BREAKFAST NEWS 11-03-2022

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  • BENUE LAWMAKER ACCUSES SECURITY AGENCIES OF ABETTING FARMER/HERDERS TO CAUSE MAYHEM IN COMMUNITIES.
  • ECONOMIC FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION SEEKS TRANSFER OF FRESH TRIAL OF ORJI KALU IN ALLEGED 7.1 BILLION FRAUD TO LAGOS.
  • ON FOREIGN SCENE, FEAR GRIPS HEALTH EXPERTS OVER WAR IN UKRAINE.

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

LAWMAKER/ARMY

A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, BENJAMIN MZONDU HAS ACCUSED THE NIGERIAN ARMY AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES OF COLLUDING WITH BANDITS ATTACKING BENUE COMMUNITIES.

MZONDU, IN A MOTION OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE HE MOVED ON MARCH 10 PLENARY SAID 11 PERSONS HAVE DIED IN THE PAST ONE MONTH DUE TO RENEWED ATTACKS BY BANDITS AND SUSPECTED HERDERS IN GUMA, MAKURDI AND GWER WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS.

WHILE EXPLAINING THAT IN THE LAST ATTACK, ASSAILANTS OPERATED IN A LOCATION FOR OVER 2 HOURS DESPITE A MILITARY BASE LESS THAN 5 KILOMETER AWAY, THE LAWMAKER WHO REPRESENTS MAKURDI/GUMA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY HOWEVER URGED SECURITY AGENCIES TO TREAT THE ATTACKERS AS TERRORISTS AND OTHER SIMILAR ARMED GROUPS DECLARED TO BE TERRORIST AND ILLEGAL IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH-CENTRAL AS CONTAINED IN THE FEDERAL OFFICIAL ORDER DATED 29 SEPTEMBER 2021.

FOLLOWING THE MOTION, THE HOUSE THEREFORE RESOLVED TO URGE THE NIGERIAN ARMY, POLICE AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES TO ENSURE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROSCRIPTION ORDER AS PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL GAZETTE 108, ESPECIALLY THOSE BORDERING NASARAWA STATE.

NPF/DISMISSAL

THE NIGERIA POLICE HAS DISMISSED TWO INSPECTORS SERVING IN BORNO STATE FOR ALLEGED UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

STATE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, ABDU UMAR  DISCLOSED THIS TO NEWSMEN IN MAIDUGURI, THE STATE CAPITAIL, SAYING THE DISMISSED INSPECTORS, TAHIR ALI AND SAIDU NADABO ARE BOTH ATTACHED TO THE 53 FORCE MOBILE UNIT, BORNO.

UMAR STATED THAT WHILE ALI WAS DISMISSED FOR ALLEGEDLY KILLING AN ARMY WARRANT OFFICER, DONATUS VOKONG ATTACHED TO OPERATION HADIN KAI,  NADABO WAS DISMISSED FOR TRAFFICKING 4.5 KILOGRAM CANNABIS SATIVA, EXPLAINING THAT ALI ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED THE WARRANT OFFICER WITH HIS RIFLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL ON FEBRUARY  2, 2022.

THE CP WHO FURTHER NOTED THAT BOTH THE SUSPECT AND DECEASED WERE ATTACHED TO A UNIT AT THE PALACE OF A TRADITIONAL RULER IN MAIDUGURI ADDED THAT THE ASSISTANT INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE IN CHARGE OF ZONE 12, AUDU MADAKI APPROVED THAT ALI AND NADABO BE DISMISSED AFTER THEY FACED AN ORDERLY ROOM TRIAL.

WORLD KIDNEY DAY

AS YESTERDAY, MARCH 10 COMMEMORATES THE WORLD KIDNEY DAY, NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN ADVICED TO DO A REGULAR CHECKUP OF THEIR BLOOD AND URINE, CUT DOWN INTAKE OF SALT, DRINK ENOUGH WATER AND AS WELL AVOID INDISCRIMINATE HERBAL MEDICATIONS TO HAVE A HEALTHY KIDNEY.

A NEPHROLOGY CONSULTANT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES TEACHING HOSPITAL, UNIMEDTH, DR. OLUSEYE ADEJUMO GAVE THE ADVICE IN AN INTERVIEW WITH EKI FM ON THE SIDELINE OF THE YEAR’S WORLD KIDNEY DAY THEMED KIDNEY HEALTH FOR ALL.

DR. ADEJUMO WHO EXPLAINED THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS CAUSES OF KIDNEY DISEASE POINTED TO DIABETES INFECTIONS, HYPERTENSION, FREQUENT URINATING, FATIGUE, VOMITING, BODY ITCHING, SWELLING OF FACES AND LEGS, AMONG OTHERS AS SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY DISEASE.

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WHILE REVEALING THAT KIDNEY PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN THE BODY SUCH AS REMOVING OF WASTE PRODUCT, EXTRA FLUIDS AND MAINTAINS HEALTHY BALANCE OF WATER, SALT AND MINERALS, THE NEPHROLOGIST THEREFORE ENJOINED THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO AVOID INTAKE OF HERBAL CONCOCTIONS SO AS TO NOT HARM THEIR KIDNEYS.

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WORLD KIDNEY DAY IS AN ANNUAL EVENT SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 10 FOCUSING ON BRIDGING KNOWLEDGE GAPS TO IMPROVE KIDNEY HEALTH THROUGH AWARENESS IN THE PUBLIC PLACES.

LAGOS/MC OLUOMO

THE LAGOS STATE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS, NURTW,  MUSILIU AKINSANYA ALSO KNOWN  AS  MC  OLUOMO HAS SHUNNED THE SUSPENSION ISSUED BY THE UNION AS HE CHAIRED A MEETING IN THE STATE.

ACCORDING TO AKINSANYA’S SPOKESMAN, JIMOH BUHARI, MC OLUOMO  CHAIRED  THE MEETING  BECAUSE  HE WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY SUSPENSION.

THE NATIONAL WORKERS BODY HAD SUSPENDED MC OLUOMO INDEFINITELY AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LAGOS CHAPTER ON MARCH 9, ACCUSING HIM  OF GROSS MISCONDUCT AMONG OTHER OFFENCES AGAINST THE APEX BODY BUT IN HIS RESPONSE, AKINSANYA SAID HE HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLIED WITH HIS OATH OF OFFICE.

ALSO REACTING, BUHARI WHO NOTED THAT  HIS  PRINCIPAL DID NOT RECEIVED ANY SUSPENSION LETTER FROM THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP INSISTED THAT A LEADER OF AN ORGANIZATION COULD NOT BE SUSPENDED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, HENCE, HIS PRINCIPAL REMAINS LAGOS NURTW CHAIRMAN.

EFCC/KALU

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, EFCC HAS ASKED A FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN ABUJA TO TRANSFER TO ITS LAGOS DIVISION, THE FRESH TRIAL OF FORMER ABIA STATE GOVERNOR, SEN. ORJI KALU AND TWO OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED 7.1 BILLION NAIRA FRAUD.

IT WAS GATHERED THAT THE MOTION ON NOTICE SEEKING THE TRANSFER WAS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO SOME SECTIONS OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT ACT 2010 AND A SECTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 2015.

SPEAKING, COUNSEL TO EFCC, OLUWALEKE ATOLAGBE SAID THE MOTION WAS PREDICATED ON 5 GROUNDS AMONG WHICH ARE THAT THE ABUJA DIVISION OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT LACKED THE REQUISITE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION TO ENTERTAIN AND TRY THE DEFENDANTS IN THE INSTANT CHARGE.

ATOLAGBE  THEREFORE  ASKED  JUSTICE  INYANG EKWO TO ISSUE AN ORDER TRANSFERRING THE TRIAL TO LAGOS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SUPREME COURT ORDER  BUT RESPONDING, JUSTICE EKWO SAID  HE  WOULD  NOT  BE  ABLE  TO TAKE THE APPLICATION IN VIEW OF THE APPROACHING EASTER HOLIDAYS AND THEREFORE FIXED MAY 17, 2022 FOR DETERMINATION OF THE APPLICATION.

IPOB/FG

THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB HAS ACCUSED THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT OF BEING DESPERATE TO BLACKMAIL THE EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK, ESN.

IPOB SPOKESMAN, EMMA  POWERFUL MADE THE ACCUSATION WHILE REACTING TO A VIRAL VIDEO OF ALLEGED CHILD RECRUITMENT INTO ESN IN A STATEMENT HE PERSONALLY SIGNED.

WHILE STRESSING THAT THE VIRAL FOOTAGE WAS AIMED AT IMPLICATING IPOB OF CHILD ABUSE, POWERFUL DESCRIBED THE VIRAL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF CHILD RECRUITMENT INTO ESN AS FAKE AND MISLEADING, ADDING THAT THE FOOTAGE WAS AIMED AT BLACKMAILING IPOB BEFORE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES.

THE IPOB SPOKESMAN THEREFORE STATED THAT RIGHT FROM INCEPTION,  THE GROUP NEVER  HAD  INTENTION AT ANY TIME TO USE CHILDREN FOR ANY REASON BECAUSE THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE  ANY  NEED FOR IT, URGING THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO  DISREGARD WHAT HE CALLED NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA AND HOLD THOSE BEHIND THE WICKED BLACKMAIL RESPONSIBLE.

ON FOREIGN SCENE

HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE EXPRESSED FEAR FOLLOWING THE WAR IN UKRAINE AS THEY SAID IT MAY AFFECT AFRICA’S COVID-19 BATTLE.

SPEAKING IN AN INTERVIEW WITH REPORTERS, THE DIRECTOR, AFRICA CENTRES FOR DISEASE CONTROL  AND  PREVENTION, AFRICA CDC,  JOHN NKENGASONG SAID THE WAR IN UKRAINE AND THE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA WOULD TAKE A TOLL ON THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 IN AFRICA IF NECESSARY MEASURES ARE NOT PUT IN PLACE.

ACCORDING TO NKENGASONG, THE CONTINENT WOULD BE AFFECTED ACROSS THE BOARD AND NOT ONLY WOULD THE LOGISTICS OF VACCINE TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS BE AFFECTED BUT ALSO THE AWARENESS FOR THE PANDEMIC IN GENERAL.

WHILE REVEALING THAT THE WAR HAS TAKEN A LOT OF ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE PANDEMIC WHICH HE SAID IS UNFORTUNATE, THE AFRICA CDC DIRECTOR ALSO SAID AFRICA HAS RECEIVED JUST FEWER THAN 700 MILLION VACCINE DOSES SO FAR BUT THE CONTINENT’S VACCINE RATE REMAINS VERY LOW AT BARELY 13 PER CENT, ADDING THAT THERE WOULD BE A NEXT WAVE.

ON SPORT

KATSINA STATE GOVERNOR, AMINU MASARI HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF MALAM ABDULKADIR BATURE AS THE NEW SECRETARY OF KATSINA UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB.

IN A STATEMENT SIGNED BY THE STATE DIRECTOR OF SPORTS, NALADO KANKIA AND MADE AVAILABLE TO NEWSMEN BY THE CLUB’S SPOKESMAN, NASIRU GIDE, THE APPOINTMENT OF MALAM BATURE FOLLOWED THE RETIREMENT OF MALAM SANI TUNAU AFTER 35 YEARS OF SELFLESS SERVICE TO THE STATE.

BEFORE  HIS  APPOINTMENT,  IT WAS GATHERED THAT BATURE WAS THE FORMER SECRETARY OF THE DEFUNCT SPOTLIGHT FOOTBALL CLUB AND CURRENTLY THE WELFARE OFFICER OF KATSINA UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB.

MEANWHILE, THE MINISTRY OF SPORTS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, STATE SPORTS COUNCIL AND THE MANAGEMENT OF KATSINA UNITED  APPRECIATED  THE  OUTGOING  SECRETARY  AND  WISHED HIM THE BEST OF LUCK IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.