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We’ve decimated Boko Haram, we’ll crush them totally in ‘next level’ – Buhari boasts in Ondo

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday told Nigerians that Boko Haram, which has been a major security concern for his administration has been decimated.

Buhari, who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, spoke at the MKO Democracy Park, Akure, the Ondo State capital during his campaign rally for his re-election bid at the forthcoming poll slated for February 16.

The President, who hinged his manifesto on security, economy and fight against corruption, maintained that enormous feats have been achieved compared to what it used to before he came on board in 2015.

“Before we came on board, Boko Haram was having a field day in attacking soft targets and using young boys and girls for their nefarious and criminal activities, but under our government, we have curbed it to the minimum,” Buhari said.

He appealed that the people of Ondo State should vote for him at the polls in order to complete what he had started, particularly at defeating the Boko Haram insurgency finally, as well as the fight against corruption.

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was also part of the campaign train to Ondo State, maintained that his boss, President Buhari was concerned about employment for the youth, hence, the reason behind the establishment of the N-Power scheme.

According to Osinbajo, the people of Ondo State stand to benefit a lot when they vote in President Buhari at the polls, as the state has been penciled down among the states to be incorporated in the railway project of the current administration.

“Through N-power, when have been able to empower 500,000 youths. We are taking it to 1.5 million in the next level.

“When the railway project begins, many would be gainfully engaged, likewise the ongoing road project, hence the reason you must vote APC at the presidential poll.,” Osinbajo added.

While stating that PDP should not be considered at the polls due to what he described as the party’s corrupt tendency, Osinbajo maintained that, “we are also targeting to ensure that everyone get electricity. Some towns that have been in black out for over five years have now been restored with power.

“In our next level project, we will up the school feeding program, which has already been a huge success. Even with the project, our farmers are now smiling because they have being the one supplying all the items needed.

“Corruption led us to our present situation, and I appeal to you all that you should not let us go back there. Ensure you vote the APC.”

According to the APC National Chairman, Adam Oshiomhole, “Buhari cares for the poor, he’s ensured that the children of the poor have access to education as well as access free meal at school. But Obasanjo and Jonathan never took care of the poor.

“When Buhari came on board, he maintained that Nigeria must produce what she consumes. But you all know that the policy has been the best ever.

Oshiomhole, who lashed out the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over his recent comments, urged the people to mindful of whom they give their votes to at the poll.

“Atiku stated that he will enrich his friends, that he will sell the NNPC. You all know that that is not reasonable enough. But you are not his friends.

“He also told the people when he went to campaign in the east that he will construct the second Niger Bridge, which we have already started. He even mentioned that he will do that because of his wife,” he added.

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Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara

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Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers

We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.

A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.

“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”

“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”

“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.

When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.

 

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Clean smelly Lagos gutters, stop making noise – Deji Adeyanju rebukes Joe Igbokwe

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Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based human rights activist, has berated Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent comments on social media.

Adeyanju said Igbokwe who should be cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos State is making noise on social media.

Igbokwe, who is the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been very outspoken on social media lately.

The APC chieftain celebrated the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

He had explained that Kanu once asked IPOB members to kill him and his family members.

The governor’s aide also rebuked Kanu’s style of agitation, stressing that the IPOB leader never witnessed the Biafra civil.

Igbokwe further stressed that the Nigerian government has enough evidence to convict the embattled IPOB leader.

However, Adeyanju, in a tweet wrote: “Joe Igbokwe who should be busy cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos is still on Facebook making noise.”

Meanwhile, we observed that Lagos State has witnessed serious flooding due to rain fall and bad drainage management.

 

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Cultism: Four arrested during cult supremacy battle in Ogun

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Four persons, who the police said are members of dreaded cult groups, were on Saturday arrested during a supremacy battle in Ogun State.

Police said the supremacy battle led to a gun duel between Aye and Eiye confraternities in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun.

The suspects, according to the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were identified as Olusegun Owoola (26), Gbenga Akinkade (34), Jinadu Waliu (30) and Sanni Hammed (27)

Oyeyemi informed us that they were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am on Saturday.

The two groups were said to have gone on a rampage at the Hotel road area of Atan, shooting sporadically.

The DPO had mobilized his men to the scene “where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle.”

According to Oyeyemi, “the police engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them”, leading to the arrest of four of them.

Items recovered from them are a locally-made pistol, three live cartridges, two knives, an iron rod and assorted criminal charms.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the anti-cultism section of the State CIID for investigation.

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