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Today's Headlines:Yar’Adua Not Corrupt, He Lived Simple Life–Turai;Ayu To Know Fate May 26

Yar’Adua Not Corrupt, He Lived Simple Life– Turai

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About 13 years after the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, his wife Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua has spoken on life after her husband’s death, saying the late Yar’Adua was a very simple man, who was neither corrupt nor profligate .

Turai spoke in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored by our correspondent in Kaduna on Saturday .

Commenting on how much she missed her late husband, the former First Lady’ said, “praise be to Allah.I don’t feel anything. I’m used to it. I think about him everyday. Everyday seems like any other day.The only difference is that today; people gathered to pray for him, eulogize him and I’m happy. I thank them.”

On what she could remember the day former President Yar’Adua died, she said, ” I was fasting on that day. In fact I’ve been fasting non stop from when he fell ill, even after he died I did not stopped. So when it was time for me to break my fast, he was lying down looking at me.

Ayu To Know Fate May 26

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A Makurdi High Court presided over by the Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Maurice Ikpambese will on May 26, 2023, deliver its judgement in the suit seeking the removal of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as the National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP

A stalwart of the PDP in the State, Mr. Conrad Utaan had instituted the suit against the embattled National Chairman following his suspension by the Igyorov Ward Executive Committee of the party after they had passing a vote-of-no confidence on him.

When the matter came up for hearing weekend, counsel to Dr. Ayu, Yakubu Maikasuwa, a Senior Advocate, raised preliminary objections, challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit on the grounds that it was an internal affair of a political party.

He also submitted that the plaintiff failed to utilize “the internal dispute resolution mechanism of the party to resolve the matter before approaching the court.”

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IGP Redeploys 86 DCPs, 206 ACPs

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the strategic posting of 86 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP’s) and two hundred and six (206) Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP’s) to various Zonal Commands, State Commands and Formations across the country.

The senior officers are to deputize other senior ranking officers in the discharge of critical administrative, investigative, and operational policing duties for an effective and citizen-led policing system nationwide.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi quoted the IGP saying the postings were done in order “to strengthen and catalyze national security mechanisms towards an improved Policing system across the country”.

The IGP, reiterated the commitment of the Force’s leadership to continually embark on initiatives to improve internal security in Nigeria.

He charged the newly posted officers “to ensure a strategic display of experience, commitment to service, respect for fundamental rights, and evolve effective strategies for crime control.

“He similarly tasked them with the achievement of the Force’s strategic policy objectives, the utmost level of professionalism, community-oriented public service, and compliance with the rule of law”

132 Nigerians To Arrive Abuja On Saturday

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The next batch of 132 returnees from Sudan is expected in Abuja around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, NiDCOM, the returnees “left Port Sudan International Airport on Saturday at 7:20 a.m. local time, with 132 Nigerian nationals (evacuees) 124 adults, seven infants”.

The returnees are reportedly on board Tarco Airline and the aircraft being boarded is B737-300.

“The Estimated time of their arrival at Port Sudan (PZU) to Juba (JUB) is 2 hrs 50 min. Stop over 1 hrs in Juba.

“JUB to ABV = 03:30 min. Total = 7hrs 30min.

The flight is expected to arrive in Abuja around 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nigerian time

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