The Big 5: Buhari arrives New York; ASUU to meet with FG today; and other top stories

Good morning.

Here are the top 5 stories you should be monitoring today:

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York, United States of America for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The president took arrived this morning and is accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states, and key cabinet ministers”.

Buhari is scheduled to hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders.

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Before leaving for the US, president Buhari told the military that they must defeat the ideologies that promote mindless killings and anarchy, saying that, Nigeria is confronted by enemies whose identities and motivations are unknown.

His statement was delivered by Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo while commissioning 689 new officers into the armed forces on Saturday.

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The government of Plateau state has relaxed the curfew in Jos, the state capital, setting it at 10pm to 6am, henceforth, saying that there has been improved security in the state.

The curfew had been imposed to avoid reprisal attack on Igbo residents, following the clash between suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Hausa community in Rivers.

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As the Turkish Embassy in Nigeria dissociates itself from a Turkish citizen, Abdülkadir Erkahraman, who expressed support for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the Federal Government also alleged that the secessionist group is being sponsored by saboteur of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The Nigerian Army also declared that the Operation Python Dance would be staged in the South-East every year, reiterating that the military campaign was not targeted at anybody, or group.

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Meanwhile, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, on Sunday, said the union is looking forward to a fruitful deliberation with the federal government on Monday, in order to put an end to the ongoing strike action.

The lecturers had on August 13 embarked on what they described as a “comprehensive, total and indefinite strike” – Considering the FG had not met their demands of 2009; also, the non-implementation of 2013 memorandum of understanding (MoU).

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