Saturday, June 21, 2014

FFK Congratulates Ayo Fayose as he wins Ekiti Govenorship election.

 According to a tweet by former minister Femi Fani Kayode, Ayo Fayose beat incumbent governor Kayode Fayemi in the 2014 Ekiti Governorship election which held today June 21st in the state.

After the break, you will discover a listing by Sahara Reporters of votes collated at various polling centers but awaits final certification by INEC....

Evil: Boy Stabs 17-Year-Old Friend To Death For Rapìng His Sister

A friendship in Lagos has ended in the death of one party at the hands of the other after a teenager killed his friend for allegedly rapìng his sister.

Isaac Usim, whose age wasn’t specified is said to have taken the life of one Kehinde by stabbing him in the neck with a screwdriver after the latter molested his sister.

The incident occurred in the Apapa area of the state and Isaac is currently said to be on the run.

CONFIRMED! 87 Out of 486 Suspects nabbed In Abia are Identified as Boko Haram

A security source disclosed that out of 486 suspected insurgents arrested on Sunday in Abia State, 87, including a kingpin, were Boko Haram members.

Hundreds of travellers, who were passing along Enugu – Port Harcourt Expressway in several buses, were detained in Aba town on suspicion of being linked with the dreaded sect. 

#EKITIDECIDES: Fayose Appears set for a landslide.

A PMNews Report
Mr. Ayo Fayose, choice of the PDP in the Ekiti governorship election, seems set for a landslide triumph, going by preliminary effects in the election held Saturday, 21 June.

P.M.NEWS learnt that Fayose has won in many of the key areas in the state, including Ado-Ekiti, trouncing incumbent, Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress. Early reports said Fayemi and many APC stalwarts lost in their polling units to the PDP candidate.
Bamidele Opeyemi of the Labour Party reportedly did well in his home town of Iyin-Ekiti.
Here are some of the early results:
Ara Ekiti

Ekiti: Preventing APC governors from campaign was ‘act of war’ – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has condemned the stopping of some governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from attending a campaign rally in Ekiti State describing it as an act of war.
At a press conference in Lagos, Saturday, Mr. Soyinka urged the affected governors to seek redress in court, noting that it was a violation of their human rights.
Some APC governors who were attending Governor Kayode Fayemi’s final electioneering campaign in Ado-Ekiti, last Thursday, were prevented from getting to their destination by army soldiers.
The APC leadership accused the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP-led federal government of orchestrating the plot.

“I think it is important that we don’t lose sight of preparations before an election simply because we want the event to be over and done with.  “When Vice President Sambo said in Ekiti that this election was going to be war, I actually rebuked some of the opposition who said that the Vice President had come to announce the outbreak of a war. I said come on; this is what is known as a figure of speech. Even his predecessor within the party used a similar expression, ‘do or die,’ I took the same position, that we must allow what is known as poetic licence in which people use metaphors that should not be taken literarily. So I have never really bothered about the expressions like fight to finish, do or die, it’s war to the end,” Mr. Soyinka said.

“The prevention of some governors and their supporters from going for their own campaign was nothing short of an act of war. So maybe I should learn to be less metaphoric in my approach to language and learn to take politicians’ word a bit more serious,” he added.  Mr. Soyinka said that practices such as waving of party flags and sweeping the stage after your opponent had finished a rally are part of the language of democracy.

“But to prevent governors from attending a campaign for the success of their own party is for me not just unconstitutional, it’s criminal, and such people should be charged to court. It’s not different from rigging during the election, from women suddenly becoming pregnant with ballot papers, with stealing and even daylight robbery of ballot boxes. What is the difference? Electioneering is part and parcel of the democratic process,” Mr. Soyinka said.

The Nobel laureate also condemned the Nigerian military for allowing the army to be used as “election thugs.”  “Let me ask you a question: Suppose Governors Amaechi, Oshiomhole, Nyako, and the other APC governors are being in a motorcade that had been waylaid by thugs with guns, machetes, cudgels, or even acid.

Supposing it was hired thugs who had stopped the electoral candidates from proceeding to the polling booth, will this be considered constitutionally acceptable?
“So when the army begin to act like thugs on account of election, I see no difference between the waylaying of those governors by paid thugs on a lonely road if they were going by road, I see no difference between that and the military waylaying governors, preventing their helicopters from landing. I see no difference whatsoever between that kind of conduct and just ordinary paid thugs. So I’m asking the military, when did you take on the job of electioneering thugs?”
‘Punish the culprits’

Mr. Soyinka called for an immediate end to the violation of citizens’ rights by law enforcement agents, adding that those involved in the Ekiti incident be punished to serve as deterrent to others.
“This is the kind of conduct which this police commissioner Mbu considered a proper conduct for a law officer in Rivers State. When we spoke, in this very hall that day, people were saying what business does Wole Soyinka, Falana have in Rivers state?

“What we were saying is that if we allow this kind of conduct to be accepted once, there will be escalation. It happened, and in a more dangerous dimension in the same Rivers State,” Mr. Soyinka continued.
“We have a responsibility in any part of Nigeria when the right of a citizen is violated. It doesn’t matter whether the person is a motor mechanic, market woman, or a governor, a legislator, we have a responsibility to cry out, and to tell Nigerians that if you don’t speak now it’s going to come to your door, and it’s going to be far worse with fatal consequences.

“It’s about time we abandon the language of orders from the top. We want specifics. Who gave orders like that? Is it the Chief of Army Staff? Is it a general somewhere? Is it the military police? Enough is enough. Amaechi has a name, Oshiomhole has a name, Nyako has a name, Fayemi has a name, why is it that those who prevent them exercising their citizen’s rights do not appear to have a name.
“The military is being paid from the public purse. The military has no business taking sides in a political election,” said Mr. Soyinka.

Mr. Soyinka demanded the National Assembly to institute a commission of enquiry to unravel what happened in Ekiti State.
“We want to know who gave orders, we want these people to be called to give evidence,” said Mr. Soyinka.

“I think that all these governors should sue for the violation of their human rights. Let us make an example once and for all. We cannot continue this spiral of misconduct which makes us a laughing stock all over the world.
“We will not be satisfied with a face saving commission of enquiry. If that is what happens, then we will set up citizens’ court. We did it during the fight against Abacha. We’ve done it for Bashir of the Sudan, which we got witnesses, victims, journalists to come and testify about the violation of human rights there. We asked for international help.

“If such a trial is broken up here, then we will hold it next door. We will hold it anywhere, all the worse for the Nigerian government. They created the shame if we are forced to hold such court outside, with United Nations help if necessary, with international bodies, we’ll place the government of this county on trial.

“This must be the very last time that such an incident happens, it bodes ill for future elections. It makes a sham of all we had fought for. It’s a wastage of our very existence. I still cannot believe that this thing happened.”  Mr. Soyinka reiterated his call to Nigerians to support the efforts of the military in their fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.

“But if the military conduct themselves in this way, then we have to consider them allies of Boko Haram. Because Boko Haram could have attacked to stop the governors going to campaign. Boko Haram does not believe in democracy. Boko Haram despises democracy.
“What happened in Ekiti was a violation of the constitution and those who are responsible should be exposed and where necessary punished,”
Mr. Soyinka added.
Source: Premium Times

Ogun 2015: The Betrayed, The Deceived And The Third Force

By Adekoya Boladale

Since the past few months, pages of tabloids and media have been dominated with reports of decamping, intra party maneuvering, party structure reshuffling and tales of backbiting between godfather and godson in Ogun State. Even though the electoral commission is yet to lift the ban on major political activities for 2015 election, the gateway state seems to have kicked started political engagement much before any other state in the country.
From the clash between the former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba and his now former godson and Governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun both of the All Progressive Congress(APC) which resulted into a death race where tens of party faithful were either hacked or shot at on various occasions, down to the inauguration of a new executive for the Labour Party in the state and the unending faction and counter faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), it is crystal clear that the race to 2015 has begun.  

Ekiti Decides: Fayose and PDP lead as early results trickle in

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Ritualists torment Ebonyi state: Mother loses 2 children in one night

 A shrine where ritual killings allegedly happens has been discovered in the Ishiagu community in Ivo LGA of Ebonyi State. In the shrine, human parts sell for between N500,000 and N1million. Scary stuff! Read the total report from Saturday Sun below...
Continue after the break.

Impeachment battle against Nyako shifts to court

The battle of wits between the Adamawa State House of Assembly and Governor Murtala Nyako over a plot to impeach the latter is set to move to the court.
It was learnt in Abuja on Friday that the House of Assembly, which has been unable to serve the governor with the impeachment notice, is set to approach court to seek an order for substituted service.
A source, who confided in one of our correspondents, said, “We are going to court. I want to believe that our lawyer would have gone there by now to ask for an order to serve the governor through substitution.”

It is Decision day in EKiti

Fayemi, Fayose in battle royal
. Police deploy 12,000; IGP vows to deal with trouble makers
. 8433 INEC staff for poll
After weeks of intense campaign that occasionally turned murky, thousands of voters will today troop out across Ekiti State to elect a governor among the 18 candidates jostling for the position.
Determined to make the Ekiti governorship election one of the best, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed a total of 8,433 staff to conduct the election.
About 12,000 policemen are providing security for the election while hundreds of soldiers have also been deployed to ensure that the election is hitch free.
In practical terms, today’s contest is expected to be a straight fight between two candidates – incumbent governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress and Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Dreams fall apart: Story of Nigerian ex-bank manager dying in US hospital

Inside the intensive Care Unit of Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, seven thousand miles from her country home, Ebere Ukwu sleeps, eyes open; kept alive by the hospital’s life support machine. Her fate is hanging between faith and modern medicine. Her life didn’t have to come to this painful circle. She was an ambitious dreamer that wanted to explore her young world and excel. The ICU room wasn’t supposed to be her final destination. But early spring of 2013, her exciting life of adventure suddenly collapsed during a visit to the Emergency Room for minor aches, pain and high body temperature.

Australia offers asylum-seekers $10k to return home: report

Australia is offering asylum-seekers in its Pacific immigration camps up to $10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, a report said Saturday, prompting outrage from refugee campaigners.
Fairfax Media reported that those returning to Lebanon from detention centres on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and the tiny Pacific state of Nauru were offered the highest amount of $10,000.
Iranians and Sudanese were given $7,000 if they dropped bids for refugee status, Afghans $4,000 and those from Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar $3,300, the report in The Sydney Morning Herald said.

Blame Jonathan if military aborts democracy –Balarabe

• Nigerians must protect civil rule –Oyegun • Presidency denies repression against APC
Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Friday expressed deep concern over the involvement of the military in the conduct of elections in the country, warning that President Goodluck Jonathan, as the Commander in Chief of Arm Forces, should be held responsible if the democratic rule is truncated by soldiers.

He spoke on the heels of the reported ambush of some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors by military men on their way to the campaign rally of Governor Kayode Fayemi on Thursday in Ekiti State.

Our Findings May Threaten National Security

The presidential fact-finding committee on the abduction of the schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State yesterday submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan with an advice that the findings be kept secret as they had the potential of threatening national security as well as jeorpadising rescue efforts.

The committee also confirmed that the actual number of the school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State was 276, out of which 119 were still missing, explaining that out of the 276 girls abducted on April 14, about 57 later escaped and had since been reunited with their families.

God Told me to share the Adam's Apple to my Church members - Enugu Pastor impregnates congregants (Pic)

Timothy Ngwu(in yellow)and two of his concubines
The Police in Enugu State have arrested one Timothy Ngwu, the General Overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, located at Ihe/Owerre, Nsukka in Enugu State.Before his arrest on Friday, the self acclaimed Pastor, who said he was obeying God’s command, has put no less than 20 members of his church in a family way.


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