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1. About fifty people were killed, while an
unspecified number of persons were abducted
when bandits attacked nine communities in Giwa
Local Government Area of Kaduna State. ASP
Mohammed Jalinge, Police Public Relations Officer
in the State, who confirmed the incident, said the
command is yet to compile the actual number of
deaths recorded during the invasion.
2. A son of Professor Ali Isa Pantami, Minister of
Communication and Digital Economy, who was
reportedly kidnapped in Bauchi State, has been
rescued. According to sources, the minister’s son
was found at a checkpoint in Dambam, one of the
Local Government Areas of Bauchi State, on Friday.
3. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
demanded the immediate resignation and
investigation of the Governor of the Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, following his
appearance in All Progressives Congress (APC)
4. The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) has released the final list of candidates
eligible to participate in the July 16 gubernatorial
election in Osun State. The list has Senator
Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke as Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) candidate, Adegboyega Oyetola for
APC, among others.
5. The United States, U.S. has designated a
network of six individuals connected to the Nigeria-
based terrorist group, Boko Haram. The U.S
Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign
Assets Control, OFAC, made this known in a
statement, on Friday.
6. The Nigerian Army has arrested a soldier for the
alleged killing of seven civilians, including a three-
year-old girl in the Mafa Local Government Area of
Borno State. Col. Obinna Azuikpe, Intelligence
Coordinator, Theatre Command of the Operation
Hadin Kai (OPHK), confirmed the arrest while
reviewing the progress of the military’s operations
in the North-East, on Friday, in Maiduguri.
7. The Police Command in Osun State says it has
arrested one Ganiyat Abass, alleged to have stolen
a six-day-old baby and concealed her in a sack.
Abass allegedly stole the baby from one Jemilat
Musa, 23, of Agbele’s compound, Iwo, Osun.
8. The Peoples Democratic Party has prayed a
Federal High Court in Abuja to declare the All
Progressives Congress, APC’s national convention
holding on Saturday, unconstitutional and illegal.
The PDP, in a suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/389 2022,
also sought a court order deregistering the APC as
a political party, having failed to meet the
requirements of Sections 222(a), 223(b), and 225
of the 1999 Constitution.
9. A Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court
sitting at Oshodi has sentenced a socialite, Ms
Chidinma Ogbulu, to 27 months in prison for
distributing petrol as a souvenir during a party.
Chief Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare convicted and
sentenced the socialite following her guilty plea on
Thursday, and evidence by the prosecution.
10. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is
holding its much-touted national convention today,
amidst critical issues affecting the soul of the party.
The convention, which is coming after dilly-dallies
on the part of the party’s top echelon, is expected
to throw up a new crop of National Working
Committee (NWC) of the party, which would run its
affairs for an initial period of four years.