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APC parallel congresses: Amosun, Aregbesola, Lai may lose out, party to back governors
APC parallel congresses: Amosun, Aregbesola, Lai may lose out, party to back governors
There were strong indications on Sunday that in states where parallel congresses were held, the All Progressives Congress would recognise executive councils supported by incumbent governors in the APC states.
A member of the party’s national caucus, who confided in one of our correspondents, also said in non-APC states, the party would recognise congresses endorsed by the highest political office holders in such states.
It was gathered that if the party’s stand was anything to go by, chieftains of the party including Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbeola, and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai….
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IPOB rejects dialogue with INEC over Anambra election
IPOB rejects dialogue with INEC over Anambra election
….Says Police, cabal don’t want election to hold
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, rejected dialogue with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, warning it not to drag its name into the November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship election.
The pro-Biafra group also described as laughable, the statement by the Nigerian Police that it is coming to Anambra State for the November 6, 2021 governorship election with 33,000 personnel and eight helicopters, saying that the implication of that statement by the Police is that they (Police) do not want the election to hold that day.….
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Insecurity: UK govt warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria [See List]
Insecurity: UK govt warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria [See List]
The United Kingdom (UK) has warned its citizens against travelling to twelve states in Nigeria over insecurity issues.
This was disclosed in a travel advisory published by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
The UK government warned its citizens of a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria for ideological, financial or political gain.
Citizens have been warned to stay away from these twelve states; Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina,Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Zamfara, and Adamawa states.
The FCDO also advised its citizens against all but essential travel to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa , Niger, Sokoto, Kogi within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi and Abia States respectively.…..
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18 Months After Buhari’s Directive, Oronsaye Report Still Stuck
18 Months After Buhari’s Directive, Oronsaye Report Still Stuck
The federal government is yet to commence the implementation of the report of the Presidential Committee on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies, over 18 months after the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, announced a presidential directive to that effect.
The report, dubbed Oronsaye Report, after the name of the chairman of the committee, former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, was submitted to former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012…..
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Fuel Subsidy Hits N816bn In Seven Months
Fuel Subsidy Hits N816bn In Seven Months
•Product losses gulp N182bn
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the last seven months spent over N816billion in subsidising the cost of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) for Nigerians, a report has shown.
Despite this, within the period, the country lost another N182billion to product losses, which is about 22.3percent of the total cost spent on subsidy.
According to the industry’s report obtained from the Corporation’s website, the NNPC started recording what it described in its books as “value shortfall” from February.
As a result, the Corporation’s statutory remittance to FAAC had at a point, dwindled within the period.
A breakdown of the figures showed that within the period under review, the shortfall steadily rose from N25.3billion in January to N164.3billion recorded in May…..
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Moghalu: I don’t blame youths for leaving Nigeria — there’s economic frustration
Moghalu: I don’t blame youths for leaving Nigeria — there’s economic frustration
Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says economic frustration and misery are among the factors driving youths out of Nigeria.
Moghalu said he is running for president in 2023 to build a country they can return to.
The technocrat turned politician recently joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to pursue his presidential ambition.
Speaking during a Channels Television programme on Sunday, he said although his children are based abroad, they look forward to coming back to Nigeria.
He said: “My family has always been international by virtue of my career and my kids all want to come home to Nigeria.
“That is why they encourage me in my political career because they feel that if I can win, I can lead the creation of a Nigeria to which they can return.
“Look at young people in this country, everyone wants to go, leave the country because there is so much misery, so much economic frustration….
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Kogi Govt to EFCC: disclose custodian of ‘missing cash’
Kogi Govt to EFCC: disclose custodian of ‘missing cash
Who owns the N19, 333,333,333.36 domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc? It is the cash the bank allegedly promised to transfer to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), being part of a N20 billion bailout fund granted to Kogi State.
The Governor Yahaya Bello administration yesterday challenged the Economic and Crime Commission (EFCC) to make public report of the investigations on the purported N20 billion bailout funds over which a Lagos High Court reportedly froze the state’s account in August
It insisted that the alleged cash which the bank had undertaken to the EFCC to return the CBN does not belong to Kogi State.……
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Supreme Court Affirms Agugua as Imo Chief Judge
Supreme Court Affirms Agugua as Imo Chief Judge
The Supreme Court has affirmed the appointment of Justice Ijeoma Aguguo as chief judge of Imo State and struck out the suit against her as incompetent.
The suit numbered SC/CV/862/2020 was filed by one Justice Brown against the National Judicial Council (NJC) challenging the appointment of Justice Aguguo, the first female chief judge of the state.
The court discovered the supposed Justice Brown was a fictitious name used to institute the suit and consequently dismiss the case.
Agugua was repeatedly denied the post until Governor Hope Uzodimma announced her nomination after the retirement of Justice Paschal Nnadi in March 2020.…..
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PDP: South East leaders reject Anyanwu as secretary
PDP: South East leaders reject Anyanwu as secretary
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East has rejected Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the zone’s consensus candidate for the position of national secretary of the opposition party.
The PDP National Vice Chairman(South East), Ali Odefa, had in a statement by his media aide, Moses Idika, last week, announced Anyanwu as the zone’s consensus candidate for the national secretary of the opposition party.
However, Chinemerem explained that no consensus was reached at the South East PDP meeting held in Enugu on October 14, where Anyanwu was said to have been adopted.
According to him, no decision was reached on who to represent South East as national secretary.……
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#EndSARS: Lagos white paper an attempt to conceal the truth – YRC

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A group, Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) has condemned the white paper issued by the Lagos State government on the report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel Inquiry.

Our correspondent gathered that youths across the country had last year staged protests christened End SARS in order to kick against atrocities committed by some overzealous policemen.

DAILY POST recalls that a panel was set up to look into allegations of shootings and killing of protesters at Lekki Tollgate in October 2020 following the protests last year.

Our correspondent gathered that governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state had a few days ago received the report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate and other acts of police brutality around the State.

The governor after receiving the report rejected some of the recommendations of the panel.

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The governor on Tuesday then released a white paper.

YRC, however, in its reaction, described the white paper as an attempt to water down and sidestep the main recommendations of the panel.

The group in a statement made available to DAILY POST through its National Coordinator, Michael Lenin and National Secretary, Francis Nwapa, demand full implementation of the recommendations of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

The duo in the statement issued on Wednesday, explained that the Lagos state government rejected the findings of the panel so as to neuter the main thrust of the panel report.

They added that the white paper is an attempt to whitewash the truth.

#EndSARS: Lagos white paper an attempt to conceal the truth – YRC

“The white paper is a product of a so-called “formal committee” headed by the Attorney General of Lagos State. We think it is not only undemocratic but also an insult to the enormous sacrifices of the judicial panel of inquiry as well as host of witnesses, lawyers, security and medical experts and victims and in extension, many Nigerians who anxiously waited for the panel’s report for over one year for the Lagos State government, whose actions were a subject of the panel’s investigation, to constitute a secretive bureaucratic committee to cherry-pick the panel’s findings and recommendations.

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“It is not surprising that the language of the white paper is not so different from the dubious argument deployed by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, to discredit the panel report. In fact, the arguments canvassed in the white paper to discredit the key panel findings are borrowed straight from the “misinformation playbook” of Lai Mohammed who called the incident of October 20, 2020 “a massacre without bodies”. This shows to what extent the Lagos and Federal governments are working together towards the objective of ultimately covering up the truth.

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“On the basis of all the aforesaid, we hereby demand the full implementation of the recommendations of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

“As far as we are concerned, the continuous denial by both the state and federal government that a massacre or mass killing occurred at the Lekki tollgate despite the findings of the judicial panel of enquiry is ridiculous and outrageous.

“Why set up a panel of inquiry in the first place if its findings would be rejected? Apparently the state and federal government were hoping for a favorable outcome but only to be startled by the courage of the panel members in insisting on the truth.

“We demand the immediate prosecution of security personnel and all those found to have been responsible for maiming and killing unarmed protesters both on 20 October 2020 and during the entire #EndSARS protest. We also demand the immediate release of the #EndSARS protesters still unjustly detained across the country”.

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Extra-judicial killings in Obingwa: Abia lawmaker, Thomas Nkoro cries out

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The member representing Obingwa West Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Thomas Nkoro, has cried out about the extra-judicial killings, harassment and extortion by men of the Nigeria Police in his constituency, especially by men of the force at Ohuru Isimiri police station.

Nkoro also narrated how one of his constituents and a young graduate, Mr. Ugochukwu Chinyere, was shot by men of the Nigeria Police in a fatal incident at their illegal checkpoint in Umukalika axis in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.

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Speaking in an urgent matter of public importance on the floor of the Assembly at its plenary sponsored by him, on Wednesday, the Abia lawmaker said the slain Ugochukwu later lost his life in the hospital despite frantic efforts made to save him.

He said that motorists in his constituency now live in fear because none of them knows the uncertainty that might befall them from the hands of the trigger-happy policemen in their area.

Nkoro called the Commissioner of Police in Abia State to fish out the officers that committed the heinous crime.

According to him, “I want this honorable chamber to also advise policemen in the state to stop using live ammunition on innocent citizens.

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“The Commissioner of Police should expedite action by instructing his men to dismantle all illegal road blocks in the state”, Nkoro concluded.

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Kayode Dodges Fraud Trial In Court Using Fake Doctor’s Report – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused a former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, of dodging court appearances with fake health reports.

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The former Minister of Aviation has been on trial since 2016 on a 17-count charge bordering on money laundering of over N4 billion.

With at least five recorded absences over the years, he has stalled the case on numerous occasions, claiming health issues, and was fined N200,000 when he failed to show up for an October hearing.

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Prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court when the case resumed on Tuesday, Wednesday 30, 2021 that EFCC agents are investigating fresh fraud allegations against the defendant.

He said the investigations have shown that several letters Fani-Kayode claimed to have obtained from Kubwa General Hospital and presented to court at previous sittings as an excuse for his absence showed that they were all fake.

The 61-year-old was first questioned last week over what was reported to be allegations of fraud.

Kayode Dodges Fraud Trial In Court Using Fake Doctor’s Report – EFCC

He was with the agency for over six hours before he was granted bail on self-recognisance.

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The politician immediately posted on Twitter at the time that he wasn’t arrested but invited for a ‘friendly chat’.

He returned to the agency’s office on Tuesday and was similarly questioned for hours until he was released in the evening.

“Once again I was invited to the EFCC today. Once again, despite media reports, I was NOT arrested but invited. I got there at 11:00 am and I have just been released,” he posted on his Twitter account late on Tuesday.

The case, which has passed through three judges, was on Tuesday adjourned till January 24, 2022.

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