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Today's Headlines: Obaseki Appoints 2 Special Advisers; Police Confirm The Kidnap Of Kogi Lecturer

Obaseki appoints two special advisers, nominates eleven commissioner

One year after his reelection as governor and ten months after he was sworn in, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has appointed two Special Advisers and forwarded the names of eleven commissioner-nominees to the Edo State House of Assembly for confirmation.

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 In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the two Special Advisers are Crusoe Osagie, who has been appointed as Special Adviser, Media Projects and Sarah Esangbedo Ajose-Adeogun, who is Special Adviser, Strategy, Policy, Projects and Performance Management.

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Police confirm kidnap of University Don in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Prof. John Alabi by unknown gunmen in the state.

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Prof. Alabi, who is the current Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences Kogi State University, Anyigba was kidnapped on Monday evening close to his residence.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP William Ovye Aya said the Police has swung into action to rescue the abducted lecturer.

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Aya noted that the command is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that those behind this act is arrested and will face the full wrath of the law.

N20bn Kogi loan: Court fixes Oct15 for hearing of applications

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, adjourned till October 15, 2021 hearing of all applications in respect of the Kogi State N20bn salary bail-out account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc.

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Justice Tijani Garba Ringim had on August 31 ordered the freezing of the account, following an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC, in a 13-paragraph affidavit in support of the ex-parte application, had stated that it received a credible and direct intelligence, which led to the tracing of the funds reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities in account No. 0073572696 domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc with the name Kogi State Salary Bailout Account.

Breaking: Supreme Court Judge, Samuel Oseji, is Dead

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Oseji is dead.He died in the early hours of Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at an Abuja hospital, where he had been on admission.

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He was aged 67.

Director Information, Supreme Court, Dr Festus Akande, confirmed his death in a press statement made available to journalists.

He said, “The Supreme Court of Nigeria has lost one of its Justices to the cold hands of death in the wee hours of Tuesday 28th September, 2021 after a protracted illness.

“Justice Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji who was among the eight Justices of the Supreme Court that were sworn-in on Friday 6th November 2020, died at the National Hospital, Abuja, where he had been receiving medical attention for some days now”.

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