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May 29: We’re Ready For Troublemakers – Military

The military Thursday again warned those planning to scuttle the May 29 inauguration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It said it was ready to forestall any threat to the inauguration.

Director, Defence Media Operation, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, told reporters in Abuja that the military had not seen reasons the inauguration would not take place.

“As far as internal security is concerned, the police still remain the lead agency. The Armed Forces and other security operatives are only playing a supportive role. I’ll reiterate that we’re on standby to make sure that nothing unwanted happens."

“The issue of threat to the security and stability of the country is addressed promptly. “Elections have come and gone. For the presidential election, a winner has been announced."

Ex-JAMB chief trial gets June date

Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned trial of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), former Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, till June 20.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu adjourned the matter to enable Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) tidy its house and call other witnesses.

ICPC’s lawyer, Ebenezer Shogunle, brought an oral application for adjournment.

Ojerinde’s lawyer, Eteya Ogana, told the court a motion was filed challenging re-arrest of his client and seeking an order for his release. He alleged his client was re-arrested by ICPC without warrant.

But the judge could not find the process in the court record.

Ogana admitted the mistake was from them, saying ‘we erroneously used wrong charge number in filing the motion’.

We stand with Obi to reclaim ‘stolen mandate’ — Apapa-led LP faction

The Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the Labour Party, LP, yesterday, said it stands in solidarity with Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the party, to reclaim their ‘stolen mandate’ at the presidential election petition tribunal.

The faction made the announcement in a communique at the end of its National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting held in Bauchi on Wednesday.

Recall that the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party had disassociated the party from the Apapa-led faction’s NEC meeting in Bauchi State.

Deputy National Chairman of the party, Ladi Illiya, who spoke at the party stakeholders meeting, including most of the 36 State Chairmen and Secretaries in Abuja, on Wednesday, said the party remains committed despite antics of paid agents to distabilise the party, as they restated their support for Julius Abure, as National Chairman, as confirmed by the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Asaba a forthright ago.

Two abducted Edo passengers rescued, kidnappers hold 10

Men of the Edo State Police Command on Thursday said they have rescued two out of the 12 passengers recently kidnapped in the state.

Twelve passengers were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday on the Afuze-Auchi Road close to the Ihevbe Community in the Owan East Local Government of the state.

The kidnapped passengers were said to be travelling to Auchi when the gunmen emerged from the bush, forced their vehicle to a halt and led them into the bush.

A source told PUNCH Metro that the kidnappers, who were heavily armed, had been terrorising the area, urging the police and other security agencies to come to the aid of the residents and road users.

“The kidnappers have been terrorising the people of that area and frequent users of that road. The road is also bad which could aid the nefarious activities of these gunmen.

“The recent kidnap has become one too many and hopefully respite will come our way soon,” he added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said two of the kidnapped victims have been rescued by the police.

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