Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Saturday 1st February 2020

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Saturday 1st February 2020

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BREAKING: US Confirms Seventh Case Of Coronavirus

The number of people affected by the Coronavirus in the United States of America has risen to seven.
US health officials also said that a person from Illinois infected with the Coronavirus in China has transmitted the virus to her spouse, marking the first known instance of person-to-person spread of the virus in the US.
“Our assessment remains that the immediate risk to the American public is low,” CDC Director, Robert Redfield, maintained.
As of Thursday, health officials have recorded more than 8,200 infections of the new virus, with the figure set to be increasing.
The US has declared the virus a case of national emergency in the country.

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E2%80%99s-daughter-hanan-will-receive-court BREAKING: Presidency Makes U-turn, Says Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan, Will Receive Court Processes Over SIM Card Case

Garba Shehu, Presidential spokesperson, has called Anthony Okolie’s lawyer, Mr Tope Akinyode, stating that Hanan Buahri was prepared to accept court processes earlier refused at the Aso Villa by Presidency officials. 
The phone call to Okolie’s lawyer came amidst media backlash on the Presidency and President Buhari’s family for showing disdain for legal processes. 
Garba Sheu said, “She now has a lawyer and is ready to collect the court process and sign undertaking to collect it. 
“I’ll forward your number to her lawyer.” 

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Shortly afterwards, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Mallami (SAN), called Okolie’s lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Tope Akinyode.
Making the same statement as Garba, Malami said, “I’ll make arrangement for a lawyer to receive the processes from you. I’ll send the lawyer’s number to you and he’ll make an undertaking.” 
M. E Sheriff, lawyer to Hanan, thereafter called Okolie’s lawyer as well.
Sheriff said that he will make undertaking that he’ll receive the processes on behalf of Hanan and that she will also make an undertaking to the lawyer to accept the documents on her behalf. The drastic u-turn by the Presidency to provide legal representation for Hanan forms an historic precedent of rare court cases against Nigeria’s President family.

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Coronavirus: Nigeria, 12 Other Countries Listed By WHO As Top-risk African States

Nigeria and 12 other countries have been listed by the World Health Organisation as high-risk African states for coronavirus.
The others listed include Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. 

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A statement from WHO said the identified African nations have direct links or a high volume of travel to China. 

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Abductors Release Three Of Four Kidnapped Kaduna Seminarians

Three of the four Catholic seminarians kidnapped by gunmen in Kaduna State have been released.
The gunmen had stormed the Catholic Good Shepherd Major Seminary Kakau in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and kidnapped four seminary students.
Announcing the release of the students, Registrar of the school, Reverend Father Joel Usman, said three were released while one was still with the kidnappers.
Reverend Father Joel in a statement, urged Nigerians to keep praying for the release of the remaining seminarian.
He said, “With joy we announce the safe release of three of our Seminarians by their captors.
“One is still missing. We thank you our brothers and sisters for your prayers in our travails.
“Kindly continue to pray for the remaining one and all those still in the hands of kidnappers.”
Their release was confirmed by the Kaduna State Police Command.

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Expert Urges Nigerian Government To Stop Taxing SMEs

Chief Executive Officer of ConnectNigeria.com, Emeka Okafor, has called on the Nigerian Government to stop the collection of tax from Short and Medium Enterprises in the country.
He also asked the government to relax policies for start ups to help businesses develop.
Okafor made this call while addressing journalists ahead of the 8th edition of Connect Nigeria Business fair scheduled for March 6 and 7 2020.
He pointed out the challenges hindering the growth of start-ups to include lack of information and taxes.
He said, “It almost seems as if we in Nigeria are working harder than we ought to in getting to where our counterparts are all over the world.
“I believe that start-ups for instance should not pay taxes for the first five years they are in business, they should just focus on the growth of the business. 
“I think there are too many policies trying to regulate businesses and it is stiffing growth.
“What we are asking the government to do is to relax policies for start-ups and allow people who have invested in hubs to reap the benefits.”

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E2%80%99s-move-seek-judgment-review-uzodinma-says I Am Not Disturbed By PDP’s Move To Seek Judgment Review, Uzodinma Says

Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, has said that he is not disturbed by the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party and Emeka Ihedioha to seek a review of the judgment that made him governor.
The Supreme Court had on January 14 sacked Ihedioha and made Uzodinma the governor of the state.
The court added excluded votes from 388 polling units where results were cancelled by the Independent National Electoral Commission due to high violence and electoral malpractices.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Uzodinma said he was not disturbed by the actions of the PDP.
He expressed confidence in the court, saying that he was sure the court made the right pronouncement.
He said, “I am not disturbed by the PDP’s move to seek a review of the judgment. 
“I am not concerned because I believe they are going back to the Supreme Court based on falsehood because the number of accredited votes outside the excluded votes is what they are talking about.
“But if you are going to court, you must go to court to discuss or talk about the number of accredited votes including the excluded polling units.
“If you compute the number of accredited votes inclusive of the excluded voters, the figures are correct.
“We went to court with an issue of exclusion; we didn’t go to court complaining about election malpractices, violence and all of that. So, it is a peculiar case.
“My case can be likened to that of Jim Nwobodo vs Onoh and Omoboriowo vs Ajasin – It is the position of the Supreme Court that where an election has been announced at a polling unit, INEC is bound to collect the result and enter the results into the Form EC 8B.
“So, let INEC tell us what happened; I’m a lawmaker and I participated in the amendment of the Electoral Act.”

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Buhari Was Right Not To Handover To Osinbajo, Court Rules, Lawyer Kicks

A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Hon. Justice A. O. Faji has ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari was right not to have handed over power to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, during his visit to the United Kingdom in 2019.
Justice Faji held that President Muhammadu Buhari did not violate the provisions of the constitution when he proceeded on vacation to London from April 25, 2019 to the 5th May, 2019.
A Lagos-based lawyer and activist, Mr Inibehe Effiong, had sued Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/763/2019 when President Buhari travelled out of Nigeria to the United Kingdom in April 2019 in what was controversially termed “a private visit” by presidential spokesperson, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Effiong asked the court to determine “whether in view of the extant provisions of Section 145 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic, 1999 (as amended), the President can validly proceed on vacation for any length of time without transmitting a written declaration to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to that effect, which will empower the Vice President to perform the functions of the President in an acting capacity.”
According to Effiong, the constitution was amended in 2010 following the death of the late President Musa Yar’Adua to prevent a reoccurrence of such national tragedy in which the late President refused to hand over power to the then Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan.
In his defense to the suit, Buhari and Malami argued that “the time within which the President has to transmit a written declaration to the president of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is 21 days.”
President Buhari also stated that his “private foreign trip” lasted for only nine days from the 25th April, 2019 to the 5th May, 2019 and did not exceed the 21 days and that his “private visit” was not a vacation.
Delivering judgment in the suit on Friday, Justice Faji held that Buhari was not under a duty to handover to Osinbajo since his private visit was less than 21 days.
“There was no evidence that Mr. Buhari was on official assignment or had performed official functions during the nine days he spent in London in April 2019,” the judge ruled.
Reacting to the judgment, Effiong expressed fears that the decision of the court may be exploited by President Buhari and future presidents to undermine the interest of the country.
He therefore asserted that he was going to test the judgment at the Court of Appeal on the merit and also appeal against the decision of the court that it lacked the requisite locus standi to file the suit.
He said, “It is good that the learned judge has given a judicial interpretation to Section 145 of the constitution as amended.
“Regrettably, the judgment has left many questions unanswered. 
“For example, does this judgment imply that the President can validly abandon his office and the country, and proceed on vacation for 20 days or less? Will that not result in anarchy since nature itself abhors vacuum? When does the duty of the President to transmit a written declaration arise given that Section 145 of the constitution expressly states that he should do so whenever he is proceeding on vacation?’
“I am afraid about what this judgment portends for Nigeria. 
“A President like the current one who is a constitutional delinquent, that does not hide his contempt for the rule of law, cannot be trusted to do with is right.
“I believe this was why the National Assembly amended Section 145 of the constitution in the first place. It is also my firm believe that the constitution does not allow for a situation whereby Nigeria will exist for one day without having either a President or an acting President. I am scared that with this judgment, Nigeria can stay for 20 days without a president.”

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Shehu Sani Returns To Social Media, Thanks Nigerians For Support

A former senator, Shehu Sani, is back on the social media after a month away in the detention center of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Sani also thanked Nigerians for supporting him during his detention and trial.
The former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district at the National Assembly was arrested by the anti-graft agency for allegedly collecting $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda to bribe Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

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He was released on Thursday evening after meeting the bail conditions of N10m and one surety, who must own a landed property within the Federal Capital Territory.
“With gratitude to the Almighty and appreciation to all those who expressed concern, solidarity, support and prayers during my thirty days in the fascist’s gulag,” he tweeted.
With gratitude to the Almighty and appreciation to all those who expressed concern,solidarity,support and prayers during my thirty days in the fascist’s gulag.— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) January 31, 2020

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Despite Calibration Of Lagos Airport, Virgin Atlantic Diverts Flight To Accra

In spite of the publicised calibration of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Instrument Landing System about two weeks ago by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, foreign airlines still divert flights out of the airport to neighbouring African countries.
The latest of such diversions was Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow London, which could not land at the airport on Friday morning due to inclement weather conditions.
The pilot had to divert the flight to Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana.
A source close to the airport told our correspondent on phone that the aircraft hovered in the air for over an hour, yet the pilot could not land the aircraft at the airport.
There were no fewer than 250 passengers onboard the plane as at the time of the diversion.
It was however, gathered that the pilot had returned to Lagos after the improvement in the weather conditions at the airport.
It would be recalled that NAMA had in the last quarter of 2018 claimed that it had installed the Category III (Category 3) equipment at the Lagos airport, which would enable aircrafts land even in inclement weather conditions.
After the installation, the agency earlier in the month also said it had calibrated the equipment about two weeks ago after series of flight diversions to Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana by foreign airlines.
NAMA had said that it used the $8.5m calibration aircraft, King Air 350, acquired to conduct the exercise after the initial calibration aircraft it hoped to lease from ASECNA failed to carry out the job.
Calibration is a process that ensures the safety of air navigation by conducting regular flight inspection, calibration of test equipment, surveillance of airspace systems and certification of navigation aids in accordance with the stipulated procedures as recommended in the International Civil Aviation Organisation document 8071, annexes 10 and 14, as well as Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority regulations.
As at the time of filing this report, NAMA was yet to respond to enquires made by our correspondent.

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E2%80%99t-resign-until-he-islamise-nigeria-bayo-oluwasanmi Buhari Won’t Resign Until He Islamise Nigeria By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Senator E.H. Abaribe (Abia State) called for the resignation of General Muhammadu Buhari due to the prevalent insecurity, widespread violence, and indiscriminate killings in the country. Abaribe’s statement went blitz in the social media. As expected, it ignited fireballs of attacks and counter attacks from both supporters and critics of Buhari.
Abaribe’s statement is in order. If Buhari was the president of a corporation, he would have been fired five years ago. However, I believe Buhari won’t resign until he Islamises Nigeria. Buhari’s plan to Islamise Nigeria is on track. Buhari is a Fulani and a Sunni Muslim Jihadist. As a Sunni jihadist, he’s no different from other Muslim sect jihadists.
Like other jihadists, Buhari is not governed by the rule of law. He has no respect for the rule of law. He’s determined to eliminate, oppress, suppress, imprison, torture, and take out of circulation his critics, opponents, and other dissidents who disagree with his jihadist tyrannical rule.
As a Sunni jihadist, he believes in changing the social and political organization of Nigeria. He’ll do anything to create an Islamic Nigeria. Already, Nigeria is a member of Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC). Buhari is committed in establishing sovereignty on a territory perceived as occupied or dominated by non-Muslims. This explains in clearer terms why his fellow Fulani herdsmen terrorists jihadists are on killing spree in every community in Nigeria and taking over the land of the “infidels.” More importantly, no member of Fulani terrorists jihadists has been apprehended or prosecuted by Buhari’s regime.
In the history of Nigeria except during the Civil War, we have never witnessed such carnage until Buhari became president. He never missed the opportunity to defend Fulani terrorists jihadists. Responding to attacks by Fulani terrorists jihadists, Buhari said: “The present herder I am told carries
AK 47 and people are even blaming me for not talking to them because may be (they say) I look like one of them. There’s more injustice in this aspersion… The Benue subsistence farmer knows that the Nigerian cattle herder that he knows doesn’t carry nothing more than a stick, occasionally sometimes something to cut grass to feed his cattle.”
As a devout Sunni jihadist, Buhari believes in the supremacy of Sharia law. In a speech at a seminar organized by the Supreme Council of Sharia in Nigeria, August 2001, Buhari declared: “I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria… God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.”
Buhari intimidates, and marginalizes non-Muslins, non-northerners.  With trumped up corruption charges, he illegally removed the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to make way for the appointment of a Sunni Fulani jihadist Ibrahim Muhammad Tanko as Chief Justice. Tanko who studied Sharia law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria said at the 20th Annual Judges Conference held at ABU, “As we all know, there are sections of the Constitution that allow the implementation of Sharia’s personal law and apart from that, we cannot do more.” “However, we have the number to amend the Constitution to suit our own position as Muslims,“ Tanko said.
It is instructive to note that the jihadists are psychotic and sociopathic personalities. Jihadists use both terrorism and insurgency to achieve their goals and objectives of Islamization of a country. Jihadists pursue their objectives through the employment of violence and delusional methods. Jihadists are theologically motivated. Boko Haram is one of the terrorists jihadists groups being used by Buhari to Islamize Nigeria. No wonder, after almost five years, Boko Haram is waxing stronger and stronger everyday killing scores of innocent Nigerians.
Jihadists like Buhari, believe it is their sacred religious duty to propagate Islam along with the government, legal system and cultural norms that go with it. It’s no surprise then that Buhari is unfazed by the killings being perpetrated by the Fulani jihadists. The dastardly murder of the CAN Chairman Rev. Lawan Andimi in Adamawa State and many Christians that were beheaded points to a design of a larger grand scale to Islamize Nigeria.
According to The Christian Post, more than 1,000 Christians have been murdered by Islamic jihadists in 2019. Six thousand Christians killed since 2015, and over 12,000 displaced.
The jihadists are very methodical and painstaking in their quest to establish an Islamic State. The foundation to Islamize Nigeria had been laid many years ago by Usman Dan Fodio through emirates in the north. The emirates are ruled by jihadist principles. The emirates serve as a launching pad for further conquests, thus creating a larger empire called caliphate.
It is through the caliphate that Buhari and the other jihadists will use to bring the entire Nigeria into submission to fully Islamize Nigeria. This is what’s going on in Nigeria now. Buhari is ferociously pursuing the total Islamization of Nigeria by enlisting the support and active participation of the northern emirates and caliphate.
By keeping mute and doing nothing, Buhari has emboldened the Fulani jihadists. Buhari is bent on the Islamization of Nigeria. He is replacing diversity and difference with an Islamic ideology which is being imposed with violence on Nigerian Christians. Nigerians, brace up for the worst. You ain’t seeing nothing yet!

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