BREAKFAST NEWS 18-01-2022

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  • HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPEAKER INSISTS ON REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS.
  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS DEMAND JUSTICE FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD GIRL KILLED BY CUSTOMS IN OGUN.
  • ON SPORT, 4 EUROPEAN CLUBS REACT TO SUPER EAGLES LEAP TO AFCON KNOCKOUT STAGES.

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GBAJABIAMILA/EDUCATION

THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, HON. FEMI GBAJABIAMILA HAS INSISTED THAT THESECTION D OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION MUST BE REVIEWED IN A BID TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR NIGERIANS ASPIRING FOR DIFFERENT POLITICAL OFFICES.

IN A POST ON HIS VERIFIED FACEBOOK PAGE, GBAJABIAMILA SAID THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT CONTAINED IN THE 1999 CONSTITUTION IS NO LONGER FIT WITH THE CURRENT REALITIES IN THE COUNTRY, INSISTING THE ISSUE OF EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION OF ASPIRANTS BE INCLUDED IN THE ONGOING EFFORTS BY LAWMAKERS TO REFORM THE COUNTRY’S ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND ESTABLISH A FULLY PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY FOR NIGERIANS.

THE SPEAKER OF THE LOWER CHAMBER WHO FURTHER STATED THAT THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE OR EQUIVALENT AS THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION FOR HIGH POLITICAL OFFICE MAINTAINED THAT IT IS TIME TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE POSITION.

CSOs/ELECTORAL BILL

AS THE NATION AWAITS THE RESUMPTION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TODAY, JANUARY 18, 2022, A COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS, CSOs WORKING FOR THE PERFECTION OF THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM IN NIGERIA HAVE CALLED ON THE LEGISLATURE AND PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO CONCLUDE THE PROCESS OF THE ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL BY JANUARY 31, 2022.

THE CSOs, DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ABUJA WARNED THAT FURTHER DELAY ON THE CONCLUSION OF THE ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT PROCESS WAS INIMICAL TO THE PREPARATIONS FOR EKITI AND OSUN OFF-CYCLE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION, THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION AND FUTURE ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA.

ACCORDING TO THEM, THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEST THE OPERABILITY OF THE NEW LEGISLATION AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE NEW INNOVATIONS WOULD BE LOST IF THE AMENDMENT PROCESS WAS NOT CONCLUDED EXPEDITIOUSLY.

MEANWHILE, THE CSOs ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO UPON RESUMPTION TODAY TAKE LEGISLATIVE ACTION AT ITS FIRST SITTING TO CONCLUDE THE PROCESS AND RE-TRANSMIT THE BILL TO PRESIDENT BUHARI BY JANUARY 21, 2022.

OYO/LASSA FEVER

THE OYO STATE GOVERNMENT HAS CALLED ON ALL RESIDENTS OF THE STATE TO REMAIN CALM OVER THE REPORTED CASES OF THE LASSA FEVER IN IWAJOWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE.

STATE COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, DR. BODE LADIPO MADE THE CALL IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY AND MADE AVAILABLE TO JOURNALISTS IN IBADAN, THE STATE CAPITAL, NOTING THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT IS DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO CURTAIL THE FURTHER SPREAD OF THE VIRUS.

HE SAID IN RESPONSE TO THE DEVELOPMENT, THE GOVERNMENT HAD SET UP A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ACROSS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN THE STATE TO ABATE FURTHER TRANSMISSION OF THE ILLNESS WHILE THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH HAD REPOSITIONED DOSES OF ANTIVIRAL AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE REPORTED CASES.

THE COMMISSIONER THEREFORE ENJOINED THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO REFER SIMILAR CASES TO THE NEAREST GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS FOR FREE AND QUALITY CARE.

IPOB/FG

THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB HAS ACCUSED FORMER MILITANT LEADER, ASARI DOKUBO OF COLLUDING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND SOME POLITICIANS TO RECRUIT CULTISTS AND CRIMINALS TO KILL BIAFRAN AGITATORS.

IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BY ITS SPOKESMAN, EMMA POWERFUL, IPOB  CLAIMED  THAT DOKUBO AND THE GOVERNMENT RECRUITED IJAW YOUTHS TO CARRY OUT ATTACKS ON BIAFRA AGITATORS WHILE BLAMING IT ON MEMBERS AND THE EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK, ESN.

POWERFUL WHO STATED THAT THEY DO NOT WANT TO DIGNIFY THE FORMER MILITANT LEADER AND HIS CRIMINAL RECRUITS WITH A RESPONSE BUT FOR CLARITY’S SAKE SAID THE GROUP DECIDED TO MAKE IT PUBLIC SO THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BLAME THEM IF ANYTHING HAPPENS.

HE THEREFORE IMPLORED THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND THAT DOKUBO AND HIS FEW TRAITORS ARE TRYING TO CREATE CONFUSION BETWEEN IGBO BIAFRA AND IZON BIAFRA.

NANS/OGUN

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS, NANS HAS DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR THE TWO-YEAR-OLD GIRL KILLED BY A STRAY BULLET FIRED BY MEN OF THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE, NCS IN ILARO AREA OF YEWA, OGUN STATE.

IT WAS REPORTED EARLIER THAT THE MINOR WAS HIT BY A BULLET WHEN THE CUSTOMS AGENTS ENGAGED A SUSPECTED SMUGGLER AT ITAWAYA, NEAR THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILARO.

CONFIRMING THIS, STATE NCS SPOKESMAN, AHMED OLOYEDE DESCRIBED THE INCIDENT AS DEVASTATING, SAD AND SYMPATHETIC.

HOWEVER REACTING TO THE INCIDENT IN A STATEMENT SIGNED BY OGUN NANS CHAIRMAN, DAMILOLA SIMEON AND MADE AVAILABLE TO NEWSMEN, THE ASSOCIATION CONSIDERED THE CONDUCTS OF THE NCS OFFICERS AS UNPROFESSIONAL AND BARBARIC. 

IT THEREFORE REQUESTED AN ENQUIRY INTO THE CAUSE OF THE INDISCRIMINATE SHOOTING AND THAT ALL OFFICERS FOUND CULPABLE IN THE INCIDENT SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE THE LAW.

KATSINA/TERRORISTS

THE KATSINA STATE POLICE COMMAND HAS REVEALED THAT ITS OPERATIVES SUCCESSFULLY REPELLED TERRORISTS’ ATTACK AT BADOLE VILLAGE IN THE KURFI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE OVER THE WEEKEND.

STATE POLICE SPOKESMAN, GAMBO ISAH MADE THE REVELATION IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TO JOURNALISTS, CONFIRMING THAT THE TERRORISTS DESCENDED ON THE VILLAGE IN THE EARLY HOURS OF JANUARY 15 WHERE THEY AMONGST OTHERS RUSTLED AN UNSPECIFIED NUMBER OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS.

WHILE DISCLOSING THAT THE OPERATIVES OF THE COMMAND AND MEMBERS OF THE VIGILANTE IN THE COUNCIL WHO WERE ALERTED OF THE INCIDENT MOBILISED AND BLOCKED THE EXIT ROUTE OF THE TERRORISTS AT YARRUNFAR KOZA VILLAGE, ISAH SAID THE DEVELOPMENT LED TO A GUN DUEL BETWEEN THE SECURITY TEAM AND THE TERRORISTS.

THE PPRO THEREFORE SAID IN THE PROCESS, MANY TERRORISTS WERE KILLED WHILE ALL THE RUSTLED ANIMALS WERE RECOVERED.

KEBBI/KILLINGS

BANDITRY, KILLINGS AND ABDUCTIONS FOR RANSOM AS AGAIN TAKEN A CENTRE STAGE WITH A HUGE NUMBER OF BANDITS AS THEY INVADED DANKADE VILLAGE UNDER  ZURU EMIRATE IN KEBBI STATE,  KILLING AT LEAST 16 CIVILIANS,  A ONE-ARMED POLICEMAN AND A SOLDIER.

THE KEBBI STATE POLICE COMMAND PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER, DSP NAFIU ABUBAKAR DISCLOSED THIS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN.

ABUBAKAR  EXPLAINED THAT THE BANDITS, THROUGH ANOTHER ROUTE INVADED DANKADE VILLAGE WHERE THEY KILLED 16 CIVILIANS, INCLUDING A POLICEMAN AND A SOLDIER WHILE A YET-TO-BE ASCERTAIN NUMBER OF CIVILIANS WERE ABDUCTED.

THE PPRO WHO ADDED THAT THE BANDITS ALSO SET A NUMBER OF HOUSES ABLAZE HOWEVER REVEALED THAT THE STATE POLICE COMMISSIONER, CP MUSA BABA HAD SINCE MOBILISED ARMED OFFICERS AND MEN TO THE SCENE OF THE INCIDENT TO ASSESS LEVEL OF DAMAGES AND RESTORE NORMALCY AT THE AFFECTED VILLAGE.

ON SPORT

FOUR EUROPEAN CLUBS, WATFORD, RANGERS, LEICESTER CITY AND SPARTA ROTTERDAM HAVE COMMENDED THE SUPER EAGLES OF NIGERIA FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE ONGOING AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS, AFCON.

THE SUPER EAGLES HAD QUALIFIED FOR THE KNOCKOUT STAGES OF THE ONGOING 2021 AFCON TOURNAMENT IN CAMEROON AFTER TOPPING GROUP D.

COACH AUGUSTINE EGUAVOEN’S TEAM HAD DEFEATED EGYPT 1-0 ON JANUARY 11 AND DEFEATED SUDAN 3-1 ON JANUARY 15 TO TOP THE GROUP WITH 6 POINTS FROM 2 GAMES AHEAD OF THEIR FINAL GROUP FIXTURE AGAINST GUINEA-BISSAU ON JANUARY 19, 2022.

REACTING TO SUPER EAGLES’ QUALIFICATION, WATFORD, IN A TWEET ON TWITTER CONGRATULATED WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG AND OKOYE MADUKA ON THEIR 3-1 WIN OVER SUDAN AS RANGERS COMMENDED THE NIGERIA TEAM  FOR BOOKING THEIR SPOT IN THE LAST 16 WHILE SPARTA ROTTERDAM AND LEICESTER CITY WISHED THE SUPER EAGLES MORE WINS.