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Amnesty International Sponsoring Terrorism In Nigeria: Defence Headquarters

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The Defence Headquarters has labelled human rights group, Amnesty International as a sponsor of terrorism in Nigeria.

Boko Haram

Islamic Militant group, Boko Haram

This statement was made when the Defence Headquarters reacted by condemning a recent report released by Amnesty International (AI) on activities of the Nigerian army in the North-East region.

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Amnesty International alleged that troops of the Nigerian army razed down villages and unlawfully detained locals in a rescue operation in its’ report.

Reacting to this, Defence Headquarters’ Acting Director Defence Information Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, accused the group of deliberately supporting the acts of terrorism perpetrated against Nigeria by the Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African State (ISWAP) terror groups.

Explainig further, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Military accused the group of undermining Nigeria’s Military campaign against terrorism in the North East.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Isah

    February 16, 2020 at 1:44 am

    I don’t trust those international NGO since from the beginning, because they are always first before you in your country, pls Nigeria army you have our spot, we say no to those who are trying to destroy our fathers land

  2. kaumi Abba

    February 18, 2020 at 12:48 am

    This is a very well k known fact

  3. Edomwande Oliha

    February 18, 2020 at 4:49 am

    How, am not conceived, we look inward and tell ourselves the truth.

  4. Yusuf Yamusa

    February 20, 2020 at 6:36 am

    This thing had been happening for long, our security operators are there doing nothing to stop then. When ever the terroris launch an attact they will start shouting but when our security personel destroy their camp they will start making complain that innocent citizen where killed. Allah is in control

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

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At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri

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Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

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Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Defends Gowon Over Allegations Of Looting CBN

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Defends Gowon Over Allegations Of Looting CBN

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has come out to defend former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) who was recently accused of looting half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during his reign.

Sani in a statement via his Twitter account on Tuesday where he defended the former leader, pointed out that Gowon left office without any evidence of wealth.

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He added that the claim against Gowon by a member of the UK Parliament is totally false.

He wrote:

“General Yakubu Gowon; The claim of ‘looting the CBN’ made by the British Minister for Africa as represented by Mr James Duddridge against Gen Gowon is nothing but outright falsehood. Gowon exited power without any evidence of wealth & that remains, for over four decades after power.”

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