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Okorocha In Police Net Over A Forceful Attempt To Recover Wife’s Estate

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The former Governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, was arrested in Imo on Sunday over an attempt to forcefully recover his wife’s Estate earlier sealed by the state government for demolition.

Mrs Okorocha Royal Palm Apartment Estate was sealed on Friday by the state government for possible demolition as a result of what state officials described building on government acquisition land.

According to the report, the State Commissioner for Lands, Mr Eyinnaya Onuegbu, who led a team of state Tax Force on land matters to seal the estate claimed the State government was carrying out the report of the State Commission of Enquiry on land use which recommended that the estate was built on the government acquisition land and as such, should be recovered and be demolished.

In a forceful attempt by Okorocha that led into exhange of gun shots with numbers of Thugs who were bent on taking over the possession of the estate from the state Officials resulted into his arrest.

Okoracha was arrested alongside his former Aid de camp {ADC} while he was still the governor of the state.

Other people arrested with Okoracha were Uche Nwosu, his inlaw, former Commissioner for Transportation Lasbry Akafor Ayanwu, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Lagos Liaison Office, Steve Asimobi and other dignitary that worked with him while serving as the state Governor.

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We Are Aware Of Events regarding Iskilu Wakili And Police Handling The Matter – Governor Makinde

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Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has reacted to the arrest of Iskilu Wakili, the notorious herder and Kidnapper terrorizing Ibarapa Community.

The Governor while speaking said the government of Oyo state is aware of the events that took place in Kajola, Ibarapa North local government and the eventual arrest of the Oodua People’s Congress members who were actively involved in the matter by the Police.

According to the Governor, he said the state government is actively responding to the matter, taking steps necessary to promote the interest of Oyo citizens.

Makinde stressed that measures is been taking to ensure safety of the citizens of the state.

Mr Makinde implore members of the public to endeavor to call 615 toll free when security breaches is suspected.

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Edo Politics: Court Rules In Favor Of Ize Iyamu, Gani Audu

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The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the recently concluded election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his Running mate, Gani Audu has won the appeal case against the sitting governor in the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City.

The three member Judges of the Appeal Court, Justices O.F. Omoleye, B.A. Georgewill and E.O. Oho in their ruling set aside the judgement of High Court in Benin which declared Alhaji Gani Audu not fit to contest the election based on certificate forgery.

While reading the Judgement, he said after thorough examination, the Panel could not confirmed a forgery case against Audu.

The Judges also ruled that the matter is statute barred as the appeal was filed outside the fourteen days threshold as stipulated by the law.

The Panel therefore declared them fit to contest the election.

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Nigerians Are Disappointed With NASS For Confirming Sacked Service Chiefs As Ambassadors- Wike

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Governor Wike of Rivers State has expressed his disappointment over the confirmation of the immediate past Service Chiefs by the Senate for another National assignment as non Career Ambassadors.

Wike, while reacting to the appointment of the just sacked Service Chiefs through his social media page, said he was disappointed by the actions of the Senate who supported the call to sack them for incompetence still went ahead to confirm same set of persons for another National Job.

“You Senators sat and discuss that they should dismiss the Service Chiefs for not performing, now the same people who were not performing, you have confirmed them as Ambassadors. What kind of Country are we,” he said.

Wike said he was not saying this as an opposition to the party at the center but as a concern individual who felt what happened is unimaginable.

“I wonder why Senators who agreed with Nigerians when they decried the poor performance of the Service Chiefs will still sit to confirm them for another appointment”

There were calls from different quarters for the sack of the immediate past Service Chiefs for their inability to restructure Nigeria security architecture and put an end to the activities of insurgency and banditry ravaging all parts of the Country.

Boko Haram insurgency in the North, unending banditry across the Country, hence the reasons for the Senate move to sack the service Chiefs who were later confirmed for another sensitive National assignment by same Senate.

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