NATIONAL NEWS 18-05-2021

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HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • PRESIDENT BUHARI WRITES NASS, REQUESTS APPROVAL OF # 2.3 TRILLION EXTERNAL LOAN.
  • GOV. EL-RUFAI PLACES REWARD ON INFORMAT ON NLC CHAIR’S WHEREABOUT OVER ECONOMIC SABOTAGE.
  • NAFDAC APPROVES JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE IN NIGERIA.
  • OGUN GOVERNOR SUSPENDS AIDE OVER WIRE FRAUD.

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

F.G/LOAN

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS DEMANDED THE SENATE APPROVE ANOTHER 2.3 TRILLION NAIRA EXTERNAL LOAN.

PRESIDENT BUHARI MADE THE REQUEST IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE SENATE PRESIDENT, AHMAD LAWAN, AND READ AT THE FLOOR OF THE PLENARY.

THE PRESIDENT SAID THE PROPOSED LOAN WAS TO FINANCE THE 2021 BUDGET DEFICIT OF 5.6 TRILLION NAIRA SO AS TO ENABLE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS IN TRANSPORTATION, HEALTH, AND EDUCATION AMONG OTHERS.

THIS DEVELOPMENT IS COMING BARELY A MONTH AFTER THE SENATE APPROVED THE SUM OF 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS AND 995 MILLION EURO EXTERNAL BORROWINGS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

FG/IBORI LOOT

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS RECEIVED THE SUM OF OVER 4 MILLION DOLLARS LOOT LINKED TO FORMER DELTA STATE GOVERNOR, JAMES IBORI.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE, ABUBAKAR MALAMI THROUGH HIS SPOKESMAN, UMAR GWANDU, IN A STATEMENT CONFIRMED THAT THE DESIGNATED GOVERNMENT WAS CREDITED WITH THE NAIRA EQUIVALENT ON MAY 10.

MALAMI, WHO SIGNED THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR REPATRIATION OF THE LOOT ON BEHALF OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, SAID THE REPATRIATION WAS IN RECOGNITION OF NIGERIA’S REPUTATION EARNED THROUGH MANAGEMENT OF RECOVERED STOLEN PUBLIC FUNDS.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IBORI, WHO SERVED AS GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE FROM MAY 29, 1999 TO MAY 29, 2007, IN APRIL 2012, HE RECEIVED A 13-YEAR JAIL SENTENCE AFTER ADMITTING FRAUD OF NEARLY 50MILLION EURO.

KADUNA/WORKERS’ STRIKE

THE KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED CHAIRMAN OF THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS, AYUBA WABBA, AND OTHERS WANTED.

WABBA HAD ON MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021 LED WORKERS IN THE STATE ON A WARNING STRIKE TO FORCE THE STATE GOVERNOR, MALAM NASIR EL-RUFAI, TO RESCIND HIS DECISION TO SACK WORKERS IN THE STATE.

THE ACTION BY THE NLC LED TO THE GROUNDING OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE WITH WORKERS IN THE RAILWAY, AVIATION, MEDICAL SECTOR AND OTHERS JOINING THE PROTEST STAGED BY THE CONGRESS BUT THE GOVERNOR PROMISED HANDSOME REWARD FOR ANYONE THAT KNOWS THE NLC CHAIRMAN’S WHEREABOUT.

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HOWEVER, IN HIS RESPONSE, THE NLC CHAIRMAN, AYUBA WABBA, WHILE LEADING PROTEST OF THE STRIKING WORKERS TO THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, DARED THE GOVERNOR TO ARREST HIM.

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SOME OF THE GRIEVANCES OF THE WORKERS INCLUDE THE RECENT SACK OF 7,000 LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND THE REFUSAL OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO SETTLE THE ENTITLEMENTS OF ABOUT 50,000 WORKERS IT DISENGAGED FROM SERVICE FROM 2017 TILL DATE.

NLC PROTEST/THUGS ATTACK

MEANWHILE,

THE PROTEST BY THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS TODAY TURNED VIOLENT AS ARMED THUGS ATTACKED THE WORKERS, THROWING STONES AT THEM.

REPORT SAID THE WORKERS HAD CONVERGED AT THE POPULAR NEPA ROUNDABOUT IN THE KADUNA, THE STATE CAPITAL IN CONTINUATION OF THEIR PROTEST WHEN THE THUGS INVADED THE AREA AND STARTED THROWING STONES AND OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPONS AT THEM.

THE ATTACK FORCED MANY OF THE PROTESTERS TO SCAMPER FOR SAFETY, IT IS YET TO BE ASSERTAINED WHO ACTUALLY SENT THE THUGS, BUT THE NLC CHAIRMAN, AYUBA WABBA HAS POINTED ACCUSING FINGERS AT THE STATE GOVERNOR, NASIR EL-RUFAI.

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  • NAFDAC APPROVES JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE IN NIGERIA.
  • OGUN GOVERNOR SUSPENDS AIDE OVER WIRE FRAUD.

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UNIMED/SPACE WORKSHOP

THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, UNIMED, ONDO CITY HAS OPENED A NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SPACE TECHNOLOGIES AND HEALTH TO IMPACT HUMAN LIFE AS WELL PROMOTE HEALTH DEVELOPMENT.

VICE CHANCELLLOR OF THE INSTITUTION, PROF. ADESEGUN FATUNSI WHILE DELIVERING HIS SPEECH, SAID THE WORKSHOP IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUON AND THE CENTRE FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH OF THE NATIONAL SPACE RESEACH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

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NAFDAC/J.J VACCINE

THE NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL, NAFDAC HAS APPROVED THE USE OF THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE IN NIGERIA.

THE AGENCY’S DIRECTOR-GENERAL, PROF MOJI ADEYEYE, MADE THIS KNOWN IN A STATEMENT TITLED; NAFDAC GRANTS EMERGENCY USE AUTHORISATION FOR THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSO’ VACCINE ISSUED AND SIGNED BY THE AGENCY’S SPOKESPERSON, DR ABUBAKAR JIMOH.

ACCORDING TO THE D.G, AFTER A THOROUGH EVALUATION, THE AGENCY’S VACCINE COMMITTEE CONCLUDED THAT DATA ON THE VACCINE WERE ROBUST AND MET CRITERIA FOR EFFICACY, SAFETY, AND QUALITY

SHE ADDED THAT THE DATA REVEALED THAT THE BENEFITS OF THE VACCINE OUTWEIGH ITS POTENTIAL RISK HENCE THE NEED FOR APPROVAL.

IGP/SOUTH-EAST PEACE

THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, USMAN BABA, HAS FLAGGED OFF A NEW OPERATION, CODENAMED OPERATION RESTORE PEACE IN ENUGU STATE TO CONTAIN THE RISING SPATE OF INSECURITY IN THE SOUTH-EAST REGION.

BABA FLAGGED OFF THE NEW OPERATION AT MICHEAL OKPARA SQUARE IN ENUGU, THE STATE CAPITAL CITY AND WAS ATTENDED BY THE STATE GOVERNOR, IFEANYI UGWUANYI.

MEANWHILE, THE DEVELOPMENT IS COMING BARELY TWO DAYS AFTER HEADQUARTERS OF THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION, INEC IN THE STATE WAS ATTACKED AND PROPERTIES SET ABLAZE BY YET-TO-BE-IDENTIFIED GUNMEN.

REPORT SAID SIX VEHICLES WERE RAZED WITH TWO OTHERS DAMAGED FOLLOWING THE ATTACK WHILE ALSO IN APRIL, TWO OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN AN ATTACK ON A POLICE STATION IN ADANI, UZO-UWANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, RAISING CONCERNS OVER INCESSANT ASSAULTS ON SECURITY FORMATIONS IN THE SOUTH-EAST REGION OF NIGERIA.

OGUN/AIDE SUSPENSION

OGUN STATE GOVERNOR, DAPO ABIODUN HAS ORDERED SUSPENSION OF HIS SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT, ABIDEMI RUFAI, FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN WIRE FRAUD IN THE UNITED STATES.

THE GOVERNOR’S CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY, KUNLE SOMORIN, CONFIRMED THIS TO NEWSMEN IN A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, DISCLOSING THAT RUFAI IS AN APPOINTEE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT BUT THAT THE GOVERNOR CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS CONDUCTS.

SOMORIN THEREFORE EXPLAINED THAT THE AIDE WAS SUSPENDED TO ANSWER CHARGES AGAINST BY THE UNITED STATES.

REPORT SAID RUFAI WAS ARRESTED ON FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021 AT JFK AIRPORT IN NEW YORK FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING OVER 350,000 DOLLARS THROUGH WIRE FRAUD IN WASHINGTON.

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

  • WE INFORMED YOU THAT PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS DEMANDED THE SENATE APPROVE ANOTHER 2.3 TRILLION NAIRA EXTERNAL LOAN TO FINANCE THE 2021 BUDGET DEFICIT OF 5.6 TRILLION NAIRA SO AS TO ENABLE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS IN TRANSPORTATION, HEALTH, AND EDUCATION AMONG OTHERS.
  • WE BROUGHT TO YOU THAT THE KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED CHAIRMAN OF THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS, AYUBA WABBA, AND OTHERS WANTED, PROMISING HANDSOME REWARD FOR ANYONE THAT KNOWS THE NLC CHAIRMAN’S WHEREABOUT BUT THE NLC CHAIRMAN, AYUBA WABBA, WHILE LEADING PROTEST OF THE STRIKING WORKERS TO THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, DARED THE GOVERNOR TO ARREST HIM.
  • WE ALSO INFORMED YOU THAT OGUN STATE GOVERNOR, DAPO ABIODUN HAS ORDERED SUSPENSION OF HIS SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT, ABIDEMI RUFAI, FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN WIRE FRAUD IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • LASTLY, WE LET YOU KNOW THAT THE NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL, NAFDAC HAS APPROVED THE USE OF THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE IN NIGERIA.

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