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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to the acquittal of Robert Azibaola, a cousin to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, who was charged for $40 million fraud before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba.






Tony Orilade, EFCC Head of Media, described the judgement as unfortunate.

The EFCC expressed concern that despite the weight of evidence brought before the court and witnesses presented, Justice Dimgba held that, “the prosecution must show directly how the defendant took possession of funds and knew that it forms part of proceeds of corruption.”

It disclosed that the commission’s legal team “will be studying the judgement thoroughly and will be taking necessary actions to appeal it as we hope that the appellate court shall view the merit of the prosecution and do justice to the case

Photos: Buhari, Tinubu meet in Saudi Arabia




President Muhammadu Buhari and the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday met in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Also at a dinner meeting with the duo were Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and Emir of Kazaure, Dr. Najib Hussaini Adamu.






INEC withdraws 25 certificates-of-return




In accordance with court orders, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it has withdrawn 25 certificates-of-return issued some candidates that won during the 2019 elections.

Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, IVEC, Mr Festus Okoye, stated this at a forum on media coverage of the polls in Enugu, yesterday. Okoye noted that 20 of the 25 certificates-of-return were withdrawn from All Progressive Congress, APC, members and given to other APC members; while two from People Democratic Party, PDP, members were withdrawn and given to other PDP members.


Teachers commence indefinite strike in Oyo




Primary school teachers in Oyo State commenced an indefinite strike on Monday due to delay in payment of salaries and other requests.

The chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Oyo State wing, Samson Adedoyin, told Premium Times that the strike became necessary due to the inability of the state government to meet demands of the union.

The NUT had last week issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State government to clear and settle the backlogs of salaries owed its members.

The union, while lamenting over unpaid salaries of primary school teachers, gave the state government 72 hours’ notice to address their challenges or face an indefinite strike action.


El-rufai's wife, kid, face deportation from Indonesia




Asia El-rufai, one of the three wives of the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai and her kid are currently facing deportation from Indonesia. A source who spoke to SaharaReporters said, "although she had a valid visa, she is currently having issues about and additional document".

"The Nigerian government has intervened to resolve the issue.  "At the moment, they are trying to resolve the issue with the Indonesian government" the source added.

Asia is the sister of popular journalist and activist, Kadaria Ahmed.

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