Kaduna Curfew: Trapped Journalists, Civil Servants Recount Ordeal


Journalists and civil servants, trapped by the imposition of an emergency 24-hour curfew by the Kaduna state government on Sunday, have recounted their ordeal.

Several of the journalists who were away from home when the curfew was declared Sunday afternoon, virtually putting the vibrant city in a lockdown, said they took refuge at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Mr John Fwah, Publisher of Newsontime, an online media platform, was among the journalists, who spent the night at the NUJ Secretariat. He said it was not an easy experience.

“There was no water, no food, we have to share two loaves of bread among the five of us stranded there, we took it with Lipton tea in the night and this morning before some soldiers on patrol took us home at about 11 am.

“I couldn’t sleep until at about 5 am. Thank God we were able to communicate with our families to assure them that we were safe,’’ Fwah said.

Fwah said he had just left…

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MTN Confirms Call Logs Between Justice Yunusa, Ricky Tarfa

Justice Yunusa and his lawyer
Justice Yunusa and his lawyer

Justice Yunusa (R) and his lawyer


A fraud analyst working with MTN Communications, Mr. Adekunle Ogunbadejo, has confirmed to an Ikeja Special Offences Court the call logs between a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yunusa and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Ricky Tarfa.

Ogunbadejo, who is the first prosecution witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was being led in evidence by Mr. Wahab Shittu, the lead prosecuting counsel for the commission before Justice Sherifat Solebo.

Justice Yunusa is facing a four-count of attempted perversion of the course of justice and corruption by a public official. Co-defendant and an employee with law firm of Ricky Tarfa (SAN), Esther Agbo, is facing a charge of offering gratification to a public official.

During proceedings yesterday, Ogunbadejo told the court that call log contained the records of two numbers,  which belong to one Rickey…

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