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N200m fraud: You have case to answer, Court tells Gbenga Daniel

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Justice Olarenwaju Mabekoje of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Friday dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who is being prosecuted for alleged N200m fraud.

The defendant was re-arraigned on Monday, April 16, 2012 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] on a 32-count bordering on misappropriation of funds to the tune of over N200 million, criminal breach of trust and abuse of office.

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He pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him, thereby setting the stage for his trial.

The defendant, at the last sitting, filed a no-case submission.

At the resumed hearing on Friday, Justice Mabekoje, in his ruling, ordered the defendant to enter his defence in respect of 18 of the counts.

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The Judge, in his further ruling, however, discharged the defendant in respect of 14 counts.

Justice Mabekoje adjourned further hearing in the case to July 4, 5, 2019.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 348 coronavirus cases, total now 11,166

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Nigeria has recorded new Coronavirus cases with the NCDC announcing 348 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Newsone Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 348 new Coronavirus cases in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday evening, June 2.

This burgeoning online news platform understands that the NCDC noted that of the 348 COVID-19 cases recorded on Wednesday evening, 163 were detected in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, FCT-76 Ebonyi-23 Rivers-21 Delta-8 Nasarawa-8 Niger-8 Enugu-6 Bauchi-5 Edo-5 Ekiti-5 Ondo-5 Gombe-5 Benue-4 Ogun-2 Osun-1 Plateau-1 Kogi-1 Anambra-1, southeast Nigeria.

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Leave our daughters, sisters and mothers alone, Aisha Buhari reacts to recent rape cases

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Leave our daughters, sisters and mothers alone, Aisha Buhari reacts to recent rape cases

Wife of the Nigerian president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has urged the Ministry of Women Affairs and all security agencies to ensure that all suspects caught in all the rape cases are brought to book.

Taking to her social media platforms, she indicated that women in Nigeria at the moment have become vulnerable.

Her post reads;

“It is devastating to hear about the gruesome death of our daughters who were mercilessly raped by men, who in some cases are their fathers, brothers, and protectors of their chastity.

Women are increasingly becoming vulnerable in a society that is expected to guaranty their safety and we owe it a duty to do everything possible to protect them.

Last year, I started working with governors’ wives of the 36 states to end gender-based violence in Nigeria. I launched a campaign with the governors’ wives and other stakeholders and issued a statement nation-wide in response to increasing and frequent reports of GBV with the slogan – Leave our daughters alone!

This was followed by a planned advocacy for the constitution of a presidential task force on ending GBV in Nigeria; prospective members were identified. The objective is to review the policy and legal framework on GBV with a view to proposing strengthening measures and an improvement plan.

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In view of the recent developments, I, therefore, call on all stakeholders especially the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs as well as legal and security agencies to expedite action so that justice takes its course accordingly.

I will continue to work with the governors’ wives to ensure that relevant structures and policy frameworks are put in place to end gender-based violence in Nigeria.”

 

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It is devastating to hear about the gruesome death of our daughters who were mercilessly raped by men, who in some cases are their fathers, brothers and protectors of their chastity. Women are increasingly becoming vulnerable in a society that is expected to guaranty their safety and we owe it a duty to do everything possible to protect them. Last year, I started working with governors wives of the 36 states to end Gender-based violence (GBV) in Nigeria. I launched a campaign with the governors’ wives and other stakeholders and issued a statement nation-wide in response to increasing and frequent reports of GBV with the slogan – LEAVE OUR DAUGHTERS ALONE! This was followed by a planned advocacy for the constitution of a presidential task force on ending GBV in Nigeria; prospective members were identified. The objective is to review the policy and legal framework on GBV with a view to proposing strengthening measures and an improvement plan. In view of the recent developments, I therefore call on all stakeholders especially Federal Ministry of Women Affairs as well as legal and security agencies to expedite action so that justice takes it course accordingly. I will continue to work with the governors’ wives to ensure that relevant structures and policy frameworks are put in place to end Gender Based Violence in Nigeria.

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Osun records new two cases of coronavirus

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The Osun Government has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in the state.

Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, the state Commissioner For Health, in a statement on Wednesday, said the two new cases brought the number of confirmed cases of the virus in the state to 47.

Isamotu said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed one of the two cases, while the result of the test of the second case returned positive on Wednesday.

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He revealed that one of the two cases was a returnee from Ibadan, and the other was a resident of Ikire, who also had contact with her visitor from Ibadan.

He added that the two patients were nursing serious ailments.

Isamotu said with the discovery of two new cases, the number of active cases in the state now stands at seven.

“The state has recorded two new cases, bringing the number of active cases in the state to seven.

” Sadly, the two newly recorded cases are nursing serious ailments that have significantly depressed their immune status,” the commissioner said.

Isamotu urged residents of the state to continue to abide by the measures put in place by the state government in ensuring that the coronavirus is contained.

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