Ex-Sokoto Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, Others Acquitted By High Court Over An Alleged N15 Billion Corruption Case
Sokoto state high court has acquitted former governor of the state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and his accomplices over the N15 billion corruption case.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that Justice Bello Abbas on Tuesday, July 31 while delivering judgment submitted that all evidence presented before the court were not concrete enough to convict the Attahiru Bafarawa and have not proved convincing.
The principal magistrate also noted that the prosecutor (EFCC) have not shown the court that every ingredient of the count charges have been established before presenting them to the court.
“Evidence and records have not prove that the accused persons were guilty as charged and therefore should be acquitted. No sufficient and reliable evidence to probe that these accused persons were guilty.
“The only evident are those of the witnesses and written statements of the accused persons. Beside, those evident have not in anyway shown that the accused really committed the offences they were been charged.
“The Hearsays evidence is not a party to the case and is not acceptable to the court. The prosecutor has a burden duty to prove the accused persons beyond reasonable doubt,” the Judge stated.
In his response, the prosecuting counsel, Barrister Jacob Ochidi, applauded the court for the followed due process through the sittings.
He said: “What is matter here is the due process that have been followed to the logical conclusion. We adhered to the court pronouncement.”
Recall that the money laundering case was through a petition sent to EFCC, dated 18th April, 2008 and signed by the then Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Barrister Inuwa AbdukKadir.
Chimamanda Adichie Makes Another History At Yale University
Chimamanda Adichie makes another history at Yale University by emerging as the first African to deliver a speech at Yale’s 318th commencement to celebrate the Yale college class graduands, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Chimamanda Adichie is popularly known for his book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘Americana’. She has also featured in TED talk on several occasion. The Class Day address is as of date back as in 19th century which reflects the student four years at the university. It also constitutes giving prizes to students in several aspects of the University. The students are the one to choose any profoundly acclaimed figure to deliver the speech.
This time around Chimamanda Adichie is chosen to deliver the address on 19th of May, 2019, succeeding Hillary Clinton, the Presidential candidates for the Democratic in the last US Presidential election against the Republican, Donald J. Trump.
The lists of profound people who have been chosen to address on that occasion are, Tony Blair, Barbara Walters, Tom Hanks, and many others. Chimamanda Adichie is now the first African to be included among the list.
Chimamanda Adichie was described by the organizing committee for the event as “an inspiring global citizen whose words, teaching, and social activism has had an indelible impact on the diaspora and broader contemporary culture.”
Chimamanda as well got her master of Arts in African Studies in 2008 at Yale Unversity and commend the class that:
“I remember the many clever undergrads I met while at Yale and it’s an honor to know that a class of similarly clever students chose me to speak to them,”
“Be open to changing your mind. It is often a sign of growth. Be open to the possibility that you might be wrong. Ideology is a good thing but if you find that you yield unquestioningly to every orthodoxy of the ideology you subscribe to, then maybe it is time for some agility in your thinking.”
She further speaks as follows, “If you’re one day enrobed in corporate power, please hire women as executives and not just in human relations. Change the corporate culture. Have an on-site day-care. Make paid family leave standard and ordinary.”
Rabiu Yadudu Becomes New FAAN Managing Director
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, have gotten a newly appointed Managing Director, Rabiu Yadudu. Following the appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari, the Deputy Director for Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu revealed this on Monday in Abuja, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The newly appointed Managing Director is preceded by Saleh Dunoma. Mr. Rabiu happened to be an accredited airport pratitioner in Airport Council International, ACI and International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. He as well certified in Air Transport Systems, Airport Safety Management Systems and Avionics. Mr. Rabiu is formarly the Director of FAAN before his appointment as the Managing Director.
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