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Jonathan Playing Politics With Nigeria’s Security—Buhari

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Muhammadu-Buhari

Former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has accused the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan of playing politics with the security of lives and properties of Nigerians, which he said was responsible for the worsening situation.

“It is an irreproachable fact that Boko Haram insurgency has assumed this intolerably dangerous dimension in the last four years, because this regime has chosen to play devious politics with a national calamity,” Buhari said in a statement through Engr. Rotimi Fashakin.

“The same known founders of the dreaded insurgency group have become the confidants of the President. On September 9, in Djamena, Chad, Nigeria’s President, Chadian President and one of these elements were photographed in a meeting together.

“At that time, APC, through its spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said inter-alia: ‘This action by President Jonathan confirms what APC has always believed.

“‘That the President either knows more than he is willing to admit on the issue of those who are behind the Boko Haram insurgency or he is willing to sacrifice the battle against terrorism on the altar of political expediency’.

“While Nigerian villages, schools and markets were easily overrun with maniacal fury by the insurgent group because of inadequate security, this same individual enjoyed very large armada of security men provided by the government of Jonathan.

“Aside his show of undisguised patriotic love for Nigeria in his glorious career in the Nigerian military, General Buhari has always shown statesman-like interventions at critical times in the nation’s current democratic order,” the statement by Fashakin read.

He therefore faulted a statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing him of playing politics with the insurgency and unpatriotically refusing to join hands with Federal Government to address the problem until he is elected president. he described it as “disheartening”.

He insisted that Boko Haram will be a thing of the past if he is elected, adding that he remains a patriot who played crucial roles in getting Jonathan sworn-in as acting president in 2010.

“In January 14, 2010, whilst a tiny cabal tried to hold the entire nation to ransom, thus preventing the Vice President Goodluck Jonathan from assuming the role of Acting President, General Muhammadu Buhari led a delegation of patriotic Nigerians to the Senate, with a passionate plea to the Upper Legislative chamber to do the needful for the continuity of governance in the country.

“In May 8, after the abduction of over 270 school girls in Chibok, Borno State, and as part of rallying the citizenry towards cooperation with the Federal Government in the fight against Insurgency, General Buhari wrote inter-alia:

“‘Let these people know that the entire civilized world is united against their terrorist act. We are grateful to the world for standing by Nigeria at this trying time. We hope and pray that the young ladies will be reunited with their respective families in the days to come.’

He therefore asserted that now is not the time to play politics or trade blames, but a time to be united.

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  1. J.S.E

    December 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    But in Nov. 2012 Boko Haram nominated Buhari as their negotiator. Has GMB explained link?

  2. py

    December 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    If a southern christian rule boko haram will destroy but if northern muslim rules no more problem or what offence GEJ commited & Buhari has nothing else to campain with than issue of boko haram.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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