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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday
dismissed the suit by Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, challenging the
validity of the process of recalling him by his constituents. .
to Punchng, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in his judgment, ordered that the
Independent National Electoral Commission “shall proceed with the recall
The judgment effectively
terminated the earlier ex parte order made by another judge of the
Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice John Tsoho, on July 6, 2017,
directing parties to maintain status quo. .
the Justice Dimgba, to whom the case was reassigned, ordered that the
process shall only proceed with the recall process, subject to the
service of the petition, the full list and signatures of persons in
support of the recall process.
S. Africa police claim Nigerian man choked to death after swallowing drugs
Days after aggrieved Nigerians claimed one Kingsley Ikeri
was tortured and suffocated to death by the police who were conducting a
drug raid on August 30, 2017, the police have come out to say he
actually choked to death. .
to Emeka Okoye, a friend of Mr Ikeri’s, who was arrested with him on the
same day, the police took Mr Okoye to his house, they put a plastic
over his face and handcuffed his legs and hands for over an hour and
thirty minutes. .
Recalling the story
to news channel, Channels Television, Mr Okoye said that he had never
experienced anything like the ordeal before and that he nearly died.
“Even now, if I cough, I cough out blood,” said Mr Okoye. .
Okoye said that the police then took him to the cells and took Ikeri
away for, what he believes, was the same torture. The inquest
investigation at the Ulundi police station, however, tells a completely
different story. .
According to the
police report, Mr Kingsley is said to have died on Saturday, August 26,
after choking on what is believed to be a small packet of drugs that he
attempted to quickly swallow when police arrived at his house. .
Okoye was arrested for the possession of drugs and detained. Upon being
questioned, Mr Okoye is said to have given the police information
regarding another drug dealer residing in East Street. .
Okoye is said to have pointed out the house of the other said drug
dealer. After taking Mr Okoye to the cells, the police proceeded to the
said house with the intentions to search for drugs and make possible
They found the man believed
to be Kingsley Ikeri who proceeded to swallow an unknown packet,
downing it with a beer as they approached him. The man is said to have
started choking and members of the police took him to Vryheid Hospital
where he was later declared deceased. .
inquest has been opened following the death of Kingsley Ikeri and
samples have been taken for a toxicology report. The SAPS are hoping
that the results will prove what really happened.
Nigeria Customs Impounds 1,100 Pump Action Rifles
Operatives of the Nigerian Custom Service, Tin-Can Island Command have impounded 1,100 pump action rifles again.
This bring to a total of about 2110 pump action rifles impounded in Lagos alone in the last seven months.
Ebonyi: Police Arrest 30-Year-Old Man Suspected Of Killing Daughter
The Police Command in Ebonyi on Monday confirmed the arrest of a
30-year-old man suspected to have killed his two-year-old daughter in
The command’s spokesperson, ASP Loveth Odah, told the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki that the corpse of the girl had been taken to
Mgbo Hospital morgue.
Odah said that investigations into the matter had commenced. She said
that the suspect, a native of Ukwu-Agba Mgbo in Ohaukwu Local Government
Area of the state, would be arraigned immediately the police completed
investigation into the matter.
“The suspect will soon be arraigned,’’ she said. Odah added that the
command would bring to book all perpetrators of heinous acts in the
A source close to the family told NAN on the condition of anonymity that
the suspect killed his daughter in his farm on Sept.6 and the act was
detected by a good citizen.
“The good citizen reported the matter to the Ohaukwu Police Division which arrested (the man) and recovered the girl’s corpse.
“The family and the community suspect that the act was for ritual
purposes because he used his machete to cut the girl’s right leg.
“The act shocked and threw the community into serious mourning because
it was its first time of witnessing such an act,” he said.
Buhari Jets To US Next Week To SPEAK
President Muhammadu Buhari has been scheduled to address the 72nd
session of the United Nations General Assembly in the United States on
Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The President of Nigeria is listed as
number seven on the provincial list of speakers.
Buhari is expected to speak after the leaders of Brazil, the United States, Guinea, Switzerland, Jordan and Slovakia.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,
Garba Shehu, also confirmed the news to Punch on phone that Buhari would
attend the UN General Assembly.
Shehu said, “I cannot tell you the time he will be going because it can
change but I know he is expected to be the eighth speaker at the UN. So,
he will be there and he will speak.”
Enugu Government Recovers N21m From Ghost Teachers In 3 Months Alone
The Enugu State government has made another breakthrough in its on-going
efforts to rid the state public service of ghost workers, recovering in
the latest exercise, N21 million from ghost teachers in its
Post-Primary School Board, PPSMB, within three months.
The state government is however considering some severe sanctions against anybody found to been involved in the fraud.
Shutdown Looms In Zamfara As NLC Commences Strike Today
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Zamfara Chapter, has said the union
would embark on a total strike today following the expiration of a
three-week ultimatum given to the state government by the association
The Chairman NLC, Zamfara Chapter, Bashir Mafara, disclosed this in an
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Gusau.
Recall that the NLC had given the state government three weeks ultimatum to address the problems of workers in the state.
Some of the workers grievances with the state government include the
non-implementation of workers annual increments, promotion and the
non-payment of 1, 400 newly recruited staff recruited more than three
Other issues according to the NLC, is that refusal of the government to
implement minimum wage for local government staff and primary school
teachers as well as non- payment of pensioners’ gratuities.
The NLC said it was worrisome that primary school teachers and local
government workers in Zamfara state were still receiving between N7,500
and N8,000 as monthly salary.
The NLC chairman said that the union has been having consultations with
the government officials, led by the Secretary to the State Government,
Abdullahi Shinkafi, on how to resolve the issues.
He said that the government had failed to meet up with any of the
agreement reached between the workers and the state government.
“Therefore, we are starting the strike tomorrow (today) as announced three weeks ago.
“We have already announced that all the representatives of the NLC
affiliated unions should meet tomorrow at NLC Secretariat by 10.00 am to
mark the commencement of the strike”, he said.
Mr. Mafara, therefore, urged all workers to stay away from their places
of works from tomorrow until the problems were addressed by the