Gov. Ganduje Goes After Tricycle Operators In Kano
Kano State government says it would soon unveil a new transport system within the metropolis in Kano state.
Mr Baffa Babba-Dan’agundi, the Managing Director of the Kano State Traffic Agency made this known while briefing newsmen on the prolonged strike embarked upon by tricycle operators in the State.
The tricycle operators had embarked on strike to protest the introduction of the operational permit by the government.
However, Babba-Dan’agundi said the want to check the monopoly in the transportation system, adding arrangements have already reached advanced stage to provide residents with a means of transportation.
Meanwhile, Ganduje has directed the agency to assist those whose tricycles were damaged by some thugs when they decided not to join the strike.
Troops Kill Five Bandits, Foil Kidnap Attempt In Kaduna
Troops have foiled attempted attack and kidnap of citizens by bandits in Kaduna State, just as they killed five terrorists in Giwa Local Council of the state.
The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said on Monday that Kaduna State Government has been informed by the military authorities that troops foiled an attack and neutralised five terrorists in Kwanan Bataro, Giwa Local Council.
According to Aruwan, the operational feedback from the military stated that the troops, who were conducting clearance patrols in Giwa received credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement towards Fatika town as the troops mobilised to Marke and Ruheya in response.
The commissioner added that security forces were sustaining monitoring and patrol in the general area.
Nigeria Commits To Pay Off US$28.7 Million Capital Arrears In Shelter Afrique
The Federal Republic of Nigeria has pledged to pay the full capital arrears of US$28.7 million in Shelter Afrique,
Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this at a meeting with Shelter Afrique Group Managing Director and CEO, Andrew Chimphondah, in Abuja said that the payment will be made in four installments starting January 2022.
In September 2020, the pan African housing development financier received US$$9.4 million from Nigeria. The contribution moved Nigeria to become the second largest shareholder in the organization .
Lauding the government of Nigeria for its show of confidence in the institution and a stamp of approval for the organization’s financial turnaround, Mr Chimphondah said, the move was a major milestone which will make Nigeria to become the largest shareholder in Shelter-Afrique when the country meets its capital commitment.
Un Reacts To Bandits’ Attacks In Zamfara, Loss Of Over 200 Lives
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has condemned the attacks by bandits on several communities in Zamfara State that claimed the lives of at least 200 persons.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, the UN Chief expressed his displeasure while extending his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
Guterres, while reaffirming the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the government and people of Nigeria, urged the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort in bringing those responsible for these heinous crimes to justice.
AFCON 2021: Nigeria Aim To End 29-Year Unwanted Record Against Egypt
Nigeria aims to end 29-year unwanted record against Egypt On Tuesday evening , as super Eagles begin their 2021 Afcon campaign with a clash against seven-time Afcon kings.
The two teams have been drawn against each other alongside Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in Group D.
The Super Eagles have the advantage with four wins, including one penalty shootout. The Pharaohs have won on two occasions, with two games ending in a draw.
However, despite having a better head to head record, Nigeria will be looking for their first competitive win over Egypt in 29 years.
The last time the Super Eagles beat the Pharaohs in a competitive match was at the 1990 AFCON. Since then, the three-time African champions have lost two times in competitive games against their North African rivals and drew two times.