2.67BILLION SCHOOL FEEDING MONEY FOUND IN PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS

Adelani Adepegba,Abuja  The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, said the agency has discovered N2.67 billion meant for the school feeding programme in private accounts. The agency, he added, also found over N2.5 billion diverted by a deceased worker with the ministry of agriculture, noting that 18 buildings, 12 business premises, and 25 plots of land, were also recovered in the ministry. Owasanoye disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, at the second National Summit on diminishing corruption in the public sector, which was organised in collaboration…

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POLICE DETAINS TAMBUWAL’S AIDE’S SON FOR CIRCULATING VIDEO HE SHOT WHILE VIOLATING A MINOR IN 2017

By Adamu Suleiman, Sokoto The Police in Sokoto have detained Baffa Tafida, son of Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Social Investment, Alhaji Hayatu Tafida, for allegedly circulating a video in which he had carnal knowledge of a minor (name withheld) in 2017. Spokesperson of Sokoto Police Command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, confirmed Baffa was detained for further investigation. Baffa had been accused of allegedly luring one girl (name withheld) to a hotel within the metropolis where he allegedly drugged and had carnal knowledge of her and eventually recorded the…

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KWARA ASSEMBLY RERUN ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL NULLIFIES APC CANDIDATE’S VICTORY, DECLARES PDP WINNER

The Kwara State House of Assembly Rerun Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday, nullified the victory of Adam Rufai of the All Progressives Congress in the by-election for Patigi Constituency. The tribunal subsequently declared Salihu Mohammed Gada of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the by-election held on March 14, 2020. However, the Kwara State chapter of APC rejected the judgment of the tribunal which declared the candidate of PDP the winner of the recent Patigi by-election. The seat became vacant when Rufai’s brother, Saidu Ahmed, died in December 2019 after…

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MOUNTAIN CREST SCHOOL STUDENT, CHIKEZIE FAVOUR WINS ICPC NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION, MEETS BUHARI, SEE PIX

Mountain Crest School Student, Chikezie Favour, Wins ICPC Essay Competition Monday September 28 was a special moment in the life, Miss. Chikezie Favour, a JSS 2 student of Mountain Crest School Owerri, Imo State, as she received a plaque from President Muhammadu Buhari , for winning the Junior Category of the national essay competition organized by the Independent Corrupts Practices Commission (ICPC), as part of events to mark the agency’s 20th anniversary. 12 year old Favour was among  awardees presented plaques by the President at the Federal Executive Council Chambers.  Other…

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EDO 2020: DISSATISFIED GUBER ELECTION CANDIDATES LIKELY TO FILE ELECTION PETITION IN TRIBUNAL THIS WEEK

  After the Edo election earlier this month in which Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressive Congress(APC) was declared the winner by INEC on 20th of September with 307,000 votes defeating his main rival Osagie Ize-Iyamu who had 223,619 votes; citizens were satisfied with the outcome of the election and same was assumed for fellow contestants. These assumptions have been proved wrong as two of the candidates have spoken on their view on the election results and steps they are planning to take in order to make sure that justice…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT DELTA PARISH PRIEST FOR THE SECOND TIME

Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Delta Gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest around Bishop’s Court in lselle Uku, Aniocha North Local Council of Delta State. This is the second time the Priest would be abducted by suspected kidnappers. The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Jude Onyebadi of Saint’s Peters & Paul, Issele Asagba, was said to have been monitored and kidnapped in his farm, at the weekend, where he went to inspect his farm, workers and pay them for the work done. Communication Director, Catholic Diocese of Issele Uku, Rev. Fr.…

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36 STATES OF THE FEDERATION SUES FG OVER FUNDING OF COURTS

Oladimeji Ramon The 36 states of the federation have gone before the Supreme Court to challenge the Presidential Executive Order No. 00-10 of 2020 signed in May by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the funding of the courts. The 36 states, who filed the suit through their respective attorneys general, are seeking an order of the Supreme Court quashing Buhari’s Executive Order for being unconstitutional. The sole respondent in the suit is the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN). In the suit filed on their behalf…

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STOP JUDGES FROM DEMANDING FEMALE LAWYERS’ MARITAL STATUS, GROUP PETITIONS CHIEF JUDGE OF FEDERAL HIGH COURT

Oladimeji Ramon A group of lawyers, under the aegis of House of Justice, have written to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, seeking protection for female lawyers appearing before judges of the court. In their letter dated September 21, 2020, the groups said they were not comfortable with the usual practice of Federal High Court judges demanding the marital status of female lawyers appearing before them. The letter, titled, ‘Re: Guaranteeing the Dignity of Female Counsel Appearing before the Federal High Court,’ was signed by…

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MONTHS AFTER MAGISTRATE COURT DISMISSED CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST SENATOR ELISHA ABBO, ABUJA HIGH COURT FINES HIM 50MIL FOR ASSAULTING WOMAN AT SUPERMARKET

Months, ago the magistrate court in Zuba dismissed the case of the alleged assault against Adamawa-North lawmaker Elisha Abbo, after a video showing him assaulting a woman, Osimibibra Warmate, on May 11, 2019, went viral. There was even more outrage in July 2020 when a court dismissed charges against Abbo. The magistrate ruled that the evidence and exhibits tendered to the court did not prove the criminal charges against the lawmaker, despite a video recording showing the assault The case was dismissed on the grounds that the police failed to prove that the lawmaker…

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FORMER KOGI REPS MEMBER KARIMI RAISES ALARM OVER LOKOJA ROADS TO OKENE AND OBAJANA

  Former Reps member, Karimi , raises alarm over deplorable condition of Lokoja-Okene, Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba Roads in Kogi State Say Roads network now a nightmare to motorists. ……….urges FG to concession roads for proper reconstruction, maintenance A former member of the House of Representatives and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon Sunday Karimi on Monday raised the alarm over the deplorable condition of the roads network of Lokoja-Okene, Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba axis of Kogi State In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, the 2-term lawmaker who pointed out that…

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