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Today's Headlines: Dancing Skelewu Won't Help You, APC Tells Atiku, Tinubu Condemns Bandits’ Attack In Zamfara, Kano, Condoles With Sheikh Gumi

Dancing Skelewu Will Not Restore Your Mandate, APC slams Atiku

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The All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council has urged former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to desist from allowing his campaign spokesman, Dino Melayo, to push him around.

This is even as the PCC warned that dancing Skelewu on the streets of Abuja won’t make the Independent National Electoral Commission change its mind about the winner of the presidential election.

The caution came in the wake of the demonstration by the Peoples Democratic Party at the commission headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

Atiku has led the leadership of the PDP and many of the party followers on a peaceful protest from the party’s National secretariat to INEC headquarters.

APC Finally, advised Atiku to retire honourably from politics and move to his abode in Dubai. 

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Tinubu Condemns Bandits’ Attack In Zamfara, Kano, Condoles With Sheikh Gumi

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President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condemned last weekend’s attacks by bandits in Maru local government area of Zamfara State and Maigari town of Rimin Gado local government in Kano State.

A divisional police officer (DPO), a police inspector and a vigilante were killed in the Zamfara incident. In the Kano case, unknown gunmen broke into the residence of a village head and shot him dead.

In a statement issued by his media office yesterday, Tinubu said the attack on Maru town after a period of relative peace in Zamfara was a reminder that more needs to be done to defeat bandits and terrorists.

The president-elect condoled with the inspector-general of police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, the Zamfara State government and families of the affected security personnel over the deaths.

Tinubu also called for investigation into the murder of the district head of Maigari, who was the father of Rimin Gado local government area chairman, Munir Dahiru Maigari.

50 Killed, Scores Injured, Houses Razed In Benue Attacks

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Hundreds of people in Kwande local government area of Benue State have fled their ancestral home for fear of being killed by suspected armed herdsmen who in the past one week launched sustained attacks on over 12 communities killing 50 farmers.

It was gathered from the locals that the herdsmen invaded the communities and killed over 50 persons while scores sustained varying degrees of injuries and burning down of houses and barns.

The attacks which started after the presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections in over 12 communities of Moon, Mbaikyor, Mbadura Ilyav, Ugbe, Iyon, Ityuluv, Injov Tyopaver, Kendev, Maav among others.

A source in the area, who identified himself as Tersur, said the marauding herdsmen launched the attacks from Moon and spread to other communities surrounding the area and chased all the inhabitants away from their ancestral homes.

Coroner Fixes April 4 For Inquest Into Chrisland Schools Student’s Death

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The Coroner’s Inquest set up by the Lagos State government to probe the circumstances which led to the death of the 12-year-old student of Chrisland International School, Whitney Adeniran, has fixed April 4 for the commencement of the hearing of the matter.

The Coroner, Magistrate Olabisi Fajana, sitting at the Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba, fixed the date after entertaining submissions from lawyers to all the parties on Monday.

The deceased died on February 9, 2023, during the school’s inter-house sports activities at the Agege Stadium.

At yesterday’s proceedings, the counsel to the deceased family, Femi Falana (SAN), informed the Coroner that he could not file a witness statement as instructed by the Magistrate at the last adjourned date.

Falana stated that the Magistrate Registry refused to process the enrolling of the witness statement because there is no provision for filling of Coroner processes on the e-filing platform.

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