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Soldiers burnt my house, rendered my family homeless – Victim of alleged arson by military personnel

Soldiers burnt my house, rendered my family homeless – Victim of alleged arson by military personnel Lermber Vaatyough is the Chairman, Taskforce and Environmental Committee of Peva Market, in the Takum Local Government Government of Taraba State. He tells JUSTIN TYOPUUSU, how men of the Nigeria Army allegedly burnt his house and rendered his family homeless You were said to be one of the residents whose houses were burnt recently in Peva. How did it happen? I was sleeping in my house when, suddenly, I heard a knock on my door. But I didn’t open because it was an unusual knock. Few minutes later, at about 3:30am, I heard noises outside and I peeped through the window and saw some people flashing lights at my

Fraud allegations: Magu questions Presidential Panel for inviting EFCC suspects to testify against him

 The former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Friday protested the decision of the presidential panel probing his tenure to invite people being tried by the agency for corruption to testify against him, saying it was not justifiable. In a statement issued on his behalf by his counsel, Tosin Ojaomo, Magu also accused the panel headed by Ayo Salami, a former president of the appeal court, of being hostile to him. Magu’s nightmare started after the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, accused him of mismanaging loot recovered by the anti-graft agency. He was arrested and taken before the Salami panel. Magu was kept in detention for 10 days before he was eventually granted bail. In

Loan Agreement Concede Nigeria’s Sovereignty To China – Reps

The House of Representatives on Tuesday raised alarm over lethal clauses in Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China which allegedly “wills the sovereignty of Nigeria” in the $400 million loan for the Nigeria National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure Backbone Phase II Project, signed in 2018. Chairman, House Committee on Treaties and Agreements, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai observed this during an investigative hearing into some of the agreements signed between Nigeria and China, where the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi responded to various questions on the ongoing modernisation of railway projects being implemented by the Federal Ministry of Transport. This is just as the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi warned that

Ohanaeze faction faults deregistration of groups by FG

Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly (ONGA) Worldwide led by Basil Onyeachonam Onuorah has carpeted the decision of Federal Government to register socio-cultural groups in the country. He was reacting to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC’s) deregistration of Ohaneaze General Assembly, Arewa Consultative Forum and Afenifere, among others, over alleged errors in registration documents and security lapses. In a statement issued by CAC’s Registrar General, Garba Abubakar, the commission announced that it had deregistered Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly and other socio-cultural organisations as part of reforms to ensure that such registrations passed security checks. “We have an established protocol that all ethnic and religious organisations with political undertones should be referred for security clearance before they are registered. “In 2017, the Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo applied for registration, which security

No Inch Of Yoruba Land Will Be Ceded To FG’s Creditors —Afenifere

THE pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, on Friday declared that no inch of Yoruba land will be ceded to creditors of the Federal Government should there be reasons for its creditors to make such demands. Afenifere was reacting to reports that the Federal Government had signed an agreement with the Chinese government, which contains a clause that compels Nigeria to waive its immunity for itself or its property in case of a breach of the agreement. In a statement by its spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere described the disclosure that a clause in a  loan agreement signed by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government ceded the sovereignty of Nigeria and its assets if the nation defaults in payment as worrisome. Odumakin said: “The Yoruba nation

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