Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Gov Jibrilla Bindow Of Adamawa State Congratulates Mr Boss Mustapha On His Appointment As The New SGF
Men of the Katsina State police on Sunday gunned down a suspected cattle rustler during an exchange of fire along Sakwattawa-Shawere cattle route.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, disclosed the development in a statement made available to reporters in Katsina.
Isah said “One Ibrahim Gai of Aidun Hassan Village in the Danmusa Local Government Area of the state had reported to the police that some unidentified cattle rustlers invaded their settlement at about 3.30am on October 23, 2017 and stole their livestock.”
Pay N1 Billion To My Account If You Want Me To Testify In Court – Goodluck Jonathan Tells Olisa Metuh
Jonathan urges court to void Metuh’s request to compel him to testify
Monday, 30 October 2017
The statement indicated that HajiaYelwa, aged 55, died in a hospital in the United States of America.
The statement also indicated that the late wife of the former Governor of Gombe State is survived by her husband, Senator Goje, six children, 10 grandchildren, relatives, supporters and admirers.
Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabir Getso has confirmed that there is a suspected case of Monkey Pox disease in the state, which is being investigated.
The Commissioner, in a press briefing at the Ministry of Health headquarters in Kano on Saturday, said a suspected case was reported in the Bebeji Health Facility of the State and the patient demonstrated symptoms similar to that of monkey pox, which is also close to symptoms usually demonstrated by patients suffering from Smallpox disease.
“The case is being referred for investigation as the blood sample of the victim has been collected and sent to Abuja for onward transmission to Dakar, Senegal for analysis and authenticity.”
The Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore, the Fulani socio-cultural association, has described the invasion alarm raised by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, as a lie, saying it has no plan to launch fresh attacks on the state over the anti-grazing law.
The governor had last week Thursday in Abuja raised the alarm over an alleged plan by Miyetti Allah to launch fresh attacks on the state, calling on the security agencies to protect the people by immediately arresting the leaders of the group.
The National President of the association, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo and National Secretary Mr. Saleh Alhassan, at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, said that Ortom was confused, thereby making unfounded accusation.
Sunday, 29 October 2017
BUHARI'S POLICIES ARE ‘MERE PROPAGANDA’ – BUBA GALADIMA, APC BoT MEMBER
Alhaji Buba Galadima, a Board of Trustees, BoT, member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari has described some Agricultural policies of the current Federal government as “mere propaganda.”
He said this while faulting a claims that the Buhari’s government has used Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to grant farmers loan and financial enablement.
Galadima insisted that the current Agricultural policies of the Buhari’s government is not being felt by farmers in the country.
Speaking with The Sun, the APC Chieftain said, “No, no, there are people from certain parts of the country that can never get loan or assistance from the government.
“I have been looking for some amount of money, I gave out my C of O, certificate of my farm and office that amounts to over N500m, yet no bank was able to grant me N16m loan . I had to sell my property to get some money.
“So what government is doing in the area of farming is mere propaganda, I have not seen anything on ground.
“I wrote to the Minister of Agriculture that I needed to buy certain farm equipment and agricultural facilities, he is yet to reply my letter four months after.
“I had a late planting and I am suffering that as the rain has suddenly seized. If this type of treatment is being given to me, how about the man in the village who cannot reach the minister of agriculture or anybody?”
Shettima, Borno, Northern Leaders, Northern Nigeria
The Governor of Borno State has said all hope is not lost for the University of Maiduguri workers who were abducted by Boko Haram in July as talks are ongoing for their release.
Governor Kashim Shettima gave the assurance in an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s political correspondent, Seun Okinbaloye.
“I believe discussions are currently ongoing. I would rather not comment on this issue so as not to jeopardise the lives of those hostages. But I can assure you that discussions are ongoing and very soon they will regain their freedom,” the governor said.
The hostages were among the UNIMAID staff and workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation who were ambushed in July with more than 20 members of the team and soldiers meant to provide security for them killed by the insurgents.
Shortly after the ambush, Boko Haram had released a video showing three of them appealing to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the terrorists and secure their release.
Governor Shettima, in giving the assurance that they would regain their freedom soon, expects exploration activities to continue in the Chad Basin despite the attack.
He said he had witnessed the flaring of gas in the region more than 20 years ago and that there had appeared to be more gas than oil in a well that was explored then.
With the growing importance of gas, the governor said it was important to pursue the exploration of the Lake Chad basin.
“Gas has become the product of choice. Oil will become to Nigeria what coal is to Newcastle in the next 20 to 30 years but gas will continue to be relevant in the foreseeable future,” he said.
“So, I believe that even for the sake of national stability and complementarity, the issue of exploring for oil and gas in the Lake Chad Basin should be pursued with vigour.”
Troops of 93 Battalion, 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Saturday 28th October 2017, based on a tip off by security conscious an well meaning Nigerians, arrested two suspected Boko Haram terrorists; Mallam Jamilu Adamu and Mallam Garba Adamu, seeing loitering around at Gishiri village, Ibbi Local Government Area of Taraba State. Preliminary investigation revealed that they hailed from Kirta village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. It was further confirmed that they were fishermen in Kereta before they were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists who engaged them as boat operators for two years. They further claimed that they belonged to the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram terrorists group. The suspects also stated that they escaped to Gishiri village from Boko Haram terrorists because of the concerted efforts of the military on the terrorists and also realising the fallacy of the Boko Haram terrorists’ ideology.
Saturday, 28 October 2017
Dr. Ali Makoda, the Kano State Commissioner of Environment, says erosion destroy more than 200 Graves at Tudun Murtala grave yard in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
The commissioner announced this on Saturday when he visited the Tarauni Grave yard in Tarauni Local Government as part of the state’s monthly sanitation exercise. “Immediately when we received the news, we took an urgent action to ensure that such disaster did not continue.“
Presently we embark on the renovation of many grave yards across the state, especially those at the areas where they are facing the challenges of erosion,’’ he said.
He commended a community development association of the sanitation team at the grave for their efforts at keeping the grave yard clean.
The commissioner pledged to continue to give them all necessary support, especially with the working material to encourage them. He called on other volunteer groups to also embark on such self-help work with the aim to move the state forward and ensure that all grave yards remained clean.
Makoda commended the public for complying with the sanitation order, calling on them to continue to supportthe government to keep the state clean.
The leader of the Tarauni Youth Initiative, Malam Salisu Adamu, appealed to the state government to assist them with all the necessary working materials that could assist them to carry out their duties effectively. “We are also appealing to the government to come to the aide of some volunteers who are always at the grave yard to dig graves.“ Before, each of the workers was paid N3,000 monthly, but for over two years now, they have not been paid at all’’, Adamu said.
A Plateau Polytechnic student, Musa Nyam will be out of school in the next 48 months and be behind bars following his conviction for raping a girl at a birthday bash.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday awarded N40m to the President of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori, as compensation for his unlawful arrest and detention between February 17 and 18, 2017 and again March 10 and 13, 2017.
Delivering judgement in the fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by Maikori on May 5, 2017, Justice John Tsoho ordered the four respondents including, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, and the police to pay the damages to the applicant.
The judge also directed the respondents to pay the sum of N1,430 to the applicant as the cost of instituting the suit.
Friday, 27 October 2017
According to Shehu,a Nigerian soldier who lives in Yobe that shared the news,a Nigerian soldier named Muhammad has been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu,Yobe state.
According to a Facebook user, Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello hired hoodlums to block road that leads to Lokoja the state capital.
Its most unfortunate, the Governor Bello refused to pay Kogi State Civil servants, yet mobilized hoodlums to block lokoja road thinking Senator Dino is bringing Rice donated by Nigerian Senators.
Very clear now that the KOGI state Governor have missed the road to his crisis acclaimed new direction.
The establishment of the Plateau state disabilities rights commission has been described a bold step to giving the physically challenged a sense of belonging. State commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Dayyabu Garga stated this when the chairman albino foundation Plateau state chapter, Abel Mvenoaga led other members on a visit to his office.
The albino foundation was established in 2006 for persons with albinism and vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities in the society.
Borno Senator, Ali Ndume has denied reports that he slapped a state lawmaker from Damboa prompting the suspension of activities in the Borno state house of assembly.
Sen. Ali Ndume (Borno South) on Friday denied alleged assault on a member of Borno State House of Assembly, Bukar Daja-Ali.
The House on Thursday alleged that Ndume slapped Bukar Daja-Ali, a member representing Damboa Constituency, at a political meeting in Maiduguri. A statement signed by the Speaker, Abdulkareem Lawal, issued in Maiduguri, petitioned the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the matter.