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Today's Headlines: I was never arrested by UK Immigration- Peter Obi, Denmark pledges $250 In Military Aid to Ukraine

I was never arrested by UK Immigration at Heathrow Airport - Peter Obi

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has claimed that he was never arrested by the UK Immigration officials, contrary to viral reports that he was detained at the airport in the United Kingdom.

Obi stated this while speaking in an interview on Arise TV on Monday.

According to the Labour Party presidential candidate, he was merely stopped for a routine immigration check.

Obi said he was only checked because it appeared his identity was duplicated by someone.

The former governor of Anambra state said he was given VIP treatment.

Obi insisted that he was never arrested, stressing that the routine immigration check lasted less than 20 minutes.

Denmark pledges $250 in military aid to Ukraine

Source: Punch Newspaper

Denmark on Tuesday announced it was sending 1.7 billion kroner ($250 million) worth of military aid to Ukraine “to support the forthcoming Ukrainian offensive,” its defence ministry said.

The donation package included mine clearing vehicles, ammunition and financial support for the procurement of air defence, the Danish Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

“The equipment in the donation package is essential to pave the way for Ukrainian tanks and mechanised infantry on the front line,” acting Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen, was quoted saying in the statement.

Ekweremadu: Temper justice with mercy, Reps pleads UK govt

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

House of Representatives has pleaded with the Central Criminal Court and the government of the UK to temper justice with mercy in sentencing former deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Ekweremadu and Dr. Obinna Obeta who have been found guilty of organ harvesting.

The appeal came on the heels of motion titled, “Motion on the Need for Clemency for Senator Ike Ekweremadu” moved at Tuesday plenary by the deputy minority leader of the House, Hon. Toby Okechukwu under matter of urgent public importance.

The sentencing will be announced May 5.

Presenting the motion, Okechukwu said that Ekweremadu acted based on his limited knowledge of the UK laws, stressing that he must have learned his lessons.

Planned concession of Ajaokuta Coy, Itakpe Ore: Host community kicks, says 'something fishy'

Planned concession of Ajaokuta Coy, Itakpe Ore: Host community kicks, says ‘something fishy’

Ajaokuta Steel Coy technology not obsolete, ‘ll last 100 years — Abdul-Akaba

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

A non-governmental organization, Kogi Heritage Protection Advocacy has called on the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) to, as a matter of urgency, look into the hurried manner the Ministry of Mine and Steel want to concession the Ajaokuta Steel company and the Itakpe Iron Ore; all in Kogi.

The group said the hurried manner by the ministry to concession the two companies at the twilight of President Muhammadu Buhari led the government to call for concerns, stressing that something is fishy.

The spokesperson of the group, Engr. Edward Jatto who stated this on Monday in Okene, Kogi State said those who want to concession the companies without due process are on the verge of selling it to their cronies.

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