Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tag "Dickson Akoh"

    ‘Direct IGP to unseal our headquarters’ – Peace Corps begs Buhari

‘Direct IGP to unseal our headquarters’ – Peace Corps begs Buhari

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to unseal its headquarters in Abuja.The corps headquarters located in the Jabi district of Abuja has been sealed by the police since February 2017.Despite two court orders and a resolution paseed by the house of representatives, the police have refused [...]

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    Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

A federal high court in Abuja has indefinitely adjourned the trial of the Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria.Akoh is standing trial for an amended 13-count criminal charge brought against him by the Nigeria police force.At its sitting on Tuesday, John Tsoho, the presiding judge, said the indefinite adjournment was because of the police’ refusal to obey its previous [...]

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    Peace Corps bill not yet dead, says Dickson Akoh

Peace Corps bill not yet dead, says Dickson Akoh

Dickson Akoh, national commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), says the organisation is not yet dead.Akoh said on Monday that the corps would remain focused and not be distracted in spite of the debate on the PCN bill.He said: "Without any fear of contradiction let me say it loud and clear that the Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill is not [...]

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    Trial of Peace Corps commandant adjourned till May

Trial of Peace Corps commandant adjourned till May

The federal high court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of Dickson Akoh, commandant-general of Nigerian Peace Corps, till May 8.The court adjourned the case because Ahmed Aliko, prosecuting counsel, was absent.Akoh is standing trial for a 13-count charge bordering on fraud. The police had earlier filed a 90-count charge against him.The police also accused the commandant of extorting members of [...]

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    QUESTION: Will national assembly override Buhari on Peace Corps bill?

QUESTION: Will national assembly override Buhari on Peace Corps bill?

After a back-and-forth battle with the nation’s security agencies, the Peace Corps of Nigeria now has more mountains to climb. On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the controversial Peace Corps bill, about seven months after it was passed by the national assembly. In a letter he wrote to the lawmakers, Buhari cited security concerns and lack of funds as his reasons. WHAT [...]

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    Peace Corps  commandant: Buhari listened to the advice of our opponents

Peace Corps commandant: Buhari listened to the advice of our opponents

Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, says the rejection of the Peace Corps bill shows there is “conspiracy against the Nigerian youth”.President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to the bill on Tuesday, citing security concerns, duplication of roles and lack of funds as his reasons.Addressing journalists after a house of representatives committee meeting on Tuesday, Akoh accused the nation's security [...]

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    Buhari rejects Peace Corps bill

Buhari rejects Peace Corps bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the proposed Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment bill.The president conveyed his rejection of the bill in a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, read during plenary on Tuesday.The national assembly passed the bill in 2017, after a prolonged battle involving the organisation and the nation's security agencies.Buhari cited security concerns and financial [...]

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    Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has asked the federal high court, Abuja, to jail Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged disregard of court orders.The corps made the plea in Form 48 on contempt of court filed before the court on Wednesday.It accused the police of allegedly refusing to vacate the headquarters of the organisation which it sealed since February [...]

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    Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the police to pay N12.5 million as damages to Peace Corps for unlawful invasion of the organisation's headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.At its sitting on Thursday, the court also ordered the police to unseal the headquarters of the corps.In February, security operatives stormed the organisation's headquarters and arrested Dickson Akoh, its commandant, alongside 48 officials.Six [...]

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    34 Peace Corp officials arrested in Lagos

34 Peace Corp officials arrested in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has announced the arrest of 34 officials of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, a para-military organisation.Olarinde Famous-Cole, spokesman of the command, who disclosed this on Friday, said the officials would be charged to a mobile court on Saturday.“The command has arrested 34 members of the Peace Corps,” he said.“The organisation is illegal, therefore the command [...]

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    Peace Corps will save Nigeria from criminality, says Dalung

Peace Corps will save Nigeria from criminality, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says assent to the Peace Corps bill will save Nigeria from "criminality."Dalung said this when he received the harmonised version of the bill from Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, on Wednesday.The minister said he loses sleep over jobless youths on street. He said if the country does not invest in [...]

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    Akoh asks: Does Peace Corps have the funds to bribe entire n’assembly?

Akoh asks: Does Peace Corps have the funds to bribe entire n’assembly?

Dickson Akoh, national commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, says his organisation did not give bribe to any lawmaker for the passage of the Peace Corps bill.A report had said some senators were bribed with cash and slots for the bill to sail through.But in a statement on Sunday, Akoh described the allegations as a "campaign of calumny" aimed at [...]

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    Senate: We passed a bill on the peace corps introduced by Akoh

Senate: We passed a bill on the peace corps introduced by Akoh

Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, spokesman of the senate, says the peace corps bill passed by the national assembly is the one introduced by Dickson Akoh.On Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber passed the bill after it adopted a conference committee report on the proposal.Akoh, commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, and Chinedu Nneji, commandant-general of National Unity and Peace Corps had [...]

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    Peace Corps commandant’s trial stalled over masters examination

Peace Corps commandant’s trial stalled over masters examination

The trial of Dickson Akoh, commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, was stalled on Tuesday because he failed to show at the federal high court, Abuja.According to NAN, Akoh wrote a letter to the court, begging to be allowed to write his masters degree examination at the University of Abuja (UniAbuja).He is standing trial on a 90-count charge bordering [...]

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    Senate refuses to pass Peace Corps bill

Senate refuses to pass Peace Corps bill

The senate has postponed the passage of the Peace Corps of Nigeria bill, mandating its committee on the judiciary to look into issues surrounding the corps.The development comes after the postponement of a debate on the bill following the arrest of Dickson Akoh, commander of the corps, and several members of the organisation in March.The police had claimed that insurgents [...]

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    FG slams 90-count charge on Akoh, Peace Corps commandant

FG slams 90-count charge on Akoh, Peace Corps commandant

The federal government has filed a 90-count criminal charge against Dickson Akoh, commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, and the organisation's trustees.According to NAN, Dickson and peace corps trustees were accused of money laundering and obtaining money under false pretense - an offence known as "419".On February 28, the police raided the headquarters of the corps in Jabi, Abuja, and [...]

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