Friday, 8 January 2016

Abia Governorship: Your ruling is fundamentally wrong, Ozokheme tellsCourt of Appeal

A Human Rights Activist, Constitutional Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome has faulted the Justice Oyebisi Omoleye-led Panel of the Court of Appeal that nullified the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, describing it as ‘fundamentally wrong’ and full of errors in Law.

INEC begins distribution of sensitive materials for Bayelsa Supplementary poll


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa on Thursday said it had commenced distribution of sensitive election materials for Saturday’s supplementary poll in the state.

The Commission’s Public Affairs Officer in Bayelsa, Mr Timidi Wariowei, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa.


The  attention of the office of The Honourable Attorney – General & Commissioner for Justice, Abia State has been drawn to the series of comments and reactions from various political divides, interested parties and the general public over the decision of the Five (5) man Appeal panel that presided over the Appeal filed by Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Party against the victory of Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at both the April 2015 polls and at the Election Petition Tribunal which sat in Umuahia.

Press Statement From The producers Of The 93 Days Movie((Response To Dr Ama Adadevoh's Claims)

We hereby categorically and strongly deny all the allegations contained in the recent press statement released by one Dr Ama Adadevoh, who claims to be acting on behalf of the Cardoso and Adadevoh families. The said allegations are not only untrue they are malicious and scurrilous and a calculated attempt to sabotage our feature film, “93 Days”.   

93 Days is not the biopic of any one individual and has never claimed to be the story of Doctor Stella Adadevoh. Whilst that in itself is a strong story, we found it more compelling to tell a story that celebrates many of the heroes of the fight against Ebola. These include the doctors, nurses and staff of First Consultant’s Hospital, the employees of the Lagos and Federal Ministries of Health, corporate and individual Nigerians who rose to the challenge of fighting the scourge as well as the WHO team that came in to help at the risk of personal injury and even death. 



At the end of a two-day incisive and robust deliberations, the congress arrived on the following decisions:
1. The OPC reaffirmed its commitment to the true restructuring of Nigerian Polity on fiscal federalism based on the outcome of the recommendations of the National Conference held in 2014 in Abuja.


Founder of Leap Africa, Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli has been named as the Keynote Speaker of January 9 Collective’s 4thAnniversary lecture scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th, 2015 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Arms Deal: EFCC Docks Ex-PDP Chair, Haliru Mohammed, Son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 arraigned a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, and ex-minister of defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed and his son, Bello Abba Mohammed, before Justice A.R Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a 4-count charge bordering on criminal breach of
trust and money laundering.

BRT: Lagos govt terminates agreement with operator

 The Lagos State Government has terminated operations of the first BRT cooperative run by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) from the Mile12 to CMS BRT corridor with immediate effect.
This is contained in a statement signed by the state's Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola, on Thursday in Lagos.
"The termination of the franchise agreement with the operator is sequel to breaches of the BRT operations Service Level Agreement (SLA) it signed with the state government, despite years of discussions and engagement to ensure SLA was adhered to.


The Lagos State Government says the demolition of Owonifari Market in Oshodi area of the state was done to further ensure security and bring sanity to the area.
The state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, gave the explanation at a news conference on Thursday while clarifying issues involved in the demolition exercise.

MTN Nigeria acquires Visafone, promises boost in broadband quality

 MTN Nigeria on Thursday said that it has completed the acquisition of Visafone, the only surviving Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network in Nigeria's telecommunications industry. 
MTN Executive, Ms Amina Oyagbola made this known in a statement in Lagos.
Oyagbola said that the acquisition of Visafone was in line with a continued commitment by MTN to improve the quality of broadband services for its subscribers.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Stockbroker Bags Seven Years for Fraudulent Sale of Shares

Justice Kudirat Jose of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on Monday, January 4, 2016 convicted and sentenced one Tajudeen Folaji to seven years imprisonment. The convict was found guilty on one count charge of unauthorized sale of shares and  stealing contrary to Section 390(8)(b)of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C17, Vol. 2 Laws of Laws of Lagos State 2003.

Olisa Metuh Honours EFCC Invitation

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrived
the Abuja home of the spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh this morning, inviting him to follow them
to the commission’s headquarters.

Man, 32, docked for allegedly stealing IPAD

 The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 32-year-old man, John Samuel in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja for allegedly stealing an IPAD at a lounge in Abuja.
The accused of no fixed address allegedly stole the IPAD from a customer’s car parked at the premises of the lounge at Wuse 2 Abuja.

Govt. converts LASU to residential, approves 70 years retirement age for professors

 Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday signed a bill into law, which converted the Lagos State University (LASU) to a residential institution and approved 70 years retirement age for professors of the institution.

Court grants N15m bail to alleged cocaine importer

 A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday granted bail to an alleged Cocaine importer, Michael Okwuma, in the sum of N15 million with two sureties in like sum.
The judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, granted him bail following an application by his lawyer, Mrs Lilian Omotunde.
Okwuma, 35, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on a one-count charge of drug trafficking.
Saidu said that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while the other must be on grade level 15 in either the federal or state civil service.
He, thereafter, adjourned the case to March 7, for trial.
The Prosecutor, Mr Ichakpa Oigoga, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 27, 2015.
Oigoga said the accused was arrested at the `E’ Arrival Hall of the Murtala Mohammed Airport for allegedly importing Cocaine.

``During the inward clearance of passengers on board a South African Airline flight from Brazil, about 3.4kg Cocaine was recovered from the accused after concealing the same,” he said.
Oigoga said the offence contravened Section 11 (a) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004, which attracts a term of life imprisonment if convicted. 

Driver gets N500,000 bail for allegedly being in possession of weeds


A Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Tuesday granted bail to a driver, Friday Onyieje, in the sum of N500,000 for allegedly being in possession‎ of one and half bag of weed. 
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I Dan-Oni, ordered the accused to produce one surety in like sum, evidence of tax payments and verifiable address. 

I-G issues red card to police officers against accessing individuals’ personal cell phones

 Mr Solomon Arase, the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) has warned police officers against indiscriminate checking of personal information on cell phones of members of the public.

This is contained in a bulletin issued by CSP Abayomi Shogunle, the office in-charge, Compliant Response Unit (CRU), Force Headquarters, on Tuesday in Abuja.
The bulletin stated that the warning was contained in police circular dispatched to all state commands and formations nationwide.

Court remands 3 brothers for assaulting pregnant woman

An Ikeja Magistrates' Court in Lagos on Tuesday remanded three brothers for allegedly beating a female pregnant neighbour to pulp.

The accused are a tailor, Yusuf Oloyede, 25; an artisan, Ganiyu Oloyede, 18; and a designer, Riliwan Oloyede, 28.
The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Gbajumo, remanded the brothers at the police station and adjourned the case to Jan. 6 for mention.
The trio, who reside at of No. 7, Church St. Obawole, Ogba, Lagos, were arraigned on two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Micheal Unah, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Jan. 2 at No. 8, Church St. Obawole, Ogba, Lagos, where the woman resided.
He said that the accused conspired to assault a pregnant neighbour, Mrs Maria John, by beating her up.
``The accused beat up their neighbour not minding her condition,’’ he said.
Unah said that the pregnant woman’s husband reported the case to the police.
He said that the complainant's children were digging the ground to pack sand to fill the front of their house when the accused ordered them to stop.
``The complainant’s children were digging sand to fill the front of their house and the accused asked them to stop but they refused.
``The accused went to pick cutlasses and was chasing the complainant’s children to machete them following which the complainant rushed to the station to report the matter.
``While at the station, he received a call from his daughter that the accused persons have descended on his pregnant wife and beaten her into coma.
``He rushed home to meet his wife in coma, stained with blood all over her body, she was rushed to the hospital and she delivered on Jan. 4 through Caesarean section,’’ he said.
Unah said that the offences contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
If convicted the accused were liable to two years imprisonment, he said.

Monday, 4 January 2016

New Commanders for Operation Lafiya Dole and 7 Division Takeover

.... Outgoing Commander Praises Gallantry of the Troops 
The outgoing Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yushau Abubakar has described officers and men of the theater as heroes, as many of them have put their lives on the line in  defence of the nation.



Enjoins Journalists to crosscheck facts
      to avoid causing disaffection among officers
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force Management Team has been drawn to a report aired by one of the national radio stations alleging lopsidedness in recent promotion, posting of Senior Police officers amongst others. The report also accused the Inspector-General of Police of giving preferential treatment to Police officers from a particular part of the country.

Residents of Alimosho LGA call for creation of tourist sites

 Some residents of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State have urged the state government to establish tourist sites within the local government.
The residents spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday.
Alhaji Abdulwaheed Sodiq, Chairman, Opaleye Community Development Association, Alagbado, told NAN that the construction of such tourist sites would attract more people to the community.

Don't embark on industrial action, Kwara APC begs teachers

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State has appealed to ‎the leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state to suspend its plan to embark on industrial strike action over non-payment of salaries.

Pictures: When Otunba Gani Adams Stormed Ooni of Ife's Palace.... All you need to know

Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams, Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, National Coordinator of Oodua People's Congress, Convener of Oodua Progressive Union Worldwide led the delegation of Oodua Progressive Union Leaders, Oodua Voice Radio and Online Magazine, top Journalists and his Aides to His Imperial Majesty, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye Enitan , Ooni of Ife.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Borno hunters want to join military fight Boko Haram in Sambisa

 Hunters in Borno on Sunday called on the military to allow them to join in the war against insurgents in Sambisa Forest, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Boat mishap claims life of 27-year-old in Bayelsa

 A boat mishap on Sunday claimed the life of a 27-year-old man in Yenagoa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Policeman, 23 year-old, die in robbery incident in Yenagoa

 The Police in Bayelsa say a policeman attached to the state Command died of gunshot wounds following a gun duel with robbers in Yenagoa on New Year day.
Mr Asinim Butswat, a DSP, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a five-man robbery gang had attacked and robbed one Evelyn Patrick at Agudama area of Yenagoa on that fateful day shooting dead one Mr Victor Abule, 23, in the process.
He explained that as the robbers tried to escape, they were engaged in a gun duel by a police officer, who shot dead one of them.

Stanbic IBTC strengthens executive management

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has announced some key executive appointments and changes in its management structure. 

Dr. Demola Sogunle has been named Deputy Chief Executive (Deputy Managing Director), Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC. He was until recently the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, a position he had held since August 19, 2011. Yewande Sadiku and Babatunde Macaulay have been appointed as Executive Directors, Corporate and Transactional Banking and Personal and Business Banking for Stanbic IBTC Bank respectively, while Eric Fajemisin and Bunmi Dayo-Olagunju were appointed Chief Executives for Stanbic IBTC Pensions Managers and Stanbic IBTC Asset Management respectively. 

Open Letter to Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina

Dear Mr. Femi Adesina

Since I am a victim of association to one of the most vilified and scandalised Nigerians through media trial, this Open Letter is the best opportunity for me to put some issues in proper perspective following some of your public remarks about your old friend.


The Management of Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is worried by rumours peddled in some quarters that the Corps Top notch and management staff are emeshed in recruitment scam over slot sharing which has created ill feelings in their midst.

It is pertinent to note that at the moment the Corps does not have Deputy Commandants General. So who are the substantive DCGs that are having rift with the Commandant General?.


‘’The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children’’ – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
In the first week of November 2015, I took business trip alongside my brother to a town called Mutunji in Dan Sadau Emirate, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state. Mutunji is town with no a small population and is not far from Dan Sadau. There, I saw a microcosm of the larger Nigeria society playing to my disgust all over again. Education, security, healthcare all in total collapse as poverty, crime and neglect reigned supreme.

Read the 2016 official predictions by Pro. Joshua Iginla

1-Nigeria will rise again and the future of Nigeria will be restored. And her image n dignity shall be restored. In my vision, I saw a group of young men wearing boots preparing and when I asked God he said it's the future of the next generation that are coming to take over 2024.


758 foreigners stranded at the Calabar sea port following the breakdown of a vessel conveying them from Gabon to Benin Republic have been evacuated by road to their various countries 
The Nationals from Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Guinea were forced to terminate their sea journey in Calabar when a passenger vessel –Emiliana-Carneiro made an emergency berthing at the port when one of the engines malfunctioned and a leakage on the floor of the ship was observed.
Over 10 buses conveying the passengers were escorted by Immigration, police and other security agents.
While in the port facilities, the state government through its humanitarian outfit, the State Emergency


 Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye; Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode; Wife of General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mrs. Foluke Adeboye and General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Evangelical Mission (TREM), Bishop Mike Okonkwo, arriving at the Y2016 Annual Thanksgiving Service at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Sunday, January, 2016.

Kwara is safe, KWSG assures corps members

The Kwara State Government has refuted reports of ongoing communal clashes in Ifelodun local government and other parts of the State, while urging residents, including corps members to go about their normal activities.