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Today's Headlines: Gunmen Kill 2 Officers In Akwa Ibom, "Buhari Is Missing In Action" - Ozekhome

Senate Confirms Justice Salisu Abdullahi As FCT Chief Judge

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Justice Salisu Abdullahi as the Chief Judge for the High Courts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Justice Abdullahi’s nomination was approved by the lawmakers on Wednesday during plenary in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

The approval followed the consideration and confirmation of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters on the judge’s nomination.

Senate Passes Bills To Establish Two Varsities In Kogi

The Senate, on Wednesday, passed two bills to establish two federal universities in Kogi State.

They are the Federal University of Education, Ankpa, and the Federal University of Agriculture, Kabba.

The passage of the bills seeking to establish both universities followed the consideration of two separate reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.

Umahi Speaks

The chairman of the Southeast governor’s forum and governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has absolved the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of most of the numerous attacks in parts of the state.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday after the week’s security council meeting, Umahi disclosed that hoodlums hide under the umbrella of IPOB to carry out their evil attacks.

Recall that unknown gunmen had on Tuesday attacked a bank at Onueke in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state.

Umahi said the gunmen also stormed the quarry clusters in Umuoghara in Ezza North LGA to steal and cause mayhem to traders in the area.

Gunmen Kill 2 Officers In Akwa Ibom

Two police officers in Akwa Ibom have been killed following an attack by unknown gunmen on Ika divisional headquarters in the state.

Odiko MacDon, Akwa Ibom police spokesperson, confirmed the attack on Wednesday.

Macdon, who noted that the gunmen came in motorcycles and burnt down a police vehicle, said the attack occurred on Tuesday.

The officers have been identified as Esther Akpan and Isonuyo Effiong Paul.

"Buhari Is Missing In Action" - Ozekhome

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is missing in action amid the worsening security situation in Nigeria.

Ozekhome lamented the multiple attacks on lives and properties in the country this week which claimed at least 15 cops, five soldiers, and 20 civilians. This was apart from the killing of five abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna, amongst other crimes freely exhibited by terrorists, bandits and men of dead conscience.

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