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Zainab Aliyu Arrives Nigeria Following Release By Saudi Arabia

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Zainab Aliyu who was released by the Saudi Arabian authorities on April 30 has arrived Nigeria.

She arrived Nigeria on Monday, May 13, through Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, alongside Ibrahim Abubakar who was also released following the Federal Government intervention .

Zainab arrived Kano at 10.00am aboard a Saudi Airline.

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According to Daily Independent, Zainab’s father, Habibu Aliyu Kila was full of thanks to God Almighty for his favours.

The media house reported that Kila ccommended the Federal Government, and Nigerians for their support towards the release of his daughter.

He said: ”I am together with Zainab as I speak to you and we are heading home immediately.”

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Zainab reportedly travelled from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in company with her mother, Maryam Aliyu, and sister, Hajara Aliyu to Saudi Arabia. However, she was arrested over allegations that a bag bearing her nametag contained the unlawful substance Tramadol.

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Breaking: Lagos Assembly Suspends Ifako/Ijaiye Executive Chairman, Apostle Toba Oke

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has suspended the executive chairman, Ifako/Ijaiye, Apostle Toba Oke, and three others.

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How My Wife Was Killed, Husband Of PDP Woman Leader

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The husband of late Mrs Acheju Abuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), woman leader who was killed in Kogi State has revealed how his wife was slained.

Elder Simeon Babani Seidu Abuh who revealed how the unfortunate event  happened said his wife was first beaten before she was killed by thugs loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC), after the Saturday, November 16th Kogi governorship election.

Late Abuh was burnt alive on Monday, November 18 by thugs after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the election.

However, narrating how the incident really happened, Elder Abuh said that on the day of election, an APC supporter Ocholi Edicha in the company of other boys had allegedly threatened to deal with his younger brother, Gowon Abuh, who is a strong supporter of the PDP.

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Elder Abuh returned home after casting his vote, leaving his wife behind to watch the electoral process.

“After some time My brother Gowon ran back home to inform me that Edicha was beating my wife where she was sitting under a shade observing the process and when he and other people tried to intervene, but escapeded being stabbed, hence he ran back home”.

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Elder Abuh said while they were still talking, one Elder Samuel Salami Agbali brought his wife on his motorcycle to his compound, advising that she be rushed to an hospital.

“I took her to Holy Memorial Hospital Ochadamu where she was attended to by one Dr. Agama. She was examined and was given some drugs to take and advised to rest due to the trauma of the attack.”

However, Mrs Abuh was burnt to death few days later, after an APC supporter died during a ”fight” with Elder Abuh’s nephew.

 

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Sowore Sues DSS Over Arrest, Continued Detention***Demands N500m As Damages

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Publisher of Sahara Reporter, Omoyele Sowore, has sued the Department of State Services (DSS), over his arrest and continued detention.

Sowore has been in the DSS detention facility since August 3, 2019.

According to Sahara Reporters, Sowore is asking the court to order the DSS to pay him N500m as general and aggravated damages for his ”detention and illegal violation of fundamental rights.”

The activist made the demand in a suit marked FHC/ABJ /C51409/2019 dated November 20, 2019 in Abuja on Friday, November 22nd.

It reads, “A declaration that the detention of the applicant from November 7, 2019 till date in violation of the order for his release made on November 6, 2019 is illegal as it violates his fundamental right to liberty guaranteed by Section 35 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Article 6 of African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement Act (CAP A10) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“An order of this court compelling the respondents to pay to the applicant the sum of N500,000, 000, 00 ( Five hundred million naira) as general and aggravated damages for the illegal violation of the applicant’s fundamental right to life, dignity of his person, fair hearing, health, freedom of movement and freedom of association.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further violating the applicant’s fundamental rights in any manner whatsoever and however without lawful justification.”

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), is joined in the suit.

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Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 for “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.”

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