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Today's Headlines: Govt Amend Charges Against Kanu; US To Help Nigerian End Accidental Airstrikes

Buhari govt amend charges against Nnamdi Kanu ahead of Thursday trial – Lawyer

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has amended the charges against pro-Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu.

The amended charges were served to Kanu’s lawyers ahead of Thursday.

Lead counsel to Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor disclosed this in a statement he signed and issued last night, after routine visit to Kanu.

The statement reads partly: “Today, I and my colleague, Bar. Alloy Ejimakor, had a very fruitful visitation to Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We discussed a wide range of matters, especially concerning Hearing in his case and appearance in court on 21st October, 2021. There will be more on this later.

US To Assist Nigerian Military End Accidental Airstrikes

United States (US) has said it will help the Nigerian military end the bombing of civilian targets during airstrikes on terrorists and criminal elements in the North-East and North-West.

The US principal deputy national security advisor, Jonathan Finer, stated this in an interview with select journalists in Abuja yesterday, stressing that his country takes the accidental bombing of civilians by the Nigerian Air Force seriously

The interaction was attended by the US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard and other senior official

Finer said the cooperation with the Nigerian armed forces could be helpful in this regard, adding that America’s established collaboration with the military would move to address this development.s.y.

Eid-el-Maulud: Buhari, CAN, Lawan, Gbaja, others preach peace

AS Muslim faithful all over the world celebrate Maulud-Un-Nabiyy, which is the birth of Prophet Mohammed, President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peace in the country, as he noted that the military and other security agencies were recording greater successes in the move to combat insecurity across the country.

This came as Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, which stressed the need for peace, urged the Federal Government to double its efforts towards addressing the security challenges in the country.

Also, Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, of Benin, Omo N’ Oba Ewuare 11 have facitated with Muslim faithful on this year’s commemoration of Eid-el-Mawlid.

Fashola, Monguno, Irabor, Kyari Headline Editors’ Conference on Security

All is now set for the 17th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference, starting this Thursday.

The event which holds in Abuja, would have the Publisher of Premium Times, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi; Editor-in-Chief of LEADERSHIP Newspaper, Azu Ishiekwene; Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, and other security chiefs, scheduled to lead discussions at the conference.

According to a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, by the President, NGE, Mustapha Isah and the General Secretary, Iyobosa Uwugiaren, some state governors with security challenges, including Dr Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Malam Nasiru El-Rufai (Kaduna); Alhaji Yaya Bello (Kogi); Seyi Mankide (Oyo); Alhaji Bello Matawalle (Zamfara); Prof Babagana Umara Zulum (Borno), and Chief David Nweze Umahi (Ebonyi) have also been scheduled to be part of the conversation.

Minister seeks more funds for agricultural investment

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, has solicited more funds to upscale investments in the agricultural sector.

A statement issued by the ministry’s spokesman Ezeaja Ikemefuna quoted the minister saying this at a virtual high-level panel discussion on Friday to round off activities to celebrate the 2021 World Food Day.

Mr Shehuri said, “There is a deliberate strategic approach to job creation, conserving foreign exchange and attaining national food security.”

The minister pointed out that the seed sub-sector supply chain was repositioned to ensure that farmers had access to quality seeds to improve yields.

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