The Big 5: Don’t carry drugs to holy land, Dabiri-Erewa warns pilgrims; Senate warns South African government to halt killings of Nigerians | Other top stories

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NJC okays appointment of Muhammad as substantive CJN

National Judicial Council, NJC, on Wednesday recommended the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN. The legal body okayed Justice Muhammad to assume full control of the judiciary after its emergency meeting in Abuja.

Senate warns South African government to halt killings of Nigerians

Following the alleged murder of the Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Elizabeth Ndubusi-Chukwu, in South Africa  recently, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday in a plenary warned that the South African government must extend due respect to Nigeria and should not take the good gesture towards it for granted. He also warned the South African government to halt the frequent killings of Nigerians by its citizens to avoid grave consequences.

APC under pressure to reverse indirect primary in Kogi

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress is under pressure from the Presidency to reverse the indirect primary already ordered for the August 29 governorship primary in Kogi. It was learnt that the party’s top hierarchy were already reviewing the decision in the overall best interest of the party.

Don’t carry drugs to holy land, Dabiri-Erewa warns pilgrims

The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has warned pilgrims to this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia to resist any temptation to carry hard drugs to the holy land. Speaking on the heels of the inaugural flight of intending pilgrims, Dabiri-Erewa reminded them that Saudi laws prescribe death penalty against such act.

Defend Nigeria with your lives, Osinbajo tells military

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged military officers to take pride in defending the country as they take pride in adorning their beautiful uniform. He said the military career, which is meant to defend the territorial integrity of the country, is the most civic service to the nation.

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