Banditry, kidnappings: Kaduna Govt Suspends Markets, Bans Sale Of Petrol In Containers

Banditry, kidnappings: Kaduna Govt Suspends Markets, Bans Sale Of Petrol In Containers

The Kaduna State Government government has announced the suspension of weekly markets in five local government areas of Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi and Kajuru following the spate of insecurity in the state. The state also banned the sale of petroleum products in jerry cans or any other containers in five local government areas which have seen a surge in banditry and kidnapping. The state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement in the state capital on Monday. The statement reads, “After a…

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IPOB: NLC Dares Umahi Over Sack Threat For Sit-At-Home Compliance

IPOB: NLC Dares Umahi Over Sack Threat For Sit-At-Home Compliance

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Ebonyi State has dared Governor David Umahi to carry out his threat of sacking civil servants who failed to report to work as a result of the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Umahi had on Sunday threatened to terminate the appointment of state workers who stayed away from work and also vowed to confiscate traders’ shops that were not opened for business in solidarity with IPOB’s sit-at-home order. Although IPOB had since suspended the order, businesses in Ebonyi State and…

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ASUU Accuses FG Of Deceit As Minister Explains Payment Delay

ASUU Accuses FG Of Deceit As Minister Explains Payment Delay

The Federal Government, on Monday, explained why it had not paid the University Revitalisation Fund and met other demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said the government was working hard to ensure the release of the revitalization fund by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). But ASUU, in its reaction, dismissed the minister’s explanation, saying the government was being dishonest in its justification of the delay in paying the revitalization fund. In 2020, a nine-month strike by ASUU, which…

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Army General Was The Last Soldier To Leave Afghanistan

Army General Was The Last Soldier To Leave Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, was the last soldier to leave Afghanistan, officials said Monday. U.S. Central Command released a picture of Donahue preparing to board the final military C-17 cargo plane to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of Central Command, told reporters in a virtual briefing that with the departure of the C-17 at 3:29 p.m. ET, “every single U.S. service member is now out of Afghanistan.” Donahue “is the final American service member to depart Afghanistan; his…

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Amnesty Int’l Tells FG To Stop Abducting Political Opponents

Amnesty Int’l Tells FG To Stop Abducting Political Opponents

Amnesty International has called on the Federal Government to comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and end the scourge in the country. The group said the government’s continued failure to establish the truth and bring justice to victims’ families was a “growing stain on Nigeria’s reputation.” The organization’s Media Manager, Isa Sanusi, made its position known in a statement on Monday. He disclosed that the group had documented at least 200 people whose…

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