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SignatureTV News Update : Abaribe should be in prison for supporting someone bent on dismembering Nigeria —Adesina

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Abaribe should be in prison for supporting someone bent on dismembering Nigeria —Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has slammed the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, for allegedly using foul language against those in a leadership position.

Adesina, in a Facebook post on Thursday night, said Abaribe should be arrested and put behind bars after he stood surety for someone bent on disintegrating the country.

The Senator and two others had stood as sureties for detained Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu before he was granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja on April 25, 2017.

Abaribe had run into trouble when Kanu jumped bail the same year and fled Nigeria because of the alleged extrajudicial attempt on his life in Abia in September 2017.

Adesina said that the Presidency is ready to arrest and prosecute all persons inciting violence through words or action, adding that the government’s resolve for a peaceful, united and one Nigeria remains resolute and unwavering.

 

Bus operators beg Ebonyi govt. for extension of relocation deadline

The Associations of Mass Transit Operators in Ebonyi state has appealed to the government to grant them a six-month grace period before relocating to the new site allocated to them.

They said they would need time to make the new location conducive for their business.

Fredrick Nwogbaga, Chairman of the Association of Mass Transit Operators Ebonyi Branch and Franklin Okpani, Manager of Peace Mass Transit, made the appeal on Thursday in Abakaliki while interacting with newsmen.

Nwogbaga said despite the fact that their present parks were sealed off while some vehicles were damaged by government officials enforcing the relocation, the association had remained calm.

The Manager of Enugu North Mass Transit, Ikwuator  Okpani, also lamented that the new place was too open and so was not conducive for transport business.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner, Ministry of Capital City Development, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, said that the action was taken as a result of the transporters’ failure to comply with the time frame given to them.

 

New Chairman promises to take BON to a greater height

The newly elected Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), John Ughe, has promised to take the organisation to a greater height.

Ughe, also a Chairman of MultiChoice Nigeria, said this when he spoke with newsmen in Kano state.

He said that his leadership would strive hard to address issues affecting the broadcast industry in the country.

Ughe promised to ensure regular training for members of the organisation in collaboration with existing partners of his company.

He thanked the delegates for electing him and called for unity among members.

Ughe was elected BON Chairman at the annual delegate conference of the organisation on Thursday in Kano.

 

Yobe varsity waives fees for 23 students with disabilities

In a bid to further prove that there is ability in every disability, the Vice-Chancellor of Yobe University, Damaturu, Professor Mala Daura has granted registration fee waiver to 23 students living with disabilities.

This is contained in a statement by the University Deputy Registrar, Information, Hajiya Mamudo, in Damaturu on Friday.

He said the support was in fulfilment of the promise he made to the students shortly after he became the vice-chancellor of the university.

The vice-chancellor said management will ensure that students with special needs enjoy all available privileges to pursue their career choices.

Daura directed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Dr Mohammad Lawan, to liaise with Sub Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education, Dr Sheriff Garba to ensure that challenges peculiar to the students were properly addressed.

He charged the students to encourage other persons living with disabilities to seek knowledge to live a good life.

The leader of the group, Mamman Salisu, appreciated the Vice-Chancellor for creating a conducive atmosphere of learning for students living with disabilities in the institution.

 

BREAKING: Chiwetalu Agu released from Army custody day after arrest

Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been released from Army custody a day after he was arrested for putting on an outfit with semblance to the Biafran flag.

This was made known by a video posted by Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, on his Instagram page on Thursday.

According to the video, Agu was released via the intervention of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

 

Insurgency: Zulum distributes N84m to returnees in Banki town

As part of an effort to cushion the effect of Boko Haram activities in the North East, The Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has distributed N84 million as livelihood support to 2,200 returnee families in the commercial border town of Banki in Bama Local Government Area.

Recall that many residents of the town had fled to neighbouring Cameroon when activities of insurgents were on a hike and overran the town in 2014.

This is contained in a statement on Friday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communications and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau

Amongst the 2,200 families that received the livelihood support, each person got about 40,000 naira and it is expected to impact over 10,000 dependants of the beneficiaries.

The fund is meant to enable the families to engage in trading for their livelihoods and to contribute towards reviving Banki’s economy.

 

NAFDAC shuts down 4 yoghurt production companies over non-compliance

The Kaduna office of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has closed four illegal facilities engaged in the production of unregistered yoghurt.

The State Coordinator of the agency, Nasiru Mato, stated this in an interview on Friday in Kaduna state.

Mato said that the agency sealed the facilities during its surveillance activities in the state because it was found that the operators were operating with an expired licence, unsatisfactory good manufacturing practice, poor hygiene practice amongst others.

He said that the monitoring exercise was part of measures put in place by the agency in the state to ensure that only quality and wholesome products are produced, distributed, and sold to their consumers always.

Mato said the exercise will continue to be intensified on the manufacturers of regulated products in every nook and cranny of Kaduna State.

 

ON THE FOREIGN SCENE

Japan’s powerful quake injures 32, disrupts train services in Tokyo

A powerful earthquake that struck the Tokyo area on Thursday night had left 32 people injured and disrupted train services on Friday morning, affecting around Three Hundred and Sixty-Eight passengers in total.

According to East Japan Railway Company, the strongest earthquake had caused services on the Shinkansen bullet train and 16 local train lines to either be cancelled or delayed.

It also kept many late-night train passengers stranded and a commuter disruption on Friday morning.

According to a tally by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, two in Saitama Prefecture and one in Chiba Prefecture sustained severe injuries among the 32 injured people.

The last time that people in central Tokyo faced such an intense shake was the massive quake of March 11, 2011, which devastated northeastern Japan and triggered a tsunami and a nuclear disaster.

 

IN SPORTS

Cristiano Ronaldo voted Premier League player of the month

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the Premier League’s player of the month for September.

Ronaldo returned to England in the summer after successful careers in Spain and Italy beating Mohamed Salah, Allan Saint-Maximin, Antonio Rudiger, Joao Cancelo and Ismaila Sarr to claim the award.

Ronaldo completed his transfer back to United on transfer deadline day at the end of August and made his second debut for the club after the September international break in a 4-1 win over Newcastle.

This is the fifth time the 36-year-old is grabbing the Premier League’s player of the month award in his career.

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