PDP Letter to UN: Who will deliver the letter? -Oshomole

By Abdulmumin Giwa.

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshumole has dared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to deliver the said letter to the United Nations (UN) accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of destroying democracy in Nigeria if they have the guts.

“They wrote a letter to the UN, who will carry it there? Was it not President Olusegun Obasanjo that introduced the politics of ‘do or die’ under the PDP? But we thank God we went through but we did not die” he said.

He spoke while formally receiving former Kano state Governor Ibrahim Shekarau and his teaming supporters who have dumped the PDP for the APC in Kano Sunday evening.

Condemning those who left the APC for PDP the APC national chairman said they left the APC and joined what he described as the ‘trickiticians’ in the PDP.

Oshumole said today the APC is moving to the “Next Level”, never again would this country be governed by opportunists who have in the last 16 years looted the nation’s treasury.

“What they didn’t do in sixteen years cannot be fixed in three and a half years” he declared in retaliation of accusations against the APC government’s low performance by the opposition.

“Today Buhari has good 16 million votes after the primary elections and that is just a tip of the ice bag and Nigeria would never go back to the era of those who looted the nation dry” he said.

Speaking on former governor Shekarau, Oshomole explained that his likes of Shekarau are a good asset to Nigeria that have more to contribute towards development.

He assured the decampees that the APC ruling party would treat them equally as bonafide members which is evident in the Senatorial Candidacy given to Shearau of Kano Central Senatorial zone.

In his address, the Kano state governor Dr Abdullahi Ganduje reiterated that Kano state will give president Muhammadu Buhari more than five million votes in the 2019 elections declaring that “APC is the only party in Kano state”.

He added that very soon the state shall host a reception rally for about 55 members of the Kwankwasiyya Movement that will join the APC adding that Kwankwasiyya is no more.

He declared that the APC has taken away more than 50% of the PDP in Kano as Shekarau joins APC.

In his speech, Shekarau explained that his coming to APC is history repeating itself as in 2014 he had reasons to step aside and today he has even greater reasons to step back to APC.

“we are very proud members of APC” he added.

Also present at the event was the Jigawa state governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru and other APC stalwarts in the North West.

Free and Fair Elections: Hold President Buhari to his words -Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari to his words on the conduct of free, fair and credible general elections in 2019.

Abubakar made the statement at the 2018 Second General Meeting of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, youths wings summit.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to ensure violence-free campaign and free, fair and credible 2019 elections. So we will hold him to his words,” he said.

He said that Nigerians should take a stand and not be used by politicians and other stakeholders to cause violence, especially during the forthcoming general elections.

Abubakar said that the second summit came at the time Nigeria had been politicised by the political class and that there was the need to sit as a family irrespective of their various religions.
He advised Nigerians to be united, adding that the summit is aimed at contributing to a peaceful participation of inter-religious groups on the 2019 election.

The Sultan called on the youths not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to instigate violence of any kind.
In his remarks, The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said that Nigerian youth should work together irrespective of their differences in their doctrines.

“We should use our different religion to move the country forward,” he said.

(NAN)

Muslim Unity: Iran vows to protect Saudi Arabia for free

Crescent International Reports.

Addressing the opening session of 32nd International Unity Conference in Tehran on November 24, President Hassan Rouhani condemned the “Zionist tumor” implanted in the Middle East and offered to defend Saudi Arabia “for free”.

The three-day conference organized on the occasion of the birthday celebration of the Prophet (pbuh), was dedicated to the issue of al-Quds and Palestine.

Titled, ‘Al-Quds, Axis of Unity of the Ummah’, more than 600 guests were invited of which the Palestinian contingent was the largest.

Referring to the $450 billion protection money the US has got from the medieval kingdom, President Rouhani said despite this, “your patron [Trump] insults you.”

At a campaign rally in on September 27, Trump had said, “without US protection, Saudi Arabia would not last two weeks.”

Rouhani said the United States cultivates close ties with “regional Muslim nations” to protect Israel, an apparent reference to Saudi Arabia and the kingdom’s Arabian allies.

He said bowing to American pressure amounts to “treason” and only invites more insults.

The foul-mouthed American president in his September 27 speech had said he had spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia. “I told him you have lots of money. King, you have to give some of that money to us. You have to pay for your protection. We need $2 trillion.”

Despite such public insults, the Saudis stooped even lower. Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman tried to brush the insult aside by saying “disagreements between friends” are normal.

But this was not a disagreement; this was public insult.

One either has to be very thick or thick-skinned (or both) to put up with such insults and keep smiling like a good slave.

For Bin Salman and the people around him, Islamic Iran is their “greatest enemy”. They have also publicly stated that Israelis are their cousins!

Reminding the audience of how Iran had valiantly defended itself singlehandedly for eight years against the Iraqi-led Arabian and Western attack, Rouhani offered to defend Saudi Arabia as well.

He said Iran has helped post-Saddam Iraq to fight Daesh terrorists, and was helping Syria to defend itself. Iran has also extended valuable support to Hisbullah in Lebanon and the Palestinian resistance groups, all facing Zionist crimes.

In fact, Ismail Haniyyah’s video message was broadcast to the conference. The Hamas Political Bureau chief offered profuse thanks to the Islamic Republic for its steadfast support and the dedication of this year’s conference to the issue of al-Quds and Palestine.

Rouhani said: “Iran is prepared to defend Saudi Arabia [as well] from terrorism and superpowers.”

He went on: “We do consider you as a brother… We do consider the people of Makkah and Madinah our brothers.”

But this is where Bedouin logic (or illogic) kicks in. They would rather pay $450 billion protection money to hustlers in the US and still get insulted but not accept the hand of friendship from Islamic Iran without paying a penny or being insulted.

The Bedouins feel more comfortable doing what their ancestors have done for decades: lick the boots of the imperialists and Zionists and get kicked in the teeth.

They still keep smiling and want to be kicked more. Such is the plight of slaves!

Ganduje Slams Daily Nigerian in Court for defamation, Seeks N3bn

Abdulmumin Murtala, Kano

Kano state Governor Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje has filed a suit against the publisher of Daily Nigerian, an online news medium demanding damages of N3bn for alleged defamation.

In a Writ of Summons, Counsel to the Plaintiff Nuradeen A. Ayagi tendered before the High Court dated 13th November, 2018 demanded the defendant for an appearance to be entered for him before 14 days.

The Counsel prayed the court to declare as follows, “a declaration that the act of publishing and circulating libelous statements, false and doctored video clips attacking and impugning the character and integrity of the plaintiff amounts to defamation of character of the plaintiff by the defendants and thus wrongful” it reads.

Ganduje’s Counsel equally urges the Court to further outrightly declare that unqualified imputation of theft, fraud, corruption and dishonesty which are all criminal offenses by the defendant’s publication against the plaintiff without any conviction by a court of laws, is slanderous, libelous, injurious and wrongful.

Ganduje wants the court to further averred that and order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from further publishing the said defamatory story and sharing the said doctored video clips howsoever to whichever type of audience.

“An order compelling the defendant to pay the plaintiff the sum of N3bn as damages for the defamation of the plaintiff character and standing.
“An order compelling the defendants to write a public apology to the plaintiff and broadcast such apology through their online platforms and news media with global accessibility”.

Daly Nigerian had published stories and videos alleging that the Kano state Governor collected $5m as bribe from contractors.

“We ‘ll Resist This Tyranny” -Dr Sani Adamu

By Mike O

The Chairman of Project 774 For Atiku 2019, Dr. Sani Adamu has charged youths all over the country irrespective of their political or ethnic beliefs to take back their country and get it working again.

He said, the call has become imperative in view of the looming hunger, anger and dictatorship Nigerians are witnessing today .

He said that over 15 million Nigerians have become unemployed since 2015 and more people have been murdered or killed since President Muhammadu Buhari took over.

Dr. Adamu spoke at the last day of his two days enlightenment visit to Kaduna .

Speaking to journalist in a separate meeting yesterday Dr Sani also said that getting Nigeria to work again is a must and a reality

He further stressed that Abubakar Atiku has already perfected and mapped out ways to reintegrate the youths back into the system by getting them back to work and gainfully employed.

“I am a youth and today I am working with His Excellency Abubakar Atiku” he declared.

He explained that a survey has shown that all the firms owned by the PDP presidential aspirant Atiku are staffed by the youths to prove his commitment to them.

“Atiku means well for the youths and Nigerians in general” he explained.

Speaking on the ethno-religious crises bedeviling the country, he promised that under Atiku, there would not be any form or ethnic or religious bigotry .

Dr Sani Adamu also spoke on the recent search of Atiku’s aircraft suitecasesy operatives asking whether President Buhari was looking for his missing WAEC certificate in Atiku ‘s plane or the N200, billion naira swallowed by a snake.

“Imagine, the security operatives broke the padlocks of suitecases in the plane instead of asking for the for keys” he lamented.

He declared that the 1983 Buhari is back and Nigerians will show him the way out come 2019.

He finally warned that if Buhari repeats such a costly mistake, he will feel the wrath of over 1million Nigerians on the streets.

“We ‘ll Resist This Tyranny” -Dr Sani Adamu

By Mike O

The Chairman of Project 774 For Atiku 2019, Dr. Sani Adamu has charged youths all over the country irrespective of their political or ethnic beliefs to take back their country and get it working again.

He said, the call has become imperative in view of the looming hunger, anger and dictatorship Nigerians are witnessing today .

He said that over 15 million Nigerians have become unemployed since 2015 and more people have been murdered or killed since President Muhammadu Buhari took over.

Dr. Adamu spoke at the last day of his two days enlightenment visit to Kaduna .

Speaking to journalist in a separate meeting yesterday Dr Sani also said that getting Nigeria to work again is a must and a reality

He further stressed that Abubakar Atiku has already perfected and mapped out ways to reintegrate the youths back into the system by getting them back to work and gainfully employed.

“I am a youth and today I am working with His Excellency Abubakar Atiku” he declared.

He explained that a survey has shown that all the firms owned by the PDP presidential aspirant Atiku are staffed by the youths to prove his commitment to them.

“Atiku means well for the youths and Nigerians in general” he explained.

Speaking on the ethno-religious crises bedeviling the country, he promised that under Atiku, there would not be any form or ethnic or religious bigotry .

Dr Sani Adamu also spoke on the recent search of Atiku’s aircraft suitecasesy operatives asking whether President Buhari was looking for his missing WAEC certificate in Atiku ‘s plane or the N200, billion naira swallowed by a snake.

“Imagine, the security operatives broke the padlocks of suitecases in the plane instead of asking for the for keys” he lamented.

He declared that the 1983 Buhari is back and Nigerians will show him the way out come 2019.

He finally warned that if Buhari repeats such a costly mistake, he will feel the wrath of over 1million Nigerians on the streets.

Islamic Movement Accuses Yobe CP Of Concocting Lies Against It, Blackmail

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has issued a statement condemning the Yobe Commissioner of Police accusing him of concocting lies against it to deliberately defame and blackmail it in the eyes of the public.

The media early in the week reported the CP Sunmonu Abdulmalik alleging that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, popularly called Shi’ites, plans to relocate its national headquarters to Potiskum in Yobe state. He also removed the Shias from the fold of Islam describing them as non Muslims. The CP further alleged that they caught members of the Movement with arms and drugs which the Movement describe as outrageous lies.

This is contained in a press statement issued by the President Media Forum of the Movement, Ibrahim Musa on Teusday 13th November, 2018. Below is the press statement in full:

RE: Shi’ites Plan Moving National Headquarters To Yobe Town – Police

The attention of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has been drawn to a statement by the Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Sunmonu Abdulmaliki, reported to have said that security reports reaching him have indicated that the leadership of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria is planning to relocate the Shi’ite national headquarters to Potiskum town. He also made a false allegation that whenever our members are arrested they are found with drugs and arms.

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria wishes to inform the CP and general public that ‘the security reports’ about us with the Police command in general and that of Yobe state in particular are concocted lies made by our detractors within and outside the force with deliberate intention of blackmailing us and tarnishing our public image as a mass movement committed to justice and fairness to all irrespective of diversities.

The Islamic Movement is not an association that has a national headquarters, talk less of moving it around from place to place. Even when the Islamic Centre built by our illegally incarcerated leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was destroyed by Kaduna state government, our Islamic activities have not stopped in the state, talk less of other states. We are at best, practicing Muslims living peacefully with other citizens.

Therefore we find it strange and outrageous when the CP is linking us with drug abuse and violence. It is on record that no member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has ever been convicted of such offenses in Yobe in particular and in the country in general. We dare the CP to disprove our claim especially as it concerns Yobe state.

We have observed that we have been at the receiving end of the various security agencies in Yobe state, Potiskum in particular where several of our members have been extra judicially killed by security agents unprovoked. In the past three years we have lost close to 30 members to the brutalities recklessness of the security agencies in Potiskum alone.

Certainly this is the birth month of the Holy Prophet of Islam Muhammad SAWA and obviously a lot of gatherings of merry makings should be expected and are not in any way course for any alarm. The Islamic da’awah activities championed by various Islamic groups during this month of Rabi’ul Awwal and the one after it are peaceful and rewarding spiritually.

We also condemn the recklessness of the CP in joining his boss the IG to distance us from Islam. It is outright hate speech, a display of extremism and act of impersonation unfortunately displayed by the police. It is also an act of religious profiling, that can lead to discriminatory treatment and phobia against us as a sector of the Nigerian society on the ground of our religious belief.

We wish to remind the police command that it is indubitably clear that the fundamental human rights guaranteed by The Constitution and the African Charter Act are not for the exclusive preserve of the bourgeoisie but for the enjoyment of all Nigerian citizens.

We implore the Yobe state CP to remember that Sokoto state police command made a similar outrageous claim of the Islamic Movement moving its headquarters to Sokoto in 2016, but it became a laughing stock when it proved that there is no inkling of anything of that sort happening. One wonders who the Yobe State CP is trying to please, perhaps he may be looking for cheap popularity by his scandalous statements.