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Court remands man for allegedly killing teenager

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An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Thursday ordered that a man, Dolapo Lawal, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly killing a teenager.

The 21-year-old suspect, whose residential address was not provided, is charged with murder by the Nigeria Police.

Magistrate Abimbola Amole-Ajimoti did not take the plea of Lawal for want in jurisdiction.

Amole-Ajimoti directed the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

She adjourned the case until July 14 for DPP advice.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sergeant Philip Amusan, told the court that Lawal committed the offence on April 11 at about 2:10pm at Modina area, Ibadan.

Amusan said Lawal caused the death of Kehinde Alamu, 18, when he hit him on the chest.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 319 of the Criminal laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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Soaring food prices, fuel scarcity push inflation rate to 16.82%

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NIGERIA’S inflation rose to 16.82per cent in April 2022, following a similar uptick recorded in the previous month as a result of the increase in energy and food prices. 

This represents the highest rate recorded since August 2021 (highest in eight months). The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its Consumer Price Index (CPI) report released on Monday noted that on a month-on-month basis, the headline index increased by 1.76 per cent in April 2022, compared to 1.74 per cent increase recorded in the previous month. 

The consumer price index, which measures the rate of inflation rose by 16.82 per cent year-on-year in April 2022, which is 0.9 per cent points higher than the 15.92 per cent recorded in the previous month (March 2022). 

Similarly, the urban inflation rate increased to 17.35 per cent (year-on-year) in April 2022 from 18.68per cent recorded in April 2021, while the rural inflation rate increased to 16.32per cent in April 2022 from 17.57per cent in April 2021. 

The NBS report showed that food inflation rose to 18.37per cent in the review month, an increase compared to the 17.2 per cent recorded in the preceding month. 

“This rise in the food index was caused by increases in the prices of Bread and cereals, Food products, Potatoes, yam, and other tubers, Wine, Fish, Meat, and Oils,” it stated. 

On a month-on-month basis according to the statistics office, the food sub-index increased to two per cent in April 2022, up by 0.01 percentage points from 1.99 per cent recorded in March 2022. Also, the average annual rate of change of the Food sub-index for the 12-month period ending April 2022 over the previous 12-month average is 18.88per cent, 0.34 percentage points from the average annual rate of change recorded in March 2022 (19.21) per cent. 

In the same vein, the core inflation rate rose to 14.18 per cent in April 2022 from 13.91 per cent recorded in the previous month. 

The rise in the core index was attributed to the increase in the prices of gas, liquid fuel, Cleaning, repair and hire of clothing, clothing materials, other articles of clothing, and clothing accessories. 

The average 12-month annual rate of change of the index was 13.68 per cent for the twelve-month period ending April 2022; this is 0.12 per cent points higher than the 13.56per cent recorded as of the previous month. 

According to the NBS, in April 2022, all items inflation on a year-on-year basis was highest in Bauchi (18.93per cent), Ebonyi (18.88 per cent), and Akwa Ibom (18.80 per cent), while Sokoto (14.65per cent), Kwara (15.33per cent) and Kaduna (15.69 per cent) recorded the slowest rise in headline Year on Year inflation. 

In terms of food inflation, Kogi recorded the highest year-on-year increase in the food index with 22.79per cent in April 2022, Kwara State followed with 21.56 per cent, and Ebonyi (21.45 per cent), while Sokoto (14.85 per cent), Kaduna (15.55 per cent) and Anambra (16.68 per cent) recorded the slowest rise in year-on-year food inflation.

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Why Ganduje withdrew from Kano north senatorial race

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Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, on Monday pulled out of the Kano north senatorial district race ahead of the 2023 general election.

Ganduje, who will be completing his second term in office as governor in 2023, had aspired to go to the senate when he tenure expires, but it’s understood that he backed out after reaching an agreement with Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano north senatorial district.

Ganduje and Barau were said to have met in Abuja over the weekend to undergo screening ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries.

Sources said the duo held a reconciliatory meeting, facilitated by some party’s stakeholders, after which they resolved the matter over who would represent the senatorial district “amicably”.

The duo have been at loggerheads, following the decision of Jibrin to join Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano, to form a faction of the APC in the state after the party’s congress in 2021.

As part of the resolutions at the reconciliation meeting, the governor reportedly agreed to withdraw his senatorial ambition for Jibrin, who had also obtained the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms.

Ibrahim Sarina, APC secretary in Kano, when contacted via telephone on Monday, confirmed the development.

 

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