Saturday, September 19, 2015

Senate And Buhari's Body Language - Magnus Oladesu

The appointment of Senator Ita Enang as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) and the dragging of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to the Code of Conduct Tribunal are two events in quick succession that leave no one in doubt that President Mohammadu Buhari may have declared total war on the Senate and its leadership.

The Cry Of Nigeria Immigration Pensioneers

The Pensioners under the ages of paramilitary service personnel have cried out over the anomalous capture of paramilitary service personnel into the 2004 contributory service pension act, using our gratuity to pay us (pensioners) pension since we have not contributed enough because we were having less than 10 years to serve. They would have given us our full gratuity and return us to the old pension scheme,instead of using us as experimental guinea pigs. Please our able president, help us to retrieve our gratuity from PENCOM and return us to the old pension scheme. Our people are dying like chicken everyday. NB: This article is writing by my father Mr Benson Uduehi a retired immigration officer from benin city, Edo sate. Please mods help push this to the front page till it get to the appropriate quarters.

Immigration Officer Dupes Siblings Of N625,000, Escapes (Pictured)

He could easily pass for someone who was tired of everything around him, not even with the way he carried himself, but beyond his gloomy demeanour, he is truly hurting, angry and deeply frustrated, all at once, though he tried to hide it with some fake smiles.

Iduh Lucky, as he introduced himself to our correspondent when he came to share his story with Saturday PUNCH at the PUNCH headquarters recently, is not only sad about the unemployment crisis in the country, but more so because he has been duped of thousands of naira by a senior immigration officer who offered to help him secure a job and is now nowhere to be found.

Diamond Bank's Staff Jailed For Transferring Millions To Family Account.

Justice Mohammed Yunusa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday remanded a Diamond Bank employee, Obioha Okengwu, at Ikoyi Prisons for allegedly defrauding the bank of N111.2 million.

The accused, a graduate of Abia State University, whose address was not given, is standing trial on a nine-count charge bordering on conspiracy and fraud.

Prosecutor Effiong Asuquo told the court that the accused committed the offences between April and August 2014 in Lagos.

Northern Group Gives Saraki 3days Ultimatum To Resign As President Of The Senate

The Northern Ethnic Nationalities Unity Congress (NENUC) yesterday called for the resignation of the Senate President Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

The call came just as the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) secured a bench warrant for the arrest of the embattled Senate President by the CCB Tribunal over allegations of false declaration of assets dated back to 2003.

The group said the Senate President should resign before he drags the image and reputation of the office he presently occupies further in the mud.

Speaking with reporters yesterday, the National President and Convener of the group, Mr Bako Benjamin, said it is disgusting that the Senate President would rather be seeking court’s protection than going before the anti graft agency to clear his name of the charges.

“Let the Senate President come to equity with clean hands. Let him defend himself against all the charges levelled against him in the spirit of the new wind of change blowing across the country,” Benjamin said.

He said the anti-corruption war spearheaded by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would be futile if people like the Senate President continue to seek protection from the law courts rather than presenting themselves for the acid test.

Benjamin, who noted that the recourse to the court itself is an admission of guilt, said: “Seeking protection from the law courts is sending a strong signal that he (Saraki) has something to hide.”

The group, he said, has therefore given the Senate President a three-day ultimatum to honourably resign to prevent impeachment proceedings against him for his eventual removal from the exalted office.

NENUC said Saraki’s continued stay in office is “capable of sending wrong signals to the international community and pose a huge question mark on President Buhari’s commitment to ridding the nation of corruption.

He said NENUC would not hesitate to mobilise other well-meaning Nigerians to march on the National Assembly in protest should the Senate President refuse to honourably resign from office within reasonable time.

Photos: Billionaire Antonio Dehinde Fernandez Buried

The body of Nigerian super rich person, Chief Antonio Dehinde Fernadez have been laid to rest. That happened yesterday, eighteenth September in Brussels and in participation were the late billonaire’s youngsters, relatives and companions including Chief Dele Momodu and Pastor Tunde Bakare. Chief Fernadez passed on in Belgium on September 1. He was aged 79. Sun re o !! Ase.. See more pics bellow..


See America’s Worst Nightmare: Russia Unveils ‘Merciless’ Anti-Tank Grenade

Even though the RPG-30 "Kryuk" anti-tank grenade launcher took a back seat to the formidable Armata tank at this year’s Russia Arms Expo, specialist interest in this deadly weapon was nonetheless just as great.

The RPG-30 is a man-portable, disposable anti-tank rocket launcher with a single shot capacity. It was designed to challenge reactive armor and active protection systems on tanks.

The RPG-30 cleared its testing program and entered service in 2012–2013 and was immediately put on the Pentagon’s list of “asymmetrical threats to the US armed forces.”