TODAY’S HEADLINES: RUSSIAN STRIKES HIT UKRAINE CAPITAL, RUSSIA KILLS 80 POLISH SOLDIERS, FIVE DEAD, THREE INJURED ON ABEOKUTA-SAGAMU EXPRESSWAY ACCIDENT, AGE FALSIFICATION: FG SUSPENDS ERRING CIVIL SERVANTS’ SALARIES

TODAY’S HEADLINES: RUSSIAN STRIKES HIT UKRAINE CAPITAL, RUSSIA KILLS 80 POLISH SOLDIERS,  FIVE DEAD, THREE INJURED ON ABEOKUTA-SAGAMU EXPRESSWAY ACCIDENT, AGE FALSIFICATION: FG SUSPENDS ERRING CIVIL SERVANTS’ SALARIES

Russian Strikes Hit Ukraine Capital

Ukrainian forces are still fighting in Sievierodonetsk leading Russia-backed separatists to stop civilian evacuations from the region as Russian missiles continue to pound Ukraine on the 123rd day.

Source: TRT World

Explosions have rocked a residential neighborhood in Kyiv as G7 leaders gathered in Germany to discuss their backing of Ukraine against Russia’s offensive.

The first attack on the capital in nearly three weeks was intended to “intimidate Ukrainians… at the approach of the NATO summit”, the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

Russia kills 80 Polish soldiers, removes the flag from Katyn

Russia has boosted its troops have killed “up to 80” Polish fighters in “precision strikes” in eastern Ukraine.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

This is as the Russian troops have completely occupied the city of Severodonetsk in the eastern region.

The Russian defense ministry said in a statement on Saturday that “up to 80 Polish mercenaries, 20 armored combat vehicles, and eight Grad multiple rocket launchers were destroyed in precision strikes on the Megatex zinc factory in Konstantinovka.”

Osinbajo under pressure to rejoin presidential race; allies plot VP/Kwankwaso ticket

There appear to be renewed plots in political circles around the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s camp to draft Osinbajo back into the 2023 presidential race.

Source: Vanguard News

Although close aides of the Vice President described this as mere speculation, arguing that their principal won’t be leaving the All Progressives Congress, APC, sources insisted at the weekend that active suggestions were going on regarding the possibility of an Osinbajo/Kwankwaso ticket on the platform of the NNDP.

Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, is the presidential candidate of NNPP, a new party that seems to resonate with political elements across many northern states.

Five dead, three injured on Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway accident: TRACE

Five persons have been confirmed dead on Saturday while three others sustained injuries in an accident in Ogun State.

Source: People Gazette

The crash involved a Howo Sino truck and a Mazda car, at Day Waterman junction on the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway.

Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson for the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.

Ekweremadu: Immigration probes organ donor’s passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service is investigating the authenticity of the passport obtained by Nwamini David, who was alleged to have been trafficked to the United Kingdom for organ harvest by a former Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The service, it was gathered, is probing allegations that the travel document may have been fraudulently procured.

The acting Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Idris Jere, confirmed the investigation to our correspondent on Saturday.

Age falsification: FG suspends erring civil servants’ salaries

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, has accused some civil servants of age falsification.

Source: Punch Newspapers

Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Yemi-Esan noted that the salaries of the civil servants found wanting had been suspended through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

The Federal Government-backed IPPS has, so far, exposed and eliminated about 70,000 ghost workers in the civil service system, according to the statistics given by the office of the Head of Service.

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