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Atiku holds rally in Yola, Wike’s camp meets in Port Harcourt

In the midst of escalating conflict within the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, led other party leaders, including his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and former vice president, Arc. Namadi Sambo, to welcome 160 000 APC members from Adamawa State into the PDP.

This comes On the same day that Ayu denied resignation rumours.

His denial came as the party was becoming more tense due to ongoing negotiations between Atiku and resentful party members who supported Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.

1) Some Northerners have expressed outrage at the campaign banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, his running mate, Kashim Shettima, and President Muhammad Buhari.

A viral video obtained by Ejes Gist Newspaper shows some young Northern Nigerians tearing down the APC banner.

They shouted and made a scene by throwing stones at the campaign literature.

 

Read More: Northerners Destroy Tinubu, Shettima And Buhari’s Banner With Stones (Video)

2) Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of the Kenya Presidential Election..

Mr William Ruto polled 7,176,141 votes in last Tuesday’s election representing 50.07 per cent of the total votes cast and he achieved the minimum 25 per cent of votes in 39 states.

William Ruto narrowly avoided a run-off by defeating Raila Odinga with 50.49% of the vote, according to the Electoral Commission.

 

Read More: Kenya election result: William Ruto wins presidential poll

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3) The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) failed to provide the necessary documentation to justify its N17.16 billion expenditure in 2013.

On Friday, the agency’s management testified before the Senate Committee on Public Accounts, claiming that termites had eaten some of the payment vouchers.

The N17.158 billion, as stated in the 2018 audit report of the office of the auditor-general of the federation, was the total amount transferred by NSITF from its Skye (now Polaris Bank) and First Bank accounts into various untraceable accounts belonging to individuals and companies from January to December 2013.

 

 

Read Also: NSITF insists termites ate payment vouchers as senate probes N17bn spending

4) Senator Uba Sanni has dispelled rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill into law that would establish Zazzau as a separate state.

In a statement that was made public this afternoon, Senator Ubani refuted the rumours that circulated claiming that he was a co-sponsor on the legislation that would establish the new state.

He referred to the rumour as “fabricated, subversive, malicious, and false information” when describing it.

 

 

Read More: Senator Uba Sanni Breaks Silence on Rumoured Creation of Zazzau State by Buhari

5) Terrorists stormed the St. Agnes Catholic Church in the Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State on the evening of Sunday, August 14, and kidnapped a catechist.

According to Rev. Fr. Lawrence Awua, the Parish Priest of St. Agnes Parish, who spoke to Newsmen about the incident, the terrorists entered the church and began shooting at 9:58 p.m.

Awua said; “I was in the room when the assailants came and started shooting erratically and hitting objects on my door,” the victim said.

 

Read More: Terrorist Storm Catholic church Kidnap Catechist

6) Bashir Ahmad, the former personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari for new media, has been appointed as the Special Assistant to the President for Digital Communications.

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In a letter of appointment dated July 20, 2022 and addressed to Ahmad, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, reportedly confirmed the appointment.

Mustapha stated that the appointment became effective on July 19, 2022 in the letter obtained by Newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

 

Nigeria Newspapers: Read More: Why Buhari Recalled Bashir Ahmad, Upgraded Him To Special Assistant on Digital Communications Emerges

7) Eyinatayo Iluyomade, a 19-year-old comedian from Lagos, was sentenced to prison for pulling practical jokes by leaving a robbery threat note at the counter of a commercial bank in Ondo town, Ondo State.

Police filed three counts against Iluyomade, including one each for conspiracy, threatening behaviour, and acting in a way that could compromise national security.

Akao Moremi, the police prosecutor, testified in court that the comedian left a note at the bank warning that his armed robbery gang members would arrive to rob the bank at 1 pm on the same date.

 

Nigeria Newspapers: Comedian Remanded In Prison Over Bank Robbery Prank

8) Festus Keyamo, the country’s minister of state for labour and employment, claims that no law prohibits him from acting as the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council.

In response to Transition Monitoring Group’s (TMG) request that he step down as minister so that he can carry out his campaign appointment impartially, Keyamo asserted that the group is supported by opposition parties.

 

 

Nigeria Newspapers:  Festus Keyamo Responds To Call For Him To Resign

9) Bashir Ahmad has been appointed as President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant for Digital Communications.

Ahmad served as the new media advisor to President Muhammadu. He had resigned in order to represent a Kano State federal constituency.

Ahmad lost to incumbent Abdullahi Mahmood Gaya of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who represents the Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu Federal Constituency, in May.

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Nigeria Newspapers: Buhari Makes New Appointment, See Details

10) Joyce Oduah, the general secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, has responded to Olumide Akpata, the association’s president, who issued a disclaimer against her notice of withdrawal of proposed constitutional amendments at the NBA’s annual general meeting in 2022.

Oduah accused President Olumide Akpata of using a “well-established unilateral control and command leadership style” and of attempting to usurp the constitutional obligations of her office in a statement titled “Setting the record straight.”

 

Nigeria Newspapers: NBA Knocks Olumide Akpata Amidst Growing Issues in the Association

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