Breaking! Salami panel recommends Magu’s sack

Emerging report has revealed that the sack of Ibrahim Magu, as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who is a a police commissioner, has been recommended by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of Ibrahim Magu, headed by Justice Ayo Salami panel. The Justice Ayo Salami panel, which submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari today, also requested the president to appoint the new EFCC chairman in an interim position for two years. The panel also recommended that President Buhari should also look outside…

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Lekki shootings: FG threatens CNN over ‘unverified’ report

…‘Documentary is biased’ – Coalition …‘We stand by our story’, replies CNN The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed yesterday said that the Cable News Network (CNN) should be sanctioned for its investigative report on the October 20 Lekki shootings. Recall that the CNN on Wednesday released an investigative report alleging that the Nigerian Army used live bullets on protesters during its intervention in the #EndSARS protests that occurred in Lekki, Lagos State. Following the military’s denial of the shooting and killing of the protesters, CNN had released an…

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‘FG deploying hunger on our members to enroll in IPPIS platform’ – ASUU

…Says private varsities recruiting their members  The Benin Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday said the Federal Government was using hunger to compel its members to enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). In a statement issued in Benin City by the Union’s Zonal Coordinator, Prof. Fred Esumeh, the union said that since the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has been talking like a spoiler and anti-ASUU agent rather than…

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Court orders arrest of Atiku’s son over children custody

The Upper Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), yesterday ordered the immediate arrest of the son of former Vice-President Alh. Atiku Abubakar, for disobeying an October 27, 2020 judgment directing him to hand his three sons to their mother, Maryam Sherif, for custody. Sherif had commenced the children-custody suit after the divorce between her and her former husband, Abubakar, who bears the same first name and surname with his father, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar. The judge, Bashir Danmaisule, had on October 27, 2020 delivered judgment in…

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Retired lecturer shoots wife, kills self in Kaduna

A retired Kaduna Polytechnic lecturer, Austin Umera yesterday reportedly shot his wife and killed himself over a domestic quarrel. Austin, who was a lecturer at the Department of Languages, Kaduna Polytechnic, before his retirement argued with his wife and threatened to shoot her if she talks further. His son who witnessed the drama told newsmen that, “It was like a joke; when my father said he would shoot my mom, she couldn’t believe him. All of a sudden, I heard a gunshot. I ran to my mom to take her…

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Reps Speaker’s aide reportedly shoots newspapers vendor dead in Abuja

A police officer attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila reportedly shot a newspaper vendor in the head yesterday, in Abuja, the Federal capital Territory, (FCT). According to reports, the victim, whose name was given as Ifeanyi Okereke died shortly after he was rushed to the National Hospital by his brother and some police officers. The incident was said to have occurred at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 3 pm. The shooting incident happened when Okereke and other street vendors flocked around the convoy of the…

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Court adjourns El-Zakzaky, wife’s trial to Jan. 2021

The trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, has been adjourned by the Kaduna State High Court to January 25 and 26, 2021, for further hearing. The presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kuradaz, announced the adjournment yesterday, at the continuation of trial which started Wednesday. Although journalists were not allowed into the court, four witnesses were said to have testified during the proceedings. El-Zakzaky’s counsel, Femi Falana (SAN), told newsmen in an interview that three of the witnesses that testified…

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Lagos: 43-year-old allegedly defiles 3 yr-old in church

A Magistrates’ Court in Suru-lere, in Lagos State, yesterday remanded a 43 yr-old man, Ifeanyi Ndieze, who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl in a church. The defendant, who resides at Karimu Street, Suru-lere, is facing a charge of defilement, which contravenes Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on Oct. 29 at 8:00p.m at No. 18, Salau St., Suru-lere, adding that the defendant saw the toddler in a church and inserted…

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‘Wike, other PDP governors on their way to APC’ – Yahaya Bello

…As pressure mounts on S/East govs. to join the party like Umahi Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, yesterday, said more governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), are making plans to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor stated this while reacting to the defection of Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi from the PDP to APC, adding that Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, would not be the last governor to join the ruling party, describing Umahi as a believer in the APC even when he was a member of…

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Absences of membership register cause of recurring crisis in APC – Buni

By Godwin Amunde Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary/Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, said the absence of membership register updates is responsible for some of the conflicts that have caused the party major losses in multiple states and in a number of elections. The APC’s Caretaker Chairman explained that the ongoing nationwide membership registration exercise was aimed at nipping the problem in the bud. “Our immediate tasks of resolving the various conflicts across the states have been largely successful. In many of the flashpoints,…

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