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Today's Headlines:Group Files Affidavit Of Urgency For Tinubu’s Trial;Court Hears Abba Kyari’s Case

Group Files Affidavit Of Urgency For Tinubu’s Trial

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The Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative has called for the investigation and subsequent prosecution of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, before May 29.

The group made the call in an ‘Affidavit of Urgency’ in support of a motion ex parte filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja.

In its main suit before the court, the group sought the court’s permission to apply for an order compelling the Inspector General of Police to investigate and order Tinubu’s prosecution if found guilty of perjury regarding his alleged Guinean citizenship.

In the motion ex parte with number FHC/ABJ/CS/669/2023 and filed on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, ASRADI claimed that the President-elect lied on oath when he refused to give information regarding his Guinean citizenship in his Form EC9 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission in aid of his qualification for the 2023 presidential election.

The group said it resorted to the court’s intervention as its request to the police to investigate the matter had not yielded fruit.

The group tendered as exhibit, a May 8 letter by its Executive Director, Adeolu Oyinlola, to the IG.

Court Hears Abba Kyari’s Case

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The Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday barred journalists from the trial of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who is being tried for drug offences.

The embattled former Head of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigerian Police Force is being prosecuted alongside four others.

His co-defendants are ACP Sunday Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba and Inspector John Nuhu.

Among other things, they were alleged to have unlawfully tampered with 21.25 kilogramme worth of cocaine that they seized from two drug traffickers and dealing in cocaine worth 17.55kg.

Importation Of Goods Nigeria Can Produce Should Be Banned – Minister

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Admitting to the slow pace of the ministry, Mamora noted that the ministry would continue to engage with the relevant stakeholders, as it looks to strengthen synergies between research institutions and the market through investors.

Once the electoral process begins, it cannot be halted or paused,” Sharan said.

Before she passed away, Bi proved a major hit with voters, and many decided to cast their ballots for her anyway in a sign of respect and admiration.

“Ashiya made friends easily and people didn’t want to break the promise of support they gave her and hence the result,” local resident Mohammad Zakir told the Times of India daily.

Her husband Muntazim Qureishi said Bi had “won hearts with her calm demeanour”.

Strengthen Anti-Corruption Agencies, FG Advises Tinubu

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The Federal Government, on Tuesday, advised the incoming administration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to strengthen anti-corruption and reform-minded agencies to effectively contribute to robust economic and public finance.

Speaking in Abuja at the unveiling of the Gender and Environmental Reporting Frameworks for Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining sectors, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said anti-corruption agencies were well positioned to guide and shape government policies.

This came as she stated that the latest frameworks, put together by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, would help in resolving the negative impact of oil, gas and mineral exploration in host communities nationwide.

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