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Based on Federal Government’s request, the United States has announced the cancellation of the training of a battalion of the Nigerian Army. A statement issued from the Information Office of the US Embassy in Abuja, on Monday, said the early termination of the programme was regrettable as the aim was to train the army on counter terrorism.
President Jonathan’s visit to the Obafemi Awolowo University continues to cause more problems at the institution as six students of the school were injured in a clash between two factions. While one of the factions is reportedly anti-Jonathan, the other is in support of the President.
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram on Sunday night, stormed the Federal Prisons in Ado Ekiti and set their members in prison custody free. Report says the gunmen succeeded in killing one person suspected to be a prison official, and also set freed their injured colleagues in prison.
Several people were killed in both Damaturu, the Yobe state capital and Maiduguri, the Borno state capital when gunmen invaded both state capitals in what appeared like a coordinated Boko Haram attack. While the Damaturu attack was an attempt to take over the government house, the Maiduguri blast was a suicide attack at the Monday market.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Monday granted an ex parte application seeking leave by the PDP to commence its suit against Tambuwal. PDP is seeking the removal of Speaker of the House Representative, Tambuwal since he is no longer a member of the PDP that sponsored him to the House, having defected to the APC.
A former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark has cautioned governors of Rivers and Katsina states, Rotimi Amaechi and Ibrahim Shema to be careful with their political statements that are capable of heating up the polity. While he faulted Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s statement on Wednesday, November 19 during the Salvation rally in Abuja by the All Progressives Congress, APC, he scolded Shema for referring to those in other political parties as cockroaches that must be crushed.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the release of the detained five officials of the All Progressives Congress, terming their continuous detention as illegal. The detained staff include Chinedu Atuche, Fayemi Olaposi, Augustine Onuchukwu, Ebun Ilori and Esther Enem who were arrested by the Department of State Services during a raid of the APC data office in the Ikeja area of Lagos on November 22.
Ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo, has denied recent allegation levelled against him, that he was behind the abduction of 14 journalists in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State. He said the allegation was not only untrue but misleading. He denied the allegation in a statement he personally issued.
Report says Mr. Odia Abraham, father of Master Omonigho Abraham, the four-year-old boy, who was attacked by two dogs in Igando area of Lagos State, against experts’ advise discharged his son from the hospital. Odia removed his son from the Burns and Plastics unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, where he was receiving specialist care, insisting that healthy granulation tissue growing on his son’s skull must not be removed.
Report says wife of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Amina, is currently mourning as she reportedly lost few of her family members in the multiple explosions that hit the Kano Central Mosque on Friday last week. Mrs Sambo hails from Kano state.
Source – Daily Post NG