Thursday, June 19, 2014

Impeachment: I'm not bothered by Plot to remove me - Nyako

Nineteen out of 25 members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly yesterday endorsed a move to impeach Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy Barrister Bala James Ngilari.

This is the first time in this political dispensation that a state assembly, will serve an impeachment notice on a governor and his deputy in line with section 188 of the1999 Constitution (amended).
The latest move followed weeks of intense altercation between the executive and legislative arms of government which led to the invitation and even arrest of some commissioners who failed to honour the House’s invitation to answer charges of financial recklessness levelled against them.
But Nyako who spoke through his spokesman Mallam Ahmad Sajoh stated that he is not bothered about the move of the lawmakers to remove him.


16yr old kidnapped, beaten and left for dead in a shopping trolley by Paris vigilantes

These are the shocking pics of a Roma teenager who was beaten and left for dead in a supermarket trolley. Vigilantes kidnapped the 16-year-old boy, known only as Darius, from the camp he shares with his family near the northern commuter town of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine on the outskirts of Paris.

The thugs rang the youngster's mother demanding a €12,000 ransom for the safe return of her son. The figure was later reduced to €4,000, but when it was not paid, the gang battered Darius before dumping him in a shopping trolley before leaving it on the roadside....

Gov. Amaechi Arrested, Detained By Soldiers In Ondo – Rivers Govt.

The Rivers State Government has issued a statement saying the state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has been arrested and detained by security operatives in Odudu, Ondo state.
Governor Amaechi had arrived Ondo state en-route Ado-Ekiti where he was to join his fellow APC Governor, Kayode Fayemi for the last lap of his re-election campaign today in when he was refused entry into the state. He decided to turn back to Ondo state to go board the private jet that brought him but was however arrested by security agents.

Fast rising singer Cynthomania aka Ada Owerri dies.

According to her management, Cynthia, who was getting ready to drop her 1st album, died yesterday June 18th after a brief illness. They didn't give any further details. She was in her 20s. Too sad! May her soul rest in peace...

PDP Accuses APC of Diverting Lagos Funds for Ekiti Election

• State ruling party denies allegation
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and his predecessor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, have been alleged of siphoning funds meant for the local government areas in the state to finance this weekend re-election bid of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Taofiq Gani, who said his party had a grapevine information to buttress the claim in a statement yesterday, alleged that the chairmen of the 57 councils in the state were compelled to contribute N25 million each from their May, federal allocation or source it from the banks to support Fayemi.

Chime Begins Annual Vacation, Jets off to the states.

• Fail to indicate who takes charge in his absence
The vacation, according to a statement from Commissioner for Information, Chuks Ugwoke, commenced from June 18.
The statement, which was issued after the weekly state executive council meeting chaired by the governor however did not state how long the vacation will last.

Ekiti Poll: Police IG Restricts Movement in & Out Of The State

In a bid to ensure maximum security, ensure proper coordination of security operations and organise a hitch-free election, devoid of electoral fraud in Ekiti State, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has restricted movement in Ekiti state.

Abubakar has also deployed an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Bala M Nasarawa and five Commissioners of Police to supervise security arrangements. CP Ikechukwu Aduba will function as CP in charge of Ekiti State for the period of the election. The other Commissioners of Police are Danladi Y. Mshelbwala (Ekiti-North), Mohammed Ibrahim (Ekiti-Central) and Augustine Eubakhabokum (Ekiti-South).

Our Governors Barred from travelling to Ekiti, Says APC

• Alleges detention of Gov. Amaechi's convoy
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cried out that its Governors were being prevented by security agencies apparently acting
on ''orders from above'' from going to Ado-Ekiti for the party's final campaign on Friday for the Ekiti State Governorship election.
In a statement issued on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said at least three

I'm out of government - OBJ

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday said, he is out of government for good. He stated this at the 2nd World Sickle Cell Day event themed 'Improving blood safety in Developing nations' organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. In his words, he said, "I am out of government for good. I am happy to be out of government. The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation is charity based in London UK, established to improve human security for all in Africa.
Source: Daily Times

Coup d’ etat rumours unfounded – CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has refuted rumors of a possible coup d'etat by the military, stating that the rumour was unfounded.
ACM Badeh stated this on Tuesday June 18th while receiving the Director General of the National Orientation Agency , Dr Mike Omeiri in his office. He explained the Military would always work to protect the democracy of Nigeria and not destroy it.
"Rumours in some quarters of a possible coup d’état in the country are unfounded. Why should anyone be thinking in the negative fashion? Tell them we will not do it. Those spreading rumours of coups must be living elsewhere and not in Nigeria. The Armed Forces are defenders of democracy. We are an arm of democracy, so how can an arm of democracy work against the democracy that we are part of?” he said

OAU shut down following days of students' protest over school fees

 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been closed down indefinitely following days of students'protest over increase in their school fees that was the introduced in May.

The college administration this afternoon released a record announcing an indefinite shutdown of the institution and ordered students to vacate its premises by Thursday afternoon, citing'persistent disruption of normal activities and peace on campus consequently of violent demonstrations by students, led by the Student Union Executive'as their reason behind turning off the school. 

Drumless Supporters Club

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club were by world football governing FIFA stripped off their fanfare during the game between Nigeria and Iran decided at the Arena Da Baixada.

FIFA in collaboration with hosts Brazil before the game ordered that the Nigerian supporters must not be allowed to enter the stadium with their drums. It was gathered the move was purely for security reasons since the drums were sealed round without anyone knowing the content of what might be hidden inside.

Nigerian Family Gives up New Home In Belfast, UK after racist protest

A Nigerian man whose home was subjected this week to a racist protest in Belfast said the incident was "like a flashback" to an attempted racial assault on him three years earlier.  Michael Abiona has been forced to give up the house he was allocated in the Knocknagoney area of East Belfast after racists turned up on his doorstep on Tuesday.  Five people including a woman held up banners with the slogans "Houses 4 Local People" and "We need Homes 2" on them.

Coach Stephen Keshi To Nigerians: I'm not God

Nigerians dreaming about the likely defeat of Bosnia Herzegovina in Saturday’s 2014 Brazil World Cup game against the Super Eagles in Cuiaba should do so with plenty of caution.
Eagles chief coach Stephen Keshi stunned his audience at the post-match conference in Curitiba on Monday night when he stated categorically that he couldn’t guarantee anyone his team’s ability to beat their Bosnian counterparts insisting that: ”I’m not God to tell you with all conviction that the Super Eagles will beat Bosnia on Saturday.”

Video Post: Unidentified Woman found Dead on the Street In Benin


Please Like Us On facebook