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AD endorses Buhari, gives reason



The Alliance for Democracy (AD), Oyo State chapter, has adopted the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Mohammadu Buhari, as its candidate ahead of Feb. 16th presidential election.

Mr Oyedele Alao, Oyo governorship candidate of AD, made this known while addressing newsmen in Ibadan on Monday, NAN reports.

According to Alao, the midway withdrawal of AD presidential candidate, Mr Emiola Ojajuni, geared the party to look for another candidate whom they believed could serve the interest of Nigerians better.

”Arising from this, the national body of AD, has given each of the state chapter of the party to adopt presidential candidate of their choice.

”We have taken time to critically look at the situation on ground, viz-a-viz, the two leading candidates, Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, before settling for Buhari.

”The personal attributes of Buhari as a spartan personality with integrity raises him far above his PDP counterpart.

”The current President has been doing his best to put the country on the right track.

“PMB has in the last four years began to lay the foundation of a new Nigeria.

”Therefore, to halt the process now will amount to taking back the country to the year of locust pilfering and shameful pillage of the common wealth.

”I hereby direct our members and supporters across the state to cast their votes for Buhari, the man with pure, genuine desire and clean heart for the true growth and development of Nigeria,” Alao stated.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Adeola Adepoju, the state chairman of the party and other party supporters witnessed the declaration.

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Police Service Commission Confirms Appointment Of Six DIGs, Promotes 14 Commissioners To AIG



The Nigeria Police Service Commission has confirmed the appointment and promotion of officers within the police force.

This is coming weeks after the row between the police force and police service commission.

The appointment and promotion was vetoed at the sixth Plenary Meeting held in Abuja.

The commission approved the appointment of six Deputy Inspectors General of Police, with two to proceed on pre-retirement leave.

The commission also approved the promotion of 230 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, 11 Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents and 211 Assistant Superintendents to Deputy Superintendents.

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Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Of Saraki’s Properties To Nigerian Government



The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the temporary forfeiture of properties belonging to Bukola Saraki, former Senate President of Nigeria.

The two properties located at the Ikoyi area of the state were forfeited to the Nigerian Government following an ex-parte order by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Counsel to the EFCC, Nnaemeka Omewa, had sought an order for the interim forfeiture of the properties located on 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos.

He had told the court that they were acquired through “proceeds of unlawful activities”.

Part of the reliefs sought by the EFCC included: “An order of the court forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria landed property with appurtenances situate, lying and known as No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State found and recovered from the respondent which property is reasonably suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of unlawful activity.”

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Bandits Displace 2,000 Villagers In 17 Kaduna Villages



Bandits have displaced 17 villages in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The incident, which was said to have happened on Sunday, led to the displacement of about 2,000, persons, who have since taken refuge at LEA Birnin Yero Primary School.

One of the victims and village head of Unguwan Gibe, Jibrin Abdullahi, said, “Bandits came to our village to attack us at about 1:00pm on Sunday.

“The problem started when vigilante decided to help the community to deal with the bandits in their hideout.

“The bandits don’t allow us to go to farm, the vigilantes wanted to bring an end to this.

“But when they reached the bandits’ hideout, they were overpowered and the bandits said since the community had decided to attack them, we will not have peace.”

He identified the villages that were displaced to include Tura, Unguwan Gebi, Unguwan Dangauta, Unguwan Nayawu, Unguwan Makeri, Jagani and Sabon Gida.

Others are, Dallatu, Unguwan Alhaji Ahmadu, Sabon Gari, Kusau, Gidan Sarkin Noma, Unguwan Pati, Unguwan Tofa and Sauran Giwa.

Chief Imam of Izala Mosque, Ibrahim Usman, said the bandits had been terrorising the community even before Sunday’s attack and called on government to intervene to enable them return home.

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