The Late 5: Senator Abbo pleads not guilty, granted N5m bail; Former Buhari ally Galadima appears as Atiku’s witness | Other stories

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Senator Abbo pleads guilty, granted N5m bail

The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Zuba has granted bail of N5 million to Elisha Abbo, hours after the police arraigned the senator on two counts of criminal assault. The magistrate also said the senator must present two competent sureties to the court to secure his appearance in subsequent hearings on the criminal charges.

We transmitted election results to server using a code – Presiding officer 

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll.

Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.

Former Buhari ally Galadima appears as Atiku’s witness 

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday presented Buba Galadima as its first witness at the presidential election tribunal currently hearing the party’s challenge against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.

The party says its candidate in the election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, won the election but was rigged out by Mr Buhari’s APC.

Six more victims die from Ijegun pipeline explosion 

Six victims out of the 13 rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) during July 4 pipeline explosion fire at Ijegun, Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, have died. According to NAN, this brings the number of deaths from the pipeline explosion in the Lagos suburb to 10.

Osinbjo urges Nigerians to resist divisive agenda

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday urged Nigerians to have strong belief in the unity of the country and live peacefully with one another. Osinbajo made the call in Lagos while speaking at a book launch to celebrate the 80th birthday of a former governor of Ogun, Chief Olusegun Osoba.

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