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Today's Headlines: Money laundering: Ize-Iyamu, PDP chiefs have case to answer, Bandits Strike Kaduna Villages

Why I preserved public jobs, exempted taxes for minimum wage earners – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the commitment of his administration to the welfare of workers in Nigeria is evident in several Federal Government policies.

This, he said, includes the legislation of the minimum wage, tax exemption for minimum wage earners and the preservation of public service jobs in spite of two recessions, among others.

Buhari, who was represented by Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, made this statement earlier today at the opening session of the 2021 National Labour Advisory Council.

Money laundering: Ize-Iyamu, PDP chiefs have case to answer.

The trial of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and four others for money laundering will continue, a Federal High Court in Benin City ruled today.

Iyamu was the PDP governorship candidate in the 2016 governorship when he committed the alleged offence.

He is on trial, along with four other PDP chiefs.

Prosecuting is the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.The other defendants are Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih, former PDP chairman in Edo State, Tony Aziegbemi and Efe Erimuoghae.

The defendants were alleged to have sometime in March 2015 in Benin City directly taken possession of the sum of N700 million without any contract award.

EFCC contends that the money was part of proceeds of an unlawful act and violated the 2011 Money Laundering law.

Bandits Strike Kaduna Villages

This was made known in a report to the Kaduna State Government by security agencies.

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, said on Tuesday that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday 22nd March 2021.

According to the reports, the bandits initially attempted to barricade the Kwanar Tsintsiya road, along the Kaduna-Zaria highway but were repelled by troops and vigilante patrols.

As the bandits retreated to their camp, they attacked the village and killed the following locals.

BREAKING: Ex-Ondo lawmaker, Lubi, dies in auto crash.

A former member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Akpoebi Lubi, has reportedly lost his life in a fatal road crash on Tuesday.

Lubi, who represented the Ese-Odo State Constituency, between 2011 and 2015 , was the Special Adviser to the senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo on Strategy and Special Interest.

The incident was confirmed by the media aide to Tofowomo, Olumide Akinrinola.

The deceased was also a former Caretaker Chairman of Ese-Odo Local Government Area.

How Police Arrested Suspect Who Supplies Motorcycles To Bandits

The Kano state police command has arrested a man (names withheld) suspected to be supplying motorcycles to bandits in Zamfara State.

The suspect was arrested in Kano after a tip-off from some persons.

According to the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the man has sold over 100 motorcycles to bandits.

In an interview with BBC Hausa, Kiwaya said the man, who comes to Kano from Zamfara State, buys the motorcycles and take them to the bandits in Zamfara.He is selling motorcycle Honda ACE 125, popularly known as Boko Haram, which was banned by the Zamfara state government. They used to change the cartons here in Kano and supply it to the bandits in Zamfara where they assemble it in the bush.

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