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Today's Headlines: UN Chief Reacts to Arrest of Guinean President; Soldiers Detain Guinean President

UN chief Reacts to Arrest of Guinean President

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned Sunday’s apparent coup in Guinea and urged putschists who said they had seized power to release the country’s detained president.

“I am personally following the situation in Guinea very closely. I strongly condemn any takeover of the government by force of the gun and call for the immediate release of President Alpha Conde,” Guterres tweeted.

Soldiers Detain Guinean President

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Special Forces reportedly seized power in Guinea on Sunday after detaining President Alpha Conde.

The soldiers announced the dissolution of the country’s institutions but the Defense Ministry insists the attack on the presidency was repelled.

A video of the armed personnel claiming authority is circulating on social media.

“We have decided after having taken the president, who is currently with us…to dissolve the current constitution, to dissolve the institutions.

“We have also decided to dissolve the government and the closure of land and air borders”, one of the coup plotters declared.

Rotimi Amaechi should become President - Sen. Kadiri

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Alex Kadiri has called on prospective Presidential aspirants from the North Central zone to perish the thought of succeeding Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, saying there is nobody of substance from the zone fit for the exalted office.

The ex-lawmaker who represented Kogi East from 1999 to 2003 at the National Assembly stated this in a chat with a select team of journalists in Abuja on Sunday.

According to him, the ruling party will be doing itself a world of good by having Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum to run on a joint ticket in 2023.

Tactical teams combing the forest to find killers of Sowore’s brother

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The police say officers are “combing the forest” to find the killers of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters’ publisher.

Olajide who is a student of Igbinedion University, Okada, was killed on Saturday during a kidnapping incident along the Lagos-Benin expressway.

Kontongs Bello, the police spokesman in Edo, spoke on the efforts to track the criminals in a statement released on Sunday.

Gunmen Abduct Woman, Teenage Daughters

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A woman, Mrs Bukola Oladapo, 45, and two of her daughters have been abducted at Pegi community in the Kuje area council of Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.

Oladapo's abducted daughters were identified as Moyo, 17, and Glory, 14.

According to a resident identified as Abednego, the incident happened around 1:04 am on Sunday.

The chairman of Pegi Community Development Association, (PECDA), Mr Taiwo Aderibigbe, confirmed the abduction of the woman and her daughters to the newspaper on the phone.

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