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Today's Headlines: Buhari sympathizes with King Sunny Ade, Unknown gunmen kill two in Enugu

Buhari sympathizes with King Sunny Ade

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with renowned musician, King Sunny Ade over the passing of his wife, Risikat Ajoke Adegeye.

Adegeye, who was a member of the 6th Lagos State House of Assembly, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Buhari also condoled with the Lagos State Government, House of Assembly members, her friends and political associates, urging trust in God at the very difficult time.

The President prays that the Almighty God will comfort her husband, family and loved ones, while granting her soul eternal rest.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday.

Unknown gunmen kill two in Enugu

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Gunmen have attacked a police checkpoint in Enugu State, killing two policemen..

The two policemen were said to have died on the spot.

Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the attack, said the Command had commenced an action to track down the killers of the cops.

Floods killed 68 persons, affected 129,000 others in 2020 – FG

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The Federal Government has said that the devastating impact of flooding in 2020 claimed the lives of 68 people, affecting over 129,000 people across the country.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Mrs. Sadiya Umar Faruk, stated this at the official flag off of the distribution of relief materials to the 2020 flooding victims held in Miga, Jigawa State.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Bashir Umar Alkali, the minister said the relief materials included cash and in-kind, to be distributed to the victims in the 16 worst hit states.

The minister explained that the assistance will be given to the 129,000 victims either in cash or in kind.

According to her, “1600 households of 9,600 persons will receive the relief materials, provision of shelter kits to 183 households comprising 1,098 persons most especially widow’s and women-headed households and provision of 62 motorized boreholes and 62 hand washing points across the flood prone states of the country.

IPOB sit-at-home: No candidate missed exam – WAEC

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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has said that no candidate in Enugu State missed its ongoing examination despite the IPOB sit-at-home order observed every Monday.

Mrs Eucharia Onodu, the Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, WAEC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

Onodu explained that the sit-at-home order only affected the students emotionally, as many of them had to sleep over in their schools to be able to meet up.

She said, some had to trek long distances, while others squatted with those in the hostels to be able to write the examination.

Ortom states position on VAT collection

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has stated his position on dislodging Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue collection from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.

Recall that both Lagos and Rivers states have moved to take over the collection of VAT from FIRS.

The matter is currently before the Appeal and Supreme Court.

Ortom, in an interview, said he would wait for the decision of the court before the state takes a position as he believes in the rule of law.

The governor, however, supported the decision of his Lagos and Rivers counterparts, adding that VAT should be localised and every state has the right to pursue it legally.

He, however, complained that the decision will affect the state but they will have to devise other ways and work hard to secure revenue.

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Enugu House of Assembly Lagos State Risikat Ajoke Adegeye Sunny Ade


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