Today’s Headlines: Tribunal Returns Gabriel Suswam To Senate, Why I’m Stingy – Singer Akon
Tribunal Returns Gabriel Suswam To Senate
The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has declared Senator Gabriel Suswam of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the February 25 election for Benue Northeast senatorial district.
Our correspondent reports that the tribunal judgement which held for over three hours sacked the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) Emmanuel Udende from the upper chambers of the National Assembly.
Suswam, a member of the 9th senate, had lost his bid to return to the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
The tribunal expressed satisfaction that the petitioners have fulfilled the requirement of the law and judgment entered in their favour.
Why I’m stingy – Singer Akon
Senegalese-American singer, Akon has revealed that he is “the stingiest man on the planet” because one has to be stingy to maintain his wealthy status.
The ‘Blame It On Me’ crooner disclosed this while featuring as a guest in the latest episode of Impulsive Podcast.
According to Akon: “If you want to stay rich, stay stingy. I’m the stingiest man on the planet.”
He also advised colleagues and fans against owning a private jet if they want to “stay rich.”
He said, “Whatever you do, do not own a [private] jet. Bro, owning a jet is spending at least 2-3 million dollars a year just for upkeep [maintenance]. You spend more on the maintenance than the actual jet cost. This is the advice I give everybody. The money that you have now has to last you a lifetime. When you reason it that way, you are going to be very prudent.”
Bandits ‘burn seminarian to death’, kill two in Kaduna
Three people have been killed in separate attacks by bandits in Kamantan and Sabon Kaura in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state.
Both incidents were said to have occurred on Thursday night.
In Kamantan, the bandits invaded the residence of the Catholic Parish priest, killing Stephen Naman, a seminarian.
A resident of the area told NAN that the bandits invaded the parish in droves.
The priest, alongside his colleague, escaped from the house before the bandits arrived. Naman had hid in the toilet.
The resident added that the community repelled the attack and gunned down one of the bandits.
In a reprisal move, the bandits set the parish ablaze, with Naman consumed by the inferno.
DSS Operative Allegedly Shoots Tailor, One Other In Abuja
Two people were yesterday injured after an operative of the Department of State Service allegedly shot at a man in a market in the Garki 2 area of Abuja.
It was gathered that a woman had invited a DSS operative to accost a tailor she had given clothes to work on, after having delayed the job for some time.
In a bid to avoid being manhandled by the DSS operative, the tailor ran away but he was shot in the leg allegedly by the DSS operative, while a bullet also hit a girl nearby.
Consequently, the other tailors in the market descended on the shooter and beat him up, as well as the police outpost in the market after the police officers there came to the aide of the DSS operative.
The police thereafter reinforced and returned to the market, firing teargas to disperse the angry tailors.