BREAKING NEWS in Nigeria This Night

Buhari leaves Abuja for Kenya, London for two-week medical checkup

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said Buhari’s trip to Kenya was sequel to an invitation extended to him by his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta,

The theme of the Special Session is“Strengthening UNEP For The Implementation Of The Environmental Dimension Of The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development.”

According to the organisers of the event, “for 50 years, UNEP has coordinated a worldwide effort with Member States to address the world’s biggest environmental challenges.

”Member States are vital partners in formulating UNEP’s policy, implementing UNEP’s programme and championing solutions to our shared environmental challenges.

[email protected] is a time to reflect on the past and envision the future.

”It provides an opportunity to reinvigorate international cooperation and spur collective action to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. No country or continent can solve these global crises alone.

”But each nation has a crucial role to play in protecting our people and planet.”

According to Adesina, Buhari is expected to deliver the National Statement of the country and participate in High Level Dialogue Sessions on the Environment at the event.

He added that the president would be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, National Security Adviser, and retired Maj.Gen Babagana Monguno.

Others on the trip include Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai, and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Adesina also said that from Kenya, the president would proceed to London for ”routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.”

2023: Tinubu Set To End Fight With Aregbesola

Reports have it that presidential aspirant

and the minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola are set to bury their hatchet ahead of the 2023 election.

According to Vanguard, highly placed sources have said that stakeholders in Yorubaland, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, and some influential leaders of thought in Nigeria are making efforts to bring the duo back together.

The reconcilluation is said to be paramount for the success of the APC in the upcoming governorship election in Osun State and the 2023 general presidential election.

The source said: “I can say authoritatively that reconciliation efforts to close the rank between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola are underway, and already beginning to yield positive results. I am confident that sooner than expected, the two APC chieftains will embrace each other and continue to work together as brothers.

“The truce is being arranged to ensure that the matter is put to rest as fast as possible in the overall interest of the Yoruba people and the APC victory in the forthcoming Osun governorship election. It is a top priority, and there is no doubt that the reconciliation will pacify the aggrieved parties.”

12 passengers burnt to death in Kano auto crash

At least 12 persons were confirmed burnt to death in a fatal auto crash on Monday along the Kano-Zaria highway in Kano State.

The Kano State Fire Service said the incident involving two commercial buses occurred at Tsamawa town in Garun Mallam Local Government Area of the state, about 40 kilometres away from the city’s capital.

Spokesman to the service Saminu Yusuf stated that the accident hit the sleeping town when two buses went up in flames after colliding with each other.

“Our men from Kura reached the area at about 15:12 hours and found that two commercial vehicles, a Hiace bus had collided with a J5 and both with unknown registration numbers were engulfed in fire.

“12 persons were involved; 11 in the Hiace bus which was coming from Zaria road to Kano and one person inside the J5 heading towards Zaria from Kano. All victims were rescued unconscious and found dead by the Fire Service. Their names and ages have not been identified,” Saminu noted.

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