BABANDEDE TAKES OVER FROM ABESHI AS ACTING CG IMMIGRATION SERVICE

ABUJA – Sacked Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), Martin Kure Abeshi, Thursday finally handed over to a new Acting CG NIS, Muhammed Babandede, a deputy comptroller general, at a service’s headquarters in Abuja. Babandede was in charge of Operations and Passport Directorate until his appointment. A copy of Abeshi’s sack letter sighted by Vanguard and signed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, indicated that Abeshi was to have handed over to Babandede since Monday. “I write to notify you that the last day of your service…

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SEE THE REASONS THE SSS GAVE FOR NOT ALLOWING FORMER NSA SAMBO DASUKI TO ENJOY FREEDOM

The ECOWAS Court in Abuja was today told that the security details, including soldiers, attached to the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki had not been withdrawn by the federal government when his Asokoro residence in Abuja was searched over allegations of unlawful possession of arms 48 hours after he left office. An operative of the State Security Service (SSS), Williams Obiora, told the court that security agents, mainly soldiers, were still in the home of the former NSA guarding him when the DSS stormed the house in search of…

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PDP RIVERS SECRETARY, OKPOKO REVEALS HOW HE COLLECTED 700MIL ELECTIONS BRIBE MONEY FROM GOV. WIKE

The detained Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Samuel Johnson Okpoko has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he collected N700million poll bribery cash from Fidelity Bank on the instruction of Governor Nyesom Wike. while Okpoko will soon be charged to court, the anti-graft agency might put the invitation of the governor on hold because of constitutional immunity. The immunity, however, does not prevent the EFCC from investigating the allegation against the governor and keeping vital information for his trial after his tenure. According to a…

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OLISA METUH ILL, TAKEN BACK TO HOSPITAL

Report has it that the PDP spokesman vomitted several times in his car on his way to the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, May 19. A source said: “Metuh was rushed to hospital last night. It is serious. He is managing high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. The doctor asked him to stay at hospital, but he refused because he wanted to appear in court today. He is just stubborn. He does not want his health to get in the way of his trial. “This morning he vomited in…

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NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT SOME OF THE CHARGES AGAINST SARAKI- EFCC WITNESS

The primary prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, in the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, may have created another major pothole for the federal government’s prosecution team, as he has stated on cross-examination that there was insufficient evidence to sustain Count 11 of the 16 paragraph indictment against the Senate President. Paul Usoro (SAN), who led the cross-examination of Wetkas on Wednesday proceedings, steered Wetkas through a series of questions to try to figure out how the Federal Government arrived at its conclusion…

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REVEALED! WHY FG SACKED ABESHI, CG IMMIGRATION

According to Vanguard, the federal government’s decision to sack the Ngeria  Immigration Services boss may be connected with his handling of the recent replacement in the service. Meanwhile, the staff of the NIS were seen jubilating when the news filtered into their headquarters. Some officers have recently exposed the corrupt activities of the comptroller general in the posting of personnel for foreign trips. In a petition written to President Muhammadu Buhari, they accused Abeshi of collecting money from officers eager to travel abroad on foreign missions. The aggrieved officers called…

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RESPIRATORY SEIZURE NOT BATTERY CAUSED RONKE SHONDE’S DEATH, AUTOPSY REVEALS

The much anticipated autopsy report on late Ronke Shonde, the mother of two allegedly killed by her husband, Lekan, two weeks ago in Egbeda area of Lagos, during a scuffle, is out. The report, as reliably gathered, reached detectives at about 8.45p.m. yesterday. Although police authorities kept mum over the content of the report, Vanguard was reliably informed that it attributed late Ronke Shonde’s death to some injuries in the head. It also revealed that water clustered in her head. Again, the report which was reportedly signed by one Dr.…

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IFEANYI UBA -LED ANAMBRA F.A. TO INTRODUCE INTER- COMMUNITY FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS TO DISCOVER STARS

The newly elected Anambra State Football Association under the leadership of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah has unveiled what they have described as “a blue print towards fast-tracking the transformation of the game in the state.” Amongst the programmes which are aimed to revolutionise football in the state is the “Football-Made-in-Anambra” which seeks to help grassroots football. This competition, which will involve participants from over 50,000 families in Anambra and in the Diaspora, will set out to discover young and budding talents whose skills will be harnessed by quality coaches in the…

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INNOSON BOSS, INNOCENT CHUKWUMA TO BE CHARGED FOR FORGERY OVER N2.4BIL LOAN FACILTY

Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has authorised the Attorney-General of Federation (AGF) to commence the prosecution of a Lagos businessman, Innocent Chukwuma, his company, Innoson Nigeria Limited, and four others for alleged forgery. The ruling of the presiding judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, was based on an application filed before the court by Ministry of Justice that the AGF has taken over the prosecution of the accused persons. This was objected to by the prosecutor from the office of the Inspector- General of Police. But after listening to the submission…

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SEE WHY RESCUED CHIBOK GIRL, AMINA ALI IS BEING FLOWN TO ABUJA TODAY

For Amina Ali, one of the 276 school girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State in April 2014 by the terrorist Boko Haram sect, it was sweet freedom on Tuesday as she was rescued from the fringes of the terrorists’ den in the Sambisa Forest. And thursday, she will have the rare privilege of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari who has been scheduled to receive her at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “President Muhammadu Buhari is set to receive her thursday. She will be brought by the Governor…

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