6 Apr 2016
EFCC:For 4 Years After Leaving Office As Governor, See How Much Saraki Was Still Receiving as Monthly Salary
The aide can be seen collecting the money being sprayed in a box for the fuji artiste and receives a slap all of a sudden for reasons best known to the both of them.
Legendary musician, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as K1, in a recent video shared on Instagram can be pictured giving his aide a slap on the head.
Vaginas are very intricate organs.
One minute, they are independent, self cleansers from the inside out and the very next, rely on their hosts to practice sound hygiene for them to function optimally — free of any unpleasant odors.
Because: it is totally normal for your nether region to have some sort of smell.
A popular singer was bitten to death by a cobra during performance – The woman kept singing for about 45 minutes before collapsing and dying Irma Bule, an Indonesian pop star known for her love to wear snakes on her shoulders
Heavily armed gunmen on Tuesday in Bayelsa State shot dead 2 soldiers attached to the military task force code named ‘Operation Pulo Shield’ and abducted two expatriates workers with Setraco construction company, during a shootout along the Ogbia-Nembe road in Nembe area of the State.
Some Nigerians waiting on a long queue to get fuel for their cars and generators had to take the place of doctors when a pregnant lady suddenly went into labour on Tuesday at the Anthony bus stop taxi park just around the VIO/LASTMA office in Lagos. Kudos to all those who helped. Read details...
Four months after delivery I registered my child at a crèche, it was the most difficult thing I ever had to do but my husband, friends and colleagues, kept saying it was the right thing to do. I’ll never forget the emotional ordeal I went through so this is my recommendation to new mums who don’t want to go through the same …
A man simply identified as Shabi and his two daughters, 18 year old Mistura and 16 year old Adura, were burnt to death after some Jerry cans of petroleum products stored at their home in 5 Adebiyi Street, Somolu Oja in Lagos exploded yesterday night.
Adedoyin Ashiru (Youth Ambassador)
Federal Republic of Nigeria why exactly are your people suffering? But wait a moment I thought part of the reasons why people vote is for a better life and future especially for the younger citizens of the country.
CHEI: Is Prophet Mboro in trouble with a South African Commission over the alleged "sale of heavenly photos
Prophet Mboro who claimed he ascended to heaven on Easter Sunday and took selfies, even with angels, could face fraud charges, Daily Sun SA reports.
Two nuns who grow and sell marijuana in from their California home are looking for a divine intervention to stop city officials from closing them down.
Why resort to violence? Men please, if you discover that you've mistakenly marry a runs girl as a wife, the best thing to do is send her away to go continue to her prostitution, rather than kill anyone.
As you read this, a 25-year-old farmer, Mohammed Tanko, has been ordered to be remanded in prison after he allegedly killed his adulterous wife’s secret lover.
As you read this, a 25-year-old farmer, Mohammed Tanko, has been ordered to be remanded in prison after he allegedly killed his adulterous wife’s secret lover.
Any relationship where money is the focal point will collapse like a park of cards, only a matter of time.
29yrs old Chukwuemeka Obodozie has been arrested and charged before a Magistrate’s court sitting in Ejigbo, Lagos, for allegedly obtaining N280,000 from his lover, Ogechi Obinma, under the false pretence that he would engage her and they get married.
The money was said to be part of their bargain to get married. But why did she fall so cheaply?
According to Ogechi, Chukwuemeka told her he needed money to clear goods that his elder brother sent to him from abroad, to enable them perform an introduction and traditional marriage. Unknown to her, Chukwuemeka had perfected plans to dump her and marry the woman he had already impregnated.
When Ogechi later went to his house, she saw a woman heavily pregnant and when she asked to know who she was, Chukwuemeka confessed that he impregnated the woman and needed money to take care of her and that was why he demanded the money from her.
He asked her to forget the money and see it as a prize she had to pay for their relationship that lasted for over two years. Ogechi accepted her fate but requested that Chukwuemeka paid her money in full as she would not be responsible for the finance of his marriage.
When she insisted, Chukwuemeka reportedly threatened to kill her, he threatened her at her house and office in Ikotun area of Lagos.
The matter was reported to the police at Ikotun and Chukwuemeka was arrested and charged to court with obtaining money under false pretence and threat to life.
When he was arraigned, as usual he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi granted Chukwuemeka bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case has been adjourned till April 18, 2016.
EMBATTLED former secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, has denied reconciling with the state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, saying the parley between them was an organised propaganda to stain his image and malign his integrity. Tope Aluko This is as Ekiti state government vowed to go ahead with its perjury charges against the former party scribe just as the All Progressives Congress, APC, says the purported truce will not alter anything on the revelations so far on the probe of the June 21, 2014 governorship election fraud. Aluko recants Addressing newsmen yesterday, in Lagos, Dr Aluko said the parley was a script aimed at misinforming Nigerians. The former PDP scribe, who recanted his earlier stance, said; “One fact remains clear, there is nowhere that I, Temitope Aluko, refuted anything I have earlier said before Nigerians and the whole world about the manipulations that characterised the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State.” Expressing displeasure over the purported reconciliation meeting, he said; “I was shocked to see Governor Fayose walk into the meeting at this point. I won’t want to bore you with the drama and face-off that ensue between me and governor Fayose during the meeting. It is however worthy of note that it was at this point that my wife badged into the meeting to inform me that he noticed the presence of pressmen downstairs and said ‘there is a problem’ but it was Fayose that interrupted her saying; ‘’Madam, there is no problem.” He added that; “At that point, I became enraged and decided to leave the place but I notice Governor Fayose rushing after me downstairs in a gestapo manner. My wife was already fidgeting and almost crying and suddenly I could not find her around me. I immediately realised that I needed to oblige to his (Governor Fayose) instruction of facing the press because of the safety of my family.” He, however, appealed to Nigerians to disregard the peace treaty saying it was a tactical error on his part. His words: “I will like to apologise to all Nigerians that perhaps, accepting the invitation was a tactical error. However, I wouldn’t have accepted to attend the meeting in the first place if I had known that Ayo Fayose will be in attendance. I only chose to attend in order to honour the party leaders’ invitation. I will also like you to know that I am dealing with a master fraudster who is always full of mischief. You will all recollect how he announced the purported death of Hon. Afolabi Akanni; the purported arrest of four Honourable Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly that later resurfaced; the invasion of Ekiti House of Assembly that never took place; the unfounded $1 million bribe offer by DSS and recently his announcement last week that I brought in policemen from Abuja to Ekiti State to unleash mayhem. “I need to emphasize that all that transpired on that faithful day was an organized propaganda/drama to stain my image and malign my personal integrity and I believe it would be a good script for Nollywood actors,” he said. He ‘ll still be prosecuted—Ekiti govt Speaking yesterday in Ado Ekiti, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Owoseni Ajayi, said the state government will not withdraw the case of perjury it instituted at an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court, in spite of Aluko’s perceived reconciliation with Fayose. The state government had instituted a case of perjury against Aluko at a Chief Magistrate in Ado-Ekiti, shortly after he (Aluko) gave a revelation that the election that brought Fayose into government was massively rigged, contrary to statement he gave as the principal witness at the election petition tribunal. Ajayi said; “We believed Aluko’s evidence was credible enough, as our principal witness during the governorship election petition, to sustain our case and gave us victory, right from the election petition tribunal to the supreme court. We can’t because of this interventionist apology collapse all our cases, government is not run that way. We can’t abandon our responsibilities as a state just because someone apologised to our governor on a case that was already pending in court. They are not fresh cases and we will pursue them to a logical conclusion.” Reconciliation changes nothing about Ekitigate— APC Meantime, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, APC maintained that the peace parley between Fayose and Aluko would not alter anything in the revelations at the probe panel. Olatunbosun said it was mischievous to insinuate that Aluko was lured by APC to lie against Fayose and the military officers who were dismissed after they were found guilty by the Army probe panel. Dismissing allegation that Aluko was lured by APC to implicate Fayose and the soldiers, Olatunbosun said: “This is purely an internal matter within PDP and so APC has no hand in it.”
60 year old Adalabu Seribor is a JSS II student of Izon College, Bomadi- Overside in Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State. He told Vanguard
"I decided to go to school at this age because I perpetually feel the pain of being an illiterate in this modern world where everything has to do with English and education. I also do not want a situation whereby someone else would interprete or write for me if eventually I am chosen to hold an office in my community,”
“I am sixty years now and the reason why I decided to go to school at this age is because I perpetually feel the pain of being an illiterate in this modern world where everything has to do with English and education. My mother died during childbirth when I was a little boy, while my father was a hunter. I was raised by a grandmother after the death of my mother and later taken to a step-mother when my father remarried.
“I went through discomfort and hardship from my tender age to adulthood. It would interest you to know that I was so tender at the time my mother died that I was crying for food while she laid dead. I went through struggles all through my life. I was opportune to go to school at my young age, when a relative, who was a magistrate at Ekeremor in Bayelsa State, took me to his house, but because of early morning beatings due to my failure to greet him when rising from bed, I fled back to my father.
I had no opportunity to go to school since then, and continued doing menial jobs to survive, which I am still doing.” On his decision to return to school at his old age, he said
“I realized that without education one cannot do well in this present society. I also do not want a situation whereby someone else would interprete or write for me if eventually I am chosen to hold an office in my community.” Makes a living pushing wheelbarrow Seribor, who also explained how he managed to combine his studies and work, “I am a truck-pusher. After school hours, I go back home to look for work to do, which I have been doing to earn a living. I pay my school fees from there. I am determined to complete my education because of the pains in my heart. Have come to realise that one cannot do well without education in this society. I do all type of menial jobs for a living: I pack dirt from gutters, I pack sand, clear grasses in people’s compounds and pack soak away faeces in the dead of the night. I am a JSS II student and by the grace of God I will finish from this school.”
Bauchi—Two pregnant women collapsed and died in Bauchi, yesterday, while waiting to be screened by the Verification Team from the office of the Account General of the state government. The two pregnant women (names withheld) were among the over 6,000 teachers in the state that were asked to assemble at the state local government education secretariat for screening before collecting their salaries. Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness, Abubakar Yusuf , a teacher at the Baba Didi primary school that the first woman, who was seven months pregnant, fainted when the crowd were pushing to be verified, a situation that triggered a congestion during the exercise. He said they all assembled at the local government education authority for the verification, “because we have not been paid for three months. People came from all the local government areas of the state, so there was a massive crowd that gathered at the venue. “The verification exercise took us by surprise because we were in the classroom teaching when we were summoned for the screening. That was why there was a large turn-out of people.” He added: “Some of the people who came early were lucky enough to be verified, but as the crowd kept increasing, people began to push each other. In the process, an unidentified pregnant woman fainted and went into a comma.” “Another pregnant woman also collapsed and had a miscarriage instantly. The two pregnant women were rushed to the hospital for treatment. We later heard that they died.” He called on the state government to ease the sufferings of the teachers during verification exercises by finding alternative methods that will not lead to congestion of centres. He expressed dissatisfaction with the exercise, describing it as excruciating for their age and health conditions.
Noises From Senior Advocates Of Nigerian Lunatics (SANL)
By Bayo Oluwasanmi
April 04, 2016
By Bayo Oluwasanmi
April 04, 2016
"The SANL, in my opinion, is a body of confused mad men and women that does more to facilitate corruption and misconduct than it does to sanitize the badly infected professional body. " - Bayode J Oluwasanmi
The insidious greed and public looting that the Nigerian judiciary has nurtured to an art form is metastasizing like a virulent tumor strain throughout the legal profession. It is sheer suicidal absurdity for the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) herein otherwise known and addressed as Senior Advocates of Nigerian Lunatics (SANL) to hold brief for their lunatic colleagues.
Because Nigeria is a lawless country, its legal system has become a sink-well of secret proceedings, the jailing of the innocent, and political misconduct. It is sullied with documented corruption, fake trials, and court fraud. In Nigeria today, judges and lawyers, especially the so called SANL, who are protected by judges, can commit felony crimes, fraud, money laundering in broad day light, leave the proof lying around, and yet avoid being prosecuted or even having their crimes reported by the Nigerian media. Nigerian journalists see a lot of material in court misconduct, and yet they know this is the story of which they dare not write about or speak about. The lack of Nigerian media coverage and scrutiny, in turn, encourages more judicial corruption, leaving millions of Nigerians in anger and despair.
A communique issued by Ebun Sofunke and Seyi Sowemimo on behalf SANL at the end of its recent meeting at Nigerian Law School, Lagos, urged the federal government to respect Nigerians' fundamental rights and the rule of law in the fight against corruption. “... the fight against the scourge should not be at the expense of Nigerians' human rights.” Members have “a duty and responsibility to hold ourselves to the highest professional and moral standards,” continues SANL, “and are determined to continue to ensure that those standards are maintained,” says SANL.
The group condemns the “spate of disparaging remarks and attacks on the judiciary and judicial officers, often made in a generalized manner and perhaps calculated to intimidate and infuse fear in judges, who are sworn to disperse justice without fear or favor... saying blanket attacks on the judiciary were “unfair to the many honest and hardworking judges in our country.”
The communique by the SANL portrays them as hypocrites whose perceptions of reality and rationalizations for their actions are without objectivity. Sofunke and Sowemimo would do well to reverse the defense of their colleagues, and instead put the corrupt ones among them on trial for corruption, fraud, and professional malpractice.
Where were the SANL when the entire judicial apparatus of our country was being hijacked and dismantled by their sleazy and contemptuous no-frills lawyers? Where were they when the thieves, by their greed and graft, completely wiped clean the ingredients of livelihood and good life of our people? Where were the Sofunkes and the Sowemimos when the con artists had effectively abbreviated the exercise of liberty and the pursuit of happiness of our people? What was their response when these corruption-personified criminals created a humiliating and primitive stagnation of our social life? How dare the Sofunkes and the Sowemimos advocate for fundamental rights of the thieves who tuned our young ones into wild and homeless beasts and culturally lost people, spiritually disinherited persons, candidates for the streets, highway robbers, and prisoners?
How come the SANL didn't cry human rights when our dying groan for comfort? When our wounded cry for help? When poverty continues to consume the poor, the needy, and the innocent just as drought and heat consume snow? What rights have the SANL to hold brief for corrupt judges and judicial officers who put our justice on the farmer's market ready to sell – cash and carry – at basement prices? Where is their rage against their colleagues whose hands are dripping with blood money to pervert justice? Where is their outrage against corrupt judges? Their strident silence on bribery of judges by SANL speak volumes.
Check out these names: Rickey Tarfa (SANL) bribed Federal High Court Justice Mohammed Yunusa with N225,000. Joseph Nwobike (SANL) bribed Justice Mohammed Yunusa N5m ($5,000). Kanu Agabi secretly filed motion in Justice Abdu-Kafarati's court to squash the case against Bukola Abiku Mesujamba Saraki (BAMS).
The SANL make up what they lack in intelligence, skill, and experience by bribing judges. It's shocking to the marrows that a lawyer would ever bribe a judge. With the exception of few, that's what Nigerian lawyers are reputed for. They bribe judges for favorable rulings in order to increase the size of their clientele and make more money. Lawyers who engage in bribing judges to win cases violate legal and ethical rules and should be prosecuted.
The SANL indulge in tawdry bribery scams all the time to scuttle justice. They shop for friendly judgesin friendly jurisdictions. Now you see why Kanu Agabis keeps going back to Kafarati. With these judges from hell and in magic jurisdictions they'll get favorable verdicts. These cases are not won in the courtroom. They are won on the back roads long before the cases go to trial. Any lawyer fresh from law school can walk in there and win the case, so it doesn't matter what the evidence or the law is. They create a sort of floating legal syndicate with changing players chosen as needed for a particular skill or connection.
The misdemeanor and malpractice of these mushrooming bolekaje SANL have swelled to absolutely unacceptable levels. There is no question that there is a crime wave of corruption in the rank and file of the SANL with very few exceptions. Noting the complicity of SANL with the thieves in the war against corruption, Femi Falana one of the few best, credible, and competent Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), in his key note address at a round table on “Winning the War Against Corruption” in Lagos this past Thursday, said “... the situation is compounded in Nigeria by judicial corruption and professional misconduct on the part of senior lawyers involved in the defense of corruption cases.
“As if that is not enough,” continues Falana, “the suspects are being granted bail in their own recognizance or other ridiculously liberal terms by trial judges notwithstanding the gravity of the offenses allegedly committed by them.” What kind of fundamental rights for the thieves is SANL calling for?
The SANL, in my opinion, is a body of confused mad men and women that does more to facilitate corruption and misconduct than it does to sanitize the badly infected professional body. It is one thing to ignore culprits among its members, but quite another to preach for the fundamental rights of criminals with whom they ally.
To the SANL, it's "pay to play." Orders are not enforced. Laws are not applied. Ethics and other professional considerations are thrown to the winds. Conflict of interest is ignored. If one is looking for the ultimate proof that SANL is a body of conniving and abetting professionals, consider the number of SANL who made up the circus – 80 lazy, hungry, and worthless lawyers – that accompanied BAMS to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The SANL should not weep for the judiciary. They should not weep not for the Belgores, the Yunusas, the John Fabiyis, the Ibrahim Bubas, the Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, the John Iyang Okoros, and other merchants of justice. We can deal take with them. And we will deal with them. Weep for your sins. Your noises are but hypocrisies from convoluted minds.