Monday, September 7, 2015

Be Concerned With Change, Not Buhari’s Wealth – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday advised Nigerians to be concerned with the change process rather than President Muhammadu Buhari’s wealth.
Okowa decried various statements from some Nigerians over Buhari’s declaration of assets.
“What the President has today in terms of his personal wealth ought not to be the business of Nigerians,” the governor added.
He spoke in Benin at the 13 years anniversary celebration of Rock of Ages Christian Assembly International Incorporation.

‘Wike Has Squandered Over N120bn In 100 Days’

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been accused by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of allegedly squandering over N120 billion during his first 100 days in office.
The APC, in a statement on Monday by its chairman, Davies Ikanya, said Governor Wike who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been merely engaging in falsehood and propaganda.

Jonathan Endorses Dickson For 2nd Term

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has endorsed the Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson for a second term citing his excellent track record of regular payment of workers salaries, reduction of the state’s huge debt profile and infrastructural development.

The former President who spoke while receiving Governor Dickson at his country home, Otuoke in Ogbia local government area of the state said his decision was based on the developmental strides of the governor in the last three and half years in the state.

ICC To S/Africa: Explain Failure To Arrest Al-Bashir

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, have asked South African authorities to explain why they failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in June when he attended a conference.
The ICC asked South African authorities to submit by Oct. 5 the reasons for “their failure to arrest and surrender Omar al-Bashir’’.
The tribunal said it has to give full explanation on how al-Bashir was able to leave an AU Union summit in South Africa and fly home.

The Sudanese President had been accused of masterminding genocide in Darfur.
His flight back home was in defiance of a ruling by a South African court ordering his detention under a warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
South Africa, a member of the ICC, is obliged to enforce warrants from the Hague-based tribunal.
The tribunal said in cases where a member of the ICC fails to cooperate, the tribunal may refer the matter to the Assembly of States Parties, the ICC’s governing body.
It can also take the matter up with the U.N. Security Council, which established the court and has the power to impose sanctions.

President Jacob Zuma has defended the decision to let al-Bashir leave the country, saying as a leader, he has immunity as a guest of the African Union.
Meanwhile, Pretoria has said it would review its membership of the ICC and challenge a high court ruling that found the state erred in letting al-Bashir leave.
The Nation.

Probe Abacha Loot, Halliburton Compensation, SERAP Tells Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the role and involvement of the World Bank in the repatriation, management and spending of Abacha stolen funds and other similar funds with a view to ensuring full transparency and accountability in these transactions.

Ohanaeze Demands Apology From Keyamo For Calling Ndigbo ‘Noise Makers’

The youth wing of the pan Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has demanded an unconditional apologies from human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo for dismissing the outrage by Ndigbo over their exclusion in federal appointments as “noise making”.
Keyamo had while defending President Muhammadu Buhari against allegations of deliberate exclusion of the South-East in his political appointments so far, said those criticising the President “are political job seekers”.

Kuku: I Have No Link With Frozen Account

The former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Committee, Kingsley Kuku on Monday said the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has not frozen any of his bank accounts.
The clarification of Kuku was contained in a statement by his Media Aide, Yemi Akintomide, describing the report that his account was frozen as falsehood, untrue and politically motivated to tarnish his image and smear his hard-earned reputation.

‪#‎100DaysofBuhari‬: Presidency Will Answer Your Questions On THISDAY LIVE Campaign Platform

*Adesina leads Presidential Team
The Presidency has indicated its readiness to answer questions from Nigerians on THISDAY LIVE CAMPAIGN on 100 Days of President Muhammadu Buhari Administration.
Already, the presidency has nominated a team led by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

COMMENTARY: Nigeria's New World Trade Centre Poised To Send Its Economy Sky High Written by: Jacopo Prisco (CNN)

Nigeria's capital city of Abuja is about to get a new heart: a brand new World Trade Centre complex.
The development is expected to open to the public early next year after the completion of the first phase of construction. It will join a network of 323 locations in 89 countries, started in 1970 with the inauguration of the first World Trade Center in New York City, United States.
Funded by local and foreign financial institutions as well as private investors to the tune of N200 billion, or just over $1 billion, the WTC Abuja will be the largest mixed-use development in West Africa.

Looters’ Trial: EFCC, ICPC, Sagay’s Committee Meet Tomorrow

AS the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari moves to begin the trial of alleged looters of treasury in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, an interface of the coordinating anti-corruption bodies will hold tomorrow, Nigerian Tribune learnt on Sunday night.
Preparatory to the take-off of the trial, the presidential committee on anti-corruption, headed by Professor Itse Sagay, will meet with the leadership of both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Buhari: We Will Soon Reveal Crude Oil Thieves.

There are indications that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari will soon name and prosecute the country’s crude oil thieves, some of whom the president indicates were in the former management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
In July, Buhari had revealed that some top officials of the past government of former President Goodluck Jonathan stole at least a million barrels of crude oil in one day, vowing to bring them to account.

Quote Of The Day.

"The manner and impunity with which the Buhari administration is reversing some laudable actions and policies of his predecessor without minding the security implications calls for concern. The decision of the PSC is very worrisome and against all known norms and true justice." National President of the the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo,, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, saying Police Service Commission's reinstatement of the dismissed Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zakari Biu, had confirmed that Buhari’s administration indeed belongs to the North and not to everybody.


Why Gov El-Rufai And I Fell Apart -Shehu Sani

* Gov too busy to join issues with Shehu Sani- Aide
The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, says the relationship between him and Governor Nasir el-Rufai, has broken down irretrievably s a result of ideological differences.

Sani in an exclusive interview with Vanguard blamed the governor for the breakdown in their long cherished relationship, accusing him of pursuing capitalist and conservative policies to drive away the poor and the less privileged from the state as opposed to his welfarist and progressive disposition.
Sani explained that it was wrong for the governor to remove beggars and hawkers from the streets of Kaduna without making alternative arrangements for them, vowing to resist such inhuman move until the solutions were provided for the less privileged.

Woe betides anybody who wants to destroy Tinubu’s image built for 50years – Joe Igbokwe

Woe Betides Anybody Who Wants To Destroy Tinubu’s Image Built For 50Years – Joe Igbokwe
All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos chapter, has condemned what it called “calculated attempt” by some sponsors to bring its National leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu down to their “miserable level” through dubious allegations.

Plane bound for Senegal with 7 people on board goes missing

According to breaking news reports, a small plane heading to Senegal from Burkina Faso carrying 7 people including a sick French woman who was being evacuated, has gone missing. Senegalese authorities said the plane lost contact very late yesterday after disappearing from radar when it was 111 kilometers (69 miles) west of Senegal's seaside capital, Dakar. The plane was carrying the sick woman, a Senegalese doctor, two nurses and the three-person crew of the Senegal air-operated flight. Senegalese authorities said a search party is scouring an area off the Atlantic coast of Senegal for signs of the wreckage.

Adesina's appointment shows I had a good team - GEJ

Former President Jonathan says that the recent appointment of former Minister of Agriculture Akinwunmi Adesina as the 8th President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, is an attestation to the fact that he had a very good team during his administration. Jonathan said this in a congratulatory letter he sent to Adesina on his new appointment

Lagos State government restricts trailers from plying roads from 6am to 9pm

What we prayed for. Hopefully, the owners of these trailers & their drivers will adhere to this. Lagos State Government today announced that trailers and articulated vehicles are no longer allowed to ply the city between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to prevent accidents following the fatal one that occurred on September 2nd. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Oluseyi Whenu, disclosed this at a meeting in Lagos with the leadership of the various transport unions in the State. He explained that the restriction was to ensure strict enforcement of the Road Traffic Law, which, according to him, was often violated by the trailer drivers. He said the government would henceforth go tough on any trailer that contravenes the law.

Wife of former Enugu governor, Chimaroke Nnamani dies at 47

Wife of Former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State, Nnenna Agnes Nnamani has died at the age of 47. A statement by Dan Nwomeh, the media aide to the former governor, says Nnenna died following complications from sickle cell disease and cerebral aneurysm at a Florida Hospital in the US on Friday September 4th.
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7yr old girl narrates how her dad touches her, puts his manhood in her mouth & offers her money

A 7 year old girl (name withheld) has narrated how her father Chukwuemeka Odunzie, pictured above molested her by touching her body and putting his manhood in her mouth and afterwards gives her money so she wouldn't tell anyone. According to Vanguard, the young girl who is a primary 3 student and resides with her parents at their Ojokoro Housing Estate, Meiran, Ijaiye, Lagos, said her dad usually touched her private part whenever her mother wasn't around or was busy with domestic work
"My daddy usually gives me money after touching my private part or putting his penis in my mouth. He touches my private part when my mother is outside washing clothes or when she is not in the house.” she said

Police arrest armed robbers who raped patients and nurses at a hospital in Ogun

The Ogun state police command have arrested two robbers identified as Demola David and Dare Oladunjoy suspected to have raped patients and some nurses after robbing them at the Amazing Grace Hospital, an Ijebu – Ode based hospital recently.

The Ogun state police command spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement said the suspects were arrested at Ijebu – Ode following a tip-off.