Jonathan’s nephew dead, Kanu rejects secret trial; Buhari goes to Egypt; Tarfa & N225k donation, Sheriff cannot fly—BoT members; Psquare controversy . . .
Jonathan’s abducted nephew found dead in Bayelsa
Mr. Samuel Oki, a nephew of former President Goodluck Jonathan, was today found dead in a creek in Otuoke community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The 35-year-old was reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday alongside the 72-year-old foster father of Jonathan, Chief Inengite Nitabai.
It was learnt that some fishermen from the former President’s community in Otuoke, discovered Oki’s decomposing body floating on Otuoke river while fishing, two days after the abduction.
Biafra: Kanu rejects FG’s request for secret trial
The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing a six-count treason charge, has opposed an application by the federal government to conduct his trial in secret. FG had in the application it filed before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, decried that all the witnesses billed to testify against Kanu and two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are facing trial with him, have declined to appear in court.
Buhari departs Nigeria for Egypt
President Buhari has departed Abuja for Egypt where he will be attending the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum.
N225, 000 donation for judge’s father-in-law’s funeral, not bribe – Rickey Tarfa
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Rickey Tarfa, has described as untrue the allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he gave a bribe of N225,000 to Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court.
Tarfa said this in a further affidavit filed on Friday before the court and deposed to by the head of his chambers, John Odubela
The EFCC had, in a counter-affidavit to a N2.5bn fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against it by Tarfa, alleged that the senior advocate bribed Justice Yunusa with N225, 000 on January 7, 2014.
PDP Chairman: Sheriff cannot fly—BoT members
Members of the Board of Trustees of the People’s Democratic Party have vowed that they would do everything possible to ensure that Senator Ali Amodu Sheriff is not retained as the national Chairman of the party because of what they say is the “huge luggage that he carries”.
Psquare controversy: Paul denies sacking Jude as Manager
Contrary to the news that surfaced on social media following one half of pop duo, P-Square, Peter Okoye’s outburst that the group has sacked their elder brother- manager, Jude, Paul has distanced himself from the claim.
Paul took to his Twitter page to say, ‘This is where I belong and this is where I stand…you do music in the studio, not on social media, you have family issues, you discuss that in close doors, not on social media…Family is family, blood is blood…If you don’t do family business, then who am I to you?”
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