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Today's Headlines: Gunmen Abduct Obasanjo Three Workers, FG Makes New Approval

Gunmen have kidnapped three workers of former President Olusegun Obasanjo at a village in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

Source: Punch Newspapers

A source told our correspondent on Wednesday that the gunmen waylaid the three workers at the Obasanjo Holdings in Kobape in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area.

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The source said the workers abducted are the financial controller, group auditor and group store manager of the firm.

The source said, “They were abducted around 4pm at Seseri village after their Hilux car was shot at by the gunmen, who took them away.

FG Approves National Policy On Food And Nutrition

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved National Policy on Food and Nutrition.

Source: Daily Trust

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, announced this Wednesday after the federal cabinet meeting.

Shehu said the council also approved the consultancy for the design and construction of the second runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for N500 million.

Fayemi Appoints ex-NLC Chairman, Others as LCDA Administrators

Ekiti State Government on Wednesday appointed heads of secretariats of the 19 newly created Local Council Development Authorities.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The appointees included a former state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayodeji Aluko, who was until his appointment, the Director of Administration, Ado Ekiti Local Government. He is to administer Ekiti Southeast LCDA.

A statement from the Chairman, LCDA Implementation Committee, Olawale Fapohunda, who is the state Attorney-General, titled, ‘Announcement’, said, “The appointments take immediate effect and the appointees are advised to resume in their respective secretariats not later than Thursday, September 5”.

Reducing Customs Procedures Can Lift Nigeria, Others by $250bn – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that despite the monumental challenges posed by climate change, especially energy transition and related issues, the coming decade anchored on the African Continental Free Trade Area offers great opportunities for Africa’s socioeconomic transformation.

Source: Punch Newspapers

This is as he said that a slight reduction in the customs procedures could drive up Nigeria and other members’ revenues by at least $250bn.

Osinbajo stated this on Wednesday in a message delivered at the closing of the 2021 Conference of African Insurance Practitioners, themed ‘Rebuilding Africa’s economy: An insurance perspective’.

Lawmakers Explain Lagos Anti-open Grazing Bill To Stakeholders

The Lagos State lawmakers have explained some provisions of the anti-open grazing bill to stakeholders at the public hearing held on the proposed bill.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The Speaker of the House, Dr Mudashiru Obasa, who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, in his address, stated that the bill would address the tension generated by the activities of herders.

He said, “The bill in entirety is well drafted and targeted at dousing the tension emanating from the activities of herders, thereby stimulating and introducing a world class practical that will ensure competitive productivity in the sector and initiate regulations that will attract more investment.”

Electronic voting possible in Nigeria, says El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, says electronic voting is possible in Nigeria, with the right determination.

Source: Vanguard Newspapers

According to him, the success recorded in the last Local Government election conducted via eletronic voting in the state, was a demonstration that it was possible across the country.

The governor made the statement in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday to thank the people of the state for giving the All Progressive Congress (APC), victory at the polls.

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