MONEY-LAUNDERING Jonathan SALES CORRUTION FOR CORRUPTION: He withdraws charges against Mohammed Abacha.

BY IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI ABUJA—The Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, yesterday, withdrew the money laundering charge preferred against the eldest son of the late military dictator, Mohammed Abacha. Mohammed was accused of concealing the sum of N446.3 billion allegedly stolen from the national treasury between 1995 and 1998.…

ACF, also a branch of Boko Haram Condemns Categorizing Northerners As Boko Haram Members

By SaharaReporters, New YorkThe apex socio-cultural organization of Northern Nigeria, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has condemned in strong terms any attempts to categorize Northern Nigerians as members of Boko Haram, citing the danger of arresting people on account of appearance, faith or origin.The group expressed its position through Muhammad Ibrahim, its National Publicity Secretary, in…

Chief Tom Ikimi Tinubu has turned APC to private property

FORMER Minister of Foreign Affairs and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Tom Ikimi, has said that he stayed away from the party’s recent national convention in Abuja because the APC Governors Forum, AGF, and  former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had already predetermined the outcome of the exercise.He said that Tinubu and the AGF hijacked the powers of convening the  event from the National Interim Executive Council of the party, adding that same led to the alleged undemocratic manner through which party executives emerged.

Coup d’ etat rumours unfounded – Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh

Against the backdrop of security challenges confronting the country and insinuations making the rounds of a possible coup d’ etat, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Tuesday, dismissed as untenable, such rumours, insisting that the military would do everything to defend democracy and its growth in Nigeria. Speaking when he received the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, in his office, Badeh said: “Rumours in some quarters of a possible coup d’état in the country are unfounded.”Affirming the commitment of the Nigerian military to the defence of the nation’s democracy, the CDS noted that “as an arm of democracy, the military as a professional group has no option but to love Nigeria and do those things that will ensure security and protection of lives within the nation.”

Fresh plot afoot to impeach Gov Amaechi

ON a day that the Adamawa State House of Assembly served Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy impeachment notices, Vanguard gathered yesterday that there are plots to impeach Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State. Both governors are of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Sources said, yesterday, that the fresh plot, being coordinated by a serving minister from the state, entails convincing the six members of the House of Assembly, who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to carry out the impeachment.Known to be opposed to Governor Amaechi, which led to the recent crisis in the state, the six legislators have not been sitting with other 25 members who are of the APC.

Gov Nyako, deputy face impeachment

The Adamawa State House of Assembly yesterday continued of its probe into the utilisation of public accounts of the state and unanimously agreed to serve Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Bala James Ngillari, an impeachment notice.This followed the discovery of alleged corrupt practices involving billions of naira in the administration.Member representing Numan constituency, Hon. Kwamoti Laori, moved the motion to commence impeachment proceedings against the backdrop of massive graft by cabinet members, which the legislators felt had gone on for years with the alleged collusion of the governor.Laori said the governor had committed act of gross misconduct in the discharge of his constitutional responsibilities.

A Call to Release the Imprisoned Agitators for Biafra Freedom

The recent reactions from certain quarters purportedly claiming to speak on behalf of Igbo/Biafran people in regard with the attempt to make a public announcement by the pro-Biafra freedom group known as Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) at the studios of Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS), to say the least is quite embarrassing. The Southeast governors’…

‘Don’t link Owerri church bomb scare to Boko Haram yet’ – Police

The Nigerian police has advised that Nigerians should not draw up conclusions by linking the bomb scare at Winners Chapel Church in Owerri on Sunday June 15th, to men of terror group, Boko HaramAt a press conference organized by the National Information Centre, Abuja yesterday, the Police Force spokesperson, Frank Mba advised that until those…