Kano govt. says ‘Sanusi’s appointment not nullified’, FEC mourns Akunyili at a special session & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo

The new emir
The new emir

Kano govt. says ‘Sanusi’s appointment not nullified’

Kano State Commissioner of Information, Dr. Danburam Abubakar Nuhu, on Wednesday dismissed as false speculations, reports that the appointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano has been nullified.

Speaking to reporters in Kano, Nuhu urged members of the public to disregard the rumor and go about their normal business, urging them to accept the emergence of Sanusi as Emir of Kano in good fate, as it is the will of God. Read more….

FEC mourns Akunyili at a special session 

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday held a special session in honour of late Professor Dora Akunyili, Nigeria’s former Minister of Information and Director of National Agency for Food Drug Administration Control, NAFDAC and who died on Saturday in India after a two-year battle with cancer.

Members of the Federal Executive Council led by President Goodluck Jonathan took turns to eulogise late Professor Akunyili at the special session.

In his tribute, President Jonathan described the late Akunyili as a role model for modern day women. Read more….

Akunyili’s corpse arrives Nigeria

The remains of the former Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Dora Akunyili, arrived the country today in preparation for burial.

A former aide of the former Information Minister confirmed to Vanguard that the remains of the late NAFDAC boss had been deposited at the National Hospital mortuary in Abuja.

According to the source, the corpse, which was ferried by a chartered aircraft, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 5:30 pm on Wednesday from an Indian hospital where she died last week. Read more….

Gunmen kill at least 8 in raids on Plateau villages

At least eight people, including three security officers, were killed when gunmen raided three villages in central Plateau state, the  army and police spokesmen said.

The gunmen launched pre-dawn attacks in Bachit, Rim and Jol villages, they said.

Army Special Task Force (STF) spokesman in the state, Captain Ikedichi Iweha said: “Eight people, including three STF personnel, died in the gun battle. Many houses were burnt including a church. Read more….

Jonathan swears in Political Adviser, perm secs

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday administered oaths of office on his new Special Adviser on Political Matters, Rufai Alkali, three permanent secretaries and a commissioner in the Federal Civil Service Commission.

Speaking at the ceremony, which was held during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the President cautioned politicians to watch what they say at all time in order to portray good politics in Nigeria. Read more….


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