Author: Segun Adewole

Segun Adewole Published 13 May 2021 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said his regime will use all available resources and manpower in dealing with bandits to ensure that they did not create havoc against access to farms and food production in the coming growing season. He said this on Thursday while addressing reporters after observing the Eid-il-Fitri prayers at the State House in Abuja which marked the end of this year’s Ramadan fast. His words are contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President…

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Segun Adewole Published 13 May 2021 The Federal Government has said it is monitoring the unfolding developments with Israel and the State of Palestine. According to a statement by the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, the Federal Government urged both parties to de-escalate hostilities. The Federal Government also urged both parties to remain committed to the two-state solution and to ensure that all citizens live in peace and dignity. The statement read, “The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to state that the Federal Government of Nigeria is watching with great concern the unfolding developments with…

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Segun Adewole Published 12 May 2021 The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges. He identified equity, social justice and fairness as imperative in the pursuit of the nation’s unity. Obaseki noted that “Nigeria is one indivisible entity that must remain united irrespective of our regional or political differences.” The governor who spoke to journalists after a closed-door meeting with Southern Governors in Asaba, Delta State, reiterated the need for Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, tolerance and peaceful coexistence. According to him, “the…

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Segun Adewole Published 12 May 2021 The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has admitted that Nigeria’s security ecosystem is challenged, but assured that the challenges are not insurmountable. The IGP said this while giving orders for the nationwide deployment of police officers and other operational assets of the Force for water-tight security ahead of the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebration and beyond. The orders which were directed to the Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other strategic commanders of the Force are part of efforts by the Police leadership toward stabilising security, improving public safety and…

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Segun Adewole Published 11 May 2021 The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has advised Muslim faithful to be on the watch out for the crescent (moon) today. The Sultan gave the order in a statement issued by the NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Prof. Salisu Shehu. “If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the press to declare Wednesday, May 12, as the first day of Shawwal (Eid day). “If, however, the crescent is not sighted…

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Segun Adewole Published 11 May 2021 Rapper Naeto C has celebrated singer Davido 10 years after the release of a song they did together titled Back When. The song is Davido’s first single before the singer became internationally known with multiple awards to his name. 10 years after the release of Back When, Davido took to social media to appreciate Naeto C for the verse he delivered on the song. “Thanks for the verse big bro @NaetoC, all the shows and support, will never forget! Our leader and advisor! E choke for your side die!” he tweeted on his 10th…

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Segun Adewole Published 10 May 2021 The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the allegation that the group is plotting an attack in Lagos. The PUNCH earlier reported that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday, said the state Police Command is investigating the separatist group, Oodua Republic, and also the threat by IPOB to attack soft targets in the state. Odumosu made this known during a security summit chaired by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. According to the CP, “The Command has taken notice of agitators for Oodua…

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Segun Adewole Published 10 May 2021 The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the immediate sacking, investigation and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as well as the suspended Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman. The party based its demand on the “over-exposed looting of over N165 billion” in the NPA. The PDP also said Amaechi has questions to answer concerning the reported involvement of his wife, Mrs. Edith Amaechi, in “the exposed N48 billion contract scam currently rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission.” This is contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity…

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Segun Adewole Published 10 May 2021 The Federal Road Safety Corps has commenced massive mobilisation of its personnel and operational equipment for the Sallah special patrol aimed at ensuring a safer road environment following the declaration of Thursday, May 13, 2021, Eid el Fitr in Nigeria Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this, saying no fewer than 35,000 of the FRSC Regular, Special Marshals, and Road Safety Club Members, about 750 patrol vehicles, 120 ambulances, 25 tow trucks, and over 200 bikes would be on the road during the special operation that would commence from 11 to 17 May…

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Segun Adewole Published 9 May 2021 A former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray-Bruce, has advised the Nigerian government to hire mercenaries in its fight against terrorists and bandits in the country. He said this in a video on social media in which he commended the Nigerian government for seeking international help over the insecurity in the country and terrorism in West Africa. Murray-Bruce, however, stated that more needs to be done, adding that the military needs to improve their intelligence gathering and to also infiltrate the terror groups and their hideouts. He said, “During the virtual meeting…

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Segun Adewole Published 9 May 2021 A comment by Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, during his appearance on Saturday Night Live has led to the fall of cryptocurrency, Dogecoin, by 22 per cent on Saturday. During the show, his mum, Maye Musk, had revealed her anticipation for the gift the Tesla CEO was going to get her for Mother’s Day. “I’m excited for my Mother’s Day gift,” Maye Musk said. “I just hope it’s not dogecoin!” “It is,” Elon Musk said. “It sure is.” Before the show, Dogecoin which traded at 70 Cent at the start of Saturday dropped to 54…

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The death toll from bombs planted outside a girls’ school in an area of the Afghan capital populated largely by the Shiite Hazara community has risen to 50, the interior ministry said Sunday. Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian told reporters a car bomb detonated in front of the Sayed Al-Shuhada School on Saturday, and when the students rushed out in panic two more bombs exploded. He said more than 100 people were wounded, adding that most of the victims were female students. No group has so far claimed the attack, but Afghan officials including President Ashraf Ghani have blamed the Taliban.…

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A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down. Officials in Beijing had said there was little risk from the freefalling segment of the Long March-5B rocket, which had launched the first module of China’s new space station into Earth orbit on April 29. But the US space agency NASA and some experts said China had behaved irresponsibly, as an uncontrolled re-entry of such a large object risked damage and casualties. “After monitoring and…

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Segun Adewole Published 8 May 2021 Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have reacted to the sanction by UEFA for their involvement in the aborted Super League. UEFA yesterday announced that nine of the 12 Super League clubs had agreed to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and accepted a five per cent cut in their European revenue for one season. The European football governing body added that Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid will be “promptly referred” to disciplinary bodies. In response, the three clubs issued a joint statement saying, “The founding clubs have suffered, and continue to suffer, unacceptable third-party pressures, threats,…

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The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use — the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO’s green light. The UN health agency signed off on the two-dose vaccine, which is already being deployed in dozens of countries around the world. The WHO has already given emergency use listing to the vaccines being made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and the AstraZeneca jab being produced at sites in India and in South Korea, which it counts separately. “This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing to Sinopharm Beijing’s Covid-19 vaccine, making it the sixth…

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