Tanko Yakasai, has advised the federal government against accepting the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named: Amotekun.He said this while speaking with journalists at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, on Saturday, saying Amotekun is left to operate in the south-west, it could make other regions to create armed security outfit. “If Amotekun is allowed, soon it may spill over to other regions and may become out of control when other regions come up with armed security outfits that may lead to an uncontrollable situation in the country,” he said.
Following the attack by Boko Haram sect on a mosque in Gwoza, Borno state, on Sunday, a 12-year-old child has reportedly died and many others injured.The attacked reportedly linked to twin suicide bombers were said to have forced their way into the mosque while prayer was going on.According to a resident, the insurgents may have infiltrated the town during a wedding which held at the palace of the emir of Gwoza on Saturday.
A medical doctor has been quarantined after showing signs of Lassa fever at Jahun local government area of Jigawa state, according to the state government.Salisu Mu’azu, acting permanent secretary, Jigawa state ministry of health, revealed this to journalists on Sunday.The victim, Anthony Etim, is a staff member of Medicins Sans Frontieres also known as Doctors without Borders, he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari had slammed Theophilus Danjuma, retired general, saying his opinion doesn’t matter than that of millions of Nigerians who voted for his reelection in 2019.Buhari said this in an interview with The Interview by email released in Abuja on Saturday.A press statement issued by Azu Ishiekwene, MD/editor-in-chief of The Interview, on Sunday, highlighted some of the president’s comments in the interview.
Abdulmumin Jibrin of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost the rerun election for Kuru and Bebeji federal constituency of Kano state.Jibrin was defeated by Aliyu Yako of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a margin of 35,000 votes. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Yako as the winner after he secured 48,601 votes with Jibrin trailing behind with 13,507 votes.
The candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Madaki Gololo, has been declared winner of Saturday’s rerun elections for Gamawa Federal Constituency in Bauchi state.The Returning Officer, Dr Abubakar Mayin of Federal University, Dutse, announced the result in Gamawa town.
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has appointed her daughter, Violet Osunde, as a special assistant in her office.Until her appointment in November, Mrs Osunde was a senior executive assistant with the National Databank Management Department of the National Pension Commission.
Nigerians have reacted to reports that kidnapped schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, gave birth to a baby boy for a top commander of Boko Haram terrorists.
Leah Sharibu was kidnapped from the Government Science Secondary School, Dapchi, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, on February 19, 2018.