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Northern singer releases song praising bandit and kidnap kingpin, Bello Turji

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A Northern singer identified as Adamu Ayuba has released a song praising bandit and kidnap kingpin, Bello Turji, who is said to be leader of the bandit groups terrorising communities in Sokoto, Zamfara, and parts of Niger Republic.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Turji’s gang is also said to be responsible for December 6 massacre in which 23 passengers were burnt alive in a bus they were travelling in, in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

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The 14-minute song was rendered in Hausa by Adamu Ayuba, with the female chorus hailing Turji as a hero among heroes.

According to Premium Times, a Kano resident, Abba Ya’u described as shocking the song released in praise of Turji. Abba said it “has exposed the complicity in the fight against banditry in the area.

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He said; “How can a rational thinking person sing a song for a bandit who is causing mayhem, killings innocent people. To be frank with you, our people are not serious.

“This banditry will only come to an end when the community wants it to end because it is a community-based issue.”

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Another Kano resident, Abbdullahi Kausi, also told the publication the government is handling the issue with a kid’s gloves, which he said has forced some residents to be supporting the bandits in return for protection.

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Kausi stated that for someone to sing in praise of a known killer, it shows the problem is community-based and people need to wake up and tackle it at the community level by identifying those abetting banditry.

He added; “The federal government must ensure local government autonomy by bringing the government closer to the locals with full financial autonomy. That will alleviate the suffering at the grassroots and help in tackling the issue of banditry.”

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Another resident of Kano, Abubakar Danhausa called for the arrest of the singer. Danhausa said;

“He must be arrested and treated as a bandit, he most have been one of their informants.

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“Many people are still aware of how one of the state governments gave the bandits money for peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections.”

Nazifi Scorer, another Kano resident, said the musician should be arrested as he might know where the bandit leader is.

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He said; “Late Mamman Shata is a popular musician in the north. He sang many songs for many people but he never sing for a person he did not know because most of them normally gave him money in appreciation

“So also, this man singing for a criminal gang leader knows him, he need to be arrested.”

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Nura Habib, a tailor in Kano also alleged that bandits have been emboldened due to government’s reluctance to tackle insecurity in the region.

He added; “If the government does not take this seriously, the worst is coming. Many innocent people will side with the criminals because they have no alternative.”

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Atiku condoles Gov. Tambuwal over brother’s death

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed his sympathy to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State over the death of his elder brother and the Wazirin Tambuwal, Alhaji Bello Muhammadu.

In a statement issued in Abuja Wednesday by his media office, the former Vice president said: “I’m deeply touched and devastated by the news of your elder brother’s demise, Alhaji Bello Muhammadu, the Wazirin Tambuwal.”

“From what I have heard of him, he was a gentleman and a humble leader who was widely respected by his people. Such testimony is a reflection of his fine character and leadership qualities.”

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“As you mourn the passing of this gentleman, I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family over this irreparable loss. May Allah bless his soul and reward his good deeds with paradise. Ameen” Atiku said in a statement signed by Paul Ibe.

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Buhari writes Senate, seeks passage of Proceeds of Crime, Whistle-Blower bills, one other

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The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to consider and pass three critical bills needed to effectively fight corruption in the country.

 

The bills are: Proceeds of Crime Bill, Whistle-Blower Bill and Witness Protection Bill.

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The President’s request was contained in a letter dated 14th January, 2022, and read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary.

 

The letter by President Buhari reads: “I write to inform you that the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria participated in the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) held from 13th – 17th December, 2021 at the International Congress Center, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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“At the session the International Community expressed appreciation for Nigeria’s effort in the fight against corruption re-affirming Nigeria’s rating as a leader in Africa in the areas of developing structures for recovery, repatriation, and disposal of proceeds of crime.

 

“In light of this and the need to continue to increase Nigeria’s Global profile, I hereby request that the National Assembly kindly consider and eventually pass the best possible version of the following bills: Proceeds of Crime Bill; Whistle-Blower Bill; and Witness Protection Bill.

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“While anticipating the senate’s expeditious consideration of these submissions, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

 

Meanwhile, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, forwarded two executive communications from President Buhari for the confirmation of Nnamonso Ekanem (Akwa-Ibom, South-South) and Mahmud Abubakar Magaji (Niger, North-Central) as Members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission to the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

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Also forwarded was the nomination of Professor Mansur Auwalu Bindawa for appointment as New Non-Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to the Committee on Communications.

 

Both Committees were given two weeks to screen the nominees and report back to the Senate in plenary.

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In addition, two bills seeking to establish the Federal University of Medical Sciences and Biomedical Technology in six Geo-political zones and for the Regulation of Health Education Practitioners scaled second reading in the Senate.

 

The bills were sponsored by Senators Patrick Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo Central) and Yahaya Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Kwara Central), respectively.

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The bills after consideration were referred by the Senate President to the Committee on Health for further legislative inputs.

 

The Committee was given four weeks within which to report back to the chamber in plenary.

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