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EFCC places Governor Obiano on watchlist
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EFCC places Governor Obiano on watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on a watchlist, ahead of the handover of government in the state. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) dated November 15, 2021. The EFCC requested the immigration to place Governor Obiano on a watchlist and inform it anytime he is traveling out of the country from any of the international airports, as well as other points of entry and exit. The reason for placing the governor on watchlist is yet unknown. Sources told Channels Television that the move was an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the governor and possibly have intelligence that he is planning to escape aft...
BBNaija: WhiteMoney, Pere, Saga could leave ‘Shine Ya Eye’ house today
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BBNaija: WhiteMoney, Pere, Saga could leave ‘Shine Ya Eye’ house today

Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition’s winner will be announced next week Sunday, October 3. But before then, there is the small matter of deciding who joins Cross, Liquorose and Emmanuel in the final. The three housemates will be in the house until the last day, following the completion of the weekly tasks on Monday. Emmanuel emerged as the winner and was automatically exempted from eviction. He was then asked to pick a Head of House and Deputy Head of House, who would also get immunity for the week. He chose Liquorose as Head of House and Cross as deputy. This puts Pere, Nini, Queen, WhiteMoney, Angel and Saga up for eviction this Sunday. It is very likely only two will join the others in the finale. In the previous years, only five contestants were left at the ve...
BBNaija: ‘I dreamt Liquorose won the N90m grand prize’ – Cross
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BBNaija: ‘I dreamt Liquorose won the N90m grand prize’ – Cross

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Cross has revealed that he had a dream that Liquorose won the 90 million grand prize. Cross made this known while having a discussion with Liquorose on Thursday. He said, “I dreamt about you. It was a good one because you won the 90million grand prize.” In response, Liquorose, who looked very excited with the news, claimed it. “This is the kind of dream that I like. I claim it and l am saying a big Amen to it!” she said. Recall that Cross, Liquorose and Emmauel on Monday night secured a place in the finals. Emmauel won the veto power game, used immunity to save himself, picked Liquorose as the head of house and Cross as her deputy.
BBNaija: I would not have forgiven you if you chose me as deputy – WhiteMoney tells Emmanuel
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BBNaija: I would not have forgiven you if you chose me as deputy – WhiteMoney tells Emmanuel

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, WhiteMoney has reacted to Emmanuel’s choice of Deputy Head of House. Emmanuel on Monday evening won the ultimate veto power which gave him immunity from eviction and the opportunity to choose the Head of House and the deputy. Emmanuel chose Liquorose as HOH while Cross as deputy. This also gave them the immunity from eviction this week and have now secured a spot at the finale. Emmanuel after the ultimate power game approached WhiteMoney to apologize for not choosing him as his deputy. WhiteMoney responding said he would have been hurt if Emmanuel chose him. “I’m not angry, I would not have forgiven you if you chose me as deputy. “Cross deserves it. He acts like he’s strong but he’s a baby with anxiety and ...
BBNaija: I’ll punch you if you dare touch Liquorose – Emmanuel warns Cross
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BBNaija: I’ll punch you if you dare touch Liquorose – Emmanuel warns Cross

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Emmanuel, has warned Cross to stay away from Liquorose. Emmanuel issued the warning to Cross after he chose him as the deputy head of house which earned him immunity from eviction this week. Cross and Liquorose as the head of house will have to sleep together in the head of house lounge. Emmanuel, speaking to Cross, warned him not to touch Liquorose unless he’ll deal with him. “Don’t touch Liquorose, don’t even sniff her perfume. “I’ll punch you if you try anything,” Emmanuel told Cross. Cross, known as the ladies man, assured Emmanuel he’ll not touch Liquorose.
COVID-19: Edo government Imposes Restriction on Mass gathering
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COVID-19: Edo government Imposes Restriction on Mass gathering

The Edo State Government has restricted mass gatherings across the state in a bid curb the spread of COVID-19. Governor Godwin Obaseki made the announcement while flagging off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise on Monday August 23. Obaseki also added that from the second week of September 2021, large gatherings, as well as high traffic public and private places will only be accessed by persons who have proof of taking at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. He said; “Beginning from the second week of September 2021, large gatherings, as well as high traffic public and private places will only be accessed by persons who have proof of taking at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. People who have not yet been vaccinated at all will depend on remote acce...
#BBNaija: Maria, Pere and JMK issued a Strike
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#BBNaija: Maria, Pere and JMK issued a Strike

Maria, Pere and JMK have been issued a strike over microphone infringement. While JMK was issued a strike for entering the Jacuzzi with her microphone, Maria and Pere were issued a strike each for removing their microphones at different times to have a conversation. In addition to the strike, they've also been barred from the Head of House challenge and will not enjoy its priviledges, veto power and immunity. Other housemates who broke the rule of not whispering and being coherent in their speech, will receive their punishment today.
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U.S. reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the world

The U.S. has reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the world over the last seven days, according to the World Health Organization. The U.S. saw 500,332 new cases (a 131% increase) the week ending July 25 compared to the previous week, the WHO said. The world meanwhile has seen 3.8 million new cases (an 8% increase) over the same time period. while the number of COVID-related deaths (over 69,000) represented a 21% jump. Brazil, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and India rounded out the top five of countries with most new cases. The increase in cases is largely being fueled by the spreading delta variant as well as a slowdown in the U.S.’s vaccine drive. According to the CDC, only 49.2% of the country is fully vaccinated, well short of the benchmark needed for her...
Reps Move to Remove President, governors’ immunity clause
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Reps Move to Remove President, governors’ immunity clause

  Nigeria’s President, Vice President, as well as Governors and Deputy Governors, may lose their exemption from trial. The House of Representatives is deliberating the removal of the immunity clause they enjoy. A bill to make it possible for their criminal and civil prosecution will soon be read for the second time at the Green Chamber. Hon. Rimamnde Kwewum, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from Taraba State, sponsored the constitution amendment bill. The existing law shields persons named and/or referred to in Sub-Section 3 of Section 308 of the 1999 CFRN (Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) from lawsuits. Persons holding the office of president or vice-president, governor or deputy governor are covered under Subsections 1(a), (b) and...
Germany becomes first country to officially recommend mixing different Covid-19 vaccines for best immunity against the disease
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Germany becomes first country to officially recommend mixing different Covid-19 vaccines for best immunity against the disease

The German government has recommended the use of two covid-19 vaccine shots saying it greatly increases the immunity of people against the disease The statement by the German government appears to be the strongest recommendation given by any country or body over the mixing of Covid-19 vaccines on efficacy grounds. The German Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) said that people who receive a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine "should get an mRNA vaccine as their second dose, regardless of their age." Germany is now officially the first country to strongly recommend that people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca receive either a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine as their second dose. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel helped pave the way for mixed vacc...
Trending video of ‘pastor’s wife and a female member’ fight dirty inside a church in Umuahia
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Trending video of ‘pastor’s wife and a female member’ fight dirty inside a church in Umuahia

A video of two women fighting inside a church in Umuahia, Abia state, has been shared online. Facebook user, Sunday Ogirima, who shared the video claimed the woman wearing a blue dress is his pastor's wife while the other lady is a church member. He wrote; TST DAILY DIGEST SHAMELESS DANCE IN THE CHURCH The women fighting inside this Church are TST. The mummy on blue is Mrs Akaa wife of our Pastor in Umuahia District. The lady receiving the heat is the daughter of the Deaconess who is on top of the Pastor's wife. They are our TST warriors fighting themselves inside the Church. My conscience will not be at rest if I see this and close my mouth when I know that if it is TAG that did it I will not spare them. We speak the truth even if it affects us. Some may not like me...
Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India
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Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India

Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow poop as COVID-19 cure because there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. India has continued to face the world’s most devastating wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far.  Experts believe the actual numbers could be five to 10 times higher, and citizens across the country are struggling to find hospital beds, oxygen, or medicines, leaving many to die for lack of treatment. In the state of Gujarat in western India, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow poop and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against, or help them recover from  coronavirus. ...
Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians
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Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians

The Presidency has warned Nigerians to obey all the COVID19 protocols which include wearing a face mask so as to avoid the government from imposing another lockdown. The warning came via a statement signed and released by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity. The presidency said it is worried by reports of non-compliance with the executive order signed by President Buhari on January 27 that mandates the use of face masks and social distancing. The law stipulates that any defaulter of the COVID19 protocols will be asked to pay a fine or sentenced to 6 months in jail or both. According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order with the best of intentions and not with the motive of punishing citizens. “The Presi...
University Of Ibadan Lecturer Writes Paper On How To Boost Immunity, Prevent COVID-19
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University Of Ibadan Lecturer Writes Paper On How To Boost Immunity, Prevent COVID-19

Idayat Gbadamosi, an associate professor at the University of Ibadan, has written a yet-to-be-published paper on possible herbal ways of preventing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Gbadamosi, a well-published expert in ethnobotany and medicinal plants, says her publication is “targeted towards boosting the immune system to help fight the coronavirus,” clearly stating that it is “not by any means a cure for COVID-19 infection”. The reader, who has been published in the New York Science Journal and the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, argues that “while countries such as the USA and Europe are battling with insufficient testing equipment and space, Nigerians should turn to nature and explore the benefits of medicinal plants as immune boosters and anti-infectives with ...
Nigerians Reject Immunity For Senate President, Speaker, Others
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Nigerians Reject Immunity For Senate President, Speaker, Others

A bill seeking to amend section 308 of the 1999 Constitution to provide immunity for presiding officers of the National Assembly including the Senate president, speaker, deputy Senate president and deputy speaker yesterday scaled through second reading at the House of Representatives. Section 308 of the country’s constitution provides immunity to the president, vice president, governors and their deputies. The proposal is to amend the section to accommodate the presiding officers of both national and state assemblies. Daily Trust reports that thunderous rejection is trailing the proposal. This is the second time that the proposal would be made during President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. At the eighth assembly, a similar bill sponsored by the then House Minority Leader, Le...
Coronavirus Vaccine Likely To Be tested On Animals By Next Week After Breakthrough
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Coronavirus Vaccine Likely To Be tested On Animals By Next Week After Breakthrough

A potential vaccine against the killer coronavirus could be tested on animals as soon as next week in a breakthrough in the global fight against the outbreak. Hundreds of experts are set to meet in Geneva next week to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics and vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. The scientist leading the UK's research into a jab has meanwhile announced a significant breakthrough as experts race against time to develop a vaccine. Professor Robin Shattock, head of mucosal infection and immunity at Imperial College London, has told Sky News his team could be ready to test the vaccine on animals next week. If enough funding is secured, the vaccine could be tested on humans by summer, he added.
Coronavirus: Cure in Sight as Australian Scientists Recreate Virus
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Coronavirus: Cure in Sight as Australian Scientists Recreate Virus

A cure seems to be in sight for the deadly coronavirus after a team of Australian scientists announced that they have recreated the virus. The breakthrough annoucement made by researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne on Wednesday January 29, is expected to quicken the creation of a vaccine. Doherty Institute Deputy Director, Mike Catton told reporters that they will share the sample which was grown from an infected patient with the World Health Organization and laboratories around the world. He said; “We’ve planned for an incident like this for many, many years and that’s really why we were able to get an answer so quickly. This is a step, it’s a piece of the puzzle that we have contributed." The recent coronavirus outbreak has k...
As Vice President You Can’t Waive Your Immunity, Lawyer Tells Osinbajo
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As Vice President You Can’t Waive Your Immunity, Lawyer Tells Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has been told that he lacks the power to waive the constitutional immunity which he enjoys as privilege attached to his office. Constitutionally, legal actions cannot be instituted against the president, his vice, state governors alongside their deputy. This is one of the rights they are entitled to for being in office. Although those holding the above-mentioned positions can be probed, they, however, cannot be prosecuted while in office. Mr Osinbajo while reacting to corruption allegations levelled against him, stated his readiness to waive away his immunity and allow for proper investigation into the assertion. Some Nigerians are opining that the vice president lacks power to do so. One of them, a legal practitioner, has said the number two ci...
Frodd’s Reaction After Winning Ultimate Veto Power To Proceed To Finals
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Frodd’s Reaction After Winning Ultimate Veto Power To Proceed To Finals

Frodd won the ULTIMATE VETO POWER after being denied an opportunity to buy immunity. This has automatically qualified him to proceed to the BBNaija finals. His reaction is epic. He screamed "thank you Jesus!!!!" Watch the videos after the cut   View this post on Instagram   Frodd's Reaction After Winning #BBNaija2019 Ultimate Veto Power As He Automatically Proceeds To Finals #FroddBBNaija #Frodd A post shared by TheFamousNaija (@thefamousnaija) on Sep 22, 2019 at 12:45pm PDT
#BBNaija: Mercy Buys Immunity, Escapes Eviction Till Semi Finals
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#BBNaija: Mercy Buys Immunity, Escapes Eviction Till Semi Finals

Big Brother Naija housemate, Mercy, purchased immunity to ensure she would be in the finale of the reality TV show. During her diary session on Monday, she attempted to buy the immunity but did not have enough coins. Fortunately, she got Mike to borrow her coins to complete the purchase and is now safe from eviction till the final week. Last week, Mercy revealed that she was dumped by footballer, Emmanuel Emenike, who she was in a relationship with. She made this known while in discussion with a housemate. The contestant disclosed that she found out about his wedding to his wife, Iheoma Nnadi, on social media. Mercy added that when she tried to get in touch with Emenike, she realised that he had blocked her across all social media platforms. She believes that Emeni...
I Will Surrender My Immunity If Found Guilty Of Corruption – Seyi Makinde
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I Will Surrender My Immunity If Found Guilty Of Corruption – Seyi Makinde

He disclosed that the lawmakers would get a bill seeking to establish the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency immediately after the inauguration. When the agency is established, it will be empowered to beam its searchlight on individuals and government institutions in the state. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says his administration will soon establish an anti-corruption agency in the state and that he is ready to give up his immunity if found guilty of any corrupt practices. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying this on Sunday during a two-day induction programme organised for members-elect of the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly. He said the plan for the establishment of the agency was part of his administrat...
How Aileen Wuornos Became America’s Most Notorious Female Serial Killer
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How Aileen Wuornos Became America’s Most Notorious Female Serial Killer

Aileen Wuornos better known as ‘The Highway Hooker’ or ‘The Damsel of Death’ was a notorious serial killer convicted and sentenced to death for murdering her victims who were all men between 1989 and 1990. She killed her victims by posing as a stranded motorist on north central Florida highways. Wuornos who committed the heinous acts in Florida shot her victims at point-blank range claiming that those she killed were people who had wronged (raped) her in the past even though she later recanted. Wuornos had a really troubled past. Born on February 29, 1956, at the tender age 11, she began selling her body in exchange for cigarettes, drugs, and food. She fell pregnant at 13 after being raped by her grandfather’s friend. At 15, she delved into prostitution, selling her body to...
Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC
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Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC

A Bauchi-based Civil Service Organisations (CSOs), has applauded the EFCC on its work to speed up the trial of Bauchi state governor-elect, Sen. Bala Mohammed. “We also note with appreciation, the refusal of the EFCC to pander to some sponsored fabrications to suspend the multi-billion-naira corruption trial of Bala Mohammed, on the puerile ground that he is now a governor-elect. “Immunity from criminal prosecution cannot be extended to a governor-elect. “We make bold to say that your commission is obligated to making this a test case by ensuring a day-to-day trial in line with the administration of Criminal Justice Act. “The commission should also make it a water-shed prosecution before May 29, to serve as a deterrent to corrupt politicians that before immunity comes justice.’...
EFCC Raises Team To Quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari As Immunity Ends
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EFCC Raises Team To Quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari As Immunity Ends

Ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly-elected states helmsmen, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetrating acts of corruption, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. At least 12 states will have new governors on May 29 after the tenure of the current ones would have ended. The states that will have new chief executives include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara. Of the 12 states, however, four governors have been accused of corruption. They include Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari; and Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun. Okoroch...
Cardi B Slams Jussie Smollet, Says His Lies Ruined Black History Month
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Cardi B Slams Jussie Smollet, Says His Lies Ruined Black History Month

Rapper Cardi B has slammed Jussie Smollet with claims that his actions ruined Black History Month. This she did in reaction to the new development concerning the attack he claimed to have suffered. The Empire actor claimed he was attacked last month in Chicago by two men who hurled racist slur at him. He also said they chanted “this is MAGA country”, a statement which led many into believing it was done by Trump supporters. However, investigations which led to the arrest of two Nigerian brothers have hinted at the possibility that Jussie Smollet may have staged the attack by paying the two black men to attack him. Reacting to the new twist which is beginning to make people doubt Jussie Smollet, Cardi B slammed him by stating that his actions ruined Black History month. She shar...
Bribery Video: Ganduje Enjoys Immunity From Prosecution – Buhari
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Bribery Video: Ganduje Enjoys Immunity From Prosecution – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, enjoyed immunity from prosecution as a sitting governor. He also noted that under Nigerian laws, an accused remained innocent until proven guilty by the courts. Besides, the President noted that the alleged dollar bribes Ganduje was seen stuffing in his pockets in a video widely circulated on social media, had become a matter already in a law court. Buhari was reacting to criticisms in some quarters that he shielded his political associates like Ganduje among others, from prosecution in the face of glaring evidence. Only on Thursday, the President, at an All Progressives Congress rally in Kano, raised up the hand of Ganduje for his second term bid before supporters. In a statement by...
Ganduje’s Performance In Kano Is Outstanding – APC Senators
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Ganduje’s Performance In Kano Is Outstanding – APC Senators

National Assembly members from Kano state elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have stated that the governor, Umar Ganduje’s performance in Kano State cannot be under-emphasized. The lawmakers at a press briefing at the National Assembly on Thursday said the governor has performed well and deserves reelection. Ganduje’s performance in Kano is outstanding – APC senators “As major stakeholders in Kano State, we hereby state unequivocally that His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has performed creditablywell in the saddle of captainship of the State and has therefore earned our unalloyed support and vote of confidence,” they said in a statement. Their support is coming at a time the governor in enmeshed in a bribery scandal, a matter present...
Why We Can’t Probe Governor Ganduje Over Bribe Videos Yet – EFCC Explains
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Why We Can’t Probe Governor Ganduje Over Bribe Videos Yet – EFCC Explains

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it cannot probe Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribe because as a sitting governor, he enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.   “The governor is still serving and constitutionally is covered by immunity. Being that as it may, the matter is in the instance sub judice,” the EFCC wrote during a tweet meet organised by Tap Nitiative for Citizens Development, a public accountability think-tank. Ganduje has been the subject of several videos, which appeared to show him engaging in contract racketeering. At least six of such videos have been published since the first clip was released on October 11.   The governor could be seen re...
Bribery Video: We Can’t Probe Ganduje Because He Enjoys Immunity – EFCC
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Bribery Video: We Can’t Probe Ganduje Because He Enjoys Immunity – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated why it is not probing Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over allegations of corruption. Mr Ganduje has been seen recently in series of video clips receiving wraps of dollars from an undisclosed person. Daily Nigerian, the news portal which published the videos alleged that the governor was receiving kickbacks from contractors of the state government in the video clips. The Kano State Assembly probing the matter has so far suspended its investigation due to court injunctions instituted by the governor who has so far denied the allegation saying the videos showing him receiving bribe were cloned. For the anti-graft agency, Ganduje still enjoys immunity as benefits of being in office and this has made the com...
Why Governors Should Not Have Immunity – Senatorial Candidate, Ude
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Why Governors Should Not Have Immunity – Senatorial Candidate, Ude

Senatorial Candidate of the United Democratic Party, UDP, for Abia North district, Chief Charles Ude, has called for the removal of the immunity clause from the constitution. He said doing so would make it difficult for corrupt governors to personalise and divert funds meant for the development of their states. Ude, who stated this weekend in an interview with DAILY POST in Abuja, was reacting to the Appellate Court’s reduction of jail terms for two ex-governors, Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame. Recall that Justice Stephen Adah in a unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal reduce Dariye’s jail-term from 14 to 10 years. He was a two-term governor of Plateau state. Similarly, Justice Abdul Aboki-led Appeal Court panel slashed Nyame’s sentence from 14 to 12 years. Like Dariye, ...
President Erdogan Of Turkey Reveals New Details About Journalist Khashoggi’s Brutal Murder
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President Erdogan Of Turkey Reveals New Details About Journalist Khashoggi’s Brutal Murder

Saudi Arabia might have more explanations to give following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi after Turkish President Erdogan gave new details about the killing. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan According to AFP report, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was intricately planned days in advance and asked for the trial of the 18 assassins in Istanbul. This is coming after Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara to party men would give the “naked truth” about the killing and he gave a host of new details while still saying Turkey wanted answers to key questions, including who gave the orders.   “First they (the Saudis implicated) removed the hard disc from the camera system,” Erdogan said. “This is a political...
Grace Mugabe Claims Diplomatic Immunity In South Africa Assault Case
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Grace Mugabe Claims Diplomatic Immunity In South Africa Assault Case

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country. “The suspect(‘s) lawyers and her government representatives made verbal representations… that the suspect wished to invoke diplomatic immunity cover,” a statement from the police ministry said. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking Gabriella Engels on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where the first lady’s two sons were staying. Engels has registered a case with the police alleging assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, saying she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head. The police said that Grace Mugabe had been ...
10 Dangerous Reasons You Should Never Eat Junk Foods Again
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10 Dangerous Reasons You Should Never Eat Junk Foods Again

I saw this health related article on my twitter page and feel the urge to paste it here for the benefits of all. 10 Dangerous Reasons You Should Never Eat Junk Foods Again Junk foods are easily accessible, some of them are even cheap but the number of harm they do to the body is infinite. There is nothing as good as well cooked home made foods and fruits. Fruits are very essential to the body. Most junk are enriched in sugar which probably make you want to eat more but before you buy the next one, read this very well. Risk of cancer Lack of fibre is the main reason why junk food consumption is linked to an increased risk of cancers of the digestive system. A study published in European Journal of Cancer Prevention revealed that consuming too much of fast food that are high ...
Saraki, Ekweremadu, Fayose, Do Not Have Absolute Immunity – Femi Falana
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Saraki, Ekweremadu, Fayose, Do Not Have Absolute Immunity – Femi Falana

Prominent human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, on Saturday, urged the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, to face their criminal trials and stop politicizing it. Falana stated this while delivering a lecture on the topic, “Limits of Executive Immunity,” at the 60th birthday of the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, in Benin, the Edo State. The lawyer noted that according to the Nigerian constitution only the President, Vice President, governors and their deputies, can enjoy the benefits of immunity and that lawmakers do not have immunity. Falana stated, “The senate is now politicising the issue, saying it is political victimisation but not that the offence was not committed. As leaders ...
The Limit of Fayose’s Immunity – Femi Falana
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The Limit of Fayose’s Immunity – Femi Falana

Sometime in 2004, Governor Ayo Fayose was reported by The News magazine to have stolen N1.2 billion from the coffers of Ekiti State government. The brutal killings in the state were also traced to a killer squad funded by the governor. Embarrassed by the publication Mr. Fayose sued the magazine at the high court holden at Ado Ekiti. Our law firm defended the magazine and pleaded justification. At the trial of the case, the allegations in the publication were proved beyond any shadow of doubt. In dismissing the suit the trial judge said that Mr. Fayose had no reputation worthy of protection by any court. The allegation of the looting of the treasury of the state was investigated by the EFCC which proceeded to charge Mr. Fayose at the Federal High Court. The Police also charged him wi...

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