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‘I Will Flog Buhari, Obasanjo Mercilessly’ – Eedris Abdulkareem Vows

Popular Nigerian singer and entertainer, Eedris Abdulkareem, have mentioned just what he wants to do to Nigeria’s President Buhari and former president, Obasanjo.

According to Mr Abdulkareem, he wants to mercilessly flog both men for their incompetencies.

3.1m Households Will Benefit From School Feeding Scheme During Lockdown ― FG

The minister Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has revealed that no fewer than 3.1m households would benefit from the federal government homegrown school feeding program which is expected to commence amid lockdown.
She made this known while speaking at the Disabled Colony, a settlement in Abuja for the PLWD and located at Karmajiji Village, along Musa Yar’Adua Expressway.

Another 24 Almajiri Kids Test Positive For COVID-19 In Jigawa

Twenty-four almajiri children who recently returned to Jigawa state have tested positive for COVID-19.This was disclosed by Abba Zakari, commissioner for health, at a press briefing on Friday.Zakari, also the chairman of the state’s task force on COVID-19, said that two health workers who were exposed to the disease at the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kudu and Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital in Dutse, have also tested positive.

Police Officer Shot Dead While Enforcing Curfew In Edo

A police officer attached to Auchi division of the Edo state police command has been killed by suspected hoodlums while enforcing the curfew imposed by the federal government. The incident was confirmed on Saturday by Edo police public relations officer (PPRO) Chidi Nwabuzor.

I Don’t Regret Revealing Identity Of Benue’s Index Case: Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state says he doesn’t regret revealing the identity of the state’s COVID-19 index case, Mrs. Susan Okpe. The Governor made this known in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Terver Akase on Friday.

Ortom says even though the patient has desperately tried to politicized the issue and whipped up ethnic sentiments, it was for the best interest of the people of the state to…

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike Attacks FG Again

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has told the people of the State to hold the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government responsible if COVID-19 escalates in the State. Wike said this in his statewide broadcast on Friday, adding that nobody should be surprised if the coronavirus cases in the State rise in the coming weeks with the way security agents are sabotaging the lockdown order.

BREAKING: Lagos Oldest Judge Dies At 102

Justice Isiaka Isola Oluwa, a retired judge of the State High Court in Lagos has died at the age of 102.

The Lagos State oldest judge died in his home at Ilupeju, Lagos in the early hours of today, Saturday, May 9 at age 102.

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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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