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Governor Ambode reacts to lynching of ‘7-year-old’ boy

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Gov Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has denied reports that a 7 year old boy was lyched and burt to death in Badagry area of the state.

The governor urged residents, especially users of social media as a source of news, to be mindful of the source of their information to avoid spreading rumours.

Ambode in a statement by the Commissioner of Information, Steve Ayorinde said there was no iota of truth in the report.

According to the statement, the Lagos State Police command has duly issued a statement questioning the authenticity of the story.

The police had asked for eye witnesses or anyone with verifiable information to come forward with information as the Police continue with their investigation.

“While we condemn in its entirety every form of crime and jungle justice, it is important to plead caution whenever a human life is involved,” Ayorinde noted.

“So far, there is no indication that the dastardly act being peddled on social media happened anywhere in Lagos State or that it is a recent case.

“The Police have promised to carry out further checks and will welcome every useful information.

“Available information at the moment does not suggest that such killing happened last Saturday at either Orile-Iganmu or Badagry.

“There is no any corpse that fits the description in any area being touted; just as the location of anyone with useful information to corroborate the sad tale being peddled cannot be established

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BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue

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The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.

As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.

The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.

A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.

According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.

The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14.

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Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)

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Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.

The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.

The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

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EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS

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EFCC writes INEC, demands APC, PDP, other aspirants’ bank details

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.

The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.

It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.

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