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Today's Headlines: Another Protest Begins in Ogun; Tension As Bandits Attack Again, Kill 17 Security

Residents of 52 communities in the Olokuta area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, have protested against the poor condition of their major access road which recently claimed the lives of a secondary school student and a pregnant woman.

Source: Punch Newspaper

PUNCH Metro gathered that the student, identified as Ishie Ijeomaka, was killed on his way home last Wednesday by a truck driver who lost control of his vehicle.

Scores of residents from Eruwon Laloko in Olokuta, the host community of the Abeokuta Standard Gauge Train Station, expressed displeasure at the condition of the road.

Tension As Bandits Attack Again, Kill 17 Security

A member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly representing Sabon Birni north, Aminu Gobir, says 17 security agents were killed in Friday evening attack in Dama village in the state.

Source: Premium Times

PREMIUM TIMES broke the news that many soldiers were killed while others fled following the attack on their camp in a school in the village.

One die, as unknown gunmen attack Kwara community — NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reported that some unidentified gunmen attacked a farm settlement at Ahun village, Oro-Ago, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara, killing a teenager.

Source: Vanguard News

This was contained in a press release signed by the command’s spokesman, Mr Babawale Afolabi, and made available to newsmen in Ilorin, on Sunday.

Afolabi said that the incident happened at night, on Sept. 25, during which two other persons sustained bullet wounds.

Emir of Argungu turbans Lai Mohammed as Kakakin Kebbi

The emir of Argungu, Samaila Mera, on Sunday conferred the traditional title of Kakakin Kebbi on the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Source: Daily Nigerian

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the turbaning which took place at the forecourt of the Palace of the Emir in Argungu town, Kebbi State was on the sideline of the 2021 World Tourism Day to be celebrated in Birnin-Kebbi on Monday.

Speaking at the event, the emir said the title was conferred on the minister because of his “courage and strength of character in projecting the image of Nigeria locally and internationally”.

State Congresses: PDP extends deadline for submission of nomination forms

The National Working Committee, NWC of the PDP has extended the deadline for submission of already completed nomination forms for state congresses from the earlier announced date of September 23 to October 1.

Source: Daily Nigerian

The party in a statement issued by its PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Sunday listed the affected states as Adamawa, Borno, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos and Oyo.

Despite underfunding of existing institutions, Nigerian lawmakers want 200 new universities, colleges

Nigeria’s 98 public universities suffer from chronic underfunding; often leading to strikes by lecturers and staff over payment of salaries and other welfare issues.

Source: Premium Times

Experts, including lecturers, blame the underfunding for the poor ranking of Nigerian universities globally with no Nigerian University making the list of the top 1,000 universities in the world. Like the universities, Nigeria’s over 120 public polytechnics and colleges of education are also poorly funded.

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Abeokuta Eruwon Laloko Ishie Ijeomaka Ogun State Olokuta

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