Today's Headlines: SW Governors Hiding Igboho- Miyetti Allah, Police Arrest Armed Robber In Jigawa

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Court Fixes July 16 For Suit Challenging Matawalle’s Defection

On Monday, a Federal High Court in Abuja set July 16 for the hearing of a suit challenging Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle's defection to the APC (APC).

After hearing the plaintiffs' counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN, ask the court for an order to serve the first and second defendants by substituted means by pasting the originating process at the Zamfara State Liaison Office in Abuja, Justice Inyang Ekwo set the date.

Justice Ekwo approved the request and postponed the substantive suit's hearing until July 16.

According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), two members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the state, Sani Kaura Ahmed and Abubakar Muhammed, have urged the court to dismiss the governor over his defection in a petition titled FHC/ABJ/CS/489/2021.

South-West Governors Hiding Sunday Igboho From Security Operatives— Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a herders umbrella group in Nigeria, claims that governors in the South-West are "hiding" wanted Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

On July 1, 2021, the Department of State Services stormed Igboho's Ibadan home in Oyo State, detaining 13 of his supporters and killing two of the activist's comrades in a "gun duel."

Igboho, a leader of the Yoruba separatist movement, escaped the bloodbath and was later designated sought by the secret police on charges of hoarding weapons to destabilize the country, which he has denied.

The whereabouts of the Yoruba nation agitator, who rose to prominence in January after serving eviction notices to suspected killer herders in Oyo State's Ibarapa area, remain unknown.

Saleh Alhassan, a spokesman for Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, said on Monday that the DSS should have raided Igboho's house earlier than it did, according to The Punch.

Fredrick Nwabufo convenes ‘Journalists for United Nigeria’

Journalist and columnist Fredrick Nwabufo has formed an ideological and voluntary community of journalists committed to peace, national integration, and progress.

According to the columnist, the ‘Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN)' group is entirely non-partisan; it is not a pressure or lobbying organisation, but rather a think-factory that brings together journalists who are devoted to a united Nigeria.

For Nigerians, it is entirely optional. There are no monetary benefits; only the psychological satisfaction that comes from knowing you are helping to the peace and development of your country."

Nwabufo stated that he believes the country's current difficulties will be adequately addressed with the help of all Nigerians.

Police arrest armed robber in Jigawa

The Jigawa State police command has arrested a member of a known armed robbery syndicate terrorizing the Kano to Maiduguri road, who is accused of killing a military commander at Yelwa village along the Shuwari to Gaya road in Jigawa State's Dutse Local Government Area.

This was stated in a press statement published, signed, and made available to journalists in Dutse, the state capital, by ASP Lawan Shiisu Adamu, the command public relations officer.

“The suspect made a confessional admission that he took part in multiple robberies within and along the Kano Maiduguri expressway,” the statement reads.

“The suspect confessed taking part in a robbery 19 passengers in a Hummer and robbed them worth ten million naira cash on the 25th of last month,” the statement continued.

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