Court fixes July 16 for suit challenging Adamawa APC congress

Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri of Yola High Court on Tuesday fixed July 16 to hear the suit challenging the conduct of congresses of the  All Progressives Congress in Adamawa.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some aggrieved members of APC led by Mr Dimas Ezra and three others went to the court seeking a declaration that the party’s congresses never held in the state.

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Joined in the suit are the APC and the newly elected state executives of the party in the state.

The judge, who was delivering ruling on a motion by the plaintiffs, agreed that all the defendants within and outside the state could be served through substituted means or by pasting.

He, however, struck out the request to stop the new state executive members of the party from attending the national convention of the party in Abuja, as it was belated.

(NAN)

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Eight bodies recovered after Niger flood

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency says eight corpses have so far been recovered following a downpour in Rafi-Gora village and Gangare Saji in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.

The Director-General of the agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday.

Inga said that seven teenage girls were washed away by flood in Rafin-Gora market, while three children died in Anguwan Gangare Saji in Kontagora as a result of the flood.

He said that the teenage girls were inside a shop in Rafi-Gora market when the flood struck, while the three children fell inside sewage while attempting to remove a shoe from the facility.

He said that the dead bodies were recovered by local divers in collaboration with desk officers of NSEMA.

He said one boy was rescued alive by a truck driver plying the road in Rafi-Gora village.

“The boy that survived was holding tight to a tree when the truck driver saw him and rescued him,” the…

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