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Today's Headlines: FG Accuses Some Countries Of Aiding Kanu; "Igboho Operates 43 Bank Accounts" -FG

FG accuses some countries of aiding Nnamdi Kanu

The Federal Government, on Friday, alleged that some countries are aiding the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

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Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, made the allegation while briefing journalists, insisting that some state actors aided Kanu after he fled the country.

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Igboho operates 43 bank accounts, gets funding from federal lawmaker — FG

The Federal Government, on Friday, said its investigations identified a federal lawmaker in the National Assembly as a major financier of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

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Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, who made the disclosure while briefing reporters, declined to reveal the identity of the said lawmaker.

He said the information would be made public at the appropriate time.

According to him, an investigation that was carried out by a 24-member Ad-hoc Committee that was constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari, equally linked Igboho to 43 bank accounts in nine financial institutions in the country.

Biden appoints Nigerian-born Enoh Ebong US Director of Trade

US President Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Enoh Titilayo Ebong to the post of Director, United States Trade and Development Agency.

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This was contained in a brief with names of nominees for different positions in the president’s cabinet sent to the US Congress.

Ebong had served in different roles in the USTDA between 2004 and 2019, including serving as the agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director.  

Ebong worked as a lawyer in Boston before joining the USTDA, representing both public and private companies.

According to the brief, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. appointed Ebong to serve as the USTDA's Chief Operating Officer, and she has been the agency's Acting Director since then.

Customs Intetcepts Cache Of Arms, Expired Drugs In Lagos, Oyo

Amid rising insecurity ravaging the country, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), federal operations unit (FOU), Zone A, said it intercepted cache of ammunition, matchetes smuggled into the country from Benin Republic.

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The contraband was intercepted at Igbo-Ora, Oyo State, according to the acting customs area controller, Zone A, ag. Compt. Hussein Ejibunu, who spoke at a press conference in Lagos on Friday.

The unit also intercepted 621 cartons of expired drugs, 1,260 pieces of cutlass being smuggled into the country, and 856 jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) on the verge of being smuggled out of the country, according to the Customs boss.

Explaining to journalists how the ammunition were intercepted, the controller said officers of the unit were on at a pin-down point outside Iseyin when they sight a vehicle carrying bags of smuggled rice convealed with cassava flour.

He, however, said on sighting his officers, the smugglers abandoned their vehicle and fled into the forest.

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