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APC, PDP, others pay ‘administrative charges’

.Set for Nov 30 Niger LGC polls

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

At last the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some other registered political parties in Niger State have paid the ‘‘Administrative Charges’’ as demanded by the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC).
Besides, they are now set to participate in the Local Government Council (LGC) election scheduled for November 30, 2019.

344-year-old tortoise dies in Ogbomoso

A 344-year-old tortoise popularly known as Alagba died on Thursday in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso.

The scared tortoise, which is reported to be the oldest in Africa, was sick for a few weeks before it eventually died.

Alagba became a popular breed upon the ascension of the throne of the current Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi.
The monarch provided good shelter and health support for the tortoise before it died.

Gunmen kidnap ex-vice chancellor in Ondo

A former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, has been abducted by gunmen along Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Professor Aleto also was said to be travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road at about 6:45 am on Thursday.

The suspected kidnappers reportedly appeared on the road and forced him into a shop before he was taken into the bush.

Channels Television gathered that the abductors have demanded N20 million as ransom from the victim’s family to release him.

Gunmen kidnap ex-vice chancellor in Ondo

A former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, has been abducted by gunmen along Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Professor Aleto also was said to be travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road at about 6:45 am on Thursday.

The suspected kidnappers reportedly appeared on the road and forced him into a shop before he was taken into the bush.

Channels Television gathered that the abductors have demanded N20 million as ransom from the victim’s family to release him.

EFCC arrests three Suspects for N7m SIM swap fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi zonal office has arrested three suspects for conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N7 million.

A statement from the anti-graft agency said the trio were on September 9, following information about their activities.

Those arrested are – Adewuyi Adebayo, 31; Osikoya Gboyega, 44 and Akintunde Ogunrinde, 47.

They were arrested at different locations in Lagos State and transferred to Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

EFCC arrests three Suspects for N7m SIM swap fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi zonal office has arrested three suspects for conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N7 million.

A statement from the anti-graft agency said the trio were on September 9, following information about their activities.

Those arrested are – Adewuyi Adebayo, 31; Osikoya Gboyega, 44 and Akintunde Ogunrinde, 47.

They were arrested at different locations in Lagos State and transferred to Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Senate asks Buhari to provide alternative sources of livelihood for beggars

The Senate has urged the Federal Governmentled by President Muhammadu Buhari to come up with a new policy and initiatives that will create alternative sources of livelihood for beggars in Nigeria.

During plenary on Thursday, the Senate also asked the Federal Government to integrate almajiris into the educational system in order to mop them from street begging.

Police boss unveils new Police Order 237 on use of force

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu has launched the reviewed force order 237, which has to do with the use of force and firearms.

The new order which was reviewed in collaboration with the international committee of the red cross stipulates new guidelines for the use of firearms by officers and men of the Nigerian police.

He made the unveiling at a conference with senior police officers in Abuja.

In his speech at the conference Mr Adamu stressed that the step is to check the issues of excessive use of force by policemen.

Okorocha calls for one senator per state

Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the Senate must begin to make sacrifice and aid in cutting down the cost of governance by having just one Senatorial representative instead of three per state.
Okorocha, the senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, argued for the cut in the cost of running the legislature during plenary on Thursday in reaction to the report presented by the Committee on Finance and National Planning on the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Planning Strategy Paper (FSP).

Court sentences ex-permanent secretary to five years jail term

The Lagos State Special Offences Court Sitting in the Ikeja area has sentenced a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour & Employment, Mr. Clement Illoh, to 5years imprisonment.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo gave the sentence after she convicted him on two counts of stealing by conversion the sum of N14.1m, the property of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency, NIMASA.

The judge however acquitted him of the third count of concealment.

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