WE WILL ALLOW EL ZAKZAKY TRAVEL FOR HIS MEDICALS SAYS DSS

John Alechenu, Abuja The Department of State Services has confirmed receipt of a court order granting the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky to travel to India for medical attention. The service said it was currently liaising with relevant stakeholders to allow him travel to seek medical attention in India. This was contained in a short statement signed by the spokesman of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunnaya, in Abuja, on Monday. He said, “The Department of State Services has received the order granting Ibrahim EL-Zakzaky leave to…

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CONTROVERSY OVER ARREST OF FORMER EDITOR IN KADUNA FOR SUPPORTING REVOLUTIONNOW, SEE PICS

A former Editor at Daily Trust Newspaper, Mr. Ibrahim Dan Halilu, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, Igbere TV has learnt. Igbere learned that Halilu, ex politics editor for the news outfit, was picked in Kaduna State on Monday over a Facebook post supporting the activities of the #RevolutionNow movement. The journalist is not the first to be arrested by the secret police over the #RevolutionNow movement. Convener of the group and publisher, SaharaReporters, Omoleye Soworu, was picked by the DSS on Saturday at…

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COURT GRANTS EFCC REQUEST TO FREEZE BAUCHI STATE ACCOUNT

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to freeze an account belonging to the Bauchi State government, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV gathered that the account 0998552074 domiciled with First City Monument Bank (FCMB), is being investigated for alleged fraudulent transactions. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, while granting the request on Monday, urged the anti-graft agency to put the Bauchi govt on notice of the order within 21 days. More details soon… http://igberetvnews.com/875857/just-in-court-grants-efccs-request-to-freeze-bauchi-govt-account/

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GUNMEN SNATCH 9.5MIL FROM NIGER GOVT ACCOUNTANT, DAYS AFTER ANOTHER LOST 1.5MIL

By Laleye Dipo in Minna Five gunmen on Monday morning snatched over N9.5 million from the Chief Accountant of the Office of the Niger State Head of Service (HoS) in Minna, the state capital. The gunmen had trailed the Chief Accountant, Alhaji Idris Abdullahi, from a commercial bank up to the gates leading to the state secretariat complex where they blocked the road in an unmarked vehicle making it impossible for the chief accountant to drive to the office which is just a stone throw from where the gunmen blocked…

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ISLAMIC TEACHER JAILED 7 YEARS FOR HAVING ANAL SEX WITH 35 ALMAJIRIS

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna has sentenced a 33-year-old Islamic teacher, Abubakar Abdullahi, to seven years imprisonment for having anal sex with 35 of his pupils. Abdullahi, a resident of Sabon Gari, Kontagora, was charged with the unnatural offence, contrary to section 284 of the penal code law. The police prosecutor, Daniel Ikwoche, had told the court that one Murtala Abdullahi, a Hisbah Commander in Kontagora Local Government Area, reported the matter at the ‘A’ Police Division in Kontagora on July 22. Mr Ikwoche said the complainant alleged that…

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FIFA YET TO ACCEPT KADUNA AS HOST FOR WOMEN WORLD CUP 2020

The chances of having Kaduna as a possible host city for the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup next year is under threat as the football governing body, FIFA, has expressed reservation at that choice. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation is keen to have a northern state, preferably Kaduna, as one of the host cities for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, expected to be hosted by Nigeria, but FIFA has rejected such suggestion at the moment for security reasons. Officials involved in the…

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WHY WE RAIDED YARI’S RESIDENCE BY EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that it raided the residence of former Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari over allegations of economic and financial crimes. NAN reports that the country home of Yari, who was also former chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), was raided Sunday night by operatives of the anti-graft agency. However, reacting, EFCC’s acting spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday said the former governor’s residence was raided in respect of an ongoing…

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that with the executive order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, no Nigerian will now get an international passport without the national identity card. The NIMC Director in Ekiti State, Mr. Gbenga Ifayefunmi, disclosed that there are 22 collection points in the state, urging residents to avail themselves of the opportunity to collect their cards. He spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday when the state Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, registered at the commission’s office. Ifayefunmi said the cards for those who registered…

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MEDIA PERSONALITY, TOKE MAKINWA GOES BRALESS IN NEW PICS

Media personality and a writer, Toke Makinwa has always prove to us that she is a great fashion icon. She stuns us with these new beautiful photos as she goes braless in the white lingerie which she rocked with a chic orange trouser. She paired her look with a black waist bag. See more: http://www.balfashion.com/2019/08/toke-makinwa-goes-brless-in-new-beautiful-photos.html See photos: (Quote) (Report) (Like) (Share)

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REVOLUTIONNOW: JOURNALIST ARRESTED IN CALABAR OVER COVERAGE

  Ada Wodu, Calabar The police in Cross River State on Monday arrested the correspondent of The Nation newspaper in the state, Nicholas Kalu. He was picked up in Calabar while covering the nationwide ‘RevolutionNow’ protest. Two other protesters were also allegedly whisked away along with Nicholas from the Cultural Centre muster point opposite the Etim Edem Motor Park to the state Police Command Headquarters at Diamond Hill in Calabar. There was heavy security presence in Calabar, the state capital ahead of the planned protest. Armoured Personnel Carriers were stationed at strategic…

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