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AMML sacks MD, Faruk for challenging owners’ authority in court

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The Abuja Markets Management Limited, AMML has announced the sacking of its Managing Director, Abubakar Usman Faruk following some litigations occasioned by the leadership crisis rocking the company.

Faruk had recently approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the legality of the newly reconstituted Board of AMML which affected his position.

But the Federal High Court on July 11 2023, in a ruling granted the prayers of Abubakar Faruk, recognizing him as a director of the Company, amongst other reliefs.

However, the shareholders, in a meeting on Monday unanimously resolved to relieve Usman Faruk of his position as the Managing Director /CEO of Abuja Markets Management Limited, with immediate effect.

The acting Managing Director/CEO, Abbas Yakubu who confirmed the development to journalists shortly after the meeting, said Faruk would, however, remain one of the directors of the Company.

According to him, the shareholders were miffed by the effrontery of the sacked MD to challenge their authority as the ultimate owners of the Company, lamenting that he had enjoyed a rare privilege as the longest-serving head of any FCTA –owned Company.

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He’s my favorite player – Man United’s Kobbie Mainoo reveals his football idol

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Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo has revealed that former Barcelona star Ronaldinho is his idol in football.

When asked about his idol growing up,Mainoo said in a recent interview (via @centredevils): “My idol? Growing up, it was Ronaldinho. He’s my favourite player.”

Ronaldinho made 547 appearances in his senior club career, scoring 197 goals and providing 166 assists across competitions.

He also won La Liga twice and the UEFA Champions League once with Barcelona.

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Man remanded for allegedly refusing to pay for burukutu, pepper soup

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A driver in Adamawa State, David Donald, has been remanded at a correctional centre in the capital, Yola, after he allegedly consumed large quantities of a local beer called burukutu and refused to pay for it.

The defendant also allegedly added two plates of fish pepper soup to his unpaid bills.

Donald, charged with cheating and arraigned before an Upper Area Court 4 sitting in Yola, was issued the remand order after he pleaded guilty to the offence contrary to Section 302 of the Penal Code Law.

David, who hails from Karin Lamido in Taraba State, was arraigned before the Ibrahim Musa-led Upper Area Court in Yola by the Adamawa State Police Command.

According to the police, David had on the 21st of February, 2024; at a local joint in Yola, ordered five plastic buckets of burukutu and two plates of fish pepper soup.

After consuming the beer and eating the fish pepper soup on the spot, he attempted to escape without paying. He was caught and subsequently handed over to the police.

The prosecuting police officer, Sgt Kabiru Abubakar, told the court that the defendant dishonestly collected the beer and pepper soup with a total value of N6,600 from Felicity Sunday and Linda Ali.

According to the prosecutor, the complainants reported the matter to the police, accusing the defendant of refusing to settle the bills.

 

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Court remands BDC operators in Port Harcourt

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A magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded 16 Bureau De Change, BDC, operators in the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre for unlawful banking business.

This decision by Magistrate Alatuwo Fubara on Wednesday follows an ex parte application submitted by the police, seeking additional time to conclude their investigation before formally charging the individuals in question.

The police asserted that the activities of the BDC operators violate the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act of 2020.

Fubara, after granting the police’s request, scheduled the matter for plea and potential bail consideration on March 7, 2024.

Sani Issaka, the Chairman of BDC operators in Port Harcourt, along with several others involved in the operations, had previously stated that over 150 members, including himself, were apprehended by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Rumuola, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

 

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