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Galadima to Buhari: Save yourself, leave Nigeria! *Says, President took nation 100 years back



Buba Galadima, spokesman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has one advice for President Muhammadu Buhari, his former ally and friend – leave and stay away from Nigeria immediately you leave office in your own interest or face the consequences. 

Galadima, who was a guest on The Morning Show, a breakfast programme on Arise Television on Wednesday, warned that the avalanche of attacks the President would get from even those he trusted so much and gave a lee-way in his eight-year tenure now coming to an end, would be enough to give him a heart attack, if he decided to stay back.

Incidentally, the President, already seems to be thinking in the same line, as he was quoted recently to have told his audience at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during the last Eid-el Fitr, that he could be relocating to Niger Republic, fearing an avalanche of onslaught from Nigeria’s apparently those he had hurt in his eight years.

After begging for forgiveness from those he might have offended, the President, was quoted as saying: “I can’t wait to go home to Daura. If they make any noise to disturb me in Daura, I will leave for the Niger Republic. I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible. I got what I wanted and will quietly retire to my home town. In spite of technology, it will not be easy to get to Daura.”

Echoing the same sentiments, Buba, who was with the President from the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) days to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and later All Progressives Congress (APC), suggested it was the best way for the President to avoid, what he saw as a possible “heart attack.”

“For him, I’ll advise that he should move completely out of this country, because of messages or the kind of criticisms he will come through from those he has assisted is enough to cause him a heart attack,” the NNPP spokesman, said, adding that as a good Muslim, he had since forgiven the President despite been deeply hurt.

Regardless, Buba, had no kind words for his old friend, despite the claims by the Presidency through its media team, headed by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman that Buhari not only left his footprints on the sands of time, but did not leave the country the way he met it.

Confirming the claim that Buhari had not left the country the way he met it, he said:  “We wished he had kept the country the way he met it. We would have clapped for him and even escorted him to Daura whenever he intends leaving office. The man has taken Nigeria one hundred years back, dividing Nigeria along religious lines, dividing Nigeria along ethnic lines, crash economic policies that had left the dollar that he met at one hundred and fifty-seven naira per dollar, he is now leaving it at nearly eight hundred. That is if you see the dollar to buy.

“Insecurity was confined generally in the North-east except for some dark spots but today you cannot travel to anywhere in Nigeria with your eyes closed. You have to spend the night praying that God delivers you. Now if that is the kind of Nigeria that Femi Adesina wants, then I pray to God to visit him with what the common people suffer daily in Nigeria.

“My only regret in this country is that Buhari has left Nigerian polity bedeviled by religious and monetization issues which is worse than rigging because you can no more win election on the basis of quality of service or credibility, basis of your pubic service or the basis of hat you had done but also only on the basis of what you have done”

The former Governor of Kano, also accused the religious leaders in the country of contributing to the unsatisfactory outcome of the election.

“Of course, religious leaders, both Christians and Muslims were a disappointment during this election. Instead of preaching morality and telling Nigerians that look this is what God expects from a leader, they made themselves God, and thought they can install a leader of their choice. They have utterly been disappointed”. He said

Also responding to the statement made by Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, asking opposition political leaders to stop bleating, he accused him of being aloof to the suffering of Nigerians, because he had always found himself in the corridors of power through various appointments.

Hear him: “Lai has been a friend for a long time. He has never been a politician and he doesn’t know the feelings of the people. He doesn’t know the conditions of the people. He has always been appointed to reap where he did not sow. So, he cannot see the conditions of the ordinary Nigerian nor can he see the condition under which the opposition has worked to wrestle power from them. So, since they have used the instrumentality of government, since they have used the power of money which they have in abundance and bought themselves into government, he is free to say what he wants to say.”

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Imo massacre: Armoured vehicles procured for police used to rig elections – LP



Labour Party, palpably in anguish at the slaughter of eight soldiers in Imo State on Tuesday by some rampaging gunmen, has raised questions over the whereabouts of the nine Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) Athan Achonu, it claimed its governorship candidate for the November 11 election, repaired and donated to the authorities in the state.

The party, all but called out the leadership of the Imo State Police Command, to whom they claimed the equipment were handed over, alleging that the last time they APCs were seen was during the last general elections, where they were used by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party in power in the state to snatch ballot boxes for candidates in the national and state assemblies.

The claim, was made when Nick Opara-Ndudu  and Nnaemeka Onyeka Obiareri , chieftains of the party appeared as guests on The Morning Show, a breakfast programme on Arise Television to sell the candidacy of Achonu, whom they said would never have allowed the type of insecurity in the state to endure under his watch.

Both men, who said that Achonu, whose highest political office so far, was his short stint in the Senate, where he served via the 2015 election before he was removed through the courts, remained the only solution not to the insecurity, in the state and even the South East,  but the one to rescue the people from years of underdevelopment from poor leadership.

Obiareri, spokesman of the LP in the state, argued that if the APCs had been in place, Tuesday’s incident in which the military men were killed alongside some policemen and officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), would probably not have happened, said a check on the social media would reveal how they were used by party men of the APC for rigging the 2023 general elections.

He said: “The military men that were killed if they had armoured vehicles patrolling, they wouldn’t have been shot by those criminals. Athan Achonu, go and confirm from Innoson, paid hundreds of millions of naira to Innoson, Innoson is still alive, you people can still go and interview him, to repair nine armoured vehicles for the police. Five were supposed to be in Okigwe zone. Till today, we don’t know where those nine armoured cars are.

“If you go to Youtube, you’ll see Youtube record of members of the House of Assembly in Imo State using those APCs to carry ballot boxes. It’s there on Youtube, you can search it out. What Athan Achonu will do is very simple. Every local government area will have one humvy vehicle for the police. Police stations had been totally burnt in Imo State and Athan repaired most of those police stations.

“Then, there will be community vigilante. We’ll train those 50 youths per community – train them, equip them and arm them. They should guard their communities. When you have over 50,000 hectres of land, reclaimed from the bandits, and you have youths who are not only just farming, but who are trained to protect their communities, they’ll do the job.

“Then, we have to set up a security trust fund. Ndi-Imo are not scared. As at today, there are some communities in Imo State, where bandits – unknown gunmen, are ransacking and collecting levies from the communities. Basically, Athan Achonu will provide training, recruitment for people donated by the communities. Communities know those who are the terrible ones in their midst. And I tell you, in six months, they will flush them out.”

Opara-Ndudu, who dismissed the claim by the state governor, Hope Uzodimma that the carnage and other killings in the state were politically-motivated, blamed the governor for misplacing his priorities and failing to provide jobs for the teeming youth population in the state, questioning why nobody had been arrested and prosecuted fully in the courts if the insecurity in the state was all about politics.

Hear him: “The security problem has to do with objective conditions in the state. The young people are frustrated. The government is not making any investments in the areas that are required. We’re busy pursuing projects that are designs in deception. Look at the roads that are being done in Imo State, you know for you to deal with the problem of poverty and other economic challenges, you have to deal with the problem of infrastructure.

“In Imo State, the government has dedicated all of its time and half of its time to reconstructing federal roads without any attention – little or no attention paid to the rural areas. If you go to length and breadth of Imo State – Ngor Okpala, Ezinifte Mbaise, even in the governor’s local government – everywhere in Imo State, you find that the rural areas are looking desolate and abandoned.”

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Police find body of missing female student dumped in the bush, vow to get killers



Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), command, have vowed to fish out the killers of a university student, Blessing Karami, whose body was said to have been picked up from the bush days after she was declared missing on September 11.

The FCT police, which released the painful news on Thursday, said in a statement by its spokesman, Josephine Adeh that the remains were found in the woods in the Karimu area of the city.

The police spokesman acknowledged that her disappearance was reported to the police authorities last,  Thursday, September 14 added that 26-year-old Blessing, a student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), was declared missing after leaving her place of work in Garki, Abuja.

She said in the statement: “The body of Blessing Karami Moses, a 26-year-old woman who had been missing since September 11, 2023, was tragically discovered in a wooded area in Karimo. Her disappearance was reported to the authorities on September 14, 2023,” the statement read.

She said Commissioner of Police, FCT, Haruna Garba, had directed that command should conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, adding: “While we are working closely with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to facilitate the respectful retrieval of the decomposed remains acknowledging the sensitive nature of this task, we will continue to provide updates to the public as our investigation progresses.”

Adeh, a Superintendent of Police (SP), also commiserated with Blessing’s family and loved ones over the incident.

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Ogun cult massacre: DSS raid home, pick up PDP lawmaker, five others



Damilare Bello Mohammed, a serving member of the Ogun State House of Assembly (OGHA), is currently telling operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) his side of the story, after he was picked up over his alleged involvement in the rival secret cult clashes that occurred in Sagamu town.

Mohammed, recently elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Sagamu State Constituency 1, was picked up on Wednesday by the agency over the incident in which at least eight persons were killed last weekend during the violent clash in the town, alongside five other suspected cultists allegedly involved in the cult violence.

The five other suspects; Debbo Animashaun, Bamidele Saheed, Ismaila Onitire, Adewale Otesanya and Tobi Owoade, were arrested by the DSS operatives during a sting operation after a tip-off at the early hours of Thursday within the residence of the lawmaker.

Lekan Adeniran, spokesman to Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor, announced the development in a statement on Wednesday, saying the secret police tracked the six suspected cultists to the official residence of the lawmaker.

Accusing the lawmaker of providing shelter to the cultists, Adeniran, said in the statement, that the suspects were presently undergoing interrogation in DSS custody after many dangerous weapons, including guns, were recovered from them.

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