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Today's Headlines: Judge Adjourns Kanu’s Case, EFCC, ICPC Ask Court To Dismiss Keyamo’s Suit

Judge Adjourns Kanu’s Case

The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned till May 22 a lawsuit filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, against the Department of State Services.

In the suit filed through Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Kanu is seeking an order compelling the DSS to allow him have access to his physician.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

Justice Binta Nyako warned against delay in the case on Wednesday following an oral application by DSS counsel, Idowu Awo, praying for more time to respond to a further affidavit served on him by Ozekhome.

The court had on February 1, granted Kanu the permission to apply for an order of mandamus he sought after an ex parte motion moved by Ozekhome.

EFCC, ICPC Ask Court To Dismiss Keyamo’s Suit

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wants the dismissal of a suit by Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, seeking the probe of ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

News Source: Daily Post

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) also urged Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja to discountenance the case.

The spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) filed the suit on January 20; he included the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

I Want To See A Better Nigeria Before I Die — Cardinal Onaiyekan

Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has said that his hopes are high to see the nation progress from its present state to where it ought to be.

News Source: Channels TV

“I am 80 so I am not going anywhere. I am still dreaming that before I go to paradise, I should see a better Nigeria and I believe it is possible,” Onaiyekan said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday.

The cleric, who faulted the country’s electoral system, said, “The whole system of our election needs to be properly reviewed so that winners would emerge according to the will of the people.”

He lamented that despite Nigeria’s attainment of independence and promises of democracy, the country’s progress is still stagnant.

“In university, I believed what we were told, that with independence, Nigeria would become like all the great nations. I have been waiting for almost 70 years now and we are still where we are. In fact, we seem not to have made much progress.

Atiku’s camp reacts as Tinubu thanks Wike for contributing to his victory

The camp of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted as the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, thanked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for contributing to his victory.

News Source: Daily Post

On Wednesday, Tinubu said Wike’s insistence that the presidency must return to the South contributed to his victory in the last presidential election.

Tinubu said despite the gossip, Wike stood his ground in ensuring that the South produced the Presidency.

He spoke in Obio Akpor Area of Rivers State while commissioning a flyover.

FG to build another seaport in 2026 – NPA

The Federal Government is planning to set up another deep seaport in the next three to four years, the Nigerian Ports Authority has disclosed.

The Managing Director of NPA, Muhammad Bello-Koko, said in an interview with Nigerian Ports Today, a quarterly publication of the agency, sighted by our correspondent.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

Giving an update on the recently approved Badagry deep seaport, Bello-Koko said that proposals had been received for the establishment of other seaports in the country.

“If we look at what happened in the Lekki Deep seaport, it took at least three years and we expect that in the next three to four years, another deep seaport will come up. So, the Badagry deep seaport has the Federal Government’s approval. The other ports are still developing and a proposal has been set up for all these port locations and we are working with the Federal Ministry of Transportation and other government agencies to ensure that the business case is properly developed. I believe that after the issue of financial construction, most of them would have concluded their financial arrangement, approvals, and some of them will be working, and we expect to see at least one or two seaports in the next four to five years.”

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