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Today's Headlines: Atiku Speaks On Cryptocurrency, Igboho Breaks Silence, Gumi Speaks & Others.

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Today's Headlines: Atiku Speaks On Cryptocurrency, Igboho Breaks Silence, Gumi Speaks & Others.


Igboho Breaks Silence

Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he holds the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in high esteem.

Igboho said this in a statement by his media aide, Dapo Salami, on Friday, after Ooni had forgiven him and told him that he would support his efforts to rid Yorubaland of criminal herdsmen.

According to Sunday Igboho, Oba Ogunwusi is the father of all Yoruba people.


UNILAG NASU Speaks

The Non Academic Staff of Universities (NASU), University of Lagos chapter, says there was no going back on the indefinite strike embarked upon by its members until the Federal Government acceded to their demands.

Addressing journalists on Friday, in Lagos, after a Congress meeting of the union, convened to officially declare the strike action, Mr Kehinde Ajibade, Chairman, UNILAG NASU, said the union would resist any form of intimidation or force to return to work, until their demands were met.


Nigeria Records 1,624 New Covid-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,624 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 137,654.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday.

“On the 5th of February 2021, 1624 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

Till date, 137654 cases have been confirmed, 111639 cases have been discharged and 1641 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.


Atiku Speaks On Cryptocurrency

Former Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the ban placed on Cryptocurrency by the Muhammadu Buhari Administration.

Abubakar, in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Saturday, warned that the policy was adding to ‘Economic Pressure’ facing Nigerian youths.

"Already, the nation suffered severe economic losses from the border closure, and the effects of the #COVID19 pandemic.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.”


Gumi Speaks

Ahmad Gumi, a prominent Islamic cleric, has asked the federal government to deploy security budget in addressing demands of bandits instead of waging war against them.

According To Punch, the cleric spoke in continuation of his five-day visit to bandits’ and Fulani settlements in Zamfara State.

Gumi had earlier visited bandits at the Tubali and Makkai forests in Shinkafi local government area of the state.

He said most of the bandits had lost all their possessions to cattle rustling and extortion by some corrupt security agents.


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