APC HAS NORTH-SOUTH POWER ROTATION PACT, SAYS OSOBA – NATION PG.8, THISDAY PG.1&10
Elder statesman and veteran journalist Aremo Olusegun Osoba on Tuesday spoke on what he described as the pre-existing All Progressives Congress (APC) pact on power rotation between the North and the South.
The party elder and former governor of Ogun State said the fundamental agreement endorsed by the APC founding fathers is sacrosanct, adding that it should not be ignored in 2023.
FIND BOLA IGE’S KILLER, COALITION URGES BUHARI – NATION PG.9
The Bola Ige Centre for Justice has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to find the killers of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Chief Bola Ige. The Centre urged the President to resolve the nearly 20-year-old murder before he “completes his second term”.Ige was murdered in his living Room, at Bodija, Ibadan, on December 23, 2001.
ALLEGED PUBLIC DISTURBANCE: COURT SENDS SOWORE, FOUR OTHERS BACK TO CUSTODY – NATION PG.3, PUNCH PG.9, DAILY TRUST PG.6, THISDAY PG.42, SUN PG.8
Chief Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Tuesday adjourned till Friday the ruling on the bail applications by the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and four others charged with public disturbance, among others. In a ruling, Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello ordered that Sowore and his co-defendants – Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Damilare Adenola, and Emmanuel Bulus – be transferred from Kuje Correctional Centre to the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) at Garki Area 10, Abuja.
ALLEGED FORGERY: OBASEKI TENDERS ORIGINAL UI CERTIFICATE – NATION PG.2, PUNCH PG.9
EDO State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday tendered before a Federal High Court in Abuja documents, including the original copy of the Bachelor of Arts certificate he said was issued to him by the University of Ibadan (UI) in 1979. It was to support his claim that he graduated from the school. A senior official of the institution, Abayomi Samuel Ajayi (Deputy Registrar, Legal), was in court to tender more documents. He confirmed that the certificate tendered by the governor was the real copy issued to him by the university.
EX-FINBANK MD, NWOSU, JAILED THREE YEARS FOR N10.9BN FRAUD – PUNCH PG.11, DAILY TRUST PG.8, THISDAY PG.41
Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, on Tuesday, sentenced a former Managing Director of the defunct Finbank Plc, Okey Nwosu, to three years’ imprisonment over a N10.9bn fraud. Nwosu was convicted alongside three former directors of the defunct bank, Dayo Famoroti, Danjuma Ocholi and Agnes Ebubedike.
FALANA TACKLES EL-RUFAI OVER DEMOLITION OF NUDE PARTY VENUE – PUNCH PG.9
Rights advocate, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), says Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State flouted Section 79 of the Kaduna State Urban and Regional Planning Law, 2018, which he personally signed when his government demolished Asher Lounge, the venue of the aborted sex party. Falana, who handed a copy of the state law to The PUNCH, quoted several sections of the legislation which El-Rufai’s government flouted.
INTELS COUNTERS ATIKU, SAYS BUSINESS NOT HINDERED BY FG – PUNCH PG.39, THISDAY PG.41
Intels Nigeria Limited has said its business has not been hindered by political influences from the present government. Intels had on Monday severed ties with its former shareholder, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, after the latter sold his interests in Intels’ parent company, Orlean Invest Holding.
FCMB CEO PROCEEDS ON LEAVE AS BANK INTENSIFIES PROBE INTO PATERNITY ALLEGATION – THISDAY PG.5, PUNCH PG.31, NATION PG.26
The Chief Executive Officer of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB), Mr. Adam Nuru, has voluntarily chosen to proceed on leave as the bank’s board investigate the allegation of paternity scandal against him. The bank, in a public notice yesterday, said Nuru proceeding on leave would guarantee the sanctity of the investigation.
ADOKE CONTRACTS COVID-19, ASKS NIGERIANS TO TAKE DISEASE SERIOUSLY – THISDAY PG.42
Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has contracted COVID-19 but is asymptomatic. In a phone chat with TheCable yesterday, Adoke said he had gone to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for his medicals. “Two days to my return trip to Nigeria, I went for the mandatory COVID-19 test. A day to the trip, I got the result. It was positive, even though I did not have any symptoms. Immediately, I embarked on self-isolation as required by the protocol,” he said.