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Today's Headlines: Igboho's Aide Replies MURIC, Isa Pantami Reacts To Terrorism Allegations

Sharia Will Be Allowed In Oduduwa Republic, Igboho's Aide Replies MURIC

MURIC had earlier asked those agitating for the Oduduwa Republic to state what they have in stock for Muslim children and women in the South-West and their plan for hijab.

Olayomi Koiki, media aide to Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), has said agitations for self-determination do not deter anyone from practising their religions, including Sharia if they so wish.

Speaking in an interview with SaharaReporters on Friday, Koiki said the Yoruba nation would respect the rights of adherents of the various religions.

Isa Pantami Reacts To Terrorism Allegation

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has denied any ties to terrorist groups or ethnic and religious bigotry, saying he employed more Christians than Muslims as his staff.

Pantami, a Muslim cleric, said he had never had issues with his Christian aides, friends and associates of many years.

He stated this in an interview with Peoples Gazette on Friday evening, amidst the raging controversies of recent reports that the minister is linked to terrorist groups going by his past controversial Islamic teachings.

Nigeria records 67 new COVID-19 infections, no fatalities

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 67 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,147 with 154,304 recoveries.

The NCDC also disclosed on its official Twitter handle on Friday that there were now 7,734 active cases in the country.

It added that death toll stands at 2,061 as no fatalities were reported while 19 new people were discharged from various isolation centre in the past 24 hours.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the number of new infections reported is lower than the 80 logged on Thursday.

The NCDC said that the new cases were reported across eight states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Reno Omokri Tackles Babangida Over Comment On Jonathan.

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has tackled the ex-governor of Niger State, Babaginda Aliyu, over a claim made against former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Naija News reports that Aliyu had alleged that Jonathan signed a written agreement not to run for a second time in office.

Aliyu, however, revealed that he and some PDP governors worked against Jonathan in 2015 because he reneged on the agreement.

But in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday, Omokri asked Aliyu to provide the written agreement that was allegedly signed by Jonathan to run for the second time.

Omokri accused the former governor of falsehood during this holy period of Ramadan after he had admitted to having worked against Jonathan.

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