Today's Headlines: A Prominent Nigerian Is Dead, PDP Chieftains Meet With Obasanjo In Abeokuta


Akeredolu Speaks

As part of measures to intensify the fight against insecurity in Ondo State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, advised the elected chairmen across the 18 local government areas of the state to engage hunters and vigilantes in the security of their council areas.

According to Akeredolu, the local vigilantes and hunters must be those who will be able to work effectively with the State Security Network otherwise known as ‘Amotekun’

The governor stated this during a meeting with the local government chairmen, which was held at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital.

A Prominent Nigerian Is Dead

The Emir of Kagara, Salihu Tanko, has died.

He died on Tuesday at the IBB Specialist Hospital where he had been on a mission due to a protracted illness.

Tanko was born in the 1920s and was the oldest among the eight emirs serving in the state.

He was also the second longest-serving Emir after the Emir of Kontagora, having served for 40 years from 1981 to March 2, 2021.

PDP Chieftains Meet With Obasanjo In Abeokuta

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday led a group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains to a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Saraki arrived at the former president’s house in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital with an entourage that included former Governor of Katsina State Ibrahim Shema; former governor of Gombe State, Hassan Dankwanbo; Former Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, and Former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

Lawan Speaks

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that some Nigerians are benefiting from banditry and terrorism and that they need to be arrested immediately.

Speaking on the floor of the Senate after the new service chiefs were confirmed on Tuesday, Lawan said banditry has become a lucrative industry in the country.

He, however, lamented that kidnapping without a trace is not acceptable, urging the new service chiefs to rescue the country from criminals.

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