“It does look like our security agencies are overwhelmed by the sorry situation and are very helpless.” Warning that there may be an uprising in the country, he said: “I am sharing and airing the frustration of the majority of Nigerians who the nation is choking with the government seeming to be able to arrest the situation. “I, however, call on President Muhamadu Buhari and his cabinet to seat up to address the shameful situation as the current trend, if not urgently addressed could spark an uprising across the country that would be more consequential than the #EndSars Read more: https://www.legit.ng/nigeria/1459900-amb-uchenna-buhari-current-insecurity-spark-uprising-worse-endsars/
A northeastern Chinese city of nine million people was ordered to lockdown on Friday, as authorities scramble to halt a fresh Covid-19 outbreak that has pushed nationwide case counts to their highest in two years.Changchun, the capital of Jilin province and an important industrial base, has ordered residents to work from home. One person will be allowed out every two days to buy “daily necessities”, and said it would institute mass testing.After the highly transmissible Omicron variant broke through China’s defences, Covid cases across the country soared past the 1,000 mark this week for the first time since the pandemic’s early days in 2020, from less than 100 just three weeks ago.There were 1,369 cases across more than a dozen provinces, according to the latest daily official count released earlier Friday.
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The Federal Government on Thursday called on the United States Government to support Nigeria with funds to develop Nigeria’s natural gas resources so as to serve as alternative source of energy for Europe.It made the call on the heels of the war by Russia in Ukraine, which posed a threat and disruption of gas supplies from Russia to the entire Europe.The Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, disclosed this while speaking at a meeting with the US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, on the side-lines of the ongoing CERA Week, in Houston Texas. Sylva said the collaboration between the US and Nigeria in this area would be of immense benefit to both countries as well as the entire globe.He was quoted in a statement issued by his media aide, Horatius Egua, as saying, “It is in the interest of the global community that there is alternative supply of gas to Europe.“The challenge for us to achieve this feat has been lack of infrastructure and we need funding to develop infrastructure for our gas and we believe that the US can provide that funding.”The minister told Granholm that Nigeria had abundant natural gas resources that could meet European gas demands, but stressed that the problem had been access to funds.
The International Monetary Fund has said Nigeria and other African countries are vulnerable to higher food and fuel prices, low tourism revenues, and difficulty accessing the international capital market as a result of the war going on in Ukraine.The Managing Director, IMF, Ms Kristalina Georgieva, disclosed this after meeting with African Ministers of Finance, African central bank governors, and representatives from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to discuss the impact of the crisis in Ukraine.In a statement on the IMF’s website, she said, “The war in Ukraine is devastating the lives of millions of people and severely affecting the Ukrainian economy. “The war and the unprecedented sanctions imposed on Russia are having far-reaching consequences. They come at a delicate time for Africa. Just as the global economy and the continent are beginning to recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, this new crisis threatens to undo some of that progress.“We discussed how to sustain Africa’s recovery—already lagging other regions— despite significant new obstacles. Africa is particularly vulnerable to impacts from the Ukraine war through four main channels—increased food prices, higher fuel prices, lower tourism revenues, and potentially more difficulty accessing international capital markets.”According to her, there are significant concerns about the limited domestic policy space to sustainably address the ongoing crises. She added that redoubling efforts to advance reforms that promote resilience is a priority for many countries.She said the Fund is ready to help any African countries address the repercussions of the war in terms of designing and implementing reforms through its policy advice, capacity development, and lending. Read AlsoRussia-Ukraine war: 12 latest developments you should knowUkraine: Premier League disqualifies Abramovich as Chelsea directorUkraine: Mayor abducted as Russian troops inch towards capitalGeorgieva said, “Recent reforms to the Fund’s lending toolkit provide greater flexibility to help meet financing needs.“I was also pleased by the ongoing strong interest from African countries in the proposed Resilience and Sustainability Trust, which we plan to have fully operational by the end of this year.” Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgTags: RUSSIA-UKRAINE WARjoin punch telegram channelKindly share this story:FOREX, BITCOIN AND BINARY TRADING: We help you professionally trade your forex, bitcoin and binary accounts for minimum 20% weekly profit. For details, visit www.standfx.com. Whatsapp +2348030797998Breaking!!! Nigerians can now earn in US Dollars by partnering with US based companies as affiliates, your compensation is paid directly to your bank account monthly. Click here to startTOP STORIESbrt, bamise niceBamise: Another lady reveals how arrested BRT driver wanted to rape her inside bus2023 RCCG’ll face moral crisis over Osinbajo, says Dele Momodu2023: RCCG’ll face moral crisis over Osinbajo, says Dele MomoduBabatunde IrukeraFG shuts illegal online banks, freezes business accountsDownload PUNCH NEWS app:Download The Punch News App for AndroidDownload The Punch News App for iOS Punch NewspapersSearch for:Search …NewsSportsMetro PlusPoliticsFeaturedLatest NewsBusinessBusiness & EconomyOpinionEntertainmentAuto FamousAuto PunchBarka Da SallahBarrier BreakersBreaking NewsBrexitColumnsCoronaAnti-corruptionBiafraBoko HaramCase ReviewCourt NewsCourt TriviaCampus ChampionCelebrityCity roundInterviewPanoramaOpinionSpecial FeaturesSpiceTechnologyFamous ParentEducationCartoonColumnsDiasporaAdvertise with usSubscribepunchng.com © 1971-2022 The Punch NewspaperAbout usAdvertise with usContactSocial media:
Operatives of Delta State Police Command have arrested a female suspected criminal who reportedly drugged a commercial motorcycle operator and stole his bike after becoming unconscious.PUNCH Metro gathered that the police effected the arrest following a report received by the Area Commander, Asaba, that on the 23rd of February, 2022, at about 1430hhrs, an okada rider (name withheld) carried a lady named Aisha Hassan and one other who pretended to be passengers to Kenu Guest House located at Bonsaac in the metropolis.On getting to the hotel, the victim stated that the lady brought out drink for them to drink unknown to him that sleeping pills and suspected hard drug had been injected into the drink.After drinking, he slept off and to his greatest surprise, when he woke up he discovered that his red coloured unregistered KC Sanya motorcycle with Engine No. 162FMJ510828953, chasis No. IPCKL11M1018611, valued at N330,000 had been stolen by the suspects.The Area Commander, Asaba, ACP Nuhu Hamidu, consequently detailed police detectives to investigate the incident and ensure that the suspects were arrested.The team went on an intelligence led investigation and arrested one of the suspects named Aisha Hassan.Investigation later revealed that her gang members took the motorcycle to an unknown destination.
Ovation Magazine boss, Dele Momodu, has warned the Redeemed Christian Church of God, saying it might face moral crisis if it supports Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the Presidential ambition he’s allegedly nursing.The PUNCH had earlier reported that the RCCG, headed by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had created the Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance to engage members willing to be involved in politics and “mobilise support for them when required”.The announcement led to speculations that the Church is gearing to mobilise support for the alleged Presidential ambition of Osinbajo who is one of its pastors.Reacting, RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, who spoke to Saturday PUNCH, said the newly created Office has nothing to do with the Vice-President or any person who may have political ambition in 2023.He said the Office was to sensitise members towards active politics as Christians cannot continue to stay off politics.However, Dele Momodu, in a post, titled, ‘My Kobo Advice To The Redeemed Christian Church Of God(RCCG),’ warned leaders of the Church, saying the easiest way to create trouble in Nigeria today is to attempt to mix religion with politics.He said, “Naturally, I feel that I owe it a duty to tell our Church leaders, and our Church in general, the Gospel truth and nothing but the absolute truth. In the light of my relationship with the RCCG, this duty is even more imperative and compelling. I believe the leaders of the RCCG have laboured so hard to build one of the most formidable churches in the world. Nothing must be done to inadvertently cause a cataclysmic storm in the House of God. And the easiest way to create trouble in Nigeria today is any attempt to mix religion with politics. It goes beyond lighting the blue touch paper. It is like combining some highly combustible ingredients together in a chemical laboratory. It is not just that the effect may not be too pleasant, it is that the result and consequences will be catastrophic. God forbid.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Saturday that he is finding it “hard to sleep at night” after his side’s dramatic Champions League capitulation against Real Madrid, but that he wants his team to take out their “rage” on their Ligue 1 opponents.The French giants led by two goals on aggregate in their last-16 tie with Real in midweek with less than half an hour to play.But Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick as PSG imploded at a raucous Santiago Bernabeu, adding another embarrassing loss to their collapses at the hands of Barcelona in 2017 and Manchester United in 2019.“How do I feel? Very upset,” Pochettino told a press conference ahead of his side’s league game against bottom club Bordeaux on Sunday.“I have rage, I feel a certain discomfort. It’s hard to sleep at night. But we have to take on our responsibilities and continue to think about the league.“Personally, mentally, I’m in the process of recovery. That doesn’t mean I’m not strong. I feel ready to fight and take up this challenge.”PSG’s ultras have called for the club’s management to resign for the first time since the Qatari takeover in 2011, citing the latest European failure.
National President of Ilorin Emirate Development Progressive Union, Alhaji Othman Otta and Professor of neuro-anatomy, Moyosore Ajao, have attributed the rising incidences of drug abuse and cultism in Ilorin, Kwara state capital to moral decadence and poor parental upbringing.Otta specifically, said that pockets of cult-related clashes in parts of the Ilorin metropolis were alien to the town which is noted for its Islamic scholarship and sophistication.Speaking at a public lecture on drug abuse and cybercrime organised by Ilorin Likeminds Foundation, the IEDPU president added that “substance abuse is being the recent upsurge in cult-related bloody street brawls in the metropolis”.He urged parents not to shrink in their responsibility in inculcating the age-long and venerated Ilorin Islamic culture in their wards.Speaking on drug abuse and ethics, Professor Ajoa, who is the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ilorin, said that “there is no community in Ilorin where we don’t have incidences of drug abuse”.
Britain on Friday slapped a fresh wave of sanctions on Moscow, targeting 386 members of Russia’s parliament who supported President Vladimir Putin’s devastating invasion of Ukraine.The new sanctions against members of Russia’s Duma, the lower house of parliament, ban them from travelling to Britain as well as accessing any assets they hold in the UK.The lawmakers were sanctioned after they voted in February to recognise the breakaway republics of Lugansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, providing a pretext for the war, Britain’s foreign ministry said.“We’re targeting those complicit in Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and those who support this barbaric war,” Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said.“We will not let up the pressure and will continue to tighten the screw on the Russian economy through sanctions.”