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Tanker Drivers Block Zaria-Kano Highway Over ‘Killing’ Of Colleague By Soldier
Following the alleged murder of their colleague by a soldier, protesting tanker drivers blocked the Zaria-Kano highway, causing unrest.
It was discovered that the incident took place on Wednesday around 3:30 pm, when the protesting motorists blocked the highway and caused hours of gridlock on the busy road.
The cause of the altercation between the soldier working for a construction company and the late driver was unknown.
However, it was learned that the incident happened close to Tashar Yari in Kaduna State’s Makarfi Local Government Area.
1. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the commission is not even considering delaying the general election in 2023. This was said by Yakubu on Wednesday in Abuja, during the distribution of an electronic copy of the 93,469,008 voter list to party leaders.
2. On Wednesday, major party stakeholders boycotted the APC presidential campaign rally in Enugu State, worsening the crisis roiling the party in the state. The former president of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, the former governor of the State, Sullivan Chime, and other party leaders from the State, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, were not present at the rally.
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3. A hotel in Orile-Imo, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, has been the scene of the discovery of a man’s lifeless body who has only been identified as Segun. According to information gathered, the deceased stayed in the hotel on Saturday, January 7, 2023, with a different man who is thought to have killed him.
4. Albarka Bitrus, a pastor based in Jos, was detained by members of the Plateau State Police Command after he allegedly set fire to two cars and a bicycle belonged to other religious leaders who he claimed hated him. Alabo Alfred, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday that Bitrus had admitted that on January 4, 2023, he had set a Mercedes Benz, a Toyota car, and a bicycle belonging to his coworkers on fire because they despised him.
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5. In Ushafa community, Bwari Area Council of Abuja, gunmen suspected of being kidnappers killed a man named Benjamin Ogundare and kidnapped two of his relatives, Goodluck and Janet Ogundare. According to reports, the gunmen opened fire erratically between one and one thirty on Wednesday morning at an apartment behind the LEA Primary School, close to Going-Park.
6. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), there are 93,469,008 registered voters who are eligible to cast ballots in this year’s general elections. Of these, 49,054,162 men and 44,414,846 women. At a meeting with the 18 registered political parties on Wednesday in Abuja, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, said this.
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7. Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari claimed that Boko Haram was a fraud and a scheme to destabilize Nigeria. The President, who made this comment while hosting Executive members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria at the State House in Abuja, criticized the terrorist group’s ideology for discouraging people from seeking knowledge and stunting citizens’ intellectual development.
8. On Wednesday, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) declared that it had enough fresh naira bills to replace the worn-out ones. It stated that in response to complaints from Nigerians that the newly designed naira notes were not in use, it ordered banks to stock their Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) with the new notes so that clients could access them even when banking halls are closed.
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9. Plateau State-based pastor Albarka Sukuya was detained by police on suspicion of kidnapping himself and extorting money from churchgoers. The statement from Alfred Alabo, Plateau’s Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed this, stated that the suspect was taken into custody in November.
10. The low distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) across the nation has alarmed the Labour Party’s (LP) Presidential Campaign Council. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was then urged to expand the PVC collection point to polling units for convenience.
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