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Today's Headlines: Another Protest Begin In Benin; Tension As Suspected IPOB Attack, Burn Vehicles

Students of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, on Tuesday, blocked the ever busy Benin- Lagos Expressway by Ugbowo, in protest against the hike in their school feel by the university management.

Source: Tribune Nigeria

For hours, vehicular and human movements at Ugbowo and Ekenwan Road campuses were paralysed such that commuters had to look for other routes to navigate their ways to their desired destinations.

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The protesting students who carried placards bearing inscriptions as: ‘Federal Uni don turn BOWEN’; ‘UNIBEN no be BOWEN”, “Urgent 20k no be our budget”; “Oppression comes in different forms”; “We didn’t sign for this injustice”, played solidarity songs with public address sound system.

Tension As Suspected IPOB Attack, Burn Vehicles

Some persons, alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have set ablaze a tricycle and a bus while enforcing the sit-at-home order by the group in commemoration of the invasion of the home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Umuahia on September 14, 2021.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

The tricycle operator, who was attacked in Awka, Anambra State, on Tuesday morning along Arthur Eze Avenue, was said to have received machete cuts on his hand and leg, and dispossessed of his tricycle, which was then set ablaze.

Electoral Bill: PDP governors urge NASS to set up conference committee

The PDP Governors’ Forum has urged the National Assembly on resumption to immediately set up its Conference Committee to harmonise the different versions of the Electoral Act Amendment Bills passed by both Chambers.

Source: The Nation Newspaper

The forum made the appeal in a statement by its Chairman and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on Tuesday in Abuja.

The forum said that the committee should be set up with a clear mandate to harken to the wishes of Nigerians and be guided by national interest, particularly on the issue of electronic transmission of results.

Help Almajiris gain access to formal education, Okorocha urges rich Nigerians

The Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has called on influential people in the country to assist the Almajiris in accessing formal education.

Source: Punch Newspaper

According to him, to end insecurity ravaging the northern part of the country, access to quality education remained the most effective way out of the scourge.

The Senator, who spoke while receiving some students of Rochas Okorocha foundation from Southern Sudan and Ethiopia in Abuja on Tuesday, said insurgency and banditry is linked to illiteracy.

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