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The Week In Review: Late Dora Akunyili’s Husband’s Senseless Killing, Buhari’s Independence Day Speech Brouhaha And More…

Unknown gunmen this previous week assassinated Dr Chike Akinyuli, husband to the late NAFDAC DG, Dora Akunyili. The police is but to make an arrest; PDP governors voted to zone its nationwide chairmanship place to the north; Nigeria, on October 1st, marked it’s 61st Impartial anniversary as President Buhari delivered a controversial nationwide broadcast.

We’re reporting these and extra as we evaluation the previous week

Gunmen Assassinate Chike Akinyuli

Dr. Chike Akunyili

Unknown gunmen through the week killed Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late former Data Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

It was gathered that Dr. Chike was murdered by the gunmen at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday night.

A supply disclosed that the late minister’s husband had earlier visited the College of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Affiliation (UNAA) the place the late Dora was honoured.

DSS denies involvement

DSS Denies Attacking Doctors At Sheraton Hotel

File picture of DSS operatives

Following the physician’s homicide, social media was awash with unsubstantiated claims that he was taken out by safety companies.

The DSS was fast to dismiss the report that it had a hand the Mr Akunyili’s homicide.

In a press release on Wednesday, DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya, accused prison components of spreading false information to divert consideration or deploy reverse psychology to deceive unsuspecting members of the general public.

The assertion learn in full; “The eye of the Division of State Companies (DSS) has been drawn to an allegation that its operatives killed Dr. Chike Akunyili. Additionally, the Service was alerted to a social media video claiming that the “Nigerian DSS” murdered safety escorts at Nkpor, Anambra State on 28th September, 2021.

“The Service hereby denies these allegations and needs to obviously state that they’re spurious and illogical. There was no foundation for the DSS to kill the Medical Physician and/or fellow legislation enforcement brokers. The Service cherishes life and believes within the rule of legislation”

We’re harmless – IPOB

Activists of the Ipob with the Biafran flag on Might 28, 2017 in Aba. © AFP / Stefan Heunis

The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, who’ve been accused of finishing up killings and assault within the southeast additionally denied any accountability for the killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili.

The group on Wednesday by means of its spokesperson, Emma Highly effective submitted that it doesn’t kill folks and particularly, it has nothing in opposition to the murdered Akunyili.

Highly effective acknowledged additional that the gunmen who assassinated Dr. Akunyuli are working carefully with those that poisoned and killed Prof. Akunyuli herself as they’re after the complete household.

He added that politicians are those behind all of the killings in Anambra State.

Nigeria’s Independence and Buhari’s speech

Afenifere, Ohanaeze Knock Buhari Over Grazing Routes Comment

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari on Friday addressed the nation on the 61st independence celebration.

The president, throughout his speech, got here exhausting on sponsors of separatist agitations within the nation, accusing them of abandoning their nationwide management positions for his or her egocentric positive factors.

Buhari disclosed {that a} member of the Nationwide meeting is the present sponsor of the separatists teams

He acknowledged that this got here to gentle following the arrests of chief of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Igboho.

Based on Buhari, “The latest arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the continuing investigations being performed have revealed sure high-profile financiers behind these people.

“We’re vigorously pursuing these financiers together with one recognized as a serving member of the Nationwide Meeting.

“It is a clear instance of how folks abandon their nationwide management positions for his or her egocentric positive factors.”

The president additionally insisted that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable.

Assaults

Pa Adebanjo

Buhari’s speech didn’t go down with some individuals, with the convener of the Involved Nigrian’s, Deji Adeyanju, described Buhari’s authorities because the worst factor to occur to Nigeria

He condemned the President for praising the army in his Independence Day assertion regardless of the killings and insecurity throughout the nation.

Adeyanju accused Buhari of not revealing the sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists, whereas he declare to know the sponsors of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra and Yoruba Nation.

Equally, the chief of social-political group Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, described President Buhari as ignorant over his independence day speech.

Reacting in a chat on Friday, Pa Adebanjo acknowledged that Buhari was speaking nonsense as he was a small boy when the nation’s independence and unity was being negotiated within the 1950s.

Based on the 93-year outdated Afenifere chief, in 1953 when the North opposed the decision for Independence and relatively advocated ‘Araba’ (secession), Obafemi Awolowo and Nnamdi Azikiwe satisfied the northern management headed by Ahmadu Bello, to barter the phrases of their unity and finally their independence from British rule.

PDP governors surprisingly zone chairmanship to north

PDP

PDP Governors

In what might come as a shock to some forward of its nationwide conference, the Peoples Democratic Half PDP zoned its nationwide chairmanship place to the north.

This growth was introduced on Thursday in Abuja by the Chairman of the PDP conference zoning committee and Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

He made the announcement on the finish of the committee’s assembly.

The declaration follows an earlier report revealed by NaijaTabloid that the PDP Governors voted to zone the social gathering’s chairman seat to the North.

The choice to zone the nationwide chairmanship ticket to the north was stated to have been taken on Wednesday in Abuja on the Akwa Ibom Governor’s residence.

Deal with bandits as terrorists

Boko Haram

Nationwide Meeting Advanced (file picture)

The Nigerian Senate through the week requested President Buhari to cease treating Northern bandits with children gloves.

In a sequence of resolutions throughout plenary on Wednesday, the higher chamber urged the President to declare bandits as terrorists and deal with them the identical approach Boko Haram insurgents are being handled.

The Purple chamber referred to as on the Federal Authorities to wage complete warfare in opposition to the bandits, together with bombing all their places to annihilate and get rid of them.

Based on the Senate, all identified management of the bandits needs to be declared needed and the army ought to arrest and prosecute them.

Following the Senate directive to Buhari, the Home of Representatives on Thursday additionally demanded the proscription of the bandits.

The chairman of the Home Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson moved a movement of pressing public significance on the matter.

Transferring the movement, Benson stated the declaration of bandits as terrorists might be completed by means of a proscription order, including that it’ll function an added impetus for the courageous safety personnel to redouble their efforts at coping with this menace.

He added that such declaration when given the drive of legislation will renew the vigour and resolve of our gallant safety personnel in coping with the menace of banditry because the mode of operations and guidelines of engagement might be scaled up accordingly.”

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, requested if there was any opposition to the movement, the lawmakers chorused, “No!”

The movement was then adopted by means of a voice vote by the entire Home.

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