Eid el-Maulud: Insecurity, Economic Sabotage Declining – President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the insecurity and economic sabotage were on the decline because of the intense war being waged against criminals in the country by the military.
The president, who felicitated with the Muslim Ummah, Nigerians of all faiths and the followers of Islam all over the world on the occasion of the Maulud-Un-Nabiyy, the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, said he was delighted to send greetings of peace and unity to Muslims all over the world as they observe and celebrate Eid-ul- Maulud.”
He used the occasion to give a snapshot of the increased activities the armed forces, police, and intelligence agencies have embarked upon to effectively respond to the security challenges in the nation.
Ifeanyi Uba Heads To Court Over Nnamdi Kanu
The National Assembly member representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Senator Ifeanyi Uba, on Monday approached a Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking an order to be allowed to visit detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in custody.
In a motion on notice dated October 15, the plaintiff (Uba) is praying the court to grant him leave to visit the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, in Department of State Services custody, as part of his oversight legislative function.
He was seeking an order of the honorable court directing the complainant and/or the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow access to their detention facility for purposes of visiting the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu.”
LCCI wades into Nigerians, Ghanaians trade dispute
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce& lndustry (LCCl) has waded into the dispute between Nigerian and Ghanaian businessmen.
Chairman, Trade Promotion Board of LCCI, Gabriel ldahosa, who spoke in Lagos during an interactive session with journalists ahead the 35th Lagos International Trade Fair scheduled to hold on November 5 and 14, said the fair will connect businesses, create value with over 200,000 visitors.
Speaking on the innovative “African Hall’, he said it would bring exhibitors from African countries under the same umbrella to showcase their goods, services, arts, crafts, regulatory services and particularly to promote intra- African trade in the spirit of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA).
Nigerian govt scraps DPR, PPPRA, PEF, sacks CEOs; inaugurates new regulatory agencies
The Federal Government on Monday effectively put an end to the existence of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) with the inauguration of new regulatory bodies for the oil industry.
The government, however said that staff of the scrapped agencies are protected while their chief executive officers have all been relieved of their appointments.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, revealed this while speaking with journalists on the side-lines of the inauguration of the boards of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NPRA) and the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NURC) in Abuja.
According to the minister, the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) has invested the functions of Department of Petroleum Resources, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Authority and the Petroleum Equalization Fund on Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NPRA) and the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NURC).
New Zealand coronavirus cases hit record, pushes vaccination as way out
New Zealand recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday as a Delta-variant outbreak that dashed the nation’s “Covid Zero” hopes showed no signs of easing.
The country counted its most new coronavirus cases of the pandemic as an outbreak in its largest city grew and officials urged vaccinations as a way out of Auckland’s two-month lockdown.
Health authorities announced 94 new virus cases, exceeding the previous daily record of 89 set in April last year during the first wave of Covid-19 infections.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said lockdown rule-breakers were contributing to the spread of infections and noted that many of the new cases had been detected among younger people.