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Abians in diaspora felicitate with Ikpeazu @ 57

Abians in the Diaspora have congratulated Gov. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, on his 57th birthday, describing him as the Small and Medium Enterprises driver of the state.

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They said that Abia State had witnessed tremendous infrastructural transformation under the watch of Gov. Ikpeazu. They commended Gov. Ikpeazu’s conscious efforts in the promotion of SMEs and made-in-Aba products which earned Abia State the status of the SME capital of Nigeria.

The diasporan Abians in a good will message commended Ikpeazu for his giant strides in rebuilding infrastructure in the state particularly in Aba which has until now suffered from decades of infrastructural decay.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Diaspora Matters cum Executive Secretary, Abia State Diaspora Commission, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, who signed the goodwill message on behalf of Abians in the Diaspora, said Ikpeazu had launched Abia on the global map of ingenuity.

Yobe College of Education provost dies

he provost of Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua, Mohammad Gishiwa, is dead.

Mr Gishiwa, 53, died on Sunday while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Kano, following injuries sustained in a car accident on October 4.

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His death was confirmed by the deputy provost of the college, Hassan Bulama, on Monday.

Mr Bulama said that the deceased would be buried at about 2:00 p.m. in Gashua.

A brother to the deceased, Ali Gishiwa, said that arrangements were on to convey the remains of the deceased to Gashua for burial.

Zakzaky, wife drag DSS, AGF to court over passport seizure

Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife Malama Zeenah Ibrahim, have separately approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the seizure of their international passports by the Department of State Services and the Attorney General of the Federation.

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A statement from Abdullahi Usman,Vice President Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, said “in their fundamental rights enforcement suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/230/2021, being filled by Falana chambers, Sheikh Zakzaky and Malama Zeenah Ibrahim told the court that their passports were last seen in possession of the National Intelligence Service (NIA) who have officially denied that it’s in their possession.

“Subsequent to this the duo had since declared their passports lost. However upon attempting to renew the passports through immigration it was revealed that their passports had been flagged by the DSS. All official requests to the DSS to remove the restriction have since then been ignored.

Insecurity, unemployment and the rest of us

Amid the recent strike by National Association of Resident Doctors mass exodus of Nigerian medical doctors and physicians to Saudi Arabia almost happened. The doctors, apparently, are seeking a greener pasture. Many of them have lamented the poor working conditions in the country.

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However, truth be told, there are countless medical personnel in Nigeria who are yet to secure a job.

In our dear country, unemployment is a ticking bomb. Worse still, Nigerians have been battling with various crimes which are undermining security and making it difficult for nation-building.

These crimes include Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgency in the North-East, armed banditry and kidnapping in the North-West, farmers-herders conflicts in the North-Central, militancy in the Niger Delta region, and secessionists’ agenda in the South-East and South-West of the country.

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