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Court Okays Lawyer’s Request To Quit Maina’s Trial

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request by Adeola Adedipe, a defence lawyer in the trial of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abulrasheed Maina, to be allowed to withdraw from the case.

Adedipe had, until recently, represented Maina’s company -Common Input Limited – charged as the second defendant in the money laundering trial of the PRTT Chairman.

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On Thursday, the lawyer moved the application for leave to withdraw, which he filed on November 25, 2020, which Justice Okon Abang granted in a brief ruling.

Although Adedipe’s application was devoid of any reason for his action, it was learnt the the lawyer elected to withdraw because the defendant did not perfect his brief.

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Meanwhile the trial continued on Thursday in the absence of the defendants and their lawyers, with the court entertaining evidence from a witness of the prosecution.

 

The decision by the court to allow the continuation of the trial was in line with its earlier ruling, allowing the trial to be conducted in the absence of Maina, who the court found to have jumped bail.

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FG rescues mother of four trafficked to Egypt by her elder brother

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A 22-year-old man identified as Abdussalam Muhammad has been stabbed to death by suspected phone snatchers in Yakasai Quarters of Kano Municipal Area of Kano State on Friday, December 11.

 

Confirming the incident to newsmen, his mother, Bilikisu Alhassan Nuhu Yakassai, said some hoodlums broke into their house at about 3am. She said the armed men took her phone and that of her children’s before they went into the room where Muhammed was sleeping, broke the door and stabbed him in the abdomen. She said she took Muhammed on a motorcycle to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital where he died.

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“I informed my mother-in-law about the incident in my house, after I shouted with prayers and my neighbor came out, they ran after the thieves but they escaped,” she said.

 

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said one of the perpetrators had already been arrested. He added that further investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Suspected phone snatchers kill 22-year-old man in Kano

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A 22-year-old man identified as Abdussalam Muhammad has been stabbed to death by suspected phone snatchers in Yakasai Quarters of Kano Municipal Area of Kano State on Friday, December 11.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, his mother, Bilikisu Alhassan Nuhu Yakassai, said some hoodlums broke into their house at about 3am. She said the armed men took her phone and that of her children’s before they went into the room where Muhammed was sleeping, broke the door and stabbed him in the abdomen. She said she took Muhammed on a motorcycle to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital where he died.

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“I informed my mother-in-law about the incident in my house, after I shouted with prayers and my neighbor came out, they ran after the thieves but they escaped,” she said.

 

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said one of the perpetrators had already been arrested. He added that further investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Aisha Yesufu celebrates 47th birthday

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Activist Aisha Yesufu turns 47 today December 12.

 

To celebrate her birthday, she shared this photo of herself from when she was a toddler.

 

”It was my first birthday and I am sure they felt I was too big to be a year old. I didn’t come to Nigeria to settle and today at 47, no way am I settling. Where we started and where we are!

1st and 47th Birthday” she wrote on her IG page as she shared the photo

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