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Today's Headlines: Edwin Gets N1m Bail; Tension As Security Officer Kills Nursing Father In Anambra

Edwin Gets N1m Bail

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a Professor, Uche Edwin, before the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on charges of alleged N1.4 billion fraud.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the EFCC’s Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren on Thursday.

Edwin was arraigned alongside his companies, Visionary Integrated Consulting Limited, NEMAD Associates Limited and Revamp Global Enterprise, on an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, retention and conversion of funds to the tune of N1, 473,367,046.04 belonging to Maize Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria.

Tension As Security Officer Kills Nursing Father In Anambra

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Amiddle aged man has been allegedly shot dead by a security personnel in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The Nation gathered the deceased, whose wife just put to bed was preparing to visit her and the baby in the hospital when he was shot.

A resident of the area, who prefered anonymity, said the security officer had mistaken the deceased for a notorious cultist (popularly known as China) he was trailing.

He said: “The security men were looking for a cultist who ran into the dead man’s compound. The man woke up and was about to pray with the family when he was shot.

“He didn’t even know someone ran into his compound. He came out to urinate and join his family for prayer before going to see the wife who put to bed early this morning.

Kano NNPP Suspends Planned Protest Against DSS

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The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has called off its planned protest against the director of the Department of State Security (DSS) in the Kano State, Alhassan Muhammad, over alleged arrests of its members in an effort to subvert the party’s chances to the advantage of APC.

Speaking to newsmen, a senatorial candidate of the party, Dr Baffa Bichi, said the party’s earlier decision to stage a protest was not because the DSS director had overstayed his time, whom, as he explained, was due to retire 15 months ago, but because he was kept in Kano at the behest of Governor Ganduje.

Bichi alleged that Governor Ganduje used the DSS director in 2019 to “steal elections” and subverts the will of the people.

No Economic Development Without Vibrant SME Sector–Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday declared that for any economy to grow and create jobs, an equally vibrant and successful small and medium enterprise sector was also needed, adding that it was for this reason that he recently signed the Business Facilitation Bill into law.

President Buhari spoke at State House, Abuja as he received the Governing Council and members of the Institute of Directors led by its President and Chairman, Dr Mrs Ije Jidenma.

I was particularly interested to learn that you not only cater to large corporates but are aware that for any economy to grow and create jobs, we need an equally vibrant and successful small and medium enterprise sector.

“This administration has, despite the difficult times brought upon us by a variety of external shocks, done much to ensure the survival and development of SMEs.

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