BREAKFAST NEWS 19-06-2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • NAHCOM ACCEPTS CANCELLATION OF HAJJ 2021 IN GOOD FAITH.
  • ON FOREIGN SCENE, US MISSION IN NIGERIA DISPELLS RUMOUR ON VISA LOTTERY ADVERTISMENT.
  • ON SPORTS, NIGERIA ATHLETES ADEGOKE QUALIFIES  FOR OLYMPICS.

US/VISA

The United State Mission in Nigeria has warned Nigerians to beware of fake websites and messages advertising us visa lottery.

The mission in a statement on its official page urged the general public to disregard a message titled take the chance of living in the USA and apply for the official us green card lottery, ravaging the social media.

Reacting, the mission noted that information on visa lottery can only be found on the commission’s websites, therefore warned the general public to desist from such rumour.

NAHCON/HAJJ

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has described the cancellation of hajj 2021 for all foreign pilgrims as act of God, what Allah had decreed being played by Saudi Arabia.

The Head Of Public Affairs,  Hajia Fatima Usara made the description in a the statement, saying no matter how painful the cancellation was, the commission respects the decision of Saudi Arabia and have accepted it as Allah’s divine design.

The commission also urged states government to grant refund request to any intending pilgrim without delay, while those who desire to roll over should wait for further decision by the board.

Hajia Usara however assured stakeholders of NAHCON’s open-door policy and cooperation, adding that consultations on the way forward in the nearest future will be communicated in due course.

DHQ/ASSURANCE

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has assured that the armed forces of Nigeria and other security outfits would sustain the ongoing onslaught in its theatres of operations across the six geo-political zones of the country.

Acting director, Defence Media Operation, Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko, gave the assurance in Abuja, saying the troops of the armed forces of Nigeria and other security agencies had kept the tempo of restoring normalcy into the troubled parts of the country.

General Onyeuko lauded the efforts of the troops for their resilience and unrelenting commitment, but encouraged the general public to support the efforts of the military by providing credible and timely information that would facilitate proactive engagements of the criminal elements in the society.

BAUCHI/CHOLERA

The Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, has confirmed that the death toll of cholera has risen to 42 while 2,874 persons have been critically affected by the disease.

Mohammed made the disclosure in a televised briefing, saying the state has recorded the highest number of cases with 2,185 cases with 22 deaths, while Toro local government had 212 cases and eight deaths.

It would be recalled that state former Commissioner Of Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, in May reported that no fewer than 20 persons have died of the disease while over 300 persons were admitted to different hospitals across the state.

ABIA/ASSEMBLY

The Abia state house of assembly has decried the indiscriminate use and duplication of government number plates in the state.

This came on the heels of a motion sponsored by the member representing umuahia north constituency, Hon Kelechi Onuzuruike, on the need to prohibit the indiscriminate use and duplication of government number plates in the state.

The assembly mandated the state government through its relevant agencies to identify unauthorized users of government number plates with a view to retrieving it from them, positing that no private citizen is allowed to use the government authorized number plate.

The assembly also resolved and requested the executive through the governor to direct his special adviser on security to mop up all unauthorized government number plates in circulation.