The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Saturday called on Nigerians to resist any agenda designed to cause division and instability in the country.
He urged them not to allow anyone or group play on the security challenges in the country to pit them against one another.
“We are calling on all Nigerians to resist any agenda by anybody to threaten the unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.
“We have always lived together peacefully for long as Hausas, Yorubas, Ibos, Fulanis and so on, and we have always resolved our differences amicably.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has criticised the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ban cryptocurrency trading in Nigeria.
Atiku said with Nigeria’s economic crisis, the country needs to open up the economy.
He added that unemployment affects the economy and worsen insecurity in the country.
3) Hoodlums Attack Four Amotekun Operatives, Policeman In Oyo
Hoodlums have attacked four operatives of the Oyo State Security Network otherwise called Amotekun Corps and a policeman in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The victims were attacked on Friday in another crisis suspected to have culminated from a gang fight at Odeyale area of Ona Ara Local Government Area of the state, leaving them critically injured.
The security operatives were said to be receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
4) Obasanjo: Nigerians Are Not Preparing For God’s Kingdom
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said developments and happenings in the country show that people are not preparing for the Kingdom of God.
Obasanjo, who was the Guest of Honour during the dedication of the St. Moses Orimolade Holy Land, the Cenotaph of C&S Founder, on Saturday, said most people are acting as if everything starts and ends on Earth.
The situation we have in the country today does not show we are preparing for the kingdom of God but we have to be prepared.”
“There is always a day of reckoning. Christianity was brought to us and many of our people made great contributions and they are unsung heroes now. Missionaries came but we have our own missionaries and leaders and Moses Orimolade was one of them.
“It is because of the church that you and I have the assurance of salvation. Our own church leaders who paid their own prize also helped in spreading the gospel and we pray their efforts are not in vain,” he said.
5)Sheikh Gumi advises FG to use security budget to address bandits’ demands
Gumi promised the bandits that he would do everything within his might to convey their concerns and demands to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Popular Islamic cleric in Kaduna State, Sheikh Gumi has advised the federal government against the use of force in the fight against banditry in the northern part of the country.
According to him, “Such billions would be more than enough if judiciously used to address all the demands of the armed Fulani, including providing them with basic amenities, training them and providing them with the needed capital.”
6) Leave Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Cows – Garba Tells Nigerians
Former presidential candidate and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba has urged Nigerians to shift attention away from investing in cryptocurrencies and rather invest in cows.
The controversial politician made the submission on Friday in his reaction to the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to order banks in the country to shut down the accounts of cryptocurrency traders.
The CBN in its directive, told Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Other Financial Institutions (OFIs), and Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) local financial institutions to stop any transactions in crypto or facilitating payments for crypto exchanges.
7) Zamfara To Build RUGA Settlements For Repentant Bandits
The Zamfara State Government has said it is making efforts to build Ruga settlements for repentant bandits in some states.
It said it already granted amnesty to all the repentant bandits who surrendered their weapons and embraced the peace accord initiated by the governor, Bello Matawalle.
Following the amnesty arrangement, the state government has since last year granted amnesty to some bandits who were in detention at various correctional centres in the state just as the bandits also released some people they have kidnapped.
"Governor Matawalle has already told the world that he has chosen dialogue as a means of ending banditry in the state and has granted amnesty to many repentant bandits. Arrangements are also in top gear to provide shelter to the repentant bandits through the construction of Ruga settlements in some parts of the state."
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