In a bid to show their loyalty and that they have totally surrendered, hundreds of youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rumuokparali, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Tuesday, defected to PDP, and burnt a casket engraved with APC logo.
The defected youths also handed over their brooms to PDP state chairman which were also burnt at the venue.
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Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Tuesday received the remains of former Governor Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure at the Minna International Airport.
The body arrived Minna International Airport at about 8.27 pm in a chartered plane with registration number, 5N-FCT. The body earlier arrived Abuja from Germany at about 7:15pm on Tuesday, accompanied by his wife Senator Zaynab Kure and Hon. Umar Bago.
Governor Sani Bello was joined by former military head of state , General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the immediate past Governor of the state, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, former Deputy Governor, Dr Shem Nuhu Zagbayi, former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, Emirs of Minna (Alhaji Dr Umar Farouk Bahago), Lapai( Etsu, Engr Umar Bago Tafida) and Agaie (Etsu, Mallam Yusuf Nuhu) . See photo below;
Europe’s first underwater sculpture museum featuring over 300 life-sized figures has been inaugurated. The Lanzarote attraction, Museo Atlantico, took almost three years to complete and has 12 sprawling underwater installations by artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
With the sculptures placed at 39 feet on the sea bed, divers can now tour the underwater museum off the coast of Bahia de Las Coloradas. See more photo below;
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday arraigned Goodluck Ahuwan before Honourable Justice M.T.M Aliyu Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court on a one count charge bordering on Criminal Breach of Trust. The commission disclosed this in a post via its Facebook account. The post reads:
The accused person allegedly in 2012 diverted the sum of N 32,000,000 (thirty-two million Naira ) belonging to the complainant, Muhammed Salihu Balami of Vision Plus Oil and Gas Limited as part payment for the purchase of a property named Elson Nigeria Limited, a PVC manufacturing Company situated in Kaduna State.
One of the charge read that “You Goodluck Ahuwan, being the Managing Director of Property Partners & Co, a company registered in Nigeria on or about the 7th of June, 2012 at Kaduna in the Kaduna judicial Division of the Kaduna State being entrusted with the sum of N32,000,000 belonging to Vision Plus Oil and Gas Ltd, a PVC manufacturing Company situated at No. 8 Road C Inuwa Abdulkadir Road Kaduna South dishonestly converted to your own use in violation of the legal contract to section 311 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 312 of the same Code.
After listening to the charge, the accused person pleaded not guilty.
Counsel for the prosecution, J. Saidi urged the court to immediately fix a date for the commencement of hearing after the defending counsel Emmanuel Ejim failed to file for bail for the suspect.
The Judge urged the defending counsel to apply for bail and he adjourned the case to 9th March, 2016 for proper hearing.
A car fell off Gadar Kwankwaso flyover in Kano state after being involved in a ghastly motor accident.
According to the eyewitness who shared this, the unidentified accident victims were rushed to a hospital within the metropolis, See details below;
In its determined counter terrorism efforts to consolidate on the gains it has made in the sustenance of offensive against identified criminal gangs, kidnap syndicates and terrorist elements across the country, the Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, said it has recorded major successes, which have further degraded the capability of these elements to operate in Nigeria.
According to a press statement issued and signed by Tony Opuiyo in Abuja, the DSS said on January 1, 2017 at Mutum Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, Bale Kolomi Grema and Kolomi Adba-Aji were arrested in a mosque after they had fled Marte in Borno State, where they involved in Boko Haram terrorist activities.
“Also, on the same January 1, 2017, a kidnap suspect, Amadu Bello, was apprehended at Hotoron Arewa, Nasarawa LGA of Kano State for his involvement in a kidnap operation at Zomo village, Ningi LGA of Bauchi State from which he got a share of N3million from the ransom,” the statement added.
In a related development, on January 6, 2017, one Paul Ali aka Simple, a high profile leader of a kidnap syndicate was arrested at Hill Flower Hotel, Asaga Ohafia, Abia State.
Ali, who operates camps at Ikot Abasi and Mbo Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State, was responsible for notable kidnap incidents across the Niger Delta, who was also a member of the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF), which has carried out attacks against oil installations in the area. At the time of his arrest, Ali, with his associate, Chidiebere Kanu, was planning the kidnap of a federal lawmaker and an expatriate. Kanu is presently at large.
In another incident, two suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Ibrahim Mala and Abdallah Modu were arrested on January 6, 2017 at Amba and Gudi villages of Kokona Local
Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The suspects who were indigenes of Maiduguri, Borno State, had fled the military action in Borno State and were regrouping in the state under different trade covers.
While Modu sells children’s wears, Mala, who trades in perfumes, confessed to his membership of the sect and disclosed that he (Mala) joined the Yusufiyya faction in 2007.
A house wife, Mrs Olamide Bola, yesterday told an Akure Customary Court, that her husband, Ogunlana Bola, had s*x with her daughter more than once. The complainant is seeking divorce of her five-year-old marriage that produced a four-year-old boy.
According to her, she can no longer tolerate the respondent’s wild s*xual urge towards her and her 11-year-old daughter. The complainant, who wept in court, regretted her marriage with the respondent.
The court’s president, Ayodele Omotola, ordered hearing notice to be served on the respondent for appearance at the next adjourned date. Omotola adjourned the case till January 18 for continuation of hearing.
The Nigerian Army has either appointed or redeployed no fewer than 14 officers to different military units across the country.
According to Premium Times report, The exercise, approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on January 9, 2017, affected six major generals, five brigadier generals, two captains and one major, documents exclusively obtained by Premium Times showed.
It came a month after Mr. Buratai promoted 227 Army personnel, including a son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Adeboye, who was made a colonel.
The first in the list of redeployed officials is M.H. Garba, a Major General, who was moved from Army Headquarters’ Department of Military Secretary to the Army Corps of Artillery.
Mr. Garba, whose redeployment takes effect from January 16, 2016, also received the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Award, the memo showed.
Next on the list is K.I. Abdulkarim, also a Major General, who was transferred from Nigerian Army 6 Division Headquarters to the Defence Headquarters with effect from January 12, 2017.
Major Generals O.U. Obono was moved from Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery Headquarters to the Defence Headquarters from January 12, 2017; and E.O. Udoh, from Defence Headquarters to the Nigerian Army 6 Division Headquarters from January 12, 2017.
Major General I.O. Rabio was moved from Nigerian Army School of Signals to Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary from January 16, 2017.
Finally, Major General E.G. Whyte has been redeployed from Defence Headquarters to Nigerian Army School of Signals as the new commandant beginning January 12, 2017.
For the rank of brigadier general, the following officials were affected in the latest posting exercise.
I.A. Adegboye was transferred from Defence Headquarters to 82 Division Garrison as commandant with effect from January 12, 2017.
The appointment of S.O. Olabanji as the commandant of Nigerian Army Amphibious Training School will take effect from January 12, 2017. He was transferred from Nigerian Army 3 Brigade Headquarters.
O.T. Akinjobi was moved from 82 Division Garrison to 3 Brigade Headquarters as the new commandant with effect from January 12, 2017.
A. E. Attu was redeployed from the National Defence College to 9 Brigade as the new commandant with effect from January 12, 2017.
S. Mohammed has been transferred from 9 Brigade to Defence Headquarters as the Deputy Director of Land System from January 12, 2017.
From January 12, 2017, Captain A.M. Dankabo will remain in the Chief of Army Staff’s office as L.O.; while Captain I.N. Garba will move from the Chief of Army Staff’s office to the Nigerian Defence Academy as an instructor, also from January 12, 2017.
Effective January 7, 2017, Major H.I. Mbe was appointed as the ADC to the Chief of Army Staff.
A man found himself in huge debt after he crashed a while trying to secure a job as a driver.
According to souurce he was called up for an interview to the company he applied while He was told to take out the company’s car “for a spin” but ended up crashing the vehicle.
Now, he is already owing the company some money despite not having started work yet.See details below;
Recall that the ruling All Progressives Caucus in the Nigerian Senate sacked the Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, as its leader on Tuesday.
The decision was conveyed in a letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, which was read on the floor of the chamber during the plenary, he also announced Senator Ahmed Lawan as its new leader.
While speaking exclusively to Premium Times hours after his removal on Tuesday, Senator Ndume said he was removed for insisting that the Senate did not follow the proper procedure before declaring that it had rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Speaking further, the lawmaker said he insisted that in view of the Senate’s standard procedures and practice, Magu had not been rejected by the Senate because there was no confirmation hearing for the nominee to defend claims made against him.
“What I said was that for us (Senate) to claim to have a rejected a nominee sent to us by the president, we have to follow the right procedure, and observe our rules.
“The nominee should have been called into the chamber and presented before senators who will then openly vote on whether to accept or reject his or her nomination.
“In the case of Magu, that was not done. We only had a closed-door session and when we emerged the Senate spokesperson claimed that he had been rejected. I had to set the record straight by saying we never rejected the nominee.
“This is because you don’t accept or reject a nominee at a closed session. Our votes and proceedings are there as evidence of my claims,” he said.
Ndume said the clarification he made unsettled some of his colleagues, who immediately began to plot against him.
“I was surprised that such a simple and harmless clarification could rattle and anger some of my colleagues,” he said. “I thought it wasn’t a big deal to disagree over issues. I didn’t realise that that simple matter would snowball into a plot to remove me.
“The other day, somebody mentioned to me that the Senate President had commissioned Dino Melaye to collect signatures to remove me. I didn’t pay much attention to the information because I actually thought it was a joke or a rumour.
“I didn’t feel that disagreeing with colleagues, and sharing my understanding of what transpired at our closed session was an offence, grievous enough to cause my removal.”