According to Punchnews, The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore herdsmen group has said the support for the South-West security outfit, Amotekun, shows how primitive Yoruba people are in politics.
The National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, said this during Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme on Monday.
Saleh said it was unfortunate that both the Yoruba intelligentsia and political class could support such an initiative which seeks to curb the activities of herdsmen in the region.
When asked if he indeed told The PUNCH last week that support for Amotekun could cost the South-West the Presidency in 2023, Saleh admitted saying so but said it was not blackmail.
He said, “It is not blackmail. Unfortunately, with very strong apology to my South-West friends, despite the education of the Yoruba people, they still remain the most primitive in terms of politics. They are not tolerant to opposition and if you allow them to have an ethnic army, definitely there will be fear from Nigerians.”
Saleh recalled that in Lagos during the 2019 governorship elections, many persons in Igbo dominated areas were not allowed to vote because of the level of intolerance.
He said if Amotekun is allowed to see the light of day, worse may happen.
“We know what happened in Lagos during the last elections. The Igbo were denied voting and the oba even threatened to throw them into the lagoon. So, if you now have a Yoruba ethnic militia, what do you think will happen?” he asked.
The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore secretary was, however, cautioned by the Channels anchor, Chamberlain Usoh, who asked him to be civil in his speech.
Saleh, who adamantly insisted that Amotekun was an ethnic militia, wondered if persons of other tribes would be recruited into Amotekun.
He called on the Federal Government not to allow the security outfit to begin operation.
When asked why Sharia Police, Hisbah, and the Civilian Joint Task Force in North-East were allowed to operate in the North-East, Saleh said they were backed by law and were working in concert with the police.
“Hisbah is legal because it is backed by law. That is clearly different from what you have now as Amotekun,” he said.
Reposted from @saharareporters Amotekun Not Illegal, Fani-Kayode Tells Nigerian Government
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the decision by the Nigerian Government to declare Amotekun, the security outfit set up by South-West governors, an illegal organisation.
While reacting to the statement, FFK in a post shared on his Facebook page on Wednesday, wondered why the Hisbah Police in the North-West and Civilian Joint Task Force in the North-East can be seen as legal but Amotekun which is to protect indigenes of the South-West is illegal.
Reposted from @saharareporters #BREAKING: Nigerian Government Declares ‘Operation Amotekun’ Illegal
The Nigerian Government has opposed the establishment of ‘Operation Amotekun’ by South-West states, branding it as an illegal institution.
The government, through the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said that the group runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian laws.
The complete change of event and temperature with similar destructions has gone really crazy in Australia.
While the Australian bush/wild fire has taken a break on the soil of these Kangaroo owning humans, it is yet another destruction happening as a ginormous size hail drops down on the land yet again, causing all kinds of destructions.
The news as revealed by bbcnews has yet again startled the world for Australians.
Reposted from @lewishamilton – It saddens me deeply to know that over 1 billion animals in Australia died a painful death, no way out, not their fault. My love of animals is no secret and I can’t help but grieve for the defenceless animals thought to have died so far, pushing certain species closer to extinction. I’m lucky enough to visit Australia often and I know first-hand how beautiful the country is. Keep fighting Australia. I’ve spent some time speaking to people in Australia who are working at the heart of this and I’m filled with admiration for everything they are doing.
I implore you to join me in thinking about the impact we are having on our planet. Let’s work together to make small changes, and encourage our family and friends to do the same, so we can help shift the direction we’re going in.
I’m donating $500K to support @wireswildliferescue @wwf_australia and the Rural Fire Services. If you are able and haven’t already, you can donate too. Every little helps.
Rural Fire Services:
TasmanianFireServicePrayingForAustralia – #regrann
from @lewishamilton – Focus on what you love doing. Set your sights and dreams high. Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t or you’re not good enough. You need to believe (if you really aren’t good at it then you need to be realistic too) nobody can do it for you, only help along the way but you are going to have to do the heavy lifting! Let’s set our sights higher for 2020, never backing down! I believe in you and so should you! #letsgo #believeinyourself
Reposted from @lewishamilton (@get_regrann) – Surfing into the new year, one of my favourite things to do. There is much to do, so much to see. Much work is ahead of us but I try to set my sights high on things which most people would say are impossible, envision it and work to manifest them. What are YOU going to do to make the difference for you this year? #believeinyourself – #regrann
Talk about the significant item sent. Maybe u am being too extra, but what exactly can these victims do with thoughts and prayers? can thoughts and prayers help them start up life? can they now rebuild what’s lost and save more lives with thoughts and prayers? #damn
from @kensingtonroyal – We continue to be shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the fires that are destroying homes, livelihoods and wildlife across much of Australia.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people and communities who are affected by this devastating event.
We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives, and the brave firefighters who continue to risk their own lives to save the lives of others.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Image courtesy of @nytimes
from @theroyalfamily – Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the Governor General of Australia, Governor of New South Wales, Governor of Queensland, and Governor of Victoria and to all Australians: “I have been deeply saddened to hear of the continued bushfires and their devastating impact across many parts of Australia.
My thanks go out to the emergency services, and those who put their own lives in danger to help communities in need.
Prince Philip and I send our thoughts and prayers to all Australians at this difficult time. Elizabeth R”
from @hilaryduff – The next photo is absolutely gut wrenching. The fires in beautiful Australia are covering the entire country 14.7 million acres have burned. That is an unfathomable number. Half a billion animals GONE. Burned alive. 💔💔 its a strange feeling of guilt to be enjoying my honeymoon in South Africa in a similar landscape where the animals are healthy and free and such devastating circumstances for others occurring at the same moment. Homes burned, people displaced and unfortunately some lives lost. @Matthewkoma and I are coming up with a number that we feel comfortable with to donate and will keep you posted on that. Please do what you can
The horror of the Australia fires is spreading like it’s name implies. With the destruction yet unaccertained and still counting, the world is just now coming to terms with the extent of ruin this fire must now have caused in the motherland of life itself.
Actress and wife to Keith Urban Nicole kidman, yesterday revealed that she is now donating to the rural fire service the whopping sum of half a million dollars, to encourage their will and power with the right equipment and protection suitable for nature’s horror. Thank you Nicole, and the rest if you people who have decided to help out.
I never thought a day like this would come for me to be making a post about Nigerians having a change of heart and repenting from their incessant consumption of lost and scared animals of both aquatic and terrestrial.🐘🐘🐘🐘🚫🐘🐘🐘🐘🛑
This is what I have been talking about on this blog. Don’t get me wrong, Ofcourse I don’t expect for them to let go / free off every and any animal that they come across in this country, this is majorly due to the high level of Poverty that has left everyone riding on their last survival nerve. 🛑🐘🚫🐘🚫🐘🐘
At this stage people will want to survive before rescuing animals and helping to curb the rate of extinction. But not all eaten animals solves your problem. This baby elepnat might look larger than most other animal babies, but that doesn’t stop it form being a baby elephant.🐘🐘🐘🛑🐘🐘🚫
It is too young for consumption and not right in eyes of some religion. So while we try to always say it is infact hunger that supercedes everyother thing, this is Nigeria and we know that religion is very paramount to us here, so form now on, I will start battling the disturbing rate of animal concumotion in this country with one religious quote or the other.🛑🐘🐘🚫🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘❤️🐘🐘❤️🐘🐘❤️
With that being said, we will like to thank the Edo State people for deciding in unism to save this Abby elephant and take it to a safe haven I think.. 👏👏👏👏👏🐘🐘
I don’t speak lion, but I have an idea that as a human, if you are in a place that you are not treated with the respect and and appreciation thag you long for, especially lacking something as simple as comfort, then your very next plan is to exit that place by executing an escape plan. Often times we hide when we read news like these, of wild animals in captivity escaping and making it into the society.
If these wild animals were receiving the right amount of meals and care they were promised, then most won’t being escaping, and we humans won’t be as scared as we are when they escape.
This is because a hungry lion will always fight to make it out of captivity so as to hunt for their meals, Since survival instinct kicks when they are about to die from hunger. A lion cannot sit there and die from hunger when they have other options. Tearing down their barricade and go hunting is a very normal thing to expect in this situation.
If is it well fed and catered for, then you will have it sleeping, breeding and just having a time of its life in captivity. Every year in Nigeria this news will always be the main topic. Wold animals escaping to be is the best thing. I hope no one gets attacked by it, but I equally hope it doesn’t get found, because you can only properly look after an animal in your care when you have first of all looked after yourself. A hungry man can’t feed any hungry lion.
With the soaring rate of hunger and poverty in the land, it is only normal that these animals are left to go take care of themselves alike the good Lord intended.
The fright got fast and deep into Kano residents on Saturday when they were informed of the escape from a zoological garden of a lion. Punchnews reported that the news happened at about 9:00pm when the lion was being put back into its cage after they returned national agricultural show in Nassarawa state.
A source at the zoological garden told NAN that effort was being made to recapture the animal which was still within the zoo premises. We hope and pray that it isn’t still in the premises. Cos to be honest these animals are not treated well. All these zoos need to be checked regularly by an authority.
Reposted from @jeffreestar – #RIPDaddyStar 💔 With heavy hearts we have to share the devastating news that our dog Daddy passed away early this morning. His body couldn’t handle the surgery plus the complications of his medical condition. I can’t put into words how much we love our pets and how much this hurts. Daddy meant the world to us and was such a light in our home. Every day was smiles and he brought so much love into our lives..😌 Nathan and I know that Daddy and Diamond are together watching over us. My heart breaks in a million pieces thinking about not snuggling with him tonight. We love you big man 🐶
Reposted from @delemomoduovation – I have been patronising this OMUTUO joint in Labadi, Accra for about two decades but time has not permitted me lately as I travel globally and also spend time as a Visiting Scholar at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, in the UK. So when I showed up today, I was specially invited into the kitchen to point at whatever I wanted… They were happy to see their customer ‘CHIEF CHIEF’ from the great country Nigeria… I love them too.. – #regrann
Credit to from @alibabagcfr – A BAN ON FOREX FOR FOOD IMPORT IS NOT A BAN ON FOOD IMPORT. YOU CAN IMPORT. JUST GO FIND YOUR FOREX.
About time… now if you want to import all your foreign food, source your forex by yasef. Shebi you are in the business to make money.
Once Dangote refinery opens, they should do the same for petroleum products. Find your money. NNPC should not be seen importing sef. It’s a shame. Fix your refineries. How come, all these boys are refining products with drums and firewood, yet we, as a country can’t?
When there was a ban on fruit juice importation, didn’t #5Alive #JustJuice #DonSimon and co leave? Didn’t that help #Chivita to dominate the market?
Let’s increase Electricity to 150,000 megawatts and tell all them car makers… “Wosss wobiii!!!! if you don’t have a plant in Nigeria… Then let Innosson motors take over your market”.
That’s not to say, we will resign ourselves to substandard products o. It just means the businesses get a fighting chance to survive. Without the pressures of foreign backed competition.
And it doesn’t stop anyone from importing. But when your foreign Toyota Camry lands Nigeria at a duties enhanced N85m, and the Nigerian Assembled one sells for N18m, autocorrect will help you. –
from @leonardodicaprio – In Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng (HKK) Wildlife Sanctuary, tigers are roaring back thanks to a major long-term effort by the government of Thailand, supported by @thewcs. As a result, tiger numbers in the sanctuary have risen dramatically, from 41 in 2010-11 to 66 today – a more than 60 percent increase. In addition, tigers moving beyond boundaries of the sanctuary are providing a foundation for a recovering population across the entire Western Forest Complex of Thailand, with benefits even spilling over across the border into the Taninthayi region of Myanmar. #GlobalTigerDay
from @sussexroyal – Today is #earthday – an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home.
The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today.
Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©️DOS sharing his environmental POV including:
Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us.
A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling.
Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change. 96% of mammals on our 🌍 are either livestock or humans, meaning only 4% remaining are wild animals.
Orca and Humpback whale populations are recovering in Norway thanks to the protection of their fisheries. Proof that fishing sustainably can benefit us all.
Roughly 3/4 of Guyana is forested, its forests are highly diverse with 1,263 known species of wildlife and 6,409 species of plants. Many countries continue to try and deforest there for the global demand for timber.
We all now know the damage plastics are causing to our oceans. Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too.
When a fenced area passes its carrying capacity for elephants, they start to encroach into farmland causing havoc for communities. Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism.
Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but everyday #earthday – #obyorijiblog
Reposted from @nature – Follow @nature: The day dreamer 😌 Portrait of a red-shanked douc with half-closed eyes enhancing its characteristic almond-shaped slanted eyes. A vegetarian, it spends many hours every day feeding on leaves and flowers, and may be caught dozing off while eating. ☺️ Son Tra Nature Reserve, Vietnam. Photos by @mogenstrolle #nature – #obyorijiblog
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