APC Chieftain, BOT Member Predicts Obi’s Victory|| UPDATE On Itakpe-Warri Train Accident

NRC suspends Warri-Itakpe service as train derails
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended the Warri-Itakpe train service indefinitely.
The suspension is due to the derailment of the train on Sunday in Kogi State.
One hundred and forty-eight passengers and 30 crew members on board were stranded for some hours owing to the incident.

This incident is coming barely two weeks after some passengers were abducted from a train station in Igueben, Edo State,
Confirming the incident, the Coordinator of Warri Itakpe Train Service, Engr. SANNI Abdulganiyu in a statement stated: “The Warri Itakpe Train Service WITS 01 derailed at km 30 Ajaokuta-Itakpe section of the track at About 12:30hrs of Sunday 22nd January 2023.
“Thankfully, there was no fatality and no casualty. We were immediately alerted and security personnel comprising the; Army, Police, NSCDC, and the community vigilante were immediately drafted to the accident point with the assistance of the Local government Chairman.

“All the 148 passengers and 30 crew members were evacuated to a safe place and arrangements were made to convey 148 passengers to their various destinations and they have been successfully conveyed.”
Source: The Nation

Gunmen Invade Niger Communities, Kill Councillor, Injure Others
Gunmen in the early hour of Sunday invaded some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State and killed an elected councillor, Saleh Alawa leaving several others with various degrees of injuries.

The invaders numbering about a hundred, riding motorcycles with two occupants each according to a source from the area had entered the community through the neighbouring Munya Local Government Area shooting sporadically into the air to scare away possible intruders.

Eye witness account told our correspondent that the Councillor who was on his way to his village in Alawa rammed into the armed men around Zumba road where he was killed.

Though his Personal Assistant escaped the attack, the source said youths from surrounding communities quickly mobilized in their numbers in defence of their domain.
Source: Independent

Peter Obi, Alex Otti Will Win In Abia -APC Chieftain, BB Apugo Predicts
An All Progressives Congress (APC) Board of Trustees (BoT) and the National Caucus member from Abia state, Chief Ochiagha Benjamin Apugo, has foretold that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi and the party’s governorship candidate in Abia, Dr. Alex Otti will win the State in the forthcoming general elections.

Apugo stated this in a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday. In the statement, he dissociated himself from a report that linked him with the endorsement of the candidate of the APC in Abia state, Chief Ikechi Emenike.
Apugo further explained that he was not supporting any political party in the 2023 general elections but individuals with a track road of performance.

He said “Chief Ikechi Emenike and his team paid me a courtesy visit as a Chieftain of the party to inform me of his governorship ambition as well as the proposed visit of the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to Umuahia, Abia state.

“I emphatically told Emenike that the APC would lose both the Abia governorship and Presidential elections, and restated my uncompromising support for the Labour Party governorship candidate in Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti and its Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.

“APC will fail woefully in Abia State. PDP is already dead. I am supporting Otti. I didn’t endorse him (Emenike). I told him that APC will not win because there is nothing to show APC people. So, forget about endorsement.”
Source: Tribune