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Today's Headlines: Police Arrest Six Over Criminal Act, 20 Reported Dead in Bauchi

Police Arrest Six Over Alleged Criminal Conspiracy

According to what Punch Newspapers broadcasted, the Niger Police arrested six suspects over alleged criminal conspiracy and armed robbery in different parts of the state.

Source: The Punch Newspapers

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Minna on Sunday.

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Abiodun said on August 21, at about 21:40 hours, Police operatives attached to Tudun-Wada Division, while on patrol along Tunga/Chanchaga Road arrested four suspects.

20 killed, 37 injured, N1b properties lost to flooding in Bauchi —SEMA

Based on what Nigerian Tribune broadcasted this morning, 20 people lost their lives, while 37 others sustained varying degrees of injuries as properties and goods worth over N1 billion were lost to floods caused by torrential rain in Bauchi State. 

Source: Tribune Nigeria

The Coordinator of the Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Abubakar Umar Gabarin, who made this known to journalists at the weekend, said that more deaths were recorded as the entire 20 local government areas of the state continue to be affected by floods.

God Will Not Forsake Nigerians In 2023 – Oshiomhole

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomole, said yesterday that God will not forsake or abandon Nigerians as the country gets set for the 2023 general elections.

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Oshiomole, who spoke in Abuja at the investiture of Rotn Victoria Unoarumi as the 10th president of Rotary Club of Abuja, Maitama, said he didn’t join the APC to become chairman but to form an alternate platform capable of taking the PDP out of power, an objective he said was well achieved.

NMA threatens to join strike, gives FG 21-day ultimatum

The Nigerian Medical Association has issued a 21-day strike notice to the Federal Government, with effect from Monday, August 30.

Source: The Punch Newspapers

This is coming as the Federal Government said that it had set aside N4.8bn as residency training fund for doctors.

At the end of its National Executive Council meeting held in Benin City, Edo State, the NMA and all its affiliates resolved to give the Federal Government 21-day notice to fully resolve all the issues contained in the various agreements signed with the doctors.

Banditry: Matawalle orders shooting of motorcyclists carrying 3 passengers

According to Tribune Nigeria, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has announced new measures aimed at curtailing the growing cases of banditry in the state, including the closure of all major markets.

Source: Tribune Nigeria

In addition, the governor banned motorcycles (okada) from carrying three passengers as he ordered the security operatives in the state to shoot anyone flouting the order. He also banned petrol stations in the state from selling fuel, except those in Gusau and the 14 local government headquarters. 

2023: PDP begs Nigerians for vote, says we will do better next time

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians for another chance to form government at the federal level, promising to perform better if elected in 2023.

Source: People Gazette

PDP made this assertion on Saturday at its 92nd National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja. In attendance at the meeting were PDP governors, NEC members, Board of Trustee members, National Assembly caucus, and states Chairmen.

Confusion as DisCo announces hike in electricity tariff from Sept 1

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company, ( Eko DisCos had in an initial notice, dated 25th, August, 2021 and signed by its General Manager GM Loss Reduction, Olumide Anthony-Jerome said the increase was as a result of the nationwide mandate to implement the Service Based Tariff approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

It said the new tariff would be reflected on the energy bill for October 2021.

Source: Tribune Nigeria

“This is to officially notify you that there will be an increase in electricity tariff with effect from 1s! September 2021. This increase is as a result of the nationwide mandate to implement the Service Based Tariff approved by our regulators (NERC).

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Bauchi DSP Minna Punch Newspapers Wasiu Abiodun


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