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Nigeria: Thugs attack, destroy Journalists’ Cameras in Osun Rerun.

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Suspected thugs attacked three journalists in Alekuwodo, Osogbo, where the rerun election is ongoing in Unit 17, Ward 5.

The journalists said they were on their way to the unit when the thugs attacked them.



The incident which reportedly occurred at a junction near the polling unit which was cordoned off by security personnel.

The journalists, attached to Kaftan Television, said they wanted to get a situation report when the thugs struck.

Two of their cameras and a tripod were damaged.

One of the cameramen, Joel Chima, said a thug brought out a machete to attack him.

It took the quick intervention of a policeman who shot into the air to save him.

It was a close shave with death as the thugs descended on him; his lips were bloodied as he spoke with a shaky voice.

“They collected my phones as I lay on the ground and damaged my camera.

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“One of them brought out a sparkling machete to attack me but a policeman shot into the air at that point and they fled.

“I thank God for saving my life. I don’t know why they attacked me. We had not even recorded anything.”

The reporter, Love Oyedokun, said she and her other colleague were also attacked.

“They hit me on the head. It was a terrible experience,” she said.

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Expect sack over N30,000 minimum wage -Governors warns

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Nigerian governors have rejected the proposed increase of N30,000 minimum wage,  unless the organised labour wants its members to be sacked.



Adding that, the 36 States rejected it because they will run bankrupt if they accept to pay the workers that amount. 

On Wednesday, The chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ summon its members on emergency meeting in Abuja calling on the Federal Government to agree to their demand by reviewing the national revenue allocation formula.

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The chairman, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, told the newsmen that a new committee would be raised to meet with President over this issue.

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The committee members who are nominated to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari includes governor of Enugu,Bauchi,Akwa Ibom,Plateau,Kebbi,Lagos and Kaduna.

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Yari said, he hopes the committees engagement with  President will make everybody happy if an agreement is reached.

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Social media in frenzy over high school student’s height.

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Ghanaians have severally reacted to a photo showing an extraordinarily tall high school student. Name unknown, the teen is already been touted as a potential basketball player because of his height.



The state-owned Daily Graphic was among the first portals to share his photo sandwiched between his headmaster and a teacher. The photo attracted lots of comments and shares especially on Facebook.

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He is a first-year student at the Swedru Secondary Business School, SWESBUS, a school located in the country’s Central Region.

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Already, a sports journalist is on record to have said a Serbian varsity had contacted him on the possibility of getting the boy to be trained as a professional basketball player.

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