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Today's Headlines: 3 Spiritualist Arrested By EFCC; Buhari Seeks Amendment To New Petroleum Industry Act

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EFCC arrests 3 ‘Spiritualists’ for N16m get-rich-quick scheme

Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a self-acclaimed spiritualist, Mohammed Ibrahim and his accomplice, Ibrahim Abubakar for allegedly defrauding one Mohammed Gaji of the sum of N16, 000,000.00 (Sixteen Million Naira) under the guise of conducting spiritual prayers to make him (Gaji) rich.

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They were arrested at Sabon Bolori, behind Chad Basin, Borno State, in the course of investigation into a petition written against Mohammed Gaji, alleging that he misappropriated N22.2million given to him by the petitioner, Mohammed Alhaji Bukar to establish a cattle ranch business.

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But rather than invest the money as planned, Gaji gave Mohammed Ibrahim, (the spiritualist) N16million of the N22.2million for prayers so he could get rich.

BREAKING: Buhari Seeks Amendment To New Petroleum Industry Act

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to amend the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 passed by the National Assembly about two months ago.

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The request was contained in a letter dated September 16, 2021, and read during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

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President Buhari in the letter explained that the appointment of two non-executive members as provided for by the Act to the board of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NPRA) and Upstream Regulatory Commission (URC) does not reflect balanced geopolitical representation.

Auto accident claims 4 lives in Edo

An early morning head-on collision involving a tipper loaded with sand and a commercial bus has claimed the lives of four persons in Benin.

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The accident occurred at Ogbelaka Junction on Sakponba Road, in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman of the Police Command in Edo, SP Bello Kontongs, who confirmed the incident, said four persons died, as opposed to the nine reported by those at the scene of the mishap.

He said three people lost their lives on the spot, while one died on the way to the hospital.

Delta joins list of states to pass anti-open grazing bill

The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill for a Law Prohibiting Open Grazing, Indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock in Delta.

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Also known as the “Anti Grazing Bill”, the passage followed a motion for the third reading by Majority Leader of the House, Ferguson Onwo, during plenary in Asaba.

The motion which was unanimously adopted, was seconded by Minority Leader of the Assembly, Innocent Anidi.

Earlier, Chairman of the House Committee on Special Bills, Pat Ajudua, had presented the report on the bill on the floor of the House, which was received and adopted.

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