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NSA Denies Backing Deposed Kano Emir

The Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has denied claims that the NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, facilitated the return of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to the ancient city on Saturday. The spokesperson for the office of the NSA, Zakari Mijinyawa, described the claims as false.

Nigeria to Receive £2.1m Looted Fund From Bailiwick of Jersey

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Friday, disclosed that Nigeria is set to receive about £2.1m, corruption proceeds from the Bailiwick of Jersey.
Speaking at the sectoral ministerial press briefing in Abuja, Fagbemi, said in line with the cardinal principle of the present administration in the fight against corruption, the proceeds have been approved by the president to be used for the continuation of works on the Abuja-Kano Road project. He said, “The ministry achieved the following successes under its International Asset Recovery and Management efforts.

Just In: Yusuf Upholds Return of Sanusi, Gives Ganduje Emirs 48 Hours to Vacate Office

Following the meeting with Kano state lawmakers, the Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Thursday upheld the reappointment of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 14th Emir of Kano. The governor assented to the law with the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ismail Jibrin Falgore, and the Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo. Addressing the press shortly after approving the new law, the governor revealed that the five dethroned Emirs have 48 hours to vacate the palaces and submit all official items in their possession to the office of the deputy governor of the state, who doubles as the Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs. Governor Yusuf called for peace and harmony to reign in the state during the transition period.

JUST IN: Fmr. Vice President Atiku Abubakar Hosts Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi on Monday, May 13 paid a visit to former vice-president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar. This visit was disclosed in a post on the official handle of the former VP.

INEC Announces Resumption CVR In Edo, Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Edo and Ondo states, to enable eligible citizens who are not registered voters to do so. The announcement is coming ahead of the governorship election in Edo and Ondo states on 21 September and 16 November, 2024, respectively. The Commission said the CVR is only open to new registrants and those who seek to transfer their registration.

Just In: Rivers Court Stops Pro-Wike Lawmakers From Parading As Assembly Members

The Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt has issued an interim injunction restraining the embattled Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Martins Amaewhule, and 24 others from parading themselves as members of the House. The court presided over by Hon. Justice Charles Wali, also restrained the affected lawmakers from meeting or sitting at the auditorium of the House of Assembly quarters, located off Aba Road, Port Harcourt, or any other place whatsoever, to carry out or purport to carry out the legislative business of the Rivers State House of Assembly, as their legislative seats have been declared vacant pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

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