BREAKFAST NEWS 11-01-2022

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  • BOLA TINUBU DECLARES INTEREST IN CONTESTING 2023 PRESIDENCY.
  • CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS INSIST ON FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL.
  • NIGER GOVERNOR URGE WOMEN, GIRLS TO UNDERTAKE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS, CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING.

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TINUBU/PRESIDENCY

THE NATIONAL LEADER OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC BOLA TINUBU HAS DECLARED INTEREST IN CONTESTING 2023 PRESIDENCY.

TINUBU TOLD STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS AFTER HIS MEETING WITH PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA THAT HE INFORMED THE PRESIDENT OF HIS INTENTION TO VIE FOR PRESIDENCY IN THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS.

THE EX-LAGOS GOVERNOR WHO SAID IT HAS BEEN HIS LIFE-LONG AMBITION TO BE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA STRESSED THAT WITH HIS ACHIEVEMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF LAGOS,  HE HAS THE CAPACITY TO RULE NIGERIA.

MEANWHILE,  IT WAS GATHERED THAT THE APC NATIONAL LEADER REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTION OF A POTENTIAL RACE FOR THE APC TICKET BETWEEN HIM AND VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO WHO IS ALSO BELIEVED TO BE INTERESTED IN CONTESTING FOR PRESIDENT COME 2023.

OSUN/SOLDIERS

OSUN STATE GOVERNOR, GBOYEGA OYETOLA HAS STATED THAT NIGERIANS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTINUE TO SHOW LOVE AND DEMONSTRATE UNITY TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER TO ENSURE THE LABOURS OF THE NATION’S GALLANT SOLDIERS WAS NOT IN VAIN.

GOVERNOR OYETOLA STATED THIS AT A THANKSGIVING SERVICE HELD TO ROUND OFF THE 2021 ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY CELEBRATION, EXPLAINING THAT CITIZENS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SUPPORT AND SHOW LOVE TO THE FAMILIES OF THE SERVICEMEN AS A CHURCH, STATE, NATION AND A PEOPLE.

WHILE LAUDING THE PATRIOTISM AND SACRIFICE OF THE PERSONNEL AND MEN OF THE ARMED FORCES, THE GOVERNOR REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT, PRINCE WOLE OYEBAMIJI NOTED THAT INDIVIDUAL DECISION TO LOVE AND SERVE THE COUNTRY IS A STRONG CORD FOR WELDING THE NATION TOGETHER.

HE FUTHER CALLED FOR PEACE AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION AMONG CITIZENS OF OSUN AND NIGERIANS AT LARGE.

CSOs/FUEL SUBSIDY

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS, CSOs AND PROFESSIONALS DRAWN FROM THE VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY HAVE INSISTED ON THE REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDIES, SAYING THE REGIME WAS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ECONOMIC WOES OF THE COUNTRY.

IN A COMMUNIQUE SIGNED AFTER A NATIONAL TOWN HALL MEETING ON REMOVAL OF PETROLEUM SUBSIDY IN ABUJA BY THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE GROUP, ISAH ABUBAKAR AND SECRETARY, JOE MOSES AND TWO OTHER OFFICIALS, THE GROUP SAID THE FUEL SUBSIDY WHICH HAS EXISTED FOR DECADES HAS BEEN WITHOUT TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, A DEVELOPMENT THAT HAS CAUSED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SPEND A SUM OF 250 BILLION NAIRA MONTHLY.

THE GROUP WHICH FURTHER STATED THAT THE REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY REGIME AS PLANNED WOULD FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2022 NATIONAL BUDGET OF 17.13 TRILLION NAIRA NOTED THAT THE SUBSIDY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL SMUGGLING ACROSS THE BORDERS AND ARGUED THAT, IF ENDED, THE SMUGGLING CHALLENGE WOULD REDUCE, ADDING THAT THE SUBSIDY SHOULD BE COMPLETELY REMOVED TO ALLOW FRESH BREATH IN THE COUNTRY.

APC/ZAMFARA MASSACRE

THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC HAS ASSURED THAT THE SATANIC KILLINGS OF INNOCENT NIGERIANS IN VILLAGES OF ZAMFARA STATE BY TERRORISTS WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED.

APC NATIONAL SECRETARY OF THE CARETAKER/EXTRAORDINARY CONVENTION PLANNING COMMITTEE, SEN. AKPANUDOEDEHE JOHN GAVE THE ASSURANCE IN A STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO NEWSMEN, REASSURING NIGERIANS THAT BANDITRY AND INSURGENCY FACING THE COUNTRY WOULD BE CRUSHED.

WHILE EXPRESSING THE PARTY’S HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES THAT LOST THEIR LOVED ONES, JOHN ALSO COMMISERATED WITH THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE STATE, SAYING THE RULING PARTY IS DEEPLY PAINED AND CONDEMNED THE RECENT KILLINGS.

THE SECRETARY HOWEVER SAID THE PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN STEADFAST IN RETOOLING THE ARMED FORCES, RECRUITMENT OF PERSONNEL AND INTENSIFIED TRAINING TO ENHANCE THEIR OPERATIONAL CAPACITY IN SAFEGUARDING PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF THE COUNTRY.

NIGER/CANCER SCREENING

NIGER STATE GOVERNOR, ABUBAKAR BELLO HAS CALLED ON FAMILY HEADS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN THE STATE TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO UNDERTAKE THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS, HPV AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING.

GOVERNOR BELLO MADE THE CALL DURING THE FLAG OFF OF THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION SERVICES IN MINNA, THE STATE CAPITAL, IMPLORING FAMILY HEADS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN THE STATE TO PERSUADE THEIR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE TO UNDERTAKE THE SCREENING.

ALSO SPEAKING, THE WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR, DR. AMINA BELLO EXPLAINED THAT CERVICAL CANCER IS THE 4TH LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER AMONG WOMEN GLOBALLY AFFECTING ABOUT 1.4 MILLION WOMEN AND THE MOST COMMON CANCER AMONG WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV, REVEALING THAT IN NIGERIA, AN ESTIMATED 36.59 MILLION WOMEN ABOVE 15 YEARS OF AGE ARE AT RISK OF DEVELOPING THE DISEASE.

SHE THEREFORE ADVICED THE PEOPLE TO UNDERTAKE THE SCREENING, ADDING THAT THE STRATEGY RESTS ON THREE MAIN PILLARS, PREVENTION THROUGH VACCINATION, SCREENING AND TREATMENT OF PRECANCEROUS LESIONS AS WELL AS TREATMENT AND PALLIATIVE CARE FOR INVASIVE CERVICAL CANCER.

NSCDC/RULES

THE COMMANDANT GENERAL, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NSCDC, DR. AHMED AUDI HAS CHARGED PRIVATE GUARDS COMPANIES TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND ADHERE TO THE GUIDING RULES OF THE CORPS.

AUDI GAVE THE CHARGE IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TO NEWSMEN BY NSCDC DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS, DCC, OLUSOLA ODUMOSU, SAYING HAVING BEEN GIVEN THE MANDATE TO MONITOR, REGULATE AND LICENSE THE PRIVATE GUARD COMPANIES, THE NSCDC WAS DETERMINED TO CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS, PROBITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY.

HE SAID THE CORPS WOULD ENSURE THAT THE PRIVATE GUARDS COMPANIES CARRY OUT THEIR OPERATIONS IN CONFORMITY WITH LAID DOWN RULES AND REGULATIONS TO BRING SANITY TO BEAR ON THE INDUSTRY AND ELIMINATE ACTIVITIES OF QUACKS.

WHILE DISCLOSING THAT PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY HAS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE TO PLAY IN ASSISTING SECURITY AGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT IN THEIR COLLECTIVE EFFORT TOWARDS ADDRESSING AND CHECKMATING THE DANGEROUS TREND OF INSECURITY WHICH HAD LED TO THE LOSS OF LIVES AND PROPERTIES, THE NSCDC BOSS NOTED THAT THE MOVE WAS DUE TO THE PREVAILING SECURITY SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHEAST.

ENUGU/NPF

THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NPF, ENUGU STATE COMMAND HAS ASSURED RESIDENTS OF THE STATE THAT THE SECURITY AGENCIES HAVE BROUGHT THE REPORTED TENSED SITUATION IN ENUGU UNDER CONTROL.

REPORTS SAID RESIDENTS WERE GRIPPED WITH FEAR AT THE EARLY HOURS OF YESTERDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022 FOLLOWING THE NEWS THAT UNKNOWN GUNMEN HAD TAKEN OVER MAJOR PARTS OF THE STATE TO ENFORCE THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB, SIT-AT-HOME ORDER.

IT WAS GATHERED THAT THE DEVELOPMENT CAUSED PANIC ACROSS THE STATE CAPITAL AS TRADERS HURRIEDLY CLOSED SHOPS AND MANY RESIDENTS REMAINED INDOORS.

CONFIRMING THE ALLEGED CASES OF SPORADIC SHOOTINGS AT TOPLAND AMECHI-AWKUNANAW, SNATCHING AND BURNING OF A TOYOTA SIENNA VEHICLE AND A TRICYCLE AT NKANU WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE BY MISCREANTS, THE STATE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, ASP DANIEL NDUKWE HOWEVER  ENJOINED LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS OF THE STATE TO GO ABOUT THEIR LAWFUL BUSINESSES WITHOUT FEAR OF INTIMIDATION OR HARASSMENT, ASSURING THAT THE POLICE AND OTHER SECURITY OPERATIVES HAD BEEN DULY DEPLOYED TO FURTHER THWART THE UNTOWARD ACTIVITIES OF THE MISCREANTS IN THE STATE.

IPOB/COW MEAT BAN

THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB HAS EXPLAINED THAT THE BAN OF COW MEAT IN THE SOUTHEAST WAS NOT A DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST THE NORTH.

REPORT SAYS FOLLOWING THE BAN DECLARATION, A COALITION OF NORTHERN GROUPS HAD ACCUSED IPOB OF DECLARING WAR AGAINST THE NORTH AND HAD CAUTIONED PEOPLE OF THE SOUTHEAST AGAINST THE CONSUMPTION OF FULANI COWS IN THE SOUTHEAST.

HOWEVER REACTING, IPOB’S SPOKESMAN, EMMA POWERFUL EXPLAINED THAT THE BAN BECAME NECESSARY TO STOP UNPROVOKED ATTACKS BY FULANI HERDERS IN THE SOUTHEAST, SAYING THE NORTHERN GROUP’S COMMENT CONFIRMED NORTH’S AGENDA AGAINST THE SOUTHEAST.

POWERFUL FURTHER MAINTAINED THAT THEY DID NOT BAN COW MEATS BUT COWS THAT DESTROYS THEIR FARMS AND THE TERRORISTS THAT RAPE THEIR MOTHERS, WIVES AND SISTERS IN THE FARMS.