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Organ Harvesting, Fraud, Forgery, List Of Ekweremadu’s Ordeals

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Ekweremadu: David Ukpo Not A Minor -UK Court

These are not good times for former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu as he has been arrested in the United Kingdom for organ harvesting.

It was reported by NEWSRAND, that Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, conspired to arrange the travel of a child in a desperate bid to harvest organs.

Disclosing this incident, Metropolitan Police said the duo was arrested following an investigation by the force’s specialist crime team.

READ ALSO: REVEALED: How Ekweremadu Applied For Visa To Traffic Homeless Child

This will not be the first time the serving Senator will be appearing in the press for bad reasons, here are three other times the former Deputy Senate President appeared in headlines for bad reasons.

  1. Alleged N7.75bn Fraud: In 2015, an investigation revealed how Nigerian federal lawmakers, led by Ekweremadu, allegedly withdrew N7.75 billion of public funds in four years to purportedly review sections of the 1999 Constitution.
  2. Forgery: In 2016 when he was the Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu was tried before an FCT high court for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Rules 2015. He pleaded not guilty to the two counts of criminal conspiracy and forgery when the charges were read to him before Justice Yusuf Haliru.
  3. Attacked in Germany: In 2019, Ekweremadu was physically attacked by a mob while attending a cultural event in Germany. Ekweremadu, who confirmed the attack in a statement, said the attackers were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a South-East secessionist group.

The couple is still in custody for alleged organ harvesting, as they have been denied bail.

Although a letter that emanated revealed that Ekweremadu informed the UK authorities that he was taken Ukpo abroad for a kidney transplant in favor of his ailing daughter.

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Strike: Drag ASUU To Court -Minister Urges Students

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Strike: Drag ASUU To Court -Minister Urges Students

Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, has dragged encouraged Nigerian students to drag the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to court for wasting their time during the six-month prolonged strike.

Speaking at the 47th Session of the State House Ministerial Briefing on Thursday, August 18, 2022, Adamu said the students should leave the Federal Government (FG) out of their worries, adding that ASUU should be the one they challenge in court over the strike.

While maintaining that the government would not concede to the union’s demand to pay lecturers their emoluments for the six months of no academic activities, the minister clarified that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government bears no liability to compensate the affected students.

He, however, said if the affected students are determined to get compensated for wasted time, they should consider holding ASUU responsible.

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Extends Okada Ban To More Areas

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Extends Okada Ban To More Areas

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Thursday, August 18, 2022, announced the extension of the okada ban to more areas in the state.

Starting from Thursday, September 1, Sanwo-Olu maintained that the okada ban was thereby extended to four more Local Govt Areas and five Local Council Development Areas.

According to the governor, the additional councils where the Okada ban was pronounced include Kosofe Local Government, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Shomolu Local Government, and Mushin Local Government.

Below are areas where the okada ban first took place

Areas Okada operations are banned in Lagos

While the governor stated that the affected councils are Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa, he equally maintained that the total ban on Okada operations is extended to all LCDAs under the listed councils.

Apapa
Apapa Iganmu  LCDA

Ikeja
Ojodu LCDA
Onigbongbo LCDA

Lagos Island
Lagos Island West LCDA
Lagos Island East LCDA

Lagos Mainland
Yaba LCDA

Surulere
Coker Aguda LCDA
Itire-Ikate LCDA

Eti-Osa
Eti-Osa East LCDA
Eti-Osa West LCDA
Iru Victoria Island LCDA
Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA

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Strike: ASUU Begins Consultation On Next Move

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Strike: ASUU Begins Consultation On Next Move

The National Strike Organising Committee of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has met to decide on the way forward concerning the ongoing strike by the union.

The committee is made up of senior officials of the union.

This is as our correspondent learnt that zonal meetings will commence by the end of the week after which branches would go ahead with congresses.

A member of the union’s National Executive Council, who did not want his name in print because he was not permitted to speak on the matter, disclosed this to The PUNCH.

The National Strike Organising Committee will meet today (Wednesday), after which zonal meetings will commence this weekend and then congresses will be held.

“From there, information will be passed to our members on the next development; the president alone cannot decide, there are processes,” he said.

Meanwhile, ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, urged Nigerian students not to vote for politicians who have their children studying in institutions outside the country.

Osodeke spoke on a Twitter Space Webinar organised by Premium Times and tagged, ‘ASUU strike, Revitalisation Fund, and the Way Forward.’

Anybody you believe cannot take care of your interests, whose children are busy studying abroad, who are living abroad, don’t vote for them.

I repeat, you don’t need to vote for them, because you don’t vote for people who will take your life,” he said.

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