Youths Beat Up Three Mobile Court Judges,Orji Kalu Still Locked In Kuje Prison + Nigerians Mourn Popular Sport Betting Punter

Youths In Taraba Beat Up Three Mobile Court Judges, Police, NSCDC Personnel Flee

Some Irate youth in Taraba State on Monday attacked judges of a mobile court for motorists that refused to comply with the lockdown order in the state.

The judges, three in number, were beaten by the youth while policemen and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps guarding the proceeding of the court at Dubeli Bridge along Wukari- Jalingo Road at Tella town under Gassol Local Government Area ran away as they could not contain the attackers. READ MORE

JUST IN: No order to release Kalu

A former Governor of Abia State, Mr Orji Uzor Kalu has remained in Kuje Prison because the judgement of the Supreme Court does not affect him.

The Apex Court, it was learnt, did not issue any order for Kalu’s release because he did not file any application for such.

The judgement only covers the Appellant, Mr Ude Jones Udeogu, who challenged the propriety of a Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Mohammed Idris to try him. READ MORE

 

#RIPOtunba trends as popular Nigerian punter dies after tweeting “I don’t care to die tomorrow”

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mourn a popular punter known simply as Otunba.

 

#RIPOtunba is currently the number 1 trending topic on the platform after Otunba’s death was announced by his followers only 5 days after he revealed that his doctors had told him to take a long rest after he was rushed to the hospital again. READ MORE

 

Bayelsa intercepts buses conveying suspected Almajiris

The Bayelsa State Government on Sunday intercepted two buses conveying 17 teenagers suspected to be Almajiris into the state.

The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Information and Orientation, Freston Akpor, said the two vehicles were intercepted at the Glory Land entry point into Yenagoa, the state capital.

He said the state’s COVID-19 task force officials led by Agberebi Akpoebi with some security operatives enforcing the “no entry order” of the state government at the toll gate, stopped the buses from entering the state. READ MORE

 

Katsina State Lawmaker, Honorable Abdurrazaq Tsiga Is Dead

A member of the Katsina State House of Assembly, Honorable Abdurrazaq Tsiga, is dead.

Tsiga, who represents Bakori constituency, died on Sunday morning at the General Hospital, Malumfashi after battling a protracted illness since June 2019.

Until his death, the lawmaker was the House Deputy Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Business, Ethics and Privileges.

 

EFCC officials in trouble for arresting Star Shawarma MD, staff over N100 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to a recent arrest made last week by overzealous officers.

Some operatives in Benue had stormed a pastry firm in Makurdi and picked up Ms Mnena Ato, the Managing Director Star Shawarma and her staff over a deficit of N100 in a transaction.

EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, in a statement on Monday noted that the commission has commenced investigations into the circumstances of the incident.

 

COVID-19: Lagos Doctor sneaks into Osun, checks self into isolation after testing positive

The Osun government has confirmed that a medical doctor, who came into the state from Lagos, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, the Commissioner for Health in the state, disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo.

Isamotu explained that the new case was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to him, the patient was a Lagos-based medical doctor who came into Osun over the weekend to join his family.

Arrest anyone that stops Alamajiris from entering their states – Ex-Lawmaker says

Following the exchange of Almajiris between states, a 2nd republic Lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Muhammad, has called for the arrest and prosecution of security operatives at the borders that allow for Almajiris to be concealed in trailers like cows to smuggled to the Southern States.

Muhammad, who was speaking against the backdrop of a recent situation when South East, South-South States clamped down on Almajiris relocating from North, says he doesn’t believe the Almajiris treatment was necessary.

The ex-lawmaker told TheGuardian Newspaper that his views for the past 60 years on Almajerai has not changed.

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