Kukah hits hard again: Nigerian elites rush to Saudi, Jerusalem for forgiveness after looting treasury dry
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Mathew Kukah has again taken a swipe at Nigerian leaders accusing them of rushing to ‘holy land’ for forgiveness after looting the nation’s resources dry.
Recall that the outspoken cleric in his Christmas Day Message slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari’s admnistration of insecurity and nepotism.
In Tuesday’s sermon at the funeral mass for Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau, the pioneer indigenous Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral, Kaduna, Rev. Kukah spoke against corruption in government.
He described Nigeria as a “wasteland” and “a nation at war with itself”. #
Six Bandits Killed In Katsina
Six bandits have been killed in Katsina State, the State Police Command said on Wednesday.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, the bandits were killed in a mop-up operation involving the police, Army, and Air Force.
The operation, he said, was conducted on January 1st, adding that one G3 rifle, two AK 47 rifles, one LAR rifle, two locally-made revolver rifles and 10 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered.
This comes a week after 23 kidnapped victims were rescued by the police in collaboration with other security agencies at Lambo village in Wurma Ward of Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.#
Nigeria Customs Service Generates ₦1.5trn in 2020
The Nigeria Customs Service has generated the sum of 1.5 trillion Naira for the year 2020.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, said the generated revenue was over the target of ₦1.3 Trillion Naira and over the sum of ₦1.4 Trillion Naira generated in 2019 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the statement, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, attributed the feat to what he described as a result of the resolute pursuit of what was right and the willingness to adapt to changes brought about by global health challenges occasioned by COVID-19. #
Congress certifies Joe Biden as president
Congress has certified Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice-president of the US.
The electoral votes were approved after both the Senate and the House of Representatives rejected objections to the votes in the states of Pennsylvania and Arizona.
The normally procedural session of Congress was disrupted on Wednesday when supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol building. The session resumed and continued through the night after the building was cleared.
CAF Champions League: Enyimba Crash Out Despite Victory Against Al Merrikh
Enyimba on Wednesday crashed out of the CAF Champions League despite a 2-1 home win over Sudanese side, Al Merrikh.
The Nigerian team had lost the first leg of the play-off 3-0 and needed to score four goals better than their opponents to make it to the group stage of the continental competition.
Enyimba’s early pressure on Al Merrikh in the second half would, however, be rewarded when Mbaoma netted a second goal from the spot in the 51st minute.
But coach Fatai Osho’s men could not conjure any magic to score three more goals needed to make the next stage of Africa’s premier club football competition.
The 2014 African champions will now play in the second-tier CAF Confederations Cup.