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Court fixes date for suit seeking to stop Police, AGF from arresting, extraditing DCP Abba Kyari

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed February 10 for the hearing of a suit seeking to stop the Nigeria Police and the Attorney General of the Federation AGF from arresting and extraditing suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Abba Kyari.

Justice Donatus Okorowo fixed the hearing date following the absence of the plaintiff, the Incorporated Trustees of Northern Peace Foundation and the two defendants, Police and AGF in court.

Although the suit was slated for mention before a new Judge, Justice Donatus Okorowo, none of the parties showed up in the court and were also not represented by legal practitioners.

Shortly after the suit was called and no lawyer announced an appearance for either the applicant or the respondents, Justice Okorowo inquired from the court registrar who the plaintiff is and was told Barrister Kayode Ajulo.

The Judge noted that since the case was transferred to his court, none of the respondents has been served as there is no proof of service in the court records adding that it is either the applicant has lost interest in the matter or has abandoned it.

Justice Okorowo, however, said since the matter is coming for the first time before his court, he would prefer to give the applicant till February 10 to be in court for prosecution of the suit.

He consequently ordered that a hearing notice be served on the applicant.

The Foundation had through its team of lawyers led by Dr Olukayode Ajulo on August 19 last year argued an ex-parte application before the court praying it to stop any planned arrest or extradition of DCP Abba Kyari to America by the two defendants pending the hearing and final determination of the substantive suit.

However, after carefully listening to the lawyer. Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed who was handling the suit at the time refused to grant the request to stop Abba Kyari’s arrest and extradition through ex-parte means.

Rather, Justice Mohammed had ordered the Counsel to turn the ex-parte motion to motion on notice and serve same on Police and AGF.

The Judge had also directed the applicant to serve all court processes in respect of the case on the two respondents.

DCP Abba Kyari was allegedly indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an alleged multi-million naira advanced fee fraud said to have been perpetrated by a Nigerian citizen, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hussipuppi.

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Yoruba leader, Olufemi Adegoke is dead

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The Chairman of pan-Yoruba intelligentsia group, Voice of Reason (VOR), Dr. Olufemi Adegoke is dead.

The medical veteran hailed from Ondo Town in Ondo West Local Government Area.

Adegoke was the father of a Nigerian-born member of the British Parliament, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch.

The lawmaker, a Conservative Party member, served in Boris Johnson’s government as Minister of State for Levelling Up Communities and Minister of State for Equalities.

A statement on Friday by Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide described Adegoke as a man of unquestionable character.

Director of Communication, Maxwell Adeleye said he was resolute and committed towards the decommissioning of Nigerian’s 1999 Constitution.

The spokesman recalled that Adegoke spent his last years working for the advancement and liberation of Yorubas.

“He was an unparalleled patriot of the Yoruba people and an intellectual giant whose courage and candour goes beyond the cosmos”, he noted.

The body, led by Professor Banji Akintoye, sympathized with the Adegokes and prayed that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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I gave up on ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ after Pastor Ibiyeomie’s curses – Church member confesses

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A member of the Salvation Ministry, Ebimina Tamuno, has revealed that she cancelled her dream of becoming an internet fraudster after the founder of the church, Pastor Davide Ibiyeomie, rained curses on ‘Yahoo boys’.

DAILY POST recalls that the popular pastor had, during a sermon in his church, laid curses on Nigerian youths who are into fraudulent activities, saying they will die by accident if they fail to repent.

A few hours after the curses, Ebimina who had concluded plans to engage in cybercrime in a bid to better her life testified that she has given up on the plan.

She said, “My name is Ebimina Tamuno. Yesterday, after Papa’s ministration, I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t sleep all through the night.

“I was just waiting for the Glory Reign to be over and I have gotten all my documents ready to travel out to do ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.

“Because the hardship is too much and I just wanted to have a good life and I feel that was going to make me okay. But I couldn’t sleep all through the night and I had to give it all up for God and I am here to give up. If I perish, I perish”.

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Burkina Faso: Military won’t step down now – Coup leader

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The military in Burkina Faso says they will remain in power until the conditions are right.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, who led the ouster of President Roch Kabore, made the declaration.

In his first speech, the coup leader blamed Kabore for failing to aggressively push back Islamist militants.

“When the conditions are right, according to the deadline that our people will define in all sovereignty, I commit to a return to a normal constitutional order”, he said.

Damiba revealed plans to meet representatives of different sections to agree on a roadmap for reform.

The mutineer added that Burkina Faso needed international partners “more than ever”.

Damiba urged the international community “to support our country so it can exit this crisis as soon as possible”.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Burkina Faso on Friday.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said coup d’etats were violation of democratic tenets.

“It represents a threat to peace, security and stability in West Africa”, Akufo-Addo stressed.

The military takeover in Burkina Faso is the third in the region since August 2020.

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