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Today's Headlines: PDP Reports Buhari To UN; Court Orders Police To Pay Umeadi N50M For Detention

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UNGA: PDP reports Buhari to UN over terrorism, rights violations, others

As President Muhammadu Buhari is set to address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York, today, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the world body and other democratic institutions to query the President on the role of his administration in the escalation of terrorism, rights violation, electoral malpractices, corruption, national division and economic ruin witnessed in Nigeria in the past six years.

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This is as the party noted that the sanctity of human lives, freedom, respect for human rights, justice and rule of law; credible elections, democratic governance promotion of peace, accountability in governance, economic development among others, which the General Assembly stands for, “have all been violated by the Buhari administration.”

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In a statement issued by spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP enjoined the General Assembly not to lose sight of the reports by credible international organizations “including the US Department of State as well as Amnesty International, AI, on cases of arbitrary arrests and detention in dehumanizing facilities, widespread extrajudicial killings, sudden disappearances of dissenting voices and disregard to rule of law under President Buhari’s watch.”

Court orders police to pay IPOB activist N50 million for unlawful detention

The Gudu Division of the Federal Capital Territory High court has ordered the Nigerian Police Force to pay N50 million as reparation for the unlawful detention of Ngozi Umeadi.

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Ms Umeadi, an activist of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested in February 2021 under the supervision of disgraced head of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari.

She was arrested at a hospital in Onitsha, Anambra State, where she was receiving a post partum care, per Sahara Reporters.

Mr Kyari was removed from office on July 31 following his involvement with a famous fraudster Hushpuppi.

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Ms Umeadi through her lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor instituted a fundamental rights suit challenging her unlawful arrest and continuous detention by the police.

PDP Convention: Governor Fintiri inaugurates sub-committees on planning

The Chairman of the Organising Committee of the People’s Democratic Party, 2021 National Convention, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has inaugurated the 15 sub-committees to produce the party’s next national working members in October.

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A statement on Thursday by Humwashi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to Fintiri, Thursday said he charged the Committee Chairmen and their Deputies to make sacrifices for the party and the nation.

He reminded them that the outcome of their work will be the turning point in the history of Nigeria’s democracy, which will, in turn, translate to PDPs return to power at the centre.

Gombe, Katsina refund N1.26bn to intending pilgrims

The pilgrims’ welfare boards of Katsina and Gombe states have refunded a total of N1.26bn to intending pilgrims who were unable to go for the 2021 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

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For Gombe state, N495.2m was returned to 332 persons from the 2020/2021 intending pilgrims who applied for a refund, while N768.9m was paid to 599 intending pilgrims from Katsina state.

The refund follows the cancellation of the 2020 Hajj by the Saudi authority due to the outbreak of Covid-19 around the world.

El-Rufai moves to demolish journalists’ secretariat in Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has set efforts in motion to demolish the secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists in Kaduna, according to an eviction notice seen by Peoples Gazette.

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The Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority in the September 23 letter to the journalists managing the chapter said the property would be demolished in three weeks. The town planning office said all items in the property should be removed before then or they will be destroyed in the demolition.

The property, along Muhammadu Buhari Way, was identified as lacking requisite permits and should not have been built at the location. Authorities said they’ve written repeatedly to the journalists managing the place but received no response. 

I’ll Never Be Cowed Into Silence Amid Intimidation By Buhari Regime– Benue Governor, Ortom

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has said the Nigerian Government is trying to silence every dissenting voice, adding that he would never be cowed.

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The governor who maintained that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government had failed in every way, made the assertion in Enugu State during an event organised by the Radio Nigeria chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Ortom said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is busy fighting perceived opposition while looking the other way when there are senseless killings and maiming of Nigerians by suspected herdsmen.

 “The present administration at the centre has adopted the approach of intimidation of those who dare to voice out their frustrations and concerns over growing insecurity and marginalisation.

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