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Muslim Leaders Demand N105 Billion Compensation from FG for Failing to Protect Them from Massacre



Massacres in the North have become regular occurrences over the decades

Massacres in the North have become regular occurrences over the decades

Muslims members of Southern Kaduna community in Kaduna State have dragged the Federal Government to the ECOWAS Court of Justice sitting in Abuja, asking the court to order the FG to pay them the sum of N105bn as compensation for failing to protect them from an alleged ethno-religious cleansing carried out by indigenous members of the community after the April 2011 presidential election.

The suit came up for hearing on Wednesday, and it was filed on behalf of the Southern Kaduna Muslims by the following plaintiffs – the Registered Trustees of Jamaa Foundation, Alhaji Suleiman Ahmed, Alhaji Muhammed Zailani, Malam Sale Waziri, Wada Balarabe and Yakubu Yunusa. The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice were listed as the respondents.

According to them, the Federal Government failed to protect them from a premeditated mayhem which led to the death of 838 members of their community on April 18 and 19, 2011. In the suit filed by their lawyer, Abdulfatah Bello, they claimed that “the premeditated mayhem was executed in Kamuru Ukulu on the 18th day of April 2011.”

They said, “In the evening of the said day while the Muslim community were enjoying the peace of the after effect of the presidential election, their habitat was surrounded by some indigenous youths who mounted illegal road blocks to and from the town.” In the civil disturbances that ensued shortly after the road block was set up, their members lost lives and property while relevant agencies of the government failed to restore order in the community. Also, none of those responsible for the alleged crime has been arrested.

They therefore asked the court to declare that the failure of the respondents to provide timely protection for them was unlawful and violated their human rights, as guaranteed under the African Charter of People and Human Rights, and the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Also, the Southern Kaduna Muslim community asked the court to order the Federal Government to pay them a total of N105bn as compensation.

Source: Punch

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  1. my name is...

    October 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Then the Christians in Kaduna North should claim over N500 billion in compensation over the incessant killings & destruction of properties right frm d sharia crises to the election crises which in any case they started b’cos CPC lost.

  2. bastard muslim terrorist

    October 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    It is disheartened, sympathetic to hear that the islamic leaders who sponsored the Deadly Boko-Haram to destroy the life and properties of Christians in the North are now short of Funds and now suing the F.G to raised fund to accomplished their Deadly act as Mandated by their Devilish Quran.
    No Doubt, the blood of terrorist flows from SATAN to MUHAMMED and to all MUSLIMS (jihad), they want Nigerians to convert to muslims in order to join SATAN and MUHAMMED who are already languishing in Hell. I think it is high Time we seperate this country so that the Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa e.t.c, muslims will go And join their satanic blood flowing brethren in the north so that they can have a glorious death together and fulfil their devilish Quran of 7 “Virgins”. #bastard terrorist muslims#

  3. Abubakar Regina onoye

    October 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I think d person that post dis comment is an illiterate but i pray to almigthy god to forgive him and to open his eye’s to see,know,understand and accept the truth.

  4. me

    October 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Wow, I neva ceased to be amazed at d extent of ignorance,self centeredness, prejudice opinion, poor moral and lack of imbibment of dier religious teaching.@ bastard muslim terrorist, I must say dat I feel extreme pity and sadness for u. U av allowed d hatred of d wrong pple to eat deep down in ur heart and soul dat it has block ur ability to reason verywell and act accordingly. Maybe if u were rightly informed who wudn’t av made such sadistic comment abt a group of ppl dat av not offende u in anyway. Pls whoever u are, try to exercise patient wen dealin wit ppl

  5. Chukx

    October 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Don’t mind dem,dey ar lukin for a way to collect money from d FG to go and buy more weapons since dere account have been arrested and dere pocket ix gettin dry evry day by day….Blood shocking idiots

  6. fuck mohamed

    October 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    These cult called Islamic are funny and i mean very funny. No more fund to sponsor Boko haram:D can’t wait for Nigeria to be divided so we can have our country and then we will see who they will sue their backsides for more billions. Greedy and selfish basterds. Rapists, terrorists and paedophiles. No shame at all. Fg would have to compensate the igbos too, the ogonis and every single tribe that have suffered in the hands of Hausas. Fuck Islam!!

  7. castro

    October 5, 2012 at 7:22 am

    God punish so called this islamic leaders, who caused all the babaric act in the north.criminals, if the islamic leaders or scholars are not wicked, you should enlightened the less priviledge (almanjiris). you are sponsoring them to loose their life and kill the innocent. why cant you the islamic scholars or leaders come out and sacrificice your own life.

  8. Christ

    October 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

    God will punish islams/her leaders!

  9. Fatima

    October 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

    This is the funniest story I have read this month

  10. smile

    October 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    how could you have initiated a crisis and lay claims for damages, are you not guilty, NIGERIA IS ASHAME OF YOU, WE ARE ASHAME OF YOUR ACTS AND DEEDS, PLEASE NORTHERN NIGERIANS RESPECT YOURSELF, RESPECT YOUR OLD AGE.

  11. Daniel (CODED)

    October 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    No be only 105billion…make they giv them all d country’s monetry budget. Lol

  12. odiba yusuf adams

    February 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    na wa for una! either christian or muslim,at a time like this,we should not allow sentiment to overcloud our thinking.may God for give all of u by yur comments.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos



Sanwo-Olu Extends Lagos Curfew By 72 hours
#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”


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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest



NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock



FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock


The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

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