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Today's Headlines: "I Have Spiritual Problems" -Baba Ijesha, Jonathan Speaks On Nigeria's Constitution

Masari Speaks

Amid growing calls for the declaration of a state of emergency on insecurity in the country, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that it is not the solution to the problem.

He stated this after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Thursday.

Masari, who conceded that insecurity was a serious problem, maintained that even if a state of emergency was declared, it is the same security personnel and same resources that would be available to execute it, which he said, was unlikely to make any difference.

Senate Committee Summons Finance Minister

The Senate committee on Army on Thursday summoned the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, to give account of releases to the military for operation Lafiya Dole and the war on terrorism.

The committee issued the summons after the Minister was absent at a meeting called by the committee.

The Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Finance Aliyu Shinkafi represented the Minister but the committee was dissatisfied and insisted that the minister must appear before them.

Kwara APC Youths Speaks On Presidency

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youths across the 16 local government areas of Kwara State have called on the national leadership of the party to zone the 2023 presidential seat to the North Central region of the country.

This, the youths noted, will guarantee justice, equity and fairness after being left out of the regions that have ruled the country despite 61 years of its existence.

Speaking in Ilorin after an emergency meeting of APC Youth Ambassadors, the leader of the youths, Mr Ajibola Abdulkareem, said the party should use the 2023 election to correct it by zoning the presidency to the North Central.

"I Have Spiritual Problems" -Baba

A video of actor, Baba Ijesha, confessing to sexually assaulting a teenager has emerged online.

Recall that Ijesha was arrested after a CCTV camera captured him molesting the foster child of popular Comedian, Princess.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed that the actor started sexually assaulting the teenager when she was seven years old.

The video showed Ijesha pleading for forgiveness and also saying he has a problem.

He further admitted to having spiritual problems, adding that the devil pushed him into doing what he did.

Jonathan Speaks On Nigeria's Constitution

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has submitted that if he were part of the National Assembly, he would have pushed for the amendment of the constitution to make Local Government Areas (LGAs) strong and autonomous.

He also condemned the situation where most local governments operate like an administrative extension of the state governors and the officials become like aides of the governors.

He made the submission on Thursday when he played host to the national and state executives of the Nigeria Union Of Local Government Employees (NULGE) who visited him in his country home, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

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