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1. Workers across the country, yesterday, trooped out en-masse to picket the National Assembly in Abuja and other 36 states’ House of Assemblies over a plan to move minimum wage from the Exclusive List.

2. There was chaos on the Benin-Ore expressway, yesterday, following a blockade at Ofosu by angry petroleum tankers and other articulated vehicle drivers over the killing of two of their members by suspected Fulani herdsmen Tuesday night. The killer herdsmen were said to have also made away with an undisclosed amount of money from the drivers.

3. The House of Representatives, yesterday, charged the government to halt the appropriation and disbursement of £4.2 million recovered by the British government from former Delta State governor, James Ibori. The resolution was made following a motion by Ndudi Elumelu, which contended that the funds ought to be refunded to Delta State for developmental purposes.

4. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Wednesday, testified before the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, in an alleged N1.4bn subsidy fraud suit against an oil company, Nadabo Energy.

5. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, held a closed-door meeting with the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in a bid to resolve the political crisis in Imo State.

6. The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba on Wednesday, disclosed that the organized labour will embark on an indefinite strike if the bill to remove minimum wage from Exclusive Legislative List to Concurrent Legislative List is allowed to pass.

7. Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and other governors, yesterday received their jabs of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in their various states.

8. The Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, yesterday, revealed that bandits killed 937 persons in the State last year. According to the Commissioner in charge of the ministry Samuel Aruwan, 1,972 residents were also kidnapped in 2020.

9. 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 reportedly attacked the school, killing about 13 persons.

10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 394 new cases of COVID-19 in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The development brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 159,646.

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Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing 

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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.

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Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits

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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,”

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Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023 presidential election – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders

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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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