Too ill to face the law

Playing the sick game? In a space of one week, the prosecution of two leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Femi Fani- Kayode and Olisa Metuh, for alleged corruption suffered a setback on account of ill-health. But questions are being asked whether they are really sick or trying to buy time, WALE ELEGBEDE reports   The image looks like one of the scenes in a Nollywood film, but it was not. The procession on display at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has nothing to do…

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Usman takes over as FOC Central Naval Command

The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command, Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Al-Hassan Abubakar Bello, yesterday handed over the mantle of leadership of the command to a new Flag Officer Commanding, Rear Admiral Saleh Usman, with a charge that he should continue to move the Command forward from where he stopped. The handover ceremony, which was performed at CNC, Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, was preceded by a handover/parade at Nigerian Navy Ship NNS Delta. Al-Hassan, who reeled out the command’s achievements under his sevenmonth stewardship, said the Command…

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Libel: NPA boss, Usman, sues newspaper for N1bn

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority NPA and a former Chief of Staff to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Hadiza Usman, on Friday filed a N1 billion libel suit against an online medium, Breakingtimes Communication Nigeria Limited before an Abuja High Court. Usman, who was also one of the anchors of Bring Back our Girls Campaign, in the suit, alleged that the online medium on March 22 reported on its site that she (Usman) gave $25,000 to several APC chieftains to support El Rufai’s emergence as Vice President…

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Abuja airport runway ready today –FAAN

  NCAA: Project 99 per cent completed Airport opens Wednesday   The runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be ready today, two days ahead of the deadline. Managing Director Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, gave the assurance in Abuja yesterday. “We will be ready April 17, but we are leaving the remaining two days for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). They have to certify that what we have done is in accordance with their standards. “If there is any obseration as a…

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Manslaughter: Two vigilante operatives bag six years imprisonment

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Thursday found two vigilance officers guilty of manslaughter and sentenced them to six years imprisonment. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, who delivered the judgment, sentenced Lambe Yinka and Friday Gbenga, with hard labour, for killing two men in the course of duty. The convicts, who are officers of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, were arraigned on April 27, 2015 on a two-count charge of murder and manslaughter. The duo had reportedly on July 7, 2013 shot two men, Raji Morufu and Akeem Usman,…

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NPA hands over relief materials to IDPs

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has handed over some relief materials and items procured for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Borno State Government. The materials, according to a statement, include bags of rice, beans, corn, millets, and tins of palm oil, mattresses and solar lamps. Managing Director of the Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who handed the material to Governor Kashim Shettima, explained that NPA had resolved to sustain the commitment it had established in her corporate social responsibility across the country. Usman said that NPA had made similar provisions to IDPs…

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CSR: NPA donates food items to Onne communities

Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has donated food items to Onne, Ogu and Ele communities’ hosts of Onne Port in Eleme LGA of Rivers State, as the authority moves to strengthen its Corporate Social Responsibility. Handing over the food items to the ruler and clan head of Onne, HRH, King Dr. J.D Osaronu, the Port Manager of Onne Port, Alhassan Ismaila Abubakar said he was at the Palace of the Onne monarch, on behalf of the MD NPA to hand over the food items sent…

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Fayose flays detention of Suswan, Babangida Aliyu, others

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has decried the indiscriminate arrest and continued detention of former governors of Benue and Niger States, Mr Gabriel Suswan and Dr. Babangida Aliyu as well the National coordinator of Peoples Democratic Party National Youth Frontier (PDPNYF), Austin Usman Okai. He described their continued detention as further demonstration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government regime of vindictiveness and disrespect for the laws of Nigeria. He said: “It is even more worrisome that Suswan had been in detention since February 26 this year and Austin…

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Manslaughter: Two vigilantes bag six years imprisonment

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta yesterday found two vigilantes guilty of manslaughter and sentenced them to six years imprisonment. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, who delivered the judgement, sentenced Lambe Yinka and Friday Gbenga, to jail with hard labour, for killing two men in the course of duty. The convicts, who are officers of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, were arraigned on April 27, 2015 on a twocount charge of murder and manslaughter. The duo had reportedly on July 7, 2013 shot two men, Raji Morufu and Akeem Usman,…

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UEFA League: Ronaldo brace sinks Bayern, Leicester narrowly lose

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a seven-month Champions League goal drought as holders Real Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarter-final in Munich. Ronaldo, the Champions League’s record goalscorer, scored twice in the second half to end an 11-hour wait for a goal and put the 11-times winners in charge. Arturo Vidal had headed Bayern ahead but then wasted a chance to double their lead when he blasted a penalty over the crossbar. And Ronaldo then twice clinically converted from crosses either side…

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