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Today's Headlines: Nationwide Protest Inevitable - Labour Party, Gunmen Kill 35 In Katsina

Nationwide Protest Inevitable - Labour Party

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The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, on Sunday, reiterated that its supporters won’t back down on their planned nationwide demonstration unless the Independent National Electoral Commission grants LP’s lawyers access to materials from the contentious February 25 presidential election.

Controversies had trailed the outcome of the presidential election where presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party flag bearer, who got 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes, respectively.

Dissatisfied by the result, both Obi and Atiku approached the election tribunal to seek permission to inspect the electoral materials used during the poll.

Few days later, the Court of Appeal in Abuja acceded to their requests for inspection of the electoral materials but the commission failed to grant the warring parties access.

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Gunmen Kill 35 In Katsina

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No fewer than 18 people were feared killed on Saturday evening in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State when terrorists clashed with local security guards.

This is just as the death toll of Saturday night attack on Ungwan Wakili community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State rose to 17.

Residents of Kankara LGA confirmed that search parties were still busy looking for casualties in the communities where the clashes occurred as of Sunday to determine the exact number of those who could have been killed.

A total of 18 other people said to have suffered injuries in the attacks are being treated at the General Hospital, Kankara as of Sunday afternoon.

According to residents, trouble started on Saturday during a wedding attended by terrorists at Majifa.

Edo Residents Panic Over Low-Flying Aircraft

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The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has urged Edo people, especially those in the northern part of the state, not to panic over low flying aircraft in the area.

The Media/Communication Officer, Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project of the ministry, Ishaku Kigbu, said the aircraft was carrying out an airborne survey to improve availability of geological information and data to enhance diversification of the economy.

Kigbu said the reassurance was necessary given the current security situation in the country coupled with the tension of electioneering season.

He noted that the exercise was being carried out in collaboration with the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project, adding that an international consultant, Excalibur, is in charge.

Ogun Not For Sale, APC Chides Opposition

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The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has urged citizens of the state to vote for the party in Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.

In a statement on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, the party said its victory in the presidential election showed that the people were appreciative of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration.

The APC, however, warned the populace to beware of people with ill-gotten wealth taunting and touting to buy people with money.

It said, that the party must state clearly, for the benefit of the doubt, that Ogun State is not for sale. No matter how they got the opposition got wealth or how how much they are offering, Ogun State is not for sale.

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