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Senate to probe Abbo over assault

Following the viral video showing Senator Elisah Abbo assaulting a nursing mother in an adult store in Abuja, the Senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate  the ”allegations” of assault against Abbo. Six men and two women have been chosen as members of the committee which will be headed by Senator Sam Egwu.

Buhari suspends controversial Ruga project

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the controversial Ruga programme, the Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi announced on Wednesday. Umahi made the announcement Wednesday after a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) committee on farmers/herders crisis. The meeting held at the State House, Abuja.

Tribunal begins hearing of main presidential election petition July 4

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has slated Thursday, July 4, for the hearing of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party challenging the February 23 presidential elections in the country. The court gave the date after ruling on a pre-hearing application brought by the PDP challenging a previous decision of the Court on June 11.

15 suspected killers of ex CDS Badeh paraded

The Defence Headquarters,  the Department of state security DSS and the Nigerian Police parade  15 suspected killers of ex CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. Panel of investigators recovered arms in the homes of high profile suspects. 20 persons are involved in the killings and 15 arrested so far.

Buhari finally agrees to sign AfCFTA

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) this weekend. The presidency announced this via Twitter on Wednesday. According to the tweet, Buhari will sign the agreement at the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union scheduled to hold from July 4 to July 8 in Niamey, Niger Republic.

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