The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied the arrest of the immediate Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, and his wife Gerald. However, in the light of Okorocha’s exit from office as governor of Imo, reports began to circulate online on Thursday that he had been arrested by the EFCC.
Newly-sworn-in Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has commenced the demolition of the Akachi Tower, one of the monuments built by his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. Concise News understands that the Akachi Tower, built on a reclaimed dumpsite, was one of the structures commissioned by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, earlier this month.
The newly-sworn-in Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has denied knowledge of the demolition of Akachi tower near Aba Road, Owerri, Concise News reports. Contrary to reports emanating from Owerri, the government said it had no hand in the pulling down of the monument.
Residents of Enugu metropolis on Thursday went about their normal activities and disregarded the sit-at-home order issued by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Concise News reports. The proscribed group had in a statement, directed the residents to observe a sit-at-home order in memory of those who lost their lives in the Nigeria-Biafra war from 1967 to 1970.
Embattled singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State. Concise News reports that Naira Marley had earlier pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Ukraine in a Group D match at the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland on Thursday, Concise News reports. The Nigerian team progressed to the round of 16 as the best loser in the group with just four points behind the United States and Ukraine who top the group.