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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 Edition)

Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari

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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Ex-Gov Yari’s Millions Of Naira To FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the final forfeiture of former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari’s hundreds of millions of naira to the Federal Government.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ordered that the funds in accounts of different companies linked to Yari being $56,056.75 in Polaris Bank; N12.9m, N11.2m, $301,319.99; N217,388.04 and $311,872.15 in different Zenith Bank be forfeited to the Federal Government. Ojukwu held that Yari had not shown good cause why the order sought by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission should not be granted.

The ICPC had instituted the suit seeking an order compelling Yari to show why the funds under investigation should not be finally forfeited to the federal government. The suit brought by ICPC counsel, Osuobeni Akponimisingha had two companies; Kayatawa Nigeria Ltd and B. T. Oil and Gas Nigeria Ltd as respondents. The ICPC had in 2019 filed an ex parte motion before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the same court seeking an interim forfeiture order, alleging that the funds were proceeds of unlawful activity, which was granted by the court.

‘IPOB Security Operatives Kill 4 Hausa People In Imo’

The Hausa community in Orlu, Imo State, has accused operatives of the Eastern Security Network established by the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, of killing four of its members on Monday. Many people had been reportedly killed and property destroyed when the IPOB security men clashed with policemen and soldiers in Orlu.

A member of the community, who simply gave his name as Yusuf for security reason, said it took the intervention of the military to stop the carnage. He said bodies of the victims, recovered by the military and handed over to Hausa leaders in the town, had been buried in accordance with Islamic rites. “All the corpses were recovered from their business stands,” he said.

Narrating how the incident broke, Yusuf said: “It all started on Thursday when people in the town resisted paying a levy imposed on them by IPOB. Angered by their action, they went to burn the palace of Orlu Eze.”

Buhari Appoints New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new service chiefs, long after rising clamour calling for the sack of existing ones.

They new appointees are Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

A presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the appointment followed the acceptance of immediate resignation of the former service chiefs, and their retirement from service.

No Quit Notice To Fulani In South West – Governors

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), on Monday, declared that nobody has the right to ask herdsmen to leave any part of the country.

The forum warned against ethnic profiling and urged all stakeholders to coalesce into a single force and tackle insecurity in the country.

It said the order of the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was misconstrued and misrepresented by a section of the media.

Hoodlums Set Sunday Igboho’s Residence On Fire – Police

The Oyo State police command, on Tuesday, confirmed the burning of residence of an Ibadan based activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust in Ibadan.

Fadeyi said unidentified hoodlums came to Igboho’s house at the SOKA area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and a Nissan Micra, and fired sporadically at the building.

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