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Today's Headlines: Gbenga Daniel Has Hinted He Would Contest In 2023; ABU Appoints New Registrar, Bursar

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Gbenga Daniel Hints At Running For Senate In 2023

Daniel had, in February, joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) and was received by five APC governors at his Sagamu residence.

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He was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari in March at the presidential villa, Abuja, alongside another defector and a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.

Daniel, fondly called OGD by his political followers, was the Director General of Atiku Abubakar Presidential campaign in 2019 election. Atiku contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ahmadu Bello University appoints new registrar, bursar

The Governing Council of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has approved the appointments of Rabiu Samaila as the substantive registrar of the institution and Mohammed-Bello Gurin as the new bursar.

Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the university, Auwal Umar, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Friday in Zaria.

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The tenure of the former Registrar, Abdullahi Kundila, had expired on June 2.

The statement said that the appointments of the two principal officers were approved by the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board at its meeting held on Sept. 17.

NDA Attack: Troops Rescue Major Datong

The kidnapped Army officer following the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, Major CL Datong, has been rescued from his abductors.

It would be recalled that bandits attacked the military institution on August 24, 2021 and in the process abducted Major Datong after Lt Cdr Wulah and Flt Leutenant CM Okoronwo were shot dead, and a 2nd Leutenant Onah was injured.

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In a statement issued by the deputy director, Army Public Relations,

1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Colonel Ezindu Idimah, he said Datong was rescued by the troops in compliance with the directive of the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs for 1 Division, in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and all security agencies to conduct decisive operations to rescue the abducted officer and find the perpetrators dead or alive.

Buhari leaves for UN General Assembly in New York

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

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A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina explained that the session opened on Tuesday, September 14.

The statement said that the theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations.”

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