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Rahmat Umar The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a warrant to apprehend Yahaya Bello, the former governor of Kogi State. The warrant was issued following an ex parte motion filed by the EFCC, with Justice Emeka Nwite ruling in favor of the motion. The judge directed that the former governor be brought before the court on Thursday, April 18, for arraignment. Justice Nwite’s ruling stated, “An order of this honourable court is hereby made directing and/or issuing a warrant for the immediate arrest of the defendant to bring him before…

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Dayo Awoniyi Deadly storms has wreaked havoc in Pakistan, claiming lives of at least 65 people, due to lightning strikes and structural collapses. The heavy downpours which occurred between Friday and Monday led to flash floods and the destruction of numerous homes across the country. The hardest-hit region, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, witnessed 32 fatalities, including 15 children, and over 1,300 homes damaged. Anwar Khan, spokesperson for the province’s disaster management authority, attributed the casualties to collapse of walls and roofs, underscoring the severity of the situation. Unusual rainfall patterns in April, exceeding historical averages by nearly 100 percent compounded…

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Faith Awoniyi The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has recently outlined nine activities deemed as currency abuse of the Nigerian Naira. This disclosure, made on the CBN’s website, aims to educate citizens on the Clean Notes Policy. The policy, instituted to enhance the physical appearance and longevity of banknotes in circulation, underscores the importance of proper currency handling. The public enlightenment comes amidst recent events, including the arrest and arraignment of a prominent Nigerian socialite, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought charges against Cubana Chief Priest before Justice Kehinde…

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Faith Awoniyi A Mobile Court in Oshodi, Lagos, has sentenced 13 individuals to nine months imprisonment for disturbing the peace and unlawfully converting government property. State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed the sentencing, stating that the offenders were arrested for causing nuisance on pedestrian bridges across the state. This firm action underscores the government’s determination to uphold public order and protect essential infrastructure from misuse. Earlier, 28 individuals were apprehended in Oshodi and Ladipo for failing to use the designated pedestrian bridge. These individuals have also been charged and will face prosecution. The crackdown…

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Dayo Awoniyi President Bola Tinubu, have commended the  Dangote Oil and Gas Limited for reducing the  price of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), also known as diesel.  This was contained in a statement released today by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale. The Group recently reviewed downwards the  price of AGO from N1,650 to N1,000 per litre for a minimum of one million litres of the product, as well as providing a discount of N30 per litre for an offtake of five million litres and above. Ajuri said “The price review represents a 60 percent…

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Faith Awoniyi Myanmar’s former leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been moved from prison to house arrest due to health concerns related to a heatwave, as announced by the military government. The decision, aimed at safeguarding Suu Kyi’s well-being, comes amidst escalating conflict between the military and pro-democracy resistance fighters across the country. Suu Kyi, aged 78, was relocated from prison along with other elderly and infirm prisoners due to extreme heat conditions reaching 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit). Despite the transfer, the move has not been publicly disclosed in Myanmar, where information about Suu Kyi is tightly…

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Faith Awoniyi A Kano State High Court has issued an ex parte order restraining Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from representing himself as a member of the party. The order, granted by Justice Usman Malam Na’abba, came after an ex parte motion filed by Ibrahim Sa’ad on behalf of two executive members of the APC Ganduje ward in Dawakin-Tofa Local Government Area. The plaintiffs, Laminu Sani, the assistant secretary, and Haladu Gwanjo, the legal adviser, were part of the nine ward executives who suspended Ganduje two days prior. The court directed all parties…

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Faith Awoniyi UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has emphasized the need for more action to combat racism and discrimination against people of African descent worldwide. Speaking at the Permanent Forum of African Descent, Guterres celebrated the achievements of black communities while acknowledging the ongoing racial injustices they face. Guterres highlighted the importance of the forum in addressing systemic discrimination and advocating for meaningful change. He called for efforts to ensure the full realization of human rights for people of African descent, including reparations and greater inclusion in society. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Nada Al-Nashif, praised the forum’s…

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Faith Awoniyi The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has confirmed the suspension of three private jets allegedly involved in commercial activities against the terms of their operating permits. This action follows the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo’s directive to re-evaluate Permit for Non-Commercial Flights (PNCF) to curb misuse. Acting Director General of NCAA, Captain Chris Najomo, disclosed this in a statement, noting the Minister’s previous orders to cease the commercial use of private jets. Earlier this year, the NCAA had issued warnings against PNCF holders engaging in passenger, cargo, or mail transportation for hire and reward.…

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Dayo Awoniyi Twenty-nine Yoruba Nation agitators faced charges before the Chief Magistrates Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, following their alleged involvement in the failed invasion of the Governor’s Office and the state House of Assembly. The case, registered under charge number Mi/520c/2024, pits the Commissioner of Police against the 29 suspects accused of various offenses related to the incident. The agitators were arraigned on seven counts, including treasonable felony, unlawful society, illegal possession of firearms, and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace. The invasion, which occurred on April 13, 2024, saw masked individuals suspected to be Yoruba…

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