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Today's Headlines: Biafra Group Sends Message To Governor Wike, Imo Accuses Rochas Of "Imo Attacks"

President Muhammadu Buhari Speaks On His Wife

President Muhammadu Buhari has described how Aisha Buhari, his wife, has been helping to improve the lives of Nigerians.

In the forward of her biography which was launched on Thursday, Buhari said the book had given him an opportunity to say a few words about his wife.

He said Aisha, through her programme ‘Future Assured’ had been able to fulfil her dreams of helping the poor, sick, and underprivileged even in remote areas.

He also noted how she had immersed energy into taking the defence of women, children and vulnerable people in society.

CBN Speaks

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has insisted that Nigeria can’t stop borrowing, mainly when it’s necessary.

Mr Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor, disclosed this in Abuja on Friday at the National Dialogue on Nigeria’s rising debt profile, titled: “The Rising Public Debt in Nigeria and the Challenges of National Development,” organised by the Action Aid Nigeria (AAN).

Emefiele, who was represented by Dr Tawose Joseph, the Assistant Director, Monetary Policy Department, CBN, said there is no crime in borrowing.

According to him, there should be monitoring and evaluation of the money borrowed and its purpose.

Imo Accuses Rochas Of "Imo Attacks"

The Imo government has accused Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of the state, of inciting youths to destroy state property.

The state made the allegation in a statement released by Declan Emelumba, commissioner for information, on Friday.

On Monday, gunmen attacked the correctional centre and the police command headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.

Over 1,500 Prisoners were reportedly freed in the attacks.

Hope Uzodinma, the state governor, blamed politicians for the incidents.

But Okorocha, who represents Imo west at the senate, said the governor should approach him for counsel rather than politicise the security situation.

Biafra Group Sends Message To Governor Wike

Biafra Nations League, BNL, a secessionist group in the eastern region of the country, has threatened to unleash mayhem on oil companies operating in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital over Governor Nyesom Wike’s ban on Igbo meeting in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State.

Governor Wike of Rivers State had placed a ban on a planned meeting of some Igbo residents in Oyigbo LGA.

The Governor was said to have taken the decision over fears that such meetings could spark fresh unrest in the LGA.

John Campbell Speaks

John Campbell says it is unlikely for Nigeria to get technical and financial support from the US in its war against terror until the country addresses alleged human rights abuses by security forces.

Campbell, a former US ambassador to Nigeria, made the comment on Friday at the maiden edition of Grow Nigeria Conversation themed: ‘Reversing the Flourishing Economy of Kidnapping and Banditry: Immediate & long-term solutions’.

Amnesty International and other organisations had indicted the military of abuses under Nigerian and international laws in the course of its operations.

President Muhammadu Buhari had said Nigeria would be looking forward to the support of a Joe Biden-led United States in the war against terrorism.

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