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Kano state House of Assembly speaker, Kabiru Rumrum, resigns from office
Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, resigned from
office this morning over fears that his colleagues might impeach him
He read his resignation letter before stepping down.
Members of the state house of assembly have over time accused him of corruption, extortion and high-handedness.
Among the many allegations is that he cornered N100 million allegedly
given to the house by billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, to shelve
the probe of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The former Majority leader of the state assembly, Yusuf Ata has been
elected the new Speaker while Abdulaziz Gafasa, was elected the new
Majority Leader to replace Ata.
Nasarawa Government To Arrest Individuals, Groups Engaging In Hate Speeches
Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says government will
henceforth arrest and prosecute individuals and groups engaging in hate
A statement by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media and
Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, said Al-Makura issued the warning on Sunday when
the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Mustapha Agwai, led other traditional rulers
on a sallah visit to the Government House, Lafia.
He said the warning became imperative in order to ensure the sustenance
of the peace in the state and check the activities of mischief makers
bent on inciting violence.
“Anybody caught making provocative statements that infringe on the
rights of groups or individuals will be severely dealt with in
accordance with the law,” he said.
2 Teachers Rape, Infect 10 Students in Lagos
Doctors in an undisclosed hospital are treating 10 secondary school
students of a Lagos State government secondary school in Epe, who were
infected with Sexually Transmitted Diseases, STDs, after allegedly being
raped by two of their teachers.
The teachers, whose identities could not be ascertained at press time,
as gathered, allegedly took turns to have carnal knowledge of the
students until the bubble burst, weekend.
Report had it that they threatened to fail the students if they refused their demand.
Vanguard was informed that none of the students knew they were infected
until one of them complained of an unusual discharge from her private
part to her mother. When taken to a hospital, she was discovered to have
been infected with STD.
Another student, said to have confided in one of her friends of a
similar discharge, discovered that her confidant had same problem. They
then opened up on the teachers’ acts.
Another version had it that one of the students had a verbal
confrontation with one of the teachers, after refusing to bow to his
During investigation by the school, other victims, as gathered,
confirmed that they were also raped by the teachers on different
Efforts to get the response of the Lagos State Police Public Relations
Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, on whether the teachers had been
arrested, failed as he promised to reach Vanguard later.
“Middle-Belters” will not follow the North if Nigeria breaks – Professor Jerry Gana
The President of the Middle Belt Forum and former Minister of Information Jerry Gana has said that if the North allows Nigeria to break up, the region will not go with them.
According to Punch, he spoke at the St. Matthew’s Church, Maitama, Diocese of Abuja (Anglican Communion), in Abuja on Sunday.
Gana said that the “Middle-Belters” love Nigeria, which changed to a
federal system so the minorities could have a place, and will remain
with the Federal Republic of Nigeria if the country does break up.
“They think when it comes to break-up, we will go along with the
North. We have already told them that if they allow this country to
break up, we are not going with the North. We are staying where we are.
So, just take notice. If it comes to that, we will tell you that you
are Arewa and we are ‘Middle-Belters.’
“We love Nigeria and it was changed to a federal system because of
the minorities so that we can have a place. So, we love Nigeria but in
the unlikely event that people want to go their way, the Arewa in the
Sahel will go. But we will remain here in the Federal Republic of
Nigeria,” he said.
He also criticized the spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum Ango Abdullahi for supporting the calls by the coalition of Northern youth groups for Igbos to leave the region.
“One of them, who also spoke is a former vice-chancellor. I thank God he didn’t sign my certificate. My own was signed by Professor Ishaya Audu.
How can a man of that stature, of that status, of that level of
leadership, says he supports the youths in Kaduna to give to other
legitimate citizens, an order to go? Who are you? Who says that?
“In this country, there are no second-class citizens. We are all
first class. We are all sons and daughters of this land and that was why
I decided to call a conference of all the minorities from 14 states and
we had to state in clear words that the quit notice was totally
unconstitutional. This is our home,” he said.
The former Minister added that true federalism was the way to mend
the warring factions, saying federalism is what works when there is a
diversity of ethnicity and religion.
“In democracy, dialogue is the language, consultation is the way. Two
cannot work together unless they agree. So, there needs to be dialogue
and mutual respect. Anywhere you have diversity of ethnicity or religion
in the world, the type of system that works is federalism. And that is
the way. And each one must build his federal system the way it suits
him. It cannot be imposed; it cannot be engineered in favour of one
person,” he said.