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Nigerian Governor Hospitalized In London Over Undisclosed Illness

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Bauchi State Governor Bala Muhammed has been hospitalized in London for an undisclosed illness as his APC rival, Mohammed Abubakar seeks to topple him in the Supreme Court.

“I am in hospital in London but we strongly believe that Allah is sufficient for us and He is Able and Capable to give us victory! Cheers, success shall be ours Insha Allah! Cheers to you all,” the governor said in a message to the people of the state.

His message was conveyed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media Mukhtar Gidado.

The Supreme Court heard the appeal filed against his election today, along with five other appeals against the election of incumbents in Imo, Kano, Sokoto, Benue, and Plateau states.

Bala Mohammed in the statement released by Gidado, reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to the lofty ideals of the new Bauchi Movement, pledged to lead with justice, equity, and humility.

He, however, promised to recognize and reward those who contributed positively to his movement and show loyalty to him and the Bauchi Project.

According to him, the period of the supreme court judgment is a moment that God has shown him his real supporters while “it is also the time when detractors, within and outside his fold are exposed”.

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REVEALED: Why Kaduna Speaker Resigned

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Reasons why Kaduna Speaker, Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali resigned his position have started emerging.

The ex-Speaker, who represents Sabon-Gari Constituency in the Assembly, officially submitted his resignation letter to the clerk of the House Tuesday morning.

According to the Nation Newspaper, members of the House had started collecting signatures to impeach him before he eventually bowed to pressure and resigned.

Chairman, House Committee on information, Tanimu Musa, confirmed he submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday.

However, Shagali’s offense warranting the alleged plan impeachment was yet to be unraveled as the time of filing this report.

The 40-year-old Shagali became Speaker on the coming of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to power in 2015.

He was re-elected to preside over the House in 2019 on the strong recommendation of Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i.

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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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