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Nigerian News Today (Wednesday, 07 August 2019 Edition)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories in Naija. Enjoy!

1. Four students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi have been confirmed dead and seven others injured following the collapse of a bridge due to flood at the school.

Prof. Muhammed Abdulaziz, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, confirmed the death of the students and consequently announced the closure of the school.

The incident happened at the Gubi Campus of the University.

2. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen three bank accounts reportedly linked to Ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.

The order to freeze the accounts came following an ex-parte application filed by the anti-graft commission. The EFCC asked the court to compel the banks to freeze the accounts pending the conclusion of the investigation.

The EFCC in a statement issued on Tuesday revealed that Justice Chuka Obiozor of an Ikoyi Federal High Court ordered the freezing of the accounts which had previously contained N9.9billion allegedly belonging to the Government of Lagos State. Naija Buzz News has more details

3. The Department of State Services (DSS) is seeking permission from an Abuja Federal High Court to detain Omoyele Sowore, the man spearheading the #RevolutionNow protest, for 90 days.

The DSS through its lawyer, G.O. Agbadua, approached Justice Taiwo Taiwo following the expiration of the 48hours detention period specified by law.

Sowore who was the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 presidential election was arrested on Saturday at his residence in Lagos and taken to Abuja by the secret service. More details on NaijaBuzz.News

4. Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the Bayelsa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unite ahead of the November 16 Governorship Election in the state.

Jonathan warned that a divided PDP would give the All Progressives Congress (APC) chance to take over the state.

“It is only our unity that can give us victory and if we are not united, they (apparently referring to the strongest opposition, APC) can get away with it. For example, it took the unity of the people of Rivers State, including women who were resolute against soldiers, to get the PDP victory in the state. If that had not happened, they would have taken it,” Jonathan said while speaking at the PDP Elders Advisory Council meeting held at the Bayelsa State Government House in Yenagoa, the state capital. Read more

5. The Nigeria Police has arraigned 6 #RevolutionNow protesters before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos.

The protesters, including a lawyer, were arrested in yesterday’s protest in Lagos.

Those arraigned before Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe include; Ehis Omoshomio, Gabriel Ojumah (the lawyer), Juwon Sanyaolu, Stanley Anobi, Elias Ozikpu, and Kenechukwu Ukachukwu; who are 35, 51, 22, 28, 30, and 25, respectively.

The police charged them with two counts of unlawful assembly and conduct likely to breach peace in the nation. But the young Nigerians who vehemently ignored the warning by the authorities not to protest pleaded not guilty. Here’s everything you need to know so far on the #RevolutionNow protest

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