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We founded Nigeria, we will rule forever, says Miyetti Allah

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Bello Abdullahi Bodejo 
The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has said that the Fulani own Nigeria and will rule the country forever.

Abdullahi also revealed that his organisation had concluded arrangements to flag-off its own security outfit with about 5,000 to 100,000 vigilantes to be deployed across all the states of the country.

He said that Fulani don’t need permission from anyone to settle in any land of their choice because Nigeria belongs to them and they founded it.

The Fulani leader said that like Amotekun, where the States Houses of Assembly in the South West made laws to back it up, the Fulani security outfit won’t be needing the law to support it because every place the Fulani find themselves, “that is their own Assembly.”

Abdullahi stated this in an interview with the Sun, adding, “My organization, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, we are trying to set up our own security outfit.

“We are considering starting with 5000 personnel. While their own is Amotekun, our own name shall be unveiled soon. We have not decided on its name, maybe, it may be called, Miyetti Allah Vigilante.”

He explained that the Coronavirus has delayed the take off of the outfit because of the social distancing policy even though “nothing concerns Fulani man with Coronavirus.”

“We are meeting, anytime from now, we make our plans public. We will first start with 5,000 personnel,” he said, adding that, “It is going to be across the country because there is no any angle you cannot find the Fulani in this country.”

He said that even though personnel of this security outfit are meant to tackle rustlers and bandits with guns and other weapons, they (the new security outfit) will not bear arms but will use the same sticks they use to control cows, adding that “stick is enough to use for their defence.”

He insisted that the Fulani has the rights “to go and settle in any bush in this country without asking anybody for permission.”

“It is not against the law in this country. Who would they go to take permission from, is it the animals in the bush?”

He said that no one can drive away the Fulani because “They produced Nigeria.

“They produced the first prime minister. If they produced the first president, another president, another president and so on, are they not the owner of the country?

“Fulani are ruling Nigeria and they must continue to rule the country forever. That is the truth.”

No COVID-19 in Kogi state — Gov Bello insist

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Governor Yahaya Bello 
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has reversed lockdown order in Kabba-Bunu local government area of the state after three days, insisting that the state remains COVID-19 free.

Bello announced this in a state wide broadcast a while ago on Friday inspite of the three cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He said lifting the lockdown became necessary after samples taken from the LGA returned negative.

The Obaro of Kabba had Thursday pleaded to the governor to review the Lockdown order.

The Obaro said the Fulani Herdsmen had begun to destroy their farm land within 24 hours of lockdown.

Nigeria is full of political thieves, but the fooIish ones come from the North — Kukah

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Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, and leading social and civil rights crusader, and defender of the downtrodden, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that Nigeria is full of political thieves, but that unlike Southern thieves, the North despite being on power more than any other region in the country, and stole money more than all who ruled the country in the past, they could not even develop their immediate constituencies.

The Bishop made the daring statement in an interview with AriseTV, on the state of the nation.

In response to a question on his criticism of government during one of his sermons, particularly at the funeraI mass of late Seminarian Michael Nnadi, he said, "I must tell you that religion and politics is my area of academic interest; religion, politics and society.

"So, when I say the things that I say, they are based, first of all on my conviction as a Christian because I am pretty clear about how society ought to be and Jesus said to me very clearly that I have come so that you can have life and have it to the full.

"So, anything that impinges on the state’s inability to make life better for the citizens under its care, not only does it irritate me but it summons me to question the state.

"No part of this country has produced military or civilian presidents or Heads of State as Northern Nigeria has done. The North still insists that it wants to hold on to power at all cost, yet it has lacked the capacity to translate this power into a meaningful and useful impact on the lives of even its immediate constituency.

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"Even the thieves who steal from other parts of the country behave in a much better way than the thieves from Northern Nigeria and they steal as much as everybody else.

"But everybody who steals, you can see evidence that most of the thieves in Nigeria have either built clinics, they have tarred roads, have given children scholarships, built schools and have done all kinds of things.

"But you cannot find in Northern Nigeria in 99 percent of the constituencies of the Northern elites any evidence of a thief who served in Abuja or elsewhere passed here."

Crude oil brought a curse to Nigeria, says Peter Obi

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Peter Obi 
Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2019 general election, His Excellency Mr Peter Obi, has described as a curse, Nigeria’s total dependence on oil revenue which, he said, had stopped people from critical thinking and innovating new ways to diversify the economy and generate more revenue.

Obi made this known while addressing the problem of dwindling national revenue currently facing the country in an interview. He explained that ‘crude oil brought a curse to us to the extent that people stopped thinking and abandoned new innovations’.

Obi said that simply waiting to receive and share oil revenue was inimical to national progress and development. He maintained that oil alone will not save Nigeria ‘if we fail to do the right thing’.

“The countries that are doing very well globally are not making money from oil. Vietnam, for instance, makes money from other sources apart from oil. Our oil revenue in 2018 was about $18bn, it was not up to the total revenue of Facebook for that same year, which was $57bn; and it was that money ($18bn) that everybody was going to share. We have talents that will create such companies, so, we must take part and invest in them. The world is moving fast to a knowledge-driven economy”, Obi said.

Obi also advised that restructuring the country would bring more efficiency and productivity.

“We have said let us restructure the country. Let everybody go their way and become more efficient, competitive, and be able to manage their resources and we will have a country that is functional and competitive. The oil alone will not save Nigeria. All we need to do is to do the right thing”, he concluded.

Buhari is busy paying debts owed by PDP govt, says Onochie

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Loretta Onochie 
President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Loretta Onochie, has reacted to critics accusing the president of mortgaging the country by taking more foreign loans.

Reacting in a tweet on Friday, the presidential aide said Buhari is burdened with the task of paying debts owed by the previous governments but Nigerians failed to understand.

But they say we are owing too much."

"FG refunds N148bn
Cross River N18,394,737,608.85,
Osun N2,468,938,876.78, Bayelsa N38,040,564,783.40 and Rivers

I don't believe that Buhari is in charge in Aso Rock, says Soyinka

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Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka 
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said he does not believe that President Muhammadu Buhari is in charge in Aso Rock.

Soyinka stated this during an interview on PlusTv Africa on Thursday.

He was reacting to an open letter written to the President by retired colonel and former Military Administrator of Kaduna, Umar Dangiwa.

Umar had written an open letter to Buhari, saying his skewed appointments into offices of the Federal Government, favouring some and frustrating others, shall bring ruin and destruction to the country.

In the open letter, Dangiwa who served as military governor of Kaduna between 1985 and 1988 under the regime of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, asked Buhari to emulate some past Nigerian leaders who showed great statesmanship.

Soyinka said: “I have said this before. I don’t believe there is really anybody in charge in Aso Rock. I’ve been studying the trend over the past year and a half and I believe this president is not in charge of this nation, in so many aspects and directions.

“It is not the fact alone, we know the history of this. We know what it has caused the nation and we know it isn’t over yet. And you say you are launching an enquiry. That’s not enough.”

Recall that Umar Dangiwa, retired colonel and former military administrator of Kaduna, had said President Muhammadu Buhari’s knack for appointing people from his section of Nigeria into office will ruin the country.

Dangiwa flayed the president in an open letter to him, citing the case of the acting appeal court president whose appointment has not been confirmed.

Buhari had extended the protem appointment of Monica Dongban-Mensem, who is a Christian, as the president of the court of appeal without formalising her position as substantive head of the appellate court.

The president has not sent her name to the senate for the confirmation of her appointment.

This has raised questions regarding the reasons behind the decision of the president.

Spiders and cockroaches may soon take over Churches, says Bakare

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Pastor Tunde Bakare 
Latter Rain Assembly President, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has warned that Churches may soon be empty.

He gave the warning on The Future of Faith Instagram Live with Chude Jideonwo. Daily Post reports

Bakare spoke on governance and the responsibility of the church amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He stressed that the church is a body that is required in these trying times to show up for its members.

“The church, which is you and I and the millions of Christians in this country, has one duty; to nourish the body of Christ, honor and serve it. That is you and I.

“If the church does not do its duty, it will soon be empty and cockroaches and spiders will take over,” Bakare said.

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