Thursday, October 8, 2015

Switzerland gets Britain’s request to probe Diezani’s ally Kola Aluko, he also faces extradition to UK

According to Punch there were strong indications on Wednesday that Switzerland might extradite Nigerian oil baron, Kola Aluko, to the United Kingdom.
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, in an email to one of its correspondents, confirmed that the UK had sought for mutual legal assistance from its country.

In an e-mail sent to it, the office of the AGF of Switzerland was asked if it had received extradition request from the UK on the businessman.
It was also asked to specify the time the extradition process would begin and when he would be extradited.

Public office holders from 1999 should be probed-Osoba

At the exhibition of books written by Nigeria’s Poet, and public commentator, Odia Ofeimun, tagged, Special 40-Plus Book Exhibition that took place yesterday at the Agip Recital Hall of The Muson Centre, Lagos, former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba, said that past public office holders since the transfer of power to civilian government in 1999 should all be probed.
He said:

“Those who have held public offices in the civilian era should all come back and account for their stewardship, if you really want everybody to be accountable, I’m suggesting that the president should make all of us come back and account for whatever we did when we were in offices since 1999, since the return of civilian government. There should be thorough examinations of our actions, 2003 was not under Jonathan, so the probe must begin from 1999 because once you pull the root, the root will pull all the grass around.

Woman shoots at thief as he runs from store

A woman in suburban Detroit opened fire on a shoplifter after seeing a security guard chase him out of a Home Depot store, police said.
The shoplifter in Tuesday's Home Depot incident was not injured, the Detroit Free Press said.
It was not clear if the woman, who has a license to carry a concealed weapon, would face any charges for taking the law into her own hands.

Buhari in closed door meeting with Saraki, Dogara

A meeting between President Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and principal officers of the National Assembly is currently holding at the state house. Among the issues expected to be discussed is the confirmation of the ministerial list sent to the senate as well as the 2015 supplementary budget. The lawmakers in attendance include Senate Leader Ali Ndume, Senate Deputy Leader Bala Ibn Na'Allah, Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio, Senate Minority Whip Philip Aduda, House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, House Leader Femi Gbajabiamila, among others. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu is absent.

Tension in Bayelsa over Alamieyesiegha's planned extradition to UK

Fresh moves to extradite ex- governor, Diepreye Alamieyesiegha to the UK is generating serious tension in Bayelsa State. Already, many socio-political organisations have described the plan as a wrong step in the wrong direction.

 Chairman of the Bayelsa State caucus in the National Assembly, Foster Ogola, condemned the plan in Yenagoa during a function where Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, was endorsed for a second term by several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the civil society organisations.

President Buhari meets with Saraki, Nass Leadership (photos)

President Buhari yesterday met with Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Honorable Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of both chambers of the National Assembly. VP Yemi Osinbajo was also present in the closed door meeting which held in the presidential villa and lasted for about two hours. Saraki is his reaction on his social media page said the meeting signifies a good working relationship between executive and legislative arms of Nigeria's Federal Government which is a necessity for National development. Additionally, the meeting demonstrates that the nation is working

Vigilante shoots self dead while trying to scare thieves

Ogundare Ekundayo who was a member of a neighbourhood watch, was one of a three-man team guarding Osholanke Street, Ebute Meta. Ogundare accidentally shot himself dead while attempting to scare away thieves from the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that around 4am, when they were expected to round off guarding the area,, Ekundayo reportedly shot into the air to scare away any thief that might be in the area as was the vigilante's’ custom.

Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha compulsorily retired from the Army

Former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha, has been compulsorily retired from the Army.
His compulsory retirement, according to a military source, was due to his absence in the Army for a period of over 14 years, while he was away to face the trial over the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, a wife of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief M.K.O. Abiola.

On Wednesday, Punch sighted a copy of the retirement letter sent to Al-Mustapha from the Army Headquarters which stated that the Army Council took the decision to force him out of service at its meeting held on August 5, 2013, more than a year after the Court of Appeal acquitted him.

We have received more petitions against Anmaechi's ministerial nomination - Dino

Spokesperson of the senate, Dino Melaye, says the senate has received more petitions against Rotimi Amaechi's ministerial nomination asides the petition from Senators from Rivers state which was presented to the senate by Senator George Sekibo yesterday October 7th.
"The petitions from the senators from Rivers state is not the only one that we have received. We will continue to receive petitions after the screening exercise"he said
Asked what the senate will do with the petitions presented, he said
"The senate especially the 8th senate is a responsible senate and all the petitions will receive the attention of the senate. The senate president in his wisdom has refer this particular petition to the committee on Ethics and public petitions and I am sure it will be treated. All petitions will be looked into, will be investigated. The authenticity of the petitions will be investigated and and at the end of the day the conclusion will be drawn"

Lawmakers Hardly Represent The People – Ugwuanyi

Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday chastised members of the National Assembly, saying they “hardly” operate as representatives of the people, which they are supposed to be.
Ugwuanyi was a member of the House of Representatives until he was elected governor in the 2015 elections.
He spoke while delivering a paper titled ‘Legislation as an instrument for social justice in a growing democracy’ at the 55th Founders’ Day Lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Highlighting what he described as “key pitfalls in the present system of governance,” Ugwuanyi said it was unfortunate that federal lawmakers were not accessible to their constituents, who they are supposed to be representing.