Monday, October 31, 2016

Lawyers In Anti-DSS Protest In Abuja Over Judges Arrest (photos)

What is actually happening in Nigeria?Are we for or against corruption or is the problem really lack of regard for rule of law?A group of people(many of whom dressed like lawyers) today protested in Abuja over DSS arrest of alleged corrupt judges.They were pictured with placards with various inscriptions like 'we reject the plot to intimidate the judiciary', 'nobody is above the law,rule of law must be respected', 'attack on judges who granted bail on bailable offences against govt wish is an attempt to silence the judiciary' and more.
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Nigerains Are Suffering, Poverty Is The Reason Behind Kidnapping- Dangote

Alhaji Aliko Dngote says a lot of Nigerians are living below the poverty line – He noted that this has led to increase in crime and vice – The richest man in Africa blamed the drop in the country’s revenue for government slow performance Alhaji Aliko Dangote has lamented that more than 100 million Nigerians are poor and that this will lead to increased crime. The Punch reports that Africa’s richest man said at the Executive Course No. 38, 2016 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, Plateau State.

Orji Uzor Kalu Re-arraigned By EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged fraud of N2.7bn.

Kalu was re-arraigned along with two others on 34 counts of money laundering before Justice Mohammed Idris.

JAMB Effectively Scraps Scratch Cards, Redesigns Website

Remember when JAMB earlier promised to scrap the use of scratch cards? Well, we can now confirm that the board has now officially effected the scrapping of use of scratch cards, and has further redesigned it's portal to cater for the new changes.

The change is really here! All previous scratch cards have now been invalidated. So if you previously had any scratch card, USED or UNUSED, you can no longer use them on the new portal. Even if you would like to re-print your result slip or JAMB admission letter, you will need repay to do that. If you initially saved the document somewhere, good for you. All Myschoolers, who requested this service through us however, are immune to this, as you can always log into your account here and re-print for free.

Boko Haram drugs supplier arrested (Photos)

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol from Bama to Pulka, intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists drugs and other logistics suppliers from Firgi and Zawan axis, Bama LGA of Borno State, at suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point, trying to cross into Sambisa forest.

Reuben Abati Still In EFCC Cell, Unable To Meet Bail Conditions

One week after he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly collecting N50m from the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, former presidential spokesman Reuben Abati is still in the gulaq.

Premium Times reports that Abati is still being detained by the EFCC because he has been unable to fulfil the conditions of the administrative bail granted him by the anti-graft body.

The conditions include depositing his passport with the EFCC and presenting a senior federal civil servant preferably a director with landed properties in Abuja.

Trump Throws Black Man Out Of Rally, Not Knowing He Was His TRUE FAN

A black Trump supporter was thrown out of a campaign rally after he was accused of being a protester. C. J. Cary , a long time supporter of the Donald, attended the rally in Kinston, North Carolina on Wednesday.

Trump was mid-speech when the crowd began booing, waving their Trump Pence signs and pointing at Cary.

Bode George Also Kicks, Jimoh Ibrahim Can’t Rule Ondo

 Former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Olabode George, has described the decision by INEC to recognise Mr Jimoh Ibrahim as the Ondo governorship candidate as one of the most “unsavory and disturbing interventions in our political space since the dawn of democracy.”

George, in a statement said: “The decision is not only wrong, it is an inexcusable assault upon justice, fairness and morality.”

He said: “By all measures of equity and appropriateness, Jimoh Ibrahim cannot claim to be the bonafide candidate of our party in Ondo state. Even Ibrahim’s card carrying membership in PDP is still a subject of debate. Ibrahim went to an hotel room in Oyo state and declared himself a candidate of an election that will decide who will govern Ondo state. What a travesty of rationality.

Policeman Stabs Tout To Death Over N100

Pandemonium erupted on Saturday at Berger bus stop, Lagos State, after a policeman, who was a passenger on a 14-seater bus end route from Ibadan, Oyo State, reportedly stabbed a motor park tout, popularly called agbero, to death.

The deceased was identified simply as Ahmed and was reportedly planning to marry in December.

The policeman was said to be serving in a command  outside Lagos.

Punch Metro learnt that one of Ahmed’s friends had stopped the bus with the inscription, Success Express, and demanded N100 from the driver, who reportedly declined to pay the money.

RRS Arrests Six Kid-robbers In Oshodi (Photo)

In what appeared to be a clampdown on criminals operating in Oshodi, prelude to the festive seasons, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six teenage mobile phone thieves in Oshodi.

The suspects were all apprehended the same day in Oshodi while brazenly dispossessing commuters of their belongings.

The suspects; Ganiyu Rahman Sadiq Adebayo (15); Timilehin Oluwaseun (14); Ogundare Moyinoluwa (18); Toheeb Tijani (19) and Adeleke Sodiq (17) were arrested on Friday morning in Oshodi Oke.

'Jonathan Testifying For Dasuki In Court Is Desirable'- Dasuki's Lawyer A. Raji

There are indications that the legal team of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd.) are counting on former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear as a witness for Dasuki who is on trial for alleged mismanagement of $2.1billion arms funds. In a recent interview at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom, recall Jonathan faulted the charges against Dasuki, claiming that the ex-NSA could not have stolen about $2.2billion votes for arms. According to Jonathan, “We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army."

Buhari Won’t Authorise Anybody To Bribe Judges – Presidency

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

The Presidency on Sunday broke its silence on the allegations of inducements raised by two of the judges arrested recently, saying President Muhammadu Buhari would never authorise anybody to induce a judge to pervert the course of justice.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

S’court Justices Under Probe Withdraw From Sittings

The two Justices of the Supreme Court, Sylva Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro, who were among some judiciary officers recently arrested by the Department of State Services on corruption allegations, have voluntarily withdrawn from further participating in the proceedings of the apex court.

The PUNCH learnt on Sunday that the two senior judiciary officers would no longer sit until when they were able to clear their names.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Barack Obama's brother slams him and Hillary Clinton on Twitter, says he will vote for Trump

US President, Barack Obama's brother Malik Obama announced that he has been verified on Twitter and took several digs at his half brother, Barack, he called him a liar and claimed that Barack mistreated his mother when she visited the White House. He also accused Hillary Clinton and her campaign of lying and deceiving the American people. Asking people to vote for Trump.

New polls taken before FBI's 'bombshell announcement' shows Clinton and Trump neck and neck

A new national poll taken before FBI's shocking announcement on Friday that they will pursue investigations into Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, shows that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied 'neck and neck'

Clinton who last Sunday was leading Trump 50% to 38% now finds herself at 47% to Trump's 45% according to a new Washington Post/ ABC news poll released on Saturday which is within the poll's 3-point margin of error. 

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is winning 4% while Green Party candidate Jill Stein is at 2%.

While according to CNN's poll of polls taken from October 17 to 26, Clinton leads 47% to Trump's 42% - note that this was taken before the FBI's announcement .
CNN/ORC's own poll will soon be released.

Source: CNN

Mimiko To Blackmail Buhari To Prevail On INEC - Sahara Reporters

A security source and two officials at the Nigerian Presidency in Abuja have told SaharaReporters that Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State was behind violent protests in the state capital, Akure, during which various acts of arson were committed by hoodlums. The sources said the violent acts were a deliberate plot by Mr. Mimiko to force President Muhammadu Buhari into prevailing on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept, Eyitayo Jegede, the governor’s handpicked candidate, as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in a governorship election scheduled for November 26, 2016.

The Presidency sources disclosed that they were investigating the role played by the state director of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ondo State in the crisis. They said they were concerned that the state director had failed to arrest any members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers deployed by Governor Mimiko to start the crisis.

APC Crisis: Plot to oust Odigie-Oyegun thickens as ‘forces’ want him named ambassador

By Omeiza Ajayi

The subterranean plots to remove the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is reportedly gaining some traction, with the forces working towards his removal angling to get the president to name him an ambassador.

Past efforts to ease him out of the party through such appointments had failed as Chief Oyegun himself is said not to be well-disposed to such appointments.

Some party insiders accused the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Babachir Lawal of working in cahoot with the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu camp to remove the chairman.

Muiz Banire Replies Sahara Reporters On N500,000 Gift Allegation

The All Progressives Congress Legal Adviser Dr Muiz Banire (SAN) has clarified the sum of money alleged to have been given by him to a National Industrial Court judge. In a statement made available to Lawyard he said

Stop Fighting Tinubu – Kinsmen Warn Buhari

Northern socio-cultural and political groups have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to mend walls with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The groups warned that the cold war between the duo was capable of destroying the ruling party.

There were strong indications that Tinubu and former vice president Atiku Abubakar are planning to float a new party.Political analysts have also linked the recent disagreement between Tinubu and the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to the purported crisis between the former Governor of Lagos State and the President.

Military To Launch ‘Operation Accord’ Against Violent Herdsmen

The Nigerian Military will soon launch an operation to tackle security challenges posed by herdsmen across the country, the Acting Director of Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, has said.

Mr. Abubakar, a Brigadier General, made the disclosure at a media session in Kaduna. The session discussed the role of the media in national security.

“We are coming out with another operation code named ‘Operation Accord’ to address the issue of herdsmen clashes,” Mr. Abubakar said.

We Won’t Tell Efcc To Arrest Jonathan – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the present administration will not dictate to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Osinbajo, who said this in response to a question on whether the former president would be arrested for alleged corruption during his administration, added that the Buhari’s administration was not in the business of arresting just anyone, indiscriminately.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

President Mahama Confers Adenuga With Ghana's Highest Civilian Honour

Ghana’s President John Mahama (right) congratulating the Chairman of Globacom, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr. after conferring on him Ghana’s highest national civilian honour, the Companion Of The Star Of Ghana (CSG) in Accra on Saturday.
Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, has been awarded Ghana’s highest civil award, the Companion of the Star of Ghana (CSG).
 Ghanaian President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, conferred the award on the multibillionaire investor on Saturday, October 29, at the International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana.

Photo/Video: School proprietress kidnapped, raped and buried by her driver and his friends in Abuja

This sad incident happened in Abuja recently. According to the story being told by her close friends, the lady pictured above is the proprietress of a school, Chelsea International School in Abuja. She was allegedly kidnapped by her driver and some of his friends, raped and then buried in a shallow grave.

N1.4bn Arms scam: EFCC presents 13 more Exhibits against ex Chief of Defence staff, Alex Badeh

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 admitted another thirteen exhibits tendered before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the ongoing trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh (rtd).
Badeh is being prosecuted by the EFCC alongside his company, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, for allegedly abusing his office by using the dollar equivalent of the sum of N1.4billion (One Billion, Four Hundred Million Naira) removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, to purchase properties in choice areas of Abuja between January and December, 2013.

Lagos To Employ 1000 Graduates As Conductors With N50,000 As Monthly Salary

Comrade Adeshola in an interview with Vanguard also disclosed that the new policy of the Lagos state government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is collaborating with the association to give Bus Conducting profession a new look.

According to him, “presently Lagos state government through the Lagos State Drivers Institute, LASDRI is training and accrediting conductors in the state, adding that after the training the graduands would be employed as Bus Conductors and would be on the payroll of the government with a salary worth of N50,000 per month.

“The objective is to make the job of bus conducting attractive, respected and dignified as obtainable globally”, he said. Adeshola explained that there is a project in the pipeline by the state government to change the face of transportation system to enhance security and also provide employment opportunity in the state.

Speaking on the vision of the association, he said, since the establishment in 2008, it has been working relentlessly with the federal government through the national assembly as well as some state governments to establish its presence.

Double Bomb Blasts In Maiduguri, Many Feared Dead

Many people are feared dead following two bomb blast in the early hours today in Maiduguri, Borno State, Daily Trust newspaper correspondent in Maiduguri reports.

The first bomb exploded in front of the Bakkasi Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camp along Maiduguri-Damboa road killing at least five people.

The second bomb exploded in front of the NNPC depot also along the same route.

Daily Trust correspondent reports that efforts to get to the scene of the second blast were thwarted as security men had cordoned off the area.

Ambulances were seen moving out of the area.

The blasts occurred around 7.24 am this morning.

EFCC To Seize Patience Jonathan’s Property Nationwide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has begun moves to seize properties belonging to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.

The commission started the probe in a bid to gather evidence against her, following the freezing of $20m traced to her.

EFCC has also set up a team of detectives saddled with the responsibility of identifying houses and property owned by Patience.

EFCC Summons Eight SANs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is extending the war against corruption in the judicial arm to the bar.

It has invited eight Senior Advocates of Nigeria( SANs) for interrogation over alleged payments into judges’ accounts.

This is coming three weeks after the Department of State Security (DSS) raided the homes of several judges, including two justices of the Supreme Court, and arrested them for alleged corruption.

But the EFCC,after intercepting test messages, have now extended the scope of the investigation to the bar, summoning eight senior lawyers suspected of corrupting judges.

Four of the SANs have already been questioned by the anti-graft commission.

All the SANs have denied the EFCC allegation.

Muiz Banire Paid N500,000 To A Judge - EFCC Agent

Agent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) currently investigating cases of judicial corruption have told SaharaReporters that their review of banking and other financial documents discovered that Muiz Banire, the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), paid N500, 000 to one of the judges under investigation.

EFCC agents said their forensic scrutiny of some judges’ bank accounts revealed suspicious payments made to numerous federal judges, including the one made by Mr. Banire.

The agents disclosed that several of the judges have been questioned by the anti-corruption agency. They added that some of the answers provided by the judges were at odds with bank statements where investigators detected a series of suspicious transactions involving senior lawyers.

Economy: Recession Will End Soon, Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari declared, yesterday, that the economic recession will end soon.

The president also urged Nigerians to always speak positively about the country.Buhari made the call at the Seventh National Prayer Breakfast organised by the National Assembly with the theme: ‘A tree and its fruits: is yours a blessing or a curse to Nigeria,’ yesterday, in Abuja.

EFCC sets up team to identify, mark Patience Jonathan’s property

                          Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and her hotel
Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja (PUNCH)
Indications emerged on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was intensifying moves to gather evidence against the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, for a possible prosecution.
A top operative of the commission said on Friday that the leadership of the commission had initiated a discreet probe of the former First Lady in a bid to assemble evidence against her in the event of her prosecution as a fallout of the commission’s decision to freeze $20m traced to her.
The source said that the commission had assembled a team of detectives saddled with the responsibility of identifying all houses and property belonging to the former First Lady.
It was stated that the operatives had been instructed from the office of the commission’s chairman to mark such houses and property as part of the preparation for the prosecution of the First Lady.
It was further stated that the operatives were focusing attention on property in Abuja, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt and other cities in the country.

Judges’ trial: Court refuses to stop Buhari, DSS, AGF

Ade Adesomoju and Clement Nnachi (PUNCH)
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday refused to grant an  application filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, seeking an order restraining President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services and others from re-arresting or taking any “untoward action” against five of the eight judges whose houses were recently raided by DSS operatives.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole declined to grant the prayer shortly after Ogungbeje’s counsel, Mr. Ayo Ogundele, moved the ex parte application on Friday.
In his ruling, Justice Kolawole held that he needed to clear his doubts about the locus standi of the plaintiff, among other issues, after hearing arguments of all parties before he could make a pronouncement on the prayer.

Immigration service finally recruits 888 applicants

The Nigeria Immigration Service has finally employed 888 applicants who met its criteria out of the 2000 aggrieved applicants who had been protesting against their dismissal from the service while undergoing training.
The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Muhammed Babandede, who gave the information at a news conference on Friday in Abuja, stated that out of the 2,000 applicants, a total of 1,470 reported for screening while 888 met all the criteria and were therefore successful.
A breakdown shows that those recruited included Assistant Superintendents of Immigration II, 177; Assistant Inspectors of Immigration, 305; Immigration Assistant I –and immigration Assistant III, 406.
Babandede said 530 applicants did not report for the screening exercise, while some pregnant women were also recruited because they met all the criteria of engagement into the NIS.
According to him, the successful candidates met the necessary criteria, including physical fitness, security clearance, good conduct/character and medical fitness.
He said, “The recommendations from the exercise have been submitted to the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Service Board, which will on confirmation issue the provisional letters of appointment to the 888 successful candidates.
“The successful candidates will remain on probation in line with the Public Service extant laws until they are certified drug-free and of good conduct.”

Jimoh Ibrahim Accuses Mimiko Of Orchestrating Ondo Protest

The substantive governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the upcoming election in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim, today said the incumbent governor, Segun Mimiko, was responsible for the mayhem across the state.

A protest ensued in the state this morning, following overnight reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, chose Mr. Ibrahim over Eyitayo Jegede, the preferred candidate of Mr. Mimiko.

Until late Thursday, Mr. Jegede was presumed as the candidate of the PDP, but a lingering court battle switched in favour of Mr. Ibrahim, setting ripples through the state.

FBI Probing New Emails Related To Clinton Case

 The FBI is probing new emails related to Hillary Clinton, FBI Director James Comey said in a Friday letter to lawmakers.

Those new emails were discovered during an FBI investigation in which the devices of former Congressman Anthony Weiner and Clinton aide Huma Abedin were seized, NBC News confirmed.

While examining Weiner's laptop, investigators discovered Abedin also used the laptop, which contained some emails between Abedin and Clinton.

Obanikoro Refunds N100m To EFCC

The detained former Minister of State for Defence, Sen.Musiliu Obanikoro, has refunded the sum of N100m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
A top associate of the former minister, who confided in  Punch correspondent, noted that the former minister had yet to be released after the payment of the N100m as of the time of filing this report by 9pm on Friday.

The EFCC had given a bail condition to Obanikoro, who has been in custody since October 21, 2016, to refund the sum of N100m as a major condition for his bail.

Head of Britain's spy agency says James Bond won't get past the recruitment process in real life

Alex Younger who heads British intelligence agency MI6 has revealed that despite James Bond's many qualities, the fictional spy won't make it into the agency in real life because he doesn’t have the requisite qualities. Speaking to British website Black History Month, he said: “In contrast to James Bond, MI6 officers are not for taking moral shortcuts. In fact, a strong ethical core is one of the first qualities we look for in our staff.

It’s safe to say that James Bond wouldn’t get through our recruitment process and, whilst we share his qualities of patriotism, energy and tenacity, an intelligence officer in the real MI6 has a high degree of emotional intelligence, values teamwork and always has respect for the law… unlike Mr Bond!”


Arrested Judges: Court Summons Buhari, DSS by kcnwaigbo: 8:59pm On Oct 28

ABUJA – The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Friday, ordered President Muhammadu Buhari and the Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura, to appear on November 15 to show cause why seven judges arrested between October 7 and 8 should be prosecuted.

Others equally summoned to appear before the court were the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the National Judicial Council, NJC.

They were all cited as Respondents in a legal action that was instituted before the high court by a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje.

Though President Buhari will not appear in person, he is expected to brief a lawyer to represent him before the court on that date.

The plaintiff had in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/809/16, applied for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Respondents from arresting, inviting, intimidating, or harassing any of the judges whose homes were raided in the “sting operation” conducted by the DSS.

More soon.

God sent Buhari to save Nigeria from collapse – APC chairman Odigie-Oyegun

According to APC National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, President Buhari was sent by God to save Nigeria in this crucial time of economic recession. Oyegun said this at an event organized by Kano state chapter of the party Friday October 28th.

”Buhari was God-sent at the most crucial time in Nigeria’s history.  He inherited a comatose economy and he has been strenuously working to deliver on his campaign promises centred on the economy, security and fighting corruption"he said

Friday, October 28, 2016

N400bn Fraud: Fayemi Replies Ekiti Assembly: "Allegations Are Mere Fabrication"

THE Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said he would not be distracted by the childish and ridiculous allegations of fraud levelled against his administration in Ekiti State by the State House of Assembly.

Dr Fayemi who reacted to the petition submitted by the state assembly to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging N40billion under his watch as governor of the state, said the lawmakers’ claims are not only baseless, but a calculated attempt to distract him.

Love struck student bought sexy lingerie for Syria trip to meet online ISIS jihadist lover she had never met

I don't know  if this is stupidity or naivete but I personally feel like giving her a hot, factory resetting slap.

20 year old Varvara Karaulova, a pretty, female A-student bought sexy lace lingerie to travel to Syria to meet a lover boy jihadist she'd fallen in love with online.

She was stopped at the Turkish-Syrian border while she was on her way to see fanatic Airat Samatov.

Selfish dad who vanished 23 years ago found living with new family under stolen identity

A married father (left) who vanished from his home 23 years ago has been found living with a new family under the stolen identity of a dead fisherman (right)

Richard Hoagland never returned home to his wife and two sons after calling home and telling them he needed to be taken to hospital in 1993. He was declared legally dead in 2003 and wife Linda went on to remarry.

OMG! Man dies after reportedly being pushed inside gutter by a policeman (Video and Photos)

Read according to the source heartbreaking photos...

"This policeman in a quest to arrest a LT commercial bus push the old man inside d gutter at airport bus stop around 12pm on 26/10/2016. The policeman his other colleague came in a vanagon bus which they initially arrested then use the same bus to raid on another commercial buses. The other police ran away immediate towards oshodi. While d other in the video attempt to zoom off but was crushed to d wall by the LT bus he was going to arrest."

Senate Proposes Five-Year Jail Term For Randy Lecturers

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to outlaw sexual advances from lecturers to students of tertiary institutions in the country.

Any lecturer found guilty to have broken the law, when passed, will risk a maximum five-year jail term or N5m fine or both.

The Senate also abolished the “consent” defence claim by sexual assault and rape suspects, as contained in the criminal and penal codes.

None Of The Released Chibok Girls Was Sexually Abused’

Not a single out of the 21 released Chibok schoolgirls was assaulted during the two years spent in Boko Haram captivity.

Quoting a source close to negotiations to free the remaining of those abducted in April 2014, NAN dismissed reports that the only girl who came back with a child was impregnated by an insurgent.

The agency said the girl was pregnant before her abduction.

“The girl and her parents have confirmed this. The child is not a Boko Haram Child,” the source reportedly said.

CBN Meets BDCs As Naira Depreciates To N466/$

THE Naira yesterday depreciated further to N466 per dollar in the parallel market prompting the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to meet with Bureaux De Change (BDC) operators and Travelex to evolve measures to halt the persistent slide of the currency.

Vanguard investigations revealed that the parallel market exchange rate rose yesterday from N460 per dollar on Wednesday to close at N466 per dollar. Hence the naira depreciated by N11 against the dollar this week, up from N455 per dollar at the close of business last week.

BDC sources told Vanguard that the persistent depreciation of the naira ths week was due to a host of factors chief of which was the supply of dollars from Travelex, which has been limited to BDCs in Lagos. Also, the weekly dollar sale of $15,000 by Travelex to each BDC was delayed yesterday aggravating the naira depreciation.

Confirming this development to Vanguard, Chief Executive Officer, H.J Trust BDC said, “The dollar went up today (yesterday) because Travelex is yet to sell to BDCs. But we believe they would do so before the end of today. If that happens, the exchange rate will drop by tomorrow morning (today).

Aeesha Maina Adopts Baby Dumped By Roadside In Sokoto.

A baby girl of about a month old who was discovered by the roadside in Shagari LGA of Sokoto State few days ago -has been adopted by governor Tambuwal's Senior Special Assistant. According to report, the little baby who has been named Maryam -is receiving first class care from her new mother.

This was made known by Imam Imam, the Spokesman to Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who wrote;

INEC Working With APC To Rig Ondo Election – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to accept Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party was evidence that the commission is aiding the All Progressives Congress to influence the poll.

Ibrahim, who was chosen by the Senator Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP, was picked by INEC over Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), who was presented by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP.

A'rese Emokpae's has found her car

She posted the update on her page 


Lagos Police Arrested Woman For Abducting Children For Her Begging Business

This woman has been going round within and outside Lagos, Abducting children and camping them in a building at Odoguyan, Ikorodu Lagos.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NDLEA's alleged torture damaged Baba Suwe,'s health- Yomi Fabiyi

In October 2011, veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport on the suspicion of ingestion of illicit drugs. The drugs were supposedly discovered in the actor‘s stomach as he passed through the scanning machine at the airport.

After detaining him for three weeks without finding any drugs, NDLEA released the comic actor.

We Didn’t Sack 1,500 Workers - MTN Denies Report

MTN Nigeria, Monday denied sacking some of its contract staff as reported in some national dailies recently.

Some newspaper and online publications alleged that MTN Nigeria had laid off some of its contract staff, particularly those that work at the telecommunications call centres. The reports claimed that many of the contract staff were given their disengagement letters Wednesday.

The reports also claimed that some of MTN workers in Apapa branch, had their salaries reduced from N120,000 to N40,000 a month and were asked to continue working at their Ibadan office, if they were still interested in the job..

However, in a reaction, MTN said the reports were untrue.

Responding to the reports, MTN Executive, Amina Oyagbola, said; “The reports are incorrect. The second phase of a change-in-vendor process took place last week, offering interested workers the opportunity to join the new call centres owned and operated by the vendor; ISON BPO.

Court Orders Arrest Of Danjuma Goje Over N25bn Fraud

A Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, for refusing to show up in court.

The EFCC said in a Facebook post that Goje, who is being charged with an alleged N25bn fraud, might be arrested on Wednesday (today) if he failed to show up in court.

The statement read, “A Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State, on October 4, 2016 (Tuesday) issued a bench warrant against former Governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, for refusing to show up in court. The warrant is however to take effect by 8am on October 5, 2016, if he fails to show up in court again.”

Among several charges, Goje, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, is accused of illegally awarding a N1bn contract for the supply of dictionaries to secondary schools while he was governor of the state.

Terrorists Are All Over The Place, We Must Be More Watchful, Buhari Warns

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called for stronger global alliance in intelligence and information sharing to halt the scourge of terrorism across the world.

The president made the call in Abuja when he received Letters of Credence from the Ambassadors of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr Jalel Trabelsi and Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Bernhard Stephen Schlagheck.

Ambassador of Kingdom of Sweden, Mrs Inger Ultvedt and the High Commissioner of Canada, Mr Christopher Thornley, also submitted their Letters of Credence to the president.

According to statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari said that countries must always be on alert and willing to share information on activities of terrorists.

How Nigeria's Economic Recession Is Affecting West Africa - ECOWAS

The current economic recession in Nigeria is affecting not just the country but other countries in West Africa.

Speaking on this Mr Marcel de Souza, the President of the ECOWAS commission, said that the recession being experienced in Nigeria has a negative impact on the sub-region’s overall economic performance.
While presenting the community status report at the ongoing second ordinary session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja on Tuesday, October 4, De Souza who was represented by the commission’s vice president, Mr Edward Singhateh revealed this.

He also revealed how Nigeria’s recession was affecting the general Gross Domestic Product (GDP), saying that the sub-region’s GDP had declined to three per cent in 2016 from 5.6 per cent in 2013.

Adesola Amosu ‘In Plea Bargain Talk'

A former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, who was accused of stealing from the Nigerian Air Force bank account to buy personal properties worth billions of naira, is still in plea bargain talks with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, his lawyer told a federal judge Tuesday.

Norrison Quakers, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, told Justice Mohammed Idris of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that the plea bargain talks between his client and the EFCC were still ongoing.

Mr. Amosu, a retired Air Marshal, was arraigned in June alongside Jacob Adigun, an Air Vice Marshal, and Gbadebo Olugbenga, an Air Commodore, on a 26-count charge of stealing N50 billion.

Also arraigned with the trio were their companies – Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd; McAllan Oil and Gas Ltd; Hebron Housing and Properties Company Ltd; Trapezites BDC; Fonds and Pricey Ltd; Deegee Oil and Gas Ltd; Timsegg Investment Ltd; and Solomon Health Care Ltd.

On July 8, the defence team, made up of Mr. Quakers, Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), Kemi Balogun (SAN) and A. Etuokwu informed the court of their clients’ intention to enter plea bargain.
The members of the team, who had earlier told the judge that their clients had returned “colossal sums” to the federal government, sought an adjournment to perfect their N500 million each bail condition and to “smoothen” their talks with the EFCC.

According to the charge sheet, Mr. Amosu and Mr. Adigun, a former Head of Accounts and Budgeting at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), allegedly removed sums running into billions of naira from NAF’s bank account to purchase properties for themselves in choice locations in Abuja, Lagos, and London.

They include N400 million to renovate and purchase medical equipment for Solomon HealthCare Ltd, 24 Adeniyi Jones Street, Ikeja; N500 million to purchase a property at No. 1 River Street, Wuse 2, Abuja; N240 million to purchase a property at No.61A, Lake Chad Street, Maitama, Abuja; and N370 million property at Agadez Street, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Abuja.

Others are N440 million to purchase a property at Salt Lake Street, Maitama, Abuja; N1.7 billion for property at Agobogba Street, Parkview, Ikoyi; N750 million to purchase Cappadol Mall at Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Wuse 2, Abuja; N1.5 billion for property at Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos; and N900 million to purchase a property No. 40A, Bourdillon, Ikoyi.

Outside Nigeria, the duo allegedly withdrew N660 million from the NAF account to purchase two properties at No. 50-52 Tenterden Grove, London (NW4 1TH) and No. 93B Shirehall Park, London NW4 2QU, United Kingdom.

On Tuesday, Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to the EFCC, said he had brought two witnesses and was ready to invite them to the dock.
But Mr. Ayorinde objected, arguing that the matter was adjourned for mention and not trial.

Other members of the defence team aligned with Mr. Ayorinde, adding that their clients were still in plea bargain talks with the Commission.

In a short ruling, the judge agreed that the court’s records showed the matter had been, indeed, adjourned for mention.
He adjourned till October 20, 21 and 24, 2016 for trial.

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2015: Tinubu Wanted To Be VP, Opposed Osinbajo As VP - Buhari's Authorized Bio

An authorised biography of President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed how the President chose Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election despite the opposition of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The book, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,’ written by Prof. John Paden, was presented at an elaborate event at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday.

Airforce Commences Operation 'Forest Storm' In Fight Against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced another round of air interdiction missions codenamed ‘OPERATION FOREST STORM’ in the North East. This new phase of offensive air operations is aimed at further degrading the capabilities of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in the Sambisa general area with a view to restrict the freedom of action of the insurgents as well as neutralise any threat posed to movement of own ground forces in continuing with their rescue operations. The operation, which commenced about 3 days ago on 2 October 2016, is expected to last few days. During this period, the NAF would be conducting series of air interdictions to take out a number of carefully selected targets in the Sambisa Forest.

Meanwhile, the Air Component of OPERATION DELTA SAFE has continued to rid the creeks in the Niger Delta of illegal oil refineries and barges used for carrying stolen petroleum products. The NAF today, using the EC-135 helicopters, destroyed illegal refineries and barges along east of Isaa town, Borikiri, old Bakana as well as Bakana and Bille Communities. Armed patrol over the affected areas also showed other illegal human activities as people were seen digging bays to bury storage tanks, drums and jerry cans. While urging these criminal elements to seek legitimate means of livelihood, it is pertinent to state that the NAF will not relent in its spirited effort to stamp out these acts of economic sabotage and illicit activities in the region and other parts of the country.