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Today's Headlines: Stop Leaving Charms In My Court—Judge Warns, Atiku, Obi Celebrate Jonathan At 66

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Stop Leaving Charms In My Court — Judge Warns

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Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court has warned members of the public to stop leaving charms in his courtroom.

Oshodi gave the warning on Monday as the trial of five men charged with the murder of one Ifeanyi Etunmuse began.

“No one should leave charms in my courtroom. It should not be repeated. A talisman was found after the last adjourned date in the murder case,” he said.

The judge, who referred to the charm as ‘property’, warned the courtroom audience: “Do not leave your property here again. It does not work anymore.”

Atiku, Obi Celebrate Jonathan At 66

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 25 presidential elections, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, have congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 66th birthday.

Abubakar, in a post on his X account on Monday morning, praised Jonathan, describing him as a prominent figure who embodies the values of democracy, peace, and freedom.

“Your unwavering commitment to these ideals continues to inspire and guide practitioners of democracy, not just in the sub-region but the entire African continent.

“As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, I extend heartfelt wishes for your continued robust health and profound wisdom. May your journey ahead be as impactful and enriching as the legacy you’ve built,” he said.

Obi, in his congratulatory message on Monday, thanked “God for what he has used you to do for our country, Africa, and global democracies as President and former President.”

Armed Men Invade Rivers Fractional Speaker's Home

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Armed men alleged to be police officers and suspected political thugs on Sunday night invaded the residence of the factional Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Edison Ehie, in Port Harcourt.

The PUNCH reports that Ehie, who was the Leader of the State House of Assembly, had announced himself as the Speaker in the wake of the crisis that rocked the state legislature.

About 24 lawmakers had suspended Ehie as House leader, alongside two other members of the house.

Ehie, after announcing himself as the Speaker last month told newsmen that 26 lawmakers unanimously elected him even as he announced the suspension of some of his colleagues.

Details of the attack on Ehie’s residence are sketchy as it could not be ascertained if any damage or casualty was recorded during the invasion.

Jigawa Gets New Police Commissioner

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The Nigerian Police Force, NPF, has deployed CP. Ahmad Tijjani Abdullahi as the 23rd Commissioner of Police, Jigawa state.

State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adam stated this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday.

He said Abdullahi’s deployment is sequel to the promotion of former Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot, to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and his subsequent redeployment to the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

Before his deployment, he served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of Procurement, at Force Headquarters, Abuja, from where he was transferred to Jigawa State Command as Commissioner of Police.

The CP has called for cooperation and the support of sister security agencies, traditional rulers, religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders in combating crime and criminality within and outside the state.

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