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Today's Headlines: Ex-President Sentenced For Overspending; Buhari Makes Another Appointment Today

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Ex-France President Sarkozy sentenced for overspending on election campaign

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one-year house arrest over illegal campaign financing, a court in Paris ruled on Thursday.

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The court ruled that the 66-year-old could serve a sentence in the form of electronically monitored house arrest with an ankle bracelet.

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According to the court, Mr Sarkozy exceeded the capped campaign expenses in 2012 in his ultimately failed re-election campaign, the conservative governed from the Elysee Palace from 2007 to 2012.

Buhari appoints new Medical Director for FMC Bida

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Usman Abubakar as the new Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger State.

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The approval was contained in a letter signed by the Minister of State for Health, Dr (Senator) Adeleke Olurunnimbe-Mamora, and made available to newsmen on Thursday following the expiration of the eight-year term of the former Medical Director, Dr Muhammad Usman-Aminu.

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According to the letter, the appointment takes effect from September 14, 2021, for an initial term of four years.

BREAKING: Reps back Senate, ask Buhari to designate bandits as terrorists

The House of Representatives has also asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to designate bandits, who have dominated the North-West and parts of the North-Central geopolitical zones, as terrorists.

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The Senate had made the demand earlier on Wednesday.

Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson, at the plenary on Thursday, moved a motion of urgent public importance to urge the chamber to back the Senate.

IPCR Boss Tasks NPA Inductees On Peace Building

The director-general of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut Tswah Bakut, has charged 63 newly inducted members of National Peace Academy (NPA) to build peace at all times in Nigeria.

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The IPCR gave this charge during the induction ceremony of 63 NPA alumni in Abuja, stressing that their induction was as a result of dedication and sheer commitment for peace building they have demonstrated overtime.

Bakut said, “Your being here today is not accidental but as a result of dedication and sheer commitment for peace building you have demonstrated overtime.

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