Jan 20, 2021

How Popular Thug, Asiri Eniba Allegedly Attacked Governor Oyetola’s Convoy

According to a report by Daily Post, there was an alleged faceoff between Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, and a notorious thug, Kazeem Oyewale popularly called, ‘Asiri Eniba’.

The altercation happened on Sunday and it caused an uproar in the state.

It was gathered that Asiri Eniba gang members blocked the route of Governor Oyetola’s convoy and engaged his security at old-garage in the evening of Sunday.

An eyewitness told DAILY POST that the gunshot was so much that later forced the convoy to take another route and to save the life of the governor.

It was also gathered that a dispute had ensued on Sunday afternoon between the governor’s security crew and Asiri Eniba at a function which allegedly impelled him to leave the function and to plot the attack when the convoy approached the Old-garage pack, Osogbo.

The thugs also allegedly destroyed the big banners of Gov Oyetola mounted at Old-Garage.

It was gathered that the popular thug, Asiri Eniba, the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Oroki Branch is one of the leaders of the State Boys.

The notorious group was allegedly empowered by the administration of Rauf Aregbesola who is now the Minister of Interior.

Hence, Asiri Eniba was said to have been enjoying the favour of the present administration since the commencement of Governor Oyetola administration.

The genesis of the feud between Asiri Eniba could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. But operatives of Amotekun corps have taken over the Old-garage and Ola-Iya motor parks since Monday.

Contacting the Special Adviser to the governor on security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, she denied knowing anything about the attack. She said she was not aware of any attack on the governor.

Ige said, “I was not with the convoy on Sunday, and I am not aware of any faceoff or attack on the governor. You can contact the commander of Amotekun to find out why they blocked the parks.”

Speaking with the Field Commander of Amotekun in the state, Comrade Shittu Amitolu, he told DAILY POST that the corps decision to block the parks was due to intelligence reports gathered that illegal drug dealings were transpiring inside the commercial motor parks.

Amitolu noted that Amotekun was empowered to fight criminal activities such as illegal drug dealing, cultism and more.

Deeper Life Alleged Assault: Court Commences Trial Under Closed-door

The court proceeding of the Deeper Life High School boy who was allegedly molested has commenced on Wednesday in Uyo, with the magistrate court holding its proceedings under closed-door.

Two students of the school, both of them 13 years old, accused of s3xually molesting a fellow student, an 11-year-old boy, are being prosecuted by the police.

Five officials of the school, including a suspended principal, are also on trial.

An official, said to be the court registrar, asked people, including lawyers, who were not parties in the case, to leave the courtroom before the proceedings began.

Reporters were asked to leave too, as a court official began closing the doors and windows in the courtroom.

A lawyer, who was not part of the case, explained to people, mostly reporters, that it was necessary to hold the court proceedings under closed-door because minors were involved.

By 10:30 a.m., the victim of the alleged abuse was seen stepping out of the courtroom, accompanied by his dad, Iniobong Archibong, while the proceeding was going on.

“His mother is about to give her testimony, that is why we have been asked to stay outside,” Mr Archibong told Premium Times.

The victim, a JSS1 student of the Deeper Life School, was alleged to have been s3xually molested between October and December inside the school dormitory by the two senior students when he was switched from his dormitory to another that was filled with senior students.

Young Lady Dies After Allegedly Being Harassed While Twerking N*ked On Stage At Street Carnival

Ama Broni, a young Ghanaian lady has died a really tragic death.

The young lady reportedly died after she was sexually assaulted at a carnival.

Ama Broni reportedly attended a carnival at Budumburam in the Gomoa East District where she met her untimely death. The carnival dubbed ‘Family Street Carnival’ took place on Saturday, 16th January 2021 at Budumburam in the Central Region.

At the carnival, a challenge was thrown to the crowd that whoever was able to twerk heavily would be given $100. Hoping to make some money, Ama took up the challenge and hit the stage to dance.

In videos shared online, the mother of two was seen dancing on stage butt naked as some guys tried touching her private part. This prompted her to bring her performance to a halt and she made way to the backstage after collecting the prize money.

According to some eyewitnesses, while making her way down the stage, the mother of two was electrocuted but did not help from those around her because they thought she was still being hyper. It wasn’t until she fell down that they got to her and quickly rushed her to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.

Other eyewitnesses alleged that Ama died after she jumped and broke her neck while trying to escape from men that were assaulting her sexually during her dance performance.

Man Arrested For Defrauding Victims By Impersonating As Superintendent Of Police, EFCC Operative

A fraudster identified as Mohammed Abdulrahman has been apprehended by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command (FCT) for defrauding members of the public by posing as a Superintendent of Police and operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Spokesperson of the Command, AP Mariam Yusuf, who confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the suspect was arrested by operatives attached to the Mabushi Police Division on January 17, following a tip-off.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that, the suspect habitually harasses residents along Mabushi Express axis under the façade of being a Police Officer thereby smearing the dignified image of the Nigeria Police Force.” the PPRO said.

Exhibits recovered from the suspect include two warrant cards, one handcuff, one tear spray, one black belt, one red fez cap, one black belt, one cutlass and one Toyota Camry black colour with registration number: AGL 541 ET.

The PPRO stated that the Commissioner of Police of the Command, CP Bala Ciroma, has urged the members of the public to report suspicious happenings and criminals in their environments to the nearest police formation for prompt action

Nnamdi Kanu Attacks Bola Tinubu Ahead of 2023 Presidential Election

Nigerians have been called upon to reject the candidature of All Progressives Congress national leader, Bola Tinubu in 2023.

The call was made by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday as he attacked the candidature of the APC leader.

He said Nigerians should reject the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu as he warned that Nigeria will be doomed if Tinubu is allowed to sail through with his presidential ambition.

The IPOB leader issued the warning in a statement he signed personally.

In the statement, the separatist leader also insisted on referendum.

“If AMOTEKUN fails to drive away this Fulani army of darkness from Yoruba forests, as #ESN is now gallantly doing in the East, the whole of Yoruba land or what is left of it after the loss of Illorin to the caliphate will be lost to the Fulani conquistadors forever.

“Remember how they took Illorin from you. Don’t allow history to repeat itself.

“Reject Tinubu presidential ambitions or else you are doomed. Insist on #REFERENDUM,” the statement read.

Trump Pardons Two Popular American Rappers Lil Wayne, Kodak Black

American rappers, Lil Wayne and Kodak Black will not be serving prison terms for crimes they committed after being pardoned by President Donald Trump.

The American president also pardoned over 100 others in his last full day in office.

Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a loaded weapon on a private jet while travelling to Miami in December 2020, Billboard.com reports.

Carter is a convicted felon, stemming from a gun charge in 2007, which meant he was looking at 10 years in prison when sentenced on January 28, 2021.

His pardon was hardly surprising after the Grammy award-winning artist inexplicably endorsed Trump for re-election last October and posed for a picture, which he was heavily criticized for on social media.

“Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he has done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done,” Carter wrote in a Twitter message that included the picture.

On December 23, 2019, an anonymous tip led Miami police officers and federal agents to search Carter’s jet where they found the loaded gun, in addition to reportedly cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, pain killers and prescription-strength cough syrup, along with nearly $26,000 in cash. Carter was not charged with any drug offences.

Also, Kodak Black, born Bill Kahan Kapri, is in federal prison after pleading guilty to a firearms possession charge after being detained at the Canadian-American border in March 2020.

Trump further pardoned his former campaign manager Steve Bannon, former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. However, Wikileaks’ Julian Assange and Edward Snowden were not on the list.

Davido And Zubby Michael Hang Out Together In South Africa

Davido parties with Zubby Michael and zlanta, as they celebrate zlanta’s new car.

Chilling with the BIGGEST FORCE @davido chosen KING #ZM #A1 #SA #doings #nawedeyhere #blessup

Remains Of Veteran Actress Orisabunmi Buried

The remains of veteran Nollywood actress Folake Aremu popularly called Orisabunmi has been buried.

The movie star was buried in her hometown Olla in Kwara State.

Orisabunmi reportedly died at her Ibadan, Oyo State residence on Tuesday, January 5.

Chairperson of the Oyo State Chapter of the Theatre and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Rose Odika confirmed that the remains of the actress left Toun Mortuary in Iwo Road, Ibadan to Kwara state for burial.

The actress earned the alias Orisabunmi after she played the role of a pacifying priestess Orisabunmi in a 1987 TV series Arelu produced by her former husband Jimoh Aliu.

She later featured as the priestess Orisabunmi in most stage and screen production of the 90’s.

Orisabunmi died aged 60, four months after ex-husband Jimoh Aliu, better known as Aworo, died.

“Leave That Man Must Do It For Me Mentality And Normalize Buying Luxury Stuff For Yourself This Year” – Nancy Isime Tells Ladies

Nigerian TV personality and actress, Nancy Isime took to Instagram to advise ladies to hustle and buy luxury items for themselves instead of depending on men for everything.

To achieve the goal, Isime insists they must double their ‘legit hustle’ and work hard in other to spoil themselves this year.

In a post via her Instagram Story, she wrote:

“Ladies, This year we are nomilazing buying luxury sh*t for ourselves all year round!

Leave that “Man must do it for me mentality in 2020”

This year, we see it, we like it, we want it, we buy it. Doube your legit hustle boo, grind hard, eyes on the goal!

You wanna be spoiled? Do it yourself.”

Ramsey Nouah Spotted With Tunde Ednut In The US (Photo)

Veteran actor, Ramsey Nouah, who is in the US for a movie production, ran into entertainer, Tunde Ednut, and shared a photo of them together on his Instagram handle, IgbereTV reports.

Ramsey captioned the photo;

”Now look who I ran into…[email protected]
An extraordinary personality and a gentleman.
Can’t wait to have u back on IG bro!”


Omowunmi Ajiboye Recounts Her Son’s Escape From Abeokuta Tanker Explosion

Nollywood actress Omowunmi Ajiboye has recounted her son Obadara Ogungbe’s escape from the Abeokuta tanker explosion, Igbere TV reports.

Omowunmi shared a video of the tanker incident and a picture of actor Ayobami Daniel on Instagram on Tuesday.

She said Ayobami’s car got burnt by the fire.

“Thank God for your life my boy @ayobami__daniel Olorun a pese Owo to ma fi ra motor min fun e ni Oruko jesu�� Kadupe fun emi.

“This incident happened at the front of my Son school @obadaraogungbe not up to 5min we dropped him �Thank you lord for not giving me any reason to mourn over my SON and FAMILY,” she wrote.

Omowunmi is married to actor Segun Ogungbe.

The tanker incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guaranty Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.

The tanker was reportedly carrying 33,000 litres of petrol.

Eyewitnesses say it lost control while descending from an overhead bridge. It hit a motorcycle in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles waiting for passengers at the end of the bridge.


Nigerian Singer, Timi Dakolo Clocks 40

Popular Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo is 40 years old today, January 20.

The singer in his birthday message, recounted “writing WAEC and doing revision on his PN Okeke just yesterday”.

He also prayed for a quality life and to laugh as much as he can.

Timi Dakolo Wrote;

“Happy Birthday To me. I am so overjoyed. I can’t believe I am 40. It was just yesterday I was writing Waec and doing revision on my PN Okeke. It was just yesterday I was dreaming working in Shell and stay in shell camp. Take my granny abroad and buy her everything. Anyways. I just want to live a quality life and laugh as hard as I can.The 4th floor of life looks great.”

“I Was Paid 10 Million Dollars To Pretend I Have COVID-19” -Rapper, Aka Reveals

Popular South African rapper, AKA, has made startling revelations online.

He made a post on his Twitter account stating that he was paid  to tell the masses that he tested positive for coronavirus.

The popular South African rapper came up with a tweet on Twitter saying that he was paid 10 Million Dollars to pretend he had Corona Virus.

See The Exchange Below:

“Fan: “Why did you tell people to vote for @cryilRamaphosa, then he stole R500 billion. Did you benefit from it?”

 “AKA: “I benefited a lot. Even got paid 10 Million Dollars to pretend I have Covid19 Seriously, Not Joking”

Nigerian Airforce Apologies For Using Old Photos As Images Of Marte’s Battle

I did an early morning search on the Twitter page of the Nigerian Air Force today and realise they have apologies for the costly mistake after Sahara reporters call them out.

Seems the Air force have more intergrity than the Army.

Kudos to them..

God bless the military……..

(1/4) Our attention has been drawn to the inclusion of some erroneous pictures amongst those posted earlier on the terrorists’ gun trucks & other vehicles destroyed by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE (ATF OPLD) at Marte on 15/16 January 2021

(2/4) On further investigation, it has been discovered that the pictures sent from the OPLD Theatre inadvertently included a few pictures from other encounters with terrorist elements. The error is highly regretted.

(3/4) The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) wishes to state that the inclusion of the pictures was not deliberate & does not take anything away from the huge success of the air operation that dealt a decisive blow on the terrorists as shown in the widely circulated video.

(4/4)Most of the pictures earlier circulated were indeed from the recent successful air strikes at Marte. The few erroneous pictures have now been expunged & all pictures here are those from the “Battle of Marte”. Thank you for your understanding and continued support for the NAF

OAU Cancels 2020/2021 Session, To Resume 2019/2020 Session February 8

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, has fixed resumption of the 2019/2020 academic session for February 8, 2021.

Academic activities were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, and a strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) .

OAU spokesperson, Abiodun Olarewaju, said in statement that the Senate met on Tuesday, January 19 to approve numerous decisions including the cancellation of the 2020/2021 academic session.

While the 2019/2020 academic session resumes on February 8, only final year students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Students in the College of Health Sciences, and year four students in the Faculty of Agriculture are allowed to resume residence.

“All other students are to attend their classes virtually,” the statement read.

The university cautioned that staff, students, and other members of the university community must strictly adhere to safety guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The approved resumption programme is subject to periodic review in line with the realities of the pandemic, according to the institution.

Source:- Today ng

Illegal NIN Enrollment Centre Operators Arrested In Kano

The National Identity Management Commission has busted some illegal centres carrying out registration for the National Identity Number in Kano State.

Operators of the centres were arrested during a raid by NIMC officials who handed them over to the police for investigation.

Some of the items found at the centres include NIMC slips, fake plastic ID cards and other documents belonging to the NIMC which shouldn’t be found under the custody of any other person.

In a video uploaded on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC, the Commission’s legal officer in Kano said the operation was done in conjunction with a team from Abuja.

He said, “We went around Kano together to check for illegal operations that were going on in some places, more particularly business centres and some cafes. We thank God that we made some arrests in about three centres.

“We gathered so many exhibits and evidence and we have taken them to the police station where the matter is being investigated.

“Part of the documents that we recovered are NIMC slips, fake plastic ID cards and some other documents belonging to NIMC that are not supposed to be under the custody of anybody, but unfortunately, we found them under the custody of these business centre operators.”

The legal officer added that the operators of the illegal centres will be taken to court when the investigation is concluded.

He said, “In fact, the investigation is almost concluded. The FIR has been raised by the police.”

Source:- Today ng

Sadiya Farouq: FG To Pay 24 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each

The Federal Government on Tuesday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor.

A statement issued in Abuja by her aide, Nneka Anibeze, said the intervention would serve as cushion for those further impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement read in part, “According to records, about 24.3 million poor and vulnerable individuals were identified at the end of 2020 and registered into the National Social Register.

“Each beneficiary will receive N5,000 for a period of six months.”

Farouq said the intervention database was needed to develop the capacity for rapid response to any emergency including natural or man-made disasters.

The minister said the Rapid Response Register was designed to rapidly identify, register and provide succour to people who were not previously captured in the social register.

Speaking on the RRR, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said the register deployed a wholly technology-based approach, adding that it was primed to achieve an end-to-end digital foot-print in cash transfers for the urban poor.

This, he said, would also help the government to achieve its financial inclusion policy under the Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access programme.

He said, “The groundbreaking success of the RRR now emboldens us to achieve our aspiration of a social security programme for a minimum of 20 million Nigerians in the next two years. This will be the largest of its kind on the continent.”

Osinbajo also hinted that the Federal Government would seek funding for the intervention programmes as the country deserved a social security scheme that would not only alleviate poverty but also create wealth for millions of those waiting for the opportunity

Source:= Punch ng

Wada To Bello: You Lack Effrontery To Advise Nigerians On COVID-19 Vaccine

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Kogi 2019 gubernatorial election, Engr Musa Wada on Tuesday, has asked the incumbent governor Yahaya Bello to stop using COVID-19 as part of his Presidential ambition campaign, describing his last outburst against the use of yet-to-arrive vaccine, as careless and unnecessary misleading.

Considering the fact that COVID-19 pandemic is strictly scientific-based issue, which ought not to be merely political, the engineer raises alarm against the approach of governor Bello towards the pandemic.

Engr Wada, in a statement signed by his campaign spokesperson in Abuja, Usman Okai Austin, asked the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government to take a very definite stand on the pandemic, as the party is blowing hot and cold the same time.

He said the confusion in the land is because the APC lacks proper direction on the pandemic, that is silently killing across the world.

The PDP stalwart alleged that Medical Doctors in their large numbers have left the state, owning to the governor’s refusal to pay them their entitlements.

“One expects someone like Yahaya Bello to keep quiet over serious issues, and is unfortunate in APC as anything goes; Bello is being given a free hand and is creating more damages than necessary.

“Yahaya Bello’s government lacks human face, as he is the least in the society to talk on issue of serious concern, considering the fact that Kogi state under Yahaya Bello has the worst health facilities with Primary Heath Care PHC, and Hospitals in comatose.

“In Kogi state today, some remaining doctors use candles and local lamps to attend to patients and nobody dare talk,” he said.

Source:- Vanguard

Sanwo-Olu: Decision To Open Schools Is Not “Cast In Stone”, Reviews Continue

Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu gives updates on the situation in the State especially on the 2nd Wave, this is the first Covid19 address for the Year 2021.

SCHOOLS : Governor @jidesanwoolu says the decision to open schools was a very difficult one and that the office of the office of quality assurance in the Ministry of Education will continue to monitor the situation for the long term development pupils.

SHOCKING STATS ON SCHOOLS: Governor @jidesanwoolu says from the First Wave till now when schools were closed at first .. 24,000 children have not come back to to school in Lagos State.. says decision is also not cast in stone and reviews continue.

OXYGEN UPDATE: Governor @jidesanwoolu says [b]a new oxygen plant will be in LASUTH Ikeja which will produce 200 cylinders per day and another one at Gbagada General Hospital which has the same capacity as the one in Yaba IDH.

Monarchs Hails Oyetola’s Governance Model, Endorses Him For Second Term

Traditional rulers in the State of Osun have described the governance model of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as one that is progressive and has service at its heart.

The monarchs also endorsed Oyetola for a second term in office, stating that it will be to the advantage of the State if there is no disruption.

Speaking at the flag-off of the South-West Agenda 2023 in the State of Osun, the Oludo of Iddo Osun, Oba Aderemi Adedapo, the Secretary for the Council of Obas and Chief in Nigeria, described the performance of Governor Oyetola as one that has attracted attentions even at the federal level.

According to him: “We are not politicians, but when we have identified the right path to follow, it is only ideal and logical to follow that path and guide the people under our domain. That is only how we can enjoy the dividends of democracy and good governance.

“So, we are reaping from his ingenuity, and we desire his continuity after this current term elapaes”, Oba Adedapo stated.

He also called on the yoruba race to embrace the South West Agenda 2023, adding that the yoruba race is blessed with different grades of leaders who have what it takes to help the cause of the region and by extension the nation.

He continued: “We have blessed to have great leaders among the yoruba race. If you look at the trajectory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, he has three main gift that an Omoluabi should have.

“He is a strategic thinker, a man one with the privilege of foresight and of even temper. Secondlt, he is a reliable man, one who has integrity, a virtue that is very rare in the black race. Lastly, he is someone who will always add value to your life”, he added.

Corroborating his submissions, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi Adewale, described Governor Oyetola as one who is in government to serve and not to get personal benefits.

He also lauded the South West Agenda 2023, adding that it is an opportunity to correct the mistakes of the past.

He said: “We have seen the fruits of a great leader. We are not going to be ungrateful to our leaders, our heroes and legends anymore. We’ve done that to Awolowo in the past, but no more. This time, we are going to correct the mistakes of the past. We are not going to be ungrateful.

“Asiwaju is an ideologist. He has made so much impact. He has built great leaders, people who are real servants of the land, one of whom is our own Governor Oyetola who has distinguished himself and made it unequivocally clear that all he wants to do is serve and nothing more”, Oluwo stated

Panic As Lagos Landlords Put Houses For Sale Over Red Rail Demolition

The 37km North-South rail project tagged the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line is expected to cut through Ebute-Meta to Agbado in Ogun State, moving more than one million passengers on a daily trip. TOLA ADENUBI reports that with the impeding demolition of buildings just a month away, some affected property owners have started putting up their houses for sale, among other panicky decisions.

The first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) popularly called the Red Line is expected to run through Oyingbo to Agbado in Ogun State, cutting through residential and office buildings in Mushin, Yaba, Ikeja and other densely-populated locations in Lagos State.

In a bid to reduce the impact of the demolition (which is just a month away) of structures along the right of way of the Red Line, the Lagos State Government through the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), engaged two consulting firms, Nolasimbo Consulting Engineers and Partners Limited, and Global Impact Environmental Consulting Limited to identify Project Affected Persons (PAP).

Source:- Tribune

Garba Shehu: Akeredolu Cannot Unilaterally Oust Herders In Ondo State

The presidency on Tuesday noted that as a lawyer, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in tackling insecurity is not expected to unilaterally oust Fulani herders in the state or he will go against the constitution of the country.

This followed an ultimatum issued by the government for them to vacate government reserves over security concerns.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja, the presidency maintained that asking the herders to leave can set off a chain of events, which the constitution anticipated and tries to guard against.

It, therefore, called for caution on both sides.

The statement read: “The Presidency has been keenly monitoring events occurring in Ondo State and the ‘orders’ by the government of the state, ‘asking herders to vacate the forests in seven days.’

“What is clearly emerging, is a lack of consistency in messaging which in turn leads to various contradictions regarding the accuracy and the intent behind the message.

“There is little to be said other than to call for restraint on both sides and urge the state government and the leadership of the Fulani communities to continue their dialogue for a good understanding that will bring to an urgent end, the nightmarish security challenges facing the state.

“Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, a seasoned lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and indeed, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has fought crime in his state with passion and commitment, greater sensitivity and compassion for the four years he has run its affairs and, in our view, will be the least expected to unilaterally oust thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in the state on account of the infiltration of the forests by criminals.

“If this were to be the case, rights groups will be right in expressing worries that the action could set off a chain of events which the makers of our constitution foresaw and tried to guard against.

“We want to make it clear that kidnapping, banditry and rustling are crimes, no matter the motive or who is involved. But, to define crime from the nameplates, as a number of commentators have erroneously done- which group they belong to, the language they speak, their geographical location or their faith is atavistic and cruel.

“We need to delink terrorism and crimes from ethnicity, geographical origins and religion—to isolate the criminals who use this interchange of arguments to hinder law enforcement efforts as the only way to deal effectively with them.

“The president, who swore to defend the constitution has spoken against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in asking citizens of Northern origin to leave; he did not spare the group based in Sokoto, ‘Muslim Solidarity Forum,’ which asked the Bishop of Sokoto to leave and is prepared to do all that the law permits to protect citizens all over the country in their choice of where they wished to reside and are treated as equal citizens.

“The government of Ondo and all the 35 others across the federation must draw clear lines between the criminals and the law-abiding citizens who must equally be saved from the infiltrators. Beyond law and order, the fight against crime is also a fight for human values which are fundamental to our country.”

Source:- Tribune

Photos Of The 17-Year-Old Bride Killed By Jealous Wife In Kano (Graphic Photos)

he police have arrested a housewife in Kano State for allegedly killing her husband’s fiancée, a week to their wedding.

The police on Tuesday said Suwaiba Shuaibu, 20, stabbed Aisha Kabir, 17, to death in an uncompleted building in Doguwa Local Government Area of the state.

The police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, said Kabiru Jafaru had lodged a report with the police that Miss Kabir was missing.

Mr Kiyawa said the police after preliminary investigation arrested Mrs Shuaibu of the same address as the complainant.

The suspect is the wife of Shaibu Ali, who was to be wedded to Miss Kabir on January 9, after six years of courtship, the police said.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed that she had called the victim on phone, deceived and lured her to an uncompleted building in their neighbourhood where she used a sharp knife to stab her on her neck, chest and other parts of her body.

“I killed the Aisha out of jealousy because my husband proposed to marry her,” the police quoted the suspect saying.

Officers evacuated the corpse of Miss Kabir to Tudun Wada General Hospital, the police spokesperson said.

He said the state’s Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani, has directed the case to be transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section, to wrap up the investigation.

Mr Kiyawa said the suspect would be charged to court after the exercise.

Source:- Premium Times

Jan 19, 2021

Former Pension Chairman, Maina Has Partial Stroke And Requires Urgent Medical Attention – Lawyer

The defence lawyer of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT)  Anayo Adibe, has disclosed  that his client suffered a partial stroke at the Kuje correctional centre and is in a critical state.

Adibe made the diclosure while speaking on We FM. Commenting on the current state of his client who was re-arrested in Niger Republic and extradited to Nigeria after jumping bail, Anayo alleged that he is in a very bad shape.

He further said that correctional centre’s facility is not equipped enough to give Maina adequate medical attention.

The lawyer said;

“I visited him at the prison about a week ago and from the visit, he was not looking fine at all.

“I was told he had suffered a mild stroke, his blood pressure has been very high and his sugar level has risen astronomically. He is in a very bad shape.

“The resident doctor has written several letters to the authorities asking that he be taken to a better and well equipped medical facility. Those letters have not been responded to,”
 he said.

“As his lawyers, we have taken a step further. We have written the comptroller-general, informing him of the dire situation our client finds himself presently and that except he is afforded quick medical attention, the story might change very soon because the truth is that we fear for his life.”

Adibe also revealed that he has filed an application for his client to be granted bail on health grounds and it would be heard on January 20.

Video Of Governor Obiano’s Wife, Veronica Receiving Coronavirus Vaccine In US

Veronica Obiano, the wife of Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano has received the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

The First Lady of Anambra state received the vaccine via a drive-in session in the North American country.

Watch The Video Below;

See the 16-year-old Suspected Female Bandit Caught With Dangerous Weapons In Niger State (Photo)

A female bandit identified as Maryam Sani has been apprehended in Niger state.

 According to the Niger State Police Command, the 16-year-old bandit was arrested after police killed her partner who was also armed. 

Spokesperson of the command, ASP Wsiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, January 18, said the suspects were arrested with two locally fabricated revolver rifles in Mariga Local Government Area of the state

“On 13/01/2021 at about 1700hrs, a team of Police operatives/vigilante attached to Bangi division while on routine patrol along Bangi/Wamba road arrested two suspects; one Haruna SNU ‘m’ and Maryam Sani age 16yrs ‘f’ both of Magami village via Gussau Zamfara State with one unregistered Bajaj m/cycle, and two locally fabricated revolver rifles,” said Abiodun.   

During interrogation, the said Haruna attempted to escape and was gunned down by the Police. The corpse was later deposited at general hospital Bangi, Mariga LGA.

Obaseki Presented Two University Of Ibadan Certificates – Forensi Expert Alleges

A forensic expert, Raphael Onwuzuligbo, on Monday told an Edo Election Petitions Tribunal that Governor Godwin Obaseki presented two different University of Ibadan degree certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2016 and 2020.

Onwuzuligbo, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, testified as a subpoena witness in the case filed by the Action Democratic Party, and its governorship candidate, Iboi Emmanuel, who are challenging the victory of Obaseki on the claim that he was not qualified to contest the election on alleged certificate forgery and perjury.

Under cross-examination by the counsel for the respondents, the retired police officer noted that the UI’s certificate presented by Obaseki in 2016 was different from the one he presented to INEC in 2020.

ADP and its governorship candidate, in the petition with reference number: EPT/ED/GOV/01/2020, joined INEC, Peoples Democratic Party, Obaseki, the All Progressives Congress, and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as co-respondents in the matter.

The party prayed the tribunal to disqualify Obaseki over the alleged controversial UI certificate and nullify the votes cast for him, thereby ordering INEC to conduct a fresh election involving all other qualified governorship candidates, excluding PDP and Obaseki.

The forensic document examiner was grilled during cross examination by the lead counsel to INEC, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN; PDP, Rotimi Oguneso, SAN; Obaseki, Ken Mozia, SAN; APC, Emmanuel Usoh; and Ize-Iyamu, Austin Osarenkhoe.

Justice Yunusa Musa, leading two other judges (Justices Suleiman Abubakar and Olufunmilayo Stanley), adjourned till Tuesday for continuation of hearing in the ADP’s petition.

At the Monday sitting, the hearing of the petition by the governorship candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party, Tracy Agol, who also prayed for an order to compel INEC to conduct a fresh election involving all the qualified candidates, excluding PDP and Obaseki, did not hold.

Counsel for the first respondent (INEC) in Agol’s petition, Razak Isenalumhe, opened his defence by tendering the Certified True Copies of INEC’s timetable and schedule of activities for the September 19 last year’s election in Edo State, without objection from the lead counsel to PDP, Hamed Raji; Obaseki, Ken Mozia, SAN; and Agol, Stella Agoha.

In Agol’s petition, the chairman of the tribunal adjourned till Wednesday for defence of the second respondent, PDP.

Source:- Punch ng

Saraki Reacts To Death Of David Ntekim-Rex

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has called for the arrest of the killers of David Rex who was shot dead at Jibowu area of Lagos on January 15, Igbere TV reports.

According to a tale of the incident narrated on Twitter by Roy Mustang who identified himself as David’s cousin, the 22-year-old was attacked around 8pm while returning home.

Mr Saraki, however, said on Monday that it was heartbreaking that such incidents still occur despite laws passed during the eighth Senate he headed to prevent such tragedies.

“Learning that David Ntekim-Rex died despite existing laws that we passed during the 8th Senate to mitigate against such occurrences is truly heartbreaking. My heartfelt prayers are with his loved ones at this truly difficult time,” he tweeted.

“I hope that all those that are found to have been negligent in this case are quickly apprehended and tried under the ‘Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act (2017)’ to ensure that no family ever has to suffer such a loss again.”

David was reportedly pronounced dead at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

In 2018, as a computer engineering student at the University of Lagos, he emerged second in the annual Master the Mainframe competition, organised by AngelHack a global hackathon company and the IBM Z Academic Initiative.

Police Arrest 8 Notorious Members Of Rival Cult Groups In Ogun State

The Ogun state police command has apprehended eight members of rival cult groups, Eiye and Aiye.

This was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

According to a statement, a distress call was made to the police in Ifo division headquarters during the clash and the DPO; CSP Adekunle Adeniyi, quickly led his men to the scene where they met two others with gun-shot injuries.

He said “the DPO and his men subsequently moved and traced the rampaging cultist to Iyana Coker area where three amongst them namely: Soji Olamilekan ‘m’ 29yrs, Shobande Olalekan ‘m’ 26yrs and Solomon Fadebi ‘m’ 33yrs were arrested.

On interrogation, they informed the police that their other members have ran to Osuke area of Onipanu Ota where they were planning to launch another round of attack.

Based on the information, the DPO Onipanu division was contacted and he quickly moved to Osuke area where he met a group of cultists holding a meeting in a bush. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were hotly chased and with the assistance of the youths in the area, four amongst the cultists namely: Balogun Oluwaseun ‘m’ 22yrs, Joseph Onwe ‘m’ 24yrs, Peter Rapheal ‘m’ 22yrs and Yusuf Emmanuel ‘m’ 26yrs were apprehended.

While investigation was going on, information got to the police that one of the cultists was seen receiving treatment for gun-shot injury in Arobiye village Ota, the DPO Onipanu swiftly moved in there and got the suspect, one 22yrs old Toheeb Olorunkemi ‘m’ who confessed participating in IFO crisis where he received gun-shot injury arrested.
” the statement read.

Oyeyemi said items recovered from the arrested suspects include one locally made pistol, six live cartridges, four different types of handset, one black beret, and a small bag. He said the corpse of the slain cultist has been deposited to the general hospital mortuary while the injured ones have been taken to the same general hospital for medical care.

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and has also ordered a serious manhunt for the remaining members of the groups in order to put their notorious activities to a permanent end.

Director Demoted And Victimized By Magu Emerges Head Of EFCC Academy (Photo)

A senior officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who suffered victimization in the hands of Ibrahim Magu, former Chairman of the Commission has now emerged as head of EFCC Academy. 

According to Punch, Ayo Olowonihi, has now been appointed as the Commandant of the EFCC Academy. Olowonihi, who was on Grade Level 17 was suspended by the then acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in 2015 and then demoted to Grade 16 by Magu in 2017. The aggrieved director subsequently instituted a case against the EFCC before the National Industrial Court. 

According to court documents, Olowonihi said Magu had on November 19, 2015, summoned him to his office accusing him of being behind some damning online publications on the activities of the commission and against the person of the chairman.

 He said on Magu’s directive, he was interrogated, his official computer taken away, while his two phones (MTN and GLO) were seized, adding that his office, after being thoroughly searched by a team of detectives and policemen, was sealed. 

The plaintiff further stated that while interrogation was still on, Magu demoted him as commandant and redeployed him. Olowonihi said while the letter was purported to have been issued by the management of the commission, he was not aware of any management meeting where such a decision was taken being a management staff. 

The EFCC director won his case in court on February 26, 2019 but the EFCC under the leadership of Magu, filed an appeal. 

The Court of Appeal in August 2020 affirmed the ruling of the lower court but by then, Magu had been suspended indefinitely by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)‌On Monday, the EFCC said in a statement by its Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that Olowonihi had been appointed as the head of the EFCC Academy. A statement titled, ‘Olowonihi Takes Over at EFCC Academy’, read in part, “The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mohammed Abba, has appointed Detective Commander Ayo Olowonihi as Commandant, EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.“Olowonihi takes over from Itam Obono, a Deputy Commissioner of Police

“The appointment which is with immediate effect was consummated with a hand-over ceremony today, Monday, January 18, 2021, attended by both Olowonihi and Obono with heads of departments and units of the Academy in attendance.”Obono charged Staff to give Olowonihi the best cooperation, stating, “I’ll ask that, Ayo who is coming is not new, he has been here before and the work will take speed. Give him the best cooperation. The little hurdles that are there, you may be able to surmount faster than we have done.” 

In his response, Olowonihi appreciated Obono and wished him well at his new assignment. He pledged to take the Academy, which is the brain of the organisation, to where it should be. Meanwhile, The PUNCH learnt that the new EFCC leadership had reversed several of Magu’s appointments while those close to the sacked EFCC boss have remained on suspension for the last six months pending the decision of the President to act on the report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel.