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JUST IN: ‘Ameerah’ To Be Arraigned In Court On Wednesday

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Tuesday revealed that Amira Safiyanu who reported false news of her kidnap is set to be arraigned in court. Updated information on the case by the police, said Safiyanu, also known by her Twitter handle: @Ameerah_Sufyan will be arraigned in the Wuse Magistrate Court on Wednesday. The FCT Police spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh noted that the 300-level student of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria will no longer be in its command. "Amera Safiyanu will be…

NIGERIA: No Link Between Gay Sex And Monkeypox Cases – NCDC

- As Nigeria Confirms 62 Monkeypox cases The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that there is no evidence that the reported cases of monkeypox in Nigeria were transmitted through gay sex. The NCDC Director-General, Ifedayo Adetifa, stated this during a zoom media briefing monitored by THE WHISTLER on Tuesday. The briefing was tagged “Monkeypox Spread, Infodemic and Public Health Response in Nigeria" Adetifa, while responding to a question on whether or not there’s a link between gay sex and…

‘Are You Saying Judges Have No Right To Ask For Salary Review?’- Judge Rails At FG’s Lawyer

There was disquiet at the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday when a lawyer representing the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation suggested by his argument that judicial officers are employees of the government who have no right to demand an upward review of their salaries. Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osagie, who presided over the suit which sought the upward review of the salaries and allowances of judicial officers, was taken aback by the words of the AGF's lawyer. The claimant had…

Buhari Jets To Portugal For Ocean Conference Without Ministers Of Environment,  Transport, DG NIMASA

President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart for Portugal to attend a conference on the Ocean where key environmental issues would be discussed. However, the president will be attending the conference without key members of his cabinet most relevant for the conference. An unsigned statement posted by Garba Shehu on Tuesday, June 28, on his Facebook page announced that the president will depart Abuja to Portugal at the invitation of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. He said those on the…

VIDEO: Kanu Sends Message To Biafraland, ‘Be Calm…We’re Fighting To Defend Our People, Not Kill Them’

Moments after an Abuja Federal High Court denied him bail, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu bail, has sued for peace and called for calm in ‘Biafraland’. Kanu made the call in a video shared by a Facebook user on Tuesday. The IPOB leader said that he was not disappointed by the court’s decision to deny him bail, saying he expected it. Kanu urged the people fomenting trouble in the South East to eschew violence as his fight is to defend his people and not kill them. “I want…

Pastor Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Raping 16-Year-Old Girl In Port Harcourt

A 39-year-old resident pastor of Mercy House Church International Eliozu, Felix Okpara Duruebube, has been remanded in a Correctional Centre by a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) arraigned Pastor Duruebube on a two-count charge of rape and unlawful administration of oath on the victim. According to the charge, "between the month of April 2021 to May 2022 at RayJPE Hotel Rumuokoro, Mercy House Church…

Ejimakor, Others React As Justice Nyako Denies Bail To Nnamdi Kanu

Reactions trail the denial of bail to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by an FCT High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako. Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, is being tried over alleged running a proscribed group, treason and jumping bail. In his reaction, Kanu's special counsel, Barr Aloy Ejimakor, expressed sadness over the refusal to grant his client bail. Ejimakor tweeted, "Sadly, the judge has denied bail to #MNK on grounds that 'for 4 years, nothing was filed' in her court to explain why Onyendu did not…

Nnamdi Kanu : Court Shifts Trial To November 14

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to November 14 following a matter instituted by his lawyers at the Court of Appeal. Justice Binta Nyako was forced to adjourn after she was informed by Kanu's lawyer Mike Ozekhome SAN that a pending application at the Court of Appeal will soon be heard around October 11. The appeal seeks the dismissal of the terrorism related charges instituted against Kanu by the federal government. Based…

BREAKING: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has refused to grant the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, bail. The application( dated 2019) , first heard on May 18 and filed by Kanu's lawyer, Mike Ozekhome SAN, had urged Justice Binta Nyako to vacate previous orders she made against him when he fled the country after a military invasion of his country home in Abia State. Due to Kanu’s long absence from trial at the time( around 2017), the judge had revoked his bail, issued bench warrant against him as…

‘Banks Help Us With Soft Loans’- Enugu ASUU Members

Banks have been magnanimous to the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, especially those in Enugu State, our correspondent gathered on Tuesday. THE WHISTLER reports that the university teachers have been on strike since February this year following the failure of the federal government to fulfil the agreement it signed with ASUU. It was further gathered that the university lecturers have not been earning their salaries since the strike began under the federal government’s policy of ‘no work,…