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Today's Headlines: Buhari Makes Another Appointment; Police Arrest 42 Shiites After Violent Protest

Buhari Makes Another Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new five Commissioner-nominees to fill vacant positions at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

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The nominees for appointment include: Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Ekiti (South-West); Mrs. Anne Otelafu Odey, Cross River (South-South); Alh. Goni Ali Gujba, Yobe (North-East); Dr. Louis Solomon Mandama, Adamawa (North-East); and Senator Anthony O. Agbo, Ebonyi (South-East).

Buhari, who wrote to the Senate to confirm five Commissioner nominees, also asked the Senate to confirm another nominee for appointment as a Federal Commissioner of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

The President's requests were contained in two separate letters, which were read aloud on the Senate floor during plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

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Police arrest 42 Shiites after violent protest in FCT

The federal capital territory (FCT) police have arrested 42 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

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The IMN members, also known as Shi'ites, were arrested on Tuesday following violent protests in the FCT.

According to Josephine Adeh, spokesperson for the FCT police command, the protesters are from Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Kaduna states.

According to a police spokesperson, the suspects were discovered with charms, stones, and some minor explosives.

Unknown gunmen abduct retired Air Vice Marshal in Lagos

The Lagos Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith in the state's Ajah, Eti-Osa local government area.

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Ajisebutu Adekunle, a command spokesperson, told Peoples Gazette that police tactical teams were on the hunt for the kidnapper.

The retired officer was kidnapped by unknown gunmen while on-site supervising a project on Tuesday morning.

A witness said the gunmen arrived in a boat, attacked Mr Smith, who struggled with them before being whisked away to an unknown location.

Gunmen kidnap Kogi State University lecturer, demands N20 million

A lecturer with the Kogi State University, Ayingba Prof. John Alabi has been kidnapped.

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He was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Monday around 6 p.m.

The incident allegedly occurred as the lecturer was about to enter his apartment.

Alabi is the current Dean of Kogi State University's Faculty of Management Sciences.

DAILY POST gathered that the kidnappers who were fully armed accosted the University Don with a Mercedes Benz car and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

According to a family source, the abductors have contacted the family and the Management of Kogi State University.

According to the source, the abductors called Prof. Alabi's wife and demanded N20 million.

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