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Today's Headlines:Moghalu Declares Intention To Run For President, AIG Warn Criminals To Vacate Ogun

Moghalu declares intention to run for President.

The 2019 presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has declared to run for presidency again in 2023.

Moghalu, who earlier said he had resigned from the YPP and had also quit partisan politics, said he changed his mind.

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According to him, his decision to re-contest is due to concern for the youth and to seek a clearer alternative to the status quo that would tackle challenges currently facing the nationMoghalu advises APC on credible guber primaries in Anambra

He further stated that he would decide on a party to join in the next few months.

Moghalu said he would run on a four-point agenda which he code-named ‘SWAG.

New AIG Zone 2 warns criminals to vacate Lagos, Ogun.

The new Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 2, Johnson Kokumo, on Monday warned criminals to vacate Lagos State and Ogun or risk the wrath of the law.

Kokumo gave the warning when he assumed duty at the Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos.

He said his mission was to detect, prevent and fight crime and criminals in Lagos State and Ogun with maximum respect for people’s rights.

“The warning is clear, Lagos and Ogun are no longer places for criminal elements to hibernate.

“We know too well that Ogun is a gateway state. We have trans-border criminals coming in through Idiroko,” Kokumo noted.

Two-week ultimatum for bankers to declare assets.

It will no longer be business as usual for bank chief executive officers (CEOs) and their employees who live above their income.

They have two weeks to declare their assets in compliance with the Bank Employees, etc (Declaration of Assets) Act 1986 obtained by The Nation yesterday. The application of the law begins today.

They risk a 10-year jail, if found guilty by any Federal High Court.

Besides declaration of assets by the CEOs, anti-graft agencies are to trace suspected assets to parents, spouses, children and associates of bank workers.

Kaduna Reps Member Decries Killings In Own Constituency.

The Member representing Jema’a/Sanga federal constituency, Hon. Nicholas Garba, has condemned in strong terms the killings of five people on Monday evening in Gwoska community, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State by suspected herdsmen.

This was contained in a statement he personally signed and sent to LEADERSHIP on Tuesday in Kafanchan.

According to the lawmaker, the incident is coming less than two weeks of a similar carnage inflicted on Golkofa and Godogodo communities.

Hon. Garba explained that the killings have followed a regular pattern that is incessant and without any apparent trigger.

Emirates ban: FG asks UAE to lift ‘discriminatory’ travel restrictions.

The federal government has asked authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to remove its discriminatory travel protocol put in place against Nigeria in the wake of the resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic.

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) and secretary to the government of the federation, said this during the presidential steering committee (PSC) press briefing in Abuja on Monday.On February 1, 2021, Emirates Airline had directed that Nigerian travellers at the Lagos and Abuja airports must conduct rapid COVID-19 tests before departure. This led to a ban on Emirates flights in Nigeria.

The ban was lifted after the airline agreed to stop the rapid antigen tests. But the federal government reintroduced the ban on March 15, explaining that Emirates had continued to conduct rapid antigen tests for passengers before departure from Nigeria.

Farming, no more primitive venture but megabucks activity ― Ayade.

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has described the 21st-century agricultural activity as a megabucks venture which should be embraced by youths to get them gainfully employed.

The governor made the assertion on Tuesday, during a one-day agro industrialisation summit held in Ikom to sensitise youths and farmers in the area on new farming techniques organised by his Special Assistant on Agricultural Extension Services, Comrade Jabe Besong.

The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Tina Agbor urged the youths in the state to change their mindset about farming as a primitive venture meant only for illiterates, to an activity that is a huge money earner.

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