1. The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governor’s Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, has expressed worry over the fire which engulfed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Akure ahead of the Ondo State governorship election. Tambuwal, during the Ondo PDP campaign flag-off on Saturday, said the party suspected foul play by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in order to rig the poll.
2. Unknown gunmen, Saturday stormed Banigo Isile-Ogono community in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, shot sporadically and abducted several persons in a gory operation. Some of the abducted victims are identified as Sunny Hart, Thomas Allison and Theophilus Ibiama, among several others. Chairman of Bonny Local Government Council, David Irimagha and lawmaker representing Bonny Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Abinye Blessing Pepple, escaped being killed in the attack.
3. The Ogun State Police Command has threatened to deal with any member of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) who tries to protest the recent hike in fuel price as well as the increase in electricity tariff. The command, in a statement on Saturday, said it was in receipt of reliable intelligence that some disgruntled elements were bent on disturbing public peace in some parts of Ogun State, starting from Monday, September 14.
4. Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday, flagged off its campaign. The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, while advising the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking re-election against rigging, he emphasized that the outing of the party in Oyo State in 2019 where Governor Seyi Makinde defeated the ruling party will be repeated in Ondo come October 10.
5. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says organised labour will soon state their position on the hike in fuel and electricity price. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, said on Saturday that labour’s Central Working Committee (CWC) would meet and agree on appropriate action.
6. Labour Party (LP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the Edo State governorship poll as a template for his administration’s electoral reform agenda. Julius Abure, LP National Secretary, gave the advice at a press briefing in Benin on Saturday. He told Buhari to ensure that the election was free, fair and credible.
7. Security agencies on Saturday carried out ‘Show of Force’ to assure Edo residents of their preparedness for the governorship election. The poll will be next Saturday. Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police Force, the Department of State Services and others participated in the exercise.
8.The World Health Organisation, WHO, has approved three African Centres for Disease Control as specialized continental reference sequencing research laboratories for emerging pathogens. WHO in conjunction with the African Centre for Disease Control (ACDC) have selected Redeemer’s University African Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Nigeria; South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) and Kwazulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) in South Africa.
9. The Federal Government has rescheduled its meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress on the state of the economy to Tuesday. The meeting will be holding at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, disclosed this on Saturday.
10. Controversial On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, has apologized to the founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, over an old clip where he called the cleric bald-headed old fowl. Freeze took to his social media pages, to upload a video where he apologized to the pastor. Regretting his action, he said he did not intend to in any way dishonour, disrespect or disregard the person of the Bishop.
Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State has thoroughly warned its entire students against indecent dressing that it will no longer condone such act from its undergraduates of the institution.
The Senate of the institution has put rustication as a form of portends for any student involved in any form of indecent dressing.
The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.
The circular with reference number AD/ REG/CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .
According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.
“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.” school management informed the students.
Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits
Just on thursday, a team of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia road arrested a mother, her daughter, alongside another woman, for hiding petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the forest.
The Spokesman, Katsina Police Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the three suspects at the state police headquarters on Thurday.
The suspects, who admitted to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive order and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
“These women that you are seeing here were arrested along Jibia-Katsina road with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.
“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia forest but nemesis caught up with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.
“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the forest for the bandits.
“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters here in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.
“It may interest you to know that the suspects while confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.
Futhermore, SP Isah Gambo said “What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorcycle riders to buy the fuel for them in their motorcycle tanks from filling stations and then take it back to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorcycle tanks and then arrange them into bags like these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies while taking it to the forest to sell to bandits,”
Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023 presidential election – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari.
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023.
Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023.
The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna.
Moreover, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad.
“Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.”
Most Nigerians have talked against the North producing the country’s next president.
Against this backdrop, the Southeast has been clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president.
The Southern governors had currently insisted that their region should provide Nigeria’s next president.
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