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Today's Headlines: Buhari Returned To Abuja From London; INEC, EFCC Others To Stop Poll Fraud

Buhari Returned To Abuja From London

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has arrived in Abuja from London, the United Kingdom, where he had been undergoing dental treatment in the past week.

The Gulfstream jet conveying Buhari taxied to the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

On April 30, The PUNCH reports that the President’s NAF 001 carrier had been flown to Boeing’s maintenance, repair and overhaul site in Seattle, USA, for a heavy maintenance visit or D Check.

In the past two weeks, the Nigerian leader has been flown on another aircraft on the Presidential Air Fleet including his trip on May 3, where he joined other world leaders in London for the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Camilla.

Although the trip was scheduled to last five days, the Presidency announced that Buhari’s stay was extended by one week for dental treatment.

He “will remain in London, the United Kingdom, for an additional week, based on the advice of his dentist, who has started attending to him,” a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed late Tuesday, May 9.

INEC, EFCC Others To Stop Poll Fraud

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The Independent National Electoral Commission and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have been listed among other panelists to discuss corruption in Nigeria’s 2023 elections.

The panel is put together by The Conversation Africa which has over the last two years been hosting science policy dialogues that bring scientists and policymakers together to discuss issues.

According to a statement made available to newsmen, other panelists include Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Hamzat Lawal of Code4Africa, Dr Damilola Agbalajobi and Prof Emmanuel Aiyede.

The panel is expected to address questions on the role of corruption in the just concluded general election and also note the gains and the challenges recorded.

Women’s participation in the election will also be addressed as the panel hopes to highlight lessons learnt for the future.

President-elect Bola Tinubu won the February 25 presidential election in Nigeria as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The former governor of Lagos State defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

Terrorists Kill Women, Children In Fresh Attacks On Plateau

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Suspected terrorists have attacked and reportedly killed many residents, including women and children at Kubat village in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State during an assault on Monday night.

The terrorists invaded the community when the villagers were asleep.

Governor Simon Lalong, who confirmed the incident, described it as a sad development and directed security forces to pursue and apprehend the attackers.

Police Ask Court To Detain Kuti For 21 Days

The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State command has asked the court for a remand order to detain Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, for 21 days after it earlier secretly arraigned him at the Yaba Magistrate Court without notifying his lawyers.

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Sahara Reporters also learnt that the police prosecutors claimed at the Magistrate Court that the assaulted policeman was in a coma, and was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Meanwhile, the court is presently on recess as the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatunbosun, said she was “studying the file.”

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