Bauchi State Traffic Mobile/Magistrate Court has sentenced a commercial car driver, Samaila Hamisu Garba, to six months in prison for assaulting a personnel of the State Sector Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC).
The convict was prosecuted following an assault on a personnel of the FRSC while on duty as well as dangerous driving in case number FRSCBH/01/22, FRSC vs Samaila Hamisu Garba.
The offences charged were WOV, Hazardous Goods Declaration (DGD), AMD and OVL as presented before the court on been arraigned on 26/3/22 and prosecuted the same date.
The court, however, gave the convict an option of paying the sum of N40,000 as fine which he paid to the court.
He was also directed by the court to pay a compensation of the sum of N20,000.00 to the FRSC staff that was assaulted and injured.
The court further ordered him to fix the damaged windscreen of his OPEL SALON CAR with registration BSA 247 AS at his own cost as transmitted by the Zonal Legal Officer of the FRSC.
Reacting to the judgment, Bauchi FRSC Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi hailed the court for the prompt judgment, saying that it will serve as a deterrent to others who may be nursing such acts.
He, however, warned FRSC personnel not to engage any traffic offender in fisticuffs, saying that if he gets away today, he will definitely be apprehended tomorrow.
Abdullahi also told the drivers to see FRSC personnel as partners in the safety of lives and properties, urging them to relate as friends and brothers working together for the good of all.
2023 elections: APC fortunate, in control of 22 states – Adamu
Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Adamu, has stated that the ruling party is fortunate to be in control of 22 states ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This is as he promised that the party will field its finest candidates ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Adamu made the statement at the inauguration and screening of the party’s governorship, senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants in Abuja on Sunday.
The party chairman, who was represented by the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Abubakar Kyari, urged the aspirants to stick to party rules as they jostle for the APC tickets.
“We have been very fortunate as a party that we have produced the best. Today we have 22 states and at the last count before myself (Kyari) and the national chairman and one of our colleagues resigned from the Senate we had 70 senators out of 109, which is just three shy of the two-third majority needed in the Senate. Also we have almost two-third of the House of Representatives membership.
“And even after we had left we had one senator who decamped into the APC from Sokoto and we’re expecting another one from Oyo to officially cross the aisle to the APC. All of us here in the National Working Committee, on behalf of the national chairman, would like to welcome you here,” he said.
According to him, APC is a strong party that is committed to delivering the right candidates for the forthcoming elections.
The national chairman added that he has no doubt that all the aspirants assembled at Fraser Suites in Central Business District area of Abuja can achieve the feat.
“I know there’s a long, long huddle ahead of all of us. I would like to at this point plead with you to be patient, screen thoroughly so that we can have the best of the best,” he said.
The APC National Organising Secretary, Suleiman Argungu, had on Saturday, disclosed that 1,693 politicians comprising 145 governorship, 351 senatorial and 1,197 for the House of Representatives aspirants were screened at the two-day exercise.
Argungu disclosed that “we have 28 presidential aspirants so far. They will be screened on May 23, 2022.”
Skitmakers, comedians should collaborate not compete – Bovi
Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
Popular comedian, Bovi Ugboma has stated that there should be no competition amongst skit makers and stand up comedians.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said the two professions are similar yet different so they should collaborate instead of seeing themselves as competitors.
When asked if the rise of online skit makers have affected stand up comedians, he said, “Why should it affect them? They are two different crafts. We should learn to be more collaborative instead of competitive.
“Anytime I get that question, I get worried because what they do is online, and there is a market for it. What we do is offline and there is a market for it as well.
“They have a different genre, so we should encourage them and the fact that they can make money out of it. The fact that it is now a booming business is a plus to the entertainment industry.”
Bovi talked about what makes his crafts unique. He said, “I just do me and I make sure I always challenge and reinvent myself. I also constantly evolve so people would not get bored.
“If one does not reinvent oneself, people will find one predictable.”
BBN Alumni Lie Too Much! It’s Getting Quite Toxic – Venita Akpofure
BBNaija star, Venita Akpofure, has said that some of the ex-housemates lie too much and this is getting quite toxic.
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Without mentioning names, Venita wrote;
”BBN alumni Lie toooooooooo Much! It’s getting quite toxic. The average person will be susceptible to some very unrealistic pressures thanks to social media propaganda and your fairytales.
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