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California bans National Guard from following Trump’s orders at the Mexican border telling troops not to fly drones or even fix Border Patrol vehicles

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California has rejected Donald Trump’s plan for National Guard troops to be deployed to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement.

Two US officials told The Associated Press that California has said its National Guard will not do work too closely tied to immigration enforcement. Donald Trump’s order deploying troops to the Mexican border is considered closely tied to immigration, and as such, California has banned its troops from complying.

The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras, to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

The stance puts California on a collision course with Donald Trump who has called up but not federalized the National Guard and deployed units to the Mexican border.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown

Just last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown received praise from President Donald Trump last week after he pledged 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006. Brown’s commitment allowed Trump to boast support from all four border-state governors.

However, Brown, a Democrat, based his support on the condition that California’s troops have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. He was not specific about jobs his troops would or would not perform or how he would distinguish between immigration-related work and going after criminal gangs and drug and gun smugglers.

California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan said Monday that the state was awaiting a formal response from the administration and had no additional details beyond the governor’s proposed agreement released last week that includes a ban on immigration enforcement.

Talks between U.S. and California officials about the duties the California troops would perform soured Friday and over the weekend after state authorities told federal officials that they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs outlined for an initial phase across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the U.S. officials said.

In spite of California’s stance, the other border-state governors – all Republicans – have openly embraced Trump’s plans.

White House is yet to react to the new move

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Cultists threaten Governor Ben Ayade over detained members

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The Special Adviser on Administration to Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade, Mark Obi, has confirmed that a cult group in the state has been sending threat messages to the governor and other top officials in government.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hafiz Inuwa Mohammed, said he also confirmed receiving a similar threat.

Other government and security dignitaries listed for assassination by the two cult groups included the 13 Brigade commander of Nigerian Army Calabar, the state Attorney General/ Commissioner for Justice, the Chief judge, the Chief Registrar, and Dr Frank Ayade, younger brother of the governor.Cultists threaten Governor Ben Ayade over detained members

The cultists were said to have asked those threatened to produce their members who were detained during the aftermath of the last bye-election in the Obudu State Constituency election.

One of the threat letters from the cult groups to the government read:

“Just watch out and see what is going to happen to you shortly. We have mobilized our boys and ammunitions for this assignment. And you have no where to hide. It is just a matter of time”

President of Clans Club International, Fred Obeten, who addressed journalists in Calabar yesterday, cautioned the Virkings and Skilo groups which, he said, issued the threats, against taking the laws into their hands.

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Flood submerges five communities, rice mill in Benue State

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Flood submerges five communities, rice mill in Benue State

The Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency(BSEMA), Emmanuel Shior said on Wednesday that the rampaging flood has submerged five communities in Agatu and other parts of Makurdi, the state capital.

Shior disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Makurdi on the current flood situation in the state, adding that Rice Mill and other settlements on the banks of River Benue were also affected. He said that the state government had taken proactive measures, including setting up a committee to sensitise the people of the state on the dangers ahead.

He said that the committee consists of officials drawn from SEMA, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Information and other stakeholders in the state. Shior said that SEMA, in conjunction with NEMA and other stakeholders, had embarked on an awareness campaign in the media, churches and Mosques. He said that the campaign was intended to encourage residents of flood prone areas to relocate to safer areas.

The BSEMA boss said that the latest check with a guage showed that the water level at the River Benue had risen to 11 metres, barely one meter to its maximum level. According to him, the water has virtually reached the level that caused flooding in 2012, during which most parts of the state were submerged. He advised residents to steer clear from the river because of the high level, saying that 12 metres was the highest level that could cause disaster in any state.

He said that centres in the state, including the International Market, had been prepared to accommodate displaced persons. In his remark, Mr Lugard Slaku , the Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for North Central, said that 12 states, including Benue, had been listed as most threatened by flood in the country.

“So we have come with a team trained by NEMA to collaborate with SEMA to assess the situation, check the available facilities and gaps and report back to the head office for additional resources, where needed.” Slaku said.

Slaku said that while NEMA, SEMA and other stakeholders were working hard to ensure prompt response to distres calls, the people must cooperate with government to prevent avoidable disaster.

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Video of dancing senator, Ademola Adeleke, dishing hot steps at PDP rally in Osun state

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Video of dancing senator, Ademola Adeleke, dishing hot steps at PDP rally in Osun state

Senator Adeleke doing what he loves best..

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