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2023: Retired Colonel Picks PRP Presidential Form

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A Retired Nigerian Colonel, Gboluga Mosugu has picked the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms of the People’s Redemption Party, PRP, with a call on government to renew efforts in the fight against banditry.

He made the call after he received the form at the Party’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

PRP’s Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the post of president is N10 million, while that of the governor is N2.5 million; Senate– N1.5 million; House of Representatives- N250,000 and House of Assembly-N100, 000.

Mosugu, who decried the spate of banditry and kidnappings, called for concerted efforts in the fight against the menace.

“Security is everyone’s business. All hands must be on deck to curb the menace.”

“Relevant and actionable laws by the parliament could go a long toward addressing the issues of kidnappings.

“We will do the right thing. We just need the political will to do the right thing and security will be tackled, the economy will grow and there will be progress,” he said.

Mosugu also said he was not deterred by the aspirations of Kola Abiola because “power comes from God and it is the delegates that will determine who will be their flag bearer”.

“It’s not by money, the position is not for sale; it’s for whoever the delegates will select as their flag bearer,” he said

Reports had it that Mosugu was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1982 and voluntarily retired after 29 years of service from the Nigerian Army in June 2007, with the rank of Colonel.

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Blackout In Abuja, Others As Protesting Electricity Workers, NUEE Shuts Transmission Station In Kaduna

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The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has shut down operations at the Kaduna Regional Headquarters of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), leading to blackout in the state, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and adjoining North-West states.

The electricity union is protesting the non-payment of outstanding arrears owed to former workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), suspension of conditions of service and career path for workers and the directive by the TCN board to conduct promotion interviews for acting principal managers who are moving to Assistant General Managers.

The development which also affected four northwestern states, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara, is said to be in line with the directive of the union’s national leadership.

NUEE officials were said to have forced workers out of the company’s premises before locking the gate with their own key after they picketed the Mando TCN Station in the Kaduna State capital on Wednesday.

They however, vowed not to resume work until all their demands were met by the Federal Government.

The NUEE had picketed the Abuja National Headquarters of the TCN on Tuesday.

According to a circular by the General Secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, titled “Call for Action”, to the Senior Assistant General Secretaries and Zonal Organising Secretaries dated August 15, 2022, the union directed that the electricity workers should ensure total compliance with the directive.

This is coming amid erratic power supply being experienced across the nation and at least five National Power Grid failures already recorded this year.

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Court Sentences Famous Adamawa Wrestler To Death For Killing Wife With Pestle

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A well-known traditional wrestler, Thankyou Grim, has been convicted and sentenced to death by hanging for cruelly murdering his wife in Adamawa State.

Super Reporters learnt that Grim, who hails from Sili village in the Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa State, hit his wife, Kwalla Grim, repeatedly with a pestle until she died for demanding divorce.

The Adamawa State Chief Judge, Justice Nathan Musa, sentenced the famous wrestler to death after he was tried and found guilty of killing his wife.

He was convicted on a one-count charge of culpable homicide punishable with death contrary to section 192(b) of the Adamawa State Penal Code Law 2018.

While delivering his verdict on Tuesday, Justice Musa held that the prosecution had proved with cogent evidence that the convict actually killed the deceased.

“As stated in my judgement, the convict is convicted for culpable homicide punishable with death; my hands are therefore tied, I cannot do otherwise. Therefore, the convict is accordingly sentenced to death by hanging as provided by section 192(b) of Penal Code Law”, Justice Musa ruled.

According to the prosecution, Grim caused the death of his wife on March 24, 2018.

The famous wrestler reportedly wrestled his wife to the ground and smashed her face with a pestle, hitting her several times until she became lifeless.

He was said to have fled the scene immediately, but later reported himself to the police after three days.

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2023: Tinubu, Obasanjo Meet Behind Closed-Doors In Ogun

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, behind closed-doors in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.

Details of the meeting are yet to be made known but sources say it is not unconnected with the 2023 general elections and Tinubu’s ambition to emerge president.

On this visit, Tinubu was accompanied by the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, first interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, the governor of Ogun State,Dapo Abiodun, former Governor Olusegun Osoba, Otunba Gbenga Daniel among other dignitaries.

The trip to Abeokuta comes a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari received Tinubu and his running mate Kassim Shettima at the State House in Abuja.

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