BREAKFAST NEWS 17-01-2022

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  • ISLAMIC CLERIC REACTS TO ZONING CALLS.
  • ZAMFARA COMMUNITY LAMENTS BANDIT ATTACKS, BEGS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI FOR ASSISTANCE.
  • ON SPORT, EVERTON SACKS MANAGER.

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FG/TWITTER

REPORT SAYS MORE THAN 72 HOURS AFTER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE LIFTING OF THE BAN ON TWITTER, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI IS YET TO TWEET.

IT WAS GATHERED THAT SEVERAL MEDIA AIDES OF PRESIDENT BUHARI HAD RESUMED USING THE PLATFORM SINCE THE 7 MONTHS BAN ON TWITTER WAS LIFTED ON JANUARY 13, 2022 EXCEPT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, YEMI OSHINBAJO.

ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CHAIRMAN TECHNICAL COMMITTEE NIGERIA-TWITTER ENGAGEMENT, KASHIFU ABDULLAHI, THE UNITED STATES COMPANY HAD AGREED TO MEET ALL THE CONDITIONS SET BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT, HENCE THE LIFTING.

HOWEVER, SOME NIGERIANS TWEEPS HAD REACTED FURIOUSLY AT THE FIRST TWEET BY THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, GARBA SHEHU WHO HAD TWEETED THAT NIGERIA GAINED IMMEASURABLY FROM THE SHUTDOWN OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM.

JIBIWIS/ZONING

THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, COUNCIL OF ISLAMIC SOCIETY, JIBWIS SHEIKH MUHAMMADU YAHAYA HAS REACTED TO CALLS FOR ZONING OF THE PRESIDENCY TO CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY BY POLITICAL GLADIATORS.

DELIVERING HIS SERMON IN BAUCHI STATE, SHEIKH YAHAYA DECLARED ZONING AS UNDEMOCRATIC, MAINTAINING THAT IT VIOLATES DEMOCRATIC TENETS.

ACCORDING TO THE JIBWIS CHAIRMAN, INSTEAD OF ZONING THE PRESIDENCY TO ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY IN 2023, THE PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST SHOULD BE LEFT OPEN TO EVERY REGION OF THE COUNTRY WITH A VIEW TO ALLOWING THE BEST CANDIDATE TO EMERGE.

HE FURTHER SUBMITTED THAT AS MUCH AS POLITICAL PARTIES HAD THE CHOICE TO FIELD CANDIDATES OF THEIR CHOICES, THE ELECTORATES ALSO HAD THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHO TO LEAD THEM.

THE ISLAMIC CLERIC HOWEVER CALLED ON MUSLIMS OF VOTING AGE TO NOT ONLY REGISTER BUT AS WELL ENSURE THAT THEY GET THEIR VOTER’S CARDS TO ENABLE THEM EXERCISE THEIR FRANCHISE OF VOTING IN THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION TO ELECT THE BEST LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS.

HURIWA/EBONYI

THE HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, HURIWA HAS ACCUSED THE EBONYI STATE GOVERNOR, DAVE UMAHI OF USING ARMED THUGS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE STATE’S POLICE COMMAND TO HARASS, ARBITRARILY ARREST AND ILLEGALLY DETAIN MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, PDP AND OTHER OPPOSITION PLATFORMS IN THE STATE.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY ITS NATIONAL COORDINATOR, COMR. EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO, HURIWA ALLEGED THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH SOME SECURITY AGENTS ARE USING THE NEWLY-ESTABLISHED CIVILIAN VIGILANTE TO HARASS GOVERNOR UMAHI’S POLITICAL RIVALS.

ACCORDING TO THE RIGHTS GROUP,  POLICE OFFICERS IN THE STATE RATHER THAN DISPLAYING PROFESSIONALISM AND NEUTRALITY AS WELL ENFORCE THE RULE OF LAW, THEY HAD EFFECTIVELY BECOME THE OFFICIAL ATTACK INSTRUMENTS USED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO LEGITIMIZE THE VIOLENCE UNLEASHED ON MEMBERS OF PDP.

THE GROUP THEREFORE ASKED THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, USMAN BABA TO EXHIBIT LEADERSHIP QUALITY BY ACTIVATING INTERNAL MECHANISMS TO INVESTIGATE THE GROWING NUMBERS OF CASES OF VIOLENCE IN THE STATE.

JOMSAN/TAXATIONS

JOINT MOBILE SANITATION AGENCY OF NIGERIA, JOMSAN HAS DECRIED MULTIPLE TAXATIONS AND BLOCKING OF FEDERAL ROADS BY MISCREANTS COLLECTING PURPORTED GOVERNMENT REVENUE.

SPEAKING AT THE UNVEILING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF NIGERIA, ALGON 2022 SEAL IN ABUJA, JOMSAN  PRESIDENT, DR. NNAMDI OGBOGBO URGED THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS WELL SECURITY AGENCIES TO STOP THE ILLEGALITY.

OGBOGBO WHO STATED THAT HOOLIGANISM ASSOCIATED WITH COLLECTING REVENUE HAD NEGATIVELY IMPACTED NIGERIA’S IMAGE URGED CITIZENS TO JOIN THE CONDEMNATION, ADDING THAT BEFORE THE COUNTRY’S EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANK COULD IMPROVE, THE GOVERNMENT MUST CREATE AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR INVESTORS, ENTREPRENEURS AND TRADERS.

PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BODY FURTHER ADVICED THE GOVERNMENT TO REDUCE TAXATION ON COMPANIES, BOOST ELECTRICITY AS WELL IMPROVE ON TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS.

ZAMFARA/BANDITS

RESIDENTS OF A COMMUNITY IN ZAMFARA STATE, NAHUCHE HAVE CROWDED THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE TO PROTEST CONSTANT BANDIT ATTACKS ON THE COMMUNITY, SAYING THE SITUATION HAS REMAINED THE SAME DESPITE SPENDING OVER 200 MILLION NAIRA ON RANSOMS AND SETTLING VIGILANTES.

ADDRESSING NEWSMEN AT THE PRESS CENTRE IN GUSAU, THE STATE CAPITAL, LEADER OF THE COMUNITY, MUSA ABDULAHI EXPLAINED THAT A BUSINESSMAN NAMED ALHAJI HADI GEBE WAS ABDUCTED AND LATER GOT KILLED BY BANDITS IN THE COMMUNITY DESPITE RECEIVING 35 MILLION NAIRA AS RANSOM.

ABDULAHI WHO ADDED THAT AFTER KILLING THE BUSINESSMAN, THE BANDITS STILL HAVE THE EFFONTRY TO RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY AND KIDNAPPED ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE, DEMANDING 5 MILLION NAIRA EACH FOR THEIR FREEDOM SAID THE COMMUNITY EMPLOYED THE SERVICES OF SOME VIGILANTE GROUPS YET THE BANDITS CONTINUED TO TERRORIZE THE COMMUNITY.

HE HOWEVER APPEALED TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO DEPLOY MILITARY AND POLICE OPERATIVES TO THE VILLAGE FOR ADEQUATE SECURITY, SAYING THE VILLAGERS ARE TIRED OF BANDITS’ CONSTANT ATTACKS.

ARCHBISHOP/ZAMFARA KILLING

THE CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF ABUJA DIOCESE, IGNATIUS KAIGAMA HAS EXPRESSED FEARS OVER THE CHALLENGES FACING THE COUNTRY.

KAIGAMA MADE THE EXPRESSION KNOWN DURING HIS SUNDAY SERMON IN ABUJA, SAYING NIGERIA HAS BECOME A NATION OF UNCERTAINTIES.

WHILE EXPLAINING THAT MANY FAMILIES ARE QUICKLY RUNNING OUT OF THE WINE OF GLADNESS AS THEY ARE THREATENED BY MORAL AND SOCIAL VICES AS WELL AS ECONOMIC HARDSHIP ARISING FROM POOR AND CORRUPT GOVERNANCE, THE CLERIC DECRIED THE RECENT ATTACKS IN ZAMFARA STATE, SAYING DESPITE ASSURANCES OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND SECURITY OPERATIVES, PEOPLE STILL LIVE IN FEAR.

HE THEREFORE CALLED ON NIGERIANS TO ACCEPT EACH OTHER AS GOD’S SPECIAL GIFTS TO BE LOVED, RESPECTED AND APPRECIATED BUT URGED POLITICAL LEADERS IN THE COUNTRY TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE WELFARE OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAD VOTED THEM IN.

ON SPORT

EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB HAVE SACKED RAFA BENITEZ AS THEIR MANAGER.

IN A STATEMENT FROM THE PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB, BENITEZ WAS RELIEVED OF HIS DUTIES AFTER JUST SIX MONTHS ON THE JOB IN WHICH HE LED THE CLUB TO A SERIES OF DEFEATS INCLUDING A 2-1 LOSS TO NORWICH ON JANUARY 15, 2022.

WHILE RECALLING THAT THE 61-YEAR-OLD TOOK OVER FROM CARLO ANCELOTTI LAST SUMMER AND STARTED WITH 5 WINS IN 8 MATCHES OF THE SEASON IN ALL COMPETITIONS, THE CLUB FURTHER NOTED THAT BENITEZ, WHO JOINED EVERTON IN JUNE 2021 HAS LEFT THE CLUB WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, ADDING THAT AN UPDATE ON A PERMANENT REPLACEMENT WOULD BE MADE IN DUE COURSE.

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