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5 Events that Took place in Nigeria Today

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5 Events that Took place in Nigeria Today

Five shocking events that Took place in Nigeria today 30 Oct 2019.

1. Supreme Court upholds Buhari’s election
over Atiku
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld
President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory
against Atiku Abubakar in the February 23
presidential election.
The seven-man panel of the Supreme Court
led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice
Tanko Mohammed, dismissed the appeal
filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar,


for lack of merit. Complete News.
2. Nigerian Navy impounds 1221 bags
smuggled rice, arrests seven suspects in
Calabar
A giant wooden boat laden with one thousand
two hundred and twenty-one bags of foreign
parboiled rice smuggled into the country has
been impounded by Nigerian Navy Ship,
Victory in Calabar. Complete News .
The smuggled rice along with seven
suspected crew members was on Wednesday
handed over to Nigerian Customs Service Anti
Snuggling Taskforce for further investigation
and prosecution.


3. Court throws out case against 4
RevolutionNow protesters in Ogun
A Magistrate Court in Abeokuta, the capital of
Ogun State, on Wednesday, 30th October
2019 discharged and acquitted 4 protesters
arrested on August 5, 2019, during the
RevolutionNow protest.
The court presided over by Magistrate II, Mr
O. A. Onaguruwa, upheld the no-case
submission made on behalf of the 4
protesters by Lagos-based lawyer and human
rights activist, Mr Inibehe Effiong. Complete
News.


4. Nigerian Police arraigns two FRSC
personnel over alleged murder
The police in Edo state yesterday arraigned
two personnel of the Federal Roads Safety
Commission (FRSC) 32-year-old Onotu John
and 35 years old Francis Igboh allegedly
killing a 38 years old Samuel Odion a
passenger in a commercial while he was said
to be defending the driver.
They were arraigned on a two-count charge
and thereafter remanded in prison custody
pending advice from the Directorate of Public
Prosecution for legal advice and case
adjourned to November 12 for hearing by the
trial judge, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele.
Complete News .


5. SERAP writes Trump, seeks travel ban for
governors jailing journalists, others
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability
Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to
the US President Donald Trump asking him to
exercise his constitutional powers.
This is in “pursuant to the Presidential
Proclamations 7750 and 8697 to instruct the
US Secretary of State and US Ambassador in
Nigeria to temporarily ban Nigerian state
governors and other senior public officials
misusing the criminal justice system to jail
journalists, bloggers and activists reporting on
allegations of corruption from entering the
US.”

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