Nigerian Army Reveals Names Of 5 Kaduna Students Rescued
The Nigerian Army has disclosed the names of five of the students of the College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna who were rescued from their kidnappers on Monday.
The names were revealed in a statement on Wednesday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima.
Giving further updates on Wednesday, Yerima revealed the names of the rescued students as Abubakar Yakubu, Francis Paul, Obadiya Habakkuk, Amina Yusuf and Maryam Danladi.
Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu
The South-West based socio-political group, Afenifere, has denied supporting the presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election.
This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday.
However, Afenifere denied endorsing any candidate in a statement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, titled, ‘Afenifere denies endorsing presidential aspirant’, on Wednesday.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is a friend of Edo despite missing the official opening of the 20th National Sports Festival in Benin, says Governor Godwin Obaseki.
According to him, Mr Osinbajo missed the occasion due to the storm at the city’s airport on Tuesday.
Mr Obaseki, in his address at Tuesday’s opening ceremony of the festival tagged, ‘Edo 2020,’ said, “But his plane had to be diverted due to the bad weather.”
EFCC Invites Another Prominent Politician
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited a former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, for a fresh round of questioning.
Recall that Yari, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), had in February faced several hours of questioning by the agency’s operatives over corruption allegations.
The former governor was questioned by detectives at the Lagos office of the EFCC over an alleged attempt to illegally move N300 billion from a corporate account in a new generation bank.
Nnamdi Kanu Sends Strong Message To Dangote
Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has slammed Africa’s Richest businessman, Aliko Dangote for allegedly exploiting Nigerians via the Dangote Cement Company.
The IPOB leader alleged that the Dangote cement is sold cheaper in other countries while the price is doubled in Nigeria.
Kanu made the allegation on Wednesday via a tweet on his verified Twitter handle.
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