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Today's Headlines: LP Candidate, Abubakar, 5 Others Suspended, Pharmacists Present Demands To Tinubu

LP candidate, Abubakar, five others suspended

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The gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Kwara state, Comrade Basambo Abubakar has been suspended for alleged anti-party activities.

Also suspended on Tuesday alongside the guber candidate were five other members.

This is coming barely three days to the March 18 governorship and state House of Assembly elections.

The suspended governorship candidate and his alleged accomplices were sanctioned for alleged anti-party activities and disseminating misleading information to voters.

Basambo fell into trouble after he announced on Monday that the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party have joined forces to face the ruling All Progressives Congress in next Saturday’s elections.

By implication, the development gave the impression that Basambo Abubakar had collapsed his structures in support of the PDP governorship candidate, Yahman Shuaib Abdullahi.

Comrade Kehinde Rotimi, the Labour Party chairman in Kwara state, informed journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday that the party has not partnered with any other political party.

According to him, the suspended Labour Party governorship candidate broke party rules.

Pharmacists Present Demands To Tinubu

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Members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have appealed to the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to give quality healthcare delivery to Nigerians by overhauling the sector.

The pharmacists, who presented their demands to Tinubu, said the challenges in the healthcare sector were enormous and needed serious attention by the incoming government.

Through its Lagos State chapter, the PSN at its 2023 annual general meeting (AGM) stressed the need to build an effective and functional health delivery system, saying it is ‘’imperative in this new order.’’

In a press statement signed by the chairman, Gbolagade Iyiola, PSN called on the president-elect to critically appraise the Charter of Demands of PSN submitted to him since November 2023, where it highlighted some demands including a change in the procedure in appointing the ministers of health and heads of MDAs in the health sector and better funding.

The association demanded ‘’improvement on the welfare of public sector pharmacists and the generality of health workers in our country’’ to stem the tide of brain drain as well as instituting an ‘’Executive Bill for a Bank of Health.’’

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Nigeria’s Cyberspace Survived 12m Attacks – Pantami

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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has disclosed how the combined efforts of the parastatals under his ministry, including Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Galaxy Backbone(GBB) Limited ensured a safe and secure cyberspace for Nigerians before, during and after the 2023 presidential election.

In a statement issued yesterday by his spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, The minister revealed that over 12 million cyber-attacks were averted during the period, boosting confidence in the citizens and leading to a free and fair presidential as well as National Assembly elections in the country.

Pantami noted that the move was in line with the goals and objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria (NDEPS), adding that the need to secure the Nigerian cyberspace prompted the establishments of NITDA’s Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (CERRT), NCC’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), and GBB’s Security Operations Centre (SOC).

The centres were established between 2020 and 2022 in line with the minister’s policy directives and have been monitoring Nigerian cyberspace for potential threats and taking appropriate actions to mitigate them, both individually and collectively as well as in collaboration with other stakeholders.

Nigerians should be proud of 2023 presidential poll — Outgoing British envoy

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Outgoing British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has said though there were set backs in the Saturday, February, 25, presidential and National Assembly elections, there were positive developments to take out of the polls.

According to her, there is a remarkable difference between now and when arrived Nigeria in 2019.

She noted that despite litigations trailing the election, it was fascinating as it offered future assurances for democratic governance in the country.

Speaking with journalists at the Senate wing of the National Assembly, after courtesy visit on the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, in Abuja yesterday, the British envoy said despite contestations of the process of the election by some political actors, the election portended bright future for the country.

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