Kogi Jailbreak: Soldier, Policeman Killed, Two NCOs Officials Missing – FG
In less than five months after unknown gunmen attacked Imo State Correctional Service, killed scores of security operatives and freed prison inmates, two security operatives have been killed when gunmen invaded the Kabba Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kogi State.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, Sola Fasure on Monday said that two officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCOs), are yet to be accounted for.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who affirmed that he had been briefed by the Controller General of the NCOs, Haliru Nababa, described the incident as unfortunate and daring. While giving details of the attack, Aregbesola described how Fifteen soldiers, ten police officers, and Ten armed guards of the Nigeria Correctional Service on duty fought gallantly to repel the attack.
The Kabba Custodial facility had 294 inmates as of the time of the attack, many of whom escaped after the gunmen used explosives to destroy three sides of the perimeter fence, but 28 inmates refused to escape and some of those that fled have voluntarily returned to the facility as of Monday morning.
We are the ones affected, NARD tells President, Falana heads legal team
The Nigerian Medical Association met with The President, the association has asked the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD to call off its ongoing strike.
The leaders of NARD were said to have remained adamant, maintaining that they would not call off the strike and were ready to meet the Federal Government in court.
During an interview with The NARD Vice President, Adejo Arome on Monday, He called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to involve them in subsequent meetings with the Nigerian Medical Association. Arome said that the President should have met the leaders of NARD alongside those
This was as the association added that human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), would be leading the NARD legal team to the National Industrial Court on Wednesday.
JOHESU writes Ngige, tackles NMA on welfare demands
The Joint Health Sector Unions have frowned at the Nigeria Medical Association for allegedly meddling in its affairs, adding that the best welfare conditions were enjoyed by physicians in the civil service.
This is coming as the unions in a letter dated September 10, 2021, told the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on the welfare demands of its members.
The National Secretary, Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Philip Eke, in an interview on Monday said the union was not ready to join issues with JOHESU.
UNESCO Pledges to Support Africa to fight against Environmental Challenges
The Director-General, United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization, Audrey Azoulay, said that the organization will support Africa to fight against Environmental Challenges
She made the pledge at the 33rd session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) on Monday in Abuja.
Azoulay assured that UNESCO’s projects on the Lake Chad basin would go a long way to restore the ecosystem which is degrading.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the event, expressed worries over the high effect of environmental challenges on human activities and the socio-economic development of the country.
He revealed that the Federal Government had embarked on a series of interventions targeted at protecting the ecosystem.
Akwa United Beat Algeria In CAF Champions League
It was a lucky escape for the Promise Keepers on Monday as they beat Algeria one goal to nil.
The victory goal which was scored at the 87th minute by team captain, Ubong Friday, led to the amazement of the enthusiastic fans at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
The head coach Akwa United, Kennedy Boboye, during an interview, attributed the win to the players’ commitment on the field, and expressed optimism that the boys would fill in the noticeable gaps to ensure victory as they go for a return leg in Algeria.
In his post-match statement, the CR Belouizad Coach, Bekhti Khoum described the encounter with Akwa Utd as a tough match, stressing that his side was better prepared but unlucky to find the back of the net.
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