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Olisa Metuh Trial: Dasuki Testifies, Claims Amnesia

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Sambo Dasuki appeared in court yesterday and when questioned claimed amnesia.

The former NSA chief, who was brought in by men of the DSS took his stand at the witness box.

Justice Okon Abang, the presiding judge had struck out appeals from both Dasuki and former President Johnathan yesterday enjoining Dasuki to take the stand.

The judge ruled, “I will take the evidence of Col. Dasuki that is in court today,” adding that “the justice of this case demands that it should be dismissed.”

The ex-NSA chief became the eighth witness for the defence team when he took the stand.

Mr Emeka Etiaba (SAN), is the lawyer for Olisa Metuh and he asked the ex-NSA chief questions pertaining to the N400 million paid to Metuh, in 2014.

This line of questioning was to be the first time Dasuki was physically asked about monies marked for arms procurement being diverted to the presidential campaign of the PDP in 2015.

Sambo Dasuki said he could not recall the details of the N400 million paid to Metuh which is part of the charges Etiaba’s client Metuh was facing.

His detention for the past two years prevented him from access to documents that would have aided him in giving any worthwhile evidence for the defence.

When Etiaba asked if the ex-NSA chief could recall any dealings with Metuh and his firm, Destra Investments Limited, Dasuki said, “I cannot confirm if I had any dealings with him from memory.”

“If I have any dealing at all as it relates to this case, it’s not possible that without reference to my record, I cannot respond in a manner that will please you “, he said to Etiaba.

When asked about payments made to Metuh or his company, the witnessed said :

“That will be very difficult for me to give any details of the money paid to Chief Olisa Metuh and the second defendant (Destra Investment Limited) without reference to my records. “Three years is a long time.”

When asked when he could get hold of his documents, the former NSA boss said he did not know.

He further explained “I have four bail court orders and an ECOWAS Court ruling. When they release me, I can go through the records.

“That is when I will be able to give a timeline. As long as I am in detention, the answer is I don’t know.”

At this point, Metuh’s lawyer sought for an adjournment for Dasuki to get his records.

Justice Abang fixed November 3 for a ruling.

 

 

 

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, “Statue Of Unity”

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India Unveils "Statue Of Unity"

India unveils the world’s tallest statue named the “Statue of Unity.”

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the country’s independence leaders has been unveiled. The “Statue of Unity,” located in India is 182 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the world. The Indian president, Narendra Modi officially unveils the statue at an event attended by more than 5,000 police officers.

The president describes the statue as ‘an answer to all those who question the existence of India,’ saying that “the height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this.”

According to reports, the bronze-clad statue cost $430 million to build. The statue also houses a memorial garden and a museum at its base.

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Kanye West Is Taking A Break From Politics

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American rapper Kanye West is now breaking from political talk, saying he was used as a pawn and that his “eyes are now wide open.”

The rapper who once referred to the President of the United States as his brother takes to his Twitter page with a series of tweets declaring that his eyes are now wide open. On Tuesday, 30th October, Kanye West wrote a series of tweets breaking himself from President Trump’s beliefs.

He writes:

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he wrote. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Kanye who had earlier said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat made him feel like a superhero, also declaring “I love this guy” has said he is done being a messenger of beliefs that doesn’t appeal to him personally.

He also writes:

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.

“I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja Violence

Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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