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Lagos Demolishes ICT Center, Water Project Donated by Private Individuals to Help the Poor.

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On the morning of December 31, 2020, the residents of Monkey Village in Opebi area of Lagos woke up to the sounds of heavy bulldozers and trucks loaded with tens of armed policemen, and men of the state’s Taskforce invading their poor settlements. Without any prior notice, and no time given to pick their belongings, the almighty Lagos Taskforce descended on the settlement and began demolishing

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Why FG linked Sunday Igboho to Boko Haram sponsor

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According to the Federal Government of Nigeria, it has established a link between Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, and a Boko Haram sponsor, Surajo Muhammad, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Aram Emirates on charges of financing terrorism.

The government also alleged that between 2013 and 2020, Igboho received N127m from several financiers including a federal lawmaker. The government, however, refused to reveal the identity of the lawmaker.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said this while reading out findings of a Presidential committee set up to investigate Igboho and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The 24-member committee comprised members of the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Federal Ministry of Information, the Nigeria Police Force, the Department of State Services, the National Intelligence Agency and the Defence Intelligence Agency.

Malami said, “The report revealed that Sunday Igboho is a Director and signatory to Adesun International Concept Limited registered on April 23, 2010. Adesun International Concept Limited also has Oladele Oyetunji and Aderopo Adeyemo as directors. Sunday Igboho is linked to 43 bank accounts in nine banks.

“The major financier of the fugitive and separatists was found to be a federal lawmaker in the National Assembly. A total sum of N127, 145,000 was received by Igboho from his financiers between October 22, 2013, and September 28, 2020, through Adesun International Concept Ltd accounts.

“A total sum of N273,198,200 transaction outflows was recorded from Sunday Igboho’s account between March 15, 2013, and March 11, 2021. Investigation reveals that Adesun International Concept Ltd (belonging to Igboho) transferred the sum of N12, 750,000 to AbbalBako& Sons.”

The AGF noted that Abbal Bako and Sons and its promoter Abdullahi Usman, are suspects in the on-going Joint Terrorist Financing Investigation.

“Abdullahi Usman is by way of financial transaction connected to Surajo Abubakar Muhammad (who was sentenced to life imprisonment in UAE on charges of financing terrorism (Boko Haram). This report shows the nexus between separatists’ agitation, terrorism financing and disruptions of peace in the country,” Malami said.

The report found connections of financial transactions between Adesun International Concept Ltd (belonging to Igboho) and some construction companies and businesses among others.

Malami stated that having received the reports, the Federal Government remains solute in its determination to have a peaceful Nigeria.

“The Federal Government will do the needful, within the context of the legal provisions, in ensuring that the matter is given the deserved attention and those found guilty will be made to face the wrath of the law,” he said.

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Inmates Escape as Gunmen Blow Up Owerri Prison, Police Headquarters.

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A correctional facility and police investigations department in Owerri were set alight by unidentified attackers in an overnight operation on Monday, reports on social media said.

Multimedia and witnesses account on social media said the attackers struck the prison and police department shortly after midnight, freeing a yet-unconfirmed number of inmates and suspects. Heavy gunfire also rang through the area, with an account saying hundreds of inmates might have escaped.Senior government officials have been reportedly asked to shelter-in-place due to the proximity of the scene to the government house.It was unclear how many prisoners escaped, but Amnesty International said over the weekend that Owerri Correctional Centre had 2,156 inmates as against its installed capacity of 548 people.The level of destruction and casualty figures were not immediately available, but pictures shared on Twitter showed heavy smokes billowing from what posters said were the scenes of the attack that lasted for more than two hours.Imo police spokesman Godson Orlando told Peoples Gazette he was unaware of the violence, hours after reports had spread across social media with residents across different sections of Owerri reporting hearing heavy gunshots and explosions.“I am just hearing it from you now,” Mr Orlando, a police superintendent, told The Gazette by telephone at 4:48 a.m. “I will have to wait until later today to find out what happened.”The attack came as confrontation intensified between Nigerian security forces and adherents of the IPOB separatist movement across the South-East. Since January, there have been repeated clashes between Nigerian troops and IPOB elements in Imo, Rivers, Abia and Anambra, with both sides denying responsibility for civilian casualties.Those behind the violence and their motive could not be ascertained before this report was filed.

Source: The Lead

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Benue Mourns as an Icon Goes Home

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Benue State woke on the morning of Tuesday, December 22, 2020 to be greeted with the dad news of the u fortunate and untimely death of her illustrious son, Professor Jerry Anthony Agada. Agada only took ill a few days earlier.

Though Agada’s family is yet to brief the public on the cause of his death, INSIDE BENUE gathered before the unfortunate incident that the literary giant was on the intensive care unit of the State’s Federal Medical Center in Apir, Makurdi until his demise.

In a statement by the Governor of Benue State, Governor Samuel Ortom who expressed shocks at the news of the sudden and unfortunate death, described the death of Prof. Agada as a collosal loss to the state and the entire country, adding that the late Prof. was an institution.

Prof Jerry Agada

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu in the company of Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Anthony Ijohor, SAN, and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon. Abel Adah Ikwom, visited the Makurdi residence of the former education minister, expressed his condolences and that of the government and people of the state to the late Agada family.

Prof. Agada and former President of Nigerian, Dr. Ebele Goodluck Jonathan

Until his death, Agada was chairman, Benue State Civil Service Commission.

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