Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
APC suspends its national Vice Chairman Inuwa Abdulkadir
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the suspension of the party’s National Vice Chairman, Inuwa Abdulkadir. Abdulkadir had been controversially suspended by the Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government Area of the party in Sokoto.
He was accused of working against the APC in the Sokoto governorship election. The APC spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, announced the approval of the suspension of Abdulkadir in a statement on Thursday.
INEC produces documents requested by Atiku, PDP
Sequel to the order of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, produced some documents the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, requested with respect to their case against the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.
Army commander, 20 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush
An army commander and at least 20 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe state. The troops were ambushed on their way from Borogozo in Yobe where the headquarters of the army’s 29 task force brigade to Benisheikh in Yobe, where they have a forward operating base (FOB).
A military source in sector 2 headquarters of operation Lafiya Dole told TheCable that the incident happened around 6pm on Wednesday.
Mikel Obi retires from international football
John Obi Mikel has announced his retirement from international football. His decision to quit the national team came hours after the country’s third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Obi made the announcement on Thursday on Instagram.
TUC rejects partial implementation of minimum wage
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday rejected a policy unveiled by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) on the implementation of the national minimum wage.
The NSIWC circular on the implementation of the policy was signed by the Chairman of the commission, Richard Egbule. Egbule had said the position of government was that the implementation of the wage would start with workers currently earning below N30,000, while others would follow after the conclusion of talks on consequential adjustments.