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Retired army general assassinated in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police has ordered an immediate investigation into the murder of a Retired Army Brigadier General, Uwem Harold Udokwere.

The retired general was killed by armed robbers who attacked his residence in Sunshine Homes Estate, Abuja.

The unfortunate incident happened at about 3am on Saturday morning, June 22.

In a statement signed by FCT Police PRO, Josephine Adeh, the police ordered a thorough and discreet inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the army general’s death.

FCT commissioner of police, CP Benneth Igweh expressed condolences to the bereaved family.

He assured the family and the public of swift justice, with every effort in conduit to ensure the perpetrators of the atrocious act are apprehended and brought to justice.

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FG speaks on accessing workers savings, pensions for infrastructure

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The Federal Government has denied plans to access workers’ savings and pension contributions.

There were reports that the Fedral Government intends to tap from the pension and life insurance to foster infrastructure in the country.

Yet, explaining the remark ascribed to him, the Minister of Finance and the Coordinator of the Economy Wale Edun said the public authority won’t wrongfully get to the savings and pensions of workers.

“It has come to my notice that there are stories making around that the Federal Government plans to illegally access the hard-earned savings and pension contributions of workers,”

he said in a video released by the ministry on Thursday.

“Nothing could be further from the truth. The pension industry like most of the financial industry is highly regulated. There are rules, there are limitations about what pension money can be invested in and what it cannot be invested in.

“The Federal Government has no intention whatsoever to go beyond those limits and go outside those bounds which are there to safeguard the pensions of workers.

“There’s no attempt or no consideration to provide less safe investments for pension funds or even insurance funds or any investment funds that are made available.

“No attempt whatsoever to increase the risk, no attempt whatsoever to lower the returns that would otherwise be earned. And we must remember that the Federal Government possesses the ability to provide guarantees where such are needed in order to unlock funding that would lead to growth, creation of jobs and the alleviation of poverty.

“It is an ongoing conversation, a challenge, a test for the best and the brightest in the financial industry to come up with solutions that whilst safeguarding the long term savings do provide an avenue that can help to boost growth in the economy”.

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BREAKING: ASUU Threatens New Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given an admonition of an expected cross country strike because of a few irritating issues with the public authority.

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the Leader of the association, communicated the association’s dissatisfaction during a press preparation minutes prior, as he higlighted the defer in action from the Tinubu-drove government.

He called attention to the worry in regards to the shortfall of appointed members in Governing Councils for Federal universities, underscoring what is happening was contrary to the laid out standards directing these establishments.

Osodeke likewise referenced the association’s disappointment with the disintegration of the overseeing councils, considering it unlawful because of its inconsistency of college standards.

ASUU has emphasized that this issue, close by others anticipating government consideration, could prompt a critical disturbance in acedemic activities while possibly not immediately tended to.

The Association’s last significant strike went on around 8 months before it was canceled with students, stakeholders and different partners enduring the worst part.

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One more plane skid off runway in Lagos airport

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A plane with 52 travelers and two crew members on board slid off the runway at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos.

The occurrence occurred subsequent to arriving at Runway 18L when it slid off the Runway into the grass verge by B5 Airplane.

The E145 airplane having a place with Xejet Airlines on Saturday left the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Air terminal, Abuja.
“Fire and Rescue on ground helped in clearing of the travelers. Right now Runway18L is shut to traffic,” a source told Daily Trust.
The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has affirmed the occurrence, saying its specialists had been conveyed to the site.

“NSIB affirms that an airplane having a place with XeJet Airline slid off the runway at the domestic wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport toward the beginning of today. A go group has been sent to the site of the incident,” the department said.

The development comes three weeks after a Dana airplane slipped off the runway at a similar Lagos air terminal.

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