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Today's Headlines: MURIC Hails President Buhari; 2 Dead, 18 Women Kidnapped In Fresh Kastina Attack

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UK fuel crisis: MURIC hails President Buhari

A group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the ongoing fuel crisis in the United Kingdom as an opportunity for Nigerians to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari whose administration has registered near zero fuel queues in the six years of his administration.

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In a press statement issued on Wednesday by its director, Professor Ishaq, he said Britain had been enmeshed in fuel shortages resulting in long queues at petrol stations in the past two weeks.

Of a total of 8,000 filling stations in Britain, up to two-thirds of 5,500 fuel stations have run out of supply.

He said the British army had been put on red alert to intervene, while the government of Boris Johnson had offered temporary visas to 5,000 foreign fuel tanker drivers.

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According to him, the development had triggered a socio-economic crisis in Britain, just as there were food shortages, street brawls, particularly at petrol stations.

Bandits kill two, kidnap 18 women, seven babies

Armed bandits have killed two villagers, kidnapped 18 women and seven babies in Katsina, the police command in the state says.

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The attack occurred at Kitibawa in Dutsinma LGA.

“The fact of the case was that on September 15, 2021, bandits in their numbers on foot, shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, attacked Kitibawa village in Dutsinma LGA. The bandits killed two villagers, set some shops ablaze, and kidnapped 18 women with their seven babies,” said Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesperson, in a statement issued on Tuesday.

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The police officer added, “On receipt of the report, Area Commander Dutsinma, ACP Aminu Umar, led a team of policemen to the area, blocked the bandits, and engaged them in a gun duel.”

8 feared killed in Shi’ites shooting in Abuja

AT least eight people were feared killed, yesterday after unidentified men in military uniform opened fire on some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, who staged the annual Arbaeen trek at Gwarinpa district of Abuja, the nation’s capital, but Police authorities said no life was lost.

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Some members of the sect were seen with placards including portraits of the sons of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who were killed during the ‘Zaria Massacre’ of December 2015.

Viral videos making the rounds of the incident showed several motorists abandoning their vehicles and taking to their heels to escape either gunshots or attacks while banks and other businesses in the affected areas quickly closed shop to avoid looting.

Alleged Fake COVID-19 Test: Senate Investigates Attempts to Defraud Nigerian Travellers in Ghana

The Senate has resolved to investigate allegations of fake COVID-19 test result to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians in Ghana and the use of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in Nigeria.

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The decision to investigate the allegation against the Ghanaian authorities taken at Tuesday plenary of the Red Chamber was sequel to the adoption of a motion, following numerous allegations and complaints made by Nigerian travellers isolated at Ghanaian isolation facilities.

The motion titled, “Urgent need to conduct investigation on allegation of fake COVID-19 test results being used to defraud Nigerians in Ghana and the obtainment of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards”, was sponsored by Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe, who recalled that the COVID-19 infection was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2020.

Address our demands before it’s late, JOHESU tells FG

The Joint Health Sector Unions and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations have called on the Federal Government to address its demands, noting that the 15-day ultimatum it issued on September 17, 2021, will expire in a few days.

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The unions said government action was necessary to avoid a shutdown of health facilities across the country.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the JOHESU National Chairman,

Biobelemoye Josiah, titled, ‘We are not strike-mongers, act now on our 15-day fresh strike notice before it is too late.’

While noting the appeal by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his pledge to pay all the debts owed the medical workers, the unions noted that their demands had not been met.

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