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I’ll reveal my intentions for 2019 in February – Senator Saraki

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has said Nigerians will know about his intentions for 2019 in two months.

He said this in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on the Osasu Show on the sidelines of the unveiling of Bolaji Abdullahi’s book, ‘On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria’.

Abdullahi, who is the national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was a former minister of youth and sport under the former President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.

Saraki said there was enough time to talk about 2019, adding that the topics for discussion now should be how to develop the country.

“You are like the tenth person who has asked me, so there is a queue. I promised the first person that when it is time to talk about 2019, I would answer the questions,” Saraki said.

“Anytime next year from February, you can ask us about what are my intentions in 2019 or whether I want to come back to the senate.

“You want to talk about development and how we are going to get the country going, yes. We have a long time to talk about 2019.”

He further said there were many reasons Jonathan lost the 2015 election, saying “he probably for example should not have allowed some of us to have left the party.

“He will have done certain things against the fight against corruption and the government, but I think he didn’t do a number of those things and a few of the people who were close to him, gave him the impression that all was good.”

Asked the role he played in the emergence of former President Musa Yaradua as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007, he said he will disclose that in the book he was going to write.

“I said I am going to write a book and if I start to give us answers, my book will never sell,” he said.

“So, you are not going to make me disclose the value of my book. My book will contain all those answers so, you will have to wait for my book.”

Source – TODAY

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Donald Duke: Security Operatives Selling Weapons To Boko Haram

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Donald Duke: Security Operatives Selling Weapons To Boko Haram

Donald Duke

Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has claimed that the Boko Haram terrorist group gets most of its weapons from security operatives.

Speaking on Channels Television, the former governor called on the President Muhammadu Buhari government to investigate the nation’s security forces and flush out the bag eggs.

He said: “Boko Haram insurgents who have been responsible for most heinous crimes, get their weapons from the security operatives.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

“Most of the weapons used by Boko Haram come from our armoury, we will need to look into that. Why are we selling weapons to the enemy?”

Speaking further, Donald Duke pointed out that the Nigerian military and police in the northeast must be adequately motivated to achieve results.

He also called for the use of intelligence to combat insecurity such as kidnapping across the country.

 

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is more concerned with getting rid of hunger and poverty than restructuring.

Amaechi a former Rivers State governor stated this on Sunday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

The minister, however, admitted that there is nothing wrong with calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi said: “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring. But I’m saying it is not the most critical problem we have.

“The most critical problem we have is hunger and poverty, which is breeding insecurity.”

 

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Insecurity: Buhari Can’t Protect Nigeria – Moghalu

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Insecurity: Buhari Can't Protect Nigeria - Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is not capable of protecting Nigerians or confronting the security challenges facing the nation.

The former presidential candidate made this remark in his reaction to the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

He described the incident as a national tragedy which is a pointer to the fact that Nigeria is becoming a failed state under the leadership of President Buhari.

He also lambasted the government and security agencies, accusing them of intimidating and arresting peaceful #EndSARS protesters demanding better governance but unable to do anything to insurgents terrorizing the entire country.

He wrote:

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