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Buhari Reveals Reason He Asked Saudi Arabia To Release Zainab Aliyu

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The Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia mediated and ask for the full examination to determine the guiltlessness of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, following their apprehension in Saudi. The Nigerian Consulate are therefore in the quest to release Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said that the ministry has been in the quest to ensure that the two Nigerians arrested by the Saudi Security Authorities are released.

An announcement issued by the ministry’s representative, Friday Akpan connoted that when the information about the arrest of the two Nigerians was gotten, the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah as well ventured into the quest, requesting for the justification of their honesty.

 

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The announcement concerning the arrest of the two Nigerians, Zainab and Ibrahim reads as follows:

“It will be recalled that Miss Zainab Habibu Aliyu was arrested by Saudi security officials on Wednesday, 26th December 2018, in a Hotel in Medina.

“This was following the discovery at the airport of a bag containing illicit drugs purportedly bearing a tag with her name.

“Another passenger, unrelated to Zainab and who was travelling on the same aircraft, was also arrested on the same day as Zainab. He is Ibrahim Abubakar.

“On receipt of the information on the arrest of the two Nigerians, the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah intervened and requested for a full investigation to ascertain the innocence of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar.

“Investigations conducted by the Airport Authorities and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano discovered a drug cartel at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano, that specialises in planting illicit drugs on innocent travellers without their knowledge.

“It was also discovered that the bag tagged in Zainab’s name was planted by the cartel without her knowledge.

“Following the arrest of members of the cartel, the Federal Government is currently prosecuting the suspects in the Federal High Court, Kano.

“The outcome of the investigation and subsequent trial of the suspects confirmed the innocence of the two Nigerians.

“The Consulate General of Nigeria in Jeddah, upon instruction from headquarters, therefore sent series of Diplomatic Notes to the Saudi Foreign Ministry, informing of the arrest of members of the syndicate in Kano and forwarding the report of the NDLEA investigation and court proceeding.

“As a follow-up in Nigeria, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport, accompanied by the Director, Air Transport had meetings with the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the matter and submitted documents relating to the Kano Airport investigation, NDLEA report and court process.

“These documents were forwarded to the Consulate in Jeddah to further support the innocence of the two Nigerians and also resolve the issue of luggage tag numbers.

“Following these efforts, officials in the Consulate secured an appointment and met with the Director General of the Saudi Foreign Ministry, Jeddah Branch, and requested him to forward the NDLEA report to all concerned Saudi agencies with a view to releasing Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar.

“All these processes followed were consistent with the usual diplomatic channel of engagement. To maintain the diplomatic pressure, another note was sent by our Embassy in Riyadh conveying the same message to the Saudi authorities.

“On Friday, 26 April 2019, a note was also sent to both the Saudi Embassy in Abuja and its Consulate in Kano, forwarding court documents relating to the trial of members of the Kano syndicate.

“Thereafter, the Legal Adviser of the Saudi Foreign Ministry confirmed that relevant agencies and departments in Saudi Arabia were going to meet to consider all the Notes Verbale and reports submitted by Nigeria in order to facilitate early resolution of the case of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar.

“While all these efforts were ongoing, Mr Habib Aliyu, the father of Zainab appealed to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Saudi authorities, the international community, as well as well-meaning individuals to intervene in his daughter’s case and save the ‘innocent’ lady from possible execution.”

Concerning the effort to establish the innocence of the two Nigerians by Nigeria judicial and President Mohammed Buhari the announcement quoted as follows:

“It should be noted that the resolution of this case required the convergence of the diplomatic process and the judicial procedure, leveraging on President Muhammadu Buhari’s goodwill and international standing.

“The judicial/legal process in Nigeria provided the critical documentation that aided the diplomatic efforts to establish the innocence of both Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar.

“More so, it must be emphasised that the intervention by President Muhammadu Buhari directing that all efforts be exerted to secure the release of the two Nigerians facilitated the expedited final favourable resolution of the matter.

“Fortunately, these silent diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks culminated in the release of Zainab Aliyu on Tuesday, 30 April 2019, and Ibrahim Abubakar on Wednesday, 1 May 2019.”

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Obasanjo Reveals How President Buhari Is Empowering Terrorist Group, Boko Haram

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Obasanjo Reveals How President Buhari Is Empowering Terrorist Group, Boko Haram

The Boko Haram has been a terrorist group that has been disturbing the peace in Nigeria since 2011 during the Goodluck Jonathan regime with various suicide bombing carried out. The formal President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo reveals how President Buhari has been empowering the terrorist group, Boko Haram, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

Obasanjo speaks at the 2nd session of the Synod which took place at St. Paul Anglican church, Oleh, Delta state. He addressed on the topic titled, “Mobilizing Nigeria’s human& natural resources for national development and stability”. He said Buhari attempts paying a ransom as a form of negotiation in which the terrorist group does not succumb to take.

The few speeches concerning how Buhari administration has taken the fight against the terrorist group with levity hands by Olusegun Obasanjo is as quoted below:

“They have both incubated and developed beyond what Nigeria can handle alone. They are now combined and internationalized with ISIS in control. It is no longer an issue of lack of education and lack of employment for our youths in Nigeria which it began as, it is now West African fulanization, African Islamization and global organized crimes of human trafficking, money laundering, drug trafficking, gun trafficking, illegal mining, and regime change.

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“Yet, we could have dealt with both earlier, and nip them in the bud, but Boko Haram boys were seen as rascals not requiring serious attention in administering holistic measures of stick and carrot. And when we woke up to reality, it was turned to industry for all and sundry to supply materials and equipment that were already outdated and that were not fit for active military purpose.

“Soldiers were poorly trained for the unusual mission, poorly equipped, poorly motivated, poorly led and made to engage in propaganda rather than achieving results. Intelligence was poor and governments embarked on games of denials while paying ransoms which strengthened the insurgents and yet governments denied payments of ransoms. Today, the insecurity issue has gone beyond the wit and capacity of the Nigerian Government or even West African Governments”.

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Who is planning coup in Nigeria: PDP Chieftain reacts

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A news trending in Nigeria has it that the opposition party who lost the presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari who is currently observing lesser hajj with his wife is planning a coup against the Nigerians people according to the Minister of Information and culture, Lai Muhammed.

The presidency accused Peoples Democratic party of looking for other means except Democracy to rule Nigeria again by planning to reverse’ democracy in the minister words.

According to him, Atiku and the PDP were carrying out acts to undermine the Buhari government just to heat up the polity.

The News reported exclusively by NIGERIA NEWS has it that the PDP presidential election flagbearer for the 2019 election was undermining the current administration and they doing so by heating up the polity

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Reacting to the serious allegation by Lai Muhammed on coup planning in Nigeria, A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP says that the current administration is crying ‘wolf’

The reaction was contained on his verified social media account, Twitter on Saturday evening

He tweeted in direct response to the presidency, “The Presidency, the military and the DSS ALL claim that “some people” are planning a coup.

“Why do you keep crying wolf? You stole a mandate and now you are shivering with fear, hiding under your beds and shouting “coup is coming!

“The Bible says “the wicked have no peace.”

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