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Court Stops DSS From Arresting INEC Chairman
An application to remove Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from office due to an alleged false asset declaration was dismissed by the FCT High Court.
On Wednesday, Justice M. A. Hassan rejected the claimants’ 14 requests for relief in addition to the application.
1) The Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja has detained the suspected mastermind of the Okene explosion on December 29, 2002, which killed some innocent people and injured others. In Okene, Kogi, during President Muhammad Buhari’s visit to commission some projects, the attack was allegedly carried out by the suspected mastermind, Abdulmumin Ibrahim-OTARU (aka Abu Mikdad), and one of his associates, Saidu SULEIMAN. Read More
2) As a new year carnival staged by youths loyal to two warring monarchs in the Kare Akoko, Akoko North East area of Ondo State turned bloody, at least five people are feared dead. Additionally, it was learned that numerous people were seriously injured and one person was reportedly killed during a bloody clash between some Hausa and Fulani settlers at Ogbese Community, in the same council area of the state.
Nigerian Newspapers: FG increases electricity tariff again
3) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Dr. Iyorchia Ayu has refuted online rumours that he met with Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, in Port Harcourt. In Port Harcourt, the state capital of the Rivers, or anywhere else in Nigeria today, according to Ayu, there was no meeting between him and the governor.
4) According to the Building Collapse Prevention Guild, Edo State had zero building collapses in the South-South geopolitical zone in 2022. This is what its 2020 report says. In 2022, 61 buildings collapsed nationwide, with Lagos State leading the way with 20 incidents, the report claims.
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5) Suspected members of a cult are accused of shooting four people dead in Sapele, an ancient city in Delta state. Three males and a female were allegedly killed, according to community sources who told the ejesgist.ng that the killing took place between Tuesday and Wednesday.
6) Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria Catholic Chaplaincy’s spiritual leader, has returned from the monastery after an eight-month absence. The Church was shut down earlier in the year, according to an earlier report from this online newspaper, and on June 3, 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu banned Mbaka from discussing politics after the ministry’s operations were halted. Read More
Nigerian Newspapers: Fresh Crisis brew as PDP raises concern over Clark, Ortom endorsement of Obi
7) Dr. Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, chastised former president Olusegun Obasanjo for disparaging Muhammadu Buhari in his letter to Nigerians for the new year. The four leading candidates for president, according to the former governor of Anambra State, have the necessary and relevant experience to run the nation’s affairs. He said he will not campaign for or against any of them.
8) Bello Kirfi, a former minister of special duties, has been expelled from the council for the second time in five years and has had his traditional title of “Wazirin Bauchi” taken away from him. His “disloyalty and disrespect” toward Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State, was said to be the reason for the decision. Read More
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9) One of Bello Kirfi’s children, Sa’adatu, resigned as the state commissioner for cooperatives and small and medium enterprise development and as a member of the Bauchi State Executive Council hours after he was stripped of his traditional title as “Wazirin Bauchi” The removal of the elderstates man was announced in a letter to him from Alhaji Shehu Muhammad, the secretary of the Bauchi Emirate Council. Read More
10) Megan Hess, a 46-year-old owner of a funeral home in Colorado, received a 20-year prison term on Tuesday for selling body parts without the permission of the deceased’s family members. The woman who admitted fraud in July dissected 560 corpses and sold them.
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