Today's Headlines: Protest in Imo Over Alleged Killing Of 14 People, 50,000 Russians Dead Or Wounded In Ukraine— UK

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Protest in Imo Over Alleged Killing Of 14 People

Suspected members of Ebubeagu Security Network have allegedly killed 14 youths in Awomama, a community in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria’s Southeast.

Source: Premium Times

The incident happened on Sunday.

The victims, who hailed from Oulu, another community in the council area, were said to have accompanied a young man to the neighboring Awomama Community for a marriage ceremony.

PREMIUM TIMES learned that the suspected Ebubeagu operatives opened fire on the youths while they were returning from the marriage ceremony, killing 14 of them on the spot.

50,000 Russians dead or wounded in Ukraine — UK

BRITISH military Admiral and Chief of Defence of Staff Sir Tony Radakin, has dismissed the idea that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be removed in a coup.

Source: The Nation Newspapers

He suggested that a coup may not be necessary, as Russia is experiencing heavy losses of closed to 50,000 Russians dead or wounded in Ukraine

Radakin said Ukraine’s defense against Russia, thanks to a supply of NATO weapons and ammunition, has set back any possibility of a swift and guaranteed victory for Russia.

Benin Disco challenges BPE, plans UK legal action

Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc has dragged the Bureau of Public Enterprises, an agency of the Federal Government, to a United Kingdom arbitration to challenge the takeover of BEDC by Fidelity Bank Plc.

Source: Punch Newspapers

It was also gathered on Monday that the UK’s ex-Prime Minister’s wife, Cherie Blair, who is the Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP, and Bode Olanipekun, of Wole Olanipekun & Co., were leading BEDC’s legal team.

Last month, the Federal Government announced the planned takeover of Kano, Benin, and Kaduna electricity distribution companies by Fidelity Bank Plc after the bank initiated action to take over the boards of the three Discos.

Power supply to drop again, TCN alerts Nigerians

Power supply will drop by 50 megawatts on Wednesday, The PUNCH has learned.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, in a statement on Monday, said the drop would be a result of planned annual “preventive maintenance” on the line bay at Lekki Transmission Substation in Lagos.

During the maintenance period, about 50MW will be interrupted, affecting the power supply to Lekki phase 1, Oniru, Elegushi, Waterfront, Igbo Efon, and Twenty-first Century Estate in Lagos state.

FG To Adopt Measures On Curbing Attacks On Schools

The federal government is planning to adopt some specific measures to curb the activities of criminals and bandits from carrying out their heinous acts in schools.

Source: Daily Trust

This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Andrew David Adejo during the 81st Joint Consultative Committee on Education held at the Banquet hall of Adamawa state Government House on Monday.

Mr. Adejo explained that some of the measures include; the drilling of students and teachers on emergency measures, abolition of boarding schools, creation of special security units for schools, installation of CCTV cameras, and the introduction of security studies into the curriculum of various institutions.

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