Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Wednesday 8th September 2021

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Wednesday 8th September 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Former Niger Tornadoes Football Club Chairman, Suleiman David Is Dead

A former board member of the Nigeria Football Association (now Nigeria Football Federation), Mallam Suleiman David is dead. 
 
David, who was also the Chairman of the Nigerian professional football clubside, Niger Tornadoes, died on Tuesday morning.

David died at a private hospital in Lagos from a heart-related ailment. 
 
David was also a former Chairman of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria, and one-time Chairman, Technical Committee of the NFA. 
 
The late David was a staff member of the World Bank-assisted Youth Empowerment Support Programme (YES-UP) in Niger state.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria Police Kill Gang Leader Wanted For Attack On Station, Serial Rape

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Modestus Ugwuoha, aka Modukpe, leader of a terror group, has been killed by the police in Imo State. 
It was learnt that the suspected gang leader was shot dead during a shoot-out between his gang and the police at Obiapko community in the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of the state.

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The police were able to finally get the suspected gang leader because of a tip-off they received. 
The state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said following an attack on Njaba Police Station and the killing of a police Inspector, the command moved to nab the culprits.
He said, “On approaching the terror camp, the hoodlums on sighting the command’s tactical teams shot at them, and there was an exchange of gunfire. Due to the superior firing power of the police, two of the hoodlums were neutralised while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds. The gun of the neutralised hoodlums was recovered. A locally made double barrel pump action gun.
“The community went on jubilation on hearing of the death of the two terror gangs. They identified him to be Modestus Ugwuoha a.k.a ‘Modukpe’, an escapee from Imo Correctional Centre Owerri, an ex-convict and the leader of the terror gang that have been violently robbing and raping women in their community. While the other one was said to be one of his vicious gang members. 
“It is on record that Modestus Ugwuoha a.k.a ‘Modukpe’ and his terror gang masterminded the attack on Njaba Police Station and the killing of a police Inspector. He has been on the wanted list of the Police command for a very long time.”
He said the command’s tactical teams were still combing the bush to find other members of the gang who fled and possibly recover their arms.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Guinea: Goodbye Conde, Welcome ‘Change’! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

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There is something absolutely ‘special’ about Guinea, a poor Francophone country in West Africa. Guineans are proud of their ancestral and cultural heritage. Their first President, nay founding father of the nation, the late Ahmed Sekou Toure, was a strongman who looked imperialism and neo-colonialism of France in the face and said a resoundingly historic ‘No’. Toure told the French imperialists that he preferred politico-economic freedom to that of slavery!
Following independence in 1958 Toure went about dismantling the famous assimilation policy pulling out of the currency union (FCFA) and establishing the Guinean Franc and Central Bank. France as the colonial power felt slighted by this currency independence that they did everything possible to rubbish the local currency.

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The late Toure became a dictator and had to be removed from power by the late Lansana Conte — himself another brutal dictator. The late Conte died in power after suffering bouts of infirmity for years. He died in power in 2008.
Like the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, Conte embarked on numerous medical tourisms as his health worsened. Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and his military gang truncated a constitutional order of sucession by seizing power for themselves.
Like Nigeria Guinea is blessed with abundant natural resources but ‘cursed’ by diffident and vacuous leadership. Inhabited by majority poor miserable souls Guinea and Nigeria share the Fulani ethnic conundrum. In Guinea they are marginalized just like the Igbos of Nigeria but the Fulanis in Nigeria are known more for terrorism and herding madness.
Few days ago (last Sunday precisely) a violent military revolt shook Conakry culminating in a coup d’etat. The President, Prof. Alpha Conde, was cornered and arrested as the smoke cleared from the presidential palace. The coup was led by the Commander of the Special Forces, Col. Mamady Doumbouya.
Both Conde and Col. Doumbouya are from the Kankan region and they are both from the Malinke tribe! Conde had to invite Col. Doumbouya, the 41-year-old former French legionary based in Paris, to return home and head the newly-created Special Forces in 2018. A towering martial figure trained in Israel, France and Gabon Col. Doumbouya took power to the popular ovation of Guineans.
The overthrown President was seen on a video online seated wearing an ordinary shirt on jeans. He was being asked by a hooded Special Forces agent if he was brutalized or manhandled during his apprehension to which he never answered. Conde had to thank his stars that he was not given the Samuel Doe treatment given the monumental atrocities and corruption that characterized his 11-year leadership.
The transience of power must have hit him hard at this moment of loneliness, divested of executive power. Power does a lot of things to mortals that when they lose same they realize their folly and suddenly become normal human beings once again.
Former President Conde went the way of other power mongers and tyrants before him: the Mobutus, Bokassas, Idi Amins, Habres, Ghadaffis etc.
The fallen President, a veteran opposition politician who suffered imprisonment and exile for his insistence on democracy as a way of life in Guinea under ruthless dictatorships, was unable to extricate himself from the psychological snares of power.
As he found himself in power he soon forgot his past transmogrifying from a democrat to a gerontocrat  — corrupt and brutal. What the late Lansana Conte and Sekou Toure did to him became a ‘medicine’ worth administering to his opponents especially his main rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo.
The progressive deterioration in Conde’s democratic manners was noticable before and after the third term anti-constitutional gambit sailed through last year October following a sham presidential poll he ‘won’. He suddenly became a ferocious dictator who killed and maimed his people without any iota of conscience. He began to wield absolute and unaccountable power to the detriment of democratic ethos.
Or what would make an octogenarian to want to continue in power after the expiration of a mandatory constitutional two-term limit? If not power-drunkenness or hubris then nothing qualifies for such madness.
Like his Nigerian counterpart we see some features of syndrome of hubris which manifests itself in imperial contempt for others, loss of contact with reality, reckless actions and displays of incompetence.
The celebrated fall of Conde from power in Conakry reminded one of the fate that befell the late ex-President Mamadou Tandja of Niger Republic. Tandja went for an illegal third term but before he could execute the constitutional coup some Army Generals simply organized a palace coup and removed him from power. During the state council meeting inside the Presidential Palace in Niamey the Generals led by Salou Djibo just went in and captured him and his Ministers announcing their ouster from power!
The fall of Prof. Alpha Conde from power would definitely serve a useful lesson to the dictators elsewhere in Africa — the Biyas, the Mbasogos, the Nguessos etc. A continent brimming with youth can no longer allow themselves to be led by gerontocrats who ruin their present and mortgage their future.
We refuse to condemn the putcsh in Guinea for obvious reasons of change and circumstances. Conde had overstayed his welcome! And the future of the new generation of Guineans was at stake. While we are for democracy a time comes in the life of a nation when something better must give.
And when it gives it becomes salutary an effort to clean the Augean stable by any means possible. Whoever decides to keep a date with destiny at such crucial time is welcome!
We, therefore, welcome the ‘change’ in Guinea even if it came at the expense of an abused democracy. Goodbye Conde, welcome ‘change’!
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E2%80%94terror-linked target=_blank rel=noopener>Police, Department Of State Services Have Access To Nigerians’ Personal Information—Terror-linked Buhari’s Minister, Pantami

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The Nigerian Government has said its security agencies have access to information on Nigerians through their mobile phones.
Pantami, however, noted that as a minister, he could not grant requests for such personal information from individuals and groups. 

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He described phone conversations and phone numbers as confidential as stipulated in Section 38 and 39 of the Nigeria Constitution. 
According to him, it is the Cybercrime 2015 Act and other similar legislation of the commission that grant the government to the power to provide biodata of individuals through interception by security agencies. 
He identified the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) as capable of providing such information when it involves security of lives and property. 
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami disclosed this on Tuesday at the launch of the Strategic Vision Plan 2021- 2025, organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Abuja.
The minister also noted that it is sometimes not easy to get the biodata or information on bandits because they use their victims’ phones to call their families to demand ransom. 
He said, “If somebody is kidnapped, it is not your right to write to NCC, the supervisory minister or ministry to request for the identity of the number. When something happens and a phone number is involved, your function is to transmit that number to security agencies like the police or DSS, go to them to state what happened and they know the procedure which they communicate to the NCC or technology agencies, it is their mandate to provide what is required.
“If we say that anybody can approach us for biodata of any SIM, definitely, it is going to be abused, it is because of this that it is only the security institutions that have the power to ask for that information.”
“Today, criminals mount roadblocks on the highways and seize telephones from travellers, sometimes they use the phones to contact their relatives. When it is presented, you will discover that the information is of the kidnapped victims but not the kidnappers,” he added.
Pantami’s past call to Jihad and unalloyed support for murderous groups like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda portray him as a dyed-in-the-wool Islamic fundamentalist. 
Yet, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him as communications minister to control the country’s massive data and telephone infrastructure and other sensitive details of national intelligence. The President also recently stood by the minister after his past support for terrorist groups became public knowledge.  “This jihad is an obligation for every single believer, especially in Nigeria,’’ Pantami said in one of his vicious preachings in the 2000s. “Oh God, give victory to the Taliban and al-Qaeda (Allahumma’ nṣur Ṭālibān wa-tanẓīm al Qā‘ida).” 

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E2%80%99accuse-i-accuse-ndi-igbo-ndidi-uwechue target=_blank rel=noopener>J’Accuse (I Accuse) Ndi Igbo! By Ndidi Uwechue

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Ndi Igbo,
Allow me to say how as a child I was most proud to be born into the Igbo Race. My Dad, late Ambassador Raph Uwechue told us such inspiring stories about the achievements of Ndi Igbo, and I was really impressed by what I learned from him (and my Mother) about our culture. School and the outside world was European, but our home was proudly Igbo. My parents taught their children the Igbo language, and on special occasions such as birthdays and Christian feast days, we wore traditional Igbo attire. Igbo to me was something good. It was something desirable. It was something valuable. It was something that could stand its own against any other respectable culture in the world.
Here we are today, and Ndi Igbo have allowed our sojourn in One-Nigeria to shape us into something weakened – morally. We have suffered in One-Nigeria, but we are not the only ones to have done so. Our brothers in South-South have suffered as much as we have. After the genocidal war against us, through hard work, we were able to regain the wealth stolen from us. But my people, surely life does not consist in the abundance of possessions? There must be a higher purpose to life. Remember that the ancient Hebrews were given their hearts’ desire, but since they did not key into the true purpose of life, it came to them with “leanness of soul”. That means having no desire for Truth, but having an appetite for Lies. 
There are two major Truths that Ndi Igbo are today rejecting and blocking our ears to. These are the two very Truths that we need to PROTECT our Igbo Nation! Truth #1 is that the imposed 1999 Constitution is a known Forgery. It is that document that keeps our land non-developing, plus it seizes our Resources so our young people are roaming the earth like Gypsies, looking for who will give them opportunities and employment. The current political regime has stated that Nigeria’s future economy will now be based on the rich gas reserves of our five Igbo States! That means more poverty for our young people, and it means that more of them will be forced to leave their richly endowed Fatherland. Yet, if we were to simply abolish that illegitimate 1999 Constitution we would retrieve our self-determination to govern our land democratically, to favour us. Truth #2 that we pretend not to know is that the word “Biafra” does not meet the United Nations requirements for those seeking self-determination. Two main reasons are that “Biafra” has no precise and specific map, for it means different areas to different people. Secondly, the word “Biafra” has been rejected by other Ethnic Nations neighbouring us, and so fails the requirement of needing to engage with them, and obtaining their agreement. 

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There are several articles from social observers, and Reports from local and foreign NGOs stating that we are facing a new genocide by Fulani militias and Islamist terrorists for land grab. Our farmers and our people in our rural areas are being attacked by AK47-carrying Fulani and their “Bandits”. Several times and over the years it has been revealed to us by the Lower Niger Congress (LNC) that it is the 1999 Constitution that enables the genocide, plus the lack of development in our land. We also know that LNC has been working all these years on our behalf for us to get self-determination. Their work and evidence (corroborated) is there on their websites for us to see – and if we were honest, to acknowledge!
LNC has made presentations over the years about the deceit surrounding the 1999 Constitution to the various Igbo Organisations and Associations, plus our Town Union organisations. My Dad when he was leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo supported the Secretary-General of LNC, our own son Tony Nnadi, to talk about this 1999 Constitution issue during an Igbo gathering in Florida. Therefore,
I ACCUSE Igbo Organisations, Associations and Town Unions of having such low moral intelligence that instead of siding with the Truth, and promoting the Truth, are more concerned to hide it, and to live in pretence. It seems that seeking political favours under a sham 1999 Constitution, plus importing goods to sell is your aim in life. What wretched leanness of soul!
I ACCUSE the Church and Christian organisations in Igbo land of the shameful sin of hiding the Truth from your congregations. You have been told about the fraud of the 1999 Constitution. You were to be salt and light, but reject that Command. This now awaits you: You are no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Great great shame on you! What wretched leanness of soul!
I ACCUSE Igbo business leaders and Igbo intelligentsia (professors, lawyers, writers etc). Even with the intelligence and skills you were endowed with, you show such low Morality Quotient that your great money, great works, great achievements – all stink, because by hiding the Truth, you have made yourselves useless to God and man. What wretched leanness of soul!
I ACCUSE Igbo politicians, influencers and media people. You have power over what people think, and thus how they will act. You have been told about the injustice of the 1999 Constitution. Rather than use your position for good: to rally Ndi Igbo to Decommission that Constitution following the UN-backed Strategy that you know LNC has, you stubbornly resist the Truth and promote the path of Lies and Injustice because in your base thinking, self-profit is what life is about. What wretched leanness of soul!
I ACCUSE Igbo Nation of effecting an incredible injustice against ourselves. Our people have died, and keep on dying because of the effects of the contents of that 1999 Constitution, which is not even a “Constitution” but a Lie! The same goes for that word “Biafra” which brings us loss, and is also used to Lie to our people that we can gain freedom of self-determination by it.
Nothing stops Ndi Igbo from reading the 1999 Constitution (its very short Preamble suffices) to check for ourselves that it is a forgery. Also, what prevents us from checking out the criteria needed for self-determination from the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) a 32-page document, free from the Internet to see that using the word “Biafra” is futile? I often ask myself: What exactly is going on with us? It is our children and young people who face the consequences of this love for Lies, so can we not instead act as if we loved our children above all else?
Some of you may be so far gone that no power on earth or in Heaven can touch your soul to leave your love of Lies. It is my hope though, that many of us will be able to see that Igbo Nation needs a dose of “love of the Truth”, and these accusations will jolt you to join those who are presently on the road to Decommission that fraudulent 1999 Constitution. 
My passion is to see our young people lead a normal life, in peace and security, within Igbo land, without having to flee abroad. I want us to bequeath to them a Fatherland where things work for their welfare, and where they can reasonably meet the potentials they have. We cannot afford to ignore such open and verifiable Truths. The fact is that the imposed 1999 Constitution is a forgery that is the #1 enemy of Ndi Igbo, so it must be abolished. Also, “Biafra” was our self-determination vehicle in the past, but today it is a word that stops us from getting our Freedom. It is simply senseless to cling to what does not work! We must therefore replace “Biafra” with the word: “self-determination”. Fortunately for us, LNC’s self-determination Strategy is nearing its final stages. We are at combined Stage 14 and 15 out of 16 Stages. 
PS: This was written under what I believe is a similar indignation and pain that Émile Zola had in writing his famed “J’Accuse…!”  Link:
Ndidi Uwechue is a British citizen with Igbo heritage from the Lower Niger Bloc. She is a retired Metropolitan (London) Police Officer, she is a signatory to the Constitutional Force Majeure, and she writes from Abuja.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Top Nigerian University Dismisses Senior Lecturer For Sexual Misconduct

A senior lecturer in the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Adebayo Mosobalaje, has been dismissed for ‘sexual misconduct’ by the school authorities.
This was announced in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju, titled, ‘Sexual harassment: OAU dismisses another lecturer’.

The statement read, “In its avowed determination to rid the University of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and, or coercion, the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed another lecturer who was found guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student.
“The decision to dismiss Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts was taken by the University Council at its last sitting on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.
“Having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Mosobalaje, the University Council, unambiguously declared its zero tolerance to sexual harassment in any form or guise and, accordingly, applied the appropriate University sanctions for such an offence as contained in the University regulation.”
Since 2018 when the story of sexual harassment allegations against a professor of accounting at the university’s faculty of administration, Richard Akindele, went viral, the institution has regularly been in the news for similar reasons.
Akindele, who was dismissed by the university, was also found guilty and sentenced to two years imprisonment following his prosecution by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). He has since been released.
There is also the unresolved case of a lecturer of International Relations, Bisi Olaleye, and another at the school’s Centre for Distance Learning, Monday Omo-Etan.

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Northern Groups “Shocked” By Killing Of Activist, Sowore’s Brother, Demand Arrest Of Killers

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The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has condemned the gruesome killing of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore last weekend.
The group also commiserated with the family of the deceased, while urging President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to leave no stone unturned until the killers are arrested and brought to justice.

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Furthermore, it lamented the chaotic state of the Nigerian society in which insecurity has been normalised. 
It, therefore, called on political office holders to address the problem.
This was contained in a statement by the group’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, titled, ‘CNG Worries over Sowore Junior’s Murder, Calls For Government Action,’ and obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday.
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen shot Olajide dead at Okada area in the Ovia North-East Local government area of Edo State on Saturday.
The deceased was a student of Pharmacy at the Igbinedion University before the ill-fated incident.
Reacting on Tuesday, CNG in the statement stated, “The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) received the news of the killing of Sowore Junior, the younger brother of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore in Benin City with shock and disbelief.
“It is quite unfortunate that Nigerians, particularly the young can be killed at will as criminals and killers exploit the huge vacuum in the political will and capacity of government to secure citizens’ lives.
“The CNG is alarmed at the rising rate of targeted assassinations across the country and the seeming helplessness of authorities to check them.
“The killing of Sowore Junior is another assassination too many which calls for concerted efforts by all well-meaning Nigerians, particularly the youth to ensure the protection of their rights to life.
“While condoling and consoling the Sowore family, we urge the government to do all it could to unravel the circumstances of the young man’s murder and to bring the killers to book.”

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E2%80%94buharis-home-state-governor-masari target=_blank rel=noopener>It Is Un-Islamic For Herders To Move Cattle From Place To Place—Buhari’s Home State Governor, Masari

Governor of Katsina State, Bello Masari has described open grazing as un-Islamic. 
He noted that it is wrong for herders to graze their cattle on other people’s land. 

The governor stated this while speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Wednesday. 
Condemning the movement of herders from one part of the country to another to graze their cattle, Masari said, “This is something we have to do through development, to provide necessary infrastructure that will prevent herders from moving.
“The herders’ movement is essentially in search of two things: water and fodder. If we can provide these two items, why should they move?
“The roaming about, for us, is un-Islamic and it is not the best. It is part of the problems we are having today. I don’t support the idea that we should continue with open grazing.”
Meanwhile, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had kicked against the resolution of Southern Governors to ban open grazing in their region. 
The Presidency, however, questioned the “legality” of the governors’ resolution, but the Presidency’position attracted public criticism. 
However, the governor also said the Nigerian government would provide ranches for cattle to graze before totally banning open grazing. 
He, however, added that the government ought to make provision for where animals would stay before banning grazing.
He said, “We intend to have a law banning (cattle) roaming but before we do that, we would make provisions for where the animals would stay.”
He disclosed that the Nigerian Government has spent N6.2 billion on the project as part of the efforts to start the ranching programme.
He also said his state government has invested N6.2 billion with the aim of having herders in one place. 

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Taliban Announces New Afghanistan Government Filled With “Old Faces”

Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund has been annouced as the leader of their new government in Afghanistan by the Talibans.
The Chief spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday also told a press conference that Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy leader and Sirajuddin Haqqani has been named as interior minister.

Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of Mullah Omar, has been named as defence minister.
Al Jazeera’s Kabul correspondent, Charles Stratford said many of the names announced were “old faces”.
He noted that there was no evidence of non-Taliban members in the lineup, a big demand of the international community.
Mujahid explained that the cabinet was an “acting” government and that the group will “try to take people from other parts of the country.”
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that United States Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham stated that the country’s military will be going back to Afghanistan in the future due to the threat of terror.
This is in spite of the fact that President Joe Biden ended the 20-year war with Afghanistan in August.
He noted that the Taliban will “impose a lifestyle on the Afghan people that I think is going to make us all sick to our stomach”.
He then suggested the US should arm the resistance fighting in Panjshir so that Afghanistan will not have a central government.
“But most importantly, they’re going to give safe haven to Al-Qaeda who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mideast writ large and attack us because of our way of life. We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria,” he added.
Following this statement, BBC host Stephen Sackur asked, “You seriously think the United States will once again, in the foreseeable future, put troops back into Afghanistan?”
“We’ll have to because the threat will be so large,” Graham responded.
Citing the situations in Iraq and Syria, he predicted that Afghanistan will be a “cauldron for radical Islamic behaviour.”
“Here’s my solution, support the resistance in the Panjshir Valley to avoid the fracture of the country that would create a perfect storm for Western interests to be attacked and to hit them before they hit you.”
Graham, a US foreign policy war hawk, previously criticised President Biden’s decision to follow up on Trump’s planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
“We’re leaving thousands of Afghan allies behind who fought bravely with us. We’re going to leave hundreds of American citizens behind.” he said last month in an interview.

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E2%80%98rat-poison%E2%80%99-if-we-were-not target=_blank rel=noopener>LEAKED AUDIO: I Would Have Killed Churchill, My Ex-Husband With ‘Rat Poison’ If We Were Not Divorced—Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh, a Nigerian actress, says she would have killed her former husband, Olakunle Churchill with ‘rat poison’ if they were not divorced.
Dikeh has been in a protracted feud with Churchill since they ended their short-lived marriage, a union that has birthed numerous allegations and repeated counterclaims.

In a leaked audio exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters and confirmed by different sources, the Nollywood actress said she burnt her former husband’s clothes on several occasions.
She said, “I dealt with him, if Churchill slap me once, I slap him ten times before the second slap landed. He didn’t know what was hitting him. If I see any bruise on my body, I’m burning his whole clothes and you know he likes designer (sic).
“I’ll burn down the whole cloth, burn down everything. In fact, there was a day I locked him outside, took his things outside. All his clothes with box outside my house, I snapped it and sent to all his family. I say tell your son to come and pick his properties. His mother started begging me.
“When my father heard, he said, ‘You are a mad woman, you mean you locked a man outside the house and his family members were begging you like this’. I say, ‘Daddy, you won’t understand’. If I’m still with Churchill till today, Churchill would have been dead. I will give him rat poison, simple as that, and I won’t feel bad nor guilty. I will walk away like a widow because it’s better that I became a widow than all this kind of things.”

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Churchill had in 2020 filed a N500 million suit against Dikeh after she made some claims about him, which she said had prompted their divorce.
In 2019, Churchill also threatened legal action against the actress, petitioning the inspector general of police over her “illegal sale” of his N22 million Toyota Prada SUV.
Dikeh and Churchill got married in 2015 and the union was blessed with a son.
They, however, called it quits in 2017, following a series of heated quarrels and “irreconcilable” differences.

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