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Can the activities of the Boko Haram sect be equated to that of the Niger Delta Militants?

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Boko Haram Leader

Boko Haram Leader

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has once again been criticized for his call that members of the militant sect, Boko Haram, be granted amnesty. This request has been described as disappointing and baseless by the Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Sunday Ola Makinde.

Makinde made this known while addressing newsmen during the 51st annual synod of the church in Ibadan, on Friday. The theme of the synod was “If God had not been on our side” and Ola Makinde stressed that a change of attitude, God fearing leadership and the resolve to end corruption should be the key to moving the nation forward.

His words: “I am unhappy with the Sultan’s statement about amnesty for the Boko Haram sect. Traditional and Religious leaders should be custodians of morality and should not condone illegality. Could a faceless group be given amnesty, even if it were deserved…? The activities of the Boko Haram sect should not be equated to the Niger Delta militants, who were fighting for resource control and against land pollution. What resource control is the sect fighting for? We just found out that 83 per cent of oil blocks were controlled by the north. We must pray against revolution in the Nigeria”, he said.

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    March 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

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  2. Usman

    March 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I which u de bast

  3. Emenyionu chimechefulam

    March 12, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Boko haram are very far extra inhumane may compare with the activities of the millitants.

  4. Emenyionu chimechefulam

    March 12, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Boko haram are very far extra inhumane may compare with the activities of the millitants,so boko haram and the northan political personel are working together,so mr president should stop this mess or let the country be divided.is beyond gage pls.

    • Jonathan maduke

      March 12, 2013 at 7:24 am

      No!no!!no!!!acording to the.stetmeng,that the say if, boko haram thay may not stop fithing, is beter to divit nigeria into two is on focualy abaut that.bcause if you luck very carfully you will knows that. thay fith in niger delta.but norbody tock for dividing nigeria.what me iam sogesting hear is that since this boko haram the tock for peace.and the waint to make setlement .with mr prisident why not to respong thier.voice and make and agreement with tham and thay will sayed what thay waing.may god almainthy shoul been bring peace for us ni the nigeria and orther pleaces in jesus name amen{writing by jonathan edumuniche

  5. Friday Bako, Jos

    March 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I am from the North, but i don’t support the call for amnesty for Boko Haram (Western Education is Sin)or whatever they call their name.Though i blame President Goodluck Jonathan for playing with the high level of insecurity and corruption. He has been combating insecurity and corruption with kid gloves. I remember he once said that Boko Haram has infiltrated his administration, as they exists in both the Presidency, Military and Para-military formation, National Assembly, so why is he now saying they are faceless? The earlier those members of Boko Haram as well as their sponsors are prosecuted the better for Nigeria and Nigerians. No one can just unleash terror on innocent and peace loving citizens, and then say he should be granted amnesty. I totally reject the call for amnesty for Boko Haram, this is because the have been using some senseless dialogue to perpetuate their inhumanic activities. May God help us

    • Bishara

      April 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

      I aqree with u Mr Bako. Security operatives have done their part in submitting reports as regards the Boko Haram scourge, and no doubt many people have been fingered known by this administration. Up until now none of them have been brought to book nor arrested. Only less privileged people are put behind bars. Even when their sponsors are mentioned during interrogation, nothing is done. As long as the government is treating this issue with kids glove, it’ll fail in her quest.

  6. Young preezy

    May 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Boko haram are met to be shutter like animal. 2015 i want 9ja to divide

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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