1) Oil Thieves Strikes In Bayelsa Again.
The Bayelsa government on Thursday condemned the attack on operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state by suspected militants engaged in oil theft.
The condemnation was contained in a press statement issued by Mr Doubara Atasi, Senior Special Assistant to Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that unidentified gunmen had ambushed and attacked a team of NSCDC personnel and engaged them in a gun duel leading to loss of weapons and ammunition and the abduction of one of the personnel.
The members of the Amabulou community, however, rescued the NSCDC personnel who had been disarmed while the suspected militants escaped with their arms.
2) Atiku Speaks On Cryptocurrency Ban.
Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has urged the Buhari administration not to shut down cryptocurrency business, as announced by the Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday.
In a statement signed by him on Saturday, Atiku urged government to regulate the sector rather than embarking on an outright shutdown.
“This is definitely the wrong time to introduce policies that will restrict the inflow of capital into Nigeria, and I urge that the policy to prohibit the dealing and transaction of cryptocurrencies be revisited.
“It is possible to regulate the sub sector and prevent any abuse that may be inimical to national security. That may be a better option, than an outright shutdown”, he said.
3) Buhari Hailed By Displaced Persons.
Beneficiaries of the Resettlement City Project of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Commission for lifting their lives, through the initiative.
Some of the beneficiaries, who spoke during the ground-breaking ceremony of the project at Amarwa Village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State recently, said they have lived in displaced persons’ camps for almost a decade.
Ramatu Abu, one of the displaced widows said, her husband was killed in an attack by insurgents in 2012 and she has been at the displaced persons’ camp since then with her four children.
4) Wikes Breaks Silence.
Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has stated that despite his political affiliation, he would not disrespect or malign the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The governor, who was reacting to a media report that he (Wike) while on an Governor inspection visit on projects executed by the governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, in Yola, had said Tinubu cannot see presidency gate in 2023, described the report as false.
A media statement in Port Harcourt on Friday by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, noted that he (Wike) could not have delved too low to disrespect Tinubu or the former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
The statement noted that journalist had engaged the governor in a chat, adding that questions asked ranged from the purpose of his visit; the prospects of the Peoples Democratic Party winning the 2023 general election and Nigeria’s rating in the global corruption index recently published by Transparency International.
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