Dozen Killed as Army Plane Bomb Zamfara Community
At least 64 people were reportedly killed in an airstrike by a Nigerian military plane on Sunday at Mutumji Community in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Residents told PREMIUM TIMES that many of those killed were armed militants while others were civilian residents of the community. The victims, including women and children, were killed when a plane bombed the community while chasing fleeing bandits who reportedly invaded the town. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Nigerian Air Force responded to distress calls from locals following armed bandits’ attack on Malele, Ruwan Tofa, and Yan-Awake communities in the area. Residents said the attack on the three neighboring communities was adequately foiled by the air raids which forced the rampaging gunmen to flee into the neighboring Mutumji community for safety.
FG inaugurates 76 houses in Kwara
The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated 76 housing units under the first phase of the national housing project in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The housing estate located at Osin Aremu community, of the Asa Dam area in the Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state, consists of road, infrastructure, water provision, and electricity connection. The President, Major General Mohamadu Buhari, was represented at the ceremony by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
President Buhari said that the Federal Government embarked on a housing program for the construction of acceptable and affordable houses in 35 states of the federation as part of the development agenda to address housing needs in the country.
Scarcity of forex: Nigerian students abroad are being frustrated – NANS
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has raised the alarm that Nigerians studying abroad are being frustrated due to the scarcity of Form A to procure foreign exchange for their transactions.
Speaking on Saturday, the National Vice President, External, NANS, Comrade Akinteye Afeez, appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to probe how commercial banks in the country are giving out the form for people to get forex.
After noting that Nigerian students abroad were being exposed to embarrassment and suffering. “Many Nigerian students in the diaspora have come under colossal embarrassment, attack, and humiliation by the actions and inactions of our Nigerian banks due to the way the Form A payment application is being utilized.
FAAN opens court at Abuja airport
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in collaboration with the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, commissioned a magistrate court at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The court which would have both criminal and civil jurisdiction would ensure swift administration and dispensation of justice. While speaking at the commissioning event, the Managing Director /CE FAAN, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, promised to continue to collaborate with the judiciary, as well as other relevant stakeholders to ensure safe and secure flight operations Nat Nigerian airports.
The Chief Judge of the FCT, Justice Hussaini Baba, observed in his remarks that it was important to have the Magistrates Court at the premises of the airport. He further stated that Magistrates shall immediately be posted to the courts as well as support staff while emphasizing that they shall discharge their duties dispassionately without fear or favor.