The Morning Report: Court Sentences Ex-SARS Officer To Death, APC Plans To Pair Jonathan With El-Rufai For 2023, 11 Buried, Over 5,000 Displaced In Ibadan

Court Sentences Ex-SARS Officer To Death For Killing Businessman, Stealing N.3m
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AHigh Court sitting in Benin, the Edo State capital, has sentenced to death by hanging a dismissed constable, Joseph Omotosho, who was attached to the defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad, Edo State Police Command.

Four others, Adeleke Adedeji, Abena John, Oniyo Musa and Henry Shobowole, who escaped in the twin jailbreak during the #EndSars protest last October, had their sentences suspended.

They were accused of conspiracy in the extrajudicial killing of a car dealer, Benson Obodeh, in 2015 and were found guilty on eight counts bordering on conspiracy to steal and murder…READ MORE>>>

Bauchi Governor Explains Comments On Herders Carrying Ak-47 Rifles For Self Defence
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Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, on Sunday, explained himself over a comment he made about herdsmen carrying Ak-47 rifles for self defence, a statement issued by Mukhtar Gidado, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media, said.

PREMUM TIMES reported how Mr Mohammed and his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, disagreed over the issue of herders carrying guns in order to protect themselves and cattle from rustlers.

The Bauchi governor said that the primary objective of his comment was “to avert the dangerous prospect of a nation-wide backlash and generalisation of the Fulani clan as criminals”…READ MORE>>>

APC Plans To Pair Jonathan With El-Rufai For 2023 Presidential Ticket

The All Progressives Congress is considering giving a joint ticket to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for the 2023 presidential election.

Top sources within the party told SaharaReporters that Jonathan is being considered as a strong voice in the southern region, while El-Rufai is being packaged to represent northern interests and later become the president when the presidency is again zoned to the North.

“There are plans already to pair El-Rufai with Jonathan for 2023. We believe both forces are strong and have goodwill in their regions and are good for the party,” one of the sources confirmed to SaharaReporters…READ MORE>>>

Leaving PDP For APC An Act Of Covetousness – Fayose
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A former Governor of Ekiti State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ayodele Fayose, has said that anyone leaving the main opposition party for the All Progressives Congress, APC, at this time is taken away by his own covetousness.

He also said that he had no intention whatsoever to dump the PDP for the ruling party because he was not a dishonourable man.

The former Governor said that he had gone too far and had spoken too much to now join the APC, adding that the PDP offered him all the opportunities anybody could offer…READ MORE>>>

11 Buried, Over 5,000 Displaced In Ibadan
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No fewer than 11 persons were reportedly buried on Sunday in the aftermath of the clash between Yoruba and Hausa residents of Shasa Market in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

DAILY POST recalls that a chaos broke out in the State on Thursday when a Hausa man and a Yoruba trader clashed, leading to the death of many residents.

It was gathered that about 5,000 Hausa traders, women and children were displaced during the crisis, as many fled for their lives…READ MORE>>>

Govt Irresponsible, Nigerians Should Carry Guns – Miyetti Allah
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The Bauchi State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has called on the Federal Government to allow all Nigerians to have access to arms.

Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, Chairman of MACBAN in Bauchi State, said Nigerians should carry firearms to protect themselves amid the spate of insecurity.

Ahmed made the call in response to a comment by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed defending herdsmen carrying AK-47…READ MORE>>>

Okada Riders Rule Lagos Roads As Sanwo-Olu’s Ban Grounds Bike-Hailing Companies
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When the authorities in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital and one of the country’s most populous states, banned commercial motorcycles and tricycle from major routes in Lagos city, officials said the move was aimed at securing lives and sanitising transportation in the city.

Traffic in the city is maniacal, frenzied, time-consuming, and can be outright dangerous. To reduce the number of hours spent daily in traffic, thousands of residents of the state resort to using commercial motorcycles and tricycles – okada and Keke Marwa as they are popularly called. Their sizes provide ease of navigating through hellish gridlocks.

Besides, thousands of Nigeria’s army of young people are employed in the most disorganised public transport sector ferrying people on around the city’s major highways and inner streets…READ MORE>>>

Iyiola Omisore Concludes Plans To Decamp, Joins APC Today
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Information available to DAILY POST indicates that a former Deputy Governor of Osun State and Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in the 2018 Osun gubernatorial election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, will today decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The decision to decamp to the APC was not known as at press time but facts on the table reveal that it is a strategic move in the political permutations ahead of the 2022 gubernatorial election in Osun State.

Recall that Senator Omisore was also the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election in the State…READ MORE>>>