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Leave Jonathan Alone, Focus On Stopping Boko Haram Killings – CAN Tells Northern Governors

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jonathan-bokoGovernors in the northern states have been urged to shift their attention from the 2015 election and begin to tackle the activities of Boko Haram, who have held the region hostage by their terrorist activities.

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, which made this known through its General Secretary – Dr. Musa Asake, expressed concern that northern governors were busy wasting their time opposing the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan while thousands were being slayed in their states due to attacks by insurgents.

He said, “For us in CAN, we don’t understand why the attacks started again. We were still celebrating and thanking God that things were calming down, only for this kind of mad killings to occur. I don’t understand how a human being will walk into a school when students were sleeping and slaughtered them. There is no justification for that. We condemn that killing in its totality.

“After over 50 students were slaughtered, I expected that Northern Governors do not go to sleep; I expected them to work day and night until they fish out the perpetrators of the crime.
But it appears they are only concerned about how they want the next President to come from the North. The whole of their energy is spent on 2015 and making sure that Jonathan does not get a second term. Is Jonathan our problem in the North? Is Jonathan the one killing our children?”

The CAN was of the opinion, according to Asake, that the problem of insecurity could be resolved if Northern leaders join heads together and develop a strategy to tackle it.

He also urged the Nigerian Army to look within its ranks to fish out personnel, who might be aiding the activities of the sect just as he noted that defeating Boko Haram had become a herculean task because of the activities of what he termed “enemies” within the army.

“We applaud the army because they have really done their best to stop the killings. But with the recent attacks, army that is now in control in those states, should wake up and look within themselves. From what we hear, some of them wear army uniform. I know the military is trying its best, but these people are out-smarting them in some areas,” he said.

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  1. omidji godday o

    October 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Northern leaders re all disgrace n big disappiontment to theirselves,societies,Nigerians and the world atlarge. Their concerns is hw to became president 2015, shame to them and dey wil reap whatever they sow. Nigerians re dissapionted in them and its clear to us that they re behind all this killings and attacks.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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