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Terror Alert: Group Knocks U.S , U.K, Others For Going Public



Citizens Stability Forum Addressing the Press


A Civil Society Organization under the aegis of Citizens Stability Forum (CSF) has berated the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK) and the Canadian over their recent  public terror alerts that the trio raised that went viral.

The group questioned the motive behind the three countries going public instead of notifying the Nigerian government, establishing that Nigeria as a country have been enjoying long diplomatic relationship with them.

In a press conference to journalists in Kano state, the group frowned that it is expected that when a foreign mission like the US is faced with such intelligence to channel such warnings and intelligence through diplomatic channels where adequate plans and provisions will be made to not only avert the situations but to also apprehend the planners and sponsors of such act.

The group lamented that such warnings from from the trio of the US,UK and Canadian embassies had endeared Denmark and Australia to follow suit, the warnings it said had plunged the entire Nigerian capital into perpetual fairs where businesses and schools have started closing down because of the fairs of terror attacks.

“The recent happenings surrounding the terror alert raised by the United States, the United Kingdom and Canadian embassies in Nigeria have left a bad taste on the side of Nigerians, putting into question the sort of diplomatic relationship vis-à-vis rules of diplomacy that currently exist between the said countries and Nigeria.

” As Nigerians, we the Citizens Stability Forum (CSF) would like to ask the following questions: Why did the US act in such a manner to Nigeria? Also, will the US act in such a manner in other countries such as Saudi, UAE, Turkey, Egypt etc? Most importantly, does US act in such a manner in its own soil when faced with such security intelligence? We all know answers to the last two questions is an absolute No”.

“It is thus very unfortunate that the US went public with intelligence type of warning without sharing any solid or useful information with the Nigerian government, thus deliberately creating widespread speculation and panic and creating undue anxiety among Nigerians.

The group also noted that no countries in the world is impeccable of one security challenge or the other, adding that the US has the peculiarities of gun violence and mass shooting, that many school children usually victims of.

It said that there is a report that the security challenge of gun shooting have put many children and teens into serious mental health crisis, steadily eroding their sense of wellbeing and safety.

” Every country around the world has its own security challenges, which of course can be in different forms. The US for example has serious challenges of gun violence and mass shooting which is epidemic that school children are not spared. It has been reported that the security challenge due to gun violence and shootings have put many children and teens into serious mental health crisis, steadily eroding their sense of wellbeing, safety and efficacy known to be essential for development. According to published statistics from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)there was 19,384 deaths in 2020 due to gun violence and mass shooting “.

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Echoing the sentiments of the group is its lead convener, Muktar Lawal who also expressed his displeasure over the public security alerts by the US,UK and Canadian embassies.

He noted that the issuance of the security alerts has endeared a lot of trepidations, fears and anxieties amongst the Nigerians living in the federal capital territory.

He wondered why these country had refused to relay such intelligence to the Nigerian government since there are favourable diplomatic ties amongst the country.

” The reason why we convene this press conference is for them to understand that issues like this, issues of security are very important and critical.

“They should channel it to the appropriate unit of the Federal Republic of Nigeria instead of going public and viral, and by doing this our security agencies will rise to the occasion and do the needful”, Muktar said.


BIKOBA Mourns National Legal Adviser




The Birnin Kudu Old Boys association has mourned its National Legal Adviser Barrister Nuhu Dawakin Aminu .

In a statement signed by National publicity secretary of the association Malam Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari said

“With total submission to Allah the National leadership and indeed the entire members of Birninkudu Old Boys Association (BIKOBA) received with shock and sorrow, the news of the death of the National legal adviser of the body, Barrister Nuhu Dawaki Aminu.”

Barrister Nuhu Aminu who until his death was the Chief Magistrate Court Gumel, Jigawa state died on Friday, the 18th day of November, 2022 after brief illness.

The decease who graduated from University of Maiduguri Borno state with L.LB in 1999, attended Government Unity College, Birninkudu from 1981 – 1986 and is survived by a wife and nine children also left behind his father Malam Dawaki Aminu and relatives.

Leading BIKOBA National Officers on Condolence visit to the family of late Barrister Nuhu, the President of BIKOBA, Malam Ja’afar Muhammad Usman (Turakin Gaya) described late Nuhu as a principled, professional and highly intelligent personality who contributed immensely with a good sense of responsibility to the promotion of Judiciary in Jigawa state and indeed the Nation as a whole.

The BIKOBA president prayed to Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdausi and also give his immediate family and BIKOBA Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, said the demise of Barrister Nuhu Dawaki has created serious vacuum that is difficult to fill.


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CITAD Trains Remand Home Inmates In Kano




By Ozumi Abdul

Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday concluded the training of inmates in the remand home in Goron Dutse, Kano state on ICT and phone repairs.

The training which lasted for six weeks was segmented into three weeks each, with the first segment dedicated to ICT training and the other for phone repairs.

While speaking, the Deputy Director of CITAD, Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, said his organization has been combing the entire country in the bid to bring technological development to bear upon every area of humanity, but however discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined.

Yakasai noted that this informed the reason for his organization’s training of the underaged inmates of the remand home, because the inmates are not enjoying the benefits of ICT.

He said that CITAD finds it imperative to organise a training of such nature to build the capacities of the inmates, adding that unemployment might be the reason why they are in detention.

He exuded the confidence that with the training, the inmates would not only be self employed, but employers of other people when they are freed from detention.

“Well, as you are aware CITAD is a Centre For Information Technology And Development, we aim to use technology to bring development to the people. We have been working around the country, but we later discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined, not deriving the benefit of technology, and that is the reason we organise this training to build their capacities.

“Also we think that most of them, it might be the issue of unemployment that brought them here. So by the time they leave here, they will be able to stand on their feet and to employ others”, Yakasai said.

On her part, the representative from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Kano state,Hajiya Abdullahi Hafsat expressed her happiness towards the efforts of CITAD, as well as enjoining the beneficiaries to make use of the opportunity when they returned to their various homes.

Also, the officer in charge of the remand home, Mallam Musa Muhammad Tarauni commanded CITAD for their gesture, promising that the remand home will continue to partner with the organization.

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Pure Water Producers Announces Price Increment



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The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) says it has jacked up the price of sachet water from N200 to N300 per bag.

This is contained in a statement issued by the National President of the association, Mrs Clementina Ativie in Abuja.

The president said the decision was unanimously reached during ATWAP national convention in Abuja on Wednesday.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

NAN Via Solacebase


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