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Court Orders Governor’s Aide to Face Trial

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A court has ordered an aide to the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to stand trial over acts of impropriety.
A report by Vanguard has shown that Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s commissioner for lands, Mohammed Bello Abubakar’s bid to frustrate his trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, reached a dead end today, as the Appeal Court threw out his case.
The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division dismissed two appeals filed by Abubakar against the EFCC in respect of ruling delivered by the Federal High Court Sokoto presided over by Justice R.M Aikawa for the admissibility of some documents presented by the Commission in the trial of the appellant.
The appellant in two separate appeals, had urged the court to set aside the ruling of the lower court which admitted some documents presented by the EFCC but the appeal court today ruled that it will not entertain any further  interlocutory appeals until the matter is determined by the lower court.
Abubakar was arraigned by the Commission on 7 April, 2014 alongside his brother, Abdullahi Abubakar and three companies before Justice Aikawa for alleged abuse of office.
The offences were committed while he was permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and the second defendant, a Director in the same Ministry in the administration of the former Governor Aliyu Wammako.
The companies charged alongside the brothers are, Rose Gallery Nigeria limited, Silver Spring Global Concept Limited and Sitex Multiservice Limited.
During the course of trial on 12th, 13th, and 14th, of January 2016, the prosecuting counsel, Sa’idu Atteh through PW1, presented some documents which was objected by counsel representing the defendants.
After listening to the arguments by the counsel on the admissibility of the documents, Justice Aikawa delivered a ruling on March 10th, 2016 with some documents admitted while others were rejected.
The first defendant being dissatisfied with the ruling, approached the court of appeal Sokoto division seeking for an order setting aside the ruling of the lower court.
In a ruling delivered by Justice Usaini Mukhtar, leading Justices Mohammed Lawal Shuaibu and Fredrick O. Oho, both appeals were dismissed and the appellant ordered to go back to the lower court for trial.
“If either party is not satisfied with final verdict of the lower court, should then approach the court of appeal and make an appeal once and for all”, the court ruled.
The court relied upon Rule 4 (e) of the Practice Direction of the Court  of Appeal  (Fast Track) 2014, which discourages interlocutory appeals until the final verdict has been delivered by the trial court.
This is the second of many attempts by the appellant to frustrate his trial. On May 2, 2017, Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Sokoto granted the Attorney General of Sokoto State  permission to take over the prosecution of the matter based on a fiat purportedly from the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN.
The Fiat was later countered by a letter dated 5th May, 2017 from the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation which said that the Attorney General of Sokoto State has no power to take over the matter.
However, after the prosecution had received the letter from the DPPF, they approached the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to allow Justice Aikawa  who had been transferred to Lagos Division of the Federal High Court to continue with the matter.
The request was granted by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.

Source: Tori

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Buhari Will Come Up With Solutions In Few Hours -Major General Babagana Monguno

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Buhari Will Come Up With Solutions In Few Hours -Major General Babagana Monguno

It has been reported that the National Security, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), on Thursday said the President Muhammadu Buhari, would come up with solutions to the ongoing violence erupting in parts of the country ”in the next few hours”.

Babagana Monguno Says Buhari Is Coming Up With Solutions

According to Punch, May Babagana did not disclose the solutions, he said they would communicate to parties concerned.

Mongunu revealed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security presided over the President.

The NSA also did not disclose whether the President will announce the solutions through a national broadcast.

He said,

“The President himself, I have just left his office, is also going to deal with these issues in a specific manner apart from what has just taken place in council.

I believe in the next couple of hours, Mr President will come up with certain solutions that will be agreeable to the entire federation.”

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“Please If Anything Happens To Me, It Wasn’t Ordinary” – Ex BBN Ifu Ennada

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“Please If Anything Happens To Me, It Wasn’t Ordinary” – Ex BBN Ifu Ennada

Nigerian reality TV star and actress, Ifu Ennada has disclosed that she is being threatened over her involvement with the ongoing #endsars protests.

The former BBNAIJA housemate told her fans that if anything bad happens to her, they should be aware that it isn’t ordinary, because she’s getting threat messages from anonymous people.

She wrote;

“They are threatening me! Guys the people where I live are getting calls that I should stop posting about these things.

Please if anything happens to me, just know that it wasn’t ordinary. I’m not posting things that aren’t happening or things that others are not already posting”.

She further mentioned that her location is currently off, and she isn’t home, so no one can trace where she is.

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Hoodlums attack Nnewi police station, release motocycles impounded by police

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Hoodlums attack Nnewi police station, release motocycles impounded by police

Trending online is the news of Some hoodlums who have attacked the Nnewi police station before releasing motocycles impounded by the police.

The station was also set on fire.

A video of the hoodlums celebrating after releasing the motorcyles has circulated on social media.

Watch video below:

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