Thursday, September 27, 2012

Iwuanyanwu dismisses Igbo presidency in 2015

Peoples Democratic Party leader in the  South-East, Chief  Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu Peoples Democratic Party leader in the South-East, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu
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A Peoples Democratic Party leader in the  South-East, Chief  Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu,  on Thursday dismissed the possibility of a president of Igbo extraction emerging in 2015, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The former presidential aspirant said this at a press conference in Owerri, Imo State, where he advocated the inclusion of zoning of political offices in the constitution.
He said the six zones should be given an equal opportunity to produce the president through a zoning arrangement.
Iwuanyanwu added that for any zoning policy to be effective and meaningful, it must be in the constitution.
According to him, there are  qualified and experienced Igbo capable of leading the country.
The PDP chief identified internal politics and selfishness as some  of  the factors militating against the aspiration of such people.
He also advocated the autonomy of local councils, saying the constitution should be amended to allow the councils have  total control of their funds.
He  said state government’s control of the council funds was responsible for the failure of the local government system, saying the situation  had made it impossible for council chairmen to embark on projects beneficial to their communities.
On security matters, Iwuanyanwu urged the Federal Government to address the fundamental causes of insecurity in the country for  its fight against it to  be effective.
According to him, high level of unemployment in the country is alarming and the government needs to address the issue if it hopes to win the war against insecurity.

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Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson
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Flood spreads to Dickson’s hometown

The number of communities submerged by flood in Bayelsa Condition increased on Thursday together with the disaster spreading to Toru-Orua, household city of Governor Seriake Dickson in Sagbama Local Govt.Our correspondent learnt that apart from houses, the farmlands of through 700 residents in the communities inside the area experienced been taken around by floods.It was learnt that floods sacked two standard rulers in Sagbama, Chief Ekadi Aziza and the Ebidaowei of Kabowei Kingdom, Hope Torruo.

Investigations by our correspondent revealed that tutorial things to do had been suspended inside affected areas because the h2o obtained lined schools.Churches inside place have been also affected just as individuals were claimed to have abandoned parts worst hit in research of accommodation in other communities.There have been fears which the position could be fatal following the continuous rise in the river surrounding the areas.Our correspondent noticed which the normal water within the surrounding river and creeks was overflowing and surging in to the nearby communities.

Administration officials, such as the Commissioner for Enviroment, Dr. Sylvanus Abila, the best  Representative of the Governor in Sagbama, Mr. Collins Cocodia, the chairman with the council amongst other individuals ended  obtaining toured the affected communities. Cocodia  instructed our correspondent that floods rendered masses homeless in Ebelebiri, Edagbabiri, Torufani, Ekperiwe, Tumgbo and Ebetebiri.He referred to as around the National Emergency Administration Company to help in rescuing the situation by complementing the initiatives of the administration.

He blamed the improvement on the ongoing dredging of the River Niger adding that the company responsible for that contract did a shoddy employment. He explained, “The  shoddy job completed through the contractor that handled the dredging of River Niger was responsible for that flood ravaging the Bayelsa end of the region. Rather than dredging from mineral water to land, the installers dredged from water to water.”

Moses becomes a father

Chelsea and Nigeria winger Victor Moses is just not only getting results for his endeavours within the pitch but also in the home. The attacker has become a father.The footballer announced the arrival of your kid named Brentley through his Twitter accounts by 2.29am on Thursday.

He tweeted, “I'm actually proud to announce I’m now a dad! Brentley Moses born this morning 3.960kg all healthy thank God! tanks fot your support.” The 21 yr outdated attacker produced his first start off for Chelsea on Tuesday in a League Cup match towards Wolves and capped the outing with a aim.“Initial target four Chelsea and hopefully several more two arrive,” he tweeted afterwards barely two days earlier than the arrival of Brentley.

His supporters have been sending in congratulatory messages via a similar channel.One of such came from Swaggamigbono who tweeted, “congrats I've got faith that you would turn into the new okocha for Nigeria.” merely entered, “Congratulations” and Nigerian entertainer Dare Art Alade who claimed he was not a Chelsea fan still cheered him up despite their team variations. “Congrats gentleman. 1st target although I hate ya club and an enormous welcome to your daughter. Bless,” Dare tweeted.

Moses great announcement came hours forward of an unpalatable a single for Chelsea as the staff captain was handed a 4-match ban for the racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand which has a hefty wonderful of £220,000.

40,130 OOU ex-students awaiting certificates for six years

About 40,130 graduates of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, have yet to be issued their degree certificates six years after they graduated from the institution.

According to the institution’s authorities, the graduates left the university between 2005 and 2011.

Consequently, the authorities have concluded arrangements to ensure that the five sets of the Ogun State Government –owned university would be handed over their certificates at the institution’s forthcoming convocation.

The acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Saburi Adesanya, stated this on Thursday while addressing journalists in Abeokuta.

According to Adesanya, the university has now concluded plans to present the certificates  to the graduands at the  ceremony billed for between October 8 and 9.

The acting Vice-Chancellor, however, said, the university had not admitted more than the number of students permitted by law.

Adesanya noted that the institution currently has 15,000 student population, adding that it had yet to meet the 4, 370  admission quota granted it by the National  Universities Commission.

He also assured stakeholders that the OOU management had resolved to publish the names of its students in order to clear the air on the population of the students it has offered admission.

The acting Vice-Chancellor also blamed the rising wave of cultism in the higher institution on off-campus system.

Adesanya therefore called on real estate developers and property investors to build hostels within the university campus in order to check the menace of cultism.

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Court sentences police corporal to death for killing three-year-old girl

An Ikeja Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced an ex-police corporal, Ikechukwu Nwabueze, to dying by hanging for killing a three- yr-aged girl, Kasufara Muritala. The Information Company of Nigeria experiences that Justice Olabisi Akinlade observed the 35-year-old former policeman responsible of murder charge preferred against him.

Nwabueze, who was arraigned on June 15, 2010 from the Lagos Think Directorate of Public Prosecutions acquired pleaded not guilty to the charge.Mrs. Olabisi Ogungbesan, the Director of General public Prosecution, claimed that Nwabueze on April the 5th, 2009 at a police check out-point at Ketu-Alapere, Lagos, shot at a Nissan Sunny car conveying the deceased and her parents.Ogungbesan claimed which the incident occurred at Obanle Aro bus cease, Ketu-Alarape at about 9.30p.m when Kasufara and her parents ended up returning from a naming ceremony.

She said the father in the deceased, Saliu Muritala, was hit on his hand while the minor young lady, who was sitting down to the spine seat with her mommy, was shot inside mind.The DPP mentioned the 5 policemen from Alarepe Police Station, such as Nwabueze, fled through the check out-level immediately after the father came out with the car while using lifeless entire body of the deceased.In her judgment, Akinlade held that the prosecution proved its event versus Nwabueze past affordable doubt.

She said the defendant in his confessional statement to your police right after his arrest, acquired admitted shooting in the rear with the vehicle but not using the intent to kill the deceased.The choose held that Nwabueze’s attempt to deny which the statement was not made “voluntarily as an right after-believed aimed at misleading the court docket.“It's trite legislation that a confessional statement of your defendant is related and shouldn't be discarded merely on the basis that he received retracted the statement in the course of trial.” the judge claimed.Akinlade stated the testimony of the Chief Pathologist, Lagos State College Educating Hospital, Prof. John Obafunwa, who conducted the autopsy to the deceased, was not contradicted throughout the trial.

The decide explained Obafunwa obtained testified that the trigger of loss of life was being a result of missile injuries to Kasufara’s skull.

She claimed the ballistic report presented by an additional witness, Sgt. Tamimu Jerimiah, confirmed which the deceased was killed from your bullet fired from an Ak-47 rifle calibre 7.62 mm, assigned to Nwabueze.Akinlade stated, “If certainly he shot the automobile within the rear, the bullet would not have hit the occupants from the car or truck.“In my view, by virtue in the defendants training as being a police officer, he can't claim that he did not know the probable penalties of his action.“I, thus, maintain which the defendant experienced the intention to kill or result in grievous bodily harm towards the occupants in the automobile when he fired for the spine windscreen in the vehicle.

“I come across him guilty as charged.’’

The judge also dismissed an appeal by Nwabueze’s counsel, Mr A.O. Omodele, towards the court to temper justice with mercy and be lenient in its sentence.She famous that the defendant received murdered the little young lady in cold blood, stressing that it absolutely was a clear instance of recklessness currently being perpetrated by policemen on innocent citizens.She additional, “Only God knows what, Kasufara Muritala, would have grown to be in long run. I hope customers of your Nigerian Police will find out a lesson from him and cease additional-judicial killings.“The sentence of your court upon you Nwabueze is that you be hanged through the neck until eventually you're dead and may perhaps the Lord have mercy on your own soul.


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