Thursday, 12 November 2015

New Olu of Iwo tenure will be memorable – Otunba Gani Adams

The people of Iwo, state of Osun have been described as ‘people after the heart of God ‘going by the manner, precedent and history of their new Oba Olawale Rasheed.
The new Oba according to the release made available to newsmen yesterday by the National Coordinator , Oodua Peoples ‘Congress , OPC and Convener , Oodua Progressive Union OPU , Otunba Gani Adams “is a consummate royal personality whose deeds and acts since his sojourn on Earth have been noble , kingly , regal and royal “

Money Laundering: We Received Over Five Petitions Against Ex-Gov Ohakim-Witness

 A prosecution witness has told Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, received over five petitions against former Imo State governor, Ohakim Ikedia, who was arraigned on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering.


·        As IGP reaffirms commitment to protection of citizens’ rights
·        Not against peaceful assemblies

The attention of the Nigeria Police Force High Command has been drawn to several false posts on Facebook and other social media, accusing Police of shooting, maiming and even killing members of the Movement for the  Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who have taken their protests to streets, markets and other public places in some eastern states of Nigeria, infringing on the rights and freedom of innocent citizens who were ordinarily going about their lawful businesses.Despite provocation, the Police have maintained and managed the situation with high sense of responsibility and professionalism. 


OPU Gambia chapter was officially launched in Banjul by the Convener of the organization, Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams who was received by the congregation of Yorubas and Igbo community members in Gamabia.

The warm and classy reception was led by President of Nigeria Union in Gambia, and Nigerian diplomatic corpse led by the Consular Officer, Mrs Ekanem present at Officers' Mess Kotu South, Banjul, Gambia.


The fight against Boko Haram terrorists is continuing to maintain its momentum with the discovery and destruction of terrorists’ camps, weapons and equipment, while the terrorists have been fleeing, and abandoning their bases. 

In 25 Task Force Brigade’s area of responsibility, the troops were able to clear Boko Haram terrorists camps at Nwalemer, Mallemiri and Bale. Similarly in Gwoza axis, troops of 26 Task Force Brigade have also destroyed terrorists camps in Tripkwopta and Gidan Gachi yesterday. The troops however encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along their route of advance near Balazalla Dure that partially affected one of the leading vehicles. The troops also encountered an abandoned truck loaded with IEDs at Uvole village, which was blown up by them.

Also, with close air support by the Nigerian Air Force, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade advancing along Bitta and Damboa axis cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Modupe 1, 2 and 3 and in the process rescued 61 persons abducted earlier and held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists. The rescued persons were mainly women and children and have since been evacuated. The troops also recovered 2 Dane guns in the area after an encounter with the terrorists at Langaran Fulani and also killed 4 terrorists, arrested one.

The public are hereby reassured that the Nigerian Army  remains committed to its obligation to Nigerians. This is being demonstrated daily by the personal presence of the army leadership with the forward troops. It is reinforced by the manifest desire and zeal of the rank and file down to the last rifle man to discharge their responsibility for the restoration and maintenance of peace as well as the safeguarding of the safety and security of the citizenry in the North East.

Consequently, Nigerians are hereby advised to go about their legitimate duties and show understanding for security checks and procedures put in place to frustrate the evil intents of the terrorists. Nigerian Army troops  in all locations are in high spirits and doing their best to ensure expeditious defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists.


The Senegales, Igbo Community, Hausa Community and the Niger/Delta eulogised Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams for his efforts in bringing Yorubas together.
Representatives of Nigeria Embassy in Senegal, Government of Senegal were ably represented as Oodua Progressive Union hit number 63 with the world.

See pictures from the event below…

Supreme Court Halts Saraki’s Trial by Tribunal


The Supreme Court Thursday ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to stop forthwith, the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

At the commencement of the hearing on the appeal brought before the Court, counsel to the federal government, Mr. Rotimi Jacob, SAN, had given an undertaken that the Tribunal will stay action on the trial pending the determination of his appeal by the Supreme Court.

ATTENTION MEN!!! Letter To The Gents -- Understanding What Ladies Want

I hope you find this post interesting. Relax and enjoy.
First, who really are women, some men would say women are simply trouble (lol), some others will say women are God’s gift and blessing (and yes I agree with this one) and some other folks will say women are mothers and were made/created for recreation (Hmmm). I am sure you also have your specific definition to who really a woman is. Well there is really no specific definition of who a woman is, if I am asked but then I have this to say;

I Won’t Tolerate Thieves, Corrupt Workers In My Ministry — Rotimi Amaechi

New Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday said he is not a thief, won’t steal public funds and won’t spare any civil servant under his ministry who steals.

Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi also pledged to complete all ongoing rail projects around the country and extend rail lines to all parts of the country.

EFCC Arraigns Medical Director, 4 Others For N84.8m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 arraigned a former Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Dr Olufemi Abiodun Omotosho and four other suspects:  Adebayo Sunday Dada; Yusuf Saka Olarenwaju;  Ogunleye Samson Adeyemi and Azeez Dayo Kola before Justice M.I Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, on an eight count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.

Again Fulani Herdsmen Invade Kogi Communities, 22 Dead, Many More Displaced

Twenty two people have been reportedly killed in an early morning attack by an armed group alleged to be Fulani herdsmen on 9 different communities in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi.

The herdsmen who raided the communities were said to have carried out the attack in the early hours of Monday, November 9th, 2015, killing 22 and wounding several others, while hundreds are said to be missing.


Boko Haram continue to be a nightmare to Nigeria and its environs. Not only to the citizenry, but also to our armed forces especial the Nigeria Army. It is sad to report that another gallant soldier who fell into the trap of Boko Haram yesterday, Tuesday the 10th of November 2015 in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The deceased graduated from NDA. He is a married father of two. We can only pray that your soul should rest in peace (amen).


400 Level LAUTECH Student Arrested For Stealing & Raping Female Students

Oyo State Police paraded a 400-Level male student of the department of Transport, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Kayode Oluwaseyi, for allegedly breaking into students’ hostels. Oyo Police Commissioner Leke Oyebade said the suspect also stole valuable property and sometimes raped his female victims.

The police boss said the suspect belonged to a notorious criminal gang aka, three Mopols. Oluwaseyi was paraded with two others, Adeyemi Taiwo and Adeyemi Kehinde, who were said to have been receiving some of the stolen items.

“They confessed that they have burgled several houses and carried out many robbery operations in Ogbomoso area.

“Items recovered from Oluwaseyi include one toy pistol, seven assorted laptops, 34 assorted phones, one Olympic camera, one LG plasma Television, three stabilisers, one GOTV decoder, Six different laptops, and a sum of N126, 500 cash.”

Source: Nigeria Camera


Abubakar Malami – Justice

Geoffrey Onyeama – Foreign Affairs

Khadija Abubakar Abba Ibrahim – State Minister of Foreign Affairs


Nigerian Armed Forces has continued to generate more support from the Western world and world leaders in the fight against insurgency. The latest support is coming from the Federal Republic of Germany. A German Advisory Team in charge of military equipment and programme aid paid courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

Money Laundering: Court Admits EFCC's Proof Against Prison Accountant, Esu-Nte

Justice E.S Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 admitted as evidence, a compact disc (CD) tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to the effect that the statements of Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte, an accountant with the Nigeria Prison Service and five others being prosecuted by the agency were voluntarily rendered.

Magu Assumes Office as EFCC Boss, Pledges to Uplift the Fight Against Corruption

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, today charged all staff of the Commission to brace up for fresh and greater challenges in the arduous task of combating corruption.
He gave the charge at the formal handover ceremony held at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, which saw him, take over from him Ibrahim Lamorde, as chairman of the agency.

Constituency Stakeholders' Meeting To Influence 2016, Says Obasa, Lagos Assembly Speaker

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has disclosed that the outcome of the constituency stakeholders’ meetings held simultaneously in all the 40 state constituencies in the state will be a major determinant of the direction the 2016 budget will take.
Rt. Hon. Obasa, while addressing thousands of his constituents in Agege, said the decision to reach out to them was borne out of “our (Assembly’s) desire to deepen the democratic culture and as well facilitate participatory governance in the state.

EFCC Couldn’t Prove Case Against CCT Boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission did not put the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr. Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar on trial over an allegation of N10m bribery because the evidence against him was not weighty and not sufficient to sustain a possible prosecution.


The Lagos State Government on Wednesday described the article published in the latest edition of the Economist Magazine as reckless and slanderous noting that the issues were ill-conceived.

Reacting on behalf of the State Government, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the government deemed it fit to write a rebuttal to the article titled “Paralysed: Why Nigeria’s largest city is even less navigable than usual”, as it contained series of bias judgment in it.