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Lockdown: Let’s Know Our Fate On Eid Congregational Prayers — Kano Clerics Tell Govt

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As Muslims move closer to the end of their Ramadan fast, Kano state councils of Ulama have sought clarification from the state government as regards their Eid congregational prayers.

The council is seeking the clarification following the lockdown of the state and ban on religious gathering by the state government since Covid-19 hit the ancient state.

According to the council’s chairman, Sheikh Ibrahim Khaki who spoke in a statement on Saturday, most residents of the state are unhappy that markets are allowed window time to operate while no opportunity was given to prayer gatherings.

“We call on the government on the need to carry out an in-depth investigation on the cause of the recent mass deaths to the public to their mind at rest and allay the fears as well as take the necessary steps or actions to address the situation.

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“Government should also look into the lockdown relaxation days and places (selected markets and supermarkets) permitted to open with a view to controlling overcrowding and other unhealthy practices that may aid the spread of the virus among innocent citizens.

“We observed people’s nonchalant attitude to their safety especially during the lockdown relaxation days as people have been throwing caution to the wind by subjecting themselves liable to the virus.

“Similarly, we also observe with dismay how people are usually not observing the social distance rules, especially during funeral activities.

“We called on the state government to engage religious leaders, the business community and other relevant bodies (non-partisan) with a view to finding solutions to present hardship being faced by many people in the state and improving the economy.

“It is also important for the government to make its stand clear to the public on the issue of the Eid prayers, whether it will hold or not as many people have been asking us questions on the issue. This will ease and help us answer the too many questions posed to us.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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