Supporters, Protesters Gather As Ekweremadu, Wife Appear In UK Court

By NewsBits Nigeria’s former deputy senate president and his wife appeared in a London court on Tuesday ahead of their trial for organ harvesting, but his accused daughter was unable to attend as she is in hospital. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, appeared at the Old Bailey court wearing a grey tracksuit top, speaking only to say “Yes, miss” when asked to confirm his name. He is accused along with his wife Beatrice, daughter Sonia and a doctor of bringing a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to have his kidney removed. Prosecutors said…

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Group Launches App To Track, Recover Over N150 Billion Abandoned Projects In Southeast Zone

…Says Southeast Is Nigeria’s Capital Of Abandoned Projects By Tony Adibe An NGO, Citizens Centre for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR), said it has launched an Abandoned Project (AbP) Application (App) to track, recover and complete over N150 billion abandoned projects discovered in Southeast Zone of Nigeria. The group described the Southeast zone as the “capital of abandoned projects” in Nigeria since the area has more abandoned projects than other geo-political zones in the country, stressing that the development was a classic example of waste and abuse of public…

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AMCON, Lotus Bank Others Join Former Kenya PM Raila Odinga, Leadership Management For Dinner

L-R: Head, Brand Marketing and Communications, Lotus Bank Mr Oluremi Akande; Head, Corporate Communications, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Mr Jude Chiedozie Nwauzor and First Counsellor, Kenya High Commission in Nigeria Mr James Nyongesa at the dinner organised by Leadership Newspapers in honour of the visiting former Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya, Mr Raila Omolo Odinga at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja…. Monday   On Monday, the former Prime Minister (PM) of the Republic of Kenya, Mr Raila Odinga arrived in Nigeria to attend the 14th edition of the…

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Ekweremadu Appears In Court Tuesday After 223-Day Detention

By NewsBits A former Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, will on Tuesday appear again in court in the United Kingdom where he has been accused of human trafficking. The lawmaker was in June 2022 arrested at Heathrow Airport in London after Staines Police Station received a report from a young man claiming to have been trafficked into the UK. The young man, who made the report shortly after arriving in the UK from Nigeria, also alleged that he was made to undergo some medical tests, none of…

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Police Smash Enugu Armed Robbery Gang, Arrest One, Recover Weapons

By NewsBits The Enugu State Police Command of the Nigerian Police Force has said that it has busted an armed robbery gang and arrested one suspect identified as Chinenye Nwadike aged 32. A statement by the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday, said that five firearms and 374 live ammunitions were recovered from the suspect. According to the statement, the suspect was arrested on Friday night by operatives of the command serving in Octopus Squad ‘B’ when they conducted an intelligence-guided sting operation at Diamond Estate axis of Onitsha Road…

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Buhari’s Appointments Are Lopsided On Basis Of Nepotism, Mediocrity And Disregard Of Merit And Competence – Obasanjo

By NewsBits Consistent and outspoken Nigeria’s former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has once again criticised appointments of incumbent Nigeria’s President Muhammadu saying they are skewed and lopsided on the basis of nepotism, and mediocrity. Obasanjo who stated this in a speech entitled, ‘The quest for unity in Nigeria and the role of unity schools,’ which he delivered at the 50th anniversary of Federal Government College, Kaduna, at the weekend, also said merit and competence in the appointments have gone to the dogs in Nigeria with the Buhari administration. He regretted…

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Sanwo-Olu Harps On Training As NUJ Opens Remodelled Secretariat

By NewsBits The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday urged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to ensure training and re-training of reporters to curb quackery and fake news. Sanwo-Olu made the call at the inauguration of the remodelled Lagos NUJ Secretariat and conferment of Grand Matron Award on Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, Founder, Love of Christ Generation Church C&S. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajayi was honoured for moving in her construction workers to take over the remodeled secretariat project from 30 per cent…

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World Leaders Call For Restraint In Escalating Israeli-Palestinian Violence

By NewsBits World leaders on Saturday condemned the escalating violence in Israel and the Palestine territories and called for calm after a series of deadly incidents in the West Bank and Jerusalem. An Israeli raid in the Jenin refugee camp on Thursday killed nine Palestinians. This was followed by a deadly shooting outside a Jerusalem synagogue on Friday and a gun attack by a 13-year-old Palestinian boy that wounded two in the city on Saturday. United Nations UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the “terrorist attack” outside the Jerusalem synagogue that…

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Newly Appointed Theatre Commander Assumes Duty In Borno

By NewsBits The newly appointed Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali has assumed duty in Maiduguri. Speaking shortly after taking over on Saturday in Maiduguri, Ali expressed gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for appointing him as the theater commander. “I have just takenover and studying the situation on ground for now. From what the outgoing theatre commander told me, I have enough to start off on ground. He has done well, we will consolidate and add on what he has…

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Armed Herders Kill 12, Injure Scores, Burn Homes In Benue Communities

By NewsBits A group, the Turan People’s Assembly (TUPA), has raised the alarm over the recent  armed herders repeated invasion of Ichembe and Mbaigbe communities, Kumakwagh Council Ward, Jato-Aka in Kwande local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State that claimed the lives of over 12 persons. TUPA expressed worry that aside killing and sacking the locals from their ancestral land, the invaders who also inflicted injuries on many of their victims, razed their homes and properties including farm produce and farmland. The organisation in a statement issued weekend in Makurdi…

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