Monday, 12 June 2017

Abiola Was The Architect Of His Own Misfortune - Anenih

Tony Anenih, former board of trustees chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again spoke on June 12, 1993 annulled election.

Anenih, who was the chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), on which platform M.K.O Abiola ran for president, said the late politician was the architect of his own misfortune; THE CABLE reports. He made the claim in his book, ‘My life and Nigerian Politics’ launched earlier in the year.

Jealous man chops off ex-girlfriend’s hand in Ghana (Photo)

A 22-year-old farmer, Joshua Tei, has been declared wanted by the police in the Suhum Municipality in Ghana, for allegedly chopping off his girlfriend's hand over suspicion of cheating.

According to Daily Guide, the incident occurred at about 7:30 pm on Saturday at Aponoapono, a farming community in the Eastern Region.

The victim, whose name was given as Patience, has had one of her hands amputated at the Suhum Government Hospital after it could not be sutured and has since been deposited at a mortuary.

It was also reported that the severed hand was reportedly dangling after the gruesome attack.

Osinbajo Approves Appointment Of Ismaeel Ahmed As Buhari's Aide

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Ismaeel Ahmed as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programmes.

FG To Increase Electricity Bill From July

The Federal government is set to increase electricity bills beginning from July notwithstanding complaints of epileptic power supply.

New Telegraph’s checks revealed that the Federal Government had already yielded to pressure from power investors to begin a major tariff review, which reflects the “current economic realities.”

A correspondence exchanged between the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Distribution Companies (DISCOs), sighted by this newspaper, showed that the commission had dumped the bi-annual template used in tariff review for a monthly review as earlier demanded by those who, through a $2.525 billion investments, bought over the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) on November 1, 2013.

The electricity customers and other stakeholders have up to 30 days, beginning from June 7, to respond to the proposal, after which NERC would take a final stand and begin execution of the new tariff, the correspondence indicated. The investors had earlier mounted pressure on the government to dump the bi-annual template of tariff review for a monthly or quarterly one.

PPP Law committee not to harass citizens, says Arase

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Chairman of the recently inaugurated 12-man protection of private property committee, Solomon Arase, stressed yesterday that the state government did not inaugurate the committee to harass or intimidate citizens, but to join forces with the judiciary and relevant security agencies to ensure implementation of the Private Properties Protection Law.

This was as he led members of the committee on a courtesy visit to Edo State Police Command Headquarters; Nigerian Police Headquarters, Zone 5 Benin City; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the office of the Chief Judge of Edo State.

Arase said the committee would ensure that a workshop held to sensitise citizens on the details of the law.

Breaking: Yemi Osinbajo Signs 2017 Budget into law [photos]

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 appropriation bill into law.

The acting president signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m. on Monday inside his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Ministers and other top government officials.
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The total budget figure signed is put at N 7.44 trillion.

371, 000 IDPs to benefit from Dangote Foundation’s donation in Borno…Distributes N200 Million worth of food items

In an effort aimed at complementing government’s humanitarian intervention to bring reliefs to the victims of insurgency and other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state, Africa’s foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has donated food items worth more than N200 million to the people.

He said he had always felt for those in the IDP camps and that the donation became more urgent given that it is Ramadan period.
The business mogul who made the donation of the items through his Foundation, The Aliko Dangote Foundation, pledged that he would be willing to complement any government efforts designed to ameliorate the suffering of the IDPs anywhere.

Newly sworn-in LG Chairman kneels down to greet Benue APC Chairman [photos]

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today swore in the newly elected 23 Local Govt chairmen of the state at IBB square, Makurdi.

After the swearing-in, Hon. Anthony Shawon, the new Chairman of Guma LG, knelt down to greet the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Abba Yaro. More photos below.

London is Not The Only Place Under Terrorist Attack - by Tony Ogunlowo

On the 22nd of May, 22-year old Salman Abedi exploded a shrapnel-loaded bomb killing himself and 23 others, injuring 119, some seriously, after an Arianna Grande concert in Manchester.

Twelve days later on the 3rd of June, in London, three terrorists killed 8 people and injured a further 48 before being gunned down by armed police.
The world media, and leaders, went into overdrive decrying the atrocities, holding vigils and benefit concerts for the victims, showing solidarity with the cities of London and Manchester.

DSS Arrests Another Kingpins,Ghana’s Boys, Gang Terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna Road

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday said joint operations with sister agencies targeted at kidnappers, terrorists and other high profile criminals across the country, have yielded results.

This is contained in a statement by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, and made available to newsmen on Monday.

It said the hunt for the notorious Benue kidnap kingpin, Terwase AKWAZA (aka Ghana), led to the arrest of some of his close associates.

The statement reads in full…

“On 9th June, 2017, the trio of Dondo ORSAA, Terhile MBALOHA and Teryima IHIAMBE (aka Clark) were apprehended at various locations within Katsina-Ala LGA, Benue State for their sustenance of kidnap operations across Benue and Taraba States.

EFCC Shuts Down Sun Newspaper’s Office

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday shut down The Sun Publishing Limited office.

According to Sun newspaper, the raid was said to be an “order from above”.

Law -abiding staff of The Sun Publishing Limited resumed work this morning, June 12, 2017 to behold heavily armed EFCC operatives in our company.
They claimed to have “orders from above” to seal up the premises of The Sun Publishing Limited.

See Who Will Replace Cristiano Ronaldo After His Retirement

Portugal great Cristiano Ronaldo has named soon-to-be Milan striker Andre Silva as his heir with the national team.

Silva, 21, is on the brink of moving to San Siro from Porto in a reported €38 million move after undergoing a medical on Monday.
The striker has already racked up seven goals from eight caps in an impressive start to his burgeoning international career.

And Portugal's current talisman Ronaldo said earlier this season he is optimistic that the Euro 2016 winners will be in good shape when he hangs up his boots due to the presence of Silva.

Obasanjo Issues Warning To Northerners, and those supporting Biafra

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned those calling for the disintegration of Nigeria to desist from such acts.

Speaking in Makurdi, the Benue state capital over the weekend, the former President noted that those singing war songs were doing great disservice to the country.
Obasanjo insisted that despite imperfections in the system, Nigeria remained a great country with lots of potentials.

Quit Notice To Igbo Is To Help Them Achieve Biafra Faster - Arewa Youth Leader

Shettima Yerima, President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, is standing by the statement issued by the Coalition of Northern Groups on Tuesday asking the Igbo to leave the North.
In an interview with Punch, the youth leader maintained that he has done nothing wrong in trying to help Igbo people get their much need country.

“Apology for what? And exactly what part of the statement are you referring to? The Coalition of Northern Groups, after due consultation came up with a position as regard the disposition of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Cristiano Ronaldo Welcomes Twins

Real Madrid Player, Cristiano Ronaldo has welcomed a set of twins with a surrogate mother, Portuguese media reports.

The report claims the twins, a boy and a girl, were born on Thursday. The Portugueses captain’s first son Cristiano Junior was reportedly birthed by a surrogate mother.

Buhari's Return to Nigeria Postponed Again

President Muhammadu Buhari will not return to Nigeria home from a medical leave in the UK this weekend, according to presidency.

It was earlier touted that Buhari would be returning this weekend.

Sources, according to Reuters, say Buhari's doctors said they will need to carry out testing on him on Monday, and the test results will determine when he returns to Nigeria.
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Buhari's undisclosed ailment has left his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, in charge of the affairs of the country. Although Osinbajo has been praised for his activity in Buhari's absence, pressure has been mounting on the government to sign off on key decisions such as the 2017 budget.

Fayose Rubbishes Obasanjo, Says he lacks the moral justification to call out corrupt Nigerian Politicians [video]

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Obaseki reintegrating deportees, says NAPTIP DG

Victims of human trafficking deported to Edo state from Italy, Libya, and other parts of the world are being reintegrated into the Nigerian society, by Edo State Government, it emerged last weekend.

They are to receive free education as part of the state’s reintegration process aimed at resettling them in the country, it was revealed.
Julie Okah Donli, Director General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), disclosed this in an interview with "The Osasu Show", a television programme.

Police Gives Update on most wanted billionaire kidnap kingpin, Onwuamadike's posh house, Money , other property (photos)

Police on Sunday, June 11, paraded billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudidumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, before newsmen in Lagos.

The Inspector-General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by ACP Abba Kyari had on Saturday confirmed his arrest saying Evans is one of the most wanted suspected kidnappers in Nigeria.

Evans, a native of Nnewi in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State was arrested at his Magodo residence in Lagos.

Obaseki and Wife, Visit Christ Embassy Church for Thanksgivings [photos]