DAPHINE CARUANA GALIZIA MURDER: UNACCEPTABLE.

DAPHINE CARUANA GALIZIA MURDER: UNACCEPTABLE

ICHEOKU says the European Union must not allow this barbarism to go unsolved or unanswered. A journalist blogger blown up in a car bomb because of her writings and in an European Union member country is simply unacceptable. As a result the authorities in Brussels must demand a thorough investigation or better still lead the effort to unravel the monsters behind her assassination and bring justice to them. Daphine Caruana Galizia's murder must be solved and cannot be allowed to become another statistic of journalists killed to suppress freedom of speech. May her soul remain restless and haunt her killers until they are served justice. Adieu Daph.


GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


IPOB NNAMDI KANU: A BRITISH CITIZEN ABDUCTED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT!

IPOB NNAMDI KANU: A BRITISH CITIZEN ABDUCTED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT!
ICHEOKU says he is a British citizen leading the effort to free the people of Biafra from the clutches of the feudalistic Fulani controlled Northern Nigeria. Now, he is missing following the raid of his country home by the Fulani Army of Northern Nigeria. ICHEOKU says President Muhammadu Buhari led Nigerian government sponsored abductions and murders is on the increase and you wonder what it will take the international community to call him to order.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.

BIAFRA CANNOT BE WISHED AWAY BY THE FULANI/HAUSAS

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ROCKET MAN; ON A SUICIDE MISSION.



"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do." - PDJT


DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

ICHEOKU says the Red Cross does one heck of a good job going to the assistance of the needy; so in these times of great need, occasioned by so many hurricanes, flooding and earthquake, show that you really care, donate to help the victims rebuild their wrecked lives. Remember that the Almighty rewards a cheerful giver.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

North Korea PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to go their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES A VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.





"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Monday, April 18, 2011

BUHARI SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR COUNTRY NOW, CALL OFF YOUR ALMAJIRI RIOTERS.

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, attends a campaign rally in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Buhari, a former military ruler of Nigeria, has gained support in his third bid to become president of the oil-rich nation. Buhari ruled Nigeria from 1983 to 1985 after a military coup deposed the elected president. Photo: Sunday Alamba / APIcheoku calls on the failed presidential candidate of the CPC, Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately call his almajiri prairie dogs to order or face the wrath of Nigerians; whose intelligence he is insulting by alleging election malpractice in the just concluded presidential election. Icheoku asks Buhari to just name a state which he would ordinarily have won which he did not win just because of his so called election malpractice? Buhari won all the sharia-states of northwestern and northeastern Nigeria, his stronghold, as expected; so it is very ingenious of him to now turn around and cry blue murder of an election malpractice, after all the encomiums he poured on the integrity of the INEC chairman who also happen to be from his area of the country. Is Buhari alleging that his northern kinsman INEC Attahiru Jega conspired with a southerner President Jonathan to rig the election against him and steal his victory, just because the result was different from his warped conception? The presidential election result did not deviate much from the pattern of the national assembly result earlier held and it is a known fact that Buhari seriously campaigned only in his core north stronghold. So what the hell and bull-crap was this Buhari feeding his almajiri-followers to steer such emotional outburst that so boiled-over  into the post-election riot?
If Buhari truly loves Nigeria as he claimed during his last "cry for his dear country", Icheoku says now is the time to show it and without any further ado; except that his self-confessed love seem to only appertain to his own section of the country. Buhari must as a matter of utmost immediacy, call for restoration of calm, order and peace in his sharia-land and urge his followers to sheath their swords. Election like every contest produces winners and losers and Buhari cannot be heard now to say it is me or no other otherwise Northern Nigeria will go to hell in hand's basket. Except that Buhari is a man whose is so selfish, so self-centered and so ego-maniacal driven that he bungled the best chance the opposition ever had going into this election, when he refused to yield grounds to make room for a successful alliance with the ACN. Further Muhammadu Buhari should know that his Islamic enclave in Nigeria by itself is not sufficient or adequate to elect him president of Nigeria; and that they are not the only repositories of violence and should beware of provoking the wrath of the over twenty million electorates that voted for President Goodluck Jonathan. 
If Buhari and his Islamic fundamentalists adventurers want violence, they will get it; but Nigeria will be better off if spared of any further aggravations. Enough should be enough for this Buhari who sees himself as the "NOW MESSIAH" and before him, no one else counts or matters. So what if elections were rigged or is he telling Icheoku that no single person voted for PDP in his polling booth or that all his votes were cast by eligible adults and not some miscreants underage almajiris? If elections were rigged, why did Vice President Sambo Namadi lose in his own constituency? If election was rigged, how was it possible that the PDP got no vote in Buhari's voting booth instead of just taking everything? Icheoku is not defending any irregularities that may have occurred during the election but we make bold to state that if any, they are too minimal to have made a dint in the final outcome; and that all circumstances considered there is no way Muhammadu Buhari would have won a free and fair election in Nigeria against President Jonathan or any other credible candidate without an alliance with the ACN, period. 
Buhari is a scary character and scared the Igbo Southeast electorates; Buhari bungled an alliance with the ACN and jolted the Yoruba Southwest electorates; the South-south is home to President Jonathan and Buhari is an Islamic religious fundamentalist and may have spooked the majority Christian population of the North central zone who are also tired of their subservient role in the north and decided to seek their fortune elsewhere. So Buhari, now tell Icheoku how you could possibly have won the Nigerian presidential election with only the almajiri votes of Northwest and Northeastern Nigeria? Throughout the life of this election, Buhari has been instigating mayhem and urging his followers to lynch people; Buhari did not admonish his followers to avoid violence and blood shed during the election like President Jonathan did; and Buhari did not pledge to accept the result of the election like other presidential candidates did; so Nigerians now know who the schemer has been throughout this election cycle. 
In conclusion, Icheoku calls on Buhari to accept in good faith the hard and cruel hand Nigerians dealt him during last Saturday's presidential election. It is now the third time Nigerians have rejected his application to be hired for the presidency and he should go now and rest forever for good -  a political reject extra-ordinaire! Buhari should know that he cannot force himself on Nigerians again as he did in December 31, 1983; not this time and never again. The earlier Buhari gets this fact into his knuckle head the better for him that being the president of a country is not by force.  Nigerians have overwhelmingly rejected Buhari and in unison declared that Buhari can never be allowed to rule a one united Nigeria again, even if elected. So one would ask, why bother or make a mockery of himself by alleging electoral malpractice in an election every observer commended as being the most free and fair election ever held in Nigeria. Should Icheoku add that the fake pastor and Buhari's running mate, Tunde Bakare, is standing by and watching while children of God are murdered and their properties destroyed in the name of his principal and a failed ticket, without condemning such ungodly act. Icheoku hopes God will remember this for this self-styled man of God on the day of judgement?
The only option now left for Buhari is for him to explore the possibility of his Sharia-people leaving the entity called Nigeria, may be in a somewhat South-Sudan like manner; and go forge their own Islamic Sharia Republic for themselves. But any other thing, aside of this option and/or short of calling his thugs to order, is tasking the patience of millions of Nigerians who are yet to forgive him for his military coup of 1983, the murders of three innocent Nigerians Owoh, Lawal and Ogedengbe, decree 4 and all the other inhuman treatments he meted out to Nigerians during his 1983 military adventure. Icheoku says, enough Buhari or you will have yourself to blame when the full weight of the law is thrown at you for inciting treasonable violence in Nigeria
Icheoku recalls that Buhari once locked up so many politicians in prison following his military coup of 1983 and so it might be a fair game to now reciprocate same to him in kind; so nothing stops security agencies from arresting and locking up Muhammadu Buhari in prison for causing mayhem since he is now also a bloody civilian and a failed politician. For the last time, Icheoku calls on Buhari to immediately accept the verdict of the electorates, give his concession speech, congratulate the president-elect and call his street urchins off the streets and thereafter go home and retire for good. Three times is more than enough for any one human-being to be told, thanks but no, thanks your offer to rule Nigeria not accepted. Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians have rejected you for the umpteenth time and there should be no more blood shedding in your name, please!

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Former militants urge Buhari to rein in supporters
BY SOJI BAMIDELE
April 19, 2011 01:10AM
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Former commanders of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) yesterday during a news conference in Abuja, said, "The outbreak of violence in the northern states and the Federal Capital Territory following President Jonathan's victory in the presidential election is an invitation to chaos." It specifically warned that incitement of youths to violence by some northern leaders was an attempt to provoke them to return to hostilities.The group, which spoke through its national cordinator, Sobomabo Jackrich, aka General Egbere Papa, wondered why the North "which had always received the support of the South-South and indeed southern Nigeria in previous elections should be wasting innocent lives and property because President Jonathan of South-South extraction has won an election."The North thinks it will remain in power perpetually. From the inception of this country, the South-South region had given the North all the necessary support in previous elections in spite of the fact that we produce the wealth of the nation.Why will the North not reciprocate even in the face of what is now known as the freest and fairest election? We all queued up to vote and we know the election was free and fair. INEC is still announcing election results and people are on rampage killing and maiming," the group noted.

The group, therefore, warned: "We will not fold our hands and watch. We know how to defend ourselves and our resources. By this violence, the North is clearly pushing us and we have a way with violence. Even when we were in the struggle, we never wasted innocent lives. President Jonathan's victory at the polls must remain sacrosanct. General Buhari should call his supporters off the streets before it is too late.

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Presidential election: ‘Sponsors of protests are coup plotters’

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Written by Isaac Shobayo, Jos
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Piqued by the protests trailing the outcome of the presidential elections in some parts of the Northern states, the chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) North-Central zone, Reverend Yakubu Pam, has described the protests as an invitation for the military to take over, saying those behind the protest should not be allowed to go scot free.

Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune over the protest, the North-Central CAN chairman, who strongly condemned the protest and wanton destruction of lives and property that followed, said the reason for the protests was shallow because the results of the election were yet to be completed as of the time the protest broke out.

“The government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have done their best as far as this election is concerned and there are ways of channelling any grievance that may arise as a result of the election, so the protesters and those behind it ought to have followed the constitutional means of seeking redress instead of resorting to violence.

“Sponsors of the protests are enemies of Nigeria and democracy who don’t believe in unity and corporate existence of Nigeria as a nation.

The purpose of the protest is to get the sympathy of the military, but thank God, the military is wiser than before and also cherish democracy” he said.

He said the attack on religious organisations in the North, as a result of the protest, was barbaric and uncivilised, adding that the election had nothing to do with religion.

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Buhari, IBB, others deplore violence

PRESIDENTIAL candidate, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the spate of violence in some parts of the north and called on those behind it to stop it for the unity of the nation.

However, Buhari, who spoke on Radio Kaduna, dissociated the CPC from the unrest.

According to him, “the CPC supporters have no hand in the violence” stressing that the crisis was the handiwork of mischief-makers, who should be condemned by all.

Also, former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, has condemned the mayhem in some northern states.

In a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Kassim Afegbua, Babangida charged “all Nigerians to shun primitive and uncivilised conducts such as violence, religious intolerance, killings in the name of politics, and maiming innocent and helpless Nigerians. We must continue to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship in our politics, togetherness in our national aspirations and unity as one nation under God.

“We must be tolerant of the divergent views in the polity and exhibit a deeper sense of patriotism in our daily individual and collective indulgences. We must look into the future with hope and assurances with the firm belief that we will get it right someday. May the gains of this democratic process outlive all of us, Amen.”

Babangida commended Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, for his diligence in conducting elections so far.

He also congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for winning the presidential polls.

Babangida wrote: His victory should be seen not only as a collective victory for the country’s fledgling democracy, but also an opportunity to further cement the democratic foundation of the country. It is a victory that should afford us as a people to chart a new roadmap in repositioning the country and fully utilizing her potentials for the benefit of mankind. It is a victory that should once again provide a basis for appreciating the opportunities that abound in the country and exploiting same, for the overall good of the nation.

“With a profound sense of responsibility, I wish to congratulate Gen. Mohammadu Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change, Malam Nuhu Ribadu of the Action Congress of Nigeria and Malam Ibrahim Shekarau of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, for their untiring efforts and high-spiritedness before, during and after the conduct of the Presidential elections.

“Their participation has further emboldened their respective supporters nationwide that democracy has finally come to stay.

“By their efforts, they have made lasting impressions in the minds of people and for posterity. The generation yet unborn would accord them the noble recognition that they truly put up highly spirited effort in helping to shape the twists and bends of our democracy, for the good of the country and to the glory of mankind. May Allah in His infinite mercy, continue to reward their efforts.’’

Also, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has described President Jonathan’s election as “historic” and a manifestation of people’s power.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Paul Odenyi, Ekweremadu said the conduct of the election broke the record of the June 12, 1993 polls hitherto adjudged the best election in the country.

In a reaction to the violent skirmishes in some northern states, defence authorities have assured of the Military’s commitment to protecting lives, property and democratic structures in the country.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, gave the assurance yesterday when he received the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade, at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja.

“We in the military have been part of the history of this country and have learnt our lessons. We now know that a stable democracy does a lot of good for the military,” Ibrahim said.

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National conference will end violence – Asari-Dokubo
By Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt
Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011

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FORMER militant leader, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has reiterated the need for the Federal Government to convoke a Sovereign National Conference.


Asari-Dokubo said a Sovereign National Conference would pave the way for the different ethnic nationalities to sit down and discuss the way forward for the country.


He argued that only such a conference would solve the problem of bomb blasts and killings in the North.


The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front, who led scores of youths on a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, was reacting to the violence in some parts of the north over the outcome of the presidential election.


Asari-Dokubo said the riots in the north had justified the demand for a Sovereign National Conference, urging the Federal Government not to toy with the issue.


Wondering why the outcome of the presidential election could spark violence in the northern part of the country, the former militant leader recalled that former President Shehu Shagari and some other leaders won controversial elections in the past without any outbreak of violence.


“In 1979, (Shehu) Shagari won a controversial election, there were no riots. In 1983, Shagari again won a controversial election, there were no riots. In 1999, a northern puppet was installed as president and there was no riot. In 2003, this same man was installed, there was no riot.


“In 2007, the most bizarre, the most fraudulent election in history was conducted in Nigeria, there was no riot. But because Goodluck Jonathan comes from a place considered not fit enough to rule this country, riots and killings are going on up north.


“Remember that in 1993, (Chief M.K.O.) Abiola won the election and some people from the north annulled it, heavens did not fall. They are burning houses of moderates in the north, who voted for the right person.


“My wives and children are Moslems. What is happening in the north has nothing to do with religion. It is all about greed,” Asari-Dokubo said.

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Buhari Has No Reason to Complain, Says Orj

By Emmanuel Ugwu
20 Apr 2011
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Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State

Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji Tuesday faulted the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Muhammadu Buhari, for disputing the impressive performance of President Goodluck Jonathan in the South East and South South geopolitical zones, saying Buhari has no reason to complain over a promise fulfilled.

Speaking with newsmen at Umuahia following the official declaration of Jonathan as the winner of the 2011 presidential election, the Governor deflated the allegations of fraud in the massive votes that the PDP presidential candidate got in the two zones, saying that Buhari and his CPC should live with the fact of their failure.

He described the massive support President Jonathan enjoyed in the South East as a mark of solidarity by the people, pointing out that the governors of the five states of the South East had earlier declared that the zone was not putting up anybody for the presidential race having adopted Jonathan as the candidate of Ndigbo.


Orji noted that out of all the candidates in the presidential race only Jonathan visited all the states in the South East and campaigned vigorously everywhere he went whereas other presidential candidates never bothered to campaign in the South East state. He further added that South East governors went to Lagos with Mr. President and persuaded millions of Ndigbo resident in Lagos to vote for Jonathan.

The Abia chief executive also reacted to the attendant violent protests in some northern states after the presidential poll result was declared, urging all the Northern leaders to control the miscreants unleashing may hem on innocent citizens in order to forestall reprisal attack in other parts of the country

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Northern Governors Condemn Post-Election Riots
WEDNESDAY, 20 APRIL 2011 01:16 ABU NMODU, MINNA
The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the post-election riots which have engulfed almost parts of the northern states following the declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan as president-elect by Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.

The chairman of the forum, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, who communicated the forum’s position while receiving association of federal agencies in Niger State yesterday, in Minna, said the acts was unacceptable and should be condemned.

“It is obvious that these youth were sponsored because there is no way they would have just taken to the streets on their own without being brainwashed by someone or a group of people” he stated.

He said that it was strange that an incident that was unrelated to religion should suddenly be given religious colouration, adding that the sponsors and perpetrators would be made to pay for their deed.

The governor urged the people of the region to be security conscious.

“Please become security conscious because no amount of security can work without you becoming involved in the provision of security,” he said.

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Stop Violence Now, Bafarawa Urges Northern Leaders
WEDNESDAY, 20 APRIL 2011 01:05 KAZEEM AKINTUNDE, LAGOS
Former governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has urged traditional rulers and politicians in the North to prevail on their subjects to stop the orgy of violence currently rocking that part of the country.

Bafarawa, in a press statement personally signed by him and made available to LEADERSHIP in Lagos yesterday, said that though the election was not perfect, a winner had already being declared.

He said the three Northerners who took part in the presidential election were men of honour and integrity whose legacies could not be associated with such mindless violence. .

Bafarawa said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan the winner of the election although the process was not without problems.

“This election was not perfect. From the party primaries, registration and election proper, there were problems. However, we must commend Prof. Attahiru Jega and his team in INEC; they made the best out of a flawed system. Violence will not correct the failings in our electoral system and the failures of government,” he said.

He implored whoever felt aggrieved at the outcome of the election to go to court.

“Our country is better served where we employ legal and constitutional means to express our disagreements. The resort to violence is not only archaic, it dehumanizes us. This is not the dream our fathers had for us. Certainly, it is not Allah’s wish that we kill, burn, and maim each other anytime we have a minor disagreement,”’ he said

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Presidential Poll Most Credible – UK Envoy
WEDNESDAY, 20 APRIL 2011 03:04 RALIAT AHMED, ABUJA
United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has commended the outcome of the Nigerian presidential elections, saying it was a major step forward, not just for Nigeria but also for the advancement of democracy throughout the sub-region.

In a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP by the British High Commission in Abuja, Hague said

“I welcome the fact that this election appears to be the most credible since the end of military rule in 1999. I congratulate the people of Nigeria for exercising their democratic duties and I congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan on his election”.

He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega for the crucial role he played in making the process transparent