KADUNA KILLINGS: POLICE DISMISS FIGURES GIVEN BY EL RUFAI

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, has disowned both figures announced by Governor Nasir El-Rufai as casualties in Gidan Maro an Iri axis of Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State. Mr Abdurrahman said the police are still investigating and won’t quote or confirm any figure until their probe is concluded. At first announcement on February 15, Mr El-Rufai said 66 people were killed by “criminal elements” in various dispersed hamlets in Kajuru Local Government. The army also confirmed the 66 deaths. In another announcement after an extensive meeting…

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COURT ADMITS MORE EVIDENCE AGAINST FORMER NHIS BOSS OVER 2.1 MIL DOLLARS FRAUD

EFCC PRESS RELEASE Alleged $2.1m Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence Against Ex-NHIS Boss Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, admitted a document tendered in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Dr. Martins Oluwafemi Thomas, a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Thomas was re-arraigned alongside one Kabiru Sidi, a Bureau De Change Operator, on June 28, 2017 on an amended six-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of$2,198,900 (Two Million,…

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ARMY WITHDRAWS MILITARY ESCORTS FROM RETIRED LEADERS, IBB, OBJ AFFECTED

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of military escorts for retired army generals and others during the elections. The Army Chief also said that there will be no military escorts for politicians even as the army has been mandated to ensure that there is restriction of movement. In his statement, he ordered the military commanders to ensure that anyone caught in doing anything inimical during the elections should be dealt with decisively. COAS orders is not unconnected with the outcome of the…

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SEE HOW MUCH OSINBAJO DONATED FOR BABA SUWE’S TREATMENT

On Wednesday, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo gave the sum of N1 Million to veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe. Osinbajo made the donation through the Office of the Youth Organising Secretary, APC Lagos, Aregbe Idris who was also in the company of popular Nollywood actress, Remi Surutu and other musical acts. The donation was made as a kind gesture supporting the treatment of the comic actor who is reportedly battling with diabetes amongst other ailments. While making the donation, the vice president offered prayers of quick recovery…

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NO WAY FOR APC CANDIDATES IN ZAMFARA, RIVERS INEC INSISTS

General Elections: INEC Insists APC Cannot Field Candidates In Zamfara, Rivers Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu speaks to the press about preparations for the rescheduled general elections in Abuja, on February 21, 2019. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara and Rivers States will not field candidates in the forthcoming general elections. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Thursday during a daily briefing ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls. “The position of the commission…

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COURT REMANDS FATHER FOR RAPING HIS TWO DAUGHTERS IN IBADAN

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday remanded a father, Phillip Iyiola, 43, who allegedly raped his two daughters. Iyiola has been remanded pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). The police charged Iyiola with rape. Chief Magistrate E.A Idowu, ordred the remand of Iyiola at Agodi Federal Prison pending the outcome of the case file with the DPP. Idowu, adjourned the case until March 26, for mention. Earlier the police prosecutor, ASP Adewale Amos told the court that Iyiola between January and November…

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COURT REMANDS FATHER FOR RAPING HIS TWO DAUGHTERS IN IBADAN

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday remanded a father, Phillip Iyiola, 43, who allegedly raped his two daughters. Iyiola has been remanded pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). The police charged Iyiola with rape. Chief Magistrate E.A Idowu, ordred the remand of Iyiola at Agodi Federal Prison pending the outcome of the case file with the DPP. Idowu, adjourned the case until March 26, for mention. Earlier the police prosecutor, ASP Adewale Amos told the court that Iyiola between January and November…

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BUHARI SAYS TOO MUCH FOREIGN CURRENCY IN CIRCULATION AS ELECTION APPROACHES

Buhari raises alarm over too much foreign currency in circulation ahead 2019 election David Oladele / 13 minutes ago – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been commended by President Buhari for successfully tracking millions of United States dollars – President Buhari said some politicians are flouting money laundering regulations in their desperate bid to capture political power – A business partner and lawyer-friend to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, was earlier arrested and detained by the commission President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday, February 20, expressed surprise at the huge…

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72.7 MIL PVCs COLLECTED FOR ELECTIONS – INEC

  Source: INEC   The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed that a total of 72,775,502 million Nigerians have collected Permanent Voter Cards for the General Elections. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced the total figure of PVCs collected during his daily briefing in Abuja on Thursday. The number of PVCs collected represents 86.36 percent of the 84,004,084 Nigerians that registered to vote. According to INEC, 11,228,582 PVCs were not collected for the polls.

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EFCC ARRESTS DSS DIRECTOR OF FINANCE WITH LINKS TO FORMER DG, LAWAN DAURA

Anti-corruption operatives in Abuja are currently grilling the Assistant Director of Finance at the country’s secret police agency otherwise known as the SSS, Kunle Kadri, for alleged fraud and mismanagement, inside sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Kadri, an accountant and a financial manager, was whisked from his home Tuesday in handcuffs and is currently detained at the cells of the Idiagbon House headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja. The EFCC is not officially speaking on Mr Kadri’s investigation but usually reliable…

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