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SIX PDP GOVERNORS COMMISERATE WITH GOVERNOR MATAWALLE OVER TUDUN WADA MARKET FIRE INFERNO, DONATE 100 MILLION TO THE VICTIMS

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Six PDP governors led by the PDP Governors’ Forum Chairman, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal today, visited the Zamfara state governor to console the government and the good people of Zamfara State especially the victims of the recent Tudun Wada Gusau Market fire which destroyed over 60 shops.

In his remarks, the leader of the delegation and governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal described the inferno as a decree from Allah which had to take place at the time it occured.

He said, the visit was arranged since when the incident happened but that circumstances did not allow them to come.

Tambuwal said, as PDP governors, they were home as owners of the state to commiserate over the incident cautioning that the incident should not be politicized.

He noted that when people of the state were being killed under the previous government, they did not play politics with the situation and that as genuine friends and brothers who will stand by Matawalle under rain or shine, they have genuinely come to share in the grief caused by the fire on the traders in particular and people of the state.

He promised to continue to work with their brother (Matawalle) at all times and then he announced a donation of N100 million to the fire victims.

Also speaking, the governor of Rivers state, Nyeson Wike said “I can’t understand a party which declared Zamfara a no fly zone is coming to woe the governor, Zamfara people should shine their eyes because God who gave Matawalle governor has not abandoned him.

“Do not lose sleep in Zamfara, we shall overcome, the governor met the problem of insecurity and is not as if it started when he became governor, so, no body can come and use insecurity to intimidate the governor or any other governor,”

Describing the APC’s N50 million donation as a Greek gift, Wike urged Matawalle not to receive the opposition again.

It would be recalled that the APC governors also led by the Chairman of the APC Governor’s Forum and governor of Kebbi state, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bagudo in company of the National Chairman of the party were in the state for a similar visit.

Responding, governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle expressed happiness with the visit by the PDP governors which he also described as timely following the Gusau market incident.

Matawalle noted how close he is with Aminu Tambuwal with whom he has a long history dating back to their times at the House of Representatives.

He said a crying child abandoned by his mother is likely to take food from a street beggar, “so, they said sorry, l accept,” Matawalle said.

The other visiting governors include, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Nyeson Wike of Rivers, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Darius Ishaku of Taraba and Ahmad Umar Fintiri of Adamawa.

The event was attended by the Former Deputy Governor, Hon. Muktar Ahmad Anka, Former Speaker, Hon. Abdullahi Bature Umar Sambo, Deputy Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo, Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Chief of Staff Government House, Col Bala Mande rtd, Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Bashir Mohammed Maru, Commissioners, Party Chieftains and Senior government officials among others.

YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU Director General, Media Public Enlightenment and Communications.
Government House, Gusau.
7th April, 2021

CRIME

Police Arrest Eight Land Grabbers In Ogun

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The men of Nigeria Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department, CID Headquarters Abuja has arrested Alhaji Shesan Mustapha Jamiu 48, Jimoh Saka 45, Folaromi Ashorobi 45, Kazeem Ilori 40, Dare Shoyami, Wasiu Ahmed 27, Onikoyi Saheed, Bankole Wasiu 20 for allegedly invading and distrupting peace in Oko-Iwaju, Makun area of Sagamu, Ogun State today.

According to Prince Yomi Adebayo Stephen a resident of the area while speaking with Amebo Newspaper NG, said about Fourteen land grabbers led by one Wale Bello invaded Oko Iwaju, Makun Sagamu community in Ogun State with arms and ammunition today in the move to forcefully take charge of people’s properties but the police apprehended eight of them with their sophisticated weapons.

Meanwhile, same grabbers was said to have striked in mass three weeks back leaving one Lukman Kareem with high degree of injury, his left eye was damaged by the gang, while several people were also injured and displaced.

 

 

 

 

Photo of Lukman Kareem after the invasion of the grabbers

From indication, the hoodlums are contacting the top police officers in Ogun State command to secure their bail after all the degrees of attocities committed by them in the community.

When our correspondent contacted DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun Command, he said if the arrest is from Force Headquarters in Abuja, that no need of contacting the state command before the police officers perform their duties.

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Popular Actor-Politician, Desmond Elliot Lands In Trouble Again

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TRIXX NG Reports that popular actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot has landed in fresh trouble as he is being dragged on twitter at the moment.

This dragging started since morning when a popular critic of his asked a twitter user to come to surulere so he can flush her down in Desmond Elliot’s toilet.

It will be recalled that Desmond Elliot since he became a politician is popular for commissioning a toilet in his constituency in Surulere, and he is always being dragged for that.

Just for that singular tweet made by his critic, his name has been scatter all over the social media for the wrong reasons.

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Firstbank Hosts Webinar To Sensitise Individuals And Businesses On Staying Protected In The Information Age

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider has announced a webinar to sensitise individuals and businesses with useful information on being protected in today’s digital age.

 

The virtual event is scheduled to hold by noon on Friday, 16 April 2021 with “Staying Protected Amidst the Pandemic Chaos” being the topic to be discussed at the event. Registration is ongoing for the event via the link https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PUnqA7enTMG8o0OfOaWxlg

 

Today’s world, largely referred to as the digital age has been influenced by information technology which has optimised the way we carry out our individual and business activities.

 

However, the current age has been marred by illicit activities like identity theft, internet fraud amongst many others which poses a risk to the safety of individuals and businesses. Attending the webinar will have participants knowledgeably equipped with vital information that will ensure they make informed decisions, thereby promoting their safety whilst staying protected against possible risks and malicious attacks.

 

Tope Aladenusi, Chief Strategy Officer & Cyber Risk Services Leader, Deloitte West Africa; Confidence Staveley, Cyber Security Evangelist/ Founder, Cybersafe Foundation and Harrison Nnaji, Chief Information Security Officer, FirstBank will lead the discussion at the event.

 

Speaking on the planned Webinar, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO of FirstBank Group noted that “the world as a global village is associated with not just benefits but also risks of cyberattack and for individuals, businesses and governments to make the best out of the digital and online opportunities, they need to be deliberate in protecting themselves against cybersecurity threats”.

He further noted that, “in today’s digital age, which the pandemic has accelerated the embrace, cyberattacks are occurring at an alarming rate across the world. As such, no individual, business or government entity with digital and online presence is immune to cyberattacks; and the financial, physical and legal implications of an attack can be significantly upsetting.’’

In concluding, he enjoined everyone to participate in the forthcoming webinar as it is a viable opportunity to stay informed whilst being abreast with current trends that are pivotal to promoting safety in today’s world that is driven by information technology”.

 

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