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Execution of Khorsa, Liman: Outrage, as Red Cross, AI, others urge action from FG

Outrage, yesterday, trailed Monday’s execution of United Nations voluntary health worker, Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram as the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, Amnesty International, AI and International Christian Concern, ICC, urged the Federal Government to take immediate steps to ensure the release of other aid workers and Leah Sharibu still in the custody of the sect. This followed the killing of another health worker, Saifura Khorsa by the sect a month ago.

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I worked to reconcile, not endorse, says Bishop Kukah

Catholic  Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, said yesterday he never endorsed presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku, for the Presidency in 2019 elections.

Kukah said in a statement that he only facilitated the reconciliation meeting between Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his former vice, Alhaji Atiku Abukakar at the former president’s home in Abeokuta, Ogun State, last Thursday.

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2019 elections: Presidency cries gang-up, as Obasanjo okays Atiku

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday made a volte-face, saying he has reviewed his stance not to back his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, for the Presidency in 2019. In a swift reaction, the Presidency countered the move, saying no amount of gang-up can stop President Muhammadu Buhari from winning next year’s presidential election.

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NASS LEADERSHIP: Saraki, Dogara stay as APC, PDP senators opt for truce

•Truce good for the nation, says Chekwas Okorie, CISLAC •As Saraki reads 17 letters from Buhari •Buhari requests N346bn budget for NDDC By Emmanuel Aziken and Henry Umoru ABUJA — Anxiety over a showdown along party lines between All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senators on the resumption of the Senate yesterday,
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