NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 MARCH, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 26 March, 2018.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force Western Zone (Asari Dokubo’s group) has said anybody or group of persons calling for the reinstatement of General Paul Boroh is an enemy of Niger Delta adding that General Paul Boroh was an enemy of Niger Delta.

“If Boroh goes back to that office, we will start operation no mercy.

My message to Niger Delta freedom fighters is anybody that join hand to say Boroh must come back, Egbesu is going to kill that person and his family” Prince Layefa Toikumo  has said.
Just few days ago, a group known as the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers in conjunction with nine other militant groups in Niger Delta gave the President Muhammadu Buhari a four- week ultimatum to reinstate the sacked Coordinator of Amnesty programme, General Paul Boroh.

But speaking to journalists in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state Capital,Toikumo said the glory that Kingsley Kuku brought to  Niger Delta has been killed by Boroh.
He said  “ The underground pipeline  welding, the Education contracts were killed  by Boroh  adding that the amnesty  education project has been zoned to the Northerners to fill the chances”.

“Boroh stopped 4000 person’s salary including his which has ran for thirty months adding that he has been pocketing the money until now that he left office”.

Maintaining that he was one of the people that protested for the
removal of Boroh, Toikumo said that if Niger Delta freedom fighters are divided into three parts, two said Boroh must go while the remaining ones said he should stay.

He said “These are the people he was giving contract to and they were not executing them. Boroh didn’t train anybody. A training that supposed to last for six months, he will train them for three months”.

“If Boroh pushes us back to the creeks , there will be operations no mercy to the oil companies. The boys shouting that Boroh must stay should come out so that we know their faces. If they are Militant leaders let them write their names and come out.
Let us know where they are coming from. They are fake people. We are saying that Boroh is a criminal and he killed the Development of Niger Delta”.

Toikumo however congratulated Professor  Charles Quaker Dokubo for his new appointment and called on him to reinstate    the man in charge of Education Peter Azube and data baseChief Brown. A. that Boroh sacked maintaining that they were the ones that have the knowledge of all happening in these sectors.

He also called for the sack of all the military personnel in the amnesty office stating that they have turned the office which he said belongs to the Niger Delta Freedom fighters to a military zone.

Recall that General Paul Boroh was dropped few days ago as the Special Adviser on Presidential Amnesty.

It was gathered that 60 billion naira was allegedly discovered in Gen Paul Boroh account also Beggi Erepade Fidelis a close associate ofBoroh returned 40 million naira to the office and another 645 millionwas discovered in his account which they claimed was for Niger Delta Avengers.

800 million naira was also alleged to been  discovered in Mrs Faith and her husband account head of vocation while Gen Paul Boroh
allegedly added 4,000 ghost names which has  given him 7 billion in two years.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Residents of Kpaduma community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the FCT Minister, Chief of Army Staff, the State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) over what they described as harassment by land developers.

The natives also urged the security agencies to warn the developers to stay away from their community land, pending the determination of the case between the community and the FCT administration in court.
The leaders of the community who held an emergency meeting “on the continuous harassment and intimidation from developers, made this call in a three-page resolution which they forwarded to and made available to journalists.
The Natives also vowed to resist any allocation within the centre of their ancestral homes and environs.
In the resolution signed by Hon. Bala Iyah, Majin Dadi of Kpaduma communities, Simon Baba, Secretary General of the communities and Dantani Bawa, Community youth leader, made available to Blueprint, the natives stated that they have never been compensated by the Federal Capital Development Authourity (FCDA), therefore, they will not tolerate any group of persons, organisation and individual who would want to intimidate them and forcefully takeover their land.
“Kpaduma communities hereby inform all developers to stop parading, harassing and intimidating our people with armed security personnel, as we are not and will never be ready for settlement with any individual, organization or developers. We are Nigerians and we deserve to be treated equally as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“We want to state clearly that even if the allocation papers given to any developer is revoked or not, we will not allow anybody to take possession of our community land without the settlement from the government. Enough is enough.
“We also want to draw the attention of the security agencies that the issue between Kpaduma communities and land developers is not and can never be a security threat nor be treated as criminal issue. It is purely a civil matter that can be addressed and settled in the civil court of law.
“So, the security agencies should not be misled hence forth by the developers as our communities have vowed to protect our ancestral homes. The continuous harassment towards the peace-loving people of Kpaduma communities by the Nigerian Police, Army and the NSCDC is unfair,” the natives stated.


Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday, elected Hon Olasoji Adagunodo, as the party’s chairman in the state.

Adagunodo was earlier elected chairman of the party in a congress held in 2016 at the city stadium, but his major contestant, Dr. Bayo Faforiji, kicked, hence dividing the party in the state.
The PDP has been led by the two faction operating different secretariat in the state. While the faction of Adagunodo was recognised by many, Faforiji and Senator Omisore, stood with some members of the party.
The congress which held at Osogbo city stadium on Sunday, had in attendance leaders of the party across the state and witnessed by the national body of the party led by Emmanuel Agbor, Chairman electoral Committee.
Those at the congress include, former national Secretary, Professor Wale Ladipo, former deputy governor in the state and former minister of state for defense, Erelu Olusola Obada, former minister for youth and sport, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, former national deputy chairman, Shuaib Oyedokun, and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Oluwole Oke.
Others are, former Secretary to the Osun state government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, Prince Ade Fadahunsi, former Chairman of the party in the state, Gani Ola-Oluwa, former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, Senator Felix Ogunwale, House of Assembly members, Dipo Eluwole and Albert Adeogun, Senator Olu Alabi, Nathaniel Oke SAN, among others.
The factional Chairman, Dr. Bayo Faforiji, had on Saturday during the local government congress, accused the party leadership of favouring the side of Adagunodo and neglected him when their representatives arrived the state.
He said, “they came to the state, went to Secretariat of a faction in Ikirun road, addressed them and went ahead with the congress without carrying us along.
Delivering his speech on Sunday, Adagunodo called on aggrieved members of the party to support him in rescuing the state from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
“Let me therefore use this opportunity to extend a hand of friendship to our fellow contestants who also offered themselves for the service of our party in various positions.
“I want to assure you all that the fact that you lost in this election does not in anyway mean that you are less competent to run the affairs of the party.
“We shall ensure that no member of the party suffers any form of discrimination on the basis of his or her previous affiliation during our crisis period. We shall, in word and in deed show that truly, there are no victors and there are no vanquished.
“For members of other political parties who have been indicating interest in joining the PDP but were constrained by the crisis of the last two years, I want to tell you that the siege is now over and our doors are wide open for you to come and join us,” he stated.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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