Fani-Kayode premised his call on the testimony of an unnamed mother of a kidnapped student who claimed that Gumi facilitated a meeting with a “Fulani from Kaduna” who, with the cleric’s approval, took N800,000 from her as “transport” despite her pleading that she was a widow.
In a statement on Thursday, the Presidency said Pantami’s ordeal in the hands of those calling for his sack was not about his past utterances but about his current job as a minister.
He told The PUNCH newspaper in an interview that his son, Sunday, a 400-level student of Architecture at ATBU at the time, was strangled by Muslim students for allegedly circulating a tract that contained blasphemous content.
The ex-DSS Director spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme: The Roundtable
There is currently an ongoing call for Pantami’s resignation or sacking over his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
This is despite the overwhelming call for the resignation or sacking of the minister over his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, also demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should immediately sack the minister, given the sensitivity of the issue at stake.
The minister said he was young when he made the radical comments, adding that he is now mature and now knows better.
The minister also said he has no issues with Christians, adding that his personal driver, secretary and technical assistant are all Christians
The group was replying to a series of Trump tweets on Saturday that said a secret meeting with “major leaders” of the Taliban at Camp David had been canceled because of an attack by the insurgents that killed an American soldier.
The reporters, working for radio and TV news companies that broadcast news in Pashto and Dari languages, were abducted while travelling in group from neighbouring Paktika province to Paktia, to attend a media workshop on Friday
In March, the South Asian nation conducted its first population census in two decades, which was possible thanks to improved security after years of violence linked to al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.
On Monday, Trump said the US would expand US military authority in Afghanistan, but would not publicly announce any future military action plans in Afghanistan as part of the country’s new strategy toward Afghanistan.
The letter said: “Previous experiences have shown that sending more troops to Afghanistan will not result in anything other than further destruction of American military and economical might.”
Abdur Rahman, 23, also known as Hafiz Khalid, died driving a vehicle laden with explosives into an Afghan military base in the town of Gereshk, north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, Qari Ahmadi, the Taliban’s main spokesman for southern Afghanistan, said.
In a statement marking Eid al-Fitr, the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada combined defiant calls for the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan with more conciliatory messages
The 113 of the 122 former prisoners confirmed by US intelligence agencies to have “re-engaged” were released by Obama’s predecessor, George W Bush
In an open letter to the new US president, published on one of its official web pages, the insurgent movement said the United States had lost credibility after spending $1 trillion on a fruitless entanglement
Malala Yousafzai would not sit down and watch how the Pakistani radical Muslims deprived girls the right to formal education. For years, the Taliban blew up schools, where girls studied almost on a daily basis
The bomber blew himself up near an entrance to Gulshan-e- Iqbal Park, close to a children’s play area on Sunday evening