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Nigerians clash over Biafra in Indian, one car burnt, one live lost

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The quest for Biafra has continued to heat up even outside Nigeria to the extent that blood was spilled blood on Bengaluru’s roads as students were taking sides over the issue and clashing repeatedly. Times of India reports that the police are now looking at getting the students concerned deported.

In the latest in the series of attacks and counter-attacks over the Biafra secession issue in Nigeria, a dozen students created ruckus in Hennur in the early hours of Sunday, allegedly attacking the residence of one Elvis Ohachosim, 39, and setting his car ablaze.

The pre-dawn attack was in retaliation to Elvis attacking two Nigerian friends the previous evening.

Police said Sunday’s arson is the latest skirmish between two groups of Nigerians since September 3, when one N. Chigozie allegedly died in suspicious circumstances, after clashes between the gangs at an African restaurant.

“We have filed four cases against these two groups in just 20 days,” a police officer said.

Chigozie’s brother Nonso, meanwhile, filed a complaint accusing a group of Nigerians, led by Aiwa, of attacking him and his brother at African Kitchen in Kothanur, on the night of September 2, while discussing the Biafran issue. Police held six Africans and recently, all of them were released on bail.

Elvis is believed to have led a gang of Nonso’s supporters and attacked Christoper Okwi Onuigbo and his friend Ani Charles, who was arrested for the September 2 attack on Nonso.

Kothanur police filed a case against six people, including Elvis. Nonso’s supporters have been identified as Elvis Ohachosim, Emmanuel, Grant, Pastor Jeremiah, among others.

Source: ( Times of India)

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

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

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

Also Read: Alleged Money Laundering: Court Orders Arrest Of Abdulrasheed Maina

At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri

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Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

Also Read: Nigerian Army’s account of their involvement in the Lekki Massacre is as straight as Bobrisky’: Omokri

Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Defends Gowon Over Allegations Of Looting CBN

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Defends Gowon Over Allegations Of Looting CBN

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has come out to defend former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) who was recently accused of looting half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during his reign.

Sani in a statement via his Twitter account on Tuesday where he defended the former leader, pointed out that Gowon left office without any evidence of wealth.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Hails FG’s Exclusion Of ASUU From IPPIS

He added that the claim against Gowon by a member of the UK Parliament is totally false.

He wrote:

“General Yakubu Gowon; The claim of ‘looting the CBN’ made by the British Minister for Africa as represented by Mr James Duddridge against Gen Gowon is nothing but outright falsehood. Gowon exited power without any evidence of wealth & that remains, for over four decades after power.”

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