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Today's Headlines: Osibanjo Chairs Panel To Address Worsening Poverty, Police Vs Civilian Clashes

Osibanjo Chairs Panel To Address Worsening Poverty

On Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council has approved the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy that was submitted by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

The special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a briefing with State House correspondents stated that the vice president of the country, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, is to chair the poverty alleviation council to provide overall guidance for implementation.

Army, Police Vs Civilian Clashes

Nigerians should be concerned about the high increase in the number of armed confrontation between the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police on one hand, and non-state actors on the other hand.

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army are fund of taking the law into their hands and militarily invading any area where they lose a soldier to armed attack.

The Police force also have come under attacks by hoodlums, bandits and the so-called "unknown gunmen, who appear to have embrace the act impunity towards the civilian population.

Lagos Detects Lies In Viral Amputee Hawke's Claims, Withholds N25m Donation

The claims by the Oshodi amputee hawker, Mary Daniel, that she lost one of her legs in an accident that took the lives of all the passengers, including that of her biological parents when she was a young teenager, have been discovered to be untrue.

Mary Daniel's story attracted sympathy from Nigerians in the country and across the world and the gave her a charity donation of about N25,000,000 million.

However, the money have been collected from her after Lagos State officials discovered that Daniel's father was still alive and she amputated from birth and not through an accident as she claims.

Special Needs Boy Dies After Drinking Kerosene In Lagos

A special need boy who has been identified as Kelvin, has lost his life after allegedly drinking Kerosene in Ikeja, Lagos state.

According to a report by Punch News, Kelvin got the bottle of Kerosene from Jesus and Augusta Heritage Pub that is located at Tonade street, Ikeja. After people discovered that Kelvin has taken the Kerosene, they gave him palmoil to drink but he still couldn't make it.

Gunmen Hit More Police Assets In Attacks

Gunmen have continued to terrorize security operatives. On Wednesday, They killed police men on duty and destroyed public assets.

On Tuesday, two policemen were killed at a Checkpoint in Akwa Ibom State, a police station was raided in Abia state and Naval Ratings in Anambra state was attacked by unknown gunmen. Also, a hotelier and his wife killed in Ogun state this week.

The rate of attacks and killings of security officials and citizens is alarming and the Federal Government needs to do something about it immediately.

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