Repentant Boko Haram: Presidency Debunk Rumour Of Integrating Them Into Nigerian Army

The Presidency has faulted rumour emanating from some pedlars of fake news that the Federal Government was accommodating the repentant Boko Haram element into the military. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu revealed this, saying none of the 601 repentant terrorist elements who were recently deradicalized has been integrated into the Nigerian Military.

Bayelsa: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Sen. Diri and Sen. Lawrence

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has in accordance with the instruction of the Supreme Court presented the certificate of return to PDP's governor-elect for Bayelsa state DouyeDiriGovernor Diri's deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was also presented his certificate of return. 

The Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) on Thursday evening berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for deregistering 74 political parties.IPAC in a statement signed by its National Legal Adviser, Mr Ezeobika Chukwudi, in Abuja, called on INEC to immediately reverse its decision on the de-registration. He emphasized that the decision of INEC was an indignity on the judiciary and a conscious disregard for the rule of law.

The national leader of the Ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has warned against undue vilification of the Judiciary especially by politicians who lost their election petitions and appeals.  Tinubu issued the warning on Monday while speaking to newsmen after the valedictory court session at the Supreme Court, in honour of Justice Amiru Sanusi, who retired after clocking 70.

The Lawyer to the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina has cried out saying Senators are reluctant to stand in as surety to his client. Barrister Afam Osigwe, the lawyer to Maina raised this alarm on Thursday during the ongoing trial of Mr Maina at the Federal High Court Abuja.

Former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha on Wednesday formally approached the Supreme Court of Nigeria, led by Justice Tanko Muhammed to review a Judgement delivered against him and his party the People’s Democratic Party, PDP last month. The apex court had sacked Ihedioha, declaring the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma the authentic winner of the elections.

Following a crucial meeting between the President and the leadership of the National Assembly at the Presidential Villa, the Federal Government said it has resolved to constitute a security committee to periodically review the issue of security across the country. The meeting was attended by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

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