Buhari meets with APC and PDP leaders
President Muhammadu Buhari today met behind closed doors with the
leaderships of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) at the State House in Abuja.
It is being attended by the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, chairman of
the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and the caretaker chairman of the PDP,
Senate Bill On Illegal Recruitment Will Get Quick Passage – Saraki
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate
will accelerate the passage of a bill that will curb the rate of illegal
recruitment in government agencies.
Mr. Saraki said that the bill titled, “Existing Vacancies in the Federal
Civil Service (Prohibition) Bill” will be one of the bills that will
receive accelerated passage upon the resumption of the National
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,
Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki said that the Bill, which is currently due
for Second Reading, will be given priority as one of the Senate’s
legislative interventions to curb the increasing rates of illegal
recruitment into federal government agencies and parastatals.
Release Our Indigenes Held For Illegal Hawking In Lagos, Ebonyi Urges Ambode
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has called on the Lagos State Government to release 180 Ebonyi indigenes held in Lagos for hawking.
Umahi made the call on Thursday in Abakaliki, when he received a
delegation of Ebonyi indigenes residing in Onitsha, Anambra, who visited
him over the plight of some indigenes of the town.
Umahi, represented by his deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe, said the government
was dismayed by the report from the Ebonyi Development Association in
Lagos concerning incarcerated 180 indigenes.
“Most of them had spent over two years in incarceration before the law
was enacted, but they were unfortunately charged under the same law.
“I will immediately consult and interact with my Lagos counterpart to
ensure the immediate and unconditional release of the victims,” he said.
The governor said the days of treating Ebonyi citizens as second-class
citizens in the country were over, saying the government would extend
its empowerment schemes to its indigenes residing across the country.
“The government would immediately procure over 130 tricycles to enable
hawkers of Ebonyi origin in Onitsha and environs to quit the trade and
be gainfully employed.
“We would accommodate over 20 indigenes in Onitsha in our empowerment
scheme, which would offer them a grant of N250,000 each, to quit street
trading and be gainfully employed.
The leader of the delegation and the governor’s Senior Technical
Assistant, Onitsha Liaison Office, Mr Mathew Njoku, thanked the governor
for the reception and pledged to contribute its quota to the state’s
Fayose Installed As Apesin Of Ado-Ekiti At Ewi’s Palace
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and his Gombe State
Counterpart, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo were installed the Apesin of
Ado-Ekiti and Akinmuagun of Ado-Ekiti respectively at the Ewi’s Palace
on 25th August, 2017.
IPOB Rejects Arewa Youths’ Quit Notice Withdrawal, Asks All Igbos To Return
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has rejected the withdrawal of
the quit notice earlier issued to all easterners living in the northern
region by the coalition of Arewa Youths Consultation Forum. The Arewa
youths, under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups, Thursday
withdrew its quit notice to Ndigbo but said it would continue to push
for the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,
IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as well as tagging the Biafran group a terrorist
Arewa youths & Nnamdi Kanu The Arewa group had issued a
three months eviction order to all Nigerians of Igbo extraction living
in the northern region to vacate the north before October 1, 2017 or
face physical attacks. However, before the expiration of the order, the
group made a volt farce, withdrawing the order yesterday. But IPOB has
rejected the withdrawal, urging the Arewa Youths to stick to the
eviction order if they have integrity. IPOB slao urged all Igbos and
other southerners living in the north to ignore the withdrawal and come