President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned latest bandit attacks in Gandi District of Rabah Local Government Area, Sokoto State, which reportedly claimed 30 lives. It was reported that suspected armed bandits, Sunday, killed 26 persons, including a one-year-old girl at Warwana, Tabkin Kwasa and Dutsi villages in Gandhi District of Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
Reacting to the incident, Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, said that he was shocked and saddened by the latest violence in the state. He described the incident as “utterly evil, callous, reckless, thoughtless and reprehensible.
According to him, the persistent killing of innocent and defenceless villagers by murderous thugs is unacceptable. “My administration is leaving no stone unturned to track down these mass murderers and bring them to justice,’’ he said.
Buhari gave a firm instruction to the new Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to quickly bring on board joint operations that would rid the country of all forms of criminal activities.
He also approved meetings between security and defence officials from Nigeria and the neighbouring Niger Republic for joint operations that will sweep the forests.
Here are the steps that would be required by all JAMB applicants, before commencing registration in any Accredited CBT Centre;
1. Each candidate will be registered with one mobile phone number only. The Cell phone number used to create the profile code is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2019 Application/Examination.
2. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname, First Name & Middle Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all
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5. The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to “immediately release” Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye from Police custody.
Speaking during his presidential campaign in Lokoja, Kogi State, yesterday, the former Vice President said Melaye’s continued detention was unjust.
Atiku described the lawmaker as one of the “vibrant members of the National Assembly.”
According to Abubakar, “I therefore urged the federal government to quickly release Melaye from police custody.”
The embattled lawmaker is currently in police custody over allegation of his thugs assaulting an officer.
Atiku, while addressing his supporters, had stated that PDP was the only party that can make Nigeria work again.
He insisted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has brought poverty and injustice to the people of Nigeria
The Waziri of Adamawa blasted APC government for the present economic situation in the country.
Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, a member of the House of Representatives, on Monday challenged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to explain how he came about his wealth.
He warned Nigerians to be wary of Abubakar because United States, US, Congressman Jefferson, who committed alleged fraud with the former Vice President, was currently in jail, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.
The lawmaker also said Nigerians would be alarmed with details of loot if released by President Mohammadu Buhari.
Agbonayima, a candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Constituency in the House of Representatives said this while speaking with newsmen in Benin, Edo State.
The lawmaker stated that Nigerians would be so alarmed that they would want to kill some of the looters.
Suspected Boko Haram militants, Monday evening stormed Auno, a village about 10 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Some villagers were said to have fled the community for safety.
According to fleeing residents of the area, some soldiers, Mobile Police and members of the civilian joint task force were seen heading to the troubled area.
“We took to our heels when we heard heavy sounds of gunfire. We know they are the Boko Haram boys, because they have been around as reports from some firewood sellers said they have seen them earlier and suspected they were not security forces.
“Soldiers are already in the village to repel them, however, so many innocent people may have been trapped in the village, who were not able to move out as at the time we fled the village,” the resident, who craved anonymity told DAILY POST MONDAY.
Yobe State University Damaturu on Monday opened for academic activities despite the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Dr. Kalli Alkali Yusuf Gazali, Registrar of the university, had released a duly signed internal circular with reference number R/YUS/GC/014/vol. 1/15, dated 24th December, 2018 addressed to Provost, Deans, Directors and Head of Departments indicating resumption of academic activities on the 7th of January, 2019.
The circular which was obtained by DAILY POST was titled: ‘commencement of lectures after Christmas and New year break for the 2018/2019 academic session’.
It reads: “This is the provost, Deans, Directors and Head of Departments that, lectures after Christmas and New Year break will commence on Monday 7th January, 2019 for the 2018/2019 academic session.
This is to inform all the applicants that the release of 2018/19 UTME/DE admission has been released.
Applicants are advised to log on to the university website putme.abu.ng to check their admission status. Screening of successful candidates/collection of admission letter shall commence on Monday 7th Jan. 2019 at Mamman kontagora square, main campus by 9:00am daily.
Successful candidates are to do the following
1 upload your O'levels on jamb portal before screening
2 processd to the conversation square for screening / collection of admission letter with your original credentials
3 log on to the university portal putme.abu.ng for payment and course registration only
4 therefor go back home until the university re-opens
President Muhammadu Buhari has spelt out what he considered the ABC of fighting corruption.
The President also recommended this to young people in Africa to tackle the menace in their countries.
Buhari spoke at the launch of the African Youth Congress Against Corruption (AYCAC 2018) at the conference centre of the presidential villa, Abuja on Sunday.
According to him, “‘A’ stands for Action. Let us all move from talk to action. I urge you to develop tangible projects in your community to instil transparency and accountability of the highest standard.
“I look forward to receiving your Creed of Transparency from this Congress with a view to forwarding the recommendations to the next Summit of the African Union in February next year.
“‘B’ stands for Building Bridges. The youth have a unique opportunity to spearhead the building of inter-generational and cross-sectoral bridges in our various communities.
“Often, fighting corruption requires partnerships with unlikely allies. Be open to exploring constructive partnerships with a wide base of actors. Again, I look forward to all of you joining the Transparency Champions Network that was created following the Regional Youth Consultations.
“‘C’ stands for Culture. So, let us cultivate and equip ourselves with African culture, the right attitude and mindset change that will enable us to stand firmly against corruption. By so doing, accountability and change will begin with you.”
The Zamfara Police Command has foiiled an alleged planned attack on a community in Zamfara and recovered 11 assorted ammunition from the suspects.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Usman Belel, who made the disclosure at a news conference in Gusau, the Zamfara capital, said the operatives of the command recovered 7 AK47 riffles and 13 Magazines from the suspects.
Belel said the police also recovered two locally made guns and two motorcycles from them.
“We also recovered seven AK47 riffles, nine Magazines and 100 rounds of live ammunition during the mop up operation of illegal fire arms from unauthorized persons,” he said.
The CP said the command had on Nov. 17 arrested a gang of criminals, who had allegedly invaded Alhaji Abubukar Mainera’s home in Talata-Mafara town and kidnapped his four- year old son and collected a ransom of N1 million