HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- PRESIDENT BUHARI GUARANTEE SAFETY OF NIGERIANS’ LIVES, PROPERTIES.
- ABUJA ACTIVIST CALLS FOR IGBOHO, KANU’S RELEASE, DEMAND ARREST OF BANDITS LEADER.
- ON ENTERTAINMENT, ALARIWO OF AFRICA BERATES YOUNGER MUSICIANS NON-CHALLANT ATTITUDE.
ON SPORTS, EAGLES POSITION DROPS ON LATEST FIFA RANKING.
President muhammadu buhari has reassured nigerians that his administration is determined to tackle insecurity in the country.
President buhari gave the assurance at the graduation of course 29 participants of the national defence college in abuja, saying though the nation is still grappling with the challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, farmers and herder clashes and militancy but the government and security agencies would be strong and focus in order to enhance the security of lives and property of nigerians.
The president, represented by the minister of defence, bashir magashi further stated that his administration had embarked on a comprehensive multisectoral and cross-thematic approach, by strengthening existing structures and initiating new security outfits in tackling threats imposed on nigerians by bandits, kidnappers and herdsmen.
The federal government has been called upon to release a yoruba nation agitator, sunday adeyemo, popularly called sunday igboho and leader of the indigenous people of biafra, ipob, nnamdi kanu,
The convener of concerned nigerian, deji adeyanju made the call on his social media account, saying the government should arrest popular islamic cleric, sheikh ahmad gumi and other bandits leaders instead.
The abuja-based activist also urged the government to stop forgiving repentant boko haram terrorists and spending billions to rehabilitate them.
It would be recalled that the ipob leader was rearrested due to his agitation for nigeria’s breakup and actualization of biafra and is being held by the department of state services, dss while igboho is being held by security operatives in benin republic following his arrest in cotonou while trying to board a flight to germany.
The minister of labour and employment, chris ngige has accused doctors in nigeria of playing god.
Ngige made the accusation at the 2nd summit of medical elders forum, mef in abuja, maintaining that though the medical association’s industrial action was to demand better welfare and a reminder to the federal and state governments of the plight of the professionals but said they should never compete with god.
The minister who said since the president muhammadu buhari’s administration came on board, he had consolidated four strikes however pleaded to the striking doctors not to put people’s lives at risk, noting that strikes in the health sector have effects on nigerians as people die when doctors are not on duty.
It would be recalled that the national association of residents doctors, nard commenced an indefinite strike on august 2, complaining of poor working environment in public hospitals, irregular payment of doctor’s salaries, unpaid 5,000 naira hazard allowances last reviewed in 1991.
The nigerian army has advised media houses to disregard the old official portrait of the chief of army staff, lt. Gen faruk yahaya and make use of the new one.
Army, in a statement issued by its public relations officer, brig. Gen onyema nwachukwu lamented that the old portrait which has yahaya with the rank of maj. Gen is still being used by media houses, defence correspondents and online media practitioner after the new portrait was produced and disseminated to them via various social media platforms and forums.
Nwachukwu who stated that the old portrait was when yahaya was the maj. Gen in various command appointments therefore noted that the new portrait reflects the new rank of the army chief which he was decorated with by president muhammadu buhari on july 7.
The kogi state government has warned residents in flood prone areas to relocate to higher ground.
State commissioner for environmental, hon. Victor omofaiye gave the warning while speaking to newsmen in lokoja, the state capital, stressing that there is a high level of destruction caused by indiscriminate dumping of waste in drainages, hence the need for the people to have waste bins as it would go a long way to prevent flooding in the state.
Omofaiye further noted that the possibility of mitigating the effect of flooding will be reduced if there were more sensitization for the people and awareness.
Veteran musician, rotimi martins, popularly known as alariwo of africa has frowned at the attitude of new generation musicians, alleging that most of the young musicians in the industry do not accord respect to the artists before them and they pursue music as money making business.
The super eagles of nigeria has dropped from 32nd to 34th position on the world rankings and lost their 3rd spot in africa to algeria.