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=>Chibok Girls: Army Makes Significant Arrest -Naij.com
The identity of one of the masterminds of the abduction of Chibok girls on April 14, 2014, will soon be made public subject to verification by the Nigerian Army. Jarasu Shirawho, who is believed to be the sect leader around Damboa-Chibok-Askira axis of Borno state before he was apprehended last week in the state is believed to be one of the masterminds of the Chibok girls abduction. Disclosing details of the arrest of the suspected leader of the Boko Haram sect, Major General Lucky Irabor, the deputy theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the suspect was arrested in one of the routine operations by soldiers. He said: “We have in our custody a good number of suspected terrorists that were apprehended as a result of our routine operations. “One of those suspects is believed to be on the list of our 100 most wanted terrorists’ leaders.” READ FULL NEWS….
=>INEC Gets New Technology To Collate, Transmit Results – Thenation The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has its sight set on new technology designed for easier collation and transmission of results. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu says INEC is determined this time around to consolidate on its use of technology for election rather than experimenting. “This Commission will not experiment. It will rather consolidate. Technology has come to stay,” Yakubu told representatives of 30 political parties at a consultative session in Abuja. “Not only will the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and the Smart Card Readers remain, we are going to go a step higher to see if we can also deploy technology for collation and transmission of results so that we make the processes between the conclusion of elections at the Polling Units, the counting and final tally at the Collation Centre speedy and more accurate and technology driven,” he said. READ FULL NEWS….
=> National Assembly’s Members Caught Up In Massive Money Laundering Scheme-Premiumtimes
N226,07 million was withdrawn by Members of the Public Accounts Committees in the 7th Senate and House of Representatives in violation of the Money Laundering Act 2011. Accordig to Premium Times, members of the committee and their representatives, legally responsible for ensuring probity and accountability in the nation’s financial system, violated the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 during their five-year tenure. READ FULL NEWS
» Arrest Jonathan Immediately – Former PDP Chieftain Advises Buhari – Dailysun
Senator Joseph Waku, one of the former chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, advises President Muhammadu Buhari to probe Goodluck Jonathan in the alleged diversion of money meant for arms procurement. He said it’s unfair that for the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to be detained while ex-president is left a free man. Waku noted that former NSA has repeatedly linked to the arms deal scandal. He asked in an interview with Saturday Sun, “can Dasuki do anything on his own without the consent and approval of the president and the commander-in-chief?” READ FULL NEWS
=> Patients, nurses flee FMC Asaba as two Lassa fever patients die – Punch
Tension over Lassa fever outbreak has continued to unsettle patients at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, following the death of two patients within four days. While many of the patients and nurses have fled the hospital for fear of contacting the disease, over 55 persons have been reportedly killed across the country in the last few weeks of its outbreak. Investigation revealed that it took the efforts of the Health workers at the FMC to remove the bodies of the two patients reportedly said to have died of the diseases.
=> Tompolo In Fresh N46bn Scandal, 25 Witnesses Set To Testify – Punch Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekemupolo, is reportedly in more trouble, as fresh charges of fraud have been leveled against him. The ex-warlord popularly called Tompolo, has allegedly been charged alongside 12 others. They are to face a 22-count charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The charges were filed on Friday, January 22, at a Federal High Court in Lagos. They bordered on stealing, advanced fee fraud and money laundering to the tune of over N46bn. READ FULL NEWS….
=>How Fulani herdsmen abducted, killed Delta monarch -Vanguard
BULU-UKU – DESPICABLE, abominable, horrible, detestable, repugnant, name it. But words are not enough to express the act that has caused agony for the people of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the State. Their monarch, HRM Akaeze Edward Ofulue III, abducted 19 days ago at about 4.00 pm, on January 5, 2016, by suspected Fulani herdsmen, was discovered stone dead 15 days after the creepy incident. In Ubulu-Uku and other kingdoms, it is a taboo to kidnap a king, not to talk of killing him. Vigilante group members found his decomposing remains at the stomp of a tree in the bush at Umunede, Ika North East local government area, the boundary between Delta and Edo States. READ FULL NEWS….
=>Nigerian Civil Rights Attorney Falana Drags Suspects Who Embezzled Funds Meant To Combat Boko Haram To ICC Alleging Crimes Against Humanity – Saharareporters
Prominent Nigerian Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN, has requested the International Criminal Court to “investigate allegations of crimes against humanity committed against the Nigerian people by some former and serving military as well public officials and private persons who engaged in the criminal diversion of $8 billion earmarked to procure equipment for the armed forces to fight insurgency.” In a petition dated 19 January 2016 and sent to the Prosecutor of the ICC Mrs Fatou Bensouda, Falana said, “We are a firm of civil rights lawyers based in Lagos, Nigeria. We are the defence counsel for the majority of the members of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Nigeria, who were charged with mutiny, cowardly behavior and sundry offences before the courts-martial instituted by the former military authorities. As we shall demonstrate anon, the only “offence” proved against our clients in the military courts was that they had the temerity to demand for weapons to fight the well-equipped troops of the Boko Haram sect.” READ FULL NEWS….
=> Supreme Court Orders Abia Governor Ikpeazu To Be Retried For Tax Fraud At The Federal High Court- Saharareporters
The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu is in fresh trouble as the Nigerian Supreme Court has ordered the Federal High Court to retry the case challenging the fraudulent payment of taxes that enabled his qualification to contest the governorship election of the state. Some of his opponents in the People’s Democratic Party led by Obasi Uba Ekagbara and Chukuemeka Mba had dragged him to the Federal High Court via suit FHC/ABJ/ CS/1086/2014 over his eligibility to contest in the primary election conducted for governorship aspirants of the party in the state during the last election in 2015. Even though he won the primary, his opponents alleged that he did not qualify to contest as he did not pay his taxes of years 2011, 2012 and 2013 as at when due. READ FULL NEWS….
=> Arms Deal Probe: PDP Torn Into 4 Factions – DailyTrust
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been torn into four camps over the $2.1 billion arms fund scandal for which many high-ranking members of the party have been dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Daily Trust on Sunday investigation has revealed. In the last few weeks it has been observed that the former ruling party’s members are divided into four factions over the arms scandal. One of the factions has sympathy for former President Goodluck Jonathan, one has sympathy for Uche Secondus and his group in the NWC, another is headed by some of the governors and the Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, while another faction was created a few days ago by the deputy national officers of the party.”READ FULL NEWS….
=> Fans Blast Tiwa Savage’s Hubby For “Trying To Create Another Olamide/Don Jazzy War”
The Music producer, took to his Instagram page to advice anyone who wants to diss or compare himself with Don Jazzy. He highlighted that before the comparison, you should produce more than 10 major artists with back to back hits for over 10 years and still relevant. Until you can achieve that, do not try to compare yourself with the Mavin Boss! What do you think? See what he said after the cut… After you have produced more than 10 major artists with back to back hits for over 10 years and still relevant then you can compare yourself to this [email protected] until then I advice you mind your production and keep working hard#SMD #FactsOnly #Reminder FANS BLASTED HIM…