HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- BATTLE ENSUES AS ZONING BEGINS AHEAD OF GUBER POLL IN IMO.
- GOVERNOR LALONG IMPOSES 24-HOUR CURFEW IN JOS OVER KILLINGS, SULTAN CONDEMNS ATTACK.
- IJAW GROUP REJECTS PIB, MAINTAINS ON 10 PERCENT FOR HOST COMMUNITIES.
- ON SPORTS, NIGERIAN FORWARD EXPRESSES JOY OVER GOALS RECORDED.
Ahead of the next governorship election in imo state, political leaders have activated moves for the governorship position to be zoned to the imo east senatorial district to produce the next governor of the state.
Senator, representing imo east, samuel anyanwu declared the renewed call for zoning while speaking on the issue of political marginalisation in the state and nigeria in owerri, the state capital
Anyanwu claimed that the state would be more united if the imo east produced the next governor, calling on men and women of conscience to speak against marginalization of owerri zone in the power sharing before it is too late.
The senator added that the only thing that could sustain the unity of the state is when political leaders across the three zones of the state meet and jointly correct what he described as political imbalance by upholding the doctrine of equity in the state.
Barely hours after the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in jos north, bassa and jos south local government areas, plateau state governor, simon lalong has further imposed a 24 hour curfew in jos north local government area following security threats.
Governor lalong gave the direction through his director of press and public affairs, dr makut macham in jos, the state capital, saying the 24 hour curfew imposed on jos north local government is indefinite to contain further security threats.
Lalong said his decision was necessitated by security reports which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the local government.
The governor however urged residents to abide by the curfew and remain indoors to allow security agencies maintain law and order and deal with those bent on causing chaos.
It would be recalled that not less than 22 people were killed and 14 injured during an attack on travellers in gada-biyu, in the northern part of plateau state on august 14, the victims were said to have been travelling from bauchi state in a convoy of five buses to ikare in ondo state before they were attacked in the state.
The president general of the nigerian supreme council for islamic affairs, nscia and sultan of sokoto, alhaji muhammad sa’ad abubakar has condemned in strong terms the killing of a group of innocent muslims who were returning from bauchi to akure, the ondo state state.
Abubakar made the condemnation in a statement issued to newsmen, emphasising that no human life deserves to be wasted on any ground be it religious or ethnic.
He appealed to all muslims to be calm and nobody should take laws into his or her hands, assuring them that appropriate actions would be taken subsequent to a thorough investigation.
The sultan however commiserated with all muslims, particularly sheikh dahiru banchi, the host of the religious event from which the victims were returning, while praying that almighty allah heals the wounded and grant al-jannah to the departed martyrs.
In the meantime,
Following the security situation in jos, the plateau state capital, the management of the university of jos, unijos has suspended the ongoing second semester examination for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The institution deputy registrar, information and publications, abdullahi abdullahi announced this in a statement made available to newsmen, explaining that the examinations slated for august 16 to august 21 have been suspended till further notice due to unfortunate security breach that occurred in some parts of jos which made the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew in jos north.
Abdullahi said the school management had also advised students living in hostels on campus to avoid unnecessary movements while the management is working in collaboration with the security agencies and the government to ensure that the safety of lives and properties of members of the university, particularly students are adequately protected.
The ijaw national congress, inc worldwide has rejected on behalf of the niger delta people, the petroleum industry bill which was recently passed into law by the national assembly.
In a communique signed and issued by the inc national president, prof. Benjamin okaba, inc appealed to president muhammadu buhari to as a matter of conscience, equity and in the interest of national integration resend the pib to the national assembly for reconsideration and upward review.
The congress which stated that the rejection is in compliance with the tenets of constitutional democracy, added that extra-legislative efforts as vehicles of cohesive persuasion directed at the presidency should continue in a strategic fashion to buttress their 10% demand to host communities and that people of the niger delta should not capitulate as a region at making rightful demands within the polity.
Nigerian forward, taiwo awoniyi has expressed his delight at opening his goals account as a complete union berlin player after helping the german side claim a fine draw against bayer leverkusen on august 14, 2021.
According to report the former liverpool forward awoniyi has made it a goal and an assist in his first two competitive games for his new club at the weekend,
While speaking with newsmen expressed his happinesss, noting that he has waited for years to acheive this present victory and very excited to be back again to berlin
Awoniyi brought an end to his six-year association with liverpool when he signed a long-term contract with union this summer, which reportedly made him the club’s highest signing.
It would be recalled that liverpool snapped him up in 2015, but he didn’t feature in any competitive match for the anfield giants in his more than half a decade stay with the club