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Today's Headlines: Supreme Court Upholds Adeleke's Victory, Police Kill 2 Alleged Armed Robbers

Supreme Court Upholds Adeleke's Victory

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the appeal by Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the election of Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Osun State Governor.

The apex court, in its judgment read by Justice Emmanuel Agim, also upheld the Appeal Court’s judgment which upheld the election of Adeleke as the state governor. The apex court held that the appellant failed to adduce enough evidence to prove his allegation of over voting in the July 16, 2022 governorship poll.

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Police Kill 2 Alleged Armed Robbers In Anambra

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Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have killed two armed robbers terrorising some parts of the state and recovered two locally made explosives — one AK-47 rifle, nine live 7.62 ammunition, four AK-47 magazines, charms and other incriminating items.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday said the armed robbers were killed during a gun battle on Sunday when police operative on routine patrol along Usmusiome Nkpor in the Idemili North local government area of the state intercepted the gang of four operating in a black Lexus SUV.

The police spokesperson said the armed robbers were arrested following credible information given to the police command by residents of the state. 

Akpabio, preferred but not ‘anointed’ candidate — Ndume

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The senator representing Borno South District, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday, said the nomination of Godswill Akpabio by the All Progressives Congress National Working Committee does not imply Akpabio is the “anointed” candidate of the party for Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

Ndume said this while speaking on Arise TV‘s ‘The Morning Show’.

The lawmaker was reacting to the party’s declaration of Akpabio’s nomination as the leader of the 10th Assembly.

The PUNCH, on Monday, reports that while Akpabio was nominated for Senate President, the party nominated Abbas Tajudeen as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Buhari frustrated fuel subsidy removal - El-Rufai

Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of frustrating plans to remove fuel subsidy.

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi also said the retention of fuel subsidy as “stupid” and capable of bankrupting the country.

El-Rufai and Sanusi spoke during a policy conversation and book presentation by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Agora Policy in Abuja.

The Governor alleged Buhari had agreed that fuel subsidy spending by the government made no sense but refused to halt it.

Responding to a question about fuel subsidy, El-Rufai said: “Between September and November 2021, the National Economic Council gave us an assignment to work out what to do if we withdraw subsidy, how much will be raised, etc. We worked with experts and the World Bank.

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