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Today's Headlines: Obaseki Approves Training For 10,000 Civil Servants, Buhari Prays For BRT Victims

Obaseki Approves Training For 10,000 Civil Servants

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the training of 10,000 civil/public servants in the state.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

According to the Managing Director of John Odigie-Oyegun Public Service Academy, Imuwahen Ajoonu, the training would commence on Monday with classes holding in the academy’s premises and online.

Ajoonu noted that the aim of the academy is to strengthen the civil/public service institution through capacity building.

She said, “It is exciting to note that the governor has once again demonstrated his desire to make the civil and public service the bedrock of development in the state by approving the training of 10,000 workers.

Buhari Prays For BRT Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sympathy over the accident involving a Lagos State BRT staff bus and a train at the Shogunle area of Ikeja.

News Source: Daily Post

In a statement issued by Buhari’s media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Thursday, the President said that the accident was distressing and extremely sad.

He said, “The accident at the level crossing involving the train and the BRT staff bus is distressing and extremely sad. I pray for the souls of the deceased and quick recovery of the many who were injured.”

Atiku, Obi, sought to recreate June 12 by calling for cancellation of presidential poll - Presidency

The presidency on Thursday said those who were calling for the cancellation of the 2023 presidential election wanted to recreate June 12, 1993 presidential election annulled by General Ibrahim Babangida.

News Source: PM News

The PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the LP’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi were calling for the cancellation of the poll and sought to stop INEC from announcing the results of the poll won by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement, while reviewing President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Doha, Qatar, said in addition to other things, this trip, more than any other, spoke to the courage, political stamina and statesmanship with which the President has managed the affairs of the nation.

Gov’ship Poll: INEC To Appeal Ruling On Temporary Voter Cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will appeal the Thursday’s ruling by the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordering it to allow the use of Temporary Voter Cards (TVC) in the March 18 governorship and state houses of assembly elections.

Mr. Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Thursday night in Abuja.

News Source: Daily Trust

According to him, the commission is taking immediate steps to appeal against the judgement of the trial court.

“INEC has been served a copy of the judgement delivered today (Thursday) by the Federal High Court, Abuja Division which ordered it to allow two plaintiffs to vote with their Temporary Voter’s Card (TVC). The commission is taking immediate steps to appeal against the judgement of the trial court,” Oyekanmi said.

UN condemns ISWAP killing of 30 Borno farmers, fishermen

The United Nations has condemned the brutal killing of at least 30 civilians in Mukdolo village, Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

News Source: Daily Post

The traders were ambushed and murdered on Wednesday by suspected fighters of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP.

About ten more fishermen/farmers escaped the attack, three sustained bullet wounds, and others still missing.

The terrorists reportedly tortured and killed the captives after invading the village on motorcycles with erratic gunshots.

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