Declare Atiku As Pres. Or Order A Rerun–ASO
The Atiku Support Organisation (ASO) has alleged that some desperate cartels in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are working tirelessly to frustrate and arm-twist the judiciary.
Source: Sahara Reporters
The Presidential Election Petitions Court had fixed Monday for the hearing of the petitions challenging the declaration of the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu as the president-elect. The expected legal battle by candidates disputing the outcome of the 2023 presidential poll will commence on May 8.
However, a statement signed by Victor Moses, National Publicity Secretary of ASO, asserted that some are already planning the ‘Sudanization of Nigeria if the case of the worst election in Nigeria since 1960 goes against them’. The group described any judgment which fails to favor Atiku Abubakar as the validly and duly-elected President of Nigeria, or at least, order for a runoff or a rerun as a miscarriage of justice.
Russia Bans Use Of Drones After Alleged Ukraine Assassination Attempt On President Putin Failed
As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters a new critical phase, Moscow’s authorities have banned the unauthorized use of drones indefinitely.
Source: Sahara Reporters
The Mayor of Moscow, the Russian capital, Sergey Sobyanin announced the ban on Wednesday, shortly after Kremlin accused Ukraine of attempting to launch a drone attack on the residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, RT reports. It said the assassination attempt failed because they were disabled by electronic defenses.
Sobyanin announced the new measure in a Telegram message, adding that the flying of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Russian capital would be prohibited starting from today (Wednesday), with an exception being made for drones used with the authority's approval. “This decision was taken to prevent unauthorized use of UAVs, which could hamper the work of law enforcement agencies,” the mayor explained, reminding his audience that anyone who breaks this rule could face administrative and criminal liability.
FAAN set to demolish buildings erected on airport lands
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says that buildings encroaching on airport land in Lagos and other parts of the country will be demolished.
Source: Premium Times
The agency made this known in a statement issued Tuesday by its Corporate Affairs Assistant General Manager, Faithful Hope-Ivbaze. “The authority hereby uses this opportunity to advise all illegal occupants to relocate from all airport lands for their safety and security, ” the statement said.
FAAN’s statement came against the backdrop of a recent demolition exercise it carried out in Lagos. On Sunday, about 13 houses within Ajao Estate and Shasha axis of Lagos were demolished by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LSBCA) and FAAN over alleged “encroachment”.
Police nab notorious kidnap suspect, Danger, in Ekiti
The police in Ekiti on Wednesday announced the capture of a man they alleged had been involved in several kidnap incidents in the state.
Source: Premium Times
The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Dare Ogundare, announced a courtesy call on the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Olubunmi Adelugba. Mr Ogundare said the police traced the suspect to Kogi State where he was arrested. Since I assumed office, we have arrested a lot of criminals terrorizing the people and have prosecuted many of them,” he said.
“Today, we have gone to Kogi to arrest a notorious kidnapper, Danger, and he is now in our custody.” On his strategy for the security of the state, Mr Ogundare said, “We have ensured that all exit and entry routes in Ekiti are well policed and I have also directed more reinforcement and enough deployment to flashpoints. He said he called on the Speaker to seek his “understanding and support.”
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