Nigeria Court Grants Rochas Okorocha’s Appeal To Seek Medical Attention In United States

Embattled Senator Rochas Okorocha seated in a court room A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, granted an application filed by former Imo State governor and serving Senator Rochas Okorocha, seeking an order granting him leave to travel to the U.S. for medical treatment. Justice Inyang Ekwo, while granting the order after Okorocha’s counsel, Ola Olanipekun, SAN, moved the motion to the effect, however warned the lawmaker against failure to appear in the next adjourned date. Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District, had, on Thursday, approached the…

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Soldiers In Charge Of Kuje Prison Were Removed 24hrs Before Attack

Security Sources on Wednesday revealed that soldiers deployed to Kuje vicinity and the Correctional Center’s enviroment, who had mastered the terrain and acclamitised, were moved out and redeployed 24 hours before terrorists attacked the famous Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of political power. The source wondered why it is 24 hours after troop’s who had come to understand the vicinity were withdrawn and new ones who were yet to settle in arrived that the terrorists struck. However, Vanguard newspaper was told that the period that the soldiers were supposed…

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Bauchi Lawmakers Attacked By Hoodlums Wielding Guns, Machetes

Reports monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria NAN has it that hoodlums on Monday attacked Bauchi State lawmakers at their guest house, damage cars and windows during an oversite function in the state. The reports also have it that the House was embroiled in leadership crisis last Thursday with 22 members passing vote of confidence on the Speaker, Mr Abubakar Suleiman, and principal officers of the assembly. Mr Babale Abubakar, the Majority Leader of the House, told newsmen on Monday in Bauchi that the latest attack, which happened at…

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AMCON Recovery Drive: Senate Appeals For More Support

AMCON Managing Director/CEO Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru AMCON is saddled with the tough assignment of recovering nearly N5trillion owed the country by debtors who for years now hide under all manners of technicalities to tie AMCON up in different Courts to stall repayment. Sani who was represented by Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi however commended the management of AMCON for remaining resolute. While appealing to sister agencies of the federal government and all stakeholders to support the recovery drive of AMCON, Sani also appreciated the contribution of the Inter-Agency Committee set up…

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Terrorism: ‘If They Bring Fight To You, Fight Them Back,’ Akeredolu Tells Ondo People

The governor of Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, has urged the good people of Ondo State to repel any attack on them by gunmen in the state. The governor made the call while speaking on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, on Monday This is just as Akeredolu debunked the Federal Government’s claim that the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists masterminded the June 5 attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, where many worshippers were killed, and scores injured. Akeredolu, who asked the residents of…

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Kaduna 2023: Uba Sani Settles For Dr Hadiza Balarabe As Running Mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kaduna State, and the Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani, has picked Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s deputy, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in the state. Sani, who currently represents Kaduna Central in the Senate, made this known in a statement from his camp on Monday. The governorship candidate stated that he opted for Balarabe as his running mate after consultations with critical stakeholders across the state. Sani said Balarabe…

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National Assembly To Convene Stakeholders’ Meeting Over Unresolved AMCON Debts – Nwokolo

Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Hon. Victor Nwokolo (standing 12th from left), and the Group Head, Asset Management Directorate of AMCON Mr Matthew Coker (standing 9th from right) with other members of the National Assembly and senior staff of AMCON in a group photograph at the just concluded retreat in Lagos. Federal House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Banking and Currency, Hon. Victor Nwokolo at the weekend in Lagos disclosed that the that the National Assembly would as a matter of urgency summon the leadership of…

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Kaduna Community Reveals How They Paid Terrorists Over N400 Million To Access Farmlands

As terrorism continues to gradually tear Nigeria into shreds, Alhaji Zubairu Idris Abdulra’uf, one of the community leaders in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, has disclosed that in the past two years villagers have paid well over N400 million as taxes to terrorists to allow the to access their farmlands to either plant, or harvest their crops. In a related development, recall that in 2021, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, while presenting a security report confirmed that bandits and terrorists…

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Money Laundering: Hon. Peter Nwaoboshi Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, at the weekend, convicted and sentenced the Senator representing Delta North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Hon. Peter Nwaoboshi, to seven years imprisonment. The court also ordered that his two companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Limited and Suiming Electrical Limited, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021. The Appellate Court’s ruling followed the success of the appeal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), challenging the judgment of Justice…

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Akwa Ibom APC Protests Role Of INEC In Party’s Affairs Ahead Of 2023 Elections

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, has protested against  the role played by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) Mr Mike Igini in the political development in the state. APC youth yesterday stormed the State Office of INEC, protesting alleged bias of the Residents Electoral Commissioner. The protested youths numbering over one thousand stormed the premises of INEC in the state in many buses chanting “Mike Igini must go,”. They blocked the entrance of INEC…

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