“Allow us to enforce the Open Grazing Ban with Juju,” – OPC to South Governors
If given permission, the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, has pledged to implement the open grazing ban recently announced by Southern Governors.
Yinka Oguntimehin, OPC Publicity Secretary, mentioned this in a recent interview with Sun. The ban was a “welcome creation,” he said, adding that the Governors were just looking for peace.
“This is a very positive move, and we believe it will go a long way toward addressing security concerns. When it comes to security concerns, OPC is still at the forefront; our involvement in security issues is a well-kept secret.”
“People should not misunderstand the governors’ good intentions; they are not fighting anyone but criminal elements who are disrupting Nigerians’ peace.”
“For peace to reign, we will cooperate with the government as we have done in the past, and if we get government support, we will use all we have, including juju, to combat insecurity,” he said.
The group’s statement follows Miyetti Allah, an umbrella group for Fulani herders, criticising the ban and claiming that Southern Governors were “confused.”
Northern minority representatives support southern governors on anti-open grazing and restructuring issues.
Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives from the 19 northern states have backed the southern governors’ resolution to ban open grazing and support country restructuring. Rep. Amos Gwamna (Kaduna), Rep. Solomon Maren (Plateau), Rep. Rimande Shawulu (Taraba), Rep. Mark Gbillah (Benue), Rep. Tajudeen Yusuf (Kogi), and Rep. Usman Sokodabo signed a statement on the caucus’ behalf on Thursday in Abuja (FCT). The lawmakers said the governors’ decision was appropriate and the only way to address the country’s growing insecurity and general dissatisfaction among ethnic nationalities.
President Muhammadu Buhari should recognise the southern governors’ decision and immediately begin the process of restructuring and enacting a national law prohibiting open grazing, according to the party. “We, representatives of the northern minority, hereby call on President Buhari to heed the sincere advice of southern governors and address the nation immediately to calm frayed nerves.
“The president should also put in place machinery to begin the process of reforming the country and introduce legislation to end open grazing, which has been at the root of the country’s lingering insecurity.” “In order to recover the confidence of the majority of Nigerians, the president must begin to correct his biassed appointments, which have sadly divided the country along ethnic and religious lines,” the group added.
A fruit vendor was found scraping his sole with a knife used for cutting watermelon.
After being found using the same knife used to cut watermelon to scrape his sole, a fruit vendor has gone viral.
The fruit seller in the video did not realise he was being recorded because he scraped his foot with the same knife he used to sell watermelon.
Some Nigerians have criticised the fruit seller in the video, while others have shared their own experiences with filthy fruit vendors.
Following an assassination attempt, the former president of the Maldives was flown to Germany.
Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, was flown to Germany on Thursday, May 13, for treatment after being seriously wounded in an assassination attempt, according to officials. One week ago, in the capital Male, the 53-year-old was the victim of a remote-controlled bomb rigged to a motorcycle. To extract shrapnel from his liver, lungs, and abdomen, he underwent 16 hours of surgery. On Thursday, he was released from the hospital, allowing for a medical evacuation to Germany.
Nasheed was transported to the airport in an ambulance surrounded by heavy guards, where a special flight was waiting for him. Following an assassination attempt, the former president of the Maldives was flown to Germany. A picture of Nasheed in a blue medical jacket posing with four hospital employees was shared on social media by hospital employees. In his first tweet since the May 6 attack, Nasheed expressed gratitude to the staff.
“A special thanks to the Maldives’ health sector,” Nasheed said. Through Allah’s grace, I remain committed to providing the people with democratic good governance.”
Three men have been arrested in connection with the attack, which police say was motivated by Islamic extremism.
While no one has claimed responsibility, Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party has speculated that religious radicals and political interests may have been involved.
Boko Haram stage-managed the distribution of Ramadan gifts to Borno and Yobe residents –Army
Latest viral images showing members of terrorist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province distributing Ramadan welfare packages to some residents of Borno and Yobe States have been identified by the Nigerian Army as fake and stage-managed.
The Army, in a statement signed on Thursday by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director, Army Public Relations, said the incident never occurred and was merely fabricated to distract Nigerians.
Yerima also chastised Sahara Reporters for publishing a storey on the alleged donation on Tuesday, claiming that the storey was untruthful and devoid of substance because the location of the distribution was not mentioned in the online publication.
“The article went on to provide a rundown of the food items distributed, including cash, which the publisher claimed was intended to entice locals to join the terrorists’ ranks,” the statement said in part.
“The NA, as a professional organisation, wanted to take the article seriously in order to extract intelligence from it. However, our investigation revealed that the argument was nothing more than a hastily packaged piece of propaganda intended to divert attention away from the terrorists’ recent defeats.”
“There was no single mention of any community where the said distribution took place in the self-styled amateurish paper, which is indicative of the fact that there was indeed no community or village where such operation took place,” the statement continued.
“The writer purposefully left out such a vital detail, recognising that once a name is added to the publication, it would be far easier to deduce the motivation behind it, which is to deceive naive readers.
As Customs officers engage alleged smugglers in Iseyin, stray bullets kill four people and injure one.
The joy of Iseyin residents in Oke Ogun, Oyo State, who were celebrating the end of Ramadan was short-lived on Thursday, when stray bullets allegedly killed four people and wounded one.
According to a reliable source in Iseyin, the individuals were struck by bullets when Nigeria Customs Service officers exchanged gunfire with suspected smugglers. After intercepting smuggled goods passing across the town’s boundaries, the Customs men began firing indiscriminately, according to an eyewitness.
Residents who were struck by stray bullets were out enjoying the sallah celebration. Following the deaths of the victims, young people took to the streets to protest the murder of their relatives. Mr Kayode Wey, the Public Relations Officer for Oyo/Osun Command, did not respond to Vanguard’s requests for comment on the article. After the phone rang repeatedly, several calls to his lines were not answered.
Team Nigeria Japan’s training camp begins on July 3 in Tokyo.
Team Nigeria has a comprehensive plan to win medals at the Tokyo Olympics, according to the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. The final stage of local camping will take place in Bayelsa, Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt from May 15 to July 6, according to a roadmap published by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Nebeolisa Anako, on Thursday.
Athletics (Track and Field) National Olympic Trials will be held from June 17 to 19, while the African Athletics Championship will be held from June 22 to 26. The final phase of the training will take place in Kisarazu, Japan, from July 3 to 23, when the first group of competitors will join the Games Village for the Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics, Nigeria will have about 80 athletes competing in ten sports. Nigeria has qualified for events such as wrestling, taekwondo, table tennis, and male and female basketball.
Track and field, weightlifting and rowing, canoeing, and sailing are among the others. Nigeria chose to participate in only those sports in which she has a competitive advantage in winning medals. Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has stated that the country will improve on its performance at the last two Olympics, where it won only two bronze medals in football and track and field. Meanwhile, the Nigerian women’s rowing team left for Lucerne, Switzerland, on Wednesday to compete in the final qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics’ Regatta event.
D’banj is expected to debut a new female signing.
Dapo Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj, a famous Nigerian artist, has announced plans to introduce a new female signee to his record label, DB Records.
The self-proclaimed ‘Koko Master’ announced the news on Thursday via his checked Instagram page, where he posted a poster of the female signee with her face hidden.
“New artiste unveiling by DB records,” read the poster.
“Ladies and gentlemen, @dbrecordsofficial has a first lady,” D’banj wrote in the caption line. Try to figure out who she is! ”
After leaving the defunct Mo-hits Records, which he co-owned with famous Nigerian beat maker Don Jazzy, D’Banj launched his own record label, DB Records, in 2012.
He signed KaySwitch, his younger brother, as well as Jaysleek and Deevee, two producers. Later, he signed MossKriss and Ralph Kriss, as well as Tonto Dikeh, a famous actress.
Tonto Dikeh’s signing to the record label elicited mixed responses, with some believing she was not chosen for her musical abilities.