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Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has backed the Blues midfielder, Jorginho, to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
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Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has backed the Blues midfielder, Jorginho, to win the Ballon d’Or this year.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ordered the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to pay a total sum of N500 million fine over unlawful and arbitrary termination of a contract entered with a private company. The board was found liable for running foul of contract law in the termination of the contract for the evacuation of solid waste materials in Nigeria’s capital city awarded to Messrs Mahaj Nigeria Limited. Delivering judgment in an appeal marked CA/ABJ/CV/200/2020 and filed by the AEPB, Justice Olasunmbo Goodluck upheld the judgment of the Arbitration Panel which had ordered the board to pay the firm a sum of N475 million for breach of the contract, N15 million as cost of litigation and another N10 million as general damages to the respondent in the suit. ...
Buhari to leave Nigeria for US on Sunday
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Buhari to leave Nigeria for US on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States, on Sunday, to take part in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). This was contained in a statement issued by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina noted that the session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The statement said that the theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations.” Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24. He is expected to speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues. It said, “In the course of the Assemb...
Appeal Court imposes N10m fine on APGA Chieftains, Edozie Njoku, Chinedu Okoro over incompetent suit
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Appeal Court imposes N10m fine on APGA Chieftains, Edozie Njoku, Chinedu Okoro over incompetent suit

The legal tussle on the national Chairmanship of the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA has taken a new twist with the Court of Appeal in Abuja imposing an N10 million fine on two chieftains of the party for filing incompetent suit in the matter. The two chieftains are Chief Edozie Njoku and Chief Chinedu Benedict Okoro who have approached the court with a request to review a judgment delivered by the Kano division of the Appellate Court. Justice Jummai Zankey in a ruling on the application held that the Court of Appeal in Abuja has no jurisdiction to review the final judgment of its Kano division.  
Benue: Gov Ortom vows to drag Akume to court over allegations
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Benue: Gov Ortom vows to drag Akume to court over allegations

UpGovernor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed to drag the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume to court to prove unfounded allegations levelled against him in a recent press conference in Abuja. Governor Ortom spoke to journalists on Wednesday, shortly before commencement of the Benue State Executive Council meeting held at the New Banquet Hall of Benue Peoples House, Makurdi. He stated that Senator Akume’s allegations amounted to treachery, betrayal and backstabbing, all of which he must prove beyond reasonable doubt in a competent court of law. Governor Ortom maintained that though he does not wish to join issues with the leader of All Progressives Congress, APC in the state, it had become expedient that he came before the court with...
Survival Fund: FG disburses N57bn to 1 million Nigerians, businesses
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Survival Fund: FG disburses N57bn to 1 million Nigerians, businesses

The Federal Government has disbursed N56,842,780,000 to 1,079,323 persons and businesses under the Survival Fund programme. The companies include those registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Maryam Katagum, Chairperson of the Survival Fund Steering Committee, gave the details at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja. Katagum, the Minister of State, Industry Trade and Investment, also flagged off the Guaranteed Off-take Scheme, with 50,032 beneficiaries already shortlisted. The official said the scheme was the last track of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund. The target is 100,000 beneficiaries but as at the time the portal closed, only 65,976 applications were received. 50,032 entries across Nigeria scaled the pre-qualification tes...
Saraki back home after being grilled by EFCC
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Saraki back home after being grilled by EFCC

Saraki back home after being grilled by EFCC Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is back home after being grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday in Abuja. A statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu from Saraki’s Media Office confirmed that Saraki went to the EFCC’s office on Saturday afternoon, on his own volition. It said Saraki visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission might have wanted to raise with him. “It will be recalled that following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the Fundamental Human Rights case filed by Dr. Saraki during the period of the former Chairman of the EFCC which precluded the commission from investigating him until the matter is dispensed with, the commission at the la...
I don’t need your cheques – Buhari tells contractor
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I don’t need your cheques – Buhari tells contractor

President Muhammadu Buhari has told contractors in the country to hold back their cheques as he doesn't need it.   The President said this on Friday July 23, as he visited Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Faruk Umar before departing for Abuja.   Buhari in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said these contractors should engage in community development instead.   He said;   “I don’t want your cheque. Go and assist our communities” instead of trying to return kickbacks to public officers, including his office. “We don’t want cheques from anyone or organisation as returns or influence of any kind. Let them remember their Corporate Social Responsibilities."   The President who noted...
Hoodlums Drop Robbery Notice, Demand N100,000 From Households In Abuja Community
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Hoodlums Drop Robbery Notice, Demand N100,000 From Households In Abuja Community

Abuja Residents of Mpape Phase 2, a community near the highbrow Maitama District, Abuja are currently living in fear after suspected armed robbers sent a warning notice. The notice, which was aimed at keeping the residents at alert for an impending attack, said each resident must have at least N100,000 cash or be prepared to be killed. Daily Post gathered that there was no specific date for the planned attack, but the entire area has been enveloped with fear. The letter which was titled “Business Operations” said the Nigerian army and other security agencies would not stop them from carrying out the attack. It read, “Hello friends, this is to inform you that we are coming for an operation very soon in this area. By this letter you are directed to have at least N100,000 read...
Sowore’s Treason Trial Starts Afresh As Judge Abandons Case
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Sowore’s Treason Trial Starts Afresh As Judge Abandons Case

The trial involving Nigerian activist, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare has suffered a setback at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The presiding Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, has been transferred to Calabar and has informed the Chief Justice, Justice Tsoho, that although she would continue with other cases, she would no longer preside over Sowore’s case. This implies that the case marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/235/19, will have to start afresh for the second time. This is just as two other judges have refused to take up Sowore’s case due to its ‘sensitive nature.’ The Department of State Services had arraigned Sowore and Bakare before Justice Ojukwu for treasonable felony for organising the ‘Revolution Now’ protest on August 5, 2019, which the government saw as an attempt to disrupt...
Alleged N10b fraud: Court threatens to issue warrant of arrest against Ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah
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Alleged N10b fraud: Court threatens to issue warrant of arrest against Ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has threatened to issue a bench warrant of arrest on a former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah, if she fails to appear in court for trial on October 19.   The judge gave the warning today Monday, July 12, when Oduah who now represents Anambra North Senatorial District in the Senate, and some other defendants were absent at the proceedings with no explanation from their lawyers   In the 25-count charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC, Oduah and the nine other defendants are accused, among others, of engaging in the laundering of about N10billion. They are particularly charged with conspiracy, money laundering and maintaining anonymous bank accounts with an old generation...
Court clears ex-Finance Minster Kemi Adeosun of NYSC saga, says NYSC certificate not required for appointment as Minister or to contest for House of Reps seat
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Court clears ex-Finance Minster Kemi Adeosun of NYSC saga, says NYSC certificate not required for appointment as Minister or to contest for House of Reps seat

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja has cleared former Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adosun of the controversy surrounding her participation or otherwise in the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. Adeosun who was the Minister of Finance during the first tenure of President Buhari resigned from office in September 2018 after a debate on whether or not she participated in the mandatory NYSC scheme started. Some Nigerians had argued that she ought not to have been appointed a Minister if she did not participate in the mandatory scheme. After so much debate, Adeosun bowed to pressure and resigned from office. Delivering judgment in a suit she filed before the court, Justice Taiwo today July 7, ruled that Adeosun was not qualified to have participated in the scheme whe...
Kidnappers disguised as a bishop and a military man stormed Dunamis to trick me — Pastor Enenche
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Kidnappers disguised as a bishop and a military man stormed Dunamis to trick me — Pastor Enenche

Senior Pastor of the Dunamis International Church, Abuja, Dr Paul Enenche has narrated how two kidnappers who disguised as a bishop from The Gambia and a naval officer stormed his church’s headquarters, Glory Dome, at Airport Road in Abuja to defraud him. Preaching in his church few days ago, the Pastor said the kidnappers were exposed by the Spirit of God. According to Pastor Eneche, the suspected criminals who were exposed during a chat with a little girl they kidnapped from Anambra State, confessed to being criminals after being handed to security operatives. He said;   “On Monday I received a text message from a bishop who claimed he came from the country of Gambia and that he wanted to see me because he had an encounter where he was directed to meet with me so th...
Death Threats Won’t Stop Me, EFCC Will Prosecute Orji Kalu, Others – Bawa
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Death Threats Won’t Stop Me, EFCC Will Prosecute Orji Kalu, Others – Bawa

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said threats to his life won’t stop him from prosecuting many pending cases under trial. Naija News reports that the EFCC chairman stated this Thursday while addressing journalists during the weekly ministerial chat at the State House in Abuja. He revealed that the commission will restart the prosecution of former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu. 100 days He disclosed that since his first 100 days in office, the anti-graft agency has been working on a number of proactive strategies including a special control unit against money laundering, established particularly to address non-designated financial institutions including car dealers, real estate, jewellery dealers, among others. Th...
Police allegedly teargas June 12 protesters in Abuja
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Police allegedly teargas June 12 protesters in Abuja

The police in Abuja this morning allegedly fired teargas canisters to disperse June 12 protesters in the Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory.   The protesters had gathered at the area at about 8.30am this morning to protest against what they described as bad governance by the Buhari-led government.   Punch reports that the protesters, who chanted “Buhari must go”, “Say no to injustice”, amongst other solidarity phrases, took to their heels and scampered for safety when the security operatives stormed the area and fired the teargas canisters.  
Malta Guinness Celebrates Ramadan With Limited Edition Pack
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Malta Guinness Celebrates Ramadan With Limited Edition Pack

To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and Sallah, Africa’s No. 1, non-alcoholic, adult premium malt drink, Malta Guinness, launched its Limited-edition pack and embarked on a series of activities in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun and Ibadan. In a testament to the spirit of this season, millions of Muslims nationwide enjoyed the nourishing goodness of Malta Guinness in a unique Ramadan Pack as they broke their fast with family and friends. The iconic design was an ode to the goodness of Ramadan and an extension of Malta Guinness’ purpose to fuel the can-do spirit of Nigerians everywhere and every time. Yinka Bakare, Head Portfolio Marketing, Guinness Nigeria, noted that: “With the Limited-Edition Ramadan pack, we hope to revitalise everyone in this holy month by sharing with them...
Insecurity: Uzodinma Takes Refuge In Abuja
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Insecurity: Uzodinma Takes Refuge In Abuja

For nearly one week, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has remained in Abuja, following the killing of the commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the subsequent torching of his private residence. Uzodinma has remained in Abuja, in spite of the escalation of violent attacks and major security concerns in Imo state. No fewer than eight persons have been shot dead in the last four days while two were shot and killed in front of Government House, one person was killed around Okorocha’s Spibat home’s roundabout Also, five were killed were policemen killed at the Police Area Command, Orieagu in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state. Inspite of all these and the palpably tense atmosphere in Imo, Governor Hope Uzodinma has remained in Abuja while the state burns. Sim...
Senators Jittery Over Fears Of Boko Haram Attack On Abuja
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Senators Jittery Over Fears Of Boko Haram Attack On Abuja

Senators on Tuesday expressed the fear that the Boko Haram insurgents may overrun the nation’s capital, Abuja, because of the attacks the deadly group had launched on neighboring states. On Monday, the Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello, revealed that Boko Haram terrorists had taken over about 50 communities in the state. Bello said the terrorist group is just some two hours away from Abuja. As a way of addressing the issue, Senate resolved to send its leadership to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. But no date has been fixed for the meeting. The decision of the Senate followed a motion, moved through a point of order by Musa Sani from Niger State, tagged, “Activities of bandits and Boko Haram terrorists in Niger State”. After a long debate, the Senate resolved that t...
Makinde To Build ₦1.2 Billion New Governor’s Lodge in Abuja
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Makinde To Build ₦1.2 Billion New Governor’s Lodge in Abuja

Governor Seyi Makinde, along with the state government’s executive council, has approved N1.2 billion to construct a new lodge in Abuja for the incumbent and successive governors. The Commissioner of Public Works and Infrastructure, Daud Sangodoyin, disclosed that the council approved N1.2 billion to construct a new Governor’s Lodge at No 2. John Kadiya Close, Asokoro, Abuja. Mr Sangodoyin further revealed that the new lodge would provide apartments for the governor, deputy governor, chalets, fittings, and furniture, “which would be of modern type.” The commissioner added that the government would complete the building project in six months. Mr Sangodoyin explained that the old lodge was no longer fit for the governor’s use.
Predident Buhari Meets Acting IGP, Usman Baba
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Predident Buhari Meets Acting IGP, Usman Baba

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba met on Monday. They met at Aso Villa in Abuja. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), through the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, had on Tuesday, April 6, appointed Baba to succeed Mohammed Adamu. The President was in London for a medical check-up when the appointment was announced.
Pastor Emeka Evans Murdered In His Church In Abuja
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Pastor Emeka Evans Murdered In His Church In Abuja

A pastor known as Rev Emeka Evans of Goodnews City Church, Abuja was brutally murdered in his church while having a lone vigil on Tuesday. The attack wasn't discovered until morning when the assailants had disappeared. He was barely alive when help came but gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital. This has thrown the entire environment into mourning as he was a popular pastor in the Nyanya Jikwoyi axis of Abuja. The matter has been reported to the police but no clue yet. With deep and heavy heart l announce the sudden death of my beloved brother pastor Emeka Evans Unaegbu.May the good Lord show you mercy and accept you in His kingdom.Amen. RIP Nwannem
Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting
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Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

The vice President prof. Yemi Osinbajo Presides over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meetingat the presidential villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari is in London for a routine medical check up. Before the proceedings, a minute silence was observed in honour of Mahmud Tukur, a former minister of commerce and industry, who passed away recently. Ministers who attending the meeting are Alh. Kai Muhammed, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Abubakar Malami other ministers joined virtually from their offices. Boss Mustapha, SGF, is represented by permanent secretary, Ecological fund office, Mrs habibah lawal. The National Security Adviser, rtd Maj-Gen. Babagana Mungono and chief of staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are present at the meeting.
2023: Saraki presidential campaign posters flood Abuja
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2023: Saraki presidential campaign posters flood Abuja

Posters of the immediate past president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, were sighted in conspicuous areas of Abuja on Tuesday, fueling speculations that he might soon declare his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election. . Our correspondent sighted some of the posters at the Wuse area of the nation’s capital and at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, popularly known as Wadata House in Abuja. . Saraki’s picture was displayed in the poster tagged, “Reset Nigeria 2023: Abubakar Bukola Saraki for President”. . The media aide of the former senate president, Yusuph Olaniyonu, however, told our correspondent in a telephone interview that he knew nothing about it. . He said, “If Senator Bukola Saraki wanted to contest for president, he will address a ...
Police, Kidnappers Exchange Gun Fire In Abuja
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Police, Kidnappers Exchange Gun Fire In Abuja

There was a gun battle between the Police and kidnappers on Tuesday in Abuja. Inspector Ambi John was hit by a bullet while he and other operatives were repelling the assailants. John, who was leading one of the teams, was rushed to hospital for medical attention, according to PRNigeria. A joint team from the FCT Command and Operation Puff Adder engaged the hoodlums. The officers responded to distress calls for intervention along the Dankusa, Angwan-Zegele-Zuba axis. The police are combing the area and patrolling surrounding communities. Kidnap incidences in the nation’s capital have surged in recent months.
Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents
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Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents

The Federal Government has alerted airport security chiefs across the country of impending attacks by suspected criminals. To this end, the government through the Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to beef up security across the airports. FAAN’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, issued a memo to airport chiefs of security to review security measures to stave off the attacks. The airports listed included Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo read: “I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for t...
How I Was Put In Same Cage I Urinated In For 2 Days —  Man Detained By CCT Chair
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How I Was Put In Same Cage I Urinated In For 2 Days — Man Detained By CCT Chair

Peter Onyuike, a phone repairer arrested and detained illegally by the police on the demands of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Danladi Umar, has said he will not take any legal action against him. Onyiuke told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that his decision was hinged on the fact that he did not want to be at loggerheads with any influential person in the country. While responding, he said he would not "want any more trouble from any big man in this country." "Whatever happened, I leave it to God who has seen me through all my troubles in the hands of that big man," Onyiuke said. Onyiuke, a phone repairer at one of the outlets at Banex Plaza, Wuse, Abuja, where Umar physically attacked Clement Sargwak, the plaza’s security guard, was detained without charge from March 2...
Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock
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Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is not among the dignitaries at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja, venue of the book launch of Aisha, his wife. The book, “Aisha Buhari, Being Different”, was authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani. Buhari, who is currently in London for a medical check-up, is being represented by Prof Ibrahim Gambari, his Chief of Staff. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo, are among the dignitaries in attendance.  
Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions
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Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their views about the termination of the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police. President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Adamu with Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday afternoon. Adamu was inspecting the havoc wreaked on the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command when the news of the termination of his appointment broke. In February, his appointment had been extended by three months but he had only spent two months and three days of that period when he was relieved of duty. Below are some Twitter reactions: Senator Shehu Sani @ShehuSani Goodbye Adamu, rest well and regain your lost weight Babatunde Olatunji @Babatun09050838 Abi now . Very funny country , on assignment and removed from there. My country Ni...
EFCC Hands Recovered ¥370,000, $1,800 USD To Japanese Victim Of Fraud
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EFCC Hands Recovered ¥370,000, $1,800 USD To Japanese Victim Of Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, April 1, 2021 handed over the sums of ¥370,000 Japanese Yen and $1,800 USD, recovered from a fraudster, to the Japanese victim through officials of the Japanese Embassy, Abuja. The money was recovered by the EFCC following a complaint by one Hatsumi Ozeki on January 19, 2019. Investigation established that Ozeki was duped by one Evans Ewean-Obayagbona but the proceeds of crime was wired to him through the accounts of his accomplices- Samson Okonofua, Osifo Onaiwi-Kelly and Igbenedion Iyobor Mikel. Speaking while handing over the money to officials of the Japanese Embassy at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, the Director of Operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, reiterated the Commission’s commitment to the fight against cybe...
Northern Youths Demand Removal Of Danladi Umar As CCT Chairman Over Assault
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Northern Youths Demand Removal Of Danladi Umar As CCT Chairman Over Assault

The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria has called for the removal and prosecution of Danladi Umar, Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for alleged abuse of power. Umar had been caught on video assaulting a security guard, Clement Sargwak, a 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guard Services Limited at Banex Plaza, Abuja, who had told him that the justice’s vehicle was wrongly parked. In his attempt to justify his action, the CCT spokesman, had said the guard was rude and could not provide a reasonable explanation why the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal should not park in the said space, alleging that the guard threatened the CCT chairman. The spokesman had alleged that after the assault by Danladi Umar, a mob of “Biafran Boys” came to the guard’s rescue and ...
Umar’s “Biafran Boys” Dig Part Of Nigeria’s Unofficial Igbophobia By Farooq
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Umar’s “Biafran Boys” Dig Part Of Nigeria’s Unofficial Igbophobia By Farooq

By Farooq A. Kperogi Twitter: @farooqkperogi Danladi Umar, the notoriously vain and sickeningly skin-bleached chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, was caught on camera on March 29 physically assaulting a security guard identified as 22-year-old Clement Sargwak. Umar flew into a tempestuous rage because Sargwak besought him to not park his car at a spot that obstructed traffic in Abuja’s Banex Plaza in Wuse 2. In the aftermath of the swift, across-the-board social media denunciations that his cowardly physical violence against a lowly security guard roused, Umar caused the head of the Press and Public Relations unit of the Code of Conduct Tribunal by the name of Ibraheem Al-Hassan to issue an agonizingly dreadful and error-ridden press release that, among other things, ...
Assault: NBA To Investigate CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar
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Assault: NBA To Investigate CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar

STATEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE ALLEGED CASE OF ASSAULT BY UMAR YAKUBU DANLADI, ESQ. The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association ("NBA") has been drawn to the video making the rounds where the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (“CCT”) - Danladi Yakubu Umar Esq., was seen, together with his security detail, allegedly assaulting a citizen atin Wuse Abuja. We understand that this citizen turned out to be a 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to the Plaza and who is now reportedly hospitalised. The NBA has also read the statement credited to the Head, Press and Public Relations of the CCT in response to the actions of Mr Umar. The NBA frowns at any display of naked power by a public officer especially one ...
Erica Acquires ‘April Fool’ House In Abuja
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Erica Acquires ‘April Fool’ House In Abuja

BBNaija star Erica Nlewedim has acquired her second house in Abuja and she shared the photo of the house on her Instagram handle. She captioned the photo; "2021 has been amazing I just want to thank God, I got my second house in Abuja. This post is to let you know that if you can dream it you can do it, and you should set a goal so you can live a life above reproach and you will not be treated like a cockroach. This journey for me started from a desire and I perspired, and I acquired houses, the journey required an lot of pictures of my future straight from the scriptures! Thanks to all my beautiful Elites and kiddricans and all supporters with every other name! I love you and please tell the real owner of the house I’m not trying to steal their house o! It’s just because it’s the ...
How I Was Assaulted By Danladi Umar, CCT Chairman – Abuja Security Guard Speaks
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How I Was Assaulted By Danladi Umar, CCT Chairman – Abuja Security Guard Speaks

A security guard assaulted by the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, in Abuja on Monday, has narrated his ordeal. The victim, Clement Sargwak, tracked down by our reporter on Wednesday, is a 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to Banex Plaza, in Wuse, Abuja, where he was attacked by Mr Umar on Monday. Mr Umar was caught in a viral video clip slapping and kicking the security guard following an altercation between them over the space where the CCT chairman parked his car on the premises of the plaza. The CCT, in a statement, on Tuesday, denied the assault allegation, insisting that it was Mr Umar that was assaulted by “some miscreants” who gathered at the scene of the incident. In what appears ...
IGP Adamu Commissions Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM, Abuja
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IGP Adamu Commissions Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM, Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni today, 31st March, 2021 commissioned the new Nigeria Police Radio, 99.1FM, Abuja. The Nigeria Police Radio, which is one of the legacy projects of the Force within the past 2 years will help bring the police closer to the people and bolster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the people. The IGP, in his key note address, noted that the radio station will provide community-based radio broadcast services. It will serve as a veritable avenue for the Nigeria Police to engage, enlighten and inform the public on policing activities and other security-related matters. The IGP further noted that the radio station will air programs targeted at involving the citizens in the security of their localities e...
‘Biafran Boys’: Aisha Yesufu Calls For Danladi Umar’s Removal As CCT Chairman
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‘Biafran Boys’: Aisha Yesufu Calls For Danladi Umar’s Removal As CCT Chairman

Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls movement Aisha Yesufu on Wednesday called for the removal of chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal Danladi Umar. Mrs Yesufu made the call following a controversial statement released by the CCT which addressed some youth as ‘Biafran boys’. Umar was caught on camera on Monday assaulting a security guard at Banex Plaza in Abuja after he was told to park his car properly. Umar was forced into his car by his security aide. Soon, some persons at the plaza began booing the CCT chairman and throwing items as he attempted to drive away. After the video went viral on Tuesday, CCT spokesman Ibraheem Al-Hassan wrote in a statement: “As the few policemen in the complex were apparently overwhelmed by the mobs, consisting of Biafran boys throwing ma...
Aregbesola Commissions The Immigration Service Passport Express Centre
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Aregbesola Commissions The Immigration Service Passport Express Centre

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Nigeria's Interior Minister today commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service Passport Express Centre in Maitama, Abuja. Today, I commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service (@nigimmigration) Passport Express Centre, Maitama Abuja which is established in partnership with the private sector. It is a first of many more to be established and designed to offer specialized services to Nigerians.
Police Shoot At Shiite Protesters In Abuja, One Killed (Disturbing Photos)
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Police Shoot At Shiite Protesters In Abuja, One Killed (Disturbing Photos)

At least one person was fatally shot while many others sustained gunshot injuries as operatives of the Nigerian Police forcefully dispersed protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja. The incident occurred Monday afternoon at the Human Rights Commissions’ office in the highly developed Maitama District. The deceased, Muhsin Abdallah, was killed by a live bullets when the police engaged the demonstrators with lethal force, Ibrahim Musa, Shiites spokesman told Peoples Gazette on Monday. Mr Musa said the IMN members had converged at their usual location in Maitama to protest against the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife. Shortly after, police disrupted the “peaceful” procession, he said. “Today there was a daily ‘...
Abuja Magistrate Orders Lawyer Handcuffed, Jailed For Challenging Him
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Abuja Magistrate Orders Lawyer Handcuffed, Jailed For Challenging Him

An Abuja Magistrate, Ibrahim Mohammed has ordered policemen at the court to arrest and handcuff a lawyer, Eburu Ekwe Barth, for challenging him on the summary of the case before the court. The Magistrate of Court 2, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja thereafter sentenced Ekwe to two months in prison for contempt in the face of the court. The lawyer was thereafter handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. A lawyer present during the dramatic court proceeding told BarristerNG that the lawyer’s crime was that he interjected when the magistrate was delivering a ruling on an application by the the opposing lawyer. The lawyer’s ground of interjection was that the magistrate was ascribing what he never said to him in his ruling. The lawyer further queried whether there was a conspiracy between the...
Buhari Meets Ortom In Aso Rock
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Buhari Meets Ortom In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Benue Governor Samuel Ortom in the State House, Abuja over the recent attempt on his life by gunmen. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ortom said he was pleased with President Buhari’s reaction to the development, adding they shared ideas on how to manage the crisis trailing the development.
Buhari’s Nephew, Fatuhu Muhammed Shows Off His New Abuja Mansion
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Buhari’s Nephew, Fatuhu Muhammed Shows Off His New Abuja Mansion

A nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari and member of the House of Representatives, Fatuhu Muhammed, has showed off a new house he built in Abuja. Mr Muhammed, who represents Daura/Maiadua/Sandamu Federal Constituency on the platform of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said he build the house “within four years” The lawmaker shared a stunning angular view of the massive house in a Facebook post, asking friends to join him in prayer for attaining the feat. “Alhamdulillah I’ve completed building my house in Gwarinpa (Abuja) which took me about four years but once again Alhamdulillah and I need your prayers. “The date for moving in will be notified soon InshaAllah,” he posted. Shortly afterward, the lawmaker deleted the post. In September last year, Mr Fatuhu th...
FG Approves $1.5bn For Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery
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FG Approves $1.5bn For Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the plan by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt Refinery with $1.5bn. The decision was taken at the weekly meeting of the council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The minister said, “The Ministry of Petroleum Resources presented a memo on the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery for the sum of $1.5bn, and that memo was $1.5 billion and it was approved by council today. “So, we are happy to announce that the rehabilitation of the refinery will commence in three phases. The first phase...
EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan

Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday March 11, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC raided their hideouts and apprehended them. Five of the suspects were picked up at an N8m a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja. The breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise. Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, 1 Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV. The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. IBADAN Court Jails Six for Internet Fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednes...
Femi Fani-Kayode Receives Actor, Joe Okechukwu In Abuja
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Femi Fani-Kayode Receives Actor, Joe Okechukwu In Abuja

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode on Tuesday night hosted YouTuber and Hollywood actor Joe Okechukwu in his Abuja home. Tweeting on Wednesday, the ex-minister rained words of adulation on Mr Okechukwu, revealing that the actor was a firm supporter of former US President Donald Trump. “ It was an honor and privilege to receive my friend and brother Mr. Joe Okechukwu in my Abuja home last night. Joe, who is a Hollywood-based actor, is one of Nigeria’s rising stars and a man that is going places,” he said. “Well-versed in international affairs & world politics, Joe is also a leading Trumper, a brilliant mind, a gifted & committed Pastor who has remarkable insight & who is gifted with the prophetic, a profound commentator on world events & current affairs ...
Our Men Not Transferred To Abuja, Still In Police Custody – OPC
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Our Men Not Transferred To Abuja, Still In Police Custody – OPC

The Oodua Peoples Congress says three of its operatives detained by the Oyo State Police Command are still in the state and not moved to Abuja as reported in some section of the media on Tuesday. OPC Coordinator in Oyo State, Rotimi Olumo, stated this in a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday. He said, “Our men are still in police custody here at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Iyaganku, Ibadan. I saw them this afternoon after a meeting with the police. They have not been moved anywhere and we are working on their release.” The PUNCH had earlier reported that the OPC, on Sunday, arrested notorious Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili, accused of terrorising villages in the Ibarapa area of the state. The OPC later handed over Wakili to the Oyo State Police C...
Osinbajo Says He Is Indebted To Nigerians
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Osinbajo Says He Is Indebted To Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he was indebted to Nigerians who showed him love as he clocked 64 years old. Osinbajo said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after cutting his birthday cake on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said, “I must say that I am extremely grateful; first, to the Almighty God for preserving my life till day; 64th birthday. "But also to say how deeply indebted I am to the Nigeria people and to so many who have shown so much love and so much affection and so many across the nation who have wished me a happy birthday. “I wish them also not just great birthday but I pray that the Almighty God will celebrate them just as they have celebrated me,’’ he said. The Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijani Uma...
Only Lagos, Abuja Airports Profitable, Sustain Others – FAAN
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Only Lagos, Abuja Airports Profitable, Sustain Others – FAAN

In a bid to bridge some of its infrastructural gap, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked to discontinue the 25 per cent revenue contribution it makes to the federation account. The Managing Director of the agency, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, made the appeal yesterday when the Senate Committee on Aviation came for their oversight function and he said that if the 25 per cent contribution ends, it will ensure development if revenue generated from the sector is ploughed back. This was even as he asserted that revenues from only two airports; the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) are sustaining other airports in the country. He also highlighted the global economic challenge that has affected airli...

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