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Today's Headlines: Labour Party Sack Rivers State Exco; Benue Gov, Ortom Lifts Ban On Motorcycles

Polls: Labour Party sacks Rivers State Exco

The National Working Committee of the Labour Party has dissolved the State Executive Council of Rivers State with immediate effect, for gross anti - party activities and corruption in the management of party funds.

This decision was taken at an emergency meeting held at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, on Tuesday.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

According to the LP National Chairman, Julious Abure who signed the statement announcing the decision of the NWC, the party said it believes that it is in the interest of Labour Party and the Obidient movement in Rivers State that those who were at the helm of affairs in the State when its presidential mandate was openly stolen, should step aside until full investigation on what happened on that day is completed.

Abure said, “The National Working Committee has lost confidence in the ability of the compromised State Executive Council led by Mr Deinye Pepple to lead the campaign for the gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections come March 11th.

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Benue Gov Ortom lifts ban on motorcycles

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has lifted the ban on motorcycles in the Sankera axis of the state.

The directive was in consonance with the judgement of the High Court of Justice, Gboko, Benue State.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

The court had set aside the order of the Benue State Security Council, which banned the use of motorcycles in the Sankera axis of the state as a way of curtailing criminal acts in the area.

In March 2021, Ortom announced the ban on motorcycles and Toyota Corolla old models known as ‘duck yanch’, following criminal activities in the Sankera axis.

INEC reacts to alleged move to rig governorship election in Kebbi

The Independent National Electoral Commission and the Police in Kebbi State have dismissed alleged plans to connive with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

News Source: Daily Post Nigeria

NAN recalls that the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state, Gen. Aminu Bande, made the allegation at a news conference in Birnin Kebbi.

NAN reports that the candidate had alleged that the INEC, in collaboration with the police, was conniving with the ruling party to conduct the forthcoming elections without using Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

Ganduje pardons 12 inmates on death row

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Tuesday pardoned 12 inmates on death row and also commuted the death sentences of 6 inmates to life imprisonment.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

The spokesperson, Kano State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, SC Musbahu Lawan K/ Nassarawa who confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in the state, said the Governor equally pardoned Four female inmates with long-term sentences, based on their good behaviour and industries as recommended by the Correctional Authority.

SC K/ Nassarawa said some of the pardoned inmates have spent 25 years awaiting execution.

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