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Commuters Stranded As Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja

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Commuters in Wuse, Gwarimpa, Wuye and Kubwa axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were stranded as long queues resurfaced in filling stations, while some filling stations were shut down on Sunday over fuel scarcity.

According to a resident, Emmanuel Eze, the fuel scarcity may encourage a ‘black market’, called on the government for a permanent solution.

“They encourage black market, and most times their fuel is adulterated. Why do we have to face this kind of problem every month? We need a permanent solution,” Eze lamented to Peoples Gazette.

A taxi driver, Yakubu Abraham, added that he had been at the petrol station since 6:00 p.m. and was yet to buy petrol.

“This is my source of livelihood. My family depends on this daily, and this fuel problem will slow my productivity and return for the day,” said Mr Abraham.

“I am scared of buying from the black market because the last time I did, they sold bad fuel to me, and it spoiled my fuel pump, and I spent more money fixing it. Everything is hard now, and this will be bad for the citizens.”

 Recall that Newsbreak had reported how fuel scarcity hit Kano barely a week ago.

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Fake Certificate: Kaduna Govt Sacks 233 Teachers, Plans Competency Test For 12,254

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Kaduna State government has sacked 233 teachers who presented fake certification upon the time of their recruitment.

Addressing newsmen during a press conference in kaduna on Thursday, the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education, Tijjani Abdullahi, noted the investigation was  conducted to ensure the certificates presented  by the teachers are genuine.

Abdullahi, said the step was taken to raise the standard of education in the state and also to confirm that the teachers have the requisite credentials that constitute the basic qualifications for employment as teachers.

He added that 451 certificates have so far been verified by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates, while nine of the 13 institutions contacted have responded.

“So far, the Board has verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates. Nine of the 13 institutions contacted have responded, as of today.

“The responses from the institutions show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51 per cent of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.

“The Board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery. The Board will continue to check the integrity of the certificates presented by teachers to ensure that this critical profession is not devalued by impostors.

“As part of our duty of transparency, the names of the 233 teachers found to have presented fake certificates will be uploaded on the website of the Kaduna State Government today,” he said.

The Board also announced that it will conduct a fresh competency test for 12,254 teachers from January 2022 as part of continuous assessment of its teachers both for their own improvement and for better delivery of learning.

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Again, ISWAP Abducts 15 International NGO Members To Sambisa

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The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), has reportedly kidnapped 15 international Non-Governmental Organisations officials in Borno State on Wednesday.

This is coming in less than 24 hours when NewsBreak reported how ISWAP abducted five Borno state government officials.

In the news, gathered information revealed that the victims were abducted in Damboa Local Government Area.

According to Daily Trust, the victims had reportedly left Damboa town while heading for Adamawa.

“It is unfortunate that the insurgents continue their nefarious activities on the fringe of Sambisa forests, we have received reports that ISWAP kidnapped at least 15 persons (passengers) near Gumsuri village while allowing two others to go.

“They are desperate to recruit more people into their criminal activities. They deceived people because they dressed in military attire. It is sad and shocking,” a security source said.

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BREAKING: Kano APC headquarters set ablaze [PHOTOS]

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The headquarters of a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been set ablaze. This happened on Thursday morning.

The building located along Maiduguri road, in Kano metropolis, was set ablaze by thugs suspected to be against the Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau’s APC faction.

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POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that two days ago, a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama voided the ward congresses conducted by the faction of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Justice Hamzat Muazu subsequently declared that the congress conducted by the faction led by former Governor Shekarau and lawmaker, Sha’aban Sharadaas, is the authentic exercise, effectively handing over the structure of the APC in Kano State to Shekarau and Sharadaas.

Recall that the Kano APC under the leadership of Ganduje had on July 31, 2021, returned all its candidates unopposed across the 44 local councils, unanimously electing the 13,068 ward executive members across the 484 wards.

Rejecting the option of consensus, a member representing Sharadaas, lamented that the process had excluded some party loyalists.

Sharadaas, Chairman, House Committee on Security and Intelligence, alleged that the party had denied members willing to contest in the ward congress opportunity to do so.

He subsequently teamed up with Shekarau to conduct a parallel congress and submitted its report to the APC leadership in Abuja.

Amid the controversy, the faction loyal to Sharadaas and Shekarau approached an FCT High Court to challenge the authenticity of Ganduje’s exercise – which they were successful on.

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