Certainly! Here’s a rewritten summary of today’s news from Nigerian newspapers:

  1. On Friday, the Court of Appeal in Abuja unanimously removed 11 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers from the Plateau State House of Assembly. The panel, led by Justice Okon Abang, declared the legislators ineligible due to wasted votes in the March 2023 general election, citing a lack of structure in their party.
  2. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, dispelled rumors about his potential presidential bid in 2027, emphasizing his loyalty to President Bola Tinubu. Wike affirmed his commitment to supporting the achievements of the Tinubu administration and expressed his aversion to disloyalty.
  3. Lagos resident Chimobi Ezenwa, who saw his N300 million mansion demolished for violating the Lagos master plan, revealed he is now homeless. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration initiated the demolition of houses breaching the city’s master plan.
  4. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, criticized Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara, labeling him an ingrate. Wike addressed their strained relationship, highlighting the issue in a conversation with journalists in Abuja on Friday.
  5. Tension escalated in Kano city as supporters of the New Nigeria People’s Party and the All Progressives Congress insisted on proceeding with planned protests despite warnings from the state police command.
  6. President Bola Tinubu intervened in the prolonged political crisis in Ondo State, facilitating a resolution between factions. Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa pledged to promote peace and maintain the status quo, promising to involve all commissioners and officials in state affairs.
  7. Gunmen on a motorcycle assassinated Chiedoziem Anyanwu, the ward chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze ward in Imo State. The assailants, upon arrival at Anyanwu’s house, mentioned his name and requested to see him before shooting him dead on Thursday.
  8. Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello assured that he would not interfere in the administration of the governor-elect, Usman Ododo. Bello, along with Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, presented certificates of return to President Bola Tinubu in Abuja, emphasizing Ododo’s autonomy in governing the state.
  9. President Bola Tinubu urged APC governors to prioritize the interests of the people and work for the prosperity of their states. Tinubu gave this counsel during a meeting with Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, and Governor-elect Ahmed Usman Ododo at the State House, Abuja.
  10. The Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld Nasir Idris as the duly elected governor of Kebbi State on March 18. The three-member panel dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, General Aminu Bande, stating it lacked merit.


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