Today's Headlines: Govs Should Shun Personal Interests-El-Rufai; Tenant Arraign For Beating Landlady

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Autonomy: El-Rufai asks fellow governors to shun personal interests

Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has called on colleagues to forgo personal interests and fears to allow autonomy of other arms of government.

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He said the agitation by states Houses of Assembly for financial autonomy was “a welcome development.”

“I call on my colleague governors not to be scared of anything but to do what is right and things will work better in the interest of everyone. 

We are elected to serve the public and not to protect our personal interests,’’ said Mr El-Rufai on Wednesday at a news conference held on the side-lines of the on-going 8th edition of the National and State Assembly Service Commissions conference holding in Kaduna.

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The Kaduna governor assured that an Executive Bill seeking financial autonomy for the legislature will be sent to the state’s House of Assembly on Wednesday.

Police arraign tenant for allegedly beating up landlady

A 37-year-old tenant, Francis Ndubuisi, on Wednesday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly assaulting his landlady and damaging her property.

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Ndubuisi, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of assault, willful damage and breach of the peace.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp Sunday Bassey, submitted that the defendant punched her landlady, Mrs Faustina Babatunde, all over her body following a misunderstanding.

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Bassey told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Sept. 2 at 9.00 a.m. at No. 9, Olaore Sanya St., Alapere, Ketu, Lagos.

[BREAKING] Independence Day: Youths, activists announce nationwide protest, list nine demands

Activists and revolutionists have announced plans to hold a nationwide protest on October 1 in Nigeria.

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The protest is necessitated by nine demands, according to a statement by the Coalition for Revolution issued on Wednesday.

The statement, which was signed by CORE’s Co-convener, Baba Aye, and Co-convener, Gbenga Komolafe, was titled, ‘Poverty, insecurity, police brutality: CORE organises actions for October’.

Among their demands is the recognition of those who died during the #EndSARS protests as national heroes, with a national apology.

Federal Govt Okays N38.4bn For Road Projects In 5 States

The federal government has approved the sum of N38.4billion for the completion of some road projects in five states across the country.

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Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), disclosed this to State House correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa Abuja.

According to the Minister, the road projects which were inherited from previous administrations are in Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Imo, and Nasarawa States.

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