Northerners Are Still Not Thinking Of A United Nigeria – Ayo Adebanjo

A delegate at the ongoing National Conference, Ayo Adebanjo, speaks on this edition of View From The Top.

Enjoy the conversation.

APC Registration: Okorocha Insists APC Is Not Regional

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has debunked rumours making rounds in the state by opposition parties that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is a regional party.

He described the allegation that the party was majorly formed in the interest of the people from the South-West and the Northerners, as untrue and baseless.

The Governor, who made this statement after registering as an APC member at his country home at Ogboko Ward 2 in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, said that the APC was formed in the interest of all Nigerians, irrespective of region, status and religion.

He added that the APC was the only party that could challenge the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party, PDP and bring about the desired change in the nation’s democracy.

He also noted that since the opposition party had realized that the APC was gathering momentum in the country, especially through the massive turn out that greeted the party’s first registration of members nationwide, which in turn poses a big threat to them, they have resulted to cheap blackmail and rumours to discourage Imo indigenes from registering.

He, however, called on all Imo indigenes to disregard the allegations and support the APC in the state and turn out en-masse to register in their various wards.

SSS Arrests Terrorists Gathering Information on Prominent Abuja Hotels

The Deputy Director, Public Relations of the Service, Marilyn Ogar

The State Security Services (SSS) on Wednesday in Abuja paraded three persons suspected to be terrorists who engage in espionage activities for foreign terrorist organisations.
Parading the suspects, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the Service, Marilyn Ogar said the service stepped up measures to curtail the spread of terrorist activities and its impact on the peace and stability of Nigeria through sustained covert operations on suspected terrorists.

The suspects, Abdullahi Berende, Sulaiman Saka and Saheed Adewumi who claimed to be working for some Iranian handlers were arrested while trying to gather intelligence on public places and prominent hotels frequented by Americans and Israelis to facilitate attacks.

Ms Ogar said  the leader of the team, Mr Berende was asked by his sponsors to establish a small business in Lagos, using that as a cover for his activities.

The three suspected terrorists will soon be charged to court according to Marilyn Ogar.

 

Northerners not feeling the impact of Allocation- Ahmed Sule

Ahmed Tijani Sule the National Secretary General; Arewa Youth Forum gave his opinion on the issue of revenue allocation formular saying governors should from time to time come together under their forums to discuss issues that are affecting them.

He also said that governors most times discuss issues not necessary leaving out issues that are begging for attention.