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Insecurity: BUA Chairman Visits Buhari, Donates N10bn To Fight Terrorism

Security

As part of his contribution to the fight against insecurity in Nigeria, Nigerian business mogul, industrialist, and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Friday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Rabiu said the visit was aimed at updating the president and equally thanking him for creating what he described as “an enabling environment for business to thrive.”

Governor Lalong Tenders Apology To Catholic Bishops Over Pope Comment

Religion

The Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has tendered a letter of apology to the head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, over his Pope comment. He tendered an unreserved apology to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). He asked for forgiveness and understanding from the Catholic Church through the Bishops’ conference, admitting that it was an error on his part to have linked the Catholic Pontiff with Nigeria’s politics. In a letter to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) President titled, “Letter of Apology”, dated 12th August 2022, Governor Lalong assured of his continuous commitment to the Catholic faith and promised to continue upholding the banner of the Christian faith in public life. According to Governor Lalong, “I have followed with some shock and deep regret the reactions that have trailed my appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign Council for the Presidential Candidates of our Party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ibrahim Shettima.”

Buhari Implore ASUU To Call Off Strike

Education

President Muhammadu Buhari has again for the third time in three months appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its six months ongoing strike. This call was made by Buhari's Chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari on 12th August 2022 at the maiden Special Convocation Ceremony and conferment of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on the Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, by the University of Maiduguri.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the ASUU to reconsider its stance to call off their 7 months old strike, as students and their parents are desirous to see that schools are reopened. The nation cannot afford long interruption of higher education of the youths and wouldn’t undermine the development of the nation’s human capital in a strictly competitive world,” the President stressed.

Court Outlaws Police Parade Of Suspects

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The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has banned the parading of suspects by Nigerian police officers, if it must be done, then a court order must be obtained. This ruling was passed by Justice Zainab Abubakar in a suit marked FCH/ABJ/SC/01/2022 and filed by Victor Ojionu against the Inspector-General of Police and Attorney-General of the Federation over the unlawful arrest, handcuffing detention, and pre-trial media parade by a team of IRT police officers on 17th September 2019.

Iniubong Umoren: Court Sentence Uduak Akpan To Death By Hanging

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The Akwa Ibom State High Court on 4th August 2022 sentenced Uduak Frank Akpan to death by hanging for killing Miss Uniubong Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, at the University of Uyo after luring her in the guise of offering her a job. In A Judgment presided by Judge Bassey Nkanang, the convict was found guilty of rape and murder of Umoren and thereby sentence to be hung on the neck until his last breath. Reacting to the development, the deceased lawyer has expressed that justice has been served, hence the relief upon the family of the deceased.

Hanifa Abubakar: Kano Court Sentences Killer Proprietor To Death

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The Kano State High Court on Thursday sentenced the proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School, Abdulmalik Tanko, to death for the kidnap and murder of a five-year-old schoolgirl, Hanifa Abubakar. Delivering the judgment, Justice Usman Na'abba sentenced Mr. Tanko, 38, and his accomplice Hashimu Isyaku, 38 to death by hanging for the crime. The convicts were also sentenced to five years each for conspiracy. One other suspect, Fatima Musa, was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for conspiracy and another one year for an attempt to commit a felony.

Buhari Implore ASUU To Call Off Strike

Education

President Muhammadu Buhari has again for the third time in three months appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its six months ongoing strike. This call was made by Buhari's Chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari on 12th August 2022 at the maiden Special Convocation Ceremony and conferment of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on the Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, by the University of Maiduguri.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the ASUU to reconsider its stance to call off their 7 months old strike, as students and their parents are desirous to see that schools are reopened. The nation cannot afford long interruption of higher education of the youths and wouldn’t undermine the development of the nation’s human capital in a strictly competitive world,” the President stressed.

NYSC: Sharia Law Not For Non-Muslims - Sultan

Education

Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has assured 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11 corps members in Sokoto State that Shari’a Law is not binding on non-Muslims in the state. He, however, assured them that their safety was guaranteed despite some security challenges facing the country.

ASUU Strike: Negotiation Hits Brick Wall As Pay Rise Fail To Include State Universities

Education

The ongoing negotiation between the Academic Staff Union of the Nigerian Universities, ASUU, and the federal government seemed to have suffered a setback as the proposal for the pay rise has failed to capture the state universities. According to Mr. Ben Goong, the spokesperson to the Federal Ministry of Education, the federal government cannot dictate to the state government as state universities are owned by the state government and are on the concurrent list. A committee led by the Pro-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja, Prof Nii Briggs proposed a 180% pay raise for the lecturers while the federal government was insisting on 100%.

Insecurity: BUA Chairman Visits Buhari, Donates N10bn To Fight Terrorism

Security

As part of his contribution to the fight against insecurity in Nigeria, Nigerian business mogul, industrialist, and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Friday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Rabiu said the visit was aimed at updating the president and equally thanking him for creating what he described as “an enabling environment for business to thrive.”

Kaduna Train Attack: Why We Didn't Use Force To Rescue Victims – Buhari

Security

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why his administration decided not to use maximum force to free the victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack which terrorists kept in captivity for up to five months. Speaking on Thursday, while meeting with representatives of the victims of the Kaduna train abduction at the State House, the President said the military jettisoned the use of lethal force so that innocent souls will not be killed. While condoling with families of the victims, President Buhari said that after the terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements on March 28, 2022, the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains. President Buhari however, gave an assurance that the remaining 31 victims in the custody of the terrorists will be rescued and join their families before long.

Terrorist Running A Parallel Government In Kaduna – El-rufa’i Cries Out

Security

Governor Nasir Elrufa’i of Kaduna state has written president Buhari that terrorists in his state are now running a parallel government and a ‘permanent operational Base’ as the region has become a hub for the men underworld. The information was sighted in a memo written by the Governor to Mr. President in July Memo warning that urgent steps have to be taken to frustrate them. The terrorist wing belonging to Ansaru al-Musulimina fi Bilad al-Sudan, but popularly called Ansaru was formally a rebel faction of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist that is believed to have relocated to Birnin Gwari forest, Kaduna state after a breakaway.

Governor Lalong Tenders Apology To Catholic Bishops Over Pope Comment

Religion

The Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has tendered a letter of apology to the head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, over his Pope comment. He tendered an unreserved apology to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). He asked for forgiveness and understanding from the Catholic Church through the Bishops’ conference, admitting that it was an error on his part to have linked the Catholic Pontiff with Nigeria’s politics. In a letter to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) President titled, “Letter of Apology”, dated 12th August 2022, Governor Lalong assured of his continuous commitment to the Catholic faith and promised to continue upholding the banner of the Christian faith in public life. According to Governor Lalong, “I have followed with some shock and deep regret the reactions that have trailed my appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign Council for the Presidential Candidates of our Party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ibrahim Shettima.”

Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays

Religion

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement signed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

Supreme Court Approves Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools

Religion

Recall the Lagos State Government has banned the use of hijab in schools stating that it was not part of the approved school uniforms for students, in respect to the ban, the Muslim students took it up on themselves to file a suit. Following the ban the Supreme Court of Nigeria has approved on 17th June 2022 in the nation's capital the use of hijab by female students in Government-owned schools in Lagos state by dismissing an early appeal by the state government, noting that the ban on hijab was discriminatory against the Muslim students in the state.

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