Barely four days after President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians of his administration’s determination to consolidate gains recorded in security, troops…
Buhari made this known in a documentary played at a private dinner organised by his family and close associates to mark his 80th birthday on Friday night at the State House Banquet Hall.
Now, if you look at the class of 1999, whether governor, legislator or minister, randomly Joshua Dariye of Plateau was 42 as Governor, his counterpart Boni Haruna of Adamawa was equally 42. Orji Kalu was 39 as governor of Abia. Gabriel Suswan was 43 in 2007 when he became a governor in Benue. Fashola was 44, and Yahaya Bello was barely 41 when he became governor in Kogi.
The Force Commander, Operation Hadarin Daji, Maj-Gen. Uwem Bassey, gave the figure Monday at the handing over of the weapons to the North West National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) in Sokoto.
The States include: Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto and Zamfara.
The unveiling was performed on Wednesday in Katsina by the Club Chairman, Abdulsamad Badamasi, alongside other officials.
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) also said a total 30 suspects, involving 14 cases, were arrested over offences of conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping, car theft, culpable homicide, unlawful possession of prohibited firearms, receiving stolen goods and forgery.
The Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed this during a media briefing in Abuja.
The Emir spoke in his palace when he received members of the Arewa Organisations Movement for Asiwaju, led by Senator Abu Ibrahim.
The prediction was contained in a weather outlook released on Thursday by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency in Abuja.
Governor Masari disclosed this during a parley with journalists on Tuesday in Katsina, the Katsina State capital.
The Acting Controller at the command, Alhaji Dalhat Wada-Chedi, revealed this to newsmen in Katsina on Monday.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Head of Public Affairs of the university, Alhaji Akilu Atiku.
SaMBA in a statement issued Wednesday evening wondered why Malami would threaten to declare a state of emergency in Anambra while ignoring the northern states of Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger States where a “Festival of Killings” are going on.
The fleeing bandits are said to have been moving to settlements and villages in Katsina and Sokoto in droves.
Sani was arrested when he was caught wearing the Nigerian Correctional Service uniform and found with a suspected stolen motorcycle
NSCDC spokesperson in Katsina State, DSC Mohammed Tukur, while parading the suspect (name withheld) on Thursday at the command’s premises, said he was arrested on August 11.
Ali gave the order when he paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir, on Monday.
The declaration marks the Islamic New Year 1443AH.
President Buhari, during the visit, performed several functions and received numerous guests, including Governors.