Breaking News: Fire Damages Portions of the Abuja-based Canadian Embassy

Some regions of the Canadian High Commission’s premises in Abuja, Nigeria, situated at 13010G, Palm Close Diplomatic Drive Central Business District, suffered fire damages.

Vanguard reports that the fire’s origin remains uncertain when this news was drafted, but images circulating on the internet depict smoke billowing from the edifice.

Reports indicate the fire broke out around 11:30 am on Monday, with evacuation of staff members and their vehicles seen taking place.

For those interested in traveling or migrating to Canada, the High Commission provides visa and immigration services.

The Commission also assists Canadians residing in Nigeria and individuals living or visiting Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, and Nigeria.

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Judicial Court Delays Decision on Kano Governor’s Appeal

In response to his impeachment by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, petitioned for a stay of action at the Appeal Court in Abuja.

On September 20, Yusuf’s 165,663 votes were deemed unlawful by the tribunal, resulting in the invalidation of his electoral victory.

The board concluded that the Independent National Electoral Commission had not authorized or tagged the ballots, consequently declaring Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress as the governorship race’s victor.

Dissatisfied with the outcome, Yusuf contested the tribunal’s verdict and requested the court to reverse the decision.

Further details following shortly.

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