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Presidency explodes as ex-CNN star attacks Buhari govt over Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu



The Presidency has reiterated the unwavering determination of the Buhari government to secure the release, by peace or by force, of the remaining 110 Chibok girls, Ms. Leah Sharibu and all other citizens held captive by terrorists.

The presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement Monday night, said this after the release of a new book, “Beneath The Tamarind Tree,” written about the kidnapping of 270 girls from the Chibok school, by Isha Sesay, the former star of CNN and now a child rights activist.

In her book introduction, Isha says she wants to “humanize” girls, instead of being seen as “mere headlines.”

“By sewing together his compelling portrait of this unfortunate but paradoxical incident, Isha, this stupendous journalist risks a negative judgment of history in a book that is a farrago of misrepresentation,” reads.

“It is incorrect to say of the author, of the Buhari administration, that” they do not know with whom to negotiate “because Boko Haram had split into factions.

“This is a misrepresentation of the Government’s position on the division in the leadership of the terrorist group into two contending factions.

“When the Government spoke on the subject, it was clear that this division had the effect of making negotiation and reaching an agreement, a more complicated conversation. Otherwise, this country and our international partners are still engaged through third parties with terrorists.

“While it is true that the Government has no information about where the captives are, otherwise they would have seized the place and recovered the girls using all means at their disposal, it is equally incorrect to say that the Government had renounced the girls of Chibok. ” When the truth is that there is nothing on the floor to give that impression.

“In the Ministry of Women and Social Development, there is a government unit with all the staff that deals with the kidnappings of Chibok and its consequences.

“This book states that the government and people of Nigeria no longer cared about girls because” they are deficient… they do not have famous names; People do not care.

“No. Nigeria cares, and that’s why the Bring Back Our Girls movement, BBOG, was able to generate” the tide of public opinion, “as the author acknowledged.

“Yes, it is true that” the only reason why “the government in office at that time” fully recognized what had happened “was due to public protest, but again it is unfair to group criticism against the Nigerian Government without differentiating which of the two administrations served Nigeria since 2014 to date.

“The Buhari administration arrived in 2015 with the promise of recovering the stolen girls and a milestone has been achieved by bringing and caring for more than 50 percent of them, although the work can not be said to be complete.

“No one here gives up, and we are pleased that the individuals, groups, and nations that partnered with the administration have continued to show interest in securing the release of our daughters.

“We are pleased to partner with Isha in her charitable organization that involves teenagers in West Africa (WE Can lead) and I am writing to invite her to revisit Nigeria for her ongoing update on the Chibok situation and the possibilities of partnering with our humanitarian administration during The future of our young people, particularly the girl. “


Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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