Today’s Headlines: To End Abductions Buhari Must Sponsor Bandits –Gumi, Resign Now –PDP To Uzodinma

To End Kidnapping Buhari Must Sponsor Bandits –Sheikh Gumi

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Sheik Ahmad Gumi, a revered Islamic cleric, has advised the Federal Government to support splinter groups among bandits in order to put an end to mass abductions of schoolchildren.

Gumi, who spoke to The PUNCH on the phone on Wednesday about the kidnapping of 200 Islamiyya schoolchildren in Niger State’s Rafi Local Government Area, said many bandits were open to dialogue and that the government could use them to fight the “ugly ones.”

“We are always trying to do our best, but you see, you need two hands to shake,” he explained.

You are aware that these people (bandits) require engagements from the government itself. It is a problem if you talk to them without involving the government.

Resign Now –PDP To Uzodinma

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chapter in Imo State has demanded that Governor Hope Uzodinma resign immediately due to insecurity in the state.

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Mr Charles Ugwuh, the party’s State Chairman, made the announcement at a news conference in Owerri yesterday.

Ugwuh stated that the PDP was concerned about the worsening state of insecurity in Imo and the escalation of “state militarization.”

According to him, the governor had demonstrated his inability to protect Imo people’s lives and property.

The governor should resign for failing to protect lives and property, Our party finds it too concerning that innocent civilians and security personnel are mowed down on a daily basis,” he said.

Bandits Grouping In Kano Forests –Ganduje Cries To Military

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says bandits have gathered in the state’s forests and turned them into hideouts.

He specifically mentioned Falgore Forest, claiming that he came to seek the army’s assistance before the bandits carried out their dangerous mission.

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According to the governor, the bandits may be planning an attack on the state’s citizens.

Ganduje spoke Thursday at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, where he met with the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, and the Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen.

Farouk Yahaya; Oladayo Amao, Chief of Air Staff; and Vice Admiral A.Z. Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff.

VP Worry Over Rate Of Youth Unemployment

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed concern about the country’s rising rate of unemployment among recent graduates.

Osinbajo stated that the government was concerned and that the problem would be addressed.

He stated, unemployment is a major issue, particularly among young people.

Every year, two million young people enter the labor force. We must absolutely create good-paying jobs and opportunities for these young people.”

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This is a difficult task made more difficult by numerous employability issues, such as a mismatch and job losses as a result of digitalization.”

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