Today's Headlines: Obasanjo Drops Bombshell Over June 12 Election, 4 People Dead As Boko Haram Attacks UN Facility In Borno


5 Dead As Auto Crash In Kaduna.

Five friends from Adamawa State have been killed in a ghastly car accident while on their way to Kaduna State.

An aide to Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa State Governor, Miracle Musa, made this known in a post via his Facebook account on Sunday.

Two of the men have been so far identified as Saddam Aje Shinguboi and Mwaniya Japhet Gajere.

The three others had not been identified as at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the Senator representing Adamawa North, Ishaku Abbo, in a post via his social media account condoled with the families, friends and well-wishers of the deceased over their death.

I’ll Never Impose Any Governorship Candidate -Akpabio.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has vowed not to impose any governorship candidate on the people of Uyo Senatorial District in the 2023 general election in Akwa Ibom State.

This was in reaction to a rumour that he was planning to foist a particular aspirant as the choice of the Uyo Senatorial District.

By the zoning arrangement in the state, the next governor is expected to come from the Uyo Senatorial District, officially known as Akwa Ibom North-East, Akpabio, however, is from the North West or Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.

The minister who disclosed this on Sunday during the inauguration of the Executives of Uyo Senatorial District chapter of Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) stressed that he would not want the mistake he made in 2015 to repeat itself in 2023.

He said he had decided to work with like-minded associates in Uyo Senatorial District (USD) and to nominate a suitable candidate that would win the election.

4 People Shot Dead In Borno.

At least four people, including a soldier, were killed when dozens of Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack on United Nations and other humanitarian facilities in Damasak, Borno State.

It was gathered that the terror group, from the camp of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) late Saturday stormed the town to set fire on facilities of international aid organisations.

ISWAP claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had targeted an army camp killing two soldiers before raiding the town, according to the SITE agency that monitors jihadist communiques.

A top security source told AFP that at least four people, including a soldier, were killed in the attack.

The attack is the second in two months affecting one of nine United Nations hubs in the country where the terror group are engaged in a more than decade-long insurgency which has killed 36,000 people and forced around two million to flee their homes.

Obasanjo Drops Bombshell Over Election.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday disclosed that the annulment of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, won by Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, was carried out by “bad belle”.

Recall that the regime of military President, Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) annulled the election.

Obasanjo while speaking after his investiture as a Trustee of the Abeokuta Club, a sociocultural organisation of Egba people of Ogun State, condemned the annulment of the election and the effect on Abeokuta.

The group on Sunday awarded Abiola with a posthumous Vice-Patron of the Club during its 46th President Party held at the secretariat in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo who disclosed Abiola was his school mate at Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, noted that he deserved the award bestowed on him by Abeokuta Club.

The former President added that the cancellation of June 12 election robbed the Egbaland the rare opportunity to have three of its prominent sons, occupy the seat of president, at different times.