Travellers Suspected To Be Dangote workers burnt to death by hoodlums in Enugu
Some unidentified men have killed three workers of Dangote Cement and set their bodies ablaze along Eha-Amufu road Uzo Local Government Area (LGA) of Enugu State, accusing them of being murderous Fulani herdsmen.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the incident happened on Wednesday, at about 3: 00PM.
This newspaper gathered that the Dangote Cement truck was heading to Nkalagu, Ebonyi State when it was intercepted at Umuhu-Eha-Amufu by Ebonyi bridge.
The hoodlums reportedly said the truck was conveying Fulani herdsmen to unleash terror on the town.
According to a source, the Dangote truck driver had upon interrogation said he had been cleared at several checkpoints along the Ubolo-Ikem Road before arriving at the Umuhu bridge checkpoint.
The trailer was subsequently set ablaze and the northerners who were occupants were murdered.
The development has caused tension in the area as Eha-Amufu settlement and adjoining communities have turned to ghost towns.
Source: Politics Nigeria
Details Of CBN Governor’s Meeting With President Buhari Emerge
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele on Thursday noted that the implementation of the cashless policy can not be reversed.
This is coming after the House of Representatives directed the CBN Governor to suspend the implementation of the policy pending.
CBN on Tuesday had limited over-the-counter cash withdrawals by individuals and corporate entities to N100,000 and N500,000 per week, respectively.
Emefiele, while addressing State House reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State on Thursday, said a lot of electronic channels had been put in place in 10 years since the cashless policy was launched in 2012.
Emefiele said, “I can only just assure you that it will go round, let us just be calm, luckily the old currency continued to be legal tender till January 31, 2023. So, I want to crack a joke, both the painted (new notes) and unpainted (old notes) will operate concurrently as legal tender. But by January 31, the unpainted one will not be useful to you again, so please take it to your bank as quickly as possible.”
Forgery: Court convicts ex-minister Ogah, orders arrest, imprisonment
An Abia State Magistrate Court sitting in Umuahia on Thursday convicted the immediate past Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uche Ogah, for forgery, and ordered his arrest and committal to prison at any nearest Correctional Center in the state.
In a suit No. UMSC/362/2022, the All Progressives Congress had brought a criminal complaint against Dr. Ogah that he did not participate in the governorship primary election of the party held on May 26, 2022 but went ahead and forged the party’s direct primary election result sheet “with intent that it may be acted on as genuine”.
According to the complainant, the forgery perpetrated by Ogah was prejudicial to the party and its authentic governorship flag bearer in Abia State, High Chief Ikechi Emenike, “thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 465 of the Criminal Code (as applicable in Abia) and punishable under Section 467.”
Delivering her judgment, the Presiding Magistrate Ngozi N. Nwangwa held that the defendant/respondent “is guilty as charged”, adding, “I am convinced that the defendant has no defence”.