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Chimaroke Nnamani to be re-arraigned by EFCC

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Former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, has been re-arraigned by the Federal High Court in Lagos on December 4,2017 for an alleged fraud of N5.3bn.

The case, which was fixed for Thursday before Justice Chuka Obiozor, could not proceed due to the absence of both the prosecutor, Kelvin Uzozie, and Nnamani himself, who was said to be out of the country.

When the case was called on Thursday, a lawyer from the chambers of Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN), M. Bamidele, announced appearance for Nnamani, but said the ex-governor was outside the country.

Bamidele said his law firm got notice for Thursday’s hearing only six days ago, a notice, he said, was too short to contact Nnamani, who was away.

On his own part, the prosecuting counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Uzozie, wrote to the court seeking an adjournment.

Justice Obiozor, consequently, fixed December 4 for the re-arraignment of the ex-governor and his co-defendants.

The judge rejected the plea by the defence lawyer for longer adjournment to enable the firm adequate time to contact Nnamani.

Justice Obiozor said having just been assigned with the case which has lasted for 10 years; he could not be seen to be allowing further delay in the case.

Justice Obiozor is the fourth judge to handle the case, which began in 2007.

The case has been handled by Justices Tijani Abubakar, Charles Archibong (retd.), and Mohammed Yunusa, who was suspended by the National Judicial Council over corruption allegations.

The trial has been stalled since July 5, 2015, when some of the defendants entered into a plea bargain and forfeited their assets before Justice Yunusa.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the residents of the State.

Recall that the Governor had declared curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state following an outbreak of violence in those areas.

However, following the return of relative calm and hardship being suffered by residents of the affected areas, the Governor adjusted the curfew.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: IGP Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

This was announced in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, on Saturday.

“In its place, a 13-hour curfew from 6 pm to 7 am daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.”

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Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland

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Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland

Femi Fani–Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the threat of violence on Igbo indigenes in Yorubaland.

In a video circulating on social media, Grandson Adeyinka, a UK-based Nigerian, called on Igbo indigenes to leave south-west states.

Also Read: Nobel Laureate, Soyinka Denies Video Claim On Igbo, Yoruba

In the video, Adeyinka issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Igbo, warning that those who refuse to leave will be dealt with.

Reacting to the video, the former Minister distanced the Yoruba people from the statement, urging the Igbo people in Lagos to stand firm and stand their ground.

He wrote:

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El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna

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El Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna Metropolis

Governor El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has declared a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced this is a statement on Saturday.

Although the reason for the restriction was not stated, it follows the looting of warehouses – where COVID-19 palliatives were reportedly stored by the government – by residents.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting Casualties ‘Have Questions To Answer’ — Tinubu

Residents were said to have trooped to Gwari Avenue where they discovered a warehouse and immediately forced it open and carted away food items.

Reacting to the development, the government directed security agencies involved to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating the curfew, and those responsible for the breakdown of law and order as well as looting and destroying properties.

The affected communities include Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South LGA, and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi, and Ungwan Romi of Chikun LGA.

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