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Kebbi Magistrate stabbed to death, wife arrested as key suspect

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•Late Magistrate Attahiru Ibrahim Zagga and estranged wife Farida Abubakar

The Kebbi State Police Command has arrested Farida Abubakar, a 30-year-old woman, in connection with the murder of her estranged husband, Attahiru Ibrahim Zagga.

The spokesperson for the command, SP Nafiu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, adding that Ibrahim, a magistrate in the state, was stabbed to death in his Birnin Kebbi house on Thursday night.

He said, “On 25/8/2022 at about 2140hrs, policemen attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Gwadangaji, received information that a strange noise was heard from the house of a neighbour, one Attahiru Ibrahim ‘m’ of Alieru Quarters, Birnin Kebbi, and his gate was also locked.

“On receipt of the information, a team of policemen were swiftly mobilized to the scene. They forced themselves into the house where they found the said Attahiru Ibrahim lying in a pool of blood and was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

“Similarly, his estranged wife, one Farida Abubakar ‘F’ aged 30yrs was also seen inside the compound. Hence, she was suspected and arrested in connection with the case.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, had directed the DPO to immediately transfer the case to SCID, Birnin Kebbi, for discreet investigation with a view to unravelling the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.”

The deceased former course mate, Aminu Ubandoma  also confirmed the incident via his Facebook page.

“Innalillahi wa’inna ilaihin raji’un. Attahiru Ibrahim Zagga Esq was stabbed to death at his house yesterday (Thursday) in Birnin Kebbi. Until his death, he was a magistrate with Kebbi State judiciary.

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“He was my course mate at the university. We attended Nigeria law school together and stay in the same room at Yenagoa campus. May his soul rest in Jannatul Firdausi,” Aminu wrote.

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BREAKING: Tribunal dismisses Edeoga, LP’s petition, affirms Mbah’s election as Enugu Governor

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Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah

…Edeoga’s petition lacks merit

The Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu has upheld the election of Dr. Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the March 18 election in the state.

Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party (LP) had approached the tribunal to challenge the declaration on the grounds that Mbah wasn’t qualified to stand for the election.

He alleged that he forged his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC certificate and cases of over-voting in Udenu, Nkanu East and Enugu East local government areas.

The Tribunal chaired by Justice Kudirat Murayo Akano dismissed all grounds of petition saying his petition lacked merit.

The panel held that NYSC isn’t a requirement for contesting for the office of the Governor and there’s no where that the NYSC Certificate was attached to the documents Mbah submitted to INEC by the respondent.

On the issue of forging NYSC Certificate, the panel discountenanced all the evidences by the DSS, NYSC official and others because they weren’t in compliance with paragraph 4, sub-section 5D of the evidence act.

Only the witness of the pw26 which was described as a hearsay by the panel and those not help the petitioners and therefore resolved the issue of Certificate Forgery in favour of Mbah.

On the issue of wrong computation of results of the Labour Party in Udenu local government, the panel said they petitioners failed to prove his case and the witnesses they called gave the same report from different polling units and wards and wondered why their testimonies are the same even from different locations.

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The panel also said that the witnesses presented by the Labour Party weren’t duly accredited agents by INEC and makes their testimony invalid.

The panel based on the witnesses from the right agents in 3 polling units, deducted 51 votes from PDP and added same to Labour Party.

The tribunal held that the deduction isn’t enough to Overturn the election of Mbah.

In Amagu polling unit in Nkanu East the panel cancelled the votes for all parties because the witness pw10 proved he was there and the right person.

In the remaining 11 polling units, the tribunal held that the witnesses didn’t sign the result sheet and their witnesses is discountenanced because they can’t prove they were party agents

After resolving all the matter, the tribunal dismissed the petition for lacking in merit.

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Greener Tomorrow: Transcorp Champions Environmental Project Promoting Waste Management and Recycling in Local Schools

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Transnational Corporation Plc (“Transcorp”), Nigeria’s largest listed diversified conglomerate renowned for its investments in the Power, Hospitality and Energy sectors, has embarked on a groundbreaking environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.

On Wednesday, September 20th, the group launched an initiative aimed at sensitising schools across the country on proper waste management and recycling, fostering a greener and more sustainable future for Nigeria.

Employees from various Transcorp Companies in Nigeria; Transcorp Plc, Transcorp Hotels Plc, Transcorp Power Limited, Transafam Power Limited, and Transcorp Energy Limited passionately participated in the project. The dedicated staff members visited two schools each across the different states they operate in, engaging with students and educators to raise awareness about the importance of responsible waste disposal and the advantages of recycling.

The project is aligned with Transcorp’s Africapitalism philosophy, which is embedded in its vision to power positive change within the environment the group operates. In executing this environmental initiative, the Group has chosen to work through the leaders of tomorrow, by partnering with secondary schools, to instill a sense of environmental responsibility among the young generation, inspiring them to become champions of sustainable practices.

During the engaging sessions representatives effectively communicated the significance of proper waste management techniques and the positive impact recycling can have on the environment. Students were educated on various waste segregation methods and the significance of reducing, reusing, and recycling materials to minimise their ecological footprint.

To reinforce the importance of recycling, Transcorp Group partnered with Recycle Points, one of Nigeria’s foremost waste recycling and social benefit company and an alumnus of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Transcorp also donated segmented dustbins to each school, designed to facilitate and streamline the recycling process. These specialised dustbins will empower the students and staff to segregate different types of waste effectively, encouraging a culture of recycling within the school premises. They have also collaborated with a strategic partner who will ensure that the recyclables are collected, and proceeds used to train out-of-school children.

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Speaking at the occasion, President/GCEO of Transcorp Group, Dr. Owen Omogiafo OON expressed immense pride in the Group’s commitment to environmental stewardship. She stated, “At Transcorp, being the Africapalists that we are, we firmly believe that sustainable development is a shared responsibility. Actively engaging with local schools and investing in educational initiatives, allows us to create a lasting positive impact on our environment and inspire the younger generation to adopt eco-friendly practices.”

In his closing remarks, the representative of the School Principals, on behalf of Lagos State Government, Permanent Secretary, teachers and other staff, expressed his appreciation for this initiative. He encouraged students to imbibe the culture of environmental consciousness and the habit of recycling.

Transcorp’s dedication to sustainability extends beyond this project, as it continues to explore innovative solutions for reducing its own environmental footprint. Earlier in the year, the Group Chairman Mr. Tony O. Elumelu CFR planted trees at Transcorp Hilton Abuja to commemorate World Environment Day. Combining the resources and expertise of its subsidiaries in the Power, Hospitality, and Energy sectors, Transcorp seeks to lead by example and inspire other organisations to embrace environmentally responsible practices.

Transnational Corporation Plc (Transcorp Group) is a publicly quoted Conglomerate, with a diversified shareholder base of approximately 300,000. Its portfolio comprises strategic investments in the power, hospitality, and oil and gas sectors. Its businesses include Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Transcorp Hotels Calabar, Aura by Transcorp Hotels, Transcorp Power, Transafam Power, and Transcorp Energy.

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Tribual dismisses PRP petition against Peter Mbah’s victory

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Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah

The Governoship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Redemption Party candidate Chris Agu against the election of Governor Peter Mbah.

The chairman of the Tribunal, Kudirat Akano while delivering judgement on the petition on Thursday dismissed the allegation of PRP governorship candidate that Governor Peter Mbah’s NYSC certificate was forged.

The Tribunal further ruled that Governor Peter Mbah was duly elected by majority of votes cast at the election

On last issue the Tribunal ruled that the governorship election of March 18 and the return of Governor Peter Mbah as winner complied with the provisions of Electoral Act 2022

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