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Today's Headlines: Nnamdi Kanu Brought To Court, APC Disqualifies Aspirants Over Age Discrepancies

Nnamdi Kanu brought to court amidst tight security

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja amidst tight security.

He was brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am, although sitting had yet to commence as of the time of this report.

Journalists, lawyers and staff of the FHC were barred from entering the Court premises.

From Transcorp Hilton through the Ministry of Justice and Abia House, security was beefed up with the presence of a combined team of Police, Army, Department of State Services operatives estimated to be over 3,000.

Oyo Congress: APC disqualifies aspirants over age discrepancies

The screening committee set up to screen the candidates jostling to be members of State Executive of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State says it has disqualified all the aspirants eyeing the post of State Assistant Youth Leader.

The committee made this disclosure on Wednesday.

Daily Post reports that the APC State congress has been fixed for this Saturday.

The congress was earlier scheduled to be held last Saturday but was postponed due to alleged irregularities.

The screening committee has, however, said that it has disqualified some aspirants.

Religious leaders drag Osun monarch to Gov Oyetola over installation of Grand Mufti for Yorubaland

The Osun State Government has been petitioned over purported plans by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AndulRosheed Adewale Akanbi to install a Grand Mufti for Yorubaland.

The petition, which was forwarded by Islamic clerics under the aegis of Leagues of Imams and Alfa’s in SouthWest, Edo and Delta, requested Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to put a stop to plans by the monarch to carry on with the installation.

On a visit to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in Osogbo, the clerics led by Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere, the Chief Imam of Ekiti State, accused the Oluwo of planning to install Sheikh Said Molaasan, as Grand Mufti of Yorubaland which contravened all norms.

The group’s petition, which was contained in a letter written by its Counsel, K. Odedeji and presented to the Osun State Governor, was also made available to the Osun State Police Commissioner, the State Director of the Department of State Security (DSS).

No tussle over ownership of artefacts, says Oba of Benin

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II has said there is no dispute over the ownership of thousands of Benin artefacts taken from the palace of the Oba of Benin in 1897 during the British invasion of the kingdom which are now scattered across Europe, United States and other parts of the world.

The monarch stated this when the Chairman, DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi paid a courtesy visit to his palace to celebrate the Oba’s birthday and his fifth coronation anniversary

Dokpesi also commended the efforts of the Oba to bring back the artworks to their rightful place.

He said: “The gods are behind you in all your efforts to ensure that all the artefacts that were taken away from here are brought back and restored.”

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