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Prayers Cannot Solve Nigeria’s Insecurity Problems – Soyinka

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Professor Wole Soyinka yesterday said that the country was in need of competent leaders to confront the security challenges facing it.

He said this in Osun State at a colloquium with the theme Fundamental Imperatives of Cohabitation, Faith and Secularism, organised by Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, CBCIU, Osogbo.

Soyinka noted that the security challenges facing the country could not be solved by prayers, but by leaders with capacity to deal with the situation without partisanship.

He suggested that learning from the history of nations that had faced similar situations could help Nigeria survive her present security challenges.

Soyinka, who was a keynote speaker at the colloquium called for a frank talk among stakeholders in the affairs of the country to end the spate of bombings.

He said he received with shock the news of Nyanya Motor Park bombing. He therefore tasked authorities concerned to arrest the situation.

The Nobel Laureate also debunked a newspaper report, which quoted him as saying the nation’s security challenges could be resolved through prayers, positing that Boko Haram insurgency should not be mistaken for a religious war, insisting that prayers alone could not end the crises.

”I have never said prayer can help resolve the security challenges facing Nigeria.

“I believe the situation must be tackled without partisanship and all these uninformed comments cannot help the situation.

“We should wake up to the reality. Nigeria is in war and only competence can solve the problem, not prayers,” Soyinka said.

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  1. istifanus

    April 15, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Nigerian leaders ar those killing us nt bokkoharam…….

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    April 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm

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    April 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

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  4. olawale ismaili

    April 16, 2014 at 12:52 am

    the prof wolesoyinka said the true, all our politicial bizzy buying private jet. leave the masses with insecurity. for excample of what happen in boston, see how America find the prosecutor. we talk of closing boader when our house loose. this country can not afford drone for security but they can buy jet like scrap. they are the killer and since the masses hearth has being fill with division there is noway we can fight them they are all agent of devil. just the way they make there sacrify during Oct 1st just the same things of bombing Nyanyan. the almighty God deliver this country from devilish leader. ameen

  5. Ime Udo-Obong

    April 16, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I TOTALLY disagree with this “Professor”. I read his book ‘the Lion and the Jewel’ as my literature book in my form 1 or 2 (I think) in my days as a secondary student in Ibadan. And from experience I believe that it is ONLY the right kind of prayers that will solve Nigeria’s problem. The problem is indeed ‘spiritual” and so is the ‘war’..MY generation is NOT a ‘wasted’ one that will not ‘do what God did’ when on earth. From the prayers, “people” will be inspired with the CORRECT solution. The REAL leaders will emerge that have the ‘solution’ to Nigeria’s problem wrt to our position in Africa. Some ‘people’ that had been ‘covered’ that have silently been observing the situations and had known the solutions and HOW to go about it will be ‘revealed’.That is what ONLY prayers can do..

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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