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Governor Umahi Warns Of Plot To Incite War In Southeast

Security

The Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, has raised the alarm on plots to incite war in the South East. He urged the people not to fall for such plans. He spoke on Channels programme Sunrise Daily breakfast show, yesterday. The governor while reacting to the rising insecurity in the Southeast, where gunmen have attacked several police stations and killer-herders have sacked communities, especially in Ebonyi, said bandits were committing crime in the Southeast under the guise of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a security arm set up by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He emphasized that governors would not allow what he termed illegality to reign in the region, which was why they launched the Ebube Agu vigilante outfit. The governor claimed there was a plot to incite war in the Southeast, asking the people not to fall for such plans.

Nigerian Troops Foil Attack on Muslim Faithful Breaking Their Fast

Crime Watch

Nigerian troops have foiled multiple terrorist attacks targeted at soldiers and Muslim faithful while breaking the Ramadan fast at Gajiram and Damasak towns in Borno State. During the counter-terrorism operation on Tuesday night, effective close air support was provided by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft to the ground troops who were stationed at Damasak and Gajiram after they came under fire by ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists. According to a military source, the terrorists were on a reprisal mission to avenge the loss of about 13 of their top commanders, who were killed by troops in the Lake Chad axis last week.

JAMB Halts Use Of Email For UTME, Direct Entry Registration

Education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced that it will no longer require the use of email for the processing of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registrations. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar made the announcement while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, saying the development will take effect from Thursday, April 15, 2021. He added that email addresses will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration by candidates to access their profile as well as information on the examination during or after the UTME exercise.

Nigerian Troops Foil Attack on Muslim Faithful Breaking Their Fast

Crime Watch

Nigerian troops have foiled multiple terrorist attacks targeted at soldiers and Muslim faithful while breaking the Ramadan fast at Gajiram and Damasak towns in Borno State. During the counter-terrorism operation on Tuesday night, effective close air support was provided by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft to the ground troops who were stationed at Damasak and Gajiram after they came under fire by ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists. According to a military source, the terrorists were on a reprisal mission to avenge the loss of about 13 of their top commanders, who were killed by troops in the Lake Chad axis last week.

Embezzlement Allegation: Okorocha Lands In EFCC Net

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Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has yesterday arrested former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

Adeboye Confirms The Release Of 8 Abducted RCCG Members

Crime Watch

The General overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has disclosed that eight of his church members whom were abducted some weeks in Kaduna state have been released by the terrorists. The cleric made the announcement today through his official twitter handle. Recall on 26 March 8 members of RCCG, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, while on transit to a programme near Doka along the Kachia-Kafanchan Road were attacked, on their way.

JAMB Halts Use Of Email For UTME, Direct Entry Registration

Education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced that it will no longer require the use of email for the processing of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registrations. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar made the announcement while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, saying the development will take effect from Thursday, April 15, 2021. He added that email addresses will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration by candidates to access their profile as well as information on the examination during or after the UTME exercise.

WAEC To Conduct 2021 WASSCE Exams In August

Education

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced that the 2021 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), will take place between August 16 and September 30. WAEC spoken Demianus Ojijeogu, in a statement, said the exams earlier scheduled for May/June, will now hold between August and September 30. He added that the international timetable for the conduct of the examination would be released in due course.

Education: NUC Approves License For 20 New Private Universities

Education

The National University Commission (NUC) has today issued provisional licenses to 20 newly approved private universities in Nigeria. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu while presenting the license to the beneficiaries at the NUC headquarters in Abuja said, with this approval, the number of private universities in Nigeria is now 99 out of the total 197 available.

Governor Umahi Warns Of Plot To Incite War In Southeast

Security

The Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, has raised the alarm on plots to incite war in the South East. He urged the people not to fall for such plans. He spoke on Channels programme Sunrise Daily breakfast show, yesterday. The governor while reacting to the rising insecurity in the Southeast, where gunmen have attacked several police stations and killer-herders have sacked communities, especially in Ebonyi, said bandits were committing crime in the Southeast under the guise of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a security arm set up by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He emphasized that governors would not allow what he termed illegality to reign in the region, which was why they launched the Ebube Agu vigilante outfit. The governor claimed there was a plot to incite war in the Southeast, asking the people not to fall for such plans.

Insecurity: Abube Agu Is SouthEast Recognized Security Outfit Not ESN – Governor Okezie

Security

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Yesterday criticized southeast governors over the newly established security outfit Ebube Agu, calling it a waste of resources. IPOB insisted that the Eastern Security Network (ESN) is the duly formed outfit for the zone. IPOB’s spokesperson Emma Powerful, who made the pronouncement on Tuesday said the governors, “belatedly announced the formation of an abstract security outfit called Ebube Agu to secure the zone” “How can you launch a security outfit without first assembling the personnel and equipping them? “When Amotekun was formed, it was not abstract. The personnel and their equipment were handy. When our leader floated the gallant ESN, the men were on the ground. Describing Ebube Agu as a huge joke and waste, IPOB encouraged youths and others in the zone to disregard and distance themselves from the security outfit.

Aviation Authorities Worried About Possible Attacks On Airports

Security

The Federal Ministry of Aviation yesterday, expressed worry over plans to attack some airports across the country. Worried airport authorities have projected that owing to the recent escalating senseless attacks with special reference to those of Kaduna Airport by kidnappers during which members of staff of the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) were abducted and the attacks on police stations in Owerri, other airports in the country may be targets of attacks by criminals. The Aviation Ministry had alerted FAAN over the necessitated tightening of security measures at airports. Though the security around airports has been beef up these concerns still prevail. The situation which has trended on social media was birth by a memo dated April 9, 2021, and signed by FAAN’s Deputy General Manager, Administration, and Logistics, S. M. MAMMA.

Easter Celebration: Pope Frances Urges Authorities To Consider Poorer Nations For Vaccine

Religion

Pope Francis during his Easter sermon today urged Catholics to keep hope alive described the covid-19 vaccine as an “essential tool” in ending the pandemic urging the authorities to consider the poor countries. Being the holiest holiday for the 1.3billion Catholics from across the globe as the coronavirus threatened the world, the pope dwells his massage on the vulnerable, the sick, the migrant, people with economic hardship, and those ravaged by war like Syria, Yemen, and Libya. Pope said, “The pandemic is still spreading, while the social and economic crisis remains severe, especially for the poor,” the 84-year-old Argentine said, speaking to a congregation of only around 100 people inside the vast St. Peter’s Basilica.

Easter Celebration: APC Urges Christians To Pray For Leaders

Religion

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has charged Nigerians during this Easter sober celebration to pray for divine intervention and guidance for Nigerian leaders. Governor Mai Mala Buni, of Yobe state who is also the chairman of the Extraordinary Convention Planning committee (CECPC) solicited the prayer on behalf of the ruling party in Abuja yesterday. The statement was made known by the Buni’s Director General of Media and Press, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed who also said Buni solicited for Nigerians to demonstrate love, Unity, and Harmony as well as tolerance towards one another.

Easter Celebration: FG Declares Friday And Monday As Public Holidays

Religion

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 2, 2021, and Monday 5th as public holidays, to mark the Easter celebrations this year. The above announcement made by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, was contained in a statement signed by the Director (Press & Public Relations) of the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, and issued on March 30, 2021. In the statement, Aregbesola encouraged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace, and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.

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