Federal Government urge Citizens to protect infrastructure and other Social amenities
The Federal government on Thursday through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammad has urge citizens to always protect government infrastructure and telecommunications instead of destroying and vandalizing the amenities.
The minister stated this on Thursday in in a town Hall meeting on vandalization of power and telecommunications infrastructure held in Maiduguri.
According to the minister, government can only create employment when there is workable industry, urging the citizens to always take good care of infrastructure and telecommunication facilities in the state.
Lai Muhammad appreciated Borno State governor Babagana Zulum, for being loyal to the people of borno state. #
Gunmen kill Police officer in foiled hotel attack in Abuja
The FCT Police Command Spokesperson on Thursday confirmed that some unknown Gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday attacked Hilltop International Premium Hotel at Tunga-Maje in Gwagwalada area of the FCT, killing one Police officer, and injuring another through gunshot.
FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the death of the Police Officer during the attack,adding that Police operatives foiled the attack and abduction of any one.
Residents said the gunmen opened fire at the hotel doors to gain access, gathered the hotel staff and flogged the workers.
A staff of the hotel also said that the attackers came late at night, and opened fire on the hotel doors, as the police engaged them in a gun battle which led to the death of a police officer. #
Soldiers lamenting return of repentant Boko Haram terrorists: Nigerian Army
The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Christopher said The Nigerian soldiers are facing a difficult time accepting repentant Boko Haram terrorists, lamenting that they are victims of the insurgents’ atrocities.
Musa, stated that the military had advised the governments on the need to involve the victims in dialogue on the handling of the surrendered terrorists.
According to him, some victims are military men, pointing out that the army has lost vibrant officers and soldiers.
Musa also noted that the profiling of the surrendered terrorists was in the hands of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), State security Service (SSS) and other security agencies.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Farouk Yahaya stated that ISWAP terrorist group was a foreign terrorist organisation sponsored by foreigners with some local collaborations, adding that the terrorists are refusing to surrender to ISWAP. #
Alleged forgery: IGP sends case file on Lanre Suraju to AGF
The inspector-general of police, Alkali Usman, has forwarded the duplicate case file on the investigation of Olanrewaju Suraju to the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) for possible prosecution,
Mohammed Adoke, former AGF, had lodged a complaint on the circulation of a forged email and stage-managed phone conversation which he said were intended to implicate him in the Oil Petroleum Licenses 245 trial in Italy.
The police said it traced the circulation of the materials to Suraju, chairman of HEDA Resource Centre, an anti-corruption non-governmental organization.
In a letter dated September 20, 2021 and addressed to the AGF, Ibrahim Musa, head of IGP monitoring team, said he was directed to forward the duplicate file for vetting, advice and possible prosecution.
Suraju was accused of criminal conspiracy, defamation and cyberstalking but he has denied the allegations.
NNPC Says Global Gas Crisis May Push Oil Prices $10 Higher in Three Months
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday said the global natural gas crisis, which has resulted in rising prices, could push up oil prices by ten dollar per barrel over the next three to six months.
The prices of wholesale gas have surged by 250 per cent since the beginning of the year. Disrupting food supplies in parts of Europe and putting several energy suppliers out of business.
According to NNPC, the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)in NIgeria, has increased by more than 100 per cent in the last few months due to under-supply Marketers however have also attributed the increase to the introduction of a 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) and rising dollar value to the naira.
NNPC further stated that Over 60 per cent of Nigeria’s domestic gas needs are sourced internationally, while the rest is sourced locally, even though the country sits atop a 206 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF) proven quantity of the commodity.
ON THE FOREIGN SCENE
End economic sanctions on Afghanistan: China at G20
China has called for an end to economic sanctions on Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.
China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi in a meeting hosted by Italy on Wednesday said that all kinds of unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan should be lifted
He said Afghanistan’s foreign exchange reserves are its national assets and should be owned by and used for the people, rather than being used as a bargaining chip to exert political pressure on Afghanistan.
China calls on G20 members to actively take practical steps to help Afghanistan ease the current liquidity stress, and the International financial institutions should also provide financing support for the poverty reduction, sustainable development, livelihood, and infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. #
West Ham Bundle Man United Out of EFL Cup
West Ham gained revenge for Sunday’s Premier League defeat against Manchester United by knocking their hosts out of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford.
Manuel Lanzini’s ninth-minute effort, his first goal in almost 12 months and only his second since May 2019, proved enough to take David Moyes’ men into the last 16 rounds.
Introductions of Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood could not swing the game the home side’s way in a performance that exposed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-match chat about the strength of his squad as somewhat hollow.