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Benue Assembly Issues Warrant Of Arrest On NICON Insurance Company

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In line with section 129 (d) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended, the Benue State House of Assembly, has yesterday issued a warrant of arrest against the management of NICON insurance company for refusing to appear before it for the second consecutive time.
Benue State legislature has had a running battle with the insurance company over its refusal to pay to the state government the sum of over N26 million being premium due to it, in respect of the burnt portion of the Makurdi modern market over ten years ago.
The assembly had summoned the management of the company to appear before it over a month ago but in a letter addressed to the speaker and signed by the managing director of the company, Mr. Bayode Samuel, the company appealed that it should be given up till the 21st of February to appear before the House of Assembly.
But during yesterday’s sitting, the house was taken aback when the speaker informed it that the insurance company has neither come nor send any communication to the house for it’s inability to honour the invitation.
All those who commented on the matter including Mr. Benjamin Nungwa, Mr. Richard Ujege, Mr. Terhemba Chabo and Mr. Ianna Jato accused management of NICON Insurance for treating the house with levity despite two previous summons, saying it has offended the provisions of Section 103, 128 and 129 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended and called on the house to invoke the necessary constitutional provisions.
In line with section 129 (d) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended, the Benue State House of Assembly, has yesterday issued a warrant of arrest against the management of NICON insurance company for refusing to appear before it for the second consecutive time.
Benue State legislature has had a running battle with the insurance company over its refusal to pay to the state government the sum of over N26 million being premium due to it, in respect of the burnt portion of the Makurdi modern market over ten years ago.
The assembly had summoned the management of the company to appear before it over a month ago but in a letter addressed to the speaker and signed by the managing director of the company, Mr. Bayode Samuel, the company appealed that it should be given up till the 21st of February to appear before the House of Assembly.
But during yesterday’s sitting, the house was taken aback when the speaker informed it that the insurance company has neither come nor send any communication to the house for it’s inability to honour the invitation.
All those who commented on the matter including Mr. Benjamin Nungwa, Mr. Richard Ujege, Mr. Terhemba Chabo and Mr. Ianna Jato accused management of NICON Insurance for treating the house with levity despite two previous summons, saying it has offended the provisions of Section 103, 128 and 129 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended and called on the house to invoke the necessary constitutional provisions.

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Thug attacks police station in Lagos, steals DPO’s uniform (Video)

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Thug attacks police station in Lagos, steals DPO’s uniform (Video)

Men of the Lagos Police Command have paraded a hoodlum who attacked and burnt a police station in the state, carting away the DPO’S uniform

 

The suspect was arrested while rocking the uniform of a DPO.

He was paraded before newsmen by the Lagos state police command today October 27.

Watch a video of him while being paraded along with others below:

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Burial arrangements of killed #EndSARS protester, Anthony Unuode, announced

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Burial arrangements of killed #EndSARS protester, Anthony Unuode, announced

The burial poster of an endSARS protester, Anthony Unuode,  who was attacked and stabbed to death by hoodlums in Abuja, has been released by his family members.

Unuode, who joined other Nigerians to protest against police brutality in Kubwa area of Abuja, was attacked and killed by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful protest.

 

He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

He was 28 years old.

According to his obituary, Anthony who was 28 years, will be interred on October 30.

See his obituary below:

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Army denies shooting #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

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Army denies shooting #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

 

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that it shot and killed peaceful end SARS protesters at Lekki toll plaza on October 20.

The denial was disclosed in a statement released by the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA)

The Acting Director Army Public Relations (ADPR), Major Osoba Olaniyi, however, confirmed the involvement of soldiers in restoring order in Lagos following the imposition of a curfew on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Read the statement below:

“The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video on social media in which it was alleged that civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki Toll Plaza. This allegation is untrue, unfounded and aimed at causing anarchy in the country.

At no time did soldiers of the Nigerian Army open fire on any civilian. From the onset of the ENDSARS protest, there was no time personnel of 81 Division Nigerian Army Lagos were involved.

However, the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government (LASG) after a 24- hour curfew was imposed.

This was as a result of the violence which led to several police stations being burnt, policemen killed, suspects in police custody released and weapons carted away.

The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that LASG requested for the military to intervene in order to restore normalcy.

The intervention of the military followed all laid down procedures for Internal Security operations and all the soldiers involved acted within the confines of the Rules of Engagement (ROE) for Internal Security operations.

Finally, Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army reiterates Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities did not shoot at any civilian as there are glaring and convincing evidence to attest to this fact.

This allegation is the hand work of mischief makers who will stop at nothing to tarnish the image of the Nigerian Army. The general public is hereby enjoined to discountenance this allegation as there is no iota of truth therein.”

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