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Students Flee As Bandits Gun Down 13 In Zamfara Community
Some students who were studying at a secondary school in Damaga community, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, fled on Wednesday when armed bandits struck.
Residents said dozens of unidentified armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire immediately.
At least 13 people were reportedly killed in the attack while cows were also rsutled. “They arrived at the community around 1pm and started shooting people. Students were taking lessons at the Day Secondary School in the community but on sighting the armed criminals, they abandoned the classrooms and scampered for safety”
APC Senator: Buhari Is Not Happy With Revenue-Generating Agencies
Senator Solomon Adeola, (APC, Lagos West), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not happy with revenue generating-agencies in the country.
Adeola, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, made the claim while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said the Senate is interested in establishing what accrued to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) through the revenue generating agencies, how the monies were spent, approvals obtained and the balance in the account. He added that no reconciliation had been carried out since the launch of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
Wike Mocks Amaechi, Says ‘I Taught Him A Lesson In Politics’
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says he has taught the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, a lesson in politics.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, his Special Assistant (Media), Kevin Ebiri, quoted the governor as saying despite Amaechi’s opposition to his political ambition, he has been able to get elected twice as governor.
“They said we will not be Governor, we taught them a lesson in politics. In 2015, they said over their dead body will we be Governor, I’m looking for the dead body. 2019 they said we will not be Governor, that they are in power. I said you are not in power, God is in power. We defeated them. They are small kids in politics,” he said.
NLC To N/Assembly: Withdraw Minimum Wage Bill Or Face Nationwide Strike
The peaceful protests across the states took a new turn yesterday with leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) threatening to embark on a nationwide strike over the plan to move minimum wage from the exclusive to the concurrent list.
If the bill scales through, states would have the power to determine what to pay their workers without recourse to the national minimum wage.
The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, however, faulted the ongoing protest, saying the bill is in line with its clamour for restructuring. But Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on its part, canvassed for dialogue between the contending parties. NLC had on Wednesday urged the National Assembly to withdraw the bill or face a nationwide strike.
2023: Ekiti Assembly Endorses Fayemi For Presidency
Ekiti State House of Assembly has endorsed Governor Kayode Fayemi for the 2023 presidential election.
Fayemi, a second-term governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is, however, yet to formally declare for the presidency, Daily Trust reports.
He is the second governor to be endorsed by his state assembly. The first is Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who was endorsed by the state Assembly recently. The Ekiti lawmakers endorsed Fayemi on Wednesday when members of a group, ‘Our Belief Project’, visited the assembly.
With Faith We Will Overcome National Challenges — Gbajabiamila
Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has said with common resolve and faith in God, Nigeria would overcome the challenges bedevilling it.
He stated this on Wednesday in Abuja while declaring open a three-day capacity building workshop for legislative aides organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS).
The speaker, who was represented by the Deputy House Leader, Peter O. Akpatason, said the relevance of continuous capacity development for legislators, parliamentary staff as well as aides was predicated on the centrality of the legislature as the most important democratic political institution.
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