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Reps. Member Idris Zacharias Congratulates Echocho on His Victory at NASS Election Petition Tribunal



Senator Isah Jibrin Echocho
By Jeremiah Ocheme

The member Representing Idah, Ibaji, Igalamele/Odolu and Ofu at the House of Representatives David Idris Zacharias has felicitated with Distinguished Sen. Isah Jibrin Echocho on his victory at the National Assembly Election Petition over the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen.

Attai Aidoko.

Zacharias also felicitated with the APC in Kogi State and Kogi East in particular that the judgment of the tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday dismissed the application of Aidoko and sustain the victory of Echocho.

In a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to Hon. Zacharias, Jeremiah Ocheme on Tuesday in Abuja, he said the opposition PDP and Aidoko fought a fight that is against the will of the Igala/ Bassa people and the gods of the land are fighting back.

He commended the tribunal for standing for justice and fair play, honesty, equity, describing the tribunal as speaking in the language the people will understand.

The statement which urged Sen. Isah Echocho to be focused on representing the good people of Kogi East, described the move Aidoko to upturn the will of the people in the tribunal as “evil and conspiracy against the development of Igala/Bassa land that will not stand the taste of time

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The statement said that the victory of Echocho at the last election which dislodged Attai Aidoka at the first instance, totally ended the over two decades of misrepresentation, self-centeredness, underrepresentation and political evil against the Igala /Bassa people whose political destiny has been denied them over the years.

He noted that as at the time Echocho came onto the senatorial race, Aidoko had already lost touch with the people he has deceived several years in the name of representation with nothing to show for in the constituency, noting that his plans to rig the election failed through the collective will of the people.

“While I wholeheartedly congratulate our brother Isah Jibrin Echocho on his victory, I strongly believe that tribunal has done the needful by dismissing the application of both Attai and the PDP.

He urged Echocho to remain strongly determined to better the lot of those he represents and justify the confidence the people have reposed in him by massively embarking voting for him during the election.

“The tribunal has taken away the fears for the calamity that would have befallen our people if the judgment was otherwise, as Aidoko is reputed for using technicalities to steal the people’s mandate”

“While I congratulate you and urge you to pursue as well, defend your mandate beyond the tribunal, I urge our members to remain calm, resolute, steadfast and continue to follow all legal and legitimate ways in pursuing the case as it proceeds”.

The statement commended the visibly vibrant presence of Sen. Echocho in the red chambers since his assumption of duty shown in his contributions at plenary, and urged him to keep the Igala/Bassa people prominent against what it used to be by constantly contributing to bills, motions and effectively flying the banner of the party and Igala nation at large.

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Troops arrest 10 Robbers, rescue 3 Victims in Kaduna 




By Gom Mirian, Abuja 

The military high command, yesterday said its troops deployed on internal operations in Kaduna state has arrested ten armed robbery suspects at Kafanchan town in Jema’a local government area of the state. 

A statement issued by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko stated the names of the arrested suspects as: Messrs Manga Ismail, a 22 – year-old, Idris Haruna (Ban Sambo), 20- year-old, Sani Bali, 19- year-old.


Others are Shamsudeen Ladan, 25 – year-old, Abdulmajid Yau (Sele), 22 – year – old , Abubakar Hassan, 23 – year-old, Abbas Aliyu, 15 – year-old, Mohammed Umar (Jazuli), 17 – year – old, Jonathan Vincent (Bamai), 19 – year-old and Stephen Joseph, 25 – year-old.

According to him, items recovered from the criminals include: TV, DVD, gas cookers, Mattresses, woofer, phones, scissors, among others.


Gen. Onyeuko also said on the same day, troops acting on intelligence reports, conducted a cordon search operation at Fanock Village, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State and found a Toyota Corolla car with registration number ABUJA KUJ 452 AZ with no occupant. 

Onyeuko explained that Troops conducted search operations in the surrounding bush and rescued 3 kidnaped civilians comprising two females and a male. 

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Speaking further, he said :”Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN in a sustained effort to eliminate criminals elements in their Area of operation on 28 June 2022 based credible intelligence conducted clearance operation in conjunction with vigilantes at Kan Duniya Village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, neutralized notorious bandit and kidnapper.

“Similarly, on the same day, troops on fighting patrol sighted 2 x suspected kidnappers around Sara High Ground Mangu Local Government Area Plateau State on a motor cycle, suspects abandoned their motor cycle on sighting troops and fled.

” Troop exploited area and recovered 2 AK47 rifles, 101 rounds of 7.62mm special, 5 magazines, 1 motor cycle, 1 iron digger and 2 black jackets amongst others”, he said. 

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Husband of Slain Kenyan Runner Tirop Seeks Plea Bargain




The husband of slain Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop is seeking a plea bargain after initially denying a charge of murder, his lawyer said yesterday.

Tirop, a rising star in the world of athletics, was killed last October in her home in Iten, a high-altitude training hub in western Kenya for top runners.

Emmanuel Ibrahim Rotich was arrested after a dramatic late-night chase the day after Tirop’s body was found with stab wounds, and has been in custody ever since.

The 41-year-old denied a charge of murder at a November court appearance.

But in the latest twist in the legal saga, his lawyer Ngigi Mbugua told the Eldoret High Court that Rotich was willing to plead guilty to a lesser charge in the hope of attracting a more lenient sentence.

The prosecution said it was not against the idea of a plea bargain but wanted Tirop’s family to be involved in the process.

A hearing on Rotich’s request will take place on 22 September.

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HEDA Petitions ICPC over Allegations against Ex-CJN




The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) has petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over the allegations against the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Chairman, HEDA, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju, yesterday in Lagos.

Suraju, in a letter to the Chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, urged the commission to stand tall over the allegations of corruption, maladministration and incompetence leveled against Muhammad.

“As a leading anti-corruption organisation in Nigeria and non-partisan human rights and development league, we call on the ICPC to commence investigation into the budgetary allocation, utilisation and development process of the judiciary with a view to sanitisation of that critical arm of government,” he said.

Suraju said it was widely reported that the immediate past CJN responded to the allegations brought against him by 14 Justices on the aforementioned allegations.

“It is unarguable that the judiciary is the last hope of the helpless and its judges are only meant to be heard and not seen.

“However, these allegations made by fellow Justices of the apex court against the CJN cannot be overlooked as it is weighty and must be diligently investigated by the commission in order to protect that vital institution.

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“If the Supreme Court of Nigeria is infested with corrupt persons, then our democracy is doomed, ICPC and others relevant bodies should rise and act fast to redeem the temple of justice from possible collapse,” HEDA said. (NAN)

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