The Late 5: Buhari reappoints Abba Kyari as chief of staff; Police announce release of 25 Fulani herders illegally detained by vigilantes in Zamfara | Other stories

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PDP suspends Elumelu, others

The Peoples Democratic Party has suspended Ndudi Elumelu, the factional minority leader of the House of Representatives. The main opposition made this known on Friday evening in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. The party also suspended Wole Oke, Lynda Ikpeazu, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwadi, Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.

Buhari reappoints Abba Kyari, Boss Mustapha

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to the government of the federation. He also appointed Abba Kyari his Chief of Staff. This was contained in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Friday.

Police announce release of 25 Fulani herders illegally detained by vigilantes in Zamfara

The Zamfara Police Command has facilitated the release of 25 fulani herders illegally held by local vigilantes in Dansadau Emirate, Maru Local Government area of the state. The release of the victims is part of the ongoing push for dialogue with kidnappers and bandits to restore lasting peace in the state.

Elisah Abbo granted bail

After spending the night in custody, the police on Friday granted bail to Elisha Abbo, the senator caught assaulting a woman on camera. According to Premium Times, Abbo was allowed to go home around noon on Friday after meeting a set of administrative conditions for his bound.

INEC rejects judge’s claim on inconclusive polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the claim of Kumai Akaas, a supreme court judge, that it is using inconclusive elections to do its bidding. Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, said Akaas’ comment did not reflect the judgement of the apex court.

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