HANIFA’S FATHER EXCITED OVER KANO COURT JUDGMENT – PUNCH PG.42
Abubakar Abdulsalam, father of the five-year-old pupil murdered by her teacher, Hanifa Abubakar, has expressed happiness that the little Hanifa got justice from the court. Abdulsalam, who made the remark while speaking with The PUNCH in reaction to the court judgment that sentenced the killer, Tanko Abdulmalik, and his accomplice, Hashimu Ishyaku, to death by hanging. He also commended the court for the judgment. “I’m happy that Hanifa, my daughter, has gotten justice. “We appreciate everyone’s effort in this case, justice has been well served,” Abdulsalami stated. The PUNCH reported that the Hanifa was kidnapped some time in December, 2021, by her proprietor, Tanko.
SENATORS MOVE TO DROP IMPEACHMENT THREAT AGAINST BUHARI – NATION PG.1&4,
The recent impeachment threat against President Muhammadu Buhari in the National Assembly may have fizzled out. The development followed the emergence of fresh facts on government’s efforts in tackling the security challenge across the country. The threat was issued by Senators mainly from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, July 26 in the aftermath of the posting on social media of a video by terrorists flogging some of the abducted train passengers in their captivity.
CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT: NASS, STATE ASSEMBLIES SET TO MISS OCTOBER DEADLINE – NATIONS PG.5
Apathy by the majority of the 36 State Houses of Assembly appears to be slowing down the planned amendments to the 1999 Constitution, according to an investigation by The Nation. Only nine state legislatures have so far voted on the 44 Constitution Review Bills passed by the National Assembly and dispatched to the states on March 29 for endorsement or otherwise. The affected states have accordingly submitted their decisions to the Constitution Review Committee. With public campaigns by the parties expected to commence next month and the crucial presidential election taking place on February 25, 2023, there are fears that the constitution review may not materialize after all.
OUTCRY AS 16 NIGERIANS KILLED ABROAD IN 2YRS AWAIT JUSTICE – DAILY TRUST PG.8
Cases of the murder of Nigerians in foreign lands continue to occur intermittently. Daily Trust on Sunday looks into the recent case and others that remain unresolved. In two years, at least 16 Nigerians have been killed in eight countries, a data compiled by Daily Trust has shown. According to the data, South Africa leads the chart with 4, America 3, Canada 2, Italy 2, Ukraine 1, Ireland 1 and Cote d’ Ivoire 1. The data also revealed that 9 people have been killed in 2022, five in 2021 and two in 2020. These victims were killed in different circumstances by either the host country’s citizens, law enforcement agents or their Nigerian brethren.