Gunmen kill 7 policemen, 1 civilian in Jigawa, NLC calls new $510 billion GDP a ‘time bomb’ & other important news you need to know today

by Oge Okonkwo


Suspected gunmen kill 7 policemen and a civilian in Jigawa

A police station was attacked by suspected gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday. A Sharia court and a bank in Gawaram local government area of Jigawa leaving a policeman and one civilian dead in the process.

There was an exchange of bullets for hours between the policemen on duty and suspected terrorists. Read more….

NLC describes new $510bn GDP as time bomb

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) challenged the  Federal Government yesterday in Abuja, urging them to translate the impressive economic growth released on Sunday by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to improved living conditions for Nigerians.

In a statement by its Acting President, Promise Adewusi, entitled Good GDP Without Sustainable and Viable Jobs: A Time Bomb, NLC insisted that economic growth without jobs and food on the table for Nigerians meant nothing. Read more….

One person shot dead during All Progressive Congress (APC) ward congress in Akure

One person has died during a deadly shootout at the ward congress of the All Progressive Congress  (APC) in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

Sources told SaharaReporters that the incident happened at Midees Lounge Club  along Ajipowo Estate in Akure.

It was learnt that the incidence happened at the ward -Isikan ward II-of the APC Interim Secretary, Prince Olu Adegboro. Read more….

Tension mounts, as Anambra Government seals off two Banks

There was tension Wednesday in Awka, following sealing off of two commercial Bank in the State by the officials of Anambra State Government over debts.

The two commercial banks are Ecobank Plc and Skye Bank Plc located opposite the Government House in Awka and zik Avenue respectively.

The action was as a result of the banks inability to pay the land use charges levied on them by the state government. Read more….

Jonathan under fire for advocating unregulated election expenses bazaar

Election monitors and anti-corruption activists have launched a blistering attack on President Goodluck Jonathan over his comment Monday advocating new laws to ease existing regulation on election expenses, either by completely removing spending ceilings, or by setting higher limits.

Speaking at the presidential villa while receiving the report of the National Stakeholders’ Forum on Electoral Reform, a group headed by a former senate president, Ken Nnamani, Mr. Jonathan said existing limits on election expenses are not “realistic”. Read more….




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