Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kano Emirate’s family gather to celebrate CBN governor Sanusi’s suspension

ChannelsTV reports that customers of the Kano emirate called Dabo Household Women Association gathered to celebrate the suspension of the CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido.
The Members of the Kano emirate called Dabo Family Women Association have gathered to celebrate the suspension of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor, Sanusi Lamido. 
Addressing a news conference at the Emir’s palace on Saturday, a family member, Hajia Binta Sanusi, said that the suspension was “an honour done to their son who served his country truthfully and was later rewarded with mischievous allegations”.

Forbes refers to Pres.Jonathan as Pres. Johnson

I wonder how President GEJ. has become so unpopular that Forbes would make such a horrible mistake. It has been corrected after a Nigerian informed " Forbes of its recklessness and misconduct", post about our President. heheheh forbes Choi

Pics: Pres. Jonathan made a Grand Patron.

 Guess it's the season of investitures for the dear president. First was AGN, then Nigeria Supporters Club and now the Historical Society of Nigeria, all in one single week. He was made Grand Patron of the Historical Society of Nigeria at Aso Villa today. See more pics of his investiture after the break

Daniel Wilson sings a full music album for President Jonathan

After years to be off the music scene, popular 90s singer Daniel Wilson, more popularly referred to as'Mister Ragamuffin're-enters the by recording a 12-tracks music album with almost every track featuring lyrics about President Jonathan and his administration.
The first single extracted from the album is titled'Jonathan Dey Try '. Watch the video here for the very first time anywhere

Gunmen kidnap EFCC's suspect within Lagos court premises.

Four gunmen yesterday Thursday February 20, abducted an alleged serial fraudster and suspect in two cases being handled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Find the EFCC press release signed by Wilson Uwujaren Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Unit on the abduction below.
The suspect, Princewill Arinze Nwobodo (alias Aboki J. Brown pictured above) was abducted by the gunmen within the precincts of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere where he was to be arraigned before Justice Aishat Opesanwo on a 4-count charge bordering on obtaining $ 92,000(Ninety-Two Thousand United States Dollar) under false pretense. The arraignment was deferred to March 27, 2014 as the court did not sit.

Watch Arowolo burst into tears, calling Jesus after he was sentenced to death by hanging

After he was sentence to death by hanging by an Ikeja High Court, sitting in Lagos State, Mr Akolade Arowolo burst into tears and began to pray. 

While delivering her judgment on Friday, the presiding judge, Justice Lateefa Okunnu, held that even though there was no eyewitness to the incident, the circumstantial evidence adduced by the prosecution had proved the murder charge against the convict beyond all reasonable doubt.

Mr Arowolo had denied the allegation, insisting that the deceased wife mistakenly killed herself with the knife she wanted to stab him with when they were having a quarrel.

Anonymous Ukraine releases Klitschko e-mails showing treason

Anonymous Ukraine is battling the forces in Ukraine that are funded and directed from the West and attempting to overthrow the democratically elected government of the sovereign country of Ukraine. Anonymous Ukraine is operating in what can only now be described as a war zone and the security measures they are forced to take are extreme. A member of Anonymous Ukraine who wishes to remain anonymous spoke to the Voice of Russia about the operations and the recent release of e-mails between Vitaly Klischko and the Lithuanian Presidential advisor.

Tymoshenko tells Kiev protesters to keep up protests

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko urged President Viktor Yanukovich's opponents on Saturday not to abandon their protests in central Kiev even though parliament has voted to oust him. 
In an emotional speech to thousands of protesters in Kiev's Independence Square after she was carried to the stage in a wheelchair, she said: "You have no right to leave Maidan (square)... Don't stop yet".

Partner monster Akolade Arowolo found guilty of murder, bags death sentence

Arowolo Akolade, the man who stabbed his banker wife to death on Friday June 24, 2011 after a domestic dispute at their home in Isolo, Lagos (read the story here), has been found guilty of her murder and has been sentenced to death.

Akolade appeared before trial judge Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Ikeja High Court this morning Friday Feb. 21 and was found guilty on one-count of murder. The judge said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that he killed his wife.

'On Sanusi, the Opposition and Fifth Columnists' - By Reno Omokri

Article written by Reno Omokri, Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media. Find below
The recent suspension of the erstwhile Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has ignited a debate on Social Media and as has become typical with many pundits, the discourse has been dominated by sentiments rather than facts.
As Sanusi has indicated that he will be challenging his suspension in court, I will not make this piece about him and recent events surrounding him. Yes, I will cite some examples of double standards as regards the approach taken by some analysts, but in my view, the matter is now best left to the courts.

Turkish riot police fire tear gas on protest over Internet curbs

Turkish riot police in Istanbul fired tear gas and water cannon Saturday at thousands of people protesting new legislation tightening control of the Internet. Police took action to push protesters away from the city's Taksim Square, a focal rally point, media report.

Protesters responded by hurling fireworks at police, who detained dozens of people, according to media reports. The controversial law came into effect last Wednesday after it was signed into effect by the Turkish President Abdullah Gul despite repeated calls for veto.

Ukraine's Yanukovych declares coup d'état, not going to resign - President's adviser

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych declares a coup d'état and is not going to resign, the mass media report citing the Ukrainian President's adviser. Viktor Yanukovych, who has refused to resign, gave an interview to TV channels Kharkov.

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The interview was broadcasted on the 112 TV channel. In an interview he said he would not resign, and plans to tour the areas south and east. Yanukovych added that Ukraine's coup resembles the Germany events of 1930s when the Nazis came to power.

Lagos governor, Babatunde Fashola, Approves The Reopening Of LASU

Lagos governor, Babatunde Fashola, has approved the reopening of the Lagos State University (LASU) which had been shut down in the last four weeks following a protest by students over the closing of the school’s registration portal by the authorities as well as hike in school fees.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr Hakeem Bello, and made available to newsmen on Friday in Ikeja, the governor said the reopening was in the interest of students and in compliance with the recommendation of the state House of Assembly Ad-hoc Committee on the recent disturbances in the school.

Graphic Pics : A 300 level student of the University of Cape Coast, Nigerian Student Murdered On campus

A 300 level student of the University of Cape Coast, identified as Mr. Godwin Awogbo, was found dead on Thursday within the campus premises.

His lifeless body was found with his intestines gushing out from his lower abdomen, close to the Brown Palace hostel.

It was gathered that the gruesome incident happened on Wednesday night.  According to his roommate, he tried calling him on his mobile phone when he didn't return to the room on time but couldn't reach him. He got to know about the death when he recieved messages from friends in the morning informing him about the lifeless body they had found.

Pic: Fire Guts AIT Company, Houses Price Thousands Razed

The Bayelsa office of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television and Raypower FM station, has been gutted by fire with properties worth millions of naira destroyed.

The fire reduced the RayPower section of the building to rubble.

It was learnt that the inferno, which started about 2am on Thursday, was caused by power surge.

It was also learnt that when the fire started, all the workers of the station had closed and the inferno was discovered by policemen in a station near the office.

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe clocks 90, says not retiring yet

Zimbabwe's longest serving president, Robert Mugabe turned 90 today and in his address to his party faithfuls, said he's not prepared to vacate the president's seat yet 
"When the day comes and I retire, yes, sure, the day will come, but I do not want to leave my party in tatters. I want to leave it intact".
Mugabe has said that he would leave when he is 94years old, that would be in 2018, after completing his current tenure which he was elected for last year.

The Financial Reporting Council Report that got Sanusi suspended ?

President Jonathan's decision to suspend CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi yesterday Feb. 20th was centered on a written report of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCR dated June 7, 2013. In the report, FRCR ripped apart the 2012 audited financial statement of CBN and exposed what it termed as'fraud ','clear display of incompetence ',and 'excesses and wastefulness of Sanusi and the CBN.'

The 13-page report claimed a whooping N1.257 billion was spent for 'lunch for policemen'. There were also bogus payments to airlines to distribute currency nationwide. The FRCR also claimed CBN has held an account with a balance of N1.423b for an unknown customer since 2008. The report had recommended the sack of Sanusi and his deputy.

You can read the full report here or continue to read a breakdown of the report..

Nigerian Driver's License now accepted in Europe, US - FRSC

The Lagos Sector Commander FRSC, Chidi Nkwonta has said that the upgraded Driver's License being issued now in Nigeria can be used in 3 states in America as well as some countries in Europe.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday, Commander Nkwonta said in the US, the states of  Washington DC, California and Maryland recognize the Nigerian Driver's license while European countries such as Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Austria and Sweden also recognize the Nigerian Drivers License. He said the license can be used in these places for a period of time, after which their own licenses would be issued.

Iceland no longer willing to join EU, referendum canceled – Icelandic MPs

Iceland's government supported the proposal of Foreign Minister of the country Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson to drop the plan of joining the EU. The night before both the Progressive Party and the Independence Party reached an agreement to withdraw its application for accession to the European Union, Icelandic State TV and Radio Broadcasting Service reports. The government also decided to cancel the referendum on whether to continue negotiations with the EU.

"In 2009, our former Foreign Minister suggested to submit a formal application for EU membership, so it was done. Quite naturally, I made a proposal to withdraw this statement," Sveinsson said to Icelandic reporters.

Tymoshenko released from prison - Russian lawmaker

A senior Russian lawmaker who is currently in Kharkiv has claimed that former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been released from prison. 
"According to my information, Tymoshenko has been released and at the moment is in Kharkiv. Her daughter is on her way to pick her up, and then she'll go to Kiev," Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, said.

Ukrainian Parliament vote in favour of release Tymoshenko

Ukrainian lawmakers voted on Saturday in favour of accelerating the release of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko under quicker procedures, without requiring the president's endorsement.
Tymoshenko was jailed in 2011 for abuse of office linked to a gas deal she brokered with Russia as prime minister, following a trial denounced by the European Union as politically motivated. Lawmakers on Friday voted to amend the criminal code to release Tymoshenko, but it required the president's signature.

Graphic Pics: Dead baby found near UNILAG canal

A dead baby girl was found last tonite around 5.25pm by UNILAG canal near the main gate of the school in Akoka, Lagos. The child, dressed and wearing diapers, was already dead when people noticed and brought her out from the canal. Ants were seen around her body. Such an unbelievably heart-wrenching sight. View it after the break...*viewer discretion advised*

Suspected killers of Prince Noel Tochukwu nabbed & paraded

Two suspected killers of Prince Noel Tochukwu Unegbu, the US-based CEO of Imo Got Talent, who was shot dead in his room at Rapour Hotel in Owerri on February 4th, have been arrested by the Imo State police command.

The alleged killers, who are students of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE), Owerri, were paraded on Tuesday February 18th by the Imo State Police Command. The suspects are: Eze Charles Nnamdi, 22, a 400 level student of the college who hails from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Maduabuchi Augustine, 20, a 300 level student and a native of Ekwulobia in Anambra State.

Banker allegedly lost his life in police custody

 Based on reports and tweets from David Ekpo, a staff of Ecobank, Babatunde Oke was allegedly killed in police custody yesterday. Tunde (pictured above), who worked at the Ladipo Oluwole, Ogba branch of the bank, have been accused of fraud and handed to the police.

Davido Ekpo claims Tunde died after severe torture by the police. He left behind a wife and two children, a 2 year old and a 5-month old. Continue steadily to see more tweets after the break.


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