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Signature TV News Highlights: PDP threatens litigation as APC opens talks with three governors

 PDP threatens litigation as APC opens talks with three governors

The All Progressives Congress has opened talks with three Peoples Democratic Party governors with a view to winning them over

Newsmen gathered in Abuja, on Monday, that Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee has begun talks with three PDP governors which include Okezie Ikpeazu, his Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi and Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP National Publicity Secretary in reaction cautioned its legislators in the State and National Assemblies against taking actions that contravene constitutional provisions.

He also cautions Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara state who has defected to APC to know that his plans amount to a decision to vacate office as no law allows him to cross over to any other party with the governorship mandate statutorily given to the PDP through the ballot box, as already established by the provision of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the standing judgment of the Supreme Court.

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Uba’s emergence fraudulent, allege 11 Anambra APC gov aspirants

Aggrieved All Progressives Congress aspirants in the just concluded Anambra State Governorship primary, have urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and the party to conduct a fresh poll to decide the party’s standard-bearer for the November 6 poll.

The Governor Dapo Abiodun-led APC Governorship Primary Committee had announced Senator Andy Uba, winner of the primary held in Awka, on Saturday.

Abiodun while announcing the results said, Uba polled 230,201 to defeat his closest rival, Johnbosco Onunkwo who polled 28,746 votes.

However, 11 out of the 14 aspirants rejected the outcome and threatened to lodge a formal complaint against the governor and his team.

Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved aspirants, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Inland Waterways Authority, George Moghalu, said the primary which produced Uba as a candidate was ‘vexatious and fraudulent and does not wish APC well in the November 6 election, appealling to the party’s leadership, especially President Buhari, to save the party from doom “by conducting a fresh primary” where all the aspirants would participate in the contest.#

 

One killed, as Muslim community and traditional worshipers clashed

One person has been killed during a clash between members of a Muslim community and traditional worshipers tagged as masquerades in Osun State during a festival celebration.

The incident which took place on Sunday at the Oluode Arayin area of Osogbo, the state capital, also left 12 others with severe injuries.

Members of the Islamic society alleged that the traditional worshippers stormed the area to disrupt a programme that was going on and later started shooting, killing one person in the process and injuring others while some vehicles and other properties were vandalised.

Members of the Islamic group said this is not the first time that this is happening, saying a similar incident happened in 2004.#

One Killed As Students Protest Over Tuition Fee Increase In Kaduna

A student of the College of Education, Gidan Waya in Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been shot and killed following a protest that turned violent in the school.

The students were said to have embarked on a protest on Monday over the increase of tuition fees by the management of the institution.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased had joined his colleagues in the protest, when security operatives stormed the scene appears to disperse the protesters with minimum force.

Two other students were also shot but are currently receiving treatment at a hospital.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Kaduna State police command, Mohammed Jalige, said the protesters blocked the convoy of a military sector Commander, injuring him and one other person.

The situation according to him resulted in a fracas where three of the protesters were injured in an attempt to use minimum force to disperse the riotous students.#

 

Lionel Messi scored twice as he became Argentina’s most capped player in their 4-1 win Copa America win over Bolivia.

The Barcelona forward, 34, made his 148th international appearance, to take Javier Mascherano’s record.

Messi set up Papu Gomez’s sixth-minute opener, before scoring a penalty and adding a second just before half-time to extend his record goals tally to 75.

Elsewhere, Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani scored a 21st-minute penalty as Uruguay beat Paraguay 1-0.

Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez also scored in Argentina’s win and the team are now unbeaten in their last 17 games.

They take on Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Sunday, while Uruguay plays Colombia on Saturday.

Hosts Brazil play Chile, while Paraguay face Peru.#

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