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Today's Headlines: Jonathan Shocked Over Death Of President, APC Govt Will Not Spare Looters

160 Stranded Nigerians In Libya Arrive Abuja.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the arrival of 160 Nigerians stranded in Tripoli, Libya.

The returnees were received by the Director, Consular and Legal Department of the ministry, Bolaji Akinremi, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, in the early hours of Wednesday.

“The returnees who were aboard a chartered flight comprised of 98 adults and 62 children.

“Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NIDCOM, NIS and NCDC, were on hand to receive the returnees and ensure all COVID -19 protocols were dutifully observed”, Akinremi said.

APC govt will not spare or condone looters of public funds – National Secretary.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government would not spare or condone looters of public funds within and outside government.

The party said this in a statement by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Akpanudoedehe was reacting to allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Buhari’s regime was the most corrupt government in Nigeria.

Three soldiers, five villagers killed fighting bandits – Resident.

THREE soldiers and five people of Kabasa village of Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara State were said to have lost their lives during an encounter with the bandits.

Seven others who sustained serious injuries were now receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Magami town.

A resident of the area, Malam Mohammed said the bandits were engaged in a fight with the people of Kabasa village who came out en masse to protect themselves when the bandits entered into their village.

According to Mohammed, the bandits were in the village for reprisals following the killing of their people by the villagers in an ambush some weeks ago.

He said, “We got information that the bandits were planning to attack us in a mosque during Friday prayers; as such, we mobilised ourselves and moved to the forest where we ambushed them, killing many of them.

Jonathan shocked over death of Tanzania President, Magufuli.

Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is shocked by the death of Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli.

Magufuli died on Wednesday as announced by Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Magufuli was 61. He was Tanzania’s first president to die while in office.

His death was announced after more than two-week absence from public life, that led to speculation about his health.The opposition said he was struck with COVID-19, but VP Hassan said he died from the heart disease that had plagued him for a decade.

Reacting to his death on Thursday morning, Jonathan said “A bright star has been plucked from the African continent.

“President John Magufuli of Tanzania was a man I knew quite well, due to my frequent visits to Tanzania for the advancement of democracy in Africa.

Makinde: I Will Step Down As Oyo Governor.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has stated that he is ready to quit office if people of the state ask him to leave.

Speaking at the Pan Yoruba Congress held at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Makinde said he was not bothered about the title, adding that it was the reason he vowed to take decisions in the best interest of the state and Yorubaland.

According to the governor, the state will incorporate the non-state actors into the new security architecture.He said: “By virtue of my office, I can see some certain things that you cannot easily see and I stand on my honour to say that I will take decisions in the best interest of my people.

“What do they want to do to Seyi Makinde? As I stand before you, if I am being asked to leave the seat as the governor, I do not have a pin to go and pick in my office in the Secretariat. I go there with my bag and go back to my house with my bag.”

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