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1. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Discusses State Governors’ Involvement in Contentious Third Term Bid.

In a recent revelation, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has shed light on his controversial third term agenda, revealing that certain state governors were also proponents of a tenure extension. Despite his previous denials regarding plans to extend his stay in office beyond 2007, Obasanjo now attributes the origin of the third term initiative to the manipulation of several governors.

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2. Niger Delta Leader Asari Dokubo Opposes Release of Nnamdi Kanu, Cites Criminality.

Asari Dokubo, a prominent figure in the Niger Delta region, strongly opposes the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Labeling such an action as tantamount to rewarding criminal behavior, Dokubo expressed his stance during a press conference following a meeting with President Bola Tinubu. According to Dokubo, Kanu should face legal consequences for his actions.


3. National Judicial Council Makes Recommendations for Appointments to Court of Appeal and Judicial Posts.


The National Judicial Council (NJC) has released a statement recommending candidates for various judicial positions, including appointments to the Court of Appeal bench. In an official communication signed by the council’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, the NJC put forth the names of nine individuals for the Court of Appeal bench and an additional 27 candidates for other judicial roles.


4. EFCC Detains Receiver Manager and Captain Over Alleged Misappropriation in Arik Nigeria Limited.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken into custody Mr. Kamilu Omokide, the Receiver Manager appointed by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria for Arik Nigeria Limited. The detention follows allegations of misappropriation and diversion of approximately N120 billion. Captain Samuel Caulcrick is also held in connection with an alleged illegal sale. Investigations into the matter are ongoing.



5. Communal Clash Claims Lives and Causes Destruction of Property in Benue State.

The Oju Local Government Area of Benue State has been marred by a communal crisis resulting in the loss of 14 lives and extensive damage to properties valued in the millions of naira. The conflict erupted on Sunday when youths from the Ibilla and Oju communities engaged in a violent confrontation over a land dispute.



6. Nigerian Navy Challenges Mujahid Asari Dokubo to Provide Evidence of Officers Involved in Oil Theft.

In response to allegations made by former agitator and Niger Delta leader Mujahid Asari Dokubo, the Nigerian Navy has issued a challenge for him to substantiate his claims regarding officers engaged in crude oil theft. Dokubo recently asserted that the Nigerian Army and Navy were responsible for the majority of oil theft cases in the oil-rich region.



7. Labour Party Candidate Pledges to Present Witnesses in Election Petition Tribunal.

Mr. Chijioke Edeoga, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Enugu State, has informed the election petition tribunal of his intention to summon 36 witnesses in support of his case against Governor Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party. Edeoga aims to provide evidence of alleged certificate forgery in his pursuit of justice.



8. High Court Orders Unhindered Access for Suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Justice Hamza Muazu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama has issued a directive to the Director General of the Department of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency itself, granting suspended Governor of the Central Bank (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, unrestricted access to his legal counsel and immediate family members. The order was granted following an oral application made by Emefiele’s legal representative, Joseph Daudu.



9. IMF Voices Support for Central Bank of Nigeria’s Exchange Rate Unification Policy.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has publicly expressed its endorsement of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) initiative to unify the country’s exchange rates. This policy, which consolidates all exchange rates into the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, allows market forces to determine exchange rates. The IMF acknowledges this move as a significant step towards promoting transparency and efficiency in Nigeria’s foreign exchange system.


10. Dino Melaye Presents Evidence of Electoral Infractions in Multiple States During Presidential Election.


Dino Melaye, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, presented his case before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Friday. Melaye asserted that his allegations of electoral infractions in Sokoto, Benue, Borno, and Lagos States during the February 25 election were grounded in the information provided by his party’s field agents. He emphasized that the evidence collected from these agents substantiates his claims and raises concerns about the integrity of the electoral process in those states. Melaye’s assertions aim to highlight the need for a thorough investigation into the reported irregularities, as they pose significant implications for the legitimacy of the election results


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