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Today's Headlines: Lamidi Apapa Suspends Kenneth Okonkwo, 11 Others, Lawan Hails Nigerian Journalists On World Press Freedom Day

Lamidi Apapa Suspends Kenneth Okonkwo, 11 Others

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The Labour Party National Executive Council led by Alhaji Bashiru Lamidi Apapa has suspended the Spokesperson of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Kenneth Okonkwo, and 11 other party executives over what it described as unruly behaviour against Alhaji Lamidi Apapa’s leadership.

The suspension was announced at one of its meetings on Wednesday in Bauchi State.

The 12 members were suspended for alleged anti-party activities and unruly behaviour against Alhaji Bashiru Lamidi Apapa’s led-Labour Party leadership, which include issuing a statement without the authority of the party.

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Lawan Hails Nigerian Journalists On World Press Freedom Day

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The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, hailed Nigerian journalists on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day.

Lawan in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Ola Awoniyi, said journalists had made immense contributions to the socio-political and economic development of Nigeria.

“Nigerian journalists deserve our appreciation for their contributions to democracy and governance in general in Nigeria as the fourth estate of the realm.

EFCC Secures Forfeiture Of 324 properties Bought With Pension Fund

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the final forfeiture of 324 properties recovered for the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order of final forfeiture while ruling on a motion by the EFCC.

The commission successfully argued that the properties “are reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities” of the trustees.

Fresh Protests At CBN Headquarters As Nigerians Demands Emefiele's Arrest

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Some Nigerians are currently protesting at the headquarters of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to demand the resignation and arrest of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele over the failed new naira notes policy.

The protesters wielding placards were sighted at the premises of the apex bank, who noted that Emefiele had inflicted undue hardship on Nigerians which had led to the death of many people.

The group under the auspices of George Uboh Whistle-blower Network vowed to occupy the apex bank until their demands were met.

Some of the inscriptions on their placards read ; “Emefiele Must Go”; “CBN Now Bureau De Change”; “Emefiele Bring Out The Names of Those You Gave Our Money To”; “Where Is The 500 Billion You Cried on Tape Is Missing?”; “What Happened To Anchor Borrowers Programme and many others?”.

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