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Today's Headlines: Gunmen Shot Dead Lagos-Based Bizman in Kwara, Hoodlums Attack Ondo Police Station

Gunmen shot dead Lagos-based bizman in Kwara

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According to Punch Newspapers, gunmen have shot dead a Lagos State-based businessman identified as Biola Osundiya who came to Kwara State to visit his family.

According to The Punch, the incident occurred around past 6:00pm on Wednesday when he was trailed to one of the drinking joints near the Kwara State Council for Art and Culture at Gerin Alimi area, Ilorin and shot him at close range.

Also, a source who spoke on the issue said the deceased who was in his 40s was in the company of a girl who was having a conversation with some people on the phone regarding their location shortly before his assailants arrived.

“He was shot by two men who traced him to the spot on a motorbike and left him in the pool of his blood,” Source said

Hoodlums attack Ondo police station, kill cop - Punch Newspapers

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According to Punch Newspapers, unknown gunmen attacked the Okuta Elerinla Police Station in Akure, the Ondo State capital, late Sunday evening.

Punch revealed that the Public Relations Officer of the command, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident. She said an investigation had commenced into the attack.

Buhari appoints acting FRSC corps marshal

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According Punch Newspapers, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appointed the Deputy Corps Marshal, Finance and Accounts, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu, as the acting Corps Marshal as Boboye Oyeyemi bowed out of service on July 24.

Also, the Former Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Oyeyemi, said this while handing over at the FRSC headquarters on Monday in Abuja.

Furthermore,this was contained in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, on Monday, in Abuja.

Furthermore, Oyeyemi said President Buhari appointed Biu as the acting CM with effect from July 24, wishing him a successful tenure as he assumed office.

Insecurity: There's no government in Nigeria, says Ortom

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According to Punch Newspapers, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday, said the insecurity situation in the country has reached its peak with the threat by bandits to kidnap the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), adding that there was no government in the country and those surrounding the presidents were criminals.

Also, Ortom, who was reacting to a video trending on social media where bandits were flogging Kaduna-bound train attack victims and their threat to kidnap the president and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, said Nigerians were now exposed to the Afghanistan treatment.

However, the governor, who briefed journalists at the new banquet hall of the government house, Makurdi, further decried the insecurity situation in the country, saying that the Buhari regime had left Nigerians digging their graves.

Jega, others call for prosecution of vote-buyers - Punch Newspapers

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According to Punch Newspapers, Participants at a forum seeking significant electoral process reforms have recommended the criminalization of vote buying and selling as well as delegate inducements with strict enforcement of penalties.

According to them, such act should be prosecuted through collaborative efforts of relevant agencies, including the Police, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission, and Independent National Electoral Commission.

Also, they recommended enforcement of the Electoral Act 2022 and regulations of INEC and guidelines to ensure fairness and equity.

In addition, the stakeholders demanded the reform of the process of emergence of candidates with a specific focus on the quality of delegates that would participate in the selection of candidates during party primaries, saying only primaries monitored by INEC should be accepted.

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