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Insecurity: We’re suffering consequences of 1975 coup



Insecurity: We?re suffering consequences of 1975 coup - Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has blamed the country’s current security challenges on the 1975 coup d’état which overthrew Yakubu Gowon and brought Murtala Muhammed to power.


Sharing moments from a town-hall meeting on national security organised by the federal government in an interview on Channels Television, the Minister narrated how the Gowon government was planning to ensure free and compulsory primary education for children of school age.


Lai Mohammed who claimed that failure to execute the plan is responsible for Nigeria’s large number of out-of-school children, added that insecurity in Nigeria has been heightened by the militant and insurgent groups having a ready army to recruit from the country’s 13.2 million out-of-school children. 


He said; 



“The fact is that in 1973, we were informed by the lead discussant and that the government of the day then had a retreat and said there must be a national pledge that what is that thing that we must do to ensure that we did not go through another civil war.

“The government of that day came out with a decision that what will prevent another civil war is to ensure that anybody born after January 1970 has free and compulsory primary education,” Mohammed said.

“Regrettably that administration was overthrown two years later and all the lofty ideas and all the preparations that were needed to ensure that every child of school age acquired free and compulsory education were jettisoned.

“And we are paying the price today because if you have 13.2 million children of school-age out of school that is the market which Boko Haram, bandits, IPOB and other militants, that is the market where they recruit people.”


The Minister also said it was resolved at the meeting that all three levels of government “must ensure that we go back to that and ensure at least free primary education for the first nine years for each child”.

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6 cultists arrested over Abata, Aye clash in Ilorin



The Anti Vandal Squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara, on Saturday, nabbed six suspected cult members in Ilorin.

The Public Relations Officer, Babawale Afolabi in a statement said the corps made the arrest in collaboration with the state security outfit, Operation Harmony.

Two rival cult groups, ‘Abata’ and ‘Aye’ had clashed at the Dada area of Okelele, Ilorin.

”It was a serious battle, but only six of them were apprehended”, the PRO noted.

The conflict started during the Ramadan fast; two members of Aye were injured.

NSCDC found that the Abata group decided to strike back today and met very close to a river in that area.


Axes, cutlasses and knives and other dangerous weapons were recovered from the suspects.

The statement added that the case will be transferred to the Police.

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Superintendent of customs kidnapped in Cross River State



A serving Superintendent of Customs, Mba Ukweni Edu has been kidnapped at a river in Cross River State.

The incident, according to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity occurred on Friday between 1 and 2pm at the riverbank in Etono Central in Biakpan.

The victim it was learnt was posted to Ikom in Cross River State in preparation for his retirement having worked in the West, Lagos.

“He has worked in Cross River State before and in Calabar but this time around he was posted to Ikom, he came in from the West, Lagos

“He is a staff of Customs and a superintendent of Customs still in service and soon to be retired. He should be in his late 50” the eyewitness informed.

When contacted, the Mba Ukweni, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), via phone on Saturday, said the victim is his uncle.

“The victim is my uncle; he was kidnapped on his way back from Calabar, in the Cross River (Ferry Point)

“They came with guns and shot sporadically to scare the people away in the river bank. The suspected kidnappers were not less than five and they came in a flyboat


“They pushed him into their flyboat and sped off. He was crossing and returning back to Calabar when the incident occurred.

“It was at the ferry point between Etono Central and Ubeng. It must be on a tip that he was crossing, the incident occurred between 1pm and 2pm Friday

“The kidnappers have reached out to the family on Saturday and demanded N100m, Police has been informed

“This is the first time we have had such an incident, we suspected them to come in from Calabar because they moved toward Akwa Ibom routes which means they were coming toward Calabar” he explained

When contacted via phone on Saturday, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Igri Ewa said he was not aware, “I am not aware for now, they have not informed us” he said.

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You Will Die If You Bath With Hot Water After Drinking Too Much Alcohol – Doctor Advises



Many people have less or no idea about what constitutes good health and how to keep themselves from harm. Doctor Oluwafunmilayo has warned the public to desist from bathing with hot water when they have a hangover from drinking too much alcoholic beverage.

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The doctor has taken to his page to warn that those who get intoxicated or experience hangover to desist from taking their bath with hot water the following morning because they may drop and die. According to him, some people have the perception that bathing with hot water during a hangover can calm their nerves. He disclosed that it is rather dangerous to the health of a person.

“Someone is just recovering from the hangover of yesterday after many bottles and glasses of alcohol. They will make the mistake of going into the shower to have a hot water bath. DO NOT DO IT. DO NOT TRY IT. Taking a hot water bath with alcohol in your system can make you drop dead.”

According to him, a professional medical opinion is a combination of hot temperature with alcohol in your system can make your heart have an abnormal electrical activity which can lead to sudden death.

“IF you have a hangover: NEVER take a steam bath or a hot shower. Professional medical opinion is a combination of hot temperature with alcohol in your system can make your heart have an abnormal electrical activity which can lead to sudden death. This is NOT a joke. Tell others”.

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