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Abakaliki killings probe to commence

Ben Angwe

The Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday said it had commenced investigation into allegation of extra-judicial killing of inmates on August 18, 2016.

Security operatives allegedly killed the inmates during an attempted jailbreak at Abakaliki Federal Prison in Ebonyi State. Some inmates also sustained varying degrees of injury.

Buhari: Approval of N9.12tr need in two years

Buhari

• DMO pegs 2017 loan at N6.73 trillion
• Why raising funds abroad may not be cheaper

EFCC: Patience Jonathan involved in fraud

Patience Jonathan

With N700,000 salary monthly as a Permanent Secretary, the ex-First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan would have to explain how she allegedly acquired  nine houses, two hotels and one plaza during the tenure of her husband, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Group advocates the approval of live broadcast of court proceedings

CJN CASER

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has renewed its call to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to approve live broadcast of court proceedings in the country.

Fani Kayode re-arrested by the EFCC

Fani Kayode

Mr. Fani-Kayode was arrested on Friday by operatives of the anti-graft agency, as he left the Federal High Court premises in Lagos.

NBA: Indicted Judges for compulsory leave

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) appeared to have shifted from its earlier position on the arrest of judges recently by the department of State Security (DSS) over alleged corrupt practices.

Justice Okoro: This is cheap blackmail by Amaechi

One of the two Justices of the Supreme Court arrested last week by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives yesterday denied any wrongdoing and linked his travails to his refusal to assist the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the post-2015 governorship election dispute in Akwa Ibom State.

Justice Okoro alleged that Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi and the APC candidate in the election, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, came to him separately, begging for his support in winning the case at the Supreme Court.

N4.7b fraud: Obanikoro indicts Ekiti State governor

Barely 24 hours after his detention, former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro has implicated Governor Ayodele Fayose in the N4.745billion wired to a company linked to him by the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA).

The said cash was wired into the company, Sylva Mcnamara within seven months in 2014.

He said N2.23billion was transferred to Fayose out of the slush funds.

He said out of the sum, he handed over $5,377,000 to Fayose in cash and N1.3billion was received by the governor’s associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele.

NBA executives meets Vice President in The Villa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with the new Executives members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting came at a time the executive is perceived in some quarters to be persecuting the judiciary arm of government with the Department of State Services (DSS) arresting some judges over allegations of corruption.

No official statement has been issued concerning the purpose of the visit and issues discussed at the time of filing this report.

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