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Daughter of leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Suhaila Zakzaky, has reacted to the group’s suspension of the usual street protests calling for the release of her father. Suhaila also declared that the protest would continue until her father was released.
Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters, DHQ, yesterday, denied a report by the Wall Street Journal which claimed that soldiers killed by Boko Haram in the North-East were secretly buried at night. The Director of Defence Information, Onyema Nwachukwu, also insisted that the Nigerian Armed Forces does not engage in the secret burial of soldiers but accords fallen soldiers a befitting military funeral of international standard.
President Muhammadu Buhari and APC, have closed their defence at the Presidential Tribunal. Buhari and APC defended against Atiku Abubakar and PDP’s petition challenging their victory at the Tribunal.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of PDP yesterday, challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the reported secret burial of soldiers killed by Boko Haram.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Thursday, adjourned to August 21. For the adoption of final addresses over the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate Atiku Abubakar. A petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23, presidential election.
The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has also accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of “doing all kinds of things that can divide the country.” Afenifere said this in response to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that those seeking the dissolution of Nigeria should look at the case of Sudan which broke up yet the problems still lingered.
It has also been confirmed that Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr will take place at a neutral venue. Also, according to Hearn, Cardiff is still the frontrunner and also the favourite to host the rematch fight between the two boxers.
The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba has raised an alarm. He raised an alarm over the alleged mobilization of gunmen by Alhaji Yahaya Bello to attack him.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, restated the commitment of his administration to creating jobs for the youthful population of Nigeria. Speaking Thursday in Abuja during an audience with Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Recent reports that Nigerians are being maltreated in a neighbouring West African country, Ghana is alarming. Especially at a time the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) just joined the rest of Africa and signed a remarkable trade agreement for the continent.
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