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Police warn against disruption of peace in Rivers

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The police in Rivers State said they will not tolerate any breach of the peace in the state on Saturday, June 12 which is Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Spokesman of the state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni handed down the warning while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Omoni who said the command had uncovered plans by some persons to protest in Port Harcourt said anyone caught constituting a nuisance and disturbing public peace will be dealt with according to the law.

“The Commissioner of Police has said it very clear that arrangements have been made to ensure the protection of lives and property.

“Every fun spot including parks and entertainment places will be monitored. And we call on members of the public to go about their lawful duties but be watchful.

“We will treat anyone trying to foment trouble with the treatment they deserve,” Omoni stated.

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Court sentences Farouk Lawan to seven years in prison over $500, 000 bribe

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A High court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has sentenced the former Chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Petroleum Subsidy, Farouk Lawan, to seven years in prison.

 

Lawan was found guilty of counts one, two, and three bordering on corruptly asking for and obtaining a bribe of $500, 000 from billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, in order to exonerate Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of companies in the fuel subsidy scam.

 

For counts one and two the court sentenced him to seven years while for counts three he was sentenced to five years. The sentences are to run concurrently.

 

The court also ordered that he returns the sum of $500,000 to the Federal Government.

 

Lawan represented Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency of Kano State in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2015.

 

 

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Court orders release of detained OPC members after three months

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The Chief Magistrate Court 2, Iyaganku, Ibadan, in the Oyo State capital, has ordered the release of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress, three months after their detention by the Oyo State Police Command.

The OPC members – Awodele Adedigba, Dauda Kazeem and Hassan Ramon – had been detained mid-March 2021 after they arrested a suspected criminal reportedly from the Fulani ethnic stock, Iskilu Wakili.

Wakili had been accused of terrorising Igangan and other villages in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

The OPC had handed over Wakili to the Oyo State Police Command but the police subsequently detained three OPC members for allegedly burning down Wakili’s house and killing an unknown woman in the process.

However, the OPC and one of its leaders, Gani Adams, had said the murder and arson allegations were false, adding that it immediately handed over Wakili and three of his accomplices to the police in Igboora after their arrest.

The three detainees on Tuesday appeared before the magistrates’ court, presided over by A.O. Amzat, and were discharged and acquitted after the state’s Directorate of Public Prosecutions failed to prove to the court that the OPC men were guilty as charged.

Counsel for the defendants, Akwarandu Adetoun, told The PUNCH that the magistrate struck out the case and ordered the release of the detainees.

The OPC Coordinator in Oyo State, Rotimi Olumo, also confirmed the release of his men in a chat with The PUNCH on Tuesday.

Before Wakili’s arrest, farmers and residents of Igangan, Ayete, Kajola and neighbouring villages in Ibarapaland lived in perpetual fear of Wakili who was accused of displacing them from their farms, kidnapping their rich men and raping their women.

Igangan has been in the eye of the storm of late as marauding hoodlums carry out successive attacks on the rustic agrarian village, creating palpable panic and tension in residents of the area.

Earlier in June, no fewer than 17 persons were reportedly shot dead when hoodlums invaded the town on motorcycles around 11pm and started killing and destroying property, which continued until around 3am the next day.

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Osinbajo Speaks Out On Nigeria Breaking Up

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has put in some hope in the structure of the country that Nigeria will not break up.

According to the vice president, people waiting on the sidelines, hoping that Nigeria will break up into bits so that they can pick up the pieces, will be very sorely disappointed because it would not come to pass.

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Osinbajo spoke at the maiden edition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressives Youth Conference in Abuja.

He said: “In the area of disruption and disruptive innovation, the principle that we are stronger together than in little part is a sound principle and it’s my respectful view that those who advocate the breaking up of the country are terribly wrong,” Osinbajo told a crowd of youths and party chieftains at the International Conference Centre, Abuja,”

“Our size is crucial for geopolitical and economic relevance. Our people will be better served by a large populous and diverse country.

“As with all big and diverse countries, our business is to make this union work; it’s to give everybody a sense of belonging.

“All of those waiting on the sidelines, hoping that this big country called Nigeria will break up into bits so that they can pick up the pieces, will be very sorely disappointed and I’m very sure that those of you who are seated here today will prevent that from happening.”

Source: www.Ghgossip.com



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Comedy Video: Mr Funny – Sabinus Goes To Church

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Popular Nigerian comedian, Mr Funny also known as Sabinus drops a new comedy he tagged, “Sabinus Goes To Church”. DOWNLOAD MP4 HERE DOWNLOAD MORE COMEDY VIDEOS HERE

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#EndSARS protester who gave birth in prison granted N10m bail after 7 Months

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Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who recently gave birth in prison has been granted a N10 million bail.

 

Ogunniyi who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests, gave birth to a baby boy on June 16, 2021. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze.

 

A judge of an Ondo State High Court granted her a N10 million bail and a surety in like sum on Tuesday June 22, but ordered that she should be allowed to attend her child’s naming ceremony even before fulfilling her bail condition.

 

The new mother is expected to return to the prison after the naming ceremony. Daily Trust reported that Ogunniyi who was released from Surulere Prison in Ondo East Local Government on Tuesday afternoon, is currently on her way to Akure where her temporary freedom will be ratified by Justice Omolara Adejumo. 

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