• Again, tension brews as Kaduna Gov Nasir El-Rufai replies Apostle Suleiman, others on Southern Kaduna Christian killings

    01/Feb/2017 // 7330 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2017: (DGW) THE Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has reacted sharply to Apostle Johnson Suleiman's comment that he is the sponsor of the killings in Southern Kaduna.

    Recall the man of God had asked that the governor be asked to produce the people he paid to carry out the killings of Christian in the region.

    But in a swift denial the Kaduna Governor said that he did not sponsor the attacks on Christian adding that  he is neither a religious bigot nor an ethnic jingoist who will organise crisis in a state he leads.

    He said those accusing him of sponsoring the attacks are none other than mischief makers

    The governor called for more funding for security agencies in budget to enable them tackle internal security appropriately.

    El-Rufai spoke yesterday when he received the Senate ad hoc committee on Southern Kaduna Crisis at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House.

    He said: “When we came in, we met three main problems on ground – cattle rustling, urban gang and communal killings.

    “As the chief security officer of the state, we really do not have control over the security agencies though we have committed so much to funding them. We even bought bullet proof vests and vans for them. We have committed N4 billion to support them and we will continue to support them though it is the responsibility of the Federal Government.”

    El-Rufai, however, called for additional support for security agencies in the 2017 budget, saying “there is need for training and retraining of security personnel, and the purchase of additional security equipment”.
    On the Southern Kaduna crisis, the governor promised to deploy resources to facilitate the take-off of the proposed military garrison in Southern Kaduna.

    He, however, noted that peace is a choice and people must decide to live in peace.

    His words: “The reason the crises has continued unabated is because those involved have neither been punished nor prosecuted in the 35 years. People are making money from the crisis and politicizing it for personal gains. So we hope this committee will see the reality on ground and not what is been bandied around.

    “I am not an ethnic jingoist or a religious bigot. Those who accuse me of sponsoring the crisis are just mischievous; no governor wants crisis in his state.”

    Committee Chairman Senator Kabir Gaya said: “Our mission is to interact, discuss with government, stakeholders, community leaders, security and others.”

    He said the information gotten was laudable and urged the El-Rufai to sustain the tempo and use his experience to bring peace to the state.


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  • Archbishop Samson Benjamin reads Riot Act to religious leaders in Nigeria after meeting with Police chiefs

    01/Feb/2017 // 1177 Viewers

     

    A cleric, Archbishop Samson Benjamin, has called on Nigerians and religious leaders to exercise patience, and not overheat the polity over the spate of killings in some parts of the country.

    He made the call yesterday after a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris in Abuja. Also present at the meeting were senior police officers including the Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs).

    The clergyman stated that contrary to beliefs in many quarters that government and the security agencies were not doing anything to curtail the killings, he averred that the police have been active in restoring peace and order.

    Commending the police boss, the cleric, who is the founder of the Resurrection Praise Ministry Worldwide, said that the police have made a number of arrests over the Southern Kaduna killings. Benjamin added that the Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el Rufai, was instrumental in the arrest of the suspects whom he revealed were about 50, and arms recovered from them.

    “The IGP is a pro-active policeman, and has only been bidding his time to let Nigerians know about the arrest of the suspect, as investigation, with a view to prosecuting them, is still on-going,” the cleric who is referred to as African Major Prophet, stated. While calling on the security agencies to inform Nigerians more of what is being done to curb the killings and other forms of crimes in the country, Benjamin also called on religious leaders to preach messages of peace, and  not incite their followers.

    Archbishop Benjamin noted further that the IGP gave his word that modalities have been put in place in the troubled areas to ensure such incidents of killings do not happen again.

    He urged Nigerians to give the government and the security agencies enough time to do their job. While advising religious leaders not to incite people over the killings in the country until they know the truth, he also called on the police to initiate a peace forum where it would intimate the religious leaders about its activities, and what it is doing to curb sectorial killings in the country.


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  • Surprise as Ortom Samuel becomes first GOV to storm Aso Rock and pledge loyalty to Acting President, tells ill-wishers to ask God why he brought Buhari as President

    01/Feb/2017 // 4675 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2017: (DGW) THE Governor of Benue State, Mr.Samuel Ortom has condemned Buhari's ill-wishers to go and confront God.

    He stated this while on a solidarity visit to the Acting President, Prof Osinbajo.

    The Governor while slamming those behind the death rumours said that Buhari's leadership over the country at this period in the nation's history was not by accident but designed by God.

    His words: “Well, today is to pay solidarity to the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to pledge my loyalty and best wishes to him and to wish Mr. President, who is on vacation, good health and safe return back to continue to lead us. And we pray that God will continue to help this administration that came at a time that Nigeria is passing through recession occasioned by bad leadership by past administration.

    “And to say that those that are wishing Mr. President death should go and confront God who brought Mr. President to be President of Nigeria. It wasn’t his making”.


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  • Finally, US State Department breaks silence, clears air on Nigeria-US visa regime amid TRUMP's harsh Executive Orders

    01/Feb/2017 // 19624 Viewers

     

    The United States government has come out to debunk claims it has plans to stop the issuance of 2-year multiple entry visas for Nigerians.

    According to the State Department in Washington, based on current agreement between the U.S. and Nigerian governments, the U.S. government generally issues
    multiple entry nonimmigrant visas with a validity of two years to individuals traveling on a Nigerian passport.

    “The goal of visa reciprocity is to obtain progressive visa regimes, consistent with U.S. national interests, laws, and regulations, and to encourage international
    travel that benefits U.S. travelers and business.”

    The State Department official said that “U.S. law requires the validity of visas and fees to be based insofar as practicable on the treatment accorded to U.S. citizens.”

    The State Department said no changes have been made to the Country Reciprocity Tables as regards to Nigeria and the reciprocity agreement.

    The U.S. and Nigeria, last year,  mutually agreed to increase business and tourist visa validity to 5-10 years and student and exchange visa validity to 5 years.

    The reciprocity agreement, which will become effective in 2017, governs the period of validity for different kinds of visas which permit Nigerian citizens to travel to the United States for different purposes.

    In the new proposed schedule, Student and exchange visitor visas will be valid for the duration of the educational program that supports the visa application up to a maximum of five years. Visitor visas, for both tourists and business visitors, will be valid for 5- 10 years.

    The impact of these changes is limited. It will not expand the number of individuals who can apply for visas, nor will have any impact on the eligibility of any individual for a visa. It does not extend the ability of Nigerians to stay longer in the United States.
    However, it will permit some individuals to avoid the need to apply frequently for a visa.

    Both countries are currently discussing the modalities kickstarted by a former Nigerian ambassador to Washington. Countries like Ivory Coast currently get 5-10 years U.S visas.

    The official said currently the reciprocity tables remain the same for now and the two year agreement is not in jeopardy.


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  • JUST IN: Five detained IPOB members arrested last year by DSS on their way from ABUJA to see NNAMDI KANU granted bail

    01/Feb/2017 // 4654 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2017: (DGW) FIVE members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who were arrested last year on their way from a visit to Nnamdi Kanu , their detained leader in Abuja have been granted bail by an Abia State magistrate’s court sitting in Umuahia.

    They were each granted bail for N200,000 with a guarantor in the same amount.

    However, the court ordered that they be remanded in prison until the bail conditions are perfected.

    Reports say they were arraigned on a two-count charge of unlawful association and criminal conspiracy with a militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
     
    The prosecution witnesses alleged that the service got intelligence over the move initiated by the IPOB members that led to their arrest. He tendered some text messages found in their mobile phones before the court. 

    The defence counsel for IPOB members argued that his clients's constitutionally-guaranteed right to free association remains sacred as enshrined in the 1999 constitution which allows for freedom to visit anyone anywhere within Nigeria any legal inhibition and urged the court to grant them bail.

    Thus the presiding judge had no option but to grant the wish of the defence counsel and released the suspects on bail.


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  • IPOB slams PUNCH NEWSPAPERS in Press Statement for descent from Olympian height to 'brown-envelope journalism' + VIDEO on Ralph Uwazuruike alleged treacherous deal

    01/Feb/2017 // 828 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2017: (DGW) The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed the Punch newspapers, one of the Nigerian mainstream media for bisased reports.

    This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the spokesperson of the IPOB Barrister Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya.

    Below is the copy of the full statement emailed to our Paris newsroom:

    Press Statement 

    PUNCH NEWSPAPER AND THEIR DESCENT INTO BROWN-ENVELOPE JOURNALISM

    The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have noticed that the Punch Newspaper excels in and derives its funding from brown envelope journalism. 

    We conclude that the Punch Newspaper is now partially owned by both the State Security Services (SSS) and Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike. We are not surprised, therefore, that the Punch Newspaper is doing the bidding of the SSS and Uwazuruike who is also popularly known as the modern-day “IFEAJUNA“ in Biafra. 

    For quite some time now, we have keenly noticed the outright lies reported on the pages of Punch Newspaper regarding the activities of IPOB. We overlooked these baseless and unverifiable lies until we saw the publication of January 29, 2017, in which the Punch Newspaper was forced by the SSS and Uwazuruike a.k.a. IFEAJUNA to report that IPOB is being sponsored by politicians.

    To set the records straight, one of the cardinal rules in IPOB is that we don’t mingle with politicians nor do we accept any monetary gift or inducement from any politician. 

    This is one of the greatest frustrations of certain governors who have tried everything within their powers to induce IPOB with money, but were roundly rebuffed. We call upon the public to contact their aides for confirmation of our claims. 

    IPOB is a global mass-movement that no single individual is capable of funding because we are in over 100 countries and territories all over this earth. Who in their right mind in Nigerian politics can afford what it takes to fund IPOB we ask? 

    IPOB depends on monthly contributions of dedicated family members all over the world for its sustenance. We do not have moneybags nor do we have politicians among us with bags of money to sponsor our activities and never will. It will constitute an insult to the memory of our fallen heroes and departure from our principled stance should IPOB seek to accept the engagement of politicians in our activities. 
     
    It is appalling therefore that Punch Newspaper with its decades of existence has now descended so low to the point of joining forces with a known criminal and fake lawyer, who forged a law certificate and never went to law school like Raphael Uwazuruike a.k.a. IFEAJUNA did and with the lawless murderous outfit SSS, which has violated the very laws it’s answerable to. 


    The unconstitutional (DSS) which is now notorious all over the world for their flagrant disobedience to court orders and disdain for the rule of law is not an organisation any reputable media house should be doing business with. We know times are hard economically and media houses are looking, like the rest society, to maximise income. Such pursuit of monetary inflow should not be at the expense of proper investigative journalism. 

    A newspaper like the Punch should not be in the business of peddling lies and gossip for discredited criminals like Uwazuruike who every Biafran knows is a traitor and the reason why the restoration of Biafra has taken so long. 

    The Punch Newspaper has fallen so low that the bribe money it received from SSS and Uwazuruike a.k.a. IFEAJUNA made it impossible to differentiate between a protest and a rally. For the avoidance of doubts, IPOB held a rally, and not a protest, at Igweocha (PortHarcourt) in support of the 45th President of the USA, Mr. Donald J. Trump. From 2016 to date, IPOB has had only one protest, and it was a sit-at-home protest which held on Friday, September 23, 2016. 

    Before the rally of January 20th, 2017, we wrote a letter to the Rivers State Police Command and the SSS intimating them of our plans to hold a rally in support of President Trump. All media houses in Nigeria were sent a copy of the letter including Punch Newspaper. But because of monetary inducements from the SSS and Uwazuruike a.k.a. IFEAJUNA, the Punch Newspaper has suddenly developed selective amnesia and inability to tell between a protest and a rally. 

    It is also alarming that the Punch Newspaper will report that mere holding of the American flag is now a violent act or a way of provoking the Nigerian security to shoot live bullets at unarmed and peaceful Biafrans. In essence, the Punch Newspaper is telling the entire world that Nigeria is at war with America, hence anyone holding American flag is an enemy combatant and must be mowed down with bullets.
     
    We reiterate that IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has no dealings with any politician. We throw a challenge via this press statement that if there is any politician who claims that he or she has donated a dime to IPOB funds, let that person come out and provide the evidence in secret to Punch Newspaper. We are aware that there are mushroom organizations who append IPOB to their name in order to get gratifications from politicians. 

    Some of them have even signified their intention to abandon the quest for Biafra restoration and venture into Nigerian politics, using the upcoming Gubernatorial election in Anambra state as a launch pad. In IPOB, we are cognizant of the fact that Schedule-7 of the General Abdulsalami-written Constitution is a show-stopper for any Biafran who engages in Nigerian politics. It is practically impossible to continue with Biafra restoration process with Schedule-7 still in existence in Nigerian Constitution. 

    The reason is that every Nigerian politician must subscribe to Schedule-7 of the Constitution before assuming any office. We therefore warn the public to note that our name is simply Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), no additions, no subtractions. Any organisation with any alphabet before or after IPOB in their name is not the same mighty IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu that the whole world is talking about. 
    Uwazuruike a.k.a IFEAJUNA instead was the person that collected money from politicians to fund MASSOB. 

    Had Punch Newspapers ever bothered to research the drivel Uwazuruike paid them to publish, they would have discovered this YouTube video of the eternally hungry Uwazuruike accepting money from an Igbo governor, that MASSOB may campaign for this PDP candidate. Click on the YouTube link to see for yourself-  https://youtu.be/0cffUdSBYOY how Uwazuruike is the person collecting money from politicians but turns around to maliciously accuse IPOB of doing what he has been doing for years. IPOB is not MASSOB, the same way the great Mazi Nnamdi Kanu can never be another hungry, insatiable  Ifeajuna Raphael “Lebeanya” Uwazuruike. There is a clear difference between light and darkness. 

    The Punch Newspaper is at this moment warned to desist from this contract of attempting to taint the clean image of IPOB because of monetary inducements from the SSS and Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike a.k.a. IFEAJUNA the hotelier cum property developer. We are aware of the shame and dishonour Uwazuruike has brought to the effort to restore Biafra because of his poverty stricken childhood and need to accumulate wealth using the sacred name of Biafra. 

    IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu is here to lead Biafrans to freedom regardless of the human and material cost. That is the reason why we must continue to march until we are free men or we all die trying. 

    The fact that Uwazuruike was born poor and grew up surrounded by hardship, which led him to abandon Biafra in search of wealth, does not mean others are like him. It’s on record throughout history that those brought up in abject poverty like Uwazuruike has never and can never lead a successful revolution. Freedom fighting everywhere in history is led by educated men from middle class background by the standards of that very society, not by those who are motivated by the need to escape the psychological damage caused by childhood poverty. 

    That is the reason why we know, with every degree of certainty, that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will lead Biafrans to freedom. We therefore assert that IPOB is impregnable by Nigerian politicians and we shall never accept any money from them. Collectively, we (IPOB) shall fund the Biafra restoration process until our goal is achieved. The restoration of the nation of Biafra can never be derailed by the brown-envelope journalism of Punch Newspaper. Biafra restoration is a divine project whose time has come, and Chukwu Okike Abiama has ordained that it must come to pass.
    For us it remains, Biafra or Death!!!

    Signed
    Barrister Emma Nmezu       
    Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya
    Spokespersons for IPOB


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  • Breaking News: Finally, B'Haram sponsors arrested in commando raid, 2 prominent politicians, traditional ruler, Islamic clerics detained

    01/Feb/2017 // 13711 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2017: (DGW) TWO prominent politicians and a traditional ruler in the north have been arrested in connection with sponsorship of the notorious Boko Haram during a raid in Borno State, Daily Sun has reported.

    Their identities were withheld, according to the report has been withheld by the military authorities for securities reasons.

    According to the report, the politicians, who are known in government circle,were arrested early this week by detectives and troops from Operation Lafiya Dole, the counter-insurgency military team. One of them who is also an as Islamic spriitualist, had fled the state when he learnt military men were on his trail. He was fleeing to one of the North Central states, but was arrested along Maiduguri-Jos Road, another source claimed.

    The second politician was said to be a thug often called ECOMOG in Borno and an aide to some politicians in the state. “He is in military net now,” the source disclosed.

    A traditional ruler from a Borno community and two popular Islamic clerics were among those arrested following intelligence about their alleged link with Boko Haram. “More revelations are coming and more people may be arrested in days to come,” a military personnel claimed.

    Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, confirmed the arrest, but did not give further details. He also would not confirm the identities of the arrested persons, insisting that doing so will jeopardise investigation. “It is true we have arrested some people. They may be known faces. We started picking them one by one. We’re taking them now and we are still investigating them so I can’t give you any detail,” he told Daily Sun.

    In a related development, a graduate of University of Maiduguri and a security volunteer was yesterday killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno’s capital.

    Mr. Salisu Ali Marte had attempted to prevent a male suicide bomber from entering a mosque at Dalori Quarters located few metres from the University of Maiduguri campus when the bomber detonated the device, killing the young man. He was said to be one of the volunteers providing security for the mosque. He was waiting for his call-up letter from National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) when the tragedy occurred.

    The suicide bomber blew up himself near a mosque at Dalori quarters at about 5:22 am yesterday while some Muslim faithful were observing their early morning prayers, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and police said. Marte died while preventing the bomber from accessing the mosque. 

    Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent, in a statement, said the deceased was an operative of Civilian JTF.

    “At about 5: 22 hours, a male suicide bomber detonated IEDs strapped to his body near a mosque at Dalori Quarters situated along Maiduguri/Konduga/Bama road, killing himself and a Civilian JTF operative who was preventing the suicide bomber from getting close to or access the mosque where many faithfuls in the locality were observing their early morning prayers,” the police disclosed. 

    The attack came barely two weeks after twin blasts killed five persons including a professor of veterinary medicine, Aliyu Manu, in a mosque near the University of Maiduguri. 


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  • Outrageous bills from BENIN DISCO spark protests in Agbor, Delta State

    01/Feb/2017 // 541 Viewers

     

    Economic activities in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, were literally paralysed yesterday as residents protested the poor service delivery by Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). Agbor is the home place of the incumbent governor of the state, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.

    Although, the protest came after a report by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on the drastic drop in power generation across the country, the protesters, comprising of members of Ika Landlords’ and Landladies’ Association, maintained “No light, no bill” stance poor electricity supply. Heavily guarded by security personnel, they marched through the major streets of the town before storming the Ika District Office of the company, where they registered their complaints.

    The protesters carried placards of various inscriptions including; “No light, no bill,” “Install our transformers,” “We need pre-paid meters,” “No more estimated bill,” “No more payment for vandalised equipment,” “Stop cutting our wires,” among others.

    Markets were shut; operators of motorcycles, popularly known as Okada bore branches of leaves as they rode across the town while traders joined the largely peaceful solidarity protest. Chairman of the association, Mr. Vincent Arimokwu, who reeled out the company’s ‘sins’, lambasted the company for billing customers above their consumption and for estimated bills.

    He lamented that the company refused to supply pre-paid meters which customers paid for in order to continue to distribute estimated bills. He said officials of the company were in the habit of disconnecting customers, cart away their wires and only supply same upon payment of reconnection fees.

    He said: “Where transformers are vandalised, customers in the area serve by the vandalised transformer are made to pay as much as N300, 000 for the purchase and the installation of the transformer and cables. “Even when communities are able to purchase transformers, BEDC is charging exorbitant bill for the installation of such transformers.

    The same applies to broken down electric poles and cables. “In some cases, customers are made to go to BEDC office to collect their monthly bills instead of being distributed by their workers/ officers,” Arimokwu stated. Arimokwu appealed to both the state and federal governments to prevail on BEDC to address the teething issues of poor power supply to Agbor and the entire Ika land.

    At the gate of the BEDC district office, security operatives prevented the protesters from gaining access, but the leadership of the association later held a closed-door meeting with the Business Manager, who was said to have assured them that their grievances will be channeled to the appropriate quarters.


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  • . BREAKING NEWS: Tears as prominent BAYELSA politician dies

    01/Feb/2017 // 2712 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 1, 2017: It is all tears and sorrow as a  prominent Ijaw politician and former Presidential candidate dies in a Port Harcourt hospital after battling a terminal illness, family sources disclosed.

    Chief Christopher Pere a former presidential candidate of the Liberal Democratic Party of Nigeria (LDPN) and Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the 2003 and 2007 election respectively died at the age of 76,  Daily Sun reports.

     According to the report, Ajuwa, a native of Gbaraun community, in Southern Ijaw local government of Bayelsa State had, before his emergence as the presidential candidates of LDPN and AD been a presidential candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the botched Third Republic.

    He was originally, a member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party ( ANPP) but was forced to step down for then General Mohammadu Buhari, who was picked as the presidential candidate, which forced Ajuwa to leave the party.

    Since news of his death broke, his political associates and Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson and visitors have been trooping to the family house in Port Harcourt, to condole with the family.

    He said family members have been contacted and will meet in Port Harcourt to plan Ajuwa’s burial.



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  • Again, FG disregards court order for DASUKI's release, applies to Federal High Court for secret trial

    01/Feb/2017 // 1051 Viewers

     

    For the second time, the Federal Government applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja for protection of witnesses that will testify against the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, in the charges of unlawful possession of fire-arms and money laundering brought against him.The fresh application to that effect was brought to court by Chief Oladipo Okpeseyi, SAN, recently engaged by Federal Government to lead the prosecution.

    The motion dated January 23 and filed January 24, is insisting that the witnesses must be given protection by the court by not allowing their names and addresses to be made public in the course of the trial.

    But in a strong opposition to the fresh request, Dasuki asked the court to dismiss the government motion on the ground that it lacks merit and constituted a gross abuse of court process.

    The Ex-NSA in a counter-affidavit filed by his lead counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji, argued that there was no justification for the Federal Government to have brought the motion for secret trial for the second time having lost in the first motion.

    The defendant insisted that FG had on its own volition placed the charges against him in the internet where the names, addresses and positions of the witnesses were conspicuously put at the disposal of the general public.

    Besides, Dasuki maintained that when the first application argued by the then Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF), Mr. Mohamed Diri, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the same court in a landmark ruling dismissed the request on the ground that the witnesses are already known by the public having given their names through the internet.

    He further said bringing the same motion to the same court constituted a gross abuse of court process and that what the prosecution ought to do if not satisfied with the decision of Justice Ademola, was to have gone to court of Appeal to ventilate its anger.

    Dasuki, who attached a copy of the earlier court ruling on the application urged the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed not to allow the fresh motion for secret trial to be entertained because it would violate his right to fair trial and will run contrary to the principle of the rule of law and natural justice.

    When the motion came up on Tuesday, Opeseyi could not move the motion on the ground that the defence had just served him a voluminous counter-affidavit objecting to the motion.

    The prosecution counsel told Justice Mohammed that so many fundamental issues were raised in the counter-affidavit and that plethora of authorities were also cited in the counter-affidavit.

    He, therefore, applied for an adjournment to enable him study the counter affidavit and respond to it appropriately.

    The defence did not object to the request for the adjournment but clarified that the fresh motion for secret trial was served on the defendant last Thursday, hence their counter-affidavit prepared over the weekend was served  Tuesday within the time allowed by law.

    Justice Mohammed has therefore fixed hearing of the motion for March 1.

    It will be recalled that the Federal Government through the Department of the State Security Service had in 2015 slammed a two-count charge of unlawful possession of fire-arms and money laundering against Dasuki.

    But the trial suffered a setback last year when Justice Ademola withdrew from further conducting the trial following his arrest by the DSS on allegations of corruption related matters.

    The withdrawal of Justice Ademola from the trial prompted the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, to transfer the case file to the present judge

    The Ex-NSA who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was in 2015 admitted to bail by Justice Ademola but was disallowed by the DSS from enjoying the bail by re-arresting him and keeping him in the custody since December 2015.

    Other courts have also granted bails to Dasuki include ECOWAS Court’s order for his release but he is still being kept in detention.


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