Nobody Can Stop Tinubu's Inauguration – Sultan
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to pray for the incoming administration to succeed in steering the affairs of the country.
Source: Daily Trust
The Sultan who was speaking during a roundtable engagement with traditional and religious rulers on Wednesday in Abuja said everyone should know that a new administration would take over on May 29 “whether they like it or not.” The event organized by the World Bank was to fashion a way out to increase human capital development in the country especially, the girl child education.
The Sultan, who was urging attendees not to abandon the advocacy of ending child marriage and other impediments to the growth of the girl when they get to their community said: “There must be change because, in the next few days or weeks, there will be a new government, what can we contribute to that government to stabilize? “Whether anybody likes it, it must take place, a new government is coming on 29 May, so what can we do besides prayers because we believe in the Almighty, we believe in God that gives and takes.
Iran, Russia sign railway deal for North-South corridor
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday oversaw the signing of an agreement on the construction of a railway line between Iran's northern city of Rasht and Astara on the border with Azerbaijan to facilitate regional trade.
Source: A News
The 164-kilometer railway line, which will connect Iran, India, Russia, Azerbaijan as well as other regional countries, is the only missing link in the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), a 7,200-km multimode transportation network.
The agreement worth $1.6 billion was signed by Iranian Transport Minister Mehrdad Bazrpash and his Russian counterpart Vitaly Savelyev. During the signing ceremony, held via video-link in Tehran and Moscow, Raisi and Putin said the ambitious agreement would help in the transit of goods.
Ghana’s President to chair book launch on Buhari
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana is expected to chair the public presentation and launching of two new books on the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 19 May, at the State House Conference Center, Abuja.
Source: Premium Times
According to Babagana Kingibe, the Chairman of, Organizing Committee for the event, other distinguished guests expected at the book presentation include Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, and Kashim Shettima, the vice president-elect.
The books for public presentation are: “STATE OF REPAIR: HOW MUHAMMADU BUHARI TRIED TO TRANSFORM NIGERIA FOR THE BETTER” by Anthony Goldman, former journalist and ex Africa Editor of the Financial Times of London; and “THE LEGACY OF MUHAMMADU BUHARI” by Abu Ibrahim, former representative of Southern Katsina Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Plateau Killings: Police arrest five suspects, recover firearms
The Plateau State Police Command on Wednesday said it arrested five persons suspected to have participated in the attack launched on Tuesday morning in two villages in Mangu Local Government.
Source: Premium Times
The police said they recovered an AK 47 rifle, a revolver pistol, and cartridges. Although the police are yet to give the number of those who lost their lives, residents told journalists that more than 30 people were killed in the incident. In a statement by the spokesperson of the police command, Alabo Alfred, the arrested suspects are in the custody of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a joint security unit of soldiers and police personnel.
“In the course of the struggle with the attackers, one Cpl. Abdullahi Umar 07NA attached to sector 8 STF sustained bullet injuries and is currently receiving treatment at the STF headquarters, Jos. Two Hilux vans belonging to NSCDC were overrun and vandalized by the attackers.
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