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How Nigerian Air Force lost airman in parachuting accident

A personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Corporal Meshach Komo, has died in a parachuting accident.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed the death in a statement on Sunday after the incident occurred.
According to him, Komo died while on training in Kaduna State.
In his reaction, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, condoled with the family of the airman over his death.
The air chief also prayed to God to grant the soul of the late corporal eternal rest.

You do not need a WAEC certificate to become president or governor – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo has argued that one does not need to have a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
Keyamo made the assertion while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
He said, “There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria”.

Cameroonian citizenship: APC’s position is pedestrian, shows desperation – Atiku

Presidential Candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that claims by the APC on his nationality, in a bid to establish that he (Atiku) was ineligible to contest the presidential election in the first place, are pedestrian and show signs of desperation.
The APC had on Friday filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that Atiku was not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election.

Easter: NNPC to berth two vessels of 50m liters of petrol daily

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

Many killed, houses torched in fresh Taraba violence

Many people have been feared killed and others injured in a fresh violence between Jukun and Tiv tribes in Wukari, South of Taraba State.
Several houses were reportedly burnt in the clashes which began last weekend.

The Now Awards Africa hold in Lagos

By Valentine Amanze

Buhari travels to Chad on Saturday for security talks, others

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will depart Abuja on Saturday for N’Djamena, the capital of Chad Republic.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
He explained that the purpose of the president’s trip was to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD.

Atiku is not a Nigerian, APC tells tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election.
The party claimed that the former vice president was a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen and his petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, its own candidate, should be dismissed for lacking in merit.

Why we’ve not paid Ad-hoc staff, by INEC chief

By Mary Okoh

Enugu

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr Emeka Ononamadu, has said that the incorrect bank details of its Ad-hoc staff were responsible for the delay in the payment of their allowances.

Some ad-hoc staff that worked during the 2019 general election for INEC staged a protest in Enugu metropolis on Tuesday over non-payment of their allowance.

Addressing journalists in Enugu on Thursday, Ononamdu, said that the commission would pay every ad-hoc staff after a thorough verification.

Youths protest in Plateau, others, demand speakership for North-Central

Some youths in Plateau, Niger, and Nasarawa states have demanded that the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives be zoned to the north-central region of the country.
The youths made the demand in separate protests held on Monday in their respective states.
In Plateau, the demonstrators under the auspices of North-Central Concerned Youths held a peaceful protest in Jos, calling for the zoning of the speakership to the region for equity and justice.

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