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Pakistan To Train Nigeria Police Officers On Counter-Terrorism

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IGP PHOTO WITH PAKISTAN CHIEF OF DEFENCE (2)

On Wednesday, a courtesy visit was paid by the Chief of Defence staff of Pakistan, Lt. General Najib Ullah Khan Hi on the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim K. Idris.

The Chief of Defence staff congratulated the IGP on his recent appointment and expressed his pleasure for the opportunity to meet the IGP and his management team.

The Lt General appreciated the professional roles being played by the Nigeria Police Force in tackling insurgency in Nigeria and he urged the IGP to sustain the feat saying Nigeria is a super power in Africa within the context of security and law enforcement.

He equally commended the Nigeria Police Force in its pivotal role in peace keeping operations.

He further sought for maximum cooperation of Nigeria Police Force and Pakistan.

He implored the IGP to send a team of officers to Pakistan to undergo training in specialized areas that can be useful to the country.

Ibrahim Idris in his remarks expressed delight at the visit and thanked the Chief of Defence staff for paying him a courtesy call.

He solicited for the continuous support and cooperation between both countries as regards the fight against terrorism.

The IGP stressed that he would be glad if Police counter Terrorism officers and other special police units deployed for counter terrorism operations are exposed to the experience of Pakistan through training and technology transfer.

He assured the Defence Chief of staff that such gesture will go along way to improve the performance of the Nigeria Police Force in the current fight against Terrorism and he further recounted how the Pakistani Special Police Formed Units were very proactive while he was working with the United Nations.

 

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Court To Begin Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘Treason’ Trial In Absentia

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Court To Begin Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘Treason’ Trial In Absentia

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is set to commence the trial of the leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The trial of the IPOB leader has been scheduled for November 26th and will see five prosecution witnesses lined up to testify against Kanu.

Also Read: Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

This was disclosed in a hearing notice served on the prosecution team in the office of the attorney general and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.

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Court Orders Reps Member To Produce Fleeing Maina’s Son Within Nine Days

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JUST IN: Court Orders Reps Member To Produce Fleeing Maina’s Son Within Nine Days

Abdulrasheed Maina’s son

House of Representatives member, Umar Sani Dan Galadima has been asked to produce Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, who is believed to have jumped bail on or before December 4.

Faisal is being prosecuted before the court on money laundering related offences and was granted bail in 2019.

Honorable Galadima who is representing Kaura Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State is standing surety for Faisal after signing a N60 million bond.

Also Read: BREAKING: Court Fixes Date For Ndume’s Bail Application

Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Wednesday ordered Dan Galadima, who was present in court, to show cause by December 4 why he should either not forfeit the N60 million he pledged while taking Faisal on bail, or be sent to prison until he is able to produce the defendant.

Recall that on Monday, Justice Abang sentenced Senator Ali Ndume who is a surety for the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team who has also jumped bail.

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Lawyer Dumps Maina, Applies To Quit Case

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Lawyer Dumps Abdulrasheed Maina, Applies To Quit Case

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Adeola Adedipe, a lawyer hired by Abulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), in his ongoing trial for money laundering, has applied to quit the case.

Maina’s lawyer who is also representing the company of the former PRTT Chairman – Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, informed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja at the resumption of proceedings in the case on Wednesday, that he has filed a notice, indicating his intention to withdraw from further representing his client.

Also Read: Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Adedipe revealed that his brief has not been perfected due to the failure of his client to pay.

He apologised to the federal court presided over Justice Okon Abang for being absent from proceedings during some of the recent adjournments.

 

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