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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Daily News Roundup...

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, said he would be committed to the development of the country if elected the president of Nigeria in the forthcoming presidential election. Speaking during his Ondo rally yesterday, Obi pledged to be prudent in the management of public funds while in office.

The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has emerged as the major minority party in the Gombe State House of Assembly after the defection of the member representing Kaltungo West constituency, Bashir Yakubu Barau, who joined NNPP from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday.


. Former President Goodluck Jonathan has admonished the political class to allow the judiciary to perform its constitutional functions, saying politicians get blinded when they get power. Jonathan gave the admonition yesterday at a book presentation/reception in Bayelsa State.


The Peoples Democratic Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress in Imo have disagreed over Governor Hope Uzodimma’s scorecard within his three years in office. While the PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Collins Opurozor, said Uzodimma’s three years were enmeshed in economic stagnation, mass penury, insecurity and infrastructural decay, the APC Publicity Secretary, Mr Cajetan Duke, dismissed the statement.


. Police in Kwara State have rescued 41 children comprising 22 boys and 19 girls who were being trafficked to Ilorin, the state capital from Kontagora in Niger State. The children aged between five and 15 years were intercepted at Oko Olowo along Ilorin-Jebba Expressway while trying to board a vehicle to take them to their destination in Ilorin in the early hours of Saturday.


 Gunmen on Friday in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State killed two members of a vigilante group in the community. It was gathered that the incident which happened on Thursday night led to the burning of tyres along the major streets at Amukpe by angry youths in protest of the continued insecurity in the town.


 The home of the Spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Ugochinyere was attacked at Akokwa, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State. Three persons, including an uncle to the spokesperson, were killed in the attack.


  . Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State has called for the immediate and unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the detention facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) since 2021. He further pledged to stand surety for the secessionist.


 Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle says his administration has found 199 ghost doctors on the payroll of the state government. He said the state government was paying salaries for “280 doctors but there are 81 medical doctors” in the state in reality.


Lagos State Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Seme Police Division, CSP Salami Mojeed, on Tuesday reportedly slumped and died in his office.
The deceased is said to have complained of headache and visited the hospital on the same day. But was still feeling unwell after his return.

It was reported the DPO instructed his orderly to inform the Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, to come to his office, as he wanted to leave but not without handing over official proceedings to the DCO.
The orderly, however, returned to meet him on the floor, gasping for breath. He was later confirmed dead by Badagry General Hospital where he was rushed to.
Confirming the incident in a tweet on Friday, the Lagos State Police spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin, announced the DPO’s passage.

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1 comment:

  1. The way and manner people slump and died of cardiac arrest in Nigeria or suddenly is becoming increasingly alarming and people need to take care of their health and wellbeing by eating healthy, doing exercise and cut down on their liquor consumption


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