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Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

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  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

Benue Governor, Ortom Threatens To Sue Buhari Government Over Grazing Routes

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  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has threatened legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari if he decides to implement the recommendations of a committee that reviewed the Grazing Reserve Policy. Buhari last Thursday approved the recommendations of a committee chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari to review “with dispatch, 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, and to determine the levels of encroachment.” Presidential spokesperson, Shehu, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja. But the move has been criticized by Southern state governors.  The governors in a swift reaction tackled the President over the order to review with dispatch 368 grazing sites in 25 states across the country. Several southern groups, including Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere; Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze; and the Pan Niger Delta Forum, have also condemned the move. But speaking with journalists in Makurdi on Sunday, Ortom noted that Benue Sta

All Nigerians Know You're A Disgrace To Youths As Kogi Governor—Tinubu Support Group Blasts Bello Over Comments

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  A support group For the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken a swipe at the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello for asking Tinubu to drop his 2023 presidential ambition. Bello’s suggestion attracted the outrage of the Tinubu Support Group which said Bello’s poor performance as governor was a betrayal of the Not-too-Young-to-Run campaign. This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Your failure in governance has betrayed the Not-too-young-to-Run Campaign-TSG replies Yahaya Bello,’ which was signed by the Director-General of the TSG, Umar Ibrahim, in Abuja, on Sunday The statement read, “All Nigerians can attest to the fact that Governor Bello of Kogi State is a disgrace to the Not-too-Young-to-Run campaign. How do we commit a great nation such as Nigeria to a so-called youthful governor who was given an opportunity to lead his state and he messed things up? “It is on record that you, Governor Bello, remain the governor with the highest nu

Why Boko Haram Terrorists Are Surrendering To Nigerian Army

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  In the past few weeks, the news circle has been dominated by reports of repeated surrenders of Boko Haram terrorists to the Nigerian military. More than 2,000 terrorists were reported to have surrendered and branded ‘repentant’ by the Army, claiming adherence to international laws relating to ‘enemies willing to surrender’. Lai Mohammed, the Minister for Information and Culture, also said repentant Boko Haram terrorists should not be prosecuted but treated as prisoners of war. Though he later recanted, saying he only said they could not be killed and not that they could not be prosecuted. Amidst controversies trailing the legitimacy of reintegrating terrorists into society, there have been concerns and conversations on and off social media.  While loyalists of President Muhammadu Buhari see the massive surrenders of the insurgents as a great milestone, observers and critics are sceptical, wondering if the weekly parades of repentant terrorists are not mere propaganda. This has raised

Sheik Gumi displeased at politicians who flew private jets to Yusuf Buhari's wedding

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  Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has criticized politicians who hired private jets to attend the wedding of Yusuf Buhari, son of President Buhari. Yusuf and his wife, Zahra Bayero, got hitched in a wedding ceremony that took place in Bichi, Kano state last Friday, August 20. As expected, the wedding attracted powerful dignitaries including former Nigerian leaders, diplomats, businessmen, monarchs, and many others. A video was shared online showing the large number of private jets that flew into the Aminu Kano International Airport for the wedding. Gumi who is displeased by this development said the politicians displayed opulence amid abject poverty in the country. Guardian reports that the cleric tackled the politicians while preaching at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna over the weekend. “Umar bn Khattab once took 16 dinar, which is equivalent of N2,040,000 today, from the treasury as estacode to Hajj. After their return, Umar admitted to Abdallah that they wasted public funds.

US Air Force F-15 shoots down Iranian drone over Syria that posed a threat to 900 US troops stationed there

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  A US Air Force F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone that posed a threat to troops stationed in eastern Syria  'Coalition aircraft successfully engaged and defeated a UAS through the air to air engagement in the vicinity of Mission Support Site Green Village,' US Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, who heads the US-led coalition against ISIS, told Reuters, using an acronym for an unmanned aircraft system. Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson said an F-15E shot the 'Iranian' drone, which flew 'too close to the 900 US troops in the area on Saturday, according to a tweet citing US officials. Green Village is an outpost where US troops are housed in former oil industry villas next to a major Syrian oil field, according to the Washington Post. Officials also told Aviation Week that the drone was 'deemed a threat and self-defense measures were taken.' The Pentagon last month said it was deeply concerned about attacks on U.S. personnel in Syria and Iraq.  Just last mo

Hypocrisy is when Kano Hisbah cuts off the unIslamic haircut of the poor yet leave the unIslamic haircuts of those who attended Buhari’s son’s wedding- Reno Omokri

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  Reno Omokri has taken to social media to tackle the seeming ''hypocrisy'' of the Islamic police otherwise known as Hisbah in Kano state. Hisbah has made news on several occasions for the arrests and actions they have taken since they were commissioned in the state. The Islamic police in Kano last year made news when it arrested a barber for giving his customer a haircut perceived to be ''Haram''.  Reno in a tweet shared on his IG page, shared a photo of singer, Mayokun, with his haircut and wondered why the Hisbah police did not arrest him. ''Hypocrisy is when Kano Hisbah cuts off the un-Islamic haircut of the poor, yet leave the un-Islamic haircuts of those who attended Buhari’s son’s wedding. Or crucify Rahama Sadau over her dress, yet are pacified over the stylish dresses of the bride and her guests''