December 23 2023

Breaking: Emefiele released from prison, meets bail condition of N300m

Breaking news is that former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is released from (prison) Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja after he meets the bail condition of N300 among others

Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has been released from Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja.

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It was said that Emefiele regained his freedom around 2pm on Friday December 22, 2023.

The spokesperson for the Kuje Correctional Centre, FCT, Adamu Duza, has confirmed the development.

“I can confirm to you that he (Emefiele) has met his bail conditions, hence he has no reason to remain in our facility.

“He met his bail condition and was released past 2pm yesterday (Friday),” he said.

The ex-CBN boss had been facing trials on charges bordering on N1.2 billion procurement fraud before Obaze report exposed several other damning financial misappropriation.

Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja granted him N300 million bail with other stringent conditions which include two sureties in like sum; depositing of his traveling documents in Court registrar, and staying within the confine of FCT.

The court also said the sureties must have certificates of occupancy and titles of properties within the Maitama District of Abuja.

December 20 2023

Simon Lalong, Tinubu’s Minister officially resigns

Simon Lalong, Minister of Labour and Employment, has resigned his appointment in President Tinubu's cabinet so that he could take up his new role in the Senate

Simon Lalong, the Minister of Labour and Employment, has resigned his appointment in President Tinubu’s cabinet.

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This was confirmed yesterday through a statement signed by Lalong’s Special Adviser, Dr Makut Simon Macham.

Having contested for the seat of Plateau South Senatorial District in the 2023 election, Lalong failed and then has been in Court all this while he was serving as Minister.

Now that Appeal Court has given him victory, the former Minister has to resign to take up his new role at the Senate.

“However, after extensive consultations, it has become expedient for him to proceed and take his seat at the Red Chambers to continue to contribute to the Renewed Hope agenda of Mr President,” the statement read.

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December 19 2023

Rivers Crisis: “Fubara was ambushed in Aso Rock,” Edwin Clark fumes, makes serious threats

Foremost South-South leader, Edwin Clark, has raised alarm over communiqué issued after president Bola Tinubu reconciliatory meeting between Wike and Fubara, said Fubara was ambushed in Aso Rock by APC vipers

Foremost South-South Leader, Edwin Clark, has raised alarm over the communiqué issued at the end of the reconciliatory meeting by President Bola Tinubu to resolve the crisis in Rivers State.

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The Mail reported that Tinubu presided a closed-door meeting yesterday in Aso Rock to resolve the raging battle for political control between Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

According to Edwin Clark, the meeting was strategically organised to defeat Fubara and the interests of people of Rivers while giving baton of victory to Wike to hold on behalf of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“It is obvious that Governor Siminialayi Fubara was ambushed and intimidated into submission. President Tinubu should know that with all the powers he possesses, he cannot override the Constitution. From all that transpired at the meeting, the laws of the land have not been obeyed,” Edwin Clark said at a press conference today.

Clark said that from the composition of the meeting to the resolutions, it was clear that Tinubu’s wanted to destroy the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers. And he (Clark) vowed to sue the president.

“…because while Martins Amaewhule, a former Speaker, (because he has automatically lost his seat the very moment he decamped to another political party), was present at the meeting, it would have only been equitable and expedient, for Edison Ehie, the Speaker as affirmed by constitutional provisions and by the granting of the court, to be in the meeting, if there were sincerity of purpose,” he said.