Stop Running To Buhari Over Insecurity, Senate Tells Govs
The Senate has challenged the 36 state governors to sit down with their people and address security challenges rather than always run to the Presidency for solutions.
Abdullahi said the Senate would on resumption today debate a motion by Deputy Senate Leader Ajayi Boroffice, on the incessant clashes between herders and farmers across the country.
He said: “These are issues that should be resolved at the local level either through dialogue anchored on the spirit of give and take.
“Whatever crises that are involved should be resolved by political leaders at appropriate levels be it, at the National Assembly, at the level of the governors, local government and even councillorship level where state actors are expected to sit down with their people so that a lot of these issues can be articulated and addressed by the local population.
“In fact, this is what the governors at their levels should do and not always running to the presidency to solve one dispute here and there.
Source: Daily Trust
BUA Seeks National Rice Development Council
Group executive director of BUA Group, Kabiru Rabiu has advised the federal government to create National Rice Development Council (NRDC) just like the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).
Rabiu made this suggestion during the inauguration of the Nigerian Sugar Institute (NSI) in Ilorin, Kwara State.
According to him, NSDC’s supervisory and coordination role in the sugar industry has been highly beneficial and is a model that should be replicated in other sectors.
“Currently the NSDC coordinates the activities of the Nigerian Sugar sector through monitoring of the backward integration and import substitution programme that has seen significant investments in various Cane-to-Sugar projects by private operators in the industry,” he said.
Kabiru Rabiu, who was a pioneer chairman of the NSI where he led the implementation committee for the Institute, expressed happiness that the institute had finally seen the light of the day. He also stressed the importance and benefits of the institute on the sugar sub-sector in reducing the skills gap in the industry and attaining better technologies and techniques in sugarcane production and processing.
Source: Leadership Newspaper
FG planning to replace BVN with NIN – Minister
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has said the Federal Government plans to replace Bank Verification Numbers with the National Identity Numbers.
The minister said this while briefing newsmen after a facility tour and inspection of the ongoing NIN enrolment exercise at NIMC and other designated centres in Abuja.
He said he had made a presentation to the National Economic Sustainability Committee and drew the attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Governor on the need to replace BVN with NIN.
According to him, the BVN is a regulator’s policy, while NIN is a law.
He said, “The strength of the law wherever you go is not the same with a policy of one institution.’’
The minister noted that BVN was only applicable to those who had a bank accounts while NIN was for every citizen and legal resident in the country.
Source: Punch Newspaper
IPOB to Gumi: Stop comparing us with terrorists
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the Islamic cleric, Sheik Gumi, to desist from comparing members of the group with terrorists.
IPOB said it was insulting for Gumi to have likened freedom fighters to “blood-sucking demons in human clothing.”
The Nnamdi Kanu-led group was reacting to reports in which the Islamic cleric said the bandits rampaging in the North and parts of the South were like the Biafra and Oduduwa Republic agitators.
Also on Monday, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) faulted Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed for backing Gumi’s meeting with bandits in the Northwest.
In a statement on Monday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB accused Gumi of being one of the hardened supporters of terrorism.
It said that the statement, if true, had exposed Gumi’s real identity.
IPOB described terrorism and banditry in Nigeria as common agenda of the Caliphate to decimate the indigenous populations and ultimately Fulanise the country.
The statement reads: “We the global IPOB family under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, read with incredulity, a provocative remark credited to the so-called acclaimed Islamic cleric, Sheik Gumi, that bandits and freedom fighters are the same.
Source: The Nation
Fleeing Fulani Herdsmen Return To Ogun Community
The Fulani residents at Eggua in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State have returned to their bases after a mob burnt houses and Kara market in the community.
Last week, the mob took advantage of the visit of the Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, to the area over the killings of farmers by Fulani herdsmen.
The mob set ablaze the houses belonging to the Eggua Seriki of Fulani and others and the Kara market.
One person reportedly lost his life after the violence.
But it was gathered on Monday that the fleeing Fulani herdsmen who are residents of the area were back to their bases, Punch reports.
It was gathered that the Fulani herdsmen went back to their houses and Kara market after getting the police assurance in the state of protection of lives and property.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone said," "They didn't run away, they only escaped. After we met with them, we have asked them to go and live their lives normally.
"They escaped from the mob, but, after the security agencies have assured them that nothing would happen to them, they all agreed to go back.
Source: Sahara Reporters
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