Buhari Urges University Students To Develop COVID-19 Vaccine
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian universities to intensify their research in order to develop the COVID-19 vaccine to tackle the dreaded virus afflicting the country.
The President, represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the challenge at the 5th and 6th combined convocation of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) on Saturday.
He explained that Nigerian Universities were supposed to be centers for scientific and technological discoveries, inventions, values, and character formation as well as drivers of societal development.
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The president added that the development of the vaccine would fortify Nigerians’ immune systems against the virus.
He further noted that his administration remained committed to tackling the challenges of sustainable funding for research, capacity building, and employment creation.
According to him, “You all know that in the year 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic began its devastating effect on the education sub-sectors, leading to the destruction of universities’ academic activities.
“I therefore urge and encourage the universities to intensify their research to come up with a more potent vaccine to fortify our immune system against this dreaded virus”.
He also tasked the universities to explore available opportunities, including research collaboration with allied industries and development partners to create other sources of revenue generation.
According to the President, such will support his economic diversification drive.
He, however, said the federal government is committed and determined to combat and defeat all acts of criminality across the country for meaningful development to thrive.
“Our security is a collective responsibility, we must join hands with the government by providing security agents with useful information to enable proactive mitigation of any of these occurrences,” he added.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Armaya’u Hamisu-Bichi, urged the federal government to dig trenches around the main campus of the institution because of the current security challenges in the country.
Police Arrest Officer Assaulting Civilian In Rivers State
The Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of its officer caught in a viral video assaulting a civilian in Rivers State.
The Force’s Force Public Relations Officer, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this, stating that the officers were acting on their own.
“These men have been arrested, and their commander will personally bring them to the Force Headquarters tomorrow Tuesday for further action. They are 3 in number, attached to RRS, Rivers State. Their action does not portray the police in a good light at all.
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“It is still to buttress my point that whatever a policeman does is personal, not systemic. I wonder how a man, a reasonable man, would be flogging or slapping a grown-up man in that manner. So barbaric and unpolice,” Adejobi replied to a tweep who reposted the video.
The viral video saw two officers assaulting motorists along a major road in Rivers state.
The motorist, a man wearing white, was slapped by one of the officers with an AK-47 gun.
The officer could be heard giving the guy orders in Pidgin English. He yelled, “Waka de go.” The guy replied, “I thief?” perhaps inquiring as to what he had done wrong to merit the assault.
See Names Of 33 Yahoo Boys Arrested In Owerri
Multiple luxury cars, mobile phones, and laptops were recovered, over the arrest of 33 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Owerri, Imo State.
This was revealed in a formal statement from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, stating the suspects will be prosecuted in court as soon as the investigation was over.
“Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the EFCC, on Thursday, April 6, 2023, arrested 33 suspected Internet fraudsters in Owerri, Imo State,” the commission wrote.
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Below are the names of the arrested suspects;
- Chukwu Frank Chinonso
- Nnaji Ifeanyi Christian
- Ezeji Princewill Chimezie
- Ogbonna Georgewill Ndubuisi
- Onuoha Daniel Chimaobi
- Ekwusa Gerald Idiakachi
- Echefulachi Divine Echefulachi
- Ike Simon Chisom
- Ike Michael Chimezie
- Dike Princewill Chinanu
- Okorie Gabriel Chigoziie
- Matthew Izu Ofoha
- Osakwe Godswill
- Nlemadim Godstime Izuchukwu
- Njoku Gerald Chukwuebuka
- Ubeachu Cannan Ikedi
- Duru Ebuka Emmanuel
- Ajoko Nzubechi God’swill
- Onyimadu Alozieuwa Franklin
- Akubueze Uchechukwu Franklin
- Manji Gotom Sabastine
- Uwandu bright Ogochukwu
- Ubah Kingsley Chidozie
- Chibueze Nelson Kennedy
- Okwute Johson Onyedikachi
- Ebuka Wisdom Obioma
- Obiechefu Nmesonma David
- Nwoke Chibuzo Favour
- Mensah Chisaraokwu Kelechi
- Chigaemezu John Bright
- Chikwado Christain Nmesoma
- Nwoke Chukwuemeka
The commission claims that the individuals were apprehended in a sting operation as a result of useful intelligence.
Celebrity Couple, Port-Harcourt Prophetess, Wanted By NDLEA
Igho Ubiribo and Danielle Simba Allen, a celebrity couple, and Faith Ugochi, a Port Harcourt-based prophetess and the head of Christ Power Adoration Ministries, have been declared wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The individuals are allegedly wanted for using underage females as arrowheads for an international gang operating out of Los Angeles, California, to recruit young women for narcotics trafficking (USA).
On November 16, 2022, NDLEA agents at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) import shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, intercepted a shipment of 32.70 kilograms of Loud, a potent variety of Cannabis sativa hidden in cartons of used clothing. This discovery led to the exposure of the cartel.
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Ukoh Ifeanyi Oguguo, a freight agent, was detained together with Chikodi Favour, Obiyom Shalom Chiamaka, Nnochiri Chidinma Promise, and Edward Omatseye, according to the Agency’s spokeswoman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement released yesterday (aka Montana).
Favour, 15, was the first salesgirl detained at a gas station in the Ajah neighborhood of Lagos, said Babafemi.
She then took the agents to a duplex residence near Ikate in Lekki, which was subsequently found to be a rented property by the criminal organization, specifically for four young females that the gang utilizes for marketing and distribution of illegal substances.
Together with Favour, another girl from the house was chosen, Shalom, a recent graduate in Agricultural Science from Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
The celebrity couple Ubiribo Igho and Danielle Allen, who serves as the arrowheads of the illegal trade, as well as Prophetess Faith Ugochi, who hires teenage girls as sales representatives for the couple, have also been declared wanted by the NDLEA, and this request was granted by the Federal High Court of Lagos.