Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Governorship Intention Is Not A Joke – Kcee



 Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, better known as Kcee spoke to Hip TV in an interview about his intention to be the next governor of Anambra State.
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The Five Star Music singer said his campaign is not a joke, and all it takes is for him to believe in himself.
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Kcee says: “The youth have to speak up,” and added that he will be making an official statement about it.

OONI’S MARRIAGE INTACT, OLORI SET TO RETURN TO PALACE TODAY


 A day after news broke that Ooni of Ife’s 16-month marriage to Olori Wuraola has crashed, palace sources have come out to label it as lies.
Encomium.ng spoke with an insider who claimed the king has been having a good laugh over tales of his troubled marriage....
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Though yet to issue an official statement apart from the chat the magazine had with Ooni of Ife’s media aide (Moses Olafare) yesterday afternoon, the palace is reportedly undisturbed by the mess spreading afield.
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Insiders claimed that Olori Wuraola is right now in Lagos, lodged at a 5-star hotel as she attends some meetings in the metropolis. And Ooni is in lfe where some events are unfolding.
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“Olori Wuraola is expected back in the palace on or before Thursday,” a source told encomium.ng yesterday afternoon.
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“She is in Lagos with palace aides. So, the story is not true. When she returns to Ife, the rumour will stop.”

Source: City People

Nigeria Customs intercepts university bus conveying 211 packs of bible-sized Indian hemp





A bus belonging to the Federal University of Agriculture, FUNNAB, Abeokuta has been intercepted and the driver arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Customs for conveying Indian hemp through a border town in Ogun State.

The Comptroller of the Service, Ogun State Command, Sani Madugu, made this known on Tuesday at a press conference held at command’s headquarters in Abeokuta.
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He said the patrol team of Customs intercepted the vehicle and apprehended the driver of the coaster bus with registration number FUNNAB 50 B-100 FG, alongside 211 parcels of cannabis which was made to fit Bible size.

Mr. Madugu, accompanied by the commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, of the state, Bala Fagge, said the suspect, Abolade Bolaji, was caught in Imeko border town, while conveying the illegal drugs into the country.

The Customs boss said the suspect had concealed the parceled cannabis under bags of rice he was transporting.

 He added that after a search by the Customs officials, the Indian hemp, neatly wrapped, were discovered.

At the press briefing, the Customs authorities handed over the suspect and exhibits to the NDLEA for further investigation.

 Mr. Fagge, while receiving the suspect and exhibits, commended the Customs for the feat.
He said cannabis was now being cultivated in neighbouring countries adding that the haul seized from the suspect weighed 295.4kg.

 Meanwhile, the University has said it would not interfere with the ongoing investigation into the matter.

“As a responsible and law-abiding organisation, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is committed to upholding all statutory enactments guiding its establishment, subsisting legislation in Ogun State and the nation in general. This uncompromising and non-negotiable stance had always and severally been hammered to bonafide members of staff and students of the University,
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It said the school would also carry out an independent investigation.

 “Already, the University has put the necessary machinery in place, to carry out proper investigations, to ascertain what actually transpired on the said date on one hand, while law enforcement agents, on the other hand, would be allowed and supported to perform their statutory duties in the overall interest of all citizens,’’ the statement said.


(PremiumTimes)

AIR FORCE OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED GIRLFRIEND TO DIE BY HANGING



 The Nigerian Air Force has sentenced to death by hanging Airman Kalu Bernard, for killing his lover, Solape Oladipupo, aka Shomzy Shomzy, on March 12, 2017 .
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The judgment, which started 9am on Tuesday, dragged till 4pm when it was stood down before the panellists reconvened at 7.30pm.
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Reading out the 70-page court findings, which lasted for about two hours, the Judge Advocate, Flight Lieutenant M.A. Umoh, listed the eight-count charges against 21-year-old Kalu to include murder, house breaking, impersonation, attempted murder, among others.
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The defence counsel, Abimiku Ewuga, urged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying the accused was his family breadwinner.
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The President of the court, Gp. Capt. Elisha Bindul, who found the accused guilty in six out of the eight counts, sentenced him to death by hanging, subject to the confirmation of the conveying authority, Punch reports.
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Ewuga later told reporters that he would appeal the judgement.
Kalu had on March 12, 2017, killed Oladipupo at her Corporal and Below Quarters, Compound 9, Air Force Base, Makurdi, on the suspicion that she was in a love relationship with another man.
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He had broken into Oladipupo’s home before shooting her in the neck at close range.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Adaslim Returns With 3 Blockbusters - Kenny’s Divas, Papa Bomboy & How To Play A Player



Showbiz entrepreneur, Adaslim has returned to the Nigerian movie industry with a bang.


The American trained movie producer cum TV presenter announced her return to Nollywood with the release of three hit movies namely Kenny’s Divas, Papa Bomboy and How To Play A Player.

After working behind the scenes on the production of the three movies for several months, Adaslim hinted that she’s back to redefine the art of storytelling and movie productions in Nollywood.

With Kenny’s Divas being on the front burner of the new movies from Adaslim, the movie tells an intriguing tale of tangled pasts, romance and struggle for keeping an empire from crumbling.

Speaking on the movie, Adaslim says Kenny’s Divas will leave fans on the edge of their seats as it is filled with immense suspense as well as an unusual tangled romance.



 

Actress Lilian Esoro Covers New Edition Of 'The Celebrity Shoot Magazine'


The Celebrity Shoot Magazine published by celebrity fashion designer and stylist Abbyke Domina has released its new cover and pretty Actress Lilian Esoro is the cover girl. Scroll down to see more photos.



See more pictures below after the cut....

Collapsed Building Kills 4 In Imo


 Four occupants of a two-storey building on Fire Service/Mbaise Road died after the building collapsed at the early hour on Sunday.

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Five other occupants of the building were, however, rescued but they sustained various degrees of injuries.
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The Coordinator of Owerri Operations, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Evans Ugoh, who confirmed the casualties to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said rescues operation was ongoing.
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“We have been able to rescue five people while four have been confirmed dead, but we are still on to see if there are others trapped in the building,” he said.
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Okochukwu Nnadi, an eyewitness and tricycle operator, said the incident happened around 4 a.m on Sunday.
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“I came out very early to convey early morning worshipers to church before the collapse happened.
“I was the one who rushed to the police station near the house to alert them on the incident.
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“I was shocked to see four people already dead when they were brought out of the place,” he said.
Gov.Rochas Okorocha, who later visited the scene said, “This is very sad.”
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“I will take drastic measures to checkmate sub-standard buildings in this state, regardless of who is involved,” he said.
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Okorocha assured that the state government would take care of the medical bills of the victims recuperating in the hospital.


HOW GROWING UP IN BARIGA MOLDED ME INTO WHAT I AM TODAY




 Music star, 9ice, stormed City People Head office last week to keep a date. He had missed the recent City People Music Awards and he came to keep a date.

9ice is an award winning artiste, who has won numerous awards and has established his name in the Nigerian Music Sector. 9ice whose real name is Abolore Adegbola Akande was once again on Sunday, August 6, 2017 honoured at the City People Music Awards with a Special Recognition for his contribution to the music industry.

He has carved a niche for himself as a great song writer and hook man who placed creativity and originality at the forefront of his endeavour . His ingenuity broke boundaries within a very short period, left lasting impression on anyone that cared to listen to his strongly worded and lyrically loaded songs. As a youngster, he enjoyed the success of his single and album, entitled “Gongo Aso”.
9ice performed at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert singing “Gongo Aso” in London on June 27, 2008. This was his first time outside the country, a feat he never dreamt of happening due to the struggles he faced on the street of Bariga.

He was recently hosted to a round table by the Showbiz Desk of City People Magazine Headquarter Office in Gbagada, Lagos where he spoke extensively about his Music and Political career as well as his upbringing on the street of Bariga. Enjoy the Interview below.

What have 9ice been up to lately?

Presently, I’m working on some new songs as we are planning to release an album this year.

Your recent releases gave you a massive comeback, how were you able to achieve that?

It is God’s doing. God’s time is always the best. I just kept recording songs like I always do. It’s God’s mercy on me.

On your recent clash with Falz over your song “Living Things”, what really transpired?

We all need to know that what we do is a body of message and we have to be careful the type of message we pass across to people. Artistes are like representatives of the masses and we as Nigerians when we hear the word “Wire”, we link it to online scam or fraud. The truth is, there are so many people I have come across in my line of music and not everyone who does online transaction is illegal. Well, I believe the controversy has educated a lot of people now.

After the controversy sprang up, you refused to perform the song at a certain event, why?

If you notice, I was given 20 minutes to perform at the event and if you calculate that at 5minutes per song, that would result into 4 songs. And since the guests were elderly people, I decided to perform 3 popular songs that they know and add a new song. So I performed 4 songs within 20 minutes and that was about it but the DJ kept playing more songs and I had to be professional and stick to our agreement, as I didn’t want to bite into other performers time, that was why I didn’t perform the songs.

Share with us how you were able to resolve the problem with Falz?

There was no problem first of all, the thing there is that we all need to learn how to answer the media when asked questions. The media always have a way of pulling a different meaning to what you actually say. One statement you make could have 4 different meanings as against what you actually mean. So, it’s very important we know how to respond to questions, and I’m sure that he has learnt.

So what’s next for 9ice?

Like I said earlier, we are working on a new album and it is titled G.O.A.T – Greatest Of All Time.

What’s your relationship with ID Cabasa like now?

It’s very cordial, we are still close as ever and the relationship is still strong.

What informed the title of your latest single, “Living Things”?

I actually went to Ilorin for a show and they were celebrating Yam Festival, so we went for the Festival, it was in Ogidi, Kwara State. So, after the festival, while leaving, some boys stopped us and said we must give them money, so I gave them some money but they still insisted on more that the money I gave them wasn’t enough and they kept saying they are “Living Things”, and it just struck me like what is “Living Things” doing in the context. Anyways, I gave them more money but the words “Living Things” stuck in my head all through the journey to Lagos and when we got back to Lagos, I decided to do something around the words and I started developing my lyrics and that was how the song “Living Things” was created.

There was a big pause in your career before your recent comeback, what were some of the lessons you learned?

Well, I wouldn’t call it a big pause because I was still releasing music but like I said earlier, you need to learn how to answer questions from the media and you also have to realize that you are public figure, if you don’t like it, then don’t do music so that people won’t talk about you. You also need to know how to position yourself as a small god so that people won’t ride on you.

What informed your move into politics?

I have always wanted to be a lawyer as I am a very serious minded person, so when the opportunity came for the ticket, I went for it. You really don’t have to be a graduate to go into politics; it’s about having common sense and the fear of God.

So what’s your take on more and more music artists going into politics?

They are making a joke out of it. It’s not a joke. There are some of our artistes who can only be an artiste and don’t qualify for politics. You can tell from the kind of song they sing the kind of politician they would become. It is really not a joke. They should really stop taking it as a joke.

So what happened during the election?

They didn’t allow my region to vote. If they had voted, I would have won the election. A whole local government was held from voting, that’s wrong but again, that’s politics for you.

Did you fulfill the entire requirements before attaining a ticket?

Yes I did, I bought a ticket as an APC party member. I got the clearance only for me to be told at the last minute that I should go or “State” and relinquish my contest for “Federal” and I told them no, I wouldn’t deny another person his position. On the election day, they didn’t allow a whole local government to vote. Another strategy they used was how they delayed the election and made others vote in darkness. They didn’t allow the biggest local government to vote, can’t you see why I lost.

So did losing the election inform your Special Adviser appointment?

I was appointed but did you see me there? I know what I want. what I was given is different from what I want. I would still retry. That I lost now doesn’t mean I won’t win later. Buhari tried 4 times before he became President.

You sang a song where you referenced some prominent Nigerians like Olusegun Obasanjo and co. Do you think people would understand the message in the song?

They might not understand what I am talking about in the song but I do know the message I was passing across. It’s not everyone who would understand you. When Fela was alive and singing his songs, no one from our generation understood him.

Dealing with controversies in the industry, how have you been able to?

Whether you like it or not, controversy is part of life. You can’t have fame and expect to avoid controversies. From my song “Living Things”, I can tell you that when I say “Wire” it doesn’t necessarily have to be negative, it could mean online transactions via Money Gram, Western Union. People now do online money transfers and so on. So, why the link to Yahoo Yahoo? The people I mentioned in the song are socialites, when they buy drinks for me in the club and I drink.

Going back to your first album, it was a massive hit, how did you feel as of that time?

Well, it is as a result of that album that I am here today. It has brought me so many blessings and some controversies. As at when the song and album was reigning, I was still learning then. I was like “how long is this going to last”? It is now that I am just getting to believe it.

Did you see it coming?

I never saw it coming.

So how many copies did you sell?

I really don’t know. It’s hard to keep count of album sales in Nigeria but what I do know is that the album is still on stands and on the street for sales.

What’s your defense to the news spreading that your voice is fading?

Voices don’t diminish or fade, they change over time. Go listen to Pasuma’s Orobokibo, D’Banj you would notice the change in voice. Same for K1, go and listen to his first track and then listen to him now, you would notice the change in voice. It’s same for any musician who has been consistent in singing. The more we sing, the more the voice thickens.

Take us back to your early years
I was born and bred in Bariga, Odunsi Street to be precise. Did my primary and secondary school education in Bariga, I later did part study for a year in Nigeria Opportunities Industrialization Centers (NOIC) before attending Lagos State University.

How did music start for you?

Music started for me when I was in Nigeria Opportunities Industrialization Centers (NOIC). That was 1999/2000. I started out with a group called “Mysterious Boys”. But because it is a vocational school and we did the course for just a year, when we finished our programme, we couldn’t keep up with the music because my friends were staying far away. So I moved on and formed another group called “Abinibi” and we did that for 2 years before I started my own solo career in 2000.

What made you go into music?

Nothing really, I just didn’t want to be idle. An idle hand is the devils workshop and I didn’t want to do anything illegal like crime, thuggery and so on. So I had to use music to keep myself busy.

And professionally, how did music start for you?

Professionally, it was ID Cabasa who made me start music. There was a time I noticed he had no helping hand and I felt he needed one. Though, it was not like he couldn’t do without one but I was determined to help him so I approached him and offered myself as an helping hand in his studio and he agreed. That gave me 100% chances to learn the trade; learn how to produce, mix, master, learn some instruments and so on.

How long have you known ID Cabasa?

Since 1998, he has been recording me as a group artist before I went solo. I lived with him for about 5/6 years.
So did you start off singing?

No, I was a rapper while I was in the group but he told me to drop rapping and try singing. So most of my songs that were rap then was converted to RnB. A song like “Little Money” was initially a rap song before we converted it.

What informs the strong Yoruba slangs and adages you use in your music?

I grew up with my stepmom and she always used these Yoruba proverbs and words to converse with me. I lived all my life with her. She hails from Ibadan but we lived all our lives in Lagos. I learnt all the proverbs and words from her and never believed it would someday be beneficial in anyway. It was when I was trying to be creative after Cabasa had advised me to be different and original that I started infusing the Yoruba proverbs in my song.

Would you say been from Oyo state also informed the Yoruba in your music?

In fact, you should give a state to Bariga. I’m from Bariga State. That’s where I lived all my life. We only left Bariga to Oke-Aro Agbado later.

So how did been a Bariga boy influence you?

I really wish every one of us went through the street and learnt from it. The basic knowledge is from the street, not everyone who read a certain course in the university would end up practicing it. The basic knowledge comes from what you learn at home and on the street and that is what would evolve and bring to being a man.

Can you fill us in on some of your street experience in Bariga?

One thing was for sure in Bariga, we all lived like a family. I still remember one of my Igbo neighbors whereby his Egusi soup is what we would use to eat our Eba. Even when people fight, they still look out for each other. It’s like a family oriented community. You can never be in Bariga and not experience such reality about life.

What was it like coming from the street to actually touring the world?

I never had a National Passport and I never thought I would ever have one until when I had to travel for a Mandela program. That was the first time I travelled out of Nigeria. It wasn’t in my dream that I would ever travel outside Nigeria, because I saw it as impossible. How would a Bariga boy ever dream of travelling out? It was a UK Visa I got first, then UK was the first place I travelled to and Virgin Atlantic was the first plane and it was a First Class flight. I never expected it. In fact, I turned it down like 4 times because I kept asking myself, if I travel to London, what would I buy for people back home. The first time I travelled I was given 1000 dollars and I gave some of it to my stepmother and friends, this was in 2008 for the Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute Concert.

What informs your new look?

It’s about staying in trend. Music of today has a lot to do with how you look, your appearance and style. It’s not just about the songs you sing, you look can also sell you.

Your relationship with women?

It’s pretty simple, I keep it that way. But for a profession like music, it is the female who spread the music. So, we can’t do without them.

Any plan for another marriage?

To be honest, I have had my fair share of it. It is not in everything that you succeed, I have failed with marriage but I have children. Anything can happen in the nearest future, but that’s for time to tell.

How did your deal with Temple Management Come about?
I used to work with CEO of Temple Management when he was a Personal Assistant to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, so we have a cordial relationship. When he decided to venture into Entertainment, I talked with him and he said he had the passion for entertainment and I said ok, go ahead and seeing what he has been doing with people like King Sunny Ade and the likes. I just had to come onboard.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Serena Williams criticised for saying giving birth will make her a 'real woman'



                                         



 Serena Williams has been criticised after she claimed she will become a “real woman” when she gives birth to her first child.

The 39-time singles, doubles and mixed doubles Grand Slam tennis champion is expected to give birth to her child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian early next month.

The couple announced Williams, 35, was pregnant in a Snapchat post in April.

In an interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, Williams admitted that, while she was nervous about the impact motherhood might have on her tennis, she felt the whole experience would give her “a lot more confidence” in life.


“I think [giving birth] will give me more strength, if that’s possible,” she told the newspaper. “I feel like I will be ready for anything. I have so much respect for so many women [for giving birth].


“I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be something incredibly impressive to go through.”



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Another Kidnapper's Den Discovered At Ile-Zik Bus-Stop Lagos [Photos]




The kidnapper den was operated by a mad man

Barely three days after kidnapper underground den was discovered at Ijaiye bus- stop, another kidnapper den has been discovered at Ile-Zik bus-stop Lagos.

Many items were also discovered which include female underwear and clothes, shoe and so on.

The kidnapper den is operated by a man who pretend as a mad man. Some human parts also discovered.

The security operatives arrested the man who people think is a mad man, and the operator of the den and other three suspects. The suspects are reportedly being interrogated at Isokoko police station.

The kidnapper den has been set ablaze by the angry mob in the area.


See the photos below.








Source: My State News

VIEWERS DISCRETION: Ritual Underground Hideout Discovered At Ijaiye Bus-Stop Lagos




This is how the hideout was discovered. A woman early in morning hears the cry coming out from underground shouting help o, help o. The woman quickly rushed to call the area boy in the area. To their surprise there are a lot of underground buildings and roads where people pass through everyday. So police were contacted when some of them entered the underground 3 of the ritual killer were arrested.

One of the ritual confessed to the manner in which they kill people everyday. He said at least he kills about five people everyday. there victims mostly women. A lot of female underwear were discovered. He also said that, that is their headquarter in Lagos. They have many branches in Lagos, places like Ikorodu, Agege and other places.

After hours of confession, He was lynched although police tried to save him but people overpower him.

The last one that was lynched said he cannot die when they put fire on him. truly he refused to die until boys break his head and other part of his body and put fire on him.






Source: My State News

Mother Beats Son In Kenyan Parliamentary Election (Photos)




A Kenyan female politician showed her son that she was not only older than him in age, she is also more experienced and more popular politically. Kipng’etich Kones, the son of a late Cabinet Minister Kipkalya Kones, who ran in the Kenyan parliamentary election lost to his mother, Beatrice Kone beat her son and seven other contestants when she polled 22,796 votes against her son’s 2,410 votes. Kipng’etich who contested on a Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) ticket got a lot of support from outgoing Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, while his mother contested on a Jubilee Party ticket.

Many residents of Bomet East, the constituency of the family, said the family battle was not blessed. Others said the rivalry was a depiction of democracy and showed maturity as far as politics is concerned.

According to Kenyan news website, Daily Nation, the area overwhelmingly voted for Jubilee and it might be a reason why Kones lost to his mum. It was one of the most watched duels in the elections since it pitted members of a nuclear family and the outcome was eagerly awaited.

One of the residents of the area was quoted by a local daily saying the result should be a lesson to all young people. “You can never rise against your parent, especially your mother and expect to succeed.

"When my mother speaks I go down on my knees,” said Mr Hezron Tangus, a Bomet East resident. A political analyst and lecturer at Laikipia University said it was culturally suicidal to compete against.



Source: wobegist

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Man Caught While Trying To Rape 6-year-old Girl In An Uncompleted Building





A man was nabbed by a passerby while allegedly trying to rape a six years old girl in an uncompleted building around Kasoleri area, close to Agbala Itura, Ikorodu, Lagos. According to reports, the man who lived in the area before planned to carry out the nefarious act while visiting a former neighbour in the area.

Read the report which was shared by ‎Rasheed Adedeji Fatuga‎ online....

 He has moved away from the area, but came visiting his former neighbors, he was welcomed and entertained.

As the neighbors were distracted, he lured one of their daughters to an uncompleted building around the area.

He was seen and caught by a passerby as he was about to rape the six years old girl in the uncompleted building around Kasoleri area, close to Agbala Itura, Ikorodu.

Parents, be careful who you trust with your children.

UK Police Invites Yoruba Man Who Vowed To Kill Poison Igbos & Hausa With Chemical Weapon



 A young Yoruba man living in UK and the President of Young Yorubas for Freedom, Adeyinka Grandson,has threatened to destroy the north with biological and chemical weapons. He was reported to the Metropolitan Police Yesterday day by Kayode Ogundamisi.

Below is what he wrote…....
‘Public Notice:

 When I told you that my appointment as the President of the Young Yorubas for Freedom is not a job for the faint of heart and that I am not faint of heart, I wasn’t joking.

The horrible Yoruba souls like Kayode Ogundamisi, and others reported me to the Metropolitan Police earlier today after my video on our first public actions to take over Yorubaland.

Remember in 2015, when I attended a Police Station within the Thames Valley Police area seeking help, but was assaulted and almost killed by two white Police officers in England, it was Kayode Ogundamisi of Sahara Reporters who fabricated a fake story about the incident whilst I had expected the Yoruba living in England to come to my aid. They do not. But my English friends and counsel helped out and I was found not guilty after which I filed a case against the Police for unlawful arrest and detention, assault and malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.

Today again, gullible Yorubas who are working for the interests of the Gambari and led by horrible souls, including, Kayode Ogundamisi, and others reported me to the Police.

Take note of this information. The Young Yoruba for Freedom are leading to use biological and chemical weapons to protect and safeguard the welfare and interests of the Yoruba nation and her people from the Hausa, Fulani and the Federal Government of Nigeria, if and when we are ever attacked. We don’t want restructuring anymore. We want Oduduwa Republic.

I am now the public face of the struggle to free the Yoruba nation and her people from the political establishment in Nigeria. Trust me, we are going to break up Nigeria before 2019.

Thanks’.




If you arrest me, Biafra will come even quicker than we anticipate – Nnamdi Kanu



 Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has said he’s not afraid of getting re-arrested by the Federal government saying it would quicken the actualization of the Republic of Biafra dream.
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Kanu who spoke in Umahia yesterday said, ‘If you arrest me, Biafra will come even quicker than we anticipate. I am not afraid of being arrested. I have been there before and if need be, I will also be there again. I will be very happy if they re-arrest me. If we are hoping for 90% compliance with the boycott of Anambra State Governorship election, my arrest will make the compliance 100%’.
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Then he continued to say, ‘but why will I be re-arrested and nobody is going to arrest Tanko Yakassai or Ango Abdulahi because of what they have been saying? Is it because they are Fulani? They own Nigeria? They are immuned to arrest? Is arrest only meant for Biafrans and not for Fulani?
Who will arrest Lawal Daura of DSS for flouting court order to release Bright Chimezie Isinwa of IPOB? The Fulanis say whatever they like and go free and nobody holds them accountable because they own Nigeria’.
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According to him, “I go to anywhere I want to go. I don’t listen to threats. They motivate me rather than dampen my spirit. That thing people say I cannot do is what I love to do. When the time comes, I will go to Lagos if I have to go to Lagos. I have friends with connections in Lagos, Fani Kayode is my friend and he is in Lagos. If I try to visit him in Yoruba land, then I must see him in Lagos”.



Glo Says Subscribers To Enjoy Free Browsing Tomorrow Friday



Globacom has declared Tomorrow Friday, 11th August, 2017, as the first Free Data Day on its network.
This is keeping with the company’s promise of the Free Data Day package which was launched recently, a statement from the telco said yesterday.
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The company said that eligible subscribers will get 200 MB free data to enjoy a free day of FREE browsing, chatting, streaming, downloading, uploading and lost more.
Glo subscriber should use 100MB plus N150 on voice calls OR N250 on voice calls between Friday, 4th and Thursday 10th August to qualify for the data largesse.
At the launch of the product, Globacom explained that it is open to all prepaid subscribers, adding that Free Data Day gives Glo customers free data for one whole day when they meet the voice and/or data usage threshold within seven days.
“We appreciate the essence of the internet in contemporary world. We are through this product empowering our customers in an unprecedented way in their business, social and educational pursuits”, Glo stated.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Man Collapses Ahead Of Planned Protest Over Buhari’s Resignation In Abuja.



 A young man collapsed early today morning following a planned protest/sit-out in Abuja today for president Muhammadu Buhari's resignation over his long absence. According to reports, police officers and other security operatives stormed the venue to drive away and arrest the protesters (the security operatives were also alleged to have shot at them). In the course of the action, this young man collapsed and was revived by other people around.

Meanwhile, yesterday, self-acclaimed area father, Charly Boy, and members of #OurMumuDonDo movement staged a protest at the entrance of the presidential villa, Abuja, calling for the resignation or immediate return of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in the United Kingdom for a medical checkup for over 90 days

Atiku Decries ‘death Wish’ For Igbo, Warns Against Genocide



Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has decried what he termed a song wishing Igbo people dead. He, therefore, warned that Nigeria should not be made to witness genocide like Rwanda.

Abubakar noted that the song, currently circulating in parts of the federation, could trigger a major crisis reminiscent of the Rwandan experience.Hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were killed in an inter-ethnic conflict between the Hu...tus and Tutsis in the East African country in 1994 following the death of their president, Juvénal Habyarimana, in a plane crash.

 In a statement yesterday from his media office in Abuja, Abubakar urged Nigerians to condemn what he said was “reminiscent of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide.”The former president called on security agencies to fish out those responsible for the song, which he declined details.

He said: “It has come to my attention that a song disparaging people of Igbo origin, and which wishes them dead, is circulating in some parts of the nation. I totally and unequivocally condemn this development, and I call on all men of goodwill to rise up against this evil.

 “This song is reminiscent of the beginnings of the Rwandan genocide. Nigerians need to be aware that the incident was believed to have been ignited by a song titled Nanga Abahutu (I hate Hutus), sung by the country’s then most popular musician, Simon Bikindi. God forbid that we should have such a déjà vu in Nigeria.”

 He went on: “I call on the security agencies to thoroughly and decisively swing into action and apprehend, try, convict and severely punish those behind this ungodly song which incites racial hatred.

 “Simon Bikindi was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for igniting and aiding the genocide. Thus, let those who think they can treat their fellow citizens so unjustly know that within and outside Nigeria exist mechanisms that will ensure they answer to their crimes.

 “I call on all men of goodwill to remember those immortal lines from our former national anthem that ‘though tribe and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand’.”

 In another development, professionals and civil society groups from Edo and Delta states are meeting tomorrow in Benin City to chart a future for the defunct Midwest region.

Congregating under the aegis of The Midwest Movement, the participants are to deliberate on how the region could get a better deal in the face of numerous calls for the restructuring of Nigeria.

 The conveners include renowned playwright, Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki; Nollywood star, Richard Mofe Damijo; Senator Domingo Obende; Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Benin, Professor Edoba Omoregie; former presidential adviser, Professor Echefuna Onyebeadi; Dr. Chris Itsede; Iyobosa Uwugiaren and Ide Eguabor.

full ddtails at http://www.akelicious.com/…/atiku-decries-death-wish-for-ig…

Ozubulu Massacre: Governor Fayose Reacts





Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has decried the senseless massacre of the worhsipers at St Philips church Anambra state.

Fayose who too to his Twtter handle to send his condolence to the people and government of Anambra state, expressed his feelings in an emotional message.

In one of the tweets, he questioned: "what is wrong with us as a people?"


See messages below





Outrage After UNN Best Graduating Medical Student Is Given N10K Prize Money



Online users have been left enraged and outraged after the University Of Nigeria Medical Students Association rewarded its best graduating student with a sum of N10,000 to celebrate her great achievement. Some online users are saying that Education in Nigeria is being underrated as they feel that the prize money is too small compared to what other girls get in beauty pageants and other entertainment shows.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Samuel Oguachuba popularly known as Samklef has declared his intention to run for Governor of Imo State.



The producer and singer took to his Instagram page to reveal his ambition and upload his campaign poster.

He however, did not disclose the political party he intends to use as a platform

CITY PEOPLE HONOURS YORUBA LEGEND, IFA ELEBUIBON




                                           


Popular Ifa Priest, Oloye Ifayemi Ayinde Elebuibon, clocked 70 years a few weeks ago and he celebrated it in Osogbo. Last Friday, City People Magazine celebrated this great icon for his legendary contribution to African traditional heritage. It was an all-in-one celebration made up of culture, award and grand reception to honour this 1st Class Ifa priest, whose reputation is global.
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Elebuibon was celebrated in Osogbo some weeks back, as he holds a very important title of Araba of Osogboland. City People, however, brought him down to Lagos to honour him as well last Friday.
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The event, which held on last Friday, August 5th 2017 at the City People Event Centre, Gbagada was well attended by family members and friends of the celebrator. In his welcome address at the event, City People Publisher, Dr Seye Kehinde, highlighted the landmarks of Pa Ifayemi, a great Africanist, a performing artiste, playwright and herbalist, who has hugely contributed to the Yoruba Philosophy and African Religion.
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The event was anchored by a delectable lady, Omolara Olaosebikan, who is a top events planner in Lagos. This pretty lady who has planned so many A-Class event was the one who planned the Osogbo birthday for Baba Ifayemi.
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Pa Ifayemi, a priest of Orunmila, has the oratory prowess of ifa and other Yoruba deities and has led the old breeds of academics and also provided direction for the incoming Yoruba Philosophers. As the celebration for Pa Ayinde Ifayemi Elebuibon was ongoing, while City People Media Group played host to him and his entire family members to mark his 70th birthday, Nigerians came out en-mass to pour accolades on Baba.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Lagos arraigns 28 adults, 12 minors for homosexuality.



 The minors were arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court, while the adults were arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate Court. The defendants, who are all males, were arraigned separately on a one-count charge.

The Lagos State government yesterday arraigned 28 adults and 12 minors before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in homosexuality contrary to the laws of the land....

 They were all arrested last Saturday by men of the Lagos State Police Command in Owode-Onirin area of the state. They were said to have been caught in the act of homosexuality at a popular hotel in the area, simply known as Vintage Hotel.

According to the criminal charge, the defendants were said to have: “On or about July 29, 2017, at Vintage Hotel, No. 999 Ikorodu Road/Toyin Close, Weigh Bridge, Owode Onirin, Lagos, did engage in gay activities by permitting male persons to have canal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

The adults are Adedayo Kamadupe (27), Abiodun Pedro (22), Ikechukwu Onyebuchi (32), Dike Stanley (19), Oji Charles Isioma (28), Garuba Ibrahim (21), Monday Favour (20), Ayo Marcus Ayobamidele (26), Stanley Adeasbo (25), Victor Isaac (18), Godwin Williams (19), Kashimawo Oluwatosin (25), Abass Tajudeen (24), Olamigoke Adeola (19) and Yussuf Fawaz (19).

Others are Johnson Michael (19), Francis Michael (22), Samuel Adeyinka (25), Samuel Collins (25), Kazeem Akorede (25), Adebayo Bukola (23), Ochiagha Ifeanyi (19), Babatunde Taiwo (26), Raphael Dugh (30), Kenneth Ubaji (19), Alisi Ferdinand Okechukwu (30), Malik Ahmed (18) and Olamide Adeola (18).

After the charge was read to the defendants, they all pleaded not guilty, while their lawyers – Ehiko Onoche, S.M Oladele – urged the court to admit them to bail.

The prosecution team, led by Adetutu Oshinusi, from the Directorate of Public Prosecution, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, did not oppose their bail application, but urged the court to direct the defendants to submit themselves to the Lagos State Aids Control Agency for monitoring and Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team for rehabilitation.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Adewale Ojo granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties, according to the court, must be a relative of the defendants, while the other must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction. The sureties must also present evidence of tax payment.

The Magistrate also granted the request of the prosecution demanding monitoring and sexual rehabilitation for the defendants, while the matter was adjourned to September 8, 2017.

The minors were arraigned before Magistrate Segun Elias of Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court in a closed-session.

Our Quit Notice Stands - Arewa Youth Tell Igbos





 Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (ACF) Yesterday Thursday August 3 insists that the quit notice given to Igbo people residing in the northern part of country is still in force. The youths who had earlier insisted on the Igbos leaving the north claimed the quit notice issued to the easterners stands. The group however claimed that those interested in being part of Nigeria are welcome to stay while those who are not interested sh...ould leave before expiration of the notice.

 According to Shettima Yarima, chairman of the forum who spoke in Kano on Thursday August 3, the group's mission is for a peaceful co-existence of people in the country. Going further, the group gave reasons for insisting on the initial quit notice issued to the Igbo people to leave the country.

The group however claimed that they will continue consultation to north-central and north-east to determine if they should reconsider their position. NAIJ.com had reported that a group, the Igbo Renaissance Agenda (IRA) recently claimed the Arewa Youth Assembly are trying to replace the acting president with their kinsman. In the video below, acting president Osinbajo speaks on the Biafra war.

Read more: https://www.naij.com/1118481-breaking-our-quit-notice-stand…

Shocking Confession Of Policeman Held For Robbery in Delta State




 Some policemen in Delta State are currently telling the state Command what they know about the hijack of petroleum tankers along Benin-Asaba expressway. Five of such men were recently arrested by the Command as DOMINIC ADEWOLE, reports from Asaba

The arrest of some police gangsters in Delta State on June 21, 2017, has left unsuspecting members of the public wondering about the kind of friendship the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has established with them.

This was what the ringleader of the suspected criminally-minded police officers that were recently arrested in the state, had to say when they were caught.

“Since I was dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force some years back, life became worse for me. My family and I found it difficult feeding. I cannot pay my siblings school fees. That was how the hard way became the only way for me. My heart was troubled. So, I thought of hijacking a petroleum truck that will fetch me good money to meet my needs. I sold the idea to my friends, who are in service and they bought into it. That was how it all started.”

This was the shocking confession of one Kingsley Ochei, a 37-year-old dismissed policeman, who hails from Ekuoma Community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.

He was the ringleader of a five-man gang of serving policemen, namely, Sergeants Nwankem Ebonzim ( F/No. 413318), 37, Prince Innocent Obaseki (F/No. 441254), 45, of No. 79, Okpe Quarters, Abavo, in Ika; Micheal Chima attached to 31 PMF, Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South council area of Delta State,(F/No. 375631) Sergeant Christopher Onyegho attached to Special Protection Unit, Base 5 Benin City, Edo, State and one Ndubuisi Okolie, 29, also from Ekuoma, who hijacked a truck, with registration no. DELTA 960, loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), from one Ifeanyi Okeke, a 35-year-old man, of Umuosime Village, Nkpor, Anambra State.

The truck was heading to Onitsha in Anambra State with the consignment, which he lifted from Oghara, Ethiope West Council Area of the state.

Kingsley’s shocking revelation did not only indict men of the Force on the burning issue of bribery and corruption, it confirmed the speculation of suspecting members of the public about how policemen were collaborating with robbers and leasing out their riffles to them for criminal operations.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Zanna M. Ibrahim, who expressed displeasure that his men ran down the avowed ‘Quick Response’ and ‘combat readiness’ of the command when he paraded them at the command headquarters in Asaba, lamented that the ‘police’ bandits ambushed the victim at Alifikede, around Agbor, the boundary between Edo and Delta states, in Ika axis of the Big Heart State, having pretended to be men of Anti-Vandal Team.

“They hijacked the truck, handcuffed the victim and his conductor, pushed and abandoned them in the bush and took the truck with the product to Abavo community in Ika South L.G.A of Delta State, sold the product to one Prince Innocent Obaseki, the fourth suspect and later abandoned the hijacked truck along Ute-Okpu road in Ika North East L.G.A of Delta State.

“Fortunately, the telephone handset of the kingpin of the gang named Kingsley Ochei, a dismissed Police Officer was recovered at the scene. SARS men immediately swung into action and arrested Ochei. He confessed and mentioned other five suspects listed above and subsequently they were equally arrested”, the CP said.

South South Focus investigations revealed that the dastardly act of Ocheu and his cohorts had since it was committed on June 21, 2017, aggravated the fears in indigenes and residents of the state, especially those that have been robbed in similar circumstances on that route, about the criminal tendencies in some of those that have been recruited into the Force.
On interrogation, the gang leader confessed that he was thrown out of the Force after he committed some undisclosed acts of indiscipline.

“Life has not been the same for me” he stressed. Continuing he said that, “the whole thing became worse for me. All my colleagues that I relied upon to be of help and assistance to start up a business failed me. Since I have nothing to fall back upon because every eye was on me as a dismissed policeman, and I have a family to take care of. Many thoughts started crossing my mind.

“When things are terribly rough at times, I will call on some of my colleagues when I was in service, if they are on patrol, I will hang on with them. If anything comes out, they will share little for me to keep life going.”

While the CP assured the public that the serving policemen will be internally disciplined, dismissed and subsequently prosecuted, Kingsley maintained that it was frustration that led him to the crime.

Hear him again, “As I said before, frustration of life forced me into this crime. Devil tempted and lured me into armed robbery. I beg for forgiveness.”

He swore that his gang had not laid hand on any of their victims since they formed their gang, saying, “We don’t kill. We have not killed anybody. We only hijack trucks loaded with petroleum products.”

He said he has always had smooth operations because of the ‘gallantry’ performance of his gang members.
“With the presence of my serving colleagues, we usually find our way to any petrol station where a friend is and we sell the products and share the money”, Kingsley confessed.

The kingpin, who vowed not to lie but say the truth because the game was up, further confessed that they had successfully hijacked many trucks and sold their products at the rate of N1.8 million, N2 million and N3 million respectively, depending on their quantity. “We share the money among ourselves, and with my share, I am able to fend for my family.”

However, the alleged receiver of the stolen products, who runs a petrol station at Abavo, claimed to be a benefactor to the dismissed policeman. “Yes, he is my friend. He normally visited my station and from time to time, I dash him money because of his pitiable condition. In most cases, I dash him from N5,000 or N10,000 and above.

“On a particular day, he told me in confidence that he has some products given to him, and because he is a close friend, without asking about the source, I bought it from him. He has sold products to me for about three times without any problems until this last one that led to our arrest.”

Although, journalists were prevented from interrogating the serving officers for the reason that they were already facing what the CP described as “Departmental Trial”, he (CP) assured the public that the suspects would not escape disciplinary action before they are dismissed and prosecuted.

The CP lamented that the suspects handcuffed the driver and the conductor, pushed them out of the truck along the thick bush of the Benin-Agbor-Asaba Expressway.

The CP said after selling off the product to their buyer at Abavo, they abandoned the truck along the Ute-Okpu road.

“But nemesis caught up with the kingpin of the gang. His GSM phone was recovered at the scene of the crime. Immediately operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) swung into action and arrested the dismissed officer, whom upon interrogation, confessed to the crime and revealed the other five gang members, including the serving policemen.”

By DOMINIC ADEWOLE

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dino Melaye calls Yahaya Bello “coronated” Kogi governor



The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, has described the State Governor, Yahaya Bello as a “coronated governor” and not an elected one.

Melaye said since his “coronation” Bello has brought such “calamitous exhibition of wickedness” on the state.

 The lawmaker, who took to his twitter handle, Yesterday Wednesday wrote: “Yahaya Bello is not an elected governor,he was coronated hence his outrageously calamitous exhibition of wickedness.”

The Senator made the claim while sharing a photograph of a lawmaker from the State House of Assembly who was recently attacked by some thugs when they invaded the Assembly complex.

The thugs alleged to be loyalists of the governor invaded the Assembly complex, while chasing out lawmakers.

The aim of the attack, it was learnt was to halt the planned removal of the Majority Leader of the House, Matthew Kolawole, who is said to be a staunch supporter of the state governor.

B/Haram: No time to rest yet — Buratai tells troops



The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has called on his troops in Yobe and Northeast to be determined to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

The COAS, who stated this while addressing troops of 3 Division Tactical Command in Damaturu, Yobe State, warned that there was no time to rest because the terrorists had devised several means of attacking isolated and vulnerable....

 The COAS said service chiefs were in the Northeast again in compliance with presidential directive, adding that they would brainstorm further to make the operations faster and more successful.

The Army Chief who was in company of top military personnel in the Northeast operations, had lengthy sessions and open discussions with troops.

Man sells son for N150, 000 in Cross River


                                 

                
 A middle aged man, Abraham Moses Udoh suspected to be a child trafficker has allegedly sold his two (2) years old son, Elisha Abraham for N150, 000 to an unknown woman residing in Uyo in Akwa Ibom.

Parading the suspect alongside 27 others, the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, said the suspect said his inability to make ends meet with six other children and a wife to cater for forced him to sell Elisha....

Inuwa said, “On July 24, 2017, a case of child trafficking was reported by one Mrs Esther Abraham against her husband – Abraham Moses Udoh, who stole away her two year-old-boy- Elisha without her consent.

“Upon investigation, Abraham Moses Udoh revealed that his child, Elisha, was sold by him to an unknown woman residing in Uyo in Akwa Ibom state at the sum of N150, 000. But the sum of N103, 000 was recovered from him and registered as exhibit”.

“Investigation is in progress to arrest the alleged buyer and recover the child,” the Commissioner stated. Inuwa said most of those paraded have confessed to their different crimes and would be charged to court as soon as the Police complete investigation.

He further disclosed that out of about 500 cases prosecuted by his command, the Police had secured at least judgement on about 300 while others were pending. “From February this year when I took over, as Commissioner, we have arrested at least 500 suspects and more than 300 suspects have been charged to court.”

“Between the period under review, we have arrested twenty seven suspects while the following items were recovered: 5 locally made pistol, one makarov pistol, one locally made revolver pistol, three rounds live cartridge, one Nokia 105 handset, one HTC handset, the sum of N268,000, one infinix handset, one Samsung mobile phone etc,” he said.

The Commissioner appealed to members of the public to collaborate with the Police in terms of giving useful information, adding, “police cannot accomplish the set-goals without collaborative efforts of members of the public.”

On the whereabouts of the child, Udoh told newsmen that he does not know where the buyers have taken the child to and that he regretted his action. The suspect hails from Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State.

Lecturer sentenced to death for killing husband


                 

A Kenyan university lecturer, Sheila Wanjiku Kibinge, has been sentenced to death for murdering her husband over family property.

According to Kenya’s Daily Nation report, the suspect said to be a university lecturer in the US and also a Ph.D. student, was handed the sentence on Tuesday by High Court Judge, Jessie Lessit.

“The prosecution, led by State Prosecutor Evelyn Onunga, has proved beyond reasonable doubt that you purposed to kill your husband although you allege you were both kidnapped the night your husband was executed,” Justice Lessit said.

The judge dismissed her defence that her husband was killed by kidnappers.

He told the court that the accused murdered her husband by shooting him in the head, neck and chest in Gitaru village, Kikuyu, Kiambu County.

He said, “The number of shots fired at the deceased, Leonard Kibinge Kiruri on the night of April 14, 2014, establishes pre-meditated malice aforethought.”

Although the mother of two pleaded for leniency, the judge said, “There is only one verdict provided for in the law and that is “to suffer death in the manner prescribed by the law.”

The judge, however, pointed out that there was no direct evidence linking her to the murder as the weapon used in the crime was never recovered, but she said circumstantial evidence and inconsistencies in her account of events were her undoings.

In her testimony, the woman said she walked away when she heard a blast from the suspected kidnappers before their car crashed into a fence.

She said she did not check on her husband, who was driving the car before it crashed, a fact that the judge faulted.

Justice Lessit said she found it interesting that after the incident, the accused bypassed the Kikuyu Police Station that was near the scene and went to report the matter at the Central Police Station in Nairobi.

Witnesses said the accused had also changed her clothes by the time she reported the matter to the police.

Gov Elrufai Holds Dinner With Old Mates From Havard, Others In Ethiopia

                                       


Governor of Kaduna state; Malam Nasir Elrufai yesterday had dinner with old mates from Harvard Kennedy School of Govt and also officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Addis Ababa. The governor is an alumni of Harvard University.






Wednesday, August 2, 2017

113 Chibok Girls To Be Released Soon –Osinbajo


                                                   



 The 113 Chibok schoolgirls still in Boko Haram’s custody will be released “very soon.”

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gave the assurance, yesterday, when he received members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

The sect released 82 of the girls in May, in a prisoner-swap deal with the Federal Government, and 21 were let go in October 2016.

But since then, little has been heard from the Federal Government concerning the 113 still being held by the insurgents.

Osinbajo, who was represented by Babafemi Ojudu, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, said government’s silence was only strategic.

He reassured the group that government had been meeting with service chiefs concerning the abducted girls as well as others in Boko Haram custody, and that efforts were being intensified to secure their release.

“I’ve been directed by the acting president to assure you of the support of the government concerning your agitation for the return of all the girls that were kidnapped by members of Boko Haram,” Ojudu said.

“He said he heard you loud and clear. On the issue of the policewomen that are being held and even concerning the girls, on a daily basis, the acting president has been meeting with security chiefs and making contacts with negotiators across the world, who have helped in the past to secure those that have been released.

“We have not, at any point, forgotten the children who could be anybody’s children. The acting president has asked me to reassure you, this afternoon, that he is with you, and that your cries are his cries.

“And the fact that we are not coming out to say what is being done is strategic and, also, for security reasons. He also said I should tell you that very soon, more of the girls, if not all of them, will be brought back home.”

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the BBOG had urged the government to restrategise its anti-terrorism approach to ensure that all the girls, as well as the policewomen and oil workers abducted by the sect are released.

“We thought the government had figured a way to get back our girls, so we estimated that the remaining 113 would return in lesser time it took the 82 to come home.

“If only one voice remains, that would continue to demand the release of our Chibok girls, it is good enough. It’s enough to re-echo our voice across the universe,” she said.

Meanwhile, the acting president charged governors of all states controlled by the ruling the All Progressive Congress (APC) to think out of the box in meeting up with social welfare of the people. Osinbajo, who stated this yesterday in Birnin Kebbi during a parley with Progressive Governors’ Forum, noted that the present administration promised better life for Nigerians and urged them to deliver on it.

“That is why in the budget, we have N500 billion for social welfare. If States think out of the box, like Lagos, Kebbi, Jigawa and other States who used their initiatives, we can improve their lives.”

Osinbajo noted that APC States must support the Federal Government to fight corruption which he described as an endemic disease.

“If we don’t killed corruption, corruption will kill us, ” he said.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

APC Has Produced The Best Governors In The History Of Nigeria - Rochas Okorocha






 The Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Mr Rochas Okorocha, said Today (Tuesday ) that it was too early for Nigerians to judge elected officials on their performance.

“We want to appeal to Nigerians not to judge us from past sins or within the two years we have been in the mantle of leadership of this great country....

“You should judge us when the mandate entrusted to us expires,” Okorocha said at the opening of a retreat on policy synergy between states and the Federal Government, holding in Birnin Kebbi.

The governor reminded Nigerians that those presently at the helm of affairs came on board when the country was at the brink of collapse due to security and economic challenges.

He assured that the APC-led administration would meet the expectations of all Nigerians.

“Our party has the best governors ever produced in the history of this country – from Sokoto, Adamawa, Kebbi, Lagos, Imo, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Kogi and others.

“When you visit those states, you will know that Nigerians have not made mistake electing us to lead their states affairs.

“We have resolved to fix the economy and it has already being fixed, ” he said.

The chairman of the progressive governor explained that they are working with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to put resources together to stamp out hunger in the country.

“We are united and Nigeria will always remain an indivisible nation.

“We don’t know who is Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo, our determination is only to stamp out hunger and bring democratic dividend to our citizens.

“Hate statements should not be taken serious or regarded from anyone,” he said.

Okorocha commended Kebbi farmers for saving the country a lot of foreign exchange through their agricultural activities especially rice production.

Earlier, Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu, said the governors would continue to work diligently in line with the APC manifesto.

He said they would intensify efforts to eradicate poverty.

“The enthusiasm and patriotism of President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, demonstrate that Nigeria is getting its footsteps right.

“All that helps Nigeria to develop is now brought to debate and discussion table, and we should always cherish what we discuss significantly in order to enhance our development,” Bagudu said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat was to evaluate current challenges faced by state governments in accessing opportunities and resources provided by various policies of the federal government.

Source NAN

APC Has Produced The Best Governors In The History Of Nigeria - Rochas Okorocha






 The Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Mr Rochas Okorocha, said Today (Tuesday ) that it was too early for Nigerians to judge elected officials on their performance.

“We want to appeal to Nigerians not to judge us from past sins or within the two years we have been in the mantle of leadership of this great country....

“You should judge us when the mandate entrusted to us expires,” Okorocha said at the opening of a retreat on policy synergy between states and the Federal Government, holding in Birnin Kebbi.

The governor reminded Nigerians that those presently at the helm of affairs came on board when the country was at the brink of collapse due to security and economic challenges.

He assured that the APC-led administration would meet the expectations of all Nigerians.

“Our party has the best governors ever produced in the history of this country – from Sokoto, Adamawa, Kebbi, Lagos, Imo, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Kogi and others.

“When you visit those states, you will know that Nigerians have not made mistake electing us to lead their states affairs.

“We have resolved to fix the economy and it has already being fixed, ” he said.

The chairman of the progressive governor explained that they are working with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to put resources together to stamp out hunger in the country.

“We are united and Nigeria will always remain an indivisible nation.

“We don’t know who is Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo, our determination is only to stamp out hunger and bring democratic dividend to our citizens.

“Hate statements should not be taken serious or regarded from anyone,” he said.

Okorocha commended Kebbi farmers for saving the country a lot of foreign exchange through their agricultural activities especially rice production.

Earlier, Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu, said the governors would continue to work diligently in line with the APC manifesto.

He said they would intensify efforts to eradicate poverty.

“The enthusiasm and patriotism of President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, demonstrate that Nigeria is getting its footsteps right.

“All that helps Nigeria to develop is now brought to debate and discussion table, and we should always cherish what we discuss significantly in order to enhance our development,” Bagudu said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat was to evaluate current challenges faced by state governments in accessing opportunities and resources provided by various policies of the federal government.

Source NAN
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