Church of Satan Rebukes Buhari For Describing ‘Benue Killings As “Satanic”

The Church of Satan has rebuked President Muhammadu Buhari for referring to the attacks by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on a Catholic church in Benue State as “Satanic”.

President Buhari on April 24,2018 at the State House met with the APC Governors Forum, led by Forum Chairman, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State .

President Buhari has come under heavy attack in recent times over what many described as his inaction over the killings.

But in a strong statement released on his behalf following the killings of two Catholic priests and worshippers in Benue, the President described the killing of clergymen and other worshippers as ‘Satanic.’

In a tweet, the religious group said Buhari was furthering “superstitious nonsense” with his description of the killings as ‘satanic.’

According to Church of Satan, Satanism is about appreciating atheistic religion.

The tweet read “President Buhari is ignorant. Infighting between two different Abrahamic religions is just that, theists killing theists. It has nothing to do with us or Satanism a life-cherishing atheistic religion. Shame on the media for furthering this superstitious nonsense.”

Ibrahim Shehu Shema | EFCC Re-Arraigns Ex-Gov Over N11 Billion Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today April 10, 2018 re-arraigned former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema alongside three others, before Justice Maikaita Bako of the Katsina State High Court on a 24 count amended charge.

Others charged alongside Shema, are Sani Hamisu Makana, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Lawal Ahmad Rufai, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Local Government Affairs and Ibrahim Lawal Dankaba, Chairman Association of Local Government of Nigeria, (ALGON) Katsina Branch.

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Ibrahim Shehu Shema

The accused persons were first arraigned before the same court on February 21, 2017, for allegedly conniving to divert over Eleven Billion Naira from the coffers of Katsina State, while Shema was governor.

On the last adjourned date, the prosecution, who informed the court of its victory at the Supreme Court which dismissed the application of Shema and his co-accused to stop his trial, told the court of its decision to amend the charge.

At the resumed hearing today, the 24 count charge was read to the accused persons and they all entered a plea of not guilty.

In view of their plea, the Prosecution Counsel, Sam Ologunorisa, SAN, informed the court of his readiness to proceed to trial. Following no-objection from the counsels representing the accused persons, PW1 Ibrahim Dabo Bujawa entered the witness box.

Bujawa, a former Auditor General, Kano State who retired in 2004, told the court that he chaired the Committee of Investigation of State and Local Government Finances set up by the current governor of the state, Aminu Bello Masari.

The witness explained how monies belonging to the Local Governments should legally be distributed.

His words: “the local governments normally access their money from the federation account through State Local Government Joint Account. When money comes from the federation account, it goes to the State Joint Local and subsequently be distributed to local governments by the Joint Account Committee popularly known as JAAC COMMITTEE”. He said.


President Buhari’s Full Text of declaration for Re-election in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced his intention to vie for the 2019 presidential election. He made his intention known at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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President Buhari

The President said he was responding to the clamor by Nigerians for him to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to accord APC NEC the honor of being the first to know.

Below is his full remarks

  1. I am delighted to welcome you all to this very important meeting in the affairs of our party and our country. I want to specifically thank members of the Technical Committee for a job well done within the limited time frame.
  2. It shows a great sense of commitment to the ideals of our party with a view to consolidating and positioning the party to continue delivering good governance in the overall interest of Nigerians.
  3. With the present state of the party and based on the report submitted by the Technical Committee, It is important to focus on how to move the party forward by avoiding actions detrimental to the interest of the party. Considering that politics is a game of numbers, we must not be a house divided against itself and must try to note, appreciate and accommodate our differences as far as the law permits.
  4. Upon my review of the Report, my position is to ensure that the party tows the path of unity, legality and cohesion and not that of division.
  5. Therefore, I am stressing that we should strengthen our internal democracy by organising the Party’s Congresses and Convention where election of National Executive Committee members would be held. This will automatically end the cases filed by members seeking orders of Court compelling the party to hold its Congresses.
  6. I also believe that the current executives should be free to vie for elective positions in the party if they so wish as permitted by our Party constitution.
  7. However, considering the provision of Article 31(1)(iii) of the APC Constitution which requires any serving officer desirous of seeking re-election to resign from office 30 days before election, I am not sure of the practicality of present serving officers’ ability to meet this condition.
  8. Accordingly, the party may consider granting waivers to party executives at all levels so that they are not disenfranchised from participating in the elections should they wish to do so, provided this does not violate our rules.
  9. Necessary waiver(s) should also be extended to executives at the Ward level whose tenures may have elapsed, and indeed to anyone knocking at our doors from other political parties. This is in the spirit of the Right to Freedom of Association guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
  10. In this circumstance, the party should officially issue a statement on the above Waivers so that our house may be full. We all must not be ignorant of the times, and the journey that is ahead of us.
  11. Just like our party symbol; “the Broom,” which typifies strength in unity, let us strive to remain united in our purpose. Victory is sure by the Grace of God, and together we must continue to sanitize Nigeria’s political environment.
  12. Once again, I welcome you all to this meeting with the hope that we will, in our deliberations today, conduct ourselves without rancour and promote the highest interest of the party and the nation.

Thank you.

Kanu Nwankwo Distances Self From 2019 Presidential Race

Kanu Nwankwo, ex-Super Eagles captain, has dissociated himself from the campaign for the 2019 presidency, saying he does not know where and how his name has been linked to the race for Aso Rock Villa.

Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Kanu said he was surprised to see his poster on the Internet campaigning for the Presidency, adding, “I have not in any capacity announced such ambition. I do not know where such story emanated from.

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“As a Nigerian, I will be glad to be in such a position if it is God’s will. I also will make an official declaration if such idea comes my way. At this point in time I am not seeking any political position.”

Kanu was in Lagos for the launch of the Ultimate Football TV Reality Show, which he was unveiled as the ambassador.

He said his desire to be part of the project was because part of the proceeds from the programme would be used to fund the Kanu Heart Foundation, adding that the Ultimate Football Fan TV Reality Show will also help in increasing the awareness of the game at the domestic and international levels.

Kanu also urged football fans keen to be rewarded for keeping abreast with the happenings in soccer and their favorite clubs to play the game with just N1000 through registering online or at the designated banks.

On the World Cup, the former African footballer of the year said Nigeria could reach the semifinals if Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr corrected the lapses in the team before the competition begins.

“I want to use this opportunity to ask the Eagles’ coaches not to focus on the team’s results at the friendlies. They should realise that other countries in our group and those that qualified for the World Cup are monitoring the Super Eagles’ weak points.

“I can say the present Eagles are the best in terms of team spirit and commitment. The players are young, they have the required strength to withstand any pressure. But the team also needs experience players to add confidence in the team.”