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Chartered jets: Tambuwal orders committee to resume Diezani probe

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday ordered the Committee on Public Accounts to resume its investigation into the alleged  N10billion expenditure by the Min‎ister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
She reportedly spent the money to charter and maintain a private jet, Challenger 850, for her trips in the last two years.
The speaker gave the order during plenary amid claims in some quarters that he had stopped the probe in difference to the mood of the nation.
But, he said he never stopped the probe.
He explained that he merely advised the committee to tarry awhile after his office was served with a court process instituted by the minister on April 28.
Tambuwal added that his disposition at the time was to give him the opportunity to consult on the action of the minister with legal experts.
The speaker also clarified that there was no time he said a court order had stopped the House from conducting the probe, but only mentioned “court processes.”
He informed lawmakers that, having consulted as he promised, he had arrived at the conclusion that the PAC should resume the probe.
Tambuwal added, “I have read in newspapers that I stopped the committee from performing its duties.
“I only said I received court processes, not court order.
“I directed you (Chairman of PAC, Mr. Solomon Olamilekan) to hold on until I consulted legal opinions.
“I have done so. Good a thing that the presiding judge also said that there was no such orders (stopping the House).
“I, therefore, direct that you should continue with the matter before you and report to the House as quickly as possible.”
It will be recalled that the committee was set to begin the hearing on April 28 when the court processes were served on the House informing it of the decision of the minister to sue the legislature.
The PUNCH had reported exclusively that the hearing might not take place‎ at the time because the minister had failed to respond to any inquiries by the committee up till the morning of April 28.
However, there was confusion after some House officials initially interpreted the court processes to mean an injunction against the committee.

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

Air Force slammed Policemen

The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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Hoodlums loot electronic store in Osogbo

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Hoodlums loot electronic store in Osogbo

Hoodlums have looted an electronic store in Osogbo, Osun State’s capital

It was gathered that some military personnel later stopped the hoodlums and recovered some goods.

 

In a new video sighted online, hoodlums were seen looting an electronic shop in Osogbo, Osun state.

The hoodlums were seen taking away motorbike and other electronic gadgets.

However, many netizens after watching the video have condemned it.

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