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20 Oct 2018

Police finally revealed why Adeleke was prosecuted spare Adeosun in NYSC fake certificate

The police will on October 31 arraign the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the recent Osun State election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, and impersonation.

The police also accused the senator of presenting a forged birth certificate, stating that in his National Examination Council 2017 result obtained by detectives, he claimed that he was born on June 12, 1997, but in his statement to the police, the senator wrote May 13, 1960 as his date of birth.

Adeleke would be arraigned alongside his co-accused – Sikiru Adeleke; the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau; a worker who handled the registration of candidates for NECO in the school, Mr. Gbadamosi Ojo; and a teacher who allegedly facilitated the crime, Mr. Dare Olutope.
Adeleke’s arraignment under the Examination Malpractice Act, CAP E15, 2004, failed to hold on Tuesday following his absence before Justice Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Force had a few days to the Osun election, filed criminal charges against the PDP governorship candidate and four others at the Federal High Court and directed him to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force headquarters, Abuja, immediately to answer the charges.

The arraignment was, however, suspended by the Presidency following criticisms by Nigerians who felt that the action was politically motivated and calculated to humiliate him and frustrate his electoral chances.

The police had explained that on July 21, 2017, the Osun State Police Intelligence Bureau received and acted on an actionable intelligence about an ongoing examination malpractice involving Senator Adeleke and Sikiru at Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School in the state.

But while the police were taking steps to prosecute Adeleke, the Force failed to investigate or prosecute a former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, for certificate forgery.

Adeosun resigned as minister on September 14 following an investigation which indicted her for presenting a forged National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate.

She subsequently left for London, United Kingdom less than 24 hours after tendering her resignation letter.

The police claimed that they had no idea that she was involved in the forgery of the NYSC exemption certificate.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, told our correspondent in Abuja on Friday, that there was no formal complaint against the ex-minister. He explained that Adeosun was not prosecuted for forgery because she was not investigated by the Force.

“We don’t know anything about her case because nobody reported any matter to us, we didn’t have any complaint against her, and nobody complained or reported to us. The Force has no knowledge of any case,” Moshood stated.

When told that the matter was covered by the media for months, he retorted, “Did you (our correspondent) report to us?”

Reminded that a non-governmental organisation, Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre, had petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to probe the forgery allegations against Adeosun before she resigned, Moshood directed further inquiries to the NGO.

I don’t know Tinubu’s position in APC, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he doesn’t know the position Asiwaju Bola Tinubu currently holds in the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Obasanjo said this during a programme titled, “The Talk,” which was aired on a YouTube Channel, “Voice of the People.”

The former President had been asked to identify the designations of certain political figures in the country.

He identified Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the President and Vice President respectively, while he also identified Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.

When asked to identify Tinubu, he said, “Oh, Bola? Bola is supposed to be the leader of the APC. I don’t know the position of his leadership as you and I are talking.”

In the interview, which seemed to have been recorded before he openly endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abibakar, the former President said he had hoped that Atiku would succeed him as President in 2007.
Obasanjo said this was the reason he gave Atiku a lot of responsibilities but his former deputy made some wrong decisions.

“Atiku didn’t want to become even a Vice President (in 1999). He was elected as a governor,” he recalled.

He, however, said his plan was to mentor Atiku to be his successor but his former deputy failed him.

Obasanjo added, “My plan was that he would be given a lot of work to do domestically and Atiku even used to complain that I gave him too much work to do, which was intentional because I wanted him to get to know things.

“My second term was that having prepared him for domestic issues, I would want him to represent Nigeria for one year at the African Union, Economic Community of West African States and the United Nations for a year so that he would be fully prepared, but the first thing I found out was that his judgement was not right on many occasions.”

The former President, who insisted that Buhari had not done well in government, said as a watchman, he would continue to speak up when things were going wrong.

He said there was the need for Nigerians, especially the youth, to elect leaders that could fit into a “digital 21st century post-modern era rather than electing analogue personalities.”

On the Boko Haram crisis, Obasanjo said after he left office in 2007, his successor (late Umaru Yar’Adua) mismanaged the issue, which caused the group to become terrorists.

Obasanjo said had he been President at the time, Boko Haram would not have become what it is today.

He recalled that in 2011, with the permission of former President Goodluck Jonathan, he visited the family of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf, and other aggrieved persons in the terrorist group and they explained why they were carrying out attacks.

The former President added, “In 2011, I went to Maiduguri. This was after Boko Haram had attacked the UN building in Abuja and I just wanted to know who they were and if they had leaders and what their grievances were.

“I found out that these elements of Boko Haram had been there even while I was in government. And they, through their intermediary, said they were there and I didn’t disturb them so they didn’t disturb me.

“They were preaching Sharia and that was what they wanted. But, according to them, when I left government, they were being chased and haunted and they lost a number of their adherents and they decided to fight back and even the leader of their sect, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed and his in-law was also killed.

“They went to court to try and get compensation which was granted to them but the state government did not pay.”

19 Oct 2018

News In Pictures: Hailstones Stun Abuja Residents

Hailstones fell on Friday evening in the Gudu District of the Federal Capital Tertiary.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some residents in the area were seen gathering the hailstones to have a closer view of what they looked like. ‎

Some excited residents of Gaduwa Estate, Gudu District, who came out to witness the falling of the hailstones, which they described as strange, told NAN that it was a blessing to witness the occurrence.

One of the residents, Miss Chidinma Okoro, said this was the first time she was seeing hailstones ‎ and was very excited.
“I have only heard and read about‎ it but this is my first time of experiencing it.

“We just started hearing something hitting the roof very hard and we all ran to the balcony just to see things like ice blocks falling down.

“I am really excited. ”

Another resident, Mrs Theresa John, said she was awakened by the sound of the hailstones on the roof and was excited to see them fall from the sky.

“I have  seen hailstones before but this is my first experience in Abuja‎. It was quite exciting.
“My children’s nanny ran out to gather some because she has never seen them before and she was dumbfounded. “‎

The Nanny, Rejoice Gawan, who also spoke with NAN expressed excitement, saying she has never seen anything like it before.

NAN reports that hail comprises of balls of irregular lumps of ice called hailstones. It usually falls in cold weather.

Minimum Wage: Employee Can't Dictate What He Should Be Paid, Accept What We Give You, FG Slams NLC

The Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that the Organised Labour cannot fix a figure to be paid for Federal Government.

He said this while calling on Organised Labour to accept the new minimum wage proposal, considering the capacity and ability of the government and the private sector to pay.

Ngige made the call when the new Director-General of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, Timothy Olawale, visited his office on Friday in Abuja

The Minister had earlier, while labour leaders were threatening to call out workers for full strike over the minimum wage issue, said that the Federal Government had offered to pay N24, 000 to the workers.
But, the workers’ leaders countered, saying that N30, 000 was the amount agreed on by the committee saddled with the responsibility.

Ngige pointed out to NECA DG that it was imperative for organised labour to accept the proposed figure instead of the N30, 000 in line with social dialogue and the overall interest of the nation.

“We need to arrive at a figure, which the employers can afford to pay as an employee cannot fix a figure for the employer.

“Rather, it must be based on collective bargaining and mutual agreement by the tripartite partners.

“It is not a function of moving motions or voting at the National Tripartite Negotiation Committee to insist that the figure must be as the organised labour appears to make it look.

“There is, therefore, absolutely no need to heat up the polity,” he said.

News In Pictures: Ganduje, Buhari Meet In Aso Rock Amid Bribery Scandal

Abdullahi Ganduje, the Governor of Kano state, on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ganduje accompanied a delegation of Tijjaniyya Shura Council of Nigeria to a courtesy call to the Aso Presidential Villa in Abuja.

This was revealed by Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, via his Twitter page.
“H.E @GovUmarGanduje today accompanied a delegation of Tijjaniyya Shura Council of Nigeria to a courtesy call with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Presidential Villa, Abuja. #GandunAiki,” Yakasai wrote.

This comes a day after the Kano House of Assembly opened a probe into the bribe-taking videos that implicated the Governor.

Raising a matter of urgent public importance on Monday, a member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, said the assembly should investigate the authenticity of the video and take measures.
Madari stated that the videos had brought the institution of governance in the state to disrepute and, therefore, the need for the legislators to take urgent action.

Herdsmen Vs Farmers: Buhari Reveals Real Reason Behind Clashes

President Muhammadu Buhari has identified desertification as the real reason behind the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country.

He said this when he received executive members of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, led by its President, Mr Rasaq Jaiyeola, at the State House, Abuja, on Friday.

He said: “It is very clear to all of us that climate change and environmental challenges are major threats to the peace and prosperity of our nation and its citizens.

“In the Niger-Delta region, man-made environmental problems have adversely impacted the livelihoods of the inhabitants. Farmers and fishermen in particular have seen their means of livelihood destroyed.
“Our assessments have shown it will take decades to reverse this damage. But we have made a start. With or without international cooperation, we are starting to clean up our degraded areas, beginning with Ogoni.

“In the North Central region, we are also seeing a significant increase in farmer herdsmen clashes. This trend, which is recurring in many West and Central African nations is as a result of desertification.’’

Buhari stated that the nation had continued to witness unpredictable rain patterns resulting in significant floods across the riverine communities.

He lamented that these floods had destroyed hundreds of homes and farmlands.

The president, who thanked ICAN for its support and guidance, said he would direct the Economic Management Team to review and address the concerns raised by the Institute with a view to implementing its recommendations.

“Be rest assured that we will continue to partner with prestigious institutions like ICAN for the development of this nation,’’ he said

Buhari further disclosed that his administration would continue to review obsolete laws that were hindering growth in many sectors to promote efficiency in the management of the nation’s economy.

“In the past three years, this administration has worked hard to enhance the transparency and efficiency of public sector financing through the Treasury Single Account.

“We have also introduced policies that are improving the business environment.

“We have implemented projects that had assisted young entrepreneurs.

“We will also continue to review obsolete laws that are hindering growth in many sectors,’’ he said.

He stated that, in the present circumstances, all hands must be on deck to ensure Nigerians work towards an inclusive, diversified and sustainable future.

See What Daddy Freeze Posted About The Ooni's Marriage To A Prophetess

Many people have been reacting to the marriage of the Ooni of Ife to a third wife, Naomi Silekunola. The surprise at the beauty of his new wife pales in comparison to the fact that she is also a prophetess.

See how Cool FM OAP and constant contender of Nigerian pastors, Daddy Freeze reacted to the marriage below



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FRESH MUSIC: DMW Drops New Banger "Twisted" With Peruzzi Ft Davido (Video)

DMW presents a brand new single by Peruzzi x Davido, titled “Twisted”.

Fresh from the stable of DMW is this smashing song ‘Twisted‘ by DMW’s vibe machine and next rate act, Peruzzi with label boss, Davido, produced by.

Peruzzi and Davido are the new tag team & features as they have both works together on a lot of songs this year.
Watch video below:

Epic Throwback Photos Of Ooni Of Ife's New Wife, Prophetess Naomi

Queen Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi had an early calling into the Christian ministry but it appears that the religious journey has ended in the palace of the Ooni of Ife.

The Ooni of Ife's very young and new wife, Prophetess/Evangelist Naomi appears to have started her work in the ministry quite early.

Here are photos of her preaching when she was much younger.

 The 25-year-old prophetess is the Founder/President of En-Heralds, an interdenominational ministry based in Akure, Ondo state.

She started public ministry at the age of eighteen and became a full time evangelist in October 2011.

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Akande is a Nigerian monarch. He has been serving as the traditional ruler, or Ooni, of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife since 2015
 
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