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Nigerian News Today (Monday, 15 July 2019 Edition)

Good Day Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Monday. Enjoy!

1. Prof. Wole Soyinka has rebuked President Muhammadu Buhari.The Nobel Laureate in a statement on Sunday at his Abeokuta residence said that Buhari has failed Nigerians over his approach to the herdsmen and farmers crisis in the country.

Soyinka noted that the problems in Nigeria had overpowered Buhari. He consequently called for a national dialogue among all and across all party lines.

“It is not that one likes to criticise for the sake of criticising; no! It is just that we believe that there is a minimal level which any government which has been elected to power must achieve to be considered a true representative of the people. So, I am afraid I am waiting for you to grow up and become president.” Read Soyinka’s complete statement

2. The Inspector General of Police Special Forces has reportedly deployed men to comb forest in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, where bandits had alleged converted to their hideouts.

The men were sent into the forest to apprehend the killers of Chief Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.

The IGP special operatives will work with the police operatives from the Ondo State Police Command. Read more

3. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has rebuked those who alleges that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Tinubu who spoke to newsmen after his condolence visit to the Afenifere leader, said; “How many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans who was arrested, and his disclosure, then a herdsman? I don’t want to be political. The question is where are the cows?”

Tinubu noted that the Fulani herdsmen issue was on purpose in a bid to divide the country. Read more on Naija Buzz News

4. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the top Igbo socio-political group, in its reaction to the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, says that President Muhammadu Buhari was not making any effort to end Fulani herdsmen attack in the entire Southern part of the nation.

“In fact, even the efforts in the North don’t seem to be enough because until some people are arrested and seen to be prosecuted, the deterrent will not be there. There is hardly any discernible coordinated effort at stemming the tide of insecurity in the country as people are still being slaughtered daily,” Chief Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of Ohanaeze, said.

The top Igbo group who expressed its sympathy to Pa Fasoranti, alleges that the inability of our Security Forces to disarm and prosecute these criminals gives credibility to a growing story of collusion.” Naija Buzz News published more details

5. Afenifere, the top Yoruba socio-political group, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government of not working to end banditry in the South-West like he is doing in the North.

According to the group, Buhari is not showing the commitment and determination he shows to end banditry in the North.

The group further accused the Buhari-led federal government of defending the Fulani herdsmen whom according to it were responsible for the death of people in the South-West, including the recent death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Read More

6. The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land, Chief Gani Adams, has rebuked past and present governors in the South-West over their alleged refusal to help fix the insecurity in Yoruba land.

He noted that all his efforts to bring the leaders together for a security summit over the insecurity problems in the region have been repeatedly ignored.

His statement came in his reaction to the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of the leader of the apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Read more

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