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Today's Headlines: 19 People Sentenced To Death By Hanging, Buhari Mourns Garba Mohammed

PDP Screens Guber Aspirants Monday Over Anambra 2021 Election.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party has set up a committee to screen aspirants for the upcoming Anambra State Governorship Election.

The screening, chaired by former Kogi governor Idris Wada, is to hold at 9 am on Monday and Tuesday at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, according to the party’s organising secretary Austin Akubundu.

Aisha Buhari Speaks Again.

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has narrated how she ended negative power play in the office of first lady after she took over from Patience Jonathan in 2015.

Recall that during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan from 2011 to 2015, his wife, Patience was influential just as she was controversial.

She was said to have wielded so much power that after leaving office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) got the court to seize some of her assets which it claimed were illegally acquired.

In a copy of the new book obtained by TheCable, Buhari’s wife offered insight into how she “devoted herself to the wellbeing” of her family and the “abuse of first ladyship” in African countries.

Boko Haram Set UN Facilities Ablaze In Fresh Attack.

The Boko Haram fighters, in a fresh wave of attacks, invaded Damasak town in Borno State on Saturday, setting fire on United Nations facilities and forcing humanitarian workers to flee for their lives.

SaharaReporters learnt that the terrorists, aided by their deadlier Islamic State West African Province fighters, set fire to the UN office and to at least three other international charity organisations contiguous to the UN facility.

A military source confirmed the Saturday attack on Damasak but said the troops were fighting hard to ensure that the terrorists did not overrun the town.

Buhari Mourns Garba Mohammed.

Emir of Lere in Kaduna State, Brig. Gen. Garba Mohammed (Rtd) is dead.

Mohammed was the former military governor of Sokoto State, August, 1985 – December, 1987.

Reacting to the sad news, President Muhammadu Buhari extended his sympathy to Lere Emirate Council, Government and people of the State.

He condoled with family members, friends and associates of the former Governor, who, according to the President, his reputation for discipline, loyalty and passionate commitment to unity and development of the country will always be remembered.

The President prayed that Almighty God will accept the soul of the statesman and military commander, and grant him Jannah Firdaus.

19 People Sentenced To Death By Hanging.

Nineteen people have been sentenced to death by hanging in Myanmar for killing an associate of an army captain, the military-owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday — the first such sentences announced in public since February 1 coup and crackdown on protesters.

The report said the killing took place on March 27 in the North Okkalapa district of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. Martial law has been declared in the district, allowing courts martial to pronounce sentences.

The military rulers who overthrew an elected government said Friday the protest campaign against its rule was dwindling because people wanted peace, and that it would hold elections within two years — the first timeframe it has given for a return to democracy.

Troops fired rifle grenades at anti-coup protesters on Friday in the town of Bago, near Yangon, witnesses and news reports said. At least 10 people were killed and their bodies piled up inside a pagoda, they said.

Myanmar Now news and Mawkun, an online news magazine, said at least 20 people were killed and many wounded. It was not possible to get a precise toll because troops had cordoned off the area near the pagoda, they said.

Junta spokesman Brig. Gen. Zaw Min Tun told a news conference in the capital, Naypyitaw, that the country was returning to normal and government ministries and banks would resume full operations soon.

More than 600 people have been killed by security forces cracking down on protests against the coup, according to an activist group. The country has ground to a standstill because of the protests and widespread strikes against military rule.

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