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Today's Headlines: Five PDP Senators Set To Join APC, Youths shut down NDDC office in Imo

Five PDP Senators Set To Join APC

There were strong indications that five Peoples Democratic Party Senators are set to defect to the All Progressives Congress.

Already, The Senator representing Zamfara Central, Senator Muhammad Gusau, on Tuesday, announced his resignation from the PDP during plenary.

He, however, was silent on what his next political move would be.

Only last week, the Senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, was said to have defected from the PDP to the APC and was received by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), but is yet to formally inform the Senate.

Three other Senators said to be waiting in the wings to dump the opposition party include: Lawali Hassan Anka (Zamfara West), Senator Sahabi Ya’u (Zamfara North) and Senator Stephen Odey (Cross River North).

Youths Shut Down NDDC Office In Imo

The operational office of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Imo State located on the Owerri/Port Harcourt Expressway Imo State has been temporarily shut down by youths from the oil-bearing communities.

The protesting youths of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area who embarked on peaceful protest stormed the commission, locked and blocked the main entrance gate with a muffed coffin carried by their Chief juju priest.

Oba Akiolu’s bombshell: ‘Nigeria sitting on time bomb’

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu on Tuesday said Nigeria is sitting on a time-bomb as its population keeps rising without corresponding plans for the citizens.

He spoke during the relaunch of Jigi-Bola Free Health Mission at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.

No Petrol Price Increase In July — NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said the official price of a litre of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol will remain N162 in July as engagement is still ongoing with organised labour on the appropriate pricing.

This is even as crude oil price hit $74.72 per barrel at the international market early Tuesday.

18 judges’ A’Court elevation: EFCC fraud cases, 1,000 others to start afresh

More than 1,000 criminal and civil cases at various high courts in the country are expected to start afresh following the elevation of 18 judges to the Court of Appeal, The PUNCH has learnt.

The 18 judges are Mohammed Danjuma (Grand Kadi, Niger State), Muhammad Sirajo (Plateau State High Court), Abdul-Azeez Waziri (Adamawa State High Court), Yusuf Bashir (Taraba State High Court), Usman Musale (FCT High Court), Ibrahim Jauro (Yobe State High Court) and Abba Mohammed (FCT High Court).

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