President Bola Tinubu has appointed Northern Elders Forum’s secretary, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, as a special adviser on political matters to Vice President Kashim Shettima.
Mr. Baba-Ahmed announced his appointment in the Hausa language in a Facebook post on Monday. “I have accepted the position,” he said.
“This is the time to go through the reform process, not looking forward to accusations,” the NEF secretary continued. I’m requesting prayers for success.”
Mr. Baba-Ahmed is Datti Baba-Ahmed’s older brother and the Labour Party’s vice presidential candidate in the election on February 25. His selection coincides with a legal dispute over Mr. Tinubu’s victory.
By rejecting all petitions from rival candidates, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal maintained Mr. Tinubu’s victory.
However, PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and Peter of the Labour Party have proceeded to challenge Mr Tinubu’s victory at the apex court.
Police Launch Special Investigation team to Examine Mohbad’s Death
A 13-person special investigation team has been established by the Lagos State Police Command to look into the untimely passing of Nigerian artist Ilerioluwa Aloba, well known as Mohbad.
At a press conference on Monday, Lagos Police Commissioner Idowu Owohunwa announced this and promised to utilize all of his authority to track down the murderers.
“Remember that we have exclusive access through INTERPOL. Everybody connected to it (the death of Mohbad) would be found and brought in to explain their level of involvement, according to Owohunwa.
Mohbad, formerly known as Naira Marley and a signee of Azeez Faashola’s Marlian Records, passed away last Tuesday at the age of 27.
On Wednesday, he was laid to rest in Lagos’ Ikorodu neighborhood.