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Quit Order To Herders: Northern Governors Confirm Reprisal Threats
Following series of eviction threats against Fulani herders in the southern part of the country, the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has expressed concern over the tension generated by the eviction orders.
They said the development was heating the already fragile security atmosphere in all parts of the country even as there were threats of retaliation by youths in many states in the North.
The northern governors, however, said they were working assiduously to contain the threat that generated tension in the North but needed the support and commitment of their colleagues in the South.
Buhari Orders Arrest, Prosecution Of Illegal Arms Bearers
President Muhumaadu Buhari has ordered arrest and prosecution of all illegal arms bearers in the country irrespective of their ethnic affiliation.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday disclosed this on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by our reporter.
Daily Trust had exclusively reported on Sunday that proliferation of arms was fuelling insecurity across the country.
Service Chiefs’ Appointment: Consider Igbo Too, Yoruba Elders Tell Buhari
Some elders from the South West on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing one of their sons as Chief of Air Staff. The elders, under the aegis of Conference of Concerned Yoruba Elders, said the president’s gesture was a demonstration of his unwavering confidence in the South West to help his administration give Nigerians the much-needed security as he pledged during his campaign.
CCYE National Coordinator, Prof. Olusegun Ajibola and National Secretary, Dr Catherine Adisa, urged their kinsmen to reciprocate the president’s gesture by supporting his administration to succeed in bestowing an enduring legacy of good leadership for the country.
They, however, expressed reservation over what they called the continuous side-lining of their Igbo neighbours from the security management team. They said this gave them concern as it had happened to the South East for the second time since 2015. They urged Buhari to review the appointments and accommodate the South East for justice and equity.
Mastermind Of Kankara Boys’ Kidnap Gives Reasons For Surrender
Auwalu Daudawa, the bandits’ leader behind the abduction of schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina State, said he agreed to surrender his guns to authorities after he learnt that armed banditry was fruitless and meaningless. Daudawa spoke to newsmen on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Zamfara State Police Command in Gusau, the state capital.
Credible sources at the Zamfara Government House informed Daily Trust that Daudawa was the one who led dozens of gunmen who snatched 340 students from their hostels of Government Secondary School Kankara, in December, which sparked global outrage.
The repentant bandit was leading a gang of bandits with a base in Dumburum Forest in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state operating in Zurmi-Gidan Jaja and Jibia axes.
Labour Knocks FG Over Moves To Hike Fuel Price Again
The Organised Labour has criticised the federal government over its fresh move to increase petrol pump price following the rise of crude oil price above $60 per barrel in the international market.
Timipre Sylva, the minister of State for Petroleum Resources, on Tuesday at the official launch of Nigerian Upstream Cost Optimisation Programme, urged Nigerians to be ready to bear the pains of the proposed hike.
The minister said with no provision of subsidy in the 2021 budget, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), cannot continue to bear the cost of under-recovery.
Osinbajo: We Must Attend To The Cries For Justice
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says this is one of the most challenging times in history, appealing to Nigerians to resist any attempt to destroy the unity that they have lived and worked for.
Osinbajo made the appeal during the revalidation of his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Ward 1, Unit 3, Egunrege, Ikenne, in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun.
The vice president said government would continue to attend to the cries of communities for justice, equity and fairness, adding that the nation is stronger together than apart. He explained that security challenges being experience in the country were not insurmountable.
Why I Met APC Governors — Fani-Kayode
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday, said he has no plan to return to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as it is widely reported.
Fani-Kayode, in a statement on his Twitter handle, said his meeting with the APC leadership on Monday in Abuja, was to discuss the “state of the nation, national issues, party politics and the way forward.”
He added that the meeting was aimed at building bridges, joining hands across political divides and regional lines to save Nigeria from what he termed drift to civil war.
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