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Ibrahim Gambari: Arewa Youths Roast Fani-Kayode Over Fulanization Claims

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The President, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima, has reacted to Femi Fani-Kayode’s claim that Ibrahim Gambari was appointed to ensure the Fulanization of Nigeria.

Naija News recalls that Femi Fani-Kayode had condemned the appointment of Gambari as the new chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The former Minister who expressed disappointment over the appointment stressed that Nigeria now has a “Fulani President and a Fulani Chief of Staff with a Fulani agenda“.

Speaking to Daily Post, Yerima Shettima stated that the north has no plan to Islamize or Fulanize Nigeria.

He said: “I really like people to be more objective when they are talking. Fani-Kayode has been a very good friend of mine but to put the record straight, I do not think there is any need to Islamize Nigeria and if there was a plan to do such, only the Villa can initiate such.

“As far as the North is concerned, I’m also a stakeholder and I do not think there is anybody anywhere plotting to Islamize Nigeria. The North itself can’t be Islamized not to talk of Nigeria.

People should be objective and if they have to criticize somebody, they should be objective and speak in a way that people will understand and not just because of their hatred for a particular section of the country, group of people or because they hate those in government, and they just generalize issues. I don’t think it’s right.

“Don’t forget that the former CoS, Abba Kyari was a core Northerner from Maiduguri and his successor is from Kwara State and by extension Yoruba and Fulani, so this Islamization claim does not even arise.

“People should be more objective. In as much as I have a personal relationship with him (Fani-Kayode) and respect him as a very intelligent person, I will advise that let things not be overtaken by our personal sentiments because it won’t be good for the country.”

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Ban Purchase Of New Cars For Public Officials Till 2023-SERAP Tells Lawmakers

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has appealed to the Nigerian Lawmakers to stop the purchase of new and expensive cars for all serving National assembly members until 2023.

Naija News learnt that the human Right association made the call via its official twitter page sequel to a decision by the Namibian President to ban top politicians and government officials in his country from purchasing new cars for the next five years.

In a series of tweets, SERAP also urged the leadership of the National Assembly to suspend plans to renovate the National Assembly.

The body stressed that funds meant for these projects should be channeled towards improving Nigeria’s healthcare and educational sytem

here is SERAP series of tweets below

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Nnamdi Kanu Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plans By Northern Youths To Attack South East, South South

TY Danjuma: Why Fulanis Will Continue To Rule Nigeria - Nnamdi Kanu

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the northern youths of planning to attack South-East following the alleged influx of Almajiris into the zone.

The IPOB leader advises security operatives in the region to be on alert especially at night as the attack might take place at night.

Kanu stated this on Thursday on Radio Biafra, he further stated that those behind the influx have a secret plot to cause anarchy in the South-East and South-South states.

He added that IPOB is ready to challenge the attack. He noted that the sponsors are only interested in raising terrorists around the South-East and South-South regions to achieve a selfish aim.

Kanu revealed that some terrorists attacked his Afaraukwu hometown in Umuahia on Thursday but were arrested by the police.

He expressed shock that nothing was done to them after they were moved to Ariam, Ikwoalu, also in Abia State.

“I want to warn you against these Fulani and others forced into Biafra land, they have built tents and at nights, they will attack your villages,” Kanu said.

“These terrorists invaded my village in Afaraukwu, but they were arrested by the police and moved to Ariam in Ikwoalu. I have not heard what they have done with them.”

“I urge all governors in Biafra land not to work at cross purposes with IPOB, we want to ensure our land is safe, we must all close ranks to save our land, we can resume our hostility afterwards.”

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Infectious Disease Bill: Nigerian Senate Replies Tambuwal And Other Nigerian Governors

Breaking: Senate Introduces Infectious Disease Control Bill Amid COVID-19

The Request of the Governors to the Nigerian Lawmakers to stop its consideration of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020 has been responded to by representative at the upper chamber.

Reacting to the development was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Ajibola Basiru via his Twitter on Thursday night, said the National Assembly has revealed that they are yet to receive any official statements from the Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF) mandating them to step down the Infectious Diseases Bill.

here is Senator (Dr.) Ajibola Basiru series of tweets on the infectious diseases Bill

Naija News Understands that the House of Representatives faulted the NGF for asking the federal parliament to step down the bill, saying “federal parliament does not legislate for states”.

this online media understands that the house of representatives had asked the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) not to be misled by the “biased position” of Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, over the bill to control infectious diseases. The green chamber said the governors’ demand that the bill should be suspended was informed by Tambuwal’s “personal and partisan opposition” to the emergence of the current house leadership under Femi Gbajabiamila.

 

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Lagos: Commissioner Of Health Speaks On The Death Of Dubai Returnee

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Akin Abayomi, has revealed that one of the Dubai returnees who died upon arrival in Nigeria was not infected with Coronavirus.

Recall that the commissioner had on Tuesday stated that a 32-year-old man died of COVID-19 complication on Tuesday.

Abayomi, however, in a post on his official Twitter account noted that the initial report was made because of the situation surrounding his death it was presumed that he had died from Coronavirus disease.

“I hereby inform the general public that the Nigerian who recently returned from Dubai as part of a group of returnees who were placed in a COVID19 isolation program in Lekki developed complications and was transferred to one of our facilities where he died.”

“Because of the sudden nature of his demise and without any prior knowledge of his multiple preexisting conditions it was presumed to be a COVID19 related death pending confirmation by COVID19 Gold standard test”.

“This presumptive attribution is a precaution to ensure the safe clinical management of the patient and subsequent handling of the corpse.”

“The definitive COVID19 gold standard test has turned out to be negative for the COVID-19 infection and his death is no longer considered to have been attributable to COVID19.”

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Namibian Govt Bans Purchase Of Officials Cars Till 2025

The President of Namibia, Hage G. Geingob, has banned all government officials in the country from purchasing cars till 2025.

The Namibian government noted that the fund will be directed to urgent priorities and will be used to fight against the outbreak of Coronavirus.

President announced this development on Thursday on his official Twitter account and also directed a curb on monthly fuel consumption by public officeholders.

He said the decision would save the country 200 million Namibian dollars (US$10.7 million), which will be directed “to urgent priorities, specifically at a time when the country is dealing with the health and economic implications of COVID-19″.

Namibia has so far recorded 16 cases of Coronavirus with no deaths.

The statement read in parts “Government will not order a new vehicle fleet for the Executive and Public Office Bearers for the period 2020-2025.

“Savings of 200 million Namibia dollars (about $10.8 million) will be directed to urgent priority areas.”

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‘Nigerian Officials Sign Loan Documents Written In Chinese Language’ – Ibakpa

The lawmaker representing Ethiope Federal Constituency in Delta State at the House of Representatives, Ben Ibakpa, on Thursday accused some Nigerian officials of signing loan documents that are written in the Chinese language.

Ibakpa stating this on Thursday during a live program on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

The lawmaker added that Nigeria’s legislative arm is not carried along when the country takes loans from China.

The Delta-born politician said, “The national assembly was kept in the dark in all these loans.”

“The National Assembly is not part of it. Even the Bureau for Public Procurement is not aware of these loans.”

“These loans are collected via the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). They bring a bill, the Federal executive approves the bill.”

He claimed that “from what we have seen from other countries, the Chinese loans are overpriced and these people are very corrupt.”

Ibakpa pointed out that some Nigerian officials do not look into loan documents critically before signing, adding that “Some of these agreements that are signed, they come in the Chinese language.”

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Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Friday, 15th, May 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Friday, 15th, May 2020

Buhari Govt Must Stop Barbaric, Terrorists Fulani Herdsmen – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to put an end to Fulani herdsmen killings in the country.

Naija News recalls that eight people were reportedly killed in a fresh attack on three communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state by herdsmen.

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NCDC Reports 193 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday, May 14 reports one-hundred-and-ninety-three confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

This brings the overall confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 5162, with one thousand one hundred and eighty people discharged of the dreadful virus, while one hundred and sixty-seven died.

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COVID-19: Osinbanjo Reveals When And How Coronavirus Pandemic Will End

The challenge of battling with a coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has continued to give President Muhammadu Buhari led government sleepless night as the country records over five thousand cases.

However, expressing hope to the end, Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has called for a concerted effort in the fight against COVID-19.

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COVID-19: We Are Not Monitoring Chinese Doctors, They Are Not Our Responsibility – FG Declares

The Federal Government of Nigeria has noted that it is not keeping a close tab on the movement and activities of the Chinese medical team that arrived in the country on 8th April, 2020.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire in Abuja on Thursday during the 31st joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

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See The Drugs Lagos Coronavirus Patients Are Treated With

The Lagos state government has disclosed the type of drugs used for Coronavirus patients in the state in order to ensure their recovery from the pandemic.

Naija News reports that the Medical Director of the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Dr Bowale Abimbola, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with EkoHotBlog.

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COVID-19: Osinbanjo Reveals When And How Coronavirus Pandemic Will End

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The challenge of battling with a coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has continued to give President Muhammadu Buhari led government sleepless night as the country records over five thousand cases.

However, expressing hope to the end, Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has called for a concerted effort in the fight against COVID-19.

Naija new Understands that Osinbajo made the call during an online event organized by the Global Citizen and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority to announce the establishment of a new funding vehicle, ‘Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund’ which would provide immediate and long-term support in tackling COVID-19.

He said, “The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant health, social and economic challenges across the world. The Federal Government of Nigeria instituted measures such as increasing access to testing, contact tracing and isolation and implementing social distancing to limit the potentially devastating impact of this deadly virus. But more support is needed.

“Given the unprecedented nature of this global pandemic, both in its impact and severity, it is clear that this is a challenge that the public sector cannot tackle alone. The virus can only be defeated through carefully coordinated and collaborative efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact is unprecedented, and so too is the desire for Nigerians both at home and abroad who have rallied to help one another and stand in solidarity against this deadly virus.

He also said the stakeholder led-and-resourced mechanism would provide flexible and rapid response resources to accelerate ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19 in communities across Nigeria as well as to strengthen health systems in the aftermath of the acute pandemic response.

Meanwhile, in a bid to ease the shock of COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal executive council has approved the amended 2020 budget

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Trial Of Ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal Adjourned Till 10th Of June

The continued extension of judicial processes has become a natural phenomenon and a traditional system in Nigeria.

Naija News understands that extension of judicial processes is a more popular phenomenon with political cases such as the trial of the former secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, which has been adjourned till 10 June.

Lawal has been on trial over alleged N544 million contract fraud.

Others charged are his brother, Hamidu, a Director of Rholavision Engineering Limited; a staff, Sulaiman Abubakar and the Managing Director of Josmon Technologies Limited, Apeh John Monday. On Thursday, Justice Okeke asked the commission’s lawyer, Ofem Uket, why none of their witnesses were in court.

Uket apologized, adding that it was not in his character to stall any trial.

“It is regrettable that none of my witnesses are in court for this trial, I wish to apologize for this and I humbly urge this honorable court to give me another adjournment”, he said.

Counsel to Lawal, Akin Olujinmi, SAN, told the court that EFCC counsel had informed him of the situation.

The judge fixed June 10 and June 16 for the continuation of hearing “to enable EFCC put its house in order”.