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Today's Headlines: 16 IPOB Members Arrested With Guns, Bombs, Atiku Sends Strong Message To Buhari

Donald Trump ‘attacks’ Joe Biden Over ‘Bad Decision’.

Former President, Donald Trump has condemned the policy of his successor, Joe Biden on the controversial wall at the Mexican border.

In an interview aired on Fox News Saturday night, Trump described Biden’s reversal of the “Remain in Mexico” policy as a “very bad decision”.

Also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the programme initiated in 2019 turned back certain individuals from Mexico pursuant to Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Trump told Judge Jeanine Pirro via telephone that a lot of people wanted him to visit the border and that he would be there in the coming weeks.

Trump recalled that it took two and half years before the wall construction commenced. He pointedly blamed the Democrats in Congress.

Atiku Sends Strong Message To Buhari.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, saying it lacks the capacity to address current challenges and needs help.

According to the PDP stalwart, the opposition must help them, not because of the government, but because of “our people”.

Atiku who fired this salvo in a statement he personally issued on Sunday said the government must realise that the unprecedented insecurity Nigeria is facing is the result of youth unemployment.

SERAP Issues Fresh Directive To Buhari.

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate alleged misuse of the N4.5 billion donations, loans and support the Kogi State government obtained from the Federal Government, including N90,720,000 reportedly spent on software to track COVID-19 cases in the state.”

SERAP stated that “if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence, anyone suspected to be involved should face prosecution, as appropriate.”

SERAP quoted Buhari as promising in his inaugural speech on 29th May, 2015 that: ‘The Federal Government would not fold its arms and close its eyes to what is going on in the states and local governments. It will ensure that the gross corruption at the local level is checked. For I will not have kept my own trust with the Nigerian people if I allow others abuse theirs under my watch.’”

The letter is copied to Mr Malami; Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC); and Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

2500 Osun APC Members Decamp To PDP.

Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received no fewer than 2500 persons who decamped from the country’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

Naija News learnt that the decampers were received into the party by the State PDP Chairman, Sunday Bisi, members of the State Working Committee, stakeholders and other members of the party.

The decamped APC members were largely drawn from Ilesa West Local Government Area of the State, Daily Post confirmed.

Addressing the decampees, Mr Bisi urged them to abide by the existing protocols for the success of the party, encouraged them to believe in themselves and never to regard each other as new in the PDP as everyone is important and equal.

Speaking at the ceremony, his first since his affirmation as the Osun PDP Chairman by the Court of Appeal in Akure, he assured all the decampees of equal opportunity in the party.

16 IPOB Members Arrested With Guns, Bombs.

Sixteen members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) have been arrested, along with guns and bombs, by the police.

The police in a statement Sunday accused them of complicity in a series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria and other states.

According to the police, the arrest was the outcome of a joint effort by the police, the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Airforce, to nab persons responsible for the emerging trend of attacks on security personnel and wanton destruction of security facilities.

Among the suspects were Ugochukwu Samuel a.k.a Biggy, a 28-year-old from Arochukwu LGA in Abia State; Raphael Idang, 31-year-old native of Odukpani LGA of Cross River state.

Others were Cletus Nwachukwu Egole aka ‘Alewa’, 60-years-old native of Orlu in Imo State; Michael Uba, 33yrs from Imo State.

Twelve other suspects were not identified.

The police said that in the course of investigation, the suspects were implicated in multiple felonies committed across several states in the South-Eastern part of the Federation.

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