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Today's Headlines: Tension As 60 Bandits Attack Emir Palace, Airstrike Kill 20 Famers in Borno

Bandits numbering about 60 on motorcycles yesterday launched an attack on the Emir of Kalgara’s palace, shooting at random as they gained entrance into the inner chamber of the palace.

Source: Leadership News

LEADERSHIP gathered that the bandits entered the town through Attahiiru Primary School, Kalgara along Madaka road in order to avoid the military camp in the town.

An eyewitness account revealed that the bandits’ came into Kalgara in the evening when people were closing from Kalgara market and went straight to the Emir’s palace.

20 Farmers Feared Dead In Suspected Borno Airstrike

No fewer than 20 civilians have died from a supposed airstrike in Dabar Masara, a border town in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.

Source: Leadership News

Although military authorities were yet to respond to the incident at the time of filing this report, local sources confirmed the airstrike to Channels Television last night

It was gathered that the airstrike occurred on Sunday afternoon when a jet flew over the general area and dropped bombardments in three different locations all within Dabar Masara.

Fish Out Killers Of Police Officer In Lagos, Sanwo-Olu Tells CP

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to fish out the killers of Kazeem Abonde, a Chief Superintendent of Police.

Source: Leadership News

The governor in a statement he personally signed said the government of Lagos State has noted with deep concern attacks on law enforcement agents by hoodlums.

He said,’’ Such senseless attacks are attempts to trample on law and order by those who are desperate to turn our society upside down. This will not be allowed to happen.

PIA: Buhari’s proposed amendments not far enough, say states

The Forum of Finance Commissioners of 36 states has faulted the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s proposed amendments to the Petroleum Industry Act.

Source: Punch Newspaper

The Chairman of the forum and Benue State Commissioner for Finance, David Olofu, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said the President’s proposed amendments did not go far enough.

The President had on Tuesday last week asked the National Assembly to amend certain provisions of the PIA.

Digital currencies will reduce cross-border payment costs –BIS

The Bank for International Settlements has said digital currencies will reduce the cost of cross-border payments.

BIS said this in a report titled ‘Inthanon-LionRock to mBridge: Building a multi CBDC platform for international payments’.

Source: Punch Newspaper

According to the BIS, CBBCs can reduce the process speed of cross-border payments from three to five working days to only a few seconds.

The bank made this claim as part of the conclusion it drew from phase two of Project Inthanon-LionRock involving the central banks of China, the United Arab Emirates, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Obaseki forwards list of 11 commissioner- nominees to State Assembly

ELEVEN months after he was elected for a second term in office, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, in Benin City, appointed two Special Advisers and forwarded the names of 11 commissioner-nominees to the Edo State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation.

Source: Vanguard News

In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie, named the two Special Advisers as Mr. Crusoe Osagie, who has been appointed as Special Adviser, Media Projects and Sarah Ajose-Adeogun, who is Special Adviser on Strategy, Policy, Projects and Performance Management.

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