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1. In light of their most recent uproar over the alleged partial payment of their wages by the Federal Government, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, have been urged to maintain calm by Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila.
2. The Federal Government plans to resume passenger lifting on the Kaduna-Abuja railway corridor before the end of this month, eight months after terrorists bombed the Kaduna-Abuja train corridor and abducted a number of people, causing the suspension of services.
3. The Federal Government yesterday warned that if preventative measures were not taken by the government at all levels, disastrous flooding will happen in Nigeria again the following year.
The government claims that the states rejected early warnings from NEMA in 2022, which had disastrous impacts throughout the Country with lots of states impacted .
4. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and other pro-Biafra groups have been urged by the National Population Commission, NPC, not to obstruct the 2023 census in the South East region, as happened in the 2006 census when the then-Movement for the Actualisation for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, halted the exercise in the region.
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5. In the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, terrorists have kidnapped Muhammad Galadima, the district head of Kwangami village, along with six other people.
6. The United States District Court for the Central District of California sentenced Ramon Abass, also known as Hushpuppi, to 11 years and three months in prison for conspiring to launder money through several online scams.
Hushpuppi was found guilty of the accusations, including laundering the proceeds of a school finance scam, business email hack, and other fraudulent cyber operations, according to the verdict, which was handed down by Justice Otis Wright II on Monday.
7. The difficulties the Independent National Electoral Commission is running into as it gets ready for the elections in 2023 have raised concerns.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, stated that no less than 20 offices of the commission had been destroyed by the recent flooding across the country while testifying before the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters.
8. Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy president of the Senate, has been detained by British police for 138 days on suspicion of human trafficking.
The legislator was detained in June 2022 at London’s Heathrow Airport and was promptly charged with allegedly bringing a youngster into the nation in order to harvest his organs.
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9. As a long-term solution to the issue of persistent flooding in the nation, House Minority Leader Mr. Ndudi Elumelu has asked the Federal Government to take immediate action to dredge the River Niger and its tributaries.
10. A strike by the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria, JDWAN, has been suspended.
This information was released by the organization’s National Leader, Abiodun Akintade, Chairman, Opeyemi Sulaiman, and General Secretary, Ajimatanarareje Feyisayo, yesterday at the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management secretariat in Agege.
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