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Cross River govt drags Senator Owan-Enoh to court over alleged murder



The Cross River state government dragged the gubernatorial candidate of All progressive Congress (APC), the distinguished Senator John Owan-Enoh to court for the alleged murder of one Ayuk Ogar (M) and Tangban Obi Atu (M) .

It will be recalled that GISTOK reported that at Bendeghe Ekim Village, in the Etung local government area of ​​Cross River State, during a peace meeting between members of the two main political parties in the area,

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APC and PDP, an Ayuk Ogar (M) and Tangban Obi Atu (M) were shot dead by suspected killers. The main suspects, Agbor Mgbe Agbor (M) who shot and killed Ayuk Ogar

(M) and others were Osawa-Ayi Amba (M) 22, Ojong Owan Ntokwa (M) 35 were arrested and paraded by the Police Command in the state.

Accordingly, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, the candidate for APC Governor, Senator John Owan-Enoh was indicted before the Superior Court One of Calabar, chaired by Chief Judge of Cross River State, Judge Michael Edem on the alleged murder.

In the complaint No HC / 48C / 2019, Senator Owan-Enoh was charged with three counts. According to the charge sheet signed by the Director of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Ministry of Justice,

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State of Cross River, Gregory Okem, ESG, Count One stated: “John Own Enoh on February 16, 2019 at 11.00 in Bendeghe in Etung, the local government illegally Killed an ayuk ogar.

Count two: “John Owan Enoh on February 16, 2019 at 11.00 in Bendeghe, on Etung, the local government illegally killed a Tangban Obi Atu.

Count three: “John Owan Enoh on February 16, 2019 at 11.00 in Bendeghe on Etung, the local government tried to illegally kill a Clinton Obin.”

Speaking in an interview with GISTOK on Friday, Sen. John Owan Enoh’s lawyer, Mba Ekpezu Ukweni, Nigeria’s chief ombudsman (SAN) said:

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“The matter came up on Thursday (July 10, 2019) and, as is already pending before The court, is the court that will give a decision, I only express my opinion about what was happening.

“When the matter arose, the defendant, distinguished senator, John Owan Enoh was not in court because he had not been served. The service is fundamental, so we enter into protest.

“That the court can not make any decision regarding the matter against him, when the information has not been communicated to him. The matter was postponed until July 24, 2019 to ensure that the service is performed on it.

“He is not fleeing from being served, but the proper procedure must be followed to have it delivered and taken to court.”

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The SAN said the matter was before the Chief Justice of the Cross River State, the Michael Edem Court of Justice, the Superior Court One of Calabar.

“Sen. John Owan Enoh was the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the last governor’s election and he felt aggravated by the outcome of the election and filed a petition before the election court of the governor established for Cross River State. .

“That’s what I know, this issue of filing a murder charge, I do not understand, but that’s for the court to decide.” What I do understand is that, if someone has done something, particularly in a criminal matter, there is no indirect

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responsibility for the crimes. If his followers have done something, of a criminal nature, it is the person who committed the offense that should be held responsible, not him, did not send anyone to kill anyone.

“I was not there, I was not close to there, but those are the problems that will arise in the trial.” I was struck by the fact that the Director of the Public Prosecutor’s Office requested the service of his service by substituted means,

sticking it in his house at number 2 John Owan Enoh Close, next to Odukpani Road by Global Drinks Hotel Ikot Ansa Calabar, in addition to publication in the National Newspaper regarding it.

“The second option, I could say it’s not an appropriate thing to do, the man as I said is not running away from receiving the information.” The sheriff went to his house in Abuja and he was not in the house, but his aides were there.

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“The security man confirmed that the man was not in the house, but if he waits a little, he will come, we will contact him, he would come, but the sheriff could not wait and decided to return to Calabar and put a proof of service that served him in the security man.

“When I called to confirm, they told me that the sheriff did not leave any copies there, of course the sheriff knows that this would not have been an adequate process service of this nature, it has to be personal.”

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He explained that the senator does not know anything about what happened: “We suspect that he should have a political motivation, which is not appropriate,

does not affect well, does not personalize the government, is not at all.” Person who is in a government position to personalize it. “We will study other issues

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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