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Ebonyi Gov prays: God will give Nigeria another president like Buhari

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Monday said that God will give Nigeria a president “who has a good heart like President Muhammadu Buhari for the good of this country” in 2023. Umahi spoke while addressing State House correspondents after meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor praised the President on some landmark projects in the South East, especially the Second Niger Bridge which, he said, was becoming a reality; and the award of the eastern corridor of the railway line which he said would accelerate commercial activities in the region.

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Why Buhari fired Power, Agriculture ministers

After a mid-term performance review, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday dismissed two ministers. Out are Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono and Minister of Power Saleh Mamman. The President redeployed Minister of Environment Muhammed Mahmood Abubakar, who replaces Nanono in Agriculture Ministry and Minister of State (Works and Housing) Abubakar Aliyu to take over from Mamman in the Power Ministry. Ministers were shocked when the announcement was made at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. Sources told The Nation that the ministers were fired for poor performance and unfavourable security reports on their activities. The erstwhile Power minister missed the power generation target. He failed to take it beyond where it was when he took over,” a source explained.

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Comment on Anti-Open Grazing Laws: Miyetti Allah displaying ignorance, says S-South govs

FULANI cattle breeders in the country have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to do everything possible to frustrate anti-open grazing laws being passed by some states across the country, describing the laws as satanic against their age-long tradition. The cattle breeders, operating under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore, expressed concerns over the actions of the states, particularly Southern states, insisting that they were counterproductive to their known economic business. National Publicity Secretary of the group, Saleh Alhassan, at a briefing in Abuja yesterday, decried the ranching method of rearing cattle as captured in the anti-open grazing laws.

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VAT, open grazing bills scale first, second reading at Lagos Assembly

The Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, in an accelerated reading, committed the bill on the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) to the committee on finance and asked it to report back on Thursday after the bill scaled first and second reading. The House also treated for speedy reading, the bill on open grazing before committing it to the committee on agriculture. Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, described the ‘Prohibition of Open Cattle Grazing Bill’ as time and one that would ensure a harmonious relationship between herders and farmers and protect the environment of the state and the Southwest region.

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Usifo Ataga: Lagos Govt Charges Chidinma, Quadri With Murder

Channels Television gathered this on Monday when Chidinma was brought before a Chief Magistrate court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos. The prison wardens attached to the court barred journalists from accessing the area through which she arrived, dressed in a black hooded jumpsuit around 9 am. They also did not allow journalists access to the area when she left the courtroom. Counsel to the police, Cyril Ajiofor told Magistrate Adeola Adedayo that the police had received legal advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution(DPP) on the case.

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Sunday Igboho Blows Hot From Beninese Prison In Leaked Audio, Lambasts His Lawyer For ‘Disrespecting Him’

The Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, more commonly known as Sunday Igboho, has berated one of his lawyers, Ibrahim Salami, for allegedly disrespecting him. In leaked audio obtained by SaharaReporters, Ighoho claimed the lawyer abandoned him and kept him waiting for over 15 minutes while speaking to someone else. He said, “I told him (lawyer) I was hungry and had to eat, and he told me to go. I told him to see me; it wasn’t because of those people that he came here now. I was waiting for him for 15 minutes. If he had told those people to give him time to attend to his client, that one would not have said anything because he knew you came there because of me.

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Cholera ravages Nigeria: 2,141 deaths, 65,145 suspected cases recorded in 23 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced a total of 65,145 suspected cases of cholera, including 2,141 deaths, representing a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 3.3 percent reported from 23 states and the FCT, as of Sept. 2, 2021. The NCDC disclosed this on its Cholera Situation weekly epidemiological report posted on its official website, on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was a 62 percent decrease in the number of new suspected cases in week 33 (2,127) when compared with the 3,098 cases in week 32. According to the report, Bauchi with 855 cases, Katsina with 396 cases and Kano’s 306 cases accounted for 73.2% of 2,127 suspected cases reported in week 34. The others were: Yobe (162), Zamfara (80), Niger (78), Borno (67), Sokoto (45), Kaduna (41), Gombe (21), FCT (18), Kebbi (17), Adamawa (15), Taraba (13), Nasarawa (10), Plateau (2) and Jigawa (1).

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Banditry: Masari Bans Commercial Phone Charging Points

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has banned all kinds of commercial phone charging points in 19 local government areas of the state. Speaking while inaugurating security enforcement and monitoring committee on the state executive orders issued to check banditry and other related crimes and criminality, Masari said henceforth government would deal decisively with the hoodlums terrorising the state. He said the government had resolved to take the measure on banning the commercial charging points, noticing that criminal elements were using them to acquire information, especially from the informants who were the enemies in the fight against the bandits.

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El-Rufai To JAMB: Stop Giving Northern Candidates Preferential Treatment

El-Rufai, during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily Monday, noted that standardization of the scores would make students from the North to be competitive nationally and internationally. El-Rufai also said the current closure of schools in the state was the major goal of bandits and terrorists oppressing the state and vowed that they won’t win. He said: “The North has always been behind in education, we’ve continuously been the disadvantaged region right from independence even though we’re given preferences, JAMB scores and all that. That has not helped, in fact, it has made our people lazy. “Against this differential JAMB and FG (Federal Government) scores, I think people should be encouraged to work hard and compete and we’re prepared to make our children in Kaduna State to be competitive, not only in the state, but globally.

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Delta variant outbreak threatens Singapore’s ‘living with Covid’ model

Singapore has warned it may need to reimpose Covid-19 restrictions if a new outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant is not contained, putting at risk the city’s shift towards living with the virus. The number of new Covid-19 infections in Singapore doubled in the past week, according to the country’s Ministry of Health, rising to more than 1,200 cases for the week ending September 5. To date, Singapore has recorded a total of 68,901 Covid-19 infections and 55 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. On Monday, Lawrence Wong, head of Singapore’s Covid-19 task force, said it isn’t just the total number of daily cases which is concerning the Singaporean government, but also “the rate at which the virus is spreading.” “We know from the experience of other countries that when cases rise so sharply there will be many more ICU cases and many more people succumbing to the virus,” he said.

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Afghanistan: Taliban claim to have taken Panjshir Valley

The group posted footage online of their fighters raising their flag there on Monday. Resistance fighters however said they were still present in “all strategic positions” and “continue to fight”. Their leader has called for a “national uprising” against the Taliban. In an audio recording posted on social media Ahmad Massoud, leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF), blamed the international community for legitimising the Taliban and giving them military and political confidence. “Wherever you are, inside or outside, I call on you to begin a national uprising for the dignity, freedom and prosperity of our country,” he said. The Taliban took control of the rest of Afghanistan three weeks ago, seizing the capital Kabul on 15 August following the collapse of the Western-backed government. It comes nearly 20 years after US forces led an invasion to topple the Taliban.

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BBNaija 2021: I will give my wife a second chance – Tega’s husband on adultery saga

Husband of controversial BBNaija housemate Tega Dominic has cleared the air on events involving the housemate and her rendezvous while in the house. In an exclusive interview with blogger, Tunde EdnutAJ Money revealed that contrary to Tega’s claims, they never reached an agreement permitting her to get intimate with male housemates. “I am going to be honest, before she left for the big brother house, she said something like she was going to do everything but she was not going to have sex. I was like ‘I don’t understand. What do you mean like everything? C’mon, if you go in there and act anyhow, we are in Nigeria. If you act anyhow, people will vote you out and judge you. So if you are going there, represent us as a married woman.’ That was what I told her which she agreed with me. So I really don’t understand what I was seeing on TV. I was really broken.”

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Jean-Pierre Adams: Ex-France defender of Senegalese descent dies after 39 years in a coma

Ex-France and PSG defender, of Senegalese descent, Jean-Pierre Adams has died after being in Coma since 1982. The former centre-back died on Monday morning at the age of 73 at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Nimes Hospital in France. Adams has been in a coma for 39 years after the anaesthetist overdosed him by anaesthesia. The defender had sustained a ligament rupture injury and was booked for surgery on 17th May 1982 at the Edouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon. But in an attempt to lure the player to sleep, an anesthesiologist committed an aforementioned error that made the player suffer bronchospasm that starved his brain of oxygen and he eventually slipped into a coma.

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