1.The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of End SARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate in October 2020, yesterday, approved the reopening of the toll plaza.
2. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has said the strike action by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities is illegal. The Minister said this during a meeting with the union on Friday.
3.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has not shortlisted Nigeria for the Pfizer vaccines. This is because of the country’s failure to meet the standard requirement to store the vaccines at the required -70 degrees Celsius.
4. The federal government, yesterday, said Nigeria is making efforts to get the coronavirus vaccines by the end of February. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the disclosure to the NAN in Abuja.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed America for supporting the candidacy of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The office of the United States Trade Representative announced this on Friday.
6. The Federal Government on Saturday distributed food items to the members of the defunct Bakassi Strike Force who laid down their arms in 2018. The distribution was conducted by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affair.
7.Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State have arrested seven men in Ukpuje forest, Owan West Local Government Area of the state and discovered four dried warehouse containing 233,778kg of cannabis with an estimated street value of over 1.4 billion naira.
8.The Presidency on Saturday lashed out at opposition Peoples Democratic Party for faulting the recent nomination of former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
9. Anambra State Governor Chief Willie Obiano has ordered the immediate closure of Agbaedo Nnewi New Motor Spare Parts Market for one week over non-compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.
10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 1,588 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This brings the total number of recorded infections in the country to 139,242
Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State has thoroughly warned its entire students against indecent dressing that it will no longer condone such act from its undergraduates of the institution.
The Senate of the institution has put rustication as a form of portends for any student involved in any form of indecent dressing.
The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.
The circular with reference number AD/ REG/CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .
According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.
“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.” school management informed the students.
Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits
Just on thursday, a team of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia road arrested a mother, her daughter, alongside another woman, for hiding petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the forest.
The Spokesman, Katsina Police Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the three suspects at the state police headquarters on Thurday.
The suspects, who admitted to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive order and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
“These women that you are seeing here were arrested along Jibia-Katsina road with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.
“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia forest but nemesis caught up with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.
“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the forest for the bandits.
“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters here in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.
“It may interest you to know that the suspects while confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.
Futhermore, SP Isah Gambo said “What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorcycle riders to buy the fuel for them in their motorcycle tanks from filling stations and then take it back to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorcycle tanks and then arrange them into bags like these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies while taking it to the forest to sell to bandits,”
Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023 presidential election – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari.
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023.
Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023.
The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna.
Moreover, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad.
“Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.”
Most Nigerians have talked against the North producing the country’s next president.
Against this backdrop, the Southeast has been clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president.
The Southern governors had currently insisted that their region should provide Nigeria’s next president.
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