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Today's Headlines: Kenyan President Sends Special Envoy To Tinubu Ahead of May 29, 10th Senate Presidency: APC N/West supports Akpabio, Barau

Ahead May 29, Kenyan President Sends Special Envoy To Tinubu

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Ahead of May 29 inauguration of the incoming government, Kenyan president, Williams Ruto, has sent a special envoy to Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to discuss areas of mutual interest between Nigeria and Kenya.

Ruto, in a letter he personally signed, pledged to work with Tinubu to consolidate the longstanding relationship between his country and Nigeria.

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He congratulated Tinubu on his victory at the polls and extended his hand of fellowship to the incoming Nigerian leader.

The letter was delivered by the Kenyan president’s envoy, who is also chief of staff and Head of Public Service of Kenya, Felix K. Koskei, during an audience with the president-elect at the weekend in Lagos.

10th Senate Presidency: APC N/West supports Akpabio, Barau

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The Northwest APC Chairmen Forum has endorsed the choices of Sen. Godswill Akpabio and Sen. Barau Jibrin as the President and Deputy President of the Senate, respectively.

Addressing newsmen on behalf of his colleagues in Kano on Sunday, the Jigawa APC Chairman, Alhaji Aminu Sani, described the choice as a perfect step taken to ensure good democratic governance in the country.

Sani said the President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has done a wonderful job full of maturity and nationality colouration that would change the narrative of religious/ethnic politics in the country.

He said the decision was unbiased, free of ethnocentrism as Tinubu prepared to assume national leadership.

The choice made by Tinubu and the party’s national leadership has also demonstrated their readiness to salvage the country from economic and social woes.

Corruption Allegation: Nigerian Court Adjourns For Ruling In Keyamo’s Suit Against Atiku

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The court was presided over by Justice James Omotosho, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/84/2023, and the adjournment was on Tuesday May 3, 3023.

The Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned for ruling, the preliminary objection filed by Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, on behalf of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against the suit instituted against him (Atiku) by the Minister of State, for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN.

Atiku had through his counsel, Ozekhome, raised a preliminary objection to the suit to the effect that Keyamo lacks locus standi to file the suit, having not disclosed what he has suffered above other members of the public, especially as he filed the suit as a public officer using his public position.

He said the Plaintiff had not disclosed any wrong done to him by Atiku, or what damage he had suffered, describing him as ‘a meddlesome interloper’. Atiku, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 election, also argued that the suit disclosed no reasonable cause of action.

After Shootout: NDLEA seizes 8,852kg illicit drugs consignment in Lagos

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Following a 30 minute exchange of heavy gunfire with armed men escorting a large consignment of drugs loaded in two long trucks, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized a total of 8,852 kilograms (8.8 tons) of Canadian Loud, an imported synthetic strain of cannabis, at the Eleko beach road in Lekki area of Lagos.

Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi made this known on Sunday noted that the drivers of the two trucks and the armed men ran into the bush after gun encounter.

Babafemi said, “Acting on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives had laid ambush for the traffickers along the Eleko beach road in Lekki and at about 4:51am on Thursday 4th May, two long trucks conveying the illicit consignments were flagged down but rather than stopping, the trucks escorted by armed men sped off, as a result of which there was an exchange of gunfire that lasted 30 minutes.

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