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The Brief: NDA attack; growing poultry, closing assemblies

Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna was a bastion of security – until Tuesday, when gunmen breached its perimeter fence, made straight to the officers living quarters and began shooting sporadically. Two senior officers were killed and another abducted.

Meet Sambo Saminaka, who started out as an okada rider running a backyard poultry on the side. What started with 100 birds is now a 40,000-bird operation in multiple locations.

The federal government is starting inspection of 54 car assembly plants around the country, and there is fear that some might face closure.

If NDA, where not?

Banditry in Nigeria has reached a new level with a group of bandits attacking the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), killing two officers and abductimg another.

Nigerians have been asking: if a facility like this could be attacked, where in the country is safe? This is the question Nigeria Daily asks. Listen to or download the podcast here.

Police brutality victims petition Osinbajo

Some victims of police brutality in Taraba have sent a petition to the National Economic Council (NEC) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over alleged non-payment of compensation to them.

According to a copy of the petition made available to Daily Trust, the victims expressed dismay that several months after their petitions were attended to by the panel set up to hear complaints of police and other security agents brutality, they have not been paid any compensation.

Inside the plot to impeach Kebbi speaker

Fresh facts have emerged on how the members of Kebbi State House of Assembly impeached the speaker and his deputy, Ismaila Abdulmumuni Kamba and Muhammadu Buhari Aliero, respectively.

Our correspondent reports that the mace, the symbol of authority of the parliament, was taken from the speaker’s office in the early hours of Tuesday.

Okada rider who grew poultry from 100 to 40,000 birds

Alhaji Gambo Saminaka is a popular poultry farmer based in Saminaka, Kaduna State.

In this interview, he reveals how he started his poultry farm with about 100 birds but grew to be the biggest poultry business in the area with over 40,000 birds operating in multiple locations presently.

NALDA opens hatchery with 30,000 birds in Yobe

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority has said a total of 30,000 birds have been supplied to its poultry farm estate in Dasamu Village, Jakusko Local Government Area of Yobe State.

The farm is expected to produce hatchable eggs that will not only serve the state but other intended farmers in neighbouring states.

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Inspection of car assembly plants sparks fear of closures

There are mixed feelings in the automotive sector over the impending inspection of the automobile manufacturing and assembly plants by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Daily Trust can report.

There are fears that the majority of the assembly plants may be delisted over suspicion that “they are not doing what they claim to be doing.” Our correspondent reports that the inspection exercise of the automobile manufacturing and assembly plants currently operating in Nigeria was to have started on Monday.

Lawyers give IGP 14 days to release Gloria Okolie

The chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law, NBA-SPIDEL, Dr Monday Ubani, has handed down a 14-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to either charge Gloria Okolie to court or grant her unconditional release.

Okolie is a female student arrested and detained by the police while on her way to write her JAMB examinations.

Team Nigeria dazzles at Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony

Team Nigeria Paralympians shone brightly yesterday as they donned their green and white attires to the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Team Nigeria’s Chef De Mission who is also the Acting Director of Planning, Monitoring, and Information in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Peter Nelson said the Paralympics athletes know what is at stake in Tokyo and the aspirations of Nigerians.

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