans. 


The plan also targets an average of 5% GDP growth, the creation of 21million jobs, and lifting 35million people out of poverty within the duration of the Plan. 


What is new in this plan? 


·   A mechanism to engage, empower and employ our teaming energetic youths 


·    Inclusiveness - Opportunities for young people, women, vulnerable people, etc., via mainstreaming. 


·        A financing plan to increase revenue to 15 percent of GDP by 2025 and to decrease the budget deficit 


Policy Action: 


·   Prioritization and implementation of critical and strategic infrastructure projects that will directly boost production and productivity 


·   Institutional reforms in public sector, law enforcement, judiciary, and secure property rights, including intellectual property. 


·  Measures to diversify revenue and increase tax to GDP ratio by improving tax administration, including the informal sector, and widening the tax base.


B.

PRESENTATION ON THE GRAZING RESERVE AUDIT COMMITTEE & SYNERGY WITH THE NLTP


NEC received a presentation from the Governor of Kebbi on behalf of the Grazing Reserve Audit Committee. The summary of the presentation was to brief NEC on the essence of the audit which is to document available land in order to aid the implementation of the 10year National Livestock Transformation Plan approved by NEC in 2019. The presentation clarified that the audit committee is not mandated to recover grazing reserves. 


C.

PRESENTATION ON THE PROGRESS REPORT OF THE NEC AD-HOC COMMITTEE INTERFACING WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE (PTF) ON COVID-19 TO EASE THE LOCKDOWN OF THE ECONOMY


·     Council received a progress report from the Chairman of the Committee, Delta State Governor on the above. 


The Federal Ministry of Health is establishing oxygen plants across the 36 States in the country, but currently, 6 States have been provided with oxygen cylinders so far. 


·        The FG has paid for 40 million doses of Covid -19 vaccines coming in batches and therefore a considerable amount of the vaccines will come into the country between now and January 2022 


·      Nigeria is now classified among the 50 countries in the green zones

D.

STATE PERFORMANCE REPORT ON COVID -19 BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL 

 

Council was informed as follows:

No of Cases                                =208,404 


No of Cases tested                   =3,142,971 


Active Cases                              =9,520, 


Discharged Cases                     =196,123 


Number of Deaths                     = 2,76


·        Council was also informed on the global situation of Covid-19: over 237million confirmed cases and over 4.8million deaths due to Covid -19. There are now over 6.3billion vaccine doses administered 


·        Nigeria is still in the first wave of vaccination and vaccination tools will improve as the country receives additional vaccines 


·        Covid-19 cases have declined by 7.5% over the last week



·        States are urged to continue to push testing activities in other to detect new cases before the situation worsens 


·       An update on travel restrictions on certain countries expected to be announced soon by the FG. 


Council was also updated on the situation regarding the Cholera outbreak 


Current Cholera situation in the country; 


Suspected No of Cases            =88,704 


No. of States                              = 31t FCT 


Number of Deaths                   = 3,208 


·        Multi-sectoral emergency operation centers activated at level 2 continues to coordinate the national response. 


Challenges 


·        Difficulty in accessing some communities due to insecurity 


·        Open defecation 


·        Lack of portable drinking water 


·        Lack of basic health primary health care infrastructure 


·        Inadequate health facility and cholera commodities for case management.


Resolution 


·        Council commended the insightful presentations and congratulated the outgoing DG NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu on his new appointment at the W.H.O and also welcomed the incoming DG, Dr. Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa.


E.

FINANCIAL UPDATES 


The Honorable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning gave Council an update on the under listed accounts as follows: 


1.       EXCESS CRUDE ACCOUNT (ECA) 


BALANCE AS AT 13TH OCTOBER 2021 STANDS AT $60, 857,773.43


2.      STABILIZATION ACCOUNT 


BALANCE AS AT 13TH OCTOBER, 2021 STANDS AT N 25,009,892,511.55 



3.      DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ACCOUNT 


BALANCE AS AT 13TH OCTOBER, 2021 STANDS AT N56,144,024,000.71


𝗟𝗮𝗼𝗹𝘂 𝗔𝗸𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲,

𝑺𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂 & 𝑷𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒚,

𝑶𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑽𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕. 

15th October, 2021

NIGERIA: RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND CHIEFS

NIGERIA: RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND CHIEFS

 RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND 

CHIEFS HELD ON MONDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


The Northern States Governors’ Forum, in its continuous efforts to address the challenges bedeviling the Northern States convened an Emergency Meeting today Monday 27th September, 2021 at the Council Chamber Sir, Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.  The meeting was also attended by Chairmen of Northern States Traditional Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto.



2. The Forum discussed issues of Peace, Progress, Development and well-being of the Northern States.  The Forum took stock of progress made in handling challenges of Banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency.


After extensive deliberations, the following resolutions were arrived at:-

1. The Forum reviewed security updates from the Region and observed the need for a sustained synergy and coordinated efforts between the Federal and Northern States Governments while noting success of recent measures.  The meeting also noted with concern the constraint of the security services and urged the Armed Forces to embark on simultaneous operations and resolved to share the plans of the Frontline States come up with common with other Region; and assured of its readiness to work in synergy with the Federal Government of Nigeria in finding lasting solution to the current security challenges. 






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2. The Forum appreciated the ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram especially in the North East and parts of North West and North Central States and encouraged the Armed forces and other security agencies to sustain the tempo to enable the security challenges be permanently addressed in the shortest time.


3. The Forum received updates on the Renewable / Solar Energy Project and NOTED that request for land for the project had been submitted and are being processed by the Northern States.  The Committee had commenced negotiations in a public private arrangement and sovereign guarantees to ensure bankability of the project by multilateral financial organizations.  The Forum called on States yet to process the request for allocation of land for the project to expedite action. 


4. The meeting received updates on activities of some Committees constituted by the Northern States Governors’ Forum and NOTED that recommendations contained therein are being considered with a view to coming up with implementation strategies.


5. The Forum observed that some Northern States Governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the Nation.  Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency must go to the South. The statement is quite contradictory with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended that the elected President shall:-







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score the majority votes;


score at least 25% of the votes cast in 2/3 States of the Federation.


In the case of run-up simple majority win the election.


6. The Northern State Governors Forum considered the on-going National debate on the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). As responsible leaders while we are constraint by the fact that the matter is sub judice we however for the purposes of educating the public make the following observations: 

(a) the judgement of the Federal high Court calls to question the constitutionality of VAT, withholding tax, education tax, Niger Delta Development Commission, National Information Technology Development Agency, 13% derivation, National Economic Development Council and many other currently levied and collected by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Federal Inlands Revenue Service.  


(b) Rivers and Lagos State Government had enacted their own VAT laws and the Southern Governors Forum have expressed support for this course of action;


(c) VAT is being confused by these State Government as a sales tax. If every State enacted its own VAT Law, multiple taxation will result in increases of prices of goods and services and collapsed in interstate trade. VAT is not a production tax like excise, but terminal tax which is paid by the ultimate consumer;








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(d) Another confusion is ignoring observation above and its “overall effect”.  The reason Lagos account for our 50% Vat collection is because most of the telecommunication companies, Banks, manufacturing and other trading activities have their headquarters in Lagos with the resultant and wrongful attribution of VAT


(e) Until and unless the Supreme Court pronounces judgement on the substantive matter between Rivers State and Federal Government, the matter is sub judice and Northern States Governors Forum would respect this. 


7. The Traditional Rulers Councils appreciated the efforts made so far by the NSGF in addressing the key areas of challenges facing the Northern States, they expressed their willingness, solidarity and collaboration with the Governors’ in addressing these challenges particularly the issue of security.  It was equally resolved that perpetrators of crimes should be dealt with irrespective of their status in the society. 


8. The Forum decried the high level of conspiracies being perpetrated by some Judicial Officers in releasing / granting bail to arrested criminals.  This attitude sabotages the fight against criminality, therefore, there the need to develop good and robust intelligence mechanism amongst States was identified as a panacea. 










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9. The Forum calls on Agencies to leave up to their responsibility, Traditional rulers are to equally mobilize their various communities in checkmating the ugly trend of criminality in their domains.


10. The Forum NOTED the ugly trend in the spread of drugs and consumption amongst the teeming youth and therefore, calls on all levels of Governments and communities to raise to the occasion by stemming the tide.


11. The Forum also call the Federal Government to expedite action on the well establish National Livestock Transformation Programme as a spring board in transiting from the open grazing system as widely practice in the North



His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong KSGG,

Chairman, Northern States Governors' Forum.

 RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND 

CHIEFS HELD ON MONDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


The Northern States Governors’ Forum, in its continuous efforts to address the challenges bedeviling the Northern States convened an Emergency Meeting today Monday 27th September, 2021 at the Council Chamber Sir, Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.  The meeting was also attended by Chairmen of Northern States Traditional Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto.



2. The Forum discussed issues of Peace, Progress, Development and well-being of the Northern States.  The Forum took stock of progress made in handling challenges of Banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency.


After extensive deliberations, the following resolutions were arrived at:-

1. The Forum reviewed security updates from the Region and observed the need for a sustained synergy and coordinated efforts between the Federal and Northern States Governments while noting success of recent measures.  The meeting also noted with concern the constraint of the security services and urged the Armed Forces to embark on simultaneous operations and resolved to share the plans of the Frontline States come up with common with other Region; and assured of its readiness to work in synergy with the Federal Government of Nigeria in finding lasting solution to the current security challenges. 






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2. The Forum appreciated the ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram especially in the North East and parts of North West and North Central States and encouraged the Armed forces and other security agencies to sustain the tempo to enable the security challenges be permanently addressed in the shortest time.


3. The Forum received updates on the Renewable / Solar Energy Project and NOTED that request for land for the project had been submitted and are being processed by the Northern States.  The Committee had commenced negotiations in a public private arrangement and sovereign guarantees to ensure bankability of the project by multilateral financial organizations.  The Forum called on States yet to process the request for allocation of land for the project to expedite action. 


4. The meeting received updates on activities of some Committees constituted by the Northern States Governors’ Forum and NOTED that recommendations contained therein are being considered with a view to coming up with implementation strategies.


5. The Forum observed that some Northern States Governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the Nation.  Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency must go to the South. The statement is quite contradictory with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended that the elected President shall:-







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score the majority votes;


score at least 25% of the votes cast in 2/3 States of the Federation.


In the case of run-up simple majority win the election.


6. The Northern State Governors Forum considered the on-going National debate on the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). As responsible leaders while we are constraint by the fact that the matter is sub judice we however for the purposes of educating the public make the following observations: 

(a) the judgement of the Federal high Court calls to question the constitutionality of VAT, withholding tax, education tax, Niger Delta Development Commission, National Information Technology Development Agency, 13% derivation, National Economic Development Council and many other currently levied and collected by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Federal Inlands Revenue Service.  


(b) Rivers and Lagos State Government had enacted their own VAT laws and the Southern Governors Forum have expressed support for this course of action;


(c) VAT is being confused by these State Government as a sales tax. If every State enacted its own VAT Law, multiple taxation will result in increases of prices of goods and services and collapsed in interstate trade. VAT is not a production tax like excise, but terminal tax which is paid by the ultimate consumer;








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(d) Another confusion is ignoring observation above and its “overall effect”.  The reason Lagos account for our 50% Vat collection is because most of the telecommunication companies, Banks, manufacturing and other trading activities have their headquarters in Lagos with the resultant and wrongful attribution of VAT


(e) Until and unless the Supreme Court pronounces judgement on the substantive matter between Rivers State and Federal Government, the matter is sub judice and Northern States Governors Forum would respect this. 


7. The Traditional Rulers Councils appreciated the efforts made so far by the NSGF in addressing the key areas of challenges facing the Northern States, they expressed their willingness, solidarity and collaboration with the Governors’ in addressing these challenges particularly the issue of security.  It was equally resolved that perpetrators of crimes should be dealt with irrespective of their status in the society. 


8. The Forum decried the high level of conspiracies being perpetrated by some Judicial Officers in releasing / granting bail to arrested criminals.  This attitude sabotages the fight against criminality, therefore, there the need to develop good and robust intelligence mechanism amongst States was identified as a panacea. 










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9. The Forum calls on Agencies to leave up to their responsibility, Traditional rulers are to equally mobilize their various communities in checkmating the ugly trend of criminality in their domains.


10. The Forum NOTED the ugly trend in the spread of drugs and consumption amongst the teeming youth and therefore, calls on all levels of Governments and communities to raise to the occasion by stemming the tide.


11. The Forum also call the Federal Government to expedite action on the well establish National Livestock Transformation Programme as a spring board in transiting from the open grazing system as widely practice in the North



His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong KSGG,

Chairman, Northern States Governors' Forum.

A Mauritanian cow seller, an impudent immigrant in Nigeria - Femi Ogunsanwo

A Mauritanian cow seller, an impudent immigrant in Nigeria - Femi Ogunsanwo






Baba Ahmed


"Alhaji Baba Ahmed, a Mauritanian cow seller, plied his trade from his country to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and to Dahomey (now Benin Republic). Business was very good but at a point, his customers in Dahomey, with impunity, refused to pay for his cows. Is it not the law that every seller must collect the proceeds of his sale? This was not the case with the cow seller who was not a son-of-the-soil in Dahomey. The options before him were very limited. My people say if the landlord offends the tenant, it is the tenant who must go; again, if it is the tenant who has wronged the landlord, it is still the tenant who must go. This trader from Mauritania had to move out of Dahomey, leaving his money behind. And he moved, crossing over to Nigeria; first to Sokoto and later to Zaria. He entered Nigeria all alone but soon found Zaria a very conducive environment for his business, for his Islamic scholarship and for raising a family (See Daily Trust of Saturday, January 13, 2018). The Mauritanian finally settled in Zaria around 1920 - that was about 100 years ago - and died on November 5, 1987 in Zaria"- Lasisi Olagunju
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I am immensely impressed by Dr Lasisi Olagunju Tribune Editor intervention on this issue, the way he went back memory lane to dig out the ancestry of this impudent immigrant gladdens my heart immeasurably

Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) who spoke down on the entire southern Nigerian people last week is grandson of that Mauritanian cattlerearer who sojourned in Zaria, Kaduna State in 1920

Imagine the effrontery and impudence from a first-generation immigrant in Nigeria talking trash, read the nonsense from him "We will lead Nigeria the way we have led Nigeria before. Whether we are President or Vice-President, we will lead Nigeria. We have the majority of the votes and democracy says vote whom you want. Why should we accept a second class position when we know we can buy a form and contest for first class and we will win?,"

Because southern governors met in Enugu days earlier and demanded that the next President of Nigeria must come from the South, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Northen Elders Forum spokesman emitted fire and brimstone

Someone need to remind this impudent immigrant (atohunriwa atoko wa ba ile ję) that the current agitation is not about Presidency alone but equity, fairness and justice prevailing. Restructuring is the keyword now and true federalism, guess what the VAT issue is percusor to what is loading and una go hear am las las

I hope a man who is well read like Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed will also keep his tongue in check and be more circumspect on national issues, but if he chooses to be belligerent, young elements like me down South will never fold up and also find his ultra intransigence disposition totally unacceptable

#justscribblingmythoughts






Baba Ahmed


"Alhaji Baba Ahmed, a Mauritanian cow seller, plied his trade from his country to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and to Dahomey (now Benin Republic). Business was very good but at a point, his customers in Dahomey, with impunity, refused to pay for his cows. Is it not the law that every seller must collect the proceeds of his sale? This was not the case with the cow seller who was not a son-of-the-soil in Dahomey. The options before him were very limited. My people say if the landlord offends the tenant, it is the tenant who must go; again, if it is the tenant who has wronged the landlord, it is still the tenant who must go. This trader from Mauritania had to move out of Dahomey, leaving his money behind. And he moved, crossing over to Nigeria; first to Sokoto and later to Zaria. He entered Nigeria all alone but soon found Zaria a very conducive environment for his business, for his Islamic scholarship and for raising a family (See Daily Trust of Saturday, January 13, 2018). The Mauritanian finally settled in Zaria around 1920 - that was about 100 years ago - and died on November 5, 1987 in Zaria"- Lasisi Olagunju
************************************************
I am immensely impressed by Dr Lasisi Olagunju Tribune Editor intervention on this issue, the way he went back memory lane to dig out the ancestry of this impudent immigrant gladdens my heart immeasurably

Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) who spoke down on the entire southern Nigerian people last week is grandson of that Mauritanian cattlerearer who sojourned in Zaria, Kaduna State in 1920

Imagine the effrontery and impudence from a first-generation immigrant in Nigeria talking trash, read the nonsense from him "We will lead Nigeria the way we have led Nigeria before. Whether we are President or Vice-President, we will lead Nigeria. We have the majority of the votes and democracy says vote whom you want. Why should we accept a second class position when we know we can buy a form and contest for first class and we will win?,"

Because southern governors met in Enugu days earlier and demanded that the next President of Nigeria must come from the South, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Northen Elders Forum spokesman emitted fire and brimstone

Someone need to remind this impudent immigrant (atohunriwa atoko wa ba ile ję) that the current agitation is not about Presidency alone but equity, fairness and justice prevailing. Restructuring is the keyword now and true federalism, guess what the VAT issue is percusor to what is loading and una go hear am las las

I hope a man who is well read like Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed will also keep his tongue in check and be more circumspect on national issues, but if he chooses to be belligerent, young elements like me down South will never fold up and also find his ultra intransigence disposition totally unacceptable

#justscribblingmythoughts

What We Must Do To End Insecurities in Nigeria - Ola Olawale

What We Must Do To End Insecurities in Nigeria - Ola Olawale




A profile picture of Nigerian
and Indian army chiefs


Today, the world is under threat of war and battle. Every nation is having its shares, especially the developing countries.


The third world countries have suffered too long from slavery of over 350 years to colonialism and now neo-colonialism cum Imperialism. The African society by its nature before the invasion, erosion, and adulteration of her beautiful culture was communal.


It was a beautiful society devoid of all social inequalities and greediness.


The African social-economic system was communal, production was about needed, every adult male is engaged in productive activities, no idle hand, the society detests laziness. Every child is first to the society before the family, it is the duty of the entire society, that every child received a quality education as a desire by her culture and value.


But today what do we have? a different society, alien to our culture and values. the new social-economic relations as imposed by the White Imperialists are inhuman and dehumanizing.


Economic relations that birth inequalities, corruption, private interests, accumulation of wealth for self have taken over our society.


We no longer question the source of wealth, rather than questioning it, we celebrate, give title, and underserved honor.


How do we have a secure society? When the new economic system is designed to favor the smart ones, leaving the vulnerable uncared for, alienating "Labour" from his product, socializing products or services but privatizing the profits. it is survival of the fittest.


Our quest for private wealth is the bedrock of hunger, insecurity, and war. too many people having been left behind, uncared for, manipulated, and exploited.


The abundance of wealth from nature is enough for all of us but not for the greedy among us.


until there is a replacement of this exploitative social-economic relation and system with a non-exploitative system, the world will continue to live with insecurity and war, no amount of policing and defense pact can give us a secured society.


We must reorganize our society, ensure every child receives a worthwhile and productive education, we must collectively own, control, manage production forces.


We produce to meet our needs, not for profit. Engage every hand in the production process and never alienate them from the abundance of their Labour.


Until we give to every man according to his need and he as well contribute according to his capacity, and the goal of production is the happiness of all, then insecurity will become a thing of the past.





A profile picture of Nigerian
and Indian army chiefs


Today, the world is under threat of war and battle. Every nation is having its shares, especially the developing countries.


The third world countries have suffered too long from slavery of over 350 years to colonialism and now neo-colonialism cum Imperialism. The African society by its nature before the invasion, erosion, and adulteration of her beautiful culture was communal.


It was a beautiful society devoid of all social inequalities and greediness.


The African social-economic system was communal, production was about needed, every adult male is engaged in productive activities, no idle hand, the society detests laziness. Every child is first to the society before the family, it is the duty of the entire society, that every child received a quality education as a desire by her culture and value.


But today what do we have? a different society, alien to our culture and values. the new social-economic relations as imposed by the White Imperialists are inhuman and dehumanizing.


Economic relations that birth inequalities, corruption, private interests, accumulation of wealth for self have taken over our society.


We no longer question the source of wealth, rather than questioning it, we celebrate, give title, and underserved honor.


How do we have a secure society? When the new economic system is designed to favor the smart ones, leaving the vulnerable uncared for, alienating "Labour" from his product, socializing products or services but privatizing the profits. it is survival of the fittest.


Our quest for private wealth is the bedrock of hunger, insecurity, and war. too many people having been left behind, uncared for, manipulated, and exploited.


The abundance of wealth from nature is enough for all of us but not for the greedy among us.


until there is a replacement of this exploitative social-economic relation and system with a non-exploitative system, the world will continue to live with insecurity and war, no amount of policing and defense pact can give us a secured society.


We must reorganize our society, ensure every child receives a worthwhile and productive education, we must collectively own, control, manage production forces.


We produce to meet our needs, not for profit. Engage every hand in the production process and never alienate them from the abundance of their Labour.


Until we give to every man according to his need and he as well contribute according to his capacity, and the goal of production is the happiness of all, then insecurity will become a thing of the past.


Jide Sowore's Burial: our Gratitude

Jide Sowore's Burial: our Gratitude






Today, I am returning to you ALL for your support, companionship and sympathy extended towards our family over the untimely but gruesome murder of our beloved brother, Olajide Sowore.

 Of particular note are those early callers who commiserated with our family when this dastardly incident broke, we must here specially mention our comrades who took the risk to be physically present at his funeral and those who joined virtually across the world and stayed till my brother was interned at Kiribo, our home town.






We reserve a special place for pathologists, lawyers and a handful of law enforcement officers who though limited by prevailing incompetence on the police did their personal best to assist the family by fully cooperating to ensure that a befitting burial was done.


We send our regards to compatriots who defy our family rejection of fundraising to provide their token of support to our brother’s immediate family.



We are immensely grateful to each and everyone who took out tome to drop a comment, salutations and words of encouragement throughout this period.

 Finally we thank the authorities of Igbinedion University in Okada for their generosity in providing a motor hearse to convey our brother to his final resting place.


It is important to state that our commitment by oining in popular efforts to bring about revolutionary change in Nigeria remains unwavering.






Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state by the yet to be identify suspected herdsmen.

Insecurity under Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari led pro fulani herdsmen federal government has claimed uncountable lives.








Today, I am returning to you ALL for your support, companionship and sympathy extended towards our family over the untimely but gruesome murder of our beloved brother, Olajide Sowore.

 Of particular note are those early callers who commiserated with our family when this dastardly incident broke, we must here specially mention our comrades who took the risk to be physically present at his funeral and those who joined virtually across the world and stayed till my brother was interned at Kiribo, our home town.






We reserve a special place for pathologists, lawyers and a handful of law enforcement officers who though limited by prevailing incompetence on the police did their personal best to assist the family by fully cooperating to ensure that a befitting burial was done.


We send our regards to compatriots who defy our family rejection of fundraising to provide their token of support to our brother’s immediate family.



We are immensely grateful to each and everyone who took out tome to drop a comment, salutations and words of encouragement throughout this period.

 Finally we thank the authorities of Igbinedion University in Okada for their generosity in providing a motor hearse to convey our brother to his final resting place.


It is important to state that our commitment by oining in popular efforts to bring about revolutionary change in Nigeria remains unwavering.






Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state by the yet to be identify suspected herdsmen.

Insecurity under Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari led pro fulani herdsmen federal government has claimed uncountable lives.



Major General Muhammadu Buhari: The end of an age long Uthman Dan Fodio era

Major General Muhammadu Buhari: The end of an age long Uthman Dan Fodio era


The Tyrant Major General, Muhammadu Buhari is definitely an end to the age long Fulani agenda in Nigeria. The evils that the regime foisted on the country in the name of taking over the geographical space called Nigeria for the Fulanis knows no bounds but alas they have failed.


From Buhari's RUGA to the  finding of cattle routes and many other coordinated genocidal attacks and ethnic cleansing, rapes and kidnapping. Presidential open threats and support for terrorism. State attacks and killing of those with opposing views and voices. The regime has failed to conquer the country for Fulanis. Yet they are still wining as they are in charge of nation's affairs holding and controlling major sectors, parastatals, ministries and departments of government including the military.


No body, no oppressor willingly reliquist power, but it's the oppressed that must act and take it just like the ways Rivers and Lagos have just done in the areas of VAt/tax and the entire southern States have done in the areas of ban on open cattle grazing.

With such steps, Nigeria has entered into a new era of begging instead of threats as usual under this nepotic leadership. Reason We must deliberately remain vigilant.


*1. Gombe government begs Southern States to reconsider stance on VAT and be their Brothers keeper.*


*2. FIRS begs NASS to pass a bill setting up a Federal Revenue Court and putting VAT under exclusive legislative lists.*


*3. NASS begs INEC to reject electronic transmission of results.*


*4. Fulani terrorists surrendering in their thousands with their sponsors begging for amnesty for the criminals.*


*5. Miyetti Allah begs NASS to stop the Southern Governors anti open grazing law.*


*6. Buhari government begs the Plateau State people not to resort to self defenses in their fight against invading terrorists.*


*7. Miyetti Allah begs Lagos State government to delay the prohibition of open Cattle Grazing Bill because Cows may cost N2million each if the Bill is passed.*


*What is most shocking in all these begging is that the all powerful Miyetti Allah terrorist group too is finally begging. This is the group that openly announced that, "FULANI OWN ALL LANDS IN NIGERIA." And openly threatened and attacked a sitting Governor in Nigeria without repercussions. And the FG too threatened the people on behalf of the terrorist organization that it is; "either your land or your lives."*

*Times are changing indeed.*


*Maybe it is just dawning upon them that their principal has just about 20months left in his tenure and he has been unable to secure for them the promised free land all over the country. Rather than helping them to modernize their business into a multi-billion dollar businesses and exporting Industrial beef to the world, he has impoverished them the more and helped the anti open grazing laws to become the law of the land. The 8years of Buhari has become their albatross.*


*And a sitting Fulani Governor announced to the world that all foreign Fulanis are welcome to Nigeria without legal documentation. Their allegiance was to their ethnic group rather than to the country they have sworn to protect.*


*Meanwhile another Fulani General announced openly that repentant terrorists can become the president of Nigeria tomorrow.*


*To suddenly see such arrogant people suddenly resorting to begging is very suspicious and we must not let down our guards.*


*The impunity era is gradually coming to an end. The downtrodden indigenous people of Nigeria must remain steadfast, unified, strategic and vigilant to escort those who visited us with arranged insecurities, stealing, killing, destruction and kidnapping out of power and influence. And ensure that they are handed over to the War Crimes Commission.*


Also, Such less than minority normadic tribe with such nepotic tendencies should never again be allowed in a democratic settings to gain access to power in Nigeria and must be flushed out now.

Thanks.


Anonymous Author


The Tyrant Major General, Muhammadu Buhari is definitely an end to the age long Fulani agenda in Nigeria. The evils that the regime foisted on the country in the name of taking over the geographical space called Nigeria for the Fulanis knows no bounds but alas they have failed.


From Buhari's RUGA to the  finding of cattle routes and many other coordinated genocidal attacks and ethnic cleansing, rapes and kidnapping. Presidential open threats and support for terrorism. State attacks and killing of those with opposing views and voices. The regime has failed to conquer the country for Fulanis. Yet they are still wining as they are in charge of nation's affairs holding and controlling major sectors, parastatals, ministries and departments of government including the military.


No body, no oppressor willingly reliquist power, but it's the oppressed that must act and take it just like the ways Rivers and Lagos have just done in the areas of VAt/tax and the entire southern States have done in the areas of ban on open cattle grazing.

With such steps, Nigeria has entered into a new era of begging instead of threats as usual under this nepotic leadership. Reason We must deliberately remain vigilant.


*1. Gombe government begs Southern States to reconsider stance on VAT and be their Brothers keeper.*


*2. FIRS begs NASS to pass a bill setting up a Federal Revenue Court and putting VAT under exclusive legislative lists.*


*3. NASS begs INEC to reject electronic transmission of results.*


*4. Fulani terrorists surrendering in their thousands with their sponsors begging for amnesty for the criminals.*


*5. Miyetti Allah begs NASS to stop the Southern Governors anti open grazing law.*


*6. Buhari government begs the Plateau State people not to resort to self defenses in their fight against invading terrorists.*


*7. Miyetti Allah begs Lagos State government to delay the prohibition of open Cattle Grazing Bill because Cows may cost N2million each if the Bill is passed.*


*What is most shocking in all these begging is that the all powerful Miyetti Allah terrorist group too is finally begging. This is the group that openly announced that, "FULANI OWN ALL LANDS IN NIGERIA." And openly threatened and attacked a sitting Governor in Nigeria without repercussions. And the FG too threatened the people on behalf of the terrorist organization that it is; "either your land or your lives."*

*Times are changing indeed.*


*Maybe it is just dawning upon them that their principal has just about 20months left in his tenure and he has been unable to secure for them the promised free land all over the country. Rather than helping them to modernize their business into a multi-billion dollar businesses and exporting Industrial beef to the world, he has impoverished them the more and helped the anti open grazing laws to become the law of the land. The 8years of Buhari has become their albatross.*


*And a sitting Fulani Governor announced to the world that all foreign Fulanis are welcome to Nigeria without legal documentation. Their allegiance was to their ethnic group rather than to the country they have sworn to protect.*


*Meanwhile another Fulani General announced openly that repentant terrorists can become the president of Nigeria tomorrow.*


*To suddenly see such arrogant people suddenly resorting to begging is very suspicious and we must not let down our guards.*


*The impunity era is gradually coming to an end. The downtrodden indigenous people of Nigeria must remain steadfast, unified, strategic and vigilant to escort those who visited us with arranged insecurities, stealing, killing, destruction and kidnapping out of power and influence. And ensure that they are handed over to the War Crimes Commission.*


Also, Such less than minority normadic tribe with such nepotic tendencies should never again be allowed in a democratic settings to gain access to power in Nigeria and must be flushed out now.

Thanks.


Anonymous Author

Alleged 25m Fraud: Enter Your Defence, Court Tells Mama Boko Haram’s Co-defendant

Alleged 25m Fraud: Enter Your Defence, Court Tells Mama Boko Haram’s Co-defendant







Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, on Monday, September 6, 2021 dismissed the 'no- case submission' filed by Tahiru Saidu Daura, a co-defendant to Aisha Alkali Wakil, popularly known as ''Mama Boko Haram’’ who is being prosecuted for an alleged fraud to the tune of N25million.


The first defendant, Wakil who is the Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, is facing trial alongside Prince Lawal Shoyade and Tahiru Saidu Daura, Programme Manager and Country Director respectively.


The defendants were arraigned on Thursday, March 5, 2020, by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N25million (Twenty Five Million Naira).


The defendants allegedly obtained the sum from one Adam Mustapha Mohammed, the CEO of Kauram Global Enterprises under the guise of supplying seven (7) X-ray machines Model 1600 and Solar Energy Brand worth N25million to Kauram Global Enterprises.


Upon their arraignment, they pleaded not ‘guilty’.


In the course of the trial, nine witnesses were called and several documents tendered and admitted as exhibits.


After the prosecution had closed its case, Daura rather than enter his defence opted for a ‘no-case submission' through his counsel, M. K. Ajiya.


Also, Daura filed a Motion on Notice dated 11th August, 2021 for "stay of proceedings".


At the resumed hearing today, Justice Fadawu in his ruling dismissed both applications and ordered Daura to open his defence.


In a related development, Justice Fadawu dismissed another application for a no case submission filed by Daura who is facing a two-count charge alongside Aisha Alkali Wakil the Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (NGO) and Prince Lawal for obtaining the sum of 40 Million (Twenty Forty Million Naira).


Mama Boko Haram and her co-defendants allegedly obtained the money from one Bashir Abubakar, the Chief Executive Officer of Duty Free Shop Ltd under the false pretence of executing a purported contract for the supply of Five (5) X-ray Machines 1900 with Solar Energy.


The judge adjourned both cases to September 15, 2021 for the second defendant, Tahiru Saidu Daura to enter his defence.







Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, on Monday, September 6, 2021 dismissed the 'no- case submission' filed by Tahiru Saidu Daura, a co-defendant to Aisha Alkali Wakil, popularly known as ''Mama Boko Haram’’ who is being prosecuted for an alleged fraud to the tune of N25million.


The first defendant, Wakil who is the Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, is facing trial alongside Prince Lawal Shoyade and Tahiru Saidu Daura, Programme Manager and Country Director respectively.


The defendants were arraigned on Thursday, March 5, 2020, by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N25million (Twenty Five Million Naira).


The defendants allegedly obtained the sum from one Adam Mustapha Mohammed, the CEO of Kauram Global Enterprises under the guise of supplying seven (7) X-ray machines Model 1600 and Solar Energy Brand worth N25million to Kauram Global Enterprises.


Upon their arraignment, they pleaded not ‘guilty’.


In the course of the trial, nine witnesses were called and several documents tendered and admitted as exhibits.


After the prosecution had closed its case, Daura rather than enter his defence opted for a ‘no-case submission' through his counsel, M. K. Ajiya.


Also, Daura filed a Motion on Notice dated 11th August, 2021 for "stay of proceedings".


At the resumed hearing today, Justice Fadawu in his ruling dismissed both applications and ordered Daura to open his defence.


In a related development, Justice Fadawu dismissed another application for a no case submission filed by Daura who is facing a two-count charge alongside Aisha Alkali Wakil the Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (NGO) and Prince Lawal for obtaining the sum of 40 Million (Twenty Forty Million Naira).


Mama Boko Haram and her co-defendants allegedly obtained the money from one Bashir Abubakar, the Chief Executive Officer of Duty Free Shop Ltd under the false pretence of executing a purported contract for the supply of Five (5) X-ray Machines 1900 with Solar Energy.


The judge adjourned both cases to September 15, 2021 for the second defendant, Tahiru Saidu Daura to enter his defence.

CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore, Demands Justice

CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore, Demands Justice





Jide Sowore


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) has condey the gruesome  assassination of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the African Action Congress' chairman Omoyele Sowore.


Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state on Saturday while heading to the state.


Omoyele Sowore who is also a leading member of CORE has been held down in Abuja for more than two years by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.

Core is demanding justice for Jide adding that more than 4,000 people have been killed this year alone by bandits of all sorts. 


"This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW BY CORE:



*CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore: Demands Justice*


_Press Release, 4/9/21_


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) received news of the assassination of Olajide Sowore, with great shock and angst.




Jide is a younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Chair of the African Action Congress (AAC) & a leading member of CORE, who the regime has held down in Abuja for more than two years.


The news making the rounds at the moment is that Jide was killed by armed bandits. It might not however be out of the question to suspect that this is an assassination meant to break the spirit of his elder brother and their family.


Our hearts go out to Yele and the entire Sowore family. This irreparable damage is a huge blow. We stand in empathy with them and pray they find the necessary fortitude to bear this great loss.


We demand justice for Jide and the Sowore family. We call for an independent investigation and prosecution of all who might have a hand in this dastardly act.


We also seize this moment to once again speak on the perennial state of insecurity in the country. 


More than 4,000 people have been killed thus far, this year alone, by bandits of all sorts. This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime. 


This madness must not be allowed to continue. Only we working-class people and youth can fight to turn this horrific situation around and stop such wilful killings of people, including promising youth like Olajide Sowore. 


Baba Aye

Co-convener


Gbenga Komolafe

Co-convener





Jide Sowore


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) has condey the gruesome  assassination of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the African Action Congress' chairman Omoyele Sowore.


Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state on Saturday while heading to the state.


Omoyele Sowore who is also a leading member of CORE has been held down in Abuja for more than two years by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.

Core is demanding justice for Jide adding that more than 4,000 people have been killed this year alone by bandits of all sorts. 


"This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW BY CORE:



*CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore: Demands Justice*


_Press Release, 4/9/21_


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) received news of the assassination of Olajide Sowore, with great shock and angst.




Jide is a younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Chair of the African Action Congress (AAC) & a leading member of CORE, who the regime has held down in Abuja for more than two years.


The news making the rounds at the moment is that Jide was killed by armed bandits. It might not however be out of the question to suspect that this is an assassination meant to break the spirit of his elder brother and their family.


Our hearts go out to Yele and the entire Sowore family. This irreparable damage is a huge blow. We stand in empathy with them and pray they find the necessary fortitude to bear this great loss.


We demand justice for Jide and the Sowore family. We call for an independent investigation and prosecution of all who might have a hand in this dastardly act.


We also seize this moment to once again speak on the perennial state of insecurity in the country. 


More than 4,000 people have been killed thus far, this year alone, by bandits of all sorts. This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime. 


This madness must not be allowed to continue. Only we working-class people and youth can fight to turn this horrific situation around and stop such wilful killings of people, including promising youth like Olajide Sowore. 


Baba Aye

Co-convener


Gbenga Komolafe

Co-convener

PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

Jide Sowore's death: Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle

Jide Sowore's death: Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle


Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle driven Jide Sowore, when he was murdered on Ore-Benin highway this morning on his way to Benin City from school where he was studying Pharmacy.
Felix Olajide Sowore




Felix Olajide Sowore is the immediate younger brother of the national chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC Activist Omoyele Sowore who contested the 2019 presidential election against the incumbent Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari.

Omoyele Sowore has been unjustly incarcerated and restricted to Abuja by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.



Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle driven Jide Sowore, when he was murdered on Ore-Benin highway this morning on his way to Benin City from school where he was studying Pharmacy.
Felix Olajide Sowore




Felix Olajide Sowore is the immediate younger brother of the national chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC Activist Omoyele Sowore who contested the 2019 presidential election against the incumbent Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari.

Omoyele Sowore has been unjustly incarcerated and restricted to Abuja by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.


Herdsmen kill Omoyele Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Olajide Sowore in Okada, Edo state

Herdsmen kill Omoyele Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Olajide Sowore in Okada, Edo state

Felix Olajide Sowore

Herdsmen have killed immediate younger brother of the AAC national chairman and presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections Omoyele Sowore near Okada, Edo state.


Sowore confirmed that his immediate younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed by herdsmen while on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo state where he is studying Pharmacy.


His statement:

I have VERY SAD NEWS!

My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he is studying Pharmacy.


They snuffed out the life yet another real human being! 

Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!” 


This act in itself will not delay their day of justice. 


I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy! 


You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy. 


You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out. 


You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50! 


You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! 

 

Saddest day yet!

Felix Olajide Sowore

Herdsmen have killed immediate younger brother of the AAC national chairman and presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections Omoyele Sowore near Okada, Edo state.


Sowore confirmed that his immediate younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed by herdsmen while on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo state where he is studying Pharmacy.


His statement:

I have VERY SAD NEWS!

My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he is studying Pharmacy.


They snuffed out the life yet another real human being! 

Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!” 


This act in itself will not delay their day of justice. 


I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy! 


You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy. 


You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out. 


You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50! 


You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! 

 

Saddest day yet!

THE PICTURE: Bandits Attacked NDA - Nigeria has been Hopelessly compromised

THE PICTURE: Bandits Attacked NDA - Nigeria has been Hopelessly compromised

Let me tell you from the outset:


What Nigeria has on its hand at the moment is worse than Afghanistan.


Do you hear me?


Bring your head out of the sand and face up to reality before it's too late.


Let me help you get a clearer picture of what's happening.


In the 90s, I worked at the National War College, Abuja.



As a staff who worked Monday-Friday and known by different personnel that are routinely posted to the entrance, you do not just stroll in like taking a walk in the park.


That was over 25 years ago.


No bandit, no rogue, no criminal will dare to breach the sanctity of that place.


Not even when bombs were going off in the FCT.


Then, Nigeria woke up yesterday to the news that bandits violated the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they so hopelessly dumb?


Bandits entered the Nigerian Defence Academy, made for the officers quarters, killed some officers, kidnapped one and took him out of the territory, successfully.


And the bandits suffered no casualties.


No bandit was killed.


No bandit was injured.


No bandit was captured.


In fact, there was nothing in any report that the bandits were engaged.


Seriously?


How dumb can a script be?


The officer that was kidnapped and taken out of the Academy happened to be a Major.


A Major!


That's a senior NCO.


Not a Private.


Not a Corporal. 


Not a Sergeant.


Not a Staff Sergeant.


Not even a Warrant Officer.


A Major!


A Major was kidnapped right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy and smuggled out successfully without resistance.


No casualties on the side of those we are told exhibited such audacious breach.


Among those killed right in the officers quarters in the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy is a Squadron Leader.


Squadron Leader!


That's the equivalent of Major in the Air Force.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they this dumb?


How did they arrive at the conclusion that all Nigerians are idiots?


C'mon!


And the conclusion is simple:


Nigeria has been compromised.


Hopelessly compromised.


You may choose to deny it, or take refuge in the brainwash of religion.


*Right this moment, there are thousands of citizens in countless kidnappers camps scattered across the country.*


Among them students, and children that are less than 12 years.


Some have been separated from their families for over three months.


The kidnappers communicate freely with parents and families without fear of any consequence.


Now we are told that they have the audacity to go right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy to kill and kidnap officers.


*And Nigeria still shamelessly proclaim it has security architecture.*


What is worse than Afghanistan is here already.


On one hand, the military is supervising the rehabilitation of "repentant" terrorists.


Terrorists who have slaughtered citizens and military personnel.


*On the other hand, terrorists successfully rechristened as "bandits" are raking in billions of naira from kidnapping, and invading military strongholds as bonus.*


*As compromised as Afghanistan military is suggested to be, it is never on record that they rehabilitated any Taliban.*


Afghanistan is thousands of miles away, but the Taliban is already at the door.


*THAT IS THE PICTURE .*


Source: Social media

Let me tell you from the outset:


What Nigeria has on its hand at the moment is worse than Afghanistan.


Do you hear me?


Bring your head out of the sand and face up to reality before it's too late.


Let me help you get a clearer picture of what's happening.


In the 90s, I worked at the National War College, Abuja.



As a staff who worked Monday-Friday and known by different personnel that are routinely posted to the entrance, you do not just stroll in like taking a walk in the park.


That was over 25 years ago.


No bandit, no rogue, no criminal will dare to breach the sanctity of that place.


Not even when bombs were going off in the FCT.


Then, Nigeria woke up yesterday to the news that bandits violated the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they so hopelessly dumb?


Bandits entered the Nigerian Defence Academy, made for the officers quarters, killed some officers, kidnapped one and took him out of the territory, successfully.


And the bandits suffered no casualties.


No bandit was killed.


No bandit was injured.


No bandit was captured.


In fact, there was nothing in any report that the bandits were engaged.


Seriously?


How dumb can a script be?


The officer that was kidnapped and taken out of the Academy happened to be a Major.


A Major!


That's a senior NCO.


Not a Private.


Not a Corporal. 


Not a Sergeant.


Not a Staff Sergeant.


Not even a Warrant Officer.


A Major!


A Major was kidnapped right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy and smuggled out successfully without resistance.


No casualties on the side of those we are told exhibited such audacious breach.


Among those killed right in the officers quarters in the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy is a Squadron Leader.


Squadron Leader!


That's the equivalent of Major in the Air Force.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they this dumb?


How did they arrive at the conclusion that all Nigerians are idiots?


C'mon!


And the conclusion is simple:


Nigeria has been compromised.


Hopelessly compromised.


You may choose to deny it, or take refuge in the brainwash of religion.


*Right this moment, there are thousands of citizens in countless kidnappers camps scattered across the country.*


Among them students, and children that are less than 12 years.


Some have been separated from their families for over three months.


The kidnappers communicate freely with parents and families without fear of any consequence.


Now we are told that they have the audacity to go right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy to kill and kidnap officers.


*And Nigeria still shamelessly proclaim it has security architecture.*


What is worse than Afghanistan is here already.


On one hand, the military is supervising the rehabilitation of "repentant" terrorists.


Terrorists who have slaughtered citizens and military personnel.


*On the other hand, terrorists successfully rechristened as "bandits" are raking in billions of naira from kidnapping, and invading military strongholds as bonus.*


*As compromised as Afghanistan military is suggested to be, it is never on record that they rehabilitated any Taliban.*


Afghanistan is thousands of miles away, but the Taliban is already at the door.


*THAT IS THE PICTURE .*


Source: Social media

Buhari / APC 6 horrible years of blind leadership, a disgrace of a continent

Buhari / APC 6 horrible years of blind leadership, a disgrace of a continent

Nigerians must unite against their common enemies 








The Nigeria's President Major Gen Muhammadu BUHARI sent his former Police IG Ibrahim Idris, to relocate to Benue state in order to end the multiple killings there.

From the day this Buhari publicly opened his mouth and said that he was not aware that the IG did not relocate, it fully dawned on me that our country was being led by a nitwit and a brainless bigot, with an evil mission to kill, to steal and to destroy.

In this age of technology, a President that is bent on tracing non existent grazing routes to please the private businesses of his ethnic group, above the needs of the country, is nothing but evil personified; on a clear mission to self destruction.

Six horrible years of blind leadership, politicized religion, weaponized poverty, ethnic bigotry, abuse of human rights, shameful nepotism, disobedience to court orders, borrowing to loot, institutionalized terrorism, uncommon poverty and vexatious kindergarten governance.
A government of a semi-literate and a boot-licking Professor of law! The disgrace of a continent!

His office, let another take. #APCisAterroristOrganization. As far as Buhari is concerned, Boko Haram, ISWAP , Bandits and other terrorist are just doing the jihadist work. it is meant to happen as core of what they actually believe, even if they take over the entire country, they would still give power to him and his Fulani cabals in their terrorist Emirates.

But for protesters, Secessionists and any reasonable opposing voices, they are the problems. The society they would create, he would not be involved.

To every demand of NIGERIANS from Revolution now to Endsars to Yoruba Nation to Biafra and others, the reaction of the government has been violence.

But to every violence by Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, bandits, ISWAP and others, the reaction of the regime has been peace, dialogue, ransom, education and more.

Here lies in war, what we call common enemy. The Fulani cabals, led by Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu, Amaechi, Lia, Fashola, Aregbesola and cos is our common enemy.

We can now all agree, Buhari would have ended Boko Haram and other Terrorist group, if he wanted to. He just don't see them as Terrorist.

They are jihadist and so is he.

With impunity, they Restricted Sowore to Abuja, Kidnapped #NnamdiKanu , attacked #SundayIgboho and his family.  They are killing and sending peaceful protesters to Jail ... While the real TERRORISTS ARE WALKING FREE.
THIS IS TYRANNY!


It's time for Nigerians to unite against their common enemies because we can't continue to hide .


#Buhari and his gang of Tyrants are still fighting the Civil war in their head. WAKE UP AND ARISE NIGERIANS!

If Major General Muhammadu Buhari led regime sponsored genocide in Southern Kaduna and middle belts, killed Shittes and you kept quiet, killed IPOB, you kept quiet, killed Journalist you kept quiet. Killed Endsars and you kept quiet. Still killing IPOB as we speak and you are still silent, then killed Igboho's people, you are still silent. Then there is nothing to worry about because when Buhari kills you or your people, he would finally silence you.

#Buharimustresign #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo 

Nigerians must unite against their common enemies 








The Nigeria's President Major Gen Muhammadu BUHARI sent his former Police IG Ibrahim Idris, to relocate to Benue state in order to end the multiple killings there.

From the day this Buhari publicly opened his mouth and said that he was not aware that the IG did not relocate, it fully dawned on me that our country was being led by a nitwit and a brainless bigot, with an evil mission to kill, to steal and to destroy.

In this age of technology, a President that is bent on tracing non existent grazing routes to please the private businesses of his ethnic group, above the needs of the country, is nothing but evil personified; on a clear mission to self destruction.

Six horrible years of blind leadership, politicized religion, weaponized poverty, ethnic bigotry, abuse of human rights, shameful nepotism, disobedience to court orders, borrowing to loot, institutionalized terrorism, uncommon poverty and vexatious kindergarten governance.
A government of a semi-literate and a boot-licking Professor of law! The disgrace of a continent!

His office, let another take. #APCisAterroristOrganization. As far as Buhari is concerned, Boko Haram, ISWAP , Bandits and other terrorist are just doing the jihadist work. it is meant to happen as core of what they actually believe, even if they take over the entire country, they would still give power to him and his Fulani cabals in their terrorist Emirates.

But for protesters, Secessionists and any reasonable opposing voices, they are the problems. The society they would create, he would not be involved.

To every demand of NIGERIANS from Revolution now to Endsars to Yoruba Nation to Biafra and others, the reaction of the government has been violence.

But to every violence by Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, bandits, ISWAP and others, the reaction of the regime has been peace, dialogue, ransom, education and more.

Here lies in war, what we call common enemy. The Fulani cabals, led by Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu, Amaechi, Lia, Fashola, Aregbesola and cos is our common enemy.

We can now all agree, Buhari would have ended Boko Haram and other Terrorist group, if he wanted to. He just don't see them as Terrorist.

They are jihadist and so is he.

With impunity, they Restricted Sowore to Abuja, Kidnapped #NnamdiKanu , attacked #SundayIgboho and his family.  They are killing and sending peaceful protesters to Jail ... While the real TERRORISTS ARE WALKING FREE.
THIS IS TYRANNY!


It's time for Nigerians to unite against their common enemies because we can't continue to hide .


#Buhari and his gang of Tyrants are still fighting the Civil war in their head. WAKE UP AND ARISE NIGERIANS!

If Major General Muhammadu Buhari led regime sponsored genocide in Southern Kaduna and middle belts, killed Shittes and you kept quiet, killed IPOB, you kept quiet, killed Journalist you kept quiet. Killed Endsars and you kept quiet. Still killing IPOB as we speak and you are still silent, then killed Igboho's people, you are still silent. Then there is nothing to worry about because when Buhari kills you or your people, he would finally silence you.

#Buharimustresign #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo 

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