BREAKFAST NEWS 21-12-2021

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  • JAMB REQUESTS CANDIDATES TO GET NIN AHEAD OF 2022 UTME.
  • IPOB CRIES OUT OVER KILLING OF BIAFRANS IN IMO.
  • ON FOREIGN SCENE, ISRAEL ADDS US, 9 OTHER COUNTRIES ON COVID-19 RED LIST.

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

JAMB/NIN

THE JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD, JAMB HAS ASKED ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2022 UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATIONS, UTME TO ACQUIRE THEIR NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, NIN AHEAD OF THE EXERCISE.

JAMB MADE THE REQUEST IN ITS WEEKLY BULLETIN RELEASED BY THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR IN ABUJA, SAYING THE INFORMATION IS IN LINE WITH THE BOARD’S FIRM DETERMINATION TO ENSURE THAT CANDIDATES WHO ARE DESIROUS OF ENROLLING ARE READY AND PREPARED.

IT FURTHER NOTED THAT THE INFORMATION IS EXPECTED TO SERVE AS A WAKE-UP CALL TO ALL WHO MIGHT WANT TO REGISTER, TO FIRST OBTAIN THEIR NIN AS WELL FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE BOARD’S INTEGRATED BROCHURE AND SYLLABUS SYSTEM, IBASS SINCE IT IS A MAJOR PREREQUISITE FOR THE UTME REGISTRATION.

WHILE REVEALING THAT IT IS AT THE MOMENT ENGAGING ITS CORE FUNCTIONARIES IN A SERIES OF INTENSIVE TRAINING TO ENSURE THAT ONCE THE DATE IS ANNOUNCED, THE STAGE WOULD HAVE BEEN SET FOR YET ANOTHER HITCH-FREE EXERCISE, THE BOARD SAID IT WOULD SOON START THE SALE OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 UTME AND DIRECT ENTRY, DE, ADDING THAT THE NEXT STEP WAS FOR CANDIDATES TO CREATE THEIR PROFILES BY SENDING THEIR NIN TO 55019.

OGUN/ENDSARS

OGUN STATE GOVERNOR, DAPO ABIODUN HAS BEEN DRAGGED TO COURT FOR REFUSING TO MAKE PUBLIC THE REPORT SUBMITTED TO HIM BY THE OGUN JUDICIAL PANEL OF ENQUIRY INTO POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS.

REPORT SAYS GOVERNOR ABIODUN WAS SUED ALONGSIDE THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND COMMISSIONER FOR JUSTICE, OLUWASINA OGUNGBADE BY A LAWYER, FESTUS OGUN.

OGUN HAD EARLIER IN A LETTER INVOKED THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, ASKING THE GOVERNOR TO RELEASE WITHIN SEVEN DAYS THE REPORT OF THE PANEL HE SET UP AFTER THE ENDSARS PROTEST IN 2020 AS HE REVEALED THAT HE HAD FILED A MOTION EX-PARTE AGAINST THE GOVERNOR OVER HIS FAILURE, NEGLECT AND REFUSAL TO ACCEDE TO THE FOI REQUEST CONCERNING THE RELEASE OF THE OGUN STATE ENDSARS PANEL REPORT.

THE LAWYER THEREFORE SOUGHT THE COURT, AN ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO THE APPLICANT TO APPLY FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW AND TO SEEK AN ORDER OF MANDAMUS DIRECTING AND OR COMPELLING THE RESPONDENTS WHETHER BY THEMSELVES OR THEIR AGENTS TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SUBMITTED REPORT.

WHEN CONTACTED, THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE SAID STEPS ARE UNDERWAY TO ENSURE THE REPORT IS OUT EITHER BEFORE THE YEAR RUNS OUT OR IN JANUARY, 2022.

NIGER/NUT

THE NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS, NUT, NIGER STATE CHAPTER HAS THREATENED TO DIRECT TEACHERS TO SIT AT HOME UNTIL THEIR DEMANDS ARE MET.

NUT STATE CHAIRMAN, COMR. AKAYAGO MOHAMMED GAVE THE THREAT WHILE ADDRESSING NEWSMEN ON THE OUTCOME OF THEIR COUNCIL MEETING IN MINNA, THE STATE CAPITAL, WARNING THAT IF THE STATE GOVERNMENT PAYS DECEMBER SALARIES OF PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE STATE ON PERCENTAGE IT WOULD BE LEFT WITH NO OPTION BUT TO DIRECT THEM TO SIT AT HOME UNTIL THEIR DEMANDS ARE MET.

IT WAS GATHERED THAT FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS, PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE STATE HAD BEEN RECEIVING THEIR SALARIES ON PERCENTAGE.

HOWEVER REACTING, COMR. MOHAMMED WHO DECRIED THE DEVELOPMENT WARNED THE STATE GOVERNMENT THAT THE TEACHERS WOULD NO LONGER COLLECT SALARIES ON PERCENTAGE WHICH HE SAID IS AGAINST THE LABOUR LAW, MAINTAINING THAT IF THERE IS NO POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM THE STATE GOVẸRNMENT BY THE END OF DECEMBER ON THE ISSUE THEY WOULD TAKE THE STEP.

CIFIPIN/BILL

AS THE CHATTERED INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIVE PROFESSIONAL OF NIGERIA, CIFIPIN BILL AWAITS CONCURRENCE BY THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BEFORE BEING TRANSMITTED FOR PRESIDENTIAL ASSENT, THE INSTITUTE HAS DRAWN THE ATTENTION OF LAWMAKERS TO TWO FRESH BILLS WITH SIMILAR MANDATES.

IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, DR AHMAD LAWAN BY THE LEGAL COUNSEL TO CIFIPIN, GIMBA, A COPY OF WHICH WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO JOURNALISTS IN ABUJA, THE LAWYER NOTED THAT THE LATTER BILLS WERE MEANT TO SCUTTLE CIFIPIN BILL WHICH WAS PASSED INTO LAW BY BOTH CHAMBERS AND NOW WAITING FOR CONCURRENCE AND PRESIDENTIAL ASSENT.

MEANWHILE, THE INSTITUTE WHICH SAID THE TWO PRIVATE BILLS WERE NOT IN THE INTEREST OF THE NATION AS IT ASKED THE UPPER AND LOWER LEGISLATIVE CHAMBERS TO DECLINE PASSAGES WARNED OF DUPLICITY, HENCE, GIVING IT A LEGAL TOOTH WOULD BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE AND A WASTE OF RESOURCES GIVEN THAT THE PROCESS OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE PASSING A BILL INTO LAW BY THE PARLIAMENT IS CAPITAL INTENSIVE.

BAUCHI/POLICE

THE BAUCHI STATE POLICE COMMAND HAS ASSURED THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ITS READINESS TO PERFORM ITS STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITY OF PROTECTING THEIR LIVES AND PROPERTIES WITH A VIEW TO ENSURING HITCH-FREE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS ACROSS THE STATE.

STATE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, UMAR SANDA GAVE THE ASSURANCE IN A STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO JOURNALISTS THROUGH THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, SP AHMED WAKIL IN BAUCHI, REVEALING THAT HE HAD ORDERED THE DEPLOYMENT OF OFFICERS AND MEN COMPRISING CONVENTIONAL POLICE AND OTHER TACTICAL TEAMS AS WELL AS NECESSARY LOGISTICS TO ALL CHURCHES AND VENUES OF EVENTS IN THE STATE.

WHILE EXPRESSING CONFIDENCE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE TO ENSURE THEIR SAFETY DURING THE CELEBRATION, THE CP EXPLAINED THAT THE BAN ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS, BANGERS AND OTHER EXPLOSIVES DURING FESTIVITIES WAS STILL IN FORCE, WARNING THAT THOSE PLANNING TO FOMENT TROUBLES DURING THE FESTIVE PERIOD AND AFTERWARD WOULD BE DEALT WITH.

IPOB/KILLING

THE PROSCRIBED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB HAS ALLEGED SECRET KILLING OF ITS MEMBERS AND INNOCENT PEOPLE IN IMO STATE BY FAKE POLICE OFFICERS.

IPOB SPOKESPERSON, EMMA POWERFUL WHO MADE THE ALLEGATION CLAIMED THAT THERE ARE SECRET CELLS WHERE SOME IPOB MEMBERS ARE BEING TORTURED DAILY IN THE STATE, ADDING THAT INNOCENT BIAFRAN YOUTHS WHO DROVE FLASHY CARS ARE BEING INDISCRIMINATELY ARRESTED AND KILLED.

HE SAID THE FAKE POLICE OFFICERS DEPLOYED IN THE STATE WERE KILLING INNOCENT CITIZENS UNDER THE GUISE OF HUNTING FOR CRIMINALS AND THAT THEY FORCED THE YOUTHS TO PAY 1 MILLION NAIRA BEFORE THEY REGAIN THEIR FREEDOM OR BE COMPELLED TO SELL THEIR CAR TO THEM.

POWERFUL WHO FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT THE FAKE POLICE OFFICERS WOULD BE MASKED DURING AFTERNOON AND IN THE EVENING THEY COME OUT TO OPERATE AS WELL BURY THE BODIES OF THEIR VICTIMS SECRETLY THEREFORE URGED THE PEOPLE TO RISE UP AGAINST WHAT HE TERMED BARBARITY AND SECRET GENOCIDE AGAINST INNOCENT CITIZENS.

COURT/NWOBIKE

THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA HAS SET ASIDE THE CONVICTION AND ONE-MONTH IMPRISONMENT OF A SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA, SAN, DR JOSEPH NWOBIKE CHARGED WITH AN ATTEMPT TO PERVERT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE.

REPORT SAYS THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, EFCC HAD AMONG OTHERS ACCUSED NWOBIKE OF EXCHANGING TEXT MESSAGES WITH COURT OFFICIALS ON THE ASSIGNMENT OF HIS CASES AND WHEN SUCH CASES SHOULD BE HEARD.

IN A UNANIMOUS DECISION, A FIVE-MEMBER PANEL OF THE SUPREME COURT, LED BY JUSTICE OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA FAULTED THE EARLIER DECISIONS OF THE LAGOS HIGH COURT AND THE COURT OF APPEAL, LAGOS IN CONVICTING NWOBIKE ON THE OFFENCE AND PROCEEDED TO UPHOLD HIS APPEAL.

THE APEX COURT FURTHER NOTED THAT SECTION C OF ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW OF LAGOS STATE, UNDER WHICH HE WAS CHARGED DID NOT CLEARLY DEFINE WHAT CONSTITUTES A PERVERSION OF JUSTICE AND THAT THE EFCC LACKS THE POWER TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE OFFENCE OF PERVERSION OF THE COURSE OF JUSTICE.

ON FOREIGN SCENE

THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE HAS REVEALED THAT THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HAD APPROVED THE BAN OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO TEN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE OMICRON CORONAVIRUS STRAIN.

IN A TELEPHONE VOTE, THE CABINET MINISTERS APPROVED BELGIUM, CANADA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ITALY, MOROCCO, PORTUGAL, SWITZERLAND AND TURKEY ON THE LIST OF RED COUNTRIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE HEALTH MINISTRY STATE CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE AND AS WELL PURSUANT TO A DISCUSSION THAT WAS HELD ON DECEMBER 19, 2021 AT THE CABINET MEETING BUT EVENTUALLY EXPANDED THE LIST TO FINLAND, FRANCE, IRELAND, NORWAY, SPAIN, SWEDEN AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

THE PM’S OFFICE WHICH REVEALED THAT THE RED LIST’S EXPANSION HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE PARLIAMENT’S LEGAL COMMITTEE NOTED THAT IF APPROVED,  IT WOULD TAKE EFFECT ON DECEMBER 22, 2021 BUT STRESSED THAT ISRAELI BORDERS ARE TO REMAIN CLOSED TO FOREIGNERS UNTIL DECEMBER 29, 2021.

TO ROUND OFF THE BREAKFAST NEWS, HERE IS THE RECAP OF OUR TOP STORIES:

  • WE LET YOU KNOW THAT THE JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD, JAMB HAS ASKED ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2022 UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATIONS, UTME TO ACQUIRE THEIR NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, NIN AHEAD OF THE EXERCISE, NOTING THAT THE INFORMATION IS EXPECTED TO SERVE AS A WAKE-UP CALL TO ALL WHO MIGHT WANT TO REGISTER, TO FIRST OBTAIN THEIR NIN AS WELL FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE BOARD’S INTEGRATED BROCHURE AND SYLLABUS SYSTEM, IBASS SINCE IT IS A MAJOR PREREQUISITE FOR THE UTME REGISTRATION.
  • WE INFORMED YOU THAT THE PROSCRIBED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB HAS ALLEGED SECRET KILLING OF ITS MEMBERS AND INNOCENT PEOPLE IN IMO STATE BY FAKE POLICE OFFICERS, ADDING THAT INNOCENT BIAFRAN YOUTHS WHO DROVE FLASHY CARS ARE BEING INDISCRIMINATELY ARRESTED AND KILLED BUT URGED THE PEOPLE TO RISE UP AGAINST WHAT HE TERMED BARBARITY AND SECRET GENOCIDE AGAINST INNOCENT CITIZENS.
  • LASTLY, ON FOREIGN SCENE, WE BROUGHT TO YOU THAT THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED THE BAN OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO BELGIUM, CANADA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ITALY, MOROCCO, PORTUGAL, SWITZERLAND AND TURKEY ON THE LIST OF RED COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES AS WELL EXPANDED THE LIST TO FINLAND, FRANCE, IRELAND, NORWAY, SPAIN, SWEDEN AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE OMICRON CORONAVIRUS STRAIN.