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The brief: Gombe ‘Ghosts’; border walls; 901 workers suspended

The intrigues in the political arena have continued as the 2023 general election draws nearer. Can the APC and PDP be wiped off Nigeria’s political scene?

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) says Cholera has claimed 2,791 lives in 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory over the past 9 months.

Gombe state has suspended the salaries of 901 workers for absenteeism. Ghost workers in the state’s civil service?

2023: Jega, Utomi, Others Mobilise Against APC, PDP

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the quest by the promoters of a third force to sack the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.

While some see the moves by the promoters including a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, as a welcome development, others doubt the seriousness of the organisers in view of previous attempts.

We’ll Continue To Fight Terrorism, Banditry – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the federal government will continue to provide the platform for all the security agencies in the country to fight terrorism, kidnapping and banditry.

Mr President spoke through Vice President Yemi Osibanjo in Port Harcourt on Tuesday at the official inauguration of ‘Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria Police Special Protection Unit, Base 6, Omagwa’, in Rivers State.

Cholera Kills 2,791 In 28 States, Abuja In 9 Months – NCDC

Cholera has claimed 2, 791 lives in 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory, this year, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The NCDC, in a situation report released Tuesday, said a total of 81,413 suspected cases were recorded within the period.

PODCAST: Is It Possible To Build Walls Along Nigerian Borders?

The Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, has urged the Federal Government to build walls across Nigerian borders. This, according to him, will help curb the inflow of weapons and bring peace to the country.

Nigeria Daily takes a look at the possibility of doing so and what it means from the security point of view. Click this link to listen to the podcast.

Gombe Gov’t Suspends 901 Workers’ Salary For Absenteeism

The Gombe State Government has suspended the salaries of 731 civil servants in the state for ‘absenteeism’ from work in September, while 170 others are still under investigation.

The state’s Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Muhammad Gambo Magaji, disclosed this on Tuesday at the monthly press briefing on the implementation of the biometric attendance verification for civil servants in the state.

Coups Have No Place In Africa

Penultimate Tuesday, Sudan announced it foiled an attempted coup d’etat by troops from its Armoured Corps who tried to take control of a state radio station in Omdurman, across the River Nile from the capital, Khartoum.

The civilian and military leaders of the coup attempt were arrested just as loyal troops of the Sudanese military “liquidated the last coup pockets” in Al Shagarah Barracks, a sprawling military complex on the outskirts of Khartoum. Click this link to read our editorial for today.

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Messi Scores Maiden Goal For PSG In Win Over Man City

Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Paris St Germain when he put his team 2-0 ahead in their Champions League Group A game against Manchester City in the 74th minute on Tuesday.

On his fourth appearance for PSG, who Messi joined on a two-year contract during the close season, the Argentine forward fired into the top corner after a one-two with Kylian Mbappe for his 121st goal in Europe’s premium club competition.

A Woman’s Achievement Goes Unnoticed If She’s Not Married

Former BBNaija Housemate, Uriel Oputa, has lamented the pressure the society subjects unmarried women to.

“It’s sad no matter what women achieve in life it’s nothing unless you’re married 🤦‍♀️. I post a good video which is helping thousands of people and you still comment go and marry.”

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