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Scores Injured As Violence Disrupts APC Campaign Rally In Lagos

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Scores Injured As Violence Disrupts APC Campaign Rally In Lagos

Members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)  engaged one another in a fight that resulted to many injuries during the All Progressives Congress rally held in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Scores of people were injured and rushed to hospital as the NURTW members engaged one another with dangerous weapons before policemen contained the situation.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who was making a speech, had to leave the stage immediately and was guarded out of the venue together with his deputy,  Dr. Idiat Adebule, the APC governorship candidate,  Mr  Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other prominent members of the party.

Lagos State Police Command in a statement on Tuesday declared a chieftain of NURTW, Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo wanted over the disruption of APC rally. Seigo with his boys was alleged to have started a fight as they engage other supporters of the party at the venue. One chieftain of the party popularly known as MC Oluomo was also stabbed in the fight and rushed to hospital.

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Buhari Condemns Killing Of Christian Youths In Gombe

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Buhari Decries Killing Of Christian Youths In Gombe

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the killings of those Christian youths by the Nigerian policeman who was accused of intentionally ramming his vehicle into them in Gombe while on their Easter Sunday procession.

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The president also expressed sadness over the reprisal killing of the law enforcement officials allegedly responsible for the tragic incident.

In a statement on Monday, the president described the violent actions as “very unfortunate,” and extended condolences to the families of the victims.  He also wished the injured speedy recovery.

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Along with the Christian Association of Nigeria, Gombe chapter, and the state government, the president appealed for calm.  He also decried reckless driving, as well as what he called “quick resort to self-help and mob action.”

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Nigeria’s Borrowing Remains Relatively Low At 19% – Minister

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Nigeria's Borrowing Remains Relatively Low At 19% - Minister

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said Nigeria’s borrowing still stands at 19 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  She said this level is low compared to debt levels in Ghana, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt and Angola.

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The minister also said there is no plan to remove fuel subsidy. She said the International Monetary Fund merely advised the federal government to remove fuel subsidy but assured Nigerians fuel subsidy removal plans are not even being considered at this time.

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On the question of the country’s debt level, the minister said Nigeria’s borrowing is still at 19 per cent of GDP.  She said this is still within the country’s fiscal responsibility act which allows a maximum of 25 per cent of GDP.

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The minister said Nigeria has the lowest level of borrowing compared to other countries.

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Sanwo-Olu Expresses Confidence In Election Petition Tribunal

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Sanwo-Olu Expresses Confidence In Election Petition Tribunal

Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed confidence he will be victorious at the Lagos State gubernatorial electoral petition tribunal.

The governor-elect expressed the optimism when he visited the tribunal to sign responses to two petitions challenging his victory in the march governorship election in Lagos.

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His victory is being challenged by chief Owolabi Salis of the Alliance for Democracy, and professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi of the Labour Party.

Sanwo-Olu said the tribunal will find that the challenges to his victory were without merit because Lagosians went out and voted in large numbers and made their choice.  With him at the tribunal was deputy governor-elect, Obafemi Hamzat.

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