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Senior Advocate of Nigeria Yusuf Ali has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Yusuf was suspended by the minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, in July, 2017, over allegations of fraud.

But the president recalled him on Wednesday.

Yusuf is being probed by the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission over alleged fraud to the tune of N919m.

“The reason for which he was suspended is well known to everybody. It was well publicised. It was said that there was some money, almost $1bn, for which he couldn’t account for and for which the EFCC was invited. Curiously, nobody has heard anything from the EFCC and the man was recalled,” Ali told the Punch.

“So, I think the government owes us an explanation why the man, who was suspended by the minister, was recalled by the Presidency. Why was it not the minister that recalled him? The problem about such a matter is that it would have been better if the minister recalled him because they are demystifying the offices of the minister.

“For all intents and purposes, it means that the anti-corruption body can do whatever it wants to do; the government is least concerned,” he said.

In a similar vein, another senior lawyer Ifedayo Adedipe accused the president of nepotism.

“The reason this man (Buhari) is doing this is because that man (Yusuf) is his fellow tribesman. That’s all!” he said.

”This country belongs to all of us; you can’t do this kind of thing to people. Has anybody found Olisa Metuh guilty? Has anybody found (Femi) Fani-Kayode guilty? Has anybody found Mrs. (Patience) Jonathan guilty? They keep dragging them.”

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Olatoye Sugar’s Family Sues UCH N200m For Releasing Horrific Photo Lawmaker [PHOTO]

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For releasing the photograph, the Olatoye family is seeking N200 million damages.

C. C. Amedu of Ikeh Sunday Chambers in Ibadan filed the petition on behalf of the Olatoye family, which is accusing the hospital of allowing the gory photographs of the late lawmaker in his dying hours at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital to be circulated on social media, thereby causing members of his family a lot of grief.

The petition was also sent to the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and the Ibadan chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association.

It reads in part: “A cursory assessment of the attached photographs revealed that the deceased, as at the time the photographs were taken, was still at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital in a pool of blood. Therefore, it is reasonable and unarguable to believe that only your staff could access the unit at the material time.

“The above conduct of your staff suggested that instead of your personnel on duty to have acted in their full professional capacity, focusing on taking care of the deceased, which might have probably saved his life, they were busy taking his pictures, which perhaps for the purpose of selling same to social media operators as it can be seen trending online.”

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Ganduje Issues Strong Warning Ahead Of Kano Election Rerun

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Ahead of the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has warned that his government will not tolerate any breach of peace by any group or persons in the state.‎

‎Ganduje gave the warning on Tuesday in Kano, when an amalgam of 320 associations called Kano Peace Ambassadors, paid him a solidarity visit.‎

“We will not tolerate breach of peace under whatever guise, and the government will not fold its arms and watch people instigating instability in the state.‎

“As a governor of Kano state and the Chief Security Officer of the state, I cannot sleep if any drop of blood is wasted.

‎”I am not speaking as a gubernatorial candidate, but as the executive governor of Kano state and the chief security officer of the state. Anybody wishing to disrupt the peace of the state will not go scot-free,” he said.‎

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Drama In Kano As Ganduje’s Aide Resigns Over Governor’s Refusal To Concede Defeat In Kano Guber Race

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Alhaji Hashim Suleiman, the Senior Special Assistant on Urban Beautification to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has tendered his letter of resignation to Secretary to the State Government.

In his resignation letter, he attributed his reason to the failure of Governor Ganduje to concede defeat to the Guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, who won the election that has been declared inconclusive in controversial circumstances by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The letter of resignation, dated, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, which he personally signed, reads, ”I write to formally inform you of my voluntary resignation from the office of SSA, Beautification.

“I thank you for offering me the opportunity to serve under your administration as SSA.”

He added that as a transparent Khadimul-Islam, the governor ought to have conceded defeat, so as to serve as a precedent to other Muslims, who serve Allah in truth and sincerity.

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