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Avoid frozen chicken and turkey – NAFDAC warns Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians against consuming frozen poultry products and other food items preserved with formalin.

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Defence Ministry discloses identity of official with AK47 in viral video

The Ministry of Defence has disclosed the identity of the man who was seen boarding an SUV with AK 47, in a viral video that many presumed to be the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Salihi Magaji (rtd).

In a statement released by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Mohammad Abdulkadri, the man captured in the viral video is the Rector of the Nigerian Army College of Environmental Science and Technology (NACEST) Makurdi and not the Minister of Defence, Major General Salihi Magashi (rtd), as speculated.

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Nigerian Polytechnic Removes National Flag In Anambra In Compliance With IPOB Order

The authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, situated in Oko, Anambra State, brought down its Nigerian flags in compliance to the directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

IPOB had earlier ordered that the residents of the South-East region should, “remove all Nigerian flags mounted in ‘Biafra land’ ahead of Nigeria’s Independence Day celebration.”


Nigerians are the problem of the country – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the problem of the country is Nigerians and not ethnicity or religion.

Receiving members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group, who visited the State House in Abuja on Wednesday June 30 to present a compendium of five years achievements of the administration, the President recounted his struggle to get justice after disputed results of presidential elections in 2003, 2007, and 2011.

Buhari said that those who ruled against him were of his own ethnic stock and religious persuasion, while those who stood up for him were of other faith and ethnicity.

The President said;

“Our problem is not ethnicity or religion, it is ourselves. After my third appearance in the Supreme Court, I came out to speak to those who were present then. I told them that from 2003, I’d spent 30 months in court.

“The President of the Court of Appeal, the first port of call for representation by presidential candidates then, was my classmate in secondary school in Katsina. We spent six years in the same class, Justice Umaru Abdullahi.

“My legal head was Chief Mike Ahamba, a Roman Catholic and an Igbo man. When the President of the court decided that we should present our case, my first witness was in the box.

“Ahamba insisted that a letter should be sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to present the register of constituencies in some of the States, to prove that what they announced was falsehood. It was documented.

“When they gave judgment, another Igbo man, the late Justice Nsofor, asked for the reaction from INEC to the letter sent to them. They just dismissed it. He then decided to write a minority judgment. That was after 27 months in court.

We went to the Supreme Court. Who was Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)? A Hausa-Fulani like me, from Zaria. The members of the panel went in for about 30 minutes, came back to say they were proceeding on break. They went for 3 months. When they came back, it didn’t take them 15 minutes, they dismissed us.

“In 2007, who was the CJN? Kutigi. Again, a Muslim from the North. After 8 months or so, he dismissed the case.

“Again in 2011, because I was so persistent, Musdafa, a Fulani man like me, from Jigawa, neighbor to my state, was CJN. He dismissed my case.

“I’ve taken you round this to prove that our problem is not ethnicity or religion. It is ourselves.

“I refused to give up. I had tried to wear Agbada after what happened to me in Khaki. Something was done to me, because I did something to others. You know it. In the end, I myself was arrested, sent to detention, and they were given back what they had taken. I was there for three and a quarter years. This is Nigeria.

“I hope historians and intellectuals would document this, because it is a fantastic state of political development. Let our grandchildren and great grandchildren see how we came along. We didn’t get it as easy as other people think. Not because God has given us great population and resources. We have suffered along the line.

“I try to mention these things because you got yourselves together, used your resources, energies without any input from me. I cannot thank you enough. I’m very grateful to you and to Nigerians because in 2019, I visited all the states, the people that turned out to see me across the country (because I’m dedicated to serve Nigeria and Nigerians), the love is genuine.

“Thank God that over the years, they can’t accuse me of corruption. And I’ve been everything; Governor, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Head of State, President and in my second term. I thank you that nobody forced you, but you got together, used your energy, time and resources, I thank you very much. I assure you, history will do you justice.”


17 People were killed in fresh plateau attack

No fewer than 17 persons were reportedly killed on Sunday night by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kushe community in Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area and Zolgo village in Bassa Local Government Area of plateau State.

It was gathered that the killing, which took place simultaneously, saw 12 persons murdered in Kushe village and five persons in Zolgo village about 9:30 p.m. respectively when suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed the communities and shot at people sporadically.

The Guardian learnt that five persons, who sustained gunshot injuries, are receiving treatment at various hospitals in the stat

District Head and Gwom Rwey Kuru, Da Patrick Mandung, who confirmed the incident, said his people were attacked without any provocation.

“I don’t know why people will come from different places to come and kill people and just go. I appeal to security agencies to fish out the perpetrators. I condemn this act in totality and I want these people fished out, ”he said.

 Also, a member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, condemned the act and urged the people to defend themselves from attacks.

According to him, “You can imagine that 12 lives were wiped out in this attack. “Government must rise to its responsibility of protecting lives and property. Security must not be one-sided. Government must provide security to all. I want to assure the people that I will stand by them. I will stand with the families that have lost their loved ones.

If the government cannot protect the people then the people must defend themselves. This is the reason why we have been talking about the need for State Police and therefore intelligent gathering is very key in this regard. Security must not allow this kind of barbaric act again. A generation has been wiped out.”

Management Committee Chairman of Jos South Local Government Area, Ambassador Gideon Davou Dandereng, described the killings as unacceptable and urged the security to unravel those behind the attack.

Dandereng said: “You can see what happens here. This is a home, where people live, they were attacked and killed. This is barbaric and as humans, this is what humans can do to their fellow human beings. I completely disagree with this and it is unacceptable.

“I want security agencies to do their best and fish out those who carry out this attack. Once this is done, confidence will be restored. I urge the community people to remain calm and allow security operatives to do their job.”

Also, a member representing Jos South in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Dalyop Fom, condemned the act and lamented that his people had been helpless for a long time.

He called on security agencies to beef up security in the area to protect villagers from evil 

Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, also, condemned the attack and lamented that information about the last attack was in the public domain, with regards to the place and time, yet the government couldn’t act to save the people.

He charged security agencies to live up to their responsibility of protecting lives and property, particularly in the villages.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Gabriel Uba Ogaba, who confirmed the attack, said “personnel of the Command and the Military have been deployed to the affected area.

He said the state Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killings and to bring the perpetrators to book.