Newspaper review for February 12: Buhari has promoted religion, tribalism in military - Kukah

Newspaper review for February 12: Buhari has promoted religion, tribalism in military - Kukah

The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, February 12, are focused on Father Matthew Kukah's comment on President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, Amotekun security outfit, among others.

The Punch reports that the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday, February 11, came hard on the Buhari-led administration.

The cleric after doing an analysis of Buhari's government said that the president has elevated tribalism over national interest and that this can be mostly seen in the military where he prefers a northerner whenever he appoints for a strategic position.

The Punch newspaper review of February 12

The Punch newspaper review of February 12
Source: UGC

The Guardian reports that the bishop and the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, February 11, went into a heated argument over the refusal of Buhari to declare his asset.

The incident happened at the public launch of a book titled Farida Waziri: One Step Ahead - Life as a Spy, Detective, and Anti-Graft Czar.

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The book was written by the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri.

The Guardian newspaper review of February 12

The Guardian newspaper review of February 12
Source: UGC

The Nation reports that the details properly outlining the way the southwest security initiative, Amotekun, will operate surfaced.

The same newspaper said it got the information from the draft bill that is presently before the state legislatures as they work out how the scheme will operate across the southwest.

The document said that the daily tasks of Amotekun will be supervised by corps commanders who shall be appointed by the governor.

Another thing to note, among others, is that the scheme will work as a separate entity, different from the earlier planned regional structure.

The Nation newspaper review of February 12

The Nation newspaper review of February 12
Source: UGC

ThisDay reports that the chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said defeated members of Boko Haram are now scattered all over the country.

Speaking in an interview, he said that after overcoming insurgency, the military is now faced with another problem called terrorism.

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Among the locations he said members of the insurgent group are now is Lagos, adding that more of them are in the northeast.

ThisDay newspaper review of February 12

ThisDay newspaper review of February 12
Source: UGC

Vanguard reports that the nation's polity became more tensed on Tuesday, February 11, as details showed that a baby and a student of the University of Maiduguri were among those killed in an ambush by Boko Haram on Sunday, February 9.

The victims were also burnt beyond recognition as the baby's mother was defiled by the terrorist group before they were set on fire.

Vanguard newspaper review of February 12

Vanguard newspaper review of February 12
Source: UGC

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