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Abuja man moves to defraud adopted child out of inheritance

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By Muhammad Abdullahi

An Abuja based  octogenarian retiree, Alhaji Sule Usman has been accused of undue manipulation aimed at taking custody of his late wife’s adopted child, Khadijat Suleiman and sell off property worth over N100 million  willed to her. 

Usman, a native of Okpo in Kogi state, but lives in Kubwa Abuja, is said to have married the late Hajiya Salamatu  Sule for almost 12 years, before the woman died without a biological child, except the adopted girl child. 

The younger sister of the late woman, Aisha Ameh who took the child adoption case to Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Child Welfare Unit, said her late sister’s husband had never accepted the child while the woman was alive.

Ameh noted that the man who has four other wives with many children, opposed the child adoption idea by her late sister, claiming that his Islamic faith does not support it.

She said that the man who is still a Muslim all of a sudden developed interest in the child, because he wants to take over everything willed to the adopted child and transfer same to other children of the other wives.

She further accused the man of physically and emotionally abusing the 6-year little girl.

According to her, even though an FCT Area Court has granted the custody of the child to the man, after his subtle moves for re-adoption failed, the life of the child was in danger, as the other children of the man do not welcome the adopted child into the family. 

Ameh has called on government to quickly take over the late woman’s property valued at over N100 Million, and keep same in trustee for the child. 

” Please, and please, I’m appealing to Nigerians though judgement has been given, we don’t have power but we solicit for the help of Nigerians and the Nigerian government, please come rescue this little child and all that my sister has laboured for, the girl will end up getting nothing. In this world, she will be a loser. I’m appealing please”, she said.

Meanwhile, the accused man has debunked the claims that he opposed the adoption of the child, stating that he actually supported his late wife and welcomed her into his family. 

The man who responded via the document he submitted to the court, said he has taken custody of the child to adequately care for her, while also ensuring that the property left by his late wife for the child was preserved.


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NSCDC dismisses viral video on ‘bandit personnel’

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a viral video purporting that a member of the corps confessed to being a bandit.

The suspected bandit, Mr Abdullah Saidu, in the viral video called himself personnel of the Corps.

This is contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC Spokesperson, Mr Olusola Odumosu, in Abuja.

Newsmen report that Saidu was arrested in connection to a group of armed bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi.

The spokesperson said that the NSCDC has set up a team to investigate the available records to confirm the authenticity of Saidu’s claims that he was the corps personnel.

“The general public shall be adequately briefed on subsequent findings.“Based on the aforementioned, the purported video where the alleged suspect openly confessed to the crime did not in any way give credence to or affirm his membership to the Corps.

“Experience has shown that criminals are fond of impersonating security operatives in order to divert attention, subvert investigation or get away with the crime,” he said.

Odumosu further noted that the NSCDC was saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property amongst others.

“The Corps will not in any way condone any saboteur of national security or sponsorship of criminals.”He reiterated the Corps’ zeal to discharge its statutory mandates without compromise but with humility and integrity.

He said the NSCDC will continue to synergise with sister agencies to combat crimes in the country.

Source: (NAN)


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Federal government to incorporate NNPC board in six months

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President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday he had appointed a board for the NNPC and directed that it should be incorporated within six months, a move that could allow it to sell shares in the future.

The President signed the petroleum bill into law last month which has been in the works for nearly two decades, aiming to overhaul the sector and turn the state-owned oil company into a private firm.

The new oil law requires NNPC to be incorporated within six months, Buhari said in a statement, appointing Ifeanyi Ararume as NNPC chairman and its current Chief Executive Mele Kyari to lead the firm.

Kyari has said NNPC could consider an initial public offering (IPO) within three years. The incorporation could pave the way for NNPC to sell shares.

Buhari said last month that NNPC made its first profit in 44 years in 2020.

Source:(Global World News)


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Niger state becoming safe haven for fleeing Zamfara bandits

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Shiroro Local Government in Niger State has cried foul over the influx of bandits and terrorists fleeing Zamfara state.

The bandits/terrorists are identified by their masks and motorcycles, and their presence is causing fear and apprehension among the locals, spokesman of the local government, Salis M. Sabo disclosed in a statement.

Sabo said the bandits are believed to have flown from “Zamfara or other adjoining troubled states which the Niger State borders through Shiroro.

“The marauders have started showing their ugly faces in Galadiman Kogo, Zama, Magami, Maganda m, Paleli, Iburo, Chukuba, Dnasapa all in Shiroro Local Government.

“The military operation going on in Zamfara needs to be well coordinated and replicated in other States on Zamfara borders so as to save the vulnerable neighboours from bearing the brunt arising from the operation.

“The Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA) calls on the authorities concerned to swiftly intervene and listen to the cries of the people of Shiroro” Salis M Sabo said.


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