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Today's Headlines: Secondus Pursues Suit To Stop PDP Convention, Employment Scammer Lands In Jail

PDP crisis deepens, Secondus pursues suit as party plans convention

PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers

There is anxiety in the rank of the Peoples Democratic Party as the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, is set to hear the appeal filed by the suspended National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, today (Tuesday).

On August 23, 2021, some interested members of the party had instituted a suit marked PHC/2183/CS/2021 at the High Court of Rivers State, Port Harcourt Judicial Division, with Secondus and the PDP as defendants.

On September 10, 2021, the court delivered its judgment and restrained Secondus from performing the functions of the national chairman of the PDP.

#1.1m employment scam land Borno scammer Lawan in jail

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The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, secured the conviction and sentencing of Nuhu Mohammed Lawan to three months imprisonment for his involvement in a N1.1million employment scam.

He was convicted before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri.

The convict who is a staff of the Federal Public Complaints Commission in Borno State was prosecuted on one-count charge of ‘‘cheating’’.

Gunmen kill 18 in Niger, kidnap Bauchi residents

PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria

Gunmen have reportedly killed 18 worshippers at Maza-Kuka in Mashegu Local Council of Niger State. The armed men, in the early hours of yesterday, The Guardian gathered, invaded the village in large numbers and attacked the villagers, who were performing their early morning prayers.

It was learnt that the gunmen, who came on motorcycles, went straight into the Mosque and shot sporadically resulting in the death of worshippers.

Secretary to the Niger State government, Ahmed Matane, said 16 persons were killed in the mosque, while another person was attacked at Kaboji village by the bandits.

Woman dies after husband sets Lagos home ablaze during fight

PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers

A woman, identified only as Ebere, has succumbed to the injuries she sustained when her husband allegedly set their apartment ablaze during a fight.

The incident happened on Ifesowapo Street, Asolo-Agbede, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the couple was at home when an argument ensued between them, which degenerated into a fight.

Out of anger, the husband allegedly locked Ebere inside the apartment and set it ablaze.

Catholic University, European firms partner on capacity building

PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria

Towards mitigating unemployment and addressing illegal migration, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, is partnering with some European firms for the establishment of a skills acquisition centre in the state.

 The Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic-owned institution, Reverend Father Christian Anieke, said that over 10 European companies including Deutsche Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have signed into the project while a maximum of about 20 would be participating in the partnership.

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PHOTO CREDIT Peoples Democratic Party Punch Rivers State Uche Secondus

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