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Arms Procurement Investigation: “Issues of arms procurement were done by specific individuals, call these individuals to explain to you ” – COAS Ibrahim Attahiru tells House of Reps members

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A dramatic scene was recorded today April 13 after the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru appeared before House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on arms and ammunition as part of the investigation into arms purchase by the military.


Attahiru refused to speak on arms procurement after presenting a document to the committee.


According to the COAS, he just resumed office and the issues surrounding the procurement of arms should be answered by the “specific individuals” who initiated the purchase.


He said;


“The submission before you speaks to the report before you. It is an executive summary. It is very self-explanatory to the extent that it has been pluralised. When you demanded this report, you stated a specific period for which you wanted it.

“You may wish to recall that the Chief of Army Staff took over the mantle of leadership barely two months ago.

“The period for which you want this report having been summarised in the executive summary explained whatever details you require.

“Issues of arms procurement that you so demand to know were done by specific individuals, I will rather you call these individuals to explain to you very specific issues the general explanation is contained in this report.”


A member of the committee, Ejiro Ogene had also faulted the COAS explanation for not appearing before the committee earlier.


Ogene said;


“When we ask you to come, the people are the ones speaking, sovereignty lies in the people; if we see it like this, things will be different.

“I expect that the COAS tenders an apology, not an explanation; you are serving the people and they are as your employer.”


Firing back at him, Attahiru insisted that his explanation serves as an apology. He said;


“When you say I offered an explanation, it is as good as an apology. It only tells you the reasons why I wasn’t here and the reasons are pungent enough.”


Following the rising tension at the proceeding, Chairman of the Committee Olaide Akinremi ruled that the hearing goes into a closed-door meeting and the media were asked to leave the hearing.

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School children and teacher shot dead at school before ‘explosion’ rocks building

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School children and teacher shot dead at school before ‘explosion’ rocks building

Six children and one teacher have been killed in a school shooting after two gunmen opened fire in Kazan, south west Russia.

Twelve other people have been admitted to the hospital and 20 ambulance teams were dispatched to the school.

Emergency services have rushed to the scene and a 17-year-old boy has since been arrested in relation to the shooting. Footage appears to show the boy being arrested on the steps of the school.

The second gunman, said to be on the third floor and holding up to seven children hostage, has been killed, local sources told RT.

School children and teacher shot dead at school before ?explosion? rocks building

Shortly after the shooting began, an explosion rocked the school while students were inside.

They said: “There was an explosion in the school building, we can see heavy smoke.”

Horrifying footage has emerged from the scene, showing students fleeing by jumping out of the school’s windows.

School children and teacher shot dead at school before ?explosion? rocks building

School children and teacher shot dead at school before ?explosion? rocks building

School shootings are relatively rare in Russia.

Though, in 2004, 334 people died during the Beslan hostage crisis – thought to be the deadliest school shooting in modern history.

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Nigerian/Ghanaian Traders Conflict: Peace Delegates set to arrive Ghana

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Nigerian/Ghanaian Traders Conflict: Peace Delegates set to arrive Ghana

The ministerial delegates sent by President Muhammadu Buhari are set to arrive Ghana.
The delegation led by Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, according to a statement issued on Monday by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Mr Ifedayo Sayo will be resolving the lingering conflict between Nigerian traders and Ghanaian authorities.

They would also engage in further dialogue with Ghanaian authorities with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem. Sayo in his statement stated that the delegation would undertake the visit between May 31 and June 1, 2021.

Nigerian/Ghanaian Traders Conflict: Peace Delegates set to arrive Ghana

The meeting was attended by the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; the  Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo; also included the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Ms Yewande Sadiku; Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri; and President of National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Dr Ken Ukaoha, who are also members of the delegation.

Recall, several years ago, the Nigerian Traders in Ghana had been having issues with Ghanaian Authorities with records of maltreatment, molestation and forceful closure of shops. The Ghanaian authorities had imposed regulations and traders were required to pay one million dollars business registration fee and taxes under the regulations

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The trade issues intensified when shops belonging to Nigerians in Accra were being locked up by Ghanaian authorities who demanded evidence of the Ghana Investment Promotion Council’s (GIPC) registration.

However, Nigerian traders in Ghana had expressed displeasure and insecurity of their wares and livelihoods in 2020 due to the challenges and appealed to Federal Government to evacuate them back to Nigeria.

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“Invoke Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA)” – Nnamdi Kanu urges US President

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“Invoke Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA)” - Nnamdi Kanu urges US President

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,  has urged the United States of America, USA, to invoke Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) against Nigerian Government in terms of US military assistance.

Kanu in a letter to US President, Joe Biden, begged him to turn down the request by President Muhammadu Buhari, soliciting US military assistance to Nigeria.

The IPOB leader, in the letter, argued that Nigeria would turn any arms received from the US against innocent agitators of self-determination, who the country had unilaterally and unjustifiably branded terrorists.

The letter was titled, “Re: request for United States military assistance by President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria”, signed by the IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

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The letter read:,

“We, the Indigenous People of Biafra applaud your election as President of the United States, the most powerful office in the history of the world. We salute your adept and muscular discharge of presidential duties during your tenure in the White House.

“Mr President, as you consider Buhari’s request for military assistance to Nigeria, we respectfully urge you to also consider the following:

“Mr Buhari’s draconian measures were geared to retaliating against peaceful demonstrations favouring the restoration of Biafran independence that was cruelly extinguished by a genocidal military campaign Buhari partly led between 1967 and 1970.

“He has concocted treason charges against IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu to crush Biafran self-determination, despite the fact that self-determination is legal under Nigerian law.

“We respectfully suggest that you consider, among other things, denying weapons sales or transfers to Nigeria under the Leahy Amendment; listing Nigeria complicit in persecuting Christians and Jews under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

“We respectfully urge Mr President to invoke particularly Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, which prohibits the furnishing of assistance authorised by the FAA and the Arms Export Control Act to any foreign security force unit where there is credible information that the unit has committed a gross violation of human rights.

“In conclusion, we state categorically that the national interests of the United States lie in protecting Christians and Jews in Nigeria, defeating radical Islam and preventing instability in West Africa which will altogether be enhanced by a US-led diplomatic pressure on the Nigerian government to – as a matter of urgency – agree to an UN-supervised referendum on Biafran Independence.

“We wish you and your family many wonderful years in the White House.” (#Vanguard)

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