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Today's Headlines: PDP: Ayu to know fate May 26, Sudan Crisis: 132 Nigerians to arrive Abuja on Saturday

PDP crisis: 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.”

He also contended that “no wrong was done to the plaintiff, and there is no benefit or utilitarian value to be derived by the plaintiff from the suit.”

Response to the objection, counsel to Mr. Utaan, Mr. Emmanual Ukala, also a Senior Advocate, insisted that the matter was not an internal affair of a political party, saying that there was a judicial precedence which had resolved a similar issue.

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 ti me

Gov Lalong reveals how Tinubu emerged as President-elect

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Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has disclosed that the success of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the President-elect was as a result of power shift to the Southern part of Nigeria by the Northern Governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, in a statement on Saturday, said the governor stated this at the 9th Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture on Leadership and Good Governance held in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Saturday.

According to the statement, the power shift was to promote the unity, peace and stability of Nigeria within the spirit of fairness, equity and justice which the late Premier of the Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, stood for.

Treasurers lament forex scarcity in Nigeria, urge FG to intervene

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The Nigeria Association of Corporate Treasurers has lamented the scarcity of foreign exchange in the Country.

Foreign scarcity has been a significant issue for Nigeria and the multiple forex windows.

To this end, the group has urged the Federal Government to address the scarcity of foreign exchange bedevilling the country.

The President of the association, Yinka Ogunnubi, disclosed this recently during his inauguration as ACTN’s new President.

Ogunnubi noted that most of the association’s challenges had often revolved around the scarcity of foreign exchange.

Ogunnubi said, “For our members and, of course, you know we are a treasurer organisation, most of our challenges have to do with the forex”.

As of Saturday, the official dollar rate to Naira is N461.5, while it is N738 in the black market.

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