Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Amaechi Drags PDP To Court Over Embezzlement Allegations

Immediate past governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has filed a suit against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s chairman in Rivers State, Felix Obuah and two others over allegations of foreign accounts ownership and funds embezzlement.
The former governor is seeking that the court compel PDP and Obuah to pay him 300 million as compensation for defamation of character.

Sympathisers Throng Olu Falae’s Akure Residence, Offer Prayers

The Akure residence of kidnapped former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, along Oba Ile Road, wore a sorrowful look on Tuesday, attracting important personalities and sympathisers.
Among the visitors was the leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, who sat beside Mr. Falae’s wife, Rachael, consoling her repeatedly.

Nigerian Military Replies ‘Boko Haram Leader, Shekau’

The Nigerian military said it was not considering the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, or any other particular person in the terror group to be relevant in the ongoing onslaught against insurgency in the North East.

“Shekau or any of his cohorts would not deter the spate of the military operations to rid the country of criminals hiding under strange religious ideology to kill innocent Nigerians,” the military said in a statement Tuesday.

The statement came days after the release of an audio clip online dismissing recent gains by the military in the war against the insurgents. The speaker claimed to be Shekau, whom the Nigerian military claimed it killed months ago.

EFCC Re-Arraigns Ex-Governor Lamido, Sons, Others For Corruption Charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, re-arraigned a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, his two sons - Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamido, Aminu Wada Abubakar and Batholomew Darlington Agoha, before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The former governor and his co-accused were slammed with a 27-count amended charge bordering on corruption and money laundering.

Also arraigned along with them were companies through which they allegedly perpetrated the fraud.
The companies are Bamaina Holdings Limited, Bamaina Company Nigeria Limited, Bamaina Aluminium Limited and Speeds International Limited.

Jonathan; NOI's Role In My Govt Got Her The New Jobs.

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who served as his coordinating minister of economy, over her recent appointments.
Okonjo-Iweala was recently named as a senior adviser in Lazard, a United States Investment bank, and GAVI, also an international organisation.
Commenting on the appointments, Jonathan said the role she played in his government must have influenced the appointments.

Okonjo - Iweala : I'm Back On My Toes.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, who just got two international jobs, says she is back on her toes.
Okonjo-Iweala said having spent greater part of her career in the public sector, she is excited to have an opportunity in the private sector.
She explained that her decision to accept both offers was in order to give back to the society, extending appreciation to all those who have supported her.
She was speaking in an interview with Ventures Africa.

Amaechi ; PDP Painting Me As A Common Criminal.

Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate-past governor of Rivers state, has filed a legal action against Felix Obuah, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Amaechi is asking the court to compel Obuah and the PDP to pay him N300 million as compensation for defaming his character.

The former governor said based on allegations that he defrauded and embezzled $757 million in Rivers, some people now view him as “a common criminal”.

Photos: Troops clear more Boko Haram camps

Press statement below from the Nigerian army.
Advancing troops along Banki axis today afternoon cleared more terrorist camps and captured weapons, flags and improvised explosives (IEDs) making devices at Jangolori and Bulaburma villages. The recovered items have confirmed earlier intelligence that the terrorists often used corrugated metal roofing sheets and bathroom slippers in making improvised explosive devices which affects troops advance.

Police raids brothel in Calabar, arrest 54 prostitutes

No fewer than 54 prostitutes alongside 58 men were on today arrested by police during a raid in a popular brothel called ‘Flour mill’ in the Calabar metropolis. The operation which was carried out by detectives from the Cross River State police command, was led by Governor Ben Ayade’s security adviser (SSA), Mr. Jude Ngaji.

Briefing newsmen after the operation, Ngaji said the brothel which used to be a hotel has now become a notorious place for commercial sex workers in Calabar.

'You're a jewel for Africa!' Akinwumi Adesina praises NOI

The previous Minister of Agriculture and new President of the African Development Bank (AFDB Group) took to twitter to compliment Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her twofold appointments.

Buhari leaves for New York on Thursday for discussion on terrorism and security with World leaders

Press statement from the presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for New York on Thursday for a series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders within and on the sidelines of the main events of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. On the agenda of President Buhari's talks, deliberations and interactions with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, President Barack Obama of the United States, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain,

Press Release: Senate is Solidly Behind Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Press statement signed by Sen. Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba on behalf of the Eighth Senate.
After majority of us, Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, witnessed the appearance of our President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal this morning, we are happy that he appeared at the Tribunal after availing himself of the opportunity to defend his Fundamental Human Rights.

#SarakiOnTrial : See how Nigerians are reacting on twitter to Saraki's trial

Nigerians on twitter have responded to the trial of Senate president Bukola Saraki on his alleged false declaration of assets. A lot appear to approve of the trial, say war on corruption is welcome. See their tweets bellow.


A Step Closer to the End? Syria War Prompts Pull from Doomsday Seed Vault

A seed storage vault built into the side of an Arctic mountain to protect global food supplies in case of global cataclysm is being tapped by researchers in the Middle East who say the Syrian war has devastated their crops.

UN found a total of 290 locations inside 18 Syrian cultural heritage areas to have been directly affected during the last three years

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, built in 2008 by the Norwegian government as the world's largest secure seed storage, is intended to protect thousands of varieties of essential food crops against things like nuclear disaster, disease and climate change.

Truck owners: Traffic gridlock to ease off within 2 days -

The National President of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners, Remi Ogungbemi says the traffic gridlock at present being knowledgeable in Lagos will back off within the next 48 hours. Talking with NAN, Odugbemi said.