CPC to Jonathan, Don't Impose Emergency Rule on Boko Haram States
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has come down hard on the speculated decision of the President to consider Emergency Rule as a way of stemming the increasing activities of Boko Haram in states such as Borno, Yobe and Kano where the sect has killed thousands of innocent Nigerians.
Boko Haram recently escalated its terrorist activities with atta is on Baga, Marte and Bama where they attacked a military barracks. A Senator from Borno, Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, the Senator representing Borno Central Senatorial Zone, yesterday said that Boko Haram controls 23 out of the 27 Local Government Areas of Borno State.
The CPC in a statement by Rotimi Fashakin, rejected the thought of Emergency Rule. NaijaPundit brings you the full statement below; Add a comment
PDP Fears Buhari More Than God – El-Rufai
Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai said General Muhammadu Buhari is his preferred candidate for the 2015 presidential polls.
El-Rufai who spoke to Radio France International Hausa Service denied eyeing the presidency saying it was just a propaganda by the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Those who are saying Buhari should step aside for me are not members of our party. May be they are PDP members who are afraid of General Buhari. This is because the way they fear Buhari – I swear they do not fear God the almighty,” he said. Add a comment
Boko Haram Controls 23 of 27 Local Govts in Borno-Senator Zanna
Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, the Senator representing Borno Central Senatorial Zone, who was arrested and questioned after a high profile Boko Haram commander was arrested in his house has in an interview earlier today astonished Nigerians when he said that "23/24 local governments of the 27 in Borno state are under the effective control of Boko Haram."
Zanna also revealed more shocking revelations saying "Numerous young men all around Borno State are joining boko haram by the day." Add a comment
State of Emergency Highly Likely as Jonathan Meets Service Chiefs Over Violence in North
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Worried by the state of insecurity characterised by wanton killings and destruction of properties largely carried out by the Boko Haram sect, President Goodluck Jonathan, has summoned an emergency security meeting.
The meeting which was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja was to review the security situation in the country with the aim of restrategising if need be. Jonathan had travelled to South Africa to attend the World Economic Forum but had to abort his planned state visit to Namibia and hurried back to Abuja Thursday night oowing to security challenges in the two states.
A source at the Presidency told our reporter that the president had at the meeting asked to be briefed about the security situation with the aim of restrategising where necessary. Add a comment
One day, govt ’ll beg for dialogue –Odumakin
Mr. Yinka Odumakin is the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba social cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the spokesman of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG). Odumakin, a human rights activist, in this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, says that there are clear indications that some people have decided to destroy the country because they could not gain control of affairs. He also speaks on the proposed amnesty for Boko Haram and the resuscitation of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) among other issues
What is your view about the state of the nation considering various issues militating against the growth and development of Nigeria?
The situation is very frightening, and like the leader of Afenifere said in the press conference that he addressed two weeks ago, Nigerian seem to be preparing for a war while we are pretending that we want to hold elections. All the signals that we are seeing now are very dangerous for this country.
We have a situation where insecurity is going high, where kidnappers, assassins and terrorists have taken over the country. We are in a situation where the president has not been in the Northern part of the country more than 10 times in two years of his presidency. Add a comment