Former military head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has described Nigeria as a complex and very difficult entity to manage.
Babangida spoke from his residence in Minna when the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, minority caucus of the House of Representatives, led by Ndudi Elumelu, paid him a courtesy visit.
He Consequently called on the legislators to perform their responsibilities honorably and diligently to make the country one entity.
Babangida, who said he had been following recent developments in the country, noted:
“I am passionate in observing what is going on in the country; I have developed lots of interest in the ongoing across the country and I think the leadership of the House of Representatives, the speaker, the opposition leadership and everyone is all doing well.
“You represent the people and it is what the people wish that you take up. I want to commend you for doing your job honorably and I urge you not to give up.
The country is complex and difficult because in Nigeria, there are as many opinions as there are the number of people in the country.
Nigeria is a very vibrant society and what is important is the determination to carry on and you have to remain very resilient in everything you do for the benefit of the country.”
Babangida assured the lawmakers of his support where necessary, saying:
“We are all together for the progress of the country and now that you have succeeded in your elections, it is now time for you to settle down to do a lot of good work for your constituency and for the country.’
’Members on the entourage of the minority leader include the Minority Whip, Gibbion Gwari and Deputy Minority Whip, Adekoya Adesegun. Others are Efe Afe, Kpam Jimin Sokpo, Robert Tyough, Soyinka Anjola, Femi Bamishele, Benjamin Mzondu and Samuel Onuigbo.
EFCC Vows To Arrest ‘Yahoo Boys’ Indicted By FBI
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it will begin manhunt with immediate effect for the home-based Nigerians indicted by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a variety of scams and online fraud cases in the US.
According to DAILY POST report the fraudsters, majority based in Nigeria, were involved in a series of coordinated internet scam running into billions of dollars fraudulently obtained from victims in the United States and other parts of the world.
He said this while speaking at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Friday, the Acting Chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu, stated that the agency had commenced investigation into the matter.
He said the commission was investigating to ascertain the involvement of Nigerians who collaborated with the ones indicted in the United States.
“We will investigate it and we will leave no stone unturned. We will go after those who collaborated with the ones in the US and they will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Magu said.
He also restated an earlier position of government that it would go after those involved in the failed Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) gas to power project that plunged the country into a $9.9 billion judgement debt crisis.
The EFCC boss said the commission was collaborating with the FBI in two operations notably Operation ‘Wire-wire’ which commenced in 2018 and Operation ‘Rewire’ presently ongoing, both aimed at containing cybercrime.
He said the joint operation involved Malaysia, Canada, Indonesia and the United States.
“We work with FBI in Lagos. We carried out operation wire-wire and the FBI mentioned in their press statement that we are one of the agencies working with them and it was successful”, he said.
On the P&ID $9.9billion judgement debt, Magu said the investigation had commenced.
“We are investigating. It’s ongoing. It will be revealing because some people want to rob this nation and we will not allow that”, he said.
“Boko Haram Engaging In Fishery To Fund Terrorism” – Nigerian Army Reveals
The head of the military counter-insurgency operations in the North-East (Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole), Olusegun Adeniyi has said that the military will now move against the finances of Boko Haram.
He said this would be done by restricting their fishing activities anywhere in the country.
Adeniyi said this while addressing journalists in Maiduguri on Friday regarding vehicles, fish, hides, and skin, seized from transporters believed to have been trading with the Boko Haram insurgents.
Adeniyi revealed that four vehicles conveying insurgents’ fishery products were seized on Maiduguri-Ngala Road by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
According to him, the military has not moved out of Borno State but changed its strategies to prevent attacks on its base.
He added that troops had vacated the trenches and reduced the roadblocks and in its stead, evolved mobile units where the troops rove troubled areas.
He said the military found out that the stationed formation made it easy for the insurgents to attack military facilities but with the latest strategy, he pointed out, the insurgents would be in for a surprise.
He said: “Boko Haram insurgents have a running business to generate money to fund their dastardly activities. We fully recognize the fishery industry in Nigeria but the fishery done by Boko Haram is to create confusion, continue insurgency and destruction of the North-East.
“Anybody who allows his horse or camel to carry fish for the Boko Haram, you are part of the insurgents because you are aiding them.”
13-Year-Old Girl Kidnaps Herself Just To Be With Her Boyfriend
13-year-old Kosisochukwu Anioma, who happens to be the younger daughter of former aide to ex-Governor Chimaroke Nnamani, Frank Anioma, was reported missing by her dad on Thursday August 22 in Enugu state.
Anioma had taken to social media to state that his daughter, Kosiso, was on her way to the New Haven market in Enugu at about 7am on Thursday when she was kidnapped.
It turns out Miss Anioma was not kidnapped but left her hometown in Enugu to visit her boyfriend in Owerri, Imo State.
The Enugu State Police disclosed this information via their twitter handle as they revealed that the young lady has been found.
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