Pres. Jonathan says he’s not slow in Chibok girls rescue efforts, Alison-Madueke gets fresh summon over private jets scandal & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo

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#BringBackOurGirls : President Jonathan says he is not slow in rescue efforts

Thirty days after the abduction of the over 200 Chibok girls in Borno State, President Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday, condemned in strong terms the speculation of some Nigerians that he is slow in bringing back the abducted girls.

He stated this while addressing the protesters from #Bring Back Our Girls campaign group in Abuja.

He said he is not slow in acting because he is on constant discussions with security chiefs almost daily and is in constant consultations with regional and global partners on the terrorist threats.  Read more….

Allison Madueke gets fresh summon over private jets

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Allison-Madueke, has been issued a new summon to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Account for spending N10 billion on private jets.

This follows the directive of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday that the Public Accounts Committee should resume the investigation which had been stunted by a controversial court pronunciation.

Also summoned are – the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (Andrew Yakubu, Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority, the MD of Pipeline and Petroleum Products Marketing Company; Mr. Haruna Momoh, Vistajet International Limited and other stakeholders. Read more….

Wamakko urges intense prayers for rescue of Chibok girls

Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State on Thursday called on Nigerians to intensify prayers for the safe return of the abducted Chibok girls.

Wamakko made the call while receiving members of the Sokoto State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) during their peaceful demonstration against the abduction of the school girls.

During the protest, led by the union Chairman, Chika Maidamma, the teachers called for the release of the girls. Read more….

UniAbuja students protest over death of colleague

Students of the University of Abuja on Thursday staged a protest, accusing the University’s Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, of negligence which allegedly caused the death of one Chiwendu Okafor.

Okafor was a 200-level Political Science student of the university.

Some of the students, who spoke during the protest, said the deceased was found in his hostel secreting foams from his mouth and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Read more….

JTF denies presence of Boko Haram insurgents in Bayelsa

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta on Thursday allayed the fears of local residents on the presence of Boko Haram terrorists in Bayelsa. JTF officials dismissed rumors that the development prompted the closure of schools.

 Information had flittered into town that the dreaded Boko Haram Sect is hatching plans to strike in Bayelsa, and that that had led to the closure of schools in Bayelsa.

 Lt-Col. Mustapha Anka, Media Coordinator of the task force, who addressed a press conference, said that there was “no truth” to the rumors, and assured the public that adequate measures were in place to guarantee safety of life and property in the state.  Read more….

 

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