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North mulls blueprint on security, re-structuring


The North, under the aegis of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is set to unveil a blueprint on security, politics and socio-economic development of the region.

The blueprint will be unveiled at a two-day summit  in Kaduna, starting today.

Chairman of the Organising Committee, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, told newsmen at the weekend that the summit would also articulate the region’s stand on calls for the restructuring of the country.

Abdullahi said the North can no longer keep silent on the state of the nation.

He also said the summit,  which will hold at Arewa House, in Kaduna, will generate discussions on the general state of the nation.

Issues bordering on the security situation with regards to Boko Haram, militancy, banditry, robbery, herdsmen/farmers clash and kidnapping would also be assessed, he added.

“As elders of  the region, during the last dispensation  we were not silent on some issues bedevilling the region as well as the country. We made our voices heard, especially during the campaign period. Now, we also feel it is time we talk for the progress of the region and the entire country.

“If the North is shivering, by extension, other regions will catch cold. Quote me, because, we still believe we can influence events in the North and, to an extent, the country.

“Several issues bordering on security, socio-economic and political issues affecting the country make it imperative for Northerners, from across the board to come together, examine the situation, re-assess the northern position and chart a framework for action that will certainly be a key reference point in future national discourse.

“The summit shall aim at becoming instrumental in mobilising governments, stakeholders and, indeed, sensitising the Nigerian citizen on the state of the nation. The outcome of the summit shall provide a viable constructive platform at presenting a common and unified position of the North in any national dialogue.

“The summit shall also seek ways and means to encourage federal, states and local governments by way of providing them with various types of blueprint in respect of nagging questions of national development”.

Dignitaries expected to grace the summit include the convener of NEF, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, governors of Kaduna, Plateau, Sokoto, Borno and Gombe states.

Others are, the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Bishop Hassan Kukah, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, Alhaji Falalu Bello, AVM Mouktar Mohammed, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, Hon. Ghali Na’abba, Dr. Usman Bugaje and Dr. Junaidu Mohammed.

Also expected are: Alhaji Adamu Waziri; Alhaji Aliko Mohammed; Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Prof. Mike Kwanashie; Prof. Ummu Jalingo; Garbadeen Mohammed; Mohammed Haruna; Dr. Sadiq Umar Gombe; Comrade Isa Tijjani; Major General Paul Tarfa (retd); Senator George Akume; Senator Joseph Waku and Nafiu Baba-Ahmed, among others.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.


The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

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Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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