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Friday, 21 September 2018

Orji Kalu Can’t Secure South East For APC - Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer

Orji Kalu Can’t Secure South East For APC - Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer


Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has said Orji Uzor Kalu can’t secure the South East for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Kalu, a former Abia state governor, that Kanu was safe in London.

In a statement, he accused the former governor of playing a role in the alleged abduction and disappearance of the IPOB leader.

The statement reads, “The emerging facts have exposed the conspiratorial/ignoble role played by Orji Uzor Kalu in the proven case of state-sponsored terrorism that took place in our client’s home on the 14th day of September 2017.

"The murderous invasion of our client’s home on the 14th day of September 2017, the genocidal massacre of over 50 defenseless/unarmed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra therein; the abduction/kidnapping of our client (Nnamdi Kanu) on this black day.

"The naked truth is that Orji Uzor Kalu has lost all political value and relevance in his region and cannot even win a House of Assembly seat today if presented for an election.

"APC government should take note of this dwindling profile, and of particular interest is the fact that Orji Uzor Kalu is living in his past glory and cannot secure a single vote for them in the South-East states come 2019.”
Police Uncovers $470.5m, N8bn NNPC Funds Hidden In Commercial Banks

Police Uncovers $470.5m, N8bn NNPC Funds Hidden In Commercial Banks


The police have uncovered $470.5m belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s Brass Liquefied Natural Gas.

It was gathered that the fund was hidden in commercial banks, a contravention of the Federal Government directive on the Treasury Single Account.

In addition, police said there was another N8.8bn belonging to the NNPC/LNG that was also not remitted to the account.

In a statement on Thursday, the police noted that it also recovered N114.2m from 23 electoral officers in connection with December 10, 2016, National and State Assembly re-run election in Rivers state.

The statement said: “As a result of these efforts, the Nigeria Police Force recovered the following monetary and non-monetary assets for the Federal Government: the sum of $470,519,889.10 belonging to NNPC BRASS/LNG investment hidden in some commercial banks after the directives of the Federal Government on TSA.”
29 Year Old Student Commits Suicide Over Inability To Pay School Fees

29 Year Old Student Commits Suicide Over Inability To Pay School Fees


A 29 year old student of Nwafor-Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra, Philip Chinedu, has reportedly committed suicide over his inability to pay his tuition fee.

Philip was said to have complained to his friends about the high tuition fees which he is unable to pay as the deadline for payment was fast approaching.

According to eyewitnesses, Phillip who was a 200 level student of the school, was found at about 8.40pm in his room outside the campus.

"No suicide note was found on him, but I think he was somewhat sad recently over his inability to meet up with payment of school fees and such sundry issues.” A fellow student said.

Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said.

"One Obinna Joseph, a student of the College of Education Nsugbe, reported that on same date at about 8 pm, he returned to his hostel, which is off-campus at Nsugbe and found his roommate hanged dead on the ceiling fan inside the room. 

Upon the receipt of the complaint, the scene was visited by police detectives attached to the 3.3 Division led by the DPO, CSP Sunday Irek, and the victim was taken to Apex Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”

He said an investigation into the actual cause of the student’s death has started.
CAN Calls For Immediate Rescue Of Leah Sharibu

CAN Calls For Immediate Rescue Of Leah Sharibu




The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Government to rescue Leah Sharibu and other captives of the Boko Haram terrorists “before it is too late.”

The Christian body in a statement in Abuja on Thursday condemned the killing of a midwife with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Saifura Khorsa, by Boko Haram and urged religious and political leaders to join civil society organisations and international agencies to stop the killings in the country.

The CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said the killings in parts of the country had given Nigeria a bad name “as a barbaric nation where value is not attached to human life.”

The cleric, who stated this at an event to mark the commencement of ‘Ecumenism for Development and Peace Initiative’ with the slogan “#Too young to die” at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, regretted that many Nigerians were being killed by gunmen and suspected Fulani herdsmen.

He said, “A very sad case is that of Leah Sharibu and the Chibok girls that are still in captivity for months and years now either because of their faith or religious malady of some crazy Islamic fundamentalists.

"I call on the Federal Government and the security agencies to put their acts together and release all the captives before it is too late. These people are too young to die. It is the constitutional responsibility of government to protect lives and property of the governed,” Ayokunle said.
Aviod Saraki, He Is A Desperate Politician - Presidency Tells Buhari Supporters

Aviod Saraki, He Is A Desperate Politician - Presidency Tells Buhari Supporters


The Presidency has called on all groups and supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore derogatory speeches hitting the news and credited to Sen. Bukola Saraki.

Saraki has recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement on Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, urged supporters to always put their points in more decent language and display maturity instead of joining issues with the Senate president.

The statement reads: “The Presidency wishes to react to the crude speeches hitting the news from Senator Bukola Saraki who recently joined the Peoples Democratic Party with the sole ambition of running as the president of Nigeria.

"In response to the condemnable and extremely derogatory speeches by the PDP aspirant, we urge all Buhari supporters to display restraint in language and conduct and to always put across their points of view in a decent language.

"Throughout his political career, Sen. Saraki has shown that he is a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests.

"TThe language of his campaign is such that cannot be used against a domestic help. Is he just knowing that the President lacked vision?

"This is someone that the Senator had worked with very closely for more than three years. Amazingly, he never said all that he is now saying against him.

"Rather, his words for and on the President were always respectful and reassuring. That’s the man he called “My Father,” about him “there is no cause for alarm…a President who is healthy, witty and himself.” What then changed, all of a sudden?

"Is he saying these blatantly false and crude things against the President because he is gunning for the same office? Could it be that he is targeting President Buhari because the party he has just joined does not have any real issues to highlight?

"Be that as it may, our appeal to our supporters is to ignore Saraki and any such politicians bent on lowering the quality of political discourse. Let them drown in their own waters.”
After Three Months In APGA, Stella Oduah Returns To PDP

After Three Months In APGA, Stella Oduah Returns To PDP


Senator Stella Oduah, representing Anambra north at the Nigerian Senate has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) just three months after leaving the party.

CKN News recalls that the Anambra north lawmaker defected to the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in June, describing the move as “the beginning of a new political chapter”.

However, in a statement released by her media office on Friday, Senator Oduah said she discovered that APGA’s ideology was a mirage.

The former minister of aviation said she felt the party "had sound ideological leanings native to Igboland”.

The statement read: “Politics has always been about ideology and delivering service to the people for me because I believe leadership is all about solving problems.

"Political platforms must afford members unfettered opportunity to participate in the electoral process and to solve the problems of their community, constituency and state.

"I joined APGA because I thought it had sound ideological leanings native to Igboland. But my ideological expectations were a mirage. I discovered that internal democracy, which will guarantee justice, fairness and equity, was also not in practice in the party.

"After due consultations and with respect to my religious beliefs, I announce that PDP remains the vehicle through which I will keep fulfilling my mandate to the people of Anambra North,” the statement added.