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Anambra: FG warns IPOB over any disruption in the next governorship election

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The federal government has stated that no separatist group will be allowed to disrupt the next governorship election in Anambra state.

At a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in Abuja on Thursday, National Security Adviser (NSA) Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd) issued the warning.

Mugono spoke against the backdrop of some of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) recent activities in the Southeast.

Unidentified hoodlums carried out a series of attacks on government institutions in May of this year, including setting fire to the INEC headquarters in Anambra.
Though the police accused members of IPOB of being responsible for the attacks, the group vehemently denied such allegation.

There are also concerns that the separatist organization may call for a boycott of the November 6 governorship election by state citizens.

However, Mungono, who was represented by Sanusi Galadima, cautioned that the government would not accept any attempt to sabotage the election.

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He said: “With the prevalence of security threats occasioned by different dissident separatist groups in the Southern region of the country, who are bent on scuttling efforts of government in achieving national cohesion and undermining the democratic processes in the country, the Federal Government of Nigeria will not tolerate any group or persons planning to impede smooth conduct of elections.

“While acknowledging the constitutional rights of citizens to freely express their legitimate grievances within the ambits of the law, it is also important to state that the Federal government will not abdicate its constitutional responsibility of securing lives and property as well as a secure environment for citizens to pursue their legitimate means of livelihood”, he stated.

As a result, the NSA assured of extensive security measures to neutralize any threats and ensure a peaceful election process.

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Nigeria’s economy is about to collapse – Sanusi lamented

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A former governor of the Central Bank (CBN), Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, has said the Nigerian economy is about to collapse….

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Kaduna Investment Summit, tagged KadInvest 6.0, Sanusi said aside the fact that Nigeria is having difficulties in oil production, the product is now being rejected in the global market.

The former Emir of Kano said the “goose laying the golden egg for Nigeria is about to die”.

He said the future lies in a knowledge-based economy, adding that Nigeria is behind many African countries in innovation index.

He lamented that, while Ghana with a smaller economy invests more in education, Nigeria spends only seven per cent of its budget in that direction.

“Only eight of every 100 Nigerians who start primary school completes university.”

“Globally, work is being redefined; 30 to 40 per cent of workers in developed economies will need to significantly upgrade their skills by 2030. And what are the major drivers of this redefinition? ICT and remote working, which we have seen even here with COVID-19.

“There is increased automation and artificial intelligence. Very soon, robot will take over work in most countries and those who would have job are those who operate the robots,  manufacture the robots or service the robot.

“A few months ago, Germany was able to produce enough renewable energy for the entire country’s need. Today, we are having difficulties selling Nigerian oil. So, not only are we having problems to produce, even when we produce, the market is not there.

“So, this is forcing a change, and for us a country that depends on oil, things need to change.”

“Data is one of the most crucial support that can be given to entrepreneur for innovation,” he said.

According to dailytrust, While calling on government to encourage market access, he said, “If Kaduna state government continues with its e-government plan, it will be a big market itself and it will encourage investment which are all knowledge economy aspiration and a shift in government spending to match the priority.”

Sanusi congratulated Kaduna for the feat, describing the aspiration outlined in the plan as “critical” to addressing the country’s dwindling economy resulting from the over-dependence on oil revenue.

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JUST IN: Gov Sanwo-Olu signs in anti-grazing into law

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed a measure prohibiting open grazing into law.

On Monday, the governor signed the bill, joining some of his southern counterparts who had already done so.

The governor signed the bill into law 11 days after the State House of Assembly unanimously passed it and sent it to the Executive branch for approval.

The Governor’s signature came after the Southern Governors’ Forum decided in August to set a September deadline for passing the anti-open grazing bill among member states.

According to dailytrust, He said: “By the powers vested in me as the Governor of Lagos State, I am signing the bill on Open Cattle Grazing and Trespass of Cattle on Land into law to prohibit issues associated with open grazing of livestock.”

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Breaking: Atmosphere getting more darker as Unknown Gunmen Strikes Again in Anambra, Enugu (Photos)

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Tragedy hits Anambra state as Unknown gunmen launches another deadly attack that took the lives of three police officers who are stationed in a checkpoint in Onitsha.

According to report, many other policemen sustained serious injury.

It was learnt that two other policemen were injured during the shooting incident at a security post mounted by the operatives along Ukaegbu/Ezeiweka Road on Sunday, SR reports.

It was also confirmed that the Gunmen attacked INEC office in Enugu and burnt down the building including everything inside.

This have raised a lot of tension as residence are afraid of being arrested over the act committed by the unknown Gunmen.

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