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Court Directs AIG To Investigate Assault On Kano Leadership Reporter

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The Chief Magistrate Court 24 Gyedi-Gyedi Kano has directed the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone One to conduct a discrete investigation on criminal assault against the House of Representatives Member Representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.

The directive followed a direct complaint lodged before the court by the Kano state Correspondent of Leadership Newspapers, Abdullahi Yakubu through his counsel, Bashir, Umar & Co. Legal Practitioners and Corporate Consultant.

In the letter addressed to the AIG Zone One dated 1st November 2022, signed by the Registrar of the Court a copy of which was made available to newsmen reads in part,”Iam directed by the Presiding Chief Magistrate Court 24, A.B. Wali Complex, Gyedi-Gyedi Kano, to write and request you, to conduct discrete investigation against House of Reps member representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.

“Upon lodging direct complaint before the court by the counsel to the complainant, Bashir, Umar and Co. ℅ Malam Abdullahi Yakubu of Sharada quarters. Attached herewith is the copy copy of the complaint,” the letter said.

However, in the letter of complaint to the court, the counsel to the complainant said, “We act as solicitors to Malam Abdullahi Yakubu of Sharada Quarters Kano
Municipal (hereinafter referred to as our Client) pursuant to his specific mandate and instruction we write to you this letter of complaint.

“It’s our humble brief that our client is professional journalist working with
Leadership Newspaper here in Kano acting as Kano Bureau Chief Leadership
newspaper.

“That on 1st November, 2022, our client together with some of his protessional
colleagues were at the residence of the above mentioned member of House of
Representatives, based on his invitation for him to clear his name through our
media on trending story on social media accusing him of assaulting the
former commissioner for local government and deputy governorship candidate of APC (Murtala Sale Giaro) in the state.

“However, it was in the process of his narration concerning the episode at the
deputy governor’s house where the incident between him and Murtala Sale
Garo took place.

“That he became so provoked to the extent that he vowed to send his boys to
destroy all the billboards and banners belonging to Gwawuna/Garo for
governorship and deputy governor.

“On noticing how he became furious, our client then took the bull by the horn
to begged him not to take the law by his own hand instead of him to listened
to our client and acted appropriately he used his right hand and gave our
client a deadly blow on his right ear.

“In fact since then our client lost his good
health our client encountered serious problems with his eardrums, tempanic
membrane, excessive headache, general body pain and many more are some
of the health issues our client is facing now.

“In view of the foregoing, we urge you Sir to order the office of AIG Zone One
Kano to investigate the case and bring the said Hon. Alhaji Alhassan Ado
Doguwa to justice,” the letter said.

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Student Bullied By Classmate Issues 48 Hours Ultimatum 

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….Set To Sue School Authority

By Our Reporter 

Lead British International School has been notified of the continual bullying experienced by Namtira Bwala, a student, and other parents. 

Despite several attempts to bring this situation to the attention of the school, these occurrences have persisted, causing emotional and physical distress to the affected parties. 

Recently, a video of one of these incidents went viral on social media, bringing the matter to public attention.

The school’s response to this issue is deemed insufficient, as it fails to recognize the gravity of the situation.

The said statement appears to be a tacit agreement with the bullies’ behavior, leading to a worsening of the situation.

In light of this, Namtira Bwala’s legal representatives, Deji Adeyanju and Co., have issued a formal letter to the school.

The letter demands that Lead British International School takes immediate and appropriate action against the bullies, including Maryam Hassan, Miss Faliya, and nine other students, who have formed a cult of bullies in the school.

This action should be taken within 48 hours of the receipt of the letter and failure to do so will result in legal proceedings against Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja, without further notice.

It is hoped that Lead British International School will take this matter seriously and take appropriate action to protect its students from the harmful effects of bullying.

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Read How EFCC Recovers Over N100 Billion Within Short Period 

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….Secured Over 1,600 Convictions 

By Sani Yarima 

During a recent meeting with media executives at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, Chairman Ola Olukoyede revealed that over N120 billion has been recovered by the agency since his appointment six months ago. 

In addition, EFCC has secured over 1,600 convictions within the same period.

Mr. Olukoyede emphasized the importance of the EFCC to the survival of Nigeria, pointing out the agency’s daily recovery of stolen money from individuals and its role in supporting victims who have been swindled out of millions of naira. 

“We need this institution to survive,” he stated.

Regarding the former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, Mr. Olukoyede stressed the importance of submitting to the rule of law, even in the event of a lost case. 

He clarified that his duties as Chairman involve investigation and prosecution, with the responsibility of conviction lying solely with the court. 

The EFCC possesses sufficient evidence to file charges, regardless of whether or not an individual makes a statement, Mr. Olukoyede added.

While acknowledging that the EFCC has lost some cases, he reminded individuals that he did not make promises about winning all cases. 

The Chairman encouraged individuals to come forward and face charges against them, regardless of their perceived chances of success.

In conclusion, the EFCC Chairman’s comments highlight the agency’s ongoing efforts to recover stolen funds and support victims of financial crimes, while emphasizing the importance of submitting to the rule of law and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

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Northern Youth Hails Ajiji’s Election As Plateau Assembly Deputy Speaker

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Youths in Northern Nigeria have felicitated with Rt. Hon. Madaki Isa Ajiji over what they described as his well-deserved victory as the Deputy Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, the 10th Legislative Session.

The Youths President, Comrade Godiya T. Adams Bogoro also described the new Deputy Speaker as a giant in the Savanna who’s political antecedents is far reaching.

The Northern Youth Association of Nigeria in a press release issued to journalists on Friday, noted with delight that Ajiji’s antecedents have had direct positive bearing on the people of his constituency, the entire Plateau state and by extension, Nigeria.

“We have always known Rt. Hon. Madaki Isa Ajiji as a just man who always stands for what is right, his basic drive is to see the upliftment of lives and wellbeing of his people, his victory as the deputy speaker is a blessing to the good people of Plateau state because we trust in his ability to deliver on the goals”, Bogoro said.

He added, “In the same vein, we also want to thank every members of the 10th Assembly of Plateau State for the proper comportment in electing the leadership of the Assembly, this is a in big testament to the fact that they are more focused on the task than playing politics with the people.”

Comrade Godiya Bogoro then commendes the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Principal officers of the Assembly and every member, as he enjoined people of Plateau state to poise for robust and fruitful deliberation and representation.

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