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Our high population now breeding criminals – ODM Publisher



Bishop Kwakopvwe

The world renowned Nigerian publisher of the international Christian Devotional, ”Our Daily Manna”, Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe, has blamed unbridled population growth and crass irresponsibility of parents in parts of the country, for the upsurge in terrorism and kidnappings across the country.

The fiery preacher, specifically identified lack of proper parental care and absence of parental control and discipline in many homes, for the large number of miscreants, now engaged in diverse criminal acts across the country. The clergy man, also identified the collapse of the family and family values across the country, as a major cause of the gross criminality, now common particularly among young Nigerians.

In an interview in Lagos, the Pharmacist-turned Preacher of the Gospel, advised the Federal, State and Local governments in Nigeria, to put checks in place, to discourage irresponsible child-rearing, particularly among the poor across the country, in the remote areas and urbanized towns and cities, if the current marginal victories against hitherto unusual vices in the country, are to be lasting victories.

Bishop Chris said a wayward and unemployed father of 10 children, is a father to 10 probable criminals. The level of criminality by cultists and kidnappers in many parts of southern Nigeria and religious extremism like that of the Boko Haram in the north, are mostly being propped by the supply of large number of children who had no parental guidance and lacked families showing any love.

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According to the philosophic preacher, economic adversities are not known anywhere in the world, to be reversible or reversed, by increased number of children. Rather, it has been proven conclusively, that unbridled population growth, is actually a strong causative factor for worsening poverty and an attendant rise in mindless criminality.

The 52-year old Delta State-born, University of Ile-Ife trained Pharmacist, who is also an accomplished author and publisher of one of Africa’s most popular Christian devotional, is himself a father of three children. He pointed out that Nigeria’s situation has become worsened, because farming and diverse forms of agriculture, which would ordinarily have acted as a natural mop, providing jobs, food and fibre for large populations of youths, has been abandoned for years. Yet the  people who by culture and tradition, used to marry many wives and have high number of children to use as farm hands, have continued to breed children they have no capacity to even feed or nurture and train.


The Bishop emphasised that the palpable collapse of homes and absence of any enduring family structure, is today, forcing girls into prostitution and boys into all manner of criminal gangs and cults. The lack of proper parental guidance has seen unemployed and unemployable men and women, even teenagers, becoming murderers in money-making rituals and shameful attempts, across the country.

Bishop Chris urged serious governmental attention to the dangers of large number of homes today, without any father figures and increasing number of absentee mothers. He pointed out that nothing can adequately replace the role of good parental guidance and love, in the proper upbringing of children and their molding to men and women of value and virtue.

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 The North Will Produce Next President In 2023 – Shettima



Arewa Youths Leader, Alhaji Yerima Shettima

The possibility of the north retaining power after the second term tenure of President Mohammadu Buhari has been speculated.

However, Arewa Youths Leader, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, has confirmed the yearning of the north to retain power.

According to him, the north will produce the next president when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023.

Alhaji Shettima reportedly stated this in an interview published in the New Telegraph on Friday, June 21.

According to the president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, the current administration has not favoured the north, adding that the current government is purely a southwest government.

“I don’t know who is going to be the next president of Nigeria until we see those who will declare interest. However, talking about the zone, which should produce the president in 2023, I have said it on many occasions that the North will produce the next president and you could see that the issue is becoming very clear. “I don’t just make a pronouncement on something I am not sure of. We are sure that this government has not favoured the North. This government is purely a South-West government. They have taken everything.”

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Stating that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will die before 2023, Alhaji Shettima said that the only thing holding the ruling party together is President Buhari.

“Even in the National Assembly, somebody was working to ensure that his interest is protected to make it easy for him to become president come 2023, but unfortunately the party itself will die before 2023. “By 2023, All Progressives Congress (APC) will no longer be visible. The only thing that holds that party is President Buhari, but he is not coming back. This is his last tenure and I am sure the Buhari I know will be busy thinking of how to go for his retirement rather than thinking of whether the party survives or not. He has achieved all he wanted to achieve. He has become both heads of state and civilian president.”

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Rampaging Bandits Give Conditions For Ceasefire




Rampaging bandits in Zamfara state have given conditions for a cease-fire.

The conditions include being allowed to attend local markets without fear or intimidation and a halt of Fulani killings in local markets.

The disclosure was made by the state’s commissioner of police, Usman Nagoggo, during a meeting with vigilantes and volunteers popularly known as Yan Sakai on Thursday, June 20.

According to CP Nagoggo, the crisis of banditry in the state was being fuelled by the unlawful executions of suspected criminals.

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However, vigilantes in the state have expressed readiness to do anything that will ensure that peace returns.

CP Nagoggo revealed that the armed men had been contacted by authorities, and they gave the assurance that they would stop the carnage in the state, only on these conditions.

His words: “Part of the conditions they gave was that the Yan Sakai should halt the extrajudicial killings of Fulani, especially in local markets. The bandits said they should be allowed to attend local markets without fear or intimidation.

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“That is why we are holding this meeting to intimate you about the new peace road map being designed by the government.

“A situation whereby a local vigilante will kill one of the bandits and the armed men would slay about 30 persons in retaliation, what is the gain here?”

The CP implored the vigilante leaders to reach out to their followers and ask them to stop such practice of extrajudicial killings in the state.

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UK Government Warn Citizens Form Travelling To 21 Nigerian States



The government of the United Kingdom has listed states in Nigeria where its citizens should not travel to.

The country listed the states and warned its citizens not travel to the places for health and safety reasons.

The citizens were advised to seek security if they must travel and work in the listed areas.

According to the government, attacks have become high in such areas, hence the need to stay clear.

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Through its foreign and commonwealth office, the UK said the advisory followed issues of insecurity including Boko Haram, in the North East, armed banditry in the North West and militancy in the South-South.

It also relied on an earlier report of Lassa Fever in some state and reports that Nigeria is prone to the Zika virus.

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In the travel advisory recently released by the government of the United Kingdom, 21 states including Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers states went marked as danger zones.

Others are Zamfara, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kastina, Kogi States. Citizens were also advised to stay away from 20km of the border with Niger in Sokoto, Abia and Kebbi state.


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