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Today's Headline: OMPALAN Hails Buhari Over New NDDC Board, Zamfara Police Warn Bandits To Surrender

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OMPALAN hails Buhari over new NDDC Board

THE Oil and Solid Minerals Producing Areas Landlords’ Association of Nigeria OMPALAN, weekend, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari, over new Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, without governors’ interference.

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This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, and President, OMPALAN, Bishop Udo Azogu, made available to Vanguard, while expressing

Oil producing communities’ satisfaction to President Buhari over his not involving Governors of oil producing States in the constitution of the new NDDC Board.

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The statement also quoting Azogu said “a board that was dissolved by the President on grounds of incompetence cannot be partially retained and inaugurated. Azogu said the good people of oil producing States are clamouring for a brand new board.

Zamfara police warns bandits to surrender or face ‘fire’

The newly posted Commissioner of police to Zamfara State, Mr Ayuba Elkana, has sent serious red signals to bandits operating in the State that they should as a matter of fact repent or face his actions.

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The Commissioner disclosed this as he assumed office in Gusau, the State capital, saying that he was not happy over the dastard activities of bandits in the State.

According to him, no government can perform as expected without peace in the society, stressing that he would do all it takes to restore peace in Zamfara State.

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“The bandits should know very well that I was not sent to Zamfara State to beg or appease them but fire for fire operation.”

He, however, commended the security operatives for their struggles to restore peace in the state, saying that no nation can be developed without peace.

Kano, Kaduna Lock Horns For Dallaji U-17 Basketball Title

Team Kano will today lock horns against Team Kaduna for the Noah Dallaji Legacy U-17 Basketball Tournament title inside the indoor Sports Hall of Sani Abacha Stadium In Kano.

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Kaduna on Friday defeated Team Kebbi in the first semifinals as they won as the quarters but the last to see off Kebbi (62-70). Kebbi who had on Thursday handed a shock defeat to Bauchi in the quarterfinals. 

Team Plateau fell to the host state two days after beating them in the last group game. 

A determined Kano took a sweet revenge in the quarterfinal in a very tight quarter final match, won the first quarter with five points difference (21-16) but lost the second before bouncing back in the third and fourth quarters. Kano recorded (16-11), (13-18) and (24-22) in the second, third and fourth quarters against Plateau.

Kaduna state coach, Simsim Morrison while speaking ahead of the final, said their eyes are set on winning the trophy on Sunday against highly attacking Kano.

“We take each game as they come. We are ready for Kano, the same way we won our games to be in the final is the way we will shock Kano. It’s not going to be an easy game but I know my boys are up to the task” he said. 

Abandoned landmine kills three children in Borno

At least three children were killed and two injured as a bomb suspected to have been planted by insurgents a long time ago exploded at Ngala village of Borno State on Saturday, officials have said.

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The bomb was planted under a bridge in the border community probably to bring it down, but it failed to go off.

On Saturday, children playing under the Mblu Bridge unintentionally detonated the lethal weapon.

The incident raised concerns about the safety of children in the so-called “liberated communities” especially now that the state government is returning thousands of internally displaced persons to their communities.

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