BREAKFAST NEWS 30-08-2021

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  • ONLY 5 STATES COMPLY WITH SEPTEMBER 1 DEADLINE FOR ENACTMENT ON OPEN GRAZING BAN.
  • NPF DEBUNKS DEATHS OF 230 IGBOS IN JOS.
  • ON FOREIGN SCENE, ANOTHER EXPLOSION ROCKS KABUL.

PLATEAU/POLICE

THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NPF, PLATEAU STATE COMMAND HAS DESCRIBED AS FAKE, THE SPECULATIONS THAT UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS KILLED 230 IGBOS IN JOS, THE STATE CAPITAL.

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, ASP UBAH OGABA DISMISSED THE REPORT IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TO NEWSMEN IN JOS.

OGABA WHO STATED THAT THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAD BEEN AGOG WITH REPORTS THAT A LUXURIOUS BUS CONVEYING COMMUTERS OF IGBO EXTRACTION WAS SET ABLAZE, KILLING 230 PASSENGERS IN JOS HOWEVER MAINTAINED THAT THE REPORT WAS MALICIOUS AND AN ATTEMPT BY MISCHIEF MAKERS TO STIR UP CONFLICTS IN THE STATE AND THE COUNTRY AT LARGE, CATEGORICALLY ADDING THAT THERE IS NO RECORD OF SUCH INCIDENT ANYWHERE IN THE STATE.

THE PPRO THEREFORE CALLED ON MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO DISREGARD THE FAKE NEWS AND GO ABOUT THEIR LAWFUL BUSINESSES, URGING RESIDENTS OF THE STATE TO REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS MOVEMENTS, EMERGENCIES OR DISTRESS TO THE NEAREST POLICE FORMATION FOR A PROMPT RESPONSE.

SOUTH/OPEN GRAZING BAN

AHEAD OF THE SEPTEMBER 1 EXPIRATION OF THE DEADLINE FOR ALL THE 17 SOUTHERN STATES TO ENACT LAWS BANNING OPEN GRAZING OF CATTLE IN THE REGION, ONLY FIVE STATES NAMELY BAYELSA, RIVERS, OYO, EKITI AND ABIA HAVE COMPLIED WITH THE DECISION.

THE 17 GOVERNORS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES HAD IN A MEETING HELD IN LAGOS ON JULY 5, 2021, URGED ALL THE STATES IN THE REGION TO ENSURE THAT THE LEGISLATION AGAINST OPEN GRAZING OF CATTLE IS PUT IN PLACE ON OR BEFORE THE STIPULATED DATE.

MEANWHILE, REPORTS SAID IN EIGHT OTHERS, THE AUTHORITIES ARE AT VARIOUS STAGES OF COMPLYING BUT IN ONDO, OSUN, OGUN AND LAGOS STATES RESPECTIVELY, THE HOUSES OF ASSEMBLY HAVE PASSED RELEVANT LAWS AWAITING GOVERNORS’ ASSENT AND IN ENUGU, IMO, AKWA IBOM AND DELTA STATES RESPECTIVELY, THE LAW IS STILL IN THE WORKS IN PARLIAMENT.

THE GOVERNORS’ DECISION CAME AFTER INDIVIDUAL ATTEMPTS TO ADDRESS THE MENACE OF OPEN GRAZING IN SOUTHERN STATES FAILED AS THE GOVERNORS UNDER THE FORUM OF SOUTHERN GOVERNORS, IN ONE VOICE, ANNOUNCED A BAN ON LOOSE CATTLE IN ALL THE 17 SOUTHERN STATES.

HURIWA/EFCC

THE HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, HURIWA, HAS ASKED THE AUDITOR-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION, ADOLPHUS AGHUGHU TO AVOID SEMANTIC GYMNASTICS WHEN HE GIVES THE NATION A RUN-DOWN OF THE AUDITS OF MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES.

HURIWA IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TO NEWSMEN, WONDERED HOW AGHUGHU IS DENYING THAT ANY CASH WAS MISSING AFTER HE TOLD THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON AUGUST 18, 2021 THAT UNSUBSTANTIATED BALANCES AMOUNTING TO 4.973 TRILLION NAIRA WERE OBSERVED BY HIS OFFICE IN THE AUDIT CARRIED OUT ON THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN 2019.

WHILE RECANTING THE AUDITOR-GENERAL’S FINDINGS ON THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN 2019, HURIWA HOWEVER TASKED HIM TO RESIGN FROM OFFICE IF THE REQUIRED MATERIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES NECESSARY FOR EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE OFFICE IS NOT PROVIDED RATHER THAN COLLECTING SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR DOING NEXT TO NOTHING TO DETECT THE COLOSSAL AND MIND-BLOWING CORRUPTION AND THEFT OF FINANCES OF THE PUBLIC BY MINISTERS AND DIRECTORS GENERAL OF AGENCIES.

FG/SERAP

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT, SERAP HAS FILED A LAWSUIT ASKING THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT SITTING IN LAGOS STATE TO COMPEL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DISCLOSE DETAILS OF PROPOSED PAYMENTS OF 729 BILLION NAIRA TO 24.3 MILLION POOR NIGERIANS.

SERAP IN THE SUIT, REQUESTED THE COURT TO ALSO IMPEL THE FG TO DISCLOSE THE MECHANISMS AND LOGISTICS FOR THE PAYMENTS, LIST OF BENEFICIARIES AND HOW THEY HAVE BEEN SELECTED AND WHETHER THE PAYMENTS WOULD BE MADE IN CASH OR THROUGH BANK VERIFICATION NUMBERS, BVN OR OTHER MEANS.

THE BODY IS ALSO SEEKING AN ORDER DIRECTING AND COMPELLING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EXPLAIN THE RATIONALE FOR PAYING 5,000 NAIRA TO 24.3 MILLION POOR NIGERIANS FOR 6 MONTHS, WHICH TRANSLATES TO FIVE-PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY’S BUDGET OF 13.6 TRILLION NAIRA FOR 2021.

IT HOWEVER STATED THAT DISCLOSING THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES AND SELECTION CRITERIA AS WELL THE PAYMENT PLAN WOULD PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY AS WELL REMOVE THE RISKS OF MISMANAGEMENT AND DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

ON FOREIGN SCENE

ANOTHER EXPLOSION HAS ROCKED AFGHANISTAN’S CAPITAL OF KABUL.

TWO EYE WITNESSES WHO SPOKE WITH NEWSMEN ON THE CONDITION OF ANONYMITY SAID THE BLAST APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A ROCKET THAT HIT A HOUSE IN AN AREA TO THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE KABUL AIRPORT, ADDING THAT THERE WAS NOT YET ANY CASUALTY.

MEANWHILE, IT WAS GATHERED THAT THE BLAST DID NOT HAPPEN AT THE AIRPORT WHERE THE UNITED STATES IS WINDING UP EVACUATION OF AMERICANS AND WHERE TWIN DEADLY BLASTS KILLED 13 AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND 98 AFGHANS ON AUGUST 26.

KADUNA/KILLING

SOME BANDITS IN SEPARATE ATTACKS HAVE KILLED THREE PERSONS, INCLUDING A PILOT, IN TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF KADUNA NORTH AND KAJURU, KADUNA STATE.

THE PILOT, CAPTAIN ABDUKKARIM NA’ALLAH, SAID TO BE THE ELDEST SON OF SENATOR REPRESENTING KEBBI SOUTH SENATORIAL SEAT IN THE SENATE AND WHO WAS THE DEPUTY MAJORITY LEADER IN THE 8TH SENATE, SENATOR BALA NA’ALLAH WAS KILLED BY THE HOODLUMS IN HIS MALALI RESIDENCE IN KADUNA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE.

CONFIRMING THE INCIDENT, AN AIDE TO SENATOR NA’ALLAH, MALAM GARBA MOHAMMED, CONFIRMED THE KILLING OF THE TRAINED PILOT, SAYING THE PERPERTRATORS WOULD BE FISHED OUT SOON AS TROOPS OF THE OPERATION SAFE HAVEN WHO RESCUED TRAVELLERS ALONG THE GIDAN WAYA- GODOGODO ROAD IN JEMA’A LGA OF THE STATE ARE ON THEIR TRAIL.

SPORT

TEAM NIGERIA HAS INCREASED ITS MEDAL TALLY AT THE ONGOING PARALYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO AS BOSE OMOLAYO, IN THE WOMEN’S-79KG POWERLIFTING EVENT, FINISHED IN THE NUMBER ONE POSITION WITH HER BEST LIFT OF 141KG, CLAIMING THE COUNTRY’S ANOTHER GOLD MEDAL.

                                                        

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