Today’s Headlines: Another Protest Begins In Delta, 20 People Burnt To Ashes In Jigawa

Another Protect Begins In Delta 

Delta state youths under the umbrella of Isoko Development Union, (IDU) protested and barricaded the ever busy Emevor-Eboh Iyede-Ughelli Asaba Expressway over Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, (DESOPADEC), N50 million largesse.

The mass protest which disrupted economic and official activities Wednesday caused gridlock in the ever busy expressway making travellers stranded while commuters made diversions through other routes.

The youths accused the Managing Director of DESOPADEC, Askia Ogieh, of highhandedness and greed as well as creating division among the youths in Isoko nation by only patronising a faction of the youth.

20 persons burnt to ashes in Jigawa road accident

About 20 persons were reportedly killed in a motor accident that involved two ‘Hummer’ buses in Birnin kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The incident happened at about 06:30 AM near Alu and an agro farm a few kilometers to Birnin Kudu town.

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An eye witness told DAILY POST that the two vehicles had a head on collision and went up in flames on the spot resulting in the burning of all the passengers beyond recognition.

Ikenne attack: Ex-players beg Edo over withdrawal threat

Ex-Bendel Insurance players, Baldwin Bazuaye, Ambrose Vanzekin and Henry Dittimiya have appealed to Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, not to withdraw the club from the Nigeria National League.

Several Insurance players and officials sustained varying degrees of injuries and body harm when supporters of Remo Stars attacked them after their goalless draw in Ikenne on Sunday, with others jumping fences and running long distances to safety.

Reacting to the incident, Shaibu on Monday threatened to pull the team out of the NNL if the league body failed to adequately punish Remo Stars.

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Senate Passes Bill To Bar NIPOST From Tax Collection

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to effectively restrict Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to only postal operations in the country.

The Nigerian Postal Service (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2021, also unbundled the agency by creating a commission to regulate its affairs.

The bill was passed following a clause-by-clause consideration of the reports by the Senate Committees on Communications, chaired by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central)

Lawyers knock CJN for proposing 16 justices for Supreme Court

Some lawyers have knocked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad’s call that the Supreme Court justices should be reduced from 21 to 16.

The CJN on June 3 presented to the Senate committee on the review of the Nigerian 1999 Constitution, a 45-point constitutional proposal on judicial reforms for amendment.

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Some legal practitioners disagreed with Mr Muhammad’s stance.

For Abdulhamid Mohammed, a lawyer, the government should increase the number of the court’s judges.

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