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Nigerian police denies reports its officer shot newspaper vendor dead in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied reports that a policeman attached to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, fired the stray bullet that killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja on Thursday, November 19.


In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Yusuf said that security agent who fired the shot was not a policeman has reported.


the statement read; “The FCT Police Command wishes to unequivocally refute the allegation making round sections of the media that a Police officer attached to the convoy of the Speaker of the House of Representatives shot at a newspaper vendor within the Three Arm Zone on Thursday 19th November,2020.

“Contrary to the misleading information, preliminary investigation into the unfortunate incident reveals that the security aide who shot at the vendor is not a member of the Nigeria Police Force.

“However, the Commissioner of Police FCT CP. Bala Ciroma has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident.

“While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to guarantee members of the public that the Command will be lucid in its investigation and ensure the findings are made public.”

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Zabarmari Massacre: UN withdraws ‘110’ casualty figure

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The United Nations (UN) has withdrawn its initial casualty figure of 110 farmers being killed by Boko Haram in Zabarmari community of Borno state.

Making a clarification on Monday November 30, the international agency said the figure was not yet confirmed.

Eve Sabbagh, UN’s head of public information in Nigeria said the “110 casualty figure” was not properly sourced.

She said;

“Please note the number of 110 civilians killed on Saturday’s attack is an unconfirmed number and the correct version of the statement by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator is the one published yesterday on Reliefweb and used on OCHA Nigeria’s Twitter account.”

In another statement released by the UN, the casualty was replaced with “tens of civilians”, while other parts of the piece remains the same.

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Election 2020; NDC promises free tertiary education in 2020/2021 academic year

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The National Democratic Congress has promised to absorb all fees for SHS students who will be going to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.


As part of it’s campaign promise to get the votes of the electorates, the opposition NDC has come up with a new strategy that when vote into power will implement.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that when voted into power, the John Mahama-led government will absorb the full school fees of Ghanaian students who be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.

According to a statement signed by Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the NDC, the decision is in line with the recommendation of the Education Policy Group of the party and it will be incorporated in the People’s Manifesto.

The NDC also indicated that the new policy is termed “Fa Ninyinaa”.

NDC Fa Ninyinaa
NDC Fa Ninyinaa

“This policy is an enhancement of our commitment in the People’s Manifesto to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year through the ‘KYEMUPE’ policy, which will now apply to only continuing students in tertiary institutions in the country,” the NDC explained.

The NDC added that the Flagbearer of the Party, John Dramani Mahama will in “due course”, throw more light on the enhanced package for Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions next year.

READ THE FULL PRESS STATEMENT BELOW;

NDC Free University Press Release
NDC Free University Press Release

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