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We did not work against Buhari —Pro-Saraki senators

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Bukola Saraki

Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the North, who joined the 81 senators who moved a confidence vote on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, denied the allegation that they were working against President Muhammadu Buhari

The lawmakers, who addressed a press conference in the Senate, said the publication in a national daily on Thursday, was in bad faith.

The senators, who were led to the press conference by the chairman, Senate ad hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye, said the enemies of Buhari were those who invited senators to the International Conference Centre on June 9, using the name of the president, thus making them to miss the inauguration of the Senate.

Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, had raised raised a point of order, alleging that the the Lagos-based newspaper breached the privilege of senators in its publication, which alleged that 22 senators from the North, who backed the motion of vote of confidence on Saraki were working against Buhari.

Ndume, however, caused a row when he alleged that Senator Bola Tinubu was behind the publication.

The allegation raised the ire of  Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who objected to Ndume’s allegation.

While commenting on the report, Senator Mohammed Shittu, (Jigawa North-East), recited some Quranic verses to rain curses on those who allegedly sponsored the publication.

He also rained curses on the writers and sponsors of the publication, describing them as enemies of Nigeria.

Ndume later laid the publication on the Senate table, while the Senate President referred the matter to the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges for further investigation.

Saraki, who ruled on the point of order, asked the committee to submit its report within one week.

Senator Melaye said at the  press conference said noted that the newspaper report, which described the Northern senators, backing Saraki as anti-Buhari, was wicked, satanic and unacceptable.

According to him, the sponsors of the publication were actually the real enemies of the president, as according to him, they were capable of causing disunity between the South and the North.

Melaye insisted that the publication was a great disservice to the country, adding that the members and leadership of the eighth Senate were committed to moving the nation forward by ensuring the success of Buhari’s programmes and policies.

Another senator, who commented on the issue, Senator Binta Garba (Adamawa North), said it was mischievous that anyone would linked her to groups that oppose Buhari, as according to her, she was looking forward to Buhari to routing the insurgents from the North-East.

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Terrorists take over Kaduna community, ban political activities

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The Ansaru terrorists have reportedly taken over Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

They have also reportedly banned political activities in the area.

Birnin Gwari is one of the councils in the state that have been taken over by bandits over the years.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union and signed by its Chairman, Ishaq Usman-Kasai. The statement said the terrorists had banned political activities in some communities in the local government area.

The statement said, “Even this week, two members of the group were engaged for wedding with two girls and will be tying the nuptial knots by this Saturday.

“The Ansaru (grooms) laid down some rules to the in-laws for the wedding. They ruled that after the wedding, they will take the brides to the forests and live there with them and do not want the brides to go along with any furniture except plates (coolers) and mattresses because anything other than those are not in tandem with their beliefs and convictions.”

The union further disclosed that the terrorists were spreading their doctrines by distributing memory cards which contain their beliefs and doctrine to the locals.

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Justice Tanko Muhammad resigns as CJN

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Justice Tanko Muhammad has resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

He resigned on Sunday night on the grounds of ill-health.

Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on Monday confirmed the resignation of the CJN.

He said, “The latest information is that the CJN has resigned; I spoke with somebody very close to him and he said he has resigned.”

There had been confusion in the media over the purported resignation of the CJN.

Isah had said, “All I know is that he’s going to declare open a workshop this morning at the NJI (National Judicial Institute).”

Last week, CJN officially reacted to the allegations of uncaring attitude levelled against him by his brother Justices in the apex Court.

In his first official reaction made public on Tuesday in Abuja, the CJN admitted that the Supreme Court like any other establishment in the country has been hit by a devastating economic crunch.

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Kendall Jenner basks in the sun completely nude amid Devin Booker split

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No boyfriend, no clothes, no problem.

Kendall Jenner bared it all for her latest Instagram post, sunbathing completely in the nude amid her split from Devin Booker.

The supermodel, 26, was pictured laying on her stomach on a sun lounge, wearing nothing but a green 818 Tequila baseball cap.

A string bikini was strewn on the lounge beside her, along with a bottle of water, as she typed on her phone.

The photo dump, which she captioned simply with the blushing emoji, also featured pics and videos of herself horseback riding, enjoying a plate of sushi and the sunset.

“Tell me you and your bf broke up without telling me you and your bf broke up,” one follower commented, referencing her recent breakup from the 25-year-old NBA star.

The couple called it quits last week after two years together. Sources told Page Six they were on different pages about where the relationship was heading.

“While they care for each other, Devin was not going to propose marriage and his priority is his career,” the insider told us. “Kendall’s career also dominates her life.”

Just last month, the notoriously private reality star attended big sis Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s wedding in Italy, with Booker in tow.

They were also recently spotted together at family friend Anastasia “Stassie” Karanikolaou’s birthday in Los Angeles.

The pair first started dating in Spring 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they didn’t confirm their romance until Valentine’s Day 2021.

Jenner made things Instagram-official at the time when she posted a photo of herself and Booker cuddling on social media.

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