Religion

Gov. Buni mourns former commissioner

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Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni, has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Dala Ago, a former commissioner and unionist, who died in a traffic accident along Potiskum-Jakusko road on Wednesday.


The condolence message was contained in a statement signed by Mamman Mohammed, Director General Press and Media Affairs to the governor, issued to newsmen on Thursday in Damaturu.

Buni described late Ago as a selfless public officer who dedicated his life to the service of the people, the state and country in general.

The governor said the death of the former commissioner was not only a loss to the family, but also the entire state.

Buni prayed Allah to forgive Ago’s shortcomings and grant his soul eternal rest in Aljannatul Firdaus.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased was also a former Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Local Government Chairman, and Chairman Bade Local Government Environmental Sanitation Agency.

Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

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COVID-19

NCDC records 189 new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,145

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 189 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 57,145.


The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.

“As at Sept. 19, 2020, 189 new confirmed cases and one death was recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 57,145 cases have been confirmed, 48,431 cases have been discharged and 1,095 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

The agency stated that the 189 new infections were reported from 15 states of the federation.

The NCDC said that the figures also showed that Lagos, Plateau and the FCT accounted for 131 out of the 189 new cases.

“Lagos (70), Plateau (37), FCT (24), Kaduna (19), Rivers (12), Oyo (5), Ogun (4), Ebonyi (3), Katsina (3), Ondo (3), Osun (3), Imo (2), Yobe (2), Ekiti (1), Nasarawa (1),” it said.

The agency said that cloth masks provide protection when properly worn and cared for.

“Wear mask covering your nose and mouth, handle mask with clean hands and wash cloth face masks after each use.

“MaskOnNaija with other preventive measures. Learn how to make your own face mask: covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/DI… ,” it advised.

The NCDC advised older persons, especially those who were living with health conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer and Hypertension, not to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“TakeResponsibility and adhere to all non pharmaceutical preventive measures of COVID-19 if you must travel,“ it said.

Edited By: Tayo Ikujini/Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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Metro

NiMet predicts cloudiness, rains Sunday to Tuesday

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudiness and rains from Sunday to Tuesday across the country.


NiMet`s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja predicted cloudy morning over the north on Sunday with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Southern Borno, Adamawa and Taraba.

According to it, few thunderstorms are expected over Borno, Sokoto, Kebbi, Yobe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa and Gombe state in the afternoon and evening hours.

“The north central is expected to be cloudy during the morning hours with chances of a few thunderstorms and rains over Abuja, Niger and Benue.

“ Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms and rains are expected to affect Kogi, Abuja, Kwara, Benue and Plateau.

“ Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the inland cities of the south west in the morning, while moderate rains are expected over parts of the southeast inland, like Abakaliki, Awka, Cross-River and Imo.

The agency forecast moderate rains over the coastal cities of the south to include the coastal part of Ondo state in the morning.

NiMet predicted few thunderstorms and rains over most parts of the inland with chances of moderate rains over the coastal parts of Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom, and Rivers state in the afternoon and evening periods.

According to NiMet, cloudy skies are anticipated over the north western flank in the morning of Monday with prospects of few thunderstorms over the northeast to affect southern Borno, Adamawa, Taraba and Yobe.

“Progressing into the day, pockets of thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of Yobe, Sokoto, Zamfara, Bauchi and Kebbi in the northwest, while a cloudy atmosphere should prevail over the north east.

“ The north central is expected to be dominated by cloudy atmosphere in the morning with prospects of isolated thunderstorms and rains over Plateau and Benue.

“ As the day progresses, pockets of thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of Abuja, Plateau, Kwara and Niger, “ it said.

It predicted the south to be dominated by cloudy atmosphere in the morning with chances of moderate rains over parts of the inland and coastal cities.

The agency envisaged moderate rains over most parts of the south later in the day.

According to NiMet, thunderstorms are expected to affect some places in the north, like Taraba, southern Sokoto, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa in the Tuesday`s morning.

The agency envisaged cloudy conditions over the north with chances of thunderstorms over Taraba in the afternoon and evening periods.

“Isolated thunderstorms and rains are expected to affect places in the north central region, like Niger, Abuja, Benue, Kwara and Kogi in the morning.

“ Later in the day, cloudy conditions are expected to dominate this region with prospects of isolated thunderstorms and rains over Niger and Kwara.

“Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over most parts of inland of south with chances of moderate rains over Enugu in the morning.

“In the afternoon and evening periods, moderate rains are anticipated over most places, “ it sad.

Edited By: Felix Ajide
Source: NAN

 

 

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Defence/Security

Troops eliminate 16 terrorists, arrest 11 in N/E in 1 week – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, has eliminated 16 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist and arrested 11 in the North East in the last one week.


The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John John Enenche, disclosed this while giving weekly update on the operations of Armed Forces of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

Enenche said the troops had recorded appreciable successes within the week, adding that some the terrorists arrested also included their family members with caches of arms and ammunition.

He explained that the troops had on Sept. 10 in conjunction with Civilian JTF engaged the terrorists at Kassa Kura in Maiduguri Town killng two terrorists during the encouter.

He added that troops also successfully repelled two different terrorists’ attacks at Ngala and Baga towns killing two terrorists and recovered various categories of arms and ammunition same day.

According to him, troops conducted ambush operations and eliminated three elements recovering of large cache of arms and ammunition at Ngurosoye village of Bama Local Government Area and Dalori Gari in Maiduguri.

The coordinator also disclosed that the troops had on Sept. 11, killed five terrorists due to superior firepower while others fled with various degrees of gunshot wounds.

He further disclosed that troops in conjunction with local vigilantes had on Sept. 14, killed four fighters and arrested seven at Gashua Local Government Area of Yobe.

This, according to him is in addition to three others arrested on Sept. 13 at the College of Agriculture in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe.

“It is also worthy to mention that the wife and son of one of BHT’s high profile member, Abdulrahman Abdullahi had been earlier arrested by troops in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Sept 7.

“Gleaning from the records of these operations, there is no gaining saying that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security operatives are resolute in their determination to end the insurgency and achieve sustainable peace in the North East zone of the Country,” he said.

In the North Central, Enenche assured that the military would end the activities of DarulSalam terrorists, adding that the recent arrest of its members and release of hostages in Kogi and Nasarawa states was a major breakthrough.

He said that the various military operations in Babies, Taraba and Nasarawa states had continued to record successes, adding that some members of the late Gana militia groups were recently arrested from their camp.

According to him, troops of operation Safe Haven had between Sept. 13 and Sept. 15 raided hideouts of suspected criminals within Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

“A total of 25 suspects were apprehended while one locally fabricated pistol loaded with one round of 9mm ammunition was recovered during the course of the operation,” he said.

In North West, Enenche said the troops of Operations Hadarin Daji and Sahel Sanity had continued to dominate the zone leading to killing of several bandits and arrest of some and their collaborators in Katsina, Sokota and Zamfara states within the period.

He added that the air component had also launched several airstrikes on some identified bandits’ camps in forest killing many bandits and destroyed their hideouts.

“The Military High Command commends all the gallant troops of the Armed Forces and personnel of other security agencies involved in various operations across the country for their commitment, determination and dedication.

“They are equally encouraged to remain firm and decisive in curtailing the activities of all criminal elements in the country.

“Members of the general public are hereby assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria working with other security agencies will continue to tackle the security challenges and will ensure that normalcy is attained in all the geo-political zones of the Country.

“However their support is highly solicited in the area of providing credible information to assist our operations,” he said.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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Politics

APC Caretaker Committee has no plans for extension, says member

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Prof. Tahir Mamman, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Caretaker and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, has said that the committee is not working to extend its tenure.


He said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen at the party’s national secretariat.

Mammam who was at the secretariat with some Adamawa APC stakeholders, said that contrary to general belief, there was no division in the party’s Adamawa chapter.

He maintained that the APC Caretaker and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee was working within its mandate and time frame.

The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the committee which was led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Kebbi, was set up by the APC National Executive Committee (NEC), on June 25.

The committee has a mandate to resolve the infighting among party members in some of its chapters.

It is also expected to organise a fresh national convention within six months to elect a new National Working Committee (NWC), for the party.

Mamman, who represents North-East in the committee, said it does not hope for an extension.

“We are working within our mandate, we are not working for any extension of time, if those who gave us job should think of extension that would come from them,” he said.

He said the visit of the stakeholders to the party’s national secretariat was to show how united they were in Adamawa.

He added that the party’s senior stakeholders in the Adamawa were responsible for running its affairs in the state.

“As a member of the caretaker committee, l am telling you now that as far as l am concerned, we don’t have leadership issues; so far, there are no issues at all in the state chapter,” he said.

It would be recalled that Sen. Aisha Binila, representing Adamawa Central, had recently claimed that she is the leader of APC in Adamawa.

She had also led some Adamawa APC members to the party’s national secretariat to meet with its national secretary.

Also at the APC national secretariat were some of its Cross River stakeholders who visited.

The stakeholders expressed optimism that the party would win the forthcoming Senatorial by-election in the state billed for Oct. 31.

The state party Chairman, Sen. Matthew Mbu, who led the stakeholders on the visit to the APC caretaker committee national secretary said this while addressing newsmen after the meeting.

He maintained that in spite of the fact that Cross River was a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), state the APC would not only win the by-election but also wrestle the State Government House from the PDP in 2023.

“What has always been the problem of the APC winning elections in Cross River has been the lack of unity within the party fold.

“Now that we have reconciled, APC will not only win the senatorial by-election but will also occupy the Government House after winning the 2023 governorship election.

“Nothing is stopping us now,” he stressed.

Edited By: Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN

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