Tuesday, December 22, 2015

28-Yrs_Old Trader Allegedly Kills His Friend Over N5000 Electricity Bill

The above Photo is his Late Friend, Nwabuike Ezeike. A 28-year-old trader, Chukwuebuka Okeke, has allegedly killed his friend and roommate, Nwabuike Ezeike, 39, after a disagreement over a N5, 000 electricity bill. we learnt that the incident happened on Tuesday on Tokosi Street, Orile-Iganmu. 
One of their correspondents gathered that the friends, who were traders on the Lagos Island, had been together for a long time. They were also said to have contributed money for the rent of the single-room apartment.

The men, who hail from the same Ishida community, in the Anocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, however, had a disagreement over their electricity bill.

Diezani Ties Suspended Indefinitely By Caribbean Country

The Prime Minister of Dominican Republic, Roosevelt Skerrit, has suspended his country’s ties with Diezani Alison-Madueke following are arrest in the United Kingdom.
In an official statement issued by Skerrit, he noted that the Caribbean country never discussed the idea of relocating to Dominican Republic with Diezani.
Below is an official statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica in relation to certain allegations of a malfeasant nature on particular ties with NigerianDiezani Alison Madueke. Caribbean Times shares the full statement.
There is no truth to the rumour of a former Government Minister of Nigeria being offered or encouraged by the Prime Minister or Government of Dominica to make The Commonwealth of Dominica her home.

Buhari Insists On $38 Oil Benchmark For 2016.

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2016 budget to a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday, maintaining that the oil benchmark would be at $38 per oil barrel, against the OPEC rate of $30.74 per barrel. The N6.08 trillion budget has a deficit of N2.22 trillion, and the exchange rate was pegged at N190. The capital expenditure rose from N557 billion to N1.8 trillion, which is 30 per cent of the total budget.

The president said about 2.1 trillion of the budget will be financed through foreign and domestic loans, revealing that the loans will be used for capital projects.

We’ll Hold You To Every Word, Dogara Tells Buhari.

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the national assembly will hold President Muhammadu Buhari to every word and provision in the 2016 budget.
Buhari had presented a N6.08 trillion budget before a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday.  In his presentation, the president projected a capital expenditure of N1.8trn, which is 30 percent of the total budget.

PDP Promoted Political Banditry For 16 Years –Umeh

Chief Victor Umeh is the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. He contested for the Anambra Central Senatorial seat, after which Uche Ekwunife was declared winner by the INEC. Umeh in this interview with EMMANUEL EZEH shortly after the Court of Appeal ordered a rerun of the election, pronounces the PDP dead in Anambra State. Excerpts.

20 Things Nigerians May Experience In 2016 Under Buhari’s Govt, By Fayose

Barely nine days into the new year, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has stated 20 things Nigerians should expect to happen under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in 2016.
In a statement personally signed by Fayose, yesterday, he said: “Fellow Nigerians, I want you to take note of the followings that will unavoidably happen under the Buhari-led government in 2016.”
1. Workers Strike: There will be so much industrial unrest, especially in the first quarter of the year.
2. Subsidy: There will be removal of fuel subsidy and petrol (PMS) will sell over and above N100/litre, leaving the masses in more serious hardship. Product will not be available and long queue in petrol stations will persist throughout the first quarter of 2016 and beyond.

Budget Process In Nigeria Is ‘A Joke’, Says Utomi.

Pat Utomi, renowned political economist and social analyst, on Tuesday described budget process in Nigeria as “a joke”.
Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, Utomi alleged that there is no discipline in the way the government goes about the implementation of budget.
He said he prefers using his “valuable time” for more profitable things than analysing the country’s budget.

“For more than fifteen years I don’t discuss budget in Nigeria, because I consider the budget process as a joke,” he said.

THE QUESTION: With OPEC Oil At $30, Is Buhari’s $38 Budget Benchmark Feasible?.

President Muhammadu Buhari presented a budget proposal of N6.08 trillion to a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday, insisting on the oil benchmark of $38 per barrel.
The price is above the $30.74 per barrel rate of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which coordinates petroleum policies of its member countries –Nigeria is one.
According to OPEC secretariat calculations, the price of a basket of twelve crude stood at 30.74 dollars per barrel on Monday, compared with $31.63 the previous Friday.
The price has fallen over $5 in the past one month, with Western Texas Intermediate (WTI) trading at $35.81 and Brent crude at $36.05 a barrel – its weakest since July 2004 – before recovering slightly to $36.56 early on Tuesday.

Fuel Subsidy Removal Inevitable – APC Chair, Oyegun

The national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has stated that the eventual removal of fuel subsidy is inevitable.
He said the gradual removal of subsidy is necessary in view of emerging and current realities.
Mr. Odigie-Oyegun made the disclosure on Tuesday when he received a delegation of the APC National Coalition for Peace and Mobilization on a courtesy visit to him at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

2016 Budget A Big Fraud - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the N6.8 trillion 2016 federal budget presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari as “a big fraud and executive conspiracy tailored towards mortgaging the future of the nation.”

The party faulted the President’s decision to borrow N2 trillion, describing it as the height of recklessness and deceit from a government that trends on propaganda.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP accused the government of trying to use bogus welfare programme and phantom capital projects as cover and conduit to syphon the funds to satisfy partisan interests, particularly to settle huge campaign debts.

EFCC Advocates Time Frame for Corruption Cases

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 17, 2015 called on the National Assembly to enact a law to fix a time frame for the determination of corruption cases. He said such a law would fast-track corruption cases in court.
he EFCC boss made the plea while receiving members of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes led by its Chairman, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, who were in the Commission on an oversight visit.  The anti graft czar sought the support of the Senate Committee to make the anti graft war successful saying, “we need the support of this Committee to achieve the mandate given to us to help rescue our country from the shackles of corruption”.

N28.3bn Arms Scam: Yuguda,Dasuki Others Granted Bail

Justice Peter Afem of the FCT High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, December 21, 2015, granted a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda; former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki ( rtd) and four others bail in the sum of N250m each.

Yuguda alongside  Col.Dasuki( rtd.); Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance and Administration, Office of the National Security Adviser; Attahiru Dalhatu Bafawara, a former governor of Sokoto State; Sagir Attahiru, Bafarawa’s son and Dalhatu Investment Limited are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 22-count charge  bordering on conspiracy, bribery, abuse of office and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N28, 315, 000,000.00

$8.4m Scam: Lagos Court Registrar Bags Ten Years

Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Monday convicted and sentenced a former court registrar, Mrs Rosulu Idowu Oluronke, to 10 years Imprisonment.

Oluronke, a former registrar to Justice Joseph Oyewole, was prosecuted on a two- count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence, preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. She was initially charged alongside a Lagos socialite, Fred  Ajudua before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye for defrauding a former Chief of Army Staff, General Ishaya Bamaiyi ( retd), the  sum of $8.4Million ( Eight Million, Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), while he was being detained in Kirikiri Maximum Prison over his trial for the attempted murder of the late publisher of Guardian Newspapers, Chief Alex Ibru.

Breakdown Of Nigeria’s 2016 Budget

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday presented a 2016 budget proposal of 6.07 trillion Naira.  Nigeria’s 2016 Budget is based on a crude oil benchmark price of $38 per barrel and a production estimate of 2.2 million barrels per day for 2016.

Assad Reveals Which Countries 'Transformed Syria Into Hotbed of Terrorism'

According to Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad, the fight against terrorism “should be a stable, sustainable principle” based on a real social support.  The Western military activities in Syria are inefficient, Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad said in an interview with Die Presse.
“We have fought against terrorism from the very outset,” the politician stated. “You know, the fight against terrorism should be a stable, sustainable principle. The Western policy towards terrorism is not objective, not realistic and currently not very productive,” he added.
The US-led campaign has been targeting Daesh (Islamic State) terrorists in Syria for over a year, but has done little to halt the terrorist organizations activities.

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Treasonable Felony: FG files fresh charges against Pro-Biafra seperatist leader Nnamdi Kanu

The Federal Government has filed fresh charges including treason against founder of Radio Biafra and leader of the Independent People of Briafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu ‎before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja.

The fresh case filed and signed by the Director, Public Prosecution, Mohammed Saidu Diri, for the Attorney-General of the Federation comes barely a week after Justice Adeniyi Ademola ordered the unconditional release of the accused since there was no pending charges against him about two months after his detention in October.

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Budget presentation: Read Full text of Buhari's speech at the NASS

I am honoured and privileged to present the 2016 Budget proposal. This is my first address before this joint session of the National Assembly. I have come here today, not only to address members of the National Assembly, but also to speak directly to the men and women who placed us here.

Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels $40m debts

Zimbabwe has announced that it will make the Chinese yuan legal tender after Beijing confirmed it would cancel $40m in debts, AFP reports.
"They [China] said they are cancelling our debts that are maturing this year and we are in the process of finalising the debt instruments and calculating the debts," minister Patrick Chinamasa said in a statement.

Chinamasa also announced that Zimbabwe will officially make the Chinese yuan legal tender as it seeks to increase trade with Beijing. Zimbabwe abandoned its own dollar in 2009 after hyperinflation, which had peaked at around 500bn%, rendered it unusable.

Greek Parliament Recognizes Palestinian State

The Greek parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution recognizing the State of Palestine, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported. — Greek Parliamentary Speaker Nikos Voutsis read the text of the resolution and asked those lawmakers who supported it to rise. Lawmakers voted in favor of recognizing Palestine's statehood. The resolution recognizes the Palestinian State within the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem.

High Demand for Russia's S-400 'Sends Shivers Down Washington's Spine'

Washington is "extremely concerned" that more countries are expressing interest in Russia's cutting-edge S-400 air-defense system, analyst Marco Maier wrote for Contra Magazin.

China has become the first nation to purchase the S-400 Triumf. Moscow and Beijing are said to have inked the $3-billion deal last year and China could receive the first batch as early as 2016.
New Delhi has long been eager to add the "mobile and extremely effective" defensive system to its arsenal, the analyst added. Recent reports suggest that Russia and India will sign an agreement, estimated to be worth $6 billion, in the near future. New Delhi is expected to buy 5 regimental units of the S-400.

FIFA Bans Blatter, Platini For Eight Years

A FIFA court on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years after finding them guilty of abusing their positions over a $2 million payment that was made to the suspended head of European football. Both were “immediately” banned from all football activity. Blatter, FIFA’s president since 1998, was fined 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000). Platini was fined 80,000 Swiss francs. A statement by the court said both showed “abusive execution” of their powers. In the case of Platini, the court said he “failed to act with complete credibility and integrity, showing unawareness of the importance of his duties.”