Monday, October 19, 2015

Petitioner Disapproves Of Lamorde’s Handling Of Allegations Against Akpabio

An Abuja-based lawyer, Leo Ekpeyong, who petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on alleged sleaze carried out by Senator Godswill Akpabio when he was Governor of Akwa Ibom State, has expressed dissatisfaction with the manner of investigation carried out by the anti-graft agency on the matter.
Expressing his discontent in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, the petitioner questioned the style of investigation and called for Lamorde to be relieved of his duty over lack of transparency.
“We make bold to pass a vote of no confidence on the leadership of the EFCC. Ibrahim Lamorde must resign now to pave way for an efficient but effective and courageous, incorruptible leadership,” he stated.
Ekpenyong said he was not satisfied with the investigation processes carried out by the commission into issues raised in the petition.
Daily Post.

Drama As Appeal Court Dilly-Dallies Over Saraki

There was drama on Monday at the court of appeal in Abuja when the ruling in an asset declaration case involving Senate President Bukola Saraki was adjourned indefinitely.
Saraki, charged in September to the code of conduct tribunal (CCT) by the code of conduct bureau (CCB) over allegations of false asset declaration, had gone to the appeal court to challenge the legality of the trial.
The court was due to give its ruling on Monday but 30 minutes to the expected verdict, drama ensued as the registrar announced that it had been put off “indefinitely”.

Reject And Return Stolen Funds – Lamorde Tells Western Countries

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, has debunked the allegation that suspects being investigated for alleged corrupt practices by the Commission are made to give their statements under duress.
He said the state- of-the- art recording facilities in the EFCC interrogation rooms would not allow any interrogator to humiliate a suspect.

Release Nnamdi Kanu: Pretext to sparking Upraising in SE Nigeria. Another colour revolution..

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has called on president Muhammadu Buhari to release the Director of pirate radio, Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

“I call on @MBuhari to release Nnamdi Kanu. It is unlawful to keep anyone in detention for more than 3 days without charging him to court.” he said via Twitter.

According to a political scientist “ Dont mind FFK.. He likes to politicize everything and this is what could lead the country astray. Naturally he should make comments but should not be public. DSS should release him so as not to give his recruiters a  reason to start an upraising”

He also went on, he said” 
Those backing him are well paid foreign (AngloZIonist Revolution Planners). They already have Plan A,B,C and D in place and also their proxies in place. I’m suspecting Cameroon will be used to ship in this recruiters, proxies or invaders. And don’t be surprised if some of them will be ruining from Syria to Nigeria since most of the ISIL  terrorist  group are now cutting their bears to Run from Russian Air Strikes”

“This group of people are being used by the CIA around the world, and are ready to do the job at the highest bidder or money being thrown at them. Now you have Wahhabis terrorist organization affiliate Boko haram and another up-coming one Biafra. So you are about to see the highest bid winner join which one of the two.”

He later went on to say, the move by the DSS to release him was a very smart move and to keep a close eye on his crew and particularly the border between Cameroon and Nigeria.


Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken record - Adesina

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina says PDP National spokesperson, Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken recorded following the latter's accusation that President Buhari was hounding and arresting PDP former governors with his antigraft campaign and rewarding former APC governors that have been accused of corruption with ministerial nomination.
“Mr Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken record. It’s the same thing that he says all the time. But let me assure Nigerians that the President has always maintained that even when it affects APC members, the person concerned must go and defend himself. I think what is of interest to Nigerians is ‘did this people commit the crime?’ not whether it is one-sided” Adesina said

Cattle rustlers deserve to be executed- Emir of Kano

Emir of Kano state, Muhammad Sanusi II says Cattle rustlers deserve to be executed for all the havoc they have committed with their nefarious activities in Nigeria. Speaking at the presentation of 72 suspected cattle rustlers arrested in Falgore forest in Tudun Wada Local Government Area in Kano state yesterday October 18th, Emir of Kano said "These people are supposed to be executed in accordance with Islamic laws because they have killed, raped and robbed people of their cattle and their valuable Items. I therefore call on the police to do the right thing in accordance with the law" he said

Ex- Kebbi Governor Dakingari invited by EFCC over allegations of N3.8billion money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC this morning invited former Kebbi state governor, Usman Dakingari over allegations of laundering N3.8 billion while he served as governor of the state between 2007- 2015. He arrived the EFCC headquarters at about 10am today and is currently being drilled by officers of the anti-graft agency. The former governor's wife, Zainab who is the daughter of former president Musa Yar'Adua, was invited by the EFCC in July following accusations of laundering N2 billion for her husband. 

Wike meets Tambuwal (Photos)

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his partner from Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal spotted  greeting each other after the Body of Benchers meeting held at the Supreme Court Complex Abuja toward the beginning of today.  Another pic after the jump break.

Alleged false asset declaration: Saraki's case adjourned indefinitely

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has adjourned indefinitely the 13 count charges of false asset declaration preferred against Senate President Bukola Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. More details later... 

Photo: Dead body of a newborn baby found dumped outside a church

The dead body of a newborn baby was found dumped outside St John’s Apostolic Faith Mission, Mamelodi East, SA, on Tuesday, October 13. The body was discovered by a passerby, who called the cops who are currently investigating the case. Police spokesman Warrant Officer Michael Mbewe says anyone with information about the incident should come forward and speak with officers at Mamelodi East police station.

USA: Man robbed,murdered at home after flaunting $60k on facebook(Photo)

A man has been murdered a week after posting an image of his wife on Facebook with $60k in her hands.

Last week, Tony Harris, a 50-year-old electronics repairman showed his wife, Amber Crane, grinning up at the camera, clutching thick stacks of cash in both hands. Mor
e money sat piled in her lap.

Top 9 Ways Students Waste Money, See Possible Solutions

Its so painful how many understudies get stranded somewhere after a couple of days in the wake of getting some kind of support, work&study or recompense from source like parents, sponsors,few work here and there. Most excruciating when we don’t even skill the cash has all of a sudden vanish. Try not to look far, see couple of ways understudies waste cash:


Basic home appliance and electronics maintenance is something few students learn, but students have to learn that calling an engineer to fix an extension socket will take away some few bucks from our wallet.

Learn to make simple repairs


Many students don’t see school as school and home as home. Some of us as students need to know that we will have to miss some of our favorite shows when we go back to school. Yes, thank God for some cheap cable TV with cheap subscription packages but the fact still remains that the monthly subscription gets few bucks from our pocket and still end up as a distraction to our study.

Check your income before buying a cable TV


If you always use your card to pay for things, it’s a lot easier to spend more than you intend to because you aren’t seeing the money. You just press some buttons and boom, purchase made.

You might not be so liberal with your funds if you had to watch the cash leave your wallet. Many of us smile as we make our online purchases but feel a bit surprise when the bank send us our statement of account or SMS alert.

Make a scale of preference, always review your monthly income and expenditure


I have seen students from average homes living in 2bedroom flat, fine if you can afford it, but won’t it sound reasonable to invest such money? Some also spend so much on home accessories and pimping all in a bid to impress others and finally end up getting stranded. Get a portable and comfortable place.


You think it won’t happen to you, but it will. Many students don’t take care of themselves. Personal hygiene is very important, you really do need to maintain your teeth’s health or you’ll be paying for dental work before you graduate or later in life, and that can get painfully expensive. Massive consumption of alcohol and junk food habits, and just not taking proper care of yourself in general will all come back to bite you, no matter how strong you think you are.


A store is not a library! Many students visit the store more than the library. Its not a bad idea to visit the grocery store but we have to control the number of times we do so. If possible, we can make a list of what is needed and stick to it. Because you run out of one or two items is not an excuse to visit the grocery more than once a week. You don’t also need to buy everything that looks good in the grocery store.

Make a scale of preference


This is especially good money-saving advice if you’re a student. Student and college discounts abound, they just might be hidden. Just because a company or establishment doesn’t explicitly advertise student discounts doesn’t mean they don’t have any; ask an employee, or, if you’re making a purchase online, use a search engine to see if there are any student discounts or programs you weren’t aware of. For students who school in towns where the market days are observed on specific days e.g five days market etc, you can take advantage of those market days to make your purchases, by doing so you save some extra money in your wallet. It is also good to make purchases in wholesale price.


Store and generic brands have to be one of the most underused ways to save money across a range of products. From food, to skincare, to

medicine. Check the labels; in most cases, the ingredients are pretty much identical, but you don’t have

to spend money on the big brand names.

Also, if you have prescriptions, you can sometimes ask your pharmacist for the generic version of your medications. They work just the same as the brand name, and can save you quite a bit of


Its not a sin to buy other brands


Being disorganized has cost you money at some point. Losing chargers and cables, misplacing expensive jewelry, forgetting where you left your keys and having to pay a locksmith to get into your house. If the mess itself hasn’t motivated you to declutter and get organized, link back on all the times you lost or misplaced something and ended up spending money in some way because of it. Then think of how many of those times you ended up finding the missing item later and realizing you spent that money for nothing. Yeah, I thought that

might get your attention.


Ifa Religious Worshippers Offer To Fight Boko Haram

Ifa religious worshippers under the aegis of Ancient Religion Societies of African Descendants International Council have said they are ready to assist Nigeria to combat the Boko Haram insurgents ravaging some states in the North-East.

The Chairman, Executive Working Committee of ARSADIC, Dr. Olalekan Ifagbenuola, said this on Friday at a press conference held at Ile Oduduwa, Ile Ife, to seek government recognition for the group.

Ifagbenuola stated that corruption among public office holders was the reason for the increasing rate of crimes in the country, saying this would stop if public office holders were made to take the oath of office in traditional religious ways.

He said, “If proper oath of allegiance is taken genuinely, our leaders would not misbehave when they get to power. If the oath is taken in a traditional religious way, they will not misbehave. There must be fear of God in anything we do.

“Corrupt leaders in offices promote crimes and if our leaders are honest, the level of crime in the country will greatly reduce. We are ready to assist to tackle insurgency, if we are invited by the government.”

He said that the problems confronting the nation should be tackle with seriousness because there could be no meaningful development in an atmosphere devoid of peace.

According to him, the umbrella body of the traditional religion worshippers was formerly known as Ancient Religion Societies of African Descendants Association and was registered under companies ordinance in 1957.

He, however, stated that there had been a proliferation of traditional religion associations in Nigeria and all over the world but said the traditional worshippers had resolved to one formidable association.

Ifagbenuola described religion as an important instrument for development in any nation, saying successful nations, including China and South Africa, had given recognition to all notable religions.

“We call on the Federal Government of Nigeria in this era of change to follow suit and give due recognition to the ancient religions. We must quickly state that Nigeria is a complex nation of diverse group of people and culture; therefore, there would be more than one ancient religion in existence,” he added.



71-year-old Man Rapes Runaway Pupil In Ogun (Pictured)

A 71-year-old physically-challenged man, Richard Odiwe, has been arrested for allegedly raping a primary six pupil, Bimbo (pseudonym).
PUNCH Metro learnt that Bimbo, who lives with her grandmother in Ago-Alagbede in the Agbado area of Ogun State, fled home last Tuesday around 5.30am after she was told that an uncle wanted to beat her for her unruly behaviour.

Odiwe was said to have harboured the 12-year- old girl in his residence at Atila, a neighbouring community, where he committed the alleged

Yul Edochie Attacked By Robbers In Enugu (photo)

Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Yul Edochie was recently attacked by armed bandits in Enugu on Friday, October 16, 2015. The son of veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, was on location for a movie shoot in Enugu when bandits attacked him alongside other people at hotel he was staying on Friday night just while relaxing in the premises. Yuledochie ''I really wish it's a rumour but its not. This really happened. I was attacked by armed robbers on Friday night in enugu while I was relaxing in my hotel premises after the day's shoot. Luckily I escaped but unfortunately I crashed into a glass door as I was running for dear life and sustained this cut on my ear and a few bruises. Not a funny experience at all. I'm back to Lagos to run a full scan to be sure all is well inside. I thank God for His protection''

Soldiers foil suicide attack at Maimalari barracks in Borno

A suspected female Boko Haram suicide bomber was today shot dead by Nigerian soldiers after she attempted to forcefully enter into Maimalari army barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state with an explosive concealed in her handbag. According to reports, a woman was making her way towards the entrance of the barracks when she was asked to stop by soldiers for a thorough search. She refused to heed the soldiers call & continued walking towards the barracks. One of the soldiers opened fire and she was killed with the explosive on her detonating, killing only her. An eyewitness and member of the states Civilian Vigilante group Babakura Kolo said “She continued walking with her handbag slung on her shoulder‎, despite repeated shouts from the soldiers asking her stop. One of the soldiers opened fire on the woman and the handbag exploded, blowing the woman to pieces.”.

Buhari’s Ministerial Nominees Not The Best — Sarah Jibril

Mrs. Sarah Jubril, Nigeria’s first female presidential candidate, was Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Ethics and Values. In this interview, she blamed some of government functionaries and Jonathan’s appointees for the woes the immediate past administration suffered. She also frowns at the infighting and alleged impunity in the current administration and says that implementation of ethics and values in the polity is the surest way to rescue the country from the clutches of corruption.

You Are A Dictator, PDP Tells Buhari

• Says APC’s anti-corruption crusade a sham, Presidency disagrees
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government of hypocrisy, describing its ‘trumpeted’ fight against corruption as ‘orchestrated.’

Ministerial Screening: Fireworks Continue Over Amaechi, Sokoto Nominee

•Senators under intense lobbying •Contention over Senate’s order 53(5)
FIREWORKS continued to rage at the weekend, as senators opposed to the screening of the former governor of Rivers State, Chief Rotimi Amaechi as a minister continued to battle their counterparts who are seeking confirmation of the former governor.

Amaechi had, on Friday, written three letters through his counsel to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, insisting that the chamber should discountenance his indictment for alleged corrupt practices by an administrative panel of inquiry set up by the government of Rivers State.
He also declared that the matter was already before the Court of Appeal and the High Court, declaring that the Senate acting upon the matter, could be subjudice.

Why I Wasn’t Considered Minister - Utomi Says I’ll Rather Be Remembered Like Awo

RENOWNED political economist and public affairs analyst, Professor Pat Utomi, has said his failure to be included in the ministerial list, as touted by many Nigerians, might be his failure to win the approval of the powers that be.

Utomi made this revelation in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, on Sunday.

Utomi, who spoke against the backdrop of outcry in some sections of the media at his non-selection as ministerial nominee of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, further disclosed that he was never consulted by any member of government.

He said: “Dr (Mrs) Tokunbo Awolowo Dosumu told me a few years ago, that they seem determined to stop you the way they stopped my father. My reply was that those who tried to stop your father, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, are not worth a fraction of what he is in history. I would rather be remembered like your father is than win their approval.”

When asked about his feeling at the development, considering his commitment to the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and support for President Muhammadu Buhari, he replied: “I was not consulted at all. My commitment is to Nigeria and the Nigerian people. I will continue to serve them as long as I live, even if I am not in government.”

On what he made of the people on the ministerial list, he said: “It is inappropriate for me to say something about it.”

It will be recalled that Utomi had referred to the emergence of Buhari as the dawn of a new era in Nigeria and expressed his readiness to work with the government should he get the mandate.



Fulani Herdsmen Flogged Us On Our Farm —Falae’s Manager

Bruno Akhigbodemhe is the manager of Midland farms owned by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae. He speaks with HAKEEM GBADAMOSI on the activities of Fulani herdsmen on the farm in the last seven years. Excerpts:
SINCe when have you been experiencing the invasion of Fulani herdsmen on this farm? I have been working with the farm for the past 20 years but the issue of Fulani herdsmen getting into our farms to destroy our crops dates back about six or seven years ago.

Odia Ofeimun: I Will Be The Governor Of Edo State

I want to be Governor of Edo state in 2016. My purpose is to realize a collective sense of achievement for a people who have always taken pride in being heirs to a great heritage. Colonialism may have demolished that heritage and the incorporation into a larger Nigerian fold may not have assuaged it. But I am determined to prove that within the particularity of one nationality, Edo, and the fold of a multinational state, Nigeria, it is possible to achieve high feats of modernity, cultural civility and technological proficiency comparable to that of any other country in the world. And, this, within forty months. Not two terms of office.

Tinubu Under Pressure To Float New Party

•Fear grips Buhari, loyalists
THE future looks bleak for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as indications emerged that the ruling party is beginning to develop cracks among its leaders.
The National Daily gathered that certain APC leaders are under pressure to float a new political party over lingering disaffections on emerging decisions and actions in the control of the Federal Government under the party’s hegemony.

PDP: APC Using EFCC To Harass Akpabio To Weaken Us Ahead Of 2019 Elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the investigation of Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader and former Akwa Ibom state governor, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to destabilise the party and scuttle its chances of taking over power in 2019.
On Friday, the EFCC quizzed Akpabio for hours over alleged fraud and stealing to the tune of N108.1 billion. The interrogation continued on Saturday, after which the former governor was released.
But on Sunday the PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, at a news conference in Abuja said Akpabio’s investigation by the anti-graft agency was politically motivated and calculated to weaken the party ahead of the 2019 elections.