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Nigerian Army is a professional Army – COAS Tukur Buratai reacts to CNN documentary on Lekki toll gate shooting

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has stated that they acted professionally and kept to the rules of engagement in handling of #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on October 20, 2020.

Speaking on the #EndSARS issue when he received members of the House of Representatives committee on Army at Army headquarters on Wednesday November 18, Buratai said;

“Let me assure you and all Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is a professional Army. We follow our rules of engagement. Nigerians should feel safe.

“We abide by rules of engagement and the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.”

On the issue of kidnapping and banditry causing untold hardship on citizens along the Abuja – Kaduna road, the COAS disclosed that the Nigerian Army Aviation is being reactivated.

He said;

“The issues of kidnapping and bandits attacks are being taken care of.

“In this regard, we have acquired two helicopters from the Transmission Company of Nigeria. We have added them to our platform and they will be rehabilitated and used for research.”

Buratai also said that there is need for a Special Intervention Fund from the government for procurement of more equipment, training and provision of accommodation and other infrastructure in military barracks.

He added;

“Even though the budget has been made, there may be requirement for virement of funds because of shortage of funds needed for procurement of hardware especially to tackle the challenges in the North-East and North-West.”

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‘Buhari’s Five Years In Power Has Besieged Nigeria With Abundant Poverty

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The group in a recent stated they issued stated that the five years of President Buhari has really ushered Nigeria into abundant poverty.


The statement which was released by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin reads;


“As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively.

The truth is that the country had virtually become ungovernable and unless we restructure and restore Nigeria to federalism, the country is on the brink of collapse and God should save us from the worst-case scenario.”

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Gospel singer Buchi celebrates 26th wedding anniversary

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Gospel artiste, Buchi Atuonwu and his wife celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary yesterday, November 26., 2020.


Gospel singer Buchi celebrates 26th wedding anniversary


Buchi announced the good news on his social media handle, after sharing pictures with his wife.

The singer who is very famous for his reggae styled gospel songs, wrote on social media;

”This is really special…The union is ital. The date is crucial. It’s November 26 And today we are 26
It’s our anniversary again. It’s dancing time again!”

The singer has released five audio albums and two video albums. The audio albums include:

These Days, So Beautiful, What a life, The Sound of Life and Over the years.

Born in Kaduna in 1963, he lived most of his life in Lagos, and started his career as a disc jockey in night clubs.

He attended Enugu Methodist College, and Federal Government College, and gained admission to University of Lagos in 1983 to study English language and literary studies.

The “What a life” crooner graduated with a BA and MA in 1986 and 1988 from UNILAG. He took up an appointment with the university at the end of his programme to lecture and run a Ph.D programme.

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North is the worst place to live in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto

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Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has described the North as the worst region to live in Nigeria.

The monarch said this at the 4th Quarter Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) in Abuja on Thursday November 26.

On scrapping of controversial police unit SARS, the Sultan said;

“We must obey all laws, if we are not law abiding. We have heard people calling for the scrapping of SARS, the President has done that and we later said, bring police back. We cannot do without the Police; we cannot do without our security agencies. No matter bad the security agencies are, there are still excellent officers.

“What we need to do is to fish out the bad elements from the security agencies and to reform the agencies and have a better. Abusing the Police, abusing soldiers, abusing security agencies would not augur well for us because, by the time we drag into anarchy, everybody would be on its, and then there would be serious problem in the country.

“We have security problems in the country, bandits now go into people’s houses to kidnap, not on the highway anymore. Of recent in the last couple of days, they are going into institutions, in Zaria; ABU, the Polytechnic and took away people.”

The Sokoto monarch also narrated some of the security challenges some residents of the Northern region have been facing.

He said;

“The insecurity in the north is so high that people are even afraid of travelling from Funtua to Zaria, a journey of about 48 or 50 miles. Not to talk of Sokoto to Abuja or to Kano.

“We know what we are going through. We are so insecure in the north that people are losing hope. People keep things in the house so that when the bandits come, they would let them be free.

“Couple of weeks ago, 76 people were killed in Sokoto by bandits in a day, it is not a story because I went there with the governor in Eastern part of Sokoto but you don’t hear these stories because it happened in the North and we don’t have media that is strong enough to bring out these atrocities about the bandits so people think that the North is secure.

“No north is not secure at all. In fact, it is the worst place to be in this country because bandits go about in the villages with their AK47 and nobody talks to them. They stop at the markets and buy things and even collect change with their weapons.”

On the rising cost of living, Abubakar said;

“Food prizes are on the increase and we need to do something about it. The cost of onion is too high and beyond the reach of many people. A hungry man is an angry man. The rising cost of foodstuff in the markets is an issue. The amount an onion costs in Nigeria today is an insight into the current economic hardship in the country.

“I think we really need to sit down and look at these issues because a hungry man is an angry man. We do not lack recommendations and solutions to our problems. What we lack is implementation and that sense of purpose to do the right thing, but we don’t like doing the right thing, we always want to cut corners.”

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