20 Apr 2016

Senate members pledge to stand by Saraki as his trial at CCT continues



Members of the Senate made the pledge during their plenary today April 20th.

Indian father chops off hands of teenager who raped his 8-month-old daughter (photos)



The father of an eight-month-old rape victim allegedly chopped off both hands of the 17-year-old accused in Punjab's Bathinda district, India on Tuesday, April 19.

Parminder Singh had allegedly raped the man’s 7-month-old daughter in April 2014 and was arrested and arraigned in court. The victim's father and the accused, who were neighbours, met in court for the hearing yesterday and after that, the victim’s father reportedly asked Parminder to reach a compromise and accompany him on his motorcycle to the village.

EFCC Has Officially Cleared Justice Danladi of Bribe Allegation



PATIENCE JONATHAN THREW BIANCA OJUKWU OUT OF ASO ROCK FOR FLIRTING WITH GEJ- SICKO KEMI OLUNLOYO



Kai! Not again ! Aunty Kemi Olunloyo has gone for the jugulars of Bianca Ojukwu after she had labeled her a mentally sick attention seeking woman some weeks ago. This time, Kemi says she will open a can of worms about Bianca’s past which shall continue to trail her. she sworn only to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about Bianca.

TOKE MAKINWA THROWS SHADES AT WOMEN?



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Today, Toke Makinwa, is all out to trash any form of issues that is worth dealing with anytime as she recently threw shades at an unnamed rival by quoting Mandy Hale. “Strong women don’t play victim or make themselves look pitiful. They stand and they deal.”
It is unclear who the post is targeted at, but her fans are already suggesting that the quote is directed to the recent drama involving blogger Linda Ikeji and Wizkid.

MAVIN BOSS, DON JAZZY WELCOMES DEATH TO HIS CAMP?



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In the past, we had an evergreen artiste; Da’grin whose death is still very much fresh in the heart of many, despite the fact that it’s being years, a great talent was lost.
It was said that, he was always talking about death, even sang about it, till he finally met his doom and departed from the face of this earth.

WEEDS SUBSTITUTED FOR VEGETABLES DISCOVERED AT IDP CAMP



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This is the height of wickedness, its alarming for someone to be so merciless and allegedly use weeds as vegetables for internal displaced people in Borno state.
It was rumored that the deputy governor of the state while on a routine check, discovered weeds being use as vegetables to cook meals for the internal displaced people in Borno State.

Man accuses Orezi of sleeping with his wife almost beat him up (See Video)



Popular musician, Orezi has been accused by a man of sleeping with his wife and almost beat him up.
The scene played out after his show Surulere on Sunday. Just after the performance a guy who has reportedly been tracking him caused a huge scene.

Thief beaten & burnt to death in Abuja (Graphic Photos)



According to the person who shared these photos on Twitter, a young man’s life was wasted through Jungle Justice

See What This Shameless White Man Was Spotted Doing in a Busy Warri Junction (Photos)



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According to a Facebook user who shared the photos, this White man was spotted urinating on his car tyre along the Okorodudu Junction off Effurun-Sapele Road, Warri yesterday evening..
can he do this in the country he came from?

My Husband Tortures Me During S*x, He Uses "Aboniki" To Make Love With Me



Love turning into something else...! A struggling husband Solomon Acchoyame has been dragged before an Igando Customary Court in Lagos by his wife, Omolara Acchoyame, who is alleging that he tortures her by applying hot ointments on his manhood whenever he wants to have s*x with her.

EFCC rejects Ike Ekweremadu as Anti-Corruption Ambassador, Disowns Officer Who Did It



People have wondered why Ike Ekweremadu, one of the senators who abandoned their jobs to follow Bukola Saraki, who's standing trial for corruption, to the CCT, will be made anti-graft ambassador.

Anyway, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied decorating the deputy senate president, Ekweremadu, as its anti-corruption ambassador.

Hahaha: Ex-Chief of Air Staff Adesola Amosu returns Looted N2.3billion



The immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), has returned N2.3billion to the Federal Government. 

An impeccable source at the EFCC revealed that Amosu issued two bank drafts to Federal Government as part of the funds allegedly diverted by his office as Chief of Air Staff.

See Face of Lagos Police Officer Involved in Armed Robbery



Here is a picture of Lagos police inspector Durojaiye Taiwo who allegedly led a 3-man SARS gang during a robbery in Sagamu, Ogun State on Saturday.

The 4 policemen led by Inspector Durojaiye stopped a trailer around midnight on Saturday, they diverted the trailer to Okokomaiko area of Lagos and sold the content for 30 million naira.

Unknown to them, the trailer had a tracker.

Leader of the gang, Inspector Durojaiye and two other members of the team escaped, while Victor is being detained in SARS cell in Ikeja. He was arrested after a gun duel with policemen from Okokomaiko.

A police source said: “The incident happened on Saturday night. Inspector Durojaiye is the leader of the team. The team is called 'striking team'. They all came from State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti, three months ago to join SARS, Ikeja.

The police officers turned criminals tied the trailer driver and his conductor and bundled them inside their Lexus Jeep before dumping them in a bush at Ijebu Ode.

Inspector Durojaiye and 2 Policemen have disappeared while Corporal Victor is cooling off in a cell.

Lagos Police Commission, Fatai Owoseni, has ordered his men to produce the fleeing police officers.

What Late Sani Abacha's Wife, Maryam, Now Looks Like



The 69-year-old widow of the late dictator is aging gracefully, enjoying our her money. More photos...

30-year-old scrap collector rapes pupil, gives her N200



The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old scrap collector, Nurudeen Owolabi, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old pupil, Ngozi (pseudonym) in the Bariga area of the state.

Protest in Delta over alleged killings by Fulani herdsmen



Some residents of the 25 local government areas in Delta State grounded activities on the Benin-Asaba Expressway on Tuesday.

The protesters marched onto the expressway to show their grievances against alleged killings by Fulani herdsmen.

Whistle-blowers exposed Saraki – Witness



There was a mild drama on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday as Senate President Bukola Saraki, obviously unaware that time was against him, rushed out of the chamber for his ongoing trial for false asset declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

KSA, others light up OGD’s glamorous birthday



Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, led other top entertainers to thrill guests at the 60th birthday celebration of former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, which took place last weekend at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

Court dismisses Dasuki’s third application to stop trial



A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed an application by the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), seeking an order discharging him of charges preferred against him and another order prohibiting the Federal Government from further prosecuting him.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola, in a ruling, held that the application lacked merit as same contained prayers that were not granted by any court.
The Tuesday’s ruling is the third after two previous rulings of two other judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, dismissing similar applications which was filed by Dasuki in respect of two sets of separate charges preferred against him before the judges.
However, Justice Ademola in a separate ruling on Tuesday, dismissed a separate application by the Federal Government seeking protection of its 11 listed witnesses ‎whom it said were afraid of appearing to testify in the case for fear of reprisal.
He held that the prosecution failed to establish the grounds for granting such application asking for permission to shield the identities of their witnesses during trial.
The Federal Government is prosecuting Dasuki before the court on four counts of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms.
Dasuki however filed the application dated February 11, 2016, asking the court to prohibit the Federal Government from prosecuting him and discharge him of the alleged crimes on the basis that the Federal Government had disobeyed the orders granting him bail and permitting him to embark on a medical trip abroad.
He claimed that his continued detention in the custody of the Department of State Service since December 29, 2015,‎ amounted to the Federal Government being in contempt of the court order of the court granting him bail on September 1, 2015 and another granting him permission on November 3, 2015 to travel abroad for medical treatment.
The judge in dismissing the application held that the defence lawyers, Messrs Joseph Daudu and Ahmed Raji, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, had failed to ‎follow the laid down procedure through which the court would be able to make findings on whether the prosecution was in contempt of the court orders.
The judge, who described Dasuki’s application as strange, also held that no court in Nigeria could either compe‎l the Federal Government to prosecute a suspect or prohibit it from prosecuting an accused person.
He also held that it was too early in the day to make an order discharging the accused when his trial had yet to commence.

Better Days Ahead: China To Start Importing From Nigeria

 The Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said the Federal Government was talking with China so it would also be importing some of its own requirements from Nigeria.

Emefiele assured that this would help to reduce the gulf in trading between the two countries.

Apeaking at a press conference at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, on the last day of the 2016 World Bank/IMF spring meeting, Emefiele also said part of Nigeria’s deal with China was that the country became the Asian country’s trading hub in West Africa.

He said: “China has appointed South Africa as its trading hub for Remnibi transactions in the South African region, has appointed Kenya as its trading hub for East and Central Africa.

“And Nigeria, the mandate that we signed is for us to be appointed as the trading hub in West African. In all, we expect that it is going to be mutually beneficial.

“We are talking to China so that it would also be importing some of its items from Nigeria, so that the trading balance can be sort of reduced.

“Will Nigeria benefit from this? I want to say categorically that Nigeria benefits from this. It’s less pressure on the dollar and consequently on our reserves.”

Buhari repairing Nigeria’s reputation damaged by Jonathan —Fashola



President Muhammadu Buhari has continued his foreign trips in a bid to repair Nigeria’s reputation which was severely damaged by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Monday.

Fashola, in an article titled, “PMB’s foreign trips — My takeaway,” also stated that Buhari’s intervention in the global oil and gas sector led to the recent stability in crude oil prices.

The minister further stressed that Nigeria currently has the support of the world’s seven most powerful countries. He attributed this to the visit the President made during a meeting of the G7 countries in Germany, last year.

On why he decided to make this public, Fashola stated that he sought to ensure that every Nigerian who cared about the country had some information about what the President was doing.

He stated that barely two decades ago, Nigeria was ostracised from global events because of bad governance, adding that the country lost the respect accorded nations like ours.

Explaining what transpired during the recent meeting with top government officials in China, the former Lagos State governor stated that six collaborative agreements were signed.

He added, “This last mentioned agreement was a legitimate coup by PMB, because the intelligence was that some West African countries were going to sign before us. PMB seized the moment. Of course, he had to apologise for our previous failures on our agreement made to part-fund four airport projects in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt and the Abuja-Kaduna rail project.

“The Chinese had provided their agreed part of 85 per cent but the remaining 15 per cent Nigeria did not honour during the last administration. Some of the recent revelations about financial scandals estimated at $2.1bn in the Office of the National Security Adviser alone during the last administration suggest how impactful such funds would have been in delivering these critical infrastructures; but we all know what happened.

“This is why PMB is travelling. To repair our reputation severely damaged by the last government, and to assure our partners that Nigeria has changed. From there, to renegotiate an existing funding agreement to complete critical transport infrastructure.”

On the G7 meeting in Germany, the minister noted that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as host, had invited Buhari on his inauguration to be their guest, along with some three or four other African countries.

The agenda of the meeting, he said, was global security, economy and health in the aftermath of Ebola, which was still raging in some African countries then.

Fashola stated that apart from the personal aides of the President, other officials who accompanied Buhari on the trip were Governor Shettima of Borno State, General Abdulrahman Dambazau and himself.

He noted that participants at the meeting highlighted the difficulty of time and the resources that it would take to develop new antibiotics and the risk to global health.

The minister said, “If we all appreciate how vulnerable we can be without effective antibiotics, especially our children, and if we remember how low life expectancy was and how poor global health was before the discovery of Penicillin after the World War, we will appreciate the seriousness of the platform to which Nigeria was invited. I was proud that our President was there.

“If the seven most powerful nations stand with you, who can stand against you? I need not say more except that I can attest that PMB has been following up on these matters, and the progress on security is visible while results in the economic front will manifest soon enough.”

Solution to Africa’s security challenges lies within —Obasanjo



Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said the solution to security challenges across Africa lay within the continent because it was well placed to provide innovative solutions. Obasanjo, who chaired the 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, in Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, noted that though Africa faced increasing security challenges, so did the rest of the world. Olusegun Obasanjo In his words: “As Africa faces increasing security challenges, so does the rest of the world. The continent is well placed to provide innovative solutions to these security challenges.” The forum, which was organised by the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, IPSS, of Addis Ababa University, was inspired by the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate, Kofi Annan, on his part, urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time was up and to avoid excluding opposing voices if elections were to cease contributing to conflicts on the continent. He opined that while unconstitutional changes to government on the continent had reduced, exclusionary politics threatened to reverse the gains made. “I think Africa has done well, by and large the coups have more or less ended, generals are remaining in their barracks, but we are creating situations which may bring them back. “If a leader doesn’t want to leave office, if a leader stays on for too long, and elections are seen as being gamed to suit a leader and he stays term after term, the tendency may be that the only way to get him out is through a coup or people taking to the streets,” he said.


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