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Arewa Youths Want Governors Of States Under Emergency Rule Removed



The President of AYCF, Mr. Yerima Shettima.

President of AYCF, Mr. Yerima Shettima.

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has reiterated its support for the state of emergency move by President Goodluck Jonathan, as the group asked the Federal Government to remove the governors of the three states – Borno, Yobe and Adamawa – where emergency rule was declared last Tuesday.

The group stated that there was need to remove the political structures of the affected states, since the governors, who were supposed to be chief security officers of their states had failed to bring the violence in their states under control, despite the Federal Government’s support.

Northern youths are in support of the emergency rule, but would want the state governors removed to make the emergency rule holistic and effective, according to the President of AYCF, Mr. Yerima Shettima.

“If the Federal Government wants to deal with this issue holistically, we think the state governors and the political structures should be put aside, so that at the end of the day, we will know the people who are the sponsors of violence. To a large extent, the northern state governors are not sincere, especially the governors of those volatile areas.

“The Federal Government should have asked them to step aside since it has become clear that they are not able to secure lives and property in their states, in spite of the several hundred millions of naira they receive as security votes. It shows incompetence on their own part, because the Federal Government had given them all the support they needed and there has been no cooperation coming from their side. They should step aside and administrators should manage the state for six months and let us see the difference. If it fails, that means there is nothing we can do; sovereign national conference would be the only option left.”

Shettima also dismissed the argument that political consideration would have led to the decision to leave the political structures of the states intact, despite the emergency rule.

“This whole issue is beyond politics. Lives are involved here. It does not matter which party is in charge of the states, what matters is that innocent people are dying every day especially in Borno and Yobe states and something must be done to stop this trend.”

The group however asked the Federal Government to warn the army against killing or molesting innocent citizens during the emergency rule.

“We expect that there should be rules of engagement that will ensure that innocent people do not suffer unnecessarily. The soldiers and policemen that are currently in those states should be trained to fish out the perpetrators of the violence. This shouldn’t be an opportunity for miscreants within the Nigerian Armed Forces to victimise people,” he said.

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  1. Abdul Abdul

    May 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Who’s AYCF? For the 1st place ur not a politician (Shettima) u lack everything. Dat u hv a gut to support FG to remove elected and ligitimate governors u r so stupid idiot. It never happen in d history of world, i bliv u dont know d constitutions of nigeria go and read it bastard

  2. tata

    May 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Abdul Abdul u are jst an illiterate a state of emergence means the present structure is not capable of governing the state.. And I truly agree the state governors are not being sincere

    • Abdul Abdul

      May 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      U r a big idiot nd illiterate am not against emergency rule bt against d removal of ligitemate elected governors dat u called me illiterate lyk ur father

  3. dom

    May 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    You these northerners are Chameleons,I can see you all want Jonathan to fail,please don’t advice him again,you rather advice & lecture Gen buhari,Prof ango & keita lawal your confused elders.

  4. sunday j s m

    May 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    personally: i am in support dat d govts. Of dese affected state to b removed for deir incompetency, security unconciousness, nd unskillful discharging of deir assigned responsibilities, as well as all d political office hoder ,untill whn d amelioration measure of solution will b profer. These state shld b totally rule by d millitary for some month through whch d trut of d matter would b establish.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants



Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.


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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack



Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8



Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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