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APC Blasts Atiku, PDP For Criticism Of Buhari Over DSS Conduct 

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rebuked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Sunday for condemning the Buhari government and the Department of State Services (DSS) over last Friday’s court invasion in which Omoyele Sowore was rearrested.  The situation has generated local and international criticisms.  Two us senators have condemned the act and have threatened the country with severed relations if Sowore is not released.

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In a statement Sunday night, APC national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said in a Sunday night statement that Atiku and the PDP are spreading “concocted alternative facts and lies on the incident.”  It said the presidency has made it clear that the DSS does not need the president’s permission in all cases to carry out its essential and constitutional responsibilities.

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The party says it will continue to reiterate the need for Nigerians to be wary of those who are bent on bringing our country down.

The statement says APC totally rejects what it calls, quote, “inciting messages and criminal antics of some individuals and partisans who have embarked on a campaign of calumny against this administration, and are calling for a forceful takeover of government,” end quote.  APC calls them cowards and enemies of Nigeria.

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The party accused Sowore of leaving the country, after losing the last election, to hold talks with someone else it calls a wanted secessionist.  APC says it has pictures to prove it.  The party accused Sowore of returning to the country with open threats to lead a violent revolution against a democratically elected government.

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Cultists Battle Each Other In Lagos

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Cultists Battle Each Other In Lagos

Cultists are still carrying out their deadly struggle for territory and supremacy in Lagos.  The state’s police command has arrested some members of two confraternities, “aiye” and “eiye” during a battle for dominion over the weekend in Ijora-Badia area of the state.

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Police said five of the cutlass-wielding suspects were arrested after inflicting injuries on one another during a bloody confrontation in which other dangerous weapons were employed.

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Police also reported its Ikorodu precinct had arrested some other 12 members of the same cult groups who had attacked one another at Ladega area of Ikorodu.  Injured suspects have been taken to hospitals for treatment.

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Assange Extradition Hearing Gets Under Way In London

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Assange Extradition Hearing Gets Under Way In London

A London court has begun hearing arguments in the extradition hearings against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The hearing will last for about a week, with proceedings expected to resume in may for an additional three weeks.

A US grand jury indicted Assange last May with 17 counts under the US espionage act and one count of computer hacking. As each of the 17 counts carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, he could face a total of 175 years’ in jail should he be brought to stand trial across the Atlantic.

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The espionage charges refer to Assange’s activities with Wikileaks between 2010 and 2011, when the website published classified diplomatic and military documents exposing alleged war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as more than 700 secret reports that revealed the ill-treatment and torture of detainees at the US military detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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The information was made public in collaboration with selected media outlets including the Guardian, Le Monde and the New York Times.

Assange is accused of conspiring with former US army intelligence analyst, Chelsea manning, to obtain and disclose information.

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Minister Calls On Staff To Fast Over Borno Killings   

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Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq says the top management of the ministry has resolved to undertake a fast over the killings in Borno State.

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As a result, she has issued a statement on Monday asking the staff of the ministry to voluntarily embark on the fast on Monday in solidarity with the people of Borno State.

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She also encouraged the staff to pray for a quick end to the Boko Haram carnage in Borno and other parts of the north east.

Thirty persons were killed in a recent Boko Haram attack on Auno in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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