Ex-Banker Bags 17 Years for Fraud, to Restitute Bank N93m

The Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today November 23, 2020 secured the conviction of one Rabiu Alhasan Dawaki before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court on charges of conspiracy and criminal breach of trust. Dawaki was arraigned alongside two others Abdullahi Umar Rano and Samuel Obende who are now deceased on a 28 count charge bordering on Conspiracy and Criminal Breach of Trust. The three defendants, all former employees of an old generation bank, were responsible for receiving, processing and distributing…

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We must exit this recession with precision -Atiku Abubakar

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into another recession. Heaviness of heart, because this could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to patriotic counsel given by myself and other well meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing. Yes, the COVID19 pandemic has exacerbated an already bad situation, however, we could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of…

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Former Kaduna Governor, Balarale is dead

Former Kaduna State Governor, Balarabe Musa is dead. He died on Wednesday at the age of 84 after a brief illness. According to information made available by the son of the deceased, Kassim Balarabe Musa, He said, “I will like to inform you the passing away of my father, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa. He died this morning about 30 minutes ago.” Before his death Alhaji Balarabe Musa was the chairman Board of Trustees of the Peoples Redemption Party.

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Dasukigate: We Spent ₦2.2 Billion On Prayers Against Boko Haram – Adariko

Dasuki takes DSS to Abuja, asks for N5bn compensation

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission investigating officer, Adariko Michael, on Tuesday, alleged that N2.2 billion was spent on prayers in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to win the war against Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Mr Michael was giving evidence as the first prosecution witness (PW1) in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (ONSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan, in the alleged two billion dollars arms deal fraud. Others charged with Mr Dasuki, a retired colonel, are a former General Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),…

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FG seeks fresh N1.2B loan from Brazil

The federal government is seeking the National Assembly’s approval to access the $1.2 billion agricultural loan from Brazil. This was disclosed by the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, when she appeared to defend the ministry’s 2021 budget before the House of Representatives’ committee on finance on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. According to her, the federal government had forwarded the loan request to the National Assembly which is aimed at addressing issues in the agriculture value chain as Nigeria moves to make it another source of…

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LekkiShootings: UN human rights experts demand Nigeria investigate shooting of peaceful protestors by soldiers

GENEVA (3 November 2020) – The Nigerian government must set up a credible, independent inquiry into the recent illegal killings of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers, UN human rights experts* said today. “Since 2005, UN Special Rapporteurs have repeatedly raised the issue of police killings and impunity with the Nigerian government,” the experts said. “We have had 15 years of government promises, but nothing has changed. “Governments come and go, but police brutality is as intractable as ever. Nigerians need justice.” Excessive use of force during peaceful assemblies…

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Just In: Sanwo Olu Orders Full Reopening of Markets

The Lagos state governor Mr Babajide Sanwoolu has approved the full resumption of operations of both food markets and non food markets. They are now to open daily. In a statement announcing this, the commissioner for local government and community affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, said Mr Governor took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times and ensure that Lagosians can recover fast. Dr Ahmed pointed out that Mr Governor also advised the continued observance of all safety protocols. He noted that traders…

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#Endsars: Seun Okinbaloye Writes On How To Fix Nigeria

Seun Okinbaloye, Channels Television’s Political Correspondent, writes on SARS, Police brutality and his to fix Nigeria. On twitter, Seun Okinbaloye wrote: Dear Friends, On a rather deeper look at things, Police brutality is the topmost of the agitation but the anger and fury is deeper, bottled up for many years. An oppression our fathers have endured and the children now say No More, Enough is Enough! In the context of the current scenario “SARS” has become a metaphor.  “SARS” in our society today represents all the inefficiencies, corruption, structural imbalances,…

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Reconstitute NHRC, Falz writes Buhari

Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, A.K.A Falz has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to demand the reconstitution of the National Human Rights Commissions (NHRC) board. This comes in the wake of the protests across the country by youths demanding an end to police brutality. Taking to his social media handles to share the letter, the rapper asked the President to treat the letter as urgent.   The letter titled REQUEST FOR RECONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS WITH…

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My driver was killed in Endsars protest in Abuja -Keyamo

The minister of state for Labour and Employment, Festus -Keyamo, San has narrated how his driver died as a result of the clash between thugs and Endsars Protesters in the Berger area of Abuja. Mr. Keyamo tweeted on Thursday “I regret to announce that my driver, Mr. Yohanna Shankuk, died yesterday in Abuja as a result of the protests. A vehicle that saw advancing protesters at Berger roundabout, made a U-turn, took the one-way back and ran over him as he was making his way on foot to my private…

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Endsars: IGP calls for an end to violence against Law Enforcement Officers

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has condemned the unprovoked and violent attack on policemen and damage to police operational vehicles and other assets by ENDSARS protesters in Ughelli, Delta State, on Thursday, 8th October, 2020. The incident which resulted in the unfortunate death of one Police officer, Corporal Etaga Stanley attached to ‘A’ Division, Ughelli, Delta State who was attacked and brutally murdered by the protesters also left another, Sergeant Patrick Okuone with serious body injury sustained from gunshot by the protesters. The protesters also…

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Breaking: Gas Station explodes in Ipaja, Lagos

Residents of Baruwa Ipaja area of Alimosho Local Government were woken up by another gas explosion at the early hours of Thursday morning. According to eyewitness report, The explosion   happened around 5am this morning brought at a gas station. About 25 houses were affected by the explosion while four persons have been confirmed dead. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and other safety agencies are currently in control of the situation to avoid further spread. Watch Video below.

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COVID19: Lagos Govt. Reopens Two Recreational Parks

The Lagos State Government on Sunday announced the reopening of two of its recreational parks for public use, stressing that visitors to the parks must comply with the subsisting COVID-19 protocols. Mrs Titilayo Ajirotutu, the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Parks and Gardens (LASPARK), disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. According to Ajirotutu, the reopened recreational facilities are the Ndubisi Kanu Park in Alausa and the Dr Abayomi Finnish Park in Oregun, Ikeja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state had…

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AFCON trophy stolen in Cairo

Africa cup of Nations (AFCON), trophy has been reportedly stolen from the Egyptian Football Association headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier earlier today issued a remarkable claim that the most coveted title in African football has mysteriously disappeared. The Egyptian national team achieved unprecedented success between 2006 and 2010 when they lifted the AFCON title three times, thus affording the opportunity to claim the floating trophy permanently. However, the silverware that was achieved under the guidance of legendary coach Hassan Shehata has seemingly been stolen a decade…

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Sarki Abba and SAHARA Reporters Tissue of Lies

A tissue of lies! That is the response of close associates of Sarki Abba, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Domestic Affairs, to the report by Sahara Reporters that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. “The report by Sahara Reporters is laughable. It is a tissue of lies and concoction of the Reporter’s imagination” says a source close to the Aso Villa who does not want his name mention. The source further noted that Alhaji Sarki Abba has been Hale and hearty and has been going about his…

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Covid-19 Ganduje opens football viewing centers

…..Donates 40,000 Masks to viewing football centers. Ahead of the reopening of the major league soccer in Europe Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered the reopening of football viewing centres in Kano state. The Governor gave the directive when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State chapter, paid him a courtesy call at his office today in Kano. Speaking on behalf of the association, the State Chairman Mal. Shari Ahlan, urged the governor to ease the lockdown order for the Centres. According to the Chief Press Secretary who…

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NDLEA intercepts 3.1 tons of Cannabis in Kogi State

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Kogi State Command have intercepted 3.1 tons of Cannabis sativa along Okene-Lokoja Express Way.  The illicit substance was conveyed in a 30T HOWO Truck heading for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The State Command Patrol Team halted the on-coming truck while an officer climbed into the truck to confirm the content, only for the driver to engage the engine and drove away with the hapless officer still in the bucket of the truck. The members of the team mobilized and pursued…

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Press Release: NDLEA dismantles first-ever Hashish Oil Clandestine Laboratory in Lagos

A clandestine laboratory for the production of Hashish Oil, a derivative from Cannabis sativa has been dismantled by the Serious Enforcement Team of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. In a press statement signed by the agencies spokesman, Mr Jonah Achema, ACN,the laboratory was located in an apartment on No. 7, Imam Augusto Close, Victoria Island-Lagos. He said “In the course of the operation code-named Hash-Caste, the Agency arrested one Oladapo Ifedayo Oluseyi Adedayo, “M”, the suspected owner of the laboratory which engages in indoor growing of cannabis sativa and…

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President Trump call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open

*Calls churches and places of worship essential. President Trump on Friday announced that new CDC guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” he said “some doctors have deemed abortion centers as essential but have left out churches and places of worship, it is not right”. he called on governors to allow them to open “right now.” Trump announced the policy for churches, synagogues and mosques, during a briefing at the White House. “If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America, we need more prayer, not…

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