SEE WHAT COURT DID TO MAN CHARGED WITH CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING

A Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna, Monday, convicted Rabiu Mohammed Umar over currency counterfeiting. Umar was prosecuted and found guilty of eight-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Spokesman of the EFCC, Tony Orilade in a statement said Umar’s journey to prison started when he was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in possession of counterfeit currency notes of N1,000 and N500 denominations. Orilade added, “He was subsequently handed over to the EFCC for investigation and prosecution.…

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PASTOR SENDS CATHOLIC CHURCH GUESTS OUT DURING WEDDING, SEE PICS IN BENUE

Photos: NKST Benue pastor allegedly sends Catholic guests out of church during wedding, says new law doesn’t allow non-members into the church A pastor at a Gboko branch of NKST Church allegedly sent out all Catholic faithfuls, out of the church and barred them from participating in the ceremony of the couple pictured. According to Ferdinand Mary, who shared the shocking report, the pastor claims that that the 2019 law adopted by church does not allow non-NKST practitioners to “dabble into their holy house of worship.” Read below: LET US…

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HOW OSHIOMHOLE PLANS TO SIDELINE SOUTH EAST IN 2023 – OKOROCHA

The quarrel between Oshiomhole and Okorocha is definitely yet to simmer. Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of sidelining South East leaders. Okorocha, speaking with journalists after meeting with Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Monday, claimed that Oshiomhole was turning the ruling party to a “regional party.” He said: “My fear now is that APC might have a serious setback in 2023 because the Oshiomhole’s led executive is actually turning APC into a regional…

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HOW BUHARI’S MINISTER DISTRIBUTED 1.7BIL TO PHANTOM EXPORTERS WITHOUT APPROVAL BY NASS

The ongoing budget defence has brought to fore the sum of N1.7billion cash distribution to exporters by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah, without the approval of the National Assembly. The budget defence that lasted for five hours on Monday turned sour when the Minister could not explain the National Assembly’s approval of the N1.7 billion distributed to exporters through his office, which was in his 2018 budget performance. Immediately he addressed the panel headed by Senator Mohammed Sabo, the Chairman of the panel in his…

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YOUR MINISTRY’S BUDGET IS TOO HIGH, SENATE BLASTS FINANCE MINISTER

The Senate Committee on Finance, on Monday queried the Federal Ministry of Finance for high budgetary releases to itself and some of its parastatals. NAN reports that members of the committee raised the question when officials of the ministry appeared before them to defend their 2019 budget proposals. The committee noted that amid complaints of paucity of funds by other government institutions, the ministry of Finance was making high budget for itself. According to its budget performance report for 2018, the ministry has so far recorded 76 per cent overall…

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WHAT PDP SHOULD DO TO REGAIN LOST GLORY BY OBASANJO

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) need to do to regain its lost glory. Obasanjo urged PDP leadership to purge itself of “bad eggs and hypocrites,” whom he said, lacked commitment to return the opposition party to its lost glory. According to the former president, many of the PDP leaders who left the party after it lost the 2019 presidential election were still preoccupied with what get to “their pockets and stomach.” Obasanjo said this on Sunday evening, when the Southwest PDP leaders led by the party’s National…

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WORKERS PROTEST IN KOGI OVER BELLO’S PLOT TO REMOVE CHIEF JUDGE

Judiciary workers in Kogi State on Monday protested an alleged plot by the State Government to remove the Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah from office. It was reliably gathered that Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello over the weekend allegedly instructed the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole to unlawfully remove the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah from office. According to the source, the Speaker was also instructed by the governor to mobilised his members on Monday on how to remove the Chief Judge from office on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the…

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ARMY ARRESTS TELECOMMS ENGINEER FOR MANUFACTURING WEAPONS IN BENUE

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) in Benue state on Monday paraded a telecommunication engineer and one other person for allegedly manufacturing illegal weapons around the border community of Benue and Taraba states. The Force Commander of OPWS, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, told newsmen while parading the suspects at the Operations headquarters in NAF Tactical Command, Makurdi that the troop received information about the weapon manufacturers five weeks ago. Yekini said that after four weeks of intensive surveillance of the particular area in Aniyin in Logo local government area of…

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SHAKEUP AS NAVY SHUFFLES ADMINIRALS

The Nigerian Navy has announced the redeployment of a total of thirty-two Rear Admirals. Director of Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun, who made the disclosure in a statement yesterday, said the redeployment was approved by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas. According to Dahun, the latest reorganisation affected Rear Admiral Begroy Enyinna Ibe-Enwo,who was appointed Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, formerly Commander Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe, moves to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration. He said: “Rear Admiral…

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40 FEARED KILLED BY GUNMEN IN ZAMFARA

At least 40 people are feared killed in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, following attack by armed bandits. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the attackers invaded Kurya, Kursasa and Gidan Achali communities of the local government area and opened fire on residents. Although the police said only 10 people lost their lives in the attack, residents said over 40 people were killed in the attacks. “At Gidan Achali community alone, over 20 people were killed,” an official told journalists. “At Kursasa community, 10 people were killed while at Kurya,…

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