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Good Morning! Here Are Some Major News Headlines In The Newspapers Today: Over 12m cyberattacks recorded during presidential poll – FG




1. The Federal Government has said that a total of 12,988,978 attacks were recorded during the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections period in Nigeria. Originated from both within and outside Nigeria, the attacks were made on public websites and portals and averaged around 1,550,000 daily, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Pantami said in a statement on Tuesday.

2. The disparity in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, is to further widen due to the incomplete delivery of products to many filling stations, oil marketers stated on Tuesday. Dealers under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, said there had been a lopsided pattern in the distribution of PMS lately.

3. The Nigeria Police Force has declared the member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Yakubu Shehu, wanted.
The police announced a N1m reward for anyone with useful information that could lead to his arrest.

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4. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd), has said the March 18 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections are more complicated, but security agencies do not envisage violence or disruption of the process. Monguno said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).

5. Deposit Money Banks have begun to ration the disbursements of old N1,000 and N500 notes to their customers amid uncertainty over whether the Central Bank of Nigeria will release the old notes in its custody. This came about 24 hours after the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced that old N1,000, N500 and N200 notes remained legal tender.

6. The president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that he has not endorsed anyone for the leadership of the National Assembly. He said this at a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with National Assembly members-elect held at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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7. The CBN on Tuesday night directed banks to comply with the Supreme Court ruling that the old notes remain legal tender alongside the redesigned notes till December 31, 2023. Consequently, banks yesterday began to accept the old N500 and N1,000 notes from customers without requesting for the CBN cash return reference code.

8. No fewer than 130 frontline anti-corruption Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, have resumed their campaign for the sack of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, over alleged politicisation of the commission, disobedience to court orders and infringement on human rights of Nigerians, among others.

9. Outgoing British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has said although there were setbacks in the Saturday, February, 25, presidential and National Assembly elections, there were positive developments to take out of the polls.

10. Deposit Money Banks yesterday slashed the amount of Personal Travel Allowance and school fees their customers can apply for amid a worsening foreign exchange crisis. In an emailed letter to customers, some DMBs on Tuesday slashed the amount of PTA their customers can apply for from $4,000 to $2,000.

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BREAKING: Sanusi Lamido reinstated as 16th Emir of Kano





The reinstated Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido has officially received his letter of appointment as the 16 Emir or Kano from Governor Abba Yusuf.

The event was held at the Kano State Government House on Friday.

Details later…

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BREAKING: Sanusi arrives Kano to receive appointment letter 





Sanusi Muhammadu Lamido, the reinstated Emir of Kano, has arrived at Kano State Government House to receive his letter of appointment prelude to resuming duty as the new emir.


The new first-class Emir of the state was honoured in a homecoming reception late Thursday.


Lamido is expected to be at the Africa House in Kano Government House for a mini-durbar ceremony by 10 a.m. today, from where he would proceed to the Nassarawa Emir’s palace.


From there, the Emir will lead the Muslim Jumat prayers (Friday) at the Kano Central mosque located at the palace in Kofar Kudu.


Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, on Thursday, reappointed Lamido as the Emir of Kano, four years after he was dethroned by a former governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje.


In addition, the governor deposed five emirs appointed by Ganduje and gave them a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate their official residences and palaces.

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Yusuf also directed them to hand over all affairs to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.


However, the Federal High Court in Kano has issued an order stopping the Kano State Government from enforcing the Kano State Emirate Council Repeal Law.


Justice Mohammed Liman granted the order in an application by Alhaji Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba of the Kano Emirate.


In the lawsuit concerning the Emir’s seat, the respondents in the fundamental rights case are the Kano State Government, the House of Assembly, the Speaker, the Attorney-General, the Commissioner of Police, the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the State Security Service.

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Sanusi to receive reinstatement letter today — despite court order





The Kano state government says Muhammadu Sanusi will be reinstated as the Emir of Kano on Friday despite a subsisting court order to the contrary.


On Thursday, the state assembly passed the amended Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024.


Afterwards, the bill was signed into law by Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano.


The law repealed the 2019 version, which balkanised the Kano emirate into five jurisdictions and was relied upon to dethrone Muhammadu Sanusi as Emir in 2020.


Following the repeal of the 2019 legislation, Sanusi was reinstated as Emir of Kano by kingmakers and the governor.


Hours later, a federal high court in Kano ordered the state government not to enforce the new law.


Mohammed Liman, the judge, asked the government to “suspend” and “not give effect to the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, as they affect all offices and institutions of the Emirate Council created pursuant to the provisions of the Kano State Emirate Council Law, 2019″.

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The court then adjourned the case to June 3 “for hearing of the fundamental rights application”.


In a chat with Arise TV on Friday, Sanusi Bature, chief press secretary to the Kano governor, said the court motion “came at a very wrong time” and the state government “is not bound” by the order.


He said the order “came at a time when the decision has been taken, and court orders are meant to prevent something that is about to happen”.


The media aide added that Sanusi will receive “the reappointment letter” from the governor on Friday.

“Unfortunately for those that filed this case, the court order came many hours after the decision of the governor. The bill that was signed into law emanated from the state house of assembly. It was not even an executive bill,” Bature said.


“After reviewing, the governor decided to restore Kano state’s lost glory. Over a thousand year history of the state has been bastardised by the previous administration.

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“The reinstatement of Emir Sanusi was done in good faith by the governor and in the best interest of the people of Kano.


“The court order came at a time when the decision has been taken, and court orders are meant to prevent something that is about to happen.


“The governor gave the order by 5pm and the court order came by 11pm. This is just something that came at a very wrong time, and by law, the state is not bound by this court order.


“Therefore, the Emir is being restored, and the other Emirs were given 48 hours to vacate the palaces.


“Emir Sanusi is already in Kano. He arrived yesterday. By 10am this morning, Emir Sanusi is going to receive the reappointment from the governor in a colourful event and all the district heads will submit to him.”



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