Monday, November 23, 2015

Lesson Learnt From The Death Of Kogi State Gubernatorial Candidate Audu Abubakar

I was filled with awe when I first came across the news of the death of Kogi State gubernatorial candidate Abubakar Audu who was initially announced the winner of the governorship election across various media outlets but surprisingly, the election was declared inconclusive by INEC with the plan of subsequent elections announced.

The cause of the death still remains sketchy as different stories have emanated as regard the cause of his death. Some sources say it was a cardiac arrest while others claim he was vomiting blood before his death which can be attributed to food poisoning or a spiritual attack as some other sources claimed.

Troops Engage In Clearance Operation,Destroy More Boko Haram Camps In Borno(pics

Over the weekend,Nigerian troops were engaged in a clearance operation in Gramari village, Damboa local government area of Borno state. Several rifles, ammunition, bomb making devices and other ammunitions were recovered during the operations.At least 30 bags of grains looted from villages Boko Haram terrorists were recovered. Also,close to a dozen drums containing petrol were found at the insurgents hideout. Kudos to our troops

Photo: EFCC declares man wanted for withdrawing N45m mistakenly credited into his account

The public is hereby notified that Jerry Ogbonna Obike Phillip, whose photograph appears below, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a case of stealing. Phillip allegedly withdrew the sum of N45, 000,000.00 (Forty Five million naira) which was mistakenly credited into his account in a new generation bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria before the money could be reversed to its rightful owner. 

Abubakar Audu buried. Sands poured into grave amidst tears

Abubakar Audu buried. Now laid in grave as Imams offer prayers. Sands poured into grave amidst tears and sorrow. Abubakar Audu not risen. details soon

Nnamdi Kanu Appears In Court

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has arrived the Abuja Chief Magistrate Court to answer criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government. The court had ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Mr. Kanu unfailingly before it on Monday. Kanu had earlier failed to appear in court as the prosecution counsel, Mr Moses Idakwo, told the court that the IPOD leader was not brought to court because of an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to continue the trial, which was already slated for hearing. Following the absence of the accused person, Magistrate Shuaibu Usman ordered the DSS to produce him on November 23, to enable him identify his legal team. Mr Nnamdi Kanu is standing trial for alleged criminal conspiracy, managing and belonging to an unlawful society and criminal intimidation contrary to sections 97 and 397 of the penal code. Kanu was arrested on October 18 by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on his arrival from the United Kingdom.

Catholic Priest Slumps And Dies In Anambra During Church Service

Catholic faithful in Umuchu town in Aguata local government of Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, have been thrown into mourning after their priest slumped on the church altar and died while celebrating mass.

The priest, Rev Father Emmanuel Idika, slumped at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Umuchu while he was conducting mass. After he slumped, church workers rushed to the altar and took him to a hospital but before doctors could attend to him, he was dead.
The 82-year-old Idika who hailled from Umunze in Orumba South in Anambra, was posted to the parish after he retired from active priesthood.

Over 400,000 Jobs Created In 3rd Quarter - NBS

Latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that a total of 475,180 new jobs were created in the third quarter of 2015. In its third quarter survey, the NBS explained that this represents an increase of 236.1 per cent, compared with the previous quarter, and 36 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2014. According to the Bureau, the increase in the number of jobs was driven mainly by informal sector jobs, which accounted for 90.2 per cent. The labour force population increased to 75.9 million from 74 million in the second quater, representing an increase in the labour force by 2.60 per cent. It was followed by formal sector jobs, which accounted for 8.8 per cent, while the public sector generated 4,818 jobs, representing 1.01 per cent of jobs in the period under review. The informal sector accounted for over 90 per cent of total jobs in the third quater, and were predominantly in rural agricultural activities.

Audu Vomited Blood Before His Death - Daily Post

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, who died on Sunday vomited blood before he gave up the ghost. The media reported that he died of undisclosed medical reasons. While some attributed it to heart attack, others speculated different causes. Speaking to DAILY POST, a source close to the family said his relatives narrated how he died.

Lawyers To INEC: Death Of APC Candidate Does Not Invalidate Election

Lawyers yesterday told the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) that the death of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not invalide the on-going election in the state.  They urged INEC to allow the deputy governorship candidate of the APC, Abiodun Faleke, to conclude the on-going election.

Ekiti Workers: We Won’t Accept Payment In Batches

EKITI State workers have said they will not accept payment of their salaries in batches.
The workers told Governor Ayo Fayose during his interface with them in the 16 local governments.
Workers at the forum in Igede-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, suggested that the government could merge two months’ allocations to pay them once. The governor, has allayed workers’ fear that they may not receive November salary on time for Christmas.
The governor, at his monthly media chat, “Meet Your Governor”, said core civil servants would not be paid in the next batch.

Obasanjo Dedicates Honourary Doctorate To Past Colleagues

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has dedicated his honourary doctorate to persons who have worked with him in the past. Mr. Obasanjo is to be honoured with the Doctor of Science Education in Political Science by Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijebu-Ode on November 28 at the university’s 10th anniversary and 2015 convocation ceremony.

How PDP Can Sack APC – Ken Nnamani

Ex-Senate president to members: Stop blame game Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, has said the only way the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to entrench inter­nal democracy.

Besides, he said party leaders must obey and abide by the rules of the party even as he advocated the abolition of delegate system to conduct primaries in the selection of candidates.
He canvassed a review of the PDP constitution to facititate open congress, empowering all registered PDP members to vote and select their candidates.

God Knows I Didn’t Steal; Buhari Paid Bailout From $5.6bn I Left In NLNG – Diezani

Former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has insisted that she never looted public funds.
In the concluding part of her interview with Mr Dele Momodu, Diezani who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer in a London hospital, said “I actually left $5.6billion in the NLNG alone but no one is talking about it. I’m not seeking to be praised but to be acknowledged that I made some little contributions.
“That money could have been wasted on frivolities but I was determined to keep something for the incoming government once we lost the election.”

God Knows I Didn’t Steal; Buhari Paid Bailout From $5.6bn I Left In NLNG – Diezani

Former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has insisted that she never looted public funds. In the concluding part of her interview with Mr Dele Momodu, Diezani who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer in a London hospital, said “I actually left $5.6billion in the NLNG alone but no one is talking about it. I’m not seeking to be praised but to be acknowledged that I made some little contributions.

EXCLUSIVE: Alison Madueke’s Condition Worsens, To Be Flown Back This Friday

The immediate family of former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison Madueke seems to have given up hope on the ailing health condition of their daughter.
This is just as the embattled ex-minister has ordered her relatives to jet her back into Nigeria this Friday as her condition grew worse last weekend.
DAILY POST exclusively gathered that the former oil Minister has not been responding to treatment since Thursday, a development that has been given the family sleepless night, hence her decision to return to the country in other to seek for spiritual help.

Buhari Warns Biafra Agitators, Says Terrorism Will Be Defeated

President Muhammadu Buhari has said those agitating for the division of the country should have a rethink, warning that they should not underrate the capability of the Federal Government to preserve and defend the territorial integrity of the country. Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course 37 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State on Saturday, said the Presidency would not fold its arms and allow anyone to plunge the country into crisis.

Presidency Warns Biafra Agitators, Says Govt. Won’t Tolerate “Mindless Violence”

The Nigerian presidency has warned those agitating for a breakaway Biafra republic to have a rethink, saying the federal government would not fold its hands and allow anyone plunge the country into crisis.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who gave the warning on Saturday, in Jos, said government would not watch while some individuals and groups create unnecessary tension in the country in the guise of seeking to break away from Nigeria.
“We need to build the civic capacity to defeat the false and dangerous premises and assumption of violence extremism. Never again should we allow mindless violence inspired by false and evil precepts to threaten our national security,” Mr. Osinbajo said.

I Will Handover To APC Candidate - Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he would handover to a governor who has passion for the state and elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
The governor said his successor must be a person that has managerial competence to drive and ensure that the state witness more growth and development than during his tenure.
Oshiomhole, who spoke in a chat with journalists, boasted that it would be an easy defeat for the Peoples Democratic Party in next year’s governorship election.