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Today's Headlines: Cult members clash in Lagos, Tension in Senate over Armed Forces Service Commission bill

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Cult members clash in Lagos

Cult members clashed along Ikosi Road, Ketu in Lagos today March 17. 

The cause of the clash is yet unknown. Security agents have arrived at the scene to restore law and order.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Ademuyiwa Adejobi, says the suspected cultists will be arrested and prosecuted according to the new law signed by the state government that stipulates a 21-year jail term for anyone found guilty of cultism.


Breaking: Tension in senate over Armed Forces Service Commission - Vanguard News.

The Senate was on Wednesday thrown into tension following a sharp division among the Senators on a Bill for the establishment of the Armed Forces Service Commission.

A Bill for the Establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission, 2021( SB.362) is sponsored by the Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia South.

Soon after the lead debate by Senator Abaribe, there were contributions from different senators along ethnic divide.

While eight Senators were for the Bill, six Senators kicked against the Bill.

Trouble reared its head when the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan hits the gavel and this was not favourable to Abaribe.

Abaribe stood and opposed the President of the Senate coming under Order 73 of the Senate Orders.

Against this backdrop, the Senate was forced into a closed door session at 12.23pm when it generated controversy.


Gunmen attack Emir of Birnin Gwari’s convoy - Vanguard News.

The convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II, was attacked by armed bandits on Tuesday evening.

The emir was, however, not in the convoy during the attack but his driver was narrowly escaped.

The incident happened along the dreaded Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway.

According to Umar Jibril, the emir’s driver, “the bandits appeared in front of our vehicles with guns and threw tree branches on the road to stop us.

“We did not stop, they targeted me, since I was driving but as Allah will have it, the bullet missed my head,” he said.

 had minor injuries from the shattered glasses. No one was injured,” he said.


Hijab controversy: Violence breaks out in Kwara school as Christians, Muslims clash - Daily Post.

Violence broke out at Surulere Baptist School in Ilorin on Wednesday as Christian staff of the school defied the directive by the Kwara State government asking the ten mission schools closed down over hijab issue to resume classes.

DAILY POST reports that the Muslim girls who resumed for classes in their hijab dress code were stopped by the Christian staff of the school which provoked the girls and their parents on ground.

The verbal exchange which followed between the Muslim parents and the Christian staff soon turned into exchange of dangerous objects including stones between the two parties.

Our correspondent reports that security operatives who were called in, had to use teargas to disperse the rowdy scene before bringing the situation under control.

School pupils who resumed for classes, parents and teachers had to scamper for safety amid rains of teargas by the security operatives.

The situation was calm at St James School, Maraba and C&S College, Sabo Oke, but no pupil or student was allowed to enter the schools as they remained under lock and key in defiance of the state government’s directive.

DAILY POST, however, reports that at about 11.30 a.m, pupils and teachers of St Barnabas LGEA School, Lajonrin Street, Sabo Oke, were chased out of the school premises with pupils jumping out of the windows.


Biden says he agrees Putin is a 'killer' - Punch Newspapers.

President Joe Biden said he agrees with the assessment that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is a “killer.”

In an interview with ABC News broadcast on Wednesday, Biden said Putin would “pay a price” for trying to undermine his candidacy in the US 2020 election as alleged in a new US intelligence report.

Asked if he thought Putin, who is accused of being ruthless with his opponents, is “a killer,” Biden said, “I do.”

The statement marked a stark contrast with predecessor Donald Trump’s steadfast refusal to say anything negative about the Russian president.

Biden said he had spoken to Putin in January after taking office.

“We had a long talk, he and I, I know him relatively well,” Biden said.

“The conversation started off, I said, ‘I know you and you know me. If I establish this occurred, then be prepared,” Biden said.

He did not specify if he meant Russia interfering in the US election or other behavior to which the US objects, such as the poisoning and jailing of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

Russia reacted furiously to Biden’s comments on Putin being a killer.

“Biden insulted the citizens of our country with his statement,” the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, wrote on his Telegram channel, adding that attacks on Putin are “attacks on our country.” 

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