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Nnamdi Kanu: Journalists, Lawyers Barred From Court Premises

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Nnamdi Kanu: Journalists, Lawyers Barred From Court Premises

As Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) appears before the Federal High Court in Abuja, security operatives prevented Maxwell Opara, one of the activist’s lawyers, from accessing the premises.

Also barred from the courtroom include journalists, Igbo traditional leaders, as well as observers, and activists.

But other lawyers of Kanu including Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Aloy Ejimakor were allowed inside the courtroom.

The Federal High Court, Abuja, had three weeks ago fixed November 10, 2021, to hear an application filed by Kanu challenging the competence of the treasonable felony charges filed against him by the Federal Government.

He also asked the judge, Binta Nyako, to dismiss the newly-amended charges of seven counts.

Kanu was charged with terrorism, treason, and perpetuation of falsehoods against President Muhammadu Buhari, mainly through broadcasts on the controversial Radio Biafra outlet and also through social media.

He had pleaded not guilty during his last trial on October 21, 2021.

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Organ Harvesting: House Of Reps. To Intercede For Ekweremadu

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Organ Harvesting: House Of Reps. To Intercede For Ekweremadu

House of Representatives has moved to intercede on the behalf of the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who is in United Kingdom custody for alleged organ harvesting.

Disclosing this, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, on a motion of urgent public importance revealed that he had discussed with the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, for a quick investigation into the case.

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“I have spoken with the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Sharafa Ishola, who has been extremely proactive in this matter and I expressed the need for him to continue to avail Senator Ekweremadu with all the necessary assistance that he will need to prove his case. Gbajabiamila said.

“I think this should be heightened as well to the UK Parliament. I would try and get in touch with the Speaker of the Parliament whom I was opportune to meet with and had fruitful discussions with just a couple of months ago. I believe the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Buba Yusuf, should also get in touch with his foreign affairs counterpart in the UK Parliament.

“So, it is important that we apply diplomatic pressure. Nigeria has very strong diplomatic ties with the United Kingdom and all those areas must be explored. I wish the Senator and his family well. We cannot imagine what they are going through at this time.”

Recall, that on June 23, 2022, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, were arrested in the United Kingdom (UK), after conspiring to arrange the travel of a child in a desperate bid to harvest organs.

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N-Power News: Batch C1 Stipends, Batch C2 Physical Verification

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N-Power News: Batch C1 Stipends, Batch C2 Physical Verification

The National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) in charge of the N-Power empowerment scheme has extended the physical verification deadline for batch C2 pre-selected applicants.

It was contained in a statement released on their official website, as additional 3 days are added to help applicants carry out their physical verification.

The statement read;

“All Pre-selected applicants!!!. This is to inform all pre-selected applicants that we have extended the Physical Verification exercise.

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“Additional 3 days is approved to commence from Monday 27th June – Wednesday, 29th June 2022.

“All pre-selected applicants should utilize this window and carry out the physical verification exercise as there will be no further extension.

“Batch C2, Pre-selected means Beneficiaries who have not carryout their physical verification exercise successfully.

“Ensure to get yourself physically Verified if you appeared in this category. However, kindly note the following; APPLICANT is the same as SHORTLISTED while PRE-SELECTED is the same as BENEFICIARY. Thank you!”

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Batch C1 Stipends;

There is still no news on stipend payment for the Month of April, May, and June for batch c stream 1 beneficiaries.

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