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Women’s Association pays N100,000 fines to free 8 inmates from Sokoto Prisons.

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The members of the Housewives Initiative Development Association in Sokoto State on Thursday paid N100,000 as fines to free eight inmates from the Central Prisons in Sokoto.
The association had donated assorted materials to the inmates of the prison.

Tthe freed inmates were serving various jail terms ranging from six months to two years.

In the same vein, they had been jailed with various options of fines ranging from N 5,000 to N 25,000 but could not pay the fines.

The Chairperson of the association, Mrs Hassana Dangaskiya, said that the gesture was to help in further reducing the congestion in the prison.

“We paid these fines to free these inmates as a way of alleviating their suffering as most of them are from indigent families.

“We are, however, appealing to them to shun all acts capable of coming back to the prison, just like we are calling on other wealthy individuals and organisations to emulate our association,” she added.

The Controller of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Sokoto State Cmmand, Mrs Hauwa Shettima, commended the association for the gesture.
Shettima, who spoke through Mr Dalhatu Ibrahim, also promised the judicious use of the donated items.

A spokesman of the freed inmates, Sani Tambuwal, commended the association for the gesture and promised to shun all acts capable of bringing them back to the prison.

Some of the items donated to the inmates included foodstuffs, drugs, detergents and toiletries.

The association had earlier donated similar items worth about N600,000 to the Sokoto Orphanage, Sokoto Remand Home, Amanawa General Hospital and the Maryam Abacha Hospital.

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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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