The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has declared that Nigeria witnessed the ugliest phase of corruption during the immediate past government led by Muhammadu Buhari.
Kukah made the comment in Ado Ekiti while delivering a lecture at the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the call to bar of the founder of Afe Babalola University, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), on Monday.
The lecture was titled, ‘The future of constitutional democracy in Nigeria: Imperative of a new constitutional order’.
However, the notable cleric clarified that the trend didn’t start under Buhari but maintained that corruption festered under the ex-president’s watch.
“We have seen the worst phase of corruption in Nigeria. Femi Falana, my friend here, will speak about that because he has published a series of articles talking about what happened under the Buhari administration,” Kukah said.
“They were not the ones who caused corruption but I think in the last administration, we saw the ugliest phase of corruption whether in moral terms, financial terms, and other terms,” he added.
Kukah made a case for men of integrity in the judiciary, particularly at the Supreme Court.
The Bishop, while calling on the Federal Government to avoid sentiments in the process of the country’s democratic journey, insisted that upholding the provisions of democracy required selfless service to foster development.
The cleric also frowned at leaders who limited development to their hometowns, saying that it does not project or speak well of the nation’s democracy
Man Utd winger Antony set to return to England and meet police over assault allegations
Manchester United winger Antony is set to return to England to speak with police over allegations of domestic violence.
The Brazil international has been granted an indefinite period of absence after disturbing allegations from his ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Cavalin.
The case is currently being investigated by police in both Sao Paulo and Manchester.
The Sun now reports that the winger is poised to fly back to England from Brazil, and is set to deny all claims.
Cavalin has accused Antony of two separate assaults, while further allegations have come from two more women, Rayssa de Freitas and Ingrid Lana.
Antony has consistently maintained that he is innocent, and that all encounters with the involved women were consensual.
The winger is said to be willing to co-operate with police, as the report quotes a source claiming that the player is willing to surrender his mobile phone to police if necessary.
He appeared on television in Brazil to give an interview, insisting his innocence, and will now meet with police in the UK as their investigation continues
BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap Benue Commissioner Of Information
Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the Benue State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Matthew Abo.
Naija News gathered that Abo was abducted from his residence in his hometown in the Zaki-Biam community of Ukum Local Government Area of the state on Sunday night.
According to Daily Trust, the commissioner was abducted by gunmen who rode on four motorcycles to his house in Zaki-Biam, a rural town famous for being the largest yam market in the country.
It was gathered that the gunmen arrived at Abo’s residence, and ordered everyone, including his wife and children, to lie face down, after which they took him away to an unknown destination on one of the motorcycles.
According to a former media aide to two ex-governors of the state, Tahav Agerzua, the abductors compelled the commissioner at gunpoint to sit behind the rider of one of the motorcycles while a gunman sandwiched him.
Kula Tersoo, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Hyacinth Alia, confirmed the kidnap of the commissioner to to Daily Trust.
He said: “Unfortunately, he (commissioner) was kidnapped in his country home in Ukum LGA, around 8pm on, Sunday, September 24, 2023.
“He was in his home with his family, children and his people when the armed men came in. They forced him to a bike.
“We received the unfortunate development, and His Excellency, Governor Hyacinth Alia has already directed and detailed the security operatives to ensure his safe release from the kidnappers’ den.”
Mohbad’s Father Present As Police Launches Special Investigation Team On Son’s Death
The inauguration of a 13-man special investigative team by the Lagos State Police Command to probe the death of the late singer’s son, Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, was attended by Joseph Aloba, the singer’s father, and some other relatives.
While addressing the press at the inauguration, the Lagos State Commissioner, Idowu Owohunwa, said, “Wherever you are in this world, do not forget, we have a unique access in the INTERPOL, everybody linked to it will be identified and brought to establish their level of liability.
“We want to undertake a fair and open investigation, and we don’t want to isolate specific characters. All facts, including videos, personalities that have been mentioned, those not even mentioned but we do know from our homicide investigation experience, could be vital to getting to the root of this.
“I don’t want to reduce it to specific names at this moment. Let’s proceed with the investigation. And as we have need to identify individuals which could be wider, we will pick on whoever we believe from investigation is linked and we’ll bring such a person within the dictates of the law to come and clarify their level of involvement.”
Mohbad died on September 12 at the age of 27.
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