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BREAKING: Kano court sentences mastermind of missing children, Paul Owne to 104 years in prison

The Mastermind of the Kano Missing Nine Children, Paul Owne, has been sentenced to 104 years imprisonment, for stealing and selling the Children in per away Anambra State.

Passing the Judgement the Kano High Court Judge, Justice Zuwaira Yusuf, sentenced Paul Owne to 104 years in addition with the fine of the sum of N100,000 without option fine for conspiring among his 6 others accomplice to kidnapped many children who were under 10 years from kano and sold them at Onitsha in Anambra state.

Justice Zuwaira Sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to all the 38 Count Charges slammed against him by Kano State Government

Delivering the Judgment Justice Yusuf categorised the offences according to 3 classifications and at the end slammed the sentenced on him.

The first category accordingly, the court upheld that convict was found guilty in count 2, 8, 9, 2, 27 and 34 She convicted him to 7 years each without option of fine in addition with the sum of N100,000 fine

Similarly, the court found Paul guilty in count 3, 5, 10, 11, 22, 28 and 38 head count he was sentenced to 7 years.

While in the last category Justice Yusuf said the action of Paul was in contravention of count 4, 12, 13, 29 and 38, she therefore convicted him to 4 years on each count without option of fine.

She ordered that all the count shall run conservatively

The convicted person was arraigned before the court alongside his 5 other defendants who pleaded not guilty to all the charges read over to them namely:
Where Ogbono
Emanuel Igwe
Loise Duru
Monica Oracha
Chinelo Ifedigwe.
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APC threatens sanctions against parallel congresses

The Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Friday threatened to sanction members who conduct parallel congresses.

National Secretary of the party, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, issued the warning in a notice to all members ahead of Saturday’s Ward congresses.

The APC Secretary warned that the party would bring the full weight of its constitution on “any member or group who organises any purported parallel congress, parallel party organ and or parallel party office.”

He reminded all party members and stakeholders of the National Executive Council resolution of 8th December, 2020.

Akpanudoedohe said , the resolution still “subsists and extends to the conduct of party members during the congresses.

“For purposes of clarity, may I re-state the relevant point in the resolution to wit:

“All pending litigations instituted by members against the party should be withdrawn forthwith, and going forward, no member should institute matters against the party, without exhausting the internal mechanism for conflict resolution, as enshrined in the party’s constitution”.

He further said, “Consequent upon the above, party members should please note that: (i) All activities that may be carried out by persons to put the party and its officers in bad light, before, during and after the congresses should be jettisoned.

“(ii) All activities or processes leading up to the congresses and thereafter which do not have the approval of the CECPC are exercises in futility. This is to say that: any purported; parallel congress, parallel party organ and or parallel party office, is to say the least a nullity.

“These divisive activities will not be tolerated.

“(iii) For the avoidance of doubt, the party shall deploy the full weight of the law as stipulated in section 21(D) of our party’s Constitution on any one who perpetrates such unlawful Act(s) and also on their sponsors.

“All persons who are affected by Article 31 of our Constitution should apply for waivers as stipulated under sub. Section 3 of the said Article 31, this is also clearly spelt out in the “Special provisions” of our guidelines.”

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Reno Omokri provides more information about Abba Kyari’s involvement with Hushpuppi

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has provided more information about Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari’s link to international fraudster Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.

DAILY POST reported earlier that Otis Wright of the US District Court for the Central District of California had told the FBI to track down Kyari and produce him before the court for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Hushpuppi, the notorious Nigerian fraudster.

As widely reported in Nigeria and beyond, Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai over a year ago and pleaded guilty to fraud in the U.S. earlier this week. The FBI said Hushpuppi and Kyari have been friends and were both involved in a conspiracy to launder money.

The deputy commissioner of police was also indicted of receiving bribes from Hushpuppi to arrest a member of the syndicate in Nigeria.

Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Mr Kyari and hold him in U.S. custody was unsealed on July 26.

However, Kyari had in a statement on Thursday denied allegations of conspiracy with Hushpuppi, saying he only met him two years ago and did not benefit financially from the fraudster.

Reacting to the news, Omokri, via his Twitter handle on Friday, said it would be difficult for Kyari to deny the FBI charges.

“It will be very hard for Abba Kyari to deny the charges in the FBI’s indictment. I searched the numbers listed in the affidavit on TrueCaller,” Omokri said.

“They’re matched to Kyari. Note that the confirmed numbers exchanged texts with Hushpupi’s numbers. How do we explain that?”
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Nigerian lady, Bukola Alada, emerges best overall student at the Nigerian Law school; bags 16 awards

Nigerian lady, Alada Bukola Fatima, stood tall at the just concluded call to bar ceremonies at the Nigerian Law School as she was named the overall best graduating student for the year 2021.

Alada also bagged a first-class from the school and also won 15 other academic awards from the institutions.

Alada, a daughter of an academician, also bagged a first-class in Law from the University of Ibadan and was the overall best graduating Law student of the school during her convocation in January 2020. She graduated with a CGPA of 7.0 GP and won 8 awards as well.

Posting her new achievement on her social media handle, Alada wrote:

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria!

17 months, 5 courses later,

Director General’s prize for first class and 15 other awards.
Overall Best Graduating Student!

B.F. Alada Esq! Double First Class Lawyer, 4-time BGS, ACIArb.

Congrats to her!

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BBNaija S6: I started applying makeup at primary two – Liquorose

Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Liquorose, said that she started applying makeup at primary two, during a discussion with some of the housemates in the garden on Friday, day six of the show.

In the discussion, monitored by our correspondent, Liquorose said that she indulged in the act because she thought she wasn’t beautiful then.

She said, “That time, I used to feel like I was not fine growing up. So I started applying makeup when I was in primary two.

“My mum used to flog me about it then. I had that feeling that I was not fine.”

Liquorose revealed that she was really skinny then and would always wake up with swelling in some parts of her face.

She, however, revealed that she changed those thoughts about herself at Junior Secondary School three, when she started receiving love letters from boys.

According to her, it was speculated that she was the finest girl in JSS3, so she would always go to the mirror then to admire her beauty.

Contributing to the discussion, Sammie also revealed that he wasn’t handsome when he was much younger.
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Olympics: Sports minister apologizes to disqualified Nigerian athletes, promises investigation

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Sports minister, Sunday Dare has apologised to 10 Nigerian athletes who were disqualified from participating in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In a statement titled ‘Ministry Wades to stem crisis’ which was released on Friday July 30 by the sports ministry, the Minister was said to have promised to investigate the circumstances surrounding their disqualification.

It read;

“The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stepped in to stem the further crisis by addressing the issues that have arisen concerning Team Nigeria athletes.

“The Ministry is looking into some of the issues raised by the athletes and they are being addressed as quickly as possible.

“The Honourable Minister on Thursday morning in a meeting spoke directly with the 10 track and field athletes who will not be competing and assured them of their welfare. He apologized to them for the unfortunate development that led to their exclusion and promised that it would be fully investigated.”

Director of Federation of Elites Athletes Department, Dr Simon Ebhojiaye was also quoted saying;

“The Ministry is abreast of the situation on the ground and addressing them. Payment of various allowances commenced last week and it’s ongoing.”
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