The day to you!

First, on Friday, 11 PDP state legislators from Plateau State were removed from office by the Court of Appeal in Abuja. The tribunal, led by Justice Okon Abang, ruled unanimously that all of the expelled legislators had wasted votes in the general election held in March 2023 because their party lacked organization.

2. On Friday, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), shut down rumors that he could run for president again in 2027 by saying that, as a guy who hates betrayal, he cannot run against President Bola Tinubu. Wike emphasized that he remained loyal to the successes of the Tinubu administration.

3. Chimobi Ezenwa, a Lagos resident whose residence was destroyed and was estimated to be worth N300 million, claims he is now homeless. The government of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has recently begun demolishing homes that are in violation of the Lagos master plan.

Nyesom Wike, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), made fun of Rivers State’s governor, Siminalayi Fubara, calling him “ungrateful” on Friday. While speaking to a small group of journalists in Abuja on Friday, former Rivers governor Wike brought up his tense relationship with Fubara.

5. Despite the state police command’s warnings, members of the ruling New Nigeria People’s Party and the All Progressives Congress pledged on Friday to proceed with protests planned for today (Saturday).

Six, President Bola Tinubu’s intervention late on Friday may have ended the months-long political turmoil in Ondo State, as he reportedly succeeded in convincing the warring parties to accept peace and keep things as they are. Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the state’s deputy governor, has promised to include all relevant commissioners and government officials in his management of the state’s affairs.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze ward chairman in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Chiedoziem Anyanwu, was shot and killed on July 7. It has been learned that on Thursday, Anyanwu was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle. According to a source, on reaching at his house, his killers revealed his name and wanted to meet him.

On Friday, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello pledged not to meddle with the incoming administration of Usman Ododo. In an interview with State House correspondents, Bello said that Ododo will be allowed to carry his own cross when he and the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, handed their certificates of return to President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

On Friday, President Bola Tinubu urged governors elected under the banner of the ruling everything Progressives Congress (APC) to prioritize the needs of their constituents above everything else. At a reception in Abuja, he offered the suggestion to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, and Kogi State Governor-elect Ahmed Usman Ododo.

10. The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the March 18 election of Nasir Idris as the legitimately elected governor of Kebbi State. On Friday, a three-person tribunal ruled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and General Aminu Bande’s appeal was without merit.

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