Boko Haram, Ndume and the Rest of Us

By Abraham Yomi Senator Ali Ndume is a lucky man. But that luck has become torture for him so he is desperate to undo it in the hope that he can point to whatever sufferings follows as proof that karma has dealt him punishment for the bad things he has done against the land, against the rest of us. He is hooked on seeking redemption through penance for being among the leading financial backers and strategic supporters of Boko Haram terrorist group, more like the major godfather that allowed it…

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Yahaya Bello’s Aides Attack Publisher Of AljazirahNigeria In Abuja

Publisher of AljazirahNigeria Newspapers, Comr. Bassey Etuk Williams has been attacked by men identified as security aides to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello in Abuja. The ugly incident, which happened at about 7.30pm on Friday night took place without Mr. Williams provoking the governor’s aides. An eyewitness who confirmed the story said Governor Bello and his men blocked Mr Williams from accessing his residence at No. 12, Benghazzi Street, Wuse zone 4, Abuja, with their cars. Governor Bello’s Aides attacked Mr William as soon as he questioned why an innocent…

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SING Nigeria Commends President Buhari for Ordering Forensic Audit of NDDC from 2001-2019.

SING Nigeria has applauded the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari in ordering the forensic audit of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission from 2001-2019. The Niger Delta Development Commission is a federal government agency established by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in the year 2000 with the sole mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. SING Nigeria recalls that since its inception in 2000, NDDC has received at least N15 TRILLION in project funds, yet failed to achieve the Niger Delta Regional Development Masterplan to…

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HOPE4DYOUNG INITIATIVE CLEARS SCHOOL FEES OF 17 LESS PRIVILEGED PUPILS IN CROSS RIVER SCHOOLS

…Distribute exercise books, present cash gifts to excellent pupils As part of the second phase of it’s WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT, the Hope for the Young Initiative (HYi) on Thursday visited primary schools in Okuku and Ugaga, where school fees of 17 less privileged pupils were settled. The community-based organisation also used their visit to the schools to distribute exercise books, other writing materials and made presentation of financial gifts to some pupils who answered some questions correctly. According to one of the founders, Miss Lydia Yegraowo Okache, the…

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Boko Haram: Group asks Senate to strip Ndume of Army Committee Chair over attempt to sow terror in the heart of citizens

Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has called on the Senate leadership to strip Senator Ali Ndume of his role as Chairman Committee on Army over his recent flawed remarks aimed to plant terror in the heart of Nigerians. The group said at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday that it is a “dangerous situation where a known terrorist supporter is now posturing as an expert in security matters”. In a statement signed by National Coordinator, Comrade Gabriel Onoja, CATE revealed that the Borno South lawmaker is exploiting this…

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Why Ndume And His Ilk Dread Peace in Borno State

By Richard Murphy I expect Nigerians to persistently and courageously interrogate their leaders who hold any mandate in public trust. This is a cliché resounded so many times to the point of boredom. But most of us ignore or prefer to overlook it for very selfish reasons. May I not sound like a simpleton. But some of these politicians are the architects of our problems and they seek elevation to promote very personal interests, which are detrimental to us and public good. And It is not a healthy development either…

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Ali Ndume And His Crocodile Tears On Boko Haram

By Hassan Biu When the expired 8th Session of the Senate under the leadership of the dictatorial, draconian and repressive former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki slammed a six-months suspension on Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume, in March 2017, the action invoked empathy and condemnations from some of us. We faulted the frivolous reasons the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges adduced for the suspension of Ali Ndume. But strongly, the 181 sitting legislative days he was barred from plenary were prolonged, ill-timed and absurd; much as it constituted unfair depravity…

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Ali Ndume’s tactics on Boko Haram aimed at diverting attention from his contributions to insurgency – NDF

The National Democratic Front (NDF) believes Senator Ali Ndume’s latest strategy on Boko Haram is aimed at diverting the world’s attention from his dishonourable contribution to Boko Haram insurgency. The group made this known at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja in reaction to the Borno South lawmaker’s assertion about the Nigerian Armed Forces. In a statement signed by Secretary General, Dr Bolaji Abdulkadir, the NDF reckoned it was time to address Senator Ndume’s inglorious role in the Boko Haram conundrum. According to the group, Mr Ndume, who was…

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Boko Haram: CSOs score Nigerian troops high after tour of liberated communities

Following a thorough tour of liberated communities in the North-East, the Coalition for Human Rights and Rights Monitoring Group has praised the Nigerian Army for restoring peace to the region. The group, consisting of 10 civil society organisations revealed in a press conference on Monday that it undertook a 10-day assessment to gather first-hand information on the state of affairs in the region. In a statement signed by President Gabriel Agidi, the Coalition reckoned that the country has made tremendous progress in the fight against terrorism. As part of it…

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Revealed: Troops uncover France-based NGO linked to Boko Haram, kill terrorists with ID card

A France-based non-governmental organisation, Première Urgence Internationale, working alongside Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists has been uncovered by Nigerian troops. With headquarters in Asnieres-sur-Seine on the suburbs of Paris, Première prides itself as an “international NGO which helps civilians who are marginalised or excluded as a result of natural disasters, war and economic collapse.” The self-acclaimed humanitarian group first gained access to Nigeria in 2016, setting up activities in various complementary domains in order to respond to the vulnerable populations’ needs in the north-east. However, a recent revelation by the gallant troops…

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