Saturday, January 26, 2013
Ten more corpses have been recovered from the scenes of the communal clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the natives in two villages of Wase Local Government Area. It was gathered that the killing in Foron Hecrisis was due to misinformation.
According to the source, armed robbers stopped some people who were returning from a local market called Wadatan Kasuwaadding. The hoodlums did not only rob the Fulanis but even the natives who were equally returning.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has begun subtle moves to wrest the party from the grips of its governors and curb their overbearing influence.
To achieve his goal, Tukur plans to establish financial autonomy for the party, which will free it from over-dependence on the governors and the President.
Investigations by our correspondent indicated that the desire of Tukur and the PDP National Working Committee was based on a paper presented by a former National Chairman of the party, Dr. Okwesilise Nwodo, to the party at its December 2012 retreat in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Security Operatives have arrested a Fulani leader in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, North Central Nigeria in the early hours of Friday with five human skulls hidden in the ceiling of his apartment while arms and ammunition were also recovered from the premises.
The combined team of police and military personnel carried out the raid following a tip off from some residents on the suspicious movement of the Fulani leader known as Ardo whose activities have been a concern to the community.
Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe popularly known as K1 De Ultimate or Kwam1 seems to be moving closer to God than ever. He just gave out his magnificent building "Peace Castle" in okota to members of an Islamic organisation called Muslim Youth Forum (MYFO). According to a close friend of Kwam1, religious activities such as Friday Jumat service and other weekly services have commenced fully in the building.
This is indeed a good gesture that others should emulate
OLALEKAN ADETAYO writes on the disposition of President Gooodluck Jonathan and indeed the Presidency to the decay in the facilities of the Police College, Ikeja and the deplorable state of some federal roads
Many things attract the attention of the Presidency daily. When such situations arise, meetings are held at the top echelon of the Federal Government by those whom the President has given the power to supervise such areas.
But when the President or his top handlers feel strongly that he must take personal charge of the situation, he attends such meetings and takes steps or makes pronouncements without delay.
No fewer than four persons were Friday feared dead, while 20 others sustained serious injuries in an explosion that rocked a factory in Ijako area of Sango-Ota, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that one of the boilers of a distilling company located along the Lagos – Abeokuta expressway caused the explosion which vibration led to the falling of the perimeter fences of the neighbouring companies.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday said it had located a mansion belonging to a former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, in an upscale area of Lagos.
The commission said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujiaren, that the property was discovered on Thursday at No. 5, Alpha Beach Road, Lekki in Lagos by its operatives.
Ibori was convicted on April 18, 2012 by a United Kingdom crown court and sentenced to a13-year jail term for corruption and money laundering.
Nigerian television stations are not airing the ongoing African Nations Cup due to a stalemate between the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria and the rights owners of the event. In this piece, Udeme Ekwere counts the gains and losses resulting from this impasse
Mr. Linus Eze operates a television viewing centre in Ikeja, Lagos where people gather to watch matches in European leagues. Eze makes about N10,000 anytime people gather to watch a European league match. It can rise to as much as N30,000 when it is a UEFA Champions League match.
Couple of weeks ago an unconfirmed report informed that Wizkid moved to his own crib in Lekki.
This move however didn’t go down well with Wizzy’s mum who felt it wasn’t time for him to leave the EME mansion.
The pair had an argument concerning his new home and leaving his the EME label according to the unconfirmed report.
President not responsible for police college decay –Obi •Governor says no clue yet on floating corps
Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, on Friday said President Goodluck Jonathan was not responsible for the decay in the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos as exposed by a private television station recently.
He, however, said the administration was working hard to solve the problem and others facing security agencies in the country.Obi spoke with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Police Fund Committee chaired by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.
He said Jonathan was committed to changing the fortunes of all security agencies in the country, especially the police.
Sixty-five Nigerians were on Friday deported from some European countries, an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said in Lagos.
The FAAN official, who pleaded anonymity, revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s cargo section in Lagos. The source noted that the returnees came from Spain, Bulgaria, Romania and the United Kingdom.
According to TMZ, Liberty Ross filed the paperwork in a LA County Superior Court yesterday and is asking for joint custody of their two children and spousal support. The couple tried to patch up their marriage by going to a shrink but at the end, it didn't work out