The Late 5: Suicide bombers kill 30, injure 42, others in Borno; Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal | Other stories

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Suicide bombers kill 30, injure 42, others in Borno

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday said 30 persons lost their lives while 42 others were injured when three suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mandarari community of Konduga Local government area of the state.

Usman Kachala, SEMA Director Search, Rescue and Operations who disclosed this to journalists when he visited the scene of the attack on Monday, said the incident occurred around 8 p.m on Sunday.

Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, on Monday, rejected uncertified documents sought to be tendered by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and three others for alleged corruption.

The EFCC arraigned Lawal alongside his younger brother, Hamidu Lawal; Suleiman Abubakar, Apeh John Monday and two companies, Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd; on March 18 on an amended 10-count charge bordering on fraud, diversion of funds and criminal conspiracy to the tune of over N500 million.

US denies placing student visa ban on Nigeria

A report of the US placing an indefinite ban on student visa for Nigerians has been making the rounds, especially on social media. The unconfirmed report had said the US targeted countries with citizens who are fond of overstaying during their visit. But the US Mission in Nigeria has denied the report, describing it as fake news. It issued the denial via its official Twitter handle.

Supreme Court delivers judgment on Osun gov poll July 5

The Supreme Court on Monday fixed July 5 to deliver its judgment on the dispute arising from the September 2018 governorship election in Osun. The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the said election, Ademola Adeleke, had filed four separate appeals before the apex court to challenge the Abuja Division Court of Appeal’s decision affirming the All Progressives Congress and its governor Adegboyega Oyetola as the winner of the poll.

Zamfara gov off to Dubai for ‘ideas on tackling banditry’

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, is on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for a meeting to “discuss ways of tackling the problem of banditry” in the state. Yusuf Idris, the director-general, government house press affairs, disclosed this in a statement.

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