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Court Decides To Try Atiku's Son In-Law's Case And His Lawyer Separately.

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THE Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ruled that it will try separately two money laundering suspects, Abdullahi Babalele and Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke declined an application seeking joint trial for Babalele, Giwa-Osagie and Giwa-Osagie’s younger brother, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie.  Babalele is a son-in-law to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, while Giwa-Osagie is his lawyer.

While Babalele is facing a $140,000 laundering charge, the Giwa-Osagies are accused of laundering $2 million.

According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the defendants committed the offences during the 2019 general elections.

The men were arraigned separately last August before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, who was a vacation judge.

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Babalele’s case was later transferred to Justice C. J. Aneke, while the Giwa-Osagie brothers’ case was re-assigned to Justice Chuka Obiozor.

At the instance of the defence counsel, Norrison Quakers (SAN) and Ahmed Raji (SAN), the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court ordered the transfer of Babalele’s case to Justice Aneke.  The defence counsel later prayed Justice Aneke to consolidate the two cases so that the defendants could be jointly tried.

But EFCC counsel Rotimi Oyedepo objected to the transfer of Babalele’s case from Justice Obiozor to Justice Aneke and opposed the application to consolidate the two cases.

Ruling on Monday, Justice Aneke said since there was no provision in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, empowering him to turn down a case assigned to him by the Chief Judge, he could not reject Babalele’s case.

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Ibrahim Isiaka’s Bill For Establishment Of National Technology Park Development Agency Enters Second Reading

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House of Representatives member, Hon. Rep. Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka, representing the people of Ifo/Ewekoro federal constituency has once again fulfilled a significant aspect of his legislative roles by initiating a Bill for an Act to Provide Establishment of National Technology Park Development Agency; for Related Matters which has scaled through the second reading at the floor of the house of representative, Abuja.

The Bill is targeted towards youthful development as the passage of the bill will open up self-reliant opportunities for the teaming youths, as the whole idea is to establish the industrial park in the three geopolitical zones, it would be narrow down to Ogun State if possible to be propagated to the bearest minimum where the youths can brainstorm and showcase their ideas and creativity Amebo Newspaper NG learnt.

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Ibrahim Isiaka’s Bill For Establishment Of National Technology Park Development Agency Enters Second Reading

The bill was passed year’s ago and it entered second reading before the holiday of the house of representative members, from here now it would be passed to the committee and for concurrence and later passed to President Mohammadu Buhari for ascent and approval.

In the same vein, Honorable Ibrahim Isiaka he used his position as the chairman house committee on ecological funds, federal house of representative, Nigeria to bring succor to the constituent through erosion control and water project for sustainability of the dwellers of Ifo-Ewekoro federal constituency.

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Also, Honorable Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka constructed 3-kilometer roads and erosion control project at Ifo local government, water project in Ayedere under Ewekoro local government, Maternity Building for the constituency to enhance quality health care delivery.

He has been able to get the youths to work through agricultural value chain projects to enable the constituents to have sense of belonging quality representation.

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If a Northerner Succeeds Buhari, Hear Me, Heaven Will Fall ooo – Igbokwe Replies NEF

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Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023.

Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023.

The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna.

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If a Northerner Succeeds Buhari, Hear Me, Heaven Will Fall ooo – Igbokwe Replies NEF

However, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad.

“Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.”

Most Nigerians have frowned against the North producing the country’s next president.

Against this backdrop, the Southeast has been clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president.

Recently, Southern governors had insisted that their region should produce Nigeria’s next president.

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LG Polls: Nasarawa Speaker says APC will win Landslide

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“…as Gov. Sule tasks supporters on House to House campaigns…”

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has said that the All Progressives Congress ( APC) will win the Oct. 6 local government election in the state with landslide victory.

Balarabe Abdullahi stated this during flag off campaign of Toto Local Government Area Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates today in Toto.

The speaker said that Toto LGA is the strong hold of APC in the state and will deliver the chairmanship and councillorship candidates of the party come Oct.6.

“Today we have no any other party than APC, Toto Local Government Area will continue to remain the home of APC in Nasarawa State.

” Also those big wigs in PDP yesterday are now in APC and by God’s grace, APC will come out victorious at Oct. 6 local government election.

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” His Excellency, I want to assure you that , we in Toto Local Government will not fail you and we will deliver APC come Oct.6 and beyond ,” he said.

LG Polls Nasarawa Speaker says APC will win Landslide

Balarabe-Abdullahi called on the people of the area to come out enmass and vote all APC candidates during the election.

He has assured of his people’s resolved to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule beyond 2023.

The speaker has appreciated Gov. Sule for his security efforts in ensuring peace in the area and called for its sustenance.

Besides, he also appreciated the stakeholders and members of the party in the area for their peaceful conduct during the ward and local government congresses in the state.

On his part, Gov. Abdullahi Sule has urged the supporters of the party in the area to embark on House to House campaign for the victory of the party come Oct.6.

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Sule, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe has appreciated the speaker and other stakeholders of the party in the area for always ensuring the success of the party in the area and the state at large.

” I have heard you all and I have seen, in Toto Local Government there is no other party than APC .

” I urge you to embark on House to House campaign for the victory of the party come Oct.6, ” he said .

He has commended the speaker and other members of the state legislature for giving his administration the much needed support to succeed.

The Governor has assured of his administration’s continued commitment to key into positive policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.

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Also speaking, Mr John Mamman, Nasarawa State Chairman, Caretaker Committee of APC has urged the people of the area to vote All candidates of the party during the forthcoming local government election in the state.

” Let’s vote Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, our Chairmaship candidate, his Deputy an all the 12 councillorship candidates come Oct.6 for the progress of our party and the state at large,” he said .

Earlier, Hon Usman Labaran Shafa, Alhaji Ahmed Shauibu, Member representing Toto/ Gadabuke constituency at the state legislature and the party chairman in the area respectively have assured that the party will win the forthcoming local government election in the area.

They have commended the leadership qualities of the speaker and called on the people of the area to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule to succeed beyond 2023.

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