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Today's News: "Igbos Need The North To Maintain Their Financial Strength"-Ohaneze, PDP Slams Hajia

1) "Igbos Need The North To Maintain Their Financial Strength"-Ohaneze.

Recently, an Igbo group known as "Ohanaeze Ndigbo" revealed that the northern part of Nigeria is one of the safest places for Igbos to reside.

However, the chairman of the group in 19 northern states, Augustine Amaechi stated that the region had accommodated Igbo people beyond measures, saying that accounted for their prosperity.

While acknowledging that there have been a brief battle with their host communities, Amaechi noted that it is unavoidable as “it is expected in a developing economy.”

Reacting on the call for secession across the Southeast region, he said that the agitation was due to lack of jobs and employment in the region, stressing that since Igbos are traders, they need the North to maintain their financial strength.

2) El-Rufai denies threatening to prosecute parents of abducted students.

The Kaduna State Government on Friday evening reinstated its commitment to continuously work towards crushing bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements in the State. The State Government made this declaration in a statement on Friday.

It's important to know that the statement was issued by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.

DAILY POST recalled that since the Kidnap of 39 students of the College of Forestry and Mechanisation, Mado Kaduna on March, 11, 2021, only 10 students were released, while the remaining 29 students are still being held captive, with the parents threatening to negotiate with bandits, which is against the state government’s position.

They accused the state government of not doing enough to set free their Kidnapped children.

3) PDP Slams Hajia.

Recently, the PDP National Youth Frontiers slammed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning (Hajia Zainab Ahmed) asking her to immediately apologise over the discordant tunes in the Muhammadu Buhari government after the Central Bank of Nigeria confirmed that N60 billion was printed for allocation in March.

In a statement on Friday, the PDP youths said that the minister was incapable, and it had become imperative for Buhari to rejig his cabinet.

PDPNYF, in a statement issued by its National Coordinator, Usman Okai Austin, said that it was unfortunate that the minister was "just a mere figurehead, not knowing the happenings around the country's economy."

We commend the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, for confirming that the Federal Government actually printed N60billion to increase the March 2021 allocation to states.

4) Six People Shot Dead At Drinking Joint In Plateau.

Recently, Nigerian police disclosed that six persons have been killed during an attack by gunmen at Wereng in the Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The police spokesperson in the state, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday in Jos.

According to Mr Ogaba, the incident occurred on Thursday night at the drinking joint.

He said the command had commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances behind the attack and bring the perpetrators to book.

So, what advice will you give to the government in Plateau State over the security challenges within the state?.

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