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Islamic Group Warns Buhari Against Removing IGP Idris

Gbemileke Ajayi

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The Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, has contended that it will be foolhardy to retire the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Idris Ibrahim five or six weeks to a general election.

There have been several calls recently for the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police (IGP) particularly as the tenure of the current holder of that office, Idris expired on 3rd January, 2019 after reaching the mandatory 35 years in active service.

IGP Idris was formerly appointed on 21st March, 2016.

However, the Islamic human rights organization opposed the idea of retiring the IGP at this time.

MURIC in the statement by its director and founder, Ishaq Akintola, a professor of Islamic Studies, blamed politicians for not thinking Nigeria.

“Election period is a very sensitive period. Anything can happen and we all know the kind of security challenges our country is facing.

“There is no doubt that IG Idris Kpotun must have perfected his strategy for maintaining law and order during the coming general election.

“Some instructions must have been given to the state commands. Certain arrangements must also have been made to put all police formations in a state of readiness.

“A new IGP around this time will naturally make one or two changes because styles differ.

“This may not really augur well because the police force needs stability and continuity in an electioneering period.

“We know that administration is a continuum but you don’t change the goal post in the middle of the game.

“Seasoned administrators know that unless there is a force majeure, it will be unwise to change the officer who planned a project at the point of implementation.

“No university will change the head of a programme on the eve of an accreditation exercise.

“We are perturbed by the rancorous voices of dissent over this matter. Interestingly enough, this IGP will not be the first whose tenure was extended.

“Chief Olusegun Obasanjo extended Sunday Ehindero’s tenure by twelve months while Musa Yaradua also extended Mike Okiro’s tenure. So what is so new this time around?

“Equally disturbing is the fact that it is mainly members of the opposition with their cronies, lackeys, court jesters and boot-lickers who are making the loudest calls. This does not look good enough.Are some people afraid of their own shadows?

“Is it the fear of past deeds? We remember that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan used the police to harass state governors.

“Is someone afraid of reprisals? We appear to be thinking of grabbing power at all cost. We are not thinking of Nigeria.

“This is exactly what is missing in our politicians today.

“There is acute desertification of statesmanship whereas the same politicians who are rooting for the victory for their political parties today will be the first to defect to another party whenever their personal and narrow interests are threatened.

“We lack loyalty, moral principle and a clearly identified political ideology.

“What we can see now is that politicians are only thinking of 2019 election whereas what we need are statesmen who will be thinking of Nigeria after the elections. Who did this to Nigeria?

“In conclusion, MURIC charges President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of IGP Ibrahim Idris far beyond the election period in order to ensure a hitch-free 2019 general elections as well as post-election stability and to ignore all protestations to the contrary.

“We urge Nigerian politicians to think Nigeria, to have faith in the system, to imbibe principled politicization and to inculcate a veritable political ideology,” he said.

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[MUST READ] Wait! Before You Vote Atiku —- Musa Mohammed

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While the clamour for change in government from President Mohammodu Buhari to Atiku Abubakar may have been something that has taken over the national discuss and rightly so as the elections draw near, it may be noteworthy to pause and reflect on the character of the prospected replacement.

The big question on our mind should be can we trust Atiku? What really is the new thing he is coming to offer bearing in mind he was once the number two citizen of this great nation for 8years? If we insist the position of a vice president is not as powerful as the president, haven’t the achievements of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo knocked out such narrative?

The Nigerian vice president has proven times without number that he is as useful as the president of Nigeria and records are there to show for it. Where are the achievements of Mr. Atiku?

If you ask Nigerians, most of what they would remember about his days in office would be the national assets he sold to his colleagues and the long running battle he had with his principal, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

Aside from the fact that there should be no vacancy in Aso Rock, Osinbajo is more presidential than Atiku. Don’t take my words for it, below were some of the things his then boss said and wrote about him chronologically.

2003 “I regret picking Atiku Abubakar as my vice”.

2004 “I can no longer work with Atiku, his integrity is in question “.

2005 “Atiku cannot be trusted “.

2006 “Atiku cannot escape justice over corruption cases “

2007 “Do not vote Atiku he is corrupt”.

2008 “Atiku is a corrupt leader”.

2009 “Nigerians can never forgive Atiku”.

2010 “Atiku is not an option to leadership in Nigeria “.

2011 “I have never seen a leader as greedy as Atiku “.

2012 “Nigerians should pray for leaders imbued with integrity not Atiku “.

2013 “Atiku should apologize to Nigerians over his political sins”.

2014 No political party with the aspiration to assume leadership should think of Atiku”.

2015 “Nigeria has grown beyond a corrupt leader like Atiku”.

2016 “I will never reconcile with Atiku “.

2017 “I never knew Atiku was this corrupt ” “I can never be on the same page with Atiku. God forbid!”.

2018 January to August “God will not forgive me if I support Atiku “.

2018 August “Atiku has the capacity to save Nigeria’s economy from collapse”.

If such verdicts could come from Obasanjo who was his direct boss, what doubts should Nigerians have in rejecting such bad market and move on to the next level with the present administration bearing mind that Obasanjo once said, “As an engineer, I know a point I can use tractor to hit and a storey building would come down within few minutes, but it would take years to erect such.”

Nigeria is undergoing transformation. The administration of president Mohammodu Buhari has used his first term to lay a good foundation for him to start building on in 2019 and it only make sense to key in.

God bless Nigeria.

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Nigerian Professionals Getting Involved In 2019

Gbemileke Ajayi

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A group named Nigeria First Professionals has joined the fray of the country’s political landscape, lending it’s voice to the 2019 campaigns.

According to a member of the group, Mr. Sola Fajobi, it has become imperative for true proffessionals to take active part in determining how their country is run, and move away from the docile disposition of the past.

Mr. Fajobi further said it will be incumbent on Nigerians to take a critical look at the resources available to politicians and public officials, and what they’ve either done with it, or what they’re able to do with it.

He added that the Nigeria First Professionals group will assess the issues on ground, consider results, and establish the yearning of Nigerians in order to determine which candidates can best deliver them, and then help the electorate make informed decisions.

According to Mr. Andy Akporugo, another member of the group, the need to facilitate Good Governance should be very dear to every discerning professional, especially as Nigeria was overdue for being counted amongst the world’s most remarkable countries.

Nigeria First Professionals is made up of top Executives and professionals from major walks of life, including Media, Medicine, Law, Aviation, Engineering, etc.

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Man Shoots Wife, Two Sons To Death In Edo State

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A 35-year-old man, simply identified as Uwaila, has killed his wife and two sons.

He was arrested in Benin, the Edo State capital, for reportedly shooting his wife and two sons to death.

According to PM News, the incident happened on Sunday morning at Ovbiogie Village in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area.

The suspect, who said his wife accused him of having girlfriends, said that his wife threatened to also go out with other men.

Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.

He said he shot through the door and the bullet hit them on the bed.

Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, who visited the scene said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation has been concluded

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were said to have evacuated​ the corpses to undisclosed mortuary.

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