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58 Killed, 78 Injured As Suicide Bombers Attack IDP Camp In Borno
According to preliminary estimates, 58 people were killed and 78 others injured after suicide bombers suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect detonated explosives at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dikwa, Borno State.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday, February 10, disclosed that the incidents occurred when the IDPs queued up to collect their morning food ration in a camp that currently accommodates over 50, 000 people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The recent massacre came following President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army’s repeated claim that the ferocious death cult had been significantly degraded to such a level that it could no longer carry out coordinated attacks.
Gov Okorocha Bows To NLC, Recalls 3,000 Sacked Workers
Governor Rochas Okorocha of IMO state has on Wednesday, February 10, succumbed to the overwhelming force of the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), and recalled the over 3,000 workers he dismissed in January, 2016.
Labour had shut down Imo state with the commencement of a three-day warning strike over the sack of 3,000 workers and months of unpaid salary arrears among others.
The National President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, read a statement to the protesting workers shortly after the conclusion of their negotiation with the Imo State Government.
The statement read: “This is just a three-day warning strike. The leadership of labour will again meet and re-strategize, if the state government fails to reinstate all the workers it summarily sacked without following due process,”
“Labour is sending a warning signal to other state governors, who may be getting ready to key into Okorocha’s bad system, about the readiness of NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, to stoutly resist such cruel, obnoxious and anti-labour policies.”
Gunmen Slaughter Dozens In Zamfara
Unknown gunmen have raided a community in Zamfara state, killing over 50 persons with over half of the houses in the community set ablaze.
According to This Day reports, the suspected cattle rustlers besieged Kwanar Dutse community in Maru Local Government Area of the state, while residents were asleep.
The assailants wrecked havoc, as sporadic gunshots were followed by the wailing of men, women and children who were being killed in cold blood.
It was gathered that the gunmen operated till dawn without the intervention of the military or the police.
It was believed that the gunmen, at the end of the attack, left unchallenged with an unspecified number of cattle.
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Treasury Single Account: ‘We Mopped Up N2.2trn In 3 Months’ – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his administration has within three months saved up to N2.2 trillion for the nation through the enforcement of the Treasury Single Account, TSA.
This disclosure was made known by the President on Thursday night, in London during a meeting with Nigerians resident in the city.
According to him, the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC had over 45 accounts scattered in different banks and the Nigerian military also had 70 accounts in different banks.
DSS Captures Student Of FUTMINNA Who Allegedly Recruits For ISIS
The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday, February 9, announced that it has apprehended an alleged Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruiter, one Abdussalam Enesi Yunusa in Kano.
Yunusa’s arrest came following a series of tactical operations by the DSS, involving raids and enforcement actions against identified criminal and extremist kingpins and syndicates across the country.
Mr Yunusa, a 400 level undergraduate student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, where he was studying for a degree in Information and Media Technology, was arrested in Kano on January 17 after he “completed arrangements to embark on a journey to join an ISIS terrorist training camp in Libya, with other Nigerians whom he recruited for the ISIS.”
Buhari Never Referred To Nigerians As “Criminals”- Presidency
The Presidency has reacted to the wave of harsh responses and various interpretations that trailed remarks made by President Muhammadu Buhari during his interview with UK’s Telegraph newspaper on February 5, 2016, about the reputation of Nigerians abroad.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Tuesday, February 9, stated that the “misconstrued” reactions were result of an incomplete understanding of his principal’s point.
The statement read in part:
“President Buhari was asked about the flood of migrants from Nigeria and the fraudulent applications for asylum put in by people desperate to leave their motherland at any cost, and it was this question that elicited his response,” he said, encouraging Nigerians to avail themselves of a full text of the interview, which has now been made available on the Telegraph’s website.
Budget 2016 Contains Too Many Errors And Can’t Be Passed – National Assembly
The two chambers of the Nigerian bi-cameral legislature, the Senate and the House of Representatives, have on Tuesday, February 9, declared that the 2016 budget was full of errors, adding that the document could no longer be passed on February 25 as earlier promised.
This new development was made known at a joint press conference chaired by Sen. Danjuma Goje, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation and Abdulmumin Jibrin, Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation in Abuja.
They argued that the 2016 budget contained so many discrepancies in figures as the initial date for passage was shelved indefinitely.
Senator Goje noted that the Presidency had also admitted that there were errors in the budget, explaining that it would be inappropriate to give a new date now due to the errors that they would have to work on.