Gombe: Governor Yahaya seeks partnership with NEPC to drive investment opportunities

…As Council is set to establish Common Facility Centre in Gombe to support value-chain development By Umar Kaltungo Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, says his administration is laying an institutional framework to provide the enabling environment for investment and export of agro-allied products in the State. Governor Yahaya stated this when he visited the Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, (NEPC), in Abuja. Governor Yahaya, who was at the Corporate Headquarters of the NEPC, as part of his efforts towards forging stronger and strategic partnerships to drive…

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French President Macron slapped in face on public walkabout

Two people have been arrested after French President, Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man in a crowd today, during a public appearance. A video footage of the incident in south-eastern France shows a man in a green T-shirt and glasses shout: “Down with Macronia” in French, which is the battle cry of the French armies when the country was still a monarchy, before slapping the president in the face. Security for Macron quickly tackled the man to the ground, and moved the president away to safety.…

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Infrastructure Dev’t: Buhari setting new standards for future administrations to build upon – APC

Godwin Amunde A group, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Legacy Awareness & Campaign, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is building infrastructure that will drive Nigeria’s’ growth and prosperity. In a statement signed by Lanre Issa-Onilu, Ismaeel Ahmed, Tolu Ogunlesi and Salihu Moh Lukman, the group argued that President Buhari has committed more resources on infrastructural development than previous administrations and broken Nigeria’s decades-old infrastructure development jinx while setting new standards for future administrations to build upon. The statement reads: “More road and rail infrastructure are being built and/or completed…

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2023: Zoning is unconstitutional ― Sen. Abdullahi Adamu

The senator for Nasarawa-West senatorial district, Abdullahi Adamu, says zoning political offices between North and South is not a Constitutional issue, but an arrangement by political parties. Adamu said this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja, while reacting to rising clamour for power shift from North to South in 2023. “On the issue of zoning, people are misreading the signals; the issue of zoning is not in the Nigerian Constitution. “It is not a constitutional matter. The six geo-political zones that we have are not in the Constitution of…

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Twitter ban: “We stand by our words”, Diplomatic Community tells FG

…As FG debunks plan to lift ban Ambassadors from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada and Republic of Ireland have told the Federal Government that they stand by their condemnation of the indefinite suspension of the micro-blogging platform Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Ambassadors made this known yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Abuja, when they heeded the summon of the Minister, insisting that the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government violates freedom of expression of Nigerians irrespective of the government’s concerns that the…

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Biafra: “You can secede, Nigeria can’t afford another war”, Northern Elders tell Igbos

The Northern Elders’ Forum, (NEF), has advised the Federal Government to grant leeway for the Igbo ethnic group to secede from the country if that would restore peace and harmony. Its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr.Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who addressed reporters yesterday in Abuja, appealed to the leaders of the South-East to protect their region rather than succumb to the acts of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) and its Eastern Security Network (ESN). According to Baba-Ahmed, “Muted voices of millions of Igbo cannot be heard so that fellow Nigerians could…

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IGP suspends issuance of tinted-glass permits, SPY number plates

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba on Monday announced the immediate suspension of tinted glass permits and issuance of SPY number plates in the country. According to him, some mischievous persons have capitalised on the license to commit heinous crimes. “Accordingly, henceforth, the issuance of SPY number plates and tinted-glass permits are hereby suspended. The existing authorisations are being reviewed and a protocol to regulate the issuance of such permits will be evolved. “In due course, an enforcement mechanism that will enforce the standardised process of issuance of SPY number…

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NSCDC unveils female squad

..As bandits kill Corps commander The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has established a Female Squad, aimed at enhancing security in schools susceptible to bandits’ attack. The NSCDC Commandant-General, Ahmed Audi, disclosed this on Friday during the passing-out parade of personnel of the squad at the Corps’ Training College in Katsina. According to him, “Female Squad is a child of necessity borne out of the need to effectively curtail the recent upsurge of insecurity occasioned by armed banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, and the need to effectively implement government’s proposed…

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Insecurity: Onion traders extend supply ban to South-South, South-West

The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) has stated that it will stop the supply of onione to the entire southern region from yesterday, June 7. This is coming few days after the association suspended the supply of onions to the South-East due to the hijacking of two of their members’ truck by gunmen in Imo State. Recall that the National President of the association, Aliyu Isah, on Sunday said about N4.5 billion worth of onions and properties were destroyed by suspected hoodlums across southern states in the…

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2023: MURIC clarifies stand over Yoruba Muslim presidency

The muslim group, Muslim Rights Concern, (MURIC), on Monday clarified its stance regarding an alleged opposition to a Christian Presidency in the 2023 polls. According to MURIC, its advocacy is for the South-West to produce a Muslim presidential candidate in 2023 and not the opposition of a Christian candidate from other regions. This was contained in a statement issued by the MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, who said it would not oppose a Christian presidential candidate if the position is zoned to any other zone.  The group said its demand…

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