The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, expressed dismay on Wednesday over the conflicting orders issued by courts in Kano in respect of the tussle in the Emirate. NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau described the actions of the Federal High Court and Kano High Court judges as a “disgrace and shame to the profession”.

2. Abuja residents are to enjoy free rides on the Abuja Rail Mass Transit, ARMT, which was inaugurated yesterday by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu till the end of the year. The President said he had pleaded with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to extend the promised two-month free ride period till December.

3. Talk between the Federal Government and the organised Labour on a new minimum wage will resume on Friday, three days after a third attempt by them to reach an agreement failed. Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Joe Ajaero made this known on Wednesday.

4. The old national anthem, ‘Nigeria we hail thee’, made an official return on Wednesday. It replaced ‘Arise, O Compatriots’, which has been sung at public functions since 1978. The National Anthem Bill 2024 was passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

5. Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has revealed that his administration inherited 34 uncompleted projects valued at over N225.279 billion spread across 13 local government areas of the State. The governor also disclosed that under his watch, the Rivers State Government had awarded nine new road projects, valued at N534.332billion.

6. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, on Wednesday, summoned the Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the Kano State High Court, Justices John Tsoho and Dije Aboki respectively for delivering conflicting judgements in the Kano emirate dispute. The Director of Information of the National Judicial Council, Soji Oye, confirmed this to journalists in Abuja.

7. Ahead of today’s Biafra Heroes Day declared by the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra across the South-East, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Nnaghe Itam, on Wednesday, deployed policemen across schools in the state. Similarly, the Enugu State government rejected the sit-at-home order called by IPOB to mark the day, saying it had put security agencies on red alert to resist any breakdown of law and order.

8. The management of the National Medical Services Laboratories in Pennsylvania, United States of America, has refuted the claim by the Lagos State Government that a toxicology test to ascertain the cause of the death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, was conducted at its facility.

9. The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, urged President Bola Tinubu to review his economic policies, noting that they have pauperised Nigerians. Afenifere, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Justice Faloye, urged President Tinubu to alleviate the plight of Nigerians.

10. Property worth millions of naira was, on Wednesday, destroyed when fire gutted several wooden shanties at the Tejuosho Market, Yaba area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the fire started in one of the rooms where a member of the community had left food on the gas cooker unattended.


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