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1. Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, reportedly wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari warning him against using force on Biafra agitators rather than addressing agitations by component parts of the federation. He noted that history has shown that when agitations are real and genuine, it is only a matter of time, they will be resolved either positively or negatively to the detriment of the nation. He urge Buhari to increase and widen the scope of consultations nationally and be prepared to adopt new approaches to enable him leave a legacy for himself.
2. Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, at a weekend meeting with Housing stakeholders in Abuja, said that the Federal Government has rolled out modalities for accessing the national housing project that has already commenced in 33 states of the federation. “While our National Housing Programme, is the first of its type on a National scale in many decades that seeks to respond to the deficit, government agencies such as the Federal Mortgage Bank, Federal Housing Authority are being repositioned to play their role more effectively to address the Housing problem. For example, the Federal Housing Authority has been mandated by the ministry to reposition herself to be one of our champions of housing delivery based on her previous track record,” he said.
3. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in its response to the recent plan by the Federal Government to revoke the bail and re-arrest its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, said that it would resist any attempt to arrest him again. The group condemned the move, describing it as “a dangerous path of intimidation and smacks of state-sponsored terrorism designed to silence free speech.” IPOB added that if the Federal Government has any issue with Nnamdi Kanu, it should present it to Justice Binta Nyako on October 17, 2017, when the case would resume. IPOB also called for the arrest of Arewa Youths in the North that issued a quit notice ultimatum to the Igbo tribes residing in the north, saying that there cannot be “one law for Arewa North and another for the rest.” Adding that “Before Muhammadu Buhari-led administration decides to make a move to arrest our leader, he must first go to court to obtain a court order or else it will be resisted by millions of IPOB members.
4. Emma Zopmal, the President of the Middle Belt Youth Council, in Jos, Plateau State, said that the Middle Belt is not part of the north and there exist differently from the north. Adding that elders like the Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Paul Unongo, who is from Benue State, was already lost and can never represent the middle belt region. “Middle Belt exists differently from the North and there is nothing like monolithic North. We have lost elder Paul Unongo to the Arewas and he can never represent Middle Belt anywhere.“Unongo and others have lost the script long ago and therefore they are not relevant in the Middle Belt not even among the Arewas”
5. The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in a recent statement issued by its spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said that the trending controversy over the just released 120 cut-off point for universities was quite unnecessary. Saying that our educational policies have failed millions of Nigerian students who have to leave the country to study in some mushroom universities in neighbouring African countries. “Today it is a known fact that millions of Nigerians are out there schooling in mushroom institutions and they will at the end come back with all kinds of degree certificates that we cannot explain its content. Our naira is continually devalued as a result of so many reasons including the pressure to pay these school’s fees. “Irrespective of this turn of event in our education history, our tertiary institutions hardly fill their available spaces otherwise known as carrying capacity. “Again, it is necessary to explain that the 120 mark does not in any way suggest that once you have 120 then admission is sure for you. Institutions will admit from the top to the least mark. He noted