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Senator Dino Melaye Reacts As INEC Fixes Date For His Recall Process

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TORI News reported earlier today that the date for the commencement of the recall process of the embattled Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, was announced by the Kogi state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The announcement was made on Wednesday by Professor James Apam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, who said following the appeal court ruling that INEC can commence the recall process, the commission fixed the last Saturday of April as the verification date.

In a swift reaction to the INEC announcement, Senator Dino Melaye, said that he has nothing to fear regarding a petition by his constituents calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recall him.

The lawmaker is currently fighting perhaps his toughest political battle as some of his constituents push to recall him, a move he has accused his state governor, Yahaya Bello, of instigating.

The senator took to his Twitter page on Wednesday to express confidence of overcoming his travails, shortly after posting a video taunting the Kogi State governor.

In his tweet, Dino said: ”Nothing to fear. It is dismissive and evaporative. INEC will be served bc I have appealed to the Supreme Court. I do have absolute trust in my constituents.

 

“They never signed anything so Yahaya Bello will have to look for the imaginary people.

 

”Who will go and verify the made-in Taiwan signatures if we get there. It was a colossal waste of our common patrimony. Truth is Truth- SAM.”

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

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Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

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In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

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