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Today’s Headlines: El-Rufai Insists On Downsizing Workforce, Imo Attackers Have Willingly Confessed

Says ‘I Won’t Pay Redundant Workers’

• Pledges To Redress Damage On Economy By NLC Strike Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has pledged to redress the damages done by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the state’s economy during its five-day warning strike, insisting that Government was not in a position to pay redundant workers.

El-Rufai, in a radio broadcast at the weekend, commended Federal Government for its effort to intervene in the logjam between Labour and the State Government. He also thanked citizens for their resilience during the strike period.

Imo Attackers Have Willingly Confessed

Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo, says some persons have confessed to being behind the recent attacks on government facilities in the state. Over the past months, unknown gunmen have attacked security facilities in the state, including the police headquarters and correctional centre in Owerri, the Imo capital.

Speaking at a meeting with Samuel Uche, prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria (MCN), on Satuday, the governor said those who confessed will soon be be revealed to the public.

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Osinbajo And 2023 Presidency

In the last few weeks some shadowy groups on the social media emerged drumming support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to contest the 2023 presidential elections.

Indeed, it is often said in Nigeria that politicians think of the next election immediately after their swearing in. Although it’s 2 years to the presidential election, contenders and pretenders are already subtly throwing their hats into the ring.

The word on the streets right now is which zone will produce the next president of Nigeria .Political analysts have contended that after the 8 year presidency of President Muhammadu Buhari from the north west ,

it is only fair that the presidency returns

to the south.

Disquiet over frequent crashes of military aircraft

Death of COAS, 10 military officers dark moment for Nigeria, says Buhari

• AIB recovers black box, begins probe

By Kelvin Osa Okunbor /Faith Yahya/Sanni Onogu/Bolaji Ogundele/Okodili Ndudi/Grace Obike/Gbade Ogunwale/ Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja. There was disquiet in the aviation industry and the military yesterday as the nation began to take stock of its losses arising from Friday’s crash of the Nigerian Air Force owned Beachcraft 350 and what seems like frequent crashes of military aircraft.

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Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and the 10 other victims of the Friday crash were laid to rest in Abuja yesterday.

Two other crashes earlier in the year had killed nine people, bringing to 20 the number of casualties of military plane accidents this year alone.

17, 000 teachers write qualifying examination nationwide

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sony Echono, has harped on the need for quality delivery in the education sector. Echono gave the charge at the 2021 Batch A Professional Qualifying Examination for teachers, organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) in Abuja on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that TRCN conducted the examination for 17, 141 candidates in 43 centres across the nation.

N408.5/litre proposal: Nigerians may pay N588bn monthly for petrol

Nigerians may be spending N588.24bn monthly for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, should the Federal Government implement the recommendation of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum that the cost of the commodity be increased.

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A committee set up by the Nigeria Governor’s Forum had last Wednesday recommended that petrol price should be between N380/litre and N408.5/litre. They also called for the immediate removal of petrol subsidy.

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