Eniola Badmus In ‘Gunman Pose’


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Anambra election: Presidency rejects calls for Jega’s removal


prof_jega inecThe Presidency on Friday rejected calls by some individuals, groups and political parties for the sacking of the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega over the inconclusive Anambra governorship election.

Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Mr. Ahmed Gulak, in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH in Abuja,  assured Nigerians that  President Goodluck Jonathan would not sack the INEC boss.

While describing the call for Jega’s removal as laughable, Gulak said Jega, as far as the inconclusive election was concerned, did nothing wrong to warrant his removal from office.

He accused the opposition All Progressives Congress of allegedly causing confusion by importing thugs into the state from Lagos and Osun states.

The presidential aide wondered whether those calling for the sacking of the INEC boss were conversant with the provisions of the constitution, saying the President cannot single-handedly sack him without the approval of the Senate.

Gulak said, “The call is very laughable. It was the APC that ‘imported’ thugs from Lagos and Osun states. Security operatives arrested them and we all saw them.

“The APC people cannot be beneficiary of their own bad acts. So on that, the President will not sack Jega.

“I wonder if those making the calls are familiar with the provision. Jega can only be sacked through the process that he was appointed. The Senate must approve such decision before it can be carried out.”

Gulak spoke  even as calls for Jega’s removal polarised civil society groups and a group of political parties.

The Conference  of Nigerian Political Parties demanded Jega’s immediate removal over the governorship poll.

CNPP’s call received support from the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen.

However, several civil society groups including the Voters Assembly, the Civil Liberties Organisation, Spaces for Change and the Campaign For Democracy described such calls as hasty.

Spokesman for the CNPP, Mr. Osita Okechukwu told SUNDAY PUNCH, in a telephone interview in Abuja that Jega should either resign or be sacked.

According to him, Jega could not be trusted with the 2015 elections because he had shown lack of capacity in conducting “a small election” in a state with all the human and material resources at his disposal.

He noted that Anambra State did not pose the kind of logistical challenge other states were likely to provide, yet the Jega-led INEC failed in spite of “all the resources deployed.”

Okechukwu said, “Over 20,000 security agents were deployed; INEC will not have the luxury of deploying such a number of security agents to all the states in 2015.

“We are asking for his resignation or removal because it is either he is grossly inept or grossly lacking capacity or he is complicit; either of them is dangerous for 2015.

“If he has any of these features, it is dangerous for him to preside over the 2015 general elections. Imagine a situation where voters in Kano, Lagos, Aba, and Port-Harcourt, come to the polling station in 2015 and then their names are deleted from the register, can you imagine the mayhem?”

He also said it was instructive that there were only problems in the strongholds of the candidates other than that of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

Speaking in a similar vein, National Convener of the NPAPB, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, said, “I fully endorse calls for the immediate sacking of Jega. There will be no election in 2015 with Jega as INEC Chairman. He should be fired, the entire INEC should be disbanded. All the National Commissioners and the Resident Electoral Commissioners should be fired.”

He suggested that the electoral law should be amended to  allow citizens, civil society groups and other stakeholders in  democracy to have a say in electing and confirming the chairman of INEC and all the National Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners.

Mohammed said it was a travesty that the President, who was going to be judged by the conduct of INEC, was the same person given the responsibility of appointing the INEC chairman and all commissioners.

He stressed, “It is undemocratic; it is also plain stupid and irresponsible to ignore.

“The overwhelming majority of Nigerians, whether it is the civil society, political parties and other stakeholders in our democracy, who are going to be affected by the decisions of INEC, ought to have a say in who becomes the chairman and those who become commissioners.”

Some civil society groups that monitored the election, however, described the call for Jega’s removal as too hasty, because the obvious lapses during the Anambra election were not directly Jega’s fault.

The Transition Monitoring Group, a coalition of civil society organisations, said there was no evidence that Jega connived with anybody to sabotage the election.

Speaking for the group, the Chairman, Voters’ Assembly, Moshood Erubami, said, “We don’t believe Jega should be removed. He has not shown in any way that he connived with anybody to sabotage the Anambra election. I don’t believe Jega will do that. INEC made efforts to conduct a free and fair election but it didn’t consider certain human factors that ended up sabotaging the process.”

The Civil Liberties Organisations on its part said it would only call for Jega’s removal, if those found guilty of the lapses during the election go unpunished.

The Executive Director of CLO, Ibuchukwu Ezike, said, “We do not support the call for the removal of Jega. He has done a lot to attract the confidence of many people, including the international community.

“What happened in Anambra was insider sabotage. The fact that INEC admitted publicly that its staff did it shows an air of credibility on the part of Jega.

“If at the end of the day those found guilty are not punished or disciplined, we will call for Jega’s removal, because, then, he would have become a collaborator.”

Also, the Spaces for Change said removing Jega now would be a mistake because a new chairman of INEC would not be experienced enough to conduct 2015 elections.

The Executive Director, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, said, “I think that call is hasty because in as much as we are unhappy with what happened in Anambra, we know that democracy is an ever-growing process. INEC is a big institution. Jega has gained a lot of experience in the act of managing election in Nigeria for a number of years. All that experience cannot be thrown away just because of a single mistake.”

In her submission, the President, Campaign for Democracy, Joe Okei-Odumakin, agreed.

She said even though the INEC chairman admitted that there were some irregularities in the election, the problem with electoral processes was institutional and not about  individual.

She said, “There is no doubt about it, we will always have bottlenecks during elections and the room for improvement.

“One cannot throw away the baby with the bath water; we should always give room for perfection. I don’t subscribe to the idea that Jega should be sacked.

“Any INEC official that has collaborated with some forces, which has caused this colossal waste of time and resources by sabotaging preparations made by INEC should be made known and brought to book.”

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, stated that Jega’s removal would not guarantee fair and free polls. He said the crisis was beyond the individuality of Jega.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria added that the mistake Nigerians made was that Jega’s appointment was celebrated, while all the indicted electoral officers in the commission were not removed.

Falana said, “There is institutionalised rigging machinery in INEC, solidly erected.  It is not a case of incompetence or negligence but that of a system that is solidly erected on fraud and manipulation.

“During the 2011 general elections, embarrassed Jega postponed the entire exercise due to inadequacy of materials. In Edo State (2012 governorship election), Oredo Local Government with the highest voting strength was starved for electoral materials.

In Ondo State (2013), the voter register was also said to have been tainted. As currently constituted, INEC is not in the position to conduct credible elections. It has to be totally overhauled and restructured in line with the recommendations of the (Justice Muhammed) Uwais Panel.

400 Prominent Northerners Have Collected Huge Money To Back GEJ 2015 Ambition-gov Aliyu


Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has alleged that about 400 prominent Northerners have been bribed to betray the region …by supporting President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 election, adding that those who have collected the money will be exposed “as soon as we lay our hands on the list of the people involved”.
Aliyu spoke yesterday in Minna at the 25th anniversary celebration of the enthronement of the Emir of Minna.
He said: “We are looking for that list so that we will tell the people of the region that these are the people that want to betray you.
“We hear the rumour of some people who say that they have the list of 400 prominent Northerners that they are going to settle and that they are sure if they settle 400 everything will be okay in 2015.”
The governors said the North was not afraid of 2015 election, adding that it would be a game of numbers.
“No matter what happens by 2015, we (Northerners) should not be afraid because politics is a game of number. Through the ballot box we can always determine who becomes our leader. Do not be afraid, let there be 200 candidates, God will allow only one to emerge,” he said.
Aliyu also prayed that the kind of situation, which occurred during the Anambra State governorship election, which led the Independent National electoral Commission to declare the election inconclusive would not happen in 2015.
He said: “We prayed that what happened in Anambra would not repeat itself in 2015 because that could cause a problem for all of us as a nation.
“We must put our hands on deck to ensure that both INEC, the electoral officials and the people understand what should be the right thing”.

**REVEALED!** Pentecostal Pastors Go To White Garment Churches For Spiritual Powers – Primate Ayodele


**I’ve said it several times that Nigeria is going to break
**Kidnapping for instance has come to stay! Government will only do its best but it is coming to the South-west as well.
**the National Conference is a mere waste of resources and time
**When the time comes for a genuine National Conference, you will see the signs and be convinced.
**I therefore want to rename it a ‘corrupt national conference’. Boko Haram is more spiritual than physical and until the sect is weakened spiritually, it will not go.

Primate Babatunde Ayodele, General Overseer of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, bares his mind on the proposed National Conference, Nigeria’s fate in the hands of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2015, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, airplane crashes and the crisis rocking the polity.
Excerpts:
Is there any spiritual undertone to airplane crashes in Nigeria?
There is. When there is a cleansing for the whole nation, then the aviation sector will be calm. For now, there are still going to be troubles in the sector and some ministers will be removed from the cabinet. I could see some averted plane crashes, but still, I advise that the air force and police watch their aircraft very well. The presidential fleet should also be guarded against technical faults. Nigerians do not respect God, that is why the Dana plane crash occurred the other time despite warnings from God. That also is exactly what is affecting this government. There’s going to be a lot of political turmoil in the polity. Governor Rotimi Amaechi particularly has to be very careful because they want to ground him politically; they want to rubbish him. He also should manage his court cases well. Kwara State’s Bukola too should manage his court cases so they are not used against him. Akpabio and Presidency will face challenges. The seven governors in the New Peoples Democratic Party-nPDP- will come back to PDP; they’re just wasting their time. The All Progressive Congress, APC, will be a strong opposition but it will not be able to overthrow the PDP in 2015. In the end, where are these leading us; will they work in our favour as a nation? Nigeria needs a lot of prayers to avert dangers ahead. I’ve said it several times that Nigeria is going to break. Even this National Conference will take us nowhere! Kidnapping for instance has come to stay! Government will only do its best but it is coming to the South-west as well. Before Nigeria splits however, we need prayers to sustain the country and end disasters. The problem is that we have a president who has turned deaf hears to the word of God. And CAN is unfortunately nothing to write about. You just said the national confab will lead us nowhere while most people seem optimistic about it… There will be elections in 2015. However, the National Conference is a mere waste of resources and time because nothing will come out of it. Even when decisions are taken at the end of the conference, they will not be executed. When the time comes for a genuine National Conference, you will see the signs and be convinced. But this particular conference has a lot of political undertones which I will not disclose because I am speaking as a prophet, not a political analyst. I therefore want to rename it a ‘corrupt national conference’.
But is Jonathan the best candidate for 2015?
Jonathan’s second term will cause some problem in this country. I see republics coming out. Mind you, may have more pipeline explosions and bombing is not over. Jonathan is not fighting Boko Haram the way he is supposed to fight it! The truth is, Boko Haram is more spiritual than physical and until the sect is weakened spiritually, it will not go.
Are you indirectly advising Jonathan to step down since you’ve said his second term will not be fantastic?
If I say he should step down, he will not listen. So, I will let him go and see the consequences. The only way forward is to consult God. By a very slim chance, he will get his second term, but that second term will not be fantastic. Where exactly has CAN gone wrong? They go to Mr.President every now and then, why can they not advise him on what to do and what not to do? Truth is bitter but you have to say it! CAN is political! Ayo Oritsejafor is not operating as CAN but as a Christian politician. CAN is blindfolded and there is no leadership in it. That’s why we’re getting so many things wrong in Christendom. CAN doesn’t know how many churches we have in the country, it has not created any youth empowerment or pastors’ empowerment. CAN should be scrapped. Christianity is not how rich you are but how well you’ve been able to touch the lives of others. CAN should employ not less than 20,000 youths and should do something about women, widows. The truth is: Ayo Oritsejafor is a politician and not a pastor. If any white garment church should invite Ayo, he won’t go! We need somebody who is more vibrant as CAN leader. What if he is turning down their invitations because he doesn’t see them to be genuine? Is he God to say a church is not genuine? Any man who does that is not a pastor! It’s not your right to say you are holy! But the Bible says God has blessed us with the spirit of discernment… Can Ayo see? Is he a prophet? How can he tell me his spirit discerns? White garment churches are among the best worldwide! That’s why you see influential men and women going to them for prayers!
Why don’t they remain in their Pentecostal churches?
Even pastors from Pentecostal churches go to white garment churches to consult privately and get spiritual powers. I am a godfather to many Pentecostal churches but I have no godfather! God is my only father in the Lord!

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“APC to INEC: We have provided substantial evidence to warrant cancellation of Anambra poll” – Lai Mohammed


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said there is enough weighty, compelling and substantial evidence for INEC to cancel the Nov. 16th governorship election in Anambra, rather than order the conduct of ‘supplementary election’ for what is nothing but an irredeemable poll.

”Our party h…as provided incontrovertible and more than substantial evidence to show that what took place on Nov.
16th is a parody of election the party said in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

”What other evidence can be more substantial than the fact that INEC, in conducting the Nov. 16th election, failed to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act? What other evidence can be more compelling than the INEC Chairman’s admission of compromise by a top official of the commission? If Jega’s statement that the election fell short of what the commission had expected and prepared for, what else could be more substantial?” it queried.

APC said that, for the umpteenth time and so that Nigerians can understand the absurdity of Jega’s contradictory stance on
the ill-fated election, the party has decided to list its reasons for demanding the cancellation of the caricature election.

- Prof Jega’s unforced admission that a senior official of the Commission has been financially induced to compromise the election in the Idemili North Local Government Area which has over 173,000 registered voters. This is very serious because this Local Government is the stronghold of the APC candidate, Senator Chris Ngige, and the fact that in the 2011 Senatorial Election Senator, Ngige scored over 80% of all votes cast in the Local Government.

- The decision to use the students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, in direct violation of INEC guidelines, as Presiding Officers for the election instead of the trained ad hoc staff; and the use of the Staff of the university as Supervising Presiding Officers even though the running mate of the APGA candidate was until his nomination a professor in the same institution.

- The fact that electoral materials meant for the known strongholds of the APC candidate were deliberately sent to wrong wards or polling units, thereby creating confusion and frustration. By the time the materials were re-directed to the correct areas (if at all), many voters had left in frustration.

- Voters’ registers, especially in known APC strongholds, were tampered with to remove the names of many registered voters, thereby disenfranchising them

- Result sheets were not supplied in many polling booths, especially in known strongholds of the APC

- Collation of results was not done at polling booth units or wards.

- Only 4,604 agent tags were given to the APC despite the fact that the party sent to INEC the names and pictures of over 6,500 agents, after INEC created an additional 1,903 voting points. The 4,604 agent tags were delivered to APC only at 3pm on Friday the 15th of November 2013, in contrast to APGA that received over 6,500 agent tags from INEC at least 3 days before election.

- Senator Chris Ngige, the APC candidate, complained in writing to INEC that Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukogu should not be allowed to conduct the November 16th election given his bias and animosity towards him (Ngige). The same Onukogu was the Resident Electoral Commission during the 2011 Anambra Election, during which his bias and animosity showed through when it took the courts to reclaim two house of assembly seats that he (Onukogu) unlawfully took away from the defunct ACN on which platform Ngige contested and subsequently won the election as a Senator.

The party said if the reasons listed above were not considered substantial enough, then one is left with no choice but to conclude that either Prof. Jega is decidedly being naive about the extent and scope of the multi-layer rigging perpetrated under his nose on Nov. 16th or he has chosen to align with election marauders who are acting the larger script of the presidency/PDP.

”Either way, the buck stops on Prof. Jega’s desk and he bears the ultimate responsibility for the failure of the Nov. 16th election. Therefore, he must summon the courage to ameliorate the situation by ordering a fresh election. Failure to do that will mean that he has simply abdicated his responsibility and ruined the people’s confidence in the ability of the commission he heads to remain an unbiased umpire,” it said.

In spite of the brazen manner in which voters in Anambra State have been robbed of their franchise and the increasingly-apparent colluding stance of INEC, APC appealed to its supporters to remain calm and law abiding, as the leadership of the party will explore all constitutional and legal avenues to ensure that justice is done in this matter.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Interim National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Lagos, Nov. 24th 2013

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SEE toto: Rapper Lil Kim exposes her thing on stage


Rapper Lil Kim performed at London’s The O2 on Friday wearing an outfit that revealed her toto.

Reps Member Dies During Séx With Female Banker In Abuja


 

A member of the House of Representatives from Ondo State died in the early hours of yesterday after what security sources said was a sexual affair with a female banker in his private residence located at Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja.
Rep. Raphael Oloye Nomiye, who was 50 years old, was until his death representing Ondo, Ilaje, Ese Odo in Ondo State under the platform of the Labour Party.
The lawmaker was said to have died shortly after an affair with the banker (names withheld).
The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command, Hyelhira Altine Daniel, confirmed the incident, saying the command was still investigating the cause of the legislator’s death.
When Sunday Trust visited the deceased’s residence at Second Avenue in Gwarinpa Estate, neighbours and witnesses said the banker, who managed his accounts, was said to have rushed down for the one-storey building to inform the policemen on guard at the house that “oga just fell down and is vomiting blood.”
They said when the policemen entered into his room upstairs, they found him laying on the floor with a towel tied round his waist, while he bled from the mouth. He was then quickly taken to a private clinic on 3rd Avenue within the estate in his official Toyota Camry 2012 car with Registration Number 148B Rep.
It was further learnt that doctors at clinic declined to attend to him, saying it was a “serious” matter, following which he was then rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police sources disclosed that the banker, who is now in police custody at the Gwarinpa Police Division, had earlier denied having sexual affair with the lawmaker before his death. But she was said to have changed her statement after doctors at the National Hospital conducted an examination on corpse, which confirmed that the deceased had slept with a woman shortly before his demise.
The sources said after the test, the banker admitted to interrogators that she had actually slept with the deceased and had helped him to clean up, following which he went into the bathroom, where he suddenly fell and began to vomit blood. Police investigators who inspected the lawmaker’s house had succeeded in recovering some items, including a bottle of water, which the deceased lawmaker had drank from  some tissue papers and the clothes the deceased had worn earlier in the day, Sunday Trust gathered.
When our reporters visited the banker’s private residence located at Kado Estate in Abuja, two of her professional friends, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the banker and Raphael had been friends. They, however, denied knowledge of the lawmaker’s death.
An investigation by Sunday Trust also revealed that although the late lawmaker was married, his wife and children were not living with him in Abuja.
As at press time, there was no official statement from his family or the House, but a lawmaker in the Lower Chamber confirmed the lawmaker’s demise. He added, however, that the House would make an official statement until it received formal notification from Nomiye’s family.
“I heard of his death, but we’re yet to get any official statement from his family or any doctor. The House will make an official statement when it eventually receives confirmation from his family,” said the source.
When contacted, the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Publicity, Victor Ogene, said he was yet to get an official confirmation of the death and, as such, wouldn’t comment on it

My sons’ arrest is politically motivated; Jonathan owns Pilot Newspapers – Lamido


 

**“I am a human being and I can make mistakes, but honestly speaking, I have tried my best for Jigawa State
**“I have tried to be just and …fair in running the affairs of this state to the best of my ability.
**“I have been following all the tricks employed by the government to blackmail me.

Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has alleged that the arrest of his two children by the EFCC was a political attack on his person.

According to Lamido, such vendetta does not scare him as he had faced tougher battles in his political life of over three decades.

The governor, who also said President Goodluck Jonathan owns Pilot Newspaper, accused him of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt opponents of the Federal Government.

Speaking when he received the Emir of Gumel, Alhaji Ahmed Muhammed in the Government House Friday, Lamido maintained that no threat can make him lose sleep.

His words: “Some politicians believe that they can use intimidation and threat to have their way. In the last 30 years, I have suffered all kinds of intimidation and harassment you can think of and so there is nothing new. All these harassments cannot break Sule Lamido.

“I am a human being and I can make mistakes, but honestly speaking, in the last six years, I have tried my best for Jigawa State and even President Goodluck Jonathan testified to that severally when he visited Jigawa.

“I have tried to be just and fair in running the affairs of this state to the best of my ability. Jonanthan, Lamorde and the SSS cannot say they love Jigawa State more than me.”

“I have been following all the tricks employed by the government to blackmail me. First, when Aminu was arrested in December last year over alleged money laundering of $40,000, the Pilot newspaper owned by Jonathan wrote that Aminu was arrested with N3 million.

“Three weeks later, the same paper said Aminu confessed that he laundered N37 billion for me in the last six years. They did not stop there. Government agents went to the Sultan of Sokoto and told him that Aminu had N2 billion in his private account.”

“All these were done to blackmail me because they know I am close to the Sultan,” he added.

Lamido, a member of the aggrieved G7 governors under the platform of the Peoples democratic Party, PDP, is reportedly interested in contesting the presidential election in 2015.

Observers say recent ordeals involving his family members might not be unconnected to the next general elections

Ebonyi University Pulls Out Of ASUU Strike


Resuming On Monday, 25th November.

The Management of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakiliki has resolved to pull out of the ongoing 5 months old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The University authorities said that academic activities will commence from Monday, the 25th of November 2013. This follo…ws a similar decision by UNILAG, IBBUL, AAUA, and ESUT

Fresh shocker for G-7 PDP govs


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**Impeachment, prosecution threats likely soon
Seven protesting Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors who are billed to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan tomorrow, are most likely to face a shocker. …According to Saturday Newswatch, Presidency sources confided that the governors may be told that they risk impeachment and possible investigation and prosecution by anti-graft agencies if they dump the party. Governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers); Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Murtala Nyako, (Adamawa); Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto); Abdulfatai Abdullahi (Kwara); Rabiu Kwakwanso (Kano) and Sule Lamido (Jigawa states) have been agitating for a repackaging of the ruling PDP with a special condition that for peace to reign in the party, its National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, must be removed. The governors had in the last few months literally ruffled the feathers of the party by visiting former heads of states and presidents intimating them of the internal weaknesses in the ruling party. Their shuttle diplomacy got to a climax during the last PDP National Convention when some of the governors and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar staged a walk-out, met at Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, and formed what they called the ‘newPDP’. A source at the Presidential Villa told Saturday Newswatch that the position of those who are close to the President is that the on-going reconciliatory meeting should not be elastic as such, rather the President should tell them the implications of leaving the party under whatever guise. Governor Amaechi possibly read the handwriting on the wall when the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by its Protem National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, visited him some weeks ago, when he told the leadership of the opposition party that he would need to ‘consult’ with the President before taking any political step. But the hawks in the Presidency and Wadatta House, National Headquarters of the PDP, want President Jonathan to inform the protesting governors that should they move out of the cover of the party’s umbrella, impeachment machines engineered from Abuja would be activated against them. In addition, should they lose their immunity, anti-graft agencies would be made to scrutinize their accounts, and they may be prosecuted. The governors would also be told that the party’s chairman is untouchable for now. Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, said this much in a television interview monitored in Abuja on Thursday. According to him, Alhaji Tukur was legally elected and his election ratified by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Last week, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC), invaded Dutse, Jigawa State and arrested two sons of the governor over N10billion allegedly traced to the family’s account. A source described it as a foretaste of what is to come, in fact, a tip of the iceberg.

GEJ angry over Sahara Reporters claim that his illness was due to ” ogogoro partying”


 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has threatened to sue New York based online news media, Sahara Reporters for what it described as an irresponsible, deplorable, highly unprofessional and unethical antics of outfit to assault the sensibilities of all decent Nigerians over the president state of health.
This was contained in a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati on Saturday.
The president while thanking Nigerians for their sympathies and solidarity as well as the mainstream media for its catual, fair-minded and objective reportage of the president’s indisposition said.
Below is the full statement:

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan thanks all patriotic and well-meaning Nigerians, including his supporters, friends and political associates who expressed and conveyed their sympathies and solidarity with him, through various means, following the announcement of his sudden indisposition while on a mission to attract greater investments to accelerate the growth of the Nigerian economy in keeping with his agenda for national transformation.
The Presidency also commends the generality of the mainstream media whose coverage of the President’s slight health challenge in London was mostly factual, objective, fair-minded and supportive.
We however condemn the utterly irresponsible, deplorable, highly unprofessional and unethical antics of certain fringe elements operating in the nebulous sphere of cyberspace who persist in seizing every opportunity to unjustifiably malign and impugn the character and integrity of the elected leader of their country.
It is very regrettable indeed that after, in compliance with President Jonathan’s standing instruction that Nigerians must never be kept in the dark about the state of his health, the public was duly informed that the President had received precautionary medical attention for an unexpected indisposition in London, Sahara Reporters and some other reckless, lawless, impudent and unpatriotic internet-based media chose to assault the sensibilities of all decent Nigerians again with their entirely fictional, malicious, hate-driven and scurrilous distortion of the facts of the President’s indisposition.
The suggestion by Sahara Reporters that President Jonathan took ill following a “heavy birthday party thrown to celebrate the President’s 56th birthday at his Presidential suite in the InterContinental Hotel in London” is fictional nonsense as there was definitely no party in London to celebrate President Jonathan’s birthday on Wednesday night.
The truth is that President Jonathan observed his 56th birthday anniversary quietly. For part of the day, he was airborne, in transit between Abuja and London. On arrival in London, he spent the rest of the day in the privacy of his hotel room. It has never been his custom to celebrate birthday anniversaries and no exception was made this year. No birthday party was therefore held for the President in London and there was certainly no drinking spree as Sahara Reporters claimed.
As unregulated as they are, Sahara Reporters and their ilk are not beyond the bounds of legal action for libel and willful defamation of the character and reputation of a President who has courageously stepped forward to serve his country.
They know very well that they can never substantiate or prove the constant false allegations and innuendoes they publish for the sole purpose of negatively portraying President Jonathan and his administration.
Their incessant claim of a bibulous President is pure fiction and blackmail, and the product of malicious imagination. We warn that our forbearance of their disrespectful caricaturing of the President is not limitless.
The Presidency will like to reiterate the trite point that no human being is beyond health challenges irrespective of their station in life. Sadly, this commonplace fact appears to be beyond the understanding of the publishers of Sahara Reporters who seem to have lost all sense of propriety, decency and human compassion.
The President is comforted by the prayers, support and overwhelming goodwill of the people of Nigeria, fully assured that the forces of good will continue to triumph over the forces of darkness in our land.
Reuben Abati

 

 

Jonathan unveils new NDDC Board


The names of the nominees were contained in letter Jonathan sent to the Senate for consideration and confirmation.

The President also forwarded the name of former Governor of Edo State, Prof. Osarhiemen Osunbor to the Senate as Chairman, Nigerian Law Reform Commission.While Ewa-Henshaw was nominated to represent Cross River in the NDDC, Dan-Abia was named to represent Akwa Ibom.Also nominated as representatives in the commission were – Samuel Okezie Nwogu (Abia), Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian (Imo), Maj. Gen. Suleiman B. Said (North Central), Alh. Abdulmaik Mahmud (North East), Enikuomehin B.G. Olorungbonju (Ondo) and Mark Ward.

On the Law Reform Commission, Mr. Kefas Magaji (North East), Mr. P.C. Okorie (South East) and Mrs. Zainab Ibrahim (North Central) were nominated for confirmation as commissioners.

By Christain Azubuike Oboh

Our Father Was Hale, Hearty Before His Death – Abuh Kure’s Son


By: Ankeli Emmanuel

The family of Sokoto-based multi-millionaire, Abuh Kure, who died yesterday two weeks after he returned from kidnappers’ den, has said he was hale and hearty before he gave the ghost. He passed on in the wee hours of yesterday in his residence.

Kure was kidnapped in the Sokoto metropolis on November 7 and stayed in incarceration for four days before his release. He was traumatised by the incident. His son, Nasiru Abuh Kure, told LEADERSHIP Weekend that his death was painful.

Nasiru, who is the fourth child of the late businessman, said he died yesterday at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto (UDUTH).

Nasiru stated that their father was hale and hearty on Wednesday morning and had joint morning and afternoon prayers on that day.

Continuing, Nasiru said; “Our father was still sound until when it was time for the evening prayers before he told us that he was feeling some sharp pains inside his chest. Shortly after that complain, we discovered that his condition was getting worse and took him to the hospital.”

Asked if he had any previous medical case, Nasiru said, “not at all,” adding that while in the hospital, the doctors’ report confirmed that the blood pressure was normal.

He however said the death of their father came because it was his time and “no one can blame God because it is God that gives and takes life.”

The elder brother of the deceased, Mamman Dangaladima, said the late businessman was taken to the hospital at 2am and died barely after one hour.

Narrating his ordeal shortly after he was released, the over-70-year-old Kure attributed his travails to Almighty Allah but declined comment on the ransom that was paid to his abductors.

The Chief Imam of Shehu Juma’t Mosque conducted the funeral rites before his burial.

Governor Wamakko, the deputy governor, Mutktar Shagari , were among dignitaries who  attended the burial.

 

 

“Without my marriage to Toni Payne, I won’t be here today” – 9ice


 

 

It’s no news that 9ice has gone back to study Law and is also joining politics.In an interview with Punch, he said he had no regrets about his marriage:

“I don’t. I have never regretted that marriage. I have so many  reasons.It is not only because of my son. Without that marriage, I will  not be here today. I see life from a different perspective now. There  are things that are inevitable. So, many things are bound to happen in  life and there is nothing you can do about it. When such things happen,  you have to face it. You only have to manage it when it happens and from there, you move ahead. If you don’t move ahead from that situation, you will never go to the next level.”

And now that you are back, should these artistes be scared?
We are not on the same level. They are in the river and I am in the  ocean. Let them just do their thing. I am on a different level. They are  making money. That is nice. They don’t disturb me and I don’t disturb them either.

Amaechi Denies Inciting Judiciary Workers to Strike


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By Ernest Chinwo

Rivers State Government has denied allegations of inciting staff of the Rivers state judiciary to embark on an indefinite strike to stall judgment in the suit instituted against the government by the suspended elected officers of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council.

The government was reacting to allegations by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Amaechi had resorted to inciting staff of the state judiciary to go on an indefinite strike to hinder the state high Court from delivering judgment on the Obio/Akpor matter since he failed to get judgment from the Court of Appeal. Speaking yesterday on a radio programme monitored in Port Harcourt, Amaechi said he had no reason to resort to calling staff of the judiciary to embark on strike since he has confidence on the judiciary.

He said it would also be belittling his office to resort to such measures, adding that before any union resort to strike, it has a minimum number of days to inform the government of its intentions before embarking on the exercise.

Also amplifying the governor’s stance, the State attorney General and commissioner for Justice, Mr. Worgu Boms, while briefing press in Port Harcourt yesterday said those making the allegations were only trying to drag the judiciary into the political crisis in the state. He said the judiciary was a different arm of government from the executive, insisting that it would be absurd for the government to dictate to the judiciary.

“As a government, we felt that we should inform the public that the judiciary is a separate and independent arm of the executive. All those statements are clearly geared towards politicising the judiciary, and undermining its position in the state,” Boms said.

He accused the PDP leadership in the state of giving the impression that they already knew the judgment before it would be delivered. He said, “Those statements imply that they already know or have the judgement to be delivered. That is the meaning of what they are saying. We must tell all of you to note that the High Court adjourned for ruling and judgment; so what they are saying is that those rulings will be dismissed and judgement will be given.

INEC: No Enough Evidence to Cancel Anambra Election


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-Fixes supplementary poll for November 30

-Ngige, Nwoye, Uba Vow to boycott election

 

By Chuks Okocha and         Onyebuchi Ezeigbo

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, Friday said though the commission had received petition from the All Progressive Congress (APC) seeking the cancellation of the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State, there was no enough evidence to warrant the cancellation of the controversial election.

It has therefore fixed a supplementary election for November 30, 2013. But three aggrieved gove-rnorship candidates, Senator Chris Ngige, All Progressives Congress; Mr. Tony Nwoye, Peoples Democratic Party; and Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, Labour Party, have rejected INEC’s position and resolved not to participate in the supplementary election.

INEC had earlier declared the governorship election in the state inconclusive because election couldn’t hold in 210 polling units across 16 councils.

Speaking after reviewing the operational audit of the Anambra governorship election, the INEC boss said, “We recognize that the election we conducted in Anambra State is not perfect, but we are satisfied that the evidenced that was adduced is not sufficient to warrant a total cancellation of the election. I want to urge all the stakeholders to ensure that the elections are concluded on time and a return is made.”

While specifically faulted the petition sent in by APC which demanded for the cancellation of the election, Jega said, “I have looked at it and have asked a team to also look at it. All the allegations contained there were a repetition made by the APC candidate which we have replied, to which as I said earlier, there was no sufficient ground to warrant the cancellation of the election. If the purpose of the petition is to convince us to cancel the election, I am sorry to say that there is no sufficient evidence to warrant the cancellation of the elections.

Jega expressed the commission’s regrets over the logistical challenges that marred the exercise, noting that the delay in the deployment of the electoral officers and materials accounted for the poor conduct of the election.

He said: “INEC prepared for that election more than it had ever prepared for any election, but there is no doubt that INEC’s operational capability could not be said to be its best but we did our best under very difficult circumstances.

“Nigerians are aware that the Returning Officer while announcing the results of that election declared it inconclusive and announced that there would be a supplementary election, we have received complaints and petitions, some called for an outright cancellation marshaling out reasons why the election should be cancelled, we had meetings, received briefings, the commission met today and took a decision on the next line of action.

“We regret that inspite of the outcome of the election, the Anambra Election has not been the best of election, we regret that there is no other decision that could be taken by the commission other than to conduct a supplementary election in the areas where elections were cancelled. There is no substantial evidence to support the cancellation of the election as a substantial majority of the allegations that have been made cannot be substantiated.”

On the allegation that the registers given to parties was different from the one used in the elections, the INEC Chairman said, “we have reviewed the register and are convinced that the register is the same we gave to parties.”

Noting that, “It is very unfair to accuse INEC of giving out a different register. We challenge the parties to come out with evidence that the register that was used was different from the one that was given to parties two weeks before the election”, Jega said.

Responding to allegations on the disenfranchisement of some people, the INEC boss said, “this is quite regrettable as we had briefed the parties on how the number of registered voters came down from 1.8million to 1.7million based on our efforts to clean up the voters as we were determined to discard the use of addendum register.

“We did continued voter registration and used it to correct the problem of the addendum register…. A substantial majority of those alleged to have been disenfranchised, if not all of them, must have been people who may have done multiple registrations or those who did not have their names in the electronic register.”

On the claim that one of the candidates in the election could not vote because his name was not on the register, he said, the “Electoral Act is very clear and our guidelines are very clear that if on presentation of your voter’s card and your name is not on the register, you will not be allowed to vote. Our electoral officers were trained to allow those whose names were on the register to vote. I can speak emphatically that Nwoye who alleged that he was not allowed to vote, that his name was on the manual register and since we were not using the addendum register and the manual register, he did not use the opportunity to get his name on the electronic register.

Assuring Nigerians that the commission was not partisan and had the capacity to ensure that anybody that compromised the election would be made to face the wrath of the law, the INEC boss said, “we have handed over the electoral officer who compromised the election in Idemili North over to the police and he is been investigated and would soon be arraigned.

He also commented on the arrest of some APC members, he said, For the Anambra State election given the complaints we received, we insisted that the would-be monitor must be in Awka to get his accreditation. We even arrested somebody that was trying to impersonate another person, he is with the police and would soon be prosecuted. It was that thorough accreditation that we did that aided the arrest of those of them from Osun State. They forged the documents they had with them, they did not come to Awka to collect their accreditation, rather they camped in Owerri, some of them have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court”.

On the use of students from Unizik, he said in all elections, INEC had always ensured that NYSC were presiding officers and where there are insufficient number of corps members, the commission had always complemented them with students from Federal Universities.

We did it in Edo, we did it in Ondo and we also did it in the 2011 elections as they were not enough NYSC members to be presiding officers, even for us to get enough corps members to be presiding officers, we had to bring in some from Enugu and Delta States. We have been using tertiary education students to complement members of the NYSC”, he added.

Meanwhile, reacting to the announcement of a date for the supplementary election at a joint press conference held at the residence of Uba in Maitama, Abuja, APC candidate, Ngige, said the three protesting candidates would reject to be used as ‘guinea pigs’. He also insisted that they had incontrovertible evidence that the Anambra election was rigged and marred by electoral irregularites.

Giving reasons why they would not participate in the supplementary election, Ngige said the faulty register was printed in Enugu. He argued that contrary to what the INEC chairman said at an earlier press briefing, the voters register given to them was different from the voters register used for the election.

Ngige also alleged that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra State, Prof Onukaogu, was the head of a cabal that rigged the election, explaining that the INEC administrative inquiry did not give them a fair-hearing.

He said: “The election has no result sheet. All we are saying is that the Electoral Officer of Idemili North, Chukwujekwu Okeke did not act alone. He is part of a syndicate that rigged the election.

“We will want to reassure Anambra people that we are here to fight for them. What happened in Anambra State was not proper. If those who rigged the election are allowed to escape, then annulment of my election in 2006 was not proper. They said that my election was tainted hence it was annuled.”

The PDP candidate, Nwoye, said that he would not be part of the charade called supplementary election slated for November 30. “My participation is to give credibility to the charade called November 30 supplementary election,” said

Uba, on his part said, “I will not be part of the November 30 charade.” Also in a statement issued by its interim publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, APC rejected decision by INEC to hold supplementary election in Anambra, saying the announcement has confirmed its worst fears that INEC was working with the PDP and the Presidency to ensure that no election ever counts in Nigeria.

I’ve handed over my father’s kidnappers to God – Bayelsa Commissioner


BY SAMUEL OYADONGHA, Yenogoa

Father of Tourism Commissioner in Bayelsa State kidnapped

Bayelsa State Commissioner for Tourism Development, Nelson Belief whose 78 years old father, Pa Uroh Nelson Tempurah was kidnapped in the early hours of Wednesday at Akassa on the Atlantic fringe of Brass local government area by armed men yesterday said he has handed over everything to God.

three days after the kidnap incident which jostled the serene coastal settlement of Minibeleu in Akassa, the whereabouts of the old man is unknown while the kidnappers were yet to establish contact with their victim’s family.

The continued silence from the kidnappers, a security source told our correspondent is a tactical ploy to put their victim’s family on the edge with a view to demand huge ransom whenever they choose to contact them.

”They might also be playing safe by refusing to contact the family for fear of exposing their location,” the source added.

But son of the kidnapped septuagenarian, Nelson Belief in a telephone chat told our correspondent that though the kidnappers were yet to contact him or any members of his family, they (Belief family) have handed over everything to God.

He prayed God to cause confusion among the kidnappers to release his father unconditionally just as he said the security  agencies are working round the clock to ensure his rescue.

According to him, his father left behind his mobile when he was seized and forcefully taken away from his country home by his captors, a development that might have been responsible for the current state of incommunicado.

Belief who sounded optimistic about God’s divine interference in the matter said, “though everything is blank and no contact is yet made, the security agencies are doing their job.”

”My father was not with his phone when he was abducted. God will not allow them to kill him. I have handed over everything to the Almighty God and I pray that He will cause confusion among his kidnappers to set him free unconditionally.”

Contacted, the state police public relations officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe said the police are on the trail of the kidnappers.

”We have deployed a crack team of operatives from the anti kidnapping squad to strategic locations in the creek to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous and rescue their victim,” he said

 

Funke, Waje, Omawumi, Oge Okoye at Multichoice @20 event


Funke Akindele, Waje and Omawumi looking quite lovely at the Multichoice @20 event.

The pay TV company celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sunday 17th November 2013 at Eko Hotel & Suites. See more photos
Oge Okoye
  Mo Abudu
Anne Njemanze
  Eku Edewor

Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi

  Vixen
  Chinedu Ikedieze
Noble Igwe
Uti Nwachukwu
 Taiwo Ajai-Lycett

Fani-Kayode’s N230 million money laundering Trial Stalled Again


 

 
The absence of prosecution counsel on Thursday stalled the trial of Nigeria’s former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over alleged N230 million money laundering charge.
Fani-Kayode is standing trial on a 47-count charge before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
The trial could not continue as scheduled because the lead counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Festus Keyamo, assigned a team of lawyers from his chambers to represent him.
The team of lawyers was led by Mr Vitalis Ahaotu.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), therefore, challenged the legality of Keyamo’s chambers to appear in court.
Adedipe said that Keyamo had no legal authority to delegate his law firm to practice on his behalf.
He cited Section 24 of the Legal Practioners Act, a 2007 Supreme Court decision in the case of Okafor vs Nweke to back his argument.
“I object to the appearance of the chambers of Festus Keyamo by his team of lawyers to prosecute this case.
“Keyamo is not authorised under the Legal Practitioner’s Act to assign his chambers to practise,” Adedipe said.
However, the Prosecution Counsel, Ahaotu, urged the court to disregard the submission of the counsel to the accused, arguing that the counsel should have filed such submission so that they could give their reply.
Justice Rita Ofilli-Ajumogobia, consequently, adjourned the case till Nov. 27 for further mention and told the accused counsel to file his application within two days.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EFCC had on Feb. 11, re-arraigned Fani-Kayode over alleged money laundering and financial impropriety to the tune of N230 million.
The former minister’s re-arraignment was consequent upon the re-assignment of the case to another judge, following the transfer of the former judge handling the matter.
Fani-Kayode was previously, arraigned on Dec. 23, 2008, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N200 million, with two sureties in like sum.
The EFCC stated that Fani-Kayode committed the offences when he was the Minister of Aviation and that of Culture and Tourism.
The commission said that the offences contravened the provisions of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004
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Rukky Sanda’s Outfit to Monalisa Chinda’s Magazine Launch


 

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Tonto Dikeh Shows Off Her Diamond Upgraded iPhone5s


 

An excited Tonto Dikeh just received her upgraded iPhone5s, Diamond limited edition and a new 18k yellow Gold Rolex with customised Bezel diamond big face this morning.
She couldn’t help but share the photos on Instagram.

SCANDAL: Fake Miracle Tears City of Truth (a.k.a Holy Ghost Embassy), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State ; Pastors Resign


A large scale scandal has broken out in a church known as the City of Truth (a.k.a Holy Ghost Embassy), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State as the founder and general overseer of the church, Bishop Israel Usoro, has been accused by his pastors of engaging in fake instant healing and false prophecies. The revelations below…

“On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, I took an independent step to verify the stories and this step brought me face to face with the truth. That evening during the regular Power Night programme, a clean-shaven young man dressed in torn T-shirt and dragged along by another young man was intercepted as they were about to enter the church and interrogated in the studio room.

“During interrogation, both the young man and his accomplice, who earlier claimed that the young man he was dragging into church was mad, confessed to me (with Elders Idorenyin Mfon, Effiong Usoro and Evangelists Anietie Walter and Harrison Eke as witnesses) that he ‘was NOT MAD and that he was arranged to dress like and to act as a madman in the church for you to “deliver” him so as to boost the faith of members in your anointing and increase the membership of your church’.

They said what they were doing was a new method of ‘evangelism’ which you have since embraced.”

But Bishop Usoro is however denying the allegations, claiming that he never knew whether those who claim to have been instantly healed of their ailments during the church’s tarry nights programmes were real or fake.
According to The SUN report, Usoro, whose church is situated at No 12, Paul Bassey Street, Uyo, began to experiment the fake instant healing after a Ghanaian pastor, one David Amousou came in as a guest preacher earlier in the year and arranged with some boys to act as sick people to receive instant cure after being prayed for.
A letter of resignation by one of the elders and former protocol officer of the Church, Mr Idorenyin Aquaisua, to Bishop Usoro and other key officials of the church, chronicled with dates a series of fake miracles the bishop had performed by paying people, sometimes as little as N2000 to come and pose as if they were mad, blind, infirm or afflicted by evil spirits…
“It bears recall that I have served God in your Church, City of Truth Chapel Int’l, for well over seven (7) years now. Within this period, I stand vindicated before God, my conscience, and man that I have been selfless, diligent, truthful, faithful and committed in my services to God. Since 2006 till date, I have held very many sensitive positions in the church with enduring legacies.
“At a time when the Church was almost grounded by severe moral crisis occasioned by your activities that generated intense feeling of distrust in your wife, I was persuaded, out of trust by you and some faithful members of the church then, to head the Protocol Unit in your office in 2010 so as to encourage and give you the needed support to continue your ministerial duties with minimal distraction,” Aquaisua wrote.
“I came to know you closely as a prophet who professed total dependence on God. Therefore, until certain events unfolded recently, I had no cause to doubt your prophetic grace. When news first came to me early June 2013 that the regular instant healing miracles that were taking place during the Tuesday Power Night programme in the church were stage-managed, I almost beat up the person who brought the news,” he added.
But in a chat with The SUN in his church, Bishop Usoro refuted the allegations of fake or false instant miracle claiming that they were peddled by some former officers of the church who are no longer members of the church. He likened them to Lucifer who was thrown out of heaven. “Since then, he can never say any good thing about heaven.”
Usoro denied ever delivering the supposedly mad man on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, even though he admitted seeing such a person in church that night.
“I saw two young men and one said the other was partially mad. I told them to be coming to church because if I don’t see anything about you, I can’t heal you. It is not the work of the flesh. It is only when you are under the unction of the holy spirit; that you can do all these things. That’s all.”
Bishop Usoro showed two other patients, a lady with goitre and a man supposed to be mentally deranged whose conditions he said had been improving since they were brought by their relatives to the church.
The SSS in the state have gotten wind of the story and invited Bishop Usoro for interrogation. He has gone to the SSS to state his own side of the story…

How President Jonathan Was Hospitalized In UK For Chronic Stomach Pain (READ SHOCKING DETAILS)


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Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, was reportedly  hospitalized at an undisclosed London hospital to which he was taken early yesterday after complaining of chronic stomach pain. “The President woke up to get ready for the business of the day only to complain of serious stomach pain”, one presidency source said. The personal doctor to the President, Fortune Fibresima, reportedly administered some medicines but as the pain escalated, Mr. Jonathan was reportedly rushed to a hospital.  Jonathan later participated at an Investor’s Council Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Central London, about five minutes from the InterContinental Hotel where the Nigerian president was lodged.  The meeting is the objective of his visit. Several presidency sources have confirmed to SaharaReporters that the President and several government officials partied heavily into the early hours of  the  morning as they celebrated Mr. Jonathan’s 56th birthday. The Nigeria leader was  accompanied on the trip by several Ministers and officials, but three state governors who were invited to accompany him did not show up.  They include the Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, who opted to go to Poland.  He was reportedly afraid the London Metropolitan Police might pull him aside for questioning concerning his role in the money laundering fraud that led his cousin and predecessor as governor, James Ibori, into jail in the United Kingdom. Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang and his Borno State counterpart, Kashim Shettima, were also both invited on the trip both they did not show up. Last February, during another visit to London, Mr. Jonathan came down with an intestinal disorder described as Amoebic Colitis and he underwent testing at the London Clinic on Harley Street.  It is unclear if his new troubles are related to that experience. President Jonathan is said to have a taste for ogogoro, a local gin that is widely-enjoyed in the riverine areas of Southern Nigeria.  Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati has however denied that alcohol is served in the presidency.

Pasuma Signs Endorsement Deal With 9Japredict.com


 

 
On Wednesday 20th of November 2013, new sport online betting company “9japredict.com” signed a mouth-watering deal with Nigerian Fuji icon Alh. Alabi Wasiu Odetola popularly known as Pasuma Wonder, as its brand ambassador. The new multi million naira deal was signed in Lagos, making Pasuma the official Brand ambassador and Face of “9japredict.com”.
In a statement issued by AO21 media, Pasuma’s management company led by Afolabi Oyekoya,  “We are pleased to announce this new partnership between Alhaji Wasiu Pasuma and 9japredict.com”.

Picture: Jim Iyke & Nadia Buari romatic holiday


 

 To every ugly person out there – don’t worry, you time will come. I mean, look at these two, one is a goddess and the latter is a monkey. Yet they love each other. It beats me as much as it beats you. Have hope, you’ll find your man/woman. Even if you look like the mixture of the devils’ urine and poop.
–Prince
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Pictures From Davido’s 21st Birthday Party


Davido’s party held at Pavada Lounge in V/I on Thursday November 21st.
Pics continue after the cut

Nollywood Actress, Beverly Naya Lands A Role In Tinsel


 

The fast rising Beverly Naya landed herself the role of Yaya on the primetime television series on DSTV-Tinsel. According to Beverly:” “I was in the states shooting a TV series when I was  contacted about a screen test for the role of Yaya, fortunately my  return date back to Lagos was in a week so as soon as I got back, I  auditioned. I was delighted when I got the role, Yaya really is a fantastic character to play. So far it has been nothing but a lovely journey working with the Tinsel cast and crew, they’re very welcoming and professional. I’m also happy that I can now be seen not just in Nigeria but around Africa too, that’s a beautiful blessing.”

G-7 Governors Give Jonathan New Conditions


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The seven aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors have tabled new demands before President Goodluck Jonathan as conditions for making peace with him and the leadership of the party.

It was learnt from competent sources close to the group that the governors tabled the new set of demands following indications by the Presidency that it was willing to resume peace talks with them.

It was also revealed that among other conditions, the governors wanted the suspension of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of River State lifted, while the Presidency should also recognise him as the leader of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
Besides, it was gathered that the governors are also insisting that PDP must lift the suspension on Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and allow him resume as the National Secretary of the party in accordance with the Appeal Court judgment.
Apart from the embattled secretary of the party, the ‘rebel governors’ also want recall of factional chairman, Abubakar Kawu Baraje; his deputy, Sam Sam Jaja and Ambassador Kazaure as well as removal of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as national chairman of the party.
The governors are also said to have requested the President to call the FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed, to order over his peceived assault on the G-7 governors.
They are equally reported to have asked Jonathan to restore the security aides of the governors, which were withdrawn in the wake of the political crisis and to sanction the policemen that tried to disrupt their meetings in Abuja.
One of the governors confirmed to Vanguard, yesterday, that they were open to any discussion that would lead to peace, but doubted if the Presidency was ready for genuine peace and reconciliation.

GOVERNOR OKOROCHA DID NOT GIVE US MONEY – MUSLIM CONVERTS


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Contrary to the Leadership Newspaper report of Saturday, November 16, 2013,  and in other Social Media platforms that Governor Rochas Okorocha was among those who gave newly Muslim converts money,  Dan brothers, who are the converts, have debunked the claim.

In their exact words, ” Myself Ibrahim Ukah and my brother, Abdulahi Ukah were not given any cash by Governor Okorocha of Imo State and we did not even see him on that day. We were shocked to read that the Imo State Governor gave us money. We are not aware of such money, and the Imam did not tell us something like that. The Imo Governor would not have given us money without our knowledge and we are reading it in the papers. Perhaps who ever made the claim would be able to tell us where the money is since the report said it was given to us.

But our doubt is that the report quoted that the event took place at National Mosque in Abuja. To the best of our knowledge that day, we didn’t see the Imo State Governor and never heard about him talk more making cash donation to us. But somebody drew our attention to the report and we have been trying to find what gave rise to the report”.

Policemen Were Thumb Printing For APGA And We Have It All On Tape And More – Ngige


The All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate in the recent Anambra state Governorship Election Dr. Chriss Ngige has described the recent election as “fla…wed” and “shameful”, described the election as a “disaster”.

Dr. Chris Ngige said: “We have on tape a policeman thumb printing for APGA and INEC officials running away with election materials.”
A very Angry Ngige also said: “This INEC used students instead of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to starve us of election materials. All the electoral officers were all compromised, like the one in Idemili North who deliberately acted on the orders of INEC and APGA.
“Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka here were used as poll clerks just to find fault in APC and to favour their lecturer, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who ran as deputy to the APGA candidate in the election.
“Much more astonishing is that they wore NYSC uniforms because of the election and when they are taught how to perfect fraud, somebody will tell Nigerians that this country will be good.
This is the disposition of the personnel that came to work in the election.” Ngige urged INEC chairman Jega to call for the list of the Adhoc staff who worked during the election.
“I do not want anybody to favour me or my party APC. Apart from the people from Calabar, every other person that worked during the election had affiliation with APGA,” Ngige alleged.
Ngige said APC members had computed that over 600,000 people were denied their voting rights, adding that the 210 units being allocated by INEC to them for the “so-called” supplementary election were not enough. He added that the 16 local government areas being claimed by INEC as places where elections were cancelled was not true.
APC, he said, knows that election did not take place in 20 local government areas. Ngige said: “INEC on Sunday came up with what it called supplementary election.
The votes allocated to APC during the so-called election on Sunday were fake because we did not participate. “Our stand is clear.
The election was fraught with intimidation, with thuggery, with disenfranchisement of our voters and total partisanship by the electoral body.”
He was disappointed in the system. Said Ngige: “If it were a bazaar, it would have been a different thing and APC would have prepared for it, but we were told by INEC and the President of this country, Goodluck Jonathan, that it would be free, fair and credible.
But it was not the case. “Because they told us that they were ready for the election, that was why we conformed to it because we thought that those errors and mistakes had been corrected in the voter register, without knowing that it was a deceit.”
In his view, “the election was a systematic way to deal with the opposition parties in this state, especially APC, and the same thing happened in 2011 during my senatorial election.”
He blamed it all on Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu, who accused of adopting “the same tricks he used in 2011 by adopting his APGA system to dislodge Ngige and APC.”
“To my mind, the election was flawed ab-initio,” Ngige said. He added: “I am a statesman in this country. I have never gone to INEC to seek for favour.
For Jega who everybody regards as a man of honour and integrity to sit back and allow his office to be messed up by those without honour, I’m really amased.
“Jega is an activist like myself and I do not support injustice. I’m injured and pained that this kind of atrocity is happening in his time and I also have difficulty in absolving him. What has happened in Anambra State is a disaster. “I am sad for my country. I have lost hope in the entire process.
People’s hopes are being dashed. I’m not desperate to become a governor. I have been there before now. The people of the state have lost hope in INEC,” Ngige said.

Fifa 2014 World Cup: Who is there


Nigeria's Eddy Onazi, Emmanuel Emenike and James Okwuosa celebrate a goal against Ethiopia

With the European and African play-offs completed, all but one of the 32
available places at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil have now been filled.

The last remaining spot in the draw – which takes place on 6 December at the Costa do Sauipe resort in the Brazilian state of Bahia – will be claimed by the winner of the play-off between Uruguay and Jordan.

The South Americans lead 5-0 from the first leg in Amman.

The World Cup will be staged in Brazil from 12 June-13 July, 2014 in 12 host cities

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Who has qualified?

Africa: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

Asia: Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea

Europe: Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland

North & Central America & Caribbean: Costa Rica, Honduras, United States, Mexico

South America: Argentina, Brazil (hosts), Colombia, Ecuador, Chile

World Cup 2014: Star players who will not be going to Brazil


Every footballer in the world wants to be playing in Brazil next summer when the World Cup returns to South America. But only a handful will be there – all aiming to reach the final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July. With many stars not taking part, BBC Sport looks at the biggest names forced to watch from afar [1 of 12]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Volleys, audacious flicks and towering headers are the norm for the Paris St-Germain crowd-pleaser. But six assists and eight goals in qualifying, including a brace against play-off opponents Portugal, was not enough for Sweden. “A World Cup without me is something I won’t be following,” he says [2 of 12]

Robert Lewandowski: International defenders across the globe – and particularly those based in the German top-flight – will be thankful the Borussia Dortmund striker will not be in Brazil. The Poland frontman, currently the Bundesliga’s leading scorer with nine goals, could only help his nation finish fourth in England’s Group H [3 of 12]

Gareth Bale: Will the world’s most expensive player ever play for Wales in a major tournament? Ryan Giggs, Mark Hughes and Ian Rush never managed it. The £85m Real Madrid midfielder saw his side finish seven points shy of a play-off spot in Group A [4 of 12]

Christian Eriksen: In 2012-13, his final season at Ajax, the Tottenham midfielder created more goalscoring chances than any other player across Europe’s top leagues. That includes Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But he will not be unlocking any defences in Brazil after Denmark failed to progress from Group B [5 of 12]

David Alaba: Austria have not reached the World Cup finals since 1998 – but one man who might, one day, help end the barren run is Bayern Munich’s brilliant full-back/midfielder. Not this time though. Despite Alaba scoring five of their last 11 goals, Austria missed out on a Group C play-off place by three points [6 of 12]

Branislav Ivanovic: Wholehearted at the back and useful in attack, but Chelsea’s multi-tasking Serbia defender will have to watch next year’s tournament from home. Although he has helped his national team concede just six goals in eight games, they were pipped to the Group A play-off place by local rivals Croatia [7 of 12]

Stevan Jovetic: The emergence of Montenegro since they gained independence in 2008 has been rapid. They finished third behind England and Ukraine in Group H, with Manchester City’s forward giving the English defence a torrid time along the way [8 of 12]

Arda Turan: Remember Turkey at the 2002 World Cup? That epic journey to the semi-finals seems a long time ago now. They have not qualified since and that means Atletico Madrid’s flying winger Arda, who created 26 chances during qualifying, has been denied a chance to shine on the greatest stage [9 of 12]

Petr Cech: Chelsea’s giant Czech has only played at one World Cup so far – 2006 – and at the age of 31 missing 2014 would probably mean no chance of playing in a future World Cup. But don’t bet against the Champions League winner featuring in Russia 2018 [10 of 12]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Like Borussia Dortmund team-mate Robert Lewandowski, Gabon forward Aubameyang will not be able to reproduce his impressive Bundesliga form at the World Cup. His nation, who played in the London 2012 Olympic Games, failed to make it to the African qualifying play-offs [11 of 12]

Jonathan Pitroipa: Named on the BBC’s African Footballer of the Year 2013 shortlist alongside Aubameyang is Burkina Faso star Pitroipa. But the Rennes winger, who starred as the Burkinabe reached the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final, is also missing – they were eliminated by play-off opponents Algeria [12 of 12]
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REVEALED!**Yar’Adua Was Poisoned By Obasanjo’s Kitchen Staff! — Professor Ukandi G. Damachi


According to Wiki leaks Professor Ukandi G. Damachi who is a friend to the US consul, He told them in secrecy about the alleged poisoning.

Prof…essor Ukandi G. Damachi is a friend to US consul, long term confidant to Nigeria’s past president Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida with privy to Nigeria’s government workings inside information.
The Wikileaks cable, reference ID 08LAGOS153, described in Professor Damachi’s narration, that late president Yar’Adua was given poison in his food, “his food was poisoned”, he alleged. Further stating that the president inherited his predecessor, president Obasanjo’s kitchen, and these kitchen staff were likely used to poison Nigeria’s president. The professor further revealed that when president Yar’Adua realized this he fired the Obasanjo kitchen staff.
He Said: “There are lots of problems in Nigeria.” The first problem, he said, is the President’s illness; “his food was poisoned”, Damachi alleged. Asked whether he meant “food poisoning” or that someone had deliberately poisoned the President’s food, Damachi shrugged, replying “The President inherited Obasanjo’s kitchen staff”; Yar’Adua has now fired them all, and the kitchen has been cleaned out following the incident, Damachi said.At the same time, Damachi went on, the President did attend functions on both the Saturday and Sunday preceding his illness and ate some food at both of them. “What President eats at a function?”, Damachi asked rhetorically. The President was so sick that the day he signed the budget, he was unable to sign a second piece of legislation awaiting his approval…”
Late Yar’Adua Yar’Adua was known to have stepped hard on his predecessors toes. Upon entering office president Yar’Adua, described by his wife as a very honest man who left no wealth behind; seriously went after the reversal of Nigeria’s public assets that his predecessor had sold to his allies, Aliku Dangote and Femi Otedola.
“In the weeks leading up to Obasanjo’s departure, Dangote’s privately held company has also scooped up a cement plant, a telecoms licence and mining concessions in a rush of privatisations that has triggered accusations of cronyism by opposition parties.”
By July of 2007, barely 2 months into office, Yar’Adua had held meetings with Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), to querry the sale of Nigeria’s refineries to Obasanjo’s henchmen, Aliku Dangote and tycoon Otedola. BPE reportedly justified the sale to Bluestar, saying it was transparent, but the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) faulted it, and maintained that the corporation was capable of running them efficiently.
President Yar’Adua “after considering the facts presented to him, the President directed that the sale should be revoked as the exercise was not transparent enough. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) praised President Yar’Adua for the revocation of the privatization of the refineries.” Dangote And former president Obasanjo Dangote And former president Obasanjo President Yar’Adua, determined to recover Nigeria’s infrastructure and assets coveted by Obasanjo and his cronies, moved on to other government assets.
Yar’Adua also suffered from chronic allergic disorder and this was easily attributed to be the direct cause of his death.
The possibility of the poisoning to death of a Nigerian serving head of State will amount to a grievous crime. The exhumation of late President Yar’Adua’s body may be necessitated as well as a thorough investigation of ll who may have been involved in the murder of a president in office.
Late Palestinian premier, Yasser Arafat was recently exhumed due to evidence of polonium poisoning as an investigation into alleged Israeli intelligence poisoning was reopened.
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‘I never had s3x with Jim Iyke, is strictly business’—-Ghanaian Actress Nikki Samonas finally opens up


Ghanaian Actress Nikki Samonas has for the first time opened up about some controversial X-rated scenes with Nigerian ‘bad boy’ actor Jim Iyke.
In an exclusive interview with UTV, she denied allegations that she had s*x with Nigerian actor Jim Iyke in a movie as it is being rumoured about.
“Yes! Jim Iyke and I have done a lot of movies together. It is through Jim Iyke that I shot my first movie in Nigeria. Yes we starred in a particular movie and a movie is a movie. It is make believe so whatever you saw in the movie is make believe. We did it that way to show people that things like this happen but it doesn’t mean it really happened”.
About what went on between her and Jim Iyke both on and off the cameras she emphasized was only for the time they were working together like actors do. There was nothing between them.
“After the movie came out there were rumours that we were dating. No! There was absolutely nothing going between us. I never dated Jim Iyke and I never had s*x with Jim Iyke I haven’t done anything like that with him, whatever I have done with Jim Iyke is strictly business so what you see us doing in the movie is make believe”.
Asked if this movie affected her in anyway; she said most of her family members, friends and even the media felt disappointed when they saw the video. This was because they thought it was a private affair which has been recorded and leaked on the internet but she tried to explain to those who complained to her that it was just a scene from a movie.
As to whether she is still close to Jim Iyke, Nikki disclosed that it’s been a while since she communicated with him adding that the movie brought some misunderstanding between them which she refused to give details of.
The movie titled “My first wife” raised a lot of controversies after it was released some years back with critics bemoaning how Nikki allowed the Nollywood actor to fondle her body and the extent of exposure all in the name of acting. -UTV 
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‘Gov. Okorocha never appointed me Imo Youth Ambassador’ – Sexy Singer, ADOKIYE KHIRAN cries


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SEXY singer, Adokiye Khiran has rubbished stories making the rounds in the social media that she was recently appointed a youth ambassador by the Imo
State governor, Chief Anayo Rochas Okorocha.In a statement on Thursday, November 7, 2013, the sexy singer who trained as an architect, wondered why a story that is not true will find itself in the media.  Although Adokiye admitted paying a courtesy visit to Imo State Government days back, she stated categorically that it wouldn’t have amounted to being appointed ambassador by the governor.She said: “I want to use this medium to clear the air. I didn’t grant any interview (on my appointment), so I’m really flabbergasted at all the stories and confusion going around.  First, I will state that I visited Imo State with Ambassador Lorenzo Onwukwem and Miss Ibinabo under the auspices of The Youth Decides to find out first-hand what development and policies Imo State has achieved within a short period which would be replicated in other states.  I came back from Imo State, which is my state of origin after our visit where we were privileged to meet the Executive Governor, the Honourable Speaker, the Chief of Staff, amongst others…I have not granted any interview that the governor has appointed me Imo Youth Ambassador.  People sending my pictures here and there, to me is funny.  Whatever you do on earth, good or bad, you will have haters. So thanks to my detractors for making me more known. I want to state categorically that I stand for decency, charity, perfection, integrity and a believer of my creator’s words.“I recently got nominated as a United Nation’s Peace Ambassador shortly before I made that trip.  So, I’m sure there is a mix up somewhere.”

Semi-nude photographs of the beautiful artiste had gone viral on the internet after the false news of her appointment as Imo State Youth Ambassador.  Many had even started questioning why the Imo State Governor would go for Adokiye who in their estimation, does not portray the Imo youth in good light, going by the sexually explicit pictures of hers circulating around.

But to put the record straight, Adokiye has now cleared the air on the controversy, explaining she actually visited Imo State with The Youth Decides team, but was not at anytime given appointment by Governor Rochas Okorocha.

PHOTOS: Another Nigerian Student Arrested During False Marriage In The UK


 

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28 year old Nigerian student Louis Esene and his 22 year old ‘bride’ were  caught during their bogus wedding when the registrar noticed they were  uncomfortable with each other.
A bogus bride was caught out because she ‘flinched’ when her phoney  husband-to-be touched her knee in a register office. Emilia Ginova, 22,  was jailed today for posing as a blushing bride ready to walk up the  aisle with her groom.

But a court heard Ginova had only first seen Nigerian student Louis Esene on the day of the  service – and was being paid £3,000 to take part in the sham marriage.  She was caught out by an eagle-eyed registrar who spotted her shocked  reaction when Esene, 28, reached out to touch her leg.

Registration officer Donna Davies said: ‘The groom tried to touch the bride’s knee  but she looked very uncomfortable. She flinched and there was no  interaction at all. I knew it was a scam.’ The marriage was stopped – and the pair were both arrested at the register office in Pontypridd, South Wales.

It was later revealed that Esene wanted to stay in Britain because his visa had run out. The court was told a friend recruited Ginova – who is a Slovakian-born  Roma – and was four months pregnant by another man at the time of the  wedding.
Esene and Ginova pleaded guilty to conspiracy to facilitate a breach of immigration law.

“You Will Never Lack Anything In Life Even If I’m 6ft Down” – TeeBillz Assures Daughter 3 Days To Wedding with Tiwa Savage


 

         
That was what TeeBillz, Tiwa Savage’s fiancé posted today online.  After seeing his daughter’s result, he posted a picture of them kissing and promised she will never lack anything even if he was dead. .

Presidency Is Talking Rubbish!!!*I Am The Authentic NGF Chairman-Amaechi


Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has urged the Presidency to dissociate itself from the utterances of its officials capable of causing disaffection among gover…nors.
Amaechi said the Presidency must desist from misleading Nigerians, saying there is only one leader for the 36 governors. He added that his re-election as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) was accepted by majority of the governors.
The governor was reacting to a statement credited to Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, the Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Goodluck Jonathan, referring to governors as “Amaechi Governors Forum”.
In a statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, David Iyofor, the governor said Gulak’s ignorance of basic democratic tenets could damage the credibility of the Presidency and make it a body that lacks respect for people’s mandate.
The statement reads : “It is certainly rude, uncharitable and nonsensical for Gulak, an appointed aide, to derisively refer to elected governors as ‘Amaechi Governors Forum’. Gulak and his co-travellers in the Presidency must be told in unambiguous terms that the Governors’ Forum is an internal business of governors and who becomes their chairman can only be determined by the governors alone.
“It is a known fact that in the election for chairman of NGF held on May 24, Governor Amaechi got the mandate of the majority of his colleague-governors to continue to serve as their chairman when 19 governors voted for him as against 16 that voted for Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang. We know that 19 is always greater than 16.
“But for the Jonathan Presidency, according to Gulak, 16 is greater than 19. We, like most Nigerians, are further saddened that the likes of Gulak in the Presidency are so ignorant and totally bereft of substance that they lack the capacity to comprehend the quantum of damage their comments do to the President.
“This is why it is imperative for the Presidency to dissociate itself and President Jonathan from the unbefitting, perverse and delinquent comments of Gulak on who is the authentic chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.”

SHAME:The Face Of A Fraudulent Abuja Banker “Chika Tony Odigbo”


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned a banker, Chika Odigbo, before Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja,… on one count of obtaining money under false pretence.   The EFCC said the complainant, one Ademola Oluwayemi, allegedly gave the accused, who was an employee of Intercontinental Homes Limited (now Access Bank) N10m to open a fixed deposit account which the accused told him was a criterion for buying a house from the bank. The anti-graft body explained to the court that the accused allegedly converted the money to his use.   The count read,  “That you, Chika Tony Odigbo, on the 15th day of June, 2012, at Abuja, in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High court of the Federal Capital Territory, being entrusted with the sum of, N10m by one Mr. Ademola Oluwayemi of shop 16 Omega Centre, Wuse 11, Abuja, to open a fixed deposit account for him with the Intercontinental Homes Limited, did dishonestly converts to your own use the said sum and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 312 of the Penal Code Act Cap 532, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria ( Abuja) 2004”. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.   The prosecuting counsel, Aisha Ibrahim, asked the court to fix a date for the commencement of trial. The defence counsel, Oladimeji Ekengba, urged the court to admit his client to bail. Justice Senchi granted bail to the accused in the sum of N2m and one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned till February 3, 2014 for trial

PHOTO: Peter ‘P-Square’ Okoye shares a pic of himself with his dad and Dangote at his wedding


 

INEC Totally Failed in Anambra – El-Rufai


The ex-Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, has blasted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr. El-Rufai, who quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and now… is the Deputy General Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he had no confidence in INEC’s ability to conduct free and fair elections in Nigeria.
Mr. El-Rufai was detained in his hotel room in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, on November 16, 2013, Saturday. This prevented him from going out to monitor the governorship election in the state.
In a telephone interview with SaharaTV the politician said unless INEC stepped up its game, there would be major problems in the 2015 general elections.
“I don’t have that confidence. I think that INEC has a lot of work to do to be able to organize free and fair elections in Nigeria,” he said.
“We, as political parties, are willing to work with INEC to address these problems because we all want the election to be free, fair and credible and we want our democracy to succeed,” he stated.
Mr. El-Rufai cited the recent Delta senatorial by-election and the still unresolved Anambra State gubernatorial election as instances where polling was marred by logistical crises, including bungled voters’ registers.
Commenting on last Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra, Mr. El Rufai decried irregularities in areas considered as strongholds of the APC.
“Anambra Central is the stronghold of the APC. Governor Ngige has very, very strong support there. And what we have seen as a trend, which we knew about, and raised alarms [about] even before the election was the APGA and PDP’s strategy of ensuring that, in areas where we are strong, election material and electoral officers do not appear until it is too late,” he said.
He added that, in spite of the many challenges confronting the electoral process, he was confident that his party was headed for victory.
The ex- FCT Minister described his detention as “illegal” and “unlawful”. Shedding light on his ordeal, Mr. El Rufai said he was having dinner at the Finotel Hotel where he was lodged when an officer of the State Security Service (SSS) showed up accompanied by AK-47 toting police officers and demanded to speak with him. He said the officer told him they had been sent to “protect” him, but that he declined their offer, telling them that he did not need their protection, adding that he was comfortable with his own security arrangement. The policemen left only to show up again the next morning, this time telling him they had instructions from Abuja to confine him to his hotel room.
He said he tried again to leave the hotel around 3 p.m. on Saturday, but the security personnel blocked the hotel’s exit with a vehicle.
The ex- FCT Minister pointed out that the people of Anambra State deserved commendation for their orderly conduct during the governorship election.

The killing of a female community leader by a trailer in Abule-Egba in Lagos on November 13 has been linked to the convoy of the First Lady of Kwara State, Omolewa Ahmed


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The killing of a female communit…y leader by a trailer in Abule-Egba in Lagos on November 13 has been linked to the convoy of the First Lady of Kwara State, Omolewa Ahmed.

community leader, Victoria Adeoye, 63, was killed when a tipper-trailer ploughed into bystanders as it tried to avoid a head-on collision with Mrs. Ahmed’s convoy, which was driving on the wrong side of the road.
Unconcerned, Mrs. Ahmed and her convoy of about seven cars abandoned the accident victims and sped on towards Abeokuta. The Kwara First Lady was on her way from visiting popular Fuji musician, Kollington Ayinla, who was receiving treatment at Hamkad Hospital for an undisclosed ailment.
Eyewitnesses say the accident occurred when the fourth vehicle in the convoy was exiting the small road leading to the hospital. Mrs. Adeoye and a roadside ice cream seller were killed.
In order to cover up the cause of the accident, authorities at Hamkad Hospital gagged their workers from disclosing their VIP guest, and swiftly moved Alhaji Ayinla to another hospital.
Mrs. Adeola’s son, Olusegun Adeoye, an Abuja-based medical doctor, told SaharaReporters that Hamkad has refused to disclose the killers of his mother.
SaharaReporters however learnt from people in the area that although the plate numbers of the vehicles were covered, policemen in Mrs. Ahmed’s convoy had freely chatted with people in the area and disclosed they were from Kwara State.
SaharaReporters approached Dr. Femi Akorede, a spokesperson to the Kwara State governor, who admitted that the convoy at the hospital was that of the Kwara State First lady. However, he vehemently denied that the convoy caused the tragic accident, claiming instead that the brakes of the tipper-trailer failed and endangered the First Lady’s convoy.
It is unclear how he obtained those details since he was not on Mrs. Ahmed’s detail.
Asked why the First Lady’s convoy did not at least stop to assist the victims of the accident they witnessed even on compassionate grounds, he said she was only made aware of it after she returned to Ilorin, the state capital.
Eyewitnesses however, contradicted Akorede’s account, insisting that the accident happened as the convoy harassed motorists on the highway, causing the trailer to careen off the highway and then slam into several people, including Mrs. Adeoye who was at the bus stop on her way to Oshodi.
The Lagos State police also tried to cover up the cause of the accident by trying to use force to move the vehicles, until a mob prevented them from doing so.
The accident occurred within 24 hours after another a similarly reckless convoy of the Kogi State Governor killed Professor Festus Iyayi, a former Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) President, on his way to an ASUU conference in Kano on November 12

George Zimmerman charged with felony after allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend


CNN) — George Zimmerman was charged Monday with felony aggravated assault after allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, according to Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the Seminole County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.

Zimmerman, who was acquitted earlier this year of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, was arrested after the incident at the home of Samantha Scheibe, Lemma said. He also was charged with two misdemeanors — domestic violence battery and criminal mischief — in connection with the same incident, Lemma said.

Zimmerman is being held in jail without bail and will make his first appearance in front of a judge Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Differing 911 calls

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Deputy: Zimmerman barricaded door

According to a police report on the incident, Scheibe said that after an argument Zimmerman broke a table with a shotgun then pointed it at her “for a minute.”

Scheibe called 911 at 12:30 E.T., Lemma said.

On a 911 call recording released by police, a woman can be heard telling authorities: “He’s inside my house breaking all my (things) because I asked him to leave.”

The woman then says to someone at the house, “I’m doing this again? You just broke my glass table. You just broke my sunglasses and you put your gun in my freaking face and told me to get the (expletive) out.”

A man is heard telling her to calm down, but then she tells the dispatcher that the man just pushed her out of the house and locked the door.

On a separate 911 call, a man calls to report that his girlfriend was “for lack of a better term, going crazy on me” and throwing his things out. The caller says the woman is outside with police.

When asked why he is calling, the man says, “I just want everyone to know the truth.”

He says he never pulled a firearm and that it is in a bag, locked. He claims she was the one who broke the table.

When deputies arrived at the house, Scheibe gave them a key. When they pushed open the door — which was blocked by several small pieces of furniture — they found Zimmerman, who was sitting and unarmed, Lemma said. He was passive and cooperative, Lemma said.

The sheriff’s office was seeking a search warrant to look for two guns deputies believed were inside the home, he said. According to the police report, Zimmerman had locked up the guns before police arrived.

Recent contact with authorities

This is one of several brushes that Zimmerman has had with law enforcement since he was acquitted this year of murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

Earlier this month, police in Lake Mary, Florida, said no charges would result from an alleged domestic dispute in September between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman.

Shellie Zimmerman said in September that she has doubts about his innocence in the Trayvon Martin case.

Since his acquittal in the Martin case, Zimmerman also has been stopped for speeding twice. He was pulled over the first time in Forney, Texas, in July and told the police officer he had a concealed weapon permit and a gun in his glove compartment. The officer wrote on his incident report that he gave Zimmerman a verbal warning.

Zimmerman was pulled over in early September going 60 mph in a 45-mph zone in Lake Mary and received a $256 ticket. He was not carrying a weapon at the time.

National headlines

Zimmerman fatally shot Martin in the Sanford neighborhood where Zimmerman and Martin’s father lived in February 2012. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, had a confrontation with the unarmed African-American teen after calling police to report a suspicious person, and he said he shot Martin, 17, in self-defense.

Zimmerman was acquitted by a six-person jury in July on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

The high-profile case sparked a heated nationwide discussion of race as well as debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

His attorney in the murder trial, Mark O’Mara, no longer represents him

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Zimmerman’s wife has doubts about his innocence

CNN’s Kim Segal and HLNtv.com’s Graham Winch contributed to this report.

Lady Gaga Deserves ‘Applause’ as ‘Saturday Night Live’ Host and Musical Guest


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“Saturday Night Live” usually taps actors as its hosts, with the occasional sprinkling of athletes or musicians. This week, Lady Gaga made her debut as host, in addition to being the musical guest. And like so many of her performances, it was fantastic.

Sometimes it feels like Gaga’s whole life is just one long performance — life as theater. So, it wasn’t too much of a surprise that she could pull off some smart comedy. The energy she brought felt like a breath of fresh air for the show; in fact, this episode may just be the best so far of the season.

It all started with the monologue (forget the cold open — it’s dead to us these days). Lady Gaga, of course, sang and danced, a monologue staple that usually makes us groan. But she did a clever reworking of her hit song “Applause,” which not only poked fun at her public image but also zinged how people get cheap applause by pandering to the audience. The lyrics had shout-outs to ladies, people from out of town, and New York firemen.

Gaga’s actual musical performances were more … uh, Gaga-esque in that they sought to shock. R. Kelly showed up to duet with her on “Do What U Want” and the two sort of pantomimed having sex.

What’s Pregnant Kaffy Doing On The Dance Floor At Peter Okoye’s Wedding?


Celebrity dancer Kafayat ‘Kaffy’ Shafau has proven to us that carrying a baby bump can never stop her from doing what she loves to do best – dance!

She took to the dance floor and rocked the beats like no other at the wedding of Peter and Lola Okoye keeping everyone’s attention fixed on her.

Quite energetic for an expectant mother, to think that she danced on a pair of heels.

The Burden On Ngige


 

 

   By Clifford Ndujihe

AMONG the 23 governorship candidates that filed out for the Anambra elections last Saturday, Senator Chris Ngige, the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer is arguably, the most experienced in terms of managing affairs at the Government House. At least, he has been there before and left indelible footprints. One Anambra politician said Ngige’s popularity arose from the landmark achievements he recorded during his illegal three-year tenure. “Ngige made us to know that there is money in government. Before Ngige, our political leaders used to tell us that the state government cannot do anything because they don’t get anything from the Federal Government, that because the Igbos lost the civil war, they no longer receive allocation from Abuja, and so there is no development and Federal presence in the South-East. Ngige showed us that godfathers who were milking the state were responsible for the lack of development in Anambra. He stopped the godfathers and used the money to build roads and provide infrastructure before the Appeal Court nullified his election in 2006,” he said. Many Anambrarians share this view, which may have accounted for the good mileage Ngige recorded in last Saturday’s election in spite of the numerous hurdles erected on his path. Performance as governor The major factors going for the APC flag bearer in the elections were his performance as governor between 2003 and 2006 and his popularity. Outside that he had the politics of zoning, incumbency factor, political platform, deportation of Igbo saga, the Obi of Onitsha/APC campaign flag-off misgivings and the Zik-Awo controversy among others all stacked against him. Platform/deportation hurdle: Contestably, it has been argued that Ngige may have fared better if he used any other platform apart from APC, which in the opinion of some Igbo, is a Yoruba-cum-Hausa party with a culture that is alien to Ndigbo. Wrongly or rightly, an APC government in Lagos, recently, ‘deported’ some Igbos to Onitsha and dropped them at night at Onitsha Bridge. During the altercation that ensued between the Anambra and Lagos state governments, Ngige backed Governor Raji Fashola. His position regardless of whether it is right or wrong won him some opposition in Anambra.

 

Taraba State- New Speaker’s Emergence and the Gathering Storm


Those who had thought the death of former Speaker Haruna Tsokwa and the emergence of his successor, Josiah Sabo Kente, would serve as a unifying factor in the polarized State Assembly and by extension Taraba politics may be holding back their breadth. This is because the sound-bites coming from the House in the wake of the new Speaker’s emergence show that the rumble in Taraba politics is far from over.

Josiah Sabo Kente, the member representing Wukari 1 constituency in the Taraba State House of Assembly, had a date with history on Monday October 10, 2013 following his emergence as new Speaker of the House. The death of his predecessor, Harua Tsokwa a week earlier, had sent shock waves across the state. Having come close to occupying the exalted seat in the past it was hardly surprising that Kente who hitherto held sway as Majority Leader of the divided House was in jubilant mood. It was not just a personal victory for Kente but also for the G-16 lawmakers that had rejected a letter surreptitiously transmitted by Governor Danbaba Suntai upon his return from ten months of medical vacation abroad seeking to return to his duty post.

To keen watchers of unfolding events in Taraba Kente’s emergence as the new speaker has not only propped up fresh political intrigues and maneuverings among political gladiators in the north-east state, it has equally set a new stage in the theatrics of Taraba politics. Sabo Kente and the late Speaker Haruna Tsokwa were the arrowheads of the G-16 lawmakers that were at the forefront in opposing the letter supposedly transmitted by governor Suntai.

How Sabo Kente emerged

The sitting that saw the election of Josiah Sabo Kente was presided over by deputy speaker Adamu Tanko Maikarfi (Gassol 1 constituency) and had 19 out of the 24 members of the House in attendance.

Earlier, clerk of the House, Ismaila T. Ukwen had in line with Order 2 Rule 7 of the House announced the vacancy in the office of the Speaker to members at the sitting. Emmanuel Dame, Member representing Ardo Kola constituency nominated Josiah Sabo Kente for post of Speaker and was seconded by Hamman Adama (Bali 2 Constituency). There was no counter nomination.

The deputy speaker, Tanko Maikarfi subsequently swore in the new speaker and decorated him with his office regalia after which he continued with further proceedings of the House