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Today's headlines: NDLEA Chief advises politicians to undergo drug test, MURIC blows hot against CAN

1) Former deputy speaker dragged Assembly to court, demands N1.5b

Barely two weeks after his impeachment as the Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri has headed to court to challenge his removal.

DAILY POST had earlier reported that Kadiri was removed over alleged gross misconduct and insubordination.

But, the lawmaker, who has since been replaced by Hon. Akeem Balogun, debunked the allegations, saying his removal did not follow due process.

Kadiri in a suit marked FHC/ AB/ FHR/ 35/ and dated March 10, dragged the Assembly before a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, asking the court to quash his removal.

The embattled lawmaker also requested for a sum of N1.5billion as damages.

2) Many people feared killed in bandits' invasion of Zamfara village

Many people are feared killed in a shootout between soldiers and armed bandits in Kabasa Village of Magami District in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

It was gathered that at least three soldiers and four others might have died in the shootout which occurred.

Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district in Gusau Local Government Area of the state.

The Governor, however, did not give the actual number of casualties.

3) NDLEA Chief advises Nigerian politicians to undergo drug test

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), has recommended drugs test for politicians in Nigeria.

“Running for public offices is a big responsibility. You shouldn’t be in this important assignment for the public, and your head is filled up because of drugs,” he told Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos during a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina.

He encouraged Sanwo-Olu that Lagos should take the lead in demonstrating to the country the importance of taking “integrity” drug tests.

The governor gave the assurance that his administration would collaborate with different commands of NDLEA in Lagos.

4) MURIC blows hot against CAN, says CAN hasn't learn from history

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has not learnt from history.

In its reaction to the crisis rocking Kwara State over hijab in some secondary schools, Ishaq Akintola, director of the Nigerian Islamic human rights group, accused CAN of instigating crisis.

In his statement, Akintola wondered why the Christian leaders had refused to comply with the court's directive on the issue.

"MURIC warns the Kwara State Government (KWSG) against compromising its authority over this issue. Any attempt by KWSG to spoon-feed CAN or sweep the Muslim girl-child's right to wear hijab under the carpet will be resisted by the Muslim community. The law is on our side. On hijab, we stand," he said.

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