BREAKFAST NEWS 13-01-2022

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  • HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA TELLS EBONYI GOVERNOR TO PERISH DREAM OF BECOMING NEXT PRESIDENT.
  • DINO MELAYE REACTS TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ELECTORAL BILL REJECTION.
  • ON SPORT, SUDAN COACH, TIA MAKES HONEST CONFESSION AHEAD OF CLASH AGAINST NIGERIA IN CAMEROON.

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HURIWA/UMAHI

CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCACY GROUP, HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, HURIWA HAS ASKED EBONYI STATE GOVERNOR, DAVE UMAHI TO PERISH HIS DREAM OF BECOMING NIGERIA’S NEXT PRESIDENT.

NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF HURIWA, EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO MADE THE REQUEST IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TO NEWSMEN, SAYING GOVERNOR UMAHI HAS DEMONSTRATED A DICTATORIAL DISPOSITION AGAINST THE PRESS AND SHOULD PERISH HIS DREAMS OF BECOMING PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA OR TO RESIGN AS GOVERNOR TO ENABLE HIS DEPUTY COMPLETE HIS REMAINING ONE YEAR IN OFFICE.

THE RIGHT GROUP FURTHER MAINTAINED THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD IN THE LAST SIX YEARS REPRESSED PRESS FREEDOM AND ARRESTED JOURNALISTS FOR REPORTING FACTUAL BUT NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN EBONYI.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT UMAHI VISITED PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI IN ASO ROCK, INFORMING HIM OF HIS DECISION TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2023.

KALU/2023

CHIEF WHIP OF THE SENATE, SENATOR ORJI KALU HAS STATED THAT HE IS BEING PRESSURED TO DECLARE HIS INTENTION TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AND PAY A VISIT TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AS RECENTLY DONE BY TWO OF HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC.

KALU, WHO IS BELIEVED TO BE NURSING AMBITION TO SUCCEED PRESIDENT BUHARI HAD IN A STATEMENT SAID HE IS WAITING TO SEE IF THE APC WOULD ZONE THE PRESIDENCY TO THE SOUTH.

HE ADDED THAT HE WOULD VISIT THE ASO ROCK VILLA AND BRIEF THE PRESIDENT OF HIS DECISION AS SOON AS THE PARTY ZONES THE PRESIDENCY AND SOUTHERN NIGERIA IS ZONED TO PRODUCE THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF THE RULING PARTY.

OHANAEZE/PRESIDENCY

A FORMER NATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARY OF OHANAEZE NDIGBO, CHUKS IBEGBU HAS DISCLOSED WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE SOUTHEAST FAILS TO PRODUCE NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT IN 2023.

IBEGBU MADE THE DISCLOSURE WHILE SPEAKING WITH NEWSMEN, SAYING THE SOUTHEAST HAS WHAT HE TERMED OPTIONS A, B AND C WHICH WOULD BE RESORTED TO IF THE SOUTHEAST FAILS TO PRODUCE NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT IN 2023.

THE OHANAEZE FORMER DEPUTY SPOKESMAN THREFORE URGED POLITICAL STAKEHOLDERS TO COME TOGETHER AND OPT FOR A SOUTHEAST PRESIDENT.

DINO/BUHARI

A FORMER SENATOR REPRESENTING KOGI WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT, DINO MELAYE HAS ALLEGED THAT PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S REFUSAL TO SIGN THE ELECTORAL BILL WAS DUE TO FEAR OF ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF RESULTS.

PRESIDENT BUHARI HAD DECLINED ASSENT TO THE 2021 ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL RECENTLY TRANSMITTED TO HIM BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SAYING IF SIGNED INTO LAW, THE BILL WOULD CAUSE TROUBLE AMONG THE POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE COUNTRY AND FUEL INSECURITY, AMONG OTHER REASONS.

HOWEVER REACTING ON HIS VERIFIED FACEBOOK PAGE, MELAYE SAID THE MOVE WAS PART OF PLOTS TO RIG THE 2023 ELECTION BY STOPPING ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION WHICH WAS ALSO CONTAINED IN THE BILL.

HE FURTHER ADDED THAT THE REJECTION OF THE ELECTORAL BILL BY PRESIDENT BUHARI IS PART OF A DELIBERATE PLAN TO DELAY THE SIGNING SO THAT TIME WOULD LAPSE AND BECOME IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT THE BILL.

MBA/POLICE RECRUITMENT

THE POLICE FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FRANK MBA HAS REVEALED THAT THE NIGERIAN POLICE EXTENDED THE ONLINE REGISTRATION IN THE ONGOING 2021 POLICE CONSTABLE RECRUITMENT TO JANUARY 22, 2022 IN ORDER TO ALLOW SOUTHERNERS APPLY.

MBA MADE THE REVELATION IN A STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO JOURNALISTS, SAYING THE EXTENSION BECAME NECESSARY TO ENSURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND EVEN SPREAD OF APPLICATIONS, PARTICULARLY FROM STATES IN THE SOUTH-EAST, SOUTH-SOUTH GEOPOLITICAL ZONES AND LAGOS STATE.

WHILE GIVING A BREAKDOWN OF THE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR, THE POLICE PRO SAID OUT OF THE OVER 81,000 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED NATIONWIDE AS OF JANUARY 7, 2022 ONLY 261 APPLICANTS WERE FROM LAGOS STATE AND ANAMBRA HAS THE LEAST FIGURE OF JUST 158 APPLICANTS, MAINTAINING THAT THE EXTENSION WOULD ENABLE THE SOUTHERN STATES TO MEET UP WITH THE REQUIRED QUOTA FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE STATES.

BORNO/BOKO HARAM

BORNO STATE GOVERNOR, BABAGANA ZULUM HAS LAMENTED THE ACTIVITIES OF BOKO HARAM/ISWAP IN THE STATE.

GOVERNOR ZULUM, WHILE SPEAKING AT A MEETING WITH LAWMAKERS AND SOME MILITARY PERSONNEL AT THE STATE’S GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN MAIDUGURI, THE STATE CAPITAL LAMENTED THAT BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS OPENLY CELEBRATE MARRIAGES AND COLLECT TAXES IN THE STATE WITHOUT CONFRONTATION BY ARMED FORCES.

ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNOR, PRESENTLY, SOME AREAS OF THE STATE LIKE GUZAMALA, ABADAM, AMONG OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS ARE STILL UNDER THE CONTROL OF BOKO HARAM.

HE THEREFORE DESCRIBED THE DEVELOPMENT AS DISGRACEFUL AND UNFORTUNATE.

AKALA’S DEATH/REACTIONS

REACTIONS HAVE CONTINUED TO TRAIL THE DEATH OF FORMER OYO STATE GOVERNOR, ADEBAYO ALAO-AKALA WHO GAVE UP THE GHOST AT THE EARLY HOURS OF YESTERDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022 AT THE AGE OF 71 IN HIS HOMETOWN, OGBOMOSO.

THE PRESENT GOVERNOR, SEYI MAKINDE WHO HEARD THE NEWS OF THE FORMER GOVERNOR’S DEATH WITH SHOCK ABRUPTLY ENDED THE STATE’S 2022 INTERFAITH PRAYER SESSION WHICH WAS ORGANISED BY THE STATE CIVIL SERVICE TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR 2022.

GOVERNOR MAKINDE WHO CALLED FOR A MINUTE SILENCE FOR THE FORMER GOVERNOR, PRAYED TO GOD TO GRANT REPOSE TO HIS SOUL AS HE CONDOLED WITH THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE FORMER GOVERNOR, HIS POLITICAL ASSOCIATES AND ALL RESIDENTS OF THE STATE.

ALSO, CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS’ FORUM AND ONDO STATE GOVERNOR, OLUWAROTIMI AKEREDOLU HAS STATED THAT WITH ALAO-AKALA’S DEATH, SOUTH WEST AND OYO STATE HAVE LOST A GIANT AND QUINTESSENTIAL POLITICIAN.

WHILE NOTING THAT THE NEWS CAME AS A RUDE SHOCK, GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU SAID THE LATE POLITICIAN WAS COMMITTED TO FRIENDSHIP, PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIETY TILL THE END.

ON SPORT

SUDAN NATIONAL TEAM HEAD COACH, BURHAN TIA HAS MADE AN HONEST CONFESSION AHEAD OF HIS SIDE’S 2021 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS, AFCON TIE WITH NIGERIA ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022.

WHILE FIELDING QUESTIONS FROM NEWSMEN ABOUT FACING NIGERIA IN THEIR NEXT GROUP GAME, TIA SAID IT WOULD NOT BE EASY FACING NIGERIA AS WELL AS FACING EGYPT BUT STATED THAT THEY HAD PUT THEIR MIND IN THE MATCHES AND PREPARED WELL FOR THE TOURNAMENT.

MEANWHILE, REPORT SAYS NIGERIA IS ON TOP OF GROUP D WITH 3 POINTS FROM ONE GAME AS SUPER EAGLES DEFEATED EGYPT 1 TO NIL WHILE SUDAN ARE IN THE THIRD POSITION WITH 1 POINT FOLLOWING A 0-0 DRAW AGAINST GUINEA-BISSAU IN THEIR FIRST GAME ON JANUARY 11, 2022.