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Gunmen Kidnap Female Journalist, Abandon 6-month Old Baby

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Amra Ahmed Diska, abduction victim

A news editor with the Adamawa State Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Yola, Amra Ahmed Diska has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

Confirming the incident, the public relations officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said, the journalist was abducted from her home at Mbamba overnight Tuesday, The victim who is a nursing mother resumed work from maternity leave.

Investigations revealed that around fifteen gunmen invaded the residence of the victim at Mbamba in Yola South local government area.

The kidnappers upon their arrival into the residence broke the sitting room door and gained access into the bedroom asking of the whereabouts of the victim’s husband, In the absence of the husband, the gunmen kidnapped the wife leaving behind her six-month-old baby.

Reports say the area has been repeatedly terrorised by gunmen in recent times.
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Hanifa : Court Sentences School Proprietor to Death

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Remember Hanifa the little girl who was abducted on December 4, 2021 on her way home from Islamiyya and subsequently discovered to have been killed by  her teacher and school proprietor, after demanding N6m ransom, at Dakata, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State?

Well, Justice has been served as Kano State High Court on Thursday sentenced the Proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School, Abdulmalik Tanko, the principal suspect who masterminded the kidnap and killing of the 5-year old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar, to death.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, sentenced him to death by hanging while delivering his judgment on Thursday.

Details later….

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Ekweremadu, Wife Denied Bail by London Police in Organ Harvesting Case, to Remain in Custody

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Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice have been denied bail by a magistrate’s court in London over charges that they trafficked a 15-year-old homeless Lagos boy with the intention to harvest his organs.

The arrest was announced by the London Metropolitan Police on Thursday, with officials saying the couple would be charged promptly before a court in Uxbridge. Mr Ekweremadu appeared before a magistrate on Thursday afternoon and was denied bail.

The case was subsequently adjourned until July 7. The Senator and his wife have been under investigation since May 2022. Efforts to reach the spokesperson for the former deputy senate President, Uche Anichukwu proved abortive as the calls went unanswered.

However, a source that prefers to remain anonymous said boy had volunteered to donate his kidney to Ekweremadu’s child who has a kidney issue. He had been scheduled to return to Nigeria when his kidney did match the requirements after examination. He however rejected the return plan and opted to report to the metropolitan police, seeking asylum. This led to the arrest of the Senator and his wife.

Meanwhile, a document, precisely a letter from the detained Senator to the British Consulate supporting the above has surfaced

Ekweremadu was recently under fire from social media users for saying the South-East region will not vote for the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, in 2023.

He has spent over 19 years in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly and had recently tried unsuccessfully to emerge as the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the 2023 governorship election in Enugu State.

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BREAKING: Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, Arrested Over N80 Billion Fraud

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Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, has been arrested over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds estimated at N80 billion.

Those familiar with the development said Mr Idris was intercepted in Kano by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday evening and is being flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital, for interrogation.

Our sources said the EFCC has for sometime now been investigating a case of diversion of at least N80 billion in public funds which was allegedly laundered through some bogus contracts.

The companies used in laundering the funds have allegedly been linked to family members and associates of the accountant-general, investigators said.

Our sources further said after progress was made in the investigation, Mr Idris was summoned repeatedly for interrogation but he failed to honour the invitations.

“We kept inviting him but he kept dodging us,” one of our sources said. “We were left with no choice than to keep him under watch and arrest him.”

The spokesperson for the EFCC could not be reached to comment for his story. One of his subordinates said he is travelling in the United Kingdom at this time.

However, a top EFCC official confirmed the development but asked not to be named because he had no permission to discuss the matter with the media.

Mr Uwujaren later issued a statement saying, “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion( Eighty Billion Naira only).

“The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

“The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Mr Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.”

President Muhammed Buhari appointed Mr Idris accountant-general on June 25, 2015.

The position became vacant at the time after the former Accountant General, Jonah Otunla, left office on June 12, 2015.

President Buhari reappointed Mr Idris for a second four-year term in June 2019, amid criticisms from labour groups who said the accountant-general should retire after turning 60.

Mr Idris, a native of Kano State, North-west Nigeria, was born on November 25, 1960, and was until his appointment in 2015 the Director of Finance and Accounts, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.

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