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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Tension in APC camp as Gov Wike is about to do something crazy

By Nwaorgu Faustinus

The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, said that it has been brought to its attention that the Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike has given the assurance that he would do everything possible to cause the release of PDP members arrested for murder before, during and after the 2015 elections in the State.


The Governor, according to press a statement signed by the Rivers State APC Chairman, Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya JP  made the pledge today in Port Harcourt during a meeting between him and women of Usokun-Degema in Degema Local Government Area. He assured that he will ensure that the Police and other security agencies in the State release every member of the PDP arrested for crimes before the forthcoming National and State Assembly rerun elections scheduled for March 19.

The statement reads: “The Usokun-Degema PDP Women whose meeting with Gov. Wike was facilitated by the Deputy Governor, Dr. [Mrs] Ipalibo Banigo, who hails from the neighbouring Obuama community, Farah Dagogo, a notorious ex-militant whose election as member representing Degema Constituency in Rivers State House of Assembly was nullified by the concurrent Elections Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, Damiete Miller the Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation and Engr. Okpete Ovai, a daughter of Degema and a former Works Commissioner who was only yesterday sworn-in by Wike as a member of the Rivers State Road Maintenance Agency, met Wike to facilitate the release of one Asweivi Ogidi [aliasOlembe] who shot and killed an APC youth, Anthony Brown, in Usokun-Degema community on the day of the last LG elections on May 23, 2015 and his brother, Udemisoma Ogidi who was arrested by the Police last Saturday following a report of threat to kill another community youth, Usokun-Ovai Clever Don and conspiracy in the murder of the late Anthony Brown.

“The APC notes that in a manner reminiscent of the premature celebrations of the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Rivers State Governorship Elections Petition before the apex court handed down its judgment, members of the PDP are already celebrating the release of the twosome who are notorious killers.

“As a mark of gratitude to the Governor, the women have also been mobilised by the PDP oligarchs in Degema LGA and the local community to embark on a simulated protest march to Government House, Port Harcourt tomorrow or the day after.

“Insider sources in the community, which is now notorious for incessant gunfire and other criminal activities, indicate that Sobomabo Jackrich [alias Egberi Papa], the Caretaker Chairman of Asari-Toru LG whose supporters were arrested recently in course of the security raid on his palatial residence in Usokun-Degema, which he bought from Chief Monima Lawson, have been released. Jackrich has further assured the party’s youths and women in the community that Gov. Wike is totally committed to ensuring that everyone arrested across the State for killing members of the opposition APC in the time past or during the forthcoming rerun polls will be released.

“The Rivers State Chapter of APC has no option in the prevailing circumstance than to invite the Police and other security agencies to stick to their constitutional mandate by resisting whatever manipulation and pressure by the Governor and his foot soldiers to free or embolden criminals who constitute grave danger to the peace, security of lives and property and continued development of Degema LGA and the State. To the rivers APC, this is the time to protect the people and State from all forms of crimes and insecurity.

Photos: Bread seller turned model, Olajumoke, to feature on CNN?

Now, I'm officially jealous! CNN? Wow, you go Olajumoke! Bread seller turned model, Olajumoke Orisaguna, pictured above during a fitting for designer April By Kunbi today and according to her model management, Few Models, who shared the photos, the fitting was covered by CNN.


Lagos – Ibadan Expressway Should Be 100% Completed & Ready In 24 Months – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said the Federal Government is concluding plans to complete the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, Lagos, within the next two years.

Fashola also stated that the Federal Government inherited a debt of N1tn as outstanding payments to road contractors across the country.

The minister, who spoke on Tuesday while addressing a joint session of the House of Representatives Committees on Works/Power/Housing in Abuja, added that the government’s total commitment to roads was in excess of N2tn.He explained that the government had decided to prioritise road projects in the country by identifying major ones in the six geographical zones with a view to completing them.

Going by the prioritisation plan, Fashola mentioned the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as one of the projects that would be completed within 24 months.He said N50bn had been proposed in the 2016 budget to speed up work on the reconstruction of the expressway.He stated, “The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has been prioritised as a major traffic artery. The bulk of our imported cargo comes from Apapa, Tin Can ports through this road to other parts of the country.

“Food items and livestock from the North also reach the South-West and other areas through the road. It’s in our national economic interest to fix this road.”Another road, which the minister mentioned as having been prioritised, is the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road in Lagos.
Other roads, named by Fashola as belonging to this category, include the Abuja-Lokoja and Nasarawa-Oweto-Otukpo roads.He explained that the roads would be broken into a three-year plan (2016-2018), with the first phase being roads to be completed in 2016.

He added that 2,000 kilometres of roads would be completed each year, translating to 31 road projects in 2016 and 55 roads in 2017.“Every zone of the country will be essentially served within available resources,” he said.According to the minister, the total budgetary proposal for the entire works sector and the parastatals in 2016, is N285.3bn out of which N268bn is earmarked for capital projects this year.

The former Lagos State governor explained that faced with funding challenges, road tolling and payment of other forms of taxes, had become options the government could no longer overlook.

“There is a government policy on tolling, which is still being fine-tuned at the Federal Executive Council level. It will soon get to you (the National Assembly).“For long, we have not been paying for services. We have to tell ourselves the truth now that this is the way forward,” Fashola said.
He stated that the government would no longer condone a situation in which contractors would collect money and abandon site.“There are contractors, who have collected advance payment of 70 per cent and they are still not on site.“In the environment where I came from, we will not give you a kobo until you have completed the job,” the minister said.

Fashola called on the National Assembly to consider reviewing some of the laws on road development in the country in order to attract private-sector investments.The Chairman, House Committee on Works, Mr. Toby Okechukwu, told the minister that the government should articulate its funding plans for the road projects.Okechukwu argued that the funding plans must be well spelt out so that most of the roads would not end up being abandoned again.

The session was not devoid of drama as lawmakers accused the government of favouring some sections of the country by constructing more roads in such zones.Members from Bauchi, Ebonyi, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ogun, Ondo and Kano states among others, complained that their areas were marginalised.


Fashola said the government was not prioritising roads on the basis of states but geographical zones.

Tension in Tivland over Senator George Akume's death

Reports suggests that there is brewing tension in Benue state, over a rumour that ex-governor, Senator George Akume is dead.
Unconfirmed sources claim that the governor is dead, following speculation that the ex-governor has been battling undisclosed ailment, which has kept him indoors for weeks.
The legislator’s sudden disappearance from the public scene is said to have become noticeable at the interment of the traditional ruler of Tiv nation, Dr Alfred Torkula.
Sources reportedly disclosed to Daily Post that the politician was jetted out of the country to Germany when his condition became complicated few days back.
Following the rumours, some social media activists from the state became furious after the event and demanded explanations from Akume why he failed to show up at the event where he was represented by his wife.
The family members of the senator allegedly decided to go silent on his whereabouts or true state of his health despite pressure from the constituents.
An unconfirmed source had told newsmen that: “The truth is that Akume is seriously sick. I can confirm to you that he is alive but in a critical condition”
But the legislator took to socio-media to still the storm which tends to be raging most within the Zone-B senatorial district.
The ex-governor took to his Facebook page few hours ago to ask the general public to disregard the rumour, saying he is alive and kicking.
“I am not dead. Please stop the bad story. I love you all my great people of Benue,” he wrote.
However, Daily Post reports that though the Facebook account belongs to the former governor who ruled Benue between 1999-2007, he is not the one personally operating it.
“Yes, the Facebook account belongs to the senator but he is not the one managing it. His media team is only trying to calm the tension with the post. We need to pray for him. He is sick,” an anonymous source claimed.
The tension keeps rising, even as more speculation suggests that the former governor passed last weekend.

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Student kills own baby in Kaduna

A student of the Federal Government Girls College, Malali, Kaduna state on Wednesday murdered her own new born baby.

Daily Trust gathered that the student attempted to through the baby over the school fence, but ‎over the school fence, but the corpse got caught on the fence by the female hostel.

When our correspondent visited the scene, a large crowd had gathered but the corpse had been taken away by the police.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, DSP Zubairu Abubakar said one Ummu-Salam Umar; an SS1 student has been arrested in connection with the crime.

He said, "at about 1.15pm, the Vice Principal of FGGC, Malali, Mrs. Obianwuzia reported at the station that ‎the corpse of a new born baby suspected to have been delivered by a student wrapped in a white cloth was thrown over the school fence.

"The corpse of the baby was left dangling on the school fence until the police came and removed it. After taking picture of the scene, it has been deposited at the mortuary."

He however noted that investigation has commenced into the matter.

Son Kills Step-Mother’s Lover In Calabar Over s^x

A 41-year old man, King Akpanke has been arrested by the police in Calabar for murdering his step-mother’s lover over sexual intercourse.
The suspect who confessed to committing the crime in an interview with newsmen at the State Police headquarters on Wednesday said before the unfortunate incident he had on several occasions warned the young-man to stop coming to his late father’s house to have sexual intercourse with his step-mother.
Akpanke said he had no initial intention of killing him, adding he only acted in self-defense.
He said: “On that fateful day when we fought, he came to my house around 9 o’clock, he abused me and nobody was there in the house. The house belongs to my late father and I am the third son of my father.
I was the only person in the house so when he started abusing me we fought, he brought a stick to hit me but I went inside and brought a knife and stabbed him on the head.
“So it was later discovered that he is dead. I am very sorry because it was a mistake.
The young man was having constant sexual intercourse with my late father’s wife. I warned him several times to stay off the house which belongs to my father but he refused he always comes there to have s*x with her. He has been calling me all sorts of names like armed robber. He had always planned to kill me”

Man Rapes 12-Year-Old Girl Inside Bush In Anambra (See Video)

This happened moments ago in Uli, Ihiala LGA, Anambra State. According to the source, the boy named Abraham (pictured above) aged 25 had canal knowledge of a young girl (name withheld) in a bush near the girl’s home.
The boy confessed that it was the second time of carrying out this kind of evil act after luck ran out on him today when his victim reported to students of Anambra State University Uli living in the area; the students, in turn apprehended the boy and alerted indigenes who gave the boy a massive beating.

Buhari Arrives Nigeria After His 5-day Vacation (See Photos)

President Buhari has arrived Nigeria after his 5 day vacation in London.
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England football star faces jail term for sexual activity with child

Sunderland FC and England footballer Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count charge of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming.
The soccer player first met the 15-year-old girl on the internet in 2014.
The 28-year-old midfielder was arrested for this on March, 2 2015. He was subsequently suspended by Sunderland FC but the suspension was lifted shortly after.
He pleaded guilty when the charges were read out to him by the clerk at the Bradford crown court.
According to The Guardian, he admitted to grooming the under-aged girl between late December 2014 and February 26, 2015 after which he met up with her and performed sexual acts with her even though he had the knowledge that the complainant was under-aged.
The Guardian reported the footballer as intentionally touching the 15-year-old sexually for which he pleaded “guilty” today, February 10.
The incident reportedly took place in the Castle Eden and Wingate neighbourhood or environs, according to reports.
According to The BBC, the case is to be formally visited on Friday, February 12.
The BBC further reported the judge as saying the full details of the case will be heard on Friday, adding that the people will eventually determine if the footballer is guilty or not.
This defendant has already pleaded guilty to two offences, you will hear more about them in detail when [the case is opened] to you on Friday.
“It will be for you and only you to determine if he is guilty or not guilty.”
Adam Johnson is a 28-year-old professional footballer from Castle Eden in County Durham, England.
He has played 12 times for the English national team.
He started off professionally at Middlesbrough before joining Manchester City and then Sunderland in 2012 for a fee of 10 million pounds.
According to The Mirror, the player will continue to star for the Sunderland team as the trial goes on, as stated by the manager Sam Allardyce.

#2016Budget – Who Is The Mystery Landlord Of Aso Rock Collecting Rent?


Recall that the 2016 budget has made a 30.8 million Naira provision for what they call “ASO ROCK RENT”.
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So I join other Nigerians to  ask  in bewilderment: Is Aso Rock not the property of Nigeria?
If so, could  they please tell us the name of the Landlord of Aso Rock?
Why is  this landlord just beginning to collect rent now for the first time since the seat of government was moved to Aso Rock in the nineties?
Is the Aso Rock Landlord just back from the land of the dead?
Aniefiok I. Udoabasi is a legal practitioner and Head of Practice at The Brook Chambers. He is a chartered arbitrator and public affairs analyst. Connect with him on Facebook.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.
 
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