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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

BREAKING: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail

BREAKING: Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail

 Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has once again denied the bail application of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Our correspondent reports that ruling on the bail application, Justice Nyako said for four years, nothing was filed in her court explaining why Kanu left Nigeria.

However, she said she is open to considering a new application for bail and she granted a stay of the criminal proceedings.

Furthermore, Justice Nyako advised Kanu’s legal team to approach the Court of Appeal on the issue of bail.

Last month, the judge also denied Kanu’s bail application. She said at the time that the issue of Kanu’s absence in the past, since 2017, should be determined, before his bail application, will be entertained. She added that Kanu breached his former bail conditions, and until that is heard, his present bail application is immature.

Since his rearrest in Kenya in June 2021, the 54-year-old separatist leader has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Ike Ekweremadu And Wife Arrested For Bringing Child To UK For ‘Organ Harvesting’

Ike Ekweremadu And Wife Arrested For Bringing Child To UK For ‘Organ Harvesting’

 The United Kingdom Metropolitan Police has charged a Nigerian, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Nwanneka Ekweremadu to court for conspiring to bring a child to the UK to harvest organs.

Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, both from Nigeria, are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

It is yet to ascertain if the Ekweremadu is the same as Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President. Checks show that the arrested couple’s names and ages are the same as that of the Senator and his wife.

Organ harvesting involves removing parts of the body, often for commercial gain and against the victim’s will.

Both have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday.

The child’s gender has not been made known but the police announced that the child is safe.

The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under the UK modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.

The statement by the Police read, “Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

“Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

“They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.”

“A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support.

“As criminal proceedings are now underway we will not be providing further details.”

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Gunmen Trapped Inside Jos Prison After Attack On Facility –Spokesperson

Gunmen Trapped Inside Jos Prison After Attack On Facility –Spokesperson



ome gunmen who attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State have been trapped inside the prison facility.

The Controller of Corrections (Public Relations Officer), Francis Enobore, speaking for the Controller-General of Corrections on Sunday evening confirmed the attack.

He also said the gunmen engaged the security personnel in the prison in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.

He, however, added that the gunmen have been trapped in the facility.

He said, “The Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State came under attack by gunmen who reportedly stormed the facility in large number with sophisticated weapons.

“The invaders were said to have arrived at the Custodial Center at about 1720hrs and immediately made for the main gate where they engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.

Gunmen Trapped Inside Jos Prison After Attack On Facility –Spokesperson

“Although they gained entrance to the yard, they are however trapped within as men from sister security services were immediately mobilised to assist the armed guards to cordon the perimeter wall and the entire area.

“Reinforcement from the response squad of the Service has also been mobilised to the centre.

“The situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies. Update will be made available as event unfolds.”

Suspected bandits had attacked the facility on Sunday evening, SaharaReporters had reported.

However, the number of casualties or injured persons cannot be ascertained yet.

Similarly, some gunmen on Monday, October 18 attacked the Oko Medium Security Centre in Edo State and freed the inmates.

BREAKING: Bandits Invade Kaduna Community

The gunmen overpowered the armed guards at the facility and looted shops along the road to the facility,

Also in October, gunmen attacked one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.

The facility known as Abolongo correctional facility was attacked by the gunmen on the evening of Friday, October 22.

It was gathered that the gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack.

It was gathered that the attackers used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.

Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin had confirmed the attack.

Sahara Reporters, ERerportershttp://www.ereporters.com.ng

Thursday, 12 August 2021

BREAKING: Gani Fawehinmi’s Son, Mohammed is Dead.

BREAKING: Gani Fawehinmi’s Son, Mohammed is Dead.

 Mohammed, son of the late fiery lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, is dead.The legal practitioner and Head of Mohammed Fawehinmi Chambers, was 52 years old.


style="text-align: justify;">The activist died on Wednesday after complaining of difficulty in breathing. He was rushed to a hospital.

Mohammed was a 1991 graduate of Business Administration, University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The deceased obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1998.

style="text-align: justify;">He had a terrible accident in 2003 that affected his life which confined him to a wheelchair. The accident also changed his life the way he never envisaged.

style="text-align: justify;">Mohammed had over 20 years experience in the practice of law. He was Director, Nigerian Law Publications Limited; Director, Books Industries Nigeria Limited, and Director, Gani Fawehinmi Library & Gallery Limited.

Mohammed Fawehinmi was unmarried before his death.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

See those who Will benefit from Federal Government Cash Palliative

See those who Will benefit from Federal Government Cash Palliative


Nigerians who top up N100 airtime, have N5,000 account balance will get cash – FG

 

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, says the federal government considers Nigerians who buy N100 call credit as poor and will ensure they get relief cash.

The minister, who earlier confirmed that N-Power beneficiaries were being paid their stipends, spoke in an interview with State House correspondents on Tuesday.

NAN quoted her as disclosing that urban poor dwellers with an account balance of N5,000 or less will be among the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme.

Farouq said the prospective beneficiaries would be part of the additional one million households approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in his national broadcast Monday night.

“You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one million. In this regard, we are going to focus more on the urban poor.

“These are people who depend on the informal sector to earn their livelihood. They are daily wage earners and these are people we are really going to focus more on as well as people living with disabilities,’’ she stated.

Farouq explained that aside the National Social Register, Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and previous record of purchase of recharge cards by mobile phone owners formed part of criteria to identify Nigerians that will get the cash transfer.

“We are also using the mobile network, people that top up their phones with maybe N100, N200. These are the people we consider to be poor and vulnerable,’’ the minister added.

Nigerians have been condemning the methods of the federal government’s disbursement of cash and food items.


Source: Daily Post



Monday, 13 April 2020

Covid19: President Buhari Extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja by two weeks

Covid19: President Buhari Extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja by two weeks

 

President Buhari has extended the Lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by another 14 days. He gave the order in a nationwide broadcast on Monday, saying although locking down the  two states and the nation’s capital was a difficult decision for his government, “such sacrifices are needed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our country”.


He said the order is needed to further curb the spread of Covid19. 


See speech:

Fellow Nigerians,

In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020.


Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision knowing fully well it will severely disrupt your livelihoods and bring undue hardship to you, your loved ones and your communities.

However, such sacrifices are needed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our country. They were necessary to save lives. Our objective was, and still remains, to contain the spread of the Coronavirus and to provide space, time and resources for an aggressive and collective action.

The level of compliance to the COVID-19 guidelines issued has been generally good across the country. I wish to thank you all most sincerely for the great sacrifice you are making for each other at this critical time.

I also acknowledge the support and contributions received from public-spirited individuals, the business community and our international partners and friends.

I must also thank the media houses, celebrities and other public figures for the great work they are doing in sensitizing our citizens on hygienic practices, social distancing and issues associated with social gatherings.

As a result of the overwhelming support & cooperation received, we were able to achieve a lot during these 14 days of initial lockdown. We implemented comprehensive public health measures that intensified our case identification, testing, isolation & contact tracing capabilities.

To date, we have identified 92% of all identified contacts while doubling the number of testing laboratories in the country and raising our testing capacity to 1,500 tests per day.

Lagos and Abuja today have the capacity to admit some 1,000 patients each across several treatment centres. Many State Governments have also made provisions for isolation wards and treatment centres. We will also build similar centers near our airports and land borders.

Using our resources and those provided through donations, we will adequately equip and man these centres in the coming weeks.

Already, health care workers across all the treatment centers have been provided with the personal protective equipment that they need to safely carry out the care they provide.

Our hope and prayers are that we do not have to use all these centres. But we will be ready for all eventualities.

At this point, I must recognise the incredible work being done by our healthcare workers and volunteers across the country especially in frontline areas of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

You are our heroes and as a nation, we will forever remain grateful for your sacrifice during this very difficult time. More measures to motivate our health care workers are being introduced which we will announce in the coming weeks.

As a nation, we are on the right track to win the fight against COVID-19.

However, I remain concerned about the increase in number of confirmed cases and deaths being reported across the world and in Nigeria specifically.

On 30th March 2020, when we started our lockdown in conforming with medical and scientific advice, the total number of confirmed cases across the world was over 780,000.

Yesterday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally was over one million, eight hundred and fifty thousand. This figure is more than double in two weeks!

In the last fourteen days alone, over 70,000 people have died due to this disease. In the same period, we have seen the health systems of even the most developed nations being overwhelmed by this virus.

Here in Nigeria, we had 131 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 12 States on 30th March 2020. We had two fatalities then.

This morning, Nigeria had 323 confirmed cases in twenty States. Unfortunately we now have ten fatalities. Lagos State remains the center and accounts for 54% of the confirmed cases in Nigeria.

When combined with the FCT, the two locations represent over 71% of the confirmed cases in Nigeria.

Most of our efforts will continue to focus in these two locations. Majority of the confirmed cases in Lagos and the FCT are individuals with recent international travel history or those that came into contact with returnees from international trips.

By closing our airports and land borders and putting strict conditions for seaport activities, we have reduced the impact of external factors on our country. However, the increase in the number of States with positive cases is alarming.

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has informed me that, a large proportion of new infections are now occurring in our communities, through person-to-person contacts. So we must pay attention to the danger of close contact between person to person.

At this point, I will remind all Nigerians to continue to take responsibility for the recommended measures to prevent transmission, including maintaining physical distancing, good personal hygiene and staying at home.

In addition, I have signed the Quarantine Order in this regard and additional regulations to provide clarity in respect of the control measures for the COVID-19 pandemic which will be released soon.

The public health response to COVID-19 is built on our ability to detect, test and admit cases as well as trace all their contacts. While I note some appreciable progress, we can achieve a lot more.

Today, the cessation of movement, physical distancing measures and the prohibition of mass gatherings remain the most efficient and effective way of reducing the transmission of the virus.

By sustaining these measures, combined with extensive testing and contact tracing, we can take control and limit the spread of the disease.

Our approach to the virus remains in 2 steps - First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners.

With this in mind and having carefully considered the briefings and Report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT for another 14 days effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020. 

I am therefore once again asking you all to work with Government in this fight.

This is not a joke. It is a matter of life and death. Mosques in Makkah and Madina have been closed. The Pope celebrated Mass on an empty St. Peter’s Square. The famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris held Easter Mass with less than 10 people.

India, Italy and France are in complete lockdown. Other countries are in the process of following suit. 

We cannot be lax.

The previously issued guidelines on exempted services shall remain.

This is a difficult decision to take, but I am convinced that this is the right decision. The evidence is clear. The repercussions of any premature end to the lockdown action are unimaginable.

We must not lose the gains achieved thus far. We must not allow a rapid increase in community transmission. We must endure a little longer.

I will therefore take this opportunity to urge you all to notify the relevant authorities if you or your loved ones develop any symptoms.

I will also ask our health care professionals to redouble their efforts to identify all suspected cases, bring them into care and prevent transmission to others.

No country can afford the full impact of a sustained restriction of movement on its economy. I am fully aware of the great difficulties experienced especially by those who earn a daily wage such as traders, dayworkers, artisans and manual workers.

For this group, their sustenance depends on their ability to go out. Their livelihoods depend on them mingling with others and about seeking work. But despite these realities we must not change the restrictions.

In the past two weeks, we announced palliative measures such as food distribution, cash transfers and loans repayment waivers to ease the pains of our restrictive policies during this difficult time. 

These palliatives will be sustained.

I have also directed that the current Social Register be expanded from 2.6 million households to 3.6 million households in the next two weeks.

This means we will support an additional one million homes with our social investment programs. 

A technical committee is working on this and will submit a report to me by the end of this week.

The Security Agencies have risen to the challenges posed by this unprecedented situation with gallantry and I commend them.

I urge them to continue to maintain utmost vigilance, firmness as well as restraint in enforcing the restriction orders while not neglecting statutory security responsibilities.

Fellow Nigerians, follow the instructions on social distancing. The irresponsibility of the few can lead to the death of the many. Your freedom ends where other people’s rights begin.

The response of our State Governors has been particularly impressive, especially in aligning their policies and actions to those of the Federal Government.

In the coming weeks, I want to assure you that the Federal Government, through the Presidential Task Force, will do whatever it takes to support you in this very difficult period.

I have no doubt that, by working together and carefully following the rules, we shall get over this pandemic.

I must also thank the Legislative arm of Government for all its support and donations in this very difficult period. This collaboration is critical to the short and long-term success of all the measures that we have instituted in response to the pandemic.

As a result of this pandemic, the world as we know it has changed. The way we interact with each other, conduct our businesses and trade, travel, educate our children and earn our livelihoods will be different.

To ensure our economy adapts to this new reality, I am directing the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Communication and Digital Economy, Science and Technology, Transportation, Aviation, Interior, Health, Works and Housing, Labour and Employment and Education to jointly develop a comprehensive policy for a “Nigerian economy functioning with COVID-19”.

The Ministers will be supported by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council and the Economic Sustainability Committee in executing this mandate.

I am also directing the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the National Security Adviser, the Vice Chairman, National Food Security Council and the Chairman, Presidential Fertiliser Initiative to work with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to ensure the impact of this pandemic on our 2020 farming season is minimized.

Finally, I want to thank the members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for all their hard work so far. Indeed, the patriotism shown in your work is exemplary and highly commendable.

Fellow Nigerians, I have no doubt that by working together and carefully following the rules, we shall get over this pandemic and emerge stronger in the end.

I thank you all for listening and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.




Saturday, 11 April 2020

Bill Gates Covid19 Vaccine and its Relationship with the New World Order - By Olatuja Gabriel-Wealth

Bill Gates Covid19 Vaccine and its Relationship with the New World Order - By Olatuja Gabriel-Wealth



Just few days here, they were antagonising Pastor Chris that he was driving conspiracy theory about 5G, Covid19 and New World order. 

See for yourself. So when one Bill Gates will ensure the whole world takes Covid19 vaccine and get certified and without the certificate, you would not be able to do anything in the world, is that not the beginning of Antichrist? 

Most pastors don't know they bible. They don't know the world of God.

I don't have anything to say about Pastors, who are motivational speakers who want people to do well in their businesses, those Pastors who are entrepreneurs willing to be a part of trending industries and innovations even at the expense of their faiths. Jesus Christ's persecution was divine. But Judas was destroyed for yielding himself as an instrument to Satan to cause the persecution faster. Beware! What shall it profit you when you have the best business in the world and lose your soul? 

Lazy professors and the so called learned they can't research to know the right and wrong information before they start blabbing.  

Politicians are only doing what they think will benefit them as a proof of achievement in their political tenures in office. They have no insight or idea about long term effects of the decisions taken now. 

It's written in Daniel, Revelation that this will happen. We cannot stop it. But what we are saying is that it's not yet time. If someone as begun to control the world world and presidents of nations now, imagine if Jesus Christ doesn't come as son as we think, the whole world will suffer for too long. 

It will be very easy for one person to come and make a decision at the detriment of the whole world and religions.

I don't blame the unbelievers because they don't know the word of God. But what can we say about those who call themselves pastors that are too lazy to study the Bible and connect it with what is happening in our time? Anyways, it was the people who are called pastors in our time that persecuted Jesus. Some will still be instrumental to the manifestation of Antichrist. 

What is Antichrist? 

Antichrist may not be a person that will sit down in a throne or a position of authority to be roaring like the Satan in Bollywood movies and be controlling the world with his power. 

Antichrist means, "again Christ", "against the gospel of Christ". 

Antichrist may be a person, people, government, or group of government that takes decisions to stop the gospel of the lord Jesus Christ. 

An Antichrist may be in a home, church, government, industry etc. 

Anyone that takes any decision or in support of any decision that make it easy for the gospel of the lord Jesus to be stopped is Antichrist too. You may be a pastor, it doesn't matter. 

This will interest you. We are talking of Antichrist, people in other religions don't understand the implications. Imagine there's any decision to control the whole world, and one day, they say no mosques, no church or any place of worship whatsoever. It's will affect all the religions, not only Christianity. That is why we should all rise up and stand against any evil agenda. Some of them might be good, in fact very good in a short run. But in the long run, when people come and pass away successively, things will begin to change and before it gets to be touch. 

In this video, Bill Gates even said the Covid19 vaccine was discovered in 2013. Yes! Bill Gates is a technology innovator, in support of driving 5G. 

See this video:

Video: Bill Gates Discovers #Covid19 Vaccine. Could This be the Beginning the New World Order? See what Bill Gates says about how the vaccine will be administered globally 





Tuesday, 7 April 2020

BREAKING: Brazil's President Test Positive To Coronavirus Days After Meeting Trump

BREAKING: Brazil's President Test Positive To Coronavirus Days After Meeting Trump



The President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus.
Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo said that they are doing further testing to confirm the diagnosis, adding that they expect the second set of testing results later Friday.
The positive diagnosis comes just a few days after the right-wing Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-a-Lago.
In the wake of the news out of Brazil, a number of White House officials were called into an urgent meeting in the chief of staff's office.
Bolsonaro had been tested after one of his deputies, who was also in appearance at the Florida resort, was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Fabio Wajngarten, the communications secretary for the 64-year-old Brazilian leader who had traveled to Miami for the meeting as well, showed flu symptoms and tested positive for the virus early on Wednesday.
It also comes after Peter Dutton, Australia's minister for home affairs, tested positive after traveling back from Washington D.C., where he met Attorney General William Barr and Ivanka Trump.
Source: ScooperNews
“Traitors”, “Termites” “Vermin”: Governor Seyi Makinde Mulls Cabinet Shakeup By Abiodun Ladepo

“Traitors”, “Termites” “Vermin”: Governor Seyi Makinde Mulls Cabinet Shakeup By Abiodun Ladepo


One cabinet member described the governor as being very disappointed with the job performances and personal conduct of some of his appointees. He is frustrated that many lacked the air of originality and sense of purpose that had been the mantra of his campaign. He wants to shake up his cabinet and bring in those that would help him establish a good legacy.

Coming up on the first anniversary of his swearing-in as governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde is having to contend with deep-seethed internal crises that are tearing at the fabric of his administration. Some of the issues go to the heart and head of his administration, posing as at best, significant distractions, or potential impediments to the ability of the governor to have any meaningful achievement before his term is over.

Although all administrations in Oyo State have always been bedeviled by one form of internal crisis or the other, Makinde’sproblems seem to be exacerbated by the fact that he was propelled to power in part by a coalition of other politically strong politicians who had had their eyes on the gubernatorial seat forever, and still do. Makinde was able to literally buy their support. But no sooner than the administration settled down that the ingrained lack of respect for the governor started coming to the fore.

From the deputy governor to the chief of staff, down to members of his advisory council and even some of his own commissioners, the lack of respect for the person of the governor and his administrative capability are palpable.

And the feelings may be mutual between the governor and some of the people he has had to get in bed with. I am told that the governor habours so much disdain for some of those around him that he would have never been in the same room with them if he didn’t need them for his election.

Within the PDP and remnants of the coalition, jostling for 2023has already begun. And although the administration will likely deny the existence of crises, unofficially and off-the-record, many members are speaking out, albeit in confidence to those they trust.

For instance, one senior party member told me he wasn’t sure the deputy governor didn’t wish something terrible happened to the governor so he could take over like Alao-Akala took over from Ladoja in 2006. The same person questioned the deputy governor’s loyalty to the governor, and charged that the deputy governor is the main cause of the corrosive fragmentation that now exists in the EXCO.

 Another influential party member believed that the deputy governor was putting together a gubernatorial platform with which he would challenge Makinde in 2027; something akin to what former Deputy Governor Hazeem Gbolarumi did while serving under then Governor Alao-Akala. 

Yet another leader wondered why the deputy governor could be making surreptitious plans to be governor when the administration was not even one year in office. A fourth person, who is also a highly-regarded party member, corroborated the first and added that Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan is jealous of Lagos Deputy Governor Femi Hamzat’s high profile, and wishes Governor Makinde would give him more public and more prominent roles in the administration. 

“It is clear he doesn’t like the governor at all. I don’t know what it is, but he doesn’t like the governor. He has no gravitas. He has no ideas. He has no viable solution to any of the issues. He is not as suave as Hamzat. There is no chemistry between him and his boss. If you look at what is going on in Lagos between Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat where they are working as a team, we don’t have anything like that here. And I don’t think the governor likes him either. I don’t know what we have going on here”, said the person. 

He added: “In Lagos, Sanwo-Olu did not provide even one-hundredth of the elections funds. Everybody in his cabinet contributed money or brought in some entities that contributed money. They are all a team. And Sanwo-Olu is what you can describe as ‘primus inter pares’ – first among equals. It was not the same in Oyo. Makinde provided 99.9% of his election fund! Even the deputy governor could not move in his Oke-Ogun areawithout Makinde sending money. So, where is the loyalty? Where is the sense of belonging?”

Then one adviser to the governor thought the “Chief of Staff has not been effective from Day 1 because he misplaced his priorities”. He alleged that Chief Bisi Ilaka “put personal gain above the collective government interest”. 

A commissioner said that Ilaka was “consumed more with his ambition to become a Senator than serving the governor right now”. The same source emphasized that the Chief of Staff knewnext to nothing about managing the team around the governor - which is the primary job of a Chief of Staff.

 

An adviser swore that the Chief of Staff feels threatened back home by the rising profile of one commissioner who is from his hometown, and who, prior to their electoral victory, had been primarily based in Ibadan but now appears to be planting roots in their hometown in preparation for a possible Senate run too. The Chief of Staff, the same adviser said, thinks the commissioner “did not contribute anything tangible on the ground for their electoral victory”.

 

A fourth person, a Board appointee, said that the Chief of Staff is fond of questioning the contributions of other appointees to the electoral victory of the governor. One such appointee he allegedly tried to get rid of is the Special Adviser who, some have said, played an important role during the forging of the coalition that helped them win. 

 

A confidant of Ilaka did not deny the fact that Ilaka feels uncomfortable with the roles assigned to some people in the administration who “risked nothing during the struggle to wrest power from the APC but are now reaping a lot”. He said: “Many of them who claimed they were with Makinde in Omi Tuntundid not stay with Makinde for free. Makinde was paying them for doing practically nothing; unlike some of us who never left the party and never got anything from him until election time. We were the ones spending our resources to keep the party faithfuls happy”.

Also, multiple sources close to the governor’s Advisory Council said some of the members there think their Chairman, Hosea Agboola, also known as “Hallelujah” is too full of himself, hasan exaggerated opinion of his political self-worth, is arrogant, conniving and has so far done everything only to “feather his nest” rather than serve the Council altruistically.

One cabinet member agrees, and adds that Hallelujah “is intellectually challenged but has a big ambition to be governor” too! The source says Hallelujah is probably the biggest “problem” the governor has. Hallelujah is alleged to have made a lot of enemies for the governor among some elders in the party. The same person said that the Advisory Council chairman is on a deranged witch hunt to remove all those around the governor who he thinks have the ear of the governor.

Another cabinet member says Agboola believes that without his (Agboola’s) support, the governor would not have been elected, and considers himself the de factor godfather to whom the governor should listen. Agboola, he said, has little or no respect for former governor Rashidi Ladoja and does not think the governor should listen to Ladoja on anything that has to do with the party.

One person close to the Advisory Council claimed that Agboolararely consults with other members of the Council before offering opinions to the governor on their behalves. Agboola – also known as Hallelujah - chairs the Council that includes such strong members like the former majority leader of the House of Representatives, Mulika Akande Adeola; Chief Bolaji Ayorinde(SAN); Mr. Joseph Olaitan; Hon. Kamil Akinlabi; former Senator Monsura Sunmonu; Chief Gboyega Laoye, Prof. KolapoHamzat, Chief Jacob Adetoro and Barr. Sarafadeen Alli. 

(Recall that Hallelujah, a former Deputy Chief Whip in the Senate, is one of three people still under EFCC prosecution for an alleged N11.5 billion fraud.)

Alli, in particular, who was a candidate for governor himself, is said to not be too thrilled to play second fiddle to Agboola and abhors being credited with opinions to the governor that he did not support or make. He is not a happy camper in the Council.

Two cabinet members, separately voiced surprise at the number of what one of them described as “termites and vermin” who are “profiting from the system”. They said that many of these people, in cahoots with senior civil servants, constitute themselves into clogs in the wheels of the administration’s progress by slowing things down unnecessarily “under the pretense of observing due process”. One of them stated that once, the governor wanted to move against them, “but since most are Ibadan indigenes, your elders say he should not be seen to be ending careers of ọmọ Ibadan!” (This writer is a native of Ibadan.)  

But multiple senior civil servants deflected the accusation and stated that the Makinde administration “came in with very hungry people who thought they could steal everything in one day”. They claimed that they received too many frivolous and unorthodox requests that could imperil the careers of seasoned civil servants. “Governments come and governments go. But we remain. I can’t let these neophytes come and get me into EFCC trap”, one of them said.   

One cabinet member described the governor as being very disappointed with the job performances and personal conduct of some of his appointees. He is frustrated that many lacked the air of originality and sense of purpose that had been the mantra of his campaign. He wants to shake up his cabinet and bring in those that would help him establish a good legacy. But he is hampered by the fact that he is politically indebted to a lot of the people in his administration and their godfathers outside the administration.

“I don’t know why he can’t just assert himself in a serious way and make an example of some of these dead woods with overblown egos. He is doing Mr. Nice-Man while they are destroying his administration. Every governor of Oyo State needs a little bit of Ajimobi in them. You need to tongue-lash some of these people or even sack them if they are not loyal or cannot perform. They don’t see the governor as someone they should respect. They see him as a rich weakling”, the cabinet member said.

 

By Abiodun Ladepo

 

Ibadan, Oyo State

 

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Source: Sahara Reporters


Monday, 6 April 2020

Covid19: NCDC Confirms Eight New Cases. See full story

Covid19: NCDC Confirms Eight New Cases. See full story



The Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed six new cases of #COVID19.

It's was reported via its twitter handle on Monday which highlighted that the cases in the respective States: 2 in Kwara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Rivers and 1 in the FCT

As at 09:30 pm 6th April there are 238 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-five have been discharged with five deaths.

As at 09:30 pm 6th April, there are
 
238 confirmed cases
35 discharged
5 deaths

For a breakdown of cases by state- 
Lagos- 120
FCT- 48
Osun- 20
Oyo- 9
Edo- 11
Bauchi- 6
Akwa Ibom- 5
Kaduna- 5
Ogun- 4
Enugu- 2
Ekiti- 2
Rivers-2
Benue- 1
Ondo- 1
Kwara- 2

However, Ogun stated governor Abiodun has announced 2 new cases in Ogun which makes the cases in ogunmade 6. He added that one of the infected is a resident of Mowe, one of the towns in the state. He sand that the two new cases have no history of travels.


Court sentences Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, husband to 14-day community service

Court sentences Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, husband to 14-day community service



A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos on Monday, April 6, has sentenced Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each.

They are to serve three hours per day excluding Saturday and Sunday.

They must each visit 10 public places to educate people on the consequences of not complying with directives on Coronavirus.

The court also directed them to pay a fine of N100,000 each.



Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, have pleaded guilty for breaching the lockdown directives imposed by the Lagos state government to halt the spread of COVID-19.

The movie star was arraigned in court for violating the directive of the state government which had ordered Lagosians to stay at home.

Akindele was arrested on Sunday, after she staged a house party, flouting the social distance measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.


The one-count charge reads: “That you (1) Funke Akindele (2) Abdul Rasheed Bello on the 4th day of April, 2020 at 9, Gbadamosi Close, Amen Estate, Ibeju Lekki in the Lagos Magisterial District gathered at the aforementioned address with over twenty persons contrary to the social distancing directives of Mr Governor of Lagos State made pursuant to Regulation 8(29)(a) & (b) and 17(1)(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol 9 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”

After reading the charge brought before them by the court, the couple both pleaded guilty.

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Sunday, 5 April 2020

Dino Melaye Alleges He Received Death Threats After his controversial Statement About 5G

Dino Melaye Alleges He Received Death Threats After his controversial Statement About 5G


Shortly after his controversial statement bout 5G, the Former Senator Who Represented Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye has raised an alarm over that he has received two international calls and was warned to stop pushing anti-5G. 

He said this in his twitter handle on Sunday. 

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I have received 2 international calls threatening me and warning me to back off the 5G issue. I was told by the last caller that 5G is bigger than Presidents of nations so i should stop. And i told him it is not bigger than God. I am not killable by man.
PHOTONEWS: Chadian Troops Led By President Idris Debby Burst Boko Haram Warehouse

PHOTONEWS: Chadian Troops Led By President Idris Debby Burst Boko Haram Warehouse

The Chadian troops led by President Idris Debby has bursted Boko Haram Warehouse.

This was revealed by Sahara Reporters via its verified twitter handle on Saturday. 

This has generated a trend on twitter. So many people have said that the fight against Boko Haram has been sabotaged by those who use it as a business for self gain.

See some of the trends:

Chad Annual Budget 2020 is $2Bn.
Nigeria Allocation for Ministry of Defence is $2.41Bn.

You know what that means? The allocation for Defence in Nigeria is more than Annual Budget of Chad, that bursted Boko Haram's arsenal in 72hrs.

Boko Haram is a booming business in Nigeria.
-Ayemojuba

And the north useless leaders don't want the business to stop anytime soon. I don't blame them but the almajiris that keep singing their praise.
-Victor Ejikeme. 

And now, chad has inherited all the weapons of war Boko Haram supposedly stole from Nigerian barracks at different times. Sometimes I just want to believe the crime our military commits is encourage by the govt funding it.

Who do you think will inherit all these beautiful "Trumpets"?

CHAD! 😆

Men of wisdom enjoy the spoil of war; while folly like those we have in Nigeria pump funds into nothingness and abyss.

What a Gift from Boko Haram; What a Free Inheritance.


This just shows that the Nigerian government don’t wanna end this war. 

Chad does not have 50% of what we have yet they’re making progress and we’re going backwards
-lbs.

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