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TOP NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY(AFTERNOON+EVENING EDITION)

=> BREAKING: Supreme Court sacks Stella Oduah, Uba
-Punch

The Supreme Court has removed two senators; Stella Oduah and Andy Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party as lawmakers representing Anambra State.
The ruling means the election of all three Senators representing
Anambra State had been nullified. The election of Uche Ekwunife was
nullified by the Court of Appeal in December.
Ekwunife defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress afterwards.
The Supreme Court also ruled on the conflict between the PDP factions
in the state, confirming Ejike Oguebego as Anambra State Chairman of
the party. Details later
SOURCE
=> Kanu sacks lawyer as court denies his bail
-Dailypost
After a long wait and expectation, the court has announced the
commencement of the ruling which will be coming in next 30 minutes.
The director of the Radio Biafra has withdrawn one of his lawyers, M. U Udechukwu from representing him in court.
Following the call for appearances, Udechukwu who argued the bail
application in favour of kanu drew the attention of the court to letter
said to have been addressed to the judge, John Tsoho.
While Tsoho confirmed the letter, he said he believed it was a domestic matter and not to be on record.
He said: “There is a handwritten letter addressed to my humble self by the first defendant.”
The judge added that the first defendant had stated in the letter
that during the last hearing, the lawyer that argued his case was not
who he instructed to represent him.
Meanwhile, the lead counsel, Chuks Muoma addressing the court said he did not see the need for the controversy in the courtroom.
His words: “As embarrassing as this appears, I will advise that
he take the ruling of the summons of bail which he led and argued and
then handover.”

On his own part, Udechukwu addressing the court said it was important to be on record.
 “My lord, it is already on record that I represented
the defendant without an instruction from him, I don’t want to implicate
my matter and also avoid been summoned by the disciplinary committee,”
Udechukwu said.
READ FULL NEWS

 =>I am being tortured, abused by Buhari’s DSS – Kanu writes open letter to EU -Naij.com 

I am that Biafran locked up in DSS custody for 98 days without trial

Firstly, I wish to thank this honorable parliament, representatives
of member nations and all her leaders. On the defense of rule of law and
human right this parliament thrived. The making of a better world where
mankind shall be free, easy life and prosperous world had been the
banner of this parliament and never shall diplomacy or any form of tie
cause a deviation or severe the cause of this great parliament.

I am a Biafran, I am that Biafran locked up in Buhari’s DSS dungeon
for 98 days without trial, given inhuman treatments, tortured and
abused. I am that Biafran competent courts of jurisdiction freed but
Buhari by his powers held me illegally. I am that Biafran that left his
wife suffers the pains of child birth alone. I am that Biafran his newly
delivered wife is still having emotional trauma and mental torture of
losing her husband to time or death.

READ FULL NEWS

»  Suicide Bomber Kills Many In Adamawa – DailyTrust
A boy on Friday detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi
town in Adamawa State, Killing many according to witnesses.
A
vigilante leader confirmed ‎the incident to Daily Trust in a telephone
interview saying 20 persons including the bomber died in the blast.
Gombi
was recaptured from Boko Haram in 2014 and since then, the insurgents
have made several failed attempts to retake the town from the Nigerian
military.
‎The military authorities at the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola was not immediately available for comment. 
 READ FULL NEWS 

 => My Life Is In Danger – Sunday Oliseh Cries Out – SunNews

The Super Eagles to the CHAN 2016 in Rwanda returned to Nigeria last
night but without the team’s helmsman Sunday Oliseh who returned to his
base in Belgium.
His decision not to return home according to the
Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) is to enable him continue with
treatment for the flu he has been battling with since last year.
However Oliseh’s decision not to return with the team is beginning to raise questions on why he is afraid of home.
Very
dependable sources informed Daily Sunsport that the former Super Eagles
defender and captain confessed that he is afraid for his life. Our
source hinted that Oliseh had confided in a close associate that some
people are after his life in Nigeria and is beginning to think twice
about his health.
“Oliseh no longer feels safe being in Nigeria.
Recall that all through the team’s camping for CHAN 2016 in Abuja, he
refused to show up but was the first to hit South Africa for the second
phase of camping in Pretoria. After his team lost out of CHAN, he left
for Belgium on the excuse that he had to go and continue treatment for
his flu. That action speaks volumes about his fears.”READ FULL NEWS….

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 =>Kabiru Sokoto Sues Federal Government For N300million – Vanguard



The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has fixed February 4 to
hear a fresh suit lodged against the Federal Government by the convicted
kingpin of the Boko Haram sect, Kabiru Umar. a.k.a. Kabiru Sokoto.
The
High Court had on December 20, 2013, convicted and sentenced Sokoto to
life imprisonment after he was found guilty of masterminding the
Christmas day bomb blast that killed about 44 persons and wounded 75
others at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church at Madalla, Niger State, in
2011.
In his judgment, trial Justice Adeniyi Ademola said he was
satisfied that the federal government successfully established the
culpability of the convict beyond every reasonable doubt, noting that
‘Sokoto’ had in two separate confessional statements, admitted that he
had prior knowledge of the attack.
The court noted that the
accused person, throughout the trial, never showed any remorse for his
actions, describing him as “a pathological liar with no regards for the
truth.”
READ FULL NEWS

=>  WHO raises alarm as Zika virus spreads “explosively” – The Nation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Zika virus,
linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is
“spreading explosively” and can infect as many as four million people.
THE WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, said this at a meeting on
Friday with the agency’s executive board in Geneva, adding that the
spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one
of alarming proportions.
She said that to help determine its response, WHO would convene an
emergency meeting on Monday, because the level of alarm was extremely
high.
Chan told the Geneva gathering that in 2015, the virus was detected in the Americas, where it was now spreading explosively.
She stressed that as of today, cases have been reported in 23 countries and territories in the region.
READ FULL NEWS….

=> Manchester United and Leicester City fight for Ahmed Musa – Nigerianeye

Manchester United could make a late bid to try and beat Leicester to the
signing of CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa, with the Nigeria
international gaining interest in the Premier League.
Leicester have already been linked with the 23-year-old, and are
believed to have had a £15m offer rejected by the Russian club as they
look to hold out for a fee of at least £18.9m.
But The Express reports that United are showing interest in Musa
ahead of Monday’s January transfer window deadline, and they could
launch a bid over the weekend to try and snatch the striker out of the
grasp of the Premier League leaders.
Musa has scored 10 goals this season, and his arrival would give United
manager Louis van Gaal more options in attack, given that the club have
scored the least number of goals this season from the current top eight.
SOURCE

TOP NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY(MORNING EDITION)

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=> I Respect Obasanjo But He Introduced Bribery To The National Assembly Says Dino Melaye-Thecable

Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, has described former President
Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to the national assembly as a misplacement
anger, accusing him of introducing corruption into the national
assembly.
Obasanjo had written a letter to the national assembly
accusing it of insincerity for its planned purchase of 469 cars worth
N4.7bn.
But Melaye, in a riposte on Thursday, said the former
president introduced corruption into the national assembly in his bid to
run for a third term in office.
“I have tremendous respect for
president Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo. Elder statesman, respected
pan Africanist and committed patriot. I went through the letter written
to all senators and members of the house of representatives. The letter I
can see is a misplacement of anger,” he said.
“Our leader is
mistaking the eighth national assembly as the same senate assembly that
defrauded him in 2007. Those who collected his money and refused to
implement the 3rd term agenda. I appeal to baba that we are not the ones
please. After nine years of that bribery saga, the first of its kind, I
expect forgiveness to have taken place. READ FULL NEWS….

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=> Sagir Muhammad reveals IPOB And Kanu’s secret plan – Naij.com
Alhaji Sagir Muhammad, the leader of defunct Arewa Peoples Congress, in the interview granted to the Vanguard, has stated that Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their leader Nnamdi Kanu has a secret agenda.
Muhammad, also known as a front line General Ibrahim Babangida supporter, said “their hidden agenda is to declare Biafra and then go recolonize the South-South.”
“They would go and within a question of less than one month they
would capture all those South-South and colonise the oil fields that is
the agenda of IPOB. If you look at the East, it is land-locked; they
don’t have any serious minerals apart from coal.

“Even the geography and geology of the East is so poor that even
to build a good house they cannot unless you build a house in a bush
because it’s all bush, it’s all forested and that is why you find the
majority of the elite Igbo are now half of the owners of the houses in
Abuja.

“If the Indigenous People of Biafra are now saying that they want
to have Biafra what are you going to do with more than three quarters
of the Igbo who are outside the East?

“Those in Kano, those in Lagos what are you going to do with
then? Will you take all those people back to Biafra? They have no houses
to live, they have no means of livelihood. They make money outside and
not in the East so you find that they are crawling into fantasy world.”

READ FULL NEWS
 => $2.1b arms deals: EFCC detains ex-Chief of Air Staff Amosu -TheNation
     
Former Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Adesola Amosu is being detained
by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection
with the $2.1billion arms deals probe.
Amosu has been undergoing what a source described as “intense” interrogation in the last 17 hours, The Nation learnt yesterday.
The bank accounts of the ex-Air Chief may have been restricted.
Besides, some houses believed to be his have been put under
surveillance.
The Assets Forfeiture and Recovery Unit of the EFCC was yesterday
verifying some of the properties allegedly traced to Air Marshal Amosu.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “Amosu reported to the EFCC
late Tuesday based on the report of the Special Investigative
Committee(SIC) and we have detained him.
READ FULL NEWS

»  THE ECONOMIST Tags Goodluck Jonathan As “An Ineffectual Buffoon”
MORE than 30 years ago, a young general swept to power in the fifth of
Nigeria’s military coups since independence in 1960. The country he
inherited was a mess: bled dry by pilfering politicians within and
hammered by falling oil prices without. Last year that general,
Muhammadu Buhari, became president again—this time in a democratic vote.
The problems he has inherited are almost identical. So are many of his
responses.
In the eight months since Mr Buhari arrived at Aso Rock,
the presidential digs, the homicidal jihadists of Boko Haram have been
pushed back into the bush along Nigeria’s borders. The government has
cracked down on corruption, which had flourished under the previous
president, Goodluck Jonathan, an ineffectual buffoon who let politicians
and their cronies fill their pockets with impunity.
Lai Mohammed, a minister, reckons that just 55 people stole $6.8 billion from the public purse over seven recent years. READ FULL NEWS 

 => Buhari is using arms I procured to fight insurgency – Jonathan speaks -Dailypost

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that the current
administration was fighting the war against Boko Haram with the arms
bought under his administration.He told France 24 that the
insurgency caught the country unawares but that his government laid a
solid foundation for it to be wiped out.
He said, “The new
government is working hard and I believe they are still using the
equipment we procured. Though the budget is still being debated, no new
equipment has been bought; so even those equipment the President is
using to prosecute the war against Boko Haram are those equipment we
procured.
“When
Boko Haram started in Nigeria, we had no terror experience. Yes, we had
armed robbery and other common crimes, but terrorism was different
because the people involved were not afraid to die.
READ FULL NEWS….

 =>Again, Buhari Rejects Devaluation, Says’I Won’t Kill The Naira’ – Vanguard



President Muhammadu Buhari has stated their further devaluation of
Naira would kill the currency, insisting that it was one decision he was
not ready to take at the moment.
The president said he was not also ready to inflict more hardship on
the poor citizens of Nigeria who have already had doses of penury.
He stressed that while export-driven economies could benefit from
devaluation of their currencies, Naira devaluation will only result in
further inflation and hardship for the poor and middle classes in
Nigeria’s import-dependent economy.
President Buhari who spoke on Wednesday in Nairobi, Kenya during a
meeting with Nigerians resident in the county has been away on official
visit.
A statement by his Special Assistant on media and publicity, Mallam
Garba Shehu from Nairobi stated that the President Buhari said he was
yet to be convinced by the proponents of devaluation that ordinary
Nigerians would benefit from policy.
READ FULL NEWS

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=> JAMB closes forms’ sale on Friday, approves more CBT centres – Vanguard

The embattled National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party,
PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has regained his freedom. Metuh is facing trial
over alleged N400 million fraud.
Metuh, was arrested by four operatives of the anti-graft agency from his Abuja home on January 5.
Metuh
and his firm, Destra Investment Limited, were charged before the Abuja
Division of the Federal High Court over alleged N400 million fraud.
The
charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2016, was signed by the Assistant Director,
Legal & Prosecution Department of the EFCC, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir.
READ FULL NEWS….

=> We want to liberate south-south region – MASSOB – Vangaurd

The Movement fort he Actualisation of a Sovereign State Of Biafra
(MASSOB) has revealed that its plan for the people of the south-south
region is to liberate them from the shackles of Yoruba and Hausa people
who have purportedly enslaved them.
Vanguard reports that the separatist group was reacting to a statement credited to Sagir Mohammed, a former leader of
the defunct Arewa Peoples Congress where he said the motive of the
Igbos in the agitation for Biafra was to colonise the oil rich
south-south region.

He had said: “Those Indigenous People of Biafra have a
hidden agenda. Their hidden agenda is to declare Biafra and then go
recolonize the South-South.

“They would go and within a question of less than one month they
would capture all those South-South and colonise the oil fields that is
the agenda of IPOB. If you look at the East, it is land-locked; they
don’t have any serious minerals apart from coal.”

READ FULL NEWS….

=> EFCC Operative Impregnates Teenager, Batters Her (photos) – PMNews


There was a show of shame recently at the premises of the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after one of the operatives allegedly
battered a 19-year old canteen attendant he allegedly impregnated in
Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The teenager was allegedly
assaulted at the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos where
the operative works as exhibit keeper.
The victim, Blessing
Nwokpa, who was a canteen attendant at the EFCC premises was allegedly
impregnated by the EFCC operative identified as Okeke Edward, who
refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy.
P.M.NEWS gathered that rather, Okeke allegedly offered her money to terminate the pregnancy but Blessing refused.
For
her obstinacy, Blessing who was living with Edward as a squatter,
allegedly became an object of battering and assault by him.
Edward allegedly threw her and her belongings out of his house and sent her away from his house at 23, Akinseji street, Fadeyi.
READ FULL NEWS….

=> ‘Why US refused to sell arms to Jonathan’- Nigerianeye

Mr. Smart Ajaja, a Nigerian rights activist, based in the United States
of America, ‎ yesterday, said the refusal of former President Goodluck
Jonathan to probe alleged multi-million dollars allegedly found in one
the nation’s service chiefs, during his tenure was the reason America
refused to sell arms to his administration.
Ajaja, who gave insight into how some persons he described as very
vulnerable Nigerians abroad serve as fronts to looters of the country’s
treasury,said the US govt, which uncovered the money, gave Jonathan term
upon which he could get its support.
He said Jonathan refusal to probe a service chief, who he did not name,
resulted to the refusal of American government to sell arms to his
government.
Ajaja said although some volunteers among the diasporans were willing to
assist President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to further
identify some of the looted funds, the government should do a lot more
to block movement of physical cash out of the country.
READ FULL NEWS

=> Girl Rescued After Boyfriend In Search Of Riches Held Her In Pit For 8months(Graphic pics) – Lailasblog

Shocking photos have emerged of a young girl who was recently rescued
after her boyfriend in search of riches left her in a deep pit for 8
months! This happened in Tanzania. This Lady spent 8 months in a deep
pit, feeding twice a week and thank God she is still alive. This was
done reportedly by her boyfriend in search for riches.

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