Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Six employees of Unity Bank, were on Wednesday charged before a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, over alleged N306 million fraud. They are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, forgery, theft and negligent conduct.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that of the 26 involved in the crime, only six were arraigned on Wednesday.
They are: Chinoso Akamerre of Fegge Onitsha branch; Esther Olubade, Mayowa Oyinloye, Sanusi Olarenwaju, Abubakar Barau and Biodun Daodu, all of Gwagwalada branch.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Francis Tanko told the court that on Jan. 29, 2014, the bank’s Managing Director, Henry James, reported the case to the Inspector-General of Police. He said that between Jan. 24 and 27, 2014, the accused persons conspired with the Fund Transfer Control Unit officers to commit the offences.
Tanko named the officers as Rabi Ibrahim, Esther Olubade and IT operators of the bank- Mayowa Oyinloye, Sanusi Olarenwaju, Abubakar Barau and Biodun Daodu. The prosecutor said the officers connived to forge some documents. He alleged that they stole the money through electronic transfer from three accounts.
Tanko told the court that the accounts of the Pilgrims Welfare Board, University of Abuja and Greenfields Ltd were used. The prosecutor said the money was transferred to 18 different accounts of the accused, domiciled at eight different banks without the consent of the account holders.
The offences, he said, contravened Sections 95, 196, 287 and 364 of the Penal Code. The accused persons pleaded not guilty. The Chief Magistrate, Adamu Shaibu, granted them bail in the sum of N5 million each, and one surety each in like sum. Shaibu said the sureties, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, should be civil servants not below Grade Level 9.
The case was adjourned till May 18 for hearing.
The Zamfara Government has earmarked N40 million to facilitate a mass wedding, organised by the Association of Widows and Divorcees in the state. The Chairman of the Zamfara State Hisbah Commission, Atiku Zawiyya, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Gusau.
He said that the State Government decided to assist the widows association to help the body to tackling its problems.
The chairman noted that the activities of the association were in line with the tenets of Islam and the promotion of the Shari’a.
Zawiyya explained that the State Government supported the initiative of the association to help in its effort to reduce immorality in society.
He called on wealthy individuals to continue to assist the activities of the association as government alone could not do everything.
The secretary of the association, Malam Sani Usman, said the money, if released by the government, would be used in sponsoring the marriages of more than 200 widows, divorcees, less-privileged and orphans.
He said that part of the money would be used to assist some couples to start businesses to sustain their marriages.
Usman recalled that no fewer than 200 couples had benefited from the programme in the past three years.
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Residents of Asaba in Delta State were on Monday thrown into a State of mourning when the news broke out that one Egoli, a graduate of Economics from the University of Benin allegedly committed suicide because she was jilted by her fiancé whom she has been waiting on for the past three years.
Report says the deceased allegedly committed suicide because she was jilted by her fiancé who had gone ahead to marry another girl in Lagos.
According to the Police public relations officer in the State, DSP Celestina kalu, a female graduate of Economics from the University of Benin, committed suicide in Asaba because she was jilted by her lover whom she has been waiting on for the past three years.
The police spokesperson noted that the deceased was found dead in her room with some particles of drugs that she took. Her corpse has already been sent for autopsy.
Two commercial sex workers, popularly called ‘ashewo’, Joy Peter, 23, and Divine Okoye, 25, have been dragged to a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on a two-count of joint act and theft after they were accused of robbing a ‘customer’, James Malu, of the sum of N49,000.
The two prostitutes who operate from Meri-Jeo Hotel, Masaka, Nasarawa State, according to the prosecutor, Corporal Francis Tanko, were alleged to have conspired and stolen cash and other items from the home of a man who patronised them.
The court heard that Malu had, on April 5, 2015, had gone to a night club in the area where he met the two woman and had contracted them for an all night sex, which they obliged and he took them to his home.
But during the night when he went to use the rest room, the two ladies stole his sandals, spare key of his car, house keys and N49,000 cash and took to their heels. Tanko said that the accused were eventually arrested on April 8, adding that the offence contravened sections 79 and 288 of Penal Code. The accused pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, Aminu Eri, admitted them to bail in the sum of N20,000.
A Czech national has proclaimed the establishment of a new country of seven square kilometers on ‘no man’s land’ located at the border of Serbia and Croatia.
President Jedlicka is in the process of writing the country’s constitution, which, in keeping with the country’s name, “significantly limits the power of politicians so they could not interfere too much in the freedoms of the Liberland nation.”
According to its website, Liberland is currently accepting applications for citizenship from applicants who:
“Have respect for other people and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion, have respect for private ownership, which is untouchable, do not have communist, nazi or any other extremist past, and were not punished for past criminal offences.”
Prospective citizens must send their application via email, since “in the territory of Liberland there is no physical location for mail delivery yet.”
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— Libertarian Europe (@LibertarianEuro) April 15, 2015
The country’s founder is no stranger to politics, being a prominent member of a libertarian political party in the Czech Republic, and takes inspiration from the microstates of Monaco, Liechtenstein and Hong Kong. According to Jedlicka, the country’s boundary “was defined so as not to interfere with the territory of Croatia or Serbia,” and makes it the smallest sovereign state in Europe, after the Vatican and Monaco.
The new state has already roused the interest of prospective migrants from neighboring countries in its forums, who have inquired about life in Liberland, including what the official language will be, and “is there a national anthem?”
“Nobody knows Czech,” explained one from neighboring Croatia, while another suggested Czech, English and Serbo-Croatian serve as the country’s languages.”Do we need really an official language? Everyone should be welcome and everyone should try to communicate with the others,” commented a Czech contributor.
Liberland may be Europe’s newest principality, but it is not the first such self-proclaimed country. In 1967 Paddy Roy Bates founded the state of ‘Sealand’ on HM Fort Roughs, a former British military installation in the North Sea. Before his death Bates named his son Michael, who lives in England, as regent of the territory.
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A former Ukrainian MP and a vocal critic of the country’s ruling government was murdered on Wednesday in Kiev.
Oleh Kalashnikov, a Ukrainian MP and a member of the Party of Regions, was assassinated on Wednesday evening near his residence in Kiev, one of his relatives told local media.The relative also said that Kalashnikov was recently threatened with bodily harm due to his political views, particularly for his call for a lavish celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in WWII, and that the slain politician received a considerable amount of hate mail.
The Security Service of Ukraine, SBU, was investigating Kalashnikov’s statements for a potential threat to the national security.
Recently, a number of former members of the Party of Regions and high ranking officials have died under mysterious circumstances, with their deaths being officially declared suicides.
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The National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Col. Sambo Dasuki has given assurance that the Federal Government will liberate Sambisa forest from Boko Haram before the May 29th Presidential handover date.
Speaking to Us, a media agency that distributes press releases on behalf of security agencies, Col Dasuki said the Federal Government was making every effort to ensure that the missing Chibok girls along with every other Nigerians abducted by Boko Haram members are rescued.
While acknowledging that Sambisa forest has been a fortress for the terror group, Col Dasuki said the forest would have since been liberated but for the unfavorable weather condition prevailing in the area
“Every movement of the terrorists is being monitored and every necessary detail is being taken care of to rid the country of the last bastion of terrorists’ infestation”, Sambo Dasuki disclosed.
He insisted that government is concerned about the welfare of every single Nigerian including the girls adding “aside the Chibok girls, other Nigerian girls, boys, men and women were abducted by the terrorists and all efforts are being made to rescue them all.”
While appealing for a little more time to complete the routing of terrorists, Dasuki recalled that before elections were postponed in February, over 20 local governments were occupied by Boko Haram and that most Nigerians were pleasantly surprised that so much was achieved against insurgency within six weeks.
While commending President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on the successful conduct of the 2015 round of elections, the security adviser however noted that nobody pressured the President into conceding defeat in the presidential election.
“President Jonathan had already given his words to all the security and service chiefs before the election that he would abide by the decision of Nigerians. At the meeting, he also told them to perform their duties professionally during the polls. While we anticipated that he would congratulate his opponent if the result is announced in favour of opposition candidate, he gratuitously without prompting of anyone conceded defeat to the surprise of all. By that singular gesture he had saved the security agencies and the nation of unnecessary tension and stress in maintaining law and order and curtailing excesses of likely protesters.”
Immediately after the postponement of elections in February this year, Sambo Dasuki had assured Nigerians and international community that all known terrorists’ camps would be destroyed while most of the occupied communities under Boko Haram in three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe would be liberated to allow for peaceful conduct of elections and collection of more voters cards by the electorates.
He said: “All known Boko Haram camps will be taken out. They won’t be there. They will be dismantled. In addition to the acquisition of more sophisticated armaments and training of our troops in guerrilla warfare the new military co-operation agreed to between Nigeria and its neighbours will prove decisive against Boko Haram.”
Some of the dreaded Niger Delta militants, who accepted the Federal Government’s Amnesty, have been elected into the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The late President Musa Yar’Adua had in 2009 signed a Proclamation granting Amnesty to Niger Delta militants, who agreed to lay down their arms and embrace peace. The deal offered an unconditional pardon and cash payments to fighters who surrendered their arms and assembled at screening centers located in many parts of the oil-rich region within 60 days.
It targeted up to 10,000 militants whose attacks in the six Niger Delta states cost the country a third of its oil production and revenue.
The amnesty which came to effect on Thursday, August 6, 2009, saw militant commanders, including Government Ekpemukpolo, alias Tompolo, Sogboma George, Ateke Tom, Farah Dagogo, Ebikabowei Ben, alias Boyloaf, Kile Selky Torughedie, alias the Young Shall Grow; surrendering their arms and returning to normal life outside the creeks.
But based on the result of last Saturday’s election released by the state Returning Officer, Faraday Orumwense, a professor of Material Engineering, the ex-militants are among the 25 candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, who won the poll.
The ruling All Progressives Congress was only able to win a seat in the 32-members state legislature.
Citing widespread irregularities and violence, Mr. Orumwense declared elections in six state constituencies inconclusive.
Among those who will be making laws for the oil-rich state are Farah Dagogo, an ex-general of a dreaded militant group.
Mr. Dagogo, an indigene of Tombia community was dragged into the race by the Degema Political Front, a frontline political group and he will be representing Degema State Constituency in the assembly.
Adoki Tonye Smart, who will be representing Port Harcourt 11 State Constituency in the new assembly was a former field commander and second in command to Soboma George. Late Mr. George was a dreaded militant leader who was shot by a rival gang in the Old Port Harcourt Township, months after he accepted the government’s amnesty. Chisom Promise Dike, who won the Oyigbo State Constituency seat in the assembly, is a strong ally of Ateke Tom, a self-styled General of the erstwhile Niger Delta Vigilante Forces.
Mr. Tom, now referred to as the godfather, has become an institution of sorts in Ijaw politics and has strong influence in Okrika land.
He even contested the PDP gubernatorial primary in the state but was trounced by Nyesom Wike.
Kelechi Nwogu, who will be returning to the assembly to represent Omuma State Constituency, is said to have strong links with some of the ex-fighters in the region.
Evans Bipi, the factional speaker of the 7th Assembly, who was chased out of the chamber while attempting to impeach Governor Rotimi Amaechi, with five other lawmakers, will be returning to the house to represent Ogu/Bolo State Constituency.
Mr. Bipi is a relation to Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, and is also said to have strong links with Mr. Tom and other militant leaders in the region.
It was the House Leader, Chidi Lloyds, who stopped Mr. Bipi and his accomplices from going ahead with the plot to illegally remove Mr. Amaechi from office.
Mr. Lloyds had used the fake mace brought in by Mr. Bipi to thoroughly beat up and chase away the anti-Amaechi lawmakers from the floor of the assembly in 2013.
Mr. Lloyds, a strong supporter and friend of the state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, did not return to the assembly.
Other PDP member in the new assembly include Marshal Stanley-Udom who will be representing Abua/Odual, Okpokiri Okpokiri, representing Ahoada West; Jack Major, representing Akuku Toru 1; Tonye Alalibo, representing Akuku Toru11; and Ikuinyi Ibani, representing Andoni.
Others are Granville Wellington from Asari-Toru 1; Enemi George from Asari-Toru 11, Abinye Pepple from Bonny; Ngbulelo Israel from Gokana; Oguguo Anslem from Ikwere; Deeyah Bariene, Khana 1; Dinebari Loolo from Khana 11 and Amaewhule Chike from Obio/Akpor 1.
Also elected on the PDP platform are Michael Chinda from Obio/Akpor 11; Christian Ahiakwo from Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni 1; Uwaji Nathaniel from Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni 11; Dabotorudima Adams from Okrika; Ogbonda Nwene, Port Harcourt 1; Ihunwo Nyeche, Port Harcourt 11 and Ngbar Amulele from Tai.
The only APC candidate declared winner of the assembly poll is Josiah Olu, from Eleme State Constituency.
Mr. Olu, a staunch supporter of Mr. Amaechi, will be returning to the new house with a PDP majority.
However, elections to Ahoada East 1, Ahoada East 11, Emuoha, Etche 1, Etche 11 and Opobo/Nkoro were declared inconclusive.
INEC is yet to fix dates for the conduct of fresh elections in the affected areas.
According to media reports, the World Bank has reportedly released a list of Nigerians with looted money discovered in foreign bank accounts. The names of the depositors and the deposited amounts in London (£), Swiss($) USA ($), German currency are provided below:
- GEN IBRAHIM BABANGIDA 6.25bn 7.41bn 2.00bn 9.00bn
- GEN ABUBAKAR 1.31bn 2.33bn 800M
- REAR ADMIRAL MIKE AKHIGBE 1.24bn 2.42bn 671M 1bn
- GEN JERRY USENI 3.04bn 2.01bn 1.01bn 900M
- ALH ISMAILA GWARZO 1.03bn 2.00bn 1.3bn 700M
- ALH UMARU DIKKO 4.5bn 1.4bn 700M 345M
- PAUL OGWUMA 300M 1.42bn 200M 500M
- GEN SANI ABACHA 9.01bn 4.09bn 800M 3.01M
- MOHAMMED ABACHA 300M 1.2bn 150M 535M
- ABDULKADIR ABACHA 700M 1.21bn 900M 471M
- ALHAJI WADA NAS 600M 1.32bn 300M
- TOM IKIMI 400M 1.39bn 152M371M
- DAN ETETE 1.12bn 1.03bn 400M 1.72bn
- DON ETIBET 2.5bn 1.06bn 700M 361M
- MAJ AL MUSTAPHA 600M 1.001bn 210M
- ANTHONY ANI 2.9bn 1.09bn 360M 1.66bn
- BASHIR DALHATU 2.3bn 1.001bn 161M 1.43bn
- GEN WUSHISHI 700M 1.301bn
- ALH HASSAN ADAMU 300M 200M 700M
- T Y DANJUMA 300M 200M 700M
- GEN ISHAYA BAMAYI 120M 800M