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Ex-ABU VC, Bursar Arraigned For N1bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged Professor Ibrahim Garba and Ibrahim Shehu Usman, the former vice chancellor and bursar of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, respectively, with money laundering.


The EFCC said in a statement on Thursday that they were charged with eight counts of theft and money laundering involving more than N1 billion before Justice A.A. Bello of the Kaduna State High Court.

The two were arrested after a petition accusing them of stealing funds intended for the popular Kongo Conference Hotel in Zaria led to months of covert investigation.

According to the findings of the investigation, the defendants are accused of stealing more than one billion Naira and transferring it to their individual accounts from various institution accounts.



1) The member representing Zaria state constituency, Suleiman Dabo, and the deputy speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Dr. Isaac Auta Zankai, have defected from the state’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined the (LP).

2) Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has urged Nigerians to support qualified candidates who are both mentally and physically up to the task of leading a sick country like ours. Yesterday in Enugu, Obi made the appeal during a discussion with students from the  in the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Business School, UNEC.

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3) The Eastern Security Network, also known as ESN, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, yesterday disowned the alleged female executioner who was trending on social media. The group criticized the Federal , the Nigerian Army, and other security agencies for what it claimed was the most recent “Nollywood” film made to malign it and ESN.


4) The Independent National Electoral Commission, , yesterday extended the deadline for collecting Permanent Voter’s Cards, or PVCs, by seven days in response to widespread complaints from many regions of the nation. The exercise will now conclude on January 29, rather than January 22 as originally planned. Read More

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5) The Defence Headquarters has stated that, at least 115 hostages who were held in various states in the region were freed by its troops operating in the North West and North West were freed. While in the regions, 65 terrorists were detained and no less than 75 terrorists were killed.

6) The Kogi State Government sent Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr. Ado Ibrahim a query regarding his refusal to stand with other dignitaries to welcome when he visited the state to inaugurate some legacy projects on December 29, 2022. Dr. Ado Ibrahim, has referred to the accusations as unfair.


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7) On Thursday, doctors in Abia State blocked the gate to the Government House, pleading that they were running out of time and unable to handle their problems. They declared in their rage that they would bring the bodies of their members, who pass away every day, to the Government House the next time.

8) Following the report of the Visitation Panel to the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has suspended Mr. Banji Alabi, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution On Thursday, the governor made the suspension official while presenting the polytechnic with the panel’s report.

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9) The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court has questioned Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Iyanna regarding an arrest warrant issued against PDP candidate for governor of Akwa Ibom State Umo Eno. Eno filed a petition against the senior magistrate for issuing a “irregular and illegal warrant of arrest” against him through his legal team, which was led by Samuel Ikpo.


10) Godwin , the embattled governor of the Central Bank, has returned to the nation. According to the report, Emefiele reportedly arrived back in the nation on Wednesday. This occurs as rumors about his impending arrest by the Department of State Service are spreading.

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