The 241 Reece Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Nguru, Yobe has sanctioned two soldiers for their involvement in the killing of an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami, along Nguru-Gashua road in Yobe.
The uproar which threw the community off balance has several Islamic groups calling for the investigation and punishment of the suspects.
President Muhammadu Buhari had also joined in mourning the cleric as he gave army authorities order to ensure justice for the deceased.
Speaking with newsmen, Acting Commanding Officer of the battalion, Lt. Col. Ibrahim Osabo assured that justice will be served for the assassinated scholar shortly after the suspects were de-kited in Nguru.
“You are all aware of what happened a week ago where the two service personnel of this unit went out and committed atrocity and the Nigerian Police personnel arrested them.
“Thanks to Almighty Allah we are able to do the needful. We initiated military police investigation together with the Nigerian Police.
“The outcome of the investigation gave us the latitude to sanction the suspects accordingly and they are now officially dismissed regiment from the Nigerian Army,” Osabo said.
Osabo disclosed that the dismissed men have been handed to the Nigeria Police force for civil prosecution, noting that the former military personnel acted on their own accord and their actions has since been condemned by the Nigerian Military.
The Nigeria Labour Congress have protested the continued faceoff between Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The members in solidarity with ASUU over the lingering strike held protests in strategic places across the country.
In Lagos, the state chapter arrived at the Ikeja Under Bridge and marched peacefully to the Lagos State Governor’s office.
Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions, Nigerian Union of Teachers, and other affiliate unions of NLC were at the protest
It would be recalled that ASUU embarked on strike on February 14, after the Federal Government failed to implement the 2009 ASUU/FG Agreement on modalities to fund the country’s public university education.
The demands raised by ASUU include release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.
Tobi Amusan against all odds emerged as the winner of the 100m race at the world championships on Monday.
She did not just win , she won in record time, winning in 12.06 seconds to become the first Nigerian Champion in the history of the competition.
Her journey has been noteworthy to say the least.
She missed out on a podium finish during last year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo after coming fourth in the final, at the previous Games in Rio, Brazil she ended up in 14th position, after reaching the semi-finals.
At her previous appearances at the World Championships 2017 and 2019, she finished 14th and fourth respectively.
The 25-year old athlete was an African and commonwealth champion , but it was her time to shine on the biggest stage of all, gliding past hurdles, leaving her competitors in her stride.
She showed the world signs of what to come in the semi-finals when she clocked an extraordinary 12.12secs to smash the former world record of 12.20secs held by Keni Harrison of the United States since 2016.
She beat Jamaica’s Britany Anderson (12.23secs) to silver, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (Puerto Rico), who also finished in 12.23secs claimed bronze, after a photo-finish separated her and Anderson.
“The goal was to come out and to win this gold,” Amsan said.
“I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships. You know, the goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So, the world record is a bonus.”
“And I am thankful. Before the final, I just tried to stay calm and do my best. I took a deep breath knowing that I have some goals to accomplish and it worked pretty good. I knew it was very fast but not this fast.”
Her achievement received wide commendations in Nigeria and beyond .
Amusan was born in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State on April 27, 1997, the 5ft1in athlete shone at inter-house sports and inter-schools competitions, while attending Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode.
A young Amusan, was already showing promising signs when she won a silver medal at the 2013 African Youth Championships in Warri . She also claimed gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa. In 2015, while making her African Games debut as an 18-year-old, she won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles.
In 2016, she moved to the US and as a freshman for The University of Texas at El Paso, Amusan became the university’s second athlete to be named C-USA Female Track Athlete of The Year – since UTEP joined C-USA – after winning gold in both the 100m hurdles and the 200m.
The following year, she represented Nigeria at the World Championships in London, where she managed a semi-final finish.
She first shone outside Africa at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, when she took everyone by surprise and beat 2015 world champion Danielle Willians to claim the gold.
She also won a bronze medal in the 4X100m relay with teammates Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare and Rosemary Chukwuma.
In the same year, she won her first African Championships title in her specialist event and a gold medal in the 4X100m relay in Asaba
On November 7, 2016 she wrote on Twitter page, “Unknown now, but soon I will be UNFORGETTABLE…I will persist until I SUCCEED.”
6 years later , Amusan’s prophecy becomes a reality , she has etched her name in the history books forever.
The Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds to the tune of N80bn.
The incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the EFCC , Wilson Uwujaren, adding that the AGF was picked up after failing to honour an invitation .
The agency further stated that Idris siphoned funds through various fake consultancies and other illegitimate means using family and friends.
The statement read in part, “Operatives of the EFCC on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested the serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80bn.
“The commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
“The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja. Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.”