10 Arrested, 4 Injured as Political thugs Fight In Jigawa

Nigeria  Police in Jigawa said they had arrested 10 suspected political thugs for fighting after a political gathering in Gwaram Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the command in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the arrest in an interview in Dutse on Tuesday, said that four others were injured during the fight. “We have arrested 10 suspects for fighting after a political gathering in Gwaram town yesterday.

“Adequate security was provided for the gathering, however, after the event, thugs began to fight during which four persons were injured,” he said. The police image maker warned that the police would not tolerate any act capable of disrupting public peace in the state. According to him, investigation into the cases was ongoing, adding that after the suspects would be charged to court.

(NAN) MNB/OIF/DUA

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Breaking News: EFCC Abuja Office Gutted By Fire

The Wuse 2 office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was gutted by fire on Monday night, November 19.

According to Daily Nigerian, EFCC spokesman Tony Orilade confirmed the incident, adding that men of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Wuse Zonal office had successfully subdued the inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the commission.

The EFCC in a statement said: “The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived the Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted of the fire by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde at 1910 hours.

$5.8bn NEMA Fraud: Osinbajo Has Questions To Answer – Reps

Contrary to a rebuttal from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that he did no wrongdoing in the approval of N5.8 billion for “emergency intervention of food security to the northeast” in June 2017, when he was acting president, the House of Representatives of Representatives has insisted that the number two man “may have questions to answer, as chairman of the governing board of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The House has also denied any interference with its activities by Speaker Yakubu Dogara or any principal officer in the parliament.

The Vice President had at the weekend through his spokesman, Laolu Akande denied that he indulged in any untoward actions but explained that the funds were released to prevent a looming disaster as a result of severe food shortages throughout the northeast.

But briefing the media today, chairman of the investigative committee, Hon. Ali J.C. (PDP, Gombe) submitted that being the chairman of the governing board of NEMA and approving authority at the time, Prof. Osinbajo may have questions to answer.

“There is nowhere in my report where I mentioned the Vice president or Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, but he may have questions to answer as the chairman of the governing board”, he explained.

Hon. Ali explained further that the vice president as acting president approved and directed the minister of finance and the Accountant General of the Federation to release the sum of N5.8 billion in June 2017.

He further explained that the approval for the N5.8 bn contravened the National Assembly power of approval “as the money was removed from the Eurobond” without the consent of the parliament adding that “there was no procurement, there was no due process, no contract, yet the money was released and expended”, he stated.

The lawmaker said his committee had documentary evidence to back up the violations explaining further that before arriving at their recommendations, various stakeholders were invited and given ample opportunity to tell their side of the story.

“We invited various state governments and the governors or representatives of the various governors who told us that no bag of grain was delivered to their state. so, we gathered our facts from the presentations from various states and stakeholders”, he stated.

Recall that the House had last Thursday, endorsed the report of the committee that investigated over N33 billion fraud at NEMA and consequently advised President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaji for alleged mismanagement and embezzlement.

Although, the abridged report of the committee, which was adopted on the floor of the chambers never mentioned the vice president, reports later emerged that Osinbajo was indicted for illegal approvals.

While denying any involvement by the Office of the speaker in the investigation, Ali said “no single leader of the House directed the committee to carry out any action. I personally threatened to pull out if certain things were not done.

“I will be surprised if the speaker had any interest in what is happening in the north east. But Hon. Benjamin Wayo from Benue state who sponsored the motion did so because of the series of complaints from various quarters.

‘There was no day that neither the speaker nor any other honourable member interfered with our proceedings or compilation of our report or our recommendations”, he affirmed.

Giving details on the findings of his committee, Hon. Ali explained that they recommended that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the police should be directed to recover about N800 million demurrage from some officers of the ministry of agriculture, ministry of budget and national planning and NEMA.

He said “That based on the investigation conducted by the committee, it has been established that the federal government lost a total sum of over N33 billion as a result of mismanagement and outright embezzlement of funds occasioned by the actions or inactions of the managing director of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaji”.

The lawmaker noted that the committee also charged the ICPC and EFCC to recover N150m, being subsidized cost of 5000 metric tons of rice from the present DG, Engr. Maihaji “who claimed to have donated same to World Food programme (WFP) when they were ready to pay for it or import same”

“That in view of the fact that there is evidence that the balance of 5,000 metric tons claimed to have been supplied by Olam Nig. Ltd and 3 Brothers Nig. Ltd at the cost of about N1.5 billion to NEMA was not received by the states of the north east, the money should therefore be recovered from the director general, NEMA”

He said on the issue of donation of 6,779 metric tons of rice by Chinese Government for IDPs in the north east, the committee recommended that “NEMA and the federal ministry of agriculture, ministry of budget and national planning should account for it saying the rice was never received by the six states in the region.

“The committee equally asked the anti-graft agencies to further investigate the receipt and utilization of N1.6 billion for flood victims in 16 states and recover the sum of N700 million from the DG of NEMA, Engr. Maihaji.

“We also recommended that all government officials involved in the approval, processing, release and diversion of the sum of N5.8 billion for the emergency intervention of food security in the north east, which contravened the provisions of section 80 (2) and 80 (4) of the constitution, infraction of due process for procurement and loss of government revenue, flouting of the terms of the Eurobond loan are hereby indicted and the relevant security agencies should take steps to recover the money from them”

Ex-Lagos Speaker, Pelumi, Nabbed For Murder​

Police have arrested former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Jokotola Pelumi, and others believed to be political thugs, for the alleged murder of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Akingboju Akindele, and the abduction of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

Akindele, attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Command, was reportedly murdered when he led a team to Ijede area of Ikorodu to arrest four wanted cultists who had been on the police wanted list.

After the arrest, the DSP and his team were leading the cultists to their office when some members of the cult group ambushed the policemen.

The cultists shot Akindele dead, collected his rifle and abducted the ASP. But on their way to the bush where they were to bury the DSP, the ASP reportedly escaped and hid in the bush.

The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters, Ikeja, yesterday, said on October 27, a team of Anti-Cultism policemen attached to Area M, Ijede, were attacked while trying to effect arrest of some suspected cultists, in the process, the police officer, DSP Akindele, was killed, while a police ASP was abducted.

Edgal said investigation into the case led to the arrest of 49 suspects including the former Speaker, Pelumi.

He said: “The suspects were being investigated by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Street, Yaba.

“The suspects were arrested inside Hon. Pelumi’s house at Ijede area of Ikorodu, where they hid after killing the police officer. When the news of the dastard killing of the policeman got to me, I quickly mobilised men who traced the hoodlums to the former speaker’s house and they were surprised to meet 49 cultists celebrating.

“The question is what would cultists, who murdered a DSP be doing in the speaker’s house? Why would he harbour cultists and thugs in his house? Why would he shield such persons that killed a senior police officer in his house? This is serious and we will not take it likely. We may charge the speaker for accessory to the fact of murder while other suspects will be charged for murder.”

The commissioner warned that the era of killing policemen was gone and that no one would kill a policeman and go scot free as the police would hunt the culprit to anywhere.

One of the suspects, who claimed to be an aide to the speaker, said he was arrested while doing his house chores.

He claimed that some people ran into the house, saying that the police were after them.

A police officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said after escaping, the abducted ASP hid inside the bush to monitor the activities of the hoodlums and saw where they buried the rifle taken from the DSP.

“It was the ASP that took us to the riverside where they buried the rifle.

“Preliminary investigation showed that the gang was formidable and has held Ikorodu and its environs by the jugular. They have been operating with absolute confidence as they have big time politicians who are backing them.”

While parading other suspects, the police refused to bring Pelumi before journalists.

Meanwhile, some residents of Ijede yesterday marched on the SCIID at Panti to protest the arrest of the former speaker and others.

Speaking with our correspondent on the phone, Mrs Pelumi said they were in the house when the policemen scaled the fence into the house and arrested everyone.

She said: “Immediately the policemen entered the house, they destroyed everything on sight and collected my ATM, my husband’s phone, laptop, necklace and some other valuables.

“When my husband came out to ask what was happening, the policemen hit him with the butt of a gun and took him away. Now we have been at Panti waiting to see him and those arrested.

$100m Debt Hinder Purchase Of 9mobile, Says Danbatta

ar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said a debt burden of $100 million was delaying the transfer of ownership of 9mobile to Teleology Holdings Limited, the company declared winner of the bidding process by Barclays Africa.

Teleology had been awarded rights to the telecommunications firm over Smile Telecoms in March 2018.

Speaking in an interview with ThisDay in South Africa on Tuesday, Danbatta further disclosed that the due diligence report on the capability of Teleology to purchase 9mobile is also held up by the owings.

He said: “Barclays Africa, the financial adviser handling the sale of 9mobile announced Teleology Holdings Limited as the preferred bidder of 9mobile and Smile Telecoms Holding as the reserve bidder in the ongoing sale of 9mobile.

“Now, the spectrum licence of 9mobile belongs to Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), but trading as 9mobile. Teleology had since paid a non-refundable deposit of $50 million and the record is there to show for it and we have verified the payment. Teleology also paid $251 million into an escrow account of the Central Bank of Nigeria.”

Teleology won the auction of the firm previously known as Etisalat, with a $1 million margin over Smile. It was then directed by Barclays Africa to pay an initial fee of $50 million within 21 days of its bid win and the balance of $251 million in 90 days. The deadline for the first payment expired on March 21, while the second expired on the July 25. Both tranches of imbursements have been made, but Teleology would have to wait till the said debt is paid back to equipment manufacturers like Nokia, Huawei and IHS.

Dambatta, however, noted that the $100 million loan is not captured in the $1.2 billion debt, which is held by the consortium of 13 local banks.

“Based on these payments, the NCC needed to transmit a letter of no objection to Teleology for the transfer of the shares of Etisalat from EMTS to United Capital Trustees, which is the receiver manager for the 13 local banks that gave Etisalat, now 9mobile, the loan of $1.2 billion. The shares will then be transferred from United Capital Trustees to Teleology.

“It is a two-phase transfer of shares and NCC has transmitted the letters of no objection for the two phase transfer of shares from EMTS to United Capital Trustees, and then from United Capital Trustees to Teleology. But what has not been transferred is the spectrum licence to Teleology because there is a caveat around it. So the operational and spectrum licences of 9mobile are still with EMTS. Again Teleology is expected to make another tranche of payment of $100 million to service the debts of equipment suppliers and vendors like Huawei, IHS and Nokia, which 9mobile is owing,” Danbatta explained.

In 2017, Etisalat defaulted on a seven-year $1.2bn expansion loan sourced from 13 indigenous banks namely: Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank, First Bank, UBA, Fidelity Bank, Ecobank, FCMB, Stanbic IBTC, Union Bank and Zenith Bank.

With an inflation rate of seven per cent and rising oil prices in 2008, experts say it was profitable to rack up dollar denominated loans. Following the devaluation of the naira and a double digit inflation percentage seven years later, the disposable income of clients, cheap data plans, theft and vandalisation of telecom equipments, harassment of base station operators by state governments, among others, analysts say Etisalat was under pressure to default.

The inability of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the 13 banks and Etisalat to reach a loan restructure deal, led to the introduction of United Capital as receiver managers for the loan and transfer of Etisalat’s assets through the auction which Teleology won

Breaking News :Awkuzu Youths Clashes With Nigeria Police Force (FSARS) Over The Deaths Of Their Members

Two persons have been reported dead in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, following a clash between some members of the community and operatives of the reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The clash, morningstarnaija.com confirmed , was ignited following the death of a young man who was riding a motorcycle in the night and was hit by the police van while evading arrest, resulting in his losing control of the bike.

It was learnt that another person whose identity could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report was gunned down during a protest at Nteje Police Station over the death of the motorcyclist.

According Obika Chidiebele what reported earlier that the following  the clashes between the Awkuzu youths and the Nigerian Police Force, Oyi Division, over the death of an Okada man yesterday evening and the directive of the Governor of Anambra State to the Honourable Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Uchenna Okafor to restore peace in the community, Wiper met the angry youths which had overrun the police station, pulled them out of station and he is addressing them now.

No cause for alarm, the situation is under control

It much effort by a police reinforcement to reopen the Awkuzu part of the Enugu – Onitsha Expressway for vehicular movement.

Efforts to speak with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area proved abortive even as the State Police Command in Awka is yet to respond to enquiries.

News Update :Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday Approved The Recruitment t Of 2200 Teachers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday approved the recruitment of additional 1200 teachers for the Junior and Senior Secondary schools in the State. teachers The Governor, at the last quarterly Town Hall meeting at Ibeju Lekki, had promised that his administration would employ more teachers into public schools to meet up with the manpower required to cover all public schools in the State.

Confirming the development, Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs. Idiat Adebule said the 1200 teachers was an addition to the 1000 teachers which the Governor had approved for recruitment into Primary Schools in the State. Adebule, who superintends over the Ministry of Education, said guidelines for application would be released soon in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.

The development, she added, would further aid teaching and learning in the public schools which according to her, has been attracting more enrollment in the last three years as a result of the improved infrastructure and welfare of teaching and non-teaching staff.

She said the improved facilities and staff motivation was evident in the high performance rate of the students of the State in local and international competitions.

Breaking News :Obaseki slashes C-of-O processing fee to N50,000.

In what real estate operators and business owners have described as a major turnaround for ease of doing business in the state, the Edo State Governor, Mr.

Godwin Obaseki has slashed to a minimum of N50,000 the cost for processing Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O), assuring a 30-day turnaround for processing land titles.

Obaseki Obaseki, who disclosed this during an inspection of ongoing work at the Edo Geographic Information Service (EDOGIS) office in Benin City, said that the development is made possible as a result of the deployment of Geographic Information Service (GIS) technology by the state government in processing land titles. According to him, “We are drastically reducing the cost of obtaining C-of-O. The minimum will be N50, 000. That means that we have come down drastically from the current rate of about N300,000 to slightly about N50, 000.” He explained, “Our hope is that Edo will be one of the foremost states in Nigeria where you can come in, buy land and within 30 days, you have all the documents and titles to the land. If you want to sell, we will ensure that granting of approvals such as building approvals follow the same speed. “What that will do is that investors will find out that it is much easier to do business in Edo because of the speed at which we can register titles and the speed at which people can obtain licences.” Obaseki said the state government would not relent in providing a conducive working environment for workers in the state, adding, “The idea is to improve the work experience of public officers and public servants. Their offices should be more comfortable than their homes so that they can spend more time at work and be more productive.”

He urged staff of the agency to imbibe the culture of maintaining facilities, noting that “maintenance is key to keeping the standard.”

The Managing Director, EDOGIS, Arch. Frank Evbuomwan explained that titles for land, C-of-O, governor’s consent, mortgage consent, among others, are processed at the new office site. “Very soon, we will start the process of recertifying C-of-O and issuing of new C-of-O. The processes here are automated,” he added.

Culled from Vanguardngr

BREAKING NEWS : Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court.

Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time.

The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.

Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court.

The judge made the order for Mahmood to appear before him while ruling on a preliminary objection by INEC and its Chairman in a contempt proceeding filed by Ejike Oguebego and Chuks Okoye, Chairman and Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, respectively.

Five days later, on July 10 when the court sat again, the INEC boss did not show up with his counsel, Mr Adeboyega Awomolo, informing the court that his client had filed an appeal challenging that order at the appeal court and another appeal before the Federal High Court asking for a stay of proceedings pending the determination of the appeal.

But counsel to the plaintiff informed the court that contrary to the claims of the INEC counsel there was no material evidence before the court to stop the order of the court or the hearing.

In his ruling (on July 10), Justice Pam held that the fiat by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to hear the matter subsists.

The judge, however, adjourned the case to August 1 (today)to allow the INEC chairman to attend to his mother’s funeral but insisted that the INEC boss must appear before the court as ordered at the next sitting.

But when the court reconvened today, the INEC Chairman was absent, a development that led to the order for his arrest.

Culled from ChannelTv

BREAKING NEWS :Benue Assembly suspends Okloho, Adanyi, six others

The authentic Benue State House of Assembly members have just suspended the Eight  members that had a kangaroo seating aided by the Nigerian police for the period of six Months. They include the following:

Adanyi Benjamin –

Terhemba Chabo

Benjamin Nungwa

Bem Mngutyo

Adams Okloho

James Okefe

Nick Eworo

The suspension motion was moved by the majority leader of the house Rt. Hon. Hon Avine Agbom and seconded by Hon. Ianna Jato.
Recalled that the former speaker of the assembly was impeached last week with the majority of 22 members who append their signatures to that effect.

Note also that a Makurdi High court presided by Hon. Justice Adam Onum, the Benue State Chief Judge issued an injunction restraining the impeached speaker Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange from parading himself as the speaker and to return all government property in his possession to the assembly.
The plenary is adjourned to 21st of August 2018

DARK FRIDAY!!! ‘Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Today From 6:44Pm To 9:21Pm’

Today, Friday July 27, 2018, is a going to be a great day.

The much expected total lunar eclipse or rather ‘blood moon’ will be here with us.

Nigerians from every nook and cranny of this country can see one of the greatest astronomical spectacles of the 21st century tomorrow.

The Guardian had reported that Nigeria and most other parts of the world would on July 27, 2018 experience blood moon- a spectacular total lunar eclipse.

A ‘blood moon’ happens when Earth’s moon is in full eclipse and has no special astronomical significance, rather, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whitish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown.

According to the Science News, Nigeria will experience total lunar eclipse, which would be is fully visible in Lagos.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

Also, timeanddate.com reported on all eclipses worldwide from 1900 to 2100.

It noted that there would be total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 and January 21, 2019; partial lunar eclipse on July 16/17, 2019; transit mercury eclipse on November 21, 2019; and penumbral lunar eclipse January 10, 2020.

Also, on July 27, Mars will pass closer to Earth than it has done for 15 years.

The phenomenon, known as perihelic opposition, will make the red planet appear larger and brighter than normal in the night sky.

The rare event occurs when Mars reaches its closest point to the sun as the same time as Earth’s orbit brings it directly between the two.

Although the actual point of opposition will take place on July 27, Mars will be noticeably larger for the majority of the month of July.

Perihelic opposition can be seen with the naked eye, meaning there is no need for expensive equipment for stargazers to spot the rare event next month.

The celestial events have been confirmed by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Abuja and the United States National Aeronautic Space Agency (NASA).

The space agency said Nigeria, like most of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region would witness a total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th of July 2018.

Head media and corporate communications of the Agency, Dr. Felix Ale, told The Guardian: “The Eclipse in Nigeria will start around 6:44pm as partial eclipse and developed into a total eclipse around 7:30pm.

The Eclipse is expected to reach its peak around 9:21pm and wane from then until the eclipse ends around 12:30am of the 28th of July 2018.

“The total Eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 43 minutes, making it the longest total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st century.

No other Lunar Eclipse will be as long as this in the century.

The moon is expected to turn reddish as against the familiar whitish appearance in the period of totality.

Hence the appellation of ‘Blood Moon’.” According to him, the moon orbits around Earth, while Earth orbits around the sun.

The moon takes about 27 days to orbit Earth and goes through regular phases in a 29.5-day cycle.

Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon when the sun fully illuminates the surface.

Ale said that not all full moon has eclipse because the moon orbits in a slightly different plane than the Earth and the Sun, pointing out that when the planes coincide and the Earth passes in between the Moon and the Sun, it cut off the sun rays from reaching the moon directly and thereby causing an eclipse.

“If Earth partially blocks the sun, and the darkest part of its shadow falls across the moon’s surface, it is called a partial eclipse.

Hence a black shadow will be seen taking a bite out of the moon.

Sometimes, the moon passes through the lighter part of Earth’s shadow, causing a penumbral eclipse and total eclipse occur when the Earth completely block Sun rays from reaching the moon,” he said.

Source :Naija loaded. com

BREAKING NEWS : APC Chieftain, Tinubu’s Cousin Isiaka Oyetola Emerges APC Governorship Candidate In Osun

Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to Governor Of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 22 governorship election in the south-western state.

Oyetola, who is also the cousin of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the party, emerged winner of the party’s first-ever direct primary by polling 127, 017 votes to beat Yusuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker of the House of representatives, who recorded 21, 975 votes to place a distant second.

Najeem Salam, Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, occupied third place with 17, 958 votes.

Before the start of Friday’s primary, Moshood Adeoti, Secretary to the Osun State Government, had accused the party of manipulating the exercise, saying a lot of things were done to render it a mere endorsement Oyetola.

“The primary was arranged, skewed and designed to favour Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Otedola, the cousin of the National Leader of our party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Adeoti’s campaign organisation said in a statement.

 

Also read

https://morningstarnaija.com/2018/07/20/apc-chieftain-joe-igbokwe-apologises-for-accusing-supreme-court-of-taking-bribe/

He alleged that there was no credible register of members with which a free, fair and transparent direct primary could be conducted, but only a “cooked-up register comprising handpicked persons loyal to the emergence of Oyetola, printed in a firm owned by Oyetola in Lagos

MKPUKPA FESTIVAL….PRESERVING CULTURE AND UNITY OF NDI UMUDIOKA IN DUNUKOFIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE , NIGERIA.

News Update :Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a pastor in the Assemblies of God Church in Owerri, Chukwuma Okezuo, for allegedly giving prophecies against the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, during a church service.

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a pastor in the Assemblies of God Church in Owerri, Chukwuma Okezuo, for allegedly giving prophecies against the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, during a church service.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, who paraded the cleric before newsmen on Tuesday, accused him of prophesying during last Sunday’s church service in the Urratta area of Owerri.

The pastor was alleged to have said in his prophecy that the governor was recruiting young boys in the state with the sole aim of kidnapping children between zero and 10 years for ritual purposes.

The police spokesperson said the pastor prophesied that Governor Okorocha was allegedly engaging in the ritual exercises towards the 2019 governorship election in the state.

He added that the “false prophecy” was capable of causing rancour and panic in the state.

“I parade before you one acclaimed pastor, Chukwuma Okezuo, of Assemblies of God Church. He was arrested during a church service last Sunday at Owaelu Urratta over false prophecies against the person of the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

“The suspect, while on the pulpit, made false prophecies against the governor that he was recruiting young boys to be kidnapping children between zero and 10 years for ritual purposes. He falsely prophesied that the governor was engaging in the ritual purposes with the sole aim of winning the 2019 governorship election and therefore asked the congregation to pray.

“This false prophecy, by this acclaimed pastor, is very malicious and capable of causing rancour, panic, anxiety and disintegrating the state. The Imo State Police Command, under the leadership of Commissioner of Police, Mr Dasuki Galandanchi, will not watch the people jeopardise the peace of the state.

“Religious leaders should be mindful of the things they say. We will charge the suspect to court for legal action,” he said.

In an interview with Southern City News, the 40-year-old pastor, who hails from the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state, said what the police accused him of was untrue.

He said that he only asked the congregation to pray against untimely death and spirits al manipulations without mentioning the name of anybody including that of the governor

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To his greatest surprise, Many people trooping in for his Weekly Adoration could not assist him, Catholic Priest dressed himself like a madman and begger(video)

Give and it shall be given to you

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A Catholic priest of Nnewi diocese,a native of Ihiala, Anambra state, Fr Thaddeus Ilechukwu, a.k.a Egwu umu mmuo, disguised himself as a beggar.

Also read https://morningstarnaija.com/2018/07/08/restructuring-is-a-strategic-foundation-that-must-be-laid-to-ensure-that-the-adverse-economic-challenges-that-will-occur-due-to-global-change-from-fossil-fuel-to-renewable-energy-by-2030-is-reduced-t/

From this video , he did in order to knows the minds of people worshipping in his ministry, those that come to his ministry listened the words of God, seeks deliverances, breakthrough, healing and etc.

To his greatest surprise, Many people trooping in for his Weekly Adoration could not assist him

. This, for me, is a foretaste of the last day. Will you recognise the Lord when Are comes to you.

Will He find you doing good,according to look Luke chapter 6v38 Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands–all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.”

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A security and politics Correspondent with Vanguard Newspapers was Friday night assaulted by a “soldier” at Abuja

A security and politics Correspondent with Vanguard Newspapers was Friday night assaulted by a “soldier” who violated his right of way at the gate of City Park in Abuja.

The incident occurred at about 9:30pm after the journalist Omeiza Ajayi, in company of his brother, Michael left the park in their vehicles. Narrating his ordeal, Omeiza said;

 

“I closed from work at about 8pm and decided to see my brother, Michael who was entertaining some of his guests at the Park. We left at about 9:25pm and I drove in their front but just before we approached the gate, a light brown, 2005 Toyota Highlander Jeep marked LAGOS LND 968 BP attempted to overtake by my right side.

Seeing that there was no way he could do that, the driver then slowed down a bit and attempted to overtake me by my left side, slightly brushing me in the process and blocking my exit door. Rather than apologise, he, along with two male occupants of the jeep came down, but without putting the car on Park mode, a situation that made it reverse a little and again brushing my car in the process. Because he had inadvertently blocked by exit door, I could not come down and then he started raining a flurry of blows on my face until I held his shirt in such a way that he had to gasp for breathe.

 

Unfortunately for him, his plastic Identification Card which he was holding, got broken in the process of assaulting me and because he was too drunk, he didn’t notice it”. A quick search on the electronic vehicle registration app id-armyof the Directorate of Road Traffic Services DRTS in Abuja showed that the vehicle has not been properly registered.

 

 

 

Asked to properly identify himself, the “soldier” brought out an identity card which he also covered with his fingers, in order that his true identity be not ascertained. According to Omeiza, while he bled, the soldier who was in mufti threatened to call for a reinforcement, a development that forced some guests at the Park to threaten his arrest before entering is jeep and speeding off.

“I was traumatized by this incident and had to undergo treatment for the injury sustained as well as take other medicines to halt the severe stomach ache I experienced as a result of having to swallow my own blood, the soldier having injured me on the chin. I bled from Wuse 2 to my house”, Omeiza recalled.

Vowing to pursue the issue to a logical conclusion, the journalist asked military authorities to retrain their personnel and make them conform to global best practices in civil-military relationship.

“Imagine if he had a gun on him? Such a man could easily have gone on a shooting spree”.
Culled from Vanguardngr

 

Three trailer loads of aliens headed to Ekiti obstructed in Lokoja

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Three trailer loads of  aliens from a neighbouring country allegedly recruited to vote in the Ekiti governorship election are  travelling to Ekiti State have been obstructed in Lokoja, Kogi State by the Nigeria Immigration Service yesterday.

According Vanguard reliably gathered that the officers of the Nigerian Navy intercepted the trailers at the naval post in  Banda, a suburb of Lokoja before handing them over to the immigration officers. The illegal immigrants who were mainly young men, few women and young children were conveyed in three different trailer trucks with registration number XD 1464 LD, SRZ 148 XA, and KMC 514 ZV. Some of the aliens revealed that they were on their way to Ekiti State before they were cordoned off by the immigration staff. A source within the Immigration Service who corroborated the story said some of them confessed to the Command during interrogation that they were going to Ekiti…

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Apga Dunukofia protested at Anambra state Assembly complex, Gov house and state party office against inhuman treatment being mated out to the party officials. 

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Earlier today Apga Dunukofia protested

at Anambra state AssemblyComplex, Government house Awka against the inhuman treatment meted out to the party official.

As long as greedy is strong than compassion, there will always be suffering and Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed,the Transition Chairman of Dunukofia LGA is greedy to the extent he can’t hear the cries of the members of his political party (Apga)

Who is the bone of the contention in this matter?

His Name is Hon Uche Umerie ,From Ukwulu, Dunukofia LGA, Anambra state also the current Transition Chairman of Dunukofia LGA.Before his appointment as the Transition Chairman, he was a former member Anambra state house of assembly, Dunukofia constituency under the platform of PDP, which the good people of Dunukofia Constituency labeled his tenure ‘DOOMED’ and also a renowned Cultist and a political Thug, he’s among those that tried to…

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Court grants N40m bail to Kanu’s co-defendants Read more atCourt grants N40m bail to Kanu’s defendants

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail to four pro-Biafra agitators- Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi- who hitherto faced treasonable felony charge alongside the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

image-2-e1484227110295Trial Justice Binta Nyako granted the defendants bail to the tune of N10million each with two sureties in like sum. Justice Nyako directed that the money should be deposited in cash to the Chief Registrar of the Court, even as she ordered the defendants to surrender all their travelling documents and not travel without leave of the court. Aside asking all the surties to swear an affidavit of means, the court barred all the defendants from attending any form of rally, press conference or granting interviews. Justice Nyako who had earlier denied the defendants bail, said she reviewed her previous ruling, the nature of the charge…

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The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15th and Monday, 18th June as public holidays to celebrate this year’s Eid-el Fitr. This was confirmed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Monday, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr M. B. Umar on Monday. He congratulated the Muslim faithful on […]

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Adeleke, representing Osun West senatorial, died last year after a heart attack. However, Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Solaja, who led a team of pathologists that carried out Adeleke’s autopsy, disclosed that the senator died on drug overdose.

Osun State High Court in Ede has ordered that Alfred Aderibigbe, the nurse who administered the drugs that late Senator Isiaka Adeleke overdosed on, be remanded in prison custody.

Adeleke, representing Osun West senatorial, died last year after a heart attack. However, Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Solaja, who led a team of pathologists that carried out Adeleke’s autopsy, disclosed that the senator died on drug overdose.

Being the one who administered the drug, Aderibigbe was later arraigned and remanded in Ilesa prison till June 29 when the case would come up for hearing.

According to a statement by the Press Officer of Osun State Ministry of Justice, Opeyemi Bello, the prosecution counsel for the Ministry of Justice, Dapo Adeniji, opposed Aderibigbe’s bail application, after he pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

The nurse’s Counsel, Soji Oyetayo, prayed the court to admit Aderibigbe to bail, informing the court of a bail application already filed.

But the prosecutor argued that the accused the bail application was presumptuous, as it was filed even before the defendant’s arraignment.

“The bail application is premature because the accused was not in custody when the application was filed.”

Consequently, Justice Oyebiyi, in his ruling, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Ilesa Prison.

Adeleke died on April 23, 2017, after he was treated by Aderibigbe.

His supporters alleged that he was poisoned by opposition because of his governorship ambition.

A coroner inquisition committee was set up by the Osun State government to probe the cause of the death and the nurse was indicted by magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, who then recommended him for trial.

Major Hamza Al- Mustapha open up how Abiola was killed.

Al-mustapha3.gifHamza Al-Mustapha, a former National Security Adviser to ex-Head of State, has opened up on the circumstances surrounding the death of M.K.O Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election.

Mustapha disclosed that leaders of NADECO went to the Presidential Villa, Abuja to collect millions of dollars, barely 24 hours after Abiola’s death.

Speaking on People, Politics and Power, Mustapha said Abiola died in Aguda House after taking a cup of tea.

According to Mustapha, “If Abiola was alive, he would have been one of my witnesses which I know won’t have happened, we should be looking at the larger issues. The questions is why should Abiola be killed and why should they be angry that I’m asking these questions?

“They should support me to uncover that first. Those who killed MKO Abiola shared money and I don’t share money, so they are defending those who killed him and attacking me who has no money to share.“Ayo Opadokun, who is busy insulting now and claiming he has never been to Abuja, after Abiola was killed, was flown in a presidential aircraft to the Villa. That was the same time millions of dollars were brought from the Central Bank and shared among some Yoruba leaders.

“I was at the villa trying to handover to the then Head of State and at that material time, some Yoruba leaders under NADECO came furious, charging and wanted to fight the government over the murder of Abiola.

“I taped their arrival at the Presidential Villa and if you watch it they made all sought of nasty comments about sacrificing for the Yoruba nation, you could see the bitterness. But when they went in and came out their attitude changed, they were clapping hands, chatting within themselves.

“When journalists asked about the meeting with the then Head of State, the same Opadokun said the ‘matter of Abiola is gone and that is no longer an issue. It’s a forgotten issue and we are going to forge ahead.

“Abiola was killed few hours ago, this is the same man, he, Opadokun, and NADECO members claim to be fighting for but when they met the Head of State their remarks changed. However, now that I’m talking about the same man, I’m now an enemy.                                         “Abiola was in the parlour in Aguda House when he was administered a tea after which he fell on his face and was gasping for air before he died, this became a big issue.”

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