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Las Vegas Shooting: People At Concert Duck Behind Barrier And Take Cover.

Hundreds of concert-goers fled the scene or ducked for cover amid heavy gunfire
At least 50 people have been killed and another 406 taken to hospital after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.

A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.
He was found dead after officers stormed the room where a number of guns were found.
The attack is the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

US President Donald Trump tweeted his "warmest condolences and sympathies" to the victims and their families, and called the shooting "terrible".
Sheriff Joe Lombardo described the shooting as a "lone wolf" attack. He said there was no information about Paddock's motives.

"We have no idea what his belief system was," he said.
He added that police were now confident they had located a woman, earlier named as Marilou Danley, who was th…

Orji Uzor Kalu Said Nnamdi Kanu Rejected His Advice.

Former Governor of Abia State, Uzor Orji Kalu has stated that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu rejected the advice he (Kalu) gave him (Kanu) while he was in Kuje prison.

The former governor said instead of heeding his advice to shun the struggle and embrace peace, the IPOB leader kept on organizing boys who defiled girls, and establishing secret cults.

This is part of an interview Kanu, now a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, had with Punch.

He said, “I spoke with Nnamdi Kanu in the prison and gave him quality advice. I counselled him to embrace peace and agree with whatever terms that will set him free.

“I also warned him against allowing his boys to be displaying Biafra flags, coat of arms, organising parades, establishing secret security service, and mounting a guard of honour.

“I told him that by doing all these, his group had subdued the sovereignty of Nigeria and are therefore looking for trouble.

“No government on earth including the Un…

NLC, TUC Set To Embark On Strike From Tomorrow.

The labour leaders in the communiqué noted that the indefinite strike was necessitated by the inability of the state government to meet their demands after the seven-day warning strike.

The Joint State Executive Council of the Benue State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress has directed workers in the state to begin an indefinite strike as from Tuesday tomorrow.

The directive is contained in the communiqué signed by Joint State Executive Council of the state chapters of the NLC and TUC in Makurdi.

The communiqué jointly signed by Godwin Anya, Philip Nongu and Ordue Tanterger, the state chairmen of NLC, JPNC and TUC respectively, partly read, “SEC resolved to embark on total, comprehensive and indefinite strike with effect from Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 to press home its demand of seven months salary arrears for state workers, March to September, 2017, 11 months’ salary arrears for teachers and local governments’ workers, November 2016 to September 201…

The Release Of Abducted Assistant Commissioner Of Police Hqs Been Confirmed.

The police chief and driver were abducted on Funtua-Birnin Gwari road.

The Kaduna State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the release of Assistant Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Adeniyi and his driver, who were abducted on Wednesday.

Adeniyi is the ACP in charge Police Criminal Investigation Department in Zamfara and was on his way home to Edo when they were abducted.

The command Public Relation Officer, ASP MukhtarAliyu, said the two regained their freedom on Saturday at about 11:00 PM. According to him, the abductors released the two following intense pressure by the police anti kidnapping unit, aerial surveillance and activities of the IGP Intelligent Response Team.

The pressure made the abductors to tactically release the victims; so far no arrest was made but we are putting every effort to trail the criminals,” he said.

Sources had earlier informed NAN that the abductors had demanded for N50 million as ransom before releasing the assistant police commissioner, but the command s…

To Mark Independence, Gov. Obaseki Approves Release Of 70 Prisoners

The 70 inmates to be released have been in prison for a considerable time, some of them not less than two years without trial.

As part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary, Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, Sunday, approved the release of 70 inmates from various prisons across the state.

Obaseki said this was a step towards improving the justice delivery system in the state as well as reducing the number of awaiting-trial inmates by 50 percent, which is part of Federal Government’s policy on decongesting prisons. He, however, stated that the inmates would be sternly cautioned to stay away from crime before they are let go.

At a church service held earlier to mark the independence anniversary, Governor Obaseki, urged Nigerians to be grateful for the opportunity to coexist peacefully in a free nation for 57 years, stressing, “We are united as a nation and poised for greatness.”

As a country, we are endowed. The problem is not Nigeria. We only need to chang…

President Buhari Announces His Intention To Create 10,000 Jobs In Each State.

In his Independence speech, he stated that a new presidential initiative will be starting, with each state to create a minimum of 10,000 jobs for unemployed youths across the nation.

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the next steps to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

 The President noted that this will be achieved through the help of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) development finance initiatives. According to Buhari, these initiatives have been undertaken in close collaboration with the states.

He added that the government’s current N500 billion Special Intervention Programme is targeting groups through; Home Grown School Feeding Programme, N-Power Job creation to provide loans to small-scale traders and artisans, Conditional Cash Transfer, Family Homes Fund and Social Housing Scheme.

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