At least three supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State were wounded on Tuesday during an attack on the party’s campaign team.

 

The attack occurred at Ipele in the Owo Local Government Area of the state when the convoy of the governorship candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede, visited the area.

 

 

 

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking re-election under the All Progressives Congress platform, is from Owo LGA.

 

 

The attack comes a few days after the police threatened to jail anyone caught causing trouble in the state ahead of the election.

 

Jegede’s convoy was attacked a few weeks at Oba Akoko during a campaign tour.

 

Confirming the attack, Samuel Fasua, spokesman for Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, said the armed thugs blocked the entry points of the community and started attacking some of the campaign vehicles in Jegede’s convoy.

 

He explained that three members of the party identified as Mr Amuda Sikiru, Mr Taye Akintufede, and Seun Ogunlade were brutally injured during the attack by the armed thugs.

 

BREAKING: Nigeria records new 187 COVID-19 cases in 12 states, FCT.

 

 

Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 58,647 on Tuesday night following 187 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.

 

Lagos recorded 74 cases, Plateau and Rivers with 25, followed by Gombe and FCT with 19 each.

 

The rest are: “Osun – 10, Kaduna – 5, Borno – 3, Katsina – 2, Nasarawa – 1, Bayelsa – 1, Edo – 1”

 

The total confirmed cases so far in Nigeria now stands at 58,647 of which 49,937 have been discharged.

 

However, the infection has claimed 1,111 lives.

 

BREAKING: Buhari’s home state spends N18.80bn on water projects in 5 years.

 

Katsina State Government has spent the sum of N18,798,640,116. 83 on the provision of potable drinking water in urban areas of the state since the inception of the administration of Gov. Aminu Masari in 2015.

 

The State Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Musa Funtua, disclosed this during the weekly media briefing with members of the Correspondents Chapel of the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Katsina on Monday.

 

Funtua stated that before the inception of the Masari administration, the water supply sector was incapacitated, hence the need for its resuscitation.

 

Lagos East poll: Olukunle joins senatorial race.

 

The former General Manager, Public Affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mautin Akin Olukunle, has joined the race for the Lagos East Senatorial District by-election slated for October 31.

 

The National Rescue Movement (NRM), on whose platform Olukunle is contesting, also announced Adetayo Adelaja as its candidate for the vacant Kosofe Constituency II seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

 

A statement by the Lagos State chairman of the party, Temilola Akinade said the two candidates emerged at a direct primary election held on August 29, and attended by members of the party from Lagos East and Kosofe in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Both candidates were returned unopposed in the exercise.

 

With over 25 years of Media and Public Relations practice, the Lagos State-born Olukunle is the publisher of Transglob-A, an aviation/transport magazine based in Lagos. He had worked as a journalist for 18 years in The Guardian and The Punch newspapers at different times before joining FAAN in 2007.

 

Olukunle, who is also a community leader is committed to good and credible governance, socio-economic and political emancipation of the people, including the teeming youths in Lagos.

 

He is a 1990 graduate of Philosophy/English, from the Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Transport Studies, from the same university in 2002. He has attended many international conferences on journalism, security, aviation and transport in different parts of the world, including Africa, United States and Europe. He is a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, among others.

 

The seats for the Lagos East, comprising Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ikorodu, Kosofe and Somolu local governments, and Kosofe Constituency became vacant following the demise of Senator Bayo Oshinowo and Hon. Tunde Buraimoh in June and July, 2020 respectively.

 

Katsina Govt reopens schools Oct. 5 — Commissioner.

 

The Katsina State Government has fixed Oct. 5, 2020, for the reopening of public and private primary and secondary schools in the state.

 

The state Commissioner of Education, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, made the announcement on Tuesday in Katsina.

 

The commissioner said that revisions of second term works would be conducted from Monday, Oct.5, to Friday, Oct.16, 2020, while examination for the second term would be conducted from October 19 to October 23.

 

Lawal added that the students would resume for third term, which will run from Oct. 26, 2020 to Jan. 24, 2021, while examinations for the third term would begin on Jan. 25 to end on Feb. 5, 2021.

 

Kano govt stocks medical stores with N500 million worth of drugs.

 

Kano state government has stocked its medical stores with drugs and other consumables worth over N500 million.

 

The items are to be distributed routinely to hospitals and community health centers in the state under the drug revolving scheme, the free maternal and child health programme, and other interventions.

 

The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this on Tuesday during an inspection of the 14 drug warehouses at the premises of the State Drugs and Medical Consumables Management Agency, in the state capital.

 

“This administration is making a substantial investment in procuring and supplying drugs and medical consumables as part of a commitment to promoting the well-being of the people” he stated.

 

Ganduje was impressed that the inventory control and store management was ICT compliant, stressing that in addition to that, physical store monitoring was necessary to further prevent pilferage.

 

PFAs pay 6,862 disengaged workers N3.6b.

 

A total of 6,862 workers with pension contributions under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), who lost their jobs, were paid 25 per cent of their contributions in the Second Quarter, The Nation has learnt.

 

A report entitled: “Second Quarter, 2020 Summary Report by the National Pension Commission (PenCom)” stated that Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) paid the disengaged workers N3.67 billion.

 

According to the commission, the disengaged employees are under 50 and were unable to secure another jobs within four months of disengagement.

 

The report reads: “Approval was granted for payment of N3.67 billion to 6,862 Retirement Savings Account (RSA) holders who were under the age of 50 years and were disengaged from work and unable to secure another job within four months of disengagement.

 

Similarly, the commission approved N7.66 billion for the payment of death benefits to the beneficiaries of the 1,936 deceased employees during the quarter under review.

 

This brings the number of deceased employees from both public and private sectors to 59,057.

 

The amount paid during the quarter as death benefits is N186.21 billion.

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