Protesting Students Block Lagos Airport Road
University students protesting the seven-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday morning blocked a section of the access road to the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos, Channels Television has learnt.
News Source: Channels Television
The situation caused gridlock along the axis as the vehicular movement in and out of the airport was stalled.
The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, told Channels Television that police officers have been deployed to the scene.
“Our men are there,” he said in a telephone chat on Monday morning.
Tinubu To Be Unveiled As African Man Of Century
The Agbarijo Egbe Odo Yoruba (Grand Council of Yoruba Youths) will, on September 23 in Ibadan unveil All Progressives’ Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as ‘African Man of the Century’ at this year’s edition of the Yoruba National Day celebration.
News Source: The Nation
Its President-General, Awa Bamiji, said in a statement that the event, to be chaired by Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon, Araba of Osogbo and Agba-Awo of Yorubaland, will also seek to sensitise “millions of eligible voters of the Southwest Region” for the next year’s general election coming up between February and March.
The statement was titled: ‘Loud in Ibadan as Yoruba National Day celebration holds this week, featuring Tinubu as African Man of the Century, mega endorsement of three All Progressives’ Congress (APC) governorship candidates and Odu’a award presentation.’
NDLEA operatives intercept ammunition, drugs in Kogi
A Peugeot J5 vehicle coming from Onitsha enroute Kaduna-Zaria with 18 pieces of pump action rifles and 1,300 cartridges was on Saturday intercepted by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives on patrol along the Okene-Abuja expressway.
News Source: Daily Post
A statement on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, the agency spokesman, explained that Anthony Agada, 37, conveying 1,000 cartridges, was nabbed in a bus coming from Onitsha to Abuja on the same day, two suspects conveying the arms and ammunition, Chukwudi Aronu, 51, and Shuaibu Gambo, 23, were also apprehended.
The statement further explained, “1,404 bottles of codeine syrup and 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized from another vehicle coming from Onitsha enroute Sokoto, with the receiver, Stanley Raymond, 39, and the sender, Shadrack Ifediora, 46, arrested in follow up operations in Sokoto and Anambra States respectively.”
Ruling APC Presidential Candidate, Tinubu Appoints Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello As Campaign Council Youth Coordinator
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has been named the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council’s National Youth Coordinator.
News Source: Sahara Reporters
The appointment was announced in a letter addressed to Governor Bello and signed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu emphasised in the letter, dated August 8, 2022, that Bello, who was a candidate in the party’s presidential primary, earned the appointment because of his political achievements and exemplary leadership as governor of his state and party member.
Britain, world leaders bid Queen Elizabeth II farewell
Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest on Monday after a state funeral attended by leaders from around the world and a historic last ceremonial journey through the packed streets of London.
After queueing all night, the final members of the public filed through parliament’s cavernous Westminster Hall to see the queen’s coffin lying in state before the doors closed at 6:30 am (0530 GMT).
News Source: Punch Newspaper
Chrissy Heerey, a serving member of the Royal Air Force who joined the marathon queue twice, was the last person through the doors and described the experience as “amazing.”
“When they came to me and said, ‘right, you’re the last person’, I said, really?!” she told AFP before heading off to join the crowds for the coffin’s procession through central London.
“A long day but very well worth it. It’s nothing compared to what the queen has done for the country.”
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