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Malami Protests As Court Orders FG To Pay Igboho N20bn » Naijaloaded

An Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, Friday ordered the federal government and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to pay N20billion to the pro-Yoruba self-determination activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho.

The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 invaded the Ibadan residence of Adeyemo, who is currently in detention in Cotonou, Benin Republic, leading to the arrest of 12 of his aides.

Justice Ladiran Akintola, who delivered the ruling, described the action of the DSS as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho and awarded N20bn as exemplary and aggravated damages.

But speaking on the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja Friday, Malami announced that the judgement would be appealed.

NAN quoted Malami as saying, “Efforts are already being made to commence the process of appealing the judgement.”

Igboho’s lawyer, Chief Yomi Aliyu (SAN), had challenged the federal government and sought, among other things, a restraining order for the federal government and security agencies not to intimidate, harass, arrest and freeze his bank account.

In his judgement, Justice Akintola dismissed the preliminary objection of the respondents, which challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit.

The judge said:

“In the absence of any evidence that Nigeria was in a state of war, the style and procedure adopted by the second and third respondents and their agents in this case is highly condemnable, repressible, crude and most unprofessional.

“With the benefit of the hindsight, given the number of guns, arms allegedly recovered from the premises of the applicant on the fateful night, relative to the harms, damage and deaths, plus trauma inflicted on, not only the applicant, his households, guests, and neighborhood, it is very doubtful if it worth the exercise at all.

“It was not only the applicant that would have been traumatised by the overzealousness and recklessness of the second and third respondents and their agents, the entire neighbourhood of the applicant’s residence was thrown into serious squabbles and troubles.

“The style adopted by the second and third respondents in the case should be condemned in strongest possible terms, especially even the fact that they are maintained by the Nigerian taxpayers. Yet they did not hesitate to unleash such mayhem on a Nigerian citizen, who has not been pronounced guilty of any crime by any court of the land.”

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Major Abducted At NDA Finally Regains Freedom » Naijaloaded

Major CL Datong, who was abducted when bandits broke into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, last month, has regained freedom.

Two senior officers were gunned down in the incident which happened on August 24, 2021.

On Friday night, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Colonel Ezindu Idimah, said Datong was rescued by troops.

He said the operation leading to his rescue brought about the destruction of several identified bandits’ camps in Afaka- Birnin Gwari areas of the state.

He said scores of bandits were killed during the operation, particularly, in the late hours of September 17, 2021.

He said the Division in conjunction with the Air Task Force, Department of State Services and other security agencies, immediately swung into action.

“The troops arrived at a camp suspected to be the location where Maj CL Datong was being held. At the camp, the troops exchanged fire with the bandits and overwhelmed them with superior fire.

“In the process, the gallant troops were able to rescue the abducted officer. However, the officer sustained a minor injury but he has been treated in a medical facility and handed over to NDA for further action,” he said.

He commended the efforts of the NAF, DSS , Nigerian Police and “patriotic Nigerians” for their invaluable support which contributed to the success of this operation.

He said their operations will continue until they capture or neutralise the assailants behind the NDA incident.

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Police Kill Two Suspected IPOB Members In Ebonyi, Recover Arms » Naijaloaded

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Wednesday said men of the command shot dead two suspected members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network at their hideout in Ugwulangwu, in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state, during a gun battle.

A statement signed by the assistant Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Levi Philips, said the police team acting on a tip-off trailed some of the hoodlums to their hideout.

He said the hoodlums opened fire on sighting the team, who responded accordingly, adding that one, Ikwe Maduabuchi, 25, and one Onyekachi John, 28, were fatally wounded during the gun duel.

Philips said their bodies had been deposited at the Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki mortuary.

He said:

“The incident happened around 3pm on Thursday. Items recovered from them include two AK-47 rifles, 40 rounds of live ammunition, two locally-made improvised explosive devices and some charms. Efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing members of the gang. The Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Aliyu, has assured residents of the state of their safety as they go about their normal business.”

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Buhari Has Been Caged Physically And Spiritually – Northern Group » Naijaloaded

The Northern Youths Leaders Forum has said Nigeria cannot have progress if its leader, President Muhammadu Buhari is physically and spiritually caged.

The NYLF President, Elliot Afiyo revealed this in Yola, the Adamawa State capital on Friday while speaking on the defection of a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said that the group was not surprised to see Fani-Kayode’s defection from the PDP to the ruling party.

According to him, the former minister is entitled to use his only available political weapon, which is his tongue, to eat.

The group said it was confident that none of the governors who received its endorsement to contest for the presidency would ever defect to the APC.

Afiyo said,

“We want to clearly state, without mincing words, that Senator Bala Mohammed has not and will never defect to APC. He has never, at any time, discussed the issue of defection with FFK.

“The country is sinking and there is the need for patriots and everyone to come together to rescue the country against the conspiracy by a few elite, of which FFK, by his actions, is a prominent member.

“The signs are not hard to see; Buhari is caged spiritually and physically. This is because there is a conspiracy against Nigeria by some Nigerian conspirators. If not, how do you explain the defection of Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC?”

Afiyo appealed to Nigerians not to be distracted or discouraged, adding it is apparent that the President and his party have failed Nigerians.

“We should not be distracted, discouraged or in despair because of people that are identifying with conspirators because of a pot of porridge. We will surely sing hallelujah in 2023 by His grace,” Afiyo stated.

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2023: Southern Governors Will Oppose Any Party That Fields A Northerner

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state on Friday said the Southern Governors Forum will vehemently confront any political party that fields a northerner as presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.

The governor who disclosed this while featuring as guest on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, said the Southern governors from three major political parties of All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) are unanimous in their resolution on zoning of the presidency and will follow it to the letter.

The Southern governors in their meeting in Lagos in July had said the presidency should be zoned to Southern Nigeria in 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second term. They also reiterated it at their meeting in Enugu on Thursday.

According to Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum “If we have anything that we have agreed, that we have unanimity, it is the issue of president in 2023. All of us, irrespective of our political party. There are three political parties that are in the Southern Governors Forum. We have APGA, PDP and APC and we all agreed on this”.
“ Any party that picks any candidate from the North will have to face all Southern governors, because they will not support. But it has to come from South. We are saying that there must be rotational, the justice and fairness in it, that is what we are pushing”.

“ If my president, Muhammadu Buhari has ruled for eight years, then it cannot be from the North again. The next president must come from the South. We have not gotten to the stage where we will say let us give it to somebody who is competent”.

“ There are many people that are competent. We have competent people in the North as we have competent people in the South. So, the president can come from any part of the country. But if you have occupied the position for eight years, then it has to rotate back to the South”.

“We can continue to do that until it gets to a point where the issue of zooming becomes an anathema. But for now, zooming is it and those of us from the South are determined that the next president comes from the South”.

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FG Will Appeal N20bn Damages Against DSS

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has said that the federal government will be appealing the judgment of an Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.

Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the ruling described DSS’ action as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho.

Igboho was awarded the money after his lawyer, Mr Yomi Alliyu (SAN) had filed a N500 billion fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the AGF, DSS and Director of the DSS in Oyo State over the incident.

Ruling on the case, Justice Ladiran Akintola said the DSS exhibited an unprofessional conduct during the invasion and also violated Igboho’s human rights.

Reacting to the ruling, Malami said efforts are already being made to commence the process of appealing the judgment.

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My Stomach Does Not Control My Mouth”

Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has vowed that he won’t go with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to join the ruling APC if he does.

Recall that on thursday September 16, former Aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode decamped to the APC from the PDP and lots of reactions have trailed his defection … with many people saying, it is because of FFK’s lack of money.

It appears it is in this light, that Reno Omokri made this comment while responding to a question asked by Wazobia FM host and actor, Yaw.

“I am not FFK. I urge you, your radio station, and the general Nigerian public not to be emotionally agitated,” he wrote on social media.

“Don’t be excitable. Be rational. Put things into proper perspective. Study my past. Am I or am I not a stable person? You and the public should be able to gauge my future conduct from my past conduct. Let me make this clear: Former President Jonathan will not join the APC.And even if he does, I will NOT go with him. But he won’t.”

“Fani-Kayode’s behaviour is not representative of my behaviour. My late father was an Appeal Court Justice. Investigate him. He was known for being an honest judge. I was a Presidential spokesman for four years. Nobody has even accused me of stealing a pin. Betrayal, grovelling and instability are not in my DNA. So what will make me vulnerable to APC? My pedigree is too important to me to soil. I must pass it unblemished to my children as it was passed on, unblemished, to me.”

“My stomach does not control my mouth. What I say, and how I behave, are dictated by conscience, not by appetite!,” Omokri added.

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Gunmen Kill Miyetti Allah Chairman » Naijaloaded

Gunmen have killed Abubakar Abdullahi, the chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to PUNCH, the attack happened in the early hours of Friday, the the Director of Media and Publicity of MACBN in Kaduna State, Ibrahim Bayero-Zango, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, even as there was no official statement from the state or the Police.

According to the MACBAN’s spokesman, the attackers stormed the home of the chairman, popularly known as Dambardi, in Lere town at about 1:00am.

He added that the gunmen demanded N20m from him before he was whisked away to where the assailants later killed him along the Saminaka-Mariri-Zango highway.

He said:

“Early this morning, one of our members called to inform the leadership of the state branch of MACBAN that at about 1:00am (Friday), unknown gunmen attacked the home of the chairman of MACBAN in Lere LG and killed him.

“When they arrived the house at about 1:00am, they demanded the sum of N20m from him in order to spare his life but he told them he had no such money.

“Although he was able to raise N250,000 for the assailants, they took him to the back of the town along the Saminaka-Mariri- Zango highway where they shot him dead.”

The MACBAN spokesman, while condemning the attack, called on the state government and security agency to investigate the attack so as to uncover the perpetrators of the heinous act.

“We totally condemn this heinous act and we are appealing to the state government and the Police to thoroughly investigate the attack and fish out the perpetrators of the attack.

“This is because Lere is one of the peaceful areas in the state where there has been no issue of herder-farmer crisis.

“There has been no issue of cattle rustling in the area but, surprisingly, somebody like the slain chairman of MACBAN, a strong supporter and promoter of peace in Lere, could be so brutally gunned down in that manner.

“We are sad over the incident,” he added.

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2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!! Yahaya Bello And Fani Kayode As APC Candidates

This is the time we can debate on who we want to rule us for the next 8 years after 2023

If we have had this kind of brief communication about our current leaders, we might not have been in this mess.

The current administration has fulfilled just 5% of all that it promised the masses. Let just forget about that cause we only have two years to continue enduring, we have survived six years already. Omo we strong oooo. 😂😂😂

It’s rumoured that APC wants to present Tinubu as their 2023 presidential candidate but lately, I have been hearing rumours of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello anticipating his interest to rule the 36 states after the Buhari regime.

We also witnessed that PDP chieftain, Fani Kayode has defected to APC after more than 1,000 diss tracks for Buhari to condemn his poor governance.

That aside, a friend sent me one APC campaign poster involving Yayaha Bello and the new APC signing, Fani Kayode.

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I don’t want to believe what I’m seeing, is APC trying to use these two as the 2023 candidate? I love that sub ‘Tinubu out Yahaya in’. A round of applause for that coach, Thomas Tuchel self dey learn. 😂😂😂😂

Gus, let’s quickly crosscheck these two. Yahaya Bello And Fani Kayode For 2023

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FFK Estranged Wife Throws Shade At Him Over Defection To APC » Naijaloaded

Estranged wife to former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu has dropped an heavy shade hours after he joined the All Progressive Congress Naija News reported that the former minister officially had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling APC.

Fani-Kayode, whose move to the APC did not come as a surprise to many, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

He was brought to the Villa by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.

According to the former minister, he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country.

Fani-Kayode added that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.

He revealed that he was instrumental in the exit of three PDP governors to the APC.

Hours after news of his defection made rounds, Precious took to her instastories to recall the advice her father gave her when she was just a little girl.

According to her, he told her that a “good name is better than riches.” and “a thief is never ashamed because his actions is always against his kinsmen”.

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My father always told me the chi nwam “ezigbo afa ka ego” A good name is better than riches. Truly it is
Ifele adi ‘ghi eme onye ‘ori obu umu nna ya ka ona eme

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