Today’s Headlines: They Claim Buhari Has Done Nothing—Gutteres, Not So;FG Reconnects Bombed Train Line
By Jay Wasinda (self media writer)
They Claim Buhari Has Done Nothing—Gutteres, Not So
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Yoruba people of the South west Nigeria have a popular saying: when a child rejects instructions given at home, it is only from outside that such child is trained.
And that was exactly what happened on Tuesday/Wednesday, this week, when United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres visited Nigeria as part of a three nations African tour. He made it known that it was “a visit of solidarity with Nigerians, particularly the victims affected by terrorism.”
The UN’s Scribe was visiting Nigeria for the very first time, and he had probably fallen for the antics propagated by the Western media, and some unpatriotic set of Nigerians who have nothing good to say about their own country. They even visit the UN and parliaments of leading countries of the world, in a bid to de-market Nigeria.
Gutteres probably had the thought he was coming to a country where hopelessness and despondency is the major order of the day. He started from Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, which was once the epicenter of Boko Haram insurgency in the country. When he saw what the Muhammadu Buhari administration, in conjunction with the Babagana Zulum government had done, it resulted in quick rethink.
FG Reconnects Bombed Train Line
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Federal Government through Nigeria Railway Corporation on Thursday announced that it had successfully reconnected the Kaduna-Abuja Train Service line which was bombed by terrorists on March 28, 2022 in Kaduna.
The Fedaeral government had made this public just as domestic airlines raised alarm on Thursday over the recent hike in aviation fuel and its major impact on airfares if it remains unchecked.
A statement issued by the NRC and made available to our correspondent in Abuja stated that major track work on the rail line had been completed, adding that services would soon resume on the line.
The statement read in part, “In our concerted efforts at restoring the AKTS tracks corridor for resumption of service soonest, please note the latest updates: the connection of the AKTS line has been achieved.
Tinubu, Osinbajo Groups Differ Over S-West Meeting
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In LAGOS Two groups that are promoting presidential bid of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday were at each others’ throats over proposed meeting of South West aspirants contesting under the platform of the party.
While the Director-General of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Our Choice 2023, BATOC23, Dr. Ayo Owoade, described the meeting as a necessity to keep the zone in a vantage position to pick the ticket, the Convener of Progressive Lawyers for Osinbajo, PLO, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, alleged that the meeting had been prepared to favour a particular aspirant.
The meeting, slated for Lagos today, is convened by former governors of Osun and Ogun states, Bisi Akande and Olusegun Osoba, as well as other party stakeholders.
Disquiet Over Deceased’s Burial As Families Await Autopsy
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The burial of Yetunde Balogun, who allegedly poisoned herself in Ilorin, Kwara State, has generated a fresh controversy between the families of the husband and that of the deceased.
Yetunde, who was survived by her two children, was accused by her husband family to have poisoned herself over disagreement with her hubby, Dare.
But another narration claimed she was allegedly poisoned by her mother-in-law because she was a Christian.
However, fresh fact uncovered by City & Crime revealed that Yetunde accepted Islam after her marriage which did not go down well with her family.
As a result, her burial had become another subject of controversy between the two families over her final resting place.
“Family of the deceased’s wanted her to be buried in Osun, her home state but unfortunately that did not go down well with the family of the husband who wanted to monitor her burial properly in line with the Islamic injunctions having converted before her death,” a source in the know confided in our correspondent.
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