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Today's Headlines: Thugs Invade Rivers Council, FG To Move Teachers Retirement Age To 65 - Osinbajo

Thugs invade Rivers council, assault legislative leader

Suspected thugs, yesterday invaded the complex of Etche Local Government Area in Rivers State and unleashed mayhem on Mrs. Cynthia Nwala, the leader of the council’s legislative Assembly.

The Guardian gathered that Mrs. Nwala narrowly escaped death as her clothes were torn by the thugs.

It was learnt that friction among the legislators erupted into a conflict, which resulted in divisions, thereby prompting the leader to seize the Assembly mace with intention of going home with it.

However, following a tip-off, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Council, whose name was simply given as Mr. Sup mobilised and led some groups of armed thugs to barricade the exit gate of the council to prevent Mrs. Nwala from leaving the council complex with the mace.

FG to move teachers retirement age to 65 - Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says efforts are underway to increase the retirement age of teachers in Nigeria’s public service from 60 years to 65 years.

Osinbajo disclosed this on Tuesday while hosting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Oluwabunmi Anani, Maltina Teacher of the Year, 2020 Winner, as part of 2021 World Teachers Day celebration.

Anani was accompanied on the visit to the Presidential Villa, by Uzodinma Odenigbo, Head of Public and Government Affairs, Nigerian Breweries Limited(NBL).

All hands must be on deck to solve Nigeria’s challenges —Senate President

The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, yesterday, urged Nigerian leaders, irrespective of party affiliations, to join hands to salvage the country from the myriads of challenges bedevilling it.

Lawan, who made the call in Ikot Ekpene when he commissioned the 25 kilometer Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road, noted that the level of security in the country requires a holistic approach involving all tiers and levels of government.

His words: “Today our country is going through a trying period. We are going through some challenges. The purpose of any leadership at any level is to provide leadership in dealing with the challenges. And the kinds of challenges we face in this country today are such that requires that all hands are on deck.

Oyetola Presents N129.7bn 2022 Budget To Osun Assembly

Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has presented a budget estimate of N129,756 billion to the state House of Assembly for approval for the 2022 fiscal year.

The details of the Appropriation Bill revealed that the chunks were earmarked for infrastructure, education and health sectors, with the agriculture sector also getting its fair share.

The 2022 budget size is higher than the year 2021 budget of N109.8billion by over N20billion.

The bill which is christened, “Budget of Sustainable Development”, is anchored on the commitment of the administration to providing conducive living and working environment for the people of Osun.

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