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Ex-Naval Officer Blames Juma’at Mosques Of Being Window Opening For Insurgency

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  • The aim of the BH and banditry sponsors is to Islamise Nigeria, practice Sharia, have Qur’an at the helm of affairs at all cost – Olawunmi

Taken to governor Ortom’s Buhari hate style, proselytising Islamophobia, an eastwhile Naval officer, Professor of Global Security Studies, Kunle Olawunmi, alleged that the Boko Haram terrorists apprehended in 2012 have named some current governors, senators and Aso Rock officials as sponsors of terrorism when they were interrogated by the then military authorities but President Buhari led government, owing to ethno-religeous sentiment, failed to demonstrate the necessary political will, to go after the accused politicians in government.

The ex-Naval officer who disclosed this on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday was fantastically silent, he craftily evaded the question that why didn’t the past government prosecute the sponsors of terrorism indicted by the apprehended Boko Haram members who were interrogated far back in 2012, only to heap ethno-religeous blame on the Buhari led government, alleging that the aim of the sponsors of the insecurity related activities is mainly to turn Nigeria to an Islamic country ruled by Sharia like the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Olawunmi described as an aberration the attack by bandits on Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Kaduna, where two military officers were killed instantly and the other kidnapped later found dead.

“It is an aberration; you don’t attack the Nigerian Defence Academy and get away with it,” he lamented.

The ex-Naval officer has accused Jumu’at Mosques of being window opening for insurgency, pointing out that just like other military formations in the country, the gate of NDA Kaduna is thrown widely open to everyone on Fridays for Jumat prayer, even though the attack was carried out on Tuesday.

“That is the time the terrorists have to profile our security environment. It has always been the case. I have served the military intelligence for the past 35 years. Our problem is religious and socio-cultural.”

Olawunmi, said he was a member of the Intelligence Brief at Defence Headquarters during the leadership of the then Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, retd.

Olawunmi said he told the then CDS that the centre of gravity of the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North-East and spreading to other parts of Nigeria was the sponsors.

“I told General Olonisakin then that the centre of this problem cannot be solved the same way we solved the problem of the Niger Delta.

“The Niger Delta problem was solved during (Ex-President Umaru Yar’adua) basically by me and I told them that we can’t use that same template for Boko Haram.

“I told General Olonisakin to look at the centre of gravity of the problem. I was made a member of the committee in 2016 – 2017, including (Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru) that died.

“I told them that the centre of gravity of Boko Haram in Nigeria is the sponsors of the programme. It was beyond us because the job we needed to do was kinetic but we cannot resolve issues of sponsors of Boko Haram that were in Buhari’s government that we know them.

‘’That was why we couldn’t pursue that aspect that could have resolved the issue because we need to arrest people,’’ he added.

Olawunmi said the government had not been able to prosecute the sponsors because it was allegedly partisan, it was also also owing to ethno-religeous influence, as he pointed out.

He said: “Recently, 400 people were gathered as sponsors of Boko Haram, why is it that the Buhari government has refused to try them? Why can’t this government bring them to trial if not that they are partisan and part of the charade going on?

“You remember this Boko Haram issue started in 2012 and I was in the military intelligence at that time. We arrested those people. My organisation actually conducted interrogation and they (suspects) mentioned names.

‘’I can’t come on air and start mentioning names of people that are presently in government that I know that the boys that we arrested mentioned. Some of them are governors now, some of them are in the Senate, some of them are in Aso Rock,” he said.

He however could not blame the past government led by a non Muslim for failure to bring the accused to trial. It is indeed a lacuna maliciously filled with ethno-religeous sentiment, Yunusa Abubakar the literary critic would observe, while responding to the Periscope, for a deconstruction.

“Why should a government decide to cause this kind of embarrassment and insecurity to the sense of what happened yesterday (Tuesday at the NDA)?” Olawunmi queried, adding that terrorist financiers want to turn Nigeria to Sharia rule at all cost, typical of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Olawunmi also said the Department of State Services (DSS) has tremendous information on terrorists but they could not do anything except the body language of the President.

He, however, expressed hope that the next Nigerian President in 2023 could have the will power to bring the high-profile sponsors of Boko Haram to book.

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Cleric Advocates Educational Reform In Nigeria, Berates Change In National Anthem

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Reverend Father Maurice Kwairanga, the Parish Priest of Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Ngurore is emphasizing the need for educational reform in Nigeria, rather than just changing the national anthem.

He believes that the energy spent on changing the anthem could have been better spent addressing the issues in the education system, such as decay in public schools and institutions.

The priest said this during a mass to commemorate Saint Charles Lwanga Day and also unveiled a learning institute to address the decaying standard of education across the country.

He said it is worrisome that structures in public schools are now death traps, and unqualified teachers are now mentors of the younger generation.

He said the church has taken the initiative to establish a new school, Saint Charles Lwanga Nursery, primary school, and college, to contribute to improving education in the country.

“We will build a world-class school in this part of Nigeria. As a church, we might not have the funds at the moment, but we have the will to do it. The Saint Charles Lwanga Nursery and Primary will have all the modern teaching equipment and qualified teachers, unlike what is obtainable in the public schools”

His message highlights the importance of prioritizing education to drive meaningful change and development in Nigeria.

As a church leader, he lent his voice in calling for patriotic Nigerians to invest in education by supporting initiatives that will strengthen the sector and improve the standard of education.

Highlights of the Saint Charles Lwanga Day in Ngurore were traditional dances from different communities.

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Gov Fintiri Mourns As Ndatam Wesley Fwa Dies At 85

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has mourned the passing of late Baba Ndatam Wesley Fwa, at the age of 85.

Governor Fintiri in company of his Deputy Prof Kaletapwa George Farauta, and other Government officials joined mourners at the family compound of the deceased who died after an illness.

Governor Fintiri described death of Wesley Fwa as a great lose not only to his family but, the entire Mbula Chiefdom and the state as a whole.

He revealed that the deceased’s wealth of experience will be sorely missed especially at a critical time in history of the state and country and urged the family to take solace in God and emulate the lifestyle of their late father and brother.

The Governor extended his condolences on behalf of his family and the government and prayed to God to rest the soul of baba Wesley in peace.

Responding on behalf of the family, brother of the deceased, Mr Al’ajibi Fwa, appreciated the Governor and his cabinet for identifying with the Fwa family in their moment of sorrow and wish him well.

Late Baba Prince Ndatam Wesley Fwa, died at Absolute Care Hospital and left behind 6 children, grand children and great grand children. 

Prominent among the deceased children is the former Demsa LGA Chairman, Wenakan Wesley Fwa.

SAHEL REPORTERS.

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We’ll Expand And Rebuild 100 Secondary Schools Across Adamawa – Gov Fintiri

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State revealed that within the next two years, his administration will expand and rebuild one hundred secondary schools across the state.

The Governor revealed this when he hosted the political stakeholders of Numan and Lamurde local government areas on a courtesy call in the Government House, Yola, Tuesday.

He reveals that out of the 3 Science Secondary Schools that will be built in the state by the government, one will be established in Lamurde, in addition to executing many projects in the Bachama land and the state as a whole.

As a leader of the state, Governor Fintiri says he will continue to be just and fair to everyone, assuring his commitment to build a more prosperous Adamawa that the yet unborn generation will be proud of.

On the ongoing construction of Lamurde cottage hospital, Fintiri says the delay in completing the project was caused by a dubious contractor but says government has since taken measures to finish and furnish it.

He charged the people in Bachama land to promote peaceful coexistence in their respective communities and report any suspicious character within their vicinity to the security agencies nearest to them.

The spokesman of the delegation, Mr Piton Power noted with happiness that Governor Fintiri has redefined the fortune of Adamawa for the better, making the state a bastion of hope and beacon of development.

He thanked Governor Fintiri for providing Cottage Hospital and township roads, electrification projects in Timmu and Opalo, restoration of peace in Lamurde among other notable achievements in Numan.

Highlight of the event was presentation of award of excellence and good governance on Governor Umaru Fintiri by the stakeholders for his exceptional performance in office.

SAHEL REPORTERS.

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