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Today's Headlines: UK Govt Sends Message To Buhari; UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Is Dead

UK Govt Sends Message To Buhari

The British Government has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, who was burnt on Thursday.

DAILY POST had reported that the student was beaten to a pulp and burnt alive by male Muslim students who accused her of insulting Prophet Muhammed via a WhatsApp platform.

The school authority has shut down academic activities indefinitely as tension gripped residents of the area.

The development has stirred diverse reactions amongst Nigerians who condemned the act.

Reacting, Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria on Twitter called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators.

UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Is Dead

United Arab Emirates President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is dead.

Emirati state news agency, WAM, confirmed his death on Friday.

There will be 40 days of mourning to mark his death.

Also, ministries at both local and federal levels will be shut down for three days.

The agency tweeted: “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced that there will be 40 days of official mourning with flags at half-mast and three days closure of ministries and official entities at the federal and local levels and the private sector.”

Jonathan may not run on APC ticket

Indications have emerged that former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, may not contest the 2023 presidential election on the All Progressives Congress, APC, platform.

Vanguard learned from a reliable source that the N100 million nomination and expression of interest forms bought for the former President by the Fulani community earlier this week, has yet to be completed and returned as the deadline ends today.

“The former president is considering many things and we cannot say if, indeed, the form bought for him has been completed in the first instance.

ASUU strike, insecurity, threats to 2023 elections – Situation Room

A coalition of over 80 human rights organisations under the aegis of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, on Thursday, raised the alarm that unresolved issues in the areas of security, economy, transportation, and education may constitute a serious threat to peaceful and credible general election in 2023.

The NCSSR said that the situation could also create a tense political atmosphere which could be latched on by disgruntled groups to disrupt the polls.

The Convener of the Situation Room, Eneh Obi, raised the issues during a press conference which held at the Headquarters of the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre.

Army Arrests 3 Soldiers With 1,000 Rounds Of Ammunitions In Zamfara

The Nigerian Army has arrested three serving soldiers with 1000 rounds of ammunitions which they intended to sell to terrorists for N1million.

The soldiers attached to the Forward Operations Base (FOB) in Galadi, Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara State was arrested for selling ammunition and military uniforms to armed bandits in the state.

The soldiers are identified as Pte Bala Nura, LCPL Ehoda Monday and LCPL Shehu Muhammad.

The soldier Pte Bala Nura according to sources confessed to selling 100 rounds of 7.62mm special each to the terrorists at the rate of N100,000.

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