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Thursday, September 01, 2022

Daily News Roundup

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, of whipping up sentiments through the church. Okowa, who spoke with reporters in Kano yesterday, said the church should not be dragged into politics.

-. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, has said all those calling for his resignation from the camp of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike are children that were not around when the party was formed. In an interview, Ayu vowed not to step down.

-. Some Nigerians who travelled to Dubai were detained at the airport and their passports seized. Few others were seen in a trending video demanding answers after their passports were seized without explanation. Others were seen sitting in an empty area as they waited to know their fate.

-. The scheduled meeting of 21 presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, with Bola Tinubu in Abuja could not hold yesterday due to lack of interest. The roundtable earlier slated for 2pm at Transcorp Hilton, was for the aspirants to come up with viable strategies to support the APC standard bearer, Bola Tinubu, to win the February presidential election.

-. The Presidency yesterday reacted to the comment credited to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom alleging that a high ranking security personnel had informed him personally that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered security forces not to move against the Fulani herdsmen responsible for recent violence, saying that the claim was a lie.

-. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Command, Kwara State, has confirmed the arrest of 13 suspected illegal miners operating in Kakafu village, Patigi Local Government Area of the State. The spokesperson for the agency in the State, Ayodele Babatunde, in a statement, said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday during a joint operation.

-. There was a show of shame on Wednesday at the All Progressives Congress national secretariat when a group of youths loyal to the Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, engaged security operatives in a free-for-all over plot to influence the election of the National Association of Nigerian Students by some ‘elements’ allegedly sponsored by the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

-. The Nigerian Army, made up of troops of 34 Artillery Brigade, in conjunction with troops of the Nigerian Navy, Air Force and other security agencies have killed two alleged members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the two assailants had taken position to launch one of their rocket launchers, when they were engaged and taken out by the galant troops.

-. Tragedy struck in Kaura village in Yabo Local Government Area of Sokoto State as seven family members died after eating breakfast. The head of the family, Malam Danbala told journalists that he lost his two wives and five children to the incident.

-Arsenal legend, Martin Keown praised their 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday, but said it is “ridiculous” to label his former club “title contenders” after just five games.
Mikel Arteta’s men maintained their perfect start to the season with the victory and kept their place at the top of the Premier League.

-Tiemoue Bakayoko’s contract at Chelsea is set to be terminated, so he can sign for Nice on transfer deadline.
According to L’Equipe, Bakayoko has no future at Stamford Bridge after joining for £40m in 2017.
The midfielder has spent much of that time on loan in Italy.

However, the 28-year-old could be set for a return to France, with his agents in talks with the Riviera club.
He would be the second player whose contract termination was approved by co-owner Todd Boehly this summer.

Ross Barkley left Chelsea earlier this week after four years.
Barkley was on loan at Aston Villa last season, but he returned last term and only made 14 appearances across all competitions.

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  1. Gov Ifeanyi should face the crises rocking his party and leave peter Obi alone.

  2. Rest in peace to those family members that lost their lives.

  3. Someone should please enlighten me; what is the relationship between APC and National Association of Nigerian Students?

  4. May God help us vote in the right president

  5. May God help us! Why will Dubai immigration detain our people just like that? Not cool at all

  6. Gov. Ifeanyi abeg leave peter alone and face your party .


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