Benin court sends Igboho to prison, rejects extradition
The Court D’Appal of Cotonou has decided to detain Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho, in prison custody, pending further investigation.
The court rejected Nigeria’s request for his immediate extradition of Igboho.
The Court, which was expected to start hearing the case at 10:00 am, began sitting at 5 p.m after the police ejected Igboho’s supporters and journalists.
According to reports, the session lasted till about midnight, when the court decided to hold Igboho in prison.
Kaduna Kidnap: Four Additional Baptist Students Regain Freedom
Four additional abducted students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kaduna State have regained their freedom.
A top official of the school told journalists on Monday that the four students escaped from the forest last night where they were held captive by their abductors.
The latest development, therefore, brings the total number of the rescued students to 38 out of the 121 that were abducted by bandits on July 5th.
Eighty-three other students are still in the custody of the kidnappers inside the forest, with their parents and the school management praying fervently for their safe return.
On Sunday, 28 more abducted students of the school also regained their freedom.
President Buhari arrives London to see his doctors and for summit
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in London partly to see his doctors and also to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021 to 2025. His aircraft landed at Stansted International Airport, London at about 11:20 pm on Monday.
the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the summit will bring together Heads of State and Government as well as stakeholders and youth leaders, and provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward toward transforming education systems in partner countries through the exchange of best practices.
After the Summit, Adesina said, President Buhari will spend a few days to keep a scheduled medical appointment and he is due back by the second week of August.
FG launches REDD + Strategy programme, seeks international partnership.
The Federal Ministry of Environment on Monday launched the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Strategy Programme, REDD+, a nature-based solution approach to national development programme that seeks to protect and preserve forests and fight against climate change.
Signature TV correspondent Chibueze Obi was at the launch and now reports
US beat Nigeria’s D’Tigress in Olympic opener
Nigeria’s ’Tigress lost their first game against the USA women’s basketball team at the Tokyo Olympics.
The US team got off to a positive start with an 81-72 win over Nigeria in their first game of the tournament.
The Nigeria team, however, reduced their 20-point deficit recorded against the US team in a friendly game to nine.
The Nigerian team will face France in their next match on Friday.
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