No fewer than 35 person was reportedly killed, as bandits attack Kaduna villages.

Over 35 persons have been reportedly killed in a recent attack by bandits on several villages in Giwa LGA of Kaduna state.

After an interview on Sunday, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said the attacks were reported to the state government by the military and police authorities.

He said according to the report, bandits attacked Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya villages in Idasu, Giwa LGA, leaving a total of 38 residents dead.

Houses, trucks, and cars were also burnt, along with agricultural produce at various farms, the statement reads.

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Tragedy: Terrorist have allegedly murdered 20 persons while others sustain gun injury in Borno State.

According to report, over 20 people were killed with several others sustaining gunshot injuries when suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists invaded Kilangar village in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno state on Sunday.

Klangar is a community in Askira Uba Council where the Deputy Speaker Borno State House of Assembly, Hon, Engr Abdullahi Askira hail from, and whose family house in that community was razed down few months ago by insurgents. 

The insurgents on Sunday afternoon also completely razed down the residence of the District Head of Kilangar, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Kilangar.

Reliable Vigilante/Hunter Sources who managed to repel the attack revealed that the armed insurgents stormed the community and about 2:PM and started shooting sporadically at their targets with setting ablaze residential houses, vehicles, shops and looting.

We are currently under pandemonium as armed insurgents stormed our community, shooting sporadically at targets with setting ablaze residential houses, vehicles, shops and looting.

Confirming the incident, Deputy Speaker, Engineer Abdullahi Askira, said, “about 7 people were killed with setting ablaze of the residential house of the District Head, as well as destruction of 7 vehicles.

The insurgents have abducted unspecified number of residents, and carted away with two vehicles, after looting foodstuff and livestock in the community Said the Deputy Speaker. 

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Panic as experts lament says terrorist have taken over northern Nigeria.

Panic everywhere in the north, A security expert, Husseini Ahmed has decried the take over of the entire northern region by terrorism, alleging that the federal and state governments have become helpless as the region is turned into a colony terror in Africa.

In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST in Gusau, Zamfara State, the expert said it is inarguable that terrorism has been one of the major issues the federal government has had to contend with.

He said the rate of killings, kidnappings, maiming and attacks by terrorists have resulted in not only the death of many innocent citizens but has also made many others homeless, rendering farmers very uncomfortable in their legitimate endeavours.

This seems to be like a civil war in the north as people are being killed on daily basis and the most painful part of it is that the northerners are at war with the entire north.

This is not the problem of any other region in Nigeria but the problem of the north. The northerners fighting themselves for no reason

The state governments in the north can escape blame because the protection of lives and properties in the country rest in the hands of the federal government and not the state governments

Despite the struggles by the state governments, these insurgents have continued to terrorize the entire north and the security operatives have not located their hideouts to give them fire so that they can surrender.

It now seems that the terrorists are more powerful than the security agencies and the northern governments because they are operating with sophisticated weapons more than that of the security agencies and the military

But the security agencies have it as a constitutional responsibility to investigate the big shots behind terrorism and how they are getting their arms and ammunition.

The security expert noted that the issue of security is everybody’s business, saying that the locals have some roles to play to prevent terrorists from successfully setting up camps in their communities.

He said vigilance could be maintained while ensuring that sudden and unknown structures are erected in communities.

He stressed that random movements of suspected persons in a particular area can immediately be reported to the security agencies for immediate investigation.

He noted that one would not be wrong to say that only the residents may be in a better position to easily spot the terrorists out because the locals know the terrains very well.

Informing the security agencies of any suspected development on time will ensure decisive actions that would be taken to neutralize the terrorists

According to the security expert, if the federal, state governments and the members of communities can join forces against the bandits, the federal government will win against terrorism in the north.

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NCC says EFCC officials need to undergo some digital training.

Oneworldnews learnt that The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has advised that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) need digital training to distinguish cyber criminality and genuine cyber business platforms.

On briefing Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC), NCC, gave the advice at the launch of digital training programmes for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) owners on Wednesday in Abuja.

The training programme under the auspices of Digital Academy of The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, (SMEDAN) was in collaboration with NCC and Sapphital Learning.

Danbatta acknowledged that there were internet criminals and cyber fraudsters but that it was necessary the EFCC distinguished legitimate online and internet businesses.

He noted that such training would help in order not to infringe into Nigeria’s digital economy.

The EVC, represented by the NCC Director of Digital Economy, Mr Austin Nwaulune, expressed excitement by the turn around impact that the training would have on SMEs in Nigeria.

He assured that the NCC would make available digital infrastructures to make SME flourish in all parts of the country.

He also stressed that by so doing more employment opportunities would be created while poverty and societal vices would be reduced to the barest minimum.

He, however, said there were no more borders and boundaries in SMEs in view of the availability of digital platforms and enjoined beneficiaries to take maximum advantage of the opportunities.

The NCC will continue to support initiatives that will bring about diversification of the country’s economy.

The NCC will make available digital infrastructures so that SMEs will flourish in all areas.

Employment opportunities will be created, poverty and societal vices will reduce.

I urge all the beneficiaries of this training platform to take advantage of this opportunity.

Earlier, the Director General of SMEDAN, Dr Dikko Rada, said there were over 41.1 million SMEs in the country contributing about 7.64 per cent to Nigeria exports every year.

He said besides contributing about 49.8 per cent to nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the SMEs employed 69 million people across the country.

Rada, who was represented by the Director of Enterprises Development and Promotion, Mr Monday Ewans, said SMEDAN operated on five different pillars to ensure the growth and development of SME in the country.

He said that the digital training programme was SMEDAN’s answer to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has helped us to discover that we can sit in the four corners of our comfort zones and operate our various businesses.

Mrs. Sarah Onuoha, a trainee, expressed delight and described the gesture as a great privilege.

I am looking forward to enlarging my business, marketing strategy and how to make more sales in my business.

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Boubyan Bank of Dubai have successfully secured loan from five Asian financial institution.

UAE: Dubai Boubyan Bank has received a $500 million three-year loan from a group of five Asian banks, the Kuwaiti lender said in a bourse filing.

The murabaha facility was taken at a profit rate of 90 basis points over USD LIBOR, Boubyan Bank said in the filing published on Sunday.

Mizuho, MUFG and SMBC were lead coordinators, while Maybank Malaysia and Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Malaysia and Brueni’s largest lenders respectively, were lead arrangers.

The murabaha finance will enhance the bank’s financing requirements and liquidity ratios, Boubyan Bank said.

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Biafra: Tracks with IPOB secessionist agitation,and trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The IPOB secessionist agitation,and the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Resumption trial of the embattled IPOB Leader, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is one of the issues that we will start the year 2022 with.

Recall; At his last court appearance on October 21, Kanu pleaded not guilty to seven charges that included “terrorism”, treason and perpetuating falsehoods against President Muhammadu Buhari that the FG preferred against him. Trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako, adjourned resumption of the trial to January 19 and 20, next year after Kanu’s lead lawyer walked out in protest against the refusal by security agents to allow access to the courtroom to other members of the legal defence team.

A top echelon of Igbo leaders led by First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, recently visited President Buhari and pleaded Buhari for a political solution and unconditional release of Kanu, which they said would douse raging tension and violence in the South-East.

However, some Northern leaders and groups opposed the move. Will Buhari take the advice of Igbo elders or that of Northern groups? Or will he allow the trial to run its course? These are questions that will be answered next year.

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Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi, noted that the devil has taken over Bauchi roads.

Just two weeks to the end of 2021, there is heightened fear over incessant accidents on roads across Bauchi State, especially this Yuletide season when many people traveling from one part of the country to another to celebrate Christmas and New Year with their families.

The fear, no doubt, emanated from the high number of road crashes witnessed recently in the State, leading to loss of many lives while property worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

Though statistics of road accidents in the last quarter of the year is yet to be released by the appropriate authorities, not less than 55 lives have been lost to accidents in the state from 1st November till date.

Lamenting this sad development at a recent Special Marshals’ monthly meeting held in Bauchi, the state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi, noted that the devil has taken over Bauchi roads in recent times, saying that, “I am very sorry to say, but the fact is that the devil has taken over roads in Bauchi State. We really need to stand up and do something to reclaim the roads.

The situation is so terrible, in the month of November, it was a case of one death per day because we had not less than 35 deaths from accidents across the state. This is worrisome and disturbing, something has to be done quickly.

Abdulahi identified Bauchi-Kano road and Bauchi-Jos road and Darazo-Dukku-Gombe road as bad spots in the state, which are claiming lives.

While lamenting that people have not been cooperating with the Corps in the state to checkmate incessant road accidents, Abdullahi said, “all the efforts of the sector to solicit support from individuals in the state on how to check the accidents have proved abortive.

We had a stakeholder’s meeting on the need for collaboration but it is a pity that no favourable response is forthcoming.”

Speaking with Oneworldnews on the sad development, the Corps sector Public Relations Officer (PRO), Rilwanu Suleiman Birni Kebbi, said that reducing carnages on the roads in Bauchi State in particular and the country at large was a collective responsibility of all Nigerians.

According to the sector’s spokesman, everyone has a responsibility to play to see that lives are safe on our roads, adding that Nigerians should not allow drivers to joke with their lives through reckless driving.

He attributed the incidents to high volume of traffic, particularly during the end of the year, over-speeding, violation of traffic rules and regulations, overloading on the part of drivers, among others.

Rilwanu said that the FRSC in the state was not just folding its arms and watching as lives were being lost daily, informing that the Corps had since commenced sensitisation campaigns at various motor parks in the state.

We have started to campaign in all the motor parks across the state to reduce to the barest minimum cases of accidents and the resultant deaths and loss of property.


He added that the Corps is not restricting the safety campaign to parks alone as it has also embarked on an enlightenment campaign to enlighten other road users, including private vehicle owners and other road stakeholders on the dangers of violation of traffic rules and regulations, including overspeeding, overloading, among others.

Speaking in the same vein, the chairman, Bauchi State Road Transport Agency (BAROTA), Air Commodore Tijjani Baba Gamawa (rtd) said accidents occur in the state largely due to reckless driving by both commercial and private drivers and non-compliance to traffic regulations, adding that some drivers drive under the influence of illicit drugs and alcohol.

According to Mr. Gamawa, by taking all these types of dangerous things before driving or even while driving, definitely accident must happen.

Some of them, if you see what they are doing, you will think that they are not in their senses. Even passengers see the driver driving recklessly, yet they can’t talk to him until sometime bad happens.

He noted that most of these accidents are actually avoidable if people avoid reckless driving as well as obey traffic laws.

Mr. Gamawa informed us that as part of its responsibility, BAROTA was involved in public enlightenment with a view to telling road users, mostly drivers, on the need to carefully drive as well as follow laid down traffic rules and regulations.

What we, as an agency are doing and within our responsibility, is public enlightenment so that people should know that they have to drive very carefully, they have to also follow traffic regulations, the BAROTA boss told Oneworldvisionnews.

He added that the agency also engages in the enforcement of various traffic rules and regulations in order to compel motorists to comply with existing regulations, saying that this is being done in order to ensure safer roads in the state.

The only way we can stop road accidents is to sensitise drivers and talk to them and then we get involved in a lot of enforcement so that there will be no accident during the Yuletide period and beyond,” Gamawa said

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Biafra National League (BNL) issues Nigeria Government January 23 to free all detained Biafrans.

According to Oneworldnews, The Biafra Nations League (BNL) has given the Federal Government up to January 23, 2022 to free all Biafran detainees, especially the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and leader of Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF), Mr. Benjamin Onwuka.

The group said many detained Biafran leaders were in detention without trial.

In a statement after BNL’s Executive Meeting in Bakassi, Peninsula, Cross River State, yesterday, Deputy Leader of the group, Ebuta Akor Takon, said: “BNL leaders were in closed door discussions with commanders of our self-defence volunteers last night” and warned that “it would not be easy for Nigeria in 2022, as what happened this year would be small compared to next year.

BNL is preparing its ground and all volunteers of our self-defence wing will apply force in executing any action that will affect the economy of the Nigerian state, especially at Cameroun borders and at sea.

The BNL will not tolerate any form of intimidation by the government or its Camerounian counterpart, which on the other side of our zone, attacked our boys in the Peninsula without any reason whatsoever justifying their actions.

Both governments are creating another insurgency by inflicting pains on our people and attacking our group. Our boys operate up to Gabon through the sea and are tagged pirates. It won’t be difficult to launch counter-attacks directly on Camerounian territory. The independence of Biafra is sacrosanct and there is no going back.

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Breaking: Unknown gunmen have abducted Chief priest of Owerri and three others.

In less of 24 hours after a security task force and the Imo State Government evacuated dead bodies from kidnappers hide out at Orsu Local Government Area, unknown gunmen have abducted the Chief Priest of Owerri, Reginald Ejiogu, and 2 councillors from Orsu whose identities are yet to be identified as at the time of this report.

The Chairman of Umunwagbara village in Owerri Nchi Ise kingdom, Sunny Unachukwu, has also been kidnapped.

A source from the area told The Sun that the chief priest and the community leader were abducted at Christ Church road, Owerri.

The Residents of the state who have described the abduction as desecration of the customs and traditions of Owerri people are afraid of who the next victim would be.

We have never seen this one before. This is a desecration of the culture and tradition of the Owerri people. The eyes of the gods, kidnapped?. No, this is unbelievable,’ one of the sources said.

Onyeishi Ala Owerre, Reginald Ejiogu, together with Umunwagbara village Chairman, Sir Sunny Unachukwu, were this morning, 18th Dec 2021, abducted by unknown gunmen at Christ church road by Ihugba street.

The entire Owerri indigenes are apprehensive about the whereabouts of their Chief Priest, having gone round all police stations in Owerri without any tangible success.

The police spokesperson for the state, Micheal Abattam, said he was not aware of the incident.

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