BREAKFAST NEWS 01-04-2022

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HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • FORMER NIGERIA PRESIDENT REACTS TO ABUJA-KADUNA ATTACK, CALLS FOR NORMALCY IN COUNTRY.
  • KWARA ASSEMBLY DECLARES LAWMAKER’S SEAT VACANT FOR DEFECTING FROM APC TO SDP.
  • ON FOREIGN SCENE, RUSSIA PRESIDENT SIGNS DECREE, ENLISTS OVER 100,000 YOUNG MEN INTO ARMY.

DETAILS OF THESE AND MORE IN A MOMENT, PLEASE STAY TUNED.

JONATHAN/KADUNA TRAIN

FORMER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT, GOODLUCK JONATHAN HAS JOINED IN CONDEMNING THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE KADUNA-ABUJA TRAIN.

REPORT SAYS MANY LIVES WERE LOST, SOME INJURED AND OTHERS ABDUCTED AFTER BANDITS ATTACKED A KADUNA BOUND TRAIN ON MARCH 28.

REACTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT IN A SERIES OF TWEETS VIA HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT, JONATHAN COMMISERATED WITH VICTIMS OF THE TRAIN ATTACK, THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED AND OTHER NIGERIANS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER BY RECENT EVENTS IN  THE COUNTRY, DRIVEN BY THE VIOLENT ACTIVITIES OF BANDITS AND TERRORISTS.

THE FORMER PRESIDENT WHO PRAYED THAT ALL THOSE ABDUCTED WOULD BE RESCUED AND REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES SOON URGED NIGERIANS NOT TO SUCCUMB TO FEAR AND BE VIGILANT AS THEY GO ABOUT THEIR DAILY ACTIVITIES BUT ASKED SECURITY AGENCIES AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICES TO SCALE UP THEIR EFFORTS, ENSURE THAT PERPETRATORS OF THE DASTARDLY CRIMES ARE SERVED WITH JUSTICE AND RESTORE NORMALCY TO THE NATION.

TRAIN ATTACK/ SHEHU SANI

MEANWHILE,

THE FORMER SENATOR REPRESENTING KADUNA CENTRAL, SHEHU SANI HAS ADVISED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE 37 VILLAGES, FOLLOWING THE RECENT ATTACK ON A TRAIN ALONG THE ABUJA-KADUNA ROUTE IN ORDER TO TACKLE THE SECURITY ISSUES IN THE AREA.

IN A TWEET ON HIS OFFICIAL TWITTER HANDLE, SHEHU SUGGESTED THAT USING THE VILLAGERS TO SOLVE THE SECURITY ISSUES IN THE AREA WOULD YIELD MORE RESULTS THAN THE PLAN TO DISBURSE 71 BILLION NAIRA FOR SURVEILLANCE.

THE KADUNA 2023 GOVERNORSHIP ASPIRANT FURTHER STATED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD RECRUIT, ARM AND ENGAGE THE VILLAGERS TO PROTECT THE ROAD AND THE RAIL TRACK.

YPP/MEETING POSTPONEMENT

IN ANOTHER RELATED DEVELOPMENT,

THE YOUNG PROGRESSIVE PARTY, YPP HAS ANNOUNCED THE SUSPENSION OF ITS 16TH NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING IN HONOUR OF VICTIMS WHO WERE KILLED AFTER AN ATTACK ON A PASSENGER TRAIN IN KADUNA STATE BY TERRORISTS.

YPP MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER A MOTION FOR THE INDEFINITE SUSPENSION OF THE MEETING WAS MOVED BY THE PARTY NATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARY, COMR. EGBEOLA MARTINS AND DULY SECONDED BY THE NATIONAL WOMAN LEADER, HAJIYA BINTA SULEIMAN ON MARCH 30.

THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF YPP HAD EARLIER FIXED MARCH, 30, 2022 FOR THE MEETING BUT SUSPENDED IT OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ATTACK ON THE TRAIN PASSENGERS.

MEANWHILE, IN A STATEMENT FORWARDED TO NEWSMEN ON MARCH 31, 2022 AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE LASTEST NEFARIOUS ATTACK ON THE INNOCENT NIGERIANS, THE YPP COMMISERATED WITH FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED OR KIDNAPPED DURING THE NEFARIOUS ATTACK, PRAYING MAY ALMIGHTY GOD GRANT THE AFFECTED FAMILIES THE FORTITUDE TO BEAR THE IRREPARABLE LOSS.

THE PARTY HOWEVER FROWNED AT THE RISING RATE OF INSECURITY IN  NIGERIA  AND CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS TO BRACE UP AND MAP OUT EFFECTIVE AND STABLE SECURITY ARCHEITCTURE THROUGH IMPROVEMENT IN INTELLIGENCE GATHERING.

KWARA/LAWMAKER

THE KWARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY HAS DECLARED THE SEAT OF THE LAWMAKER REPRESENTING THE OJOMU-BALOGUN CONSTITUENCY, SAHEED ADEKEYE-POPOOLA VACANT.

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, YAKUBU DANLADI MADE THE DECLARATION  DURING  THURSDAY  PLENARY,  SAYING THE ACTION WAS IN PURSUANT WITH SECTION 109 OF THE NIGERIA 1999 CONSTITUTION AS AMENDED.

DANLADI WHO ADDED THAT THE CONSTITUTION WAS CLEAR AS ADEKEYE-POPOOLA OUGHT TO HAVE VACATED HIS SEAT AFTER HAVING DEFECTED FROM ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC TO SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, SDP  FURTHER  EXPLAINED THAT SINCE THERE WAS NO DIVISION IN APC UNDER WHICH HE WAS ELECTED, THERE WAS NO BASIS FOR HIM TO DUMP THE PARTY FOR SDP.

THE SPEAKER THEREFORE REVEALED THAT THE ASSEMBLY HAD INFORMED THE RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER IN THE STATE ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT FOR FURTHER ACTION.

PAP/FOOD SECURITY

THE INTERIM ADMINISTRATOR OF THE PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME, PAP, COL. MILLAND DIKIO, RETIRED HAS EXPLAINED THAT  THE  SCHEME  IS TRAINING EX-AGITATORS ON FOOD SECURITY AND BLUE ECONOMY TO MAXIMISE THE ECONOMIC COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE OF THE NIGER DELTA AND AVOID OVERDEPENDENCE ON EXTERNAL SOURCES.

DIKIO GAVE THE EXPLANATION WHEN HE VISITED THE PETROLEUM TRAINING INSTITUTE, PTI  IN  EFFURUN AND THE SAPELE POWER PLC BOTH IN DELTA STATE, INSISTING THAT THE OIL INDUSTRY, THE MARINE SECTOR AND AGRICULTURE REMAINED THE DOMINANT ECONOMIC FEATURES OF THE NIGER DELTA AND MUST BE HARNESSED TO ATTAIN SELF-DEPENDENCE.

HE SAID THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE TO NEGLECT THINGS THAT ARE INDIGENOUS TO THE ENVIRONMENT, ADDING THAT THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IS KEY AND THE REGION MUST GET THE BEST OUT OF IT, INCLUDING OTHER AREAS HE MENTIONED.

THE AMNESTY BOSS WHO REVEALED THAT UNDER HIS MANAGEMENT,  THEY  ARE  FOCUSING  ON  THOSE AREAS PLUS FOOD SECURITY FURTHER MAINTAINED THAT IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, THE NIGER DELTA WOULD PRODUCE A CRITICAL MASS OF ENTREPRENEURS AND VERY SKILLED INDIVIDUALS THAT WOULD BE MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN NIGERIA AND ACROSS THE WORLD.

NDLEA/ARREST

THE NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, NDLEA HAS LAUNCHED A STRING OF OPERATIONS AGAINST DRUG CARTELS ACROSS NIGERIA WHICH LED TO THE ARREST OF A FLEEING DRUG KINGPIN HEADING A SYNDICATE OPERATING AT THE MURTALA MUHAMMED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, IKEJA, LAGOS AND SIX OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS GANG.

IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TO NEWSMEN BY ITS HEAD OF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, FEMI BABAFEMI, NDLEA NOTED THAT A PROFESSIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE COOK AND A LAWYER WERE ALSO ARRESTED IN OWERRI, IMO STATE AND ADO EKITI, EKITI STATE, RESPECTIVELY.                         

WHILE EXPLAINING THAT THE LAGOS AIRPORT DRUG SYNDICATE WAS BEHIND THE SMUGGLING OF OVER 1 MILLION TABLETS OF TRAMADOL SEIZED ON MARCH 15 BY THE NDLEA OPERATIVES IN COLLABORATION WITH AVIATION SECURITY AND CUSTOMS SERVICE PERSONNEL AT THE AIRPORT, THE AGENCY ADDED THAT THE  PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCE WHICH WAS IMPORTED INTO THE COUNTRY FROM PAKISTAN WAS SMUGGLED THROUGH THE AIRPORT TARMAC AND INTERCEPTED AT THE FEDERAL AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF NIGERIA PERSONNEL YARD.

THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THEREFORE SAID THE OPERATIONS  LED  TO  THE  SEIZURE  OF DRUGS AND CASH FROM THE CULPRITS.

ABUJA/RULER ABDUCTION

THE TRADITIONAL RULER OF BUKPE COMMUNITY IN KWALI, ABUJA, HASSAN SHAMIDOZHI AND FOUR OTHER PERSONS HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED BY ARMED MEN SUSPECTED TO BE BANDITS.

CONFIRMING THE ABDUCTION TO NEWSMEN, THE HEAD OF INFORMATION AND PROTOCOL AT THE KWALI AREA COUNCIL SECRETARIAT,  EMMANUEL  HABILA EXPLAINED THAT THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ON MARCH 30 NIGHT WHILE THE MONARCH WAS HAVING A REST IN HIS PALACE.

ACCORDING TO HABILA, THE POLICE AND OPERATIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICE, DSS ARE CURRENTLY ON THE TRAIL OF THE KIDNAPPERS TO ENSURE THE TRADITIONAL RULER AND OTHER ABDUCTED PERSONS ARE RESCUED UNHURT.

 

ON FOREIGN SCENE

RUSSIA IS RECRUITING 134,500 MEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 27 INTO RUSSIAN ARMY.

IT WAS GATHERED IN A DECREE SIGNED BY THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN THAT THE YOUNG MEN WOULD BE ENLISTED BY MID-JULY BUT IT WAS YET UNCLEAR HOW MANY CONSCRIPTS WOULD LEAVE THE ARMY TO JOIN THE RESERVES.

MEANWHILE, THE MANDATORY 12 MONTHS OF MILITARY SERVICE FOR RUSSIANS IS BEING SCRAPPED AS THE DECREE INDICATED THAT THE ONE-YEAR STINT OF MILITARY SERVICE FOR MEN BETWEEN 18 AND 27 IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT IN RUSSIA.

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