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Today's Headlines:Fire Guts Village In Jigawa, Varsity Don Found Dead With Multiple Stabs In C/River

Fire Guts Village In Jigawa

Fire incident has razed down houses at Barebari village in Sankara Ward, Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The local Government Council Chairman Shehu Sule Udi who confirmed this said the incident happened on Saturday morning and destroyed many houses, local silos, animals, and other valuable items.

Udi explained that a similar incident happened in the village two years back which completely razed down half of the village.

He warned the residents to be careful about the way they use fire to avoid future occurrences.

He said the local government had presented relief materials to the victims and also appealed to NEMA, SEMA, and individuals to support the affected families.

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The spokesman of the NSCDC Jigawa State Command, CSC Adamu Shehu, also confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

Varsity Don Found Dead With Multiple Stabs In C/River

The Police Command in Cross River has confirmed the recovery of the body of a Professor of Political Science with the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Felix Akpan.

The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said the body was discovered on Sunday with multiple stabs in his apartment at Plot 181, Duke Town Close, State Housing in Calabar.

Ugbo said that arrests have been made while the matter is still under investigation.

“We have a suspect in custody who claims to be a friend of the deceased (Prof. Akpan). He said he does not know what happened to him or who stabbed him to death.

Police Declare Bauchi Reps Member Wanted, Place N1m Bounty

The police have declared a member of the House of Representatives, Bauchi Federal Constituency, Yakubu Shehu, wanted. 

Yakubu, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is being wanted in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, inciting disturbance of public peace, and culpable homicide.

This was contained in a gazette citing CRO Form 5 issued from the Office of the Inspector General of Police.

The security agency is asking anyone with useful information about his whereabouts to contact them, promising a N1m as a bounty on the lawmaker.

Guber poll: 5 political parties declare support for Sanwo-Olu’s re-election

The leadership of five political parties, under the umbrella of the Alliance of Registered Political Parties, ARPP, have declared support for the re-election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the Saturday, March 18, Governoship election in the state.

The political parties are; Young Progressives Party (YPP), Action Democratic Party (ADP), All People’s Party (APP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), and Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

This came ahead of the governorship and House of Assembly elections, slated for March 18, 2023, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

At a press conference held in Ikeja on Monday, the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, and the leader of ARPP, Mr Ajayi Adebayo, explained that the parties reached the decision after a thorough analysis of the performance of the APC in Lagos.

From this end, the governorship candidates of APP, Chief Adeyemi Abiola, Adenipekun Adekunle (ZLP), Kupoluyi Funmi, (APM), Ishola Bamidele, (ADP), steppes down their governorship ambitions to declare their support for Governor Sanwo-Olu.

Adebayo added that they can not sacrifice the various land mark achievements of the Sanwo-Olu administration on the alter of bitter politicking, adding,” The governor’s consistency as a progressive democrat is worthy of due commendation and continuity is key.”

NYSC @50: FG set to improve welfare, allowances of corps members

As the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) prepares to celebrate 50 years of existence, the Federal Government is considering improving the welfare of corps members, including their allowances.

Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, revealed this on Monday in Abuja, while fielding questions from newsmen after the inauguration of the [email protected] anniversary committee.

Dare said that the management of the NYSC had sent a proposal to improve on the uniform of the corps members and to increase their allowances.

“That is already with the President and if that gets the approval, even Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training would go beyond three weeks and will be through the entire youth service.

“So, those are areas that are covered and we believe that this committee will also make recommendations on reforms and improvement not just for the welfare, but also for the system of the NYSC that keeps that engine running.”

The minister said that the NYSC which was established on May 22, 1973, had made a huge impact on the nation’s education and health sectors.

He added that the Federal Government recognises the roles of Nigerian youths, especially members of the NYSC in the nation’s social, economic and political development, hence the desire to celebrate the 50 years existence of the scheme.

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