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Xenophobia: ‘Buhari Is Indecisive’ – Alibaba Speaks On Killings Of Nigerians In South Africa

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Veteran actor and comedian, Alibaba, on Tuesday called out Muhammadu Buhari over the Xenophobic attacks on foreigners, particularly Nigerians in South Africa.

AliBaba, on his Instagram page, wondered what Buhari can do in such a situation when the issue of killings within Nigeria was yet to be solved.

He cited a past occurrence where Nigeria sanctioned MTN and it resulted in a Presidential visit from the president.

Ali Baba wrote: “Most times, some people just read the news hear the news, and do not know the undercurrents of the news. Many do not know the interconnections of the nexus of any news they hear.

“Shebi they say I’m a comedian… Ok. Let our president pull some strings, that South African President, who has not been able to stop the xenophobic craze, will be made by those who own the big South African businesses in Nigeria, to come down, in less than 2 weeks.

“But when we have a President that cannot take decisive action when people are being killed like flies in his country, what will he say when it happens outside Nigeria?

“If we have a good country what would we be doing in another man’s country to warrant xenophobic attacks? Fix Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “deep concern,” over the attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa

A statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said Buhari has despatched special envoy to his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.”

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BREAKING: Kaduna Assembly Speaker Resigns

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Speaker of Kaduna Assembly, Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, has resigned from his position.

Sources from the Assembly said Shagali tendered his resignation before the commencement of Plenary session on Tuesday morning

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JUST IN: Court Finds Olisa Metuh, Firm Guilty Of First Count In N400m Fraud Trial

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, convicted a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisah Metuh, and his firm, Destra Investments Limited, of the first of the seven counts instituted against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Ruling on the first count in his judgement, Justice Okon Abang ruled that a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, unlawfully transferred the sum of N400 million to the defendants in November 2014.

The judge ruled that Metuh and his firm reasonably ought to have known that the sum of N400 million paid to them formed part of the proceeds of the unlawful activity of the ex-NSA because they had no form of a contractual relationship with the ONSA.

According to the judge, Dasuki transferred the money to the defendants “in breach of public trust”.

He dismissed the contention of the defence who argued that the defendants could not be convicted for the money laundering offence because Dasuki, who is currently being prosecuted, had yet to be convicted for the predicate offence of breach of trust and corruption.

The judge said, contrary to the argument, “the predicate offence and the money laundering offence are intertwined”.

“The success or failure of the predicate offence does not determine the success or failures of the money laundering offence,” the judge added.

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Lagos Government To Demolish Buildings In Banana Island, Parkview, Ikoyi

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Worried by the persistent violation of building permit laws in Lagos State, the Government has disclosed that it would not hesitate to pull down structures in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Parkview and other highbrow areas.

The announcement came as the State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) intensify enforcement with the sealing of buildings to prevent collapse buildings cases in the state.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, disclosed the Government plan in a statement posted on his official twitter handle, lamenting that several buildings within these highbrow areas were erected without permits.

According to him, it is highly regrettable that most of the buildings within these highbrow areas are either without planning permits or built beyond approved units. And this was discovered during our week-long massive enforcement on Planning permit in Ikoyi, Parkview, Banana Island, and environs.

“It was also observed that many commenced construction without recourse to LASBCA as stipulated in the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Law. In view of this flagrant disregard for the extant planning laws of the state.

“The Lagos Government henceforth will not hesitate to apply the full wrath of the law against such violators and to ensure compliance with the planning laws and regulations in the State”.

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