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Today's Headlines: Tension As PDP Zoning Committee Meet Today; 4 Dead In Benin Autocrash

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2023: Tension, anxiety as PDP zoning committee meets today

Palpable tension has gripped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as members of its zoning committee converge in Enugu, the Enugu state capital today to take decision on zoning the party’s National Working Committee’s offices across the six geo-political zones.

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Chaired by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, the 44-member committee is expected to give direction to the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Vanguard reports that party leaders and stakeholders have in the past three weeks been pushing various arguments in a bid to getting the nod of the committee to produce one leader or the other for the party in the new NWC.

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Before the committee for deliberation are 18 NWC offices as party leaders made up of 13 governors, national caucus, National Executive Committee, NEC and Board of Trustees, BoT members have all decided to part way with the current leadership of the party at the October 30/31 national elective convention.

Auto crash claims four lives, injures others in Benin

Four persons lost their lives in a head-on collision involving a tipper loaded with sand and a commercial bus in Edo state.

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The accident occurred early morning on Tuesday at Ogbelaka Junction on Sakponba Road, in Oredo local government area of the state.

The spokesperson of the police in Edo, Bello Kontongs, said four persons died, as opposed to the nine reported by witnesses at the scene of the accident.

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He said three people lost their lives on the spot, while one died on the way to the hospital. According to him, those injured in the accident were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

No nation can make progress without peace – Senator Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, sued for peace in Nigeria, stressing that no nation could make progress without peace.

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His call is part of contributions as a member representing Nigeria at the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace at an event marking the International Day of Peace.

Ekweremadu, who is the chairman of the Parliament’s Committee on Judicial and Legal Matters, also said there could not be sustainable peace without justice and therefore called for justice and equity at all times.

Delta Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill

The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s anti-open grazing bill otherwise known as the ‘Bill Prohibiting Open Grazing, Indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock’ across the state.

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The bill was unanimously passed by the House following a motion to the effect by the Majority Leader, Ferguson Onwo and adopted during the day’s resumed plenary.

The Bill when eventually signed into law would address the arbitrary rearing and movements of livestock in the state just as it would also prohibit the carrying of firearms, either licensed or otherwise, by residence or individuals in the state.

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