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Alleged graft: Kano seals off ex-commissioner’s hospital



Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday sealed off New Age Hospital owned by a former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labara. Labara served under a former governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso,

The property, according to the commission, was suspected to have been procured with proceeds of corruption by the political ally of the former governor.

It was also gathered that Kwankwaso was being probed by the agency for allegedly diverting over $500m foreign scholarship fund while in office.

Briefing newsmen shortly after shutting down the clinic, the Chairman of the Commission, Muhuyi Rimi-Gado, said evidence at his disposal indicated that the hospital was procured fraudulently about the same period the ex-commissioner was entrusted with the management of the state foreign scholarship funds for Kano indigenes studying in Egypt University.

He said preliminary investigation proved that Labara deducted $200m out of the total allocation during one of his foreign trips to Egypt, while additional $335m was paid into his account by some agents handling the scholarship scheme.

The PCAC boss hinted that a legal action would soon be instituted against Labara, noting that the confiscation of his property would also be initiated.

This, he added, was within the purview of the commission’s constitutional mandate.

Rimi-Gado said, “We have all the documented facts and evidence to prove our case against the ex-commissioner even at the law court.

“We have evidence to show that the property was purchased the same time he was being accused of embezzlement of foreign scholarship funds. Meanwhile, the government has taken over the property and we have the power to do so.”

The chairman said his agency would not be distracted, noting that he was determined to deal with all those involved in the embezzlement of public funds in the state.

“Let me assure the public that this commission will neither be distracted by any sentiment nor perceived allegation because we are here to do the job we have been mandated to do. All those involved in the scholarship scam would be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.

Labara declined to react to the takeover of his hospital, saying he was consulting with his lawyers.

Source: Punch

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“From bum shorts to leggings” – BBNaija’s Ozo called out over his choice of outfits



It is not new that ex-BBNaija housemate Ozoemena Chukwu likes to wear skimpy shorts – the kind of clothing items called bum shorts that are mostly worn by ladies.

Throughout the BBNaija show, Ozo was often seen wearing those kind of shorts, sometimes pulling them further up himself to reveal his light-skinned thighs.

Ozo’s choice of outfit lately makes him trend and at the same time, his getting backlash from his fans for what he is wearing.

The light skin big brother Naija ex housemate doesn’t look bothered, as he keeps wearing what he feels comfortable in.

The picture above was what Ozo was seen wearing that got him a lot of backlash as he decided to wear something more longer but still the trolling didn’t stop.

A Facebook user identified as Bright said “Ozo upgraded from bum short to leggings”

@enna said “if I catch my man wearing a leggings like that, we are done”

@alpha said “what is this guy wearing”

@enioluwa said “what kind of trouser is this guy always wearing”

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North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto



The Sultan of Sokoto,Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday lamented the high rate of insecurity in the North, saying it was the worst place in the country to live.

Sultan of Sokoto North

The Sultan, who stated this at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja, said bandits were fast overrunning the North as residents slept with their eyes open.

While describing the North as the worst place to live, he said that bandits had become daring.

He said they moved from house to house, village to village, market to market, with AK-47 rifles openly, purchasing foodstuffs and other items and even collecting change without any challenge from the security agencies.

The foremost traditional ruler stated that the security system in the North had completely collapsed.

He said, “Security situation in Northern Nigeria has assumed a worrisome situation. Few weeks ago, over 76 persons were killed in a community in Sokoto in a day. I was there with the governor to commiserate with the affected community.

“Unfortunately, you don’t hear these stories in the media because it’s in the North. We have accepted the fact that the North does not have strong media to report the atrocities of these bandits.

“People think North is safe but that assumption is not true. In fact, it’s the worst place to be in this country because bandits go around in the villages, households and markets with their AK 47 and nobody is challenging them.

“They stop at the market, buy things, pay and collect change, with their weapons openly displayed. These are facts, I know because I am at the centre of it.

“I am not only a traditional ruler, I am also a religious leader. So, I am in a better place to tell the story. I can speak for the North in this regard because I am fully aware of the security challenges there. We have to sincerely and seriously find solutions to the problem, otherwise, we will find ourselves soon, in a situation where we would lose sleep because of insecurity.

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‘Stop Calling Friday ‘Black Friday’, Its A Holy Day For Muslims’ – Kano Hisbah Board Warns Radio Station



The Kano Hisbah Board has reportedly warned a Nigerian radio station and it is about Black Friday.

Per the letter sent to the radio station, the group ordered the station to stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’ ahead of a “Black Friday Sales” which is scheduled to take place today.

Per the letter from the Sharia Police, majority of the residents in Kano are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.

Read the letter below;

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