Monthly Archives: October 2019

News- Gunmen Reportedly Abduct 6 Persons In Taraba state.

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Gunmen reportedly storm a village in Taraba state and Kidnapped 6 persons from the village

Residence who speaks to newsmen said that Security needs to be enhanced alongside intelligence gathering to check this ugly development,”

A resident of the Gurin community, who identified himself simply as Dahiru, said the incident took place on the outskirts of the village when the kidnapped people went to check their cattle at a grazing area.

The kidnappers first attacked a car with five people where they picked four people and later allowed one to go.

“They later attacked two people on motorcycle joining them with the four to make the number six people,” Dahiru said.

He described the incident as devastating to the village which shares a border with Cameroon.

“We are devastated and look onto God for divine intervention,” Dahiru said.

The spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP. Suleiman Yahaya, could not comment on the development, as several calls put to him didn’t get any response.

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Federal Government Allegedly Fence Unity Centre Protesters Usually Converge

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The federal government has been accused of maliciously fencing the Unity fountain center Abuja.

The Unity Centre, which is popularly known as the only place where protesters usually converge in to voice out their grievance has now been blocked by the wired fence.

A video posted by Dr. Oby Ezekweseli shows the conveners of #BringBackOurgirls were seen stranded as there’s nowhere for them to go.

Gimba Kakanda posted on his twitter handle saying, that this is just an attempt to stifle citizens’ voices.

Bride To Be Dies A Night To Her Wedding -photos

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A bride whose wedding was scheduled to take place today 5th October 2019 ha died last night a day to her wedding.

According to a post on Zuma Times Hausa page on Facebook, the girls wedding was scheduled to take pace today, unfortunately the bride to be died a day to her wedding.

Her supposed husband to be posted on his wall on social media where he prayed for her soul to rest in peace and also solicited for prayers for Allah to forgive her short comings.

The young woman was said to have returned from Sudan where she has gone for typhoid treatment.

Trending Photos- Corps Member Who is Using his Carpentry Skills for the right reasons, see what He is Doing

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A corps member serving in cross Rivers State has been trending on the internet for a good deed.

Stephen Teru is said to be a corps member from Jos Plateau State but is currently serving in Akampka Local Government Area in Cross Rivers State.

He reportedly used his carpentry skills to provide not just one but two community schools with Desks and chairs for learning. He surely deserves some accolades.

A jos social media group on facebook felt he should be celebrated and they wrote, “Today, let us celebrate a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Member, Stephen Teru from Jos, Plateau State who used his skills to provide chairs for two community schools in Akampka LG, Crossriver state”. See more photos of Stephen at work below.

President Buhari Task Nigerians In South Africa To Be Good Ambassadors, Signed 10 years Visa Agreement.

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Nigerians and South Africa have signed a 10 years visa agreement for Academics, Business travelers as well as those who visit you try frequently.

The decision was reached following the successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state of both countries.

In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, on Friday indicates that the decision was reached after a meeting which was co-chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

He said, “The decision was taken to encourage more people-to-people contacts among citizens of both countries and further strengthen socio-cultural, economic and political relations.

“At the meeting held at the Union Buildings, Presidential Palace of South Africa, the two presidents agreed on early warning signals to nip violence in the bud before it escalates, while taking into consideration the need to share more intelligence and promote stronger partnership in security.

“Both countries also agreed to re-establish the consular forum, which is a structured arrangement where both governments meet regularly, at least twice in a year, to discuss the welfare of citizens.

“The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor, signed the minutes of the 9th session of the Bi-National Commission”.

Meanwhile, the visit to Pretoria which was to improve relations between Nigeria and South Africa following xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and others, the President urged Nigerians living in South Africa not to forget home.

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President Buhari, however, called on Nigerians to be law-abiding and respect the authorities of other countries, saying “the few that sometimes give us a bad name should to desist from such misdemeanors and be our good ambassadors”.

Members of the Nigerian community thanked the President for the visit, assuring him that they would be more careful of their dealings within the country and work towards harmony at all times.

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At the Commissioning of New Hospital in Alimosho, Sanwo-Olu Sets New Targets for Universal Health Coverage

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has set a six-year target to achieve universal health coverage in the state, explains that the government would work assiduously towards achieving the goal and making affordable healthcare accessible for all residents by 2025.

The governor spoke at the commissioning of 149-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) sited in Alimosho General Hospital, Igando. The facility was built and donated to the state by the Federal Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.Sanwo-Olu said the facility would raise the capacity of the state to further reduce maternal and child mortality rate, adding that the MCC would also complement the output of the existing healthcare facilities in the state in providing quality care for nursing women and newborns.

“The delivery of this new MCC is heart-warming for us in Lagos. Not only that…

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South West Leaders (Afanifere), Demand Action on Insecurity & Killers of Their Daughter.

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By Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo/Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado Ekiti/Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta/Damisi Ojo, Akure

PROMINENT Southwest leaders are demanding immediate action on the security challenge in the region.

They are not happy that almost three months after the killing of Mrs. Toyin Olakunrin, daughter of elder statesman, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, her killers have not yet been apprehended.

Second Republic senator Chief Ayo Fasanmi, says the nation’s security situation is worrisome.

In a telephone chat with our reporter, the octogenarian said: “I am always worried about a situation where we can’t sleep with our two eyes closed.

“When I paid Chief Fasoranti, my good friend, a condolence visit, I spoke about the need for us together and to be united in the interest of this great nation, no matter our different political affiliations.

“Nigeria as a nation must come first before our own interests because some people are powerless in this country who can’t afford to get security in their houses.

“And notwithstanding, I will advise all our security agents to please do more in their duties”.

The Secretary of the Yoruba Council of Elders(YCE), Dr. Kunle Olajide, expressed sadness over the delay by the police in apprehending the killers of Mrs. Olakunrin.

Olajide attributed the ugly development to poor intelligence gathering.

He said the security agencies in the country are embarrassingly underfunded and under-equipped when compared to their counterparts in other climes.

“It is unfortunate that three months after Mrs. Olakunrin was murdered, we have not heard anything definitive from the Police. And this is what allows for a lot of suspicions,” he told The Nation by phone.

“It is not complementary for the police but we must realize and appreciate the problem of the Nigeria police.

“They are not adequately funded. They probably don’t have a modern forensic medical laboratory. That is why often time they have to send samples and specimen abroad for proper forensic analysis. And I think we ought to have gone beyond this in Nigeria 59 years of post-independence,” he said.

Olajide suggested more budgetary allocation for the country’s security agencies to improve their efficiency and effectiveness, noting that the ultimate responsibility of an ideal government is the protection of lives and property.

“I think everybody must support this administration. First and foremost eradicate corruption in our system, pay attention to our security agencies, fund them adequately and improve the welfare of the officer, so that they can have a commitment to their responsibility.

“It is only after that is done that we can now hold them responsible for lapses in their performance of constitutional responsibilities.”

The former deputy governor of Ogun State, Senator Adegbenga Kaka said justice should be done quickly on the matter.

Kaka urged everybody involved in the handling or investigation of late Funke’s case to ensure that there is justice and that the perpetrator(s) do not get away with the crime.

The former Deputy Governor said he would refrain from saying anything much except to “demand that there should justice” concerning the matter.

A community leader in Oba-Ile, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Otunba Omoniyi Omodara said” it is very sad and irritating that up till now there is no clue about the brains behind the killing of Mrs. Olakunrin.

“How on earth can the security agencies find it difficult to unravel her killers after almost three months

“I suspect something must have gone wrong somewhere.”

He hoped the situation will not be a repeat of the Bola Ige saga.

Age, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in the Obasanjo administration were shot dead in his Ibadan residence on December 23, 2001, by unknown gunmen who have not been found almost 19 years after.

A member of the Police Community Relations Committee(PCRC) in Akoko, who is also a Public Affairs Analyst, Alhaji Ibrahim Kilani, however, said the inability of the police to fish out the perpetrators of Mrs. Olakunrin was a fallout of their lack of modern equipment and gadgets for them to do a thorough investigation.

He said the federal government had not done enough for police in the area of modern equipment and logistics to make them achieve.