1. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday morning received the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Live Television a day after some frontline health workers were also vaccinated.
2. Scores of bandits terrorising some parts of Kaduna State, yesterday, stepped up their game when they attacked the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) quarters in Kaduna and went away with nine persons in the early hours of the day.
3. Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday, described the incumbent governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, as his brother and friend. The two hitherto political rivals met in Auchi, Edo State, at the Centenary Birthday Thanksgiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi.
4. The Nigerian Army yesterday announced the appointment of new General Officers Commanding, Principal Staff Officers, Commandant of tri-service institutions, and army training centres. The announcement was contained in a statement on Saturday, by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima.
5. The Presidency yesterday, reassured Nigerians on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines administered on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday. The president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, gave the assurance in a statement in Abuja on Saturday evening.
6. The FG has dismissed a newspaper report that it will be expending N10.6 billion on the distribution of the 3.9 million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the 36 states. Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib made the clarification yesterday.
7. The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a factional umbrella body for herdsmen in the country, has said it is opposed to the ban imposed on open grazing of cattle by South-West governors.
8. Three suspected cult members were yesterday, apprehended by the Lagos State Police Command as two cutlasses including an operational bus were recovered from them. In a statement on Saturday, the police spokesperson in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest.
9. The PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, yesterday, said that the COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will soon become a compulsory requirement for travelling to anywhere in the world. He stated this shortly after President Buhari and VP Osinbajo were vaccinated at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 195 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. NCDC made the announcement on Saturday night via a report on its official website.
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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