Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Monday 22nd June 2020

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Monday 22nd June 2020

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Nigerian Army Repel Boko Haram Insurgents During Attack On Borno Internally Displaced Persons Camp

The Nigerian Army has repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Dalori internally displaced persons camp beside the University of Maiduguri, Borno State on Sunday.
A source told SaharaReporters that the insurgents attacked the IDP camp around 8pm, shooting sporadically.
He said troops of the Nigerian Army engaged the terrorists in a fierce battle and repelled the attack. 

“The army has successfully repelled the insurgents and mop up operations is currently ongoing,” he said.
He further said security operatives were evaluating the damage incurred, including loss of lives.
 

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Insecurity: Northern Youth Warn Politicians To Stop Destabilising Nigeria

The Coalition of Northern Groups for Good Governance has warned politicians it suspects of being behind recent acts of violence especially mass killings in the region to stop destabilising Nigeria. 
The group made up of about 35 civil society organisations across the North said the youth are getting impatient with rising insecurity in the region.
Speaking at a briefing with journalists on Sunday in Abuja, President of the group, Comrade Abu Mohammed, said those behind the killings aim to cause constant unrest in the Northern part of Nigeria.
The group called for support for the country’s security agencies to restore peace to the troubled parts of Nigeria. 

Mohammed said, “The North and Nigeria is our collective heritage. It is very painful that some dubious characters are aligning with internal and external forces to destroy it. We are angered by this development and it will be a shame for our generation to bear this stigma and therefore, the imperative for caution.  “We thought that with 2019 elections won and lost; some sanity would return to the self-acclaimed political godfathers of Nigeria. The renewed acts of armed banditry, killings and other horrendous atrocities, especially in parts of the North are not only induced, but politicised by disgruntled politicians and campaigners seeking to administer Nigeria from the backdoor.
“Security is our collective responsibility and every Nigerian is a sentinel over his life, domain and community.  
“Let us resolve to work closely with security agents to weed out armed bandits, terrorists and militias in our communities.”
Dozens of persons have been killed during various attacks by bandits and Boko Haram terrorists in recent weeks across the North with security agencies unable to bring the situation under the control.
In Katsina for example, women and children displaced by bandits attacks have resorted to begging for food and water to survive. 

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Lagos Discharges 45 More COVID-19 Patients

The Lagos State Government has discharged 45 recovered COVID-19 patients after they tested negative to the virus.
This was revealed in a tweet on the Lagos State Ministry of Health official Twitter handle on Sunday.
The ministry said the discharged patients include 18 females and 27 males. 

The tweet reads, “Today, 45 fully recovered ‪#COVID19Lagos‬ patients; 18 females & 27 males were discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
“The patients; 20 from Gbagada, 9 from Onikan, 2 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, 1 from Agidingbi, 1 from Lekki & 12 from ‪ @LUTHofficial‬ Isolation Centres were discharged after testing negative to ‪#COVID19‬.
“With this, the number of ‪#COVID19‬ cases successfully managed & discharged in Lagos has risen to 1328. Our toll free helpline 08000CORONA= 08000267662 is still very active, just call it to report any ‪#COVID19‬ issue.
Let’s keep doing our part to reduce the spread of ‪#COVID19‬.” 

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Open Letter To Mrs Sowore By Agena Bob Ande

Opeyemi Sowore

I write you this day as an apostle, legacy carrier and believer of your loving husband Mr Omoyele Sowore in respect to the open letter written by Yahaya Balogun to him (your loving husband), which could depressingly suggest or provoke the thought of compromising your great support for him in the quest for realisation of the dream of your unflinchingly revolutionary-minded husband and flag bearer of the African Action Congress.  
It cannot be over emphasised that you have unanimously and always been a strong pillar and stealth weapon to defend, stand by and uphold Omoyele’s legacy until there was a need for you to openly rise to the occasion came. You stood your ground, you fought for his release during the time he was unjustly detained by the tyrannic government of the moment in Nigeria.
By this standard of display of noble character, not to patronize you, Ma’am, it has shown your undiscribable valour, vigour, and highly exquisite magnanimity of a loving wife to her husband. Your presence of lioness-ness was indeed felt across our planet.  

Opeyemi Sowore

To this effect, I hereby encourage you to remain resolute, remain steadfast in thoughts and prayers. Mr Yahaya Balogun quotes thus in his written letter: “If the only tools you have is a hammer, every problem is as a nail.” (Abraham H.  Maslow)
And in my response, “Omoyele Sowore is the anointed hammer to submerge every crooked nail in Nigeria.”(Sledge Da Hawker) 
The number of Nigerians, who believe in the quest for a better nation championed by your husband increase by the hour and as such they look up to him and you. We have seen a Nigerian, who named his child ‘Sowore’ even when he had no idea what that name means. This is because of Mr Stephen Sowore’s doggedness. His charisma and person in the political space which is overwhelmingly infectious to an extent that Nigerian youth are beginning to blow his trumpet as the leader they desire. 
In spite of this however, you will agree with the fact that  ”No wind blows in favour of a sailing ship but still gets to its destination. I encourage you as a propeller of a sailing ship (Omoyele Sowore), propel to the port of destination. 
God bless you.
Agena, Bob AndeFCT, Abuja
 

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Kogi Customary Court Of Appeal President, Atadoga, Is Dead

President of Kogi Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, is dead.
Atadoga died on Sunday after a brief illness.
Chief Information Officer, Kogi State Ministry of Justice, Saheed Saqeeeb, confirmed the news of his death to journalists on Sunday. 

Atadoga became popular when he swore-in Idris Wada as governor of Kogi following a controversial court verdict, which gave room for two governors as the then Speaker of the House of Assembly, Abdullahi Bello, was also sworn-in by the Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah.
He was instrumental to the creation of the Customary Court of Appeal in Kogi State. 

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C2%A0ozodinukwe-okenwa ‘War’ In The Villa: Aisha Buhari Vs The Cabal By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

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Penultimate week the ‘powerful’ news went viral online eliciting concerns already expressed by concerned Nigerians to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari does not have his hands fully on the power handle. His Personal Assistant and Private Secretary, Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf (alias Idiagbon), one of the prominent members of the entrenched cabal in Aso Rock had returned from a trip to Lagos where he reportedly went to see his wife who had just put to bed. Yusuf is about the youngest member of the cabal.
Upon his eventual return to Abuja the young man in his 30s headed straight to his residence instead of undergoing a two-week mandatory quarantine as the COVID-19 pandemic regulation stipulates. Adhering strictly to the Coronavirus protocols irrespective of status in the society ought to be something every sensible individual should be taken seriously.
Upon his return to the Villa ‘Tunde’ was politely asked by President Buhari’s ADC, Mohammed Lawal Abubakar and Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda, to self-isolate in comformity with rules following the Coronavirus global health challenge. Yusuf balked refusing to go anywhere outside his comfort zone. This led to the intervention of the first family. 

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Zahra, Halima and Yusuf confronted Sabiu reading the riot act to him that he must isolate himself or be removed from the Villa by force. One thing led to another, pushing to shoving and lo the Aisha ‘army’ intervened forcefully. Usman Shugaba,  the Aide-de-Camp to Mrs Buhari and her Escort Commander, DSP Sheriff Kazeem and other security aides tried to force out Sabiu but he resisted leading to physical scuffle and gun battle!
Having reportedly beaten ‘Idiagbon’ black and blue reportedly he had to flee the chaotic scene scaling the fence on to the residence of the de-facto cabal leader, Mamman Daura. Daura was said to be livid with the dangerous situation summoning a nocturnal meeting of other cabal members.
The police authorities were called in and they arrested the security personnel of the First Lady involved in the presidential fracas. They were detained for days and upon regaining their freedom they were promptly redeployed. President Buhari belatedly weighed in by firing his security details and other persons in Aso Villa over the role they played in the crisis.
Shugaba was the Chief Security Officer to the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, before he was redeployed to the Villa as ADC to Aisha few months ago. By encountering and fighting against the cabal in the Villa he must have learnt his lessons now. Perhaps this was the very first time he was sleeping somewhere for nights outside the power circles.
All parties involved in the embarrassing presidential commotion were wrong. Yes, none was right! ‘Idiagbon’ was wrong to have refused to submit himself to the 14-day isolation in flagrant disregard of the Quarantine Act signed by the President. Aisha and her children were wrong to have sought to enforce the law extra-legally. Mamman Daura and his cabal gang were wrong to have forced the FCT Police to intimidate and arrest Shugaba and co.
The President was wrong to have hastily launched an investigation into the matter instead of simply reprimanding his wife and children for taking the laws into their hands. And above all, ordering Sabiu to immediately proceed on a 14-day self-isolation. Or is the big boy above the law?
When Mallam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to Buhari returned from an official trip abroad, prior to his demise, he had doggedly refused to quarantine himself to his peril. And this led to the contamination of a good number of people (including his aides) who had contact with him.
Nigeria presents an international image of a lawless state, an animal kingdom where some ‘animals’ are ‘kings’ and ‘queens’ and therefore more equal than others. The President of the glorified large ‘zoo’ has lost it all! 
If the commotion and shooting in Aso Villa demonstrated anything it was the fact that the so-called “Daura dullard” is not in charge of anything. If he had been in charge the wife would not have decided to act alone. If he was in total control of his presidential environment ‘Idiagbon’ would have obeyed the law without anyone forcing him to do the right thing.
If the President was up to his presidential duty the chaotic event at the Villa would have been averted for fear of consequencies. If the retired General was his former old self then no one dared shoot at another in a presidential vicinity. But fortunately or otherwise he hardly knows what goes on around the Villa not to talk of current events around the world!
Pray, why would the wife of a President send his children to remove a presidential aide from the seat of power without following due process? Why must the children go for ‘war’ without their father’s approval? Must Sabiu obey their entreaties on the terms laid down? He should have been reported to his ‘master’ for action rather than engaging him violently! What interest did the cabal have by intervening and interferring in the matter on behalf of ‘Idiagbon’?
There is no love lost between Aisha and some members of the cabal. They exploited this unfortunate armed incident and assault on one of their own to go for broke! They decided to bare their fangs against an overbearing woman who has refused to recognise their importance in the system. And they had the last laugh!
The civilian Idiagbon remains a favoured ‘boy’ in power among the gerontocrats running Nigeria aground. He is said to be stupendously rich! Yet he started life in the dusty town of Daura as a recharge card seller. Today Buharism has rehabilitated him big time opening doors of opportunities from which he amassed wealth corruptibly.
Between Aisha Buhari and the cabal President Buhari must be held responsible for whatever happened to the ship of state. It is indeed his problem, and not ours, if he allowed a group of unelected unpatriotic elements hijack the presidency making the much-vaunted promised ‘change’ impossible to be realised.
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Those Who Demolished Nigerian High Commission Will Be Punished, Ghanaian Government Says

The staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana said to have been demolished by a businessman.

The Ghanaian Government has promised to punished those involved in the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.
SaharaReporters had reported that some unidentified armed men stormed the building in Accra, the capital city on Friday, demolishing some apartments under construction.
The building was being constructed to house staff and visiting diplomats to the High Commission.
In a statement, Ghana’s Ministry of fmForeign Affairs and Regional Intervention said the incident was being investigated with the aim of bringing perpetrators to book. 

The staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana said to have been demolished by a businessman.

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The statement reads, “It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration that unidentified individuals had allegedly breached the premises of the Nigeria High Commission in Accra and demolished its property under construction around 10:30pm on Friday, 19th June, 2020.
“The ministry views with concern this development which is a breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR. 1961). 

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“Accordingly, investigations are ongoing to unravel the facts of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book. Meanwhile, the Government of Ghana has beefed up security at the said facility and the situation is under control.
“Whilst expressing regrets over the incident, the ministry wishes to reassure the diplomatic community in Ghana and the Nigeria High Commission in particular, that Ghana remains a Iaw-abiding country that upholds the principle of the rule of law, where due process is followed at all times. The Government will, therefore, not relent on its primary obligation to guarantee the safety of members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ghana.” 

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I’m Ready To Participate In PDP Governorship Primary, Ondo Deputy Governor Says

Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of Ondo State, on Sunday said he was ready to join other qualified aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party to participate in its primary election fixed for July 22.
Ajayi confirmed this shortly after he resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress in his hometown of Kiribo under Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state to join the PDP. 
He also denied being adopted as the sole governorship candidate of the PDP by the National Working Committee as being insinuated in some quarters. 

Ajayi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Babatope Okeowo in Akure, said he will not fall into any blackmail by agents of the government trying to create enmity among members of the PDP.
He said, “The PDP has not imposed any candidate on the party in Ondo State and the party is also not interested in the imposition of candidates for elections.
“The deputy governor will go to the primary with other qualified members of the party, who have shown interest in the governorship ticket of the party.
“Even as a democrat, Ajayi will not subscribe to any imposition of a candidate and would not do anything to undermine the peaceful atmosphere that attracted him to the PDP.” 

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Ondo Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, Defects To PDP

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Ajayi said that although he had left the APC, he was still deputy governor of the state and would not resign his position. 
He said, “My people that voted for me did not ask me to resign, so I remain the deputy governor of this state. I was duly elected as a deputy governor. 
“It is a painful thing that I am leaving the APC, but there is time for everything. As a Nigerian, I have the fundamental freedom to belong to any party or group.
“Like I said earlier, everybody all over the world knows why I left the APC. Some hours ago, you all know what happened to me at the Government House but I am a man of peace.”  
Festus Oboro, the PDP Ward Chairman, who received Ajayi into the party, said his coming would further strengthen the group in the state ahead of the governorship election.

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NANS Asks Nigerian Government To Reopen Schools, Provide Tuition Waiver To Cushion COVID-19 Impact

The National Association of Nigerian Students, Zone D, South-West, has asked the Nigerian Government to reopen schools so that young people in the country can be engaged.
The student body in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kazeem Olalekan Israel, said the government was making students pay for its years of refusal to fund education.
The statement reads, “It is on record that as an association, we have been calling on the government at all levels to properly fund the educational sector.
“As an association, we are disturbed that the Federal Government is not ready to stop putting the brunt of their failure and incompetence on the people which is evident in the guidelines that were issued in line with school reopening. 

“Considering the guidelines and the reality that is on the ground today in Nigeria, one cannot but feel embarrassed with the conduct of a government that has been feeding on deceit since inception and this is not unconnected from the fact that there is no educational institution in the country today that can meet the guidelines. The reason cannot be far-fetched; the government’s failure to invest in education.”
NANs called on the government to ensure funding of the education sector and to waive 60 to 70 per cent of tuition fees for students nationwide to cushion the effect of the pandemic.
It added, “Government at all level should pay serious attention to the educational sector by properly funding it.
“Academic activities whether virtually or physically should commence in our educational institutions with immediate effect.
“As a pre-condition to commencement of classes, government should liaise with ASUU, ASUP, COEASU and NANS as regards what must be put in place for the commencement of classes. Government must liaise with National Universities Commission, National Board for Technical Education and the Universal Basic Education Board including the Post-Primary Schools Board and all relevant academic bodies to make sure the session/semester is streamlined in order to make up for the lost time due to the lockdown.
“Government must provide a waiver for all Nigerian students (tertiary, secondary and primary) in the form of scholarship for a session or slash the fees payable by 60%/70%. This would help cushion the effects of the lockdown on parents that lost their jobs and means of livelihood and businesses. It would also serve as a palliative for students whose parents/guardians means of livelihood have been cut-short as a result of the lockdown.
“TETFUND should consider funding of selected students across all tertiary institutions in the country with innovative ideas just the way lecturers are being sponsored for conferences/symposia.
“The Federal Government should heed to the call of the House of Representatives by setting up a N15bn COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Tertiary Institutions.
“Nigerian students should be prepared to mount pressure on the government to meet our demands towards school reopening as anything other than this shall not be accepted.”

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*-workers-nightclubs-not-violate-lockdown-rule FCT Administration Warns Commercial S** Workers, Nightclubs Not To Violate Lockdown Rule

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has warned commercial s** workers and nightclubs operating in the city to stop violating the Coronavirus lockdown order put in place by government to curtail the spread of the deadly disease.
Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Enforcement Task Force on COVID-19 Restrictions, Ikharo Attah, handed down the warning over the weekend when the team went round Kubwa, Gwarinpa and Wuse areas of Abuja to monitor the level of compliance to the rule.
He said “The presence of the ladies of the night is a violation of the curfew because they are not on the exemption list of essential workers. Their presence made us carry out full checks on some nightclubs which are truly closed. At moments like this, we expect them to stop the unholy trade in their own interest because the men who may patronize them may be COVID-19 positive. 

“The ban on nightclubs, parks, and bars is yet to be lifted, hence the need for us to sustain routine inspection and ensure compliance. We believe that if we relax too much, with the number of positive COVID-19 cases on the rise, it would not be good for the city.”
The team shut down a bar and confiscated some of its loudspeakers, which were handed over to enforcement officials from the Abuja Environmental Protection Board.

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