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Focus On The Merits Of Buratai’s Advice, Daniel Banjo Tells Nigerians

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2022: CELEBRATING THE ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA AMID SECURITY CHALLENGES

 

Daniel Banjo, a security expert

reacts to attacks on Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Nigeria Chief of Army Staff over a statement which ordinarily should be applauded.

 

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The excerpts of his submissions are presented below

“There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities. Also by both local in international actors. Citizens responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility”

Lt. Gen. TY Buratai

My Take:

Above quote was all the COAS posited but unguided tongues started wagging; chirping on issues they lack skill about; bellowing on facts they are least knowledgeable on and totally do not understand. Gullible Nigerians, normally swayed easily by falsehood and fake stories thus unable to decipher truths.

What the COAS stated can be simply discernible by an unbiased and open hearted person as seeking the cooperation of all Nigerians for a quick end to the deadly activities of the remnants of a defeated but living coalition of varying Islamic Extremist operating within and outside our borders. The ISIL/ISWAP/BH multinational group.

Again, hear him: “There is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years” LIKELIHOOD is the key word therein, he didn’t say that it would last for the years. Let us not forget that before he was appointed as COAS, over two third land areas of three states were under the control of BHT with the whole of Borno less only a part of Maiduguri when the governor came on air visibly crying. The mission giving to him, in May 2015, to ensure the sovereignty of Nigeria was accomplished within months. By December of same year, BHT claim on any landed part of the country became history. The monsters hydra head had been cut unfortunately, we allowed the legs to live by harbouring and nurturing them. ‘We’ implies the inhabitants of the locales, who one way or the other fell into the ploy, either through fear or coercion.

Again, he continued: “It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities. Also by both local in international actors. Citizens responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility”

The turanshi above is not ambiguous, it simply infer that the period of terrorism’s presence in our country is dependent on its activities, which can only escalate if we do not denounce it, and the appropriate responses to its activities. He thenafter as he said three years back requested of us all to cooperate with the security agencies to contain the disgruntled elements. I AM STILL WONDERING WHAT IS NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD ABOUT HIS PRONOUNCEMENT.

Again, he has stated the obvious taking into cognizance how terrorism had prevailed in some countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Kenya, Ethiopia among others. In one of these countries, terrorism had prevailed since 1979. Uptill date, we still have instances of terrorism in France and UK. Domestic terrorism is a near daily affair in USA more so before the present POTUS.

In summary, our hardworking, skillful and focused COAS was only warning us of the possibility of terrorism continuing in our beloved nation if we all do not see security as a collective responsibility.

Please let us all shine our eyes and report any suspicious person.

DANIEL BANJO

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Middle Belt Youths Won’t Protest Against Tinubu, Bago’s Administration – NCYG

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*Middle Belt Youths Won’t Protest Against Tinubu, Bago’s Administration – NCYG

 

 

The North Central Youth Group, a vibrant coalition of young people from the Middle Belt, has distanced itself from any form of protest against President Bola Tinubu and Governor Umar Bago of Niger State.

The group’s stance comes after a thorough evaluation of the leaders’ performances, which they say has brought hope, opportunities, and smiles to the faces of Nigerians, particularly the people of the North Central region.

A statement jointly signed by Abdullahi Mohammed and Barr Fidelis Elaigwu described President Tinubu’s administration as a beacon of light in just one year, illuminating the path to a brighter future for Nigeria.

They said Governor Bago has also been making giant strides in his administration’s focus on agriculture, education, and youth empowerment.

“President Tinubu’s visionary leadership has led to the implementation of the National Development Plan, a comprehensive blueprint for economic diversification and growth,” the statement said.

“This laudable initiative has already started yielding positive results, with the economy showing signs of stability and growth.

“Additionally, the President’s establishment of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council has brought together a team of experts who provide sage advice on economic matters, further solidifying his commitment to good governance.

“Moreover, President Tinubu’s dedication to youth empowerment is a testament to his belief in the potential of young people to drive positive change. His administration’s innovative programs, such as the National Talent Export Programme, the 3 Million Tech Talents (3MTT) initiative and Nigerian Youth Academy (NiYA) have provided countless opportunities for young Nigerians to acquire skills, gain employment, and start their own businesses.

“These initiatives have not only impacted the youth positively but have also positioned them as key players in the country’s development narrative.”

The statement added: “On his part, Governor Bago’s commitment to agriculture has transformed Niger State into a major food hub in the region, providing a sustainable source of food and income for the people.

“The Governor’s passion for education has led to the construction of new schools and the renovation of existing ones, creating a conducive learning environment for students to thrive.

“Bago’s reforms have had a direct and positive impact on the youth in Niger State. His administration’s youth empowerment programs have provided training, mentorship, and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people, enabling them to acquire skills, start their own businesses, and become self-sufficient.

“The Governor’s dedication to youth development is evident in his policies and actions, and we commend him for his unwavering commitment to the future of Niger State.”

The youths, therefore, described President Tinubu and Governor Bago as champions of good governance, visionary leaders, and true advocates for the welfare of Nigerians.

“Their selfless service, integrity, and passion for development have earned them our respect, admiration, and endorsement.”

They, however, urged other “youths to join us in supporting these leaders, who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our collective progress.”

The youths noted: “We recognise that challenges still exist, but we believe that President Tinubu and Governor Bago are working tirelessly to address them.

“We urge our fellow youths to be patient, supportive, and constructive in their engagement, rather than allowing themselves to be used by political manipulators. Let us work together to build a brighter future for ourselves, our region, and our country.”

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Socialite Woman, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam Extols Grandmother, Henrietta Glass@94

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Socialite Woman, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam Extols Grandmother, Henrietta Glass@94

 

American socialite woman known as Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam extends warm felicitation to her energetic robust and good looking nonagenarian grandmother, Henrietta Glass of lake Jackson Texas, USA as she marks her 94th birthday today, joining family, friends and well-wishers to celebrate a living legend nonagenarian, who has positively contributed immensely to the society.

In a congratulatory message issued by her media aide, Oluwaseun Fabiyi. Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam made it known to the general public that her grandmother, Mrs Henrietta Glass is an embodiment of virtue and a strong pillar of support in the pursuit of a greater Texas community, sacrificing so much for the service of the community, Texas environs and humanity, and tirelessly working to improve the lives of others.

Saying further, on her birthday, we’re reminded of her positive roles in nation building, particularly her sterling records during his service years in Texas, USA.

As she turns 94 today, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam offer her very best wishes and salute the nonagenarian, Henrietta Glass for her doggedness and untainted loyalty to good causes, which stood her out as a great asset, not only to Texas but to America as a whole.

“My prayer is that God Almighty bless her with all she ever hoped for, and grant her more celebrations in good health and prosperity. Congratulations to a virtuous woman per excellence, a good leader and dependable granny of the source”. She concluded.

Socialite Woman, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam Extols Grandmother, Henrietta Glass@94

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Gov Zulum Denies Murder Allegations Against Son, Issues stern warning Against Peddlers Of Falsehood 

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Gov Zulum Denies Murder Allegations Against Son, Issues stern warning Against Peddlers Of Falsehood 

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has said his son is not currently held in custody in India over any alleged murder.

Gov Zulum Denies Murder Allegations Against Son, Issues stern warning Against Peddlers Of Falsehood 

The governor in a signed statement by the media unit in his office, said the report was false and far from the truth.

The statement on Wednesday signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Abdurrahman Bundi read: “The Borno State Governor’s media unit‘s attention has been drawn to rumours circulating that the son of the Borno State Governor has been arrested for the alleged murder of some Indian citizen.

This misinformation was published in an online blog, Nairaland, titled “Son of Borno State Governor Murders Someone In India—Politics.” The blog claimed that the Governor also travelled to India, attempting to use diplomatic status to resolve the matter.

“It is on record that Governor Babagana Zulum was on a one-month vacation in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj and later travelled to Egypt to attend the annual ASUWAN forum conference in Cairo.

The Media Unit would like to clarify and set the record straight that Nairaland and other online blogs have mischievously spread defamatory content without any speck of truth.

We hereby warn Nairaland and all those who have spread the false information to pull down this misinformation from its website and platforms within the next 24 hours and offer an unreserved apology to Governor Zulum, his son, and the entire family, or risk legal action. The Governor shall also not hesitate to take legal action against any media outlet that continues to publicise this defamatory information on its platform.

“We would like to inform the public that none of Governor’s Zulum’s son was either arrested or charged with any crime, or involved in any unlawful activities anywhere.

“We urge the public to exercise caution when consuming and sharing information, particularly when it comes from unverified sources and blogs instead of credible media outlets.

“We enjoin all media organisations to engage in responsible journalism of truth and factual verification while recognising the potential harm and psychological trauma the spread of false information might have caused to the Governor’s family.”

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