- The DSS barred journalists from covering the Sokoto Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s decision, only allowing select media outlets
- Sa’idu Umar of the PDP is challenging the victory of Governor Ahmad Aliyu in the March 18 election
The Department of State Services (DSS) has barred journalists from covering the Sokoto Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s decision.
The operatives, who claimed to be acting on orders from above, only allowed journalists from the NTA, NAN, and state-owned media into the courtroom at the High Court, where the ruling is being heard.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor Ahmad Aliyu was declared the winner of the March 18 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Dissatisfied, Sa’idu Umar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) went to court, requesting that his opponent’s victory be declared null and void due to alleged non-qualification and electoral fraud.
Justice Haruna Mshelia preside over the three-judge panel.
Air Peace to discount fare for military officers
On Thursday, Air Peace airline announced its plans to offer discounted flight ticket rates to both current and retired members of the Nigerian military.
Allen Onyema, the airline’s chairman, made this announcement while receiving an honorary Doctor of Management Science Degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy during its 33rd Convocation Ceremony held in Kaduna.
Onyema also lauded the Nigerian military for their sacrifices in maintaining the nation’s unity and protecting it from external threats.
He praised the Nigerian military, considering it one of the world’s finest, and urged the recent graduates of the academy to utilize their freshly acquired skills and knowledge to safeguard the nation and contribute to its progress.