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Newly created Upper Area Court 4 sitting in Yola, Adamawa has convicted and sentenced 2 Local Hunters and 3 others to 14 years imprisonment for the offence of receiving stolen property.

The convicts, Sani Umar(aka Wizkid), Abdulhadi Hayatu(Daba), Abubakar Idris(aka Kwaro), Mujahid Muhammad Mujahid and Adamu Usman(aka Mai Mata) were convicted with an option of N100, 000 each.

Sani and Abdulhadi, who hail from Wauru Jabbe in Yola South Local Government Area and said to be Local Hunters by occupation, bought 11 stolen handsets while knowing fully well that the items were stolen.

While Abubakar, an electrician and bricklayer, Mujahid, a capenter and Adamu, a wielder are residents of Wauru Jabbe and Yelwa in Jambutu, Yola North LGA.

The trio admitted to have bought 9 GSM mobile phones from different people with their knowledge that they were carted away which amounted to receiving stolen property contrary to section 307 and punishable under section 308 of penal code law, 2018.

They were arrested by operation farauda and arraigned before the court on the 29th November, 2021, by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in collaboration with the Department of State Security Service(DSS).

All the convicts pleaded guilty when the particulars of complaint was read to them following an application by counsel to the prosecution.A. M. Iliyasu,(Senior State Counsel II), after which the matter was adjourned to 6th December, 2021, for corroboration and summary trial.

To secure the conviction of the 5 defendants, counsel to the prosecution, D. I. Kulthu(Senior State Counsel II) during Monday sitting, called a witness who corroborated their plea and tendered confessional statements which were admitted in evidence without objection.

Thereafter, Kulthu, applied for summary trial of the defendants based on their guilt plea, confessional statements and testimony of the prosecution witness.

Delivering its ruling, the new court presided by its pioner judge, Hon. Ibrahim Musa Ulenda, convicted and sentenced them to 14 years in prison each with and option of N100, 000 each.

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MAAUN Niger alerts students on fake letter circulating on Social media



The Management of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN) has dissociated itself from a letter being circulated in the social media platforms demanding students to obtain “new and improved smartphones”.

A statement by the Spokesman for MAAUN, Kano, Tukur Muntari Masanawa issued on Saturday, urged students to disregard the letter as it did not come from the management of the University.

The attention of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN) has been drawn to a letter purportedly issued by the office of the Registrar, MAAUN Niger signed by one Abubakar Adamu, Faculty Officer demanding students to have a new and improved smartphones and wishes to state that the letter was fake.

The school, therefore, urged students especially those studying Computer Science to ignore the letter which was dated 22/07/2022 with Reference No. MAAUN/CY/1098.

It also advised students to always verify such information in order to ascertain its authenticity.

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APC ticket: Fayemi denies stepping down for Osinbajo, says ‘I’m favourably positioned’




A leading presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has debunked insinuations in some quarters that he may be asked to step down for a particular aspirant.

The governor said he is favourably positioned and have backing of the real stakeholders in the party ahead of the presidential primary election to clinch the APC ticket.

An online media had reported that governor Fayemi and other four governors held a meeting behind a closed door with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, suggesting that the former was been pressured to abandon his presidential ambition.

But in a statement released Friday in Abuja, signed by Head of Media and spokesman of Dr. Kayode Fayemi Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Ige, described such rumour as “absolute rubbish. No meeting took place between us and any aspirant about stepping down.

“We are undoubtedly among the leading aspirants for the position and one to watch in the race. Our candidate has deep trust and respect among political leaders in the party and also from colleague Governors who form a critical mass in the decision making process.”

The statement asked Fayemi’s supporters to remain calm, focus and not losing faith because of the lies fabricated by political detractors, saying no amount of late night demarketing will work against the Kayode Fayemi Presidential project

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Wasu masu riƙe da muƙamai sama da 10 suka ajeye muƙamansu sakamakon shiga takara a zaɓen 2023




Sakamakon umarnin Maigirma Gwamna na duk masu sha’awar shiga zabe a 2023 su sauka daga kan mukaminsu

1 Iliyasu Musa Kwankwaso Commissioner Rural

2 Sanusi majidadin kiru Commissioner education

3 Mamuda Muhammad Santi Commissioner housing

4 Sadiq Aminu wali Commissioner water resources

5 Kabiru Ado lakwaya Commissioner youths

6 Hon Murtala Sule Garu Commissioner Ƙananan humomi da masarautun gargajiya

7 Hon. Babangandu Gwarzo Ya Ajiye Mukaminsa Na Matsayin MD.

8 Hon. Mukhtar Ishaq Yakasai Kwamishinan Ayyuka na musamman na Jihar Kano

9 Tsohon Dan Majalisar Tarayya mai wakiltar Kiru da Bebeji Hon. Abdulmumin Jibril, kuma Babban Darakta a Hukumar Gidaje ta Kasa (FHA)

10 Hon. Yahya Adamu Garin Ali, DG RAMP ya sauka daga mukaminsa

11 Malam Ali Bullet, Mai Bawa Gwamna Shawara akan Harkokin Sufuri ya sauka daga muqaminsa

12 Hon. Ibrahim Ahmad Karaye, Ya sauka daga kan muƙamin sa na kwamishinan Ma’aikatar Al’adu da yawon buɗe Idanu

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