Today’s Headlines: Apapa Group Asked Court To Sack Elected Members–LP, CAN Ex-President, dies at 86

Apapa Group Asked Court To Sack All Elected Members – LP

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Labour Party (LP) has said its breakaway group led by Lamidi Apapa has approached a Kano State High Court, asking it to invalidate all the elections won by the party in the just concluded general election.

A statement issued by the acting national publicity secretary of the party, Obiorah Ifoh, said the suspended national legal adviser and a key member of the Apapa group, Samuel Akingbade Oyelekan, on Wednesday while the Presidential Appeal Tribunal was sitting in Abuja with all attention focused on it, clandestinely sneaked out of Abuja to Kano State where he in collaboration with some members of other political parties asked the court to invalidate all the elections won by the Labour Party, particularly, the National Assembly in the 36 states and FCT on the ground that “we didn’t submit register of voters to INEC.

CAN Ex-President, Mbang, Dies At 86

Prelate emeritus of the Methodist Church of Nigeria and first black president of the World Methodist Council (WMC), Dr. Sunday Coffie Mbang, has passed on at the age 86.

Mbang, who also served as the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), according to family sources, died Tuesday night in his sleep during a brief illness.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with all Methodists in Nigeria and the Diaspora, on the passing of Mbang.

The president in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, also extended heartfelt condolences to the Mbang family in particular, the government and people of Akwa Ibom State, and the entire body of Christ in Nigeria and worldwide, noting that the late Mbang “was indeed a spiritual colossus beyond the shores of his fatherland.”

Senate Presidency: Akpabio woos NNPP, LP for support

Senate Presidency aspirant Senator Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday took his campaign to the headquarters of two opposition political parties – Labour Party and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) – in Abuja.

Akpabio was accompanied on the visit by Senator Barau Jibrin who is seeking to be Deputy Senate President.

He said: The membership of the Stability Group cuts across party lines and we are doing extensive consultations. We have never had a situation where we have eight political parties like we are going to have in the 10th National Assembly.

While addressing members of the Stability Group at his party national secretariat, factional national chairman of Labour Party, Julius Abure, commended the Stability Group for extending hands of fellowship to oppostion party’s leadership.

Plateau killings: Police arrest 5 suspects, recover arms – Daily Trust

The Plateau State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested five persons and recovered an AK- 47 rifle, a pistol and cartridges in connection with an attack launched on Tuesday morning in two villages in Mangu LGA.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Alabo Alfred, said the arrested suspects were in the custody of tion Safe Haven (OPSH), the security task force maintaining peace in the state.

He explained that while engaging the attackers, a soldier, Cpl Abdullahi Umar, sustained bullet injuries and that two Hilux vans belonging to NSCDC were vandalised by the attackers.

Soludo: We’ll smoke out murderers of US embassy staff

Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State has vowed that the people behind the killing of some staff of US Consulate in Nigeria will be arrested.

The governor said this while commiserating with the families of the victims of those killed and abducted on Tuesday.

Daily Trust had reported how the convoy of the US officials was ambushed on Atani-Osamale road in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra.

The attack led to the killing of four people including two staff and two police officers while two police officers and a driver were abducted.

Reacting in a statement which his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, issued on his behalf, Soludo said he was saddened by the killings.

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