Today’s Headlines: Secondus Mocks APC Over Anambra Defeat, We’ll Work With France – Buhari

Secondus mocks APC over Anambra’s defeat.

Court-suspended National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, taunted the All Progressives Congress for “trying to reap where it did not sow” to secure victory in the just concluded Anambra Governorship Election.

Secondus also congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chukwuma Soludo, for his victory at the poll.

Soludo, 61, won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the PDP, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of APC who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party who polled 21,261 votes came fourth.

While Soludo won 19 local government areas, Ozigbo and Ubah won one each. The APC candidate, however, did not win any of the local government areas in the South-East state.

We’ll Work With France – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to work with relevant French authorities in order to degrade international criminal networks.

Buhari made the promise Wednesday in Paris, France, while speaking at a working lunch at Palais Elysee with President Emmanuel Macron.

“On security, we commend France for its strong commitment to peace and security in the Sahel and the Lake Chad region. This has contributed significantly to the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.”

“Irregular migration and human trafficking are issues of concern to both Nigeria and France. Transnational criminal networks operating in Africa and Europe are exploiting the vulnerable in the most dehumanizing ways. We are committed to working with the relevant French authorities to dismantle these networks.”

“Nigeria and France have a wide scope to expand and deepen their relations. This effort would be aided by closer engagement at the ministerial level,” he added in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.

Revenue collectors allegedly beat motorcyclist to death in Ibadan over N100 ticket

A motorcyclist whose identity has not been revealed has been allegedly killed by some revenue collectors in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

DAILY POST gathered that the motorcyclist was allegedly beaten to death by the revenue collectors who are officials of Oyo State Park Management System.

It was gathered that the motorcyclist was beaten to death for allegedly refusing to pay an N100 daily ticket.

The incident occurred at the Queen Cinema area of Ibadan on Wednesday

Our correspondent gathered that trouble started when one of the revenue collectors flagged down the motorcyclist and asked him to purchase the N100 daily ticket.