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Today's Headlines: Protest Begins In Calabar; Army Launches Exercise Golden Dawn In South-East

Protest Begins In Calabar

Interns from the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, have defied the advice of the Nigerian Police Force, DSS, by staging a protest in Calabar to demand management pay their unpaid 11-month salaries totaling 480 million naira.

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The interns peacefully protested on major Calabar streets from the hospital to Etta Agbor and the Governor's office, chanting solidarity songs and carrying placards with various inscriptions such as "pay UCTH interns now," "don't harass us, Pay us now," and "11 months without interns salary," among others.

Speaking with journalists during the protest,one of the protesters , Gideon Duba, explained that the UCTH is owing them for eleven months and whenever they try engaging the management for their payments the management keep saying it is a national issue.

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Army launches exercise Golden Dawn in South-East

In view of the rising security challenges in the South-East zone, the Nigerian Army, on Monday flagged-off ‘Exercise Golden Dawn’.

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The new military operation was flagged-off by the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, who was on a visit to the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu.

The Army Chief said similar exercises took off simultaneously in other zones of the country, noting that they were borne out of the need to combat emerging security challenges.

He stated that while Exercise Golden Dawn is for the South-East, Exercise Still Waters will be for the South-South and parts of the South West, while Exercise Enduring Peace will be for parts of the North Central and the FCT.

Uzodinma’s wife not abducted — Imo govt

The Imo State Government on Monday described as wicked, the speculation that the wife of the Governor of the state, Chioma Uzodinma, was abducted.

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Declan Emelumba, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, told The PUNCH that the rumour's sponsors are "devils' agents."

According to Emelumba, those who do not wish the state well are the same people who spread the abduction rumor.

Suspected kidnappers arrested while collecting ransom

Two suspected kidnappers, Mohammed Abubakar, 42, and Clinton Niche, 18, have been arrested while trying to collect ransom money at the Agbara area of Ogun.

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The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Monday that the suspects were arrested on October 3.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the two suspects were apprehended in response to a report lodged at Agbara area command by a man named Stephen Ajibili, who reported that his seven-year-old son, Daniel Ajibili, had been kidnapped.

He went on to say that his son was kidnapped while on an errand for his mother around 11:20 a.m., and that his kidnapper demanded N1 million for his release.

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