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Court Rejects Abba Kyari’s Bail Bid



BREAKING: Govt Loses Bid To Extradite Abba Kyari To US

An application for bail by the suspended deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Abba Kyari failed at the federal high court in Abuja on Monday.

The judge, Inyang Ekwo, ruled that the application had been overtaken by events.

On February 14, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had declared Kyari wanted “over his involvement in a 25kg cocaine deal”.

Consequently, the police announced his arrest and subsequently transfered him to the custody of the NDLEA.

Kyari filed a fundamental human rights suit against the federal government, describing the drug trafficking allegations against him as trumped-up.

READ ALSO: Abba Kyari Takes Govt To Court Over Detention

On February 21, he approached Abuja federal high court to seek bail on the grounds of ill health.
While arguing the application on Monday, Kyari’s counsel, Cynthia Obiajunu Ikenna restated that her client was suffering from diabetics and hypertension and that his condition could not be managed at the NDLEA facility.

She argued further that Kyari was entitled to bail since the offences listed by the NDLEA against her client were not capital offences pursuant to Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution.

“The applicant is suffering from diabetics and is hypertensive and cannot be managed while in custody because the level of sugar has to be ascertained every morning and that would determine the drug he is going to take.

“Since he has been in detention, he has no access to medical care.

“Even on Thursday when I left here, I went to see the applicant with a doctor but I was refused access, ” she said.

She then prayed the court to grant her client bail adding that he had “a liable surety” and that “he will not jump bail.”

Objecting, Joseph Sunday, NDLEA director of prosecution and legal services, told the court that the commission had obtained an order of court to detain the applicant for 14 days for further investigation.

According to him, the NDLEA has an “excellent medical facility” to take care of the applicant.
In his ruling, Ekwo held that the order to detain the applicant for 14 more days pending investigation was obtained from a court of coordinate jurisdiction.

He added that he would not make an order contrary to that of a court of coordinate jurisdiction.
Ekwo sdded that the case for bail had been overtaken by events.

READ ALSO: Court Rejects Abba Kyari’s Bid To Leave Detention

“The only order I can make in addition to what I have said is that the respondent shall allow the applicant to his prescribed and verified medication while in custody,” he held.

He has since adjourned the matter to March 15 to hear Kyari’s fundamental rights suit.


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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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