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1. The Northern Governors’ Forum, yesterday, told the Acting Inspector General (IG) of Police, Usman Baba, to take proactive measures in tackling insecurity in Nigeria. The Chairman of the forum, Simon Lalong stated this in a congratulatory message to the new IGP.

2. Former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana and other top political leaders yesterday, formerly joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The defection took place at the North Central Zonal Congress of the party in Makurdi, Benue State.

3. Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern States and Abuja chapter, yesterday, said that payment of ransom and granting of amnesty to kidnappers will not end banditry. The Executive Secretary, Christian Pilgrims Commission, Pastor Yakubu Pam, made the observation on Saturday.

4. The Federal Government yesterday asked the International Criminal Police Organisation to be on the alert and look out for the inmates who escaped in the recent jailbreaks in the country, including the most recent in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

5. The O’odua People’s Congress has attacked a former Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), for comparing it with Boko Haram. The group in a statement on Saturday by its Publicity Secretary, Yinka Oguntimehin, said Dambazau was known for unguarded utterances.

6. The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has set aside N1bn in its 2021 budget as consultancy fees to be paid to experts that would supervise its roads and bridge projects. This was revealed in a copy of the document obtained from the ministry.

7. Suspected gunmen on Saturday morning rained bullets on the car of a traditional ruler, Oba Adetutu Ajayi, the Elewu of Ewu-Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The monarch who reportedly escaped death, sustained gunshot injuries.

8. The Nigerian Government on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Action (MoA) with striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to end the ongoing action. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, confirmed this yesterday in Abuja.

9. The Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday, paid a sympathy visit to the Imo State Correctional Service Centre, which came under attack recently. He called for the immediate relocation of the Correctional Service centre to a new location.

10. An Unspecified number of women have been abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect who attacked a community in Adamawa State. The insurgents also killed five people, destroyed houses and other property and made away with belongings of residents.

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Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing 

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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.

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Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits

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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,”

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Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023 presidential election – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders

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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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