Boko Haram Attacks Borno Town, Mainok
Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday attacked Mainok in Borno State. Mainok, located on the Maiduguri – Damaturu Highway, is 55 kilometres away from Maiduguri
Mainok is the headquarters of the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.
It is gathered that the insurgents are setting houses ablaze and breaking shops in the town.
The insurgents in a convoy of between 15 and 20 vehicles were seen near Mainok town on Sunday afternoon.
Insurgents have reportedly ambushed travellers on the highway until recently when extra forces were stationed at selected locations.
Insurgents had launched an attack on troops in May last year in the town.
World Bank Lied, Nigeria Not Country With Worst Access To Electricity - FG
It will be recalled that the World Bank report last week Friday said Nigeria has now overtaken the Democratic Republic of Congo which initially held the unwanted record of the country where citizens have the worst access to electicity.
Apart from overtaking Congo, the World Bank submitted that the trend is worsening in Nigeria.
However, the federal government on Sunday rejected the report claiming that the figures from the World Bank are faulty and insisting that power generation and distribution in Nigeria is improving.
The presidential aide further expressed surprise that his office wasn't contacted by the global financial institution for any input before the report was released.
Wike in a statement on Sunday through his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri said there is no justification for the unprovoked attack on the security operatives.
God Has Promises For Nigeria – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is confident Nigeria will become an oasis of peace, security and prosperity in Africa and beyond.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the vice president spoke at the ongoing 108th Annual Convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in Lagos.
The theme of the conference is “Moving Forward: Finishing the Race with Joy.”
Osinbajo said though Nigeria was going through storms and adversity, the country would overcome its challenges and realise its aspirations because of the promises of God regarding the outstanding greatness ahead of the country.
Police Dismiss Cop Over Extra-judicial Killing In Lagos
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the dismissal of one Inspector Jonathan Kampami attached to Mount Troop of Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for allegedly killing one Jellili Bakare at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo area of Lagos.
Speaking on the development, the Police Command spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the officer, Inspector Kampani, AP No 278055, attached to Mount Troop of the Nigeria Police Force has been dismissed.
He said that the incident happened on March 18, 2021, saying that the command has conveyed the dismissal of the erring Inspector from the Nigeria Police to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Panti, Yaba via letter numbered AR. 3100/LS/ SPM/VOL.2/321 dated 16/4/2021, for prosecution as advised by the Department of Public Prosecution of the State.
The Commissioner of Police, Odumosu, had also ordered for the arrest and orderly room trial of the erring Inspector after the incident
Buhari’s action saved Nigeria from international embarrassment
What may have caused a huge international embarrassment and litigation was averted last Friday, as President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the restoration of Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) 123, 124, 126 And 137 to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (the concessionaire), which is in a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with its contractor, Addax Petroleum Exploration Nigeria Limited (a Chinese company), on the blocks.
Trouble started on March 30, 2021, when the Director/Chief Executive Officer, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr. Sarki Auwalu announced the revocation of the four OMLs belonging to Addax Petroleum due to the poor development of the assets by the petroleum company for many years.
He specifically noted that over 50 per cent of the assets had remained underdeveloped, a development he said robbed the Nigerian government the needed revenue to run a country in dire straits.
He said: “Addax refused to develop the assets and Addax were therefore not operating the assets.”
Auwalu, however, explained that the revocation was not an arbitrary action but drew its strength from Nigeria’s Petroleum Act
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