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Nigerian Army Dismisses Over 3000 Soldiers


Nigerian Army has dismissed no fewer than 3,040 soldiers from service for various acts of misconduct, and indiscipline, including desertion, possession of hard drugs, rape and murder.


Some of the soldiers were discharged for cowardice, forgery, drunkenness, poor performance, disobedience to orders, absence from duty/parade and failure to perform military duty.
Similarly, scores were also axed for Bank Verification Number issues, vetting problems, insubordination, civil offence, extortion, defilement and conduct prejudicial to service.


Others were dismissed for conspiracy, ‘misfire,’ stealing, impersonation, attempted rape, assault, unlawful release of prisoners and cheating.


The names of the personnel were contained in a 90-page document titled, ‘List of soldiers dismissed from the Nigerian Army,’ obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Friday.


The dismissal period was, however, not mentioned in the document.
Over 1,000 soldiers were discharged for Away without leave (AWOL) and desertion.

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Photonews: CHELSEA WIN THE 2020-21 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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News Update, Sunday, 30/05/2021

** Governance Cost: Sacking workers not long-term solution – Osinbajo

** We’ll ensure quick implementation of security summit’s outcome – Gbajabiamila

** Aregbesola charges firemen on prompt response to emergencies

** Democracy Day: PDP Pass Vote Of Confidence On Ugwuanyi

** Insecurity: Group rallies support for military, cautions against divisive comments

** Buni pray for Nigeria’s unity as He mark 2nd anniversary as Yobe Governor

** Troops nab 2 terrorist fuel suppliers in Yobe

** Panic in Anambra as unknown gunmen kill 5 soldiers

** Kebbi boat mishap: Zamfara Governor donates N30m to victims’ families.

** Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba wins APC Chairmanship Primary in Ijede LCDA

** Yoruba Nation: Oduduwa agitators forcefully open Idiroko border

** NACCIMA Presidency: Udeagbala set to take over

** Remaining Greenfield Varsity students released by abductors

** Troops kill seven IPOB members in Rivers – Army

** #Occupynigerdelta protest continues on Monday – IYC boss

** Non-compliance of motorcyclists, tricycle riders to COVID-19 protocols

** Suspected cultist jumps into river to evade police arrest, dies

** Air Peace’s new Aircraft begin test flights to Owerri, Abuja

** COVID-19 forced millions to quit smoking, says WHO

**Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO July 5

** Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban from 11 countries

** Lyon appoint former Dortmund, Ajax coach Bosz

** Brentford beat Swansea to reach Premier League

** Chelsea won against all odds. I – 0.

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NLC Threatens To Resume Suspended Strike Action In Kaduna


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has threatened to resume its suspended strike action in Kaduna State if the governor of the State, Nasir El-Rufai, fails to tow the path of dialogue and amicable resolutions in settling the industrial dispute between them.


El-Rufai and the organised labour were at loggerheads last week over his retrenchment of not less than 4,000 workers, leading to a strike action that paralysed economic activities in the State for three days.


Rising from its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting that held virtually on Thursday, the NLC said it resolved to continue to keep its doors open for dialogue and amicable resolution, but it would not hesitate to re-activate its suspended action if the State Government remained adamant and recalcitrant.
“The NEC resolved to continue to keep its doors open for dialogue and amicable resolution of the industrial crisis occasioned by the insensitive and illegal mass sack of workers by the Kaduna State Government.
“The NEC resolved that in case the Kaduna State Government remained adamant and recalcitrant or continues to pursue the path of war, threat and punitive actions against workers and their interests, that it had given the National Administrative Council (NAC) the power to re-activate the suspended industrial action in Kaduna State and also call for the withdrawal of services of all workers in Nigeria without any further notice,” a communique jointly signed by NLC President and Acting Secretary, Ayuba Wabba and Ismail Bello, respectively read.

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News Update, Saturday, 29/05/2021

** FG launches menstrual pad bank for emergency situations

** Osinbajo hosts Liberian vice President

** Kalu salutes new Chief of Army Staff, General Yahaya

** Bloody Friday: Bandits kill 10 in fresh attacks in Kaduna, rustle 39 cattle

** Sit-at-home: Police warn hoodlums in Imo state

** Nigerian troops raid IPOB camp in Agbochia forest, kill 7, arrest 5

** Kano-Kaduna rail line to commence in July says Amaechi

** Why EFCC is yet to dispose off Diezani Madueke’s N14bn worth of jewellery, $80m worth of house – Bawa

** Wike flags off 17.2 km Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono road

** Borno Govt resettles displaced persons occupying schools

** Scores kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna Road, says Shehu Sani

** ICPC arrests two FRSC officials, others for certificate forgery

** Borno: Group holds capacity building for mothers on child education

** NNPC records N578.79bn revenue, 54 pipeline breaches

** SARS disbandment creating security challenge, IGP cries out

** Germany says committed genocide in Namibia during colonial rule

** Over 3,000 delegates to attend international security, defence exhibition in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

** COVID-19: Ethiopian Airlines medical centre commences staff vaccination

** Allegri returns to Juventus after Pirlo sacking

** Al Ahly win 7th CAF Super Cup

** Nike says it ended deal with Neymar amidst sexual assault allegations

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“Buhari’s achievement in 6 years is enough to make Nigerians Proud” – Femi Adesina says


The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina says that President Muhammadu Buhari has done enough in 6 years to make Nigerians proud.


He made this statement while presenting President Muhammadu Buhari’s report card of six years as the president of Nigeria.


According to report, Femi Adesina said that President Buhari is recording giant strides and Nigerians should be proud of it. Speaking further, he said that though some people have been saying that they have not seen what the president is doing, the records are there to show.
“Some people claim: we don’t see what they are doing. We don’t hear about it. Well, here it is. A Fact Sheet, a report card on the Buhari Administration, just a bit of the successes, as the milestone of six years is attained”, Femi Adesina said.


He added that by the time the administration of President Buhari breasts the tape in another two years, there will be resounding applause from Nigerians.

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Bandits block Kaduna-Abuja road


Bandits operating in Kaduna State have reportedly blocked the Kaduna-Abuja highway.


Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, made this known in a tweet on Friday afternoon.


He said : “I have just got a call that Bandits have blocked the Kaduna Abuja road,in between Jere and Katari village in this broad daylight.Scores of people were kidnapped while many have made a fast u-turn in the face of gunshots.”


The tweet :
I have just got a call that Bandits have blocked the Kaduna Abuja road,in between Jere and Katari village in this broad daylight.Scores of people were kidnapped while many have made a fast u-turn in the face of gunshots.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 28, 2021


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News update, Friday, 28/05/2021

** FG inaugurates 450 metric tons cassava processing plant in Rivers

** Buhari appoints new Chief of Army Staff

** Kaduna speaker hails choice of Major General Yahaya as COAS

** 25 generals, others may go as Yahaya emerges COAS

** Second anniversary: Lagos, a huge construction site already ― Sanwo-Olu

** Zonal Constitution review: Stakeholders insist on total review of the constitution

** Senate President rejoices with Nigerian child on Children’s Day

** Sanwo-Olu appreciates Lagosians, urges continued support for his administration

** Legislative, Judicial financial autonomy set for take off

** Children’s Day: Soyinka calls for quality education for children

** FG orders passport offices open 6 am – 6 pm to clear backlog

** COVID-19 vaccination suffers setback, FG laments vaccine shortage

** Don’t introduce Sharia in South-West, PFN warns Senate

** Food prices rise in April despite fall in inflation

** We will invest every of our blood to actualise a greater Lagos dream — Sanwo-Olu

** Families petition Makinde over imminent crisis at Iresa-Adu

** Illegal oil deals: FG fails to recover $69bn loot in American banks

** CBN sets to cut imports of cassava by-products import

** Ebonyi football fans hail Chukwueze over Europa League glory

** Conte salutes his Inter ‘journey’ as Inzaghi tipped as successor

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SERAP drags FG, Kogi to UN over ‘arbitrary detention of activists Larry and Victor’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent “an urgent complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over the arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of activists Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka simply for peacefully exercising their right to protest in Kogi state.”

SERAP said: “The arrest and continued detention of Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka is an egregious violation of their human rights. The Nigerian and Kogi state authorities have violated the following rights under the Nigerian Constitution, 1999 (as amended) and international law in continuing to detain Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka: the right to be free from arbitrary detention; the right freedom from torture and ill-treatment, and the right to due process of law.”

In the complaint dated 25 May, 2021 and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization said: “The detention of Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka constitutes an arbitrary deprivation of their liberty because it does not have any legal justification. The detention also does not meet minimum international standards of due process.”

SERAP is calling on the Working Group to “initiate a procedure involving the investigation of the cases of Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka, and urgently send an allegation letter to the Nigerian and Kogi state authorities inquiring about the case generally, and specifically about the legal basis for their arrest, detention, and ill-treatment, each of which is in violation of international law.”

SERAP is also urging the Working Group to “issue an opinion declaring that Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka’s deprivation of liberty and detention is arbitrary and in violation of Nigeria’s Constitution and obligations under international law. We also urge the Working Group to call for the immediate release of Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka.”

According to SERAP, “We urge the Working Group to request the Nigerian and Kogi state authorities to investigate and hold accountable all persons responsible for the unlawful arrest, continued detention, and ill-treatment of Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka in Kogi state.”

SERAP is also calling on the Working Group “to request the Nigerian and Kogi state authorities to award Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka adequate compensation for the violations they have endured as a result of their unlawful arrest, arbitrary detention, and ill-treatment.”

The complaint addressed to Ms. Elina Steinerte Chairman/Rapporteur of the Working Group, read in part: “As set forth in this Individual Complaint, the Nigerian and Kogi State authorities are arbitrarily depriving Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka of their liberty and continues to arbitrarily detain them. Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka are citizens of Nigeria and have been detained since 5th April, 2021. They continue to be detained without access to the outside world.”

“Pursuant to the mandate of the Working Group, the “Manual of Operations of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council” and the publication “Working with the UN Human Rights Programme, a Handbook for Civil Society”, SERAP, a non-governmental human rights organization, can provide information on a specific human rights case or situation in a particular country, or on a country’s laws and practices with human rights implications.”

“SERAP therefore argues that the case adequately satisfies the requirements by which to submit an individual complaint to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.”

“SERAP respectfully requests the Working Group to initiate the procedure involving the investigation of individual cases toward reaching an opinion declaring Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka’s detention to be arbitrary and in violation of international law. To this end, SERAP will pursue the regular communications procedure before the Working Group in order to have the ability to provide comments on any response by the Nigerian and Kogi State authorities.”

“The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible under the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and international law to protect the safety and rights of protesters and create an environment conducive to a diverse and pluralistic expression of ideas and peaceful dissent from government policy.”

“The wave of protests against repression by both the Federal and Kogi state authorities illustrate a broken social contract between the authorities and Nigerians. The authorities have been failing to meet the demands of Nigerians to respect human rights, end restrictions on civic space, obey court orders and ensure the rule of law.”

“The failure to hold to account those responsible has continued to increase the vulnerability of protesters and activists in the country.”

“SERAP is seriously concerned that the Nigerian and Kogi state authorities have so far failed and/or neglected to address or redress the attacks on the peaceful protesters, despite growing calls on the authorities to investigate the attacks and bring perpetrators to justice.”

“We urge you to put pressure on the Nigerian authorities to take all feasible measures to protect peaceful protesters demanding the release of all prisoners of conscience, and full respect for the rule of law.”

“We urge you to put pressure on the Nigerian and Kogi state authorities to make clear that they will not tolerate violent attacks on protesters. The authorities have a responsibility both to respect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to protect protesters from violent attack.”

“Emmanuel Larry and Victor Anen Udoka’s social activism and calls for peaceful protests led to escalating government harassment and their eventual arrest and detention. They are two of several youths who have been protesting against the Federal government.”

“There was no warrant for Emmanuel Larry and Victor Anen Udoka’s arrest and they have been in detention for over forty days without bail, which has become a recurring pattern of the Nigerian authorities’ disdainful, illegal arrest and detention of protesters, journalists and activists”

“According to their lawyer, Benjami Omeiza, he has no access to Emmanuel Larry and Victor Anen Udoka and that while he was negotiating for their release, Kogi State quickly arranged for a Magistrate to order their detention in Prison, ex-parte (without notice). They have been in Prison for over forty days afterwards. They have not been formally charged nor arraigned before any competent court of jurisdiction; neither have they been released.”

“The attacks are coming on the heels of similar violent attacks by the military and the police on the #EndSars protesters demanding proscription of the erstwhile dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and violation of human rights by security agents in October, 2020 and the other protesters in March, 2021.”

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Southern and Northern Kaduna agree to split into two new states


In a development that caught many unawares, the Christians, Non-Hausa/Fulani from the Southern part of Kaduna state and its rival Northern Muslim Hausa/Fulani dominated part of Northern Kaduna, have agreed for the split of Kaduna State into two new states.


Speaking during the presentation and defence of their memos at the Senate ad-hoc Committee and the House of Reps Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution at the Hassan Katsina House on Wednesday who has been engaged in infamous inter-ethnic and religious clashes for decades, said creating new states from the present Kaduna State will go a long way at solving the bloody violence that seemed to defy solution.


The President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Hon. Jonathan Asake, who defended the memo of Southern Kaduna people said: “The wish of Southern Kaduna is to have a brand new constitution, not an amended one,” he said.
“But in the absence of that, we are here to make our inputs as a people who have suffered suppression and oppression for a long time,” he said.
“Southern Kaduna is made up of 67 ethnic nationalities spread in 13 of the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state. It has a landmass of 26,000kmsq with an estimated population of 5.1 million.

We are endowed with an educated population and with abundant natural resources,” he said.
“Our land size is greater than that of Kano state which has a landmass of 20,000kmsq. Yet Kano is a state of its own with 44 LGAs. Our population is greater than 21 other states of the federation,” he went on. “We are demanding for the amendment of the provision of section 8 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which makes it almost an impossible task for the creation of a new state,” he insisted.
“We have been demanding for a state of our own for over thirty years and Gurara state was among the 18 states proposed in the 2014 Confab report,” he said.
“We are demanding for the creation of the Gurara state after the amendment. This will help in solving the incessant conflicts between our people and the other divide,” he said.


SOKAPU also asked for the removal of the Land Use Act from the Constitution and its amendment as a law, so that communities and families can have larger control of the ancestral lands.
“We stand by all the 2014 confab report which had captured most of our demands.


In the same vein, the Northern part of Kaduna State, under the aegis of Kaduna Development Elders Initiatives submitted a memo signed by the Senators Representing Kaduna North Senatorial Zone, Sen. Sulieman Abdu Kwari; the Senator Representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Senator Uba Sani; all the House of Reps members from the Northern Part of Kaduna; all members of Kaduna state house of Assembly from the northern part of Kaduna their Chairmen of LGAs and Councillors.


Defending the memo of the group, Abdulkadir Ahmed said, “we are canvassing for the creation of New Kaduna state from the present Kaduna state and we want the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria amended to make this possible.”
“Kaduna South has been complaining of marginalisation ever since, even though Chiefdoms have been given to them and they occupy 60% of the workforce of Kaduna state,” he added.
“Let the state be split and if they are asking for Gurara state, let them have it,” he said.
“This will solve all the crises we have been having in this state,” he added.
“On our part, we are asking for the creation of ‘New Kaduna State’, which will include Kaduna North and Kaduna Central Senatorial zones,” he said.
“But there should be a referendum for each section of the state to decide on where it wants to belong,” he added.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, who declared the meeting open, also asked for true Federalism, State Police and Financial Autonomy to Local Government Councils.


The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaiya from Kano State, in his opening remarks assured all that each of the memos will be well looked into and submitted to the National Assembly for further actions.
Many groups and individuals also submitted memos as the sitting continues till Friday.

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Tiktok CEO, Zhang Yiming, resigns with a net worth of $44bn to read books and daydream


The 30th richest person in the world and CEO of video-sharing social networking service, ByteDance, parent company of TikTok, Zhang Yiming, says he’s resigning to create more time for him to read books and daydream.


According to CelebrityNetWorth, Zhang with a net worth of $44 billion announced on Monday, May 24, in an official letter to his employees, said he lacked some skills that’d make him an ideal manager.
“The truth is, I lack some of the skills that make an ideal manager.

Similarly, I’m not very social, preferring solitary activities like being online, reading, listening to music, and daydreaming about what may be possible.,” he said. Yiming will step down at the end of the year to focus on long-term strategy.

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Nigerian footballer bags death sentence for smuggling N413k worth of drugs in Vietnam




A 23-year-old Nigerian man, Theophilus Ugwu, was sentenced to death on Tuesday, May 25, for smuggling nearly six kilos of methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam.


According to a local newspaper, Theophilus Ugwu was charged with “illegal trafficking of narcotic substances” by the People’s Court of Western province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam.


On March 8 2020, police found Ugwu transporting 12 bags containing meth from Cambodia to Vietnam in Tay Ninh’s Ben Cau District. The meth weighed around 5.92 kilograms.

Ugwu said he came from Nigeria to Cambodia in February last year as a soccer player. But in March, he became acquainted with another African, who promised to help him play for a famous Cambodian club.


On the day he was caught, the man hired Ugwu to deliver a bag containing the drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)— Tay Ninh borders both HCMC and Phnom Penh. Ugwu accepted the deal and got $1,000, but was eventually busted by police as he tried to smuggle the drugs into Vietnam through less-traveled paths. In court, Ugwu said he did not know the bag contained drugs.

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Ebonyi Explosion: Officer Accidentally Detonated Grenade – Police


A policeman died on Tuesday after mistakenly detonating a grenade in Ebonyi State, authorities confirmed to Channels Television.


This is according to the spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, Loveth Odah who stated this during a briefing in Abakaliki.


She identified the police personnel as Idi Aminu, noting that the victim was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.


The police reaction comes amid reports that a suicide bomber was blown to pieces after a suicide vest he was wearing exploded on his body.
The crest of the Nigeria Police Force crest is on a police officer’s uniform.


The incident was said to have happened in Afikpo town of Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state with sources saying the incident happened around 12 noon.


Resident scampered for safety when the grenade exploded but reconvened at the scene of the incident a few minutes after only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the pull of his own blood.


But the police spokesman debunked the reports, saying the victim was personnel of the State Police Command.

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Buhari did not attend Attahiru’s burial because he was not given 48-hours notice — Presidency


President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has explained why the President was absent at Saturday’s burial of late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers killed in a plane crash.


Onochie explained that the president must be given a 48-hour notice before any funeral outside the Presidential Villa.
Attahiru and 10 officers died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday last week.


The Army Chief and the other officers were on an official trip to Kaduna when their aircraft crashed at the Kaduna International Airport.
All deceased officers were flown back to Abuja on buried at the military cemetery on Saturday.


However, Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo were physically absent during the burial ceremony in Abuja.
There absence threw a lot of criticisms from Nigerians who condemned the decision to shun the burial.


Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode had described Buhari and Osinbajo’s absence at the burial of Attahiru and the 10 officers as insensitive.


Reacting to the controversy over Buhari’s absence, Onochie wrote:
“Why Pres@MBuhari did not attend the funeral for our late Chief of Army Staff and the other heroes who died in an aircrash.
”For a Nigerian President to be at any funeral or event outside the Villa, the event must have at least 48 hours,” Onochie tweeted.

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I stole plantains to raise N10k for my girlfriend‘s makeup — Suspect


A young man arrested for stealing bunches of plantain in Ebedebiri, Sagbama LGA of Bayelsa, has claimed that he committed the offence because of his girlfriend.


According to reports shared by community leaders on Monday, May 24, the suspect was caught and during interrogation by a community leader, Peres Double, the suspect claimed that his girlfriend demanded for the sum of ten thousand naira (N10,000) supposedly to buy make-up and had given him a deadline to get the money.


The suspected thief from Angiama community, said he became so frustrated that he entered people’s farms in the community, harvested their plantains in a bid to sell them and raise money for his girlfriend.

The suspect pleaded with the community leadership to forgive him.

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News Update, Tuesday, 25/05/2021

** Buhari okays deep rooted solutions to herdsmen attacks, clear way for ranching and revival of Forrest reserves

** First Lady pays condolence visit to Late Brigadier-General Olayinka’s family

** Sanwo-Olu, Dapo Abiodun Signs MOU on joint development of infrastructure in border communities

** Buhari postpones FEC, Police Council Meetings to honour Attahiru, others

** Lagos initiates programmes to raise civically responsible citizens

** Presidency tackles Southern Govs over ‘ban on open grazing

** Lagos earmarks N11bn for school feeding scheme

** Why I didn’t attend APC Southwest Leaders’ meeting – Akeredolu

** NDE trains 136 unemployed youths in Ondo

** Centre for Democracy petitions Nigeria Governors’ Forum

** Sokoto State: Former Commissioner is dead

** World Culture Day: Sanwo-Olu to support individuals, groups in sustaining Lagos culture

** Benue Govt disbands illegal vigilante groups

** Many injured, 12 arrested as Okada riders clashed with police in Lagos

** Killings in Iraq spark calls for election boycott

** Video of Black man’s death in US varies sharply from police account

** Citing Covid risk, US warns against travel to Olympic host Japan

** Army figures retain key roles in Mali ministerial reshuffle

** Kudela voted best Czech defender as UEFA ‘racism’ verdict looms

**Mandzukic exits AC Milan after six months

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Bill seeking to scrap NYSC reaches second reading in House of Reps


The bill on the discontinuation of the National Youth Service Corps has reached the second reading in the House of Representatives.


Sponsored by the lawmaker representing Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency of Rivers State Awaji-Inombek Abiante, in the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, the bill listed various reasons why the NYSC should be scrapped.


It said the NYSC has led to the “incessant killing of innocent corps members in some parts of the country due to banditry, religious extremism and ethnic violence; incessant kidnapping of innocent corps members across the country.”
“Public and private agencies/departments are no longer recruiting able and qualified Nigerian youths, thus relying heavily on the availability of corps members who are not being well remunerated and get discarded with impunity at the end of their service year without any hope of being gainfully employed.
“Due to insecurity across the country, the National Youth Service Corps management now gives considerations to posting corps members to their geopolitical zone, thus defeating one of the objectives of setting up the service corps, i.e. developing common ties among the Nigerian youths and promote national unity and integration.”


The bill is seeking the alteration of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020.


The youth service, which started on May 22, 1973, was established during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon under Decree No. 24 of 1973.


NYSC was established to reconcile and reintegrate Nigerians after the Nigerian civil war.

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Police finally react to viral picture of man carrying AK47 rifle during protest in Osun


Recall that the suspected internet fraudsters, also known as ‘Yahoo-boys’ staged a protest against their arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


The Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode in the release clarified that the young man referred to, in mufti, in the viral picture was one of the policemen hurriedly deployed for the swift response operation.


“The Commissioner of Police said he promptly waded into the situation, in order for it not to degenerate into chaos or snowball into anarchy, the statement said.

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Nigerian youths responsible for bad governance – Tunde Bakare


Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, CGCC, on Saturday said some youths in their 20s and 30s are responsible for Nigeria’s current woes.
Bakare said these youths once trusted with power messed up the system in Nigeria.


He said the older generation of leaders are not responsible for the country’s woes but youths who were once entrusted with power.
Bakare spoke at the maiden edition of The Conversation Africa Series organized by the Legacy Youth Fellowship in Lagos.


The clergyman charged the present crop of Nigerian youths to be determined and focus in ensuring that the dream of Nigeria’s founding fathers becomes a reality.


He said: “Young Nigerians are asking why a country so rich wears the inglorious badge of the poverty capital of the world. Consequently, we have seen determined young Nigerians fired up and ready to take their country back from the so-called gerontocrats.
“Our current youths need to be reminded that on May 24, 1966, a 31-year-old Head of State destroyed the foundation of federalism and made Nigeria a unitary system and also in mid-1970’s some young and zealous army generals in their 30’s overthrew the government in their bid to sanitize the system but ended up destroying it among other incident.


“Young Nigerian patriots, you can see from this brief recourse to history that Nigeria was brought to its current state, not necessarily by gerontocrats, but by mostly young Nigerians, some of whom had been actively involved in governance from their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, and some of whom are relevant even now. It is why I say that youth, in a sense, brought us here.”

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“Buhari is a national embarrassment” – Adamu Garba slams Buhari over absence at Ibrahim Attahiru’s burial


Popular Activist and politician, Adamu Garba, has slammed President Buhari and all Northern governors who were absent at Ibrahim Attahiru’s burial yesterday in Abuja.

Despite the funeral took place in Abuja, the president was still absent.
Nigerians are still dragging the president and other governors over failure to attend Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers’ burial. The Northern governors ignored the burial only to attend AGF Malami’s son’s burial.


Adamu Garba referred to President Buhari’s absence as a “National embarrassment to Nigeria.”
Adamu Garba’s statement reads: “Even the fact that our President is not there to pay his last respect is a national embarrassment to us, wallahi.
I don’t know why everything in this country would have to be different
“What signal are we extending to our men & women in uniform? Those on the frontline? Why is this?
“If a whole COAS died and does not deserve the attention of the highest national authority, what will be the thinking of the lower cadre officers?
“All governors & President are supposed to attend his funeral unfailingly.


It is a symbolic gesture of solidarity with our military.
We must work on the spirit of our national consciousness.
There are things that no matter what, we should not take for granted.
Our leaders must understand that a country like Nigeria should be led from the frontline.
We should love our national heroes death or alive.
Yes!”

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Photonews: Nigerian Governors Attends Malami Son’s Wedding Over Burial Of Army Chief


As the burial of General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, and 10 others who died in a plane crash got underway in Abuja, many governors converged on Kano for the wedding of one the sons of Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

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Attahiru: Two people jumped off crashing plane with parachutes, disappeared – Eyewitnesses


Eyewitnesses have alleged that two men jumped off the plane carrying the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, before it crashed on Friday evening.


Eyewitness account of those living close to the airport said that the two men jumped off the plane with parachutes and disappeared.


DAILY POST reported on Friday that Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash at about 6:00p.m. A military Beechcraft 350 carrying him went down at the Kaduna International Airport, claiming all passengers.


The top military officer was in Kaduna on an official trip.
DAILY POST gathered that Attahiru’s aides also died in the crash.


But the eyewitnesses, who gave the account of the incident in a viral video, said two men escaped from the crash with the help of parachutes.
One of the eyewitnesses spoke in pidgin English.

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Plane crash: Attahiru’s death suspicious, could be act of revenge for Shekau’s death – Bamgbose


Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has described the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru as shocking and suspicious.


According to him, this is one death that must be thoroughly investigated, adding that the sad news will certainly pose a serious setback to the fight against terror in Nigeria.
DAILY POST reported on Friday that Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash at about 6:00 p.m. on Friday.


A military Beachcraft 350 carrying him went down at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, claiming all passengers.
The top military officer was in Kaduna on an official trip.


DAILY POST gathered that Attahiru’s aides passed away.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force Director of Information confirmed the mishap in a statement.


Speaking with DAILY POST on the development, Bamgbose added, “The just reported death of the Chief of Army Staff this evening is very shocking and almost unbelievable.
“This is most unfortunate and disheartening. His death will certainly pose a serious setback to the fight against terror in Nigeria.
“It’s tantamount to a coup. This is one death that must be thoroughly investigated. His sudden death is highly suspicious.
“Only just recently we heard the news of the death of Abubakar Shekau and the next thing is the death of the Chief of Army Staff.
“There is certainly a nexus. The late Chief of Army Staff could have masterminded the death of Shekau, this possibly could be an act of revenge.
“This has clearly shown that the forces behind Boko Haram are very powerful. No one knows their next target. There is something fishing somewhere.
“His death is not natural. The security architecture of the nation must be overhauled as this is tantamount to a direct attack on the Presidency.
“Nigeria is in danger as this insecurity is taking a dangerous weapon trend.”

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BREAKING: Nigerian Military plane crashes, Chief of Army Staff Attahiru dead


Nigerian Military plane carrying the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and other top military personnel has reportedly crashed.


Although the report of the incident is sketchy, information reaching DAILY NIGERIAN indicated that there is no survivor in the crash.


According to sources, the aircraft crashed at the Kaduna international airport at about 6 pm while it was raining heavily.

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Chief Of Army Staff Killed In A Plane Crash

The Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, has been killed in an air crash together with his wife and a number of his officers and aides. This is a monumental tragedy and a big blow to our nation. May their souls rest in peace and may God help Nigeria.

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Senate Proposes 15-Year Imprisonment For Nigerians Paying Ransom To Kidnappers


The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill that seeks to prohibit the payment and receipt of ransom for the release of any person kidnapped, imprisoned, or wrongfully confined.


According to the bill, Nigerians who pay ransom to kidnappers and kidnappers who receive ransom risk 15 years imprisonment.


He raised alarm that kidnapping has become a fast and lucrative business, adding that, “it has now remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria and the most pervasive and intractable violent crime in the country.”

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BREAKING: Bandits Abduct 20 Students From Madalla Islamic School


Suspected bandits have reportedly abducted no fewer than 20 students from an Islamic school in Madalla, near Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.


An eyewitness told THE WHISTLER that gunmen invaded the Islamic Academy in Madalla on Thursday, shooting sporadically before carting away the students.


Madalla is located between Suleja in Niger State and Abuja.

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Governors recommend N408.5 per litre fuel price


The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday called for an immediate removal of fuel subsidy.


At the virtual meeting, a committee set up by the NGF also recommended a petrol price of between N408.5 per litre and N380 per litre.


Earlier, while presenting the report of the NGF committee on subsidy on petrol, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, who is the chairman of the committee, explained that the current subsidy regime was unsustainable because smugglers and illegal markets in neighbouring African countries were the beneficiaries.


The committee recommended that the removal of subsidies should be immediate to save the nation’s economy.

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“FG Should Support Boko Haram To Defeat ISWAP Then Crush Boko Haram Later”- Adamu Garba Advises


Popular Nigerian politician, Adamu Garba has advised the federal government of Nigeria to tactically support Boko Haram against ISWAP to wipe them out in the ongoing battle between both insurgent groups.


For quite some time now, Boko Haram and ISWAP have been at loggerheads with each other. As a result, the ongoing fracas between them has resulted in huge losses on both side leading to great joy among Nigerians residing in the North East. However, Adamu Garba does not feel so.
“Adamu Garba”.


According to the Fulani politician, the fight between Boko Haram and ISWAP is no good news for Nigeria. Adamu Garba who noted that ISWAP is more dangerous than Boko Haram said Nigeria has only two options available.


According to him, the Federal Government should wait and watch both terrorist groups destroy themselves in the ongoing fracas between them or tactically support Boko Haram to defeat ISWAP and crush them later.


According to him, it is the reality of war strategy and not everyone will understand.
The controversial fulani politician also went on to say that it will be bad if federal government sit back without taking advantage of the situation. According to him, if ISWAP succeed in defeating Boko Haram, their survivors will pitch tent with ISWAP further strengthening the most dangerous enemy on Nigeria soil.

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BREAKING: Ayade dumps PDP for APC


Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State on Thursday gave life to the months of speculation that he might dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under which he became a two-term governor and also a senator, in this political dispensation, for the All Progressive Congress (APC), as he officially announced his defection at the Government House, Calabar.


Christian Ita, media aide to the governor, while confirming the development, simply said: “It is true. We are there now. He has just declared for the APC.”
A source privy to the arrangement had hinted that the governor on Wednesday hosted some APC governors to a dinner at the Government House.


Some of the APC governors at the dinner included: Hope Uzodimma of Imo, Dave Umahi, Ebonyi; Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi; Mai Mala Buni, Yobe and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa.


The dinner, the source added, was to fine-tune the eventual defection of Ayade, who had, prior to that time, been having battles with the leadership of the PDP in Cross River State, his cronies having lost out in the congresses that produced the current PDP State Executive Council (SEC).


Nigerian Tribune gathered that Ayade had spent the last few months making consultations on his planned defection, with his close political allies advising him to remain in the PDP which they reasoned had given the governor opportunities to thrive politically.


The source, who did not want his name in print, added that Ayade would have defected shortly after Umahi defected in Ebonyi “but he held back because he was not sure of how many of his aides and allies will follow him to APC.”
“While we believe that the governor was not treated fairly during the last congress and that he lost the executive of the party in the state, many of us still don’t believe that that is enough reason for him to dump the party. Our argument is that PDP has done him well and whatever problem we have now are not too fundamental for the governor to leave,” the source said.

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