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Chaos and commotion broke out yesterday in Kaduna state after Shiite Muslims attacked some police officers who were patrolling the metropolis ahead of the arraignment of embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shi’ite, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

A policeman was reportedly killed in the process as the protesters attacked them with stones and other weapons.

Major highways leading to Kaduna High Court along Independence Way in Kaduna metropolis were on shutdown over the arraignment of the Shiite leader.

All exits and entrances leading to the court located in Gabasawa police station have been cordoned off, causing undue hardship to commuters.

Meanwhile, a reliable source said that the case will not hold today. The source said the judge was absent after being involved in an accident.

 

The source who did not want to be name said: “The judge went to a barber’s shop on Wednesday and after parking his car, he started to walk towards the shop when he was hit by an incoming tricycle.”

The case, as further gathered, has been adjourned to 11th July, 2018.

El-Zakzaki is facing charges of unlawful gathering, criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

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National Assembly Postpones Resumption, New Date Announced

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The National Assembly will not be resuming from its recess on September 25, 2018, as earlier fixed.

The cancellation of the resumption of the Senate and House of Representatives was contained in a statement by the Clerk to the National Assembly, M.A. Sani-Omolori, on Sunday.

The new resumption date was put as October 9, 2018.

Sani-Omolori said: “This is to inform all Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members that resumption of plenary session earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 25th September has been postponed to Tuesday 9th October due to the activities of the primaries of the political parties.

“All Distinguished Senators and Honourable members are expected to resume the plenary session by 10 am on the 9th of October, please.”

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Polaris Bank Takes Over Skye Bank, CBN Assures Depositors Of Cash Safety

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Following the withdrawal of the operating licence of Skye Bank Plc, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in consultation with the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has established a bridge bank known as Polaris Bank, to assume the assets and liabilities of the defunct bank.

CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who disclosed this on Friday, said the strategy was for the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) to capitalise the bridge bank and begin the process of sourcing investors to buy out AMCON.

“By this decision, the licence of the defunct Skye Bank is hereby revoked.

We wish to assure all depositors that under this arrangement, their deposits shall remain safe and that normal banking services shall continue in the new bank on Monday, 24th September 2018, to enable customers to transact their businesses seamlessly.

“Thus, all customers of Skye Bank shall be automatic customers of the new bank and their accounts and records duly purchased by Polaris Bank,” Emefiele explained.

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BREAKING: CBN Revokes Skye Bank’s Operational Licence

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has withdrawn the operating licence of Skye Bank, The Cable reports.

Umar Ibrahim, chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), made this known to journalists on Friday.

More details will be provided shortly…

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