Saturday, February 15, 2014

2015: President Jonathan woos traditional rulers in APC states

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday met some traditional rulers in All Progressives Congress states in what appeared to be  political consultations ahead of his declaration of interest in the 2015 presidential election.
Jonathan visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade; the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; and the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akinlolu, in their palaces.
A Presidency source, who confided in SUNDAY PUNCH, said the visits were more political than courtesy visits.

Patience Jonathan flown abroad for treatment –Report

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience Jonathan, may have embarked on another medical trip to Germany.
A report by an online news portal, Sahara Reporters, on Saturday quoted two presidential sources as saying the First Lady was flown out of the country discreetly.  One source, the medium claimed, disclosed that Mrs. Jonathan had kept a low profile several weeks before her movement to a German hospital.
“She has not been in good health for a while now,” a source close to the Jonathan family reportedly said.

My grouse against PDP — Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, recently defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, of which he is one of the founders, to the opposition, All Progressives Congress. In this online interview with LEKE BAIYEWU, he says the resignation of Bamanga Tukur and appointment of Adamu Mu’Azu as the National Chairman of the PDP will not end the problems with the ruling party
Why did you leave the PDP, despite the resignation of the former National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, who you were aggrieved with?
Bamanga Tukur is my kinsman. I have no grievances against him. The problem of the PDP was not caused by Tukur. Lack of internal democracy is at the centre of the crisis bedeviling the PDP. It is a cancer that is spreading rapidly and destroying the fabric of the party. Despite all efforts and political chemotherapy, the party has continued to show debilitating signs.

Boko Haram threatens to Launch Assault on Cameroon over Nigeria

Violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has threatened to declare war on Cameroon if she does not cease to support Nigeria’s military campaign against it. In recent times, the sect has been at the receiving end of a massive onslaught by the army in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. Members of the sect have reportedly fled these attacks and were said to have relocated to safe havens in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Student Commits Suicide On Val's Day (GRAPHIC Pic)

The entire South Campus of the University of Education Winneba in Centre region of Ghana was thrown into a state of uproar as a level 100 student of the University was discovered dead in a nearby uncompleted building. Identified as Solomon Obeng, the Basic Education student committed suicide by hanging himself in the uncompleted building on Vals Day after realizing he had obtained 3Es in his examination.

“I used to beg for food at the Schools canteen” - Flavour N’ Abania

Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour, finally opens up to about his relationship with late artiste, MC Loph in an interview with Punch.
Read full interview below

₦9bn contract Fraud case: Dimeji Bankole discharged and acquitted

An Abuja Federal High Court on Friday discharged and acquitted a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission could not  prove a 16-count criminal charge bordering on a N9bn contract scam filed against him.

An Abuja Federal High Court on Friday discharged and acquitted Dimeji Bankole, after finding that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was not able to prove a 16-count criminal charge, bordering on a N9billion contract scam, filed against him.
Justice Evoh Chukwu, in a ruling on a no-case-submission filed by Bankole after the prosecution had called its witnesses against him in the trial, held that there was no evidence linking the former Speaker to the alleged offenses.

I’m glad he had accident after r*ping me –12-year-old rape victim

Punch reports;
In the emergency ward of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, 21-year-old Oye Adeleke was lying on a bed like every other patient who had suffered different degrees of fracture to their limbs from accidents. But Adeleke’s case is peculiar. In fact, the story behind how he landed in the hospital had circulated around the ward. Some of those who were discussing the issue when our correspondent visited him, used the word “karma” to describe his fate.

On January 18, 2014, Adeleke, who is an apprentice meat seller at Tinubu Market in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, allegedly added his name to a long list of sexual predators walking the streets of Lagos. That day, which would change the life of 12-year-old Bisola (not real name) forever, was when Adeleke ambushed the young girl and raped her for one hour.

EFCC Still Investigating Ex-Aviation Minister Oduah’s Armoured Cars Purchase.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reiterated that in spite of the sack of the former Aviation Minister, Ms Stella Oduah, investigations on the purchase of the 255 million Naira armoured cars are still ongoing.

Recounting the achievements of the commission in 2013, the spokesman for the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, told reporters in Abuja that the outcome of the investigations would be disclosed in due course.
However, Mr Uwujaren bemoaned the slow pace of prosecutions in the judicial system, which he said had largely stalled investigations. He, however, said that the anti-graft agency is not deterred.
He said that the commission had resolved to prosecute all its cases without fear or favour and would work vigorously to fight corruption in Nigeria within the ambit of the law.


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