Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Wednesday 7th April 2021

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Wednesday 7th April 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari-Go-Home Protest Planned For Wednesday In London

Human Right Activist, Omoyele Sowore, has revealed plans by some people to organise a protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to London, UK.
Sowore, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, said the protest will be held at the Abuja House in London on Wednesday.

He said this will be to chase the President out of London to return to the “world-class” Nigerian Hospital he built for his medical check-up.
He tweeted, “Mass action in London tomorrow against Aso Rock’s mannequin @MBuhari he must be chased out of London to return to do his medical check-up at the world-class hospital he built in Nigeria! They’ve paid £75 to shameless Nigerians in London to come but they’ll be outnumbered.”
SaharaReporters had earlier revealed how groups allegedly sponsored by the presidency cabal in the United Kingdom organised a counter-protest in support of President Buhari.
It was learnt that every participant in the pro-Buhari rally will be paid £75 (about N40, 000) – a protest which is being sponsored to quell the voices of Nigerians demanding that Buhari return home to attend to ballooning security and health crises in the country.
A source said, “The Federal Government is organising a pro-Buhari rally in London for Wednesday. Those to take part will be paid heavily.
“I received a call from a close few nights ago, asking me to help get people that can attend a pro-Buhari rally because I have access to a little database being an event promoter. The pro-Buhari is scheduled for Wednesday between 12 pm to 3 pm, and they will be paying £75 per head.
“I find it so disgusting and disheartening and I can’t even bring myself so low to do such. This shows the level of how corrupt these leaders are and I am so sorry for some of us abroad that are willing to do such all because of money.”
On Friday, a crowd of Nigerians had in the United Kingdom stormed the Abuja House, 2 Campden Hill, Kensington, London, demanding that Buhari, who is currently on medical leave, should immediately return home.
In a video posted on his verified Twitter handle, a Nigerian broadcaster and former presidential aide, Reno Omokiri, had said the protesters assembled with a mission “to chase the president back home.”
“The Police came but the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon went on. A frightened @MBuhari refused to come,” he tweeted.
Last Tuesday, Buhari departed Nigeria for the UK to undergo a medical check-up.
Sowore had earlier urged Nigerians in the UK to occupy the London hospital where President Buhari plans to have his medical check-up.

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E2%80%99ll-never-be-biafra-again-says-buhari%E2%80%99s-aide-onochie target=_blank rel=noopener>There’ll Never Be Biafra Again, Says Buhari’s Aide, Onochie

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari

Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said there will never be the Republic of Biafra again.
She stated this on Monday following the reported attack on the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison, which led to the release of over 1,800 inmates and the destruction of scores of vehicles and state assets.

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The former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had accused operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) of being the masterminds behind the attacks.
After the incident, Onochie tweeted a video showing the then Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, receiving the then Biafran Vice President, Major General Philip Effiong, who facilitated the surrender of the Biafran State to Nigeria in 1970.
Effiong had assumed leadership of the secessionist state after the Biafran leader, Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, fled to Cote D’Ivoire in the heat of the civil war.
She captioned the video, “Relief on the faces of Philip Effiong 2nd in command to Ojukwu & his men as they surrender says #NeverAgainBiafra
“The joy on d face of d then Head of state Yakubu Gowon says, #OneNigeria.
“The very day nails were put in the coffin of #Biafra There’ll never be Biafra again, Never!”
In May 1967, dissatisfaction over the Nigerian State and quest for sovereignty led Ojukwu to declare the exit of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria. The Biafran territory essentially comprised the South-East region of Nigeria.
The declaration led to a civil war that lasted two and half years as the Nigerian State under Gowon battled to unify the soul of the country using state powers and military might.
The war ended in January 1970 with the South-East region back in Nigeria but the civil war left many soldiers and civilians dead. 
However, decades later, secessionist agitations resurfaced in the South-East. The agitation, this time, is being championed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Buhari regime had in September 2017 outlawed IPOB and declared that the activities of the group constituted an act of terrorism and illegality.
Before then, Kanu was arrested and jailed but was later released from the Kuje Prison in Abuja after meeting bail conditions. The IPOB leader later fled the country and has been operating from overseas.
Recently, IPOB formed the Eastern Security Network but the security outfit has no backing of the governors of the South-East. It has, therefore, been at loggerheads with state-authorised security agencies like the police and the army.

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E2%80%93 target=_blank rel=noopener>Kogi Government Falsely Accuses Anti-Buhari Protesters Of Working With IPOB To Bomb Police Station – Sowore

Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore, has revealed plans by the Kogi State Government to frame the two protesters detained by the police in the state for allegedly working with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to burn a police station.
According to Sowore, the state governor, Yahaya Bello, his deputy, Edward Onoja and the Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, are shopping for judges to frame the protesters and deny them bail.

In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, Sowore said the two men, arrested and dehumanised by the police, have now been transferred to the State Central Intelligence Department where they have been denied access to lawyers.
He wrote: “UPDATE: We’ve asked a lawyer to visit our comrades dehumanised by Gov. Yahaya Bello’s thugs, detained by @PoliceNG commissioner, Ede Ayuba, they’re both being framed and accused of working with #IPOB to bomb police stations.
“Kogi state government operatives including Deputy Gov. Edward’s Onoja and @KingsleyFanwo are reported shopping for judges to frame them and deny them bail. Meanwhile, they’ve been transferred to the @PoliceNG CID where they are being tortured and denied access to lawyers.”
Violent youths had on Sunday descended on two middle-aged protesters who were pasting Buhari-Must-Go posters in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
SaharaReporters learnt that the irate mob flogged the two youths, filmed them and brutalised them before they were later handed over to the police.

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It was gathered that the police thereafter quizzed the two protesters and detained them when they insisted on seeing their lawyer before making a statement.
In some viral videos, the protesters were seen being molested and questioned by the mob before they were flogged as the youths forced them to clean their painting of “Buhari Must Go.”
A source said: “Last night, these patriots were arrested by policemen attached to Governor Yahaya Bello in Lokoja, Kogi State. They were taken to the state police command and detained. However, this morning, the Commissioner of Police handed over to Bello’s thugs for torture and humiliation.
“I spoke to the Commissioner this morning and he told me he was with them, only to hand them over to thugs to be tortured and humiliated all over Lokoja.”
Speaking with SaharaReporters, the commissioner of police, Ayuba Edeh, claimed the protesters were still with the police.
The police commissioner said, “It was vigilantes in town who arrested them and brought them to the command. They were in my office and I asked them what the matter was. They said they came from other states to protest in Lokoja. I asked them to write it down in a statement but they said they would not talk until their lawyer comes.
“So, I asked the policemen to let their lawyer come. We did not release them to the hoodlums. They are still with the police.”
Meanwhile, the state government had earlier in a statement signed by Fanwo supported the attack on the youths, saying they were from Benue state.
The statement read: “The Kogi State Government wishes to commend the gallant and ever vigilant youths of the state for rising to the occasion to crush the ungodly campaign by some imported and sponsored youths who came to the State to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The sponsored youths congregated at Benue State from where they moved to Kogi State and began to paint walls as well as display anti-Buhari posters that were printed in a South-South state.”

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target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING: Gunmen Raze Another Imo Police Station, Free Suspects

Gunmen have razed the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State.
SaharaReporters gathered that the gunmen broke into the station on Tuesday evening, shooting sporadically before burning the facility.

It was learnt that the armed men operated unchallenged for more than 45 minutes.
They also freed all the suspects in detention before setting the police divisional headquarters ablaze.
This comes a day after gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Owerri, Imo State, freeing some inmates.
The armed men used guns and dynamites and also attacked the State Police Headquarters.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING: Buhari’s Driver Detained By DSS For Tricking President To Sign Fraudulent Multi-million Naira Deal Document Dies

Master Warrant Officer Saidu Afaka, official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was recently detained by the Department of State Services after tricking his principal to sign a fraudulent document to make millions of naira is dead.
A statement by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Afaka died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.

Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka on the passing of Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, his official driver, who died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
“President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.
“The President recalls that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Saudi and Nigerian authorities.
“President Buhari prays Almighty Allah to ‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’ committing the family and friends to divine comfort and patience.”
Afaka’s death is coming few days after SaharaReporters exposed how he capitalised on Buhari dementia to trick him to sign a fraudulent document to make millions of naira.

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It was learnt that the whole affair was however hushed up by the Presidency, which did not want another scandal in the press. 
“The fraud was perpetrated some weeks ago but it was kind of hushed up so that it would not leak to the press,” the source said. 
SaharaReporters further gathered that it is generally known in the President’s circle and among his cabinet members that Buhari has been showing some symptoms such as forgetfulness, limited social skills and impaired thinking abilities. 
Therefore, he does not go through the rigours of reading reports or properly vetting documents as required of his office. 
It was learnt that the President’s former Aide De Camp, who recently left, reported the deal to the DSS as he was not carried along in the deal. 
“The driver made the President to sign a fraudulent document. The man is the main driver of the President. He got the President to sign a document from which he made millions of naira, capitalising on Buhari’s dementia. 
“He was subsequently arrested by the DSS and detained for several days. The ADC to the President who recently left reported the deal to the DSS after finding out that he was sidestepped in the deal,” the source added. 
Ironically, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in 2017 promised to reward Afaka, who had reportedly returned some lost items during the 2016 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
NAHCON said Afaka found and returned to the commission a bag containing 400 dollars, N60,370 and 149 Saudi Riyals and a cell phone belonging to Adamu Umar, a Niger State pilgrim.
However, this is not the first time a scandal such as this would be experienced in Aso Villa. A similar scandal was experienced in Aso Villa in 2018 when the First Lady, Aisha, ensured the arrest of her Aide De Camp, whom she accused of defrauding her.
She had alleged that Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent of police, received huge donations to the tune of N2. 5 billion from politicians and business people on her behalf and then kept the cash to himself.
Following her allegation, the then Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered the arrest of Baba-Inna and compelled him to return the money. 
Eventually, the police could not establish that Baba-Inna committed the crime and an angry Aisha asked the DSS to take over the case, believing the police authorities were trying to protect one of their own.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lawyer Writes National Assembly, AGF, Accuses Bawa-led EFCC Of Illegally Detaining Client

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An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Christopher Emeka-Izima, has said that the Abdulrasheed Bawa-led Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is conniving with one Chief Ezeani Okoye to detain his client, Mr. Ifeanyi Israel. 
It was disclosed that Israel had been detained for two weeks.

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Israel is a 45-year-old Estate and Property Manager said to have been detained on the order of Okoye, an 83-year old businessman. 
The detention was said to be over allegation of non-remittance of rents paid through him by the tenants occupying Okoye’s properties, which he (Israel) was managing.
In a four-page petition submitted to the EFCC headquarters, on behalf of the detained client on Tuesday, Emeka-Izima also copied the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN); the Senate Committee on Human Rights and the National Human Rights Commission.
He alleged that despite meeting bail conditions, the EFCC refused to grant administrative bail to Israel, whom the anti-graft agency is allegedly planning to keep in custody till April 25, when he is likely to be arraigned at Gudu High Court on one count, without a detention warrant.
Emeka-Izima also added that, his client was first arrested in March 2019 on the same allegation and kept for days without arraignment, even after he had met all bail conditions.
He said he was later granted bail and asked to be reporting to the agency every two days, which he had complied with for over 2 years.

He said his client was invited again by one Mr. Bakare on March 15, 2021, claiming to be the new officer assigned to the case by the new leadership of Bawa.
“Our client is being detained at the instance and pleasure of Chief (Dr.) Ezeani J.K. Okoye who had vowed to use the Commission to keep our client perpetually ‘out of circulation’ in this town after his failed attempt at this with the Navy and DIA sometime in 2018.
“Chief (Dr.) Ezeani J.K. Okoye has filed a civil suit at the FCT High Court in Suit No. FCT/CV/2050/2019. Dr. Joseph K. Okoye vs Ifeanyi Israel & Anor, where he is claiming the same money for which our client is now detained, but he has abandoned the said civil matter since May 2020 after our client presented before the court all the evidence of the remittance of all the money being claimed. 
“For fear of our client defeating him in the process of prosecution of this case, he has made sure that our client would not be granted bail again by this ‘new officers’ led by one Mr. Gudu Modibo”, the petition reads in part.
The lawyer, while praying the relevant authorities to intervene and release his client, added that his health was deteriorating and that the medical team of EFCC was currently administering drugs to him, even as he said that was not sufficient enough.
He called on the EFCC boss, Bawa, to grant his client administrative bail, reminding him of his duties to the good people of Nigeria, especially the young, to uphold and respect the rule of law, as no society would grow in the absence of the rule of law.
When contacted, Hajia Aisha Larai Musa of the Public Relations Unit of EFCC said she was far away and could not comment on the issue at the time. She, however, promised to get back later. 

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E2%80%99-union-blocks target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING: NANS President, Asefon Storms UNIBEN Over Proscription Of Students’ Union, Blocks Vice Chancellor’s Convoy

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon has blocked the convoy of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Lilian Salam over the suspension of the students’ union of the institution.
The institution’s Senate had suspend the executives of the students’ union body, saying it was to forestall the breakdown of law and order.

It said the leaders of the body were planning a protest against the adjusted academic calendar of the school.
The students of the institution subsequently trooped out in their numbers to protest against the move.
The students also resisted an attempt to be evacuated from their halls of residence.
Chanting ‘No SUG! No UNIBEN! We are not going nowhere’, the students said the management wanted to use the hostel accommodations of the school to host athletes coming for the National Sports Festival holding in Benin City, the state capital on April 4.
Speaking during a visit to the institution on Tuesday, Asefon condemned the proscription of the union.
The NANS President said it was shocking that the Vice Chancellor and management would make an attempt to depose a legitimate students’ body, rather than accommodate, or come to a compromise, on their “reasonable demands”.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Oil Prospecting Licence: UK Faces Pressure To Probe Adoke’s Alleged Forged Legal Request

The United Kingdom (UK) has been asked to probe allegations made by Nigeria’s former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke that the Mutual Legal Assistance, (MLA) made by UK to Italy which aided his recent judgment in Milan, was forged.
Adoke had written a petition to the former Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu, claiming that the legal instrument deployed to aid his conviction in Italy over the OPL 245 scam was forged.

Leading global coalitions against corruption, including Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA), Re-Common, Water House and a host of others had provided technical assistance in exposing alleged corrupt practices involving Oil giants, Eni and Shell.
In a petition addressed to Rt Hon Dominic Raab, MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, one of the leading anti-corruption groups in the UK, The Corner House, asked the UK to investigate Adoke’s allegations.
It said it represents a challenge to the United Kingdom legal institution and a copy of the petition was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Corner House urged the Nigeria police to recognise the international dimension the case has taken and not to allow individuals to subvert the institutions of justice in Nigeria. The group said the proper place for Adoke to have challenged the veracity of the email was in the courtroom in Milan where it was used as evidence against him and the oil giants.
Following Adoke’s petition, the Inspector General’s office summoned HEDA’s Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju to Abuja in relation to Adoke’s allegations. Although the meeting had been confirmed, Adoke’s lawyers were not available during the last visit. Mr Suraju has now been told that he must attend a meeting next week, requiring him to travel yet again to Abuja.
The Corner House said, “We are concerned that this pattern may repeat itself. We recognise that it is entirely plausible that the email itself may not have been written or sent by Adoke. As his lawyers have stated, it may have been sent on his behalf. However, we categorically deny that we forged the email. Indeed, the notion that a document furnished by the UK in response to an MLA is a forgery is both entirely fanciful and highly damaging to the UK’s reputation as a trusted party to the MLA process.”
The group said it was obtained through a government-to-government request from Italy to the United Kingdom.
“The documentation is now part of public record and it is clear from the correspondence that the email was obtained from JP Morgan by the UK Serious Fraud Office and transmitted directly to the Milan Prosecutor. Neither Mr Suraju nor Corner House nor Global Witness nor Re: Common were involved at any stage in the chain of custody,” the group said.
The group said while it understands that the UK cannot (and should not) seek to intervene in police investigation in Nigeria, it however noted that “it is of critical importance that the Foreign Office confirm that the MLA request from Italy and the UK’s response were lawful and were not open to forgery.”  
The Mutual Legal Assistance is a treaty of bilateral collaboration between different countries for the purpose of collecting and exchanging information. Authorities in any country may demand evidence located in another to aid criminal probe.  
Adoke in his petition to the IG had claimed that evidence provided by the UK through the MLA to Italy in response to a Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) request by the Milan Prosecutor was forged.
The Corner House petition, signed by its Co-Director, Nicholas Hildyard, said Adoke’s allegations engage the foreign office because someone in a foreign jurisdiction has questioned the authenticity of UK’s MLA response.
The OPL scandal involves graft allegations against Shell and Eni acquisition of the oil field which prompted the Nigerian government to sue JP Morgan Chase in the English High Court for damages relating to the bank’s handling of funds arising from the deal.
Mohammed Adoke, who was Attorney General of Nigeria at the time of the deal, corresponded with JP Morgan from an email address.
JPMC admits its existence and content of the email from A group properties. A company named A Group Construction subsequently became a vehicle through which some of the OPL 245 funds transferred by JP Morgan to a company named Malabu Oil & Gas were disbursed. Prosecutors said the name of the company was subsequently used to purchase a house for Adoke.
On 23rd November 2020, the anti-corruption groups, The Corner House together with the Italian NGO Re:Common, wrote to the Milan prosecutor to draw his attention to the email believed to be relevant to the prosecution in Milan of Royal Dutch Shell, Eni Spa and others for alleged international corruption in relation to the OPL 245 deal. All the defendants have subsequently been acquitted. The Milan prosecutor issued a European Investigation Order to the UK, seeking the email from JP Morgan and later accepted the email as exhibit.
However, on 5 February, 2021, the law firm Kanu G. Agabi, acting for Adoke, wrote to Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, claiming that the individuals who initiated the petition, investigations and the criminal trial at the court of Milan had engaged in acts of forgery of the email document dated 21 June, 2011.
The letter was received by the Inspector General on 10 February 2021. Adoke’s lawyers did not give names. 
However, The Corner House was a signatory, together with Re:Common and Global Witness, to the complaint that led to the investigation and subsequent prosecution in Milan. 
A Nigerian group, HEDA, had also submitted a petition to Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that led to the current prosecution of Adoke and Aliyu in Nigeria. Both Adoke and Aliyu denied the charges against them.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerians React As Buhari Appoints Acting Police Inspector-General

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Some Prominent Nigerians have started reacting to the appointment of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Baba to succeed Mohammed Adamu, the immediate past IGP.

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The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, had disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
His appointment is subject to the approval of the Council of State meeting expected to be convened soon.
The development comes months after calls for Adamu’s removal following the expiration of his tenure.
Buhari had on February 4, 2021, extended the tenure of Adamu as the IGP by three months.
The President had said the decision to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman.
The move, however, was contrary to the provisions of the Police Act 2020, which in Section 7 (6) fixes a single term of four years without an option of extension of tenure for the holder of the office of the Inspector-General of Police.
“A person appointed to the office of the Inspector-General of Police shall hold office for four years,” it read.
Section 18 (8) of the Act signed by President Buhari on September 15, 2020, also read, “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the police force for 35 years or until he attains the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”
Despite the outrage, Adamu spent two months and three days out of the three-month extension before he was eventually replaced.
The appointment of his successor has continued to elicit mixed reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
Reacting, a legal practitioner, Segun Awosanya, condemned Baba’s selection, describing it as an act of nepotism.
He wrote, “It seems as though it’s difficult for the President to do the right thing as misled by the Attorney General of the country. Is it that difficult to obey the law? The Police Act 2020 was signed into Law by the same President. Will nepotism kill Nigeria under this admin?”
Also reacting, former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani tweeted, “Goodbye Adamu, rest well and regain your lost weight.”
Personal Assistant to President Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, also congratulated the Acting IGP on his new appointment.
She wrote, “BREAKING NEWS. President @MBuhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police. @PoliceNG. He immediately replaces Mohammed Abubakar Adamu. Congratulations.”
Here are other reactions:
A Twitter user, @AlabiBusayo6, “Northern leaders just doing whatever they like, Buhari is in London for medical (check-up) and he’s appointing an acting IGP. We are fools to believe these people governing Nigeria in this regime.”
@Lincon202, “I know positions should be based on merit but is it only northerners that merit all top positions? Tribalism is the major sickness in this country.”
For @GlobalHeirNG, the appointment is a lopsided one that needs to be addressed immediately. He suggested thatappointments should be spread across the major tethnic nationalities in the country. “Must he be a northerner? With the situation of things. Look for Easterner, let him calm the issues with his people. Get Northerner in the army to fight Boko and bandits look for a Yoruba man in NSCDC (Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps) to dialogue with the westerners. Give autonomy and timeline. Just my view.”
@Mr_Temitope said, “With all the lopsided appointments going on, those working in the federal character commission have no business there. The same way those working in our refineries have no business being there because they are not producing anything.”
@obichuk62937021 said, “Fulani herdsmen appointing Inspector general of police subject to the approval of the council of state meeting expected to be convened. Which means not even approved and Fulani had already appointed another quota man. Is this a federal state or Fulani republic?”

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target=_blank rel=noopener>No Senior School Certificate Exam In May/June Due To COVID-19, Says WAEC

The West African Examinations Council has said its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates, earlier scheduled for May/June 2021, will not hold due to the effects of COVID-19.
The Council’s Head of National Office, Mr Patrick Areghan, on Tuesday stated this in Lagos State, while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates.

Areghan said the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is still much felt in the education sector.
He noted that the entire education calendar had been distorted. Therefore, it may not be possible to conduct the examination as scheduled.
“Let me use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2021.
“The effect of the COVID-19 is still very much felt in the education sector and this has taken its toll on the academic calendar in the country. It is, therefore, not going to be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.
“A convenient international timetable for the conduct of this examination will soon be released.
“To this effect, all stakeholders are, therefore, requested to keep their fingers crossed until they hear directly from WAEC,” the WAEC boss said.
He then appealed to all the school principals and proprietors to keep to the stipulated timelines for the enrolment of candidates for the examination.
According to him, it is important to re-emphasise the role of Continuous Assessment Scores (CASS) in the computation of candidates’ results.
“All schools are advised to get this aspect of the registration process right, in order to make the entry processes seamless,” he added.

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