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Things you need to know today wednesday 09/11/2022



1. The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has called for psychiatric evaluation of governorship and presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 elections. The professional body also said medical tests of the candidates would provide a comprehensive view of the state of the body system of those aspiring to hold political offices in the country.

2. Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, has written to the Nigerian Governors Forum to request a meeting in order to decongest jails around the country. This was made known to our correspondent by the Minister’s Media Adviser, Sola Fasure, on Tuesday.

3. An FCT High Court, yesterday, convicted Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for contempt of court. The development followed the failure of the EFCC to comply with a court order asking it to return a Range Rover and the sum of N40 million to the applicant in a suit.

4. The National Operations Controller of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Mike Osatuyi, says the only realistic pump price of petrol is between N200 and N210 per litre. Osatuyi said the Federal Government’s pricing template that fixed pump price at N169 per litre of petrol is grossly unrealistic when landing cost of the fuel at the station is N194 per litre.

5. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday proposed a budget draft of N179.7 billion for the 2023 fiscal year to the House of Assembly. Ortom, while presenting the N179,750bn estimate before the lawmakers, intimated that of the amount, N106.1bn would be expended on recurrent expenditure.

6. The Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation has boasted that the presidential candidate would win the elections, even as it declared that the presidential candidate has the support of the five aggrieved governors. Its spokesman, Senator Dino Melaye, who spoke in a television programme in Abuja, claimed that some of the aggrieved governors would work for Atiku’s election.

7. The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to file its response to a fresh suit seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over alleged breach of section 90(3) of the Electoral Act.

8. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed for the understanding of students, parents and concerned Nigerians as it continues to explore legal options to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute with the Federal Government without compromising the interests and welfare of the country’s intellectuals.

9. Fourteen passengers were killed in a tragic auto crash which occurred in Kano State, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) announced yesterday. The accident occurred around 7.30pm on Sunday night at Rege village, by Antukuwani, along Gaya-Wudil Highway, some 45 kilometres away from the metropolitan area.

10. Terrorists on Tuesday abducted a Catholic Priest in Kaduna State, Rev. Fr. Abraham Kunat. Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, Reverend Joseph John Hayab, confirmed the abduction saying a lot was happening in the sSate unreported.


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Gunmen kill Police Inspector in Aba



Suspected members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, have been accused of killing a police Inspector at Ndiegoro Police Station in Aba, Abia State.

The incident reportedly happened at about 12:30 pm on Tuesday in Ohanku Road, Iheorji junction in Aba.

During the incident, two of the attackers were neutralized by the police in the ensuing gunfight.

NAN disclosed that the Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident.

Ogbonna said some policemen from Ndiegoro Police Station were on patrol around Iheorji when they came under attack by people suspected to be ESN/IPOB members.

“During a gun duel, one of the Policemen paid the supreme price while two of the gunmen were neutralized.

“As they shot the policeman, they also collected his Police AK-47 riffle”, he said.

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BBTitans: I don’t enjoy sex, I am bisexual – Nana



Big Brother Titans housemate, Nana has said that she does not enjoy sex.

Nana revealed this during a conversation with Yvonne and Olivia.

She also disclosed that she is bisexual and had do a lot of dirty things to survive.

“Because I want money, I’ve met a lot of men in different sizes. So even if you are what, I have met your size. Just do the whatever and stand up.

“I don’t enjoy sex, I don’t feel it. It got f*cked up when I had to start doing women. You Know when I said I’m bisexual?” she said.

Meanwhile, Nelisa had earlier revealed that Tsatsii is bisexual.

She said Teatsii has started showing her bisexual side.


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Zamfara police arrest 2 gunrunners, recover 325 rounds of live ammunition, AK47 rifles



Tactical operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have arrested two gun runners, Emmanuel Emmanuel and his female counterpart, Nana Ibrahim along Gusau – Wanke – Dansadau road, conveying 325 rounds of live ammunition and 1 Magazine for Ak 47 rifle.

A press statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, S P Mohammed Shehu said the arrest was sequel to intelligence information received about the supply of the exhibits from Benue State to an undisclosed bandit’s camp in Zamfara State.

“Spot search by the operatives led to the recovery of the above exhibits. In the course of interrogation, suspects confessed to having engaged in several gun-running businesses with bandits operating in Zamfara and other neighbouring states. Efforts are ongoing to apprehend their partners and charge them to court for prosecution.”

The statement noted that the commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf has assured the sustained commitment of the Police to protect lives and property and urged the public to collaborate with the security agencies in this regard.

The Commissioner appealed to law-abiding citizens of the State to always give vital information that can lead to the arrest of criminals to the security agencies.

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