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1) Dr. Doyin Okupe, the director general of the Peter Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, and 11 other people were expelled from the Labour Party of Ogun State on Thursday for failing to pay membership dues.
The SEC, which issued the statement following a meeting in Abeokuta, claimed that the action was against the party’s constitution. Read More
According to a witness, the incident occurred on Monday around 4 p.m. at the well-known kidnapping location at Ochadamu area on the mentioned highway.
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3) A group of irate youths from the town vandalised and set fire to the Palace of Aree of Iree on Thursday night in Boripe North Local Council Development Area of Osun.
According to reports, young people who were upset about Chief Soliu Atoyebi, the Aogun of Iree, being detained by security personnel on Thursday morning, set fire to the palace.
4) Professor Magaji Garba, the former vice chancellor of the Federal University of Gusau, was found guilty of five counts relating to obtaining money through false pretence and forgery and was given a 35-year prison sentence by the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Garki, Abuja, presided over by Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu.
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5) The Minister for Labour and Productivity has been called for immediate dismissal by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), who claims he has made the standoff between the government and ASUU worse.
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7) The Federal Government’s claim that state governors were stealing local government funding was supported on Thursday by the National Union of Local Government Employees.
President Muhammadu Buhari had claimed that governors and local government officials who “pocket” public funds are to blame for the local government level’s stunted development.
8) On Thursday, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri expressed his sorrow over the deaths of three people who were killed in a collision involving a Toyota Hilux Van carrying some vigilantes who were part of his campaign team to the state’s Gella Mubi South region.
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9) In the event that Aminu Muhammed, a student at the Federal University of Technology, Dutse, Jigawa State, remains in custody, the National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened to stage a national protest. Read More
10) The Nigerian Army chose not to comment after a court ordered the detention of the Commandant, Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, Major Gen. Stevenson Olabanji, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, for alleged contempt.
Yahaya and Olabanji were both placed under arrest by a Minna, Niger State, High Court, which also ordered their remand in custody.
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