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Tinubu Has All It Takes To Become President - Fasoranti

The immediate past leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, has declared his support for Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Speaking on Tuesday when Tinubu supporters paid him a courtesy visit in his residence in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Fasoranti said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has his total support.

The elder statesman added that Tinubu has all it takes to govern the country, judging from his performances and activities in Lagos state when he was the governor.


It's Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP - Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the acting inspector-general (IGP) of police is unconstitutional.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, directed baba to take over the office of the IGP with immediate effect.

Reacting to the appointment via a statement on Tuesday, Ozekhome said the president lacks the power to single-handedly appoint an IGP.


Dangote Adenuga, Rabiu's Wealth Rises By 5.7bn

The combined net worth of three of Nigeria’s richest persons increased by $5.7bn in one year to $22.5bn, according to Forbes’ 2021 World’s Billionaires list.

The list, which was released on Tuesday, includes 14 African billionaires, with the President/Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, leading the pack.

Dangote, Africa’s richest person, saw his net worth jump to $11.5bn from $8.3bn in 2020, making him the 191st wealthiest person in the world.

The Chairman of Globacom and Conoil Plc, Dr Mike Adenuga, who is Nigeria’s second richest person and the fifth on the continent, was ranked 440th as his fortune rose to $6.1bn from $5.6bn last year.

The wealth of the founder of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu, surged to $4.9bn from $2.9bn in 2020, making him the 574th richest person in the world and the sixth in Africa.

The other Africans on the list comprise five South Africans, five Egyptians and one Algerian.

The second richest African, Nassef Sawiris, was ranked 297th on the list with a net worth of $8.3bn.


8 Dead, 4 Church Members Abducted In Another Fresh Attack

Bandits have killed eight people and abducted four female members of the Anglican Church at Kasuwan Magani in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It was also learnt the six occupants of a Volkswagen Golf car were kidnapped by the bandits along the Kaduna-Kachia road on Tuesday.

While the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Tuesday, confirmed the killing of eight persons, he was  silent on the abducted people.

But the Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria confirmed the abduction of its members to The PUNCH, saying the abductors were demanding a N100m ransom.

It was gathered that members of the Anglican church were kidnapped at Kasuwan Magani also along the Kaduna-Kachia road.

The abduction of the Anglican Church members came 12 days after their counterparts from the Redeemed Christian Church of God were abducted on the same road.


Herdsmen Kidnap 3 In Edo Community

Suspected herdsmen kidnapped three persons (two women and the driver of a truck) on their way to Utesi in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

A colleague of the kidnapped driver said he was heading to a sawmill in the community was said to have been intercepted by the herdsmen, who opened fire on the oncoming truck and forcefully abducted him and the two women.


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