Buhari receives FIFA World Cup trophy; 2010 Independence Day Bombing: Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment; Herdsmen invade Gov Ishaku, Danjuma village; Electricity firms drag FG to court over N1 trn debt . . .
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the FIFA World Cup trophy at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The trophy is presently touring 91 cities in 51 countries across the globe ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup competition billed for Russia in June.
Apart from thanking the world football ruling body, FIFA for allowing the trophy to tour two cities in Nigeria, Abuja and Lagos, President Buhari promised to support the Super Eagles towards winning the trophy in June. He was glad that the Super Eagles was the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
One of the four Abuja blasts suspects, Charles Tombrah Okah, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the 2010 Independence Day bombing in Abuja. Charles, the younger brother of Henry Okah, was sentenced by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday evening.
He was sentenced alongside Obi Nwabueze, his co-accused for the crime. The elder Okah had been sentenced for a similar crime in South Africa, where he was based. A dozen people were killed in the bombing at Eagle Square, Abuja during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
A few days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited Taraba State to avert violence, especially killings by herdsmen in the state, marauding herders have invaded Takum, the home town of Governor Darius Ishaku and former Defence Minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma.
The attacks, which were launched on Tuesday by the Fulani herdsmen, spread to other communities in Takum Wednesday. Takum is the home town of Governor Ishaku and T. Y. Danjuma, a former Chief of Army Staff. A battalion of the Nigerian Army is domiciled in the town being a security flashpoint in recent times. The Police confirmed the attack in Takum on Tuesday, but declared they were waiting for details from the affected areas.
the Power Generation Companies in Nigeria, GENCOs, have dragged the Federal Government before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, over alleged preferential treatment to two of its competitors with intent to harm their business interests.
They accused the Federal Government of giving preferential treatment to Azura Power West Africa Limited and Accugas Limited to the detriment of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry and the power sector as a whole.
In a suit filed by 13 GENCOs, the defendants are the Federal Government, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, NBET, Azura and Accugas.
The GENCOs, represented by Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (Mainstream), Transcorp Power Limited (Transcorp Power), Egbin Power Plc (Egbin) and Northsouth Power Company Limited (Northsouth), are arguing that the defendants, have continuously meted out unfair treatment to them, their investors and suppliers.