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Today's Headlines: "North Is The Safest Place For Igbos"-Ohaneze Reveals, Makinde Sacks Prof Michael

1) "North Is The Safest Place For Igbos"-Ohaneze Reveals.

Recently, an Igbo group (Ohanaeze Ndigbo) described northern Nigeria as one of the safest places for Igbos to reside and do their businesses.

The chairman of the group in the 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 some skirmishes with their host communities, Amaechi noted that it is unavoidable as “it is expected in a developing economy.”

On the call for secession in the South East, he said 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) Active cases of COVID-19 rises to 7,782 as NCDC confirms more infections.

The total active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country has risen to 7,782.

This follows the confirmation of 67 new cases by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

The agency made the announcement on Friday night in a post on its verified Facebook page.

So far, the country has recorded 164,147 cases since inception with 2,061 deaths while about 154,304 patients have been successfully treated and discharged.

3) Makinde Sacks Prof Michael.

Recently, Oyo State Governor, (Seyi Makinde) ordered the Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Prof Michael Ologunde to vacate office.

It's important to know that the letter was signed by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye.

Olaleye directed Ologunde to “‘step aside until further notice.”

He was directed to hand over to the next principal officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities.

No reason was given for the sack. Ologunde reportedly drew Makinde’s anger for allegedly inciting workers of the institution over unpaid salaries.

4) Pantami Reveals ‘Forces’ Against Him and Why He Is Being Linked To Terrorism.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has alleged that some forces are against him because of his insistence on implementing the National Identification Number (NIN) policy.

He alleged further that those linking him with terrorism are those who don’t want the NIN policy to be implemented because of their criminal activities.

Naija News recalls that recently, Pantami has been linked with terrorism which he has blatantly denied and the allegations were withdrawn but again, there have been renewed calls for his sack by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reacting to the developments and the attacks against him, Pantami in an interview with Premium Times on Friday, noted that those attempting to malign his character and peddling false rumours against him are those who don’t want the NIN policy to succeed.

So, what do you think about these statements released by Isa Pantami?.

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