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Femi Falana: Former Borno State Governor Had A Relationship With Boko Haram



Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, on Thursday asked former Governor of Borno State, Alli Modu Sheriff, to come out clean on his relationship with the Boko Haram Islamic sect.

Sheriff, who was accused of being the godfather of the sect, had visited the Presidential Villa on Wednesday to deny alleged links with the group.

Falana, who spoke in an interview with our correspondent, said the former governor was not speaking the truth when he said he had nothing to do with the sect.


Mr. Femi Falana said that the boys were involved in the former Governor’s campaign and that the former Governor legalised Sharia in a secular state. He also said that Sheriff made a member of the sect, Mr. Buju Foi the Commissioner For Religious Affairs, Foi is said to have resigned because of corruption. In addition, according to Falana, Sheriff and Boko Haram went separate ways after the resignation of Foi. He says the sect has accused Sheriff of being the architect of the extrajudicial killings of Foi and Mohammed Yusuf who was his Father-in-law and the leader of Boko Haram.

The lawyer said, “He is trying to cover up, he has apologised to the sect. What was the apology for if the allegations were baseless and he hasn’t offended the sect?”

So far, the originators and supporters of the ruthless Boko Haram extremists are yet to be brought to book and the secrets of the arcane group remain shrouded in deep dark mystery. But do you think the above indications are enough to point fingers at the former Governor?

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  1. Yekini waheed

    July 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

    The uncontrolable activities of boko haram in northern part of this country is not for the sake of Islam. Movement of boko haram is absolutely against the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (SAW). What are the efforts of islamic leaders in the north to check boko haram? What are the roles of IBB, Atiku, Buhari and others in the matter?

  2. Olawale

    July 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

    What are d aims and objective of d so called Boko haram? Gov’t should pls. Listen 2 their opinion 2 avoid and 2 stop unneccessary Bombing and killing of innocent soul in d country.

  3. Yekini waheed

    July 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Nigerians need to be sensitive about the names to be attack in the list of boko haram. What are the offences of vice president,Aliyu Babangida.Alimod serif and others? Is it true that boko haram really mean to attack these people? SSS need to interrogate all the names in the list of boko haram.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims



“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims


Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)



Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)



#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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