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Today's Headlines: 137 Dead In FCT Road Accident-FRSC; Lalong Pardons Four Prisoners In Plateau

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Accidents claim 137 in FCT in 9 months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Sector Command, says road accidents claimed 137 lives in the past nine months.

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The sector commander, Mr Samuel Ochi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that 738 accidents occurred in the FCT from January to September.

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He said that a total of 3,616 people were involved in the accidents, adding that 1,334 people were injured from the accidents.

Independence Day: Lalong pardons four prisoners

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has granted pardon to four prison inmates.

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The Governor also said the pardons were granted for reasons of good conduct by the prisoners with effect from the different dates of their sentences.

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Lalong disclosed this while speaking at the 61st Independence Day parade held at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos, the state capital.

Wike To NASS: You Are Rubber Stamp Assembly

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the current National Assembly as an appendage of the Federal Government and a rubber stamp parliament.

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This is as he said for the past six years, the country’s democracy was being weakened and put to enormous stress and jeopardy with the continuous violation of the constitution by the Federal Government and other public institutions.

Wike, who spoke during the occasion of the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Friday, said most countries that started with Nigeria have gone far ahead of the country.

Tackling Insecurity: Religious Leaders, Others Recommend Kogi Gov’s Template

Prominent religious leaders and some indigenes of Ilorin Emirate in Kwara State, on Friday, urged state governors to adopt the strategy being used by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in tackling insecurity in his state.

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They made the call at a special prayer for the nation and symposium against insecurity, convened by some religious leaders Ilorin, the state capital.

The conference was tagged ‘Rise Against Insecurity in Nigeria’ (RAIN).

The Imam Gambari of Ilorin, Imam Sulaiman Al-Gambari, who led the prayer session, called on all Kwarans, and indeed all Nigerians, to rise against insecurity in the country and make life unbearable for criminals.

“We also call on politicians and governments at all levels to desist from politicising the issue of insecurity in the interest of all Nigerians,” he said.

We’ll block use of 5G against Nigeria’s unity: Pantami

As Nigeria gears up to deploy Fifth Generation (5G) Internet, communications minister Isa Pantami says authorities will move to block usage of the technology against national security.

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“We must ensure that 5G deployed is not used against the nation and its unity. Let us use it for the good of our country and the benefit of all,” Mr Pantami enjoined at an internet governance discourse in Abuja.

The 10th edition of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF 2021) was organised by Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG), led by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

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