The Senior Pastor of Divine Mercy Church, Olatobiloba Peters, has called for prayers for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Pastor Peters claims the IPOB leader might not survive his current predicament, because “I see Kanu in a coffin.”
The cleric said Kanu’s group and followers would declare war on the president should Kanu dies while in custody.
He, therefore, urged the Federal Government to be careful in handling Kanu’s matter.
He warned that Kanu’s matter could trigger the mother of all violence in Nigeria.
Speaking with DAILY POST, he said: “I see his followers declaring war on the president and Nigerians as vengeance. Nigeria is at a junction.
“I will advise those in power to handle this case carefully because one misstep could trigger the mother of all violence in Nigeria, his group are seriously aggrieved and planning seriously.
“As a man of God, I say Kanu should be treated with care because I see he is currently fragile and his death would have serious repercussions.
“This government should take my words seriously because I see great danger ahead if things are not handled carefully.”
Prior to Kanu’s rearrest, Pastor Peters had disclosed that the IPOB leader may not live till the end of 2021.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has criticized the stance taken by the Southern Governors, that the South should produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
The Forum made it clear the North would not be forced into yielding a democratically elected office.
NEF through Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, observed that as far as the North was concerned, the idea that it would be indirectly threatened or intimidated or blackmailed into yielding an office which ought to be settled democratically is not acceptable.
The Forum sees the decision of the southern governors as an expression of sentiment that could be best discussed within a political process.
According to NEF, "We are running a democratic government and decisions...
Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has admitted he is against the formation of a Yoruba nation.
Soyinka, in an interview with BBC Pidgin, made it clear he prefers a united Nigeria, but under certain “rigorous conditions”.
Describing the country as a “basket case”, he said the political arrangement was not working.
On secession calls, he said: “I don’t like the sound of a Yoruba nation any more than I like the sound of a Tiv nation or an Igbo nation.
“The reason is this: there are certain pejorative overtones, chauvinistic overtones attached to it. That’s not the issue.
“When you talk about a Yoruba nation, are we talking about the creation of a nation within Nigeria...
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has denied insulting Igbos and Hausas.
Malami, who is also the Minister of Justice, is a Fulani man from Kebbi State.
He insisted that the insulting words ascribed to him against Igbo and Hausa tribes in a social media post, was the handiwork of mischief makers to cause disaffection.
Malami noted this in a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu
The statement read in part "The attention of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has been drawn to a fictitious, perfidious and mischievous post circulating on the Internet purportedly claiming to have...