Showing posts from April 30, 2015

#AbiaDecides: Comprehensive List Of Abia State House of Assembly Members Elect

1 Chinedu Enyinnaya Orji Umuahia Central PDP 8,046 2 Apugo Chukwudi J. Umuahia East PDP 8,517 3 Nwachukwu Chijioke E. Umuahia South APGA 5,831 4 Kelechi C. Onuzurike Umuahia North APGA 4,650 5 Nwabuani Tonny Mezie Ukwa West PDP 9,060 6 Taribo Paul Ukwa East PDP 4,603 7 Hon. Munachim I. Alozie Ugwunagbo PDP 17,255 8 Mr. Emeka Nnamani Aba North APGA 19,182 9 Emmanuel Clinton Ebere Aba South APGA 14,959 10 Abraham U. Oba Aba Central APGA 16,734 11 Luke Onyeani Ukara Arochukwu APGA 7,751 12 Cosmos N. Chukwudi Bende North PDP 3,751 13 Okobuo Chibuzor Solomon Bende South APGA 6,832 14 Ugboaja Theophilus O. Ikwuano APGA 3,426 15 Hon. Martins O. Azubuike Isiala Ngwa North PDP 18,694 16 Mrs. Uloma onuoha Isikwuato APGA 6,852 17 Solomon Akpulonu Obingwa East PDP 28,759 18 Ahuru Ezenma C. T. Nkoro Obingwa West PDP 42,451 19 Uchendu Ifeanyi Ohafia South APGA 8,207 20 Egwuonu Oghuru E. Obasi Ohafia North PDP 8,715
21 Emeka Alozie Osisioma South PDP 15,433 22 Kennedy Njoku Osisioma North PDP 9,536 23 Hon. Ezekwesiri Ike…

Michael Igbinedion sentenced to 6 years imprisonment over N25bn scam but gets an option of N3m fine

Michael Igbinedion, younger brother of former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion was today sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for charges bothering on money laundering. Michael, alongside one Mr Patrick Eboigbodin, an aide to former Governor Lucky Igbinedion were dragged before a federal high court in Benin city on an 81 count charge bordering on money laundering said to be carried out while Lucky Igbinedion was still governor of Edo state.

Delivering his judgement, Justice A.M Liman sentenced Michael Igbinedion to 6 years imprisonment with an option of fine of N1million for each of the three counts 79, 80 and 81, for which he was convicted. Mr Eboigbodin was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment without an option of fine.
The accused used four companies, Gava Corporation Limited, Romrig Nigeria Limited, PML Securities Company Limited and PML Nigeria Limited to launder money.

Femi Fani Kayode Speaks Again, Brags To remain In PDP

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode says he will remain in the PDP despite the party's loss at the just concluded presidential election. Fani-Kayode, who served as the spokesperson for the PDP Presidential campaign organization said he won't run away from Nigeria & that he and some other party members will stay to form a viable opposition party. He said this at the handover of the presidential campaign report in Abuja today April 30th. "I have been in the PDP since 2003. I went to APC for 9 months. I have enunciated the reasons for that. I feel I was absolutely right to do that at that point in time. I retraced my steps when it was very clear to me that what was on the other side was far worse than what was on our side.
We made our point. The necessary concession was made. There was far more South western participation. It was a much more fairer fight against Boko Haram and that is why we came back and I came back and I played a leading role in this campaign. We are not going any…

Ekiti 19 APC Lawmakers Cancel Peace Meeting Over Secret Arrest Plot

The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Ekiti State House of Assembly have cancelled a peace meeting brokered by Chief Afe Babalola slated for today at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti.

The cancellation is sequel to a secret plan to use the meeting as a booby trap to seize the members as they approach the university campus.

Government House sources said that Governor Ayodele Fayose was celebrating with his aides last night that he had succeeded in getting over his impeachment plot.

He was quoted as saying that the lawmakers will be arrested without even seeing Chief Babalola and they will be in detention until June 1.

Security sources confirmed last night they could not guarantee the lawmakers’ safety and advised that they should watch their movement.

The lawmakers have already contacted Chief Afe Babalola to shift the meeting to Abuja and that they would be willing to foot the bill.

Wole Olujobi
Special Adviser, Media, to the Speaker

Wike, Rivers Gov-elect allegedly to Join APC , + Wike Debunks APC Claims Of Electoral Irregularities In Rivers(VIDEO)

Rivers state chapter of the APC has accused the state governor-elect, Mr. Ezebuwon Nyesom Wike, of planning to jump ship and join the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a means of shielding himself from been sacked by election petition tribunal.
Wike, who was declared winner of the governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, received knocks for the moves which aim, it was alleged, is to obtain the cover of APC and avoid a judicial dethronement.

“Wike’s latest move comes as no surprise to those who know his antecedents. Having back stabbed his mentors like former Senator John Mbata in the past and more recently Governor Chibuike Amaechi, he would only be living true to the unreliable ally that he has grown to be”, APC stated in the statement.

“Wike’s history is replete with sabotage and dual personality often unstable among peers. So, we are not surprised at his latest moves to dump PDP to join APC. Such a move portrays him as unstable in relationship hav…

Family Of The Wife Of The Pharmacist Who Allegedly Committed Suicide Releases Statement

The family members of Busayo Olafare nee Taiwo (the wife of late Paul Olafare), the award winning pharmacist who allegedly committed suicide (read here) have released a press statement on the issue. Recall that Paul's family is alleging that his wife knows more about his death than she's letting on. Read Busayo's family's press statement below... This is a press statement issued by the family of Mrs Busayo Olafare nee Taiwo, (whom we will from now on refer to as Busayo), on the unfortunate suicide of her husband, Oluwaseun Paul Olafare, (whom we will from now on refer to as Seun), on Sunday, 12th of April, 2015.

2.WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO ISSUE A STATEMENT? I.We kept quiet out of respect for the memory of the deceased. II.We kept quiet out of shock. III.We kept quiet out of consideration for the feelings of our daughter whose grief was compounded by the fact that she was taken into custody by the Police. IV.We kept quiet out of the belief that the marriage produced two chi…

I'll handover a Nigeria completely free of terrorist strongholds Pres. Jonathan assures

The State House Press statement below.. President Goodluck Jonathan pledged Thursday in Abuja that he will do all within his powers to ensure that all Nigerian territory still held by terrorists and insurgents are totally liberated before May 29, 2015. Receiving a delegation of Heads of Customs from the West and Central African Region of the World Customs Organisation led by the Secretary-General of the organisation, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, President Jonathan said that he was determined to hand over a country completely free of terrorist strongholds to the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari.
The President said that ongoing military operations in the North-East had already recorded huge successes, with two states completely free from the control of terrorists, while operations in the third state had reached a concluding stage. “We can now say two states are completely free from terrorist control, while in the third state, it is only in one Local Government Area that they are still pre…

Belgian footballer dies after collapsing during a match

24 year old Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens died today April 30th in the hospital, three days after he collapsed during a match. Doctors said he died of heart failure.
The former Belgium Under-21 international fell during the first half of a match on Monday April 27th. He was first treated on the pitch but when they realized it was serious, he was rushed to the hospital where he was placed on life support. His condition didn't improve and today his family agreed his life support should be switched off. He passed away around 4pm today.
"Gregory was only one-and-a-half years at the club, but in that short time his quiet modesty made him an indispensable person. Now we will have to learn to live with the loss." his club said in a statement. May his soul rest in peace, amen.

Prince William & Kate Middleton celebrate 4th wedding anniversary

Yesterday, Wednesday, April 29, Kate Middleton, 33, and her Husband Prince William, 32, left their Kensington Palace home around 11 a.m and headed towards Buckhiham palace to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The royals celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary on the low-key day, marking the moment that they said "I do" privately.
The couple got married on April 29, 2011, in the festive ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Chris Brown and Rihanna spotted in same party together last night

Well, not that they partied together but they were at the same party at the same time last night. They were both spotted at rapper Travis Scott's birthday party last night handling the same snake while party goers Tweeted confirmation. See that below.

More photos of rescued females from Sambisa Forest

Some of the women and girls (with their kids) found by Nigerian troops at Sambisa Forest two days ago. More photos below

FG finally pays N156bn debt to oil marketers

The Federal Government on Thursday said it had paid N156 billion debt to oil marketers in line with its commitment to prioritise payments in spite of revenue constraints.

This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement stated that the payment had two components comprising `I owe you’ (IOU), given in March and interest on payment.
“The first consists of the cash backing of the N100 billion IOU which the marketers were given in March. The second is N56 billion in interest payments for the marketers according to the PPPRA template.
“This leaves a balance of N98 billion certified by PPPRA as the amount owed the markers,” it stated.
It explained that the N156 billion was the latest in a series of significant payments made to the oil marketers within the last five months.
It explained that these included over N300 billion in two instalments in December last year and N31 billio…

President Zuma calls GEJ over xenophobic attacks

President Zuma of South Africa has reportedly put a call across to President Jonathan to express his sadness over the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. He appealed to President Jonathan not to allow the incident affect the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Reports of the phone call is contained in a statement released by the office of the South African president today April 30th. The statement in part below
“The two Presidents reaffirmed the warm and cordial relations between South Africa and Nigeria and pledged that the two countries will continue to work together for the good of their peoples and the continent as a whole. President Jonathan expressed his support for the efforts of South Africa to arrest the attacks on foreign nationals and to ensure the safety and security of all citizens, including foreign nationals and those from the African continent in particular, who bore the brunt of the attacks earlier this month (April).”

Man beats mother to death in Enugu

MEN of the Enugu police command are presently investigating double tragedy in the State in which a son hacked his father to death, while in another separate incident, a mother was beaten to death by her own son.

The State Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu in a press statement in Enugu yesterday who confirmed the two gory incidents gave a vivid account of the incidents.
According to him, ” the Enugu state command of the Nigeria police Force through its operatives has commenced a full scale investigations into the alleged killing of father by his son at Umuaina Umuogboagu Igboeze North local Government Area of the state.
“It was gathered that suspect identified as one chijioke Onyeke the son to the deceased person had allegedly on 26/4/15 at about 6.30pm cut the father with matchet on the head on a yet to be ascertained issue that arose between the deceased and the son.
“It was further gathered that the cut gave severe injury on the head and which made the now deceased pers…

Executed Andrew Chan writes haunting letter to children around the world, warning them about the dangers of drugs

Andrew Chan is one of the 8 people executed in Indonesia two days ago. He was known as the Bali 9 ringleader. Before he was executed by a firing squad, Andrew wrote haunting letter to schoolchildren around the world where he revealed how he became addicted to drugs at age 15 and warns teens not to follow his footsteps. The letter was read out Chan himself from inside his Indonesian prison cell, as part of a documentary made available to schools. After introducing himself, the Australian said; 'Now the reason why I'm writing you this letter is to address you guys about the dangers of drugs and the effects it can have on you and also others. To tell you a little bit about my life story, I was once 15, 16 and it wasn't too long ago I was sitting in a class just like you guys. 'I was an average kid and let me tell you that my teachers didn't like me one bit and I was no teacher's pet. But to cut a long story short, I got mixed up with drugs at a pretty young age and …

New study shows Nigerian women lead pack of female entrepreneurs in the world

A study by the Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation shows that Nigerian women lead the pack of female entrepreneurs in the world. Above is a graph drawn by researchers to show countries with highest number of female entrepreneurs in the world. Go Nigerian women!