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Today's Headlines: Another Protest Begins In Delta; NSCDC Arrests 11 Suspects For Banditry In Sokoto

Another Protest Begins In Delta

INDIGENES OF Ovwor community, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, staged a protest on Monday against the alleged illegal collection of levies by Mr Fedelis Okoro, Principal of the Ovwor Mixed Secondary School, Ovwor.

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However, the Principal of the school, Mr Fedelis Okoro who was not in the school during the protest, spoke to our correspondent on phone, saying; “all the allegations are not true. I am very busy right now, will call you when I am less busy to explain myself.”

The protesters, mostly women, who stormed the premises, waving leaves and chanting songs of protest, claimed that the school Principal was collecting high admission fees, MMF fees, and refusing to give students examination results.

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NSCDC Arrests 11 Suspects For Banditry, Cattle Rustling In Sokoto

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Sokoto State Command, has arrested 11 suspects in the state for banditry and cattle rustling.

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Mr Muhammad Dada, the NSCDC commandant in Sokoto, gave the figures to newsmen in Sokoto yesterday.

Dada stated that the suspects were apprehended in collaboration with a vigilante group from Sokoto's Wurno Local Government Area.

Buhari approves panel for N2.66tn recovery from oil firms

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), has approved the recovery of debts owed to the federation by government agencies and oil and gas companies in the country's extractive sector.

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On September 29, 2021, The PUNCH reported that the indebtedness of 77 oil and gas companies in Nigeria was N2.66tn, according to data released by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by NEITI, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit, Modibbo Tukur, stated that Buhari had given approval for the recovery of the funds.

South West Governors Partner to Drive Nigeria's Agric Sector

Governors in the South-west have restated their commitment to drive the nation’s agricultural sector.

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 The move, according to the governors, would enable the region to contribute its quota towards Nigeria’s quest to achieve self-sufficiency in food production.

They disclosed that they are assiduously working together to improve the region’s agriculture sector through the South West Agric Company (SWAgCo).

Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the South West Governors Forum, stated this during the South-west export enlightenment and engagement themed, "Maximising Export Potentials in the South West Region for Economic Growth," held in Akure, Ondo State.

Akeredolu explained that the SWAgCo is a registered company under the Oodua conglomerate, and was created for effective exploration of agricultural resources in the region.

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