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Katsina Emirate Bans Open Grazing, Enforces Strict Compliance.Wednesday, by Kess Ewubare

Katsina Emirate Bans Open Grazing, Enforces Strict Compliance. Wednesday,  by Kess Ewubare  Cattle breeders will no longer be allowed to graze animals openly in Katsina following a new directive by the Katsina Emirate. A statement issued by an official from the Katsina Emirate, Alhaji Abdu Iliyasu, disclosed that the new policy would come into effect immediately. Many states of the federation have passed laws banning the open grazing of animals in their territories  The Katsina Emirate Council has banned the open grazing of animals within the Katsina metropolis and its surrounding communities. The Punch reported that the Wakilin Kudin Katsina, Alhaji Abdu Iliyasu, gave the directive in a signed statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, August 4. Katsina Emirate has urged residents to comply with the new policy Katsina Emirate Council Source: The statement noted that the ban came into force on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. 
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NIGERIA ARMY RECORDS MORE SUCCESS AS SEVERAL BOKO HARAM/ISWAP INSURGENTS SURRENDER IN NORTH-EAST

The intensity with which the troops of Operation Hadin Kai continuously swamp on armed fighters linked to Boko Haram/Islamic States for West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists has forced more terrorists in the North East to surrender. This was made known by  Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu,  the Director, Army Public Relations, on Wednesday in Abuja. According to  Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu,  the terrorists and their families, who succumbed to the troops’ intense air bombardment and heavy artillery on August 2, 2021, had been hiding around the fringes of Sambisa forest in Borno state before yielding to troops’ heavy artillery and air bombardments. The terrorists who surrendered comprise 19 male fighters, 19 adult females, and 49 children from Njimia village and environs. Items recovered included one Makarov pistol, 89 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, 89 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 66 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, five 9mm rounds of ammunition, two hand grenades, 2

KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC STUDENT KILLED BY FOUR SUSPECTED CULTISTS.

It was gathered that, Four Suspected cultists killed a middle-age man, who is a student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. Eagles eye reporter gathered that it happened last Monday when the deceased was going home after he closed for business where he used to repair phones after school hours. It was also revealed that the suspected cultists were said to have laid an ambush for him at the Post Office area where he was alleged to have been killed. The development, it was gathered, led many people in the area to scamper for safety when the suspected cultists were displaying their dangerous weapons. Meanwhile, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Olawale, said her son left home past 8pm on Monday, but when he didn’t return on time, which was unusual of him, she called his phone several times but there was no response. “We then decided to report the matter at the ‘A’ Division Police Station and also went to his school as well as search hospitals if perhaps he had an accident.” She

TWO FAKE POLICEMEN ARRESTED BY SECURITY OPERATIVES IN DELTA STATE.

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), on stop and search duty have arrested two suspected impersonators at the Head Bridge, in Asaba, Delta State. The suspects are identified as Bankole Odusi and Samuel Idowu, both 49 years old. Eagles eye reporter gathered that the security operatives had intercepted a Ford vehicle with REG No. 9791F7 with the two suspects wearing police uniform and T-shirt with police colour. CP Ari Muhammed Ali,  The Delta State Commissioner of Police,  made this known at a press briefing held in Asaba. He said, “Upon search, A Toy beretta pistol was recovered from them. “On interrogation, they initially said they were police officers, but later admitted to be spy police. Investigation is ongoing.”

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY APPEALS TO RESIDENT DOCTORS TO END STRIKE.

The National Assembly has appealed to resident doctors to call off their ongoing strike in the interest of all Nigerians. They assured the doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) that their grievances would be resolved in the shortest possible time. Ibrahim Oloriegbe,  Senate Committee on Health Chairman and his House of Representatives counterpart, Yusuf Tanko Sununu, made the appeal during the  flag-off of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC sensitization campaign  in eight states yesterday. Senate Committee on Health Chairman  said: “I  appeal to our resident doctors to please go back to work. A strike by any doctor can lead to loss of lives and any life lost can never be regained. Every issue about the strike is mostly about money, and we can always pay arrears, but there are no arrears to life.  “In view of this, whatever the issues are, they can always be resolved through dialogue. I call on them

EDWARD KALLON WARNS OF IMPENDING FAMINE IN NIGERIA’S NORTH-EASTERN REGION

Mr. Edward Kallon,  The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, warns of an impending food crisis in the North East region of Nigeria. He made this known at the 20th meeting of the Joint Planning Board (JPB) and National Council on Development Planning held at Government House, Maiduguri on Wednesday, 4th  August , 2021. According to  Edward,  acute hunger threatens 4.4 million North-Easterners against the backdrop of a combination of heightened insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the three-day economic summit themed ‘Managing Nigerian Economy for a Sustainable Development in a Challenging Environment’, Kallon who was represented by Ms. Esty Sutyoko stated that: “We’re working together to alleviate suffering and save lives of people affected by a dozen years of conflict.” While urging the Federal Government to assist in the provision of clean pipe-borne water, he mentioned that the group, WaterAid Nigeria has launched its hygiene response program

EFCC ARRAIGNS BDC OPERATOR FOR ALLEGED N197M FRAUD IN KANO.

Multiple report indicate that, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC arraigned a Bureau De Change, BDC operator, Yusuf Yakubu before Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Sanusi Ma’aji for a charge bordering on misappropriation. The defendant allegedly obtained the sum of $870,000 (Eight Hundred and Seventy Thousand Dollars) only from the complainant under the pretext of changing same to Naira but returned only the sum of N220, 300,000 (Two Hundred and Twenty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira) only and diverted the balance of N197, 600,000 (One Hundred and Ninety-Seven Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira) only. At Wednesday’s court sitting, the charge was read to him, “that Yakubu Yusuf on or about 14 of January 2021 within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, with intent to defraud, dishonestly and misappropriated the sum of N149, 000,000 (One Hundred and Forty-Nine Million Naira only) belonging to Oliver Ogokumaka and Obumnemi Okoli and ther

MANY INJURED, FIVE KILLED AS HOODLUMS ON RAMPAGE UNLEASH MAYHEM IN JOS.

Eagles eye reporter have gathered that not less than five persons were killed while scores sustained injuries on Tuesday night after hoodlums blocked the Gada-Biyu highway in Jos, the Plateau State capital. Sources say that the assailants who were heavily armed set two trucks ablaze during the incident. The cause of the incident cannot be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, however, it is believed to be connected to the recent attack that occurred at Irigwe community in Bassa LGA of Plateau where about 45 residents were massacred in cold blood by suspected Herdmen.  Reacting to the Gada-Biyu attack,  Shehu Bala,  the Chairman of Jos Local Government Area, who expressed his sadness over the incident, said: “Yes, there was an incident at Gada-Biyu area, some trucks were burnt. “Now things have been brought under control, but I am sure we will get more information.”

NANS THREATENS PROTEST AGAINST NPA OVER UNREMITTED N165BN.

Eagles eye reporter gathered that, The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have threatened to protest against the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) over allegations that the federal government revenue generating agency has failed to remit a sum of N165 billion to government’s coffers. Although, NANS called on the federal government to sack the NPA Acting Managing Director, Mr. Mohammed Koko, who was the Director of Finance to the ousted Managing Director, Miss Hadiza Bala Usman, under whom the sleaze was allegedly perpetrated.   In a statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday,  Mr. Sunday Asefon,  the NANS’ President, disclosed that the students would not fold their hands and allow economic sabotage of that magnitude to be perpetrated in the system. The NANS’ President,  threatened to lead a protest to interrupt activities at NPA if Koko would not be sacked, said that it was sad that this could be happening when over 32 million Nigerian youths are jobless with over 41 millio

UNFREEZE DOKPESI’S ACCOUNT COURT ORDERS EFCC

Justice John Tsoho,  The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, has issued an order to unfreeze the bank account of  Raymond Dokpesi,  the Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, in Abuja.   The Justice gave the order while delivering a ruling on Dokpesi’s application argued by Mr Kanu Agabi, SAN. The judge said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) had no basis to put a post no debit order on the account in view of the subsisting and valid judgment of the Court of Appeal. The judge ordered that the account domiciled at one of the new generational bank be immediately ‘unfrozen’ since the criminal charges which precipitated the restriction on the account had been dismissed and Dokpesi discharged and acquitted by the Court of Appeal. Justice Tsoho  held that there was no application by the EFCC for stay of execution of the appellate court’s judgment which quashed the criminal charges against Dokpesi. He said that in the absence of a stay of execution, the cou

ISWAP TERRORISTS ABDUCT TWO CHOLERA AID WORKERS IN BIU LGA OF BORNO STATE.

Eagles eye reporter have gathered that suspected Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have abducted two Cholera aid workers in Biu LGA of Borno State. Sources say the terrorists, on Sunday August 1 stormed the town on Motorcycles and a vehicle and abducted two staff members under the Biu Local Government Area (LGA) Primary Health Care department. Eagles eye reporter gathered that the workers had gone to the location to carry out activities linked to a cholera immunisation campaign when they were abducted. They are also field volunteers for an Intergovernmental Organisation (IO). It was learnt that the assailants accused the victims of spying for the government and left the location with the victims without harming anyone. This prompted locals in the area to go to the ISWAP camp and inform them that the victims were in the village to assist in curtailing the skreak if the Cholera outbreak. Sources disclose that after the conversation between the terrorist

NAF JETS DESTORY TERRORISTS' GUN TRUCKS AS GROUND TROOPS KILL ISWAP - BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS.

Report indicate that, Scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists have been killed , while their gun trucks were also destroyed in a well-coordinated joint operation of the air component and the ground troops in Gubio, Borno State. Eagles eye reporter gathered that at least four gun trucks belonging to the criminal elements were destroyed by airstrikes of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) alpha jet while ground troops pursued and killed the fleeing terrorists. The insurgents were killed on Monday after they encountered the military jet, sent to provide close-air supports to ground forces at Gubio. It was gathered that the ground troops at Gubio were initially confronting the invading terrorists when the NAF jet on a different mission was instructed to proceed to the Gubio axis. “The NAF alpha jet, on sighting the Boko Haram-ISWAP fighters fleeing towards Damasak in four-gun trucks, rocketed their convoy and subsequently immobilized the occupants. “After the aerial bombardmen

UNESC PARTNERS WITH FG, SG TO PROMOTE PEACE.

By Bashir Bello, Abuja. FG, Governors dominates UNESC C''ttee:  The Office of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESC) Special Adviser on Community Peace and Development on Monday, has constituted the Implementation and National Stakeholders Committee on Community Peace and Development (CPD), to strategize ways to reduce crimes, community violence/crisis and restore peace through programmes in the country. The initiative by the Office is to work as Multi - sectoral Stakeholders to provide a platform for all tiers of government to improve grassroot peace network. The Committee appointed Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President'Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity as Committee Chairman and has the following as Advisers; Bashir Nura Alkali, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sen. Abdullahi Gobir, Chairman Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligent, Sen. Iyabo Anisulowo, Former Minister

SCORES OF BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS KILLED IN BORNO HIDEOUT.

Eagles Eye Reporter gathered that, Troops of the Nigerian Military under the aegis of Operation Hadin Kai on Sunday killed scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP Terrorists, who were in their hideouts in Gubio Axis, Borno State. However the exact number of casualties recorded by the terrorist elements isn't clear. Eagles Eye Reporter gathered that scores of terrorists were feared dead, after the troops’ ‘merciless reprisal’ onslaught. According to a reliable source, Boko Haram-ISWAP fighters, on Saturday ambushed a military convoy in Kareto Town connecting to Gubio/Damasak highway in Northern Borno. Meanwhile, the casualty figure suffered by the military was still uncertain, troops, according sources ‘tactically retreated, strategized and invaded’ the location of the terrorists’ hideouts on Sunday.   The troops were ready to retaliate after Saturday sad ambush in Kareto town, bombarded by the insurgents’ locations in Gubio on Sunday with artillery gun trucks.

ISWAP TERRORISTS ABDUCT SEVERAL COMMUTERS, BLOCK MAIDUGURI-DAMATURU ROAD.

Eagles Eye Reporter have gathered that ISWAP terrorists on Monday August 2 blocked the Maiduguri-Damaturu, and abducted several commuters in the process. An eyewitness say that the abducted commuters were inside a black Hummer vehicle and a Honda accord. However, Nigerian Soldiers engaged some ISWAP terrorists at Kareto village in a gun duel that lasted for two hours. It was learnt that stray bullets fired during the encounter damaged civilian vehicles that were commuting at that time, inflicting injuries on them. Casualties recorded during the ambush include; one soldier KIA, eight WIA and one MIA.

TUNJI DISU REPLACES ABBA KYARI AS HEAD OF POLICE INTELLIGENCE RESPONSE TEAM (IRT).

Usman Alkail Baba, The i nspector-General of Police (IGP), has approved the posting of  Tunji Disu, The  former commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State DCP, As the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). The former commander of RRS appointment follows the suspension of DCP Abba Kyari who is under investigation for allegedly collecting bribe from suspected internet fraudster Ramon Abba, popularly known as Hushpuppi.   According to a statement by  Frank Mba    police spokesman “is on the heels of Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery.” Frank Mba added that the IGP has charged the new head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the unit, while assuring citizens that the team will remain focused on the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.    Prior to his new appointment Mr. Tunji Disu,

ABDUCTED WIFE OF BENUE’S COMMISSIONER RESCUE BY POLICE.

Police have rescued  Mrs. Ann Unenge,  the wife of Benue Commissioner for Land and Survey. Eagles Eye Reporter gathered that three of the kidnappers were killed during the operation this morning.  Three of the kidnappers were said to have been gunned down and the Commissioner wife was taken to police headquarters around 12:30pm today. Many residents are thronging to Benue Police Command headquarters to behold bodies of the suspects. Details Shortly.

OGONI YOUTHS CALL OF PROTEST ON EAST-WEST ROAD.

Eagles Eye Reporter have gathered that, The Youths of Ogoni Community, Rivers State, have called off their protest on the Eleme-Onne East-West road, following an appeal by the Federal Government to enable construction companies to begin work on the road. Eagles Eye Reporter gathered that the demonstration was called off on Sunday evening after a thanksgiving service at the protest ground which several dignitaries including Federal and State Lawmakers were in attendance. In the last one week, youths in the community have been protesting the deplorable situation of the Eleme-Onne East-West road, calling on the Federal Government to come to their aid. Residents had shut the Refinery junction road and other alternative routes around Onne over several fatalities recorded from commuting the road. Reports indicate that a teenager was killed by a container-laden truck on one of the bad spots on the road last week. As of the time of filing this report, commuters and motorists have b

PIRATES ATTEMPT TO ATTACK VESSEL ON GHANA WATERS.

Multiple Reports indicate that pirates on Saturday attempted to attack a vessel in Accra, Ghana. On 31st July, around 10:40pm, three pirates attempted to attack an MV in position 05 35 00 N, 000 03 00 E whilst at anchor in Accra, Ghana. Although, the assailants were resisted and repelled by the crew onboard.

INSECURITY: PRAYERS WITHOUT SELF-DEFENSE IS INEFFECTIVE, NIGERIANS ADVISED

Security experts have advised Christians to go beyond prayers and explore their rights to self-defense in tackling insecurity in the country. The stakeholders made this call during the inauguration of the Africa Kingdom Business Forum Institute (AKBF-I) by the Africa Kingdom Business Forum (AKBF) in Abuja over the weekend. In his keynote address at the inauguration,  Major Gen. Henry Ayoola (rtd),  former Chief of Defence Research and Development of the Nigerian Army and the Ex-Commander of Special Task Force (STF) Operation Safe Haven, in Plateau State, encouraged an “all citizens approach” to end insecurity and other challenges bedeviling the country. While,  Engr. Steve Olumuyina,  the Chairman of the occasion and  Barr. Emeka Nwankpa,  the Continental Chairman Africa Kingdom Business Forum (AKBF), respectively emphasized that prayers alone will not suffice in dealing with the myriads of the country’s challenges. Major-General Henry Ayoola on the other hand advised Niger

HOUSES RAZED IN IMO COMMUNITY ATTACK.

It was gathered that,  Several houses were burnt down in a recent attack in Okporo –Nnepi Orlu in Imo State on Sunday. In the early hours of Sunday, there was shooting during the stampede and destruction of properties, which left three people dead. According to the residents, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack that caused monumental damages to several properties, including motor bikes, vehicles including a trailer conveying Guinness lager beer to an unknown destination. Eagles Eye Reporter gathered that Okporo-Nnepi Orlu has been involved in crisis since last week when some bandits engaged police men in gun battle that claimed more than six bandits including that of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Fatmann Dooiyor. The incident led to the closure of the timber and building materials market by the traders in solidarity with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kànu whose trial was to commence on Monday, July 26 but was later adjourne

“GHOST MONDAY”: IPOB URGED TO SHEATH THEIR SWORD BY MR OSITA OKECHUKWU, THE VON DIRECTOR GENERAL.

Mr. Osita Okechukwu,  The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has urged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to desist from their lockdown threat in the South-East Region every Monday. He made this call to the proscribed group in his statement on Sunday in Enugu. Recall that IPOB’s spokesperson,  Emma Powerful,  had in a statement on Friday stated the commencement of a weekly lockdown every Monday which was to be tagged: “Ghost Monday.” According to  Emma Powerful,  “Ghost Monday,” which is to continue until the release of Nnamdi Kanu would affect all economic activities including schools and marketplaces. Mr Okechukwu,  Although encouraged them to focus on the infrastructural development in the South East Region by the current dispensation.  “Let me for the umpteenth time appeal to my brothers in IPOB to sheath their sword, for to lockdown the South-East is simply waging atrocious war against Ndigbo”,  The Director-General (VON)  said.

UNKNOWN GUNMEN ATTACK PLATEAU COMMUNITY.

Unknown Gunmen suspected to be herders attacked hamlets in Miango, Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Eagles Eye Reporter gathered that seven people were killed, while several persons were also injured in the attack, which also led to the destruction of 275 building during the attack. The survivors claimed the attackers were herdsmen but the Police and other relevant stakeholders refused to comment on the attacks which residents said occurred between 7pm on Saturday and the early hours of yesterday. Meanwhile,  ASP Gabriel Uba,  the spokesman of the state police command, said only four persons were killed, while 50 houses were burnt. The ASP said: “On July 31st 2021, the command received a report that there was a conflict between gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia and youths from Irigwe at Jebbu Miango, Bassa LGA of Plateau State. “Unfortunately, 50 houses were torched and four natives were also shot dead. Upon receipt of the report, the tac

ECONOMIC EXPERTS CAUTION FG AS DEBT SERVICING EXCEED 3% FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT AT N28TRILLION

Multiple report indicate that, Economic experts have emphasized the negative impact on developmental projects while cautioning the FG against additional borrowings. The call to do away with deficit-induced borrowings was made as over N13.465 trillion has been spent on loan servicing between 2016 and 2021. The admonition became paramount as the National Assembly approved the government’s plan in the 2022-2024 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework to spend N14.6 trillion to service debt in the next three years (2022, 2023, and 2024). With this approval, the cumulative debt would hit N28trillion, economic experts warn. As governments cumulative budget deficits in the last six years, (2016 to 2021) hit N20.5 trillion, concerns are rife against this continuous spike in budget deficits, which the government had given as the main reason for the excessive borrowings. Statistics available show an upward trend in the budget for debt servicing from N1.475 trillion in 2016 through N2.254 t

TWO ABDUCTED STUDENTS OF FGC YAURI RESCUED BY ZAMFARA POLICE

Eagles Eye Reporter gathered that, Two kidnapped students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State  have  been  rescued by the  Zamfara State Police Command. Husaini Rabiu, The  Zamfara State Police Commissioner, said the two students were rescued in a bush in Babbar Doka Village of Maru Local Government Area of the state. He said, “On 31st July 2021, Police Tactical Operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace deployed to Dansadau Area of Maru LGA for Anti-Banditry and Kidnapping Operations rescued one Maryam Abdulkarim, a 15 year old girl from Wushishi LGA of Niger State and Faruk Buhari, a 17-year-old boy from Wara in Kebbi State at a nearby bush in Babbar Doka Village of Dansadau Emirate. “Investigation revealed that the rescued victims were among the abducted students of Federal Government College Yauri, Kebbi State.” According to  Husaini Rabiu , the victims were taken to the hospital for medical checks and they have been debriefed at the Police Co

PLOT TO KIDNAP PROMINENT INDIVIDUALS IN ABIA STATE UNVEILED.

Chief John Kalu, The  Abia State Commissioner for Information, has exposed plots by a yet-to-be-identified group in the State to kidnap prominent individuals in the state. According to kalu “Abia State Government has uncovered plots by renegade ground of a non-state group to attack and kidnap prominent persons in the state including public office holders, traditional rulers, members of the clergy, and hold them as human shield and ransom for negotiations”. Chief Kalu while encouraging such prominent personalities to be on security alert and maintain situational awareness at all times, warned those behind the plot to desist from such acts as security operatives would engage in all necessary measures to bring to justice those involved. The State Government further encouraged residents to continually unite forces with them in their fight against insecurity by maintaining peace and tranquility in the state by avoiding acts that are capable of reversing the gains of democracy en

RESIDENT ALLEGES – ABBA KYARI SELLS CARS SEIZED FROM KIDNAPPERS, HE IS A BILLIONAIRE WITH POSH HOUSES IN MAIDUGURI.

Multiple Reports indicate that, A resident of Borno state has said that Nigeria’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari who is being investigated for the extent of his connection with suspected fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, alias Hushpuppi, sells cars he seizes from kidnappers and armed robbers in Maiduguri, the state capital. The resident in a private message to  Farooq Kperogi  a Nigerian academic and media scholar, also claimed Kyari has enriched himself through proceeds of corruption. According to the anonymous resident, Kyari is not a millionaire but a billionaire, who has more than 20 properties in a posh area in his state, Borno. Farooq  said: “Na wa o. This is what someone from Maiduguri sent to my inbox in response to my column. It is unedited and unverified but interesting nonetheless: ‘Everyone in Maiduguri knew that Kyari is extremely rich, he gives out cars, monies and sells those he seized from the kidnappers and armed robbers at some selected car stand

CONGRESS: CRISIS HITS OSUN APC, SCRIBE SAYS OYETOLA'S GROUP BOYCOTTS DIRECT PRIMARY OPTION.

  A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun state and the party's State Caretaker Secretary Alhaji Razak Salinsile, has said despite the enthusiasm showed by the party members to elect ward executives at Saturday's ward congress, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola boycotted the exercise. Although, the Caretaker party chairman in the State, Prince Gboyega Famodun, had earlier said the state chapter had adopted consensus for the purpose of the smooth running of the party. "As recommended by the National Secretariat, we have adopted the ways of consensus in Osun for the purpose of the smooth running of the party. Things have been properly done. Our homework has been done properly. Our fathers and leaders have scrutinised the 332 wards that we have in Osun. We have concluded the exercise that will lead us to a very good congress tomorrow. The state government has provided adequate security across the state. We are peace-loving,” the party chairman said

NATIONAL UNITY: GANDUJE, OKOROCHA, FASHOLA, OTHERS TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABILITY OF NIGERIA.

Following the recent agitations for separation by some groups and individuals, the call to discuss the sustainability of Nigeria as a united nation has become imperative, hence some Nigerian leaders will gather in Abuja to discuss its reality or myth. At a one-day conference, Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is billed to give a keynote address which thereafter will be discussed by a five-man discussants which include; the former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, incubent Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Raji Fashola (SAN), Senator Peter Nwaboshi, Minister of State Federal Capital Territory, Hajia (Dr.) Ramatu Tijjani -Aliyu and Senator Opeyemi Bamidele. The event slated for Thursday August 5, 2021 at Ladi Kwali conference center, Sheraton Abuja, is a brain- child of the APC Press Corps. The public lecture series is aimed at contributing to the intellectual development of the nation's democracy. The topic for the one-day event is "Sustaining Unit

KADUNA OPEN FOR HOSTING ALL BEACH GAMES WITH WORLD-CLASS STADIUM - NIMROD.

With the first of its kind ever beach stadium constructed by the Kaduna State Government at the Murtala Square, the state is open for all beach games and remains a top choice for hosting. Chairman of Kaduna State Beach Soccer Association, Engineer Musa Nimrod expressed this, while speaking to newsmen at the closing ceremony of the Beach Soccer Super 4 at the Murtala Square on Saturday July 31, 2021. "We thank Kaduna State Government for coming in in Super 4. I appreciate His Excellency, Malam Nasir el-Rufai and the Kaduna State Government for providing this stadium. "With this, Kaduna is open for beach competitions, being the only state with a beach stadium in NIgeria. Not for only beach soccer, but beach volleyball as well as beach handball," an excited Nimrod said. On his feelings about his team, Kada Beach Soccer Club (BSC) finishing as runners-up, he explained that even if they had won the final game, Kebbi BSC would have still carried the day. "Even if Kaduna w