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Today's Headlines: We're fighting for fiscal federalism, not federal government - Wike; Tension as gunmen kidnap three worshippers in Ogun State

Rivers governor Nyesom Wike says the state’s disagreement with the federal government over collection of value added tax is geared towards establishing fiscal federalism as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution.

Mr Wike points out that the dispute is not about battling the federal government or any of its departments, as some have suggested.

According to Govt Wike, he said:

“I have heard a lot of comments being made that we are fighting the federal government. There is no desire or any intention of the Rivers government to fight the federal government.



BREAKING: Tension as gunmen kidnap three worshippers in Ogun State

Gunmen on Sunday invaded Cherubim and Seraphim Church along Railway station in Obada-Oko in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State and kidnapped three worshippers.

A source told our correspondent that the victims were taken away by unknown gunmen shortly after a vigil in the church.

Osinbajo hasn't dumped Presidential ambition - Group

The Progressive Consolidation Group, a support group committed to working towards the emergence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as President come 2023, has denied reports that Osinbajo had dumped his purported Presidential ambition.

The group said Osinbajo’s focus on his current job as well as his non-desperation has increased his level of acceptance among supporters.

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