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We Hope To Reopen Land Borders Soon – Osinbajo

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The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Federal Government may reopen the land borders soon.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had in October 2019 ordered the closure of the borders to check the menace of smuggling goods and arms and ammunition into the country and protect local businesses. The closure was, however, greeted by mixed reactions from professional organisations, economists and individuals
Heads of countries like Ghana and Benin Republic had also appealed to the President to reconsider the closure, but the President maintained that the borders would remain closed until the final report of the committee set up on the matter was considered. He added that neighbouring countries must also show commitment to curtailing smuggling from their ends.
Meanwhile, Osinbajo, responding to a question on the continued closure of the land borders especially at a time the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is being prepped for take-off, said on Thursday that the government was working with neighbouring countries on the terms of reopening the border.
Osinbajo, who spoke during a webinar organised by The Africa Report, themed, ‘Bouncing back: Nigeria’s post-pandemic recovery plan’, stated, “We are working with our neighbours to see on what terms we would reopen those borders. At the moment, we are undertaking joint border patrols to control smuggling along the borders and we think it is working and I’m sure that soon enough we should have the borders opened.
“We are committed to the AfCFTA but we are concerned about threats to security and the economy and we had to take certain actions that would satisfy the immediate needs of our country. It (border closure) certainly wasn’t meant to be permanent and we are looking forward to reopening as quickly as possible.”

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Buhari will speak on Lekki shootings, says Dare

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare , says the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.) , will speak to Nigerians on the Lekki shootings when he has all the facts on the incident .
Dare made this known on Saturday morning.
Buhari addressed the nation on Thursday but has since come under fire by many who described his speech as one lacking empathy .
The President has also been fiercely criticised for keeping silent on the Lekki toll gate shootings of Tuesday night. Eyewitnesses said soldiers opened fire on # EndSARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality and seeking the reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
Dare said the President had ordered an investigation into the Tuesday night incident at the Lekki toll gate.
When asked about the Lekki shootings incident , the minister said , “ For sure , the President has ordered for an investigation . He had a National Security Meeting yesterday ( Friday ) . I can tell you that this is ongoing already.
“ The President wants to have the facts and that is going to be made public .
“ It is going to be difficult to hide all these facts because we live in a multimedia world and we have evidence , collaborations , and all of that , and I think it is important to get the facts right .
“ That is the path that the President has toed and I am sure that when these facts are made available, this President because he has integrity , will level with the Nigerian people about what happened on Tuesday in Lekki .”
At least 30 persons were wounded in the attack , according to the Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , who visited the injured youths at various hospitals in the Lekki area earlier in the week .
The eyewitnesses also said at least seven persons died in the shootings .
Tuesday night attack has been condemned by both local and international civil rights organisations and personalities.

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Husband Killed His Wife Because She Refused to Gave him a Loan

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A man in Kano State has killed his wife because he asked for a loan and she refused to give it to him

Our source in the Hausa Daily Times has learned that a man in Kano State has slapped his wife’s neck by refusing to lend him money to buy her a ram in the name of her rival.

The author and activist Hajiya Rahma Abdulmajid confirmed this on her blog this morning.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the accident.

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Buhari Directs Wages Commission To Speed Up New Salary Scale For Policemen

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has said directed the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission to finalise new salary structure for members of the Nigeria Police Force.
Buhari made this known in a live broadcast on Thursday evening.
Better welfare package for police officers is one of the five-point demands of #EndSARS protesters in the country.
Addressing Nigerians on Thursday, the President said, “With regard to the welfare of police personnel, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has been directed to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force. The emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.”

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