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N1.2billion Unspent Funds: ICPC To Arraign Former NSCDC Boss, Two Others

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ICPCThe Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, said it would soon arraign three officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, over N1.2 billion unspent funds.

This was contained in a statement issued by a consultant with the ICPC, Folu Olamiti, in Abuja on Monday.

The three officials will have their day in court on Tuesday when they will appear before Justice Husseini Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

According to the statement, the NSCDC officials to be arraigned include a former Assistant Commandant General, Mohammed Umar and Amobi Chidozie and Ojuolape Oyemomi, whose ranks were not specified.

It added that the action followed an alleged conspiracy to offer gratification to some public officers in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF.

Mr. Olamiti explained that the alleged bribes were offered in December 2004 to the AGF staff to induce them to extend the time of remittance of the N1.2 billion unspent funds belonging to NSCDC.

The ICPC, however, attributed the delay in the case to the death of one of the suspects whose name was struck off the charge sheet and the health challenge of Mr. Umar.

“The accused were alleged to have conspired and also used their public offices to offer gratification to some public officers of the office of the AGF in the sum of N1.5million as inducement”, said Mr. Olamiti.

“The trio will also be facing trial for the transfer of the sum of N8.2 million meant for overhead vote to personnel vote – an offence contrary and punishable under Section 22 (5) of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act, 2000”.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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