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President Muhammadu Buhari reacts to the rape & murder of Vera Omozuwa – UNIBEN student

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President Muhammadu Buhari reacts to the rape & murder of

Vera Omozuwa – UNIBEN student

In the spirit of responsive leadership, President Muhammadu Buhari has pitched his tents with a legion of Nigerians seeking justice for Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level student of UNIBEN gruesomely killed after being raped by suspected cultists.

The president expressed his sadness over the callous murder of the UNIBEN student as contained in a tweet on his official and verified Twiter account on Tuesday night, June 2.

Buhari extended condolences to the family and relatives of the victim and promised that no stone will be left untouched in the course of seeking justice for the deceased 22-year-old microbiology student.

 

The president also said he expected the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to investigate this case and ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

“I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Uwaila Omozuwa,” Buhari said in a tweet timed 7:47 pm

“I expect the Nigeria Police Force to speedily and diligently investigate this case and ensure that all the culprits responsible for this barbaric act are brought to justice.”

Meanwhile, following massive outrage that trailed her murder, police have disclosed that a suspect linked to the death of the late 100-level University of Benin (UNIBEN) student has been apprehended.

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the confirmation on Tuesday, June 2, via her Twitter page.

According to the NIDCOM chairman, Chidi Nwabuzor, spokesman of Edo Police Command, confirmed the arrest of the suspect after a fingerprint examination was carried on the extinguisher used to attack the deceased.

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Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion At Yaba Area

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Lagos State Government said it would be diverting traffic from Yaba as it continues the First Phase of the construction of the Red Line railways covering Oyingbo to Agbado from midnight February 1, to February 16, 2022.

In a statement, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said the diversion was in line with the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.

 

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Oladeinde stated that the two weeks long site activity would necessitate a diversion to protect road users during the installation of precast beams.

He also stated that signage’s would be placed on the access roads with the State’s Traffic Management Authority to manage traffic flow and minimize inconveniences.

The State Government reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the State Government which would in turn boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.

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NLC Backs Bill on Rent Regulation in FCT

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NLC Backs Bill on Rent Regulation in FCT

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Nigeria Labour Congress has endorsed the planned bill on monthly house rent in the Federal Capital Territory introduced by the Senator representing Kogi West District, Smart Adeyemi.

The bill titled, ‘Advanced Rent (Residential Apartments, Office Spaces, etc.) Regulation Bill 2022,’ has gone through first reading at the Senate. It provides for a maximum of three months’ advance rent payment in the first instance and subsequent monthly payment for the rest of any tenancy lease in the FCT.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Thursday, said the bill was in tandem with the rent regime in most parts of the world, including South Africa and Kenya.

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The statement was titled, ‘The Nigeria Labour Congress throws its full weight behind the bill on monthly house rent in the FCT.

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Benue State Imposes Fine for Confiscated Animals

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Benue State Imposes Fine for Confiscated Animals

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Benue State government has raised the fine for impounded animals from N2,000 to N50,000, with an additional N20,000 daily quarantine fee in the amended Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2022.

Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom made the disclosure Thursday while signing the amended law.

Ortom maintained that failure to claim the animals after seven days empowers the state Ministry of Agriculture to auction the animals, in line with the law.

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Benue State Government is the first to enact a law prohibiting open grazing in 2017.

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