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Kukah Replies Presidency: Even Buhari’s Wife Disagrees With His Policies



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Muhammadu Buhari and Matthew Kukah
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and Bishop Matthew Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said that Aisha Buhari, the wife of the Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), also agrees with what he said about her husband.

Kukah made this known in an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday morning monitored by our correspondent.

The Bishop while echoing his points said that he has nothing personal against the president but he his policies which Aisha also disagrees with.

Kukah said, “All those saying I attacked the president, I have never attacked his person. All I have spoken about is his inability to manage diversities effectively and efficiently. I have studied diversity as a subject and I know what I am talking about.

“Those who think these things are personal would see that I have never talked about his person or character; I believe he is a gentleman but as far as being the president is concerned, he has done a bad job, even his wife has also disagreed with his policies.

“So, those guys should not sit in their air-conditioned office drinking coffee and think everything is honky-donkey. Let them disagree with the text of my message.”

According to him, he has great respect for the president and his person who he considers a gentleman but when he accesses him as a president, he has failed woefully in the delivery of his job.

He said, “Let me set the record straight, I delivered my sermon to my congregation and the message. The bearers of the message are directed primarily to the good people of Sokoto dioceses.

“The president knows that I have great respect for him and he is a gentleman, but he has done a terribly bad job as the president of Nigeria.

“There is nothing I am saying that is new, all the pastors who preached yesterday during the Easter service said the same thing. Tell me one thing about the message that I preached that you disagree with and let’s discuss.”

Kukah who affirmed that he speaks directly with the president said that his criticism of the government is nothing personal but the zeal to see things get better in the country.

He added, “For a Muslim (Garba Shehu) to sit down and tell me what an Easter message should contain is something.

“Buhari himself knows that there is nothing personal in what I say. One thing the president has said that humbled me is that he told me ‘Bishop Kukah, I know where you stand on any issue that has to do with Nigeria.’

“What connected me with Buhari and a lot of Muslims is not the catholic church, it is my public position on a lot of things. And I am not saying it so that you must agree with me. But Nigerians have been extraordinarily magnanimous because I have not had many people saying we disagree with you and I have not spoken because I know the issue. The primary beneficiary of what I say is me and I speak for myself. If you have any issues with me, let’s clarify the issue.”

Source:- NaijaOnPoint




Nigerian Women Basketball Team, D’Tigress Disagrees With Two-year Ban By Buhari Government




The women basketball team, D’Tigress, has pleaded with the Nigerian government to overturn the embargo placed on international basketball competitions for two years.

This was contained in a statement on its Twitter handle on Friday.

The Nigerian government had announced that Nigeria would not participate in international basketball competitions for two years.

It hinged this decision on the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigerian Basketball Federation.

But in the statement released on Friday, D’Tigress faulted the government’s decision stating that the ban would take away their future competitions, accomplishments, and goals.

The D’Tigress said, “We, as the Women’s National Team of Nigeria, would like to speak on the government’s recently placed two-year ban on all Nigerian Basketball international competitions.

“The D’Tigress team would like to state that we do not agree with this ban. This ban is taking away all our future competitions, accomplishments, and goals to elevate, inspire, and make Nigeria proud.

“We would like to be given the opportunity to play for our country that we passionately love to represent in this upcoming @FIBAWWC competition.

“We have worked very hard to be three times Afrobasket Champions, Olympians and now we are blessed with another opportunity to continue that representation for Nigeria.

“We want Nigerian basketball to continue to grow and succeed on every level; from the local leagues, grassroots, and even on the international stage. We believe that all levels of Nigerian basketball can excel with the proper attention, togetherness, and organisation. Our team is a testament to how successful Nigerian Basketball can be and how we have been an inspiration to all Nigerian athletes across the globe.

“We wish to express our gratitude to all the coaches, medical staff, organisers, and fans. This ban not only penalises us but you all as well. Your commitment and loyalty to our team will never go unnoticed.”



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Gunmen Abduct Keffi Local Government Chairman In Nasarawa, Driver, Kill Policeman



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The Chairman of Keffi Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, Hon Muhammad Baba Shehu, has been abducted by gunmen.

Shehu, according to a report by Nation, was abducted on Friday evening alongside his driver while heading for Lafia, the state capital, after attending a meeting.

The incident occurred in the Gudi district of the Akwanga Local Government Area around 6:30pm on Friday.

The gunmen also reportedly killed the police orderly of the chairman, Sergeant Alhassan Habibu Nasir.

The police sergeant was killed during a shootout with the gunmen. He died on the spot.

The chairman attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Keffi Old Boys Association (KOBA) at the Government College Keffi and shortly after making his speech informed them that he was leaving for Lafia.

The gunmen reportedly opened fire on his official vehicle as he approached Gudi, killing his police orderly and abducting him and the driver.

Gudi is the home town of the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule.



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