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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

S*xual Allegation Against Spacey? Netflix Announces End To 'House Of Cards'

So the series has come to an end? Netflix has pulled the plug on its Emmy-nominated political drama - 'House of Cards' - at the conclusion of its upcoming sixth season after its lead actor Kevin Spacey was accused of s*xual harassment by fellow actor Anthony Rapp, when he was younger.

Anthony Rapp in an interview with Buzzfeed News on Sunday, said he was 14-years-old when actor Kevin Spacey made a s*xual advance toward him. He said the advances happened after a party at Spacey’s apartment in 1986.

According to him, Spacey picked him up and put him on the bed, climbing on top of him. He said it was an attempt for Spacey to “seduce” him. “I was aware that he was trying to get with me s*xually.”

“My stomach churns,” said Rapp. “I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It’s just deeply confusing to me.”
Reacting to the allegation, Spacey apologised to Anthony Rapp on Twitter, saying that it would have been over 30 years ago but he doesn't remember the alleged encounter.

But a Netflix spokesperson told Guardian Australia that the decision to end the show happened months earlier, and not in response to the allegations about Spacey surfacing.

First Ever Driver-less Bus Hits The Roads In Germany

Nigerian government officials sure has a lot to learn on how leaders build people and build countries.

Germany's first self-driving public bus has made its maiden journey on the streets of a rural town in the area known as Bavaria, taking locals from the train station to the town centre.


German transport company Deutsche Bahn tried the self-driving vehicle last Wednesday, delivering for up to a 700-metre route between the train station, the town centre, and the Birnbacher baths.

Designed by French startup company company EasyMile, the electric vehicle is known as EasyTen.


TV Girl Cynthia Kamalu's Traditional Wedding Photos

Cynthia Kamalu and her sweetheart Obi had their traditional marriage over the weekend. More pics...





We wish them a fruitful journey ahead!


Photos Of Married Woman Who Died In The Car With Her Lover Emerge

According to reports,here are the photos of the lovers found dead in a Toyota Corolla car early hours of Sunday in Ogba. A Facebook user uploaded the photos with more details.

The Facebook user wrote;

Lovers found dead in a car Sunday morning behind NIJ Ogba Lagos. The husband of the woman said he was aware of her infidelity but chose to keep quiet.



The lover who happens to be the son to their landlord was said to be a close friend to the husband of the late woman. The two were found by by-passers early in the morning with the car engine and ac still running.

They quickly contacted the police who took the bodies to the morgue and according to the police, an autopsy will be conducted to ascertain the cause of their death.

Again I will say never judge. If she were to be alive to tell her story,you probably will lend a helping hand. Don't judge her.



SGF’s sack: Senate has been vindicated – Saraki

The President of the Senate Dr, Bukola Saraki has said that the sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babchir Lawal had vindicated the senate.


This is even as he has directed all committees of the Senate to quickly conclude all corruption investigations currently pending before them.

The President of the Senate also commended the Federal Government for doing the right thing by sacking the former SGF.

Saraki recalled that the travails of Lawal emanated from the senate when it commenced probe into the involvement of the former SGF in the alleged grass cutting scandal in the North East.

Speaking on the sacking of the former SGF, Saraki said that it was now clear that the senate was justified in exposing and fighting corruption..

“It has been a tough journey to defend the institution. I want to commend the government for doing what is right.

“When we started the investigation, we were being blackmailed but we will continue in our commitment to fight corruption, non selective.

“We will not go back on our promise to expose corruption: any case that is brought to us we assure you that we will investigate it and expose it.

“There are some corruption investigations going on in the senate, committees ensure that your investigations are concluded on time and you submit you reports,” he said.

Currently, the Senate is investigating the alleged N25 billion contract scam, involving the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikainti Baru.

The Senate is also probing the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over allegation of corruption and abuse of office brought against him by a serving senator, Isah Misau.

Also on the top of the Senate’s investigation is allegation of misappropriation of funds and non-remittances to the Federation Account against some revenue agencies and other ministries, departments and agencies of government.

While moving the motion earlier, Deputy Leader of the Senate, Bala Ibn Na’Allah stressed that the issue surrounding the sacking of the former SGF started from the senate.

He said that the outcome of the investigation had vindicated the Senate in its poise to expose and fight corruption wherever it was found.

He recalled with regret how the senate was harassed when it began the investigation into the matter.

“When we started tis crusade, the same Nigerians that we were fighting for were paid to close down the National Assembly in the name of Occupy Nass.

“What is important here today is to implore us all that the task before us is not a small on, that is why the oath of office say that you will do that without fear or favour.

“It is important for Nigerians to realise that it gives them no good to spread falsehood to demean the institution of the National Assembly.

“I am proud of this senate: We have other investigations that are pending, the committees in chrge of these investigations should finalise their investigations soon so that at the end of the day we shall be vindicated,” he said.

Mr Babachir Lawal was sacked as the SGF on Monday after serving months of suspension while being investigated by a committee chaired by Vice Presient Yemi Osinbajo.

Upon the recommendation of the committee, Lawal was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari along with the former Director of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke who was also accused of corrupt activities.

Mr Boss Mustapha has been appointed as the new SGF to replace Lawal. However, the former NIA boss had not been replaced yet.

Charly Boy, others talk tough over Maina, Lawal, Oke, warn Buhari

PDP chiefs knock Aregbesola for raising airport contract by N58bn

Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State have flayed Governor Rauf Aregbesola over the increase in the contract sum of the state’s airport from N11bn to N69bn.


A member of the PDP Caretaker Committee in Osun State, Mr. Bamidele Salam, in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday, described the increase of the contract sum through a concession agreement, which will last 30 years, as a “highly suspicious transaction.”

Salam said, “This is one senseless, needless and highly suspicious transaction that the state government is entering into. For a government which has not been able to provide potable water, good road network, functional education and affordable health care, going into this highly exorbitant project is the height of rudderlessness.

“The continuous upward review of the sum from the initial N4.5bn to N69bn  is certainly unjustifiable. When was the concessionary contract advertised? How many companies put in their bids? What technical evaluation supports a 30-year concession? These and many other questions beg for answers.

“Considering the fact that the administration has just about 12 months left, one cannot but wonder if this is not an attempt to deepen the state financial mess ahead of a new administration.”

Another leader of the PDP, who is a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr. Niyi Owolade, said the concession agreement was another ploy by Aregbesola to plunge the state into more debt.

Owolade, while speaking with our correspondent on the telephone, warned the contractors and the concessionaire to be aware that the project would be revisited after the expiration of Aregbesola’s tenure.

He said, “I am just laughing about this new arrangement by this government to further plunge our state into more debt. The company should be aware that the whole thing will be revisited after the end of their tenure.”

Meanwhile, the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State has called  on  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to focus on how the state government allegedly mismanaged the huge amount of public funds meant for the project.

The Coordinator of the group, Mr. Suleiman Adeniyi, said the governor came up with the idea of a concession after the failure to account for earlier spending on the project.

Adeniyi said, “As a formidable group and stakeholder in Osun State projects, we would not fold our arms and watch a prodigal government like Rauf Aregbesola’s administration sell our property to its friends, associates and cronies.

“We have concluded arrangement to approach a court of competent jurisdiction to stop this illegal concession arrangement of the M.K.O. Abiola International Airport to AWOL Investment Company because we have discovered a lot of impropriety in the arrangement.”

Aregbesola a lazy talkative –Omokri blasts governor over attack on Jonathan, PDP

Canadian Government Honours Churchill With A Humanitarian Award

Excited Churchill who shared the news wrote;

It's a great privilege to be recognised and honoured by the Federal Government of Canada with the presentation of "HUMANITARIAN Award" In Toronto. This award means so much to me and my brand which is indeed a motivation to do more.

Special thanks to Hon. Peter Fonseca, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville for considering us worthy of this honour. We shall continue with our service to humanity as we step up our contributions to communities ‎across the globe.  We are humbled! ‎

Osinbajo lauds World Bank ranking of Nigeria as one of top 10 most improved economies

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday expressed delight over the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report that saw Nigeria moving up 24 places to 145th and recognising the country as one of the top 10 most improved economies in the world.


He congratulated all stakeholders who worked with the Federal Government to achieve what he described as “significant result.”

Osinbajo’s position was contained in a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

He said, “I welcome Nigeria’s improved performance. We are one of the top 10 reforming economies in the world in 2017. After a decade-long decline in Nigeria’s rankings, last year, the government recorded a modest increase.

“This year, Mr. President set us an ambitious target of moving up 20 places in the ranking – I am delighted that we have exceeded his goal.

“Improving the business environment is at the heart of the Buhari administration’s reform agenda. We are reinforcing our economic turnaround by a vigorous and active implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan so businesses operating in Nigeria can thrive and be competitive globally.

“For the first time, coordinated efforts across various levels of governments have been undertaken to make it easier to do business in Nigeria.

“I commend all stakeholders who worked with us to achieve this significant result, particularly the National Assembly, Lagos and Kano State governments, and the private sector.”

Osinbajo said the present administration would continue to ensure that SMEs operating in Nigeria find it easier to do business.

He said the government’s ultimate success would be the testimonials received from businesses across the country.

He said the report endorsed the direction that government has been taking to improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria over the last 12 to 18 months.

The Vice-President added that although the government has started getting positive feedback, there is still much work to be done before the full impact of the reforms would be felt by Nigerians.

He added, “Some of our critical ongoing reforms include a new sub-national ‘ease of doing business’ project being implemented in conjunction with all the states and the FCT to replicate similar reforms across the country.

“We are also collaborating with the National Assembly to deliver an Omnibus Bill to jointly furnish a more business-friendly legal framework for Nigerian businesses in the future.

“Furthermore, the Federal Executive Council has approved the concession of our major international airports, which will be fast-tracked to enable easier movement of persons.

“We are also nearing the implementation stage of our National Trading Platform to ensure our cross-border trading is more efficient, while collaborating with other countries to safeguard our security.

“This policy will also be supported by ongoing reform efforts to simplify trading within Nigeria, whether that be the ease of trade in goods, regulatory approvals or the protection of intellectual property.”

The World Bank highlighted five reforms making it easier to do business in Kano and Lagos, the two cities covered by the report in Nigeria over the course of last year.

They include Starting a Business; Dealing with Construction Permits; Registering Property; Getting Credit, and Paying Taxes.

On September 27, the second 60-day National Action Plan was approved by an expanded meeting of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council.

The plan has over 60 priority initiatives targeted to be attained by December 1.

The plan covers 11 areas this time, including new areas such as Enforcing Contracts, Simplifying the Procurement Process, and Trading Within Nigeria.

The PEBEC was established by the President in July 2016, with a mandate to sustainably and progressively make Nigeria an easier place to do business.

Tinubu would wish he was never born once Buhari finishes with him – Fani-Kayode

No cabal in Buhari’s govt - Tinubu

A national leader of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday, told journalists not to discuss the current clamour for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election with him.


Tinubu, who said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after meeting behind closed doors with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also declared that there was no cabal in Buhari’s government.

When asked whether he agreed with different groups and individuals calling on Buhari to seek re-election in 2019, Tinubu simply responded, “Don’t discuss that one with me.”

He said his discussion with Buhari which was about the country and leadership was fruitful and productive.

Tinubu described the claims that he was not happy with the President because he had been allegedly sidelined by a cabal as fake news.

He said he had confidence in Buhari, hence, he did not have to be babysitting him.

The party chief, however, admitted that in democracy, there could be twists and turns as well as conflicts.

He said, “I have confidence in this President, there is no doubt about that. We worked hard to bring about the government. There are certain things that are unpredictable and those are things that can lend themselves to gossips, insinuations and all of that.

“But once you create leadership and it is functioning, you don’t have to babysit that leadership unless there is a loss of confidence and I don’t have that.

“You know me. I’m not known to shy away from saying my mind, rebelling if it is necessary and taking charge of things that I believe are necessary. What is the myth in this leadership thing? What is cabal? It is a myth.

“We are the party of the people for the people and by the people and this is a democratic environment. Each of us has roles to play and that is why we are playing it. I don’t believe in the myth, I believe in confidence building, the trust that we have in the President.

“In the journey of democracy, you are going to have twists and turns; you are going to have conflicts. Conflict  resolution mechanisms is inbuilt on how you handle your party and the governance and the party are joined by the hips.”

Tinubu declined comment on what the party leadership was doing to mend fences ahead of the party’s National Economic Council’s meeting holding on Tuesday.

When asked if the party was still on course, the former Lagos State governor replied, “Can you go back to the history of 16  years of the PDP? The APC government is on course and will remain on course and we will remain focused to those necessary things about development, welfare and progress of our people.

“It is not easy to face the challenges from the well that was dug; the sinkhole that we inherited. But we are sorting that one out gradually, with few steps, we will find happiness and development in the future of our country.”

Fani Kayode Comes For Tinubu For Saying He Still Has Hope In President Buhari

Fani Kayode has come for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu on his twitter page, after Tinubu visited the President yesterday and said he still has confidence in him. FFK said by the time the president would be done with the APC chieftain, he would wish he had never been born.


Adamawa govt reacts to sack of Babachir Lawal as SGF

Woman Gives Birth To Triplets After 11 Years Of Marriage

Their perseverance paid off eventually. A Rivers-based man Charles Ojieh and his beautiful wife have welcomed a set of triplets after 11 years of waiting.

A family friend, Ross Alabo-George, shared their story and the pics...

'Congratulations to my friends Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ojieh. After 11 years of patiently waiting... Only a God like God can do this. #Triplets'. 


Pre-Wedding Photos Of Singer Oritsefemi & His Wife

Musician Oritsefemi and his wife Nabilla married in a private legal ceremony back in April 2017. The couple have now set a date for their white wedding on November 25, in Lagos.

They just released some pre-wedding photos. See more...







Dreaded Nigerian Gangs Fight With Swords Inside Hospital

Some Nigerians living outside the country should understand that you are expected to behave yourself in a manner that brings pride to your father land - Nigeria.

Staff of an Indian hospital in South Delhi, hid in toilets for fear as Nigerian rival gangs fought inside the hospital with swords and cleavers.

It was gathered that the fight started after a member of a rival gang drove up in an auto-rickshaw and barged in, just after 3 wounded men walked into the hospital in Saket while their friends allegedly waited outside around 4am on Saturday.

The rival gangs brandished swords in a 'fight' that lasted for nearly an hour in the hospital reception. A guard who tried to stop them was also beaten and left injured.

The staff bolted all access to the upper floors where patients are recovering.

According to NDTV, the groups vandalized the hospital and ran away before the police arrived.


Graphic Photos: Auchi Polytechnic Student Dies A Day After Graduation

A 24-year-old Electrical Engineering student of Auchi Polytechnic, Itz Rog Royal has died. He died last week in a fatal accident in Edo State, just a day after his graduation.

His close friend who mourned him on Facebook wrote;

'It's still a shock to me that my friend rog is dead what a big lost to the department of electrical/electronics engineering a day after signing out... RIP it's rog Itz Rog Royal forever in our heart.. Sleep on SEES MAN'

So sad! Graphic photos below...

Policeman Who Allegedly Abducted & Raped 14-Year-Old Girl Is Arrested

Anambra State police commissioner, Mr. Garba Umar, has confirmed the arrest of  Corporal Barau Garba; the police officer who allegedly abducted and raped a 14 year-old girl for days in Onitsha last week.

Umar said the command moved in on hearing of the disturbing news and arrested the culprit, who he said is currently facing police internal disciplinary procedure.

Umar described the action of the police officer as a very sad one for the command and police in general, which does not reflect the core values of the Nigeria Police force, while vowing to ensure that justice is done.


He said, “The command wishes to confirm the arrest of force number 275601, Corporal Barau Garba attached to 7PMF Sokoto but deployed to Anambra State on special duty for the alleged abduction and defilement of a 14-year-old girl of Hausa quarters in Asaba, Delta State.

“The erring policeman was arrested, defaulted and detained accordingly; and he is facing police internal disciplinary procedures. He will be arraigned before the appropriate court of the land as soon as the criminal investigation against him is concluded,” Umar said.

Though the errant police officer was not paraded before journalists, the commissioner said that confession from the culprit was that he picked up the wandering minor in Asaba and took her to his house but never had sex with her.

But Umar insisted that even if he did not have sex with her, he is still culpable for taking her home instead of the usual procedure of reporting lost persons.


Muslim Bags PhD In Christian Studies

A Muslim, Prof. Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, has bagged a doctorate degree in Christian studies at the University of Ilorin.


Jimoh-Ijaodola is Professor of Law and Dean, Oba Erediauwa College of Law of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.

A statement signed by Head, Public & External Relations Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Obajide Ilugbo, made this known, in Benin-City, on Tuesday.

Ilugbo said that Jimoh-Ijaodola’s thesis examined biblical prophesies and other prophesies, including prophesies of the late Sage and Prophet, Nostradamus.

He further said that the Don’s research focused on the end time and the role of humans in the fulfilment of those prophesies.

Jimoh-Ijaodola, according to him, is a faithful and practicing Muslim, who bagged his first Ph.D. In Electoral Law from the University of Jos, while his second Ph.D. was in Property law from the University of Ibadan.

In the third Ph.D Thesis, he posited “the end is now and that humans should be careful so that the end will not come upon us as the biblical thief that came unexpectedly.

“He pleaded that the world should embrace peace and live in harmony for the sake of the earth and humanity.

“Nations should be careful of war and proliferation of weapon of mass destruction”, Ilugbo said.

Ilugbo said that Jimoh-Ijaodola in his thesis stressed the need to take care of “our environment” very well so that it was not endangered.

“The end time scenario is a picture of man eating man and that the problem will most likely start on the claim on ownership of Jerusalem.”

He quoted Jimoh-Ijaodola as saying that the earth was throttling fast toward a certain end and that the survival of the earth depends on mans will to embrace God totally.

Metuh: Defence asks court to order DSS boss’ arrest for failing to produce Dasuki

The defence in the ongoing trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, on Tuesday urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to order the arrest of the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Mr. Lawal Daura, for failing to produce the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in court.


Justice Okon Abang had on October 25 directed Dasuki and former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear in court on Tuesday in respect of the trial of Metuh.

The court had earlier issued separate subpoenas on Dasuki and Jonathan upon Metuh’s application.

But while as of October 25, Jonathan had yet to be served with the witness summon, Dasuki had been served through the Director-General of the DSS.

The judge had also issued another subpoena on the DG of DSS to produce Dasuki in court on Tuesday.

While Dauski was not produced in court on Tuesday, Jonathan’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), appeared in court to challenge the subpoena issued on the former President.

Ozekhome noted that ‎Jonathan had yet to be served but only read about the subpoena in the newspapers.

A court registrar confirmed, upon an enquiry by the judge on Tuesday, that the court bailiff had not been able to serve the former President, who was said to be outside the country.

But Ozekhome, after he was granted permission to speak on the Dasuki issue, despite the objection of prosecuting and defence lawyers on record in the case, supported the call for Daura’s arrest, contending that the failure of the DSS to produce the ex-NSA in court on Tuesday amounted to taking the court for a ride.

Justice Abang had on October 25 given the court bailiff five days to effect personal service of the subpoena on Jonathan and also directed the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, to persuade the management of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to liaise with the DSS to produce Dasuki in court on Tuesday (today).

But when asked by the court about the situation of things, Tahir narrated the anti-graft agency’s efforts in complying with the court order directing the EFCC to liaise with the DSS.

Tahir added that he had taken further step to speak with the Legal Adviser of DSS.

Tahir said the DSS’ Legal Adviser informed him that Dasuki refused to be brought to court on the advice of his (Dasuki’s) counsel.

He said, “In addition to that, I personally liaised with the Legal Adviser of the DSS on the need for the organisation to comply with the court order.

“Up till this morning, exactly a quarter after 7 am, the said Legal Adviser informed me that they were ready and willing to bring the intended witness to court, but that the subpoenaed witness said, on the advice of his legal team, he has been advised not to come to court.

“I advised the Legal Adviser, that in the circumstances the DSS found itself, they should personally come to court this morning to explain their situation to the honourable court. Our own role to facilitate by liaising with the DSS, so we have played our part.”

In response, Metuh’s lawyer, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), urged the court to disregard Tahir’s submission as it was not admissible because it amounted to hearsay and was not backed by an affidavit stating the facts.

But counsel representing Metuh’s firm, Destra Investments Limited, the second defendant, Chief Tochukwu Onwugbufor (SAN), urged the court to order Daura’s arrest.

While also arguing that Tahir’s submission was inadmissible, Ongbufor maintained that it was inconceivable that Dasuki could be more powerful than the DSS that was detaining him to the extent that he could stop the agency from producing him in court.

He argued that the DSS’ conduct by failing to produce Dasuki in court was an act of disrespect for the court.

He thereby urged the court‎ “to apply the consequences provided by the law.”

He said, “I say so because, whenever Sambo Dasuki wants to go to court on his own, it is the duty of the DSS to take him to court and if they don’t want to take him to court, they will decide not to take him to court.

“I do not think it lies in the mouth of DSS that he (Dasuki) refused to comply with the order of the court.‎”

He asked the court to apply the provisions of section 244 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act by ordering Lawal’s arrest.

He said, “This is more contemptuous that the DSS fails to appear before the court to explain the situations in their environment.

“My lord this is unacceptable.

“If they have an atom of respect for the court, they would appear before your lordship this morning and I refer your lordship to section 244 of ACJA.

“Your lordship has the power to issue an arrest warrant against DSS,” adding that “your lordship will now issue a warrant of arrest against the Director-General of DSS in person”.

When asked if the court could order Lawal’s arrest when the name of the DSS’ DG was not specifically mentioned in the order directing that Dauki be produced in court, Onwugbufor said, “I agree that his name is not mentioned but it has legal consequences and connotation.

“This is because a human being is occupying the office of the DG of DSS. It would have been different if the subpoena was issued to Department of State Service. But this is different, the order was issued against the occupant of the office, to appear before your lordship and explain to your lordship his failure to produce Dasuki in court to show how a detainee will be more powerful than the person detaining, which is an absurdity.

“It is my submission that they are playing hanky-panky with this court. They are passing the buck and the buck must stop somewhere.

“It will stop when your lordship issues a warrant of arrest against the Director-General of DSS.”

In his contribution, Dasuki’s lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), described Tahir’s submission as “damning and incriminating hearsay” which should be expunged from the court’s record.

Raji also urged the court to hear his motion seeking the execution of proceedings relating to the summon issued on his client to appear in court based on the appeal and motion he had filed before the Court of Appeal seeking the setting aside of the motion.

Also, Jonathan’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), also informed the court of his client’s motion seeking an order setting aside the subpoena issued on the ex-President.

Ozekhome requested as an alternative prayer that Metuh should be made to provide the sum of N1bn to cover for Jonathan’s and his security personnel travelling expenses from Otuoke in Bayelsa State, the ex-President’s hometown, to Abuja.

But he also supported the call for Daura’s arrest and called for indefinite adjournment of the trial pending when Dasuki’s motion would be determined by the Court of Appeal.

He said, “It is inconceivable that the DSS could not bring a person who has been in their custody for two years and who has not been proved to be violent. I think they are taking this court for a ride.

“This court is not a table tennis court, or basketball court or lawn tennis court.

“The applicable section, therefore, is section 243 and 244 of ACJA.”
But in the course of the proceedings, the prosecuting counsel, Tahir, indicated that a representative of the DSS, Echika Owete, had appeared in court.

Tahir also read to the court a text message he got from the Legal Adviser stating that Dasuki said he would not come to court except by force.

According to the message, after much persuasion by DSS personnel, Dasuki agreed to appear in court at the next date.

Two UNIOSUN Graduates Made First Class At Law School

The brilliant young Nigerians, Abiodun Rufai and Tumininu Odunuga, both graduates of the Osun State University Law College are among the 29 students who graded First Class in the just released Final Bar Examination results of the Nigeria Law School.

The Provost of the College, Professor Olaide Gbadamosi was full of praises for the students and noted that “this feat of the two graduates has proved that UNIOSUN Law programme rank among the best in Nigeria”.

The VC, Professor Labode Popoola, on receiving the news put call to the two worthy ambassadors for making UNIOSUN proud and etching the name of the university in gold. He urged them never to relent in their quest for success in life.


Fani-Kayode Lauds Buhari Over Choice of New SGF

Femi Fani-Kayode has applaud a decision taken by President Buhari. He lauded the decision to sack the controversial former SGF, David Babachir Lawal, describing it as “good riddance.”

He slammed the ex-SGF for not doing enough in his service to the nation as chief scribe. He then went further to described his replacement as “a better man". Fani-Kayode said:

"Babachir Lawal went out of his way to destroy the church in order to assist.... evil Islamist agenda.
His being sacked is good riddance to bad rubbish. He was so desperate to please his master that he even tried to impose a pro-Buhari leadership on CAN. Now he is out. His successor, Boss Mustapha is a better man and he has far more gravitas and integrity."

He however had words of symapthy and consolation to Mr. Ayo Oke, the now fired Director General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency, NIA, saying he was a mere victim of circumstance.

"I warned him about these people, They used him and dumped him. He was just a scapegoat and the fall guy in a plot that was far bigger than him."


Toke Makinwa Looks Beautiful In New Photos

The popular media personality stepped looking all shades of cute for an event in Abuja. More pics...





Court Orders Nigerian Navy To Pay Innocent Man N75m Over Illegal Torture

The Federal High Court sitting in Calabar has ordered the Navy to pay the sum of N75m to a 39-year-old, Etim Asuquo Akpan, as damages after illegally shooting, torturing and holding him hostage.

The court also ordered the Navy to tender an apology to Akpan in a national daily.

Delivering judgment in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital, in the case, Justice Inyang Ekwo, said men who are armed by law to protect the citizenry should not turn around and brutalise or take the lives, outside the law, of those they are supposed to protect.

He further disclosed that Akpan, a bricklayer and indigene of Akwa Ibom State, had taken the Nigerian Navy and others to court in 2013 for shooting him in both legs for no reason, torturing him and holding him hostage and also keeping him in chains while he was in the hospital receiving treatment.

The appellant said the incident happened in 2012 in Calabar when he was on his way to work and ran into men of the Navy attached to the then Quick Intervention Squad of the Cross River State Government.

He told the court that without provocation, he was just shot in both legs by the men of the Navy and left in a pool of his own blood.

Members of a nearby church came to his aid and took him to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital for treatment.

According to him, when the naval personnel realised he was in the hospital, they trailed him there and chained him to his bed and even tortured him.

Delivering his judgment, Justice Ekwo said, if such trend is encouraged every citizen would be a potential victim of such brutality.

He quashed the arguments that the Naval personnel was attached to the Quick Intervention Squad, which consisted of other security agencies, and therefore the Nigerian Navy should not be liable for their action.

The judge said such an act could not go without remedy, as Asuquo has a family and other people to support all his life.

Noting that Asuquo has been permanently incapacitated by the treatment meted to him by the Navy, the judge regretted that getting justice was slow in the case.

Counsel to the Navy, Mr Tanbe Mark, in an interview, said the court had given judgment and they would have to comply with it.

According to Channels, Akpan’s lawyer, Mr Albert Ben, stressed that it is the right of every citizen to be protected, no matter their status.

Although he was saddened by the delay in the matter, he is glad that justice has been finally served.

Akpan who was left deformed expressed gratitude for the judgment.