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Today's Headlines: 8 Dead In Abuja Gunmen Attack; 2 Dead In Rivers State Gas Explosion

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Just In: 8 feared killed as gunmen open fire on Shi’ites during ‘trek’ in Abuja

At least eight people were feared killed on Tuesday after unidentified men in uniform opened fire at some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, who staged the annual Arbaeen trek at Gwarinpa district of Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen attacked the sect members near the tricycle park at 3rd avenue, Gwarinpa around 10:00 am.

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Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the armed men, who came in security patrol vans, stormed the area without prior notice to residents.

Gas explosion kills two, injures many in Rivers community

Two people were reported dead on Tuesday following a gas explosion in Omerelu road in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers state.

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Thecitypulsenews reports that a truck loaded with illegal oil refining lost its brake while in motion and hit a moving truck trying to avoid a police checkpoint.

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Peoples Gazette could not immediately confirm whether the truck was carrying illegal crude oil, popularly known in the state as Kpofire/black market.

Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombs civilians in another Borno community

Afighter jet operated by the Nigerian Air Force has mistakenly dropped a bomb on a Nigerian community in the Lake Chad region, the AFP reported on Tuesday in yet another costly glitch with military strike precisions.

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At least 20 people, said to be fishermen, were killed in the airstrike that occurred on Sunday in Kwatar Daban Masara, the French newswire reported on Tuesday morning saying information about the tragedy had been slow to circulate due to obsolete communications infrastructure in the area.

Locals said the community was about 50 kilometres from Borno capital and Boko Haram heartland Maiduguri.

Gunmen kidnap Kogi State University lecturer, demands N20 million

A lecturer with the Kogi State University, Ayingba Prof. John Alabi has been kidnapped.

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He was kidnapped on Monday at about 6pm by unknown gunmen.

The incident was said to have happened when the lecturer was about to enter his apartment.

Alabi is the current Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences at Kogi State University.

DAILY POST gathered that the kidnappers who were fully armed accosted the University Don with a Mercedes Benz car and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

IPOB: No need to detain Kanu, governors have divided Nigeria – HURIWA tells Buhari

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has insisted that the Federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari has no basis in law and morality to detain Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

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HURIWA said this is because the Southern and Northern governors have already divided the country by their actions, inactions, speeches and conflicts around which zone between North/South produces the next president in 2023.

HURIWA said this while reacting to Northern Governors’ rejection of power shift to the South.

Recall that the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) had on Monday said that the South’s insistence on producing the next president of Nigeria contradicts the provisions of the constitution.

Only Nigerians can develop Nigeria, says Gbenga Daniel

FORMER governor of Ogun State and Chancellor, Political Leadership Training Institute, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has said the task of developing Nigeria remains a collective one which must come from the Nigerians.

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Daniel made this remark in his address at the Continuous Political Education Programme organised by POLA in Sagamu, Ogun State.

The event was themed, ‘Understanding democracy, quality representation and Political Management’.

He said, “It will be unfair for me to say this is the Nigeria of our dreams, but to achieve that dream, every citizen must roll up their sleeves to give their best for the country to develop. The task is a collective one and it must come from Nigerians. Americans developed the United States, Chinese developed China, only Nigerians can develop Nigeria.”

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