Today’s Headlines: Nollywood actor, Saint Obi, is dead; Shettima warns against rancorous Assembly

Today's Headlines: Nollywood actor, Saint Obi, is dead; Shettima warns against rancorous Assembly

Nollywood actor, Saint Obi, is dead


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Reports have emerged that popular Nigerian actor, Saint Obi, has passed on at the age of 57 after a protracted illness.

It was reported that he died early in the week after battling an undisclosed illness for several months with no successful treatment.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria is yet to make a statement as the family reportedly have a little disagreement hence the delay to make a formal announcement.

Shettima warns against rancorous Assembly


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The vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima has warned against having a rancorous National Assembly, that it will stain the relationship between the legislature and executive, denying the people dividends of democracy.

Shettima gave the warning when Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu, endorsed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position of the House of Representatives speaker and deputy met with him Abuja.

The meeting was at the instance of the joint task group of the 10th House, comprising members of all the political parties with members-elct into the green chamber at the February 25 general election.

Addressing the lawmakers numbering over 100, Shetimma said former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 election as a result of a rancorous following the emergence of Aminu Tambuwal as speaker of the House against his party’s wish.

Tinubu’s swearing-in can hold despite Tribunal cases – Elders Forum


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The National President of the Patriotic Elders Forum of Nigeria, Bature AbdulAziz, has said the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, can take oath of office while election cases are still in court.

AbdulAziz, who made this known while addressing newsmen in Kano on Saturday said the law permitted him and any governor-elect to proceed with the ceremony.

The elder statesman also frowned at the renewed calls for the suspension of the swearing-in of the President-elect, adding that the move could destabilise the nation.

He said, why are you calling for the suspension of swearing-in? What you are asking for, has it any position in the law or in the Nigeria history? So, why are some people killing themselves in the name of trying to stop the swearing-in, this is baseless, they are speaking out of ignorance.

Two-day old baby dumped with a note at Edo IDP camp 


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A baby suspected to be two days old was found dumped within the premises of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, in Uhogua, near Benin, in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State.

The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, while disclosing this to newsmen on Friday said the baby was in dire need of breast feeding.

According to Pastor Folorunsho, an unknown person dumped the baby at the camp’s woods, which is an entrance into the camp on Friday at about 11a.m.

He said that the baby, presently under medical care at the camp health facility, was dumped by the person with a note.

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