Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described the gruesome murder of a popular journalist in the state, Olubunmi Afuye, by armed robbers as a dastardly act.
In a condolence message sighted by Newsmen, Governor Akeredolu bemoaned that Afuye’s death will cost the journalism profession a huge loss, particularly as he was a bright, brilliant and upcoming star.
The Governor, however, directed that perpetrators of the heinous crime must be apprehended and brought to book in the shortest possible time
Afuye popularly known in the state as ‘Bumbam’ was killed on Thursday, July 15, by gunmen who attacked a branch of the united bank for Africa, UBA, in Ilara-Mokin, Ifedore Local Government area of the state.
The Nigerian army has confirmed the death of its former Provost Marshal, Major-General Hassan Ahmed, who was killed by gunmen on Thursday.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed to Newsmen in Abuja that the tragedy occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja-Abuja road.
Nwachukwu however corrected earlier reports that Ahmed’s wife was kidnapped, as a delegation has paid her a condolence visit, clarifying that it was Ahmed’s sister, Safina, who was kidnapped.
He added that remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the lungi barracks cemetery today, July 16.
No fewer than 35 Million American families have started receiving their first monthly payout from the United States government in an expanded income-support programme that could help end child poverty.
Report says under the child tax credit programme, eligible families collect an initial monthly payment of up to 300 dollars for each child under six years old and up to 250 dollars for each older child.
Addressing newsmen on the programme, President Joe Biden hinted that the move is his administration’s effort to make another giant step towards ending child poverty in America.
Information has it that the democrat-backed 1.9 Trillion Dollars Covid-19 legislation known as the American rescue plan enacted in March increased how much is paid to families under the programme.