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Bail application: Okorocha denies dragging Attorney General to court

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Rochas Okorocha

The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, said he did not take the  Attorney General of the Federation to court on a suit seeking for his (Okorocha’s) bail application coming up on Tuesday (today).

Okorocha made this known to newsmen in Owerri, on Tuesday, through his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemedo, while reacting to an online report that the Attorney General of the Federation was included in the Okorocha’s suit for bail application and N1 billion damages over the alleged invasion of his private house in Abuja by the officials of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

According to Onwuemedo’s statement, “Senator Rochas Okorocha has been in EFCC custody since the agents of the commission stormed his house and arrested him. The Commission took him to court on Monday, May 30, 2022, with other accused persons in the matter. The Presiding judge, in his wisdom,  adjourned the matter to Tuesday, May 31, 2022, for Okorocha’s bail application to be taken or heard.

“We were concerned with the expected hearing of the bail application today when our attention was drawn to the online stories of N1b suit and engagement of 5 SANs. Okorocha has no reason to take either the Attorney General of the Federation or the office of the Attorney General of the Federation,  to court and claim 1b damages, over the invasion of his house, since the incident had nothing to do with, AGF or his office.

“lf Okorocha comes t of detention and the ng the line, decides to take legal action to press for damages,  over the invasion of his residence, he knows those who acted.  We do not think he would include the AGF, office. We know some patriotic Human Rights Lawyers in the Country and some of them,  highly respected SANs have been of immense help in dealing with human rights violations in the country, most of the time, on their own to help the society.”

“We are therefore acted, that the renowned  Senior Advocates mentioned in the online stories might have been challenged by the invasion of Okorocha’s private residence by agents of the EFCC and might have also decided to take the bull by the horns.

“We thank them if Okorocha comes out of detention and decides to walk in that direction,  fine. But one fact would be made clear and that is, that the AGF and the office of AGF would not be parts of the action because they had nothing to do with the invasion of Okorocha’s private residence.

“We have done him to keep the record straight.  We are looking forward to seeing Okorocha out of detention by the Grace of God and the magnanimity of His LORDSHIP, handling the case,” Okorocha said.

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War: China, India, Tajikistan, others to send troops to Russia

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China’s People’s Liberation Army will send troops to Russia to participate in the “East-2022” drills.

The East-2022 is also called the Vostok-2022 and this was disclosed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, according to CNN.

“China’s participation in the exercise is aimed at deepening practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of the participating countries,” the ministry added.

It further explained that the Asian giants’ participation would enhance the level of strategic cooperation among countries involved.

The exercise would further strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats, according to the defense ministry.

It, however, added that the exercise is unrelated to the current international and regional situation.

Other nations to join in the exercise are India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries.

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Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of three additional orthopedic hospitals.

Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Primary Health Care(PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House.

The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in collaboration with development partners.

Ehanire disclosed that the President approved siting of the orthopedic hospital in three regions.

“North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively”, NAN quoted him saying.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed said N471.9 billion had been disbursed to states under the $1.5billion World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme.

She added that all the 36 states had fully domesticated the fiscal reforms in their public financial management system.

Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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BREAKING: Electricity workers call off strike

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National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has called off its nationwide strike.

The decision followed an emergency meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige on Wednesday.

The minister’s spokesman Olajide Oshundun, announced that Ngige intervened in the industrial action.

NUEE Secretary General, Joe Ajaero, assured that electricity would be restored across the country tonight.

The workers shut down all Transmission Companies of Nigeria (TCN) offices earlier today.

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