Boko Haram Strikes Again In Borno:
As the country continues to grapple with insurgency attacks in the northern region, again, the Boko Haram fighters, in a fresh wave of attacks, invaded Damasak town in Borno State on Saturday, setting fire on United Nations facilities and forcing humanitarian workers to flee for their lives.
The terrorists which came in their numbers with gun trucks set fire to the UN office and to at least three other international humanitarian agency.
However, it was gathered that before they set fire on UN hub in the town and three other buildings belonging to other aid organisations, the terrorists first embarked on a looting spree and carted away aid supplies meant for the Internally Displaced Persons.
Meanwhile the Nigerian ground troops with aerial supports from air taskforce are said to be currently engaging the terrorists in Damasak, with the NAF aircraft dropping bombs on the terrorists’ targets while ground troops have stationed themselves in strategic locations exchanging fire.
Consequently, while reacting, many people have called on the Federal Government to seek foreign help if need be in order to win the war against the dreaded group, as the war us taking too long.
Doctors Suspends Strike:
Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) who went on a nationwide strike 11 days ago to press on their demands, have now suspended the strike.
Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, President of the association revealed that the strike was suspended after meetings with various stakeholders in the health sector.
The decision to suspend the strike came after the signing of a new agreement with the federal government, concerning issues raised in NARD’s 13-point demand.
The Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had promised to address the issues raised by the doctors, including salary arrears and owed allowances.
Okhuaihesuyi said, “We suspended the strike about one hour ago. We are responsible to Nigerians, the government has acceded to some demands.”
Recall that the doctors’ strike has paralysed activities across public hospitals in the country, leading relatives to relocate patients from affected facilities
Another Group Endorses Yahaya Bello:
As the race to Aso Rock begins to gather momentum by the day, even though the presidential election is still two years away, the alleged aspiration of Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello to become the next president received boost on Saturday, after a group, the Inter-Tribal Association of Nigeria (ITAN) endorsed him for the 2023 Presidency.
The group, which comprised different tribes and religions drawn from all parts of the country, said it took the decision to throw it weight behind the Governor, after they had examined many aspiring candidates who showed interests either publicly or otherwise in joining the 2023 presidential race and found out that Bello is the only one who has the competency to navigate the country to a greater height.
Jabir Maiturare, Secretary of the group, made this known on Saturday in Kaduna. In his words, he said: "After our consultation and review of personalities who think they have what it takes to lead the country, we resolved to advocate for Bello, who is a youth and capable of taking Nigeria to the promised land."
Maiturare added that another reason why Bello is the best choice, was that the Governor has always expanded the scope of youths and women participation in governance.
But in your thoughts, do you agree that Governor Yahaya Bello is the best choice for 2023 presidency ?