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FG calls for Nnandi Kanu immediate re-arrest

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The Federal Government of Nigerian has pleaded with a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and return him to prison.  

According ot the government, that Kanu has breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 this year on health ground and has allegedly conducted himself in manners that threaten public peace. It also cited Kanu’s alleged threat that elections would not hold in South East states until the governmnet conducts a referendum on whether or not Biafra should secede.

The government, in a counter-motion, dated August 1, 2017 filed by Magaji Labaran of the Federal Ministry of Justice, urged the court to dismiss an application by Kanu, seeking a review of the bail conditions.  It noted that not only had Kanu met the bail conditions and was enjoying the bail, it was an affront to the court’s authority for the IPOB leader to approach the court for the review of the bail conditions, having allegedly breached the conditions.

“The offence for which he (Kanu) is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable; the court, not withstanding, granted bail to the 1st defendant/applicant (Kanu) on health grounds on 25th April 2017.  Among other conditions for the bail of the 1st defendant is that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people; that he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies; that he should file, in court, medical updates of his health status every month. The bail conditions were perfected by the 1stdefendant/applicant, which he is currently enjoying”.  

“Rather than observing all the conditions listed above, the 1st defendant, in fragrant disobedience to the court order, flouted all conditions given by the court. The 1st defendant equally incited his members to disrupt, disallow and boycott elections in South East states, starting with Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for November 18 if the Federal Government failed to hold referendum for the realisation of the state of Biafra. The 1st defendant has already declared the bail conditions given by the court unconstitutional before approaching this court with the application for variation. Rather than showing remorse for his actions, the 1st defendant approached this court with an application for a review of the same conditions for the bail which he grossly flouted”.  

“Considering the above, that the 1st applicant has violated the conditions on which the terms of his bail were premised, we urge this court to commit the defendant to prison by invoking the provision of Section 173(2)(B) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015. We categorically state that justice would have been denied the state by this court, if the state is not protected from the offences being perpetrated by the 1stdefendant/applicant, who is currently on bail,” the Federal Government said.  

Kanu and four other suspected IPOB members Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Bright Chimezie are being tried before the Federal High Court, Abuja on offences relating to conspiracy and treasonable felony.

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Raymond Dokpesi Congratulates Uche Secondus

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Earlier we reported that Uche Secondus has emerged the winner of the PDP National Chairman however two key people disparaged with the results citing irregularities.

Dr. Raymond Dokpesi seems to have had a change of mind as he finally congratulated the winner of the election Uche Secondus.

In a press statement, Raymond Dokpesi said;

“I write to thank you (delegates) most wholeheartedly for voting at the just concluded Elective National Convention in Abuja.

“The delegates have spoken. I congratulate the newly elected Prince Uche Secondus led National Working Committee.

“You will recall that i said that the PDP must be the ultimate winner at the end of the contest. God bless the Peoples Democratic Party. Congratulations PDP as i wish all our members the best of luck.”

Mr Secondus won after polling over 2000 votes while Prof. Tunde Adeniran got 230 votes and Daar Communications Ltd founder, Raymond Dokpesi got 66 votes, while Taoheed Adedoja had no vote.

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How Corrupt PDP Defectors Financed Buhari’s Campaign – Report

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How Corrupt PDP Defectors Financed Buhari’s Campaign

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP members at the National Assembly has fired back at President Muhammadu Buhari over his statement saying that looters would not return to power in 2019.

President Buhari, in a shroud reference to the PDP, on Thursday at an interactive session with community leaders and stakeholders in Kano said;

“Those who ruled Nigeria without vision and looted the nation ’ s treasury are the same people boasting that they will displace the APC government and return to office .

“ We will wait and see , if they think Nigerians are ignorant . They have the guts to declare their intention to reclaim office . ”

However, the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives , on Saturday , said that Buhari was a major beneficiary of funds allegedly looted by PDP leaders .

Mrs. Binta Bello, the Deputy Minority Whip of the House made the statement saying that Buhari should rather apologise to Nigerians for being unable to fulfill his campaign promises instead of attacking the PDP the opposition party. In her words;

“He (Buhari ) has the right to attack us and we have the right to criticise him too by telling him the truth. That is the beauty of democracy .

“ The people he now calls looters were the same people who funded his campaign in 2015 .

“ His campaign in 2015 was different from his campaign in previous years. In 2015 , he had all the money to spend . The looters , who left the PDP , gave him the money . Why didn ’ t he reject it or tell Nigerians how he raised the campaign money ?

“ Let’ s face the facts , the President has failed in delivering his campaign promises. Where is the 2017 budget ? What can he boast to have achieved in terms of implementing the budget ?
“ They can see that he is in power and yet there is nothing to celebrate in terms of achievement . PDP has achievements it can point to . ”

Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the senator representing Imo East) also described Buhari’s comment as far from the truth. According to him;

“How can he say our party is a party of looters ? What is happening in APC now ? Are they not looting ? I don’ t agree with him . ”

Similarly, Senator Mathew Urhoghide totally disagreed with President Buhari saying;

“I don’ t agree with the President because 80 per cent of the looters in the then PDP government are now with the President in APC and are still looting and others are waiting to loot, ”.

 

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Bishop David Oyedepo Speaks on Tithing – WATCH

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Bishop David Oyedepo Speaks on Tithing

Following the unending online debate on Tithing, many clergy men has shared their two cents on the subject matter.

The latest amongst them all is Bishop David Oyedepo  whom in his new teaching about Tithe said;

it’s the only way to open the doors of heaven, no matter the prayers

David Oyedepo is a Christian author, architect, and the founder of the Faith Tabernacle ‘Living Faith Church’ which has it’s headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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