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Peter Obi in totality condemns the Dastard Act, killing of Nigerian Soldiers in Aba.

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The 2023 Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has called for a thorough investigation into the killing of soldiers in Abia, Abia State, during the sit-at-home order.

Obi said Nigerians must not stand aloof while the country is torn apart by violence and fear.

On Thursday, IPOB had declared sit-at-home to remember those killed during the Biafra civil war.

During the sit-at-home, some unknown gunmen killed five soldiers in Aba, Abia State.

The incident took place at Obikabia Junction checkpoint, in Obingwa Local Government Area.

Reacting, Obi described the killing of the soldiers as appalling and a dastard act.

Posting on X, Obi wrote: “I am appalled and saddened by the attack on our brave soldiers in Abia State yesterday, resulting in the death of five soldiers.

“This dastardly act remains condemnable as it is a stark reminder of the escalating insecurity and violence that has continued to plague our nation under our collective watch.

“Their sacrifice will never be forgotten, and we owe it to them to demand accountability and justice.

“I condemn this atrocity in strong terms, and demand an immediate and thorough investigation into this crime in order to identify and punish the culprits. We must not stand idly by while our nation is torn apart by violence and fear.”

The former Anambra State governor vowed to continue pushing to ensure a better future.

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Kano Government reacts as Court ‘sacks’ Sanusi

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The Kano State government has said the ruling delivered by a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, earlier on Thursday, shows Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II is still the Emir of Kano.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for justice, Barrister Haruna Isah Dederi, said this during a press conference held at the Government House Thursday evening.

He said, “Today 20th June, 2024, the Federal High Court No. 1, Kano had passed its ruling in respect of the case before it. I have the honor, on behalf of His Excellency Gov. Abba K. Yusuf and the Kano State Government, to address you once again over the lingering litigation arising from the abolishing of the Five emirates and deposition of the former emirs. (including the deposed emir of 8 metropolitan local governments).
“The Kano State Government acknowledges the ruling by the Federal High Court regarding the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024 and views same as upholding the rule of law.
“By the ruling of the Court, it has unequivocally. reaffirmed the validity of the law passed by Kano State House of Assembly and assented to by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State on Thursday 23rd May, 2024 by 5:10pm. This part of the judgement is very fundamental to the entire matter.

“Further implication of the ruling is that all actions done by the Government before the emergence of the interim order of the honorable Court, are equally validated. This means that, the abolishing of the Five emirates created in 2019 is validated and the deposition of the Five emirs is also sustained by the Federal High Court. By implication this means that Muhammadu Sanusi II remains the emir of Kano.

“The judge also granted our application for the stay of proceedings until the Court of Appeal deals with the appeal before it on jurisdiction. Happily, the signing of the law and the reinstatement of His Highness, Emir Muhammad Sunusi II were done on 23rd May, 2024 before the emergence of the Interim Order which was served on us on Monday 27th May, 2024.”

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE SENATOR HOPE UZODIMMA, CON, HAS APPROVED THE APPIONTMENT OF THE UNDERLISTED PERSONS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS AND SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS, WITH PORTFOLIOS THEREIN AS FOLLOWS

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE SENATOR HOPE UZODIMMA, CON, HAS APPROVED THE APPIONTMENT OF THE UNDERLISTED PERSONS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS AND SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS, WITH PORTFOLIOS THEREIN AS FOLLOWS:

1.
Mrs. Treasure Ahanonu
S.A. Religion
2.
Mrs. Chinonye Nnawuihe
S.A. Housing
3.
Mrs. Augustina Ohizu
S.A. Education (Secondary School)
4.
Sir Bright Nwelue
S.A. Event Management and Program Coordination
5.
Godson Dibe
S.A. Empowerment
6.
Dr. Katch Ononuju
S.A. Inter-party Affairs
7.
Prince Eze Ugochukwu
S.A. Public Enlightenment
8.
Barr. Ifeoma Umeh
S.A. Poverty Alleviation
9.
Franca Uzodimma
S.A. Domestic
10.
Frank Onwumere
S.A. Motor Parks Supervision/Illegal Parks
11.
F.C.C. Jones
S.A. Public Communication
12.
Hon Emma Dike
S.A. Industrial Park
13.
Ogubundu Nwadike
S.A. Research and Documentation
14.
Ikechukwu Ekeh (Ekeson)
S.A. Tourism
15.
Morris Onwuba
S.A. Drainages and Desilting
16.
Savior S.C. Okiro
S.A. Community Development
17.
Uzoma K. Nwokorie
S.A. Ethics
18.
Chief (Dr.) Chijioke D.B. Williams
S.A. Urban Development
19.
Mr. Anthony Anyaehie
S.A. Mass Transit
20.
Nlemigbo Ikenna
S.A. Sport
21.
Hon. Eric Uwakwe
S.A. Youth Mobilization
22.
Lady (Bee) Bernadette Okereke
S.A. Primary Health
23.
Mrs Florence Anachebe
S.A. Special Duties
24.
Ukanwa Obinna Chidiukwu
S.A. Education (Primary)
25.
Mrs Grace Ugwoegbu
S.A. Investment Promotion
26.
Ogbonna L. Egongu
S.A. Women Empowerment
27.
Odinaka Chioma Pamela
S.A. Secretarial Duties
28 BARR. LEO AWAZIEAMA – SA LEGAL
29 JOSEPH OPUTA -SA ISOPADEC
30 MRS. IJEOMA IKEGWURUKA- SA OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES
31 COMRADE AUSTIN CHILAKPU-SA LABOUR
32 DR. PATRICK UZOMA- SA LAGOS LIAISON
33 DR. MRS. OBIANUJU NWOKEJIOBI- SA PRIMARY HEALTH
34 CHIDI ONYEWUCHI- SA SKILL ACQUISITION
35 ANDY CHIKWE- SA ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)
36 AMARACHI ANYAEHIE- SA MEDIA
37 TONIA CHIMENEM CHINDAH -SA SPECIAL DUTIES II
38 JOHN IKEAKA- SA INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE
39 MRS. CHINYERE EMEZIEM- SA WOMEN AFFAIRS
40 MRS. ESTHER UKACHUKWU- SA EDUCATION INTERVENTION
41 EZECHI CHUKWU-SA CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS
42. HUMPHREY IKEAKA-SA SPECIAL DUTIES I
43 BARR. PAT-EKEJI NGOZI – SA STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT
44 Patience Mbakwe – SA Micro Credit
45 Doris Anyanwu- SA NEPAD
46 Onwuzuruike CHINYERE Adanna (Shantel)- SA Networking
47 Benjamin Igwe (Bello) -SA Electoral I
48 Emmanuel Owete- SA Electoral II
49 Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim -SA Northern Affairs (Male)
50 Hajia Fatima Hamza -SA Northern Affairs (Female)
51 Samuelson Emehibe- SA Special Citizen
52 Stanley Nwaloka- SA Voter Education
53 Wilson Nwafor- SA Regional Integration and Cooperation
54 Collins Opuruzor- SA Eletronic and Creative Media
55 Christian Merenu (LOMAS)- SA Betting and Pools

B SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS
1.
Stanford Arinze Nwokedi
S.S.A. Public Enlightenment
2.
Oparaji Franklyn
S.S.A. Student Affairs
3.
Ambrose Nwaogwugwu
S.S.A.Eletronic and creative Media
4.
Dorathy Nworji
S.S.A. Door to Door
5.
Ijeoma Ndubuisi
S.S.A. Agriculture
6.
Dr. Ijeoma Onyebuagu
S.S.A. Welfare/Entertainment
7.
Ikechukwu Ezeibekwe
S.S.A. Community Relations
8.
Mike Akwiwu
S.S.A. Open Space and Park Management
9.
Modestus Nwamkpa
S.S.A. Print Media
10 Charles Ebonuma SSA SPECIAL CITIZENS

Hon Declan Emelumba
Commissioner for Information, Public Orientation, and strategy

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Court sacks Sanusi as Kano Emir

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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has nullified the Kano Emirate Council Law used in reinstating Sanusi as 16th Kano Emir.

The court also set aside the law dethroning Ado Bayero and other emirs in the state.

In his ruling on Thursday, June 20, Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman dismissed the action of Kano State Government, ordering parties to maintain status quo.

The court also faulted all steps taken by Kano state government to repeal the Kano Emirates Council Law.

Recall that the Kano House of Assembly had reversed the law after which Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf implemented it by dethroning Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano.

The governor also reversed the creation of four emirates, Bichi, Rano Karaye and Gaya, by his predecessor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The law was relied upon to re-appoint the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was dethroned by Ganduje in 2020, as the 16th Emir of Kano.

However, a kingmaker in the former Kano emirate, Aminu Babba Danagundi, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba, challenged the the law and asked the court, through his counsel, Chikaosolu Ojukwu (SAN), to declare the law null and void

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