HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- EX-OYO GOVERNOR URGES PRESIDENT BUHARI TO ADDRESS NIGERIA’S PRINCIPAL ISSUES.
- ON FOREIGN SCENE, UK DEMANDS EU TO REWRITE POST-BREXIT TRADE DEAL.
- ON SPORTS, ARSENAL OFFER 2 PLAYERS IN BID TO LAND MADDISON FROM LEICESTER CITY.
A Former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja has advised President Muhamadu Buhari, to without wasting time, address Nigerians on principal issues across the country.
Ladoja gave the advice while addressing reporters in ibadan, the oyo state capital, saying the need for President Buhari to talk to Nigerians is necessary at this time, in order to douse tension that has enveloped the country.
The former governor further enjoined the president to do all within his power to prevent issues on insecurity, restructuring, agitations for secession and inflation.
The Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has beseeched god to touch the hearts of bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other criminals in order to denounce their evil businesses.
Abubakar, who sought god’s intervention to end insecurity in Nigeria after observing the two-Rakaat Prayers for Eid-El-Kabir at Minna, Niger State Capital’s prayer ground advised Nigerians to remain peaceful and orderly as well report acts of insecurity to security agencies.
He also urged bandits and kidnappers to embrace peace so that Nigeria could enjoy political and economic stability again.
Also, Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello called for prayers for security agencies in the country, noting that prayers would enable them to apply divine wisdom to deal with the challenges bedeviling the country.
The Minister of Power, Saleh Mammam has vowed that his ministry will improve electricity supply to Nigerians.
Mamman made the pledge while addressing reporters during the Eid-El-Kabir celebration in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, promising that communities that were underserved with electricity supply will soon begin to enjoy regular service.
He further assured communities that had not been connected to the national grid that alternative sources of power generation would be provided for them while he enjoined Nigerians to embrace peace, saying only peaceful coexistence would bring development to the country.
That was the Minister of Power, Saleh Mammam calling on Nigerians to join hands in eradicating insurgency in the country.
The Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has stated that the attempt by the federal government to criminalize the case of Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho is undemocratic.
Adams stated this in a statement issued to newsmen, expressing sadness over the way the activist was arrested.
He opined that the plan by the FG to clamp down on agitators is capable of turning the government to tyranny of the majority, especially, from a government that came to power with a lot of hope and support from the people of the south-west.
The Yoruba President noted that Adeyemo has a right to his freedom and that there is nothing bad for him to seek asylum in Republic Of Benin.
He therefore called on the federal government to be fair in handling the activist’s case as his maltreatment might lead to war.
Britain has demanded that the European Union should rewrite a deal overseeing problematic post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland just a year after it was agreed with the bloc.
Brexit Minister, David Frost told parliament that the Northern Ireland protocol was part of the Brexit settlement, backed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which sealed Britain’s divorce from the EU four years after voters backed leaving in a referendum.
Frost therefore requested that British needs a new balance to eliminate EU oversight of the accord as they have the right to unilaterally deviate from parts of it.
However despite repeated British complaints, the EU Vice President, Maros Sefcovic refused to amend the protocol, fearing that the hard-to-police frontier with EU member Ireland could allow goods to enter its single market without meeting its regulatory standards.
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has appealed to the people of the state to support, cooperate and encourage security operatives in their patriotic national duty in ensuring safety in the state.
Governor Buni made the appeal in his Sallah message, applauding the courage and bravery of the security forces for making great sacrifices to ensure peace is maintained and enjoyed in the state and the country at large.
He assured that the government would continue to provide infrastructure, qualitative education, health care delivery, roads, employment and empowerment opportunities among others to make life more meaningful to the people.
The governor also called on Muslims to have a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail.
The United States government has announced extension of the closure of land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel from August 21, 2021.
It was gathered that the white house planned a new round of high-level meetings this week to discuss the travel restrictions and the potential of mandating covid-19 vaccines for visitors, but no decisions have been made.
The announcement followed increasing concern among U.S officials about the delta variant as the country’s health officials reported sizable increases in covid-19 cases and deaths, with outbreaks occurring in parts of the country with low vaccination rates.
However, the Canadian chamber president of commerce, Perrin Beatty criticized the latest U.S extension, saying the move flies in the face of both science and the most recent public health data.
Real Madrid new signing, David Alaba, has given reasons why he picked the club’s former captain, Sergio Ramos number four shirt number at Santiago Bernabeu.
Alaba, who was unveiled by Real Madrid said he accepted the jersey number because the club told him it was the only shirt number available.
The Austria International who joined Real Madrid from Bundesliga Champions, Bayern Munich stated that the jersey number is a great motivation for him and a dream come true.
Arsenal has expressed readiness to offer Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as swap deal to Land Leicester City’s Winger, James Maddison.
Maddison who is on the gunner’s shortlist is asking for a high price which the gunners are unable to pay.
In a view to strengthen the team, Arsenal Coach, Michael Arteta had on July 19 signed Anderlecht Midfielder, Albert Lokonga for 17 Million Euro.
However, arsenal is willing to sell academy products, Nelson and Niles to land Maddison in the team.