Deji Adeyanju Granted Bail As Fani Kayode, Charly Boy Storm Abuja Court

Deji Adeyanju, Convener of Concerned Nigerians, has been granted bail.

He was granted bail on Thursday by the Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja.

Femi Fani Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, among others, stormed the Magistrate Court in Abuja on Thursday morning express solidarity with Adeyanju, who is standing trial on allegations of “cyberstalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation”.

The offence is punishable under Section 391 of the Penal Code and Section 24(1) of the CyberCrime Prohibition and Protection Act 2015.

Idiat Akanni, the presiding magistrate, said the offence is bailable, noting that Adeyanju should not have been kept in custody. She, therefore, admitted him to bail on the condition that he must produce two sureties with N500,000 in like sum, and the sureties must not be less than Grade 12 in the civil service.

Adeyanju was rearrested on Monday December 3, 2018 after he was initially released from prison by the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) on offences bordering on “cyberstalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation”.SEE ALSOAfter Buratai’s Petition, Police Rearrest Adeyanju For ‘Cyberstalking’9 Comments1 Day Ago

Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, had also written a petition against Adeyanju for “promoting terrorism on social media” regarding the attack on soldiers in Melete.

Speaking on the arrest, Fani-Kayode said: “The excesses of the Police have exposed the number of issues happening with the military and so on. That he should be locked up, charge to court, granted bail and rearrested. This is unacceptable and I will urge the government to reconsider the way they are handling this matter”.

The case was adjourned till January 17, 2019 for hearing.

Culled from SaharaReporters 

Breaking News:Stella Obasanjo’s Mother Died At 89

Theresa Abebe, mother of the former First Lady of Nigeria, Stella Obasanjo, has died.

The news of her death was announced in a statement signed by her son, John Abebe, on Tuesday. 

Mrs. Abebe was the wife of Dr. Christopher Abebe, the first Nigerian Chairman/Managing Director of United African Company, UAC, and Chairman, Nigerian Breweries Limited.

Breaking News:Former U.S President George Bush Dies At 94

Former US President, George H.W. Bush is dead.

He died at the age of 94 in Houston on Friday, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson, Jim McGrath.

The statement reads:

“George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018.

“He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two siblings.

“He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline “Robin” Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or “Bucky” Bush.”

Bush’s death comes after his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, passed away on April 17 at the age of 92.

Bush, the 41st president of the United States, lived longer than any of his predecessors, CNN reports.

Bush is survived by his son, Jeb, the former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate; sons Neil and Marvin; daughter Dorothy; and 17 grandchildren.

He will be buried at his presidential library in College Station, Texas.

Breaking News:OPC Founder Frederick Fasehun Is Dead

Frederick Fasehun, founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is dead.

He was admitted to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, on Tuesday, but passed on in the early hours of Saturday.

He was 83 years old at the time of his death.

ABOMINATION :NNEWI WOODEN CORPSE: NWOSU FAMILY MAY DRAG DAUGHTER TO COURT

The family of  Ikechukwu Nwosu in Obiuno Otolo Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, is ready to challenge one of their daughters, Mrs Chinwe Chukwudolue, in the court of law, following public embarrassment she caused the family at the burial of their son, late Mr Sunday Nwosu, who was buried on Saturday, November 24.


Mrs Chukwudolue, during the burial of her elder brother, Sunday Nwosu, on Saturday, opened the casket and shouted to the wider world that what was put into the casket was not the body of her late brother, Sunday, but a wooden image.

The story and video of the dramatic funeral went viral, causing untold embarrassment to the family.

Somto Chidera, a nephew to Mrs Chukwudolue, told Anaedooline that the embarrassment will cost the woman dearly, both physically and spiritually; adding that the family may contemplate dragging her to court for alleged defamation of character.

He said the body of his uncle, Sunday Nwosu, was in the mortuary of the Diocesan Hospital, Nnewi, close to three years; stressing that no corpse will remain in the mortuary for such long period without changing form.

He said further: “Two weeks before the burial, my father gave her invitation card for the burial ceremony. She did not care to come and know how preparations were going; neither did she call on the phone.

“This wicked woman did not contribute any kobo for the burial ceremony of her brother or give help in any form.

“On the day of the burial ceremony, she didn’t go to the mortuary to accompany my father to bring the corpse of her brother, Sunday Nwosu. My family paid N399,720 as the mortuary fee at Akwudo Hospital Mortuary, Nnewi.

“During the time the coffin was opened, this wicked woman went straight to it, tore the coffin and started shouting; shaking the coffin and lifting the corpse, saying that my daddy craved a wooden image, and said it was his brother. We wanted to act but people told us to leave her so that the burial would go without hitches”.

CULLED FROM Anaedo line.com

Shocking :Dead man wins election in U.S.

A dead man has been elected as a legislature in Nevada’s State Assembly, in the just concluded U.S. mid-term elections. Voters in Nevada just elected dead man Dennis Hof According to the Huffington Post, Mr Dennis Hof died unexpectedly in mid-October, but his name wasn’t scratched off the ballot under Nevada law.

The pro-Trump candidate still found favour with the voters and patrons of Hof’s Nevada brothel, even from the great beyond just to keep his memory alive.

Elections officials said that Republican Dennis Hof won a seat in Nevada’s State Assembly, with 53 percent of the vote in his Clark County, beating Democrat school administrator and political newcomer, Lesia Romanov, who amassed 47 percent of the vote. Hof had attempted to mould his political image on that of President Donald Trump, often referring to himself as “Trump from Pahrump” after his hometown in Nevada, according to reports.

The brothel owner, who ran an anti-establishment campaign, got into the crucial race after winning the primary but was not destined to see his political triumph. This October, Hof was found dead at Love Ranch, one of his legal brothels, after his 72nd birthday party, which featured guests such as legendary porn star Ron Jeremy and potential Republican Senate candidate Joe Arpaio. However, his name remained on the ballot in accordance with Nevada’s legislation, as the deadline for changing the roster had passed.

Despite the paradoxical outcome, there are procedures in place to ensure that when Hof’s posthumous victory is confirmed, local county commissioners may appoint another Republican to fill his seat.

This set the expectations of Hof’s campaign manager, Chuck Muth, high; as he suggested voters would still opt for the deceased Republican ahead of the General Elections. “They will feel much more comfortable casting the ballot for him, knowing there will be another Republican to replace him,” he said shortly after the pimp’s passing. Some mocked the U.S. election system for this rare occurrence.

Breaking News :Many Feared Dead As Policemen, Soldiers Open Fire On Shi’ites Again

As the face-off between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) continues in Abuja, security operatives have opened fire on members of the group, killing an unspecified number of members of the sect.

The incident took place on Monday at Nyanya checkpoint along Mararaba road.

The protesters, who were coming from Mararaba axis, were stopped by the armed policemen and soldiers drafted to mount a road block in the area.

The number of those killed could not be ascertained at the time of this report.

It was gathered that security operatives opened fire on the protesters at close range, as they advanced towards Abuja. It was also gathered that security agents used live ammunition on the protesters

This is the second time in two days that soldiers have opened fire on Shi’ites.

On Saturday, at least five followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky were killed in a clash with soldiers in Zuba, Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja.

The Shi’ites were in a procession from Suleja in Niger State to Abuja for the three-day mass march, tagged ‘Arbaeen Symbolic Trek’, scheduled to begin on Sunday.

It was gathered that when members of the sect approached a military checkpoint near Zuma motor park, the soldiers on duty refused to allow them to pass.

However, the directive did not go down well with the group and they insisted they would pass through the road.

Findings revealed that the Shi’ites later resorted to hurling stones at the soldiers, which led to pandemonium, as the soldiers were alleged to have opened fire on them, leading to the death of five people.

Breaking News : Former minister, Tony Anenih(Mr Fixed It) Is Dead At 85.

JUST IN: Former minister, Tony Anenih dies at 85 7 minutes ago 548 views by  Jerrywright Ukwu Former minister of works and housing, Chief Tony Anenih, popularly called “Mr Fix It” has died at the age of 85, Daily Independent reports.

Edo-born Anenih, a respected leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was once the chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees.

He also once served as a police orderly to the first Governor General of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. A former police officer, Anenih was the national chairman of the Social Democratic Party from 1992 and 1993, when he assisted in the election Chief M. K. O. Abiola as president.

He was also a member of the Constitutional Conference in 1994

 

 

Breaking News: Buhari Telephones Hauwa Liman’s Father

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa Liman, the aid worker killed on Monday by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.

The 24-year-old nurse and student of Health Education at the University of Maiduguri was among the three aid workers abducted by the insurgents in an attack on a heavily-guarded military facility in the small town of Rann, Borno State on March 1, 2018.

On Tuesday, Buhari said he reached out to Hauwa’s father, and described the telephone conversation as one no one

“Today I spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa, the ICRC midwife killed by Boko Haram. It is not the kind of telephone call anyone prays to make. The Federal Government did everything possible to save Hauwa’s life; it is tragic & regrettable that all our efforts were unsuccessful,” the President wrote on his official Twitter handle.

“Hauwa dedicated herself to serving the victims of Boko Haram’s insurgency, and it is extremely sad that her life ended the way it did, at the hands of the terrorists. I expressed our deepest condolences to her father, on behalf of the Government and all the people of Nigeria.

“I also spoke with @PMaurerICRC, the President of the ICRC, to extend our condolences on the death of Hauwa. The ICRC has been doing a great job in Nigeria, providing healthcare services to people in the areas most affected by the insurgency. We salute their courage and service.”

He expressed hope that the tragedy would not stop the ICRC’s work in north-eastern Nigeria, and promised that his administration would continue doing everything to safe-guard he lives of everyone working and living in the region.

“We fervently hope that these series of sad events, leading to the painful loss of their staff, will not discourage the ICRC from working in Nigeria. We hope that they will continue to offer their services, and not give up, in spite of what has happened,” Buhari said.

“I am reassuring everyone that the Fed Government will continue to do all within our power to protect not just humanitarian workers, but also everyone working or living in the North East. I salute our military, who continue to fight and strive hard to permanently neutralize Boko Haram.”

Breaking News:Boko Haram Killed One Hauwa Liman

The killing of healthcare worker Hauwa Liman by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram (even though it hates to be identified as one), on Monday was devastating news to Nigerians and the international aid community.

The 24-year-old nurse and student of Health Education at the University of Maiduguri was among the three aid workers abducted by the insurgents in an attack on a heavily-guarded military facility in the small town of Rann, Borno State on March 1, 2018.

Aside Liman, the insurgents also abducted Alice Loksha Ngaddah, a nurse and mother of two, and Saifura Husseini Ahmed, a midwife. They killed four soldiers and four policemen as well.

Ngaddah’s aged mother died unexpectedly in April as a result of the trauma of her daughter’s abduction, while Saifura was killed in September.

In publishing the story, some blogs and newspapers — SaharaReporters not included — went online to source the photo of the slain aid worker, but they got the wrong one.

No one would have thought there were two not-too-dissimilar Hauwa Limans, but that’s exactly what has happened. And the Hauwa Liman, who is alive and whose picture has been wrongly used, is very displeased.

Breaking News :Prof Oludare Agbi, Nigeria’s former Ambassador To Greece And Australia, Is Dead.

Professor Oludare Agbi, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Greece and Australia, is dead.

We learnt that Agbi, who is also the Asiwaju of Akure Kingdom, died in the early hours of Wednesday following a battle with an undisclosed illness.

A family source confimed the death of the Chairman, Elders Council of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State but refused to give details.

“Yes, Baba (Prof. Olu Agbi) is dead, but the family will issue a statement concerning his death soon,” he said.

He was 73 years old.

Breaking: Longest serving teacher, missionary in Nigeria, dies

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi has announced the death of Rev Fr. Angus Fraser, believed to be the longest serving teacher and missionary in Nigeria.

Rev Fr. Angus Fraser, belived to be the longest serving teacher and missionary in Nigeria, during a procession Fraser, who was aged 87, was born on April 8 1931 and hailed from a Caribbean Island country called Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Announcing the death in a statement on Monday in Makurdi, Fr Jude Ortese, chancellor of the diocese, said Fraser was the founding principal of Mount Saint Gabriel’s college, Makurdi in 1971 and also founded the Via Christi society. Ortese said the Catholic church “was saddened to announce the death of Very Revd Fr Angus Fraser, the founding Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School(MSG) Makurdi and founder of Via Christi Society”.

Ortese said Fraser died on the night of October 7, after a brief illness at Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough, near Orpington, United Kingdom, where he was receiving treatment. Otese, however, said burial arrangements would be communicated later.

The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that the late priest was appointed principal of MSG on July 9, 1971,while the school was founded in January, 1964. In 2003, Fraser was given a National Award of Member, Federal Republic of Nigeria MFR ,under the then President Obasanjo’s regime and was honoured with the “Lifetime Achievement Awards” by the Former US President,Mr Bill Clinton, as the “Best Teacher in Nigeria. Fraser also bagged the THISDAY prestigious award of the “Longest serving Principal in Nigeria” in Abeokuta ,Ogun in 2013.

NAN also reports that the priest taught highly placed Nigerians including; one time Senate President, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, late Sen. Emmanuel Okpede, former Rep. Terngu Tsegba, Herman Hembe and ex Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Michael Aondoakaa (SAN).

Others are two incumbent priests, their Lordships Most Rev. Dr. William Avenya and Most Rev. Dr. Peter Adoboh, bishops of Makurdi and Katsina-ala dioceses respectively. Amongst those he taught are politicians, Politicians, technocrats, dons, musicians and captains of industry.

NAN

Applicant Reported Dead At FRSC Recruitment Exercise In Kogi

male applicant in the ongoing recruitment exercise of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been reported dead in Kogi State.

The applicant was said to have fainted yesterday after returning from a road walk embarked upon from the Chari Maigumeri Barracks to Zango; a suburb of Lokoja metropolis.

It was further learnt that the applicant was rushed to the Army Clinic where he was confirmed dead.

Sector Commander of the FRSC in Kogi State, Mr Olusegun Martins who confirmed the incident, said more details about the incident would be provided subsequently.

FAIRNESS AND EQUITY ARE DEMOCRACY -By Comr Wonder Obi

As long as injustice and inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest and we can’t boast of practicing democracy.

D.N.A federal constituency is made up of DUNUKOFIA, NJIKOKA AND ANAOCHA and the normal thing should have been that the leadership of D. N.A constituency will be rotational between the three local government involved…… But the reverse is the case, the young child Dunukofia have been neglected and cheated…..Take a look at the leadership of D.N.A constituency from 1999 till date😢😢

☔Hon Chukwuemeka chikelu from ANAOCHA from 1999–2003.

☔Hon George Ozodinobi from NJIKOKA from 2003–2007

☔Hon uche Ekwunife from ANAOCHA from 2007–2011,,,

☔Hon uche Ekwunife from ANAOCHA from 2011–2015.

☔ Hon Dozie Nwankwo from NJIKOKA from 2015–till date.

From the above evidence, it’s pitiful and painful that for 20yrs of D. N. A constituency leadership, the young child Dunukofia have been neglected.

IT’S TIME TO RIGHT THE WRONG🙏__ because there is a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality that each individual can tolerate…

Ike Klinsmann Ohamadike a man with a zero record of corruption and a lover of fairness from Dunukofia has offered himself to end the injustice and inequality to the good people of Dunukofia.

It’s DUNUKOFIA turn, support #OHAMADIKE today to return democracy to D. N. A

PDP will take over.

Breaking News:Kemi adeosun resigns as finance minister

The embattled minister Kemi Adeosun has resigned her position as Minister of Finance, two sources in Abuja have told http://www.morningstarnaija.com.

However, it is unclear as of yet when exactly the resignation will take effect, as http://www.morningstarnaija.com  understands she is “currently in her office working”.

Stay tuned for more details……..

How My father Was Beaten To Death Inside Police Station-Ebenezer Israel Inya

An 18- year- old undergraduate, Ebenezer Israel Inya has accused policemen attached to Kpirikpiri Police Division, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital of beating his father, Israel Inya Aluu to death while in their custody.

The incident, according to Ebenezer, happened on Wednesday August 28, 2018, after he was arrested alongside his father and some of his friends at the Assemblies of God Church beside their house.

It was learnt that Ebenezer, who lives on 4 Nri Street, and his friends were playing football on the street when their ball flew into the compound of the church located on No 2 Nri Street.

The church officials then allegedly invited a policewoman, who is also a member of the church, to arrest the boys and Ebenezer’s father for allegedly disturbing the church programme by playing football around the premises.

Ebenezer explained that they had earlier quarrelled with the gateman of the church after he seized their ball when it fell into the church premises.

“I was playing football with my friends when the ball entered the Assemblies of God premises. We met the gateman and pleaded with him to release the ball to us but he refused and started insulting us, we then engaged him in a quarrel”

“The pastor’s daughter came in and asked us what was happening and we told her that our ball flew into their premises, urging her to get it back”.

“She promised to plead with the man to release the ball to us. After sometime, we returned to the church and pleaded with the gateman to release the ball to us, but he started exchanging words with us. The senior pastor of the church too came out and started insulting us, while the pastor’s children and worshippers started attacking us. They later asked us to go to our house so that the crisis could be resolved and we went back to our house”.

He said some members of a para- military outfit attached to the church later lured him into the church premises where a policewoman arrested them.

“I was about taking my bath in order to come to our shop at Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) at the police headquarters when two security men came to me and asked me to come with them to apologize to the pastor so that peace could reign. I insisted that I will not go anywhere, but they threatened to call in the military if I don’t resolve the matter their way.

“When we got to the church we saw a policewoman who was on maternity leave and was wearing mufti came with a handcuff to arrest us and we asked the offence we committed and insisted she must tell us our offence. She refused to give us the reasons and locked the gate. They started beating us inside the church. My dad who was in our house heard about it and rushed to the church. He said they should stop beating us again and that we should all go to the police station to iron things out.
“They insisted that they were not going to the police station but must do everything inside the church. When they saw that the pressure was high, the policewoman took us out of the gate and started beating us. We got to the station with my dad and they detained all of us including my brother and beat us mercilessly.

‘’They (policemen) asked my dad to follow them to a room, and my father went in with them together with the leaders of the Assemblies of God Church. The next thing I saw was when they (policemen) came and released us and asked us to come and carry our father’s body”.

Contacted, police spokesman, Loveth Odah confirmed the incident, saying: “On August 29, 2018, the Divisional Police Officer( DPO) of Kpirikpiri Division, said that there was a call from the Assemblies of God Church at Nri Street, Kpirikpiri, that (some) children were playing football and they played into the church premises.

“So the security officer whose name I do not know seized the ball, because he said that it was a regular thing which he said disturbed the occupants during the church hour.

“So, yesterday unfortunately the ball entered there and the security officers seized it. According to them, children started throwing stones on top of the zinc roof of the church. Along the line, the security officer decided to open the door to see who was doing it.

“He saw the two children who were doing it. He accosted them into the premises and now called the policewoman who had handled their matter before.

“The policewoman was actually on maternity leave. She was passing through the church to go and fill her gas cylinder.According to her, she parked her bike and entered inside (the church) to see what was happening.

“The security man opened the door for her and the access paved the way for their father to enter with her into the church premises. According to the policewoman, they were all judging the matter as children’s play.

“But the father to the children insisted that since he has accosted the children inside, by so doing, (they were)illegally detaining them, so the police must be aware of it. The policewoman assisted them to the police station and went her own way because she was not on official duty”.

Contacted, the pastor in charge of the church, Reverend Joseph Nwakpakpa refused to comment on the matter. He instead warned our reporter to stop disturbing him.

Breaking News :Gov Aide Found Dead In His Room At Awka

Randie Chima, a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, has been found dead in his room at Nwakpodulu Avenue, Awka, the Anambra State capital.

According to Punch, Chima was last seen on Friday evening “hale and hearty.”

A source, who preferred not to be named said: “I’m surprised to hear this story. That Randie is dead? We were together on Friday. He was hale and hearty. A good man is gone. Randie exercised almost regularly at Ekwueme Square.”

It was gathered that his room was forced open, when his neighbours realised he had not been seen throughout the day, and his dead body was found on the bed.

Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the story to Punch, on Sunday.

He said: “There was a report at B Division, Awka, that one Randie Chima, aged 57 years, of Nwakpodulu Avenue and SSA to Anambra State Governor on Audio Visual Productions, slept the previous night and did not open his door the next day.

“When the door was eventually forced opened after several knocks by his neighbours, his body was found lying on the bed.

“Following the report, Police detectives attached to B Division, Awka, led by the DCO, visited the scene, photographed the victim and rushed him to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.”

Mohammed said the corpse has been deposited at a morgue for autopsy, adding that there were “no marks of violence and no foul play suspected at the moment.”

He also noted that investigation was ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the death.

GOV Wike sympathize with Dickson on mother’s demise

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has sympathized   with Bayelsa Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson over the demise of his mother, Mrs Goldcoast Dickson.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Wike said this in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday signed by his Special Assistant on Electronic media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu.

The Rivers governor said that the news of the death of the mother of the Bayelsa Governor came to him as a shock. Wike noted that the deceased spent her lifetime in making positive contributions to the development of the society.

Rivers governor stated that her contributions to the society include the raising of worthy children like the Bayelsa Governor, who had been contributing to the nation transformation.

Wike prayed God to grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

NAN