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Former Lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed Is Dead

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A former member of the House of Representatives during the second republic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed is dead.

His death was confirmed on Thursday evening by his brother, Dr Ahmed Salik, a former lecturer with the Bayero University Kano and also a former member of the House of Representatives.

Naija News gathered Junaid died on Thursday evening at his residence in Kano after a protracted illness.

Meanwhile, in another development, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed the death of its immediate past Comptroller General, Abdullahi Dikko.

The death was confirmed in a statement on Thursday night by the Customs Service Public Relations Officer, Mr. Joseph Attah.

It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that the former Customs boss who hails from Katsina State, died in Abuja on Thursday at the age of 60 after a protracted sickness.

Dikko was the Customs Comptroller-General between 2009 and 2015.

Prior to his death, he was the subject of investigation for alleged financial mismanagement by both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) – two frontline anti-graft agencies in Nigeria.

However, his ill health made it difficult for him to be tried but his house estimated to be worth about N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of naira were seized by the EFCC under the leadership of former acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

The statement by the PRO on the death said: “The family of the former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde just announced his passing away today.

“His funeral prayers (Janaza ) will take place tomorrow, Friday 19th February, 2020 after Jumaat Prayers at National Mosque Abuja.

“He was the Comptroller General of Customs from 2009 to 2015.

“May Allah Forgive his shortcomings and may Aljannatul Firdausi be his final abode.

“May Allah give his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Amin”.

Source: Naija News

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Lagos state government seals off supermarket for selling expired products (photos)

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu government of Lagos State has sealed off the Home Affairs Supermarket located at 21, Ijaye Road, Ogba.

Naija News understands that the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) on Thursday, February 25 announced on its official Twitter handle that it halted business operation at the store for displaying expired products for consumers to buy.

Conversing with reporters on the development, the General Manager of the agency, Afolabi Solebo Esq, said the supermarket was caught having expired products such as Kelloggs Krave (Chocolate Hazelnut) and Frozen foods, on their shelves, of which unsuspecting customers could visit for purchase.

Solebo said it is a wonder that despite several public campaigns and warnings by LASCOPA against such deadly and greedy acts, store managers still sell expired products to their customers, and offence which contravene the State government’s directives on the sale of unwholesome goods.

He said: “I, personally, discovered the expired items on the supermarket shelves on the 23rd of February, 2021, while on a routine check of supermarkets in the area. On discovering the expired products, I told the staff to remove the items from the shelves, which they did in my presence, only for the monitoring and enforcement team to go there the following day and discovered that the items have been returned to the promo shelf.”

Solebo reiterated that the agency had to seal off the Supermarket in the interest of the general consumers in the state, adding that LASCOPA would not fail to initiate litigation if retail shops and supermarkets do not stop displaying expired products for sale.

While charging consumers not to hesitate to report any supermarket or shops within the State where expired products are sold, Solebo enjoined residents to submit their complaints free of charge by visiting the office of LASCOPA at 2b, Soji Adepegba Close, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja or send correspondence to the Agency’s e-mail addresses: [email protected] and [email protected] for necessary action.

See the tweet below:

Meanwhile, the Niger State chapter of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested no fewer than eight suspected drug peddlers.

The state command revealed that it seized 603.24 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in different parts of the state in recent operations, Naija News reports.

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LAUTECH ‘Lecturer’s’ Sex Tape Leaks

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Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, is back in the news due to a controversial development, with the sex tape of a ‘lecturer’ of the institution leaked on Twitter.

Recall that a student of the school was spotted in series of leaked sex footage a few weeks ago.

The institution while reacting to the development denied her being a student of the institution and condemned how the public had spoilt the name of the school.

“We don’t have anything to do with the lady you mentioned. There are many of them who did not even complete secondary school education but would go on social media to claim they are LAUTECH students,” the varsity had stated.

We don’t know her. LAUTECH is a school for serious-minded students and staff and not her type.”

However, on Thursday, another footage was spotted on Twitter with a lot of users claiming that the lecturer works for LAUTECH.

A middle-aged man in a video was filmed by a third party having his way with a lady whose face was shielded.

Meanwhile, the varsity is yet to react as of the time of this report.

 

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Just In: Admiral Aikhomu Dies Of COVID-19 Complications

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A former Chief of Naval Administration Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) has died on Thursday morning of suspected COVID-19 complications.

Naija News understands the former Naval chief passed away at the age of 65.

The late Aikhomu who until his death was the chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS) is the younger brother of former Military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd).

He was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first tenure.

His death is reported to have caused a big blow to the navy community who regard him as a fine officer with unparalleled information on maritime operations and logistics in the Gulf of Guinea.

May his soul rest in peace.

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