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10 things you need to know today Thursday 02/09/2021

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1. President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Ministers of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and Minister of Power, Maman Saleh. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the announcement on Wednesday. Both ministers were immediately replaced.

2. A total of 73 students were abducted from Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Wednesday. Mohammed Shehu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State who confirmed the incident said security has been beefed up in the community where the incident occurred.

3. The Presidency on Wednesday said the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had amassed a substantial stockpile of weapons and bombs across the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said this in a statement titled ‘Why Amnesty’s Entreaties Should Be Ignored By Presidency.”

4. President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that the impact of his project will be felt after he leaves office in 2023. The president said this after inaugurating new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

5. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday vowed to drag the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume to court to prove the allegations he raised against his administration. Ortom who gave the hint while briefing journalists in Makurdi, accused the minister of peddling falsehood against him during a media parley in Abuja.

6. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will deploy the industrial mechanisms granted in labour laws for the defense of workers’ rights to resist increase in electricity tariff. The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

7. The Zamfara State Government on Wednesday announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on 13 local government areas of the state. Commissioner of Police in the state, Ayuba Elkana, announced the curfew while addressing newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.

8. Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Wednesday, disclosed that he has no plan to contest the 2023 presidential election. While distancing himself from promotional activities linking him with the 2023 presidential polls, the governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, said his principal had nothing to do with the pseudo campaigners.

9. The Peoples Democratic Party Ward 5 in Ikuru town, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, has suspended the embattled National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus. Secondus, a prominent politician from Andoni in Rivers State, was a former Rivers State chairman of the PDP. He also served as its National Organizing Secretary before becoming national chairman.

10. A Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba, Wednesday, restrained Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State along with other members from acting or parading themselves as the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC until the determination of a substantive suit before the court.

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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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