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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Daily News Roundup...

The Federal Government of Nigeria will today, Wednesday, commence the evacuation of about 5,500 Nigerians, including students stranded in Khartoum and other cities in Sudan. To facilitate the repatriation, the government has released N150m for hiring 40 buses to convey its desperate citizens from Sudan to Cairo in Egypt.

The crisis in the Taraba State chapter of the All Progressives Congress took a dramatic turn on Tuesday as the El-Suldi Ibrahim-led State Working Committee expelled a governorship aspirant in the build-up to the just-concluded general elections, David Kente. The party also suspended the senator-elect for Taraba South, Jimkuta David, for anti-party activities and recommended his expulsion from the party to the national secretariat.


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Accra, Ghana, said Nigeria “very much looks forward” to the proposed joint Africa Naval Exercise of the Gulf of Guinea Commission holding in Lagos on May 15, 2023. He also identified regular meetings among the countries that make up the Gulf of Guinea Commission as a critical route towards achieving peace and security in the region.


Some of the aspirants jostling for the office of Senate President and other key positions in the yet to be inaugurated 10th National Assembly have intensified lobbying following the return of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Yesterday, some of the top contenders for the position of Senate President, including Senators Godswill Akpabio and Jibrin Barau visited Tinubu at his Abuja residence.


 The post-election crisis in the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken another dimension as the party’s State Working Committee announced the suspension of the Chairman, Hon. Phillips Aivoji and Deputy Chairman, Hon. Benedict Felix Tai.


A motion on notice seeking to stop Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as Nigeria’s new President on May 29, 2023, was instituted at the Court of Appeal in Abuja yesterday. The suit marked CA/CV/259/2023 was instituted by a Presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential election and constitutional lawyer, Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru and his political party, Hope Democratic Party (HDP).


 The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for admission seekers into tertiary institutions kicked off nationwide, yesterday. While some candidates were lucky to be posted to centres where things worked relatively well, others had tales of disappointments and frustration to tell.


 A 23-year-old commercial tricycle operator simply identified as Samad lost his life in a cult clash in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. He was said to have been killed by members of a secret cult. It was gathered that his killers dumped his corpse in front of a mosque in the Abayawo area of Ilorin in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state.


. A policeman serving under the Kwara State Police Command, Taiye Atobiloye, has died in a cell at the D Division of the Kogi State Police Command, following his detention for being absent from duty for two days at the Zone 8 Command, Lokoja, Kogi State.

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  1. Nigeria my country, it is well with thee.

  2. How will the Police force explain the death of this Officer ? What will they tell his family? Absent from work for 2 Weeks, did they bother to find what was wrong ? haba.
    Somebody 's husband, Father , brother. Na Wa ¡!


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