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Insecurity: APC Chieftain, Iheme Blames PDP Over Killings In Nigeria

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The Abia North Senatorial candidate of the Accord Party (AP) in the just-concluded February 23 National Assembly election and now, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Chief Onyekachi Iheme, has slammed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the insecurity threatening the unity and corporate existence of Nigeria.

Iheme insisted that the upsurge in insurgency, banditry, and kidnapping in most parts of the country were as a result of the sixteen years failed leadership of PDP.

The APC chieftain, who spoke in a telephone interview with me on Sunday night, also insisted that the former ruling party failed to tackle the insurgencies headlong when it started under its watch.

He opined that the APC-led federal government commitment in fighting and ridding Nigeria of corruption deteriorated the insecurity in the land.

His words, “It is the product of the failed PDP leadership. What you are seeing now is the result of the failure of the PDP leadership to give the country a direction. So, people were doing what they liked, benefitting what they did not work for. You will agree with me that this issue of insurgency, terrorism banditry and kidnapping did not just start from the present President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. You will also agree with that the insecurity got worsened during the Presidency of Goodluck Jonathan.

“Today, we are witnessing a direct assault on insurgency, because, the federal government is committed to fighting insecurity. The government is making every effort to ensure that the insurgency does not last longer. Normally, it had to get this high to come low.

This is not a time to play to the gallery. The federal government is not paying lip services to the insecurity ravaging the country. You should also understand that terrorism is now a global phenomenon. Terrorism is not only peculiar to Nigeria. Some parts of the world are experiencing insurgencies.

“When the economy is in recession, when things are not working, when corruption is thriving, you have no other option than to indulge in crimes. A lot of people were benefitting from corruption. So, the anti-corruption fight of this government is what spring up this insecurity. Because of this government had decided to fight corruption, what do you expect? Crime and criminality will have to find a way out.”

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Y.M.I PRESIDENT SHALOM ERNEST RUNS FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL IN THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS STUDENT UNION GOVERNMENT.

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UNIJOS SUG

Shalom is set to make an impact in the Student Union Governmentt (SUG) of the University of Jos as he contest for the 2019 Assistant Secretary General (004).

 

Shalom Ernest, who is the President of the Youth Making Impact International, which is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Nigeria that helps youths in discovering their purpose in life and make impact where ever they find themselves is more that capable for the position as he looks to bridge the gap between fulfilment and promises.

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BAD NEWS! 2 Persons Electrocuted In Celestial Church

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Two worshippers of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Egbeda Parish, Osun State have been electrocuted during a service inside the church.

Nigerian Tribune reports that aside, the two victims identified as Yinka Adeniyi and Busayo Akande, two other members of the church were said to have sustained injuries as a result of the incident.

It was gathered that the victims met their untimely death while holding the microphones used during the course of the service.

Their corpses have been deposited at the morgue of Osun State General Hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo.

The worshippers are still in shock over the tragic incident.

Though details of how the electrocution occurred is still being investigated, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Osun State Police command, Mrs Folasade Odoro, has confirmed the incident.

“The Police has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the worshippers,” she told Nigerian Tribune.

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Bet9ja: Nigerians React As Senate Threatens To Shutdown Sports Betting Company

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Nigerians on social media have reacted to the threat by the Senate to shutdown sports betting company, Bet9ja offices if it failed to honour its invitation for a second time.

We had reported that the lawmakers issued the threat on Tuesday in Abuja during the verification of Loto companies with license to operate in Nigeria.

Chairman, Senate committee on Youth and Sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation.

He said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.”

Senator Ogba further stated that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate money for the federal government, saying, “We wanted to see bet9ja. They can’t runaway.”

Below are some comments gathered by us from Twitter:

@naijatalkers, “They should attempt it and see whether Naija youths won’t shut down the NASS. If you are with me kindly like and retweet for quick follow back

@seemarkmark, “No need for the threats. Just do it.”

@PrinceBensonJr1, “It is a pity. Same happens in Nigeria where Nigerian Senate would neglect the things that would bring strength and light to the citizens they would be moving motion of closing down bet9ja.

It is well daddy. Africa needs helpThe Nigerian senate wants to cancel Bet9ja but someone that owns a betting company is now a law maker. Opportunity meets preparation.”

@OsagbemiAnthony, “Anybody that knows anybody, who also knows sombori in this 8th senate, should tell them that Nigerians may shut down the Red chamber before they shut down Bet9ja.”

@EgbaraChuks, “They should shut them down…it’s not profitable please.”

@cesc_angelo, “What’s the Nigerian Senate’s business with Bet9ja?.

‏@Abbeymovic, “Expect more thieves….”

@namohdbilyaminu, “Good work for Nigerians we Like this.”

@BOtunuga, “Dem nvr settle una 4 house?

@Taymi_J, “How dem wan make Guys take survive.”

‏@hrhgilbert, “I’m yet to win my targetted money.. Wait till after nations cup

@slimur, “Killers of joy.”

‏@SparksO26, “So the owner(s) hasn’t shaked them…

@ifizzy007, “Make una no try rubbish ooo

@Martinsohaks, “shut them down because it recking the lives of our youths, you can imagine a developed nation like US, has a ban on sports betting because they know its negative impact..

‏@NneomaEyibe, “please tell them to shut it already.”

@flokemite, “What about the Govt Agencies that’s supposed to collect and monitor the payments of such dues?

@EgbaraChuks, “U wey carry chains put 4 neck…who is the mad dogAbi is it bet money U use in buying those low budget chain for ur falling Destiny.”

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