Latest News in Nigeria, Friday, 19th June, 2020
1. Ex-militant Group Gives FG 14 Days Ultimatum
Ex-militant group of the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) from Akwa Ibom has given the Federal Government 14 days to meet to their demands or would be left with no option than to disrupt operations in the State.
The group in a statement signed and delivered to newsmen in Uyo had a lot of demands and read thus “The Niger Delta Volunteers can no longer keep silent, while a few money-hungry politicians, continue to vandalize the resources of the Niger Delta region at the expense of the suffering masses.
“After due consultation with elders, youth leaders, and other stakeholders across Akwa Ibom State, the NDV hereby demand the immediate removal and prosecution of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio for alleged misconduct and abuse of office.
“Moreover, the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC should be dissolved immediately, and a substantive board reconstituted to run the affairs of the Commission.
“The recent untimely demise of the Commission’s Acting Executive Director, Finance & Administration, Mr. Ibanga Etang which has been associated with Covid-19, is concocted. We hereby demand that a thorough investigation be carried out by the office of the Inspector General of Police to identify the killers of the Director.
“Let it be stated for the avoidance of doubt that if the Federal Government fails to meet these demands on or before 14 days from the day of this press release, we shall be left with no other option than to shut down all oil operations in Akwa Ibom State.
“We also strongly advise foreign workers of Oil companies and non-indigenes residing in the State to make plans for their early evacuation to avoid loss of precious lives and property”
The above is the statement of the Ex-militant group., we hope the Federal Government does something quick about this to avoid see finish.
2. Ajimobi Is Not Dead – Daughter-in-law and Media Aide Confirms
There’s been rumour if the demise of the former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi but it seems to be throughly a rumour because few personnel have confirmed that he is hale and hearty.
The daughter-in-law, Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi, denouncing the rumour stated in a tweet that “our father is still alive, alhamdulillah”.
However, prior to Fatima’s tweet denouncing the news, a media aide to Ajimobi, Mr Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy stated; “My attention has been drawn to the rumours circulating on the social media about my principal. Kindly disregard. We, however, continue to pray for him. Thank you all for the show of concern.”
3. COVID-19: 745 New Cases, 340 Discharged and 6 Deaths
The Coronavirus cases in Nigeria keeps rising by the day and the NCDC has released yet another figure of new cases.
The 745 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is broken down as follow;
4. Kano Police Charge 42 Rape Suspects To Court
The rape case in Nigeria isn’t longer a news as it has been the latest trend.
On Thursday, the Kano State Police Command, said it has charged 42 rape suspects to court for prosecution between the last 6 months.
“The victims have were evacuated to health centres for comprehensive check ups and treatments”, said the Command’s spokesperson, Abdullah Kiyawa.
He also noted that, ”Analysis and research conducted indicated that about 33.3% of rape cases were carried out in uncompleted buildings, followed by 17.7% cases apprehended in farmlands,15.6% of the cases at the home of the suspects, whereas 6.7% were carried out at the houses of the victims.”
The PPRO therefore emphasized on the need for residents to be more security conscious and vigilant around their neighborhood. He also admonished parents and guardians to watch over their children, wards and urged them not to fail to report any form of rape case to the nearest Police Station for the necessary actions.