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The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, resumed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday without Kanu’s presence in court.

When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, informed the court that the matter was slated for hearing and that they were ready to continue.

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed the court that there was a pending application before the court to transfer Kanu from the custody of the DSS to the correctional centre.

Justice Binta Nyako stated that the trial cannot continue in the absence of Kanu since he is not available to stand his trial.

Justice Nyako also called the DSS to produce the IPOB leader in court for trial.

The court adjourned to October 21, 2021, for continuation of hearing.

Details later…

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It was a double launch this year for BBNaija2021 with the guys already settled in, as they were unveiled yesterday, being the 24th day of July 2021, so today, the 25th day of July, the girls were introduced to the BBNaija house to join the drama.
This year’s show promises to be filled with drama with what we have seen so far; keep it locked 24/7 on Dstv channel 198 and Gotv channel 29.

See the ladies below:

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♬ SUNNY DAY – Matteo Rossanese

Abducted Women in Zamfara Released

 

Bandits have released over 70 women abducted from the Malele community in Zamfara state on June 7, 2021.

While the reason for their release is still not known as of the time of this report, residents of the area confirmed the development as well as the state police spokesperson, SP Mohammed Shehu.

Shehu said the command would give more details to journalists on the development.

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Explain How Nnamdi Kanu Was Arrested From Kenya

 

The UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, Lord Tariq Ahmad, demanded that the Nigerian government should explain to the British government how it repatriated the IPOB leader.

The United Kingdom Parliament has stated that the Nigerian government has to explain its roles and the manner of the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from Kenya.

The UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, Lord Tariq Ahmad, demanded that the Nigerian government should explain to the British government how it repatriated the IPOB leader.

This followed a debate by the UK Parliament on July 7, during which British lawmakers discussed the UK government’s assessment of Kenya’s role in Kanu’s arrest.

Lord Alton of Liverpool raised the issue at the House of Lords, seeking to address the controversies surrounding the transfer of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria against his will.

He also sought to know if there was any assistance provided to the embattled IPOB leader by the High Commission in Abuja.

A parliamentary schedule stated, “Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamdi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Kanu to Nigeria against his will, and (3) of any assistance being provided to him by the High Commission in Abuja. HL1665.”

In response to the parliament’s debate, Ahmad said, “We are seeking clarification from the Nigerian Government about the circumstances of the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu.”

Ahmad also confirmed claims by the British High Commission in Abuja that the UK government was providing consular assistance for the IPOB leader.

“The UK has requested consular access to Kanu from the Nigerian government, and we stand ready to provide consular assistance,” he maintained.

While the Buhari regime has refused to disclose how it repatriated the IPOB leader from Kenya, the UK government had clarified that Kanu traveling with a British passport was not arrested within its shores.

IPOB had also accused Kenya’s special police force of arresting, detaining, and torturing Kanu before the authorities handed him over to the Nigerian government.

But Kenya, through its high commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, refuted the claim, stating that the East African Country was not involved in the whole process.

But findings by The Guardian, a UK newspaper, indicated that he was arrested in Kenya, as Kanu’s UK passport remains in Kenya.

He was said to have entered Kenya this year with his British passport on a visa expiring in June, the newspaper reported.
Also, Kingsley Kanu, a brother to the British-Nigerian citizen, insisted that the Kenyan government was involved in the arrest.

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Three persons have been remanded at a Correctional Centre by an Abakaliki Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing goats.

The suspects identified as Monday Effia, 42; Amaechi Ofoke, 35; and Uchenna Omaka, 36, were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and stealing of two goats valued at N30,000 on July 10 at Ndiebor, Ishagu Sharon, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi by the Ebonyi Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

Effia and Ofoke were also charged with conspiracy and stealing a cellphone, a goat, and N60,200 cash in the same area on May 31.

The prosecutors held that the offense is punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. 1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

Mrs. Ngozika Ngele, The Chief Magistrate, after taking their ‘not guilty pleas on Monday, July 19, ordered that they be remanded at the Abakaliki correctional center. The case was then adjourned till August 16 for a hearing.

Mr M of Mr M & Revelation Rewards His Long Serving Instrumentalists With A Car Each

 

Mr Miracle who is popularly known as Mr M, the founder of the Mr M & Revelation Gospel Band just rewarded two of his long serving instrumentalists  with a car each. He disclosed this via his official Facebook account Myster Miracle

He wrote on his facebook wall “To God be all the glory. I and my wife decided to bless my two longest serving instrumentalist with a car each. Serving God pays. Jesus is the best, please keep serving with all your heart cause God will definitely reward your service.”

Congrats

Emerie Emi and Agozie Amaechi

Date For The New BBNaija Season Revealed

 

Big Brother has just announced the launch date for the BBNaija 2021 season.
They made this known via their official Instagram page; in the post, they revealed that the show would kick off this Saturday, the 24th day of July 2021.

See the post and video below:

EFCC warns hotels against helping internet fraudsters after recent raid in Lagos

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned hotels across the country to stop aiding internet fraudsters.

 

The anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that owners could become criminally liable for allowing their premises to be used for cybercrime.

 

He noted that this is a contravention of the Advance Fee Fraud Act, which on conviction could lead to a five-year term in prison without the option of a fine.

 

“The Commission warns hoteliers from allowing their premises and facilities to become havens for cybercrime,” he said.

 

The statement was in reaction to EFCC’s recent raid at a hotel in Lagos where operatives arrested at least 30 people accused of internet fraud.

 

The operatives gained entry into the occupants’ rooms by allegedly seizing the master cards from the management of the hotel at gunpoint.

 

 It was also gathered that some of the occupants were naked under the duvet when the operatives gained entry into the rooms.

 

Uwujaren dismissed the allegations that the operatives invaded the privacy of guests and conducted illegal checks. He said EFCC was acting on verified intelligence on the activities of a suspected syndicate of internet fraudsters.

 

According to him, the hotel had been under surveillance, and that only the rooms of identified suspects were breached by operatives, with no break-in or violence involved.

 

He noted that 24 of the 30 people arrested have already confessed their involvement in cyber crimes and related activities.

 

“There was no incident as the hotel management served with the relevant warrant offered access to the operatives, to carry out their lawful duties,” he said.

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Ex-Boko Haram Fighters Released Secretly By The Nigerian Army

 

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released 1,009 ex-Boko Haram insurgents, who had been in military custody at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The former terrorists were handed over to the Borno State Government in a secret ceremony that was initially billed to take place at an earlier date but was suspended indefinitely by the military authorities in the wake of the appointment of the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya.

According to sources in the army, the ex-terrorists were handed over to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, who represented the state government at the event.

Speaking with Punch, an officer said, “The army handed 1,009 Boko Haram insurgents to the state government today (Wednesday). It was done in secret. We were warned not to allow journalists to the venue.”

The military in 2016 launched Operation Safe Corridor, an initiative for the deradicalisation and rehabilitation of ex-Boko Haram members.

Efforts to reach the 7 Division’s Army Public Relations Officer, Operation Hadin Kai, Col. Ado Isa, proved abortive.

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Kenyan Government Finally Admits To Abducting Nnamdi Kanu

 

SaharaReporters learnt that the Kenya operatives chained Kanu to the floor for six days, not knowing who he was, until the news about him began to filter in.

Security operatives in Kenya who bundled the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to an undisclosed apartment confessed to him that the Nigerian government sent them to abduct him.

SaharaReporters learnt that the Kenya operatives chained Kanu to the floor for six days, not knowing who he was until the news about him began to filter in.

SaharaReporters was told that Kanu, by that time, had suffered injuries in his neck and his wrist.

SaharaReporters gathered that Kanu, for the first time, was interviewed on Wednesday by the Department of State Services officials in Abuja, in the presence of his lawyers, led by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

It was during the interview that the revelations of what happened to Kanu in Kenya came out.

“Kanu was interviewed by DSS agents today in the presence of his lawyers. He had injuries on his neck and wrist from torture. They said they didn’t know who he was. They chained him to floor for six days but they became nice to him once they found out who he was,” Barrister Aloy Ejimakor revealed.

SaharaReporters had on July 7 reported that Kanu told his lawyer, Ejiofor, that he was “mercilessly beaten and tortured” in the East African country before his extradition to Nigeria.

Ejiofor had confirmed the words of Kanu during an interview adding that Kanu told him how he was detained not in the Kenya official detention centres but in a private residence for about eight days before his extradition to Nigeria.

The IPOB leader’s lawyer, Ejiofor, had revealed this in an interview, noting that the Kenya authorities would be dragged to the International Criminal Court to answer for the brutality.

The lawyer had said, “There was a clear collaboration between the Kenya government and the Nigerian government, and I am happy that they are now denying the fact that Kanu was arrested in there.

“But by the time we finish with them at the International Criminal Court, they will never remain the same. He was arrested at the airport there, and he was taken to an unknown residence. He was subjected to inhuman treatment.

“Kanu was tortured, maltreated and mercilessly beaten, as confirmed by him to us. After spending eight days in their illegal custody, they now beckoned to the Nigerian government. Kanu was lifeless and unconscious by the time they were bringing him to Nigeria.

“To tell you the level of their conspiracy and the desperation to get him, they brought him here on a Sunday, and the federal government is fully aware that I am his legal counsel.

“He was brought into the country and inflicted with several injuries and a he is having a number of medical issues today. It was at the behest of the Federal government that Kenya was doing those things. This is against all international laws. We are going to address an international court at that level.”

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