MALAMI, THE POLITICIAN AS LAW OFFICER – THE NATION PG.7
There are suggestions that Abubakar Malami, Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), may be coveting the Kebbi State governorship in 2023.
The soothsayers who claim to perceive his ambition insist Mr Malami is such an open book that he is easy to read. He has so far comported himself in a manner that even if that book is open, the text is nevertheless tiny. What is neither tiny nor indistinguishable, however, is that since he became AGF, he has not stopped playing politics in such an open and affronting manner that a Nigerian would be blind not to see either his governorship interest or his passion for hegemonic politics.
HOW BANDITS TORTURED US IN SIX NIGHTS OF HORROR – FREED KATSINA SCHOOLBOYS – PUNCH PG.3 &7, THE NATION PG.1,THIS DAY PG.1
Some of the 344 schoolboys kidnapped in Katsina State by suspected bandits and released on Thursday, six days later have recounted their experiences in the den of the kidnappers. The pupils were kidnapped last Friday from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara. Boko Haram had on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the kidnapping though some government officials had refuted the claim that the terrorist group was involved in the mass abduction. Following their release, the pupils looked dirty and tired when they arrived in Katsina on Friday morning where they narrated their ordeals in the hands of the bandits.
ENDSARS: MONEY CAN’T BUY OUR JOY, WIDOW OF SLAIN COP TELLS PANEL – PUNCH PG.9
Mrs Olamide Erinfolami, widow of the late Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, who was shot on the stomach on October 12 in the Surulere area of Lagos during the #EndSARS protest, has pleaded for justice over her husband’s killing. The widow, who appeared on Friday before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing allegations of rights abuses by the police, said she believed that her husband was shot by one of his fellow policemen.
IGBO GROUP BACKS IPOB ON SECURITY – THE SUN PG.26
The Indigenous Igbo Youth Congress (IIYC), has hailed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, for coming up with a security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN), to protect the Southeast region. In a statement, the National President of the group, Chief John Mayor Echefu, said the Eastern Security Network was an idea whose time has come and pledged his group’s readiness to work with the security outfit.
METUH: EFCC KICKS, HEADS TO SUPREME COURT – THIS DAY PG.39
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said it would approach the Supreme Court to set aside Wednesday December 16 decision of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, quashing the conviction of Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, and his company, Destra Investment Limited, a statement by the commission said. Metuh was prosecuted by the EFCC before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a seven count charge of illegally receiving monies to the tune of N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, under Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).