BREAKFAST NEWS 08-03-2022

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HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ASSURES OF MORE EVACUEES FROM UKRAINE.
  • SUNDAY IGBOHO RELEASED IN BENIN REPUBLIC.
  • LAGOSIANS REQUEST GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU TO FIND KILLERS OF 22-YEAR-OLD LADY.

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

FG/EVACUATION

THE FOREIGN MINISTER, GEOFFREY ONYEAMA HAS DECLARED THAT PLANS ARE UNDERWAY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EVACUATE MORE NIGERIANS TRAPPED IN UKRAINE UNDER THE HUMANITARIAN CORRIDOR.

ONYEAMA MADE THE DECLARATION VIA HIS VERIFIED TWITTER HANDLE AFTER RUSSIA ANNOUNCED THE OPENING OF HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS TO ALLOW THE EVACUATION OF CIVILIANS FROM SEVERAL UKRAINIAN CITIES EXPERIENCING HEAVY FIGHTING, INCLUDING THE CAPITAL KYIV AND SUMY.

WHILE APPRECIATING HIS UKRAINIAN COUNTERPART, DMYTRO KULEBA FOR GRANTING THE REQUEST OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR EVACUATION, THE NIGERIA FOREIGN MINISTER ALSO EXPRESSED  DEEP  GRATITUDE  TO  KULEBA FOR AUTHORIZING EVACUATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS FROM SUMY STARTING TODAY, MARCH 8, 2022.

THE MINISTER WHO SAID THE BIG CHALLENGE IS PROCURING BUSES HOWEVER NOTED THAT THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

MEANWHILE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD SO FAR EVACUATED 807 NIGERIANS FROM UKRAINE AMID THE RAVING WAR.

IGBOHO/RELEASE

A YORUBA NATION ACTIVIST, SUNDAY ADEYEMO POPULARLY KNOWN AS SUNDAY IGHOHO HAS BEEN RELEASED.

CONFIRMING IGBOHO’S RELEASE IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TO NEWSMEN, COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY OF THE UMBRELLA BODY OF YORUBA SELF-DETERMINATION GROUPS, ILANA OMO OODUA WORLDWIDE, IOO, MAXWELL ADELEYE SAID THE YORUBA NATION AGITATOR WAS HANDED OVER TO IOO LEADER, PROF. BANJI AKINTOYE BY THE BENIN REPUBLIC GOVERNMENT.

SPEAKING FURTHER, ADELEYE SAID IGBOHO’S FREEDOM IS A TRIUMPH OF TRUTH OVER DARKNESS IN YORUBA LAND.

CNG/FUEL SCARCITY

A COALITION OF 52 NORTHERN GROUPS, CNG HAS CALLED ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROBE AND PROSECUTE IMPORTERS OF ADULTERATED FUEL WHICH HAS LED TO THE SCARCITY OF THE PRODUCT IN THE COUNTRY.

CNG DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION, SAMAILA MUSA MADE THE CALL IN A STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO JOURNALISTS IN ABUJA, SAYING THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SPEND OVER 200 BILLION NAIRA TO CLEAN UP THE ADULTERATED FUEL BEFORE IT COULD BE CONSUMED IN ADDITION TO THE MONEY ALREADY SPENT IN PURCHASING, TRANSPORTING AND SUBSIDISING IT.

MUSA WHO SAID THE PUNITIVE MEASURES BECAME EXPEDIENT DUE TO THE HARROWING EXPERIENCES CITIZENS GO THROUGH TO BUY THE PRODUCT HOWEVER INSISTED THAT THE PERPETRATORS OF THE DIRTY FUEL MUST BE IDENTIFIED, PROSECUTED AND SANCTIONED APPROPRIATELY TO SERVE AS DETERRENCE TO ANY SABOTEUR.

FG/ASUU

EFFORTS TO BRING MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES, ASUU BACK TO  THE NEGOTIATING TABLE MAY HAVE HIT A BRICK WALL AS EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF THE STRIKING UNION FAILED TO TAKE PART IN THE INAUGURATION OF THE 7-MAN COMMITTEE SET UP BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RENEGOTIATE THEIR EXISTING AGREEMENTS.

JOURNALISTS  WHO WERE AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY HELD AT THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, ABUJA ON MARCH 7, 2022 OBSERVED THAT IT WAS A ONE-SIDED AFFAIR AS ASUU CLEARLY SHUNNED THE EVENT.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, ADAMU ADAMU WHO INAUGURATED THE COMMITTEE GAVE MEMBERS OF THE RENEGOTIATION COMMITTEE A 3-MONTHS TIMEFRAME TO RENEGOTIATE ALL THE PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO WITH THE UNION ESPECIALLY THE 2009 PACT.

MEANWHILE, ASUU HAD EARLIER SAID THEY WOULD NOT BE PART OF ANY FRESH NEGOTIATIONS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE PREVIOUS ONES HAD NOT BEEN MET.

LAGOS/AYANWOLA

REPORT SAYS LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU HAS COME UNDER ATTACK FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF 22-YEAR OLD FASHION DESIGNER, OLUWABAMISE AYANWOLA.

THE SPOKESMAN, LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND, ADEKUNLE AJISEBUTU HAD EXPLAINED THAT AYANWOLA WHO WAS SAID TO HAVE GONE MISSING ON FEBRUARY 26, 2022 AFTER BOARDING A BUS RAPID TRANSPORT, BRT SERVICE FROM CHEVRON BUS STOP, LEKKI, TO OSHODI, LAGOS STATE WAS FOUND LYING DEAD ON CARTER BRIDGE BY OGOGORO COMMUNITY IN LAGOS ISLAND.

MEANWHILE,  AYANWOLA’S CASE WENT VIRAL AFTER HER MOTHER IN A VIDEO CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP SAVE HER DAUGHTER AND LAGOS RESIDENTS HAD STARTED TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE DECEASED AS THEY CALLED ON GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE CASE.

LAMENTING THE INCREASING LEVEL OF INSECURITY IN THE STATE, NIGERIANS THEREFORE WONDERED WHAT FORM OF TRANSPORT IS SAFE IF A CITIZEN COULD BE KIDNAPPED IN A GOVERNMENT-OWNED TRANSPORT.

IPOB/KYARI

A SELF-ACCLAIMED DISCIPLE OF MAZI NNAMDI KANU, LEADER OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB, EKPA EKPA HAS DEMANDED THAT FORMER POLICE BOSS, ABBA KYARI BE TRANSFERRED TO JAIL.

EKPA MADE THE DEMAND IN A TWEET ON HIS TWITTER HANDLE WHILE REACTING TO  KYARI’S APPEAL THAT AN ABUJA FEDERAL HIGH COURT SHOULD NOT REMAND HIM IN PRISON.

THE NATIONAL DRUGS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, NDLEA HAD CHARGED THE FORMER DCP ALONGSIDE SIX OTHERS BEFORE JUSTICE EMEKA NWIKE FOR ALLEDGED INVOLVEMENT IN DRUGS TRAFFICKING BUT KYARI PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO THE CHARGES LEVELLED AGAINST HIM.

HOWEVER REACTING, THE BIAFRA AGITATOR DESCRIBED THE SUSPENDED DCP AS A CRIMINAL AND A JIHADIST POLICE OFFICER WHO KILLED A LOT OF IGBOS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST, INSISTING THAT HE MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO PRISON.

IPOB/KILLINGS

ALSO,

THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB HAS ALLEGED THAT POLITICIANS ARE BEHIND THE KILLINGS, ARSON AND OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES ONGOING IN IMO STATE AND THE SOUTH-EAST GEOPOLITICAL ZONE.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TO NEWSMEN BY ITS SPOKESMAN, EMMA POWERFUL, IPOB STATED  THAT  POLITICIANS CREATED THE UNREST IN THE ZONE USING THE THUGS THEY RECRUITED TO IMPLICATE THE GROUP AND ITS SECURITY ARM, THE EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK, ESN.

WHILE WARNING THE LAWMAKER REPRESENTING NNEWI NORTH AND SOUTH FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, HON. CHRIS AZUBOGU TO BE CAREFUL OVER HIS CALL FOR THE MILITARY TO BESIEGE LILU AND ORSUMOGHU COMMUNITIES IN IMO, THE GROUP ALSO SAID OTHERS CALLING FOR MILITARY ACTION IN THE COMMUNITIES SHOULD BE READY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INNOCENT BIAFRAN THAT WOULD BE KILLED BY THE BLOOD-THIRSTY SOLDIERS.

IT HOWEVER NOTED THAT ESN AND IPOB VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN THE SOUTH-EAST REGION.

GROUP/EDO UNI

A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION, NGO, THE EDO-OKPA UNITY FORUM HAS KICKED AGAINST PLANS BY THE EDO STATE GOVERNMENT TO CONVERT AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, AAU, EKPOMA TO A MULTI-CAMPUS INSTITUTION.

GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI HAD ON FEBRUARY 18, 2022 AT A TOWN HALL MEETING ON EDO EDUCATION POLICY ANNOUNCED THE CONVERSION OF THE STATE-OWNED UNIVERSITY INTO THREE CAMPUSES.

REACTING, THE FORUM SAID IT HAD RESOLVED AT ITS MONTHLY MEETING IN FEBRUARY THAT THE INSTITUTION HAD BEEN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED IN RECENT TIMES BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT, THE SITUATION WHICH THE GOVERNMENT BLAMED ON PAUCITY OF FUND.

THE FORUM HOWEVER WONDERED HOW THE GOVERNMENT WANT TO EMBARK ON A MULTI-CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT WHICH IT SAID WOULD MEAN NEW STRUCTURES, NEW RECRUITMENT OF PERSONNEL AND A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER FINANCIALLY INVOLVING TASKS, CALLING ON THE STATE GOVERNOR TO RESCIND HIS DECISION ON THE MULTI-CAMPUS POLICY, PARTICULARLY AS IT CONCERNS AAU.