The immediate past Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati is dead. The jurist who retired from the bench on July 25, 2019, died on Thursday February 25, after observing the evening prayer in his Abuja home. A statement released by his family reads “Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun.It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate-past Chief Justice of High Court of the Federation and former Bauchi State Attorney General which occurred this night (Thursday) after magrib Salat at Abuja.” May his soul rest in peace.
Obadiah Mailafia Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia has said that the armed foreigners who were allegedly brought into the country to fight a civil war if former President Goodluck Jonathan didn't surrender in the 2015 presidential election, are the ones carrying out attacks in the north. Mailafia who made the allegation in an interview with Punch, said those who brought in the armed foreigners were not ready for peace and planned to deploy them if Jonathan didn't concede. He also described the bandits as terrorists because they carry sophisticated weapons and rockets. Mailafia said; “During the 2015 elections they brought in thousands of foreigners into this country, armed them because it was a case of if Goodluck Jonathan doesn’t surrender, there will be war. They
John Geddert Former US Olympic gymnastics coach, John Geddert, who led the women’s team to a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Games have committed suicide on Thursday over allegations ranging from sexual assaults to human trafficking that allegedly happened at his Michigan gym for years.Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel, confirmed Geddert’a death hours after announcing his charges during a news conference.A release from Nessel’s office said that the 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer. The former coach, who was charged with 24 felonies in connection with the abuse of young gymnasts, had been expected to turn himself in and be arraigned on Thursday afternoon.“My office has been notified that the body
The United States military on Thursday carried out a military airstrike against two Iranian-backed militia groups as a form of retaliation for a recent rocket strike in Erbil in northern Iraq that threatened the lives of several Americans, leaving them injured.A US official revealed that scores of militias lost their lives in the airstrike that targeted structures in the eastern Syrian town of Al Bukamal. Those facilities belonged to Iranian-backed militias who had attacked the US Embassy and other American properties in Baghdad, CNN reports.John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement issued Thursday night, “At President (Joe) Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. “These strikes were authorized in response to
Abubakar Shekau led faction of the terror group Boko Haram has given a week ultimatum to the Federal Government to secure the release of Pastor Bulus Yakuru who was abducted on Christmas eve in Borno State. The Pastor was abducted in an attack in which about seven people were killed at Pemi village of Borno state on December 24, 2020. Hum Angle reported that Pemi is located approximately 20 kilometres from Chibok, where Boko Haram insurgents had abducted hundreds of schoolgirls. The pastor had previously appeared in two Boko Haram videos days after the abduction in December and early January 2021, where he also pleaded for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention, Babagana Zulum, Governor of Borno State and church leaders to rescue him. In a new
The Stock-fish Dealers Association on Thursday urged the Federal Government to grant importers of Stock-fish, access to the Foreign Exchange (FOREX). The group made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a two-day Seafood Seminar in Lagos. Chairman of the association, Mr Gregory Ilobinso, said access to FOREX ensures ease in conducting their businesses. “Stock-fish is one of 43 products that cannot access foreign exchange. “If importers want to bring in Stock-fish, then we have to have an approved ‘Form M’ from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with evidence of U.S. dollars to finance the import. “It takes from six months to one year to get a Form M approved, and because of this, we cannot stock up
A German Court on Wednesday sentenced Col. Eyad Al-Gharib, 44, to four and a half years in prison for his role in the Syrian state torture regime. The sentence was in the first verdict of its kind worldwide. Al-Gharib, was found guilty of acting as an accessory to crimes against humanity by the higher regional court in the city of Koblenz. He was a member of the General Intelligence Directorate in Syria before later fleeing to Germany, where he was arrested in February 2019. The man brought at least 30 demonstrators to a Damascus prison for torture in autumn 2011, as President Bashar al-Assad was cracking down on protests in the early stages of the Syrian civil war. Another verdict in the landmark trial is
Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has blasted Senator Smart Adeyemi who during the plenary of the Senate on Tuesday, February 23, described him as a “drunkard”. The Kogi senator who contributed to a motion on Safe School Initiative in Nigeria alleged that while Abia state is governed by ''durnkards'' and a “champagne drinking man”, some Governors are working hard to make the lives of residents of their states better. Adeyemi seemingly said this in response to a social media post allegedly linked to Abia-born Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, which cast aspersion on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state. Reacting to Adeyemi's comment, Governor Ikpeazu in a statement released, said if Senator Adeyemi was of sound mind, he should have known that when it comes to education, Abia is
University of Abuja lecturer allegedly beaten by Banking and Finance students for reportedly collecting answer scripts 45 minutes into a 3-hour exam (video) A video making rounds online captured moment a University of Abuja lecturer was allegedly beaten by Banking and Finance students for reportedly collecting their answer scripts 45 minutes into a 3-hour exam. It was alleged that the exam which was supposed to last for 3 hours was cut shut to 45 minutes for no reason, provoking the students to anger.
Moment after he was released, Former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has warned his successor Hope Uzodinma, to desist from intimidating and arresting Imolites. The Senator who is representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Assembly, said that anyone who came through the court must obey the rule of law. Addressing his followers, Okorocha cautioned Uzodinma not to take his calmness and peaceful disposition for granted, noting that he should stop displaying criminality and thuggery in governance, but should govern Imo citizens peacefully. His words: “Governor Hope Uzodinma is moving in a wrong direction that he may not end up well with. With what happened on Sunday, Hope simply displayed criminality in governance, thuggery in governance. “He is creating unnecessary tension, when