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A female suspected Boko Haram member has been apprehended arrested on Sunday while attempting to bomb a mosque during worship in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State

The Nigerian Army Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Onyema Nwachukwu made this known, in a statement released in Maiduguri, explaining that some courageous civilians foiled the suicide bomb attack.

“What would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State has been successfully foiled today by vigilant members of the community’, he said.

“A female Boko Haram suicide bomber had infiltrated the mosque, while members were about to commence a prayer session but was detected when struggling to detonate a suicide vest strapped to her body. She was quickly restrained by the locals, arrested and handed over to troops at Azare’, Nwachukwu said.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he wrote four books during his imprisonment by the dictatorship regime of late Military Ruler, Sanni Abacha, adding that he also knew that Abacha would not be alive to release him from prison.

Obasanjo made this known on Saturday while speaking at the maiden edition of ASIS International, ASIS 206 Lagos Annual Leadership Retreat, held at the Marque Events Centre located in the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta,

He said while in prison he was optimistic that, he was going to regain freedom without the approval of the Abacha regime that jailed him for no course, adding that the prison experience also afforded him the opportunity to get closer to God.

Obasanjo while speaking on another development deplored the current insecurity in the country, and canvassed for effective leadership, good governance, development and strong value system within the context of our culture and tradition to address security challenges confronting the country as a nation.

The former President however backed for the move to review the act setting up the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to reduce security threats in the country, but with a caution that such review should be supported by effective monitoring and control.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has chided Governor Ayodele Fayose over his allegation that the party had colluded with the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun, to recruit the students of the university to act as Presiding Officers to rig the July 14 governorship election in favour of APC.

Penpushing reports that, Fayose was alleged to had on state media expressed alleged plan by All Progressives Congress(APC) to engage Soremekun to recruit his students to work as presiding officers to help rig the July 14, 2018 governorship poll in favour of APC.

The Governor was quoted to have said the Vice Chancellor of the university held a meeting with the Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Congress(APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, where the duo perfected strategies to recruit FUOYE students to work as presiding officers to help APC rig the poll.

However, the party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said the party was not surprised by that "spurious allegation" coming from the governor who had become jittery since APC conducted a peaceful and crisis-free primary election that produced Dr Kayode Fayemi as APC's candidate.

He said Fayose's current allegation was similar to his earlier blackmail of the Professor when the Governor alleged during Ondo State Governorship election that Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) had plotted to use Soremekun to announce a fake result declaring APC's candidate, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, as the winner.

Olatunbosun faulted Fayose's claim that Soremukun met with Fayemi in Abuja to plot the alleged recruitment of his students to be used during election as presiding officers to help APC rig the poll.

"This is not the first time that Fayose would blackmail Prof Soremekun of plot to help APC win election. Fayose did it during Ondo State Governorship election when he took to the media to accuse the Professor of conspiracy to help announce a fake result in favour of APC even when the innocent Professor was not anywhere near Nigeria at the time’.

Nigerian Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA), to take advantage of the state's competitive edge in rice production by setting up processing mills.

Saraki, who stated this when the leadership of the KWACCIMA visited him in Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, however commended the Chamber for improving the economy of Kwara State through their individual and collective effort.

He noted that there is need for close collaboration between the private sector and government to grow the economy by capitalizing on the policies of government aimed at diversifying the economy through agricultural production, especially rice farming and processing.

Saraki said: "This is an area that government has done a lot through the Central Bank by providing funding for both the farmers and industrialists that want to set up rice processing mills and industries.

"I think we are well positioned for rice production particularly in Kwara North. Let us look at this area through your Chamber to see how we can facilitate the setting up of rice processing mills.

"Definitely, my office will be ready to work with you to see that Kwara State gets its own fair share in the support that the Federal Government and the Central Bank are doing in providing funding in this area," he said.

He stated that a major focus of the 8th National Assembly has been in how to reduce the bottlenecks in the economy by improving laws to bring about the ease of doing business.

He said that the passage of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) Bill by the Senate during the week will help a lot of Nigerian companies going forward.

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has said that he would unveil the identity of his choice candidate to take over from him after the Ramadan period, adding that the preferred successor must come from Ogun West Senatorial District of the State.

Amosun made this known on Saturday at the State Congress of All Progressives Congress(APC), held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, adding that his successor will also surpass his achievements which cover a period of eight years.

‘Don’t worry, I will disclosed my choice successor after Ramadan, and I also maintain my position that, the party has conceded to the fact that, the person to take over from me will and must come from Ogun West Senatorial District’, he said.

The Governor while explaining that, his successor will surpass his achievements said this will be possible because before leaving office, his administration would have increase and improve on his Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from N8billion to N10billion.

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has said that he would unveil the identity of his choice candidate to take over from him after the Ramadan period, adding that the preferred successor must come from Ogun West Senatorial District of the State.

Amosun made this known on Saturday at the State Congress of All Progressives Congress(APC), held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, adding that his successor will also surpass his achievements which cover a period of eight years.

‘Don’t worry, I will disclosed my choice successor after Ramadan, and I also maintain my position that, the party has conceded to the fact that, the person to take over from me will and must come from Ogun West Senatorial District’, he said.

The Governor while explaining that, his successor will surpass his achievements said this will be possible because before leaving office, his administration would have increase and improve on his Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from N8billion to N10billion.

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