Igbos Resident in the North Assured of Their Safety – Shetima Yerima
The President of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Shetima Yerima, has assured Igbos resident in the North of their safety. Leader of a coalition of Arewa youth groups that gave Igbo in the North October 1 deadline to vacate the region, Yerima Shettima is singing a new tune by calling for truce. In this interview with The Sun‘s KENNY ASHAKA in Kaduna, the Northern youths leader urged the Igbo not to leave again.
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has reacted to report that the country is out of recession. He dismissed the celebration that accompanied the report. He stressed that the news of the exit was a mere statistics, which did not reflect the “reality as it affects ordinary Nigerians.” “For any economic recovery to be meaningful, it must positively impact on the lives of the people at the lower level . . .”
Buhari returns to Abuja after Sallah holiday in Daura
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday resumed official duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after Sallah break at his country home in Daura, Katsina State. The leader of the nation, who was seen off by Governor Aminu Masari and other senior state government officials, departed Katsina airport at about 11 o’clock Wednesday morning. The Minister of FCT Muhammed Muse Bello, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris and other government officials welcomed President Buhari in Abuja.
Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Lagos further adjourned fundamental rights enforcement suit application filed by the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. The suit has been adjourned to September 21, 2017.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige and his Ministry of Health counterpart, Prof. Isaac Adewole with their ministers of state, are locked in meeting in the former’s office ahead of their scheduled meeting with the leaders of ASUU.
Controversial Enugu-based Catholic Priest, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has predicted what will likely happen should agitators succeed in their push for the actualisation of Biafra. Mbaka said he was convinced that fault lines between different Igbo communities would arise if Biafra ever became a reality. The priest made this prediction while addressing a cross section of Igbos in East London, on Tuesday. According to Mbaka, “If you think we have trouble in Nigeria now, we will see trouble in Biafra. No Anambra man would let an Enugu man be president, no Imo man would let an Abakaliki man be president”. He insisted Biafra agitators were being deceived by Kanu.
The Federal High Court in Abuja tuesday granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through substituted service. The court, however, ordered that other respondents in the matter, namely, the Inspector-General of Police (IG), the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation be served personally. Justice B.O. Quadri gave the order, following an ex-parte application by Mr. Richard Ndubuaku, for an order of court for substituted service of all the processes of the court on the defendants by publishing them in two national newspapers.
The 2015 annual audit report on the Federation Account has indicted the office of Accountant General of the Federation, OAGF, over alleged delays that kept the submission behind schedule for several months. But, the OAGF on Tuesday exonerated itself of any blame, saying all documents required for the audit were provided, despite having to work manually on the accounts of over 900 ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs. The 656-page report signed by the Auditor-General for the Federation, AuGF, Anthony Ayine, and published last month, blamed the OAGF for the delay and some of the discrepancies in the accounts as a result of its refusal to provide vital documents required for the audit.