FINTIRI GIVE LOOTERS 12-HOURS ULTIMATUM, ORDERS A HOUSE SEARCH AND DEMOLITION OF HOUSES CONTAINING LOOTED ITEMS

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has given 12 hours ultimatum to looters to return their loot or risk houses containing such goods, demolished. The governor who reeves led this in a broadcast on Tuesday amid a 24-hour curfew in the state, said an executive order for a house-to-house search would commence by 7:00 am same day after the expiration of the ultimatum. The statement reads, “Part of the provision of the order is a sanction that will attract withdrawal of C of O and if necessary, demolition of every…

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Yakubu Reappointed As INEC Chairman By President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This was disclosed in a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday. In a letter sent to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday, President Buhari said; “In accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination…

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“We Need A Social Media Policy To Determine What Can Be Seen And What Cannot Be Seen”: Lai Muhammad

Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder if the issue of fake news is not urgently addressed, insisting on the regulation of social media in the country, The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said on Tuesday. He said the biggest challenge facing the country is the issue of fake news and misinformation, warning that the next war that will be fought in the country and across the globe may be fought through social media, making references to the #EndSARS protest. He said, “The biggest challenge facing Nigeria…

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Senior Army Personnel Directed To Declare Assets

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has directed senior military personnel to declare their assets in compliance with the code of conduct for public officers. The General gave this directive in Abuja while declaring open, a two-day workshop themed: ‘Compliance with Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Officers and Soldiers,’  He stated that personnel entrusted with leadership responsibility must understand the importance of assets declaration and code of conduct. “The Nigerian Army under my leadership is desirous of maintaining the highest standard of accountability in the…

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Looters Cart Away 110 New Tractors, Farm Inputs In Yola

The Chairman, North East Commodity Association, NECAS, Alhaji Sadiq Umar-Daware, has revealed that looters have made away with 110 new tractors and implements from the association’s warehouse in Yola. Umar-Daware, who made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the hoodlums also broke into the main warehouses of the Rice Farmers Association, Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria, carting away farm inputs. Fertilisers, several bags of farm implements arranged for distribution to farmers to commence the planting season were also looted. “They did not…

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Drivers, Shop Owners Flee As Terror Breaks Out In Ikorodu

Owode/Mile 12 axis of Ikorodu and Isiu is currently experiencing pandemonium as rogues have taken to the streets to unleash terror. Pandemonium broke out as traders, shop owners fled for safety, motorists have also abandoned their cars to scamper for safety. The miscreants are attacking private shops, shooting and looting properties in the area, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the area has also been vandalized. One unidentified person has been reported dead. The reason for the attack is yet to confirmed but there are reports that it is an act…

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Lagos State Arrest 520 For Vandalism

Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, said 520 suspects have been arrested for Vandalism and robbing of members of the public of their valuables during the #EndSARS protest in the state. Odumosu, who disclosed this during a press meeting at the command headquarters in lkeja area of the state, stated that the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums, also stating that the arrested suspects will be charged to court. Stating the facilities that was affected in the state, the commissioner of police said, “A lot of public…

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Minister Forgives Accusers Over Covid-19 Palliative Scandal

Hajiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said that she forgives all those, who have accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives. The minister who is in charge of ensuring that reliefs get to the citizens during the pandemic, stated this while fielding questions from journalists on Monday in Gusau. “I am aware many people have made various spurious allegations and accusations against my person and my ministry over the way we distributed Federal Government palliatives to cushion the effect of COVID-19. “I have always said…

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NNPC Blames Fuel Scarcity On EndSARS Protest

Fuel scarcity is on the rise in Abuja and its environs as long queues of vehicles dotted many filling stations across the federal capital territory. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has however, blamed the scarcity on the #EndSARS protest against police brutality. The NNPC spokesman, Dr. Kennie Obateru, said many fuel marketers are now getting the product and the scarcity would soon fizzle out and supply is expected to normalise within the next couple of days. He also cautioned motorists against panic buying, stating that the corporation currently have…

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Katsina Civil Servants To Swear Oath Of Secrecy Provided By The State Government

Katsina State civil servants from Grade Level 8 and above are to swear to an oath of secrecy as part of efforts by the state government to protect sensitive information from being leaked to the public. The development was contained in a circular signed by the Director, Administration and Supply, Office of the Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Abdulaziz Suleiman. “In an effort to ensure conformity with relevant rules and regulations governing the conduct of civil servants in the state, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari,…

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