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Fiery Islamic Cleric Bombs Buhari

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Fiery Islamic cleric bombs Buhari again, says praying for this govt useless

The Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque, Abuja, Sheikh Muhammad Khalid, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari yet again, over the increasing insecurity in the country.

Sheikh Khalid who has suddenly become one of Buhari’s staunchest critics in recent times, in a sermon on Friday, accused the President of not living up to the expectations of Nigerians who voted overwhelmingly for him in 2015 and 2019.

In the video, the Sheikh compared the state of insecurity in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and that of Buhari, scoring the incumbent very low.

He added that he has stopped praying for the success of the present administration as doing so has become a waste of time since nothing seems to change.

“My religion charges me to be just and I have to. If I said things like this during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and I don’t want to say it now because I share the same religion and ethnic inclination with the president, then I am a hypocrite,” he said in the video.

Continuing, the cleric who had earlier asked Buhari to return Nigeria to how he met it, said:

“In Nigeria, we are actually playing with fire, the killings in the country are taking the shape of genocide and that is why people are dying on daily basis.

“More people are being killed in this regime than Goodluck Jonathan’s regime. This regime has been telling lies that there’s an improvement in the area of security.

“Where is the improvement when our children can not go to school in some parts of the country and some states are under the control of bandits?

“During Jonathan, it was only a few states that were under the control of Boko Haram, now, tell me, how many states are safe in the country?

“Then (during the Jonathan era), it was only a few states that were under the control of Boko Haram.

“Now, tell me, how many states are safe in the country? Even his (Buhari’s) state, Katsina is not being spared.

“Kankara Local Government Area is in his state. In Zamfara State, there are about five local governments that have become no-go areas.

“There are some places you can’t go without an escort in Borno State. Other regions are also contending with one form of insecurity or the other.

“If it is not bandits, then unknown gunmen are wreaking havoc. It (insecurity) is worse under him (Buhari), let us tell him the truth. If he cannot improve, let him take us back to how it was in 2015.

“Before he assumed office, bandits were not operating the way they are now. How many schools were attacked and how many schoolchildren were abducted during the last administration?

“Look at how we shouted when the Chibok girls were abducted. How many have we witnessed under Buhari and we are not telling him to bring back our schoolchildren and put an end to this scourge?

“Can you tell somebody in Kaduna, Zamfara and others that there is an improvement?

“A lawmaker in Katsina State said for the fear of being attacked, he cannot go to his constituency; and he is not the only one.

“Many of these people have no peace of mind and you call that an improvement?

“Yes, some people will disagree with me because they have two passports, they have where to run to if things completely get out of hand; they are not being sincere.

“We have stopped praying for Buhari as we have not seen any result,” he said.

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NSCDC To Deploy 30,000 Officers For 2023 Elections

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has disclosed that it will deploy 30,000 operatives to ensure peace during the upcoming general elections in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Commandant- General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Sunday,

He said the operatives would be deployed nationwide to maintain peace.

He said the NSCDC has perfected plans to deploy all resources needed to provide security during the election.

“The corps is poised fairly, and ready to apply all the arsenals needed to provide security and safety for the elections.

“We have an operations department of over 30,000 personnel but then we will also deploy others when the time comes.

“Normally we have the bulk of our people in operations and those who are in operations partake in election processes,” he said.

Audi said that the corps had also perfected plans to begin seminars and workshops in October to discuss the preparedness of the organization towards the general elections.

“We want to tell our people that if you go and involve yourself by becoming partisan you are on your own.

“There are certain things we have introduced in our Standard Operating Procedure — that once you go partisan and you are caught, you will face sanctions and you are on your own.

“So we are ready to partake in the election like I said because we are apolitical and we are going to provide a level-playing field for all citizens to be involved in the elections and exercise their franchise.”

Audi said that the NSCDC partook in election activities because it’s a member of the Inter-agency, Consultative Committee on Election Security.

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NSIA Not Stakeholder In Nigeria Air- F.G

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has declared that the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is not an investor in the Nigeria Air project.

Sirika made the clarification in a statement issued by James Odaudu, his special assistant on public affairs, on Saturday.

The minister had listed NSIA as part of the local investors with stakes in the national carrier.

He said the NSIA is not part of the private equity ownership of the airline, adding that the error was made during his media briefing.

“We wish to clarify that the Authority (NSIA) is not part of the private equity ownership of the airline, being a government establishment,” Sirika said.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the equity ownership structure of Nigeria Air stands as Ethiopian Airlines 49%, Nigerian private investors (SAHCO, MRS and other institutional investors) 46% and the Federal Government 5%.

“The public, especially the business community and the media, should please note”, the statement added.

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Nigerians Not Ripe Enough To Bear Arms- NSCDC

Nigerians are not ripe to be allowed to bear arms.

This is according to the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi who made the observation when he attended the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.

“I strongly disapproved of it. Even now that there is no law in existence, you still have proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the hands of people.

“It has to do with civilisation and education.

“Even in Europe and America where they have that law where virtually everybody once you can drive can have arms, they are trying to control it now because of how some events unfold.

“In the world, especially in Europe and America, somebody will just wake up and just go to a school and open fire on kids. You know that is madness.

“And so for me, I don’t think we are there yet to allow citizens carry arms” , he said.

 

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