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Today's Headlines: Ifa Warn Gov Abdulrazaq, UNFPA Supports 32 VVF Survivors In Borno

Police accuses Labour of arranging own Chairman’s kidnap, threatens clampdown over planned protest.

The Police Command in Cross River State has threatened to deal ruthlessly with the organized labour if they embark on its planned protest over the kidnap of their Chairman, Comrade Ben Ukpekpi.

In a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Irene Ugbo, titled “PLANNED PROTEST BY THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC), CROSS RIVER STATE CHAPTER”, the command said its is aware of the ‘unscrupulous plans.

Cross River State Police Command is aware of the unscrupulous plans by unguarded individuals to ignite the state’s fragile secured environment on the pretext of an arranged kidnap of the State NLC Chairman.

UNFPA supports 32 VVF survivors in Borno.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported 32 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Borno.

Dr Zainab Aliyu, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in charge of the VVF Ward in Maiduguri Specialist Hospital, made this known on Tuesday in Maiduguri.

Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that so far, all the women that underwent the surgical operation are responding to treatment.

Workers shut state assemblies.

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Tuesday began an indefinite strike over the non-implementation of legislative financial autonomy. As a result, activities in state assemblies across the country were paralysed on Tuesday.

Assemblies were shut in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Plateau, Niger, Bauchi, Imo, Jigawa, Rivers, Osun, Ekiti, Yobe, Ondo and Cross Rivers. The assemblies were also shut in Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Benue, Kano, Gombe, Kaduna and others.

In many states, workers carried placards with different inscriptions and marched to the Legislature in the early hours.

Ifa Worshippers Warn Gov Abdulrazaq Against Violence Inciting Bill.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has been warned against a bill that could cause violence in the state.

Naija News understands that the governor was called to order on Tuesday, March 23 in a statement by the global head of Ifa priests, otherwise referred to as Araba Agbaye, Chief Owolabi Aworeni.

Aworeni cautioned the House of Representatives to halt a bill that sought to institutionalise the use of hijab in the country.

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Ben Ukpekpi Borno Ifa UNFPA Zainab Aliyu

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