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1. Imo: Uzodinma fires more salvo at Okorocha, speaks on video showing him ‘congratulating’ Ihedioha
Imo State Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, says the embattled Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha is the real mole in the APC.
He said this barely 24 hours after he lambasted Okorocha, declaring the governor “politically dead”.
Uzodinma, in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, said it was laughable that the Imo State Governor who had all long worked against the interest of the APC in the state, South East and indeed, Nigeria, would suddenly turn around to accuse others of being moles in the party.
2.Islamic group talks tough as terrorists kill 49 Muslim worshippers
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the massacre of forty nine (49) innocent Muslim worshippers during Jumu‘ah prayer in ChristChurch, New Zealand yesterday Friday.
Dozens of worshippers were also injured. The perpetrator has been identified as 29-year-old Australian citizen, Brenton Harrison Tarrant.
MURIC, an Islamic human rights organization, described the killing as a sadistic, vicious and brutish terrorist act.
3. Tell Abians what offence I committed against you – Senator Orji dares Orji-Uzor Kalu
Senator Theodore Orji currently representing Abia central district in the National Assembly, has reacted to the news report, quoting his predecessor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu as saying that he had put his political enmity with him (Orji) behind and was prepared to work harmoniously with him in the Senate.
DAILY POST had on Thursday, reported that Kalu stated this in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent in Umuahia, shortly after receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja.
4. Ooni of Ife reveals Nigeria’s greatest misfortune
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the greatest misfortune that has ever befallen Nigeria as a nation was the discovery of oil and gas.
Ogunwusi said this on Friday during a courtesy visit by the National Executive of Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP) to the Ooni’s palace in Ile-Ife.
The executive members were led by Mrs Bilikisu Abdul, NATOP’s President.
5. Troops kill 1 suspected armed robber, arrest 3 cultists in Benue
Troops of the 72 Special Forces Battalion have killed one of the suspected armed robbers dressed in military camouflage, robbing motorists on Yelwata-Kadarko road on the Nasarawa and Benue border.
NAN reports that the troops also arrested three suspected cultists said to have been terrorising the North-Bank general area in Makurdi.
6.INEC takes custody of Rivers poll results from 17 LGAs
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that results from 17 Local Government areas out of 23 in Rivers governorship election are available and in the commission’s custody.
INEC disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday night by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
7. Bauchi: INEC resumes collation, appoints new Returning Officer
The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to resume from Tuesday, the collation of the governorship election result in Bauchi State and may declare the winner of the poll, hitherto ruled as inconclusive.
The commission announced the decision in a press statement on Friday night after resolving some issues around the result of Tafawa Balewa local government and some polling units in Ningi local government.
8. CAF: Lobi Stars coach blames team’s loss to Sundown on lack of information
Coach of Lobi Stars of Makurdi, Solomon Ogbeide, has blamed his team’s 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundown of South Africa on the club’s lack of information on the eligibility of one of its players before the match.
Ogbeide said that their failure to know before the match that Alex Otakho, one of the club’s dependable midfielders, was not eligible for the match remained their greatest undoing.
9. My plans after 10 years as governor, 12 as senator – Bukar Abba Ibrahim
Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe East), fondly referred to as ‘father of Yobe politics’, was governor for 10 years, senator for 12, and now preparing to retire from active politics, having conceded to outgoing Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, who will be in the Senate in the 9th Assembly. In this interview, he speaks on his political journey, views, and more. Excerpts:
10. A visit to Dumurkul, Buhari’s actual hometown
Not until last week Friday, very little was known by the average Nigerian, of Dumurkul village. Which is unusual, as it is the ancestral home of President Muhammadu Buhari. Situated about three kilometres from Daura town and five kilometres to Kongolom, a border post of Nigeria-Niger Border, the village’s name is a Fulfulde word meaning ‘settlement for herders’, especially for those who stay for at least a year.
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