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Biafra: Kanu Accuses FG Of ‘Perversion Of Justice’ | Tells Court To Leave Him In Detention
The director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has on Wednesday, December 23, told the federal high court in Abuja, that he preferred to remain in detention than subject himself to a trial that is likely to amount to ‘perversion of justice’.
“I will rather remain in detention than subject myself to a trial that I know amounts to perversion of justice,” he said. “I will not have a fair trial in this very court because information available to me indicates that I will not receive fair trial before this very judge. I will not for any reasons sacrifice the due process of law founded on the principle of natural justice on the altar of my speedy release from detention”.
“After all, previous orders have been made in my favour by courts of competent jurisdiction that my accuser, the state security service failed to carry out.”
Fuel Scarcity Won’t End Until February 2016 – Oil Marketers
Fresh reports have emerged that the ongoing scarcity of petroleum products across the country might not end until February 2016. This is as petroleum marketers are reported to have suspended fresh importation of petroleum products despite receiving N413 billion in subsidy claims from the government.
A report by SUN Newspaper claims that fuel queues won’t disappear soon as petroleum marketers may have suspended fresh importation of petroleum products.
According to the Newspaper, the marketers suspended importation due to plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to remove fuel subsidy.
A marketer, who pleaded anonymous said, ”Marketers are not against deregulation. But deregulation must be planned for. It must not be a hasty decision. We are entities that invest a lot in importation of petroleum products. If a decision that is to affect us must be taken, then, we must be taken into consideration. For now, uncertainty pervades the sector”.
Bail Crisis: Dasuki, Others To Spend Christmas In Kuje Prison
According to The Punch, Dasuki, who is being prosecuted for two sets of charges before two judges of the Court, has been unable to meet up with the bail conditions granted to him.
A source close to the polity confirmed at about 10pm yesterday, Wednesday, December 23, that Dasuki and some of the accused persons were yet to meet the bail conditions, especially the ones granted them on Friday.
Since Wednesday is the last working day before Christmas and Eid-el-Malud, the possibility of the former NSA and the other defendants remaining in prison during the festivities is almost sure.
Cameroonian Soldiers Chase Boko Haram Members | Kill 70 Vulnerable Nigerians
At least 70 vulnerable Nigerians have been reportedly killed on Sunday afternoon, December 20, when Cameroonian troops invaded Kirawa-Jimni village in Gwoza local government area of Borno state, demanding for the whereabouts of some Boko Haram fighters whom they had been chasing.
Following the incident, many of the villagers have reportedly fled the community.
It was learnt that the neighboring soldiers invaded the community, demanding for the whereabouts of some Boko Haram fighters whom they had been chasing.
According to one of the residents, Muhammed Abba,“We didn’t know what was going on but the Cameroonian troops suddenly appeared and began to ask us for Boko Haram terrorists”.
“Before we could say a word, they started firing: that scared most of us, and we began to run; but the soldiers opened fire and many people died. Those that went back on Monday found over 70 corpses littering the ground”.
Man Arrested With 870 ATM Cards In Kano Airport
The Nigerian Immigrations Service has apprehended a 29- year-old man, Yahaya Saifullahi with 870 ATM cards and two bank internet tokens at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Saifullahi was arrested aboard an Ethiopia Airways’ Flight No ET 940 with Passport No. A06694052 while on his way to Dubai.
Speaking with Vanguard, a member of the presidential task force on money laundering and illegal movement of foreign currency, Tukur Ibrahim, said the Immigration operatives at the airport arrested the young man after he was singled out for security scrutiny.
He said, “The suspect lost his composure and psychological make up at that moment and on frisking a total of 870 ATM cards were found on him.”
PDP Brands Buhari’s 2016 Budget A ‘Fraud And Executive Conspiracy’
According to a statement on Tuesday by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP claimed that the federal government and the All Progressives Congress are trying to use the ‘bogus welfare programme and phantom capital projects as cover and conduit to syphon funds’.
The statement read: “It is obvious that this budget is an extension of the campaign promises of the APC government, presented as a manifesto filled with bogus promises which implementation will be inconclusive, thereby allowing the APC to once again deny their promises.”
“There has never been any known economy in the world where government deliberately mortgage the future of its nation by borrowing excessively to finance partisan interests while hiding under bogus welfare programmes.
“This is moreso important as the APC in reeling out their bogus campaign promises never informed Nigerians that they would mortgage their future through excessive borrowing.
“We have it on good authority that this is the first in the series of APC borrowings which would leave the future generation of Nigerians under the burden of huge debts after four years.”
“By all standards, the 2016 budget, the first major economic policy outing of this government, is completely unrealistic and duplicitously embellished with impractical predications, a development that confirms fears by economy watchers and investors that this administration is obviously ill-equipped for governance.
President Buhari Sacks NDDC Boss, Dan Abia
According to a statement issued by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Buhari also announced the appointment of the immediate past Rivers State Information Commissioner, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, as acting Managing Director, pending the appointment of a substantive board.
It was learnt that Mrs. Semenitari would assume office today in Port Harcourt, having accepted the appointment with immediate effect and promised to do her best within the period of her tenure.