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Today's Headlines: PDP Can Win Without Many Votes From River State-Atiku, We Won’t Probe Ex-CJN

PDP Can Win Without Many Votes From River State-Atiku

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The dust over the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the choice of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate by its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has not settled. Although Atiku and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike met yesterday in Abuja at the instance of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), led by Senator Walid Jibrin, a source said it did not lead to a truce.

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The meeting was hosted by former Information and Culture Minister Prof. Jerry Gana at his residence. At a meeting with BoT members on Wednesday, Atiku boasted that PDP can win next year’s election without many votes from Rivers State.

He said there was no cause for alarm if Wike did not want to fall in line with him.

We Won’t Probe Ex-CJN-Senate committee.

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The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters has said it will not invite the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, for questioning over the allegations against him by 14 justices of the Supreme Court.

The clerk of the committee, Fatima Jiddum, told Saturday PUNCH in an exclusive interview on Friday that instead, the committee would pay a visit to the Supreme Court soon.

She said, “The mandate given to the committee is to look into the issue and not to investigate it. So, the committee will look into it but it will not invite the CJN. We are not probing in the real sense of it; just to find out what the issue was.”

Oyetola, APC submit 1,240-page petition.

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Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state on Friday submitted a petition at the state election petition tribunal to challenge the outcome of the July 16 governorship election.

The governor was escorted by his wife, Kafayat, the APC Chairman in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, and some members of the state executive council The petition, which was personally signed by the Governor and the party Chairman, was received by the tribunal secretary.

7 policemen arrested for corruption in Edo.

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Seven operatives of Edo Police Command have been arrested and undergoing investigation over alleged involvement in various corruption practices.

The Command said this in a statement by its Deputy Public Relations Officer, Jennifer Iwegbu on Friday while announcing the arrest of a policeman seen in an online video making rounds on social media engaging in an extortion conversation with a road user identified as Arc Bolu.

She noted that the erring operative caught in the viral video, Police Constable Victor Osabuohign, has been arrested, detained, and is currently undergoing investigation.

Bala Mohammed signs 12 bills into law.

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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has signed 12 bills passed by the State House of Assembly into law. Among the bills that was signed into law is the bill for the establishment of Bauchi state Vigilante and Youth Empowerment scheme and other related purposes 2022.

Speaking on Friday evening at the Government House after the signing of the bills into law, Governor Mohammed said that the objective of the bill is to explore opportunities in job creation and providing training for Youths in skill acquisition that will enable youths to be gainfully employed and self-reliant.

The governor stated that other bills that were signed into law include a bill to provide for the Establishment Of Bauchi State And Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme and Other Related Matters 2022, bill to repeal the Bauchi State Urban Planning and Development Board 2012 and Enact the Bauchi State Physical Planning And Development Control Board 2022

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