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Account For Airport Toll Gate Revenue Since 2015, Court Orders FAAN

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Justice Ibrahim Kala of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to reveal how much it made from toll gates and parking lots fees in all Federal Government owned airports and how much it remitted from January 2015 till January 2024.

The judge also compelled FAAN (the sole respondent) to provide details of the revenue to a public interest applicant, the Registered Trustees of The Centre for Law and Civil Culture.

Justice Kala gave the agency three months to comply with the order.

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The applicant had filed the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1086/2022 following the respondent’s failure to accede to its freedom of information request of August 24, 2022, saying this violated the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

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B.O. Fowewe represented the applicant while A.A. Lawal appeared for the respondent.

Following the conclusion of hearing of the matter on January 25, 2024, with both parties adopting their written addresses, the court adjourned for judgment.

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At the resumed hearing of proceedings on Friday, the judge granted the applicant’s prayer, stating that it had satisfied all the conditions stipulated in Section 20 of the FOI Act.

Justice Kala held, “I shall, therefore, reach the irresistible conclusion that the lone issue for determination in this case, that is qhether the respondent is mandated to provide the requested information to the applicant as provided for under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 and the applicant entitled to the reliefs sought in their originating application, is resolved against the respondent and in favour of the applicant. The applicant’s application succeeds, and it is accordingly granted as follows:

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“It is hereby declared that the refusal and failure of the respondents to accede to the applicant’s Freedom of Information requests dated 24/8/2021, 6/10/2021, and 22/4/2022 requesting to know the total annual generated revenue from the toll gates and parking lots in each of the Federal Government owned airports across the Federal Republic of Nigeria since 2015 till date is a gross violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

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“An order of mandamus is, hereby, granted compelling the respondent to avail the applicant with the details of the statement of the accounts showing the total annual generated revenue from the toll gates and parking lots in each of the Federal Government owned airports across the Federal Republic of Nigeria and evidence of yearly remittance of such sum so generated per year from January 2015 to January 2024 within a period of three months from today.”

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Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized two terrorists and recovered arms in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the terrorists were on transit to cause havoc in the area.

Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna,” the statement read.

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The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.

“The troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizenry and the nation in general.

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“The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.”

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Video: Moment Pastor Enenche Sent Lady Away For Giving False Testimony On The Altar

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A video of popular Nigerian clergyman, Paul Eneche, calling out a woman for sharing a false testimony has made the rounds on social media.

The woman who attends his church in Abuja was on the altar to share her testimony of how God made her the “only graduate in her family.”

Worried by her command of English. the cleric asked the lady what degree did graduated with and she said ‘’Law”. Prodding further, the cleric asked her what kind of Law degree, the lady answered ‘’B.Sc in Law”

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He asked that the lady leave the altar and warned his members never to come to the altar to lie about a “testimony.”

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JUST IN: DSS Arrests El-Rufai’s Political Ally Over Post On Gov Sani

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Aisha Galadima, a strong political ally of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has been arrested in Kaduna.

The arrest, a source told DAILY POST, was connected to a post on her Facebook page, criticizing Governor Uba Sani.

The female politician was picked up by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, from her residence on Sunday afternoon.

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The development was confirmed by one of her brothers, who said, “Aisha has just been arrested by DSS at her Tudun Wada residence in Kaduna.”

 

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