Afternoon Update: Zulum Reacts To Fresh Abduction, Senate Passes N13.082 Trillion Budget For 2021, Sanwo-Olu Told To Close NIMC Office As Nigerians Storm Alausa

Gov Zulum Reacts To Fresh Abduction Of Travellers Along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway

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Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, expressed anger over what he described as the routine attacks of travellers and villagers by Boko Haram along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.

The governor, who visited Jakana, one of the major towns along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, on Monday, faulted the army for Friday’s abduction of over 30 travellers.

Zulum said it was disappointing that the majority of the attacks within the last two years, took place between Auno and Jakana, a distance of about 20 kilometers…READ MORE>>>

 

We Won’t Allow Inconclusive Election, 2023 Is ‘Do Or Die’, Kwankwaso Declares
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Ahead of the next general elections, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state, has stated that the 2023 poll will be a do or die affair.

In a report by Premium Times, Kwankwaso warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to take the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for granted.

According to the report, the former governor disclosed this while addressing a packed audience, mostly made up of his Kwankwasiyya followers on Thursday, December 17…READ MORE>>>

 

Senate Passes N13.082 Trillion Budget For 2021
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The Nigerian Senate on Monday passed the sum of N13.082,420,568,233 trillion 2021 Appropriation into law.

The passage followed the recommendation by the Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Senator Jibrin Barau.

The proposal which was presented to the joint session of upper and lower legislative Chambers by President Muhammadu Buhari on 8th October, 2020 has been receiving legislative attention with the aim of passing into law before the end of the year…READ MORE>>>

 

We Were Told To Say Boko Haram Kidnapped Us – Student
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One of the hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State has said that their abductors were not members of Boko Haram.

The schoolboy disclosed this in a viral video, adding that they were told to say that the kidnappers were Boko Haram insurgents.

Asked if their abductors were bandits or Boko Haram, the students said, “I do not know who they are but I was told to say they’re Boko Haram from the gang of Abu Shekau.”…READ MORE>>>

 

11 Corps Members Test Positive For COVID-19
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Eleven National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Taraba State have tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr Innocent Vakkai, the Chairman of the COVID-19 Technical Committee in Taraba, confirmed this on Monday while speaking at a news conference organised by the state Ministry of Information and Orientation in Jalingo.

He disclosed that the victims are receiving treatments at various isolation centres in the state, NAN reports…READ MORE>>>

 

NIN Registration: Sanwo-Olu Told To Close NIMC Office As Nigerians Storm Alausa
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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been asked to shut down the NIMC office at Alausa Ikeja over the second wave of coronavirus in Lagos.

Recall that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had directed telecommunications companies to block all unregistered SIM cards in the country in two weeks.

Customers of all networks were told to register with their National Identity Numbers (NIN) or risk losing their numbers…READ MORE>>>

Messi Reveals Why He Wanted To Leave Barcelona, Gives Update On Future
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Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has spoken out on his situation at the club, as he enters the final six months of his contract.

Messi submitted an official transfer request last summer, following Barca’s 8-2 humbling against Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were all mooted as possible next destinations for the 33-year-old, but he quickly saw his exit path blocked by Blaugrana and LaLiga officials…READ MORE>>>

 

Two Die In Accident On Oyo-Ibadan Road
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Two persons have died following an accident on the old Oyo- Ibadan Road on Monday while three others reportedly sustained various degrees of injuries.

Our correspondent learned that the accident involved a trailer and a Micra taxi.

An eyewitness told DAILY POST that the incident occurred at the Funduk area of Moniya in Ibadan…READ MORE>>>