Today’s Headlines: Fulani group send message to Tinubu, AFCON U-20: Nigeria fails to reach final, lose 1-0 to Gambia


Fulani group sends important message to Tinubu

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A socio-cultural group, Fulani Community Nationwide, has urged the President-elect, Bola Tinubu to consult widely with its members at the grassroots to avert the recurring clashes between herders and farmers in the country.

Chairman of the Group, Alhaji Ya’u Haruna- Malammadori, said this while speaking with the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Monday.

Haruna-Malammadori said that the Fulani community was happy over the victory of Sen. Bola Tinubu at the polls in the Presidential and National Assembly.

“We wish to use this medium to congratulate Ahmed Bola Tinubu and reaffirm our support that we are solidly behind him.”

“During Tinubu’s campaign, we gave him our words, we pledged to support him and we supported him. Thank God. We are happy he won with a landslide victory.”

“Our great concern now is, the President–elect should consult with us at the grassroots on issues that affect us, not people at the top who don’t even know our problems.

“We are tired because many people have a negative impression of us by branding us as troublemakers.

AFCON U-20: Nigeria fails to reach final, lose 1-0 to Gambia

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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have failed to qualify for the final of the U-20 African Cup of Nations in Egypt after a narrow 1-0 loss to the Young Scorpions of Gambia on Monday.

The Ladan Bosso side had their eyes set on making it to the final but were stopped by the impressive Gambian side despite having the chunk of possession in the game.

The Flying Eagles, however, have their ticket to the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia intact after being among the semi-finalists at the ongoing tournament in Egypt.

Nigeria will now take on Tunisia in the Third-Place match, while Gambia will face Senegal in the final.

God didn’t create Nigeria to be poor – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, has said it is not the intention of God for Nigeria to be a poor country, saying the situation of the country should be blamed on its political leadership.

He said it was lamentable that Nigeria had not taken advantage of science and technology to attain self-sufficiency in food production.

The former president stated this at a lecture organised to mark his 86th birthday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

He said, “God has created Nigeria for a great purpose. At independence, the world did not refer to Nigeria as giant in Africa, no, they refered to Nigeria as giant in the sun; Nigeria was more than giant in Africa, it was giant in the sun. But not only have we not been giant in the sun, we have not even been giant in Africa. Some people called us giant with clay feet.

Alleged murder: Kano court grants Doguwa bail

A Federal High Court in Kano has granted bail to Alhassan Ado Doguwa, majority leader of the House of Representatives.

Following widespread violence that led to deaths and arson in the Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano during last week’s election, the police had arraigned Doguwa before a Magistrate’s Court on charges of arson and murder.

The lawmaker was arraigned for criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, arson and illegal possession of firearms among others.

But the counsel for the accused, Nureini Jimoh (SAN), applied for an exparte order before Justice Muhammad Nasir Yunusa to grant the accused bail based on alleged infringement of his fundamental human rights and absence of jurisdiction by the Magistrate’s Court that had remanded the accused.

Jimoh contended that since the accused was charged with culpable homicide and illegal possession of firearms, a Magistrate’s Court lacked jurisdictional power to remand Doguwa.

Upon hearing the application, Justice Yunusa granted him bail with the condition that the suspect must provide two sureties, one of which shall be a first-class traditional ruler while the other must be a permanent secretary at the federal or state civil service.

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