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Today's Headlines: Ex-Commissioner, Ojelabi, Emerges APC Chairman In Lagos; EFCC Grills Ex-Kano Gov

Ex-commissioner, Ojelabi, emerges APC chairman in Lagos

Former Commissioner for Rural Development in Lagos State, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi has been elected as the new chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress.

He was elected by card-carrying members of the party at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan on Saturday.

The congress was led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and was supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission and also the Electoral Committee members appointed by the party’s National Caretaker Committee in Abuja.

There were 1,615 delegates accredited to pick the party’s state executive members during the congress organised under heavy security presence.

EFCC grills ex-Kano gov Kwankwaso over alleged N10bn fraud

The immediate past Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, is currently being grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged fraud to the tune of N10bn among others.

The PUNCH learnt that Kwankwaso was invited for allegedly diverting N10bn meant for the payment of pensions and construction of houses.

Some retirees are believed to have written a petition to the commission demanding the investigation and possible prosecution of the ex-governor.

“Kwankwaso came in today. He is responding to questions on alleged fraud following a series of petitions the EFCC received against him. In one of such petitions, the former governor was accused of diverting N10bn meant for the payment of pensions and construction of houses,” an EFCC detective said.

El-Rufai Inaugurates Council To Regulate Religious Preaching In Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has inaugurated the pioneer Interfaith Religious Preaching Regulatory Council which will guide the conduct of religious preaching in Kaduna state.

Daily Trust reports that in 2016, Governor El-Rufai reviewed the Religious Preaching Edict of 1984 which was enacted by then Military administrator of the state, Air Vice Marshall Usman Muazu. Having been revised by the State House of Assembly for the first time, the governor came under heavy criticism as many accused him of attempting to stifle freedom of worship.

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) had challenged the state government in court and in 2019, Justice Hajaratu Gwadah of the Kaduna State High Court ruled that the Kaduna State Government had no right to screen and issue license to religious preachers but asserted that the government had a right to regulate religious activities in the state.

Igbo will always support you, Enugu monarch assures Buhari

Maduabuchi Nevobasi, the Ezeani II of Mmaku Kingdom, Awgu LGA of Enugu, says the Igbo will always support President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the president has done a lot for the south-east in the last six years, and as such, he would always be welcome in the zone.

The Enugu monarch spoke on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, at the presidential villa.

Abiodun Oladunjoye, deputy director (information), state house, released a statement to this effect on Saturday.

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