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Reps To Meet South African Lawmakers Over Xenophobic Attacks



The House of Representatives yesterday constituted a six-member delegation to visit South Africa and interface with its parliament over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

The House leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, ahead of a five-day trip to South Africa explained that the delegation would find lasting solutions to the perennial xenophobic violence often targeted at Nigerians.

He disclosed that the delegation comprising the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nnena Elendu-Ukeje would push for the compensation of Nigerians whose properties worth N84 million were destroyed in the recent xenophobic attacks.

“We will be reminding them that silence is complicity. I don’t see how that can fail because we are taking a message to them. Now in the event that now fails, we shall be reminding them that retaliation is only to the mutual detriment of both countries. And we will be reminding them of their businesses in Nigeria.”

Gbajabiamila explained that the delegation would also preoccupy itself with the task of engaging the South African parliament and other authorities on areas of mutual benefit and how much both countries could lose from xenophobia and possible retaliatory actions or severing of diplomatic ties.

Meanwhile, the absence of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami and his counterpart in the finance ministry, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun yesterday stalled the probe into alleged diversion of $86 million legal fees due to the legal firm Edwards and Partners that facilitated the recovery of $3.189 billion from the Paris and London Club.

The absence of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu and his counterpart of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) did not help matters as the chairman of the House committee on public petition, Mr. Nkem Uzoma Abonta saddled with the responsibility to resolve the issue had to postpone hearing on the issue sine die.

Abonta maintained there was no way he could commence work on the issue without the presence of both Adeosun and Emefiele who played “principal” roles over the alleged diversion of the monies.
He threatened to issue a warrant to compel their physical appearance if within 48 hours they fail to notify the committee on when to make themselves available.

Also, the House of Representatives ad-Hoc committee on the review of petroleum pump price yesterday invited Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and some major oil companies to appear before it next week to explain alleged diversions of products amounting to $1 billion.

According to the committee chaired by Raphael Nnana Igbokwe, the head of the division of the corporation in charge of crude oil marketing and sales, is to turn up with the management of Oando Plc to further give insight into its role in the recent upward review of PMS in the country.

Source: Guardian

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups



Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday



Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers




Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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