PROTEST MARCH NOT TREASONABLE FELONY IN NIGERIA -FEMI FALANA

Femi Falana (SAN)   The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act. The Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has also investigated and indicted the leaders of the sect for committing crimes against humanity. Having regards to the brutal killing, rape, abduction and bombing of innocent people in the northeast region the Nigerian…

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86 NIGERIANS KILLED AND 14 KIDNAPPED LAST WEEK

No fewer than 86 persons were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least 14 others were also reported kidnapped, including five pastors of Redeemed Christian Church of God. The major incident was reported on Sunday when Boko Haram insurgents killed over 60 persons in a funeral possession on Saturday in Borno. Three days after the attack, the presidency insisted that Boko Haram had been defeated. Following the incessant attack, Some Nigerians decided to organise a nationwide protest over in the country. The protest is expected to hold…

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ENUGU SENATOR’S HOUSE BLOCKED BY ICPC OVER 116MILLION CONSTITUENCY PROJECT

Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed the recovery Constituency Project items worth N117,123,375.44 million from the Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi. The commission said it has impounded the items sealed off the Senator’s compound. Utazi, who was a former chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, was alleged to have warehoused 203 grinding machines, 60 motorcycles,  five transformers, 168 and 51 numbers of motorcycles and tricycles. The Senator…

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TEENAGER ARRESTED FOR THROWING 6-YR OLD BOY FROM 10TH FLOOR OF A BUILDING

A teenager was arrested on Sunday after allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from a tenth-floor viewing platform of London’s Tate Modern gallery, police said. The boy was airlifted to hospital and is in a critical condition, while the 17-year-old male suspect is being held on suspicion of attempted murder. The Tate Modern, a leading contemporary art museum on the banks of the River Thames, was initially locked down but visitors were later allowed to leave. Several members of the public gave witness statements. “Police were called at around 2:40pm on…

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MOPOL OFFICER DISGRACED OVER REFUSAL TO PAY PROSTITUTE AFTER SEX, SEE HIS PIX

A Mopol officer has been disgraced in Lekki after he refused to pay Olosho he took home complete money.Mikky who shared the news wrote… ‘Nigeriaforce.d mopol took d olosho home and agreed to pay her 7k 4 all night game.. Naso mata got changed dis morning.. He no want pay her anytin except 1k wey him b give d girl to pay her cabin room.. I even confronted d mopol myself to even respect his age and d uniform on him but all went adamant nt until we seized his…

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WHY 1000 LIES CANNOT COVER 1000 GRAVES OF DEAD SOLDIERS

Babatunde Folorunso Adedayo was my blood brother. Born in 1973, he was a soldier of the 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto. In 2000, a terse posted letter arrived the News Room of the ANN Plc., publishers of the Tribune newspaper, my erstwhile employer, from his own employer. That letter shattered the walls and world of my family. Bankole had been killed in the thick of fighting in the Sierra Leonean war, so said the letter to me, his next of kin. Till now, that terse 2-paragraph omnibus letter is all…

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MEET BUA CHAIRMAN, BILLIONAIRE ABDULSAMAD RABIU

Abdul Samad Rabiu is a foremost industrialist, billionaire businessman, philanthropist and the Founder/Executive Chairman of BUA Group – a company which he founded in 1988 and has become one of Nigeria’s largest privately owned foods, mining and infrastructure conglomerate with diversified investments spanning across key business sectors of the Nigerian economy. Under Abdul Samad’s astute leadership, BUA has grown steadily over the years to entrench itself as a leading player with holdings in cement, sugar, rice, flour milling and pasta (though both recently divested in January 2016), edible oils, logistics,…

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SO HAS HE BEEN CLEARED? MAN WATCHERS ASKED AS FATOYINBO RETURNS TO THE PULPIT EVEN AS RAPE ALLEGATIONS REMAIN UNRESOLVED

Critics and close watchers are now raising eyebrows after troubled Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, (COZA), returned to the pulpit to preach after he initially stepped down following rape allegations. Reports say Pastor Fatoyinbo was welcomed back with a thunderous applause on Sunday, August 4th to the delight of many screaming and jubilating church members as he climbed the stage for the first time since the rape allegation leveled against him by Busola Dakolo, wife of R&B singer, Timi Dakolo. Recall about a month ago that…

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PRO-BUHARI GROUP PROTESTS AT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL OFFICE FOR THE THIRD DAY

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja For the third consecutive day, supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari have staged a protest at the office of Amnesty International located at 34, Colorado Close, Maitama. This is despite a directive by the Nigeria Police Force that no protests would be allowed to hold within the Federal Capital Territory unless at the Unity Fountain. The protesters demonstrated at AI’s office on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, asking the human rights organisation to “stop being critical of the Buhari administration.” The protesters also asked AI to leave the country…

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