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Today's Headlines: CNG Demands Fairness For Abba Kyari, South Africa's Zuma Undergoes Surgery

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Northern Coalition Demands Fairness For Abba Kyari

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The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has formally written to the United States Embassy in Nigeria, demanding fairness for the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Kyari, who was also a former Head, Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), before his suspension, is accused of being bribed by the suspected billionaire fraudster, Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi.

Daily Trust had reported how the four-man panel, being headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Joseph Egbunike, probed the allegation levelled against the cop.

South Africa's Zuma undergoes surgery, to remain in hospital 

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South Africa’s jailed ex-president Jacob Zuma, who early this month was moved from prison to a health facility, has undergone surgery and will stay in hospital for further procedures, the government said Sunday.

“Mr Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday, 14 August 2021, with other procedures scheduled for the coming days,” the correctional services department announced in a statement, saying it could not predict a discharge date at yet.

The 79-year-old was admitted to hospital for observation on August 6 for an undisclosed condition, and he has remained there.

His long-running corruption trial over an arms deal dating back more than two decades was last week postponed to next month pending a medical report declaring Zuma’s fitness for trial.

Residents Panic As Deadly Taliban Fighters Surround Afghan Capital For Imminent Takeover From Armed Forces

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The Taliban readied its forces on the outskirts of the Afghan capital from all sides on Sunday as panicked civilians prepared for the armed group’s takeover of Kabul nearly 20 years after relinquishing power in an American-led assault.

Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen said fighters were remaining on the capital’s outskirts as negotiations took place.

“Our forces have not entered Kabul city, and we just issued a statement saying that our forces will not enter Kabul city,” Shaheen told Al Jazeera from Doha, Qatar, where peace talks are taking place.

NYSC DG refutes killing of corps members deployed to Kaduna

The Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier Gen. Sha’ibu Ibrahim, has refuted news on social media that NYSC members deployed to Kaduna State were killed by bandits in a single day.

Speaking after the swearing-in and oath-taking ceremony of 1,332 members of 2021 batch ‘B’ (stream 1) deployed to Kaduna State, Ibrahim urged the public to disregard fake news capable of setting the country ablaze.

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