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Today's Headlines: Another Prominent Nigerian Dies, El-Rufai Speaks, MASSOB Warns Jonathan & More

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Today's Headlines: Another Prominent Nigerian Dies, El-Rufai Speaks, MASSOB Warns Jonathan & More.

Another Prominent Nigerian Dies.

The Akirun of Ikirun Land, Oba Abdul-Rauf Adewale Adedeji II is dead, DAILY POST exclusively gathered.

The monarch died late Wednesday night.

Oba Adewale was installed as the paramount ruler of Ikirun in 1991.

APC Reacts.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied a widespread rumour that it was planning to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the 2023 presidential election.

There were reports last week that some Northern governors were working hard to ensure the former president got APC ticket.

But the party clarified that such story was not on its table, stressing that it was the creation of some individuals.

Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, who is interim committee chair of the APC, told the BBC Hausa Service yesterday that there was nothing like courtship in the matter as politics was all about actual talking.

Asked whether APC would listen to Jonathan if he eventually indicate interest to contest 2023 presidency, Buni said that would be a new discussion entirely.

MASSOB Warns Jonathan, Tinubu.

Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has condemned an alleged subtle political move by some northern All Progressives Congress governors to lure and influence former Goodluck Jonathan to vie for 2023 presidential election.

MASSOB said the move was "a dangerous systematic way of creating and re-establishing another political discord among the people of the old eastern region".

MASSOB also urged Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to bury their presidential ambitions in 2023 and work towards ensuring that a South-easterner gets the Presidency.

A statement signed by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, called on all the political parties to ensure that their presidential ticket is given to credible South Easterners to ensure equity, justice and fairness in the Nigeria project.

El-Rufai Speaks.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on his colleagues, other Governors in the country, to make statements condemning and disavowing attacks and massacres of other Nigerians living in their states.

The governor also condemned in strong terms the eviction being issued to Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country.

El-Rufai spoke on Wednesday at a State-wide broadcast saying that indigenes of Kaduna State and other states residing in other parts of the country had reached out to him to lament the hostilities of their host communities in recent times.

El-Rufai further called on members of the National Assembly to fast-track action on the constitutional amendments that would usher in state and community policing.

The Governor began by calling on all Nigerians living in Kaduna State to respect law and order and the rights of other citizens to live in peace and security wherever they reside or work.

El-Rufai said for this reason his government ordered the arrest of individuals who issued an unlawful eviction notice to citizens of a certain ethnicity.

Another Top Personality Tests Positive For COVID-19.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

A source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the judge is expected to be in isolation.

On January 28, the judge reportedly attended the valedictory court session held at the Ukeje Hall of the court’s headquarters in Abuja in honour of Late Justice Ibrahim Watila who was buried last weekend.

Justice Watila of the Abeokuta Division of the court passed away after a brief illness.

The valedictory session was presided over by the Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho, and was attended by judges across the country, lawyers and the late Watila’s family members.

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