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It Will Difficult For The FG To Offer Amnesty To A Faceless Group – Anglican Bishop

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The newly-installed Bishop of Akure Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Reverend Simeon Borokini, yesterday, challenged members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, to reveal their identity first before amnesty could be discussed.

In his argument, Borokini stated that as long as they remained faceless, “it will be difficult for the Federal Government to offer amnesty to a faceless group.”

Borokini however, decried the level of insecurity in Nigeria now, as a result of the activities of the group. “The people should come out and show their faces as this would aid meaningful dialogue that anybody may want to have with them,” he said.

The new bishop of the Akure diocese, who was installed last week, regretted that many lives had been lost to the activities of the group. He therefore asked government to take a decisive step to stop the group from further killing of innocent Nigerians.

Borokini also called for a change in the priorities set by Nigerian leaders, noting that this had affected the peace of the country.

“The peace in the country has been affected by the priorities set by the leaders and the people. The country’s priority has been wrongly set because God has been neglected for crude oil, materialism and worldliness which have resulted in insecurity in Nigeria.”

The church, according to him will do its part by revamping its prison ministry and hospital outreaches to further give hope to the people.

A chaplain would be appointed to take charge of the frontier ministry to preach the message of hope to the prisoners who he says needs to be encouraged.

Borokini also promised to ensure a spiritual and enabling environment that would help foster unity of members of the diocese. “We have an enormous task ahead of us, we must build our broken walls,” he said.

“We must come together as one. United we stand as a family and divided we fall. Akure Anglican diocese is one.”
The newly-installed Bishop of Akure Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Reverend Simeon Borokini, yesterday, challenged members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, to reveal their identity first before amnesty could be discussed.

In his argument, Borokini stated that as long as they remained faceless, “it will be difficult for the Federal Government to offer amnesty to a faceless group.”

Borokini however, decried the level of insecurity in Nigeria now, as a result of the activities of the group. “The people should come out and show their faces as this would aid meaningful dialogue that anybody may want to have with them,” he said.

The new bishop of the Akure diocese, who was installed last week, regretted that many lives had been lost to the activities of the group. He therefore asked government to take a decisive step to stop the group from further killing of innocent Nigerians.

Borokini also called for a change in the priorities set by Nigerian leaders, noting that this had affected the peace of the country.

“The peace in the country has been affected by the priorities set by the leaders and the people. The country’s priority has been wrongly set because God has been neglected for crude oil, materialism and worldliness which have resulted in insecurity in Nigeria.”

The church, according to him will do its part by revamping its prison ministry and hospital outreaches to further give hope to the people.

A chaplain would be appointed to take charge of the frontier ministry to preach the message of hope to the prisoners who he says needs to be encouraged.

Borokini also promised to ensure a spiritual and enabling environment that would help foster unity of members of the diocese. “We have an enormous task ahead of us, we must build our broken walls,” he said.

“We must come together as one. United we stand as a family and divided we fall. Akure Anglican diocese is one.”

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  1. Akinyele sodiq

    April 3, 2013 at 7:10 am

    For crying out loud y would anybody called boko haram a faceless one,a body that has a media spokesman and comes to the media to speak u still call that faceless.amnesty is not even d solution to the problem but making sure that poverty is alleviated in the northern states.

  2. mat

    April 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Dis bishop shuld knw dat mere homily cannot save issues…i see christns as cowards nd always hopin nd prayin dat an unseen hand will help dem in times of need nd troble….even d bible acknoleged violence hence d proverbial dat d kingdom of god sufers violence nd d violence taket it by force…pple shuld rise up in arms not bible nd pretence…..david conkard nations with arms not bible, fools only to preach cheaful givin, tyte nd oferins so as to fuel ur cars, feed fat in d name of god

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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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