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Today's Headlines: Shekau Appoints Boko Haram Commander, "Strengthen Local Govts" -Jonathan To NASS

EFCC Arrests 33 Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta

Thirty-three internet fraud suspects, also known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ have been arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State by EFCC operatives.

The suspects were apprehended at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension and Idi Ori areas of the city.

According to EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren, the arrests followed actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged criminal activities.

FG Grants Dangote Cement Second Tax Waiver In Two Years

The Federal Inland Revenue Service issued Dangote Cement Plc tax credit certificates, the second in two years.

The tax credit certificates valued at N22.321 billion are for the construction of Apapa-Oworonshoki-Ojota road in Lagos and the Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba road connecting Kogi and Kwara States, The Nation reported.

This implies that Dangote Cement will provide the funding for the federal roads to cover for the tax that it would have paid.

NASU Speaks

The Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, of Educational and Associated Institutions has attributed the continued inadequate funding of education to many crises, especially insecurity, unemployment among others challenges being experienced in the country.

The Deputy President of NASU, comrade Sadauki Mohammed during the regular meeting of the Colleges of Education Trade Group Council at the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, said massive investment in the education of youths remains the only formula for reversing the negative trend of insecurity and poverty in the country.

Shekau Appoints Boko Haram Commander

Abubakar Shekau, factional head of Boko Haram has appointed Abu Muhammad as the new Amirul Jaysh (Commander of War).

Shekau announced the replacement after killing the former Commander, Abu Fatimah.

According to "PRNigeria", Shekau personally shot and killed Abu Fatimah last week for allegedly betraying the sect.

An informant said that two other senior commanders were also eliminated by Shekau.

"Strengthen Local Govts" -Jonathan To NASS

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the National Assembly to make laws that would strengthen Local Governments, make them autonomous and empowered to generate their own revenues.

He said that if he were a member of the national assembly, he would mobilise others to amend sections of the Constitution to totally prohibit the appointment of Local Government Chairmen and allow the people at the grassroots to decide who led them, through election.

Jonathan stated this on Thursday, when the national and state executives of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) paid him a courtesy visit in his country home, Otuoke, Bayelsa.

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