Bauchi State Governor sacks 21 commissioners, top officials
The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has dissolved the State Executive Council.
The termination is with immediate effect.
Those affected include the Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba; the governor’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu, 21 Commissioners, and Special Advisers. #
Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Others to meet over State of the Nation
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto and John Cardinal Onaiyekan and some eminent Nigerians are set to meet on Thursday, June 19th at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja to discuss the State of the Nation and Chart a way forward.
The meeting which is convened by Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will also have in attendance leaders of industry, Labour and Other sectors of the nations’ diverse ethnic and religious mix.
The meeting is not unconnected with the recent spate of insecurity, agitation from most parts of the country and the seeming failure of the several solutions proffered by the Federal Government to bring an end to the issues. #
Governor Akeredolu commissions Amotekun’s Headquarters, control centre in Ondo
The Governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has said that efforts to build and enhance Amotekun’s State Security Network was not a battle against any ethnic nationality in the country.
The Governor made the remarks during the official commissioning of Amotekun Corps’ Administrative Headquarters and Control Centre in Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday.
The establishment of Amotekun, according to Governor Akeredolu, is more of an uncompromising approach to dealing with elements opposed to the country’s unity and people’s well-being.
The new headquarters has a control room with all of the essential equipment, where situation reports are compiled and forwarded to the security agency’s authorised channels.
Governor Akeredolu applauded Amotekun’s idea to combine local and artificial intelligence to boost capacity in the battle against crime, which has reached alarming proportions.
The new structure, according to Arakunrin Akeredolu, is a sign of his administration’s ambition and unwavering dedication to the values sworn to during the beginning of the Amotekun project in Ibadan, Oyo State, in January 2020.
The Governor thanked the people of the Sunshine State for their understanding and cooperation in obeying laws and regulations guiding the movement of motorcycles. #
Trump lauds Buhari for Twitter ban
Twitter-banned former U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed support for the Buhari government over its decision to block access to Twitter.
In a statement on Tuesday, Trump congratulated Nigeria and called on more nations to follow suit.
Donald Trump got a permanent ban from Twitter in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Facebook also announced on Friday that its own ban on the former president would remain in place until at least Jan. 7, 2023, but could be extended. #
French President Macron slapped on the face
French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man in a crowd during a walkabout session in southeast France.
In a trending video circulating on social media, Macron, dressed in white shirt with long sleeves, could be seen walking towards a crowd of well-wishers who were behind a metal barrier.
The French President reached out his hand to greet one man, in a green T-shirt, with glasses and a face mask.
The man could be heard shouting out “Down with Macronia” and then he delivered a slap to Mr Macron’s face.
Security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move the President away from him.
The identity of the man who slapped Mr Macron, and his motives, were unclear. #
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