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Boko Haram: Resign If State Of Emergency Is The Only Option, ACN Tells President Jonathan

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Lai-Mohammed2304The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to forget about imposing a state of emergency on some of the northern states worst hit by insecurity occasioned by deadly insurgency attacks, saying any such move will be akin to giving the PDP an undue advantage rather than helping to end the crisis.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party asked the President to resign if the imposition of emergency rule on the most affected states is the only viable option he has left.

ACN said inability of the the Jonathan-led administration to appropriately diagnose the problem in the first instance, as well as an exhibition of lethargy and an appalling lack of creativity in devising measures to put an end to the crisis has made it linger for too long.

“Perhaps President Jonathan should emulate late US President Harry Truman by putting a sign on his desk at Aso Rock that reads ‘The buck stops here’ to remind him that he bears the ultimate responsibility for the security situation in the country today, instead of any attempt to blame some state governors in the affected states.

“Imposing a state of emergency on the states that have beenmentioned, like Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa States will amount to shifting responsibility and unduly victimizing the Governors of those states, who have done perhaps more than the President, in dealing with the crisis, even though they are not in charge of any security apparatus.

“It is important to state here that the President virtually abandoned the states as they reeled under the effects of the Boko Haram onslaught. For about two years after assuming office, he refused to visit the states until the APC Governors blazed the trail and left him with no option but to follow suit.”

 

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  1. Peter

    May 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Wetin self una jst want war

  2. Cavero

    May 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Its well known fact that GEJ is incapable to rule the country, he is therefore behind the killn of innocent lyf & distructn properties. Why the house do not impeach him? are they on support of this attitudes? Are they quite dischargn the duties & responsibilities on wich they were voted for. Let them know all these they wll account it hereafter when they can do nothing but face God‘s anger. We the masses acknowlege all these are plan 2 succed 2015 election by GEJ. Hm b imformed those rule b/4 you have left, definately you too must left sooner or later bcos you may not rule us 4 lyf. So better you watch your step.

    • Covenant

      May 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      @ Cavero, you speak like one of the Bokko Haram people. If lack comments as regards tis matter, better shut your mouth. Are you expecting the president to carry weapons and be in the streets to safe- guard lives? What are all the security agents doing. Northern leaders and politicians are behind this crisis. They are more comfortable with the Islamic devils that are killing innocent people with impunity than the JTF. This issue is taking another twist because the president is a Christian- so sharia is a must and Christian lives must go. Incidentally Boko Haram and Islamic arm of Alkaida has killed their own than the others. Let them go ahead and annihilate all the Abokis. Satanic people. Thank God, I can never be a Muslim, an instrument of mass distraction. All over the world today, Islam has become a torn in the flesh.

  3. ibiyomi temitope

    May 13, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Lai i knw u very well , i dont expect dis frm u. since u are a muslim i can advice security men to arrest u as a suspected B H member. u dont care abt d life of people d only thing dat dear ur mind is politice. God will judge u if man can not, wicked man. GEJ go on with it, it is d only option left. since there governors are not capable of doing anything rather dan using dem. all der governors knw abt d BH dey are just pretend waiting for amnesty money to eat. thieves.

  4. ishola quazeem

    May 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

    that is the truth . president jonathan has no power and experience to rule us in nigeria, mr. president please go and resign leave the post to capable people.

    • Covenant

      May 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Like u. Pswe

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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