NNAMDI KANU NOT MALTREATED, LIVING IN LUXURY – DSS – PUNCH PG.7, SUN PG.6
The Department of State Services has denied reports that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was being maltreated in its detention facilities. The service said the allegation was against its standard, adding that Kanu was enjoying full luxury at its custody. The Public Relations Officer of the Department of State Services, Dr Peter Afunanya, disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.
RAID ON JUSTICE ODILI: 15 SUSPECTS FOR ARRAIGNMENT TODAY – SUN PG.4
The police authority will on Wednesday arraigned the 15 suspects who allegedly raided the home of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. The charges according to the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, were filed on November 24 but the court has set December 16 for arraignment. Daily Sun learnt that among the 15 suspects for arraignment are a senior immigration officer, Abdullahi Usman, a journalist, a banker, a lawyer, a fake policeman and seven others.
NSA EXPOSES GROUPS SUPPORTING TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS – SUN PG.6
The Jama’at Nasr al-Islam WalMuslimin (JNIM), the Islamic and Muslim Support Group (GSIM), and Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) have been fingered as key supporters of terrorist organisations in Nigeria’s Sahel region. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), did the unveiling in a speech he delivered at the 14th Workshop of the League of Ulamas, Preachers and Imams of Sahel countries in Abuja, yesterday.
LAWMAKERS TARGETS OF ATTACKS DURING YULETIDE, SAYS DSS – NATION PG.1&4, DAILY TRUST PG.5
The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday raised the alarm that National Assembly members would be targets of kidnappers and bandits during the Yuletide. The security service also confirmed plots by elements it described as desperate power seekers to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country. Also yesterday, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana Monguno, listed the three religious groups backing terrorist organisations in Nigeria and other Sahel countries.
JIMOH IBRAHIM’S SUIT TO RECOVER ASSETS STRUCK OUT, NOT DISMISSED – THISDAY PG.43
Contrary to earlier reports that the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, last Friday dismissed two appeals filed by Chairman, Global Fleet Group, Jimoh Ibrahim, challenging the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria’s seizure of his assets and freezing of his bank accounts over his alleged N69.4 billion debt, court document has revealed that the suit was actually struck out, not dismissed. The leading judgement read by Justice Obande Ogbuinya said, “Appeal struck out for being incompetent.”
N4.4TRN AMCON DEBT: JUDICIARY MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY- NJI BOSS – THISDAY PG.10
Honourable Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI), has said that Judiciary must take responsibility for the collection of N4.4 trillion owed to the Asset Management Corporation if the country really wants to recover the sum. This was the position of the NJI boss when he addressed Judges of the Federal High Court at the Federal High Court complex Abuja on Monday for the annual 2021 Judges Conference/interaction with relevant government agencies in the country.
FG PARTNERS RIVERS TO STRENGTHEN THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM – THISDAY PG.42
The Federal Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC), has said it was partnering the Rivers State government in strengthening administration of criminal justice system in Nigeria. Executive Secretary of ACJMC, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja, Mr. Sulayman Dawodu, made the assertion yesterday, at a quarterly meeting and workshop organised by the Rivers State Administration of Criminal Justice Counsel, held in Port Harcourt.
475 JAILED FOR DRUG OFFENCES IN THREE MONTHS – DAILY TRUST PG.30, SUN PG.4
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said yesterday that 475 persons were convicted and sentenced to various jail terms between September and November, following charges filed against them by the agency at various Federal High Courts across the country. The agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement yesterday, said the figure represented a portion of over 1,000 traffickers jailed between January and November for drug offences.
GHANA DISMISSES ALLEGED MALTREATMENT, EXTORTION OF NIGERIAN TRAVELLERS – PUNCH PG.7
The Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, has denied reports that his country was maltreating and harassing Nigerians who tested positive for COVID-19. Bawa pointed out that while the COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test was mandatory, Ghana would not maliciously produce COVID-19 positive test results for visitors. The High Commissioner stated this when he visited the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, in Abuja on Tuesday against the backdrop of alleged maltreatment of a Nigerian who tested negative to COVID-19 in Dubai only to test positive on arrival in Ghana.