Jonathan To Meet Obama, Cameron Over Arms Refusal


President Goodluck Jonathan would soon meet with President Barak Obama and the British Prime Minister, David Cameroun to discuss why the two countries have refused to sell arms that would empower the Nigerian Military in fighting members of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram.

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Vanguard reports that a source within the presidency revealed that the meeting became imperative following the Federal Government’s inability to procure necessary arms and ammunition to fight terrorists in the north eastern part of the country.

The meeting was sparked by the glaring unwillingness of the American and British governments to assist Nigerian security operatives with arms and training, a development that made the federal government recently turned to Russia and China for help with its military requirements.

A Presidential official who did not want to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the matter said American government officials have made several regular public commitments on assisting Nigerian security operatives in fighting terrorism, but revealed that they are not doing anything to help.It was reported that more than 1,000 Nigerian soldiers and other security operatives are in Russia for training by the country’s security personnel.

“Our greatest challenge is that the American government has not only remained unwilling to sell arms to our security services, they have blocked every attempt by this government to procure arms through other means. They do not share intelligence with our security services, they are not assisting our security services substantially,” the source said.

The source stated that the decision to explore the possibility of a face to face meeting between Jonathan and Barak Obama was to enable the Nigerian president to impress it upon his U. S counterpart on the urgency of the needs of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“We believe that if we are able to have a breakthrough with the American President, things will be better in terms of purchase of equipment for our armed services. We are hopeful that the trend will be reversed if we are able to convince the Americans,” the source said.

It was also gathered that the recent drama between the South African government and Nigerian government over the seizure $5 million allegedly meant for buying arms and military hardware was propelled by pressure from the American government on the South African government not to allow the deal go through.

However, Mr. James Entwistle, American Ambassador to Nigeria has come out to explain that the unwillingness of his government to sell arms to Nigeria is based on the fact that the Nigerian armed forces had been accused of human rights abuses especially in the North East where it is currently fighting insurgency.

Mr. Entwistle, who made this known on Thursday in  Yola, the Adamawa State capital said, also disclosed that the American government would only sell or give out arms when she was sure of the purpose it was meant for.

 “Before we share equipment with any country, whether it is a government-to-government grant or a commercial sale that requires government approval, we look at a couple of things. Does it make sense in terms of that country’s needs? The second thing we look at is the human rights situation in that country. And as we look at equipment transfers, we look at the situation in those countries in the past few years. As you all know, there have been instances, I am not saying across the board, of human rights abuses by the Nigerian military in the North-east. So the kind of question that we have to ask is let’s say we give certain kinds of equipment to the Nigerian military which are then used in a way that affects the human rights situation. If I approve that, I’m responsible for that. We take that responsibility very seriously,” Entwistle said.

Meanwhile, the US authorities have explained why the Nigerian military had problems procuring arms from America in order to fight insurgency in the North-East.

It would be recalled that earlier the US government was one of the first who expressed its readiness to assist Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram. It also  (FTO) on November 14, 2013.

2015: PDP Against Consensus Candidacy In States – Metuh


Olisa_MetuhThe Poeples Democratic Party, PDP, National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, on Thursday assured party members that its leadership would not allow the imposition of candidates on members in any state of the federation.

He gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja while addressing some aggrieved Ijaw youths from Rivers who stormed the party national headquarters.

The youths were protesting against an alleged plan to impose an indigene on the people of the state.

The PDP spokesman said that the party members would be given the opportunity to elect and nominate aspirants of their choice who would eventually become the party’s candidates for elections in 2015.

“We are promising you that that is what will happen in Rivers and every single state of the federation.

“Our party is against consensus candidate and any idea of intimidating the people. There should be no intimidation and coercion”, he said.

Metuh, while urging the protesters to remain calm, said the party would continue to uphold true democratic tenets and principles in its nomination processes.

He, however, advised the youth to motivate and mobilise their people to come out and vote for their candidates in the 2015 general elections.

Mr Oni Quakers from Kalabari, who spoke on behalf of the youth, said they were protesting the imposition of Ikwere indigenes on the people as the state`s next governor.

He stressed that Ikweres had ruled the state for 16 years, adding that it was time for the Ijaws to rule the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP National Presidential Campaign Office, venue of the PDP South South Integration Committee’s sitting, was besieged by aggrieved members.

An Ijaw political stakeholder, Chief Sara Egbe from Aku Local Government Area of Rivers and a founding member of the PDP, decried the situation.

He said that unless the national leadership of the party ensured true reconciliation among aggrieved members of the party in Rivers, the PDP might lose the state in 2015.

Delegates from Rivers were the second to appear before the committee, headed by Sen. Iya Abubakar.

The committee is expected to receive memoranda from party members from South South, to enable the party to address some issues. (NAN)

Fintiri Thanks Adamawa People, Resumes Office As Assembly Speaker


Fintiri-UmarThe sacked acting governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has returned to his former position as Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

Fintiri was the Speaker of the Assembly that orchestrated the ouster of former Governor Murtala Nyako in July.

Meanwhile, Fintiri has expressed his appreciation to people of the state for the “tremendous support” they gave him during his two months and three weeks’ reign as acting governor.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Solomon Kumangar, in Yola, the state capital on Thursday, Fintiri announced that he had reverted to his position as the Speaker even as he appeals against his removal as acting governor.

He expressed appreciation to “the youth, women, elders, stakeholders, the political and working class” for their support.

Part of the statement reads,  “Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who has since resumed office as the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, also expresses gratitude to all state legislators, members of the National Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party, the opposition and the overwhelming majority of the people, who not only shared his vision and zeal of rescuing and emancipating Adamawa State from the shackles of bad governance but rallied together with him to banish tyranny, tribalism and primordial sentiment from adamawa State.

“He pledges his life to the struggle to lift Adamawa State out of the morass in which it has found itself and that the whole issue is not about Fintiri but about Adamawa State.

“He said anyone who takes the democratic revolution that has taken place as personal is being selfish and does not love Adamawa State”.

Newly Sworn-In Gov. Ngilari Sacks Adamawa cabinet, Political Appointees


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The new Adamawa State Governor, Mr. Bala Ngilari, on Thursday approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council and political appointees with immediate effect.

A statement by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Chubado Tijjani, said all affected office holders should hand over all documents and other government property in their possession to permanent secretaries in their various ministries.

The statement, however, said heads of statutory commissions were not affected by the dissolution.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected appointees had yet to spend up to three months in office.

They were appointed by the former Acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, who was sacked by a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Petroleum Tanker Drivers Call Off Strike


tankersThe Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) workers has called off its strike.

The strike action was meant to compel the federal government to repair some of the dilapidated roads in the South-South and South East zones of the country.

The tanker drivers had withdrawn their services from the roads in the zones, refusing to lift petroleum products, which resulted in fuel scarcity in the affected areas. But the body has now asked its members to resume work immediately.

Addressing a press conference at its national secretariat in Abuja yesterday, national chairman of the PTD, Comrade Salimon Oladiti, said the decision to suspend the strike action was taken following the intervention of some stakeholders in the industry who pleaded for more time so government can look into their grievances.

Oladiti said: “You will recall that we gave an ultimatum last month, warning of an impending strike action in parts of the South-South and South East.

“We had specifically called for urgent repairs of the Port Harcourt-Eleme Junction Road, Okigwe-Umuahia and Jebba-Ilorin roads.

“Expectedly, our members had on the expiration of the ultimatum boycotted these roads and refused to lift products on those axis and for the second week running now, the situation is becoming unbearable.

“Moreover, we had wanted to extend same action to other parts of the country.

“It is in this regards that we called this press conference to inform Nigerians that after due consideration and wider consultations, we have directed our members to resume work in the areas where we had earlier withdraw our services.

“The union agreed to respond to the clarion call made by the DSS and other stakeholders that we give the government more time to attend to these roads.

“We, like every other Nigerians, are mindful of the difficult times. We also fill the pain, if not more, and advise the federal government to send emissaries to verify the state of these roads and take palliative measures.

“The road from Jebba to Ilorin, which is a distance of about 100 kilometres, usually takes a whole day for our members to cover.

“Port Harcourt to Eleme Junction, which is a distance of five kilometers, takes over five hours, and the same thing goes for Okigwe-Umuahia Road.

“We have heed the call by the authorities concerned and granted more time as requested with the hope that government would fulfill its part of the promise by making these roads motorable while on our part, we shall continue to serve the nation better and more efficiently in the haulage sub-sector.

“We have warned that failure to fulfill this promise, we may not give any further notice of action”.

Adamawa: Zoning No Longer Feasible With Fintiri’s Removal – PDP Chairman


Joel MadakiThe Peoples Democratic Party on Friday said the agreement to pick the governorship candidate for 2015 from the central zone of Adamawa State was no longer binding

State PDP Chairman, Chief Joel Madaki, made this known in Yola while fielding questions from newsmen.

Madaki said the initial agreement was that the then acting governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, was the party’s candidate for the cancelled by-election.

He explained that Fintiri was to complete the tenure of the impeached governor, Murtala Nyako, saying the latest development that led to the cancellation of the by-election had made the agreement untenable.

“With what happened now, we have to wait for another agreement as the previous one is no longer binding”, Madaki said.

On the appeal filed by Fintiri over his removal by an Abuja High Court, Madaki said the party was not part of the appeal.

The chairman said what Fintiri did had nothing to do with the party just as the measure taken by Governor Bala Ngilari, who challenged his resignation.

Madaki described Fintiri and Ngilari as strong members of the party and that effort was being taken by the state chapter of the party to see that the duo worked together.

He also described as false the speculation that members of the state House of Assembly were not happy with the removal of Fintiri and were planning to impeach Ngilari.

“The assembly members are PDP members and we have met with them, and I can assure you that there is nothing like that,” said Madaki.

The chairman also dismissed comments credited to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that if the election was conducted as scheduled, the All Progressives Congress would have won. (NAN)

Suswam Cannot Stop My Re-Election To Senate In 2015 – Gemade


barnabas gemadeA former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, now Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District of Benue State in the National Assembly, Chief Barnabas Gemade, has expressed the confidence that he will floor his co-challenger for the PDP ticket to contest the senatorial election in 2015, Governor Gabriel Suswam.

Gemade said it would be impossible for Suswam to defeat in the forthcoming senatorial primary, adding that the Benue governor’s entry to the race would be one of political lessons, where he (Gemade) is the teacher.

The senator made this known in a parley with journalists at the national headquarters of PDP in Abuja on Friday after he picked up his nomination form.

Speaking further, the ex-PDP national chairman said he was not afraid of confronting the governor, adding that he had faced similar challenges in the past but emerged victorious in the end.

Gemade, who was brimming with smiles as he brandished his newly collected forms before journalists, added that he would do all that was within his power to make  the race uncomfortable “to Suswam should he insist on contesting the seat and emerge the candidate for the position in 2015”.

He added, “Everybody knows that the purchase of forms for 2015 has commenced today and knowing my way around this way because I used to work here before, I knew how to come here quickly and purchase my forms.

“That is why I am one of the first to buy nomination and expression of interest forms for the Senate in 2015.

“I am the current senator representing Benue North East District and I am going back in 2015. That is why I have come here.

“So many people have come to me and said ‘wow! Can you stand the governor?’ Of course, yes, I have stood many before. I will stand this one too”, he stated.

Adamawa Governor, Ngilari, Swears In New Acting Chief Judge


Bala-NgilariGovernor Bala Ngilari of Adamawa on Friday swore in Justice Ishaya Banu as new Acting Chief Judge of the state.

Mr. Ngilari said the Judiciary arm of government remains the only system that continues to maintain its integrity as it strives to strengthen democracy in the country.

“Judiciary as you know is the last hope of masses as well as government. Therefore, the Judiciary must continue to ensure that it upholds the right position in the decision making in the process of growing democracy”, he said.

He said the appointment of the new acting chief judge was on merit following his track record of excellence in the discharge of his duties and career in the judiciary.

Mr. Ngilari said the state’s quota at the federal judiciary level were still vacant and urged the state judiciary to work towards filling the vacant slots as a matter of urgency.

“We have eminent people that deserve to be there”, Mr. Ngilari said.

The governor assured the appointee of maximum cooperation of his government and said the judiciary will allow the system function effectively.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Banu thanked God and the Adamawa Government for finding him worthy to serve his people.

He promised to abide by the rules and regulations of the judiciary and to avoid any act capable of tarnishing its image as well as ensuring discipline in the system.

(NAN)

We Can’t Be Compromised By Govs, Ministers – PDP Integration C’ttee


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Members of the National Integration Committee South-South zone, set up by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in the zone, have denied speculations that they have been compromised by governors and ministers from the area.

The committee, while reacting to allegations made by some aggrieved members of the party from Rivers State, who said the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, had compromised them, said they were incorruptible and challenged anyone with evidence to the contrary to step forward.

It would be recalled that PDP members from Rivers State engaged in physical combat as thugs allegedly loyal to Mr. Wike – a governorship aspirant – prevented some party members from gaining entry to venue of the committee’s meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

Some of them were also locked up in a room inside the Legacy House, where members of the committee met, and were prevented from presenting their petitions.

But the Senator Iya Abubakar-led committee, which concluded its sitting in Abuja on Friday after listening to petitions from Cross River State, gave an assurance that its recommendations would promote internal democracy in the party.

The committee, which began sitting on Wednesday, received party‎ delegates from Akwa Ibom, Delta, Edo, Rivers and Cross River States, who filed petitions before it.

However, the president’s home state, Bayelsa, did not send any representative neither was any petition presented.

Speaking with journalists at the end of the three-day session, Sen. Abubakar said the committee had “very useful, peaceful and productive interactions” with the persons and groups who appeared before it”.

He said, “There is no way we can be compromised by the governors or by any minister. Nobody can compromise me and my committee members.

“Those who accused us of being compromised should provide evidence; the politics of soiled names and integrity is on. Those who were not able to enter this place are the ones making these allegations.

“Nobody in this country can compromise us in this committee. You will definitely see a change in this party soon”.

PDP Govs, Leaders Clash Over Endorsement


The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors and national leaders of the party have reportedly clashed over the stoppage of consensus endorsement of their candidature and others in their states for the 2015 election.

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The aggrieved governors on Friday kicked against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) decision to stop them from further endorsing candidates that would succeed them after their tenures elapses, The Nation reports.

The governors, who alleged that the NWC was acting in connection with the presidency to stop endorsement accused the presidency and the NWC  of ‘double standards’ after President Goodluck Jonathan had benefited from the same consensus endorsement. Some of the governor opined that they may request the National Convention of the party to revisit the endorsement of Jonathan by the National Executive Committee (NEC).

Meanwhile, the annulment of such endorsement would have affected candidates like the Senate President, David Mark, who is eyeing the fifth term in office, Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), some outgoing governors already marked for the Senate like Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state;  Benue state Governor, Gabriel Suswam, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state, Governor Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi state, Governor Theodore Orji of Abia state, Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state, Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina state, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger state as well as Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi state.It would be recalled that on Thursday, Prof. Wale Oladipo, the National Secretary of the party in a statement declared null and void the endorsement of governorship, senatorial and other candidates by the governors and state chapters of the party. It ordered the states chairmen and governors to stop such endorsements.

Others affected by the NWC’s decision are those seeking second term in office like Governor Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state, the Acting Governor of Taraba State, Garba Umar; Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state; Governor Henry Seriake-Dickson of Bayelsa state, among others, while those whose governorship endorsements have been cancelled are Emmanuel Ugwuanyi (Enugu); the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu (Ebonyi); former Minister of State for Health, Dr. Ali Pate (Bauchi).

It was gathered that the governors expressed shock that the PDP’s NWC could issue a directive like that, after making them support the sole endorsement of President Jonathan for second term in office.

“We have discussed among ourselves, such a cancellation of endorsements by the NWC is unacceptable to us. Whatever is good for the goose is good for the gander. If the NWC means business, the ban on endorsements should be across the board. We cannot be used and dumped by anybody or group. Why are they changing the game now?” one of the governors said.

“Such a ban will spell doom for the party. The National Headquarters should not dabble in what is happening at the state. Are they just realising that endorsement is not good for our democracy? Look, endorsement or consensus-building is part of the game too,” another governor said.

“The party should let us subject all nomination process to state congresses and National Convention. The party should leave the presidential nomination open and the President should seek second term mandate at the National Convention. Since the beginning of the week, we had suspected foul play when they directed all aspirants to come to Abuja to collect nomination form for any elective office. In any case, I am not bothered because the National Secretary, who issued the directive, was not elected by the National Convention of the party. The directive was a product of illegality, it cannot stand,” another governor said.

However, it was gathered that some of the governors were already talking party leaders as at the time of filing this report.

A top party leader assured that nobody is been targeted but the party do not want endorsement abused in such a way that it will erode democratic process, and promised that the issue would be ironed out.

It would be recalled that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Working Committee, NWC, recently issued a warning to all its state chapters, after President Jonathan has ben adopted as its sole candidate in the 2015 presidential election.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begged the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, for forgiveness.

Photos: Fatal accident along Wuse Market Bridge in Abuja


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A fatal accident occurred around 9.30am today along Wuse Market bridge in Abuja, leaving one person dead and three others severely injured. The cause of the accident is not yet known but many believe speeding could have been a factor.

The corpse of the accident victim has been taken to the mortuary while the injured have been rushed to National Hospital Garki, Abuja for medical attention. See more photos…

Photo credit: FRSC

 

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Ebola: First Consultant Hospital indicts Liberian Ambassador


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First Consultants Medical Centre, the Lagos hospital where the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria, late Liberian Patrick Sawyer died, has indicted the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria (pictured right) for his involvement in the case, saying he put the hospital under pressure to release Sawyer against the wish of its management, Vanguard reports.

Speaking to newsmen yesterday, the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, said:

“The ambassador said if we continued to keep him (Sawyer), it would be tantamount to kidnap and abuse of human right. He said if we did not release him, we would be subjecting our hospital to international diplomatic row and we should not rule out the possibility of law suit.”

The hospital lost four staff to the outbreak, two doctors and two nurses

“As if that was not bad enough for us, the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria started to put pressure on us that Mr Sawyer had his fundamental human right that he wanted to leave the hospital and he should be allowed to leave. In other words, we have a provision within the law that allows the person to sign and leave the hospital. Meanwhile, there is a superior provision within that law which is that you can decline the patient for public good. In order to protect ourselves as an institution, we called in our lawyer who drafted for us a resolution, stating that we were not going to let Sawyer out because it will not be in the public good to let him out.”

“Because we did not let him go, Mr. Sawyer unleashed his bio terror on the staff of the hospital. He knew he had the disease, he was angry to the extent that he released his blood to contaminate our people as they came in. We lost four of our key staff who included, Dr. Adadevoh, she worked here for 21 years, Dr. Amos Abaniwo, our Chief consultant Anesthesiology and Director of clinical service, had been with us for 16 years. Dr. Adadevoh died leaving the husband and a son, Dr. Abaniwo died leaving his wife and three kids, the third person that died was a nurse Ejeleonu, she just started working with us that day. Unknown to us she was two months pregnant and she died with the pregnancy. The fourth person that died was nurse Evelyn Uko who had been working with us for the past 31 years. She was a widow, a single parent raising four children, she died living those children with us, multiple tragedy because the four children were kicked out of the home because of the stigma. So watching her is a combination of so much burden on First Consultant

Wrongful conviction of Ezejie Prosper Ifeanyichukwu, family cry out


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My names are Chike Anthony Ukoh. I am a lawyer in Enugu, Nigeria. I have been contacted by the family of one Ezejie Prosper Ifeanyichukwu, who is currently facing a death penalty in Guangzhou, China. He is married to a Chinese lady and they have two little kids. His wife is attesting strongly to her husband’s innocence. Ezejie was arrested at the Gaungzhou Baiyun airport on March 12 2011 on his way back to Nigeria on the suspicion of possession of Heroin. Upon conducting a search, no drugs where found on him, but he was still tried, convicted and sentenced to death for possession of heroin. Continue…

He appealed his conviction, wherein the Guangdong Province Higher People’s court unturned his conviction on the based that there was no evidence linking him to the crime, but curiously sent the case back to the same lower court for re-trial. The same lower court has now returned a guilty verdict based on the very same facts and evidence, the Appeal court has rejected as “unclear, and insufficient”.

I am very mindful of the fact that there are very limited legal processes a Nigerian lawyer can initiate from here over a domestic judicial proceedings in China, to save a seemingly innocent man trapped in the intricate Chinese legal system. The only options left to be explored are social media campaigns and diplomatic pressure to call for a review of Ezejie wrongful conviction.

I do pray that Mr Ezejie Prosper Ifeanyichukwu plight be considered by your media outlet. I will forward along the judgments, their English translations, pictures and mails from his wife.

On the criminal complaint
Appellant: Ai Jizi • Prospero • Iraq Tiffany Chu library (EJEZE PROSPER IFAENYICHUKWU, hereinafter referred to as Prospero), male, born November 2, 1969, the Federal Republic of Nigeria citizenship, passport number: A1374656.
Appellant refused to accept the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court (2012) Spike-France early wordpunishment of criminal judgments No. 62, now appeal.
Appeal Request:
Revoked the original judgment, to ascertain the facts, commuted the appellant guilty.
Facts and reasons:
All the evidence cited by the trial verdict, whether it is direct evidence, but also
Is indirect evidence that the appellant was not sufficiently involved in the planning Pross, the behavior ofdrug smuggling, drug smuggling trial verdict for the appellant to be convicted and sentenced to death,apparently belonging to the facts are unclear, insufficient evidence.
(A) directly on aspects of evidence: there is no direct evidence
Pu Shi Adams appellant participated in the drug smuggling, which I never made ​​the start to finish of anyconfession of guilt.
Judging from the time the case occurred, March 12, 2011, the second co-defendant 吴佩莹 atGuangzhou Baiyun Airport was arrested by public security organs, and searched out the heroin in hisluggage, the second defendant is the drug the direct perpetrators smuggling case; Prospero when the appellant was not at the scene, but in the same year on April 18, their preparation and their familiesreturned to Nigeria, was arrested in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, when appellant was arrested, regardless in his possession, or in their luggage, there is no contraband, but without any drugs.
(B) indirect aspects of evidence: can not form a complete chain of evidence, but no
France from many so-called “circumstantial evidence”, the naturally presumed that the appellantparticipated in the drug smuggling, and the indirect evidence of the existence of loopholes, can not withstand scrutiny, does not meet the objective of common sense, we can not exclude a reasonable doubt.Briefly listed as following:
1, the second defendant confessed to their immigration records can not confirm each other, their
Confession was false.
Between the two, the second defendant’s confession testimony to their mutual classmate 李敏捷
Contradiction, the contradiction between supply license, not consistent.
3, on the argument of the appellant threatened neither factual basis, also
Does not meet the objective reality of life common sense. Appellant as a foreigner in China, his visa hasalready expired, never reckless, reckless to such an extent! In contrast, if the threats and other acts, the second defendant in a better position and advantages for police assistance, the truth is self-evident!
4, according to the second defendant’s confession, she knew her boyfriend was BC
(BUSSEY CHUKS), rather than the appellant’s name.
5, on Kelly to stay in Zhuhai hotel’s problem, although the hotel in
Sea passenger accommodation on the trip registration has written, “Prospero”, the name is not theappellant’s handwriting, the appellant’s driver’s license has been lost in 2009, so, in the absence of other evidence in the case of video surveillance, documents scanning mutual corroboration, the person is notidentified appellant.
6, in Zhuhai City 2 unit rental Minehide 1712 housing problems, according to the room
The landlord’s testimony, which does not distinguish whether the appellant lived here.
7, on two of the second defendant had mentioned March 2, 2011 in
Guangzhou R & F Peninsula Garden Hotel 9026 Tomijima next room planning process so that the seconddefendant to go to Vietnam, for the investigation of this problem, and did not follow the statutoryprocedures for the complete collection of relevant evidence, such as: open house registration, surveillance video to be evidence. Since the day of the incident from the time March 12 close, is perfectly placed toobtain the evidence. Defender in court also raised this issue, but did not get any response.
8, between phone calls and content issues, does not have a unique, 15015982281
Opening times this number can not be determined, and can not be confirmed as the appellant all.
9, on voice identification issue, the appellant in the court investigation, has
Clearly raised objections that the appraiser can not determine the identity, qualifications situationaccreditation bodies, need to re-identification and other requirements, were not get any response andtreatment in the trial and verdict.
In summary, the appellant that: based on the fact that the trial verdict is unclear, evidence
Insufficient, so the appeal, ask the people’s court of second instance to ascertain the facts, make a fairruling.
Yours faithfully
Guangdong Province Higher People’s Court.
Appellant:
December 2013 Day
Report: Two copies of the complaint on.

From his wife…
Sir:
       How are you, my name is IfyYuki, i’m is Anyi Prosper wife, in China, The case is about this:
       Anyi is at the In April 17, 2011 in Guangzhou City, Baiyun Airport Chinese exit, on suspicion of taking baggage hiding way to smuggle heroin (net weight 2002 grams) was Baiyun District immigration check point arrested. In April 18, 2011 the criminal detention. In May 24, 2011 the execution of arrest, currently in custody in Guangzhou city third detention center. In December 22, 2013 received the court of First Instance judgement, the death penalty. In September 5, 2014, the appeal sentence upheld the death penalty.
       Sir, please, i beg you, i beg you in the name of God, please, help my Husband Anyi, please, please, we have two Small children, three and a half years, they haven’t seen their dad, I beg you, save us, I was cornered.Sir, Because I English level is not very good, I will send you some cases later data, I beg you, help us. Thank you very much, God bless you, Amen.
From: IfyYuki

Photos from Taiwo Oshadipe’s Candlelight Procession


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The Candle Light procession in honor of the late singer and actress Taiwo Tosin Oshadipe, who died in the morning of Friday, October 3rd was held yesterday at their Abule Egba resident. According to the Oshadipe manager, Olumide Akinsanya, Taiwo Oshadipe’s funeral will hold next week. May her soul rest in peace…amen. See more photos below…

Source: LIB

17 Year Old Pakistani Girl and Indian Activist Share Nobel Prize Award For “Their Struggle Against The Suppression Of Children


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Famous Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist, Malala Yousufzai, and Indian children’s rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, were recently jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” 

Awarding the prize, the committee said that peaceful global development could only come about if children and the young are respected.

Malala, 17, is the youngest person to be awarded the prestigious honour. She was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 after campaigning for more access to education for girls and has since become recognisable worldwide.

Speaking to reporters following the announcement, Yousafzai said she was “honoured to be awarded the prize.”

“This is not the end of my campaign, but the beginning,” she said.

Satyarthi, 60, has maintained the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and headed various forms of peaceful protests, “focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain,” the Nobel committee said.

He has led the rescue of tens of thousands of child slaves and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation.

Reacting to his award shortly after it was announced, Satyarthi said that he was very thankful to the Nobel committee and that this recognition “is the recognition of many voices of children who are victims of servitude, not just in India but the across the world”.

He said that it was an honor for his country, and he hoped the award would encourage the Indian government to pay more attention to the plight of children who are forced to work.

“The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” the committee said during Friday’s announcement in Norway’s capital, Oslo.

“Children must go to school and not be financially exploited,” it said.

“In conflict-ridden areas in particular, the violation of children leads to the continuation of violence from generation to generation.” 

The Nobel Prizes in medicine , chemistry , physics and literature were announced earlier this week. The economics award will be announced on Monday.

All the awards will be formally handed out on December 10 in Oslo.

Vera Sidika Shows Off Her New Boobies Again


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Controversial Kenyan socialite and video vixen Vera Sidika was recently in a bleaching trade of insults with another Kenyan hottie — Huddah Monroe, it seems like that battle is over.

Vera Sidika is obviously very proud of her new ‘b**bs’ job after recently getting her skin bleached as well.

The super sexy model who is presently on birthday vacation in Dubai, UAE took to her Instagram page to post a photo of her in a bikini and revealing her b**bs lavishly.

Like most of her posts, she later took it down after a while but here is the picture.

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Ex-Interior Minister Iheanacho emerges APGA’s consensus candidate


2401F01.Emmanuel-Iheanacho.jpgA former Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, yesterday emerged the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for next year’s governorship election in Imo State.
A communique by the party’s State Working Committee members and APGA lawmakers in the House Assembly said Iheanacho was endorsed following the outcome of a “painstaking assessment and evaluation by the party’s caucus.”
It said the decision of the caucus was based on the assessment of the aspirants’ individual capacities and their ratings by the electorate and the public.

The caucus added that the views, observations and commentaries, which emanated from the APGA rally provided insight into the character of the individual who could lead APGA to victory in the 2015 governorship elections.
The communiqué said several other factors were considered to choose the best candidate.
“We, the Imo State Apex Leadership Caucus of APGA, have carefully assessed the progress and challenges facing our great party in the past years, with particular emphasis on the challenges for our quest to win back the governorship of Imo State next February,” it added.

Linda Ikeji’s Blog Restored By Google


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In a new twist to the ongoing plagiarism scandal, blogger Linda Ikeji has had her blog restored by Google.

In a new post on the blog, Miss Ikeji wrote:

Google has restored my blog. About 24 hours after it was deleted. I hear it’s a record. Yay! Normally it takes weeks or even months for Google to restore a deleted blog. But we are special here! Lol

The people who took it down knew what to do. You get a number of strikes on blogger and after that it is automatically deleted. It’s automated, programmed to work that way. But the human beings got involved, checked out all the filed complaints, saw they were bogus and restored the Linda Ikeji Blog.

NDLEA catches security guard, trader with drug [PHOTOS]


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The Enugu State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two suspected drug traffickers with 5.1 kilogrammes of powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine.

It was learnt that the agency’s operatives arrested the suspects – Okoye Matthew and Dominic Igwe – at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, during the inward screening of passengers on board an Ethiopian airline.

Our correspondent gathered that 34-year-old Matthew, a security guard in South Africa, was caught with the drug weighing 1.5kg.

The guard told investigators that he had brought the drug hidden in a handbag for his friend.

He said, “I work as a security guard in South Africa. It was my friend in Nigeria that requested the drug. My role is to bring it and he will reward me.”

In his confession, Igwe, 29, said he was sponsored to traffick the 3.6kg drug concealed inside folders from Brazil by a baron whose name he had yet to divulge to the operatives.

The Ebonyi-born trader added that he had wanted to use the expected proceed to clear his debts and boost his business.

“I am a trader but I am unable to pay my rent. My capital has dwindled over the years to the extent that I am in debts. I was sponsored to Sao-Paulo, Brazil to bring cocaine. I regret my involvement,” he said.

The NDLEA Commander at the airport, Mr. Udoh Nsikak-Abasi, said the arrests were made after a thorough search.

He said, “Matthew was arrested with 1.5kg of cocaine hidden inside hand bags while Igwe was found in possession of 3.6kg of cocaine concealed inside three folders. Mathew holds passport number A04483481 while Igwe has A02375991 as his passport number. The total weight of the seized drugs is 5.1kg.”

While commending the officials for the interception, the agency’s boss, Mr. Ahmadu Giade, directed the Enugu Airport Command to beef up its security checks.

He said, “This arrest is a welcome development because we must eradicate illicit drugs from our country. I want the commander to intensify security checks and ensure the interception of narcotics at the Enugu Airport.”

NDLEA catches security guard, trader with drug [PHOTOS]


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The Enugu State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two suspected drug traffickers with 5.1 kilogrammes of powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine.

It was learnt that the agency’s operatives arrested the suspects – Okoye Matthew and Dominic Igwe – at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, during the inward screening of passengers on board an Ethiopian airline.

Our correspondent gathered that 34-year-old Matthew, a security guard in South Africa, was caught with the drug weighing 1.5kg.

The guard told investigators that he had brought the drug hidden in a handbag for his friend.

He said, “I work as a security guard in South Africa. It was my friend in Nigeria that requested the drug. My role is to bring it and he will reward me.”

In his confession, Igwe, 29, said he was sponsored to traffick the 3.6kg drug concealed inside folders from Brazil by a baron whose name he had yet to divulge to the operatives.

The Ebonyi-born trader added that he had wanted to use the expected proceed to clear his debts and boost his business.

“I am a trader but I am unable to pay my rent. My capital has dwindled over the years to the extent that I am in debts. I was sponsored to Sao-Paulo, Brazil to bring cocaine. I regret my involvement,” he said.

The NDLEA Commander at the airport, Mr. Udoh Nsikak-Abasi, said the arrests were made after a thorough search.

He said, “Matthew was arrested with 1.5kg of cocaine hidden inside hand bags while Igwe was found in possession of 3.6kg of cocaine concealed inside three folders. Mathew holds passport number A04483481 while Igwe has A02375991 as his passport number. The total weight of the seized drugs is 5.1kg.”

While commending the officials for the interception, the agency’s boss, Mr. Ahmadu Giade, directed the Enugu Airport Command to beef up its security checks.

He said, “This arrest is a welcome development because we must eradicate illicit drugs from our country. I want the commander to intensify security checks and ensure the interception of narcotics at the Enugu Airport.”

 

Source: Punch

Aftermath of Building Collapse – Religious Tourists Shun T.B.Joshua’s Synagogue Church


T.B.Joshua is still feeling the after effect of the collapse of one of his church lodging buildings which snatched away the lives of about 115 people. The church was a place where people all over the World come from to receive healing and counselling from T.B. Joshua. The premises of the church has been looking bleak and their were no visitors/tourists around the church especially during the recent holidays.

According to a report by Punch,“The Ejigbo-Ikotun Road, a major access to the religious centre, was also free of the typical gridlock that welcomes visitors to the Synagogue.The parking lots were also unoccupied just as roads leading to the car parks and offices were bare.

 A security guard said the church was not deserted but affected by the “panic people expressed when there is a disaster at a location.”He said those who were faithful to the church still turned up for programmes as usual.But a resident of the area, Kazim Owolabi, said things had never been the same since the September 12 incident.
Owolabi, who is a part-time hotel agent, said,
“I have not brokered any business in the past three weeks. I think a lot of people have misunderstood what is happening here. Somebody even asked me on the telephone whether it is true that the government has taken over the place. Since many people who come from outside Lagos are not sure of the true situation, they called off their appointments.”

Check Out Photos From Sean Tizzle’s Album Listening Party In London


Sho lee crooner, Sean Tizzle hosted an invitation only album listening party for His London fans on Tuesday 7th October 2014 in the heart of London.
The album, which was released in Nigeria in May, was played in full and Sean Tizzle sat and explained track by track the significance of the songs and how they came together. Wise Tola and Toya Washington( Former Big Brother UK Contestant)  were the hosts for the evening, while UK Afrobeats stars Vicky Solar and Moelogo were in attendance. Alongside Ben TV’s Magazine show host Femi and a host of other celebs,  fans and we’ll wishers.
More Photos Below:

 

 

Photocredits: Michael Tubes Creations

Google Explains Why LindaIkeji’s Blog Was Shut Down, Not A Case Of Witch Hunting


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Yesterday, the Nigerian blogosphere went agog as tech giant, Google shut down the blog of celebrated blogger, Linda Ikeji, following widespread allegations of copyright infringement and plagiarism levelled against her.

It all began a few days back when one Mr. Aye Dee, Editor-in-Chief of United States-based 15Past8 media group, reported Linda Ikeji to Google, accusing her of copyright infringement.

“Google just notified us that they are removing our copyrighted content from Linda Ikeji’s website. All the stories and images Linda Ikeji took from me without permission in the last few days have been removed from her site by Google. Someone has to say something. It costs money to get good work done. I spend time getting information from my sources, as well as analysing and verifying the information. All that costs money. I don’t mind donating my time for Nigeria’s sake, but for someone to take my labour and use it for personal profit, no way!”  Aye Dee had tweeted.

In a chat with the Punch, Google’s Manager for Communications and Public Affairs, Anglo-Phone West Africa, Taiwo Kolade-Ogunlade, explained why the blog was taken down and cleared the air on the misconceptions of ‘Witch-craft” and “Enemies of progress” belief.

He said Google takes the issue of copyright seriously, adding that the company belongs to a group of Internet firms that abides by the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable copyright laws.

“To respect the rights of copyright holders, Google clearly spells out how users of its products and services can get permission to use someone else’s intellectual property such as text, songs, images and footages. Google is no respecter of anybody when it came to the issues of copyright infringement, copyright is a big deal.

“Google as an organisation takes issues of copyright seriously and belongs to a group of digital companies that respect copyrights.

“Copyright is a big deal and this is why you can’t just go and pick up another person’s intellectual property or content and lay claim to its ownership.

 “That is why we have copyright guidance. I don’t know if Linda picked up any content and I don’t know what content is the bone of contention-neither have I looked into the complaints personally.

“But it is not a case of witch-hunting and has nothing to do with Linda Ikeji’s personality or anyone else because there is a process, and irrespective of who you are in the world, that process would apply to you.

“It has become imperative for online entrepreneurs to respect the rights of copyright holders noting that the Internet community should be built on mutual trust and general respect.

“Let’s respect other people’s rights and intellectual property. Making money off other people’s content without permission is wrong. Although the Internet is inanimate, it is the content on it that gives it life. These are the issues.

“Whenever owners of online contents come after you accusing you of using their content, it is because they have families to feed and businesses to sustain.

“People should also understand that copyrights does not only apply to text, but also extends to literary works, images and photographs, music files and MP3s, movies, movie trailers and videos as well as software,” Kolade-Ogunlade explained.

Culled from Ynaija.com

Super Eagles Lift Off to Sudan Tonight


Nigeria Super Eagles will fly out of the country on Thursday night ahead of a crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier away in Sudan on Saturday.

The African champions rounded off their training in the country on Thursday morning with all 24 invited players involved and are expected to take off by 9pm.

The game at the weekend has been moved to the Municipal Stadium in Khartoum, which has an artificial pitch.

Super Eagles Set to Take Off for Sudan By 9:00pm on Thursday.

“We have been training at the Goal Project because of the artificial turf in Sudan,” said coach Stephen Keshi.

“But am not sure it’s going to be the same with the one here because I hear their’s is much newer and we don’t know if its first grade or second level but until we get there to find out.

“But all the same we have to take that out of our mind and just play 90 minutes and get out of there.”

Ronke Oshodi-Oke goes back to school


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Yoruba Nollywood actress — Ronke Oshodi-Oke doesn’t care that she is in her middle ages as she has expressed interest in returning to school to complete her education.

The actress recently spoke with Encomium magazine in a recent interview about how her acting career made her shelve plans to further her education, in the process thwarting her resolve to complete her education despite being a popular face.

‘My big regret is not going back to school as I had wanted to. I have been planning to return back to school for quite a long time but when you are making money, seeing yourself being celebrated here and there, you will feel on top of the world. But you are nothing without completing your education. So that’s the bold step I want to take now. So it’s going to be fun. I don’t want to agree it’s going to be difficult. I really want to go back to school and I mean it this time around,’ she said.

The Ondo State indigene kicked off her acting career over 15 years ago and has featured in over 70 movies while she has also produced a few of her own movies….

Wizkid: “I wrote some songs for Rihanna”


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The issue has been a topic before and it’s on again.

In a recent interview on the Capital Xtra show with DJ Abrantee in London while promoting his new album ‘Ayo,’ Nigeria’s award winning pop sensation, Wizkid has confirmed he was with American super star, Rihanna in the studio while he was in Los Angeles. Not just that, Wizkid said he wrote some songs for her album project.

In his words, Wizkid said: ‘Yea, I went to the studio to write something for her, she was in the studio as well, big shout out to Rihanna, so we made something together hopefully it gets picked. We’ll still do more stuffs together, you know she’s a cool person, I’m going back to Los Angeles so definitely I’m going to get back in the studio with her again.’

PDP Against Imposition of Candidates- Metuh


The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh has assured party members that the party leadership would not allow the imposition of candidates on members in any state of the federation.

Metuh gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja while addressing some aggrieved Ijaw youths from Rivers who stormed the party national headquarters to protest against an alleged plan to impose an indigene on the people of the state.

“Our party is against consensus candidate and any idea of intimidating the people. There should be no intimidation and coercion”, the PDP spokesman declared, promising that party members would be given the opportunity to elect and nominate aspirants of their choice who would eventually become the party`s candidates for elections in 2015. “We are promising you that that is what will happen in Rivers and every single state of the federation, he added.

But in what appears contrary to the PDP spokesman’s declaration, PDP governors and the Board of Trustees had last month adopted Jonathan as the party’s consensus candidate for the presidential election. The adoption is however expected to be ratified at the party’s convention later this year.

But Metuh said today that the party would continue to uphold true democratic tenets and principles in its nomination processes, advising the youths to motivate and mobilise their people to come out and vote for their candidates in the 2015 general elections.

Mr Oni Quakers from Kalabari, who spoke on behalf of the youths, said they were protesting the imposition of Ikwere indigenes on the people as the state`s next governor. He stressed that Ikweres had ruled the state for 16 years, adding that it was time for the Ijaws to rule the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP National Presidential Campaign Office, venue of the PDP South South Integration Committee’s sitting, was besieged by aggrieved members.

Van Vicker says he was never quarantined in Liberia on Ebola suspicion


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I didn’t even hear this rumor initially but it’s quite funny.

Reports say that award winning actor and film producer, Van Vicker has slammed rumors that he was quarantined over the deadly virus in while shooting a movie in Liberia.

The news which was first published earlier this week on a Ghanaian entertainment website ‘omgghana’ was taken down after the rumors had made rounds on social media.

In a recent radio interview on Live FM ‘Drive time program’ the presenter Antoine Mensah went on air to call the actor and ask about the situations which he laughed it off and blamed some of the media platform for making an illusion stories about him.

President Jonathan Urges Pinnick to Build on NFF Past Glories


The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, on his election and assured that the government will support Nigerian football.

In a meeting at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, Mr President charged Pinnick and his new Executive Committee to strive harder to break new grounds and build on past achievements.

“I congratulate you on your coming into office, but it means a lot of work,” said President Jonathan. “You have to invest a lot of energy into building on past successes and reaching new heights. You can count on the support of the Government.

President Jonathan and the Nigeria Super Eagles After 2013 Afcon Triumph.

“However, I am even more motivated by your pledge to seek greater support from Corporate Nigeria. You know very well how much our people love the game of football, and it is now your responsibility to work really hard to see how our people can derive greater joy from watching the National Teams play.”

The Honourable Minister of Sports/Chairman, National Sports Commission, Tammy Danagogo, also graced the occasion, amongst other dignitaries.

Speaking earlier, Pinnick described President Jonathan as “Nigeria football’s Number One Supporter” and also lauded the Commander in Chief for the support he has been rendering to “Nigeria football and the National Teams over the years”

“You have indeed been Nigeria football’s Number One Supporter for several years now,” reckoned Pinnick.

“We remember Your Excellency’s tremendous efforts, then as Vice President, to ensure that Nigeria hosted the FIFA U17 World Cup finals in 2009. Since then, Your Excellency has never looked back.”

Newly Sworn-in Adamawa Governor Sacks Sacked Governor’s Cabinet


The newly-sworn in Adamawa Governor, Mr Bala Ngilari, on Thursday announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council and political appointees with immediate effect.

A statement signed by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Chubado Tijjani, said all affected office holders should hand over all documents and other government properties to permanent secretaries in their various ministries.

The statement, however, said that heads of statutory commissions were not affected by the dissolution.

The affected appointees, who were less than three months old in office, had been appointed by the former Acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, who was sacked by a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Ngilari was the deputy governor to impeached Governor Murtala Nyako left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ngilari opted to remain in the PDP, which still controls the majority in the state House of Assembly.

When the House moved to impeach Nyako, they promised to save Ngilari if he resigned. He agreed and tendered his resignation letter to then Speaker Fintiri. However, when Nyako was impeached, and Fintiri was sworn-in as acting governor, Ngilari, a lawyer by protested that he should be the governor because his resignation letter should have been tendered to the governor and not the speaker.

Ngilari took to the law courts for adjudication, contending that he never validly relinquished his position as deputy governor and the courts answered his prayers.

The Abuja-located Federal High Court sitting yesterday sacked Fintiri from office, ordered that Ngilari be sworn-in immediately as governor and stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from going ahead with its plans to conduct a bye-election in the state on Saturday.

Actress Ronke Odusanya’s New Hubby Is Still Legally Married. Wife Cries Foul! – Photos


Yoruba actress, Ronke Odusanya aka Flaky Ididowo was a happily married woman some days ago and it was all over the news that she had secretly wedded her hubby, Femi Anibaba.
The actress who was once romantically involved with

Fuji act, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, was said to have met her hubby a few months ago through a mutual friend and went on to hold a quiet traditional engagement ceremony in Lagos.Not up to a week after the marriage, woman claiming to be the ‘original’ wife of Femi Anibaba who found out about the marriage online is crying foul on facebook.! Folape says she is still legally married to her husband of 12 years and they have three kids.

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Tchidi Chikere Gets Swindled of N2 Million In Popular Bank In Lagos


Nollywood director/producer, Tchidi Chikere just lost his N2 million to money changers inside one of the branches of Zenith Bank. The bank’s CCTV is not working so there is no proof that money was actually stolen. Read Tchidi’s account of events on twitter below…..

South Africa Says No Imminent Diplomatic Standoff With Nigeria


South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Ambassador Lulu Mgnuni has denied that there is an impending diplomatic standoff between both countries because of the seizure of funds from Nigeria by the South African authorities.

The envoy told Daily Sun in Abuja that Nigeria and South Africa had come a long way to allow anything to come between them. South Africa, he noted, has long fundamental contradictions with Nigeria, saying the current differences were non basic. “I think anything can be solved amicably by our two countries. We are friends, we are time-tested friends”, he is quoted as saying.

Asked what steps Nigeria and South Africa were taking to resolve the issue, he said some discussions had already started between the two countries.

Mgnuni added that the matter would be finalised through legitimate ways, saying that both countries will continue to play a constructive role, in partnerships, and leadership role on the African continent.

Further questioned on why South Africa was taking an extreme position on the matter, the envoy said; “I don’t think there is any extreme position that has been taken. When our agents on the ground found it that certain laws had been broken, of course, we had to intervene. When Nigeria approached us and said look, this happened in line with our interest, we have to understand and see how we can resolve the matter together amicably.”

South Africa Says No Imminent Diplomatic Standoff With Nigeria


South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Ambassador Lulu Mgnuni has denied that there is an impending diplomatic standoff between both countries because of the seizure of funds from Nigeria by the South African authorities.

The envoy told Daily Sun in Abuja that Nigeria and South Africa had come a long way to allow anything to come between them. South Africa, he noted, has long fundamental contradictions with Nigeria, saying the current differences were non basic. “I think anything can be solved amicably by our two countries. We are friends, we are time-tested friends”, he is quoted as saying.

Asked what steps Nigeria and South Africa were taking to resolve the issue, he said some discussions had already started between the two countries.

Mgnuni added that the matter would be finalised through legitimate ways, saying that both countries will continue to play a constructive role, in partnerships, and leadership role on the African continent.

Further questioned on why South Africa was taking an extreme position on the matter, the envoy said; “I don’t think there is any extreme position that has been taken. When our agents on the ground found it that certain laws had been broken, of course, we had to intervene. When Nigeria approached us and said look, this happened in line with our interest, we have to understand and see how we can resolve the matter together amicably.”

Saraki Faults Uba On Cancellation Of New Polling Units, Warns Against Meddling In INEC Matters


Bukola-Saraki-The immediate past governor of Kwara State, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said the Senate had not debated the issue of the new polling units created by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, across the country

He made the clarification in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Bamikole Omishore, in Abuja, on Thursday.

In the statement, Saraki, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, said the statement credited to Senator Andy Uba on the issue of additional polling units was at best, his personal views.

The statement stated, “Senator Saraki will like to state clearly that as legislators, the same way we clamour for politicians not to interfere with the Nigerian Police Force as an independent body, we should not also interfere with INEC.

“In the last few years, Nigeria’s electoral process has been witnessing salient changes; to a high level, candidates and masses are certain that elections will be won based on votes cast and counted legally.

“This development does not only give confidence to the electorate; it also compels political office holders to perform in order to avoid being voted out.

“These are good developments for our democracy as a nation. This has been seen in recent elections like Osun election where the voices of the people were heard through their votes.

“However, as more developments are being introduced into the electoral system, discussions are ongoing about the cancellation of new polling units created across the country.

“We must note that this must be the opinion of INEC as an independent organisation and not that of the Senate Committee on Electoral Matters”.

Recall that Sen. Uba, who chairs the Electoral Matters Committee, had written a letter to the INEC, advising it to suspend the exercise till after the 2015 general elections or risk being barred by the Senate.

Mbu Denies Detaining, Ordering Torture Of AIT Reporter


Joseph MbuThe Zone 7 Police Command headquarters, Abuja, has denied detaining a senior reporter with the African Independent Television, Amaechi Anekwe, saying he was merely interrogated for about five hours and then allowed to go.

The Zonal Public Relations Officer of the command, Chidi Nzota, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, explained that Anakwe was not kept in a cell or beaten by hardened criminals as he alleged.

The journalist had alleged that he was kept in a cell with hardened criminals who had spent about three days  in custody on the orders of Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mbu.

But Nzota claimed that at the time Anekwe was with the Police, there were only three suspects in the cell, including a Police Constable, who was detained on disciplinary grounds, adding that none of them had spent more than one or two days in detention.

The PPRO also challenged Mr. Anekwe to prove the various allegations against AIG Mbu, stressing that the accusations were meant to ridicule “Mbu, who is a Johannesburg awardee as the best crime fighting Police chief in Africa and a holder of IGP medal of courage”.

Nzota further accused Anekwe of misinforming the public that he was manhandled, stressing that there was no scar on his body to support his allegation.

He said, “He was neither detained in the cell nor manhandled by anybody; The AIG is therefore at a loss as to the reason Anekwe and co-travellers chose to misinform the public that he was manhandled and beaten to stupor by hardened criminals.

“His sequential lies continued that the Police denied him the use of his drugs meant to treat his ailment, yet there was no scar on his body and Nigerians saw him on ‘Matters Arising,’ a live programme of AIT the following day”.

The zonal police spokesman quoted AIG Mbu as saying that some sections of the media “had occupied themselves with attacking his personality, telling falsehood and falsifying facts to justify their purpose in total disregard for principle of fair hearing”.

2015 Elections Will Be Devoid Of Violence – Akpabio


Godswill AkpabioGovernor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, on Thursday predicted a hitch-free re-election for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

His prediction came on the heels of the endorsement of Jonathan by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.

Akpabio, who is the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, spoke with State House correspondents after emerging from a closed-door meeting with President Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said: “It is not only that it makes 2015 easier for the PDP. It also makes the political calculation in Nigeria totally free and devoid of violence and unnecessary acrimony and it brings harmony within the politics of the entire nation. Note that it deepens democracy.

“I was asked this question by a member of Congressional Black Caucus in United States two weeks ago, he said why the endorsement and we explained. I said here is a President despite all the distractions, he has remained focused in trying to transform the Nigerian economy and today even under the present circumstances, Nigeria is running the biggest economy in Africa. I didn’t say so, it is the World Bank and the international agencies that said that. What we need to do now is to translate that into job creation for our children and to bring more industries to Nigeria and to attract more investments.

“But of course we cannot rest on our oars, we must work harder to improve the power sector and the impetus in the agricultural sector. So that endorsement for me deepens democracy in every sense of the word and also signals to the world that Nigeria has arrive in terms of democratization. Don’t forget that the PDP is modeled after the democratic party of America that has almost similar practice. When they see a performing President in America they don’t allow him to go for unnecessary primaries and that was what happened with Barack Obama.

“Obama didn’t go through any primaries in the democratic party. And so the governors of Nigeria took a look at the best practices of democracies worldwide and that endorsement came and was rectified by the Board of Trustees and the National Executive Committee of our great party. It is the first time such is happening since 1960 and we congratulate all Nigerians and all stakeholders that took part in that endorsement. And I can assure you that it will allow the President to focus on the main elections and the business of governing the country”.

Akpabio, however, maintained that such endorsement was not feasible in Akwa Ibom because of the large number of gubernatorial hopefuls, which made stakeholders to leave the field open for a free and fair primary election to select a governorship candidate for the PDP in the state.

Bad Roads: Tanker Drivers Give FG 90-Day Ultimatum


A-long-queue-ofApapa-tankersThe Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) workers on Thursday gave the federal government a 90-day ultimatum to fix the many bad roads that heavy duty tankers ply across Nigeria.

Specifically, the drivers stated that they had warned of a looming strike in parts of the South-East and South-South as a result of the deplorable state of the Port Harcourt-Eleme Junction road, Okigwe-Umuahia road and Jebba-Ilorin road.

Chairman of the tanker drivers, Mr. Salimon Olatidi, told journalists that members of the union had on the expiration of the ultimatum last month, avoided the aforementioned roads and refused to lift products on the affected axis.

He said the strike had entered its second week and the situation was becoming unbearable to residents in the areas.

Olatidi said his members had wanted to extend the strike to affect Lagos, Abuja and other regions in the north, but for the timely intervention of the Department of State Security Services, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Chairman of Capital Oil Limited.

He said, “We want to inform Nigerians that after due consideration and wider consultation with stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, we have directed our members to resume work in these areas where we had earlier withdrawn our services.

“We don’t want to state the time duration that we are now giving the government to carry out urgent repairs on these roads as well as others, but if we wait for 60 to 90 days and nothing is done, by the time we strike nationwide people should not blame us”.

Olatidi said the union agreed to heed the call of the DSS and the petroleum ministry, adding that it had given “government more time to attend to these roads.

“We, like every other Nigerian, are mindful of the hard times and we also fill the pain. So we advise the Federal Government to send emissaries to verify the state of these roads and take palliative measures.

“The road from Jebba to Ilorin, a distance of about 100km usually takes a whole day for our members to cover. Port Harcourt-Eleme Junction, a distance of about 15km takes over five hours, and the same goes for Okigwe-Umuahia road, as well as a few others across the country”.

He warned that “failure by government to fulfill its promise by fixing the roads, we may not give any further notice of an industrial action”.

APC A Band Of Anarchists, Election Losers, Says PDP


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In our quest for a robust democracy where a vibrant opposition keeps the party in power on its toes via constructive criticism and offering alternative policy plans, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had upon the registration of All Progressives Congress, APC, on July 31, 2013 congratulated the party and advised it to enrich the political space with positive ideas.

We again admonished the party along the same line after the election of its National Executives on June 14, 2014 to “ensure an issue based opposition that will purposefully and constructively engage and challenge the PDP with decency and maturity as prescribed by democratic tenets and principles.”

Stating that Nigerians deserve a vibrant and patriotic opposition driven only by the national interest, we charged the new APC leadership to “put the unity and welfare of Nigerians ahead of other considerations and jettison all divisive tendencies including unguarded statements that overheat the polity and pitch Nigerians against one another”.

As we inch towards the 2015 general elections, it has become crystal clear that we had in error dressed the APC in oversized robe. We clearly charted for them a job that is way beyond their pay grade. We can say without any fear of contradictions that the APC in its 14 months of existence has shown that no serious minded person should call it an opposition party as it has demonstrated to be nothing more than a band of anarchists, scaremongers and idle politicians.

The motley assembly of political opportunists and frustrated office seekers in over a year of its registration has issued 117 press statements which all have been devoted to abusing President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP officials and promoting division among Nigerians.

There has not been one press statement in which the APC had taken up any major policy issue by the PDP and offered Nigerians how it intends to do it better if it ever had the chance to govern the country. Statement after statement, all the APC pours out are bile, hate insult and low-quality propaganda from the stable of its Goebbelian ilk and Chemical Ali breed.

In the same vein, APC leaders have continued to make inflammatory utterances tailored to incite hatred and violence and ultimately balkanize our nation. The series of threats by APC leaders ahead of the 2015 general election and the announcement by their National Chairman that they will form a parallel government should they lose the 2015 presidential election clearly point to their anti-Nigeria agenda.

With nothing to offer the country as a party conceived in perfidy and born in opportunism, they strive every now and then to look for scandals to feast on while attempting to corrupt all the institutions of accountability to shield the many maggots that dominate the ranks of its top chieftains.

It boggles the mind how a party where a kilometer of road costs N1billion in states under its control by companies linked to one of its henchmen as against less than N50m when PDP governors were in charge looks outside its house for scandals. What can be more scandalous than 20% of the Internally Generated Revenue in its richest state going into the pockets of one of the party owners consistently for over 16 years now?  Yet, the poster boys of greed are today chanting “change” in our country!

This corrosive outfit has done so much harm to our polity that words have lost their meanings. For example calling themselves “progressives” is the greatest oxymoron in our political lexicon since amalgamation. Their major criterion for anyone to be a progressive is having one or two headlines of insults heaped on the President and PDP officers.  As an elder statesman succinctly puts it, if a group of armed robbers held a press conference to abuse President Jonathan, the APC leaders would go and beg them to become their “navigators”.

Indeed, the PDP had looked forward to a robust opposition that will constructively engage on issue-for -issue and policy-for-policy debate on nation building only for the APC to expose its hollowness as an ‘Anarchic Peoples Club’.

We trust that Nigerians are too politically sophisticated to be hoodwinked into swapping our Transformation Agenda with Janjaweed politics garnished with pedestrian rabble-rousing.

When these forged progressives come to town invoking the imagery of violence, preaching hate and marching on our fault lines, let the patriotic people of Nigeria ask: “Progressive’ Politicians, where is your  roadmap to progress?”

Signed:

Olisa Metuh

National Publicity Secretary, PDP

Gov. Ngilari Hails Adamawa Assembly Members For Impeaching Nyako


Bala NgilariGovernor of Adamawa State, Barr. Bala Ngilari, has commended the state House of Assembly members for impeaching his former boss, ex-Governor Murtala Nyako, which paved the way for his eventual emergence as governor.

He said the lawmakers were merely performing their duties.

Mr. Ngilari’s comments came almost 24 hours after a federal high court in Abuja ordered that the acting governor – Ahmadu Fintiri – vacate the seat immediately and Ngilari sworn-in as governor since his purported resignation did not follow laid down procedures.

The new governor was the deputy under Mr. Nyako and naturally ought to have succeeded his boss but was also booted out of office by the state lawmakers until the court order Wednesday.

Speaking when he visited the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Ngilari while thanking the lawmakers for performing their “legislative duties” by impeaching Nyako, said he bore no grudge against anyone.

“Let me take this opportunity to thank most especially the Adamawa House of Assembly who performed their legislative duties that led to the removal of my former boss and by the divine arrangement of God, I am the new governor of Adamawa state”, he said.

“I pray that those I offended should forgive me and I also forgive those who offended me. Therefore we must now work together as a family, l can’t claim to be an island and I need your advice to forge the state ahead”, he said.

In his response, the state PDP chairman, Joel Madaki, said initially, he was not favourably disposed to Mr. Ngilari but said when God says yes, no one can say no.

He also described the governor’s emergence as an act of God.

He said the state PDP must abide by every bit of the constitution of Nigeria as it has now confirmed Mr. Ngilari as the governor of Adamawa state.

“This is your house, PDP is one party but uses different baton to execute their duties. The leadership of the PDP is fully on ground for you. Talk to us”, he said.

Responding on behalf of the state assembly members, Salisu Kabilo, representing Verre state Constituency, declared the lawmakers’ loyalty to the new governor and also called on the people of the state to support the new administration.

Google Explains Why Linda Ikeji’s Blog Was Deleted


Google Explains Why Linda Ikeji’s Blog Was Deleted

Google has finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding Linda Ikeji’s blog, explaining why it was removed.

Google’s Manager for Communications and Public Affairs, Anglo-Phone West Africa, Taiwo Kolade-Ogunlade explained to Punch newspaper why the popular news site had to be removed.

“To respect the rights of copyright holders, Google clearly spells out how users of its products and services can get permission to use someone else’s intellectual property such as text, songs, images and footages. Google is no respecter of anybody when it came to the issues of copyright infringement, copyright is a big deal.

“Google as an organisation takes issues of copyright seriously and belongs to a group of digital companies that respect copyrights.

“Copyright is a big deal and this is why you can’t just go and pick up another person’s intellectual property or content and lay claim to its ownership.

“That is why we have copyright guidance. I don’t know if Linda picked up any content and I don’t know what content is the bone of contention-neither have I looked into the complaints personally.

“But it is not a case of witch-hunting and has nothing to do with Linda Ikeji’s personality or anyone else because there is a process, and irrespective of who you are in the world, that process would apply to you.

“It has become imperative for online entrepreneurs to respect the rights of copyright holders noting that the Internet community should be built on mutual trust and general respect.

“Let’s respect other people’s rights and intellectual property. Making money off other people’s content without permission is wrong. Although the Internet is inanimate, it is the content on it that gives it life. These are the issues.

“Whenever owners of online contents come after you accusing you of using their content, it is because they have families to feed and businesses to sustain.

“People should also understand that copyrights does not only apply to text, but also extends to literary works, images and photographs, music files and MP3s, movies, movie trailers and videos as well as software.”
Read more at http://www.360nobs.com/2014/10/google-explains-why-linda-ikejis-blog-was-deleted/#gZWid8rDkabSUsUK.99

Nollywood Actress Chika Ike’s Dirty Bi-Sexual Lifestyle EXPOSED – DETAILS


 

Below is startling revelations made by National Enquirer about the lifestyle of popular actress, Chika Ike.

Nollywood actress, Chika Ike sure cut a picture of a scandal free lady and always preaches to be a born again Christian on her facebook wall even though tongues have been wagging as to the real reason her 5 years old marriage to a boardroom colossus, Tony Ebireri crashed.

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It might look like one of those Nollywood’s make-believe stories but people close to Chika Nancy Ike are swearing to high heavens that the Igbo born lady does anything for money including “seeing” men and allegedly same sex.

The dependable source who drew our attention to the fact that, no sooner Chika stormed out of her marriage of 5 years than she began making millions of Naira and relocated to Abuja where she opened a multimillion Naira fashion accessories store after she was pimped for the nation’s No. 3 man, an affair she vehemently denied though.

“It is no longer news that she’s dating Senate President, David Mark, he’s the one that bankrolled her Fancy Nancy Collections and she’s also frolicking with 2 State governors from the South South, one of the governors just gave her millions to go for shopping in Dubai, and this is aside her affair with her manager, Serah Donald.

The role interpreter who was born on the 8th of November, 1985 in Onitsha, Anambra State, we exclusively gathered is serial dating Governors Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-Ibom State and the Delta CEO aside her on and off relationship with the Senate President who’s not too happy she confided in a friend that leaked it to the media.

Our reliable source confided in National Enquirer that Chika’s manager Serah Onyeacho popularly known as Serah Donald, a nominee of the Exquisite Lady of the year awards ELOY 2013 in the category of Manager/PR of the year is a lesbian known in the movie industry and her partner is the pretty actress.

The duo goes virtually everywhere together including abroad and those in the know are said to be baffled on why an unassuming lady like Chika would be involved in lesbianism act. Serah Donald who also doubles as a movie producer recently starred the actress as the lead character in her latest film titled The Barrow Pusher under her production company named Serah Donald Productions.

The latest of their numerous trips abroad we gathered was their January 2014 adventure to the United Arab Emirate UAE Dubai. The duo was lodged at the Emirate Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi which is said to be one of the most expensive hotels in Dubai. They spent days going from one mall to another shopping and posting pictures on Instagram and twitter. We shall keep tracking them.

Forgive Us, Baba – PDP Beg Obasanjo


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Olusegun Obasanjo

Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begged the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, for forgiveness.
The PDP asked Obasanjo to forgive the past and lead the party to success in the next year’s elections, Sahara Reporters provides.
The statement was made by PDP National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu, who spoke on behalf of the party in Abuja on October 8 while receiving the Labour Party defectors.

“All of us must beg Obasanjo to forgive us. We need to beg him. He is very prayerful and we need to ask him to forgive us so that we can be forgiven. We are your children. We have made mistakes and baba, please forgive us. Come and lead us. We are your followers and we assure you that we are all
good boys and girls. We have sinned. Baba please forgive us.”
It would be recalled that the problems, which lead to substantial misunderstanding between Obasanjo and the party seniors started last December, when the former country leader wrote an open letter addressed to the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. He publicly shamed the president in connection with corruption, terrorism, second term and other issues. The letter caused hot discussions both among Nigerians and the top politicians. Some supported Obasanjo, while the others were outraged by his move.
The saga continued after Jonathan replied to the infamous letter, which resulted in another wave of talks.
Among numerous other points of clashes, there was a matter of Chibok girls abduction. Weeks after the tragedy, the former president allegedly offered the Federal Government to negotiate with Boko Haram on the girls release blaming the authorities for acting slowly.

“If the administration had acted quickly, we could have rescued them.”

Despite the problems in the relationships between the sides, Obasanjo after all still remained the PDP membership card holder.

Man Kills Wife, Says Prophet Directed Him To Do It


 

Strange circumstances were surrounding the alleged killing by Ismail Yakubu of his wife Silifat, the mother of 3.
Vanguard reports with reference to Lagos police that the woman’s mutilated lifeless body was discovered October 4 in a small river near Araromi Ale Olorunda Local Council Development Area.
The middle-aged victim was apparently dumped in a small river after she had been murdered. Locals, who reported the case to the police, disclosed that some of her body parts, such as her eyes, breasts and uterus, were missing upon discovery.
Ambimbola Sule, a commercial motorcyclist in the area, said:
“Residents in the community woke up on Saturday morning to find the lifeless body of a woman inside the river that leads into Igbele. Initially, people could not identify the person because her face had several cuts. She was wearing a lace gown, with no underwears.”
Several people were arrested by police in connection with the incident which initially resembled a ritual killing.
However the majority were released and the woman’s husband, detained on the next day, remained the main
suspect.
It was further reported that the man made a shocking confession. He allegedly not only admitted killing his wife but also said he was directed to do so by a prophet, who told him she was using his star.
Yakubu reportedly failed to drive the body far from the site of murder and dumped it in the nearby river.
Yakubu’s neighbour Iya Korede described the deceased and the suspect, currently in custody, to journalists:
“Most of the people in the area do not know her husband because he goes early to work and comes back late. But his wife is a very hard working woman. She built the house they live in. As if that was not enough, she bought a commercial bus for him. What else does he want? If he was tired of the marriage, he should have driven her away instead of killing her.”
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu confirmed the information saying that Yakubu had confessed to the crime.

Graphic Photos: Unknown Persons Beat PDP Hon. Rasak Momoh to Coma in Edo state


 

A PDP lawmaker in Benin, Edo State, Hon. Rasak Momoh, was last night attacked by unknown persons at his residence in the Legislators Quarters, Benin City.

Honourable Momoh who is currently receiving medical attention at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), was allegedly left for dead by his attackers. PMNews reports that a close member of his family who pleaded for anonymity, told
journalists this morning that the injuries sustained by the suspended lawmaker are such that he may be flown about for proper treatment.

At about 8.30pm yesterday, heavily-armed thugs reportedly invaded the quarters, shot into the air, scared away policemen on guard duty before breaking into Momoh’s residence. They beat him so hard with blows and machetes until he fell down and reportedly feigned death. It was gathered that not satisfied that he was dead, the thugs allegedly threw the lawmaker onto the Ihama road, on which the quarters is located to be run
over by oncoming vehicles only for a good Nigerian who almost ran him over to identify him and call for help.

Acting Speaker of the PDP Faction of the Assembly, Chief Festus Ebea who was informed of the development soon after said he went to the scene and met the seemingly lifeless body of Momoh and had to take the lawmaker, first to the Central Hospital before the UBTH, due to the severity of his situation.
Ebea said:

Momoh has been residing in the legislative quarters along with other APC members like Philip Shaibu and Uyi Igbe, amongst others since he was sworn along with the rest of us in 2011, before the June crisis when some of us left the APC for the PDP”.

He said Momoh lived with his family in the quarters unlike other PDP lawmakers and had shunned all entreaties to vacate the residence like other APC lawmakers who dumped the party for the PDP because, “he said his tenancy has not expired”.

The lawmaker added that “those who wanted to kill Momoh have just murdered sleep”, adding “they would pay dearly” because the PDP assembly sitting at the Assembly Complex will employ the services of the Nigerian Police Force, “to get the root of this inhuman and dastardly act of cowardice by persons who think they control the instruments of violence and bloodbath”.

‎Honourable Momoh was suspended by the leadership of Edo State House of Assembly over his failure to resume plenary at the old Assembly chamber at the Government House where the Assembly relocated to pave way for renovation of the Anthony Enahoro Assembly complex at the King’s Square.  Rasak who represents Etsako West Constituency 1 in the House, was alleged to have raised the alarm two weeks ago that Governor Oshiomhole has hired assassins from the riverine area of the state to eliminate him.

When contacted ‎on phone, according to PMNews, Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Noble Uwoh, asked for time to check with the DPO in charge of the area, saying that he was yet to be informed.

Taiwo Oshadipe to be buried Friday


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Friends of Taiwo Oshadipe – who died in the morning of Friday, October 3, 2014 – will assemble tomorrow (Thursday, October 9, 2014) for a candlelight procession in her honour, Encomium reports.
Participants are expected to assemble at 4 p.m around U-turn area of Abule Egba (Lagos) adorning black T-shirts – since there’s no time to produce customized T-shirts, guests should wear black.
Also, the burial will be in Lagos on Friday, October 10, 2014, at a private vault.

Ini Edo’s Divorce Gets Messier, In-Laws threaten to Expose Her Sexual Escapade With Governor


 

Ini Edo’s divorce saga just got messier as her in-laws are reportedly threatening to wash her dirty linens in public.
The in-laws have threatened to make public dirty details about her alleged sex life while she was still legally married to her husband, Philips Ehiagwina, while also calling her a liar for saying she never cheated on her husband.
A source close to the family said: “Ini Edo should shut up about the marriage crash because with the way she is going; by trying to paint Phillip as the wrong party, we may be forced to open her can of worms and it will not be palatable to her and her career. I can tell you that Ini Edo is a serial cheat who played the field behind her husband’s back for the duration of their marriage. Is she going to deny she was dating one Island big boy whose girlfriend organised her friends to beat her up and injure her? Ini Edo is not as innocent as she is trying to make people believe or think.”
According to the source, they caught Ini Edo on three different occasions with different men and if she dares them, they will mention the name of a South-South governor she had an affair with.
Also speaking on the matter, a close friend of her husband said: “Did she tell you how Phillip embarrassed
her in front of her people when he went to collect his bride price? He told her people the kind of adulterous daughter they have and how she had been cheating on him right from the first day they were married. In fact, he did not want to collect the bride price but her people begged him to collect it as that would free her to get married to another man in the future.”
Meanwhile, Ruth Okoro , the ex-wife of Philip Ehiagwina has since moved on with her life after her ex-husband pitched tent with Ini Edo.
She is now a medical administrator, actress, and model based in Manhattan, New York.

Ruth Okoro

Way back in 2007, a year before Ini wedded her estranged husband, Philip, Ruth had written an open letter to the popular actress saying:

“Hi Ini, I have information that you are having an affair with my husband, Philip Ehiagwina. He has been deceiving girls all over the place, making them believe he has heaven and earth. You are not the only girl obviously, but Ini watch your back so you don’t regret, I have nothing against you but a piece of advice. I heard that you might be pregnant for him, if it’s true, good luck. I called your manager and told her everything. You are a very pretty girl and should know how to respect your body and pray for the right husband. Do not be carried away by flashy things cause that could be deadly too. All that glitters isn’t gold, remember.”

Ruth recently released some photos. See them below:

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Ruth Okoro

The shocking divorce reports which surfaced less than a week ago, got many wondering what really went wrong. However, the actress took to her Twitter page to confirm the divorce while also denying cheating on her husband.rumors

‘I’m getting back in the studio with Rihanna” – Wizkid


If you recall, Wizkid tweeted that Rihanna called him amazing .Turns out he was not really collaborating with her, but writing songs for her upcoming album .He told  DJ Abrantee during an appearance on Capital Xtrain London

“Yea, I went to the studio to write something for her, she was in the studio as well, big shout out to Rihanna, so we made something together hopefully it gets picked. We’ll still do more stuffs together, you know she’s a cool person, I’m going back to Los Angeles so definitely I’m going to get back in the studio with her again.”

He also said working with Davido is a possibility.

Richestlifestyle.com Removes President Jonathan’s Name From Richest African Presidents List


 

Richestlifestyle.com has removed President Jonathan’s name as the 6th richest President in Africa from their top 10 richest African presidents list after a State House press release was issued yesterday, that the news website issue an apology for passing a wrong information or be ready to face a lawsuit.

O.J. Simpson Contracts HIV In Prison! Might Just Be Living For Another Few Years


O.J. Simpson has reportedly contracted HIV from his transsexual lover in prison! The 67-year-old football legend has been in prison for the last six years, serving a 33 year sentence for a number of felonies including kidnapping and armed robbery.

A report from the National Enquirer claims that O.J. Simpson is on death’s door, having contracted HIV from transsexual lover Jazmena Jameson. The news outlet goes on to quote Jameson, who said the 67-year-old Simpson could already be living with AIDS.

“I could have given O.J. AIDS!” Jameson told the magazine.

The magazine also quoted another friend saying O.J. Simpson is terrified of dying behind mars.

“I feel the end coming,” Simpson allegedly told the friend. “But I don’t want to die in prison like common scum,” he said.