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Angry Nigerian Drivers Protest Police Extortion, Block Road

Thu, 2019-08-22 09:20

Commercial drivers in Ogun State have protested against extortion by Nigerian policemen, operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Vehicle Inspection Office by blocking the Papalanto-Ilaro-Oja-Odan Road (Yewa North Local Government Area) in Ogun State.

The protest took place on Wednesday.

According to a source who witnessed the protest, the aggrieved drivers blocked the road as early as 6:30 am.

The protesters, the source said, gathered in front of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro's campus, blocked the road and prevented other commercial vehicles from plying the route, forcing them to join the demonstration.

“The transporters on the Lagos to Ilaro and Ilaro to Lagos route blocked the road as they protested against incessant harassment and extortion by the police, the FRSC and the VIOs," the eyewitness, who preferred not to be identified said.

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Nigerian Army Court-Martials Soldier Who Killed Abia Motorcyclist

Thu, 2019-08-22 09:14

The 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ohafia, Abia State, has court-martialled Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson, who shot and killed a motorcyclist, Chimobi Nwogu.

Nwogu was shot dead in Umoukereke, Obingwa Local Government Area of the state this month.

Johnson, dismissed from the army, was reported to have shot the victim over a N100 bribe.

The Commander, 14 Brigade, Brig. Gen. Solomon Kumapayi, in the company of some military officers from the 82 Division, Enugu, yesterday handed over the dismissed soldier to the Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Eme Okon, in Umuahia.

In a statement, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, stated that Johnson was tried, found guilty and dismissed from service.

“In reference to our earlier press release dated August 10, 2019, on the arrest of Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson, who allegedly killed Mr. Chimaobi Nwaogwu in the Umoukereke Ngwa community in Abia State on August 7, 2019.

“We said in the statement that the 82 Division was assuring the general public that the soldier would be arrested and tried in accordance with the extant rules and regulations of the Nigerian Army, and if found wanting, appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against him.

“In keeping to our promise, the dismissed soldier has been handed over to the Abia State Police Command today, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, for further investigation and civil prosecution for murder if found culpable,” the statement said.

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Ministerial Appointment: I Don't Know What I’ll Do Differently, Says Ngige

Thu, 2019-08-22 09:08

Newly appointed Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Wednesday said that he does not know what he will do differently in his ministry in his second time in that position.

Ngige's comment comes amidst a feud with the Nigerian Labour Congress on the issue of minimum wage implementation and also at a time when unemployment rate is high in the country.

He said, “I don’t know what I will do differently. I am a man of due process. If you are also a man of due process, you will be my friend. Do things the way they should be done, and not abnormally.

“The Nigeria Labour Congress is a federation of some labour unions. We also have the Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress which, though, has not been officially registered.

“The issue of consequential adjustments in the minimum wage is currently being handled by the permanent secretary in my ministry and he has made some progress.

“On Thursday, we will get the notes from him and, I and the minister of state will know how to key in.

“The most important thing is that we want to make sure that the matter is addressed as quickly as possible so that we can put smiles on the faces of Nigerian workers.”

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Ondo PDP, APC Trade Words Over Governor Akeredolu’s Spendings

Thu, 2019-08-22 09:04

The Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress in Ondo State have attacked each other over the spending of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

In a statement on Wednesday, the PDP accused Akeredolu of renovating his office with the sum of N1.5bn and squandering the state’s resources.

Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP, Zadok Akintoye, also alleged that the governor withdraws N800m as monthly security votes.

In addition, Akintoye also claimed that Akeredolu unlawfully withdraws N140m every month as imprest.

He said, “The governor recently renovated his office (which was renovated just a few years ago by his immediate predecessor) with a staggering amount of N1.5bn.

“He allegedly withdraws the sum of N800m monthly as security vote and N140m monthly as personal imprest.

“Free education has been cancelled by this government and tuition fees in our state owned universities rank amongst the highest in the country.

“Free maternal and child care is no longer provided as seen in the decay of the healthcare system inherited by this government from its predecessor.

“One therefore wonders the rationale behind the almost N1bn allegedly being collected by this governor on a month-to-month basis as security vote!

"We therefore state that these allegations are alarming, scary and deeply concerning and must therefore be investigated, considering other salient information that majority of the capital projects being executed in our state are largely used as conduit pipes to syphon state funds via cronies of this government.

“It is our belief that these action by the current APC-led government should be condemned by every right thinking citizen of this great state.”

Reacting to the allegations, spokesperson for the APC in the state, Mr Alex Kalejaye, said the ruling party was surprised that the PDP could churn out porous and imaginary allegations to distract the Akeredolu-led government.

He said, “The PDP, in a desperate attempt to smear the soaring image of the ruling party, recently accused the APC-led government of defrauding the state, impoverishing traditional institutions, destroying the health sector, among others.

“APC is deeply astounded that a party that carried out a crude castration and strangulation of the state finances could issue such a statement in less than 30 months of its exit.

“The APC wishes to declare with all sense of modesty that the current administration has proved that it has come to serve the people; develop the land, and not to plunder the treasury.”

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Buhari's Cabinet Made Up Of Corrupt, Recycled Looters, Says PDP

Thu, 2019-08-22 01:23


The Peoples Democratic Party has described President Muhammadu Buhari's new cabinet as a team made up of persons “indicted for corruption and treasury looting".

The party made its position known in a statement by National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbodiyan.

Ologbodiyan said all 43 ministers are, “a poor parade of recycled foot-travelers”.

He added that, “The PDP is, however, not surprised that the President had no clear-cut blueprint to rescue the nation from the economic, security and social quagmires which his administration had plunged our nation into in the last four years.

“Of course, Mr President had on several occasions demonstrated a lack of required capacity to lead a nation as complex as Nigeria, especially at these trying times.

“At a ceremony where Nigerians had expected the forceful articulation of a progressive policy thrust, Mr President bored the nation with an empty and directionless script that only evoked more despondency in our nation.

“Instead of helping President Buhari to offer hope, his handlers were more interested on photo-ups and refreshments, away from serious business of governance.”

The party called on Nigerians not to lose hope in the face of abandonment by the Buhari led administration.

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African Games: Nigeria Gets First Gold Medal In Taekwondo

Thu, 2019-08-22 01:18


Team Nigeria won its first gold medal on Wednesday at the ongoing 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco, by its representatives in the taekwondo event.

Athletes in that category also won two bronze medals on the same day.

Chinazum Nwosu won the gold medal in the female 53kg event, while Sunday Onofe and Okuomose Benjamin won the bronze medals in the male 87kg and +87kg events respectively.

Nwosu had drawn bye in the preliminary round, while she beat Halidou Balkissa of Republic of Niger 23-9 in the quarter-finals and Tsebaot Fikadu of Ethiopia 14-10 in the semi-finals.

She went on to beat Morocco’s Oumaima El Bouchti 26-22 in the final.

On his part, Onofe beat Congo DR’s Esende Chadrack 25-05 in the preliminary round and Fredric Adoua of Chad 15-5 in the quarter-finals.

He however, lost to eventual gold medallist, Seydou Gbane, of Cote d’Ivoire 15-12 in the semi-final.

Benjamin also drew bye in the preliminaries, beat Senegal’s Laye Seye 40-37 in the quarter-finals and lost to Niger’s Alfaga Abdul Razak 32-10 in the semi-finals, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

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Nigerian Robbed, Killed In South Africa

Wed, 2019-08-21 23:38


A Nigerian has been robbed and killed in South Africa.

President of Nigerian Union South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, made the disclosure on Wednesday, adding that the victim, a 46-year-old man named Obinna Ayanele, hailed from Uruala, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State.

He said Ayanele was murdered in cold blood by some criminals in his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, on Tuesday evening.

The criminals had reportedly attacked Ayanele with the intention of robbing him of his money and wares.

Olubajo said, “With deep sorrow in our hearts, the Nigeria Union South Africa regrets to announce the gruesome murder of another Nigerian, Stanley Ayanele, from Uruala, Ideato North LGA, Imo, aged 46.

“Until his death, he was a small scale business owner, a stockist of petty goods.

“Ayanele was accosted by some criminals at his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg in the evening of August 20, 2019 with the intention of robbing him of his money and wares.

“He was brutally stabbed several times, and they smashed his head with a hammer thereby leaving him in a pool of his blood to bleed to death.’’

Olubajo revealed SAPS crime team later arrested two of the criminals while the third one escaped. 

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Woman Kills Eight-year-old Daughter For Stealing N350

Wed, 2019-08-21 23:23


A 37-year-old woman in Plateau State, Adeyola Afonja, who allegedly beat her eight-year-old daughter to death for stealing N350, have been remanded in prison custody.

Afonja, who resides in Etobaba Village, Jos North, was charged with culpable homicide, an offence punishable with death if convicted.

Justice S.P. Gang gave the order after the visibly distraught mother pleaded not guilty to the charge, stating that she only wanted to correct her child.

Justice Gang adjourned the case until October 8 for continuation of hearing and to enable her get legal representation.

Prosecution counsel, Inspector Onegbenoise Osho, had told the court that the accused person used a cable wire to flog her daughter in a bid to correct her after she had allegedly stolen N350 from her.

Osho alleged that the little girl collapsed during the fatal beating and was rushed to the Plateau State Specialist Hospital where she was confirmed dead on arrival.

The prosecutor added that the accused mother immediately informed her husband, Mr Anisuida Felix, whom she is separated from, about the development.

Felix was said to have reported the matter at the Nasarawa Gwom Police Station, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.


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Prioritise Oil And Gas Reforms, Petroleum Expert Tells New Minister, Sylva

Wed, 2019-08-21 23:14

Emeritus professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research, Wumi Iledare, has set five goals for newly appointed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. Top on the list is the implementation of reforms in the oil and gas industry.

Speaking with Sahara Reporters on Wednesday, Iledare reminded the former Bayelsa State governor that Rilwan Lukman started the reform journey in 2000 as an energy adviser.

He said, “The number one priority is the Petroleum Industry Reform which was started in 2000.

“I will advise him to own the PIR, he must not behave like Diezani Alison-Madueke who pretended like she wanted the reform.

“Secondly, Silva should professionalise the ministry. The head of upstream policy must be professional, the head of downstream must be professional, the head of gas and oil field services must be professional as well.

“He must find a way to improve the reward system in other to attract competent hands to the ministry. The idea that agencies under the petroleum ministry are paid better than those in the ministry itself, is not good.”

Iledare frowned at the reality of personnel in regulatory bodies like the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency and other regulatory departments getting better pay than the ministry’s staff.

He urged the former Bayelsa State governor to go beyond the limits of the federal civil service salary structure in order to attract quality technocrats into the ministry.

The scholar also admonished Sylva to avoid meddling in the day-to-day running of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation.

He added, “Even though he is the chairman of the board, he must not get himself involved in the day-to-day running of the NNPC, just like Diezani before him.

“He must separate policy from regulation and from operations. He needs to allow the Department of Petroleum Resources do its job independently.”


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HURIWA Condemns Appointment Of Muslims As Defence And Interior Ministers

Wed, 2019-08-21 21:55

The Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria has criticised the appointment of Muslims as ministers of Interior and Defence by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group said the development in a heterogeneous society like Nigeria contravenes section 42(1) of the constitution, which prohibits discrimination.

In a statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA condemned the domination of juicy offices by Northern Nigeria.

The group said, “We are not happy that most of the cabinet appointments are cornered to the North-West.

“It’s unfair because the Igbo population in Nigeria is not less than 50million and constitutionally either people vote for you or not, you must appoint one minister from each state of the federation. See Also Sahara Reporters FULL LIST: Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers 0 Comments 4 Days Ago

“Why will President Buhari repeat the mistake of his first term where he concentrated all his appointments to Muslims? 

“He should use the composition of the governing boards of agencies to correct the mistake he has made.”

HURIWA however, commended President Buhari for appointing a young man, Mr Sunday Dare, to head the Ministry of Youth and Sports and for creating a Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

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Debt: AMCON Takes Over Donald Duke’s Ikoyi Home

Wed, 2019-08-21 21:39

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria and United Bank for Africa to take over a property belonging to a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke.

Justice Chuka Obiozor made the order following an ex parte application filed by AMCON and UBA.

The property was to be forfeited over an alleged debt of N537,334,360.77.

Listed as first to third defendants were Stonehedge Investment Limited, Donald Duke and Owunari Bob-Manuel Duke, respectively.

The applicants had prayed the court for “an order of interim attachment, possession and custody of the property being No. 3, Temple Road, Ikoyi, Lagos”.

They told the court that the property was mortgaged by Duke “as collateral in securing the 1st respondent’s indebtedness to the applicants”.

They urged the court to grant them possession of the property “pending the institution and disposal of proceedings for recovery of debt against the respondent, pursuant to Section 49 of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Act 2010 (as amended)”.

They also prayed the court for an interim Mareva injunction to take possession of funds in the accounts of Duke and others in any bank “pending the institutional and disposal of proceedings for the recovery of a debt of N537,334,360.77 made up of the principal debt and interest against the respondents pursuant to Section 50 of AMCON Act 2010”.

The judge granted the prayers in addition to an order restraining the respondents from “transacting, transferring, changing or howsoever dealing in any manner or interfering with the applicants’ possession” of the Ikoyi property.

The judge ordered AMCON and UBA to ensure service of substantive originating processes on the respondents within 20 days of the making of the order.

He adjourned the case until September 2, 2019.

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Ministerial Appointment: I Know Nothing About Internal Security, Aregbesola Says

Wed, 2019-08-21 21:35

Aregbesola at the ministry of interior

Aregbesola at the ministry of interior building

Few hours after the inauguration of new ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has confessed that he lacked knowledge of how the ministry in charge of internal security operates.

Aregbesola revealed this when he visited the ministry shortly after he was assigned the portfolio by President Buhari.

Addressing officials of the ministry, the former Osun State Governor said that he had no idea of its policies and operations.

He said, “My relationship with the ministry is distant. What I know about the ministry is what I read in the newspapers.

“I will officially assume duties on Monday. I give the Permanent Secretary the grace to run the ministry till then. We will be ready by Monday to take on the huge assignment.”

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Murder Suspects Arrested While Fighting Over Sharing Formula After Selling Victim’s Motorcycle

Wed, 2019-08-21 21:28

Two men, who killed a motorcyclist in Ogun State have been arrested by the police while arguing over how to share the proceeds from the sale of the machine.

The suspects – Lekan Odusote, 27, a resident of Sanga area of Ijebu-Ode and Monday John, 22, a resident of Molipa Estate, Ijebu-Ode – reportedly lured the deceased to an isolated area in Ikangba area of Obalende in Ijebu-Ode before snuffing life out of him.

Spokesperson for the police in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, revealing that the body of the victim was buried in a shallow grave in an uncompleted building by his killers.

Speaking further, Oyeyemi said that the suspects were arrested while fighting over how to share the N120,000, which the motorcycle was sold for.

He said, “Luck, however, ran against them when they were about to share the money, because of their inability to agree on a particular sharing formula. 

“This led to a serious altercation between them and some of their pronouncements aroused the suspicion of the people around and they informed the police.

“The DPO, Obalende division, CSP Sunday Omonijo, swiftly dispatched his detectives to effect the arrest of the two suspects.

“On interrogation, they confessed luring a motorcyclist to an isolated area where they killed him and took possession of the motorcycle which they sold, and the sharing formula of the proceeds caused disagreement between them.

“The suspects have taken police to the uncompleted building where the victim was buried, and the corpse has been recovered and taken to the mortuary for post-mortem examination.”

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Nigeria Marks Three Years Without Polio

Wed, 2019-08-21 20:54

Polio vaccination

Polio vaccination

Nigeria has achieved three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus since the last isolated case in Borno State on August 21, 2016.

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

Shuaib said the NPHCDA was acknowledging milestone for this great achievement, which kicks-in the process of attaining World Health Organisation certification of polio free nation by 2020.

He added that attaining three years without new case of WPV means that all the efforts and strategies of the government to end the circulation of WPV was working.

He said, “We need to collectively address the remaining challenges facing the programme, including the poor access to children in some parts of the country due to insecurity, poor health seeking behaviour of our people and vaccine hesitancy, among others.”

Officer in Charge, World Health Organisation, Dr Clement Peter, said as the last polio endemic country in Africa, Nigeria passing three years without WPV case was a step towards certifying Africa WPV free by mid-2020.

He added that following three-year mark, Nigeria has commenced the process of documentation towards the final certification by the Africa Regional Certification Commission.

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Ex-Adamawa Governor’s Aide In Court Over FacebookPost On Senator Abbo

Wed, 2019-08-21 20:45

Nurudeen Kama, an aide of former Governor of Adamawa State, Jibrilla Bindow, was on Wednesday paraded in court for allegedly defaming Senator Elisha Abbo, who became infamous for assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

In a suit filed at the Magistrate Court 4 in Yola, the capital of Adamawa, on Monday, Kama was brought to court for using foul words against the lawmaker on Facebook, thereby tarnishing his image before members of the public.

Kama had written, “Tafawa Balewa was not bisexual. Tafawa Balewa had no record of molesting women. 

“Tafawa Balewa had no HIV. Balewa didn't transmit HIV to any girl deliberately.

“Tarawa Balewa was not a drunk. Tafawa Balewa never took drugs. Tafawa Balewa was not a gay. Tafawa Balewa was not an idiot. See Also Sahara Reporters Sex Toy Shop Assault: Drama As Abbo Tackles Senate Panel Led By Tinubu, Sam Egwu 0 Comments 1 Month Ago

“Therefore, comparing Tafawa Balewa with a sex toy senator is an insult to the late prime minister.”

Kama was however, granted bail by Magistrate Dimas in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties, one of which in the like sum. 

The case was adjourned until September 9, 2019.

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Why We’re Yet To Charge Student’s Rapists To Court –Ondo Police

Wed, 2019-08-21 20:08

Femi Joseph, Ondo Police Spokesman

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The Police in Ondo State have explained why the three suspects arrested for raping a female student of the College of Health Technology, Akure, are yet to be charged to court.

According to the spokesperson for the police in Ondo, Femi Joseph, they stumbled on fresh criminal activities of the rapists identified as Eyitayo Charles, Aderoboye Damilola and Blessing Michael and so had to carry out some more investigation before taking the matter to court.

He said, “The reason why they are still in our custody is because more fact have emerged that the suspects had been raping other students in the past.

“So, the case is not only about the latest victim of the rape but others who had fallen victim in the past.

“We have already obtained warrants from court to keep the three of them in our custody while investigation continues. See Also Sahara Reporters Female Student Raped By Three Men In Ondo 0 Comments 6 Days Ago

“In fact, more students are coming forward to identify the trio with the evidence of their criminal act. And we shall charge them to court soon.”

Meanwhile, a rights activist, Mr Oluyemi Fashipe, has called on the police to ensure the case is thoroughly investigated. 

He said, “The issue of rape in Ondo State is becoming alarming and that is why we will not keep quiet but we shall fight for justice.”

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World Bank, AfDB Bar Nigerian Companies Over Corrupt Practices

Wed, 2019-08-21 19:38

The World Bank and the African Development Bank have barred about 16 Nigerian companies from being awarded any of its financed contracts over infractions on corruption.

The banks released the names of companies and individual that have been blacklisted for two years because they had been sanctioned under the bank's fraud and corruption policy as set forth in the procurement guidelines and the consultant guidelines.

The sanction list was published on its website recently.

According to the bank, the sanction was imposed following an administrative process conducted by the bank that permitted the accused firms and individuals to respond to the allegations.

“Through July 2007, this process was conducted in accordance with the Sanctions Committee Procedures adopted on August 2, 2001. 

“The process is currently conducted in accordance with Bank Procedure: Sanctions Proceedings and Settlements in Bank Financed Projects," the bank said.

The companies sectioned include Idemia Nigeria Limited (formerly Oberthur Technologies Nigeria Limited), Best Scan Solutions Limited, Quick Projects Limited, and Marabef Global Limited.

Others are Lutoyilex Construct Limited,  Efemaz Construction & General Services Limited, Oceanic Construction & Engineering Nigeria Limited, and Snc-Lavalin International (Nigeria) Limited. There are dozens others, too. 

They were debarred and declared ineligible to be awarded any World Bank-financed contracts for at least a year, between June 4, 2019 and March 3, 2020.

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Sudan’s Military Head Becomes President Of Country

Wed, 2019-08-21 19:36

Four months after Omar El-Bashir was forced out of office, General Abdul Fattah Burhan, head of the now dissolved Transitional Military Council was on Wednesday sworn in as leader of a newly formed sovereign council. 

He was sworn in along with 10 other members, a prime minister and a cabinet is due to be appointed next. 

“We are positive that we are together as Sudanese, a government and people that will together push forward to improve the level of our economy, improve the level of our health system and our education,” Mohanad Hamid, spokesperson for the umbrella opposition, the Sudanese Professional Association, told the BBC.

He said the deal was not perfect but the people were determined to make it work. 

Mohammed Dagalo, Burhan’s deputy in the TMC, said he would uphold the deal. 

Dagalo has been in charge of the Rapid Support Force, a paramilitary group that has been accused for torture, abductions and killings.

Burhan will be in office for 21 months and hand over to a civilian member of the sovereign council before elections are conducted in 2022. 

This is a climax to months of violent protest break-ups and sniper attacks on demonstrators.

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Delta Governorship Election Tribunal Reserves Judgment

Wed, 2019-08-21 19:29

The Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the capital, on Wednesday reserved judgement in the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Great Ogboru, in the March 2019 election in the state.

Ogboru, in a petition marked EPT/DT/GOV/01/2019, had challenged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the People's Democratic Party, who was declared winner of the exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Counsels for both parties argued and adopted their written addresses, affidavits and counter-affidavits for motions that were reserved in the course of proceedings.

Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Suleiman Belgore, who adjourned the sitting sine die after adoption of final written addresses, said the concerned parties will be contacted at least 24 hours before judgement.

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Identities Of Policemen Who Killed Unarmed Suspects In Lagos Revealed

Wed, 2019-08-21 19:00

The policemen, who shot an unarmed suspect dead in Lagos has been revealed. 

A viral video of a restrained man shot to death by two policemen had generated outrage on social media, with Nigerians calling for the prosecution of the officers. 

The policemen were identified as Fabiyi Omomayara, Olaniyi Solomon, Solomon Sunday and Aliyu Mukaila.

They were attached to Iba Division Patrol team. 

The Nigeria Police Force apprehended the four personnel and said they would be charged for murder.

It was also revealed that the incident happened on Monday at about 3.00pm. See Also Sahara Reporters Disturbing Video Of How Nigerian Policemen Allegedly Killed Unarmed Suspected Phone Thieves 0 Comments 4 Days Ago

Spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, said Iba Police Station received a distress call from one Anugu Valentine that he was attacked by a group of armed men, who dispossessed him of his iPhone Max phone. 

He said, “Acting on the information, the Divisional Police Officer of Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol team to the scene. Two of the armed robbers were arrested while two escaped. 

“Two locally-made pistols with six life cartridges and five expended cartridges were recovered. The gang is said to be notorious for series of robberies in Iba and environs. 

“The team, however, went extreme by killing the suspects who were already in their custody instead of taking them to the police station and allowing the normal process of investigation and prosecution to be initiated as stipulated under procedural laws.” See Also Sahara Reporters Shock, Outrage As Nigerians React To Viral Video Of Policemen Who Allegedly Murdered Suspected Phone Thieves 0 Comments 4 Days Ago

Elkana said extrajudicial killings falls short of police professional standards and cannot be condoned by the Command. 

Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident.

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