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“I Stand With The Igbos, Anyone Who Tries To Attack Them Would Have To Attack Me First – Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has said that if anyone plans to attack the Igbos resident in the northern region, they would have to attack him first.

‎The Sultan said this when the world Igbo union leader, Mishack Nnanta, accompanied by resident Igbo chiefs, who paid Sallah homage to him at his palace.

He said;

“If anybody or group of persons plans a negative attack on Igbos, he or they should attack me first because I am against the so-called ultimatum issued by the Arewa youth that Igbos should leave the north,”

Abubakar stated that “restructuring” to his understanding does not mean galvanizing or dividing Nigeria, but making “adjustments here and there for equal accommodations of all and sundry in Nigeria for equity and fair play religiously, socially, and economically.”

He further observed that the agitation by some people for disintegration;

“cannot solve any of the problems facing the country” and that “dividing it into many parts is not the solution for the problems bedeviling the nation because this will lead to towns and villages clamouring to become independent.”

He suggested that the way forward was a round-table dialogue, not carrying arms which would never lead to peace. Agreeing that there were genuine complaints that border on marginalization, the Sultan, however, said that the way out was a peaceful resolution.

He blamed the nation’s politicians for most of the problems faced by Nigerians.

“They come to you during campaigns, promise you heaven in your house, air conditions on all roads and milk entering your mouth hourly without any effort from you.

As soon as they win and go to Abuja, they start planning comfort for themselves while those from the rural areas move to state capitals, abandoning those who voted them,” he lamented.‎

Dr Nnanta earlier said that Igbo were peace-loving Nigerians whose only want to engage in ‎their businesses.

“Igbo cannot live peacefully in isolation from Nigeria. They should work towards ensuring proper integration, reconstruction as promised by Gen. Yakubu Gowon. ”

“They may agitate for creation of more states in the South-East to meet up with other geopolitical zones of the country,” he said.

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Premier League! Sarri Identifies First Signing For Chelsea (SEE)

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Maurizio Sarri has identified Belgian midfielder, Dries Mertens as his first signing when he becomes Chelsea boss.

Chelsea are expected to announce their decision on a new manager soon with Sarri making much of the headlines as Antonio Conte’s replacement.

Conte is expected to leave Stamford Bridge despite leading the club to the FA Cup title last season.

The Mirror UK reports that Sarri wants to make Mertens his first signing as Chelsea manager.

The former Napoli boss is closing in on a move to take over at Stamford Bridge, and wants the 31-year-old to come to London along with him.

Maurizio Sarri has identified Belgian midfielder, Dries Mertens as his first signing when he becomes Chelsea boss.

Mertens scored 22 goals under Sarri at Napoli last season, as Napoli finished second in Serie A.

 

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No One Can Intimidate Me – Obasanjo Shades Buhari Again

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, appeared to fire another shot at President Muhammadu Buhari when he declared that he cannot be intimidated for voicing his opinions on the country’s issues.

The former president said this during a town hall meeting of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) in Ibadan, where he urged Nigerians to get their permanent voter’s card (PVC) to vote in the 2019 general elections.

He said Nigerians need to deploy their voter’s cards as instruments to bring about accountable governance in the country without fearing intimidation.

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Obasanjo said he’s gone through many things and been jailed for his views, but that he remains undaunted in contributing to the nation’s progress.

He said, “The work has started. Some people may be laughing at you and make jest of you, don’t be bothered with that. Listen, permanent voter’s cards are your instruments. If you have not collected yours, go and collect it.

“If you are not yet registered, go and register. Let us tell them in all urban and rural areas that PVCs are what we will use. They are the key to open the doors. Don’t be afraid or be discouraged. They will try to intimidate you individually or collectively.

“For me, I don’t think there is anyone that can intimidate me. Let me remind you, I have gone through many things. I have been jailed without being given any opportunity of offence. Where is the person that jailed me?”

Obasanjo took more veiled digs at the president during his address, noting that ‘some people’ want to remain in positions of power even when they’re not doing well.

He said, “Some people believe that those that are in position, whether they are doing well or not, they must continue to be there. But when we say they must not be there, they will want to fight back.

“They will hold many things to wreak havoc, but everybody must be prepared. It will not be easy to wrest powers from them. If you think it will be easy to liberate Nigeria, you are deceiving yourself.”

President Buhari is seeking re-election in the 2019 elections despite calls from former leaders, most notably including Obasanjo, for him to step aside for someone deemed to be more capable to lead the country.

 

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How Two Men Lured And Had Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

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Two men, one Mr. Ayo Tayo, 33 and Chidozie Innocent, 20, have been arrested in Lagos for engaging a 13-year old girl in marathon sex and watching themselves in action.

The incident happened on 6th of May, 2018 at Anuoluwapo Street in Ejigbo where they resided.

It was gathered the suspects lured the victim into a room, stripped her and engaged her in sex romp despite that fact that she was underaged.

Police source confirmed that the two men also used her to entertain themselves by watching the action before the act was exposed by their neighbours who contacted her parents and other neighbours.

The dastardly act was reported to the police at the Gender section unit of the State Command who arrested the suspects and took them to the Command.

During interrogation, it was gathered that the suspects threatened and intimidated the victim before they engaged her in the romp that lasted for several hours.

The police found the two men culpable and charged them before the Ogba Magistrates court for defilement.

They pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Mr. Christopher John, informed the court that the victim was taken to a hospital where she was receiving treatment because of the assault.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. P.E. Nwaka denied the suspects bail and ordered them to be remanded in prison custody.

The court also ordered the prosecutor, Mr. John, to send their file to DPP for advice. The matter was adjourned till 2 July, 2018.

 

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