Russia/Ukraine War: President Buhari Calls For Tighter Border Security Around Lake Chad Region

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said weapons from the raging war between Russia and Ukraine are now slipping into the Lake Chad Basin region. Lake Chad region is an economically and socially integrated area in West and Central Africa traversing Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. President Buhari, who said this at the 16th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), held at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari, said the situation which had heightened the proliferation of small arms and light weapons called for reawakening of the border security of the countries of the region. The event had Presidents and Heads of State of the six member-states in attendance, with the exception of President Paul Biya of Cameroon, who was represented by one of his ministers.

Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Suspended Indefinitely

The earlier resumption date announced for the Abuja-Kaduna train services by the Ministry of Transportation has been suspended indefinitely. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo made this known during his tour of inspection to assess the redness of the rail services before a proper announcement could be made. Making a comment he said, it could be more than a week contrary to the earlier announced date of, 28th November 2022 as the official resumption date of the services the Minister added.

Buhari Relieves NYSC DG From Office

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps Brigadier General Muhammed Kukah Fadah has been relieved from office by president Muahammadu Buhari about six months after assuming office. It was gathered that Fadah's removal was due to incompetence to handle the office he was appointed to oversee, hence he has been ordered to hand over to the most senior civil servant in the NYSC to head it in the interim pending the appointment of a substantive DG by Buhari. Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, whose office supervises the NYSC also confirmed Fadah’s sacking.

NIS Advises Nigerians Against Irregular Migration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has advised Nigerians on the dangers associated with irregular migration, adding that it would sensitize Nigerians about the risks. This was disclosed on behalf of the Comptroller General (CG) of NIS, Isah Jere by the NIS Public Relations Officer, Tony Akuneme who stated that Nigerians planning to migrate should do so properly, so as not to waste their time and resources.

Ghana Makes U-Turn On Travel Advisory To Abuja

Ghana has denied and expressed regrets over issuing a travel advisory to its citizen to keep off from Abuja. In a tweet in the early hours of 17th November 2022, the Ghanaian government declared the statement was unauthorized, as its unaware of any threat being posed to its citizens in the nation's capital and regrets any incontinence its previous notice may have caused to the public. Recall on 16th November 2022, the Ministry in its travel advisory had warned its citizens to keep off non-essential travels to Abuja, citing insecurities as a major concern
But in a follow-up advisory tagged, Re: Security Update in Abuja, Nigeria, which the Ministry issued to ‘all media houses,’ the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry said it is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians ‘who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters.’

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