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Today's Headlines: If Buhari Fails To Release Kanu, I'll Appeal To Tinubu–Soludo; 10th House Of Reps: Wike Endorses Abbas, Kalu Leadership

If Buhari Fails To Release Nnamdi Kanu, I Will Appeal To Tinubu – Soludo

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The governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, says he will shift attention to the incoming government of Bola Tinubu if his appeal for the release of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is not granted by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Soludo has repeatedly appealed to President Buhari to release Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest in July 2021, with his latest appeal coming in a letter to the President dated April 20, 2023.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, Governor Soludo said the call for Kanu’s release is a cause he believes in, adding that his latest letter was also copied to the President-elect.

This is a cause that one believes in. Consistently I am an advocate of the rule of law and justice for all and therefore if you look at that letter, that letter is copied to the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and I want to also believe that a copy has been delivered to his office as it were.

Wike Endorses Abbas, Kalu Leadership

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The ambitions of Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu to become the next Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives received a major boost on Friday with endorsement from Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Speaking while receiving the duo in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the governor promised his support for only them, being the anointed candidates of their party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Wike described Abbas and Kalu as the most qualified aspirants for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, assuring that he will deliver Rivers votes for them.

According to him, all the 13 members-elect from Rivers State with the exception of one, are with Abbas and Kalu 100 per cent.

The governor promised not to leave any stone unturned to ensure that the 2015 scenario where members-elect went against their party and emerged as leaders of the National Assembly did not repeat itself.

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Obasanjo, Obi Arrive Port Harcourt For Kukah’s Book Presentation

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, and presidential candidate of the Labour Party during last general election, Peter Obi, are in Port Harcourt for a book presentation.

The book titled ‘Witness to reconciliation: my personal journey towards reconciliation in Ogoni land’ and written by the Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah, is being presented at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Obasanjo, Obi and Kukah walked into the venue at exactly 2:45pm and were greeted by huge crowd.

Gombe Gov dissolves Cabinet, Inaugurates Transition Committee

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Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, has dissolved his cabinet with a caveat that they would still remain handy till May 29 inauguration.

Yahaya made this disclosure during a valedictory meeting at the council chamber, Government House.

He said, “I hereby announce this cabinet is dissolved as of today. This is the last working day but as Mr President said you are still in government until we transit finally. So don’t be surprised I work here Saturday and Sunday, if I send for you kindly hurry and come there could be one or two things to explain or answer.”

While commending their individual efforts in ensuring the attainment of dividends of democracy, Yahaya said he had forgiven those who smeared the image of the government, without knowing.

For the errors you made personally as a human being, to err is human and to forgive is divine. I have forgiven everybody not only you but any other person that offends me or tried to tarnish the image of this government for his selfish interest and I hope you too will forgive me,” Yahaya added.

Diezani Slams N100bn Libel Suit Against AGF, EFCC

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A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has filed a libel suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

In the suit marked CV/6273/2023, the former petroleum boss is accusing the first and second defendants – the EFCC and the AGF – of writing and publishing “false and defamatory reports about her of being a corrupt, dishonest…degenerate, decadent public officer.”

In a writ of summons filed at the Federal High court, Abuja on May 26, 2023, through her team of lawyers led by Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Madueke said her integrity and character which are of “paramount importance to the success of her political endeavours…” has been wantonly smeared as a result of the publications.

Citing many of such publications made on the website of the anti-graft agency and other news sites the ex-minister stated that the “websites …continue to host the libellous publications in permanent form …and are being accessed and read in every part of the world through the Google search engines

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