Soludo Gets New Appointment.
Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has won all the 21 local government areas of Anambra State in the governorship primary election held in Awka on Wednesday by the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for the November 6 election.
The election was held by the Chief Victor Oye faction of the party, which also has the support of the only governor of the party, Chief Willie Obiano of Anambra State.
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Teenager Confesses Leading Attack In Ebonyi.
One Elom Daniel, 17, has confessed to aiding the attack on a police station and as well as facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ebonyi State.
Naija News reports that the teenager who is now in police custody confessed that he gave out information that led to the event that claimed the life of a police officer in the state.
Rivers youths protest alleged abandonment of state’s skill training centre.
Youths said to be students of Port Harcourt Technical and Vocational Center, PHTVC, have staged a peaceful protest against the Rivers State Government over alleged abandament of the skills training centre.
The protesters claimed that staff members of the centre have attracted attention of World Bank to run the centre after the state abandoned it, but regretted that Commissioner for Education, Kaniye Ebeku, was frustrating every effort to reopen the centre.
Riverine Communities Decry Rot In Inland Waterways.
People living in riverine communities in Benue, Taraba, Niger, Kebbi and Sokoto states have decried the decay in the inland waterways which they attributed to constant boat tragedies.
They called on the federal government to salvage the situation in order to save lives and the economic fortunes of millions of people.
Daily Trust reports that hundreds of lives have been lost in the last few years with experts linking the problem to lack of, or poor enforcement of safety measures, dearth of ships, boats and navigation equipment as well as wrecks, trees and shrubs that took over most of the waterways.
Soldiers risk their lives to confront bandits — we don’t condone sabotage.
Ahmad Gumi, a cleric who is known to have access to bandits, had accused security personnel of colluding with bandits in the northern part of the country.
But reacting in a statement on Wednesday, Onyema Nwachukwu, army’s spokesperson, said while there may be some officers guilty of such accusations, the army doesn’t condone acts sabotaging its efforts.
The allegation, he said, is not only sad and unfortunate but a calculated attempt to denigrate the Nigerian military and undermine the sacrifices of patriotic troops, who are working tirelessly to restore peace and stability across the country.