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.
Seven out of the 317 female students kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara have regained their freedom, a source from the town has told Channels Television. The source confirmed that the girls returned home on their own as they claimed they manoeuvred their way back from the bandits while trekking along the forest, adding that more are expected back. The attack on the school comes barely two weeks after gunmen kidnapped some students, as well as staff and members of their families from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State. The students and others have remained in captivity as negotiations have been going back and forth. Meanwhile, President Buhari has reacted to the development, explaining that security forces have not moved against bandits in the
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
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara state. Decency Global News learnt the schoolgirls were discovered missing Thursday night after the students were counted. The State Government and the Police Command were yet to comment on the missing girls. Details shortly..
Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu A former Chief of Naval Administration, Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (retd), has allegedly died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 65. It was gathered that he died on Thursday morning in Abuja. The late Joe who was a younger brother to former military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (retd), was until his death, the chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), a company his late brother founded with business mogul, Captain Hosa Okunbo. He was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first term in office. Sources have told The Nation that his death has thrown the navy community into mourning as Aikhomu was considered a mobile encyclopedia on
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
President Joe Biden President Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014… does not advance the interests of the United States. “To the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here,” Biden said in the order provided by the White House on Wednesday.In June 2020, Trump signed a proclamation that suspended certain categories of non-immigrant work visas as part of an effort to revive the U.S. economy amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.The list includes H-1B visas for