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

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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

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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Rivers Assembly Screens, Confirms Eight Commissioner Designates

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The Victor Oko-Jumbo-led faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly, on Tuesday screened and confirmed eight nominees for possible appointment as commissioners in the state.

Reports says that the screening took place at the temporary legislative chambers located within the state Government House.

The Oko-Jumbo-led three-member legislature is loyal to the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

The commissioner designates are to fill some of the vacancies created by the recent resignation of nine commissioners loyal to the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Chief Nyesom Wike.

During the sitting, Oko-Jumbo read the correspondence from the governor, requesting the screening and confirmation of the nominees.

He expressed the assembly’s commitment towards supporting the governor to provide democracy dividends to Rivers people.

The factional speaker said that the screening was part of the assembly’s responsibility in the governance of the state

Responding, the House Leader, Mr Sokari Good-boy and Deputy Speaker, Adolphus Timothy, unanimously adopted the request.

They said that most of the nominees had previously served the state at various capacities without blemish.

The commissioner designates include, Mr Charles Bakee, Mr Collins Onunwo, Dr Peter Medee and Mr Elloka Amadi,

Others are, Mr Basoene Benibo, Mr Sydney Gbara, Dr Ovy Chukwuma and Mr Solomon Eke.(NAN)

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Police Arrest Suspect for Allegedly Defrauding Thai Citizen of $216,000, N30m

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Police in Lagos State have arrested a suspect, Chimereze Chinedu, for allegedly defrauding a citizen of Thailand of $216,000 (₦317,725,271) and N30 million.

Police spokesman in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a post he shared on his X (formerly Twitter) handle @benHundeyin on Tuesday.

He said that the suspect was arrested by detectives of the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID).

“Chinedu defrauded his victim under the pretense of selling 37 tricycles to her.

“He further expanded his fraudulent activity by forging letters of SCID, Lagos, showing that the tricycles were seized by the police and further extorted N30 million from the victim to purportedly secure the release of the tricycles,” he said.

The image maker said that the suspect was arrested on May 10 in Enugu State following weeks of diligent investigation and technical support from the International Criminal Police Organization, (INTERPOL)

The spokesman said that the suspect was currently in detention, as investigations continued to uncover details towards identifying and apprehending his accomplices.

According to Hundeyin, the Lagos State Command remains steadfast in its commitment to combating internet fraud and ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice. (NAN)

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Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers not Proven Effective, Says UNODC

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said that the move by the Nigerian Senate to impose death penalty for drug trafficking offenders would not yield the desired result.

UNODC Country Representative, Oliver Stolpe, said this at a two-day Media Personnel Training organised in collaboration with NDLEA and other partners on Tuesday in Abuja.

Reports says that the training is centered on Anti -Corruption, Police Accountability, Wildlife Crime and Sensitisation on Drugs Prevention, Treatment and Care, (DPTC).

“Our stance as UN is clear on the death penalty we are principally and categorically against it. And from a very practical viewpoint, I have to say, it doesn’t make sense,” he said.

Stolpe maintained that the UN had always advocated for clear distinction between crimes of drug trafficking as opposed to the issue of drug use.

He said that it was always considered primarily to be a health issue saying that it should be dealt with as such.

According to him, addiction is a health condition, it is not a choice.”

On the need for an updated drug data for Nigerians, Stolpe observed that the current national drug survey for Nigeria was last done six years ago, (2018), and therefore does not reflect the current situation for Nigeria.

He said “the drug use survey of 2018 remains as far as I can tell the most cited study in the media.

“This data is outdated and I think a very critical question that media could ask at that point is really well, how can we still refer to 2018 data to describe today’s levels of drug use?

Stolpe enjoined the media to keep the good work while ensuring that information were disseminated efficiently and effectively. NAN)

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