The Late 5: Two reportedly dead in Ijegun pipeline explosion; Northern group issues governors 30-day ultimatum on Ruga settlement | Other stories

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Two reportedly dead in Ijegun pipeline explosion

A pipeline explosion in Ijegun, Lagos, has led to the death of two people. Several injured people have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. According to residents, the fire was caused by the activities of pipeline vandals after multiple explosions were heard early Thursday morning.

Gbajabiamila names Doguwa, Akpatason, Monguno House Leader

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced Alhassan Doguwa, Peter Akpatason and Tahir Monguno as the leader of the house, Deputy Leader and Chief Whip, respectively.

Northern group issues governors 30-day ultimatum on Ruga settlement

A coalition of northern groups has given state governors who are opposed to the Ruga settlement plan one month to reconsider their position – The coalition, through it spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, called on such governors to give peace a chance – It also said that the difference in views on the initiative among state governors is causing disaffection for herdsmen in the country.

Buhari, service chiefs meet over insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which dwelled on the security situations in the country, lasted for about three hours. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Sadiq Abubakar, maintained that the strategies being adopted against security challenges in the country are working.

Court dismisses Miyetti Allah’s suit challenging anti-open grazing law

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore challenging the open grazing prohibition and establishment law passed by the Benue state house of assembly. At its sitting on Thursday, Okon Abang, a judge, also awarded N100,000 damages against the plaintiff, to be paid to all the 14 defendants named in the suit.

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